Hello Spring!

HELLO, HELLO & Happy Sunday!!  I’m here today with a colorful offering for Artistic Outpost!  I felt badly about not having something Easter/Spring related last weekend to share, so I made up for it today–Hello, Spring, Hello!!


This card is neon-like in its brightness, but it did not get this bright of a start.  After a couple of creative, darker toned,  more vintagey miss-starts, I scraped the original tag, and made this brightly hued card instead!!  I couldn’t present another vintagey-grungy creation again this weekend ;) :)


The idea was born out of the need for color and to use up left-over supplies!  I have collections hoards stashes of fussy cut pieces that I save for the future.  Sometimes that future comes for those pieces, sometimes it doesn’t.  The letters that are in this picture, didn’t make the cut for the finished card, but I did end with a larger stash of fussy cut letters for the future!!  It’s great how that all works out–more stuff in the stash for the future-GREAT! ;)


I’m using lots of separate images from several Artistic Outpost stamp sets for this card–Kudzu Kafe, The Outpost, Serenity, Generation Redux & Secretary Pool.  I know, it seems like a lot, but it’s not, really.  There are single images in each set that I really enjoy using, a lot! :)

Here, I’ve got my wrinkle free Distress Stain background, created with Picked Raspberry DS & Mustard Seed DSS, layered with color coordinated stamped images from Generation Redux.  I then splattered Picket Fence DP over the surface with a round paint brush and heat dried.  I stamped Kudzu Kafe girl onto the panel with Jet Black Archival–she’s a place holder and will be covered when all is said and done.


I stamped the alphabet block letters from the Secretary Pool set onto white card stock several times in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade DIs and fussy cut the letters I needed to spell out ‘Spring’.  I also did a little monoprint stenciling using my Latticework LS with Walnut Stain DI.  I applied a couple of pieces of tissue tape, adhered the letters to the panel and stamped ‘hello’ from the Serenity set in Jet Black Archival.


Kudzu Kafe girl, who is a left over from a previous project, was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush.  To update her for this card, I gave her a pair of Butterfly Duo wings from a piece of mixed-media paper that was also a left over from a previous project-so it was already stained and stamped and ready to go!  The script is from The Outpost set and is another one of my favorite, go-to AO images.



After the letters were adhered in place, I outlined with Walnut Stain DM first, smudged with a damp finger, then outlined again with a white gel pen.  I added a couple of enamel dots and outlined those with my white gel pen, too.


Even though Kudzu Kafe Girl has a bit of a scowl on her face (she’s squinting because of the sun!), this card brings a smile to my face!  It really is quite bright in person and it’s like holding a little piece of sunshine in your hands :)

Thank You for joining me today and spending a little bit of your Sunday with me!  I sure hope you got a little burst of sunshine with my Artistic Outpost creation this week :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps: Kudzu Kafe, The Outpost, Secretary Pool, Generation Redux & Serenity (Artistic Outpost)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Orange & White Card Stock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Distress Stain & Spray Stains, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • Latticework LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Big  Shot Machine (Sizzix); Butterfly Duo Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
  • Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Double-Backed Tape (3M); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Round Paint Brush; Heat Tool; Cutting Mat

Grow Beauty

Hello & Happy Friday!! I’m here today with my make for the latest CC3 #25 Challenge–Frameworks.  We’re on page 64 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities 3 and I’m getting in just under the wire–it closes tonight at 11:55pm MST.  WHEW!!

Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge with a generous $50 gift certificate to their online store.  And don’t forget, there’s the chance to be awarded the Compendium Crew’s Choice and win a prize packaged donated by Tim & Mario!!


I made a couple of ATCs using my Honeycomb Frameworks die and two left over Flower Garden cone flowers from a previous project.


I brought out all of my previously cut Honeycomb Frameworks, thinking I was going to be making a tag with a combination of both the negatives & positives…


…But I haven’t made any ATCs for about a month now, so I brought out a couple of homemade ATCs (made with manila stock & chipboard) for the challenge.


I started with spritzing the ATCs with Broken China & Peeled Paint DSSs and heat set.


I spread a layer of white embossing paste over the ATCs and set the acetate positives & negatives into the wet EP.  I may have used a little too much EP on the ATC on the left, but I sure do love the texture!


Because the EP is a bit thicker on this ATC, I lightly spritzed the wet EP with Broken China & Peeled Paint DSSs and let air dry.  As it air dries, the EP will soak up the stain.


Since the layer of EP was thinner on this ATC, the stain will wick better into the EP as it dries and I won’t have to do an extra spritzing.  You can even see the deeper colors under the acetate framework that occurred when I pressed the die cut into the wet EP.


When the EP was dry,  I applied a couple of rem-rubs and crackled a couple of the acetate honeycomb negatives.   I did a little bit of stenciling using my Honeycomb LS with Vintage Photo DI and spritzed and flicked water over the surface and heat dried.  I layered on my cone flower, stem & leaves and the Big Chat sticker.  BTS, I altered a little strip of Industrious Borders with Walnut Stain & Broken China DP for both ATCs.  This one got a strip of it on top :)


I treated this ATC the same with rem-rubs, a Big Chat sticker and an altered piece of industrious border.  I also treated the honeycomb framework with Clear Rock Candy DCP–you can see some of the crackle there that I enhanced with a rubbing of Walnut Stain DI with my finger.  The dried EP did end up a bit darker on this ATC because of the rubbing of Walnut Stain, so I outlined the bloom with my Picket Fence DM to try to get the bloom to pop a little more.


I finished off each ATC with an edging of Walnut Stain DP that I applied with my finger–I wanted to make sure the rougher edges got a good covering of paint to accentuate the texture of the embossing paste! FUN!

Well, I’m off to get this entered over at Studio L3–The home of the CC3 challenges!  Thanks for spending a little bit of your Friday with me!  I’ll be back this weekend with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost, so until next time–

Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Manila/Chipboard ATCs (home made); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Stamps: Flower Garden (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Honeycomb LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Honeycomb Framework Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Paints, Crackle Paint, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Remnant Rubs, Big Chat Stickers & Industrious Border Sticker (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Scissors& Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Gloss Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger)

Road Trip

Happy Monday!! I know-I’m back so soon!! ;) :)

Do you know about the new monthly feature that’s happening at Artistic Outpost?  It’s called Product Focus and on every first Monday of the month, members of the AO Design Team will create projects using images found within a themed line of AO stamp sets.

This month, we’re using images from our Transportation/Aviation line and I’m being joined in today’s Product Focus by AO Design Team Member – Tracy, so don’t forget to go by her blog and check out her Product Focus creation, too :)

ALSO-All stamp sets within our Transportation/Aviation category are ON SALE for 20% off through Saturday, April 11th 2015!

Ever get your kicks on Route 66?


I’ve used the Route 66 stamp set to create this jumbo tag card.


I started with a #10 jumbo manila tag, that I distressed with Tumbled Glass & Faded Jeans DI.


I then spritzed my craft sheet with Vintage Photo & Faded Jeans DSSs and patted my tag into the spray stains–this is the front of the tag….


…and this is the back of the tag, which will be the inside of the card, once I fold it.


I randomly stamped the map image from the set onto the front of the tag with Jet Black Archival ink, and folded the tag in half to turn this tag into a card.


I stamped the drive-in image onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival, fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card with matte multi-medium and let air dry.  While that was drying, I did some separate stamping, coloring and fussy cutting with several more of the images from the Route 66 set.


I stamped and heat embossed the car with WV Sky Blue Archival Ink & Embossing Powder.  I heat embossed the highway sign in white then water colored with my Distress Markers and I painted a piece of Industrious Border stickers with Barn Door DP.  I stamped ‘Road Trip’ onto a piece of acetate with Jet Black StazOn and carefully heat set.


I stamped these cacti with Olive Archival ink and heat embossed with Frosted Crystal EP, then inked with Crushed Olive DI and fussy cut.


Here’s the inside of the card–I used the spare fussy cut pieces I had and decorated the inside.


I separately stamped the word ‘EAT’ from the drive-in image in Vermillion Archival ink and heat embossed with WV Red Geranium EP, carefully fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card.  I wanted ‘EAT’ to look like it was a lighted sign :)


The Route 66 stamp set is really fun and there are still several images in the set, that I have yet to use!  I think another jumbo tag card or two, may come out of this set yet!

I hope you enjoyed my creation for this month’s Artistic Outpost Product Focus.  If you’ve got any of our Transportation/Aviation themed stamps, have a go with your own creation and enter it into our monthly Show Us Your AO Art Challenge!  We’d love to have you over and see your AO Art, plus, there’s a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the AO online store!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Route 66 (Artistic Outpost)
  • #10 Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Acetate (Papertrey Ink)
  • Distress Inks, Spray Stains & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); StazOn Ink (Tsukeniko); Embossing Powders (Ranger); White Embossing Powder (mfg ?-my stash)
  • Industrious Borders (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Cutting Mat; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)

Your Own Story

Hello There & Happy Easter Weekend!!  Thanks for joining me for my Sunday project for Artistic Outpost.  I wish I had planned better, I would have made something for Easter to share with you today, but, alas, I was not prepared!  Unfortunately, this past week was spent on not very pleasant house-hold emergencies (cough cough, septic system..) and then a sporadic, at best, satellite internet connection, which needed a visit from a technician.  Oh, the joys of rural living!  But enough about yucky work-week stuff!!  Let’s get on with some much needed weekend craft-therapy!!


I created today’s tag with my Paperboy & Secretary Pool stamp sets.  Let me show you some of what I did to make this tag :)


As I was going through my Artistic Outpost stamp sets, I grabbed the Paperboy set and took a look at it–Well, gosh darn, this is brand new!  I haven’t inked these puppies up yet!!  Idea-Born!!  Gosh, that never happens–I usually have to sit and stare for a little bit, but it helped that I’ve got a big pile of treated tags, ready to go ;)


I’ve got a #10 jumbo manila tag and a #8 kraft tag.  I’ve had the jumbo tag stained for a while now, it’s one of those extra tags that I use to sop up extra stains and such.  I don’t remember which stains I used, but I’m going to guess there’s some Aged Mahagony, Wild Honey and possibly Frayed Burlap.  The kraft tag has remnants of gesso on my WV polka dotty stencil.  I just can’t let anything go to waste :)


Behind the scenes, the kids were stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush.  The megaphone was heat embossed with WV Red Geranium EP and the pencils, from the Secretary Pool set, were colored with my DMs separately, stamped then coated with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze.


Before securing all of the fussy cut pieces, and something that I did not take pictures of, was the ‘before’ shots of the layered jumbo tag.  I adhered the kraft tag onto the jumbo with matte multi-medium and pressed between heavy books for a spell.  Then I did some random stamping and more polka dot stenciling, then added a few remnant rubs.  I stamped the quote onto a Journaling Ticket with Jet Black Archival, and stapled to the front of the tag.  Before adhering the kids down, I splattered the tag with Hunter Grey Twinkling H20’s.


I gave this cute little guy a fussy cut newspaper that I had stamped “What’s the buzz?” onto (using a stamp positioner), but the ‘buzz’ part got snipped off during finishing touches.  After I adhered him to the tag, I gave him, and pretty much everything else, an outline of Walnut Stain DM and smudged with a water dampened finger.


Just a close up shot of the top of the tag–I love those rem-rubsI topped the tag with a piece of Eclectic Elements fabric, frayed with my craft scratcher and rubbed with a bit of Vintage Photo DI.


Do these young ladies look like they’ve got attitude or what!  I see them as the big sisters of the little paperboy and they’re just hanging around to make sure their little brother is OK while he’s selling his papers :)


Here’s the back of the tag–I left it kind of naked, leaving the colors of the Distress Stains to do all of the talking.  I also distressed the edges of the tag with my paper distresser and inked with Walnut Stain DI.


As I mentioned, the tags I used were treated and ready to go–Well, I’ve got two large piles of treated surfaces, that I’ve challenged myself with using up this year.  Two tags down, 40+ more to go!!  :)

Thank you again for taking a little time out of your Easter Sunday to join me today for my weekly offering with Artistic Outpost.  I appreciate your visits and the time you take to leave me messages!! :) :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps: Paperboy & Secretary Pool (Artistic Outpost)
  • #10 Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); #8 Kraft Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Distress Stains, Markers & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder (Ranger); Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Black Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Remnant Rubs & Journaling Tickets (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Eclectic Elements Fabric (Tim Holtz/Coats)
  • Craft Scratcher & Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Water Brush; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun

Through the Looking Glass at A Vintage Journey

HELLO & HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY!!  I’m working on U.K. time again and I’m here today with my inspiration project for this month’s challenge at A Vintage Journey!  This was a fun one, and I’ve put my Creative Guide vest on to usher you Through the Looking Glass.  It’s time to kick off AVJ Challenge #28 for April and my fellow Creative Guide Julia, has given us this month’s theme.

Think about making a Tim Holtz influenced project involving glass (acetate) or mirrors (metal sheet), perhaps something with a window or a clock face?  What about a hand held ‘looking glass’ or using a bottle somehow?  There are all kinds of very fun Tim Holtz Idea-ology products that would work fabulously for this challenge, but, you’re not required to use Tim’s goodies.  Just show us your Tim Holtz influence in your project and how you incorporated it with this month’s challenge theme.

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For one of our participants, there’s a chance to win a voucher from our lovely sponsor, Country View Crafts to use at their online store.  And of course, we have our  AVJ Top 3 Pinworthy’s to boast about, too!


I created this distressed little beach hut with a window that was once painted over, but scraped away to reveal this little bathing beauty!

I’ve got a few steps of how I put this together, let me show you what I did.


I’ve got this little laser cut wood shadowbox from RedLead Paperworks, all prepped with a coat of gesso (because I thought I was going to paint marble this), but I changed my mind after my very talented AVJ Creative Guide Trace posted this & this on her blog!  So simple and fun and just too darn playful!

I adhered the pieces of the shadowbox to a piece of 8×8 Collage paper stash with matte multi-medium and heat dried.  I fussy cut the pieces and did the same to the other side, on another piece of collage paper.

Here are both sides all nice and covered with paper.  Now, I know you’re not going to see the inside of the box, but I know it’s nicely papered inside :)

I’ve now got to get some of the other details taken care of and ready for assembly, because I’m going to be doing a lot of my work on this when it’s put together and glued shut.


Here’s my ‘window’-a piece of acetate, with a roughly drawn outline of the shadowbox window.


I rubbed Picket Fence DP over the entire surface of the acetate and carefully heat dried.


I trimmed the painted acetate down a bit and adhered to the inside of the shadowbox frame, making sure the painted side is facing out.

I lightly sanded the surface of this Found Relative card, then tinted it with my Distress Markers and heat set.  I fussy cut the girl out of the card, but I’m not through with it just yet–


I cut the card down to size and adhered to the back wall of the shadowbox.  I really wish that I had one of Tim’s mini lanterns to put inside this box, to illuminate this background, but you get the idea of what I’m trying to do here :)


I adhered the fussy cut bathing beauty to the inside of the shadowbox, then worked with the window to strategically scrape away the distress paint.  When I was happy with the paint I scraped away, I closed the box up with multi-purpose glue and carefully clamped together to dry.

I ended up getting a little ahead of myself and I started to treat the outside of the shadowbox, and not take pictures of what I was doing.  Here, I made a blue tinted white-wash with Picket Fence & Broken China DPs.  I brushed that over the entire exterior with a wide paint brush and heat dried.


I masked off the window so that I don’t mar the acetate with any of the steps I’m taking next.  Here, I’ve laid down some crackled paint stamping with Jet Black Archival Ink.


I added a little bit of Stars LS here and there with Antique Linen DP and a finger dabber.  Very subtle, maybe too subtle.  I wish I would have used Picket Fence so that these stars would have popped a little more.

I just received this cute pennant image from Crafty Individuals and thought it would be perfect stamped onto sticky back canvas and fussy cut for a couple of strings beachy banners for the beach hut!  I inked each banner with a different Distress Markers and stamped onto the canvas.  Then I inked over the surface with Tea Dye DI and fussy cut as so-leaving little tabs that I can fold over the bakers twine to help the strings of banners hold their shape.  I also stiffened the banners a bit with matte multi-medium after I adhered them onto the hut.


I’d want to visit a beach hut with colorful banners like this!  And look–Safety First!


A rustic little life preserver, treated with a smudging of Picket Fence DP and given a remnant rub star.


I applied more rem-rubs here and there and glued this Small Chat sticker in place with matte multi-medium.


I just love these Found Relative cards.  When I saw this one in the stack, I knew she was destined for her very own beach hut :)


So, here’s my little journey Through the Looking Glass for A Vintage Journey!  The possibilities for this challenge theme are virtually endless!  April’s challenge closes on Thursday, April 30th (6pm, UK Time).

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to see your Through the Looking Glass creations–I’ll be looking for you!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Wood Framed Box (RedLead Paperworks)
  • Stamps: Industrial (Andy Skinner/Stampendous); Pennants (Crafty Individuals)
  • Distress Paints, Markers & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger)
  • Stars Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Remnant Rubs & Small Talk Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Brass Life Preserver (mfg? from my stash)

And The Winner of my AVJ Blog Candy Is…


I bet ya’ll thought I forgot about this, huh?  Nope!  This is fun for me and I’ve been waiting to draw the winning name since starting this give-away!!


OK–so without further ado….The suspense is killing me……


Drumroll Please—


Sara of SarasCloset!!  Congrats, Sara!!  I’ll be contacting you via email shortly to discuss the particulars.

Thanks so much for joining in my AVJ Blog Candy Give-Away!  This won’t be the last :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!


Color Your World

HAPPY APRIL!!  I’m back with my 2nd posting for the day-Thanks for joining me again, as I put on my Our Creative Corner Design Team hat and present our April challenge theme Color Your World as hosted by my OCC Teammie, Laurie.  Let’s hear about this month’s challenge theme from Laurie-

“Here in the U.S., we are coming into Spring-The season when nature comes forth with new life.  Soft green grasses grow in the fields and the trees bloom in glorious colors with the promise of fruit.  Tulips and daffodils emerge from the soil after a long Winters nap.  The colors of Spring, the sights and sounds of nature at this time of the year renews my soul.

In the Spring time, the colors of nature are different around the world.  For my challenge this month, I want you to Color Your World-Create a project with the colors of Springtime where you live.  Show us what colors renew your soul!”

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Color Your World is being sponsored by Creative Embellishments with a $25 gift certificate to their online store!!  Very Cool, indeed! :)

Thanks Laurie, for a much needed burst of color-full inspiration!  Well, in my part of the world, there is no color-not yet anyway.  Nothing is in bloom, my fresh sprouts of Bleeding Hearts, Peonies, Bee Balm and the like have just broken surface and the grass is just starting to turn green with new growth for the mowing season!  I created my own Spring color with this mixed-media jumbo tag–


This tag surprises me every time I look at it–It’s so bright and happy!  I loved using the new Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set to create this tag!  Let me show you some of the things I did to bring this all together.


I started with 2 #10 jumbo manila tags.  I smooshed and rubbed DPs in Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon & Mowed Lawn onto one tag, then I laid another jumbo tag over the paint, pressed down then gently peeled apart.


I spritzed the tags with water and heat dried.  I’ll be using the tag on the left for today’s project.  I’ll save the tag on the right for another time :)


I also did solid paint marbling of several pieces of manila stock with DPs in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral.  And for the stems I paint marbled a piece of manila stock with Mowed Lawn & Crushed Olive.


I stamped my flowers and stems onto these painted pieces of stock with Jet Black Archival and heat embossed several of the flower centers with Frosted Crystals EP.  OH-the flower centers where stamped onto pieces of manila stocked that was inked with Tea Dye & Walnut Stain DIs.


I fussy cut all of the blooms, flower centers and stems–I’m saving the coneflowers for later use :)


These white splotches are the result of a rather unsuccessful stencil monoprint–But I like the effect anyway!!  It’s random and splotchy–It can’t get any better than that if I had actually tried! :)


This is the stencil design of the unsuccessful monoprint!  It’s the Alphabet Border Dylusions stencil.  I used coordinating colors of DI to stencil over the painted surface.


I brought out my Gothic LS and applied a layer of White Embossing Paste


—Then, as lightly as I could, I spritzed coordinating Distress Spray Stains over the wet embossing paste, spritzed with water, and heat set.  I wanted the embossing paste to have some of the tag colors, and since I used Distress Paints to color my tag, it’s permanent and wouldn’t seep into the wet paste.


I added some pieces of tissue tape here and there and ran through my sewing machine for some random stitching.  It’s almost time to start layering my blooms on, but before I did that-and something I didn’t take a picture of-was paint splatters!  I added a final flick of Scattered Straw Distress Paint splatters over the surface and heat set.


OH-you can see the paint splatters here!!  I positioned my blooms and adhered into place on the tag with matte multi-medium.  I used my Tapered Fringe die with Kraft Core’dinations to create the grass and adhered to the tag with thin strips of tacky tape.


I used one of the quotes from my Small Talk stickers, cut into pieces, inked with Tea Dye DI and mounted onto black stock.  I adhered to the tag with matte multi-medium and let air dry.  When dry, I outlined the word bands and flowers with a combination of Walnut Stain & Picket Fence DMs.


I just love all of elements the layers of the different mediums create.


To camouflage the edge of the grass, I stapled a piece of jute twine in place.


Such a fun, cheery bouquet of colorful flowers!


 This tag definitely Colors My World!  Thanks again for the fantastic challenge theme, Laurie!  Now it’s your turn to show us what Color’s Your World!  The April Color Your World challenge is open until April 28th, and don’t forget, there’s a generous $25 Creative Embellishments gift certificate to one of our randomly drawn participants.  The top winner will receive a Guest Designer spot at Our Creative Corner!

Thanks again for joining me for post #2 today!  It’s fun like that!!  Happy April and hope to see your entries at Our Creative Corner!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • #10 Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Manila Stock; Kraft Core’dinations (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Distress Paints, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Frosted Crystal EP (Ranger)
  • Tissue Tape & Small Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Seam Binding
  • Finger Knife (Fiskars); Cutting Mat; Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Tacky Tape