Friday, February 28, 2014

documented life project

this week's prompt with the documented life project was to recycle something in your collage.  this was right up my alley because i love to reuse things.  i was happy cutting up my magazines and incorporating elements into my art this week.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

new kit by tumble fish studio

over at deviant scrap, tumble fish studio has released a new kit called dreams yonder.  it is filled with amazing images.  check it out here!

roc nicholas rubber stamps guest designer

meet coby van willigenburg.  she is the roc nicholas rubber stamp team's first guest designer.  we are happy to have her.  coby lives in a small village in the netherlands.  she has been married for 36 years to ben and they have two daughters, with partners, and 3 grandchildren, and another on the way.  coby enjoys spending time with her nearby family.

she loves playing with ink, paint and stamps. she takes as many workshops as she can because she loves learning new techniques.  it's almost two years that coby has been addicted to stampotique rubber stamps. she says this is where she discovered roc nicholas rubber stamps and enjoys using them in her artwork.
she used my bird lady rubber stamp

she used my stacked love stamp and my flying heart stamp

if you'd like to see more of coby's work you can visit her blog by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

documented life project

yup...that's lorraine bell from the widely successful documented life project!  i got to see her own personal dlp planner.  what a treat that was!  and speaking of the project....... is my week 8 documented life project.  the prompt was to add a flap to a flap. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

look who i got to meet

joanne sharpe was in the villages,  florida  this past weekend teaching classes at she scrapbooks.  how fun to get to meet her and take one of her classes!

Monday, February 24, 2014

stampotique time

mondays sure do come around quickly these days.  here is a postcard i did for the stampotique designer blog.  i used my little church rubber stamp to make it.  i stamped it on magazine pages i painted.  then cut it out and stitched it on.  i'm quite fond of how it turned it out.  hopefully all of your important questions will be answered this year.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team posting

it's jane's turn to post for the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team.  she used my stacked cups stamp in such a great way! don't you agree?  to see more about this piece, as well as jane's other work, click here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

what's happening at rubberstampmadness magazine

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? Artists and crafters submitting to RubberStampMadness let them out. Now numerous canines are howling and having a great time inside the magazine's Spring Issue. Also included inside are stories about stamping on acetate, making art quilts, "snail mail" cards, adding glitz to stamp art, embossing on black paper and artwork from the House-Shape Challenge. A call for Collage stamp art and artwork about Ghosts is set. RSM welcomes your submissions. Find details here:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


some how i missed picking a winner for my car full of people postcard from the beginning of february.  sorry about that, but as promised, it IS a give away, so i drew a name today.

the winner is.....

Blogger bockel24 said...
oh yes, Roc, please count me in - it´s fabulous!

please email me your address!  

Monday, February 17, 2014

stampotique designer blog

it's monday once again and i've made a postcard for the stampotique designer's blog.  i used a few of my rubber stamps to create this piece:  learning to fly, roc's angel, and scalloped lace border.

i used ranger paints for the background color and added some marker color here and there.  it is all paper pieced and stitched.

i'll be using this postcard for the roc nicholas rubber stamp facebook page postcard exchange.  if you'd like to join in on the fun, click here

Sunday, February 16, 2014

new tumble fish studio kit at deviant scrap

all images from new MUSEUM kit by tumble fish studio at deviant scrap

and the winner is.......

Blogger Joni Kix said...
That envelope is a wonderful piece of art! I'd love to receive it!. My next stamp purshase is going to be your Feline stamp. You are so talented! It is adorable!

congratulations joni.  please email me and give me your address.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

it's renee's turn to post her roc nicholas rubber stamp design.  she used the flying heart in so many creative ways!  love how she altered the bird princess, taking out the bird and putting a heart in it's place.  to learn more about this piece,  or see more or renee's work, you can click here to go to her blog.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

wednesday - what?

today i am working on the documented life project prompt.  you are suppose to use a repeating pattern.  i guess it's pretty obvious what i picked.  i love circles and polka dots.  i still have a few things i want to do to finish it but it's starting to take shape at least.

Monday, February 10, 2014

it's monday......and a give away

it's time for my blog post over on the stampotique designer's blog.  today i'm bringing you another altered envelope.  i'm totally addicted to making these!  i just cannot seem to get enough of this kind of art.  i think part of it is because i actually get to send most of them to someone to brighten their day.
to make it i used my rubber stamps b grateful and heart vine.  you can see more of my rubber stamps by clicking here.  if you'd like to join in on the fun with using my rubber stamps and get loads of inspiration from other truly talented people you can join my roc nicholas rubber stamp page on facebook.  i'd love to see you there!
if you'd like to win this envelope all you have to do is leave a comment about what rubber stamp you'd like to get next to add to your collection!  i'll pick a random winner on february 16th.  make sure i have a way of getting in touch with you or i'll pick another name.  good luck to you!

Friday, February 7, 2014

roc nicholas design team posting

look what cathy has created for the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team this month.  i "love" how she used my love rubber stamp!  if you need this love stamp you can get it here.  to see more of cathy's work you can head on over to her blog

if you'd like to post any of your roc nicholas stamp designs please do so on the roc nicholas rubber stamp page on facebook.  i'd love to see what you are creating with my rubber stamps!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

new kit at deviant scrap

there is a new collaborative kit released at deviant scrap by tumble fish studio and nancy baumiller.  all images on this postcard are from those two kits. 

postcard exchange

postcard exchange

swap:  postcard exchange
mailing due date:  march 7, 2014

this will be a postcard exchange open to all the members of the roc nicholas rubber stamp group on facebook.  your postcard will be 4 in x 6 in in size.  you will need to use a roc nicholas rubber stamp as your main image on the postcard.  you will make one postcard to send to someone and you will receive one postcard from someone.

when your postcard is finished, please upload it to the roc nicholas facebook page.  this is proof you made your postcard and are ready to go.  as long as your postcard is uploaded by midnight (EST) on march 3rd you will be eligible to play.

i will be selecting your mailing partners (if even numbers sign up) or a mailing list (for odd numbered play) on march 4th, by random name draw.  the mailing day will be march 7th, so this will give you three days to get in touch with your partner and obtain their mailing address and mail out your postcard. 

when you sign up i will add your name to the file.  if you can't see your commitment through, please do not sign up.  also, there is a chance your partner will be overseas.  if the postage of overseas is an issue please don't sign up.  we don't want anyone to be disappointed in not receiving their postcard.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

wednesday - what?

some digital collage images used were from tumble fish studio @ deviant scrap

on my desk today i'm putting the finishing touches (if there is ever an end to doodling) in my documented life planner.  this week the prompt was finding something on pinterest to use as your inspiration, or finding an artist you are inspired by.  i am probably the only person out there that doesn't spend time on pinterest.  so this week i just skipped the prompt and made my own art. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

stampotique challenge time

 i created this altered envelope for my post today over at the stampotique deisgner blog.  i used my rubber stamps monster for the face and for the wings i used my rubber stamp flying bird.  it's easy to use my rubber stamps to cut them apart and use bits and pieces to form something totally new and unique.  i hope you try it soon!
to see more of my rubber stamps head on over to stampotique by clicking here. i'd love to see what you make by mixing up my stamps.
if you would like to post on my rubber stamp facebook page you can do so by clicking here.  i'd love for you to join in on the fun!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

roc nicholas design team posting

here is another roc nicholas design team member posting from corrie.  she used my just be u stamp and look how clever she was with stamping just the birds for the wire up above.  i love that!  i may have to take that idea for my art at some point in time.  to see more about this piece be sure to visit corrie's blog.