Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011


 STAMPS:  girl - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, solid circle - Hero Arts, flower - Savvy
TECHNIQUES:  Technique Junkies Paper Piecing, Embellished Circles

STAMPS:  child - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, scenery - Sarasota Stamps, words - (partial) Embossing Arts, seagulls - Just for Fun
TECHNIQUES:  Spotlight, colored pencils

These are just two of the little cuties featured on my newest 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of rubber called CHILDHOOD - featuring 16 adorable vintage child images in a pen-and-ink sketched style.  You can access the RARE IMAGE RUBBER STAMPS ordering and info page by clicking on the logo in the sidebar to the right.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Rubber Stamp Sheet with FREE SHIPPING!!!

So happy to be able to offer this fun grouping of 16 children all on one sheet of rubber!  It is a generous 8 1/2" x 11" size with no wasted space.  See the sidebar for all ordering details for this 'Childhood' sheet of rubber stamps and others with free shipping!

Friday, April 9, 2010

For a New Pet Adoption

(click photo for more detail)

All how-to details on my art blog

Monday, April 20, 2009

Great GARDEN Artwork!

Oh my goodness!!
Brace yourself for some wonderful eyecandy below from my TJ friend Judy P!

All Rare Image Rubber Stamps (RIRS) images on the following cards can be found on the GARDEN sheet.

Be sure and click on the each photo for more detail!

Doesn't this make you want to sit on that bench, feed the squirrels and watch the deer wander by?! My dream nature spot! The bench is Rare Image Rubber Stamps (RIRS) and the other images are by Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

Another perfect use of the bench image - so fitting for an all purpose sympathy card, and especially fitting for any nature lover. All but the word stamp are RIRS.

Don't you love the 3D look of these flowers?! And what a fun layout! The flower is on the RIRS Garden sheet, and the bird and leaves are Martha Stewart.

This happy little ATC really packs a dramatic punch thanks to the size of the sunflower - I love the addition of the bright brads to anchor the piece. All images are RIRS.

I've always loved this plump little bird on a wire with his home in the background, and Judy's use of the scallop to highlight the circle motif is perfect! All images RIRS.

This card features Flower Soft, which works perfectly with this and other images on the RIRS GARDEN sheet. You can make the tree spingy or autumnal depending on the colors used!

Judy used the TJ Faux Designer Paper technique on this card to get the layered images look. I love how you can still tell what each item is. The dragonfly, water can and trowel are all on the RIRS GARDEN sheet.

Isn't the coloring on this beautiful?! I'm really liking the Cuttlebugged bkgd - feels like they are on a wall! Frame is Brenda Walton, words unknown.

A striking card in black and white! Dragonflies are on the RIRS GARDEN sheet. Seal and words are Hero Arts.

Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork to share with everyone Judy!!!! :o)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

3 Garden sheet cards

From the very talented Vada! I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened her envelope and these three beautiful cards were in the package! I have been wanting to share them with you and now that the 04/09 Technique Junkie newsletter is up and out I can!! Be sure and click on them to get all the detail...

This first card is gorgeous in the scan but you should see it in real life - it is so dimensional! Click for a better view and notice the pearls, multiple punched edges, shimmer on the flower heads, applique butterfly, etc.

This card features the Dragged Madras technique from the current TJ newsletter, and I really love the effect of stamping flourishes over it! The bird is from a retired Stampin' Up set and the poem is on the Rare Image GARDEN sheet.

This card features what is probably my favorite to play with technique from the current TJ newsletter - it's called Wet Stencil and you have to try it in person to see how cool the effect really is. Vada really added to the layered effect of the technique by punching out some of the panels.

Another Newsprint Reveal Card

This is a sample card I did for the Technique Junkie newsletter that is current. It uses the Newsprint Reveal technique on the background panel. The cat of course is from the Rare Image PETS sheet, the diamond pattern is JRL Designs, and the phrase is Studio G. The cardfront is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. ~ Nancy :o)

Friday, April 3, 2009

From the current TJ newsletter...

This technique is called Newsprint Reveal, from the current Technique Junkie newsletter, and the cat face is on the RIRS PETS sheet. For all details, see my artwork blog entry here Check back soon - I have some beautiful cards by Vada using the GARDEN sheet! ~Nancy :o)

Friday, March 13, 2009

To celebrate...

... being the guest sponsor on Stamp Something from now till the 19th of March, all shipping on RIRS will be $1.00!!!!!!!! Yep, even if you buy both sheets :o)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A shadowbox card

...featuring some images from both of the Rare Image Rubber Stamps sheets. I've got all the details and more views on my inkblocks blog Now go check out the Stamp Something blog for a treat starting March 13th!!!

STAMPS: cat, birdbath, and tree - Rare Image Rubber Stamps PETS & GARDEN sheets, cottage - PSX, path - V.I.P., large grass - All Night Media, small grass - Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A beautiful card from Evelyn!

Here's a card made by my friend Evelyn :o) that I knew you'd love to see. Be sure and click for more detail....

STAMPS: flower - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet

Friday, March 6, 2009

RAK from a customer!

oh there's nothing I like better then seeing what others do with the stamp images I love :o) This card came to me the other day from Sue T. - is it not the cutest?! I love how his little head is poking up thru the circle! The black on white dots are raised and there is piercing along the edges of the black strip to carry on the circle theme.

My favorite part was the note she included sharing some other ways she had already used the other PETS images in cards to send out - very humorous! Let me just say a dog with exagerated eyebrows, and some scratch n' sniff ... LOL

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It'll be summer again soon...

Pat Moore has Charlie out sight seeing again and it looks like he really found a good view this time! Go to her blog when you get time - the details are up and you can check out some of her other posts here for more beautiful scenic stamping :o)

STAMPS: dog ~ Rare Image Rubber Stamps, balloon ~ Club Scrap, front grassy area ~ Stampscapes, others unknown (feel free to write if you know - thanks!)

Monday, February 23, 2009

aw, he's a good dog!

Isn't he so handsome? Lisa made this great card - check out her blog post here for more details :o)

STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, words in circle - JustRite Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Pierced Spotlight

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Presidents Day!

Another beauty by Pat Moore, which I thought would be perfect for today!

STAMPS: cat and dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, house and flowers - Serendipity, lawn and landscape - Stampscapes

The little Scamp!

How much does this card by Pat Moore make you giggle?! Guess we should be glad he's not eying the sprinkle can ;o)

STAMPS: dog and tree-turned-shrub - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, fence - Beeswax, landscape - Stampscapes, hydrant - Stampcraft, grass and plants - Sutter

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More fabulousness...

... from Pat Moore!

STAMPS: cats, potted plant, watercan, trowel - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, outhouse - Rubber Cottage, stone path - I Brake for Stamps, the landscape behind, trees to the right and the stones below the trowel - Stampscapes, ground markings and little plant fillers -Sutter

STAMPS: dog and tree - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, landscape - Stampscapes, house and windmill - Sutter

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wowee, wowee, WOW!

Take a look at the beautiful scenic cards provided by Pat Moore! When she purchased both the PETS and GARDEN sheets and sent me a scan of a card she had made of Charlie and the lighthouse I just knew you would want me to share her awesome talents with you too :o) She graciously agreed to produce more scenes for us all to enjoy and hopefully I can make it worth her while. Be sure and click each card for more detail...
Oh, and check back - there are more scenes coming in the following days!
STAMPS: dogs - Rare Image Rubber Stamps ~ PETS sheet, all other images - Stampscapes

STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps ~ PETS sheet, lighthouse - Repeat Impressions, rocks and branches - Stampscapes

Saturday, February 7, 2009

From the PETS sheet....

A curious little Calico kitty :o)
Credits below, and more info on my artwork blog inkblocks

STAMPS: cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, PETS sheet, baskets - PSX, Meow - DMD Clear Stamps, phrase - Rubber Stampede

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A card from the Garden sheet...

I really love this tree image and wanted to keep it serene and uncluttered for this card, because the background is so busy! ~ Nancy

STAMPS: Tree - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet ~ bkgd, words - Stampin' Up!
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Background Smoosh Resist 02/09 newsletter

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More from the GARDEN sheet...

The main image on this is three different sized layers pop-dotted. For another view and all the details see my artwork blog inkblocks Thanks, Nancy :o)

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet

From the GARDEN sheet...

Look at these beautiful sunflowers by Manna - I can almost feel the breeze blowing across the field!!

STAMPS: flowers - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, words - Stampin' Up!
INKS: Copic markers

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thought you'd enjoy...

a few dog quotes to use along with the PETS sheet images :o)

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down
-Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in yourpocket and then give him only two of them.

-Phil Pastoret

Friday, January 23, 2009

From the GARDEN sheet...

Another beauty from Lisa!

STAMPS: flower - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet, words and paper piercing template - Our Daily Bread Designs
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkie Marker Water Coloring

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stuck on these colors! LOL

While working on the last card with my Paper Soft I had some left over so I quickly stamped out this image from the GARDEN sheet and applied it to the bud area. I think next time it would be easier to apply the Paper Soft last as it was a little tricky to stamp the poem over the bulky area LOL More details on my art blog inkblocks shortly ~Nancy

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
SKETCH: SplitCoastStampers SC212

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More GARDEN sheet card samples!

A couple cards featuring stamp images from the GARDEN sheet. For more info see my art blog inkblocks ~Nancy

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Watercolor Distress

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet
TECHNIQUES: Technique Junkies Faux Designer Paper

Little Gardener cards from Manna!

A couple of cards by the wonderful Manna using images from the GARDEN sheet, and featuring the little sweetie gardener :o)

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Expressionistic Watercolor

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Stamping on bamboo tiles, colored with Copics

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another GARDEN sheet sample

I wanted to play along with the current SplitCoastStampers sketch. Lots of details - I'll have them up on my artwork blog inkblocks as soon as I can :o) ~Nancy

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Painted Mesh
SKETCH: SplitCoastStampers SC211

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So Cute!

Here's a card by Lisa featuring what is currently my favorite image from the Rare Image PETS sheet!

STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, PETS sheet ~ sanded - Stampin' Up!

See Lisa's blog for even more details...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sample card from the GARDEN sheet

Felt great not to make a card Winter-related card, being surrounded by enough snow and ice, thank you!! LOL I feel like Spring is just around the corner when I look over the images on the new GARDEN sheet :o) ~ Nancy

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
(See my artwork blog today for details)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New GARDEN sheet

As promised, here's the GARDEN sheet! It's FULL of vintage renderings in a sketchy style, with lots of open spaces to use those Copics and colored pencils.

Each sheet measures 8" x 10" and is $19.95. Domestic shipping is $3.00 ~ International shipping available, please email for a quote. To order, click the Email Me link on the sidebar :o)
Check back - great sample cards coming soon so you'll have plenty of ideas for using these images to make cards for your favorite gardener!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wouldn't this make a cute little card to give a child getting a new puppy for a birthday?!

STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, cake and herringbone bkgd - Stampin' Up!, sentiment - My Favorite Things

All other info can be found here

Check back soon for a photo of the GARDEN sheet!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Valentine's Day is coming!

A cutie-patootie card from Lisa! Don't forget, with Valentine's Day coming up as our next great reason to send some cards out or just make a really special one for that certain someone, you can add your heart stamps to any image. Great idea Lisa - I love it!!

STAMPS: dog -RIRS, heart - Stampin' Up!, word - Just Rite


NOTES: the heart image was stamped again over the bkgd paper

SKETCH: MJ's #50 for December 29th, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some silly little ATCs

Just a few quicky atc's I made up a while back for a Black & White swap...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sample Cards from the PETS sheet - Dogs!

Some sample cards I made using dog images from the RIRS PETS sheet:

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies 'Bandana'
OTHER STAMPS: See-D's Paisley set, Kolette Hall phrase

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies 'Torn Frames' and reverse 'Painted Mesh'
OTHER STAMPS: Stampin' Up! plaid bkgd and numbers

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies 'Brayered Spots'
OTHER STAMPS: Stampin' Up! word bkgds

OTHER STAMPS: I Brake For Stamps / Stampinback

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies 'Faux Fabric'
OTHER STAMPS: Stampin' Up! word and plaid bkgds, Autumn Leaves circle words