Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SDC210: Anything Goes

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge! Kim Howard is the hostess this week and she's making it easy on us:
"Create using freedom this week with no specific theme."
If you haven't yet done so, make sure to alsoStampotique's New Release Blog Hop here.  Be sure to enter the challenge and comment on the blog hop for extra chances to win this month's gift certificates!

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Barcode Text, Sunflower Large
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...” 
Susan Polis Schutz

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stampotique Summer 2015 New Release Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be showcasing the images released from Stampotique this month!  If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, you can do that over on the Stampotique website here.
You can win a $30 gift certificate for stamps and a grab bag of stamps on two of the blogs just by leaving some love in the comments as you go!
I'd like to take this chance to thank Kim Howard for her amazing work as our fearless design team leader and wish her well as she moves on to her next adventure!

Have fun hopping over to Carol Fox's blog from here!
If you've missed the previous blogs, here is the entire list.

Valerie Wilson <--you are here

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Some Like It Hot!

Some do like it hot, but I am not one of those people.  We have had the most stellar, uncharacteristically warm weather here over the past week and I have been hiding inside with the a/c cranked!  I thought I'd put some of my indoor time to good use and share a project that I completed for an international bookmark swap a while back.  Swaps are so much fun - I just love receiving mail, and there's no mail better than art mail!  Here are the projects I sent to my partners abroad.
Marilyn by Stampsmith
“Summer, dropping so easily a delicious everything upon your skin and lips. Like a never-ending kiss—taunting, deep, and luscious. The sun. The heat. The thousand echoes of a timelessness before time, when every day seems longer than the next and no day seems likely to ever truly end. Summer.” 
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SDC208: Animals

It's time for this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenge and Jackie Payne is our hostess.  Here's what she has to say about her challenge:
"We all love our animals, incorporate an animal into your project."
Here's my little project for this week's challenge featuring the owl and the bee from the new release!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Thinking of You, Mr. Owl, Heart Flowers, Agatha's Watering Can
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” 
Heinrich Heine

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SDC207: Selfies or Photobombing

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and Claudine Criner is our hostess this week.  Here's what she has to say about her theme:
"We all know those crazy animals or people who make funny faces behind or in front of us while we are taking a photo or those who like to take photos of themselves.  Well this challenge is all about that. I want to see those funny photobomb projects or your best selfie."
Here's my little photobomb creation featuring the fabulous new Agatha Antlers and Ellie stamps from the August release!! They are entirely too much fun! :)
All stamps by Stampotique Originals
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” 
Karl Lagerfeld

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SDC206: Under The Sea

The next Stampotique Designer's Challenge starts today.  Kristen Catalano is our hostess this week and here's what she as challenged us with:
"The ocean is my happy place. It is calm and soothing and I love the sound of the waves. So this week, I challenge you to create an ocean themed project. I can't wait to see what you come up with."
Living in a place surrounded by water, I have grown up loving the ocean too!  I took this opportunity to start my art journal.  The pages have been white for far too long.  Although it's generally out of my comfort zone, I had fun adding a little bit of doodling.  I wish you could see more of the shimmer sprays that make these underwater creatures shine! :)
All stamps by Stampotique Originals
“Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called. 
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SDC205: Stamped Background Using Household Materials

It's time for the next Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Arwen is our hostess this week and here's what she has to say about her theme.
"Stamp a background with things from the budget.  For example, sponges, foil, cutlery or the likes of."
Here's my little project.  I used an onion bag and stuck it to an acrylic block covered in Tack 'N Peel by Tsukineko (LOVE this product!).  I pounced the block with a white pigment ink pad over the onion bag and then lifted the bag up to reveal the bag pattern on the Tack 'N Peel. I stamped direct-to-paper with the Tack 'N Peel block to create the cage-like background.
Cockatoo by Stampotique Originals
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” 
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SDC204: Twinchies

It's time for this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenge!  Janet Klein is our hostess this week and she's got us thinking twins:
"Twinchies are small works of art that measure 2 x 2". Create a set of twinchies using your favourite Stampotique images (or if you don't own any yet, feel free to use any stamps that are not digital)."
I love making little projects!!  The smaller size can be a challenge within itself and can even take more time than a project much larger.  I upped the ante and added another challenge for myself.  I pulled one page out of a recycled novel without looking at it and forced myself to come up with sentiments using only the words found on it.  I like what jumped off the page - give it a try! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Bold Birds, Strut Your Stuff
“When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” 
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Sunday, July 12, 2015

My Second Pocket Letter Swap

Today I'd like to share a pocket letter swap with a friend that we actually finished quite some time ago.  There wasn't any theme so I went with a bit of a book theme.  The left pocket of the middle row is actually a handmade mini notebook with a little bookmark in it.  There are also wire bookmarks on the centre pocket and the bottom left pocket.  The sentiment on the middle pocket of the bottom row is a magnetic bookmark too.
The back has a fridge magnet designed to hold notes in the top left pocket and various embellishing elements in many of the other pockets.  I made a plastic tag out of recycled plastic packaging and wrapped washi tape, twine, and ribbon around it.  There is fabric left from the making of my wedding dress in the middle pocket as well as pages from my grandmother's novels wrapped around tea packets in the left hand pockets.
Here is the beautiful pocket letter I received in return from Sunflower Mel.  It features an amazing poppy paper and buckets of gorgeous bling elements.  Of course my pictures aren't doing the bling justice - but, trust me, it shines!  I don't think Mel actually knew that poppies were one of my absolute favorite flowers!!  Color me thrilled :)
Mel also tucked in all of these awesome goodies, a delicious tea, and a great letter.  Thank you so much, Mel, I love everything about it!!
“Every body allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female.” 
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Tonight I had a rare moment of quiet time in the craft room and had fun getting inky.  As a challenge to myself, I limited my supplies and tools to only those found within my reach.  Thankfully, my desk is extremely messy and crowded with lots of goodies so I had plenty to work with - including these fun Stampotique images! Don't forget to drop by the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and play along for your chance to win free stamps!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Word Collage, Phineas, Quiet Place
“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude.” 
Rollo May

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SDC202: Use Ribbon

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Corrie Herriman is our hostess this week and here is what she is challenging you with:
I struggle to use ribbon in my projects but I do like it. So I want you to show me what you do with ribbon. Have fun ! Corrie x
Here's my little project for this week.  I love using photo-realistic stamps for a vintage throwback.  Here I have stamped on glossy cards tock using a scant application of Ancient Page black ink.  I added little pops of color with a damp paintbrush dipped in water soluble marker scribbles.  Adding ribbon turns it into a quick bookmark :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Phyllis and Eileen,  Word Collage
“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.” 
Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SDC198: Favorite Stamp

Gez Butterworth is our hostess this week and she's playing favorites this week:

We've ALL got one!  What's yours?  We would love to see your favorite Stampotique images (if you can't pick just one) on your creations this week.  Which stamp makes your heart skip a beat?

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Jasmin, Escape the ordinary... daydream

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SDC196: Something old, something new...

It is time for this weeks' Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Coby vanWilligenburg is our hostess this week and here is her challenge:
Something old
something new,
something borrowed
something blue
"I love this quote.......Get inspiration out of it, make what you want but let me see one or more aspects from this quote. Have a lot of fun!"
Here's my take on Coby's challenge.
  • Something old: cloth torn from the fabric mom used to make my wedding dress, book pages torn from an antique botany encyclopedia.
  • Something new:  the birds and the sentiment stamps are new to me, the Pinkpaislee Spring Jubilee tag and the bakers twine are also new
  • Something borrowed: the leaves for the rose are borrowed from a separate rose die
  • Something blue: bakers' twine and the birds 

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Birds of a Feather, Take time to smell the roses, 1879 Postmark
“In order to see birds
it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” 
Robert Lynd

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SDC 194: Stencils

It's time for this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenge and Corrie Herriman is our hostess.  Here's what she's challenged us with:
"Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I love using stencils.  They add another layer to your background and lots of interest too.  Use them with paint, ink model paste or even gesso.  Show me what you do with stencils and have fun!"
I have to confess that my stencils were in dire need of a good workout so this challenge has perfect timing!  Here's the little card that I made using Daniel Torrente's fun new seahorses!  Can you spot the stencils?  Be sure to play along for your chance to win $30 of Stampotique stamps!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Rudy, Reggie, Barcode, Friend
“In high seas or in low seas,
I'm gonna be your friend...
I'm gonna be your friend.
In high tide or in low tide,
I'll be by your side...
I'll be by your side.” 
Bob Marley

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stampotique Photo Bomb ATC

Have you ever captured something unexpected in a photograph?  Maybe someone famous?  Maybe a ghost?  Well today's project pays homage to the ever-popular photo bomb! I've titled this one "Bee Bomb"! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Find Your Balance, Tiny Bee, Sun DesignFloral Flutter
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” 
Karl Lagerfeld

Monday, April 27, 2015

My First Pocket Letter Swap

Admittedly, I'm not really one for jumping onto the latest craze in anything.  However, I'm usually all in for just about any kind of swap, so when friends suggested a pocket letter swap, I was too excited!  I watched some videos, got a few ideas, picked a theme, and gave it a go!

Here is my very first pocket letter inspired by my mom's efforts creating my wedding dress.  It features mementoes reminiscent of our big day 13 years ago.  Thank you to Debbie Reid for getting such great pics of it after she opened it!
Centre: fabric from the overskirt of my wedding dress
Middle row: ribbon from my bouquet,
fabric from the underskirt of my wedding dress, lace from my updo
Bottom row: music from my grandmother's music book,
text from my other grandmother's novel
Here is Debbie's beautiful letter that she made in return.  The details are amazing and she absolutely nailed the theme and colors to match my taste.  She even put pretty border paper on the spine - so clever!  I'm thrilled that this stunning piece of art is the first pocket letter in my album!

“Every body allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female.” 
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SDC 192: Springs

It's time again for this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenge and today, I get to select the theme! In my town, there is still snow on the ground, but I'm hoping that if we keep thinking "Spring" really hard, that Spring will arrive! To encourage the arrival of Spring, I'd like to see you actually use springs or something that makes things spring up off your project!

Nothing says spring like flying a kite, so my kite actually flies with a little help from an acetate spring! As you might guess, hubby really likes this one! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
2 Nuages, Floral Flutter
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SDC191: Circles

It's time for this week's Stampotique Designers Challenge and Magda has us running in circles today!  Here's what she has to say about her theme,
"I like using shapes in my projects especially circles.  They can give interesting effects on projects depends on what way they are used.  I would love to see circles on creations.  How you will use them depends on your imagination."
Here is a little project I created for a swap on the Stampotique Facebook Group.  I'm not sure how many circles there actually are on this ATC, but between the background, the border, the images and the words, I think it fits Magda's theme perfectly!  I hope you'll play along this week for your chance to win $30 to spend in the Stampotique store! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Agatha Pirate, Agatha's Parrot, Peace and Love,
Hold on Tight, Freakin' People Person
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” 
Henry Havelock Ellis

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SDC190: Stitches

It's time for the latest Stampotique Designer's Challenge and this week Coby has us in stitches!
"I love stitches in my creations, sometimes stamped, sometimes made by hand, and sometimes with the sewing machine.  I challenge you to use stitching in your creations this week."
Here is my not-so-little bookmark creation.  I had fun putting together all of the layers for this paper-pieced project!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a gift certificate for more fun Stampotique stamps!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Kate's Angel, Stitched Houses, In Stitches, 1879 Postmark,
Vintage Bill, Tall Word Collage, Word Collage
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." 
Augusten Burroughs (Magical Thinking: True Stories)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nursery Rhyme ATC

I'm excited to finally share the ATC I created for the January Stampotique ATC Swap hosted by Nikki Woodword on the Stampotique Facebook Group.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the group, it's well worth the visit!  There is eye candy for days (seriously!) and everyone there is so kind and supportive.  The theme for this swap was Nursery Rhymes, so I pulled together some of my favorite stamps to create this quirky little scene.  Can you spot the stamp used to create the bowl?
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Mushroom Group, Stella, Birds and Bugs Cube,
Mystery "bowl" stamp
Little Miss Muffet 
by Mother Goose

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SDC188: Your Favourite Background Technique

It's time once again for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!  Nellie van Leeuwen is our hostess this week and she's got us breaking out our techniques,
"What's your favorite technique to make backgrounds? I love making backgrounds with distress ink on a craft sheet. I use distress ink, memento, brusho's, distress stains, whatever I feel like working with. Quick and easy and a different and surprising result every time."
Woah, Nellie!  How's a girl to choose!!  There are sooooo many fun techniques!  I love using a brayer and a multi-coloured ink pad to create all kinds of background effects.  I have oodles of embossing folders that don't get used to their full potential so I thought I'd try brayering Kaleidacolor inks onto one to try using it like a stamp!  I spritzed it with a good amount of water and then used a dry brayer to apply pressure so the image would transfer to the paper evenly.  Here are my results!  Maybe I'll get to go to Paris in the Springtime this year!!

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Old Timey Frog, Eiffel Tower, Trees 2 Sided
"The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw."
Humphry Davy

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SDC186: Stars

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!  Carol Fox is our hostess this week and she's got stars in her eyes:
"Feature stars this week, one or more on your arty creation.  As part of your background or a main feature, it's up to you.  Just have fun with the challenge."
Here's my little paper-pieced project for this week featuring one of Kate Krane's new stamps combined with a big star from Jo Capper-Sandon and little stars from France Papillon!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Hold on Tight, Jo's StarDesign Cube, You are a child of the universe
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SDC 184: Bring Me Sunshine

Kaz Boughton is our hostess this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and she is looking for a little sunshine - along with the rest of us on the East Coast of Candada!
"It's cold in the UK and I can't wait for it to warm up.  Show me something sunny to hopefully encourage the sun to come out."
Seriously, I would do just about anything to help encourage the sun to come out right now!!! We're having a strong dose of winter here too and I just can't wait for Spring to be "sprung"!  To play along with Kaz's challenge, here's a sunny little ATC featuring stamps from the new Stampotique release.  I can't wait to see your sunny creations too!!
Sing, Birch Tree, Stack of Birds, Ambrosius
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” 
Helen Keller

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mail Art Unleashed

Today I am excited to share a mail art project created for the Roc Nicholas mail art swap.  This envelope features many of Roc's fanciful images found at  It is so much fun to join mail art swaps and receive inspired creations from all around the globe!

This envelope background was created with various Distress Inks, Bunny has been cut from a Dylusions scrap, and all of the images have been colored with Copic Markers.
Bunny, Unleash Yourself Text, Heart VineMeasuring Tape, Crow Line 
Art Junkie, Banner, Dog, Bird Lady, Stand Tall, Art Lives Here
“Today I found yet more evidence that I’m a lunatic. The proof came in a package in the mail. The sender? Myself. The evidence? Tampered with.” 
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stampotique Winter Release

I am so excited about the new release for Stampotique Originals!!!  
I 'd like to congratulate Kate Crane (a former team member) on being the newest addition to the Stampotique line-up and send a high-five to all of the other designers with new images in this amazing release!

As you hop along with the design team and 2 special guest bloggers, be sure to leave comments along the way.  We will choose 3 random winners to win some goodies during our next Stampotique Designer's Challenge on February 25th.

Stamps by Stampotique Originals: Majestic Tree, A Single Sunbeam
You should have arrived here from the lovely Astrid Stulemeijer's blog.  Your next stop along the way will be the fabulous Carol Fox's blog.  If you get lost anywhere along the way you can come back to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to find your way.

> > > Valerie Wilson < < <

Hope you enjoy all the design team creations, 
we can't wait to hear what your favorite new stamps are!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SDC 183: Happy Unbirthday

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and France Papillion is our hostess this week.  Here's what she has to say about her challenge:
"We often expect cards on our birthday. How about surprising someone with an unbirthday card? With or without Alice in Wonderland inspiration, make a happy unbirthday card."
When I made my card for Kaz's Color Splash Challenge a couple of weeks back, I embossed the stencil background stamp in white embossing powder and sprayed it with Dylusions inks to create a resist.  I then used a second piece of paper to sop up the excess ink that puddled inside the stencil background stamp and it gave this great distressed looking reverse impression.  I cut it to size, stamped the Happy Unbirthday sentiment on it and mounted it to the card front before using my gold Pearl Pen to add some bling all over.

If you would like to receive this card for your unbirthday, please leave a comment mentioning one of your favorite stamping techniques and I'll draw a name on the weekend!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Stencil Background, Happy Unbirthday
"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SDC 182: It's All Love and Hearts

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and Kristen Catalano is our hostess this week as love is in the air!  February 14th is Valentine's Day, so why not create something that is surrounded by hearts and love to play along with the challenge?

Here's my little creation for this week.  The tag was made from canvas paper (multi-media paper with a canvas textured surface).  I pushed it onto another piece of paper that had been spritzed with various Dylusions sprays to create the background. I then ran a matching Copic Marker around the edges to finish it off.  Dwindled is all ready for her date!  I wonder who it's with??
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Dwindled, Stacked Love
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SDC 180: Painted Background

It's time for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and Corrie Herriman is our hostess this week:
"Happy Wednesday everybody. My first love in crafting is paint. So, today I would like you all to use paint in your background. Doesn't matter what paint or how you apply it, just have fun!"
Make sure you play along for your chance to win!
Here's a little 4" x 4" canvas that I painted to greet visitors at the front door. :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Art Lives Here, Bunny
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” 
Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SDC178: Colour Splash Challenge

Happy New Year!

Today I'm playing along with the Stampotique Designer's Challenge where Kaz Boughton is our hostess and she'd like to see some bright colours to cheer us up in the dim days of January!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win $30 in Stampotique stamps.

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Thank You, Stencil Background
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
Malayan Proverb

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Quick Holiday Card

Happy Tuesday!
With Christmas getting ever closer,
I thought I'd share a quick little card
perfect for those last minute holiday preparations!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Noelle, sentiments
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” 
George Carlin

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Hug

Happy Tuesday!
Are you having cold weather like we are here?
We've been enjoying a warm cup of tea in the evenings lately
so I thought I'd create a little matchbook tea bag card.
I used bits from the scrap pile (including one of the folded tags that I cut off of last week's project) to create a little belly band that slides off to reveal the "hug" enclosed.
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Cocoa Bird, Folded Tags, Hug Enclosed
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Winter Greeting

Happy Tuesday!
It seems like every year, December arrives quicker and quicker!
How is that possible?
I'm not a huge fan of winter, but I do love snowflakes -
especially when they melt as they land!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Giant Snowflake, Folded Tags
“Layer upon layer of soft-packed snowflakes settled in near silence, forming a quilt of feathery ice crystals.” 
Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and Growing Up

Happy Tuesday!
We just got back from a great vacation - we even went to the zoo!
There really is no need to grow up! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
When I Grow Up, Nina
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” 
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Love Note

Happy Tuesday!
Lovelyarethesound by Stampotique
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and Birthday Bash!

Happy Tuesday!
Today is hubby's big bday.... so, we're celebrating!
Thanks for dropping by to join the fun!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Happy Happy Happy, Romek (balloons), Christmas Cubed (present)
"The first forty years of childhood is always the hardest."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and Sunflower Dreams

Happy Tuesday!
Here's a little wall hanging I made for my cube at work.
The sunflower rubber has been colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, huffed, and stamped directly on white paper.
Thank you for dropping by,
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique's Line Up

It's almost here!
Wishing you all a huge Halloween haul!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Line Up, Artichoke Monster, Stella's Hat, Stella's Broom, Happy Unbirthday, Old English Hallowe'en
“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” 
J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique Flying In Circles

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share a 6x6 project featuring The Crafter.
She always gets into so much mischief with her scissors!
Today, she might have gone a bit too far!! 
Hubby says with just one wing, she can only fly in circles now! LOL!
I can't decide whether to turn it into a greeting card or a page in a little art journal.
Which do you think it should be?
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique Unleashed

Happy Tuesday!
It's a day for happy funky art!
I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to smile
when you see a monster wearing nothing but his socks!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
1879 Postmark, Unicorn's Cousin
“More of me comes out when I improvise.” 
Edward Hopper

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Barnmark

Happy Tuesday!
This weekend we are hosting longtime friends who are about to move to the other side of the country - to a tiny island!  It's been a very fun visit so far, but it's going far too quickly!  The little "barnmark"  featuring the new Ponytail, definitely reflects how I know I'm already feeling... and they're not even gone yet.  I'm thinking there's a west coast vacation in my not-too-distant future!!
Stamps by Stampotique Originals
Circles Cube, Ponytail
“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” 
Rodney Dangerfield

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday with Stampotique and a Cup'a

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made from the scrap pile with a few of my favourite new stamps.  Yum Yum fits perfectly in the largest teacup from the Stacked Cups.  Isn't he adorable? I love this little guy?!  He reminds me of myself... always eating! :D
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Altered Hello, Stacked Cups, Yum Yum
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.” 
Julia Child


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