Bloggers Challenge #69 – Color Challenge (Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red)

This week's Bloggers Challenge was a color challenge using Old Olive, Really Rust, and Riding Hood Red. I always have a lot of fun doing the color challenges…and decided to use one of my favorite Artistic Outpost stamp sets… Stuff:  Stamps:  Serenity (Artistic Outpost) Paper:  Old Olive, Really Rust, and Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!), […]

Artistic Outpost – The Anniversary Celebration Continues with MORE Blog Candy!

Great news!  Artistic Outpost’s anniversary sale has been extended and includes the very cool Vintage Halloween plate: Stuff:  Stamps:  Vintage Halloween (AO); Paper:  Basic Black, Purely Pumpkin, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!); Ink: Palette Black Noir, Vintage Photo and Concord Grape (Ranger); Other Stuff:  White gel pen, Eclipse masking tape, organdy ribbon, tag die (Nestibilities), sponge […]

Vintage Halloween

I just love the new "Vintage Halloween" stamp set from Artistic Outpost!  The images was stamped on More Mustard card stock with Palette Black Noir ink and the edges were distressed with a distressing tool.  The girl was stamped fist, then masked, and the background stamps used last. See that down-turned corner?  Not double-sided card […]

Bloggers Challenge 67 – Love/Anniversary – “Falling for You”

This week’s Bloggers Challenge was to make a fall-themed "Love/Anniversary" card. Supplies:  Stamps:  Autumn Fest (Stampin’ Up! – retired), greeting (Stampin’ Up! – unknown but retired) Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, vellum card stock (all SU!) Ink:  Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant Accessories:  toolkit (punch tool and template […]

It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 20th Birthday!

October officially kicks off our 20th Anniversary and we’re ready to celebrate! It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 20th birthday, and to celebrate, they’re offering a wonderful selection of birthday stamps for 20% off with a $20 purchase!  Birthday cards are one of the most popular reasons for sending a card; everyone needs a birthday set (or two!) […]

Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek #5 – Bluebird

The sneak peek’s for Artistic Outpost’s October release have been so much fun to create!  I’ve really enjoyed checking out the other designers’ creations as well.  This is another piece I did using the "BlueBird" plate… Supplies: Stamps:  BlueBird (Artistic Outpost) Paper:  Natural White (Stampin’ Up!), blue (Core’dinations), Memory Box Ink:  Palette Black Noir, Tim […]

Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek #4 – More “Snowy Woods”

Yes, yes, it’s time for another sneak peek from Artistic Outpost!  This is another card made with "Snowy Woods," one of the sets being released October 1!  I’m having so much fun with these new stamp plates… Supplies: Stamps:  Snowy Woods (Artistic Outpost) Paper:  green and burgundy (Core’dinations), watercolor paper, Frost (Memory Box) Ink:  Palette […]

Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek #3! – Snowy Woods

This is my sneak peek #3 for the upcoming October release from Artistic Outpost.  This is also another stamp from the plate "Snowy Woods." Supplies: Stamp:  Snowy Woods (Artistic Outpost) Paper:  Natural White (Stampin’ Up!), Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey), Core’dinations (solid colored card stock) Ink:  Palette Burnt Sienna, Brushed Corduroy, Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Weathered […]

Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek #2! – Snowy Woods

Today is Sneak Peek #2 for Artistic Outpost’s October release!  This is from the new set, Snowy Woods, AO’s first 8 1/2 x 11" plate, and it is fabulous!  It has many versatile images that will carry you through the entire winter as well as for the Christmas season.  Supplies:  Stamps:  Snowy Woods (Artistic Outpost) […]

Bloggers Challenge 66 – Warhol Technique (and Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek!)

This week’s Bloggers Challenge was to use the Warhol technique…for those of you way to young or not born yet (1960’s)…Andy Warhol was a famous New York City artist who brought "pop" art into the mainstream, and developed a new, fresh style of creating…this is my take on one of his works… Basically the technique […]

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