Saturday, December 31, 2016


Hi there lovelies x 
Happy New Year to you all...eeeeeep!

I'd like to say thanks to everyone for having me over here creating with these aWesome VLVstamps...stepping in at the last minute has been fun fun fun...

So I'm leaving you with the promise of springtime and the warmth that surely follows...

This so so soooooo beautiful DRAGONFLY stamp was my starting point, a beauty in every way, small, detailed and very precious - swoon...

To find this lil beauty over in the VLVS shop just type in 'dragonfly' it will pop up for sure (sorry link issue at my end:-)))

Right I'm off to pop on my party dress and open the bubbles...

Mwah xoxoxo 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Live Shop Tour!!

Join us Saturday the 31st at 11 am PST for a Facebook live video tour of Viva Las VegaStamps

Here's a photo to wet your whistle :D 

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

We have October & November WINNERS!

Alright... We know you've been waiting and so here we are! We have some fabulous winners for you!

From October:

The voted winner is... SUE PLUMB!!!

How incredible is this layout using some of our FAVORITE Halloween stamps?

Zombie Brains | May Contain Human Flesh | Infectious Waste
Return Of The Living Dead | Mason Jar | Doodle Dots

Our random winner from October is Christine Dring!

Now from November...

The voted winner is... MAJO!

We're pretty smitten with her use of our Whimsical Lady Walking

And our last random winner is... Carla entry #4!

Alright ladies, if you could all email me ( with your shipping address, we'll be sure to get you a grab bag of unmounted rubber in the mail ASAP. Congrats!

Feel free to use the following graphic to display on your blogs :) Even better, you can link back to your winning post!

Christmas Greetings for HIM

Hi all!!!  Here we are just 3 days before it flew by fast!!!  Are you all ready??  How about some inspiration for a last minute card for HIM.

I have a tutorial for you today, it is picture heavy so grab a cuppa and see for yourself how I have been foiling stamped images!!

I started with a piece of white cardstock, Deer Head by Cat Kerr and some Heidi Swapp reactive screen ink.

I put a small dab on my craft mat and rolled my brayer through it.

I rolled it over my stamp which I had on the appropriate size acrylic block.

I made sure the entire image was covered with the ink.

You can see the detail you still get in the stamped image.  Let the ink dry.

After cleaning the screen ink off the stamp and while the stamped image is drying stamp in archival ink on a piece of white cardstock and on dictionary page to be used as a mask.

Cut a piece of foil the size of the stamped image.  Lay the piece on top foil side up.

I used a laminating machine which came with a folder to put your images in to run through the machine.

When the machine is heated up run the folder through.

It cools very fast, when it is ready peel the foil off.

Look at this foiled image!!!

Using the cut out mask stamped on the dictionary page cover the deer part of the image, I left the antler gold.

With the Thicker Fir Branch stamp in green archival ink at the bottom of the deer image.

I cut the deer head out of my other piece of cardstock, colored with Distress Markers and a water brush and adhered.

Aren't these golden antlers AWESOME?!!

To finish the card off I stamped the Christmas Wishes sentiment and created a banner.  I used foam bits to add some depth.
And there you have it...a quick manly card for him.

As we are wrapping up the last month of this term and 2016 I hope you have been inspired.  Thanks so much for visiting and spending time with us while we share bits of our art with you.
Merry Christmas to all and to all MAKE SOME ART!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Art Journal Page "Find Your Tribe" by Jenn Engle

I have an art journal page to share with you today using some of my current favorite VLVS stamps.


     I started out by stamping the Doodle Circles and MeshTexture stamps all over my background. The, I sprayed Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio. While the Distress Spray was still wet, I flicked splatters of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain.

     While my background was drying, I started work on my tag. I first ran the tag thru my Big Shot with a geometric embossing folder. Then, I applied Golden High Flow Acrylic in Permanent Violet Dark across the top of my tag. I sprayed the paint with water as I tipped my tag to get the paint flowing down. After that was dry, I flicked Distress Paint splatters in Mermaid Lagoon over my tag.

     On a piece of cardstock, I stamped the Hearts and Magic Maker Paint Brush stamps. I colored the hearts with a yellow Copic Marker. I then stamped the Find Your Tribe stamp on a piece of Gelli printed paper  that sort-of matched my background colors. Before I glued everything down, I stamped Find Your Tribe over and over behind where my tag will go. Then, I glued everything down and journaled around my tag with a White Uni-Ball Signo pen.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mail Art Monday Card Collection

Hello Again Everyone! 
Welcome back for another mail art Monday! 

today I wanted to share something a little different than my usual envelopes... Today I want to share a set of 3 cards that I made using my new circle stamp designs.

 The base idea for these cards was to use these circles as flowers. 
I hope you like these :D

Stamps Used:

Heart Pattern Circle by Tera Callihan 2 1/4 x 2 1/4

Friday, December 16, 2016

ATC Trio and a NEW VIDEO !!!

Hello everyone,

I have a project for you today and I have made a trio of ATC's. I filmed the process too so hop over if you are interested; there's a link at the bottom of this post.

Here they are together.... 

No 1.

No. 2 

 No. 3 

Here is the link to YouTube : 

I have used the following stamps: 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Index Card Art by Jenn Engle

Today, I have a simple index card to share with you. I had some extra paint from a project I was working on, so I used my brayer to apply it to my index card. With these new stamps, you don't need much effort to get a beautiful project. 

You can check out the process video at the end of this post to see exactly how this card was made!


SUPPLIES (in order of appearance):
Index Card (Super thick, 100lb, great for mixed media)
Speedball Soft Brayer 
Distress Paint in Mermaid Lagoon 
 Distress Paint in Twisted Citron
Distress Paint in Cracked Pistachio
Stamping "Mesh Texture
"Numbers Set"
"Doodles Dot"
Archival Ink in Watering Can
Doodle Circles 
"Magic Maker Paintbrush"
 "Find Your Tribe” Stamps
Copic Marker in Aqua Mint
White Gelly Roll Pen
Black Gelly Roll Pen

Thanks for looking

Instagram @mixedmediajenn

Monday, December 12, 2016

Count down to the New Year... Mail Art Monday!

Hello World!!!
Welcome Back for another fun Mail Art Monday!!! 

Today I went with a Vintage/Victorian style...
I feel like these have a fun New Years vibe, especially with the clock! 

Stamps Used for these envelopes:

Pen Tips 2 3/4 x 2

To create these fun envelopes I stamped my main images and masked them off. I then stamped all of my background images. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in weathered wood for the background. Before removing the masks I also added a few flicks of black dylusions ink for added texture. 

After removing the masks, I used my zig clean color markers to color a bit of visual interest. 

Happy New Years to you all!! 

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Find Your Tribe | Fiona Paltridge

Hello VLVS! peeps Fiona here with you again to share a little card tutorial.

I want to show you how I got this Whimsical Fairy Lady to look like she's poking out from behind the tree.

First I made a mask of the stamp and placed it in my embossing folder where I wanted to stamp her later on. Then using some Distress ink I stamped the Brick Background stamp directly onto the inside of the embossing folder. You have to stamp on the non raised side (the side the writing in on in this case).

Next I stamped the Fairy lady. This time I used archival ink as I wanted it to be really black and permanent so I could do some Distress Ink blending later on and it wouldn't be disturbed.
I also got a wet wipe and removed any excess ink from inside the tree embossing part so it wouldn't transfer onto my card when I ran it through the machine. Seeing that it is Archival ink I did use a little bit of Stazon remover to help with this part.

After running it through my Big Shot I used a brayer and some more Distress Ink to add some ink onto the front of the tree. Later on I blended some ink over the top of it very carefully as well.

I have to be honest, I was worried ..... I was very worried when it first came out of the machine but after some additional Distress Ink blending and the addition of the Stitching stamps (everything looks better with a stitch stamp) plus a title, I was much happier with the results in the end.

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:

Thanks for popping by xo