The look of an old world tile can be made with some stamps, ink and paper. Inspired by a friend and their love of Italy. Love of food, family and fond memories. Things to be cherished in the everyday.
For compete directions on this project, check out Ranger Inks Yahoo Group.
For tutorial in PDF, click here
Often what we think of as mistakes can really be usable when we look at them differently. In taking pieces of a scene, a stamped image or drawing and putting them into blocked tiles can give a whole new look. These are coated with 3 layers of clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to give the look of an actual tile (can be seen much better in person) Try it with random pieces of your “mistakes”.
It only takes a moment to show someone you care. A kind word of encouragement, a smile a note to let someone know you are thinking of them and that we are grateful for them. Let’s not focus on what our losses, but on the wonderful things we do have. Each of us have many blessings to be counted.
Finally…….after many submissions, One of my cards was chosen to be in the latest issue of Rubber Stamp Madness magazine! With fewer stamp magazines on the market these days, it’s become increasingly difficult to be published in one.
This is an offbeat style magazine and as such, my card includes a moose wearing lipstick and pearls! On paper, anything goes.
Now it’s on to Holiday cards, time is running out!
All the best,
DianeFor tutorial in PDF, click here
Time seems to be getting the best of all of us. As the summer winds down and we look ahead. We all wonder where the time has gone. We need to remember to not waste a
moment of time. Time is precious and it’s something we can never retrieve once it’s gone. Take time to make a difference in someone’s day, A hug, a smile, a word of praise or appreciation. “teach us to count our days, make our days count”
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Here is a card I made using Stampscapes stamps. The card was made for my brother-in-law Philip, who just have quadruple bypass surgery and has a new lease on life. The doctors are amazed at his recovery! “you can’t keep a good Irishman down!”
Check out an addition to the Websites of Interest section. I added my cousin’s stamp store in Seattle WA.
She also has an online store for stamps, inks and supplies. I hope to make it out there someday but until I do, it’s nice to know that she can fix me up with whatever I need.
Looking forward to March and to see begining sign of spring.
My creative journey began in 2001 when a friend introduced me to the world of Rubber Stamps. I was instantly addicted. Although I had been a life long crafter, there was something different about this. My mind was constantly flooded with ideas. My hands could not keep up with what was in my head.
Two years later I received an offer to work at a Rubber Stamp store. What a journey that has been. I have grown tremendously and met some super people. I have had a blast , I’ve traveled, learned and laughed a lot. It has truly been a privilege.
Now, in 2009, as I say good-bye. My journey continues to destination unknown. I know that God has given me this gift of creativity. I don’t know what my next steps will be but hope you join me on the road to creative destinations.