New Day | Vera Lane Studio

First of the Little Vera’s coming this year is this sassy lil one, Charlee!

Isn’t’t she cutest?! That lil finger! Her little chicken is so attentive and listening to her every word! Charlee is a smart one with her words of wisdom… “today is a new day”.

Supplies Used

  • Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Caran D’ache Neocolor ii
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Posca white paint pen
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Markers
  • Copic Markers

Supplies used:

  • New Day digistamp set from Vera Lane Studio
  • Calacas digistamp set from Vera Lane Studio (coffee first quote)
  • Coffee Cup Collection (by request Vera Lane Studio Etsy)
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Marker
  • Copic Markers
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Stencil
  • Posca White Paint Pen

Be sure to head over to the Vera Lane Studio Digistamps Facebook group and see all the awesome inspiration and join the Trash to Treasure ATC swap.

Come back next week for more Vera Lane Studio goodness! I will be posting VLS inspiration every Wednesday! I can’t wait to share all the new digistamp sets and other goodies with you!

see y’all next week!


Feature a Creature | Oddball DT Inspiration

Happy New Year!

Hope your 2017 was awesome and that your 2018 will be even better!

Today I bring you some Oddball Art Stamps Inspiration for the new Oddball Art Stamps monthly Blog Challenge

The theme this month is FEATURE A CREATURE!

You can find both of the digistamps below:

Make sure to use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% on anything in the Oddball Etsy Shop.

ATCs have been colored with alcohol markers, Inktense pencils, and white gel pen. Quotes are Tim Holtz.

Hope you enjoyed my post…also we announced the Oddball Art Stamps 2018 Design Team today!

Join us over in the Oddball Facebook Group to participate in the new monthly ATC swaps. This months theme is Feature a Creature (same as our blog challenge 😉 )

Until next time..


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More Monsters!! | Polkadoodles


Hello again! I have a few more projects to share from the new Polkadoodles release… Little Monsters!

Little Monsters ScaryMayree is such a cutie! She was such fun to color and add to this quick and easy A2 card.


I think lil Fuzzpea has to be one of my favorites! I punched various circles from the paper sets added a lil outline and she became a juggler…lol She looks pretty awesome in my planner too if I must say!


My last project share with the Little Monsters is this cusom cover I made for one of my Field Notes notebooks. The papers in this collection are adorable! So easy to mix and match! Tubatha is definitely ready for an out of this world birthday party! She was colored using the same products listed above and I added a lil strip of glitter washi to ground her. Hope you have enjoyed my creations with all these lil monsters!

Check back soon for even more creative fun!


Monsters! | Polkadoodles


Monsters everywhere and this lil guy has his eye on you! Looks like these guys may have escaped the lab…

I had so much fun creating the 6×6 scrapbook layout using the Little Monsters new release from Polkadoodles . All digis were colored with alcohol markers and various colored pencils and pastels. Art fibers used to ground the creepy, cute characters.


Made this little tag with Ivy and papers from the new release. She is “monstrously cute” I absolutely love how the sets coordinate. She was colored with alcohol markers and various pencils and pastels as well and added art fibers for the tassel. Edges have been inked with violet Distress ink.

Stay tuned for another monstrously good post tomorrow too!

until then…


Christmas Calacas

I just love combining different digistamp sets from Vera Lane Studio. Taking one set that isn’t exactly Christmas themed and giving it some holiday glitter! Calacas is perfect for switching up with the many other VLS sets! I have painted this guy a few times in the past in several different themes 🙂 Calacas mixed with the Holiday Doodles bundle is a perfect combo!


  • VLS digistamps: Calacas and Holiday Doodle bundle
  • Canson Bristol Paper
  • Alcohol Marker: Brea Reese, Copic, Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor
  • Inktense pencils
  • Neocolors ii
  • Uniball Signo White gel pen
  • Scotch glitter washi
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Micro glitter (think I got this at Five Below in a set intended for nail art)

Would love to see what Vera Lane Studio digistamp sets you have combined! Tag me!


I made a Happy Planner tip in with the new Matilda’s New Year digistamp set as well. There’s so much coming to Vera Lane Studio in 2018…new digistamps unlike anything you have seen before (head over to the VLS Facebook group for a sneak peek), new team member (who is kicking ass I must say!) I’m super excited about VLS in 2018!! It’s gonna ROCK!!!🤘

Until next time…


Meet Matilda!

Matilda is ready to ring in the new year! She is the newest digistamp release from Vera Lane Studio

Isn’t she adorable?! I used several different mediums for this cutie: alcohol markers, gel pens, Inktense pencils, watercolor and colored pencils, and Neocolor ii.

Above a couple more variations. Will be adding them to tags soon!

Just had to do a quick share!

Check back tomorrow for my regularly scheduled VLS post 🙂

stephanie 🐙

Time to Celebrate


In Wonderland it’s always time to celebrate with a tea party! My DT inspiration piece for this weeks challenge on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog is a 4×6 mixed media canvas panel. I layered a digistamp, ephemera and parts of the design sheet from the  Winnie in Wonderland Bundle

Supplies used:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Ink
  • Caran D’ache Neocolor ii
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Stabilo marks all pencil
  • Fabriano Studio Watercolor paper
  • misc. gems & art fibers

I plan to enter this mixed media piece into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post…until next time.




Christmas Lights | Oddball DT Inspiration


This was a fun lil 4×6 card to make! The theme for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge is Christmas Lights !

I used Brea Reese Glitter and Watercolor Inks to paint the card. The light strand border is drawn with Brea Reese Fine Liner Pens and Watercolor Markers. The Oddball Art Co digistamp image is A Very Merry Jones Christmas image #354

Don’t forget to use code: DTSTEPHANIE10 to save on your Oddball Art Co digistamp purchase.

Also be sure to visit us over on the Oddball Facebook page and see what everyone is up to!

Thanks for stopping by!


The most wonderful time…

This week I thought we could revisit some holiday themed Vera Lane Studio digistamp sets.

Tree Gal on 4×6 watercolor paper is definitely ready for Christmas! She has quickly became one of my holiday favorites! Her expression and that amazing head full of tree hair…or is it a hat? And she’s a FAIRY!!! I love fairies! I painted her with Brea Reese Glitter Inks. She has a friend in the same set named Countdown that will probably show up here sometime in December.

This warm toned beauty above is part of the Oaxacan Angels digistamp set. I normally work with much cooler colors but truly enjoyed all the warm tones in this beauty. She will warm the heart of whoever receives her. She is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and accented with a white gel pen. I added some fun art fibers for the tassel.

December, this classy candy cane inspired cutie is decked out in her holiday best and ready to celebrate. She is a member of the Vera Lane Studio Birthday Club Collection. The trees are from the Tree Lot set. There are 11 trees in that set! 11! So many ways to mix and match them up with other Vera Lane Studio digis! I kept this 4×6 card pretty simple and felt the white space was perfect for a snow scene. Just a little silver glitter shadow under the trees and December to give the illusion of snow 🙂 This card was painted with Brea Reese inks as well.

I hope you enjoyed traveling back in time with Vera Lane Studio digis today. I know I did. I love VLS and can’t wait to share more goodies next week!

Until next time…


Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps



Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an image  to a premade ornament.

Items Needed:

  • Premade unfinished ceramic ornament (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Laser Printer (this is a must)
  • QOR Watercolor Ground
  • AD Marker Blender Pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Oddball Art Stamps A Christmas Wish Image #408
  • Watercolor Inks or Paint – I use Brea Reese Glitter Inks
  • Waterbrush
  • Various Art Fibers or Ribbon for hanging


Step 1:IMG_3271

Allow to dry completely. Sometimes takes up to 24 hours.

Step 2:


Step 3:


Step 4:


Allow transferred image to dry completely before moving to step 5.

Step 5:


Finished Ornament:


You may want to spray with a fixative and add a clear coat to protect the ornament. I added some white accents with Uniball Signo white gel pen.  Add ribbon and display.

Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. Check back next week for more watercolor goodness!

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