Monday, September 19, 2016

       "THE MOON-MADE MONTHLY"

Welcome to a Special Edition of Wonder-Full Wednesday blog post for RubberMoon! Once a month we will feature one of our wonderful customers. Our patrons are the heART & soul of RubberMoon. We want to showcase the artistry and creativity of the people who buy and use our images! Whether it be Greeting Cards, Artist Trading Cards, Journal Pages, Mixed Media Art or something else we are thrilled to share our friends' creativity here with you.  
     In this  "Moon-Made Monthly, we introduce the work of Tammy Sexton. Tammy lives in Miami, Oklahoma and has quite a way with making fun and whimsical creations. Below are just a few she has been so kind to share with us.

                             TAMMY'S CREATIONS

      I for one would perk up immediately after receiving this                            Get Well Card. Wouldn't You?


So many RubberMoon Fans LOVE Halloween, and I certainly love this Sample! Tammy used this for the October Image on her 2016 Calendar.


          Another 2016 Calendar Entry Created by Tammy


                 Tammy's Creations make me Smile!

Thank you so much, Tammy, for letting us share your work! Stay tuned next month for some more "Moon-Made" creations by RubberMoon's fabulous customers!!

If  YOU use RubberMoon Art Stamps and would like to share, we would love it! Please email clear photos of your creation to RubberMoonstamps.com. Please use MOONMADE in your subject line and we would love to feature your stamp art here on the RubberMoon Art Blog!

Once again, check out RubberMoon.com for all of your art stamp needs. Thank YOU for visiting the Wonder-Full Wednesday Blog. Please come back next week for more fun!                                     ~ BARB


   A "Dream World" with Stampstracts!






I have to say that I keep looking and looking at this wonderful piece by RubberMoon's owner and art director, Kristen Powers. I can't seem to keep my eyes off of it.  Kristen has come up with a terrific collection of abstract stamps ("STAMPSTRACTS") that have a myriad of endless Creative Possibilities. That is what I love about Kristen's stamp designs.  She not only draws the most amazing whimsical images of characters and various subjects, but she also designs these masterful shapes so the buyer can create their OWN works of art! The STAMPTRACTS line was just released in July and the response has been amazing! If you click on this link you will be introduced to the entire collection. Listed below are the stamps that Kristen used for this particular Masterpiece.

(1) Dream Maker
(2) Sorta Scalloped
(3) Effervescent
(4) Tri Dots
(5) Surround
(6) Scribblestracts

Kristen used Peerless Watercolors to create these vibrant colors in her piece "Dream World".  Peerless Watercolors can also be purchased at Rubbermoon.com

Thank you so much Kae Pea for creating such a beautiful and spell binding piece for us to share! 


If you haven't the chance, check out  RubberMoon for all of your art stamp needs! 
Thank you so much for visiting the WONDER-FULL WEDNESDAY blog! Come back next week for more fun! 

                                              -BARB

Thursday, September 8, 2016

               Teresa's Adorable Chick




Welcome back to Wonder-Full Wednesday on the RubberMoon Art's Blog. Today I would like to feature the exceptional Art created by Teresa Kolar.  Usually I share a little back ground into the artist, but I want to share verbatim, the well stated Bio that Teresa has written herself...

"I work in a very special place called Sweet Mare Studio. We are located on Island Lake approximately 20 minutes outside of Duluth,MN. 

A few years ago my good friend, Lori Sparkly Franklin, invited me to participate in a class at her studio. The class was being taught by Kristen Powers of RubberMoon stamps. I had a fantastic time learning with KP. Not long after that KP invited me to be a guest writer on her RubberMoon blog and create some stamps for RubberMoon. We have been friends ever since.

I have been painting, drawing and creating all my life. My mother is an artist. All of my siblings are artists. When i was a child I watched my mom paint and was greatly inspired. I have been “making things” since I was a child. 
Currently my favorite muse is botanicals/florals. I use acrylics and pastels to create them. 

I graduated from the university of Minnesota, Duluth with a teaching degree. I have always loved creating and teaching. At Sweet Mare Studio, I conduct art classes that are small and intimate. This affords me the opportunity to provide special attention to each student. We learn a lot together and we have a great time.

I truly believe all of us must be creative to be happy. Creating keeps us vibrant and inspired about life. It engages our brains and gives us interesting things to talk about and share with others.

 Various businesses include my work in their collections and my art has been published for retail sale throughout the country." -Teresa


I had the pleasure of getting to know Teresa on FB, when she Participated in the Original RubberMoon Design Team. Besides being a very kind and gifted Artist, Teresa also has a incredibly fun sense of humor. 

The above Adorable Chick was created by Teresa using her own RubberMoon Stamp design. Many of Teresa's stamp designs are wonderful tools to use in the background of any of your own creations. She used her stamp design, Organic Circle, to create movement in the background of this painting.



Teresa has a Fantastic Etsy shop where you can view and purchase some of her amazingly beautiful work, 
TC KOLAR ART. A sample of her beautiful ART below.


                          So So Beautiful...Right?!

Thank you Teresa, for sharing your work and letting us get to know you a little more!

Once again, check out RubberMoon.com for all of your art stamp needs. Thank YOU for visiting the Wonder-Full Wednesday Blog. Please come back next week for more fun!                                     ~ BARB


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

             A Road Trip with Frida 


Fall is readily approaching, and I don't think of my favorite time of year without reflecting about the well known day of observance in Mexico, called "Day of the Dead". This special holiday is celebrated throughout Central and Southern Mexico and also by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially in the United States. It is a multi-day celebration of gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and help to support their spiritual journey. Traditions connected to this holiday include building private alters called "ofrendas", honoring the deseased using sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods and drinks of the departed loved ones. Participants visit graves with these items as gifts. The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration is similar to our culture's Memorial Day as a time to honor the dead. The Spanish tradition includes festivals and parades as well as gatherings of families at the cemeteries to pray for their beloved deceased at the end of the day. 
RubberMoon Stamps owner and designer, Kae Pea, has done such a wonderful job recreating so many of these images with her Milagros Collection. SO many wonderful stamps depicting this rich culture. You will want to check them all out!

These stamps and the Day of the Dead helped to inspire me to paint the above Vintage Trailer Piece. I will list all SEVEN RubberMoon stamps used in the painting above.

(4) Doddy O


I hope you have enjoyed today's post about the "Day of the Dead" as much as I have enjoyed making it. 

If you haven't the chance, check out  RubberMoon for all of your art stamp needs! 



Thank you so much for visiting the WONDER-FULL WEDNESDAY blog! Come back next week for more fun! 


~ BARB



Works Cited: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead

Tuesday, August 30, 2016




KJ's Tribute to Her Doggies, Using RubberMoon Stamps!






I am SO excited to feature Kj Allison this week as our RubberMoon guest artist. Kj is a veteran of the stamping scene and is such an incredibly gifted artist in so many mediums. I have been lucky to be her Facebook friend for some time and have witnessed so much of her art. It is just fabulous! 

Kj was first introduced to RubberMoon Stamps while working for the acclaimed stamp store, "Stampa Barbara". Online, she became fast friends with RubberMoon's original owner, Debra Valoff.  After a long standing friendship online, Kj was able to visit Debra in person for an art retreat hosted at Debra's home in Idaho. Kj still speaks of that wonderful weekend, full of lots of fun and also remembers Debra's amazing cooking! While there, Kj had access to many RubberMoon Stamps in Debra's collection. RubberMoon still remains one of her "very favorite lines of stamps". She just loves that "they are whimsical without being too cutesy and a unique line different from any other". I couldn't agree with Kj more! She is so thrilled that Kae Pea was able to purchase the company from Debra in order to continue offering such wonderful stamps. 

The above AMAZING work is a tribute to two sibling doggies. One belonging to her and the other her daughter. I just LOVE it!  Thank you so much, Kj, for your kindness and letting me share your work here on the RubberMoon Arts Blog. 

The following RubberMoon stamps designed by Marylinn Kelly were used:
(1) Star Doggie
(2) Ninja Joe
Once again, check out RubberMoon.com for all of your art stamp needs. Thank YOU for visiting the Wonder-Full Wednesday Blog. Please come back next week for more fun!                                     ~ BARB

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Debra Valoff, O.M.G. (The "Original Moon Goddess")

As many of you know, Debra Valoff was the founder of RubberMoon Art Stamps. Debra began the company in 1993 and with help of other talented stamp designers, she created a wonderful business over the span of twenty years. As serendipity would have it Kae Pea bought RubberMoon from Debra in 2012. 

Debra is also an amazingly talented stamper and artist, apart from being just a really kind and generous soul. So generous that she has allowed us to use some of her Journal pages, using many RubberMoon Stamps, to share in this post. Her art has often been featured in Rubberstamp Madness. We are so excited to share some of her work with you. Such a feast for the eyes!







Debra's work is such an inspiration.Thank you again, Debra for letting us peek inside your journal. Stay tuned for another post and we will soon share some of Debra's Amazing Envelope Art!  

If you haven't the chance, check out  RubberMoon for all of your art stamp needs! 


Thank you so much for visiting the WONDER-FULL WEDNESDAY blog! Come back next week for more fun! 

~ BARB


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jessica Sporn's Build-A-Villa

For RubberMoon Art Stamps

Created by Artist, Janice Bryant


Jessica Sporn is one of the many talented and gifted contributing artist for RubberMoon Art Stamps. She has created this magical village of stamps called Build-A-VillaBuild-A-Villa may be purchased as a complete set at a discounted price or available individually. 

This absolutely BEAUTIFUL sample of Jessica's Designs, along with other cool RubberMoon stamps, was created by a gifted artist and stamp enthusiast, Janice Bryant. I LOVE this piece SO much! Janice is a long time follower of Kristen's stamp legacy. She has been a fan since the family owned Effie Glitzfinger's. That goes WAY back! Janice used her expertise with Copic markers to color the stamps. The following RubberMoon stamps are the ones used to enhance the Build-A-Villa scene. Thank you so much Janice for sharing your gifts and talents with us!!!

(1) SunSweet
(2) Baggy Pants
(3) Blanche
(4) Dot the Party Girl

Once again, check out RubberMoon.com for all of your art stamp needs. Thank you so much for visiting the Wonder-Full Wednesday Blog. Please come back next week for more fun! ~ BARB