A Total Effort

HELLO HELLO HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  It’s another bittersweet day for me, as, I’m departing the Artistic Outpost DT and today will be my last posting over at the Artistic Outpost Blog.


This last year and a half on the Artistic Outpost DT has been just AWESOME and I can’t thank our Wonderful AO DT Leader Lisa and AO Company Owner Kelley, enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the AO DT!  I’ve loved being able to share my AO creations with you over these past 18 months and hope you’ll come over to the Artistic Outpost Blog for one last posting.

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  The Golf Club & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Inks (Ranger); Crackle Glaze & Fluid Acrylic (DecoArt Media); Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Kraft Card Stock (PTI); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Kraft Glassine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)

March Releases-Part Deux

HI THERE & HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!  Today, us Artistic Outpost Design Team Gals are revisiting our Artistic Outpost March New Releases with a kind-of, impromptu Blog Hop–

Julie * Me (thanks for hopping by) * Avril * Terry * Tracy * Lisa

   Today, I’m sharing a card I made using our new Harvest & Grunge Elements stamp sets and the single Seed Packets Background image….


…plus a sentiment from our Typography set.  I whipped this card up so fast that I took only two step-out photos (sorry!) —


The background panel is an off-white, speckled card stock.  I die cut two circles out of manila stock to act as masks.


I inked the Seed Packets Background stamp with Potting Soil Archival and stamped onto the masked panel.


I stamped the image of the ‘kissin’ kids’, from our new Harvest stamp set, onto mixed-media paper with Potting Soil Archival and water colored with Distress Markers and my water brush.  I water colored the circles with Tumbled Glass DI and I also stamped the speckles image from our Grunge Elements set with Tumbled Glass DI, too.


I fussy cut the kids with my finger knife and adhered into the water colored circles with matte Decou-Page.  When set, I ran through my sewing machine to add the stitched elements.  I roughed up the edges of the panel with my paper distresser and inked with Ground Espresso DI and an ink blending tool.


The sentiment is from our Typography set and I stamped that onto mixed-media paper with Potting Soil Archival and fussy cut into word bands.  I inked the edges of the bands with Ground Espresso DI and mounted them onto dark brown card stock.  I then adhered the word bands onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and attached the finished panel to a kraft card base-which I had also stamped with the speckled image from the Grunge Elements Set–you can kind of the speckles there peeking out from behind the background panel.

I finished with inking the edges of the kraft card base with, you guessed it, Ground Espresso and my ink blending tool and that’s it!  You can see how this card came together so quickly–These new images from Artistic Outpost just make creating soooo easy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you’re hopping through on our Artistic Outpost New Release ‘re-deux’, you’re next blog stop is Avril, but here’s the entire line-up for you….

Julie * Avril * Terry * Tracy * Lisa

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Harvest, Seed Packets Background, Grunge Elements & Typography (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Kraft, Speckled & Dark Brown Card Stocks (PTI); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Water Brush; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Ink Blending Tool (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)

Ice Cream Man

HELLO THERE & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing the second project that I featured during our New March Release Blog Hop last month–


I’m using images from two of our New Release stamp sets—


Ice Cream Shoppe and…


….Grunge Elements.

For all of the details, come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog!!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Ice Cream Shoppe & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Pink Card Stock (PTI)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Pencil Eraser; Acetate Sheet; Gift Card

Artistic Outpost New Releases

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  Thanks for joining me for our Artistic Outpost New Release Blog Hop celebration!!

Tracy * Me (you’re here) * Julie * Terry * Avril * Lisa

We want you to celebrate with us!!  Hop along to all of the AO DT’s Blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate at the ODBD online store.  You have until April 1st @ 10pm CDT to leave your comments and the randomly chosen winner will be announced at the Artistic Outpost Blog on Saturday, April 2nd.  Now, without further ado–The New Stamps……

Artistic Outpost is releasing 4 new stamp sets and 2 single images that are all Completely AWESOME and available at the ODBD online store today!

For today’s AO New Release Blog Hop Event, I’m featuring projects I made using our new Harvest, Seed Packets Background, Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements images.


This is an altered burlap panel I created using Seed Packets Background and images from the Harvest stamp set–


–And this is a card I made using images from both Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements stamp sets.

I’ll share these projects at the Artistic Outpost Blog in the future, because right now, you’ve got to be on your AO DT Blog Hopping way–Here’s our AO DT line-up to send you on your way….

Tracy * Me (thanks for hopping by) * Julie * Terry * Avril * Lisa

Thanks again for hopping by today!  Until next time-Stay Artsy Fartsy!!