Thursday, June 17, 2021

Some Collage Art Swaps


A set of four space-themed postcards the I did a while back for Collage Art Collective. I used an old German atlas that had wonderful celestial maps. Also included some space/moon/sky texts from children's books and dictionaries, a few space-themed postage stamps, and rubber stamping.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made Business Giveaway


Well it's been a long while and I need a kick in the pants! Trying to get back into doing more collage work as well as watercolor and pastels, so I'm sharing a great opportunity with Jeanne Oliver. She's giving away 5 spots to her 10-week Creatively Made Business class, and this is the last time she'll be live in online discussions throughout the class. I've bought tons of her online art classes and they are amazing - she's got something for every medium. I've watched how she's walked out her talents through her business for many years now - from waaaay back when I bought a beautiful handmade damask camera bag, to getting one of her recent canvas print releases just a few weeks ago. 

If you are interested in taking your art hobby to the next step, I'd highly recommend checking out this giveaway!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Red Lead Paperworks 100 Day Project Swap

I haven't done any stamping in ages, but I couldn't resist when I saw that the Art Sisters (Chris and Sharon) at Red Lead Paperworks were doing an extraordinary thing - swapping mail art with everyone who sent mail art into them.... for 100 days! They're doing this as part of the 100 Day Project, where people pledge to do art every day for 100 days.  They're posting lots of their own projects on social media - check out their Instagram feed here:

I think I used a dozen different stamp sets for this folding tag. I had fun doing all the pockets with lots of inserts.

Love the quote by Victor Hugo.

The little butterfly girl with the hat is retired, but I thought she was so cute doing her little "egg-laying study," patiently watching and waiting. (She's available in a slightly different form, linked below.)

Here's a list of some of the stamps I used - many that I have are retired, so in some cases I've listed similar images, in case you're interested (*not* a sponsored post - I'm just a fan and purchased them all, over the years!)

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Parisian Birthday Card

My daughter will be studying in France this summer, so I thought it only appropriate that her birthday card celebrate her upcoming adventure.  Since I love all things France myself, I had quite a stash of French-themed stamps and diecuts, so I decided to make her an accordion card of Paris.

I've only ever made one accordion card before, so I had to muddle (struggle) through the math of making a bottom strip of cardstock to anchor the whole thing, so that it wouldn't totally flatten out once out of the envelope. Thank goodness for my Martha Stewart scoring board!

The Sacre Coeur is from Darkroom Door, the Arc de Triomphe is an old Stampington stamp called Visit to Paris, the Eiffel Tower diecut is from La-La land Crafts, and the Joyeux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) diecut is from Memory Box.  

I diecut the Eiffel tower out of a sheet of craft metal.

I used a ton of other French themed map, script, postmark, and other stamps on the accordion base.  And since this card is also a remembrance of our week in traveling through Paris, I'm linking it up to the Simon Says Stamp blog Road Trip challenge this week!

Can't wait to go back and visit her!

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Little Project I've Been Working On...

I've been drawn back into rubber stamping by a bit of political activism. I've been writing Postcards to Voters in an effort to get out the vote. I've been switching up the theme every so often so as not to get bored....

It's fun to get creative with some of my quirky stamps, trying to figure out how to use them to get the message out!  If you are in the US and are interested and so inclined, here are some details if you'd like to join in .... get started by going to the website