Custom Rubber Stamp Options

I am frequently asked about custom rubber stamp options; whether it is about an existing design or a desired design. There are options you may not know about. Here’s the scoop on all things custom. If you have any questions after reading this... [Read more...]

Video How-tos using Highlander Celtic Stamps

Video How-tos using Highlander Celtic Stamps Time to have fun! I watch a lot of youtube videos on all sorts of stamping and crafting, and didn't think I had much to offer, but I DO. I like to experiment and play with stamps. Not all my play... [Read more...]

Vintage Scottish Piper Tag

Vintage Scottish Piper Tag I have a copy of Tim Holtz’  book A Compendium of Curiosities,which I turn to for inspiration. He especially features Steampunk style art, and this was the antiqued effect I wanted to try with this stamp design. The... [Read more...]

Day 5 Coloring Challenge – 8 Tips on papers for coloring

For Day 5 Coloring Challenge - I share 8 Tips on choosing papers for coloring These suggestions are included in my new Celtic Mandala Coloring Book, and these are all things I have tried and experienced. You can buy the PDF version of the book,... [Read more...]

Day 4 Coloring Challenge – Flowers ATCs

For Day 4 Coloring Challenge I share one of my combination rubber stamp designs, Celtic Flowers, on ATCs (Art Trading Card). My friend Susanne thought it would be wonderful to make 100 ATCs as gifts for Epiphany dinner guests. I loved the idea,... [Read more...]

Scottish Luckenbooth card ideas

Scottish Luckenbooth card ideas - for any LOVE-ly purpose. Build on any one of these ideas for your wedding set. In the first example, the dove stickers are from Jolee, are almost a perfect match to the stamp design, and add a bit of charming... [Read more...]

Muslin Bags DIY

Kathi, of Triskelt.com, created a 3 page DIY tutorial for you about stamping muslin bags. These handy little bags are great for lots of uses: jewelry - keep it protected jewelry - gift bags wedding favors - fill with Jordan almonds,... [Read more...]

Irish Wedding Stationery Claddagh

Irish Wedding Stationery Claddagh ideas We are continuing our theme of Celtic weddings, this time with the large Claddagh design for an Irish wedding. But of course, weddings are about love, and love is good all year long; so look at the card... [Read more...]

Celtic Love Symbols for Weddings

Celtic Love Symbols for Weddings By Kathi Hennesey As wedding season gets into full swing, future brides and grooms, along with their families, are busy planning their special day and looking for ways to make it unique and memorable. One... [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cards or Stop Selling Carnations

Mother’s Day: Stop Selling Those Damn Carnations You’d think that something as sweet and innocuous as Mother’s Day wouldn’t generate any controversy. Well, you’ve probably heard umpteen things about the commercialization of Christmas... [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Rubber Stamped Tartan Paper

I have watched a few videos on ways to stamp your own Tartan Paper, but haven’t found any that do it my way, so I made a video. The rubber band technique shown in my video is really easy and versatile. I think you will discover and play with lots... [Read more...]

Vintage Easter Eggs Card How-to

Vintage Easter Eggs with the Glendalough Celtic High Cross, Easter Card I love illustrated antique books. The photographs, engravings and drawings of books printed before 1900, and by early 20th century publishers that no longer exist, are... [Read more...]

St Davids Day and Wearing Leeks

The Ancient roots of the Leek by Kathi Hennesey "One of the traditional ways that Welsh people celebrate their national pride on St. David's Day is by wearing a leek. There are two intriguing tales from Welsh lore about this custom, one taking... [Read more...]

The Strange HIstory of Valentines Day

I Heart St. Valentine Valentine’s Day is possibly the most worldwide of celebrations: heart-shaped candies and flowers are exchanged on Feb. 14th in the U.S., China, Brazil, Iran, and almost everywhere else on the planet. But originally, the... [Read more...]

Loving Images

Loving Images Do you recognize the double meaning of these words? As a rubber stamper - you LOVE images. You love to create with images, creating new composite images from a group of images. You love to collect images, because you are inspired... [Read more...]