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 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's A Cat's Walk

O Happy Day! It's a glorious day when I can make something lickity the on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, SDC 168, is use book text in your project.

Recently, a wonderful Stampotique swapper sent me a beautiful tag base to use in art........come out, come out, whoever you are, show yourself!, sorry I don't remember who sent it,....but I have had it sitting on my desk, waiting to be used.  Today is the day, and I am doing the happy dance.  Thank you.

I cut my triangle to resemble the light shining down thru the evening sky...added the little bubbles on the side, and inserted the cute little kitty.  I really want to give a shout out to Claudine Wagner Criner, who has inkspired me to learn and grow in her Altered Playing Card FB Challenge Group.


Friday, October 3, 2014

A Man Among Boys.............

This week it's a masculine challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge # SDC 167. I had a great time making this tag! Trying to make my backgrounds more interesting, I used shaving cream, reinkers and a stencil. Stamped a background stamp lightly, over and over and over....I think it looks like he is really saying some nasty things, don't you!

I think maybe this guy still lives in Mom's basement!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Just Being Me

Here is my post today.   Doesn't take too much to entertain me someday's..........distress inks and a red and white pen is all it took! I used the Generation Redux and The Outpost stamp sets from Artistic Outpost, so just Live and Have Fun!

Monday, September 29, 2014

EEK! It's a Spider.....

I love Halloween card making! Bet you could never guess. This week for the Stampotique Designers Challenge it's Get Your Spook On, SDC #166. Phillip got all spooked out by the it's bitsy spider!

 I worked the background on white card stock, masking Phillip, adding the wings and then created the background. Took me quite some time to get it to my liking, but I'm happy with the final outcome, and hope you like it too.

Happy Spookin' everyone!  xx


Friday, September 26, 2014

Black n' White with a Touch of Color

That is the theme this week for Lisa's Blogger Challenge. Other than the fun of making this, I really had no problem figuring out exactly what I wanted to make, that's 1/2 the time of creating for me!

Using these great images from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, this card went together easy.  (My picture editing skills really lack, but I try!)

Have a great weekend, hugs...........


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's Officially Fall!

How can it be September already! This year really flew by quickly.....I feel that way more and more as the years go by, but this year somebody really pulled the plug!

The Artistic Outpost Blog Hop this month is focusing on Fall.  I have used the Old Grist Mill and Kudzu Kafe stamps to create my card for you today.

 We don't really have "Fall" here in Southwest Florida......our leaves don't turn colors, nor do the leaves drop from the trees. The days start getting shorter, therefore we do cool off a bit, but that's not happening as of yet. Being a Chicago land gal for 1/2 my life, I do remember Fall of course...mostly the raking of the leaves, and burning them. The kids and I just loved to do it together, and then of course we burned the marshmallows on small branches.  Good memories!

This is the Fall I remember.......leaves of different colors, and I do envy all of you that get to enjoy this.  It just never lasts long enough.

Stamping on glossy paper, I dipped the oak leaf from Old Grist Mill into several inks and stamped away.  Not having the correct brown I wanted, I colored a piece of Kraft with Gathered Twigs DI, and it looks like suede.  I actually took out my long neglected embossing powders out for this saying.

Please do stop by the other Design Team members and enjoy the ART they have made for you...........
Terry * Tracy * Kate * Linda * Gerrie (you are here)Lisa

You still have time to submit your entry for our monthly challenge!  Just Make AO ART!