Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Deep Blue Sea

Look who lives in this deep blue sea..........!

This week the Stampotique Designers Challenge #162 is UNDER THE SEA! Thanks so much Arwen for the fun challenge!

I used an embossing folder, flattened it, and then added several colors of blue and green distress inks for the background.  Agatha Heart was the perfect image to make into today's mermaid.  Isn't she just too cute!

Fishy hugs,


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Just Gotta' Do It.............

I recently won a HUGE stack of stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, and this guy was in the bunch! Oh you better believe that I had a use for him.........

so..........ok everyone, what day is it???????????

Thanks for stopping in, hope you got a chuckle or two, and thanks VLVS!


Fashion Idol

This fashion idol stands out in a crowd.........It's 1922, the jazz age, puttin' on the ritz, and the bee's knees! Wonderful times, I'm sure.

It's time for the Artistic Outpost monthly Blog hop. I'm using the Flapper Fashion plate this month.  There are so many stamps on this sheet, that it's hard to choose only one!  I took advantage of a G45 paper, and stamped and colored this Fashionista using markers.  

STOCK UP and SAVE during the Dog Days of Summer Super Sale! During this sale, you can SAVE 20% off the regular prices on ALL ODBD stamps, Custom Dies, ODBD Paper Pad Collections, North Coast Creations stamps and Artistic Outpost stamps when you enter code DOGDAYS at checkout. (Sorry, no rainchecks)

The Dog Days of Summer Super Sale ends Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00PM EDT, shop early for the best selection.


Be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team to see what they created for you.

Terry * Tracy * Gerrie (you are here)*  Lisa * Kate * Linda 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Back To School

It's back to school week here in Southwest Florida and it's also the Bloggers Challenge this week.

I had some fun making my background from stencils and stamps, then added the "feet" stamp from Paperbag Studios.  Remember when you had 2 pair of shoes?  I do!!  lol  Funny too, I just found out my baby brother is going to his 50th High School Reunion!  Yikes, is he getting old!  Me, never been to a reunion......

I'm playing in a couple of other challenges too this week:
Simon Says, Back to School,                and...
CCEE Stampers, Back to School

thanks for stoppin', have a great weekend, hugz...........


Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me.............

A little birdie told me you just weren't feeling so good, so I made this just for you Ann!

It's FLOWERS this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 161.  Having only 1 flower, and everyone seems to be using it for this challenge, I decided to add my  flowers using a stencil and embossing paste. I'm using a smoosh ink background  I made, adding more ink color at the end.   Once the flowers were dry, I  added color with ink and then markers.  Quick, easy and very effective.  I'm happy with the final outcome.


Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Good To Be Queen!

Over at Lost Coast Designs this month, the challenge is use words or letters. I took a "wordy" background paper and lightly applied gesso wash. I embossed this FAB stamp in bright red and then colored in the yellow, pink and blue. I stenciled some dots here and there in yellow and blue, to make the background fade even more. All worthy of the Queen!

 If you have not been to Lost Coast Designs, do take a look at their inventory of fun and unusual stamps.   Tell Linda that I sent you! hugz........


Thursday, August 14, 2014

TRIVIA..........for the Stampotique Challenge this week........

CAN YOU NAME THIS TUNE??????????????

This week, the Stampotique Challenge #160, is Music as Inspiration.  I had a blast with this challenge, thanks so much Kathy Rerek.  It all came together very easy!  The only problem is that I can't stop singing the song!!  How many of you out there remember this HIT song?  Sung by Patti Page, it was #1 for 8 weeks in April of 1953.  The song, HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by...............hugz.....