Monday, February 27, 2017

i'm published

i'm going to be published in the upcoming issue of craft stamper magazine. the inchie journal mentioned on the cover is my project.

 if you'd like to get your copy here's how: www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies (although the April issue wont be on there until the on sale date, 3rd March) , digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk (again the April issue probably won't be there until the end of the week)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

i've been published

march/april 2017 issue
today i received a copy of somerset studio in the mail. it's always an honor to be published.  
artwork by roc nicholas

 there are many wonderful artists in this issue and a lot of pages filled with inspiration so i hope you check it out.   

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

my two planners

as you may already be aware, i did a silly thing this year.  i committed to doing two planners.  i admit i may not have really thought it through all the way.  there has been some overlapping of a few things, but basically each planner theme is different and that helps me keep them both up to date.

i had intended on doing just the me and my big ideas planner this year. i had it prepped it early on and then decided i needed (and i really mean that...i NEEDED) a hobonichi planner.  so i ordered it.
 
my "me and my big ideas" planner has a theme of a random photo a day of something mundane in or around the house, with a few people photos scattered about.  here is a sample of a completed week from this planner.

and my second planner is my hobonichi planner.  that theme is for drawing and watercoloring in.  each page is a day and every day i draw something whimsical, put the weather, and draw my supper, and of course, let's not forget the washi tape.  that's a must!  here is a sample page from this planner.

and that little man is my grandson, benny.  he is so proud of his bagel pizzas he made.  he says he wants to be a master chef.  it's always so great to capture these precious moments during the year.
do you keep a planner?  if so, i'd love to hear what you do. 




the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by gemma maggs
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by gemma maggs.  she's created an adorable tag!

she used my following stamps: 
 

to see more about this piece and more of gemma's artwork head over to her blog by clicking here.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

my hobonichi planner

here is flip through of my 2017 january hobonichi planner.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by corrie herriman
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by corrie herriman.  corrie created this beautiful tag using my stamps:
 monster, and

to see more of corrie's wonderful work head over to her blog by clicking here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by sue waters
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by sue waters.  sue made this wonderful tag using my stamps:

to see more about this piece or more of sue's art work in general head over to her blog by clicking here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

working in my hobonichi planner


i really do love this little planner.  i'm so glad i bought it.  keeping two planners is a lot of work, but this one just makes me happy.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

artwork by gemma maggs
today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by gemma maggs.  she has used my:
to create this piece.

to see more about this piece and more of gemma's artwork please click here.

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

this year planners

yup.  you read that right.  planners is plural.  i have never tried to keep two planners at the same time so this is a first for me.  i always prep a planner during the year for the following year but there is no commitment to write in it.  

i had planned on doing a me and my big ideas planner for 2017.  i always have a different theme for each year.  so i decided that mambi planner this year would be a year of mundane and ordinary photos from around my house.  a photo day of things i probably don't pay too much attention to at any given moment.

so here is the first half of the week started.  i like the fact of the photos each day but i believe i prepped it with too many other things because i write big and there isn't much room left over for me to write about my day.  other than that i think it's going to be a great planner and i couldn't be happier with the theme i chose.
my second planner came about because of my obsessive/compulsive behavior.  i saw some people using a hobonichi planner about two years ago and i loved it.  but since i had already gotten a midori planner that i hadn't used yet, i just couldn't bring myself to justifying the purchase of a hobonichi.

but as my mind would have it, or wouldn't have it might be better said, i couldn't let it alone.  so i ordered one.  i'm so happy i did.  i knew i wanted this planner to draw and use watercolor, stickers and washi tape.

  so here are my first few days, although i will state, there is still some tiny spaces i may have to fill in with something as time goes on.