Saturday, January 28, 2017

Word Up Weekend Time!

Its that time again where we showcase some really wonderful sentiments from Stampotique! I seriously love all of our sentiments. Its so wonderful to have images and sentiments that go so well together.

This week I wanted to play with this adorable octopus. I can say that I am not sure what drew me to this sentiment for this project but I got a real kick out of it.

Originally I wanted to use some bold teals and purples and greens here but I LOVE how it turned out pastel. Sometimes mistakes are just "happy little accidents".

Seriously? Every time this man was on TV I went away feeling like I was an artist...and look at me now!! Talking about peeing my pants with excitement ahahaha. .

Hop on over to the FB group and be sure to check out the store! New releases are coming up soon! Which means MORE SENTIMENTS!


Octopet (Stampotique)
Couldn't You Just...(Stampotique)
Dylusions Ink Spray
Bristol Paper
Marvy Le Pen
Watercolor Pencils 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Favorite Stamp SDC265

Hidey Ho, Neighbor! 10 points if you know what that's from.... Spoiler alert, its Home Improvement.
Yeah, I am old.....friggen 1990s called haha.

Alright, alright. Back to the important things. This week we are working on using our favorite stamps of ALL TIME! So, about a year ago I discovered this amazing stamp company and was lucky enough to make my way onto the design team about 6 months later. Before that I had a very SMALL stash of these beautiful works of art, like....3. SO. I used them a LOT in many different ways. Now I have a rather beautifully large stash of these wonderful stamps but my favorite is still this one. "Smitten Moustashe Monsters".
I went simple this time on purpose. I really wanted the point of the project to be my fave Stampotique stamp. Even went old school with inked and distressed edges. Something I have never really done is stamp and color on kraft stock. I used crayola colored pencils. Love how these little love monsters turned out. I hope they make you smile!

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge and I really can't wait to see what each of your favorite stamps are!


Smitten (Stampotique)
Teal Twine
Chevron Designer Paper
Teal Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Crayola Colored Pencils
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Ranger White Ink

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Glad to be back on task. Word up weekend is a fun little thing we do over at Stampotique to showcase all of the many wonderful sentiments available in the shop.

This weekend I was excited to break in some newbies to my collection. I love all of the snarky sentiments! They work so well with so much of my work, and my personality.

I seriously LOVE this lil kitty and the smug look on its face. So completely goes with the sentiment here and makes me smile. This sentiment also hits home, as, it is well past time for me to make some lifestyle changes. o.O

I hope you enjoy this fun little ATC. Pop over to Stampotique and check out all of our wonderful sentiments! 


Dylusions Ink Sprays
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Memento Dandelion Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Marvy LePen
Bristol Smooth Paper

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I Wanna Hippopotamus For Christmas

So recently, my husband met a fellow maker and hit it off and he was so excited to show me some of her artwork.  I was instantly in love, of course with her "Doodles of a Fluffy Nature". In particular, this hippo. Seriously. How flipping sweet is this face?

After coloring her with my copics for the first time in...well, it is embarrassing to say how long, I decided I needed to create a sweet card with her. I love how it all came together. Love the subtle colors and the sprinkling of bling....even brought out the spellbinders and the cuddle bug! WHAAAT?! IKR...its been ages since I have created a card like this....and it was so much fun!
(It is difficult to get a good photo today because of the dreary weather)

So, basically, you need to go and check out Erin Fezell and her amazing artwork...including 3-D printed jewelry! Srsly! DO IT! DO IT NOW!!!


Sentiment by Tim Holtz Ideology
Authentique Paper
Crate Paper
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Circle Die
Spellbinders Scallop Die

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SDC 264, Anything Goes! Happy 2017!!

Good morning, all! I am thrilled to be back for a second term with Stampotique! I so love their stamps and style, and I LOVE the ladies and gent I have gotten to know over the last 6 months.

Its has been such a CRAZY last 2 months thanks to the Holidays here in the states as well as my son's 10th birthday. (my aching heart!) It will be awesome to dive back into creating!

To start 2017, Stampotique is using the theme, "Anything Goes". The perfect theme to get our feet wet after the crazy of the holiday season!

I decided to just go crazy with color, and I wanted the card to reflect how I plan to tackle 2017. I used the Unicorn by Magda Polakow and the "Sometimes I Pretend" sentiment by Jo Capper-Sandon. I think they go perfectly together!

I used an Action Wobble on the Unicorn so that when you touch it, it wobbles! It makes it that much more fun!!

The colors, the unicorn, the sparkle and the snark....this is how I plan to spend 2017! Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with! Happy 2017 to all!


Dylusions Sprays
Action Wobble
Bakers Twine
Washi Tape
Ranger Archival Ink, Black