Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Comforting Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Today I have a quick little card inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch.
It features the adorable kids on the Summer Days stamp.
This image is like comfort food to me.
It just reminds me of those simple summer days
when we were little running through the sprinkler
without a care in the world.
Sitting out on the patio this weekend,
I could hear the squeals of the neighbour's kids as they did exactly that,
and it brought a smile to my heart.
I hope you're enjoying your summer too!
Val :)
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
Summer Days
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Monday, July 21, 2014

my monday post

hi there. roc here, so it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using my stacked love stamp.  if you'd like to see this stamp hop on over to stampotique.  you can see my full line of stamps by clicking here.

if you'd like to have this postcard show up in your mailbox i would "love" for you to drop by my blog and see the details on how you can win this.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello peeps!! Hope you're heaving a wonderful Sunday so far :-D
Today I have a card for you, made with the delicious colors from Dylusions. But now card isn't complete with some Stampotique :-D

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a card with Hazel again, love here simple
drawing. That's why I can use here on so many ways.
Now I used a piece of paper corresponding with
the background, stamped her and cute her.
The quote and the sun are stamped directly
on the background:

Used stamps:

Friday, July 18, 2014

quasimoto love

I love this little quasimoto, he just looks like he's looking directly at you and saying "What?" or "What are you looking at?"

I stood him on star flower, added a little funky striped leaf and the exclamation mark from cockatoo screech.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Collage Box

 If you saw my post last week you know I'm a little (just a little) obsessed with type.  When I began as a graphic design major in Paleolithic times, typography hit my heart.

As an art specialist most all my projects for children had text embedded somewhere in mixed media pieces and or repurposed art.  So it's no surprise that what I have for you today is inspired by my love for text and scraps. 

My collage definition stamp  is not a recent release but it certainly is a great stamp to have.  It inspired me to make this tag.  Perhaps to hang from a kraft paper sack filled with paper goodies for an artsy friend.  But  no, I couldn't stop there.

I had to have it hang from this glass drawer pull which HAD to be attached to a collaged box.

Anyone follow my thought process?

Follow me to Vera Lane Studio for more on this project.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inspiration From a Book - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday everyone!! 
There is a challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog

Our hostess this week is The amazing France Papillon
She has chosen the theme "Inspiration from a Favorite Book"

There are so many book that I like but one of my favorites is "Pride and Prejudice" I just love how Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are so proud and once they learn to let that pride go they find love

I made a postcard for this challenge and I decided to use a quote from the book
I also used Stampotique Stamp:
Lovelyarthesound - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished postcard

We hope to see your creations over at the Designer's Challenge Blog and who knows, you may win a 30.00 gift card in the process. Won't you come and join us?
For more details check out my blog at:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Song Inspiration

Today, I'm happy to be able to share a project I made for a recent Stampotique Facebook Group ATC swap.  The theme for this one was "Sing a Song". If you're familiar with this song, you'll know why I was giggling the whole time I made this project! :)
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.”
 Dale Earnhardt

Monday, July 14, 2014

it's monday

it's that time again - monday.  today i've created another postcard for you.  i've used my newly released flying pig rubber stamp.  if you'd like to have a chance to win this all you have to do is fly on over to my blog for the details.  hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! I have an art journal page for you this week, with another cute Quasimoto stamp. The page was made with my Gelli Plate.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coby's Saturday.

Hello sweet Stampotique-lovers. This week I made
a couple of Art Journals. I noticed how great and simple
it is when I used the stamps of Stampotique, they
really are made for Art Journaling! This is one of them.

The first thing I did was finding a quote, after
stamps, paper, paint and ink:

Used stamps:

Thanx for passing by, hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SDC 155 magazines and newspaper

 I'm flip floppin my blog posts to I can jump in on the SDC 155 that Magda is hosting on our Designer's Challenge. 

I just had to use HUNK to demonstrate my favorite text technique.

Also used in today's sample is love and be loved from Amy Wellenstein.

If you follow me to Vera Lane Studio I'll share my fun text transfer background.  It's just perfect for anything Stampotique!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Using Newspaper or Magazine - Wednesday with Claudine

Hello all, it's that time again, time for another challenge over at 
Stampotique Designers Challenge. This week our wonderfully talented Magda Polakow is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Use a piece of magazine or newspaper"

You would think this would be an easy challenge
but for me, I don't use newspaper or magazines
very much. I mostly use stamps in my backgrounds
so this was tough for me.

Needless to say I scoured over my newspaper from the passed few days looking for a good piece.
I found something in the Michael's add of all places haha! 
SO I decided to make a postcard for my piece and I went with the following Stampotique Stamps:

Hazel Jester - By artist Linda Peterson

Clothes Text - Also by artist Linda Peterson

I used a piece of printed card stock for my background and added the "flowery" piece of newspaper that I tore out of my Michael's add

This is what it looked like from the start

I then added some painting and washi tape
I heat embossed my text and Hazel and colored them with colored pencils (I made my Hazel a bumblebee to show her in a costume)
Lastly - I added a flower with a button center

Here is my finished postcard

Because Bees like flowers I just love my magazine piece in the background there. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and hopefully all the bees are buzzing around in your neck of the woods because that means it's warm and there are lots of flowers out.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Magnetic Bookmark

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a simple little project.
It's a magnetic bookmark made from Roc's regal Bird Princess
using paper piecing and Copic coloring techniques!
This stamp is the perfect shape for a bookmark, so I just
made a skinny card and folded it over the top of the page and
affixed magnets inside the front flap and back flap 
so they would squeeze the page to mark my place!
Great bookmarks make reading even more fun!
Stamp by Stampotique Originals:
Bird Princess
 “The attitude you pose is greatly influenced by the links of friendships you bookmark. Good friends, good attitudes; best friends, best attitudes.
Guess what for toxic friends...!”

Israelmore Ayivor

Monday, July 7, 2014

it's monday

hi. it's roc here.  today i've created a postcard for you.  i used part of roc's angel rubber stamp to create one of the flowers.  if you'd like to learn more about this piece and a chance to win it please find your way to my blog by clicking here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! This Sunday I have made a card 4U ;-) Just the old recipe, MFT Die-Namics, Dylusions and my favorite stamp brand in the whole world of course. This little cutie is a new love of mine, and he comes in a few poses. They are all so adorable that I adopted them all :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Coby's Saturday

So glad I can post by myself today! Last Saturday
Claudine Criner made a great blog post for me because 
our grandson was in hospital. Thanks again Claudine
it was so sweet and a great job!

Today it's the first Saturday of July so a new
calender page again. When I worked with the
gelliplate I put white paint on the plate and a piece of 
paper. Let it dry and pull it off, your plate is clean
and you have another great background:-)

Used stamps:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bird bike ride

Stampotique's bicycle and a clip from bike ride text are featured in this silly little ATC. 
I found this tiny bird illustration and I just had to plop him on the bike seat.
The card was cut from over spray using stencils and Dylusions sprays. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bon Voyage or Vacation - Wednesday with Claudine

Hello everyone and welcome to another Wednesday with me. 

My piece was based upon the new Designer's Challenge and this week's challenge was brought to you by Kathi Rerek
She chose the theme Bon Voyage or Vacation

Some of the ladies on the design team are going on vacation this summer so it's great to hear all about the places they have seen or been.

For my project I did a postcard and used Stampotique Stamps
Stacked Suitcases by Artist France Papillon
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Artist Maryse Carrier
Oh Tree - By Artist Daniel Torrente (for the heart)

My husband is in the Air Force so this is something that I strongly believe, he always takes a piece of me with him wherever he goes. 
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Little Gift Card

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!
Today I'd like to share a little gift card featuring the adorable dreaming Hazel.
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Dreamer, Thinking of You
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” 
Edgar Allan Poe

Monday, June 30, 2014

it's monday

roc here today. i'm bringing you a postcard i made using my newly released bunny stamp.  i also used my squiggle arms to create the grass.  to see more about this postcard hop on over to my blog.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Sunday again... so my turn to show you something here :-D
I have made an art journal page on my Gelli Plate. Love my plate, my page has only two layers and (in my eyes) it looks amazing. I have used the gorgeous new Sunflower stamp from Janet and the perfect sentiment stamp for it from Maria.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Friend's Birthday

Hello all, thanks for coming by on this summer Saturday. I'm guest posting today for Coby, her grandson is sick so please say a prayer for him. 

I have a close  friend that has a birthday coming up (pretty soon, need to get this in the mail LOL) and I wanted to make her a card using my wonderful Stampotique stamps. She loves the weird characters of Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney so of course I had to use my fun stamps

For this card I used Stampotique Stamps

Prom Queen and Froggie by Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney

I created my background with Tim Holtz distress paints and then added a few stencils
Both girls were colored with copic markers and then adhered to the front of the card. 

This was a fun card to make because my friend and I are always kidding each other about how much we are alike and how crazy and weird we are, so these character stamps were so perfect for this.

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day

Friday, June 27, 2014

my goodness, Sarah's made another card!

My little girl was 17 this week and as she's just finished a dance show Hazel dancing was the perfect image!

I used one of my new stamps 'Baroque background' for the grass, and Janet's lovely clouds cover up all the black smudges I can't help but add to my cards!!!

A few sparkles in the daisies and I was happy with my card.  Sorry for the short post, it's sheer madness at work at the moment!

Stampotique Stamps Used:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Love

Daniel Torrente's Mela and Josie  Cirincione's Little bird are featured in my "Summer Love" journal page.  The heat is on and Mela's expression says it all!
I love that Josie's little bird stamp is two-sided for either direction.  It's really a must-have stamp that fits in to any composition.
More on "Summer Love" at Vera Lane Studio.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stampotique Challenge SDC153 - Anniversary/Love Wednesday's with Claudine

Well hello there and welcome back to another new challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog
This week our wonderfully talented Kim Howard is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Anniversary/Love"

I really love this because my husband and I just had our 17th wedding anniversary on the 21st 
I was thinking of him when I made this journal page.

I used Stampotique Stamps

Daniel's Hearts,  Calendar Squares  and Angel Boy - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Barcode Text - By artist France Papillon

I just love the colors blue and purple together like this page. So pretty and bright! I hope you enjoyed the page and please consider partaking in our challenge this week.
You can visit my blog at: Claudine's Art Corner

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Postcard

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a 4" x 6" postcard featuring Stampotique's fabulous Flamingo.
She has been paper pieced, colored with Copic markers and adorned with Jo's flower that has been outlined with Tombow markers, spritzed with a bit of water, stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and layered.  Isn't she fun?  I'd love to hear how you would finish this sentiment on the back of this card!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Jo's Flower Block,  Flamingo,  Loving You
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” 
Zelda Fitzgerald

Monday, June 23, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here.  today for my monday post i've created a postcard using my flying bird.  to see more about this piece and for a chance to win it fly on over to my blog.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Sunday again, so it's my turn :-D Today I have a little gift box for you. I used a matchbox from the grocery store and just made a little wrapper for it. So easy and fun to give.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hi you all, Saturday again. For today I used 2 great stamps
of Stampotique. The background is made with
paint, ink and stencils. Learned by Dina Wakley.
The pink circles are made with a punch, love to
use punches instead of dies, so simple.

Used stamps:

Friday, June 20, 2014

the joys of a bike on a summer's day

I'm back at work after my op and this is a majorly busy time in school so just a quick card from me today!!

The bicycle and bikeride text are both from Janet Klein's new collection.  Aren't they gorgeous?!

I added extra flowers to the basket (I hope Janet doesn't mind!) by stamping them on more card and cutting them out.  There's some sparkles in there too!

Stampotique stamps used: