First things first… I’m having computer problems these days so this will be my last blog post until said problems are resolved but you can always see my daily art on Facebook or Instagram. Second, even though my blog title says tangrams, I’m starting with a mandala that I made yesterday. Third, here are some tangrams my students made during our fine motor activity. I printed the shapes from this website on cardstock and cut only around the square they formed. I had the students work on their scissor skills by cutting the pieces on their own. I noticed that … Continue reading Tangrams

My new toy – Mon nouveau jouet

 I know I said I wouldn’t buy any supplies this year but I made two exceptions this month: 3 pieces of fabric for projects I have in mind and a DIY stamp set to make my own “business” cards. Putting all the letters together took a while but now that it’s done, I can just stamp and stamp and stamp. The good thing, compared to ordering a personalized stamp, is that if I change email providers or web address, I can just change the letters instead of having a brand new stamp done for me. Je sais que j’ai dit … Continue reading My new toy – Mon nouveau jouet

Mandala stamp – Étampe mandala

Last week, I forgot to mention that one of the index cards was done by testing a new stamp. This mandala stamp. I carved it on June 24th and realized I needed finer carving knives. But for now, I will work with what I have. Above, you can see how the stamp looks with red printing ink and black dye ink. My collection of handmade stamps is becoming really interesting. I wonder what kind of design I’ll come up with next time… La semaine dernière, j’ai oublié de mentionner qu’une des cartes index avait été faite en testant une nouvelle … Continue reading Mandala stamp – Étampe mandala

Thinking about the shop – Je pense à la boutique

Ever since I opened my online shop, I’ve been thinking about my future products and marketing. A couple of years ago, I had ordered free business cards. But when I received them, I realized I had made a mistake on them. I made corrections on a few of them but the 225 others (or so) are still in their box, unused. So one thing I want to do is to at least use them as a base for new business cards. I want to make something simple on my computer that I can then just cut to size and glue … Continue reading Thinking about the shop – Je pense à la boutique

>My rubber stamps catalog – Mon catalogue d’étampes

> I’m starting to get a pretty good collection of rubber stamps. And sometimes, I forget some of the stamps I actually have. So to make it easier to see what I have without going through boxes and boxes, I started making a catalog of all the stamps I have. For this, I used a book I had bought at a warehouse sale. The pages measure 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ and I’m only stamping on one side because the paper is a bit thin. I haven’t finished sorting through all of my stamps yet. I have most of my … Continue reading >My rubber stamps catalog – Mon catalogue d’étampes

>Dad’s birthday card – Carte de fête pour mon père

> This past Saturday was my father’s birthday. This is the card I made for him. The patterned papers are from the Max and Whiskers paper pad by Basic Grey. Everything else is from Stampin’ Up! except for the brads which are from American Crafts. Samedi passé, c’était la fête de mon père. Voici la carte que je lui ai fait. Les papiers à motifs sont du bloc Max and Whiskers de Basic Grey. Tout le reste est de Stampin’ Up! à l’exception des attaches parisiennes qui sont d’American Crafts. Continue reading >Dad’s birthday card – Carte de fête pour mon père

>More handmade stamps – D’autres étampes faites à la main

> After last week‘s experiment with the brick wall stamp, I decided to try other stamps with my leftover rubber. Here, I have made a picket fence, a barn/fence door and a pine tree. I wonder what else I’ll come up with… *** Après l’essai de la semaine dernière avec l’étampe du mur de brique, j’ai décidé d’essayer d’autres étampes avec mes restes de caoutchouc. Ici, j’ai fait une clôture, une porte de grange/clôture et un sapin. Je me demande ce que je trouverai d’autre à faire… Continue reading >More handmade stamps – D’autres étampes faites à la main