Sunday, December 30, 2007

Corey Moortgat Book & New Year's Resolution not to be a Piggy Stamper!

I got this great book for Christmas from my marvelous mil. My Sweetie helped her pick it out; he looked at every page to be sure it was the best one for me. (I am more than lucky, I know.) :0) I read it cover to cover Christmas day. It really is perfect for me. I've been trying to talk myself into doing more collage work and to take up scrapbooking again. The author/artist Corey combines both collage & scrapbooking in a really fresh way. She's fearless and fun. She paints on photos, journals less than perfect moments as well as the great ones, and has funky techniques.

I'm especially excited to try her photo transfer technique (with just printed photos & water!) I'm thinking of trying it combined with stamping and doing a tutorial.

Here's the table of contents in case you're curious what's in Corey's book (click to read it):

And here's Corey's blog.

I'll have to stamp something soon; I'm jonesin' for ink! I've been cleaning my stamp room (and my dining room-slash-living room where I make most of my monumental messes, LOL.) One of my New Year's resolutions is to be less of a whirling dervish when I stamp. (Well, maybe I'm more like a stampin-piggy...or that cartoon character the Tasmanian devil!) ;0) What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book! I'm going to check it out for sure!

Cathrine StClair said...

LOL! I'm so with you on the stamping mess. I have my area all cleaned up - then after 10 minutes of stamping - yikes! Looks like a bomb went off. Oh well....

Hope you have a great 2008.

kathleenh said...

What an interesting book. I'd love to incorporate some more artsy elements to my scrapbooking. I have a whole craft room and I still have a big ole' mess. It must be part of the creative process. lol.

femminismo said...

Oh, no! I just saw you are asking other stampers to respect your stamp work and I just sort of ... err.. copied one of your raven/crow stamps.
I'm so sorry. I posted it on my blog, but will take it off if you want.
Let me know.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Dear femminismo,

You made my day!!! How very sweet of you to stop by my blog and let me know about your work. I'm so very flattered that you were inspired (and not at all unhappy that you used my design. I'm so very glad you like it.) My little caveat about copying my carved stamps is just meant for businesses (or mass manufacturing of my designs without my permission.) Thank you so very very much for putting a link to me. Your blog is fantastic! I can't wait to look at your archives,

:0) Mel