Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Susan flew to San Diego to visit her parents. While she was there, she taught 4 classes and helped with a mini-trunk show at Stamping Details in Poway, California. If you live in or find yourself visiting Southern California, treat yourself to a visit there. DiAnn and her friendly staff will help you find whatever you need in their well-stocked store!
Classes were a hit!
Everyone loved the new images from A Pick Me Up supplement!
Classes were a hit!
Everyone loved the new images from A Pick Me Up supplement!
Recently went to Marietta Georgia to Rubber Stamp Fantasy for a trunk show and teaching. We had such a great time with Debbie and Gary Taratoot and their wonderful customers. I did an
evening of demonstrating and then three days of classes. Home Tweet Home was one of the classes we did. It is a double hinged canvas attached to a wooden house (thank you Bob for the great woodwork and assembly at the class). Birds was the theme with stamping, painting, collage, nests, twigs, birds, bird cages, and nesting. Everyones home turned out so well. Here are a few pictures from the class.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I wanted to share this awesome card send to us from Linda at Artful Blossoms on Hillcrest Ridge.
It's using our Screen Door and Leafy Vine stamps, scrapbook paper, black ink, and window screen replacement screen (its soft plastic to touch), black paper clip, and black velvette ribbon.
I love this! Thank you Linda
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Beautifully colored with color pencils and embellished perfectly. I love this sample
by Michelle Bodensteiner (Michelle is one of our sample designers and she makes the images jump off the page.) her use of color and balance is so pleasing to the eye. You can see more of her art on our web site blinedesign.com
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Some of my Christmas cards are religious in nature, others have snowmen or santa, and yet others are like this card and have a
general Christmas theme. It allows me to send cards that fit my
friends and family best. Besides who wants to sit and make 30 of the same card.......
In the new supplement "A Pick Me Up" is a page of Christmas images that I have been having fun working up samples. I love that they work so well with the existing Christmas stamps we already have. The Grandfather Clock with the
mice are my favorite stamps today. I love Christmas, all that it stands for, and how people think of others.
May you have Happy Holidays in your future.
I have just returned from Connecticut where I had the privilege to babysit my 2 year old granddaughter Charlotte. Mom and Dad went away for 4 days to a wedding. We had the best time getting to know each other better and doing everything a two year old loves.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The supplement is in the final stages.
"A Pick Me Up" is a beautiful catalogue with Christmas, Bird lore, vintage children, Silhouettes, and a great image of men to go with so many of our women. My mind is abuzz with ideas. Encouraging card to a friend, sympathy card, an arrangement of framed silhouette chairs, children, and women for my wall.
More to come.........
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I have been frantically working on new images. It's like starting with a blank canvas, then the ideas start coming, weeding, making the supplement beautiful, and then WOW! Here's a sneak peak at a few images.
Friday, August 14, 2009
B LINE DESIGNS SPECIAL OFFER
Necklaces.....back by popular demand, but this time they have a nature theme.
Go to your local store or order on-line. Let them know about the special and order. We have no minimums so the store can special order just what you want without hassle. Heres how it works. Purchase a minimum of $20. of B Line Design stamps and we will send you a necklace. Great way to add to or start your necklace collection. Thanks, Beverly
Friday, July 31, 2009
Here are a couple of great dolls made by Michelle Bodensteiner using B Line Design Stamps in such a creative way. Michelle has a great eye for form, scale, and structure. Color pencils in her hands sing with a creaminess flow.
One of the things I love about allot of Michelle's art is the quirkiness or touch of fun mixed with class. Every detail is thought about and executed.
Hope these sample inspire you as they have me.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A dear friend of mine Michelle Bodensteiner taught me how to color dark areas of a stamp. Like most of you I assumed you would loose detail if you tried to color over a dark area. With color pencils (Berol Prisma Color is the brand I use the most) you can change an image greatly. Just find the right darker color to enhance the black. Works great on eyes, hair, flowers, and in this case a skirt.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Summer, Travel, Cruises, Boating.......
Drop a note to friends who wish they could travel. Let them know your thinking of them and times spent together.
Stamp music repeadly on cream cardstock, stamp Thomas and Bundle of Memories on white cardstock. Shade the cream card stock with ink and a sponge. Color the letters
(which has the name of many of my friends in the return) with color pencils. Cut Thomas and envelopes out and adhere to the background. Finish with Memories.
Summer is here cards are so nice to have with you when you are traveling. Pre-address and stamp the envel0pes so you can just send an update without hassel.
This card is so quick and easy. Find a background paper in a lighter color and stamp with white ink. Stamping in black, stamp Gazebo Bird Cage (then make a mask), stamp Family Tree, Bird Silhouette, and Bird Song.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Laura FB112E makes a great invitation front standing in front of FB110G Retro Bubble background. Layer bubbles on main turquoise card. Stamp Laura,color, cut out, and layer.
On the inside of your card past in all the cook out dinner details you've printed on the computer and your ready to mail.
Best friends are had to come by as well as cards for men and boys. This water colored card is easy and beautiful. Stamp Best Friends, heat set, and watercolor. The background is stamped on white with Columns, colored with color pencils on the columns and then watercolored with truquoise. Layer Best Friends and black card stock on top of background.
Friday, June 26, 2009
We have a Car Cube TP300G that makes the best mans card in short order. Here I layered ochre card stock with black and white card stock that has been staded with a straw stamp pad. Over this stamp Diamond Bar SE217E in black. Stamp white card stock with two of the Car Cube blocks, color with color pencils or pens cut out and edge with black ink. Adhere to straw layer just over the Diamond Bar. Finish off with stamping Sweet Ride from the Sweet Rides quartet TP307F. The card is always appreciated and admired.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Great card for reunion reminder or birthday.
On maroon card stock stamp Crackle Background in lighter color then maroon then stamp postmark collage in a darker shade of maroon. Now stamp Perfect Faith in black, Droplets Strip (color in with white pen), and family (Heritage Quartet). On white card stock, Color Sheet #1, and a page from an old book stamp Open Book. Cut out white card stock image of full book. Cut out top left page of book with child and background. Next cut out top right page with old book. Now layer pages on book and attach to card. Stamp Family Tree in black over book and main card stock. Stamp birds, cut out and attach. For a different look you can stamp Family Tree and Birds on transparency and overlay.
Summer is here and so are cookouts.
What better way to invite family and
friends to a garden cookout then a
beautiful layered card. Stamp your
background in a shade darker then your
paper with Architectural Designs and
Childhood Garden then color lightly with
colored pencils, next stamp it next in black
on light colored card stock then over stamp
it with Childhood Garden. Now stamp Child-
hood Garden and Bird Silhouette in black on
white card stock color with colored pencils,
cut out around flower head and birds. Layer
card with maroon, pink, birds and flowers.