Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Part Deux…

I don’t know what my “problem” is, but it just seems that I’m not feeling very creative lately…my mind feels like mush, and I ache all over…okay, I know it’s a fibromyalgia relapse, and I very much dislike when I feel this way…knowing that it won’t last forever does keep me from feeling sorry for […]

Bloggers Challenge #68 – Inspiration Challenge

This week’s challenge was an inspiration challenge…I was very excited to do this one since inspiration challenges are my favorite…Lisa Somerville (our Bloggers’ Challenge mommy) picked this one as our inspiration… This is my interpretation… Of course I wanted to imitate the colors, but I also wanted to echo certain themes within the quilt; the […]

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 […]

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 65 – Watercoloring

This week’s challenge was watercoloring.  Although I love the look of watercoloring I don’t feel it’s one of my strongest talents…and being too cowardly to display that this week I decided to go for a watercolor "look." Have you ever received a gift from your husband or significant other that wasn’t exactly what you were […]

More Route 66…

This is another card I made using the retro set "Route 66" from Artistic Outpost.  I broke into my stash of Tim Holtz "Fragments" for this one…I don’t know why I hoard my stash so much…it’s not like I don’t have plenty, and I certainly know where to buy more!!!  I love the Die Cuts […]

Bloggers Challenge 64 – Designers Series Paper

This week’s challenge was to use Designer Series Paper.  I haven’t ordered any new DSP from Stampin’ Up! yet (yes…gasp!…), so chose to use some from Crafty Secrets. Stamps:  Paper Roses by Firecracker Designs by Pamela; Paper:  Basic Black card stock (SU!), Radiant patterned paper (from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection from Crafty Secrets), Prism (red), […]

Blogger’s Challenge 53 – Use Any Resist Technique

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was to use any resist technique, so I chose to use emboss resist. I stamped the Pretty Petals background stamp on Whisper White cardstock using Versamark ink and white embossing powder, and then used Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, and Certainly Celery Classic Ink and cotton balls to apply the shading over […]

Bloggers Challenge 51 – Color Challenge

This week’s Bloggers Challenge was a color challenge using Turquoise, Green Galore, and Pink.  I used the beautiful "Infinite Goodness," a level 2 hostess gift from Stampin’ Up!® The color challenges are always fun, especially when they call for colors I don’t normally pick out. Supplies: Stamps: Infinite Goodness Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink […]

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