Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crafting as a busy mom

I've just decided recently that I wanted to try watercolor. Partly because all it requires is paper, water, and paint, and with a six year old the minute I get something out to craft he decides he wants to do it. So I'm learning something new and trying new techniques. I've got a lot to learn, but here are three recent attempts. You can guess which one was done by the six year old.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hello stampers!

I am so ready for fall.  I know our Design Team has shown you some wonderful samples using our MidWinter stamps, but I wanted to remind you of my favorite Halloween inspired stamps here at Artistic Outpost.  With that inspiration, we're also offering a nice deal on some of our Halloween favorites!

From now until September 19th, we are offering four stamp collections at 20% off, $11.20 for unmounteds and $18.40 for mounteds. NO COUPON code needed. It's already set up in the store.

The four stamp plates on sale include: Vintage HalloweenHalloween TreatsApothecary, and Haunted Halloween.
  Kiss

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Robin Simple Tag

Another simple stamped collage using Artistic Outpost's Birds of a Feather stamp collection. I stamped the background images with Distress Inks in Broken China, Weathered Wood, and Walnut Stain. To smooth the collage and unite the elements I sponged Weathered Wood ink over the entire background. Stamping the robin with black ink provided the right focal image for this ode to spring. I love to add a little pop of color like with the orange ribbon stapled to the side.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fly!! Simple Tag

Love playing around with monochromatic stamping. Simple tools required including distress ink in crushed olive and forest moss AND distress stain in peeled paint. Amelia is the focal point in bold black ink. Finished the tag with a few simple ribbons stapled to the side of the tag.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Putting' on the Ritz

Combining monochromatic colors, some rhinestone trim, and little glitter glitz - make for. Putting' on the Ritz!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Two London Cards

I can't play enough with our London themed collections. I just get energized with their compatibility as well as versatility. Two of my most recent creations are shown here! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Diesel punk tag

Just a tag i made while back with our new diesel punk stamps. I really think these dudes are hunky as well as punk-y. As a wife of a motorcycle rider, I also think the message is pretty clear.