Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jasmin Loves Stripes

This week the challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 174, is to Create a Striped Background. What was I going to do for a "striped" background?, I said to myself...........I am NOT a stripes kinda' gal! So I thought about these stripes for days.......and finally today it came together. All I can say is that I am so happy that Jasmin loves stripes!

The stripes were made with washi tape.  Jasmin was colored with watercolor pencil, finished with gamosol, fussy cut and popped up on the card.  Her attitude speaks for itself, and the spots and circles represent her empty thoughts!

I made this  birthday card for one of our granddaughters, can you guess who, Jacquie Johnnic?

The thought process took a while to kick in, but I love the finished card.  hugz...


Friday, November 21, 2014

Doing the HAPPY DANCE! My Studio!

For the last 6 weeks or so, we have been working in the Studio, changing things, moving stuff, purging and organizing. DH has been so kind and patient thru it all.....he had to put cabinets together, cut off a counter top, raise some cabinets, move a cabinet from one room to another, and it goes on and on............I got new Martha storage units with thin drawers that are perfect for stamps and small items...these cabinets are large, and make life so good. The tops allow me to have working stations, one for the Cricut and one for the Big Shot....oh, life is good! Also got a large 2 door storage cabinet that holds lots of paper plus anything else I can store in there. The shelves are wide and really hold a lot. I am far from finished, but I just couldn't wait another day to show you all what I am dancin' about.

We started on the room about 10 years ago, revamped once and it never worked, too much stuff, too little room!  Ha, bet you have never been there, lol!!  The top cabinets and the counter top and drawers are all part of the original design.  I have a large glass sliding door that looks out in this room, so it has nice lighting.

To the left (not photo worthy) is more storage, in what was a closet at one time, and is now shelves, for what!  The sticky notes still need to be changed out for vinyl labels, but that will come.  I should have removed the cat's towel, he likes to sleep on this chair...oops.  The Martha cabinet is on the right.

This is the opposite wall, it's a little shorter due to the doorway.  On the left is the matching Martha cabinet.....again I have the drawers, and the bottom 6 boxes have unmounted stamps on storage boards. (Yes, I know, I have a LOT of stamps, you just can't imagine how many I have given away! )   I am still looking for the perfect storage cubes for the bottom shelf.  The cabinet above this holds dies.....and more dies.  Next is the fabulous storage cabinet I just got, and last is my first stamp storage cabinet.  I thought it was perfect when I got it, still love it...but you know how things just grow, lol.

Thanks for taking the tour, now you know why my art posts have been few and far between!........... sending hugz.........

Celebration Time

I made this card for my nephew and his bride that got married recently. On Lisa's Blogger Challenge this week, it's Friendship!, and what better way to say Congrats!! then with something home made.

Happy to say that this was made on my Cricut Explore, all that beautiful cutting, no stress, no mess!  What could be easier!  The hardest part was choosing the card stock!  lol

Sending love and happiness to Brad & Lisa Kadlec!


Monday, November 17, 2014


This week the challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 173, is Blink it Out! I had lots of idea's, however, Lola won out.

All the clouds are glittered as well as her halo and wings.  I embossed with the cloud folder, then flatted the embossing and added the glue and extra fine glitter.  I love Lola and hope you do too!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Cards

Just filled an order for Thanksgiving Cards and thought I'd share...........

The turkeys were done on the Cricut, the leaves were stamped on a homemade ink pad, and I used various Fall card stock.  I am pleased with the results and hope they are also.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

OUCH! Get Well Soon

Youngest Granddaughter Paige, who is 10) is wearing a pink cast these days.........haven't heard yet what she did, but I made her a card which should get a giggle from her.

This week the Stampotique Challenge #SDC 171 is Favorite Colors.  I can honestly say that if it's distress inks, they ALL are my fav's!  I tend to reach for any and all of these inks, as I believe all the colors go together.  And, as you can see.....I used enuf of them here.

Notice the "pink cast"!!!

I haven't posted in a while, been busy nursing my leg (yes 4+ months after replacement!, YIKES....will this ever end?)  And, re-doing the studio.  I can't wait to share photos when it finally gets organized.  Too much stuff for 1 room, lol.

I used HORSE, one of Roc Nicholas' stamps, dressed him up a bit, to suit my mood.  The background was made with a stencil and sponged ink.  He even is starting a beard for Movember!  Oh yea...he even talks!

Guessin' you can see my mood has picked up....that's a good thing!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Nostalgic Christmas

Time once again for the Artistic Outpost Monthly Hop! This time, it's about Christmas and Winter........Be sure to check out the other Design Team blogs for more ideas.

 My card today features the adorable little girl from the Frosty and Friends stamp set. Guessin' it's 1940's, early 50's, because I had a coat, hat and muff like that!! That sweet child is popped up on my favorite Doily Die, which I used like a wreath. I am so happy with the outcome, and the bling suits the times!

Here is the rest of the Team:
Tracy * Terry * Kate * Lisa * Gerrie (you are here) * Linda