Feb 27, 2014

Lions, Bunnies, and Bears, Oh My!

Easter is Coming...  

Bunny and Daffodile
1.  Bunny and Daffodil

Sending a Big "Thank You"
for suggestions about what you'd like to see in my Rubber Stamps.
(you know who you are!)
Your voice is important!
I love to hear your thoghts.
Please Vote for Easter Stamps,

Whats would you most like to see?
(vote in the poll to the far right)  OK to check more than one answer

fish pet or no fish?

2.  Mermaid and Fish

Feel free to suggest the things you'd like to see in my Rubber Stamps
please use the comment section below. 

3.  Bear with Heart

4. Sun Bonnet Sue Watering Flowers

5. Kitty  &  Milk
7. Becky Kelly's Bunny
6.  Chipmunk & Star

8. Elephant Blowing Bubbles

Please post your comments below! 

Feb 13, 2014

Valentine's Stamp Project

Happy Valentine's Day

Lori sent me the cutest Valentine design!
I just had to show it to you.

This card was created with  "little bear and heart" rubber stamp
Lori really knows how to bring it to life!

Card Created by Lori Tatum
I'd love to see these what you can do
Show me what you can make!

 ..send me pics of your rubber stamp creations 
(made with my BK rubber stamps)
  send via email.  
You might get posted on my blog!

Thank you Lori! 

Feb 9, 2014

Sale at the shop!

Valentines Day Sale!


pocket mirror
Classroom Valentines to share!

Elephant Rubber Stamp Sold Out on the First Day !

More on order! Should be in Stock Monday or Tuesday Feb 10th or 11th
I will ship them out the same day.

Feb 7, 2014

Stunning imagery at Sochi

 In a world where everything we see is manufactured, computerized and over the top,
I was enchanted by the simplicity of the imagery of the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony.
It looked stunningly fresh to me.

The enchanting imagery of the little girl with
the red balloon was simple and brilliant,  so sweet.

Sochi opening ceremony

The jellyfish dance was so simple, and elegant.  It was mesmerizing.
Fresh and lovely

image- people website
Encircled in light, a group of dancers captivate the audience
Tatyana / EPA / Landov

Feb 2, 2014

Valentines Bowl Craft- easy

Last week I made this little bowl for 
Valentines day. 
It was a fun and easy craft!

1)  Permanent Sharpies-  I used a Red - plus optional pink and orange
2)  White bowl from Pier One

Cut a heart shape out of paper and place it in the center of the bowl, use a spot of tape to gently fasten. 
Using the heart shape as a template, draw little dots around the heart shape with a sharpie.
Draw the most dots nearest to the heart and then go lighter towards the edge to give it a starburst feel, The red near the center will help make the heart stand out.  
(don't draw on the paper heart, it could bleed)

for fun, I added in a few orange and pink dots.
OK to make your dots imperfect, this adds to the hand made look of the art
turn oven to 350.

Remove the heart template and tape.  
The white heart shape is in the middle of your bowl

**Please read all these notes first**
Fire your bowl in a 350 degree oven for 45 mins.  
Turn off oven and let your bowl sit in the oven til morning.  (keeping it warm for a long time will help keep the sharpie from washing off.) 

note** If you want to do this with kids, try it for yourself first, see what works for you, your oven, your dish and sharpie. Please use common sense using oven mitts to work with hot items.
This craft worked for me in my second attempt.   After reading other's posts about similar crafts posted on the internet, I read about MANY situations where the color wasn't permanent.
(please see my notes below -  my first failed attempt*) 

Baking it at 350, for 45 mins then letting it cool overnight worked for me!

If you want to do this with kids, try it on a small bowl or lower priced item to test for yourself first.

***My Failed First Attempt***

Learn what works best for you, your oven, your dish and your sharpie.
(in my first attempt, I baked it twice.   First at 350 then removed it shortly afterward.  (on the rack, with no cookie sheet)
But, my bowl wasn't color fast.   I tested a small spot, it bled slightly.
I then baked it again the next day at 425 for an hour- on a cookie sheet. 
Unfortunately, this was way too much heat, this made my red color turn an ugly golden orange)
(but at least it was color fast)
Last, I went over all the spots with a red sharpie again. This time the color was permanent, maybe the roughness of the color of yellow helped the new color stick.  

**Test your art before**
After you fire, try to wipe a tiny spot of color off your bowl to see if your color is permanent.
If not, refire at 350 for 45mins- again, leaving it in a warm oven overnight.  

it worked perfectly.

I've made several gift bowls with sharpies and baked them
@350 degrees for 45 mins. then let cool for three hours. 
this one was for my brother's birthday
(I personalized it to include our dog, cats, a bear, interests like gardening, names, fishing, boating)

Let me know how this craft worked for you!

This is a fun craft project using a permanent sharpie, a porcelain bowl and an oven.
please use common sense.
Use my bowls to hold jewelry, soap or crafts.
can be washed, please wash gently 

from my good friend and fabulous artist Viv  *****
"I recently found that the correct permanent markers to use are oil based.  I finally found them at Hobby Lobby.  Those are the ones that work for 15 min at 350 degrees. "

Jan 20, 2014

Vote for your Favorite Valentine Pocket Mirror

Which one is your favorite?
Vote for your Favorite Valentine Pocket Mirror
(See the Poll on the Right to vote!)
- ok to vote fore more than one -

Dec 31, 2013

And the Winner is....

The Winner of the $20.00 Gift Certificate for  
December's Give A Way
is Karen LeM...
(Karen, contact me through the shop for details)
   15% off at the Shop is still good for a limited time

New! Fairy Garden Bookmark

Rubber Stamps
New Rubber stamps in cotton gift bags.

Dec 19, 2013

Merry Christmas

The Winner of the $20.00 Gift Certificate for  
December's Give A Way
is Karen LeM...
(contact me through the shop for details)

one winner will receive a

$20.00 gift certificate (to use in Becky Kelly's online shops ) 


 December's Featured Pocket Mirror

Pocket mirrors
Pocket Mirrors ~ perfect last minute gifts ideas 

New!   Rubber Stamps
New Rubber stamps in cotton gift bags.

 How to enter?    
1.  List a favorite item from my shop in the comment section(each comment equals one point)
2.  Tweet, Facebook, tell a friend, text or blog (equals 2 points- be sure to let me know in the comment section below)
3. one winner will be chosen at random on Dec 31st.
4.  enter as often as you wish for extra points.

Winners will be selected Dec 31th!  don't forget to check back to see if you won.

Dec 15, 2013

Pocket Mirrors, Rubber Stamps and More!

New! Pocket Mirrors, Rubber Stamps and More!

(Use Coupon Code MERRYMERRY for 20% Off)

Rubber Stamps

 New- Angel Stamps

Sun Bonnet Sue

Nov 29, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  

Use coupon code   
for 20% off most everything 
                                                         at Becky Kelly's online shop!

becky's shop

Nov 19, 2013

Free Thanksgiving DIY Mini Journal

I am so Thankful for you!


Free Craft

Make your own
"Mini Gratitude Journal"
(note **pictures may vary year to year)

Free Adobe Reader Needed For Downloads
1) Go to my Download link near the bottom on the left

2) click on "Download page"

3)  Find Thankful Journal
(with a Hedgehog image)
Download 1 page of art

Download Adobe Reader Here

4) download art
5) Print Art -  on best setting  .   nice paper is best   * Choose Borderless Printing *
6) Fold as in video
(there should be 8 panels, with one slit ( use scissors) in the middle)
7) Fold to make a book

fold long-wise
fold in half

clip to center as shown
fold both ends in, then fold longwise again.

push both ends toward middle (a kiss!)
make an X,  fold so cover is on top.
Voila!   Your booklet.

 Copyright Becky Kelly
 Please respect copyrightFor personal use only,  please do not resale.
**let me know what you think!

Periwinkle Skies