Sunday, November 24, 2013

My New Stamps & Sneak Peeks

This weekend I went to the rubber stamp convention in Newark, CA. I enjoy going to these stamp shows, seeing new products, and watching some of the demos. I especially like the Invoke Arts booth. I came home and couldn't wait to play with my new stamps...I created this little sampler.
I bought the following stamps...
I purchased a few sets from Invoke Arts and one set of washi tape stamps from Close to My Heart. I just love the washi tape stamps - I can now make the exact color washi tape I need with these stamps. Close To My Heart is sold in home parties, and this set was available as a Hostess Reward - luckily someone was selling theirs at the show.

I also love the mixed letters. The stamps are sold unmounted, so I did spend some time mounting them on cling foam and cutting them out individually. You can take the letters and spell out a word on an acrylic block, and then stamp the word repeatedly onto different papers.
I cut out the letters individually and mixed up the background papers and spelled out Artful Play and doodled this piece...
I then photocopied that piece and used it as wrapping paper for a small package I have to send out tomorrow.
Speaking of packages that I'm sending out, I can give you a sneak peek of what I'm been up to lately.

It involves products from Red Lead which they sent me...
and creating some samples from some really fun pieces...
There's so much you can do with these wooden houses.
They also sent me some adorable vintage collage sheets to use.
Below is a picture of a few of the houses that I worked on... 

I'll be able to share all the details soon, along with the finished projects - stay tuned!

I have another sneak peak to share as well.  I started working on my xmas cards...let me just say, "paper napkins."

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. I'm so looking forward to some extra days off. Have a great week, and hope you're spending time with your family and friends enjoying some yummy foods!


  1. Love your "Artful Play" doodle - very cute! Looking forward to seeing what you make from the Red Lead products...I'm sure it will be awesome as I'm sure your Xmas cards will be, too! Can't wait to see!

  2. thanks for sharing your new stamps. love them. congratulations on being asked to develop new ideas for red lead.. it is a great company and your creations are exceptional. lana cano kloch

  3. Connie your holiday cards are so fabulous. Congratulations on being published again and for creating for Red Lead. You are so talented and make the best use of every minute of each day. Shannon Benedetti