Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

March 2013 New Release Stampotique & Blog Hop

Happy Day.

Bubble Bath
Enjoy Today

Today Stampotique and the design team would love to invite you to join us for a BLOG HOP to introduce our new release of stamps. Our design team (as well as a few of the stamp designers) have created some fabulous creations to show off these Amazing new stamps, you are going to LOVE them.
I just know it-!!!

Hop through all the links and leave comments along the way for your chance to win some new stamps. We will choose random commenters and announce on our next challenge with winner who will get some of the new stamps.

If you want an additional chance to win some Stampotique goodies, join us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenges.

If you are just happening upon this blog, you will want to start at Stampotique Designer's Challenge where you can find the master list.

From my blog you will want to hop on over to Carol Fox BLOG-!!

Stampotique Designer's Challenge (The Start)

Libby Hickson

Jane Wetzel

Valerie Wilson

Sam Reed

Nellie van Leeuwen

Gez Butterworth

Polly Bennett

Kira Nichols

France Papillon

Maria Sabina Raita

Susan Davies

Roc Nicholas

Kim Howard

Jennifer Cochran

Jo Capper-Sandon

Kaz Boughton

Sarinda Jones <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE<<<<<<<<<<

Carol Fox

Magda Polakow

Astrid Stulemeijer

Thanks for hopping with us today, We are so looking forward to hearing what stamps are you very favorites from this stamp release.

The Whole March Release Collection can be viewed on the Stampotique website. Go to the column on the left side of page.

Thank you for hopping with us today.... 

I will be making new creations all next week with other stamp designs
so Please stop back by.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SDC89: Triangles. Mini Journal

SDC89: Triangles

It is Stampotique Design Challenge again.... Nellie is our hostess and is challenging us to use at least one triangle in your work. Easy Right?

I worked in my mini journal for this challenge. How I did this is.... I used watercolor paper and drew lines and filled in the triangles then I took watercolor masking fluid and a disposable paint brush and filled in over the pencil lines. Wait for the masking to dry and throw away the disposable brush. Now the fun part. Using my water brush and watercolors just played with color. Once the paint is dry you can roll off the masking off and erase the pencil lines.

Stamped the edges of the paper with light gray and medium gray ink with Stampotique Stamp Honeycomb Background.

Then stamped Mary onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers then fussy cut her out. Stamped another image of Mary onto the Triangle watercolor paper so that you can see all her details. Glue Mary onto the top of the stamped image on the watercolor. Then give her a shadow with Copic markers. Adhere the Thicker Sicker letters and Date stamp.

Hope you are able to play along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week. You do not need to use Stampotique Stamps. You have a chance to win $30 in a gift certificate to Stampotique Originals Stamps.

Enjoy your creative day.

Cloth Paper Scissors Tunnel Book Challenge 2013

"Art On The Cellular Level"

Good Morning-!

I wanted to share what I have been working on for the last few weeks for the Cloth Paper Scissors Tunnel Book Challenge.

"Art On The Cellular Level"

This book is 5"x5"x5/8"
I have been fascinated with cells and the appearance of scientific imagery, as though we are peering into the cell or perhaps floating through the cell. The cell structures of this book are hand cut card stock and sandwiched between two pieces of black card stock windows. There are 5 Pages in all with decreasing smaller windows as you flip through the book. On the last page there is the word "Art" cut out of the black card stock and doodled cells on the pink card stock, within the word "Art". This also speaks to the fact that Art is not an option for me. It is a must and I have a constant yearning to create.

I hope you will have a creative day to the cellular level.

Dylusions Heaven...

Helllllloooooo My Lovelies....

And Yes I am speaking to my New Dylusions Sprays-!!!
 and of course my new Distress Stickles DRY GLITTER-! in Extra Large.

I received these yesterday after waiting since CHA. I am SO SO EXCITED and Yet a little sad that I am working on a deadline and have no time to play with them in their beautiful sandbox. 

Yet, My little beauties... as the quote says, "The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces". This will be your fate very soon.

More to come.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge

 Happy Monday to you...

I am playing along with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge and wanted to show you how much fun this project is..... You can use these on a card as an extra gift, on a bag,  a magnet to enjoy at the office or on your coat. Hopefully we won't need our coats too much longer. Tim has had snow in Arizona..... WOW.

You have til March 22nd to upload your projects and you could win $100 in Tim Holtz Prizes.
Here is what I used on my Flower.
Have a great day.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and

Hello Crafties and Happy Weekend to you.

Can you believe that wedding season is just right around the corner? I have started the planning  process for all the events coming up. In preparation I created this card with  Teresa Collins Vintage Finds I Want It All Bundle from  I added the base card stock, the ribbon and twine. I am so in love with the pearl and crystal embellishment. Just love it.

Also, I know that is now receiving a lot of new products from CHA. I need to go trough and add to my shopping cart. Some really fun Wood Embellishments.

Have a wonderful creative weekend.
Fotobella Design Team Member

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge Bracelet

Hello Lovelies....
I am sharing a mixed media bracelet that I made for a friend. I used a lot of Vintaj findings, a sewing notion as a clasp and some vintage papers under Ranger Crackle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SDC88: Text All About It


Stampotique Designers Challenge starts today..... YEah. I love Stampotiqe Day_!!!

This challenge is about using Text in your work. In your journal, in a tag, card OR a 3D item.
I went with a simple look to my tag and used chipboard as my tag base added an eyelet, string and some Studio Calico wood Hexagons. Added the text from my Brother's Grimm Fairytale book. It seems very appropriate to use with with Stampotique Stamps don't you think? Distressed the edges with Distress ink Vintage Photo.

The Stamps I used are:

I hope you will play along in the challenge this week. You do not need to use Stampotique stamps to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate to Stampotique Originals.
Have a fun day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Mind's Eye Card Tutorial and

Mind's Eye You Have My Whole Heart Card Tutorial

 Hello Crafties.....

I have a quick card tutorial using  
I want it all bundle from
 This is a great card for Valentine's Day.

What you will need:

·       Striped Paper
·       Bakers Twine
·       “Remember” Chipboard Sticker
·       Rose Clip
·       “You Have My Hear” Dimensional Sticker
·       White Card Stock
·       Distress Stain in Evergreen Bough and Worn Lipstick. Any ink pads, watercolor or markers will do.
·       Glitter in Clear and Pink
·       Multi Medium Gloss
·       Dimensional tape
·      Glue
·       Paper Trimmer
·       Scallop Edger Punch
·    Scissors

Step 1:
Cutting- Cut card base out of white card stock 8”x 4” Score at 4”. Cut accent paper in striped pink at 3.5” x3.5”. Cut two strips of white card stock 7/8”x 3.5”.

Step 2:    
Take strips and use scalloped edge punch one edge. Paint Distress Stains in Worn Lipstick and Evergreen Bough strips, let dry. Coat strips with Multi Medium Gloss add pink glitter to the Worn Lipstick strip then add clear glitter to the Evergreen Bough. Let Dry.
Step 3:
  Gather embellishments. Rose clip, ”You Have My Whole Heart” Dimensional sticker, bakers twine, “Remember” Chipboard Sticker. Cut off 7/8” off left side. Set aside for later.

Step 4:     
Assemble base elements. Glue glitter strips to the left side of striped 3.5” x 3.5” paper. Tie both of the bakers twine at the seam of the glitter strips and stripe card stock. Add dimensional tape to the back. Then adhere to the white card stock base.

Step 5:    
Assemble top elements.  Add chipboard sticker to the right edge of the glitter strips. Then add the rose clip to the upper right of the dimensional sticker and place sticker onto the chipboard sticker just above the word remember.

Step 6:
Congratulations. You have completed a stunning card.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Laugh a Little More....

Happy Valentine's Day-!!

I love to laugh out loud and often. Just makes things feel alright.
My wish for you today is to Laugh often with the ones that you love.
Brilliant, Right?!

This pendant was made with a leftover watercolor that I had done recently. I glued it down onto a bit of wood piece that I found at the craft store. Stamped the Chick of "Starbird with Chick" stamp in Stazon black ink. Added the Laugh text from a Tim Holtz ChitChat book. Then I used Ice Resin to cap once dry about 24 hours I added the bail to the back of the wood with E6000.

Cloth Paper Scissors CREATE flag challenge

This is a flag that I created that will hang at the Cloth Paper Scissors CREATE Retreat in 2013. 
You can see my color inspiration below that I used from Design Seeds. I love their site.
Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dream A Mountain

Hello Crafties....
I wanted to share the Cloth Paper Scissors February Color Challenge using two or more of these colors below.

I have to say that this was a fun challenge for me... and color is what gets me creative.

What I have done on this canvas is gesso'd it about 5 times then sanded in between each gesso application. This took the longest to do. Then using acrylic paint and H20 I created the two aqua color mountains. Using my new favorite Stencil (Sea foam) from Artistcellar then using Pan Pastels added the bright green and berry color.


My Mind's Eye "Be Happy" Tag and

 Hello Again....

Sarinda here with a tag that I had so much fun doing.


Don't be afraid to tear your paper.... 
I think the torn edges makes this whole tag pop. 
It has a shabby feel yet still refined.

Also- I wanted to share a photo I was able to get with Mr. Tim Holtz at CHA after his amazing class.
Thanks for this amazing opportunity to go to CHA.

Take Care-

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tim Holtz February Tag 2013

Hope your weekend was wonderful...

I was able to get into the art studio after teaching a wearables glass class on Saturday. Yeah.
Thought I would show you what I made Saturday with the loot that I received  from winning the Tim's January tag.

Tim and Mario so generously gave away the Mini BluePrints CMS146 it has 12 smaller stamps that are just the perfect size. I was so excited to have these, I was doing the Happy Bunny dance for sure. I think that their generosity is amazing and I can see all the efforts that they make goes beyond our expectations. A sincere and warm thank you to both Tim and Mario for all they do.

 I used the cupid stamp on a wooden blank and colored it with copic markers then caped it in Glossy Accents then added just a bit of iridescent glitter to the top. The rest of the tag was basically following Tim's instructions on his site. I of course used some texture fades with black Kraft-Core Core'dinations. And I had to use the pawn... It made me giggle.

Hope you can find some time to play along and create a tag for February. I quite enjoyed it.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Mind's Eye "Be Happy" Layout and

Good Morning.....

I hope this post finds you well.

Sarinda here with a layout using  
 I wanted to do a page that was a tribute to my partner. He is the most supportive, kind person and the best Dad I know. He is a musician and performing is when he is the happiest. Here is a saying that speaks loudly to us.
Face the brilliance of you most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
Wishing you a creative day even if it is only in your minds eye.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SDC86: Color Challenge

 Hello Everyone.

It is time for Stampotique Designers Challenge. My team mate Jenn Cochran is hosting and asking us to play with specific colors "Colors of Love"- Red, Pink & White. I have to say that I am always a fan of color challenges. 

I had a great time with this one. I knew that I wanted to use mostly white with hints of the other two colors. So naturally I also went with a lot of texture with the piece. Using crackle paint on chipboard as the background and on the heart. Yet adding a hint of color to the heart with Distress Stains Victorian Velvet. The stamp I used was KeyKeeper by Kira Nichols. Just love Kira's drawings and monsters. They make me giggle every time.

Hope you can jump over to Stampotique Designers Challenge and play along. You could win some of these great stamps.

Wishing your fingers to be very inky.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thanks Tim Holtz and Mario

Here is my prize for winning the January tag. Oh my I am so in love with the smaller sized stamps. Just in time for the Valentine's February tag.

So generous.
Thanks again.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winner of January Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013....

Ohhhh. I have exciting news to share...

I was one in 12 that won the January 12 tags of 2013 Tim Holtz Challenge. I am So Looking forward to what goodies will be arriving in the mail. I have to say that I am shocked... there were so many wonderful tags that were out of this world... Congrats to all the other winners.
Thank You Tim Holtz and Mario.
Again thank you for all your support over the years. Here is the link to the tag that won.