Tuesday, February 16, 2010


How about some stamped coasters?  I made these  from tumbled marble 4" tiles I picked up at the home improvement store.  I put self adhesive cork feet on the bottom to protect the surface they're placed on.  In the past when I've made stamped coasters I always used StazOn ink, which works great, but I wanted to try something different.  These are stamped with Stewart Superior Palette Hybrid ink.  I used a metallic buff bronze color that has a nice shimmer.  I first stamped the script background and then stamped the pines over in the same ink.  I like using the same ink for this look because you don't have to mask, it just blends in. You can also stamp a lighter background, then a darker focal image and it works great. These stamped up so quickly and easily, and make a nice hostess or thank you gift.  Sometimes I just can't get out to shop, so having a few of these on hand makes it easy to give a little gift anytime.  They can be made to suit the recipient's decor or the season.  I just picked up some 6" tiles that I'm thinking will make nice trivets.  Haven't gotten around to stamping on them just yet.

In other news, we didn't make it to Vegas this weekend.  My taller than me teenager has been battling some nasty illnesses and the battle continues.  We've been down the mountain 5 times in 2 weeks for various medical appointments.  He attempted to go to school this morning and made it through his first 3 classes before he just couldn't do anymore.  He's sleeping again.  Tomorrow we're going to try for the last 3 classes, so at least he can go to all of his classes once.  I'm meeting with his counselor in the morning to see if we can adjust his schedule a bit while he tries to get over this.  It could take weeks.  I really feel for him.  He's a normal teenager who wants to walk to school, see his friends, and play rugby.  This is a challenge we didn't see coming, it just hit like a train wreck. I'd love to have some magic elixir to fix it and help him get back to where he was.  My word for this year is Breathe.  I've been doing a bunch of that lately.  Not exactly what I had in mind when I chose the word.  Funny how life works sometimes.  I guess I needed more patience and breath than I thought.

Thanks for stopping by today.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Love your coasters, Tami! They sort of look like fossils. I made these once with a friend Years ago and keep meaning to make them again for gifts. I really like how yours turned out!

Hope your son starts feeling better soon. Its awful when we can't make our kidlets (I'd imagine no matter what age they are) feel better. Too bad we don't always have the magic wand we need at the right time, huh?! Still hoping though..... :>

runningonink said...

These coasters are gorgeous! You are right the perfect gift for anyone! LOVE THEM!

Sorry to hear Kyle still is not doing good! HUGS! Hope he gets better soon!

Createology said...

How simply elegant these coasters are. They are sure to be very appreciated by the recipients. Hope your son feels better very quickly. Keep creating...

mairedodd said...

thank you for stopping by my blog... and for sharing your wonderful valentine's day story... it really gives me hope when i hear about people really 'caring' for each other... i also hope your son feels better soon - i have a teen with a chronic illness that wipes her out for school too...

ScrappyPam said...

These are beautiful. And I love Palette inks; this is one I'll be trying.

Hope your son feels better soon!!

Lesa said...

Gosh Tami, I am so sorry to hear Kyle is still fighting sickness. I am sending get well wishes wih healing hugs. Oh and the coasters are wonderful. Love the images and colors.

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

Tumble tiles are one of my favorite items to stamp/paint on. I love how yours turned out!