Monday, November 13, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

Dusting off my blog here, sorry I have been away so long. Life and my kiddos being busier and busier, the time flies!

Over on Dream in Darkness I  have a colorful Sugar Skull card! Hope you hop over and check it out and play along too! We'd love to see your darker or quirky odd makes!

Shameless plug, I used the Sugar skull stamp designed by Michelle Frae Cummings for my shop at Sin City Stamps :)

Have a fantastic day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Smeared Ink Reunion Blog Hop~July 2017


So sorry I have been away again! Wow as always the time is just flying, scary!

I had to dust off this blog and come back because Smeared Ink is having a Reunion today via an awesome blog hop! I have lots n lots of happy memories due in large part to the sister ladies of Smeared Ink. 31 Days of Halloween led me onto the path of creating and creating and playing and finding a "me" something, and another pathway to a new business so big hugs and thanks to you Tori and Terra :)

Here is the fabulous blog hop list! Hop along and be inspired!

Leigh SB Designs
 ​Dream In Darkness
 ​Ike Kelli

I made a postcard using the wicked Jester Jack rubber stamp by Smeared Ink. I'm very happy to have a few of their rubber stamps :) It is a mixed media collage with acrylic paints and coloring pencils, three SI rubber stamps and oh yeah, some ink smeared along the edges!

Have a great day and thanks so much for hopping over!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sin City Stamps~May National Craft Month & Blog Hop!

Welcome to May!

Wow! This year is flying by!

Today we are having a fun little blog hop at Sin City Stamps to celebrate National Craft Month! So get your crafty hat on and get ready to play! There are lots of fun projects along the way, hope you will be inspired to just play, make your crafty heart happy!

We are also giving away some little treats along the way, so please follow each blog and leave some comment love. I will be sure to return the bloggy love :)

 This post contains links to my shop at Sin City Stamps.
I made this art tag using some of my favorite Sin City Stamps.

and a bit closer

Thanks for looking!

Now I hope you have time to follow along in our Hop, the Hop list can be found HERE
Make sure to follow each blog and leave some comment love for a chance to win a crafty treat!

Have an awesome day!

Fabulous New Release red rubber stamps, shipping now!
Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis, Monique van Dijk and Katie Lamb
Sin City Stamps

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sin City Stamps Sugar Skull Blog Hop!


Welcome to our Sugar Skull Blog Hop for Sin City Stamps! Get comfy and grab your favorite beverage, are you ready to hop along and be inspired? The team has made so many awesome projects to share today and inspire you to create!

This post contains links to my shop Sin City Stamps and my Challenge blog Dream in Darkness.

The star of our Hop is the wonderful Sugar Skull sheet designed by our very own Michelle Frae Cummings!

So off you go, hop to it! We have teamed up with the Dream in Darkness Challenge team and the Sin City Stamps Inspiration team to bring you loaddddsss of eye candy!

Leave some love along the way and you will have a chance to win a prize! Details here:

"The premise of this blog hop is for you to meet our in house Inspiration team members along with a few guest members, discover more ways to create with these stamps and possibly win a set for yourself!

No matter where you have started, to qualify to win your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp set, (we are giving away 3!) we ask that you visit each of the blogs participating, leave a nice comment and then come back to the Sin City Blog and let us know which blog projects you liked the most and why.

The blog hop will end on the 27th and the 3 winners will be announced on the Sin City blog and on our FB Fan Group on March 28th.

Now on to the show!!

Please click each photo to see it a bit bigger.

I made a mixed media canvas to share today. The substrate is an upcycled dollar store MDF plaque.

A bit like Monique, who used clay to stamp into, I covered the base with DecoArt Modelling Paste. Once the surface was spongy, I was able to stamp into it with my Sin City Sugar Skull stamps.

Once totally dry, I started to layer up DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in many different colors. I edged the canvas with DecoArt Carbon Black and Prussian Blue. I also used Prussian Blue over some of the surface texture. The highlights are DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Gold.

The layering and dry brushing helps bring out all the fabulous texture!

The last step was to apply DecoArt Antiquing Cream to get the nice patina. 

I stamped the Sugar Skull with Ranger Archival Ink onto Bristol Board. She is colored with various gel pens. 

That's it from me!
I hope you enjoy this Hop!

Check out the Sin City Stamps store HERE
Sin City Stamps Inspiration Blog HERE

Have a fabulous day!

By Michelle Frae Cummings available HERE

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sending Smiles! New Mailart Rubber Stamp Set by Rick St Dennis MFA at SIN CITY STAMPS!

Hello Hello!

Long time no see! I have missed all of you and seeing all your amazing projects!

Please forgive me for letting my lil blog fall behind! I have a good excuse, really I do! Some of you may remember late last year I bought a small business called Sin City Stamps. We make and sell real red rubber stamps and ship them out ourselves, all made in the USA. This post contains links to my shop.

Well, this weekend we launched our very first brand new design, a stamp plate, called Sending Smiles,  hand drawn by Rick St Dennis MFA!  It's now available to order in my shop, Sin City Stamps. In fact, right now until March 20 you can purchase the plate for 14.99 +shipping, after that it goes up to 18.99. Rick has also offered a special incentive, everyone that buys Sending Smiles will be entered into a random drawing for a piece of mailart drawn, dated and signed by Rick himself! How cool is that??

Without further is the plate and a sample piece of mailart I colored using my Prismacolor pencils.

Warning...picture heavy! Click each one to see it a bit bigger! :)

This is a regular paper white envelope, 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches.

Love this bird!

Silly Cat!

Back flap of envelope

This was so fun to color and I loved just using color!
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Brutus Monroe New Releases & Round Up of Projects


How are you today!

So sorry I have neglected my little blogspot here lately, so today I just wanted to play a bit of catch up!

First things first, there is a brand new release of some absolutely amazing Brutus Monroe stamps and goodies this weekend! So check it out! Click HERE for your magical transport!

Here are some of my previous projects made just for Brutus Monroe. Have an awesome weekend!


February Stamp Club, love this bicycle!

My  Hero

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Stamp Club~Brutus Monroe Kraft Bag on the Blog Today!

Hey There!

Happy Tuesday!

I have a project to share over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today :)
Hope you have time to take a look and leave some love :)

Have a amazing day!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017! New Challenge & Canvas for Dream in Darkness


Welcome 2017!

Today we started a new challenge for the new month and new year on my Challenge Blog, Dream in Darkness! Yay! This month and next we have the awesome Seth Apter as our sponsor. Seth was very kind and provided some stuff for the team to play with and a prize to award the Challenge Winner as as well. If you are not familiar with his art, I encourage you to check out his blog, The Altered Page, like ASAP :)

I made a canvas for my project today. It is roughly 7"x 7". I found it at the dollar store. I used lots of my painty staples by DecoArt, Grumbacher and one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps.

Rain makes me happy as do circles, so this is really from my heart to yours <3 

Ready for lots more closer photos? Here we go! You can click each one to see a bit bigger!

I used DecoArt modeling paste to stencil Truths over the background texture. It is a wonderful heavy paste that gets the job done very well!

Once dry I painted Perfect Pearls over the paste to bring in shine.

Raindrops made of hot glue trails work so well next to the Drip Drop die set.  I used the die to cut the black paper cut behind Umbrella Man. I used the space vacated by the die cut as a stencil to repeat the pattern in paint on the background. I direct stamped the Word Salad stamp on the canvas and on the die cut too.

I heat embossed in white to add more pop and even more texture!

To make Reveal, I stamped through the stencil with the Word Salad stamp. Then I cut out the letters.

Stencil Girl Club Seth Apter stencil

Seth dies & stamp

Thanks for reading this far! Have an amazing 2017!