Monday, October 25, 2010

Floral Damask Hand Carved Stamp

Carving my own stamps is my main focus these days.  I simply LOVE IT....(yea, I know writing in all caps is like yelling.) But I could just carve designs all day.  I uploaded some more hand carved stamps into my Etsy Shop. This damask floral design is so sweet, I am trying to resist going into my studio and stamping with it.  For instance stamping out a huge repeat pattern to make some beautiful gift wrap or just using it in my art journal.  I think this is so lovely, and it would be perfect for making your own wedding invites, thank yous, save the dates or many more uses.  It is looking like I will have to carve another of this same stamp just for me.   

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Chose My Design as "Staff Pick" this week!!

Today I was notified by the staff at that they chose my Purple Mood Halloween as the 'Staff Pick' this week.  Yay!  I am so honored and happy.  Creating this design was so much fun and I loved how it turned out to be a dark, mystical patterned design with just the right  Halloween touch.  Thanks to everyone at for choosing my design and also for creating such a terrific site that is very user friendly.  If you are wanting to send some E-cards or E-invites....then go check them out. 

pingg Invites & eCards   

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Harvest

The leaves have started to show their dazzling color here in New England and I am inspired as I drive around and see pumpkins, mums and harvest decorations all over. Not inspired to create organic vignettes, but to develop fall themed art designs.  Here I played with Photo Shop to manipulate some carved pumpkin and leaf designs and then I layered them on a stamped background pattern. Pumpkin flowers....hmmmm. Well why not? It was fun to play with the different color values, hues and saturations and I had a hard time knowing when to stop.  Anyway, warm harvest greetings to you all, I hope where ever you are you enjoy the beauty and bounty of the season. Oh, and I do have mums and pumpkins piled up along the front and back entrance of my house...along with the withering summer flowers. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Designs on

 I am happy to announce that my designs have been selected to be part of the Designer Series for, an online e-vite, e-card site that also offers printed invites as well.  They chose me after I opened a free account with them and uploaded some of my designs.  Anyone can upload their own images, and Pingg reviews new Designers and then decides who to put in their own Designer Series.  I am in the mixed media category. I love working with my carved stamps and my designs are clearly not graphically designed. I like the hand feel of this style of designing. Many of the designs I have are worked into collections focusing on surface and textile design,  but creating pieces for cards and stationary thrills me too.  Here are some of my fall designs.


Based on the imprintable style of cards. announcements and invitations that are so popular, because they work so well with adding your own personal text and messages. I am planning on adding some collages designs in the future.
It is fun to enjoy all the other designer's pieces too, so go see and let me know what you think.
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