Wednesday, December 31, 2014


This Stampotique Designers' Challenge of "Anything Goes" will continue for one additional week beginning today, December 31.  This means you have 5 chances (5 Wednesdays) to win one of the two $30 gift certificates for products from the Stampotique Originals online store.  Rules for submitting your artwork can be found here.  "Gift" yourself some time to get crafty this week!

It is with a bit of sadness that I share with you that I will not be continuing with the Stampotique Originals' Design Team (although I will still maintain a presence on the site).  I have decided that, at almost 71, it is time to slow down just a bit and to take more time for myself in the studio, being more focused on personal goals.  

My last project as a Design Team member celebrates the New Year, and, therefore, new beginnings, not just for me, but for all.  This rather simple journal spread contains more than a dozen elements and techniques, so not quite as simple as it looks!  Enjoy!

And a bit of detail:

Supplies, tools:
Stampotique Originals:  Tinglyitchiness
Stampotique Originals:  Tree
Stampotique Originals:  Home Sweet Home
Authentique:  "Cursive" paper
Black, white and red cardstock
Tando Creative:  Clocks, Clocks
Dina Wakely:  Ruby acrylic paint
Elizabeth Dies:  "Happy New Year"
Little B:  Winter cardinal stickers
Copic:  R29 Lipstick Red
Crayola Crayon:  Apricot
Stampin' Up!:  stamp positioner to extend trunk of tree
Cricut Die Cutting Machine

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment!  I hope you will continue to come here, from time to time, to visit and to be inspired.

Happy New Year, Everyone!


  1. Kay, I will miss you on the Design Team but very happy to hear you will continue to play along and enjoy time for yourself.
    I LOVE your journal spread, it looks so fresh in black & white with the lovely splashes of colour. It already makes me want to turn the page to see what is following!
    Happy New Year, Kay, and may it be full of craftyness!!! xoxox

  2. Oh no,what a miss you'll be Kay!! I love your creations for Stampotique,this one is wonderful,love the colour combination. Well I certainly hope you will still continue to create and may I say you are the youngest looking 71 I've seen!

    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog too,if you hadn't told me about Quoth the Raven blog I would never have known ;)

    Have a wonderful 2015

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Your page is fabulous! Good luck in your new 'you time' . I am looking forward to seeing your creations! Happy New Year! xxx

  4. Sad and happy Kay, sad because you will no longer be on the DT but happy you will be continuing with your creative journey & we still get to visit with you.

    Tinglyitchiness is my favourite Stampotique character ever, he looks amazing wishing us all a Happy New Year!

    I am loving your pages very much and would like to wish you a long and healthy crafting journey into 2015 and beyond.

    Lots of Love, Light and Hugs
    Mo:-) xxx

  5. We will miss you Kay and we are all so sorry to see you go. I love what you've done for this week's challenge. The black, white and red is just fabulous and your page is amazing.

  6. You will be missed but I am sure you will find many happy things to keep you busy. xox

  7. What a lovely spread for your last post of 2014- The clock is so appropriate!
    So glad to hear that you will finally be taking some time to enjoy yourself and let your muse go freely with her creativity!!
    Happy New Year to you &Russ! xoxo and Jake! ")

  8. Wonderful spread Kay. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next year. I love your art! Happy New Year!

  9. I will miss you terribly Kay, but I hope that you now will get all the time you need to explore new things ! I expect to see you around still !
    I love your journal pages. Great colour choices. White and black are always winners and the little pop of red really makes the pages come to life !
    I wish you all the best in your new endeavours and I will continue to follow you in your creative journey ! Happy New Year Kay ! Mwah ! xx

  10. Kay, the ride was great, now it's take time for you time. Lovin this spread. The black n red are outstanding on the pages. Love the composition. Love n hugs

  11. Kay, I'll miss seeing your weekly challenges, but understand your reason. I'm looking forward to seeing your other projects. This latest post is my absolute favorite, you've outdone yourself. Happy New Year Kay, wishing you all the very best.

  12. I loved this when I first saw it on FB this morning. So cheerful. Love it more now. I think B & W with a hit of red is one of my fave combos. This is a perfect art journal page. Love it Kay. Hope 2015 is going to be a great year for you.

  13. I will miss you so much on the Stampotiqueblog! Hope you will find the time to do what you want and hope you will show some things here?
    Wish you all the best for 2015 and maybe this year some of your creative dreams will come trough...
    Love the lots of white on your AJ-pages; the black and little red is so eyecatching! Big hug, my friend! Gerrina

  14. Happy New Year to you and yours. I've really enjoyed all your projects on the Stampotique blog and of course your lovely, witty, helpful comments. Hope 2015 brings you all good things and much mojo. Love these pages. Black, white and red is such a striking combo and your clean look makes it stunning. Love the guy hanging out of the clock and those little red cardinals. So sweet. Big HUGZ

  15. That fellow always makes me smile and coupled with the cheery sentiment today he brought a big old laugh. Happy New Year! Enjoy your extra hours... I know what you mean.

  16. Oh, how they'll miss you at SDC - but I'm happy to hear you'll still be popping in! And I'll be sure to follow what you get up to with your new "spare" time. Love these bold pages - the little house looks fabulous and the cardinals are wonderful perched in the trees.
    Alison xx


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