Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stampotique Sponsors Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

Stampotique is excited to be sponsoring a yummy challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week.  Each week they have a fantastic cupcake inspiration photo.  This week, they have a great color combo inspired by chocolate-y goodness.  Be sure to check it out and enter before Saturday, May 4th at noon.

A few of our designers have created some amazing things with the color combination. 

Hope you will join us over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fit for a Princess

Here's something very different for me and I'm quite nervous sharing this. Firstly I played with some paper clay, never done that before! Secondly I've used just one stamp, I don't think I've done that before either, I usually use as many as I can on each creation. 
The inspiration for this came one evening after doing the washing up, I usually take my ring off and put it down somewhere even though I wear rubber gloves. One evening I thought I had lost my favourite ring and I just thought that this had to stop as it wasn't the first time. So I go my thinking cap on and came up with this. The paper clay was really easy to use, I painted it when it was completely dry and added some silver leaf and the lovely daisies which are part of the Daisy Daisy stamp. I finished off with a coat of gloss medium for protection.
Now I'll always know where my ring is.
I hope you like it, Sam xxx

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Journal Pages

I love to make art for (and of course to receive from) others :-D So I have started a circle journal on a Dutch art journal forum. Everyone has chosen a theme in which they want to receive their pages.These are two pages I made.

Theme Hearts

Theme Fairy Tales

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Birdy Friends

I made this arch for another DT I am on and thought I'd share it here too:

I love the way that my Stampotique stamps work so well with their chipboard goodies!

The stamps I've used are ~{Stack of Birds}~, coloured with DI's as watercolours and ~{A Friend's Touch}~.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SDC 94 Nellie
Gez hopes to get a spring feeling by choosing "Flowers" as this weeks theme for the Stampotique designer's challenge. I think we all can use some colour and sun! Here is the card I made for this challenge. I used  some of the wonderful Stampotique stamps from the new release and one of my favourite old ones: SpidergrassWildflower verseDaisy daisy. I sponged the background with blue and green distressinks and stamped with distressinks too. I coloured the flowers with a white gelpen.

Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Smile Bottle

Our April Guest Designer, Debbie Reid shares with us her Smile Bottle for the current Stampotique Designer's Challenge to "Focus on Flowers".

 - Stamp used: Smile
- old bottle covered in tissue paper that was sprayed with Dylusions Ink Sprays
- Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
- smaller flowers from Dollar Store sprayed to match; Smile was stamped on card stock, then scanned to make smaller to fit the tiny flowers
- ball chain is Tim Holtz
- pink bottle cap with Smile stamp

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Guest Designer- Debbie Reid

I apologize for not getting the announcement of our April guest designer up yesterday-you know I didn't want to fool you all when we shared with you how excited we are to have Debbie Reid with us in April.

So excited to be here! I live in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada with my amazing husband, Mike, and our fur baby, Abby, a 12-year-old Abyssinian cat. I am the Library Manager at The Chronicle Herald newspaper.

I have been a paper crafter since 2007.  I scrapbook, make cards, tags, canvas and journal art.
I'm on my third scrapbook of concerts I have attended. I came across a cigar box with ticket stubs in it one day and I had just started taking scrapbooking classes, so I decided to scrap them. 

My first concert was The Guess Who in 1975. My second concert was Fleetwood Mac in 1977. It cost $12.00 to see Fleetwood Mac in 1977! I also save the concert review, and I try and take a photo of Mike and I at the concert. I just finished a layout for a concert we attended last month. A local band by the name of The Trews. 

I'm also starting to put together a Genealogy scrapbook.

My style is vintage, shabby chic, distressed, Tim Holtz. Not too much into “cute”, although, I like cute cards, but not making them.  I make cards for fun and for family occasions mostly. I am partial to tags.

I am on the Design Team for The Stampsmith, who make photo image stamps.

So thrilled to be a guest designer for Stampotique! I love the very different and unique stamps they carry.

You can see more of my creations on my blog:

I Made It Myself!