Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SDC48: CASE a Stampotique Designer

Welcome back to Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  You all rocked the altered items challenge, there were so many different things from cheese boxes to candles to boxes.

Kate's top 3 picks for the altered challenge are:
(please e-mail for the challenge favorite badge)

I love the beautiful gothic monochrome colouring on Moth Fab on the cover of this altered notebook, and the black glitter hair is perfect!

The bright colours of this one really caught my eye, and the wings - I just love the wings! Such a great way to alter a clothing tag.

The placing of the image inside the circles work so well on this altered Salsa jar, and I love the neon green.
and our random winner of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps is:
(e-mail with SDC47 Winner in subject line)

#17 Janet

Congratulations to our top 3 picks and our random winner!

Today we are trying a little bit different challenge here at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

This week Kim is challenging you to CASE one of the Stampotique Designer's.  What is a CASE?  Copy and Steal Everything.  Pick out a favorite from any of the Stampotique Designer's blogs or here on this blog and make sure you link to the one you are copying so we can see.  We understand you may not have ALL of the stamps, but try to do your best to re-create with what you have.

Kim was inspired by Joanne Wardle and her clean & simple style and one layer cards.

I love Kate Crane's colorful backgrounds. I was inspired by her when I made this card.

Maria's artwork takes Vicki Garrett's Breath Away

Willy Anderson CASE'ing Kim

Gez Butterworth CASE'ing Kaz
Jane Wetzel CASE'ing Jo
Joanne Wardle CASE'ing Kate
Kate Crane CASE'ing Willie
Kaz Boughton CASE'ing Willy
Maria Sabina Raita CASE'ing Kate

Nellie van Leeuwen CASE'ing Kaz

Valerie Wilson CASE'ing Jane
 Join us by linking via InLinkz below with your CASE'd creation.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Introducing our February Guest Designer- Dina Wakley

 We have some exciting guest designers lined up for 2012 and without further delay, introducing our February Guest Designer, Dina Wakley.

 I am Dina Wakley and I live in Glendale, AZ with my hubby and 3 fellas. I love everything about art...making it, learning about it, teaching it. A fun tidbit...many years ago, I heard about this strange craft called "stamping," and I found a local store and wandered in. That store happened to be Stampotique (back when Carol had a retail location). I stood in the store and I must have looked overwhelmed, because the amazing and kind owner, Carol, asked me if I wanted to take a beginner's class. I said yes, and I signed up right then. I remember it cost $10.  And that, my friends, is the beginning of it all! I had been scrapbooking for a couple of years, but stamping was a whole new ball game. Stamping led to art journaling and mixed media....and to where I am today. I had little disposable income but I was seriously addicted to Carol's store, so I sold old CDs and books at used bookstores and then high-tailed it over to the store to spend my cash. I think I went to the store two to three times a week. Finally Carol said to me, "I think we're becoming friends..." hee hee. I adore Jim & Carol and love all things Stampotique!

You can visit me on my website:

Here is a colorful creation from Dina: