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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stampotique Fall 2013 Release and Blog Hop


Some of you may have already heard, but Stampotique Originals has some fabulous new designs being released today. Wait until you see these!!

We know we say that every time, but each release seems to come with such great new stamps it's hard not to find a favorite with each new release. We've been bursting at the seams to share these with you.

This month, we also are introducing a brand new artist. Her name is Linda Peterson and we think a lot of you are going to love her line of stamps, they are darling.

So Hop along with the design team as well some special guests. It will be fun to see the new stamps  the team has been working with. The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning some goodies.

Let us know what your favorite ones are and we'll pick a few random winners form the blog comments (this includes the design team blogs)
You could win a grab bag of the new stamps.
You will have until 9.10.13 to comment and our winners will be announced with the new challenge on 9.11.13.

You will want to hop on over to 
from here.
If you are just coming across my blog you may want to begin at the 
Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog:

Hope you enjoy hopping along with the designers and we can't wait to see what you create using the new line of stamps.


Here are the stamps that I used:

Artistcellar New Design Team.....

Hey! Fun News...... Come on over to the Artistcellar Blog and meet the new Design Team Members, who start Monday. Give them a big welcome!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SDC114: 3 Circles


My Stampotique team mate Kaz is looking for 3 Circles in our creations...

I went with a simple card for this challenge. Using Jo Capper-Sandon's Spider Grass Stamp and white embossing powder, then Tim Holtz Distress inks I added color to the white card stock. Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers. I love these colors together. The card blank white card stock and is 7"x 3". Using pop dots for the back of the circles. Then I used Daniel Torrent Wease with Thank You on the side at the bottom of the circles.

I hope you can make it over to Stampotique's blog and get inspired by our design team. If you play you could win $30 in Stampotique Money.

Thank for stopping in.
Be Well.

Here is what I used:

Friday, August 23, 2013

New 2013-2014 Journal

Hello Crafties-

I am finishing up my Mini Journal that I started last year and only have a few pages left. So no better time than the present to start up a new one. Plus I will be going back to Pilchuck Glass School for a few weeks and will need to more space to place my ideas on. This new journal measures 5.5"wide x 8" tall. I like working in smaller books so that I can take them anywhere. And for some reason when you are working smaller people are less likely to look over your shoulder. lol. I am kind of shy.

Here is what I did for the cover:

1- I layered two coats of gesso waited until dry and used the Playful Pods Stencils from Artistcellar and added some background texture with gesso and a stencil. Then I used another stencil and molding paste to add another layer of texture. THIRD time is the charm?! So I took a Crafter's workshop stencil Microbial and used gel medium with the glass beads. I love the way the light picks up the glass beads and creates that bit of shimmer to the matte look of paint. And it suits my purpose pretty well. Don't you think?

2- I added color with Distress stains, Silks Paints (colors I used: Honey Amber & Key Lime) and Viva Decor's Inka Gold in Old Silver just to add some pop to the gesso'd stenciled bits.

3- Then doodled a page liner on chipboard and some small doodles to get it all going.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SDC113: Wedding

It is a Stamptique Day!!

Maria my Team mate at Stampotique wants us to embrace the wedding season this week. I know I have been attending a lot of these as of late.

I created a gate fold card on my Silhouette in white card stock added the watercolor insert and embossed one of Maria's sentiments onto the insert. Yes she is a stamp designer as well-!!! Then added the pearls and ribbon to the front.

Hope you will hop over to Stampotique's Blog and play along with us.


Here is what I used:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SDC112: Polka Dots

It's a Stampotique Day!!!

Hello Crafties-
My team mate ROC is wanting us to use some polka Dots in our creations. Here is used my Silhouette to cut out the card base. Then layered it with some red card stock. Then added Moth Fab and a black background circle to make her pop off the card. I love the type set Happy Birthday by Artist Amy Wilson Wellenstein.

Hope you will come out and play with us on this challenge. You could win $30 from Stampotique.

Thanks Again for stopping by.
Have a wonderfully Creative Day... If only in your mind's eye.

Here is what I used:

Sunday, August 11, 2013 Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Card

Hello Artists:

Sarinda here with a card from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells. I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut file "Daniela Angelova geometric card".  I added a inside sheet for more contrast against the lace cutout. Stamped "Something Wicked this way comes" stamp with Perfect Medium onto black card stock then  added black embossing powder and heat set. Added the small banner flags to the left edge and Steampunk Women chipboard. Attach chipboard and black flag with brads.

Happy Creating-

Here is what I used: