Monday, September 29, 2008

Awaiting the perfect picture...Easel Mats

I adore these really well made mat frames. Awesome stamping/collage surface! I make them to sell at craft fairs, and they're a perfect make and take/class/stampclub project!
They have easels cut in the back that allows them to stand vertically, or horizontally. There are also 2 hang tabs for wall mounting.
colors are black or white, with 4x6 or 5x7 puka (opening).
Brilliance pads were my fancy for this one. Silver, copper, and gold ink pads with the Lau'ae fern , xlg tiare flower, xlg monstera leaf, postcard, and beach girl blanding stamps.
I know this will look much nicer once a picture inside, tho I just had to share! We'll have the Easel Mats for sale on our website soon!

No surface is safe...the mad stamper continues...

Sometimes I feel like a mad stamper! I have this black fabric ink pad on the table at all times...NOTHING is spared! I love this old monkey lamp that's been up front in the shop for eons... I pulled out timber and another brown stazon pad and sponged the background. I then added stamped images with my infamous black pad. I used my hand behind the shade for support against the rubber stamp.
I then stamped with the lg honu petro, petro panel, and gourd dancers stamps. All from Rubber Stamp Plantation Petroglyph collection.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Linda visits from Irving TX!

Linda had the grand walking tour of Honolulu today, trying to find Rubber Stamp Plantation. We loved having her, and look fwd to your visit as well. Let us know you're coming, and perhaps we'll set up a play date! David and Thomas gave her the 25cent tour...and pressed rubber just for her! Life is good!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fancy File Folders! Great project for any age!

It's Aloha Week, and festivities/activities are happening throughout Hawaii. The NEX invited us to participate in celebrations under their Big Top. I needed to do something quick, super easy, easily contained that would appeal to all ages, girls, boys, men, and women...crafters and self described creatively challenged. The project needed to be successful for anyone!
Here's how they came out! At a small table with 2 chairs, 12 stampers were able to do the make and take!
This is Adrianna, who brought her preschool age daughter. They both went home with a designer file folder (with matching paper clip!):).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vietnam Stamp Store!

I just rec'd these photos from a friend! A stamp store in Vietnam! I'm soooo bummed I wasn't able to tell her to spend all her money there, and I would pay her back upon her return! No stamps, only a photo...Still I love the photo!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Match Boxes

I love matches about as much as I love candles. So sad hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. no longer carry them ( for the most part). Decided to make these as one of my new passions. We had great fun decorating them at Stampclub one evening.
.I emptied the box and painted the inside of the outer case, as well as the entire box with metalic airbrush paints by Dr. Ph Martins.
. I afixed lace ribbon to the bottom of the box leaving enought ribbon to tie a nice bow around the matches once i returned them to the drawer.
. I used collage elements to decorate, game pieces for feet, and beads/jewelry for the drawer pulls. Great Gift!!!! A must have for every bathroom, kitchen, meditation room...and kitchy campsite!