Welcome! My name is Niki and I’m so grateful you’re here!


There’s so much to share with you! My favorite techniques include stamping, watercolor, die-cut design, and paper sculpture. I love to find new ideas, tech tools, and creative products to share with you through my blog and social media.

In 2014, I started cardstoq (previously Tealkat’s Blog) with the sole purpose of sharing quilling and paper projects to inspire others.

Boy, did that get outta hand quick when I discovered everything the craft world had to offer. Stamps and inks and papers, oh my!

I live in sunny San Antonio, Texas, with my husband, Scott, teen kiddo Joseph, three cats, and a pair of boxers (the dogs, not the underwear 😉 ). Our eldest kiddo, Kevin, is a nuclear technician in the US Navy.

Some of my favorite shopping spots