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.

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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!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 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)

Red, White and YUM!

HELLO HELLO HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  You can find me over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing a card I made using our new Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set–

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–It’s full of patriotic flavor and an adoration of ice cream!  It was a simple card to make, so, if you head over to the Artistic Outpost Blog for a little Red, White & Yum, I promise I won’t take up too much of your time 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Ice Cream Shoppe (Artistic Outpost)
  • Paper:  Patriotic Collection (ODBD); Red, White & Blue Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Die: Beautiful Borders (ODBD); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Black & White Pigment Inks (ColorBox); White Embossing Powder; Black Embossing Powder & Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Heat Embossing Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Double-Backed Tape (3M)
  • Frosted Dots

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. 

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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!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 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

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–

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

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Ice Cream Shoppe and…

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….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!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 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

Harvest Altered Burlap Panel

Hi There & Happy Sunday!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing the altered burlap canvas that I shared earlier this week during our New Release Blog Hop event.

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I took a few step-outs while I was altering this panel, if you’d like to come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog and have a looksee?  I won’t keep you long, I promise!! 😉 🙂

Hope to see you over there!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Harvest & Seed Packets Background (Artistic Outpost)
  • 5″x7″ Burlap Panel; Tissue Paper; Brown & Tan Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Texture Sand (DecoArt Media)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt Media)
  • Small & Large Brads; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Flat Paint Brushes

She Has a Song

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!  I’m celebrating the day over at the Artistic Outpost Blog

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We’ve had some gorgeous weather this past week and our seasonal population of American Robins is growing bigger and bigger by the day.  I made a card, inspired once again, by our feathered friends who have returned to their Summer home and blessed us with their presence and their songs!

So, come on by the Artistic Outpost Blog for a quick looksee at how I made today’s card.  It’s a quick posting, as I don’t want to keep anyone from being outside and enjoying the Spring Equinox!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Birds of a Feather & Serenity (Artistic Outpost)
  • Sunburst Stencil (Andy Skinner/Tando Creative)
  • Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Archival Inks (Ranger); Twinkling H20s (Splash of Color); Distress Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • 5″ x 7″ Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Green & White Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Water Brush; Heat Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Double-Backed Tape (3M)
  • Enamel Dots (MME)

Springtime Puzzle

Hello, Hello, Hello-Thanks for popping in today!!  Inspired by our first American Robin of the season in our front yard (our snow-free, front yard!), I made a totally fun puzzle project to share at the Artistic Outpost Blog today–

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I love ‘window shopping’ at Etsy, and came across a store that sells blank puzzles–somehow a few different sizes ended up in my shopping bag and came home with me!! LOL!! 😉 🙂

Come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog and see how I incorporated this puzzle in today’s project–Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  The Outpost & Birds of a Feather (Artistic Outpost)
  • Large Matchbox (Little Crafty Bugs); Blank Puzzle (CreateJigsawPuzzles.com); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Tissue Paper
  • Archival Ink & Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Distress Inks & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Paint Cap; Pencil Eraser; Gift Card; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Water Brush; Eyelet Setter
  • Natural Trimming & Jute Twine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Self-Adhesive Rhinestones; Brass Eyelets