Winter Sports

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  Happy Sunday!!  I’m here with my quickie sneaky peek for my weekly project over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today–


Winter is firmly ensconced at my house and any activities that take place outside are automatically considered Winter Sports!  When you have to put on snow pants, insulated boots, down-feather jackets, gloves, hats & scarves and maybe even snowshoes just to take dogs outside–Well, that sounds like a sporting event to me!!

Come on over to Artistic Outpost and see what Winter Sport I’m playing around with today!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Toy Emporium & Go Team (Artistic Outpost)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); White Card Stock (PTI)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Color Bursts (Ken Oliver); Distress Paint & Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
  • Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Silver Thread; Bubbles Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Tapered Fringe Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Round Paint Brush; Palette Knife

Beauty of the Season

Happy Sunday Everyone–From a very snowy Northern Idaho!!  Even though another Christmas holiday has come and gone, I’m still in a festive mood and have another Christmasy card to share over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today.  Here’s a little sneak peek to whet your creative appetite….


The next time I have a posting for Artistic Outpost, it will be 2016–And that’s just next week!!

I’ll have one more posting before the year is up, so I hope you’ll come back on the 31st and see, what may possibly be, the last holiday card I share for the year–Maybe!  Then, I’ll be back shortly thereafter, for a January 1st posting to get the 2016 creative year jump started–FUN!!

Hope to see you over at Artistic Outpost!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Toy Emporium, Snowy Woods & Midwinter (Artistic Outpost)
  • Doily Die (ODBD); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)
  • Watercolor Paper; Foil Tape; White Card Stock;  Grey Card Stock; Tissue Paper; Black Cardstock (Core’dinations)
  • White Pigment Ink (ColorBox); White Embossing Powder; Archival Ink & Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Ultramarine Blue Color Burst (Ken Oliver)
  • Seam Binding & Snowflake Charm (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Jump Rings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Hot Glue Gun; Double-Backed Tape (3M); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)

Christmas Joy Matchbox

HO HO HO!!  It’s time for my weekly project over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today!!  I’m sharing an itty bitty little Christmas project and I hope you’ll join me over there and see what I have in store for you 🙂


I’m not sure if I’m going to find the opportunity to do another posting before Christmas, so I’d like to take this time to wish You All a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  May all of your Christmas wishes come true!! 🙂 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Toy Emporium & Snowy Woods (Artistic Outpost)
  • Dylusions Acrylic Paints (Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gesso (Dina Wakely/Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); White Card Stock (PTI); Tissue Paper
  • Matchbox Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Holiday Knit Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Brayer (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Palette Knife; Round Paint Brush; Pencil Eraser; Pen Barrel
  • Tissue Tape; Hemp Twine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Black Duct Tape

Toy Emporium Tag Cards

HAPPY SUNDAY!!  You can find me over at Artistic Outpost today for my weekly project.


I have to admit, this week’s project almost didn’t get started, but luckily in crafting, there are always alternatives or substitutes to be found in one’s stash–Thank Goodness!!

Come on over to the Artistic Outpost blog and see what I’ve shared this week!! Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps: Toy Emporium (Artistic Outpost)
  • #8 Kraft Tags (Inkssentials/Ranger); Coffee Stained Vellum; Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Spray Stain, Ink, Paints & Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Dabbers
  • Tissue Tape & Tinsel Twine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Laser Cut Stars

Toy Emporium Ornaments

Hi There & Happy Sunday!!  Remember the trio of Christmas ornaments I shared last month for the Artistic Outpost DT Blog Hop?  I’m sharing some behind the scenes shots of how I put them together over at the AO Blog today!


These were really fun to create and have put me in an early festive mood!!  This past Summer, I had a goodie swap with a Wonderful Creative Friend of mine, Lynne Moncrieff,  and in the lovely care package of Fabulous goodies she sent to me were 3 laser cut wooden flowers–I knew those were going to be turned into Christmas ornaments as soon as I saw them!!  Thanks for the inspiration, Lynne!! 🙂 🙂

Come on over to the AO Blog today and see how they got made!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Toy Emporium, Midwinter, Snowy Woods & Christmas Chalk (Artistic Outpost)
  • 3 Laser Cut Wood Flower Shapes (from Lynne!); Tissue Paper; Coffee Stained Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Tulle; Kraft Core (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Cotton Muslin; Coffee Stained Vellum
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks, Paints, Glitters & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Liquid Glass & Crackle Paint (DecoArt Media); Weathered Wood Crackle Medium (Americana/DecoArt); Black Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Tattered Poinsettia Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Finger Knife (Fiskars)
  • Jump Rings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Brads; Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

Blog Hop Time at Artistic Outpost

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  Happy Last Wednesday of the month!!  It’s Blog Hop time at Artistic Outpost and all of us AO Design Team members are showcasing some projects we made especially for the occasion with our New Release stamp sets.

Lisa * Me (Thanks for stopping by!) * Kate * Terry * Tracy

I’m using our new Toy Emporium set….


…to create a collection of Christmas ornaments!


As today is a Blog Hopping kind of day, I won’t go into the details of these Christmas tree decorations–I’ll save that for another day, so you can spend more time checking out my DTeammies’ creations.

Lisa * Kate * Terry * Tracy

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