Tee Time for Two

HAPPY SUNDAY & HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you Moms out there celebrating the holiday in the U.S.!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing a couple of cards I made with our new  The Golf Club stamp set, with a touch of a couple of images from another one of our new sets, Grunge Elements. 


After you’ve had your Mom’s Day celebrations, join me over at Artistic Outpost!  I made today’s cards with both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in mind-because The Golf Club set is perfect for Moms & Dads who love golfing-so, come on over to see two totally easy cards to make for the golfer in your life!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  The Golf Club & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Twinkling H20s; Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Kraft Core (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Kraft Card Stock (PTI)
  • Harlequin Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Fleur d’ lis Embossing Folder (Provo Craft); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • 3″ Round Gelli Plate; Brayer (Ranger); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool

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)

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!!