Saturday, May 15, 2010
It is always wonderful to see B Line Design stamps in another artists work. Cheryl Valadez at The Ink Trap http://www.inktrap.blogspot.com has posted some beautiful samples you should check out. Thank you Cheryl
I'm back...... I have been with our son's family for 5 weeks helping with our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Charlotte during the birth of our identical twin grandsons, Dylan and Beckett. Everyone is healthy and they are a beautiful family. Now we are just scrambling to get caught up on orders. More posts to follow soon.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Rosemary from South Carolina has sent some wonderful samples that I wanted to share with you. The top sample uses Tick, Tick, Tick stamped on card stock and spritzed for texture. Next she stamped on several colors of card stock that she cut out clock faces and layered so beautifully. The middle sample uses Wee Travelers, Manor Fence and snaps used in such a clever way with the punched flowers. The bottom sample incorporates Time Passages and Tick, Tick, Tick in subtle colors set off with a silver colored charm. Great Job Rosemary. Thank you!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Jewelry can be added to your vignette or can be used as the base for your whole piece (pocket watch). What is junk to one person (yes my family has been instructed to call my friends when I pass because they think most of my findings are junk) is treasure to another. The pocket watch faces are cracked and brought the price down. I think it will just add charcter to the finished piece of art.
Vintage ladies wrist watches remind me of my mother and are making a home on a beautiful hand in my bedroom.
Do you get an itch every so often to rummage through the tables at the local flee market or antique mall. Yesterday was just such a day for me and here are my finds and some ideas. The first purchase was tea cups and saucers. I am going to add some raffia in the bottom of the cup, a nice tea bag, then a couple of stamps, wrap in clear paper, and add a tag. Then send to a dear friend or a customer needing a door prize. They were $2 a set and very beautiful.
Friday, February 12, 2010
In my youth I dreamt of traveling to Europe and beyond. The books I read and the pictures warmed my heart. Finally traveling, meeting the people, eating the foods, seeing the history, the art, and the architecture has only deepened my romance. To express this passion. ART
I hope you enjoy and dream!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It is truly wonderful to have dear friends and I am happy to say one of mine is Susan Mostek. Susan has a busy life with her husband, two children, Ginger the dog, extended family, many friends and church but still finds time to do so much in the art world. She teaches, demonstrates for B Line Designs, is a member of an art group, and still has the time to make beautiful samples for us. Thank you!
Susan and I took the opportunity to head off to CHA in California and had a great time. Seeing friends, demonstrating, learning new techniques, and getting inspired. Here are some of Susan's samples that where displayed at the show.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I'd like to introduce you to a really great stamper. Clare Howell is from the San Diego, California area and works at Stamping Details. She is such fun to be around and really talented. She bleach stamped her clothing for CHA with B Line Design stamps and they were awesome.
Thank you Clare for getting our images out there. :)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Stampaway USA is a great stamping convention in Ohio every August. We are happy to announce we will have a booth and we are already making preparations. Here is a gift certificate that will be awarded at the show using some stamps from our March 1st release "Tattered Damask".
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Man and his best friend are captured in these sample by Michelle Bodensteiner. From Aiden with a leash on his dog and sentiments about the importance of one person, to the fun loving card about a missing husband and dog, Michelle has captured the spirit of the men in our lives. My hope is that her creativity will inspire you to make cards for the men and boys in your life. Check out our catalogue "A Pick Me Up" to see many of the images. Thank you Michelle for putting so much of yourself into each and everyone of the projects.
Friday, January 29, 2010
We have a new supplement that is to be released March 1st. I love how the designs came out and am excited to present them to you. Here is the cover and the rest will follow very soon...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here are a few more of Michelle's beautiful cards. She has used the images in such clever settings. Make sure you click on each to see all the details.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
CHA was a grand time to see B Line Designs in person, see great demonstrations by Susan Mostek and Beverly Seymour. The other awesome sight were all the great cards by Michelle Bodensteiner. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
The Craft Hobby Association (CHA) puts on a wholesale show twice a year for the stores to see and purchase the latest ideas and products. Last summer and this January they also had a retail show. We were invited to demonstrate and show our stamps with Stamping Details from Poway (San Diego). DiAnn put together a gathering of several designers Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes, Nathalie Metivier of Magenta, Micheal Strong Designs, Tracy Weinzapfel of Helmar, Candy Rusmisel of BC Ventures, and Susan Mostek and myself from B Line Designs.
We all had a grand time meeting so many fans of B Line Designs. Thank you to DiAnne and Michael for such a great time.