Showing posts from January, 2014

Love in a Mailbox

Welcome Back!
I created this card the other day for Valentines. Its probably my favorite design for Valentine's Day because, if you're like me, we don't like a lot of frilly crap on our Valentines.   Simple and clean!

Three little buttons paired with divine twine - so cute! I hope you like it! Cheers, 

HELLO from Seattle

This happy little card has just been freshly listed in the shop! This card was so much fun to create! I think rainy-themed cards or Seattle-themed cards have been my favorite to create with lately. They're so much you can do with them, and I keep adding to my rubber stamp collection with rain-accessories, so that works out well for me I guess! :) This card features a new stamp I just purchased to work with the umbrella I paired it with and my other rainy/Seattle-themed stamps. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I added some liquid applique to the top of the umbrella to create a wet look! What do you think?

Art Journal Entries

A few weeks ago I found a simple sketchbook at Goodwill.  So I've been playing around and trying to be more consistent with creating art - specifically, I've been drawing a lot lately and trying to incorporate acrylic paint, copic markers and mixed media techniques.

Here was my first entry in my art journal with a sketch I drew on normal copy paper. I coloured this girl with copic markers and cut her out after the paint had dried. I used Mod Podge to stick her down and finished the piece.

This piece has subsequently been fucked up because I tried to use spray inks on the back of this page, which seeped through and ruined the first page's drawing. Oh well, at least I still have a picture of this. I'm thinking of going back with acrylic paint and "fixing" it. I learned that its good to skip a couple of pages between entries and to try not and mix spray inks.
Here's  my second entry, a full double page layout with spray inks, rubber stamping and acrylic acce…

Making a Rubber Stamp Shelf

Ever get frustrated because you cannot *see* what stamps you have? I do, all the time, mostly because my collection of rubber stamps have been sitting in a rubber tub for the last year. (Due to my move to Canada and now because of lack of living space while I wait for the purchase of my condo to go through.)

So I started looking for a more practical way of storing my stamps. You can't use what you don't even remember you have, right, and its best to be able to SEE what you have. But there isn't anything ready-made on the market for exactly what I needed: a large shallow shelf suitable for small to large rubber stamps, maybe two deep, that displays things so that I can SEE them. So I decided to make my own shelf.

In my research I cam across this, which was primarily the idea that I have worked off of, except that I added a backing to this design to that it would not wobble back and forth.

[I have very limited woodworking skills. ( I made a birdhouse once when I was a kid, a…