Showing posts from September, 2012

Koi Tattoo Art Tag Inspiriation


A really quick and easy project that packs a lot of punch! The finished project can be used as a gift tag on a present, an accent on a page or an addition on a greeting card. This project features the Koi Tattoo set and is not exactly a tutorial, but just a little project for inspiration. ;-) I hope you like it.

After stamping out and coloring my Koi, I started out using a plain craft tag, some no-name blue ink (to set off the orange Koi) and my brayer.

I rolled the brayer in the ink on all sides to make sure I had an even application and layed down the color. I did this twice until my tag was completely covered.
I cut out my Koi and placed it on the tag and stamped 'harmony". Next I used the small wave stamps from the set to create a textrued background. After gluing my koi fish down I slightly distressed the edges of the tag and added some green ribbon. You could add a little glitter to this, or perhaps some glossy accents for a wet look.
Voila! Easy and fast, with a b…

'Inspired by Autumn' - Visible Images Competition!

Our competition is called 'Inspired by Autumn'
You can enter a card, project, canvas, anything you like really.
Your inspiration must come from Autumn or Bonfire Night, interpret that however you wish!


Hop on over to the Visible Image Blog to enter!!
1.  You must blog your creation and mention that you are entering the Visible Image 'Inspired by Autumn'  Competition with a link to our blog. (There is an InLinkz button to allow you to link up!)
2. You do not need to use our stamps,though it would be great if you did!
3. You must be a follower on our blog and also place a link to our website on your blog post!
Here is our blog badge! 

TO ENTER:  1.  Email us with a link to your blog (If you do not have a blog you can just email the images to us)
2.  The competition closes at 8pm on Sunday November 4th. Winners will be announced on Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night!) which is November 5th.
3.  Prizes: 1st Prize - £20 worth of Visual Image Stamps 2nd Prize - £10 worth 3r…

Let's Hear it For the Girls!! - Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome Back!

If you're here for the Bombshell Stamp's September Blog Hop, you're in the right place! But! If you have not started from the beginning, please start here to make sure you see all the beautiful projects!

Alison's challenge for us at Bombshell Stamps this month was to create a card or project that could be sent to someone in October, which is (here in the States), Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, with that said, I made a pink Support Card. I hope you like it as much as I do!

I used Girl's Ruin stamp set to create this card.

I hope you enjoy this little burlesque pin up! She's a doll! 
You can win prizes from Bombshell every month just by participating in our challenges and commenting on all the members of the hops projects!!! 
Random winners are chosen every month by our prize patrol hottie!!!  
So leave some love and get some love, loves. :-)
~ Now hop on to our very own Ms July! Suzie Little!~
Here is the list of hops

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshel…

Visible Image Design Team!

Hi All! Welcome Back!

I'm happy to announce that I've been honored as a new Design Team member of the fabulous UK stamp company Visible Image!

I'm so excited to be apart of this fantastic company - I can't wait to begin designing!! 
Visible Image Stamps and designs are simply wonderful! There's so many things that you can do with each set because they're so versatile! Here's a video showing just one inspirational project using The Sewing Room set. 

You can this set, and many more, at Visible Image!

Hungry for more? Click me!!


Merry and Bright!

Welcome Back!

Can you believe it? I found a stamp in my collection that I haven't used before! I can't believe I hadn't used it before - I absolutely adore Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! So, of course I through some ink on there and got to stampin' away! This is the first Thanksgiving card of the season! Original design blank inside.

I think this card works even without a sentiment. Have you started on your thanksgiving cards or layouts yet?

Avast, Me Hearties Yo HO!


Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

To find out more info on TLAPD, check out this website.

And here's the card I made to celebrate this fine day!

I used a MFT sketch to create this card, paired with crosshatch cardstock and specialty gold and blue embossed paper. Hope you enjoyed this card! It was a lot of fun creating it!

Paint Splatter!

The lovely Ms September, Lizzie, at Bombshell Stamps challenged us to come up with a paint splatter design. I don't currently have any paint in my collection of art supplies (accept crackle) so I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks to create a paint splatter effect.

I love the way the ink mixed and ran! Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Smashbook/Junk Journal/Art Journal

Hi Bloggers,

With the popularity of smash books I thought I'd share this video in which the videographer explains the difference between smash booking, junk journaling and art journaling. I just have an art journal from when I was a teenager, personally butI haven't jumped on the smashbook train yet.  Anyways, take a peek at this video. I thought it was done very well! I'd never even heard of junk journaling before!

A List of Scrap Stores in Washington

Hi All,

For those of you in Washington, this list should be the most helpful. Here is an up-to-date list of all
the arts and crafts and scrappy scrapbook stores in Washington State.

Treasury of Memories 1305 Fraser St. Ste. D7  Bellingham
Stampadoodle/The Paper Cafe 1825 Grant St.  Bellingham 360.647.9663
Casey's Crafts  14485 SR 525 Ste. 2  Langley, WA  360.321.0577
Granny's House  9322 271st St. NW  Stanwood, WA  360.629.3947
Scrapville  2621 Bickford Ave. Ste. D  Snohomish, WA  425.374.8215
The Ranch  Snohomish, WA  360.568.7709
Craft Mart  233 Marysville Mall Way 360.653.9828 

Ben Franklin 19505 State Hwy 2  Monroe, WA
Lila's Scrapbooking  7207 Evergreen Way  Everett, WA  425.355.2500
Stampeeze (d/b/a Fun Stamps) 18920 28th Ave. W. #G  …

Yay! New Stamps!

Ah, got some stamp love in the mail earlier this week!
Also placed a rather large order for copic reinkers, mounting cushion and replacement nibs for my copics. Maybe its me, but if you use copic markers, what colors do you run out of the most? With me it seems to be the flesh and earthy tones, mostly, and my red. I use a lot of red.

Gift Combo Packs Available

These combo packs are now available in my ebay store! More selection to follow soon.

A Very Happy Birthday - Bombshell Stamps September Sketch Challenge

Every month Kathi at Bombshell Stamps designs a fresh new sketch. They're always great and its so much fun to play along!! Check out the Bombshell's Forum and Blog.

This month's sketch was perfect to showcase Rose and my new Banner Set. I chose to go with lime green, a grey and white and green polka dotted paper and a grey and green gingham print paper, paired with a tan wood-like printed paper and a sparkly grey card stock that I purchase from Paper Zone before they closed (*tear*).

I love using Rose on projects because I think she's a really versatile image. Whatever colors you pair her with she looks great and it gives her a different feel.

I enjoyed adding depth to this card through layering of color, adding gloss to Rose's lips and popping her image off of the sketch pattern. I enjoy the cohesiveness of this card. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! :-)