Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday

With the holidays fast approaching some of us are revisiting previous posts.  This project was one of my favorites featuring Summer of  '32 which is from a photograph of my husband's mother.  You can find the original post of the vintage inspired pin cushion here.  Perhaps you have time to make a similar one for a gift?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine

Good morning everyone, only one more week and a day before Christmas. Can you believe how time just flies by?
This is the 3rd week of the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and Stampotique is giving away a 30.00 gift card to one lucky winner. 
Last week for my post I gave you a recap of some of the things I have created for the Stampotique Design team this year and I wanted to do that again this week. I can't tell you how much fun I have had on this team and how I am looking forward to many more creations with their wonderful stamps!

For my first creation, I posted this postcard a few weeks ago. It was for the announcement of the Roc Nicholas Design team, Roc and Stampotique go hand and hand because Roc's stamps are sold by Stampotique.

On this tag I used stamps:

All Roc Nicholas' Stamps

Next up I have a Halloween card I created with some of the new release stamps. We also had a new stamp designer join the Stampotique team. Her name is Arwen McCullen and she rocks! 

In this Card I used her new Skull Moon stamp and also 

Connie Shows Off Her Nails by Daniel Torrente

The next creation is a journal page I did awhile back for a quote challenge. I used my all time favorite stamp and my 1st ever Stampotique Stamp

Prom Queen - By Daniel Torrente

And last but not least, This was so fun to make and it was one of my favorite creations this passed year. I used Stampotique stamps:

Scooter Girl - By Roc Nicholas
Daniel's Hearts - By Daniel Torrente
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Maryse Carrier

Thanks again for coming by the blog, this has been so fun to do these re-caps. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Quick Holiday Card

Happy Tuesday!
With Christmas getting ever closer,
I thought I'd share a quick little card
perfect for those last minute holiday preparations!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Noelle, sentiments
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” 
George Carlin

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you... These last three Sundays of this year, I'm going to look back at my some things I have made this year for Stampotique. This Sunday it will be matchboxes, I sooo love to do this fun little projects.

This one I made recently with a washi tape garland and confetti in it :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Busy, busy, busy. Everyone is busy for Christmas.
I still wanted to make something to inspire you.
I used my new Brusho to color the  background after
embossing the stamps with Copper embossing powder.

Used stamps: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine - A look Back

Welcome back to Wendnesday everyone. Happy Hump Day, I hope your week is going well. Over at the  Designer's Challenge Blog we are doing a month long "Anything Goes" challenge and I figured I would do a bit of a recap on some of my passed creations for Stampotique this time

First up I have a birthday card that I did for a friend of mine, this was a fun and colorful creation.
Stampotique Stamps I used:

Prom Queen - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Froggie - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Froggie and Prom Queen seem like life long friends

Next Up I have a piece I showcased a few weeks ago when I announced that I had made Roc Nicholas' Design team.
This is one of my favorite creations from this passed year

Stampotique Stamp Used - Blessed Skellie by artist Roc Nicholas

If you look closely you can see the Skellie's head in my background paper too

Next up is a journal spread I did for the purple, black and pink challenge a few months ago

Stampotique Stamps used - 

Young Ignis and Ignis Heart - By Artist Magda Polakow

Next up is one from many moons ago, this one I did prior to becoming a design team member but I just love this page, it's so fun and bright and bold. It's one that I use for my business card

I only used one Stampotique stamp on this journal page but she is my all time favorite and at the time I only had one stamp and Prom Queen it was.

Prom Queen - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

Thanks for coming by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my recap, I will be back next Wednesday to do some more recaps of my Stampotique work. I hope you will check back.

Also, don't forget about the Stampotique Designer's Challenge, the entire month of December is "Anything Goes" so you get 4 chance to win the 30.00 gift card!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Hug

Happy Tuesday!
Are you having cold weather like we are here?
We've been enjoying a warm cup of tea in the evenings lately
so I thought I'd create a little matchbook tea bag card.
I used bits from the scrap pile (including one of the folded tags that I cut off of last week's project) to create a little belly band that slides off to reveal the "hug" enclosed.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Cocoa Bird, Folded Tags, Hug Enclosed
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” 
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Monday, December 8, 2014

it's monday

today is my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i created this postcard that i will be giving away.  i used my artiste blockstamp and cut apart the letters i, a, r, and t from it.  i also used my flying heart stamp for the heart.  if you'd like to see these stamps, or all of my stamp line sold through please click here.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in your mailbox all you need to do is hop on over to my blog, what's up roc, by clicking here.  you can get the details there.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! This will probably be my last new project for the Stampotique Sunday post. The Design Team have got some time off, because of the holidays. And also because unfortunately the Stampotique Blog is stopping next year. Anyhow... this is my little gift box. I made this one with a punch board from We R Memory Keepers, perfect for this time of the year ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Coby's Saturday

The last month of the year, the last page
of my birthday calendar. 
Now I can put them together, fill in
the names and find a fine place in house
for it:

used stamps:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree ...

... how lovely are your branches!

I love twiggy trees like this and would be quite happy with this as a Christmas tree, I'd just add white lights and some silver baubles.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift card pouch

Happy Thursday.  For today's post I have repurposed a Starbucks Via folder to create a pouch for a coffee gift card. 

Stamps used are:
Magda's Agatha's Christmas
France's stars from her design cube
Amy's wish

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Anything Goes, Stampotique Challenge - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday ya'll, this marks the end of the year Challenge for Stampotique and the challenge for the entire month of December is "Anything Goes!" Hosted by the lovely Kim Howard
For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the 
challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the
random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

How cool is that? So get your crafty panties on because you can make anything you want and still join in the challenge!

For this first week I decided to make an ATC 
I used Stampotique Stamps:

Spider Girl - By Artists Jill Penney + Daniel Torrente
Arch - By Artist Arwen McCullen (used a small portion of this stamp)

Here is my ATC

I hope you will join us this month and enter for your chance to win!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Winter Greeting

Happy Tuesday!
It seems like every year, December arrives quicker and quicker!
How is that possible? I'm not a huge fan of winter, but I do love snowflakes -
especially when they melt as they land!
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Giant Snowflake, Folded Tags
“Layer upon layer of soft-packed snowflakes settled in near silence,
forming a quilt of feathery ice crystals.” 
Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Monday, December 1, 2014

monday time

hello. roc here.  it's my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog. it is hard to believe that the month of december is here already.  the year has gone so quickly.  the design team postings will be a bit sporadic for the month so family time can be enjoyed.  everyone at stampotique wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

for today i created this postcard to give away.  i used my scalloped lace border for the top border, my flying pig stamp, my when pigs fly text rubber stamp, and my crooked house stamp to do the row of houses on the bottom.

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard all you need to do is fly on over to my blog, what's up roc, by clicking here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday! This week I made a tag with one of the newer stamps. He looks like he did something that put him on the naughty list ;-)
The tag was cut with a Tim Holtz Die and colored with Dylusions. The stamps are colored with Distress Markers. The quote is computer generated.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Last Saturday something went wrong with my blogpost,
because I was a weekend away with some friends
I didn't noticed. So sorry!

This was my blogpost: an Art Journalpage
in my small Molescine:

used stamps:

For today I made a page in my Daily December, I want to
use my Stampotique stamps in it. This is the first page:

used stamps: 

Friday, November 28, 2014

butterfly collage art journal page

Apologies for being AWOL last week, work was manic, including the weekends!!  Life of a teacher eh!

But this weekend just gone I made time to play around with some stamped collage elements in my journal.  I'm particularly enjoying using pencil on my journal pages

This weekend I'm meeting up with crafty friends so they'll be more journaling happening I'm sure :)

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A time for giving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season.  While many of you will be out shopping this weekend I hope some of you will find time to play in your studio.  Why not collect your paper scraps and color coordinate them to create a set of note cards?  What a lovely gift to create a stationery or thank you card set for a friend or loved one.

Large Fluerfly is stamped with Mementos ink and colored with markers.  Scrap paper and Pitt pen are added for these fast and easy cards. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In the Words of Edgar Allen Poe - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back to another fun Wednesday with Stampotique and me!! yay!

This week our lovely Kay Wallace is our hostess and for challenge number 175 she has asked us to do something in the theme 
"In The Words Of Edgar Allen Poe"

I am in love with this theme, Edgar has some pretty creepy stuff going on and his quotes are so cool, right up mine and Stampotique's alley haha! 

I decided to do a journal spread inspired by the wonderfully talented France Papillon
France always does some fantastic free tutorials on Monday's and I just love her style

I used Stampotique Stamps -
French Text - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon
1879 Postmark - By Artist France Papillon
Love Definition - By Artist Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Mrs Snottie - By artist Daniel Torrente

My Quote says: "I don't suffer from insanity but enjoy every minute of it"

come by my blog to see how this page was put together

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Growing Up

Happy Tuesday!
We just got back from a great vacation - we even went to the zoo!
There really is no need to grow up! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
When I Grow Up, Nina
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” 
C.S. Lewis

Monday, November 24, 2014

it's monday once again

hi there. roc here.  today i made a postcard using my flying heart rubber stamp.  you can see this stamp and all my others at  if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard you can visit my blog and find out the details there. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! And happy Sunday :-) Today I have an art journal page I want to share with you. This one is made in a small handmade journal. I did this on my Gelli Plate.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Corrie sets the challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog and would like everyone to make something with a stripy background.
"You can use ink, paint or pens whatever you like, just no ready made stripes with pattern paper."

My stripey background are stripes of rickrack stitched on cardstock.  My little taxi stamp is repeated for a bumpy ride.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Designer's Challenge Stripey Background - Wednesday's With Claudine

Wednesday brings another fun challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog

This week our hostess is the lovely Corrie and she is challenging us to do a "Stripey Background" but no using patterned paper for this. 

Ok, I love using stripes so this challenge is right up my alley

I used Stampotique Stamps -

Barcode Text 2 and French Journal Page By artist France Papillon

Daniel's Hearts, Twinkie and Checkers By artist Daniel Torrente

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge

I am kinda in love with this page. I just love the humorousness of Twinkie and "shenanigans" is my new favorite stamp!

Come on over and join us at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and join in on this fun challenge

For more info on how this background was created, head on over to my blog and check it out

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Love Note

Happy Tuesday!
Lovelyarethesound by Stampotique Originals
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Monday, November 17, 2014

it's roc here... it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using a myriad of my rubber stamps.  the wings on the heart are from my flying heart stamp.  the grass is my heart vine stamp.  on the left is my scalloped lace border.  the word fly is from my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  the top border is created from using the top part of the hats off my party dog and my horse rubber stamp. 

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard just fly over to my blog and find out all the details there.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you all had a great week, I sure had, I was away with my family :-D
But I have something to show you of course ;-) This week I have a card, with as always My Favorite Things Die Namics and Dylusions. But what I love to use the most on making cards, are my background stamps. I can make my own 'design' papers with them :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm still practicing in my great Dylusion
Art Journal....and still it's difficult but I
go on!

This time I stamped the background with
the smallest fun to do! 
The circles cut by hand at sew under the
sewing machine, then colored with 
one of the colors I used.

used stamps: