Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Artistic Outpost March New Release!

Hello and thank you for stopping by today! Artistic Outpost has a fabulous NEW RELEASE of stamps and the DT has so much inspiration and talent to share with you and also a little extra, so read all the details below!

Tracy - Shari - Julie - Avril - Lisa

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Well I had a very difficult time deciding which of my samples to share with you today, but the ones below use stamps from "The Golf Club," "Grunge Elements," "Bottle Caps" and "The Ice Cream Shoppe."

This sweet treat of a card started with an ivory background inked with Dried Marigolds, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Salty Ocean and Color Bursts of Lemon Yellow and Pthalo Greed added and then a spritz of water with some more flicked on water drops. When dried, I stamped the "Bottle Caps" background using Black Archival. All the images from "Ice Cream Shoppe" were fussy cut and Stampin Up markers used to add touches of color.

Next a tag for the Golfers! The "Grunge Elements" circle was clear embossed on a tag, inked over in Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso, stamped some of the grungy dots with Weathered Wood,then flicked on some water and ironed off the EP. The Golf Club images were stamped using Black Archival.

Bottle Caps

Grunge Elements


Ice Cream Shoppe

Seed Packets

The Golf Club

Well I am sure happy you stopped by today and  I know you will enjoy this wonderful and exciting new stamp release from Artistic Outpost! Thank you and enjoy the day!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Happy Anniversary Baby!

Yes, it has been a long time since I posted to my blog and it is hard to keep up these days! I see I have lost a few followers and that is sad, but unfortunately, there is not much that I can do to keep actively blogging at the moment. There has just been so much going on and time is very limited, but I am trying the best that I can, so I hope you will stick with me over the next couple of months. I do apologize for lack of visits and only the occasional blog post, but I do see what most of you create and especially on Facebook. OK, well today I am sharing an anniversary tag for my hubby that I created using a variety of stamps from Artistic Outpost. We have reached the 33 year point in our lives and I have got to tell you that I am so incredibly blessed to have not only my best friend at my side, but that today is his last day of work! He is retired! Not sure what he will do!
I took a kraft tag background and used the music sheet from "Ephemera Backgrounds" which was clear embossed. Next I placed Tim's time stencil over the tag and inked over that in Black Soot. The frame from "Chalk It Up" was stamped in Coffee Archival and fussy cut. All remaining images were stamped in Black Archival and a slight amount of color was added to the "Flapper Fashions" gal. I think the sentiment from "Typography" is perfect for my hubby. Added a few stencil hearts and some dyed ribbon and "Life is Good."

To update all of you, we now have a house in Wisconsin (so two at the moment and now you can understand the lack of time), I apparently had/have the flu (but getting there) and now with Steve all retired, I am looking forward to a more relaxing never going to get up at 4:30 AM again life! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the soon to be spring season! Thank you so much for sticking with me and visiting today!

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