off the wall // recycled artwork

How do you get from this……………

to this…….?

You use some fabulous myStampBOX stamp sets, that’s how!!!!!!
Here’s a list of favourites that I used for this project:
Lovely Houses, Enjoy your latte!, Repeat After Me, Striped Stems, symbols, Sigh Gush Gasp, Snapshot, What’s your number?,  Border Lines, Itty Bittys, Neighborhoods, Floating Leaves & Colorful Companions.

Now I just have…  |  read more »

Colour Challenge

We’ve been blessed here in SouthWestern Ontario this winter – the weather has been unseasonably warm!
Up until this week, anyways!  Brrrrr… temperatures have dropped and already, I can’t wait until summer!
So, to warm up our spirits and brighten up our days until it arrives, I have a bright and cheery colour challenge to share with…  |  read more »

Colourful canvas

Sometimes you just need to create for the sake of creating. I have an art journal that I use for this purpose, but I haven’t cracked it open for quite some time now. I was really beginning to feel a need to play with inks, paints and Glimmer Mists, so I decided that it would…  |  read more »

Quick and Easy

If you are like me life just seems to be so busy.  Sometimes it is just hard to find the time to sit down and make a card for someone.
Well today I am going to show you how to make a quick and easy card that I think still has impact.

1. Make a standard A2…  |  read more »

Show & Tell

Hello, happy stampers!
Today, I want to share a canvas that I created, after reading this quote:
“Every artist was first an amateur.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It felt good to get inky and painty!  It’s been so long since I’ve worked with any mixed media so I eased into it with a small 4″x4″ canvas:

I…  |  read more »

Challenge Day:Embossing

I was using some corrugated chipboard elements on my layout and I just didn’t want to use them “raw” they way they came.
I thought that I would ink them up so they would stand out but I wanted more. I wanted them to “pop”. Here is where I took out my stamps and stamped directly…  |  read more »

I wear my heart on my sleeve.

Being a really terrible hoarder as I’m sure most of us are, I’ve managed to hoard a huge collection of different quilting fabrics.  I no longer quilt but I do try to incorporate these fabrics into my mixed media projects and one of these projects recently was to make cuff bracelets. 

These are so easy to…  |  read more »

Lunchbox Love Notes

Last week, I made the mistake of making my kids a few cute lunchbox notes. They loved them. I say mistake because now they want me to make them for every lunch! And I am not permitted to reuse them lol! So I need to make stacks at a time. I pulled together some basic…  |  read more »

Card Box Tutorial

Hello everyone!
It’s Sue and I’m going to share a fun tutorial to make this quick and easy hostess gift.

To start, you’ll need patterned paper scraps; a sheet of coordinating cardstock (8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12); a scoring board or blade trimmer and stylus; scissors, your favourite myStamp BOX stamps; coordinating inks; punches; a…  |  read more »

How small can you go?

I love to make mini albums, they’re so cute and decorative and great conversation books.  Occasionally though it can be a challenge to find ways to incorporate stamping on some of the pages when they’re so small.
This mini proved to be just that so I had to find cunning ways to use my favourite stamps…  |  read more »