Wednesday, April 23, 2014

my favorite shoes

the documented life project had this week's prompt as photographing or drawing your favorite pair of shoes.  i love my hafflinger wool clogs.  i've had them for nearly ten years and they are still going strong.  there is something about red shoes that just make you feel strong and powerful.  what color are your favorite shoes?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

today the roc nicholas design team post is by jane.  she's used my bird princess rubber stamp as the main focal image. to read more about this creation, or to see more of jane's work you can visit her blog.

Monday, April 21, 2014

stampotique blog time AND a give away

today is monday and i've posted this postcard over at the stampotique blog.  i used my blessed skellie rubber stamp.  i stamped her on water color paper and used watercolors to color her in.  i also used some markers for highlights and low lights.  to create the colored border i used watercolors for the base, added some oil pastels and etched swirls ontop of them.   if you'd like to see more of my rubber stamp line you can check it out at  if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail via a random drawing on april 27th leave me comment and make sure you have a way for me to get a hold of you or i will have to pick someone else.  thank you and good luck!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

happy easter

my april monthly postcard

just to let you know i'm thinking of you and wishing a very happy easter. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

documented life project

i just completed the week 16 prompt for the dlp project.  the prompt was to use add a cardboard box in a creative way.  i used the top lid for a flap to sort of act like a roof on a house.  i do like interactive play in my journals and recycling is something i'm quite fond of doing in my art.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is by renee stien today.  she has created an incredible piece of art using the heart vine stamp and the daisyhead rubber stamp.  to read more about this beautiful piece of art, or to see more of renee's work, click here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

stampotique new rubber stamp release blog hop

Today we are having a HUGE Stampotique blog hop.  I'm so excited and blessed to have another release of rubber stamps.  I've used my new flying pig stamp and my new sentiment rubber stamp "when pigs fly" to create this postcard.   I will be using this postcard for the postcard exchange over at my facebook page for roc nicholas rubber stamps.  If you'd like to play along in that swap, please click here and sign up.

These are my new rubber stamps being released today through  If you would like see these, or my other previously released stamps you can click here.  I hope you find one or ten that you can't live with out!

If you are a fan of the Stampotique Facebook page you may have gotten a sneak peek of some of the new images that are being released today. I hope you will join in on the blog hop to see a variety of those images and gather lots of inspiration.

There are lots of new images from our favorite stamp designers and we are proud to welcome one of our newest stamp designer, Magda Polakow, whom you have seen tons of her fabulous creations here as part of our design team.   I'm sure you will find a few stamps that you can't live without from our all of our talented designers.

Join us through the blog hop for your chance to win some random goodies.  We will be randomly drawing two winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps at the Stampotique online store.  All the new stamps should be available over there now, including mine.

Also, make sure you hope all the way through for an exciting announcement on our Stampotique Designers Blog for an additional chance to win some goodies and some additional recognition as an artist.

You should have arrived to my blog from the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog. When you
are finished visiting my blog you will want to hop on over to see what the lovely Valerie Wilson has created.

Have fun hopping, we will be pulling the random winners of the blog at our next challenge on April 23, 2014.

Roc Nicholas
Valerie Wilson
Kaz Boughton
Sarah Anderson
Corrie Herriman
Carol Fox
Astrid Stulemeijer
Kay Wallace
Kathi Rerek
Coby vanWilligenburg
Nellie van Leeuwen
Janet Klein
Sam Read
Arwen McCullen
Kristen Catalano
Claudine Criner
R.Maria Sabina 
France Papillon 
Tanja Kewel-Neef
Jackie Payne

Monday, April 14, 2014

a day late and a dollar short......

..... and the winner of the envelope is.........

Gill said...
Count me in please!

congratulations! please email me your address gill!

stampotique time

it's monday once again and i've blogged at the stampotique website, too.  this is an altered envelope using my blessed skellie rubber stamp and my learning to fly stamp.  you can find more of my stamps at

Sunday, April 13, 2014

documented life planner

week #15 prompt - use monochromatic colors to create your page
as you can guess, i just love hot pink!  my page really turned out flourescent.  the little tab says look and when you flip the page out i have my tip in from my trip up north that i previously blogged about.