Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'dashing thru the snow'

hi there lovelies
kassa back in with my monthly post, full of Christmas color, Christmas FUN...
i simply adore these 2 cheeky chappies, heeheehee, who couldn't resist this darling duo - a pug and a chihauhau, lols i couldn't resist creating a Christmastime page with them in my  4"x4" mini journal.  'dashing thru the snow' on their sled...

'caped pug' can be found HERE
'chihuahau dog with hat' can be found HERE

i just adore these cheeky boy's eyes...
and those capes were shouting out to be painted red hahaha!

Mwah Kassa xoxo

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mail Art Monday | Fiona Paltridge

Hello VLVS peeps! Welcome to Mail Art Monday!

I have decorated a little white envelope with some of my favourite stamps from Mary Vogal Lozinak.

 The feature stamp of the piece is the glorious "Whimsical Lettered Man" that I think is just way too beautiful to be a man. This would have to be one of my most favourite stamps EVER and seeing that VLVS has over 20,000 stamps to choose from, that's saying something!

I added interest to the stamp with Alcohol Ink Markers. I have a love hate relationship with mine .... I have ruined many a project using my AIM's .... if I'm not concentrating it can end up being a big brown messy mess!!

 I finished the bottom of the envelope off with the gorgeous little "Whimsical Background" stamp. I always want to call this one something more like flower garden or flowers in a row. Again it's one of my faves ..... it makes the best border stamp. Both of these stamps can be found on plate 1457.

Viva Las Vegastamps used:

Friday, November 25, 2016

And I am unanimous in that, an art journal page with A NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post for today. I have made an art journal and I have filmed the process so you can all see how I do things... Here's is picture:

I have used the following stamps:

Here's the link to the YouTube tutorial; enjoy ! 

Thank you for stopping by today !

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mail Art Monday Full of Joy (Video Tutorial)

Hello Again Everyone!

I'm back with more
Viva Las VegaStamps goodness...

Today I want to share a fun and easy Mail Art Monday



Stamps Used: 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lovely Day!!

 Michele here today with some challenge inspiration for November.

 So this is the awesome inspiration board for this month!  I was on a roll and created a tag with a short tutorial.

Here is the tag:

And for a how to on the background and of course I did some masking!!

I started by stamping on my tag in archival ink and then masking the images.  I used 2 new stamps, Circle Pattern Circle and Striped Pattern Circle.

On my gelli plate I put down some of the Dina Wakely acrylic in Lemon.

I rolled the paint out with a brayer and then put down a stencil for some pattern.

I lifted up the stencil and put the tag down in the paint.

Once the paint was dry you can see the harlequin pattern around the masked images.

I created another layer by inking through the the mask with Distress Ink in mustard seed.
Viola!  Background ready for doodling!  Now peel off the masks to get started...

 I doodled some hearts and added more patterned circles.

Oh What a Day was the perfect sentiment for this bright tag!

I hope you are inspired to link up to our challenge!!  You have until the end of the month.

Until next time...get inky!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle - "She Flies"

Hey everyone! Today I have a journal page to share with you. I used some of the fabulous new stamps designed by Cat Kerr. I just love them all! Be sure to scroll down for a complete list of all stamps I used as well as a process video!

Stamps Used:

The Process Video:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A little Set of Drawers

I have a confession to make ...... I am TOTALLY addicted to this style. Since doing my pencil case makeover ... I've gone mad with this!! Now I've made over a little set of drawers that I picked up in a craft store a while back.

The layers ..........

The doodling .........

The stamping ..........

The colors!!! ..........

Viva Las Vegastamps used:
Plate 1480
Freud Writing Background

I can't seem to decide lately whether I like all the bright colours in my work or neutral earthy tones ..
I'll just keep creating and see what comes up next.

Thank you so much for popping by. I'll see you all again soon xx

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mail Art Monday !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to Mail Art Monday for VivaLasVegaStamps! I have painted and stamped an envelope.

This is the front. 

Back of the envelope. 

I used acrylic paints to colour the envelop (which is a ready made envelope). I used light yellow, green and light blue Amsterdam Paints. I then stamped all over it using a variety of VLVS! stamps and different colours of Archival Ink. Some of the stamps were coloured or doodled for which I used my Big Brush Markers and a white paint pen. 

I have used the following stamps: 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Design Team CALL!!!!

We’re looking for all types of artists and welcome anyone who has a passion for rubber stamping to apply! Bring on the Mixed Media Artists, the Card Makers, the Scrapbookers, the Altered Artists, the Scene Stampers… we want you ALL!! International applicants welcome to apply, too.

Our terms last six months. This term will run from January 1st – June 30th and has 8 openings. 
Design Team requirements during your six month term are as follows:
1) Regularly promote VLVS! through:
a. online galleries
b. your blog
c. social media like facebook, twitter, youtube, instagram and pinterest
d. and by submitting to publications. 
2) Participate in our public VLVS! dedicated Facebook group.
3) Complete a minimum of two (2) projects per month to be posted on the VLVS! blog, always using only Viva Las VegaStamps! images; 1 tutorial & 1 inspiration post. Details for projects provided to team members.
3) Participate in the online private facebook group for the team. Important information like schedules, future hops, logos, links and contact information are all kept in the group. I run a lot of ideas by the team and value their honest opinions. 
4) Participate in blog hops and/or product swaps. (Some may be on a volunteer basis only) 
5) Mail two (2) completed projects to the store for display. This is out of your whole six month term. We love having projects posted all around the store for people to ogle as they peruse through our stamps.

In return VLVS! will: 
1) Provide you with regular shipments to keep you fully stocked on supplies, including but not limited to VLVS! Stamps, Miracle Tape, Embossing powder, and any product swap goods. 
2) Provide you with a detailed schedule at least 2 weeks in advance. 
3) Compensate you for extra work outside of the regular schedule. This will be based upon volunteer projects and any extra hops or swaps outside of said schedule. 
4) Regularly promote you and your projects through online social medias, as well as display you and your personal blog address on our company blog.

How to apply:

Please email me the following information:
- your name
- a brief bio.. Who are you? Why do you create? That type of stuff!
- attachments including three (3) of your best stamped pieces. (could be cards, layouts, tags, jewelry, anything using rubber stamps -- VLVS! not required but appreciated)- let us know -- can you provide videos for your tutorial posts?
- the link to your facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube and/or other accounts
- the link to any and all online galleries you regularly upload to
- any other important links you think I’d like to see
- a list of current and past design teams you have been on. (no previous experience necessary)
- and last please also include in your post why you want to be on the VLVS! DT.

Email to with subject line “VLVS! DT CALL -YOUR NAME-” due by 11/30 (November 30th) at midnight pacific standard time.

Applicants joining the team will be notified
by December 10th.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle - "Brave Heart"

I have a mini art journal spread to share with you today. 


Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Fortune Favors the Bold ... Mail Art Monday!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for another 

Mail Art Monday!! 

Today I want to share an envelope I created for one of my brothers.  Here in Ohio people are starting to get ready for deer hunting season.  
I love the woodsy vibe of this one.  I wish the gold shimmer I added would show up in the pictures! 
(they are the light colored blobs)

Stamps Used:

Deer Head by Cat Kerr 3 x 2 3/4