Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
I belong to RubberMoon's MoonMail Club. For the low monthly subscription fee, we are sent a stamp that is designed just for Moonies, along with an extra goodie or two. RubberMoon and Inchie Arts work together very closely and I usually enjoy one of their Art Square Boards, i.e., inchies, twinchies, Art Swatch, etc. You can click on this link to read all about joining the MoonMail Club: https://rubbermoon.com/pages/moonmail-club. Some Moonies swap Moon creativity with that mo
I am staying with the Penny Black Stamp set, "Bouquets." Yesterday, I featured one of 4 bouquets in the set. Today's bouquet is my favorite of the four. I stamped it onto an Inchie Arts' art board and used watercolor brush markers. The art board accepts the watercolor markers exceptionally well. This was my first attempt. What's nice about the brush markers is that the fine point of the real brush applies color in very tight corners and crevices. Those teeny spots are sometim
The weather has been absolutely scorching. Yesterday it was in the 90's and today it hit 90 again! I am ever so thankful that we have air conditioning in our home. This will be a very short post because this heat has just worn me out, and I've had quite a day. You're probably very tired of hearing me rave about the Pen and Ink stamps by Josephine Kimberling. But I'm not tired of using the stamps, over and over and over again. I needed to make a birthday card very quickly; of
The new feather stamp from Magenta has been sitting on my work table, awaiting its turn. I bumped it up a few spots because I couldn't wait it out any longer. Cut 2 of the 4 dies of Tim Holtz Sizzix die set to use as stencils. Applied StazOn ink with dauber. Stamped feathers with Memento ink using the MISTI. Colored with Magenta's Nuance. Stamped sentiment using the MISTI with VersaFine. With scrap of faux leather card stock, cut a frame using Memory Box Stitched Rectangle La
Back after a trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for my husband's mid-year meeting. After driving across eastern Washington and upon my arrival, I find that my husband has a serious cold and is down for the count. I stay in the room and order room service. The next day, after enjoying lunch together, I return to the room and find myself not feeling so good mid-afternoon. So, I didn't make it to the banquet and rode home, back across eastern Washington, as sick as one can be. Upon pu
The term "black gold" is one used quite often by asphalt producers. They lay down millions of miles of black asphalt on our roadways every year. It's black and they make money. My card today is a "thank you" card to an asphalt paving company who invited us to their annual employee awards and recognition breakfast last month. All employees from all over Washington State and northwest Oregon are invited to attend; there must have been 3-400 people. Everyone is like family; this
Another day of cardmaking fun with Dina Kowal's Brushstroke stamps from Impression Obsession; I also added a Grunge Circle stamp to the mix from IO, designed by Yvonne Blair, and an Open Brush Swirl stamp by Alesa Baker. Cleaning, purging and organizing is a two-fold dichotomy. I find things forgotten about or found; and I'm limited as to what's around my work table because of the ongoing work. I reorganized my stash of IMAGINE Crafts' Amplify! and StazOn Glaze, so Ithought i