Friday, November 20, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by karen hayselden
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by karen hayselden.  she has created a wonderland beauty using my bunny stamp.  

to more about this piece of art and check out karen's blog please click here.  

daily planner prompt - week 48

week 48 prompt - honor someone you love

this prompt was brought about by my nearing wedding anniversary.  i was blessed to marry a good man.   i met todd in the  fourth grade.  i sat in the front of the room and he sat a few rows behind me.  when our eyes met for the first time his eyes were all sparkly, just like what you see on cartoons.  i just "knew" that some day i would marry him.   it really was love at first sight for me.  i'm not sure he would say the same.  i am a kind of acquired taste.

our relationship survived all of our growing pains, including a long distance relationship all through college.  he graduated in the spring of 1982 and we were married the saturday after thanksgiving of that same year.  here we are, another 33 years of being together.  i have literally shared my life with this being for almost my entire life time.

we are as different as day and night.  but together i think we make a perfect whole.  we balance each other faults and strengths.  god knew what he was doing from the very beginning.  i couldn't ask for any one better to share the rest of my life with.

what about you?  who is someone you would honor in your life?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by samantha read
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by samantha read.  i just love this piece!  she used my roc's tree stamp and my polka dot dog stamp in the most delightful christmasy way.

to see more about this piece of artwork please vist sam's blog by clicking here.  

to see these stamps and all my rubber stamps sold through please click here.

Friday, November 13, 2015

planner prompt - week 47

week 47 prompt - are you an old fogey or a kid at heart?
this prompt comes on the heels of someone telling me i was acting too silly.  now really, is there such a thing?  any one who knows me knows that i love laughing.  to me there isn't much that is better for the well being of someone then laughing.  i still feel like a kid inside even though i am aging.  i believe i will cherish that feeling for as long as i can remember to.

what about you?  are you an old fogey or a kid at heart?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

working on some stationary

i've been making some sationary for my personal use for a while now.  i love writing letters to people.  in this day of technology everyone seems to text or email.  in my opinion, while it is wonderful to have such immediacy at times, i miss good old fashioned letter writing.  there is something so happy about opening up my mailbox and seeing an envelope tucked inside.

i'm going to share, over the next few months,  some of the notes (they're all works in progress) i've been making and maybe one of them will inspire you to send a creatively made hand written note to someone you would like to share a little joy with.

this envelope was just a plain white one.  i used a pencil to lightly draw circles that overlapped one another.   the upper left ribbon is a stamp that i thought would make a great return address label.  i used copic markers for all the color and i used gel pens  for a little pop of color.

this is the note card that goes inside.  i added some collage bits to the front to change it up a bit.
when you open up the card i used a stamp on the blank inside and then used washi tape to secure some tags and cards in place, and added numbers to help the person receiving it follow along the proper order or the hand written letter.

this letter is a work in progress, as i will add tabs and more imagery and ephemera when i actually go to use it.  to me half of the enjoyment is not really knowing when to quit when it comes to all you can add along the way.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

another peek....

....into my daily planner

Saturday, November 7, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team posting

art by gemma maggs

today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by gemma maggs.  she has created this awesome tag art show casing my blessed skellie rubber stamp and my dog rubber stamp.  don't you just love the vibrant colors?!  to see more about this piece of art and gemma's artwork please click here to go to her blog.

to see my rubber stamp sold through please click here.

Friday, November 6, 2015

day planner prompt - week 46

week 46 prompt - what is something you are afraid of?  what scares you?
this week's prompt is about fear.  for my artwork for the prompt i picked bees and spiders, but honestly, most bugs sort of freak me out.  i know exactly how that all started.

i was a kid and standing at the top of our stairs to go down in to the cellar and a wasp stung me in the neck and i fell down the stairs and my arm got caught between the side of the stairs and a support beam for the house.  i remember my mom helping to get me down.

i admit that besides my bug phobia there are other fears i wrestle with, too, and i believe i could write a small article outlining them all.  i will spare you the grizzly details.

so what about you?  what scares you?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

a postcard swap

there is postcard swap happening on facebook for the roc nicholas rubber stamp group.  the theme for this swap was "fall".  for the leaves i used the wings and tail feathers of my flying bird stamp.  the verse stamp is also one of my designs called color her soul.

there are some wonderful creations in the facebook swap, so if you have time to join us please click here.  we'd love to have you.

you can see all my rubber stamp designs sold through stampotique by clicking here.