Tokyo: Demonstration at Kodomonokao

Hi, friends! Anyone who has been following me on Facebook or Instagram has seen some wonderful snapshots from my trip to Japan. It has been such a wonderful experience that it deserves some words with the photos, don't you think? So some blog posts are in order. Starting with the day I went to a wonderful rubber stamp creative store in Tokyo called Kodomonokao / Stamp Ripple to demonstrate Gel … [Read more...]

Gel Printing Plates and the MISTI

Recently I had a very productive stamping session making movie party invitations. I used the small gel printing plate shapes with the MISTI to make two cards at once with perfect precision. Looking at the shapes in this set, I was struck by how the Triangle and the Rectangle shapes combined to make a Pause / Play looking button combo. Add to the inspiration, the Iron Man and Captain America color … [Read more...]

Island of Misfit Stamping Tools

Do you have creative tools that never seemed to get past 'Go'? Tools that seemed like a good idea at the time -- but then the time never really came to pass, unless you count the cobwebs collecting on them? So it was for these sad tools: a collection of Just Rite Wood Mounts for making my own sentiments and a Rollagraph holder and wheels. UNTIL TODAY. Today, they became COOL again … [Read more...]