Art Journaling

20160613_132330.jpg

Hello! I really am still alive despite being gone for months. My little is now 4 months and growing like a weed. I am enjoying every precious moment I have with her, knowing it will be my last time to experience all the ‘firsts’ with a baby.

I was recently published in the Summer 2016 edition of Art Journaling by Stampington and Co. I have two articles in this magazine.One features my Grief Journal from my previous miscarriage and the second article features my Vintage Circus themed  altered book. If you get a chance to read them I would love to hear what you think. (Don’t mind the skull mug. The nurse in me finds it exciting. Not to mention it is  the perfect size for those large cups of tea!)

20160613_132405.jpg

I thank you all for your sweet comments on the birth of our baby girl. She is taking a lot of my time up and now that her brothers are home for the summer my mommy time has diminished to a big, fat, whopping ZERO. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am hoping to get back on the creative wagon in the next few months.Perhaps then I shall have more to share. For now I will try to be content dreaming up projects in my head!

Kate

Baby is Here!

image

   My little sweetie arrived February 23rd, 3 weeks early after a very difficult pregnancy. We are so thankful and blessed to have her! It has been a while since we have had a baby around here but her big brothers are in love with her.

image

   Here is a banner I made for her room. It has a paper doll theme. I used some Prima doll stamps that have been sitting around for 2 years.

image

image

And another picture of my little because I am in love!

image

     As you can imagine we are busy so I am going to try and stop by my blog every now and then to update.

Go Team!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Today I am sharing my very last post for Artistic Outpost. I just love these amazing stamps and wish that I could continue working with this very talented team,but life continues to get busier and I must put family first! I know I will still be crafting with my Artistic Outpost stamps when I get time in between diaper changes and feeding!

My card today uses the new Go Team stamp set. Perfect for all the little and mature men in your life. My background is strips of paper washed with gesso. I then sprayed a few colors of ink, stamped and added my sentiment and Go Team banner embellishments.

It’s a Touchdown!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  Happy New Year! I hope you are all enjoying the remainder of your holiday. While crafting this week, I was thinking about how appropriate the Go Team stamps from Artistic Outpost are for this time of the year. Only a month until the Superbowl.

   I stenciled and stamped on the card base before adding a layer of book paper that as been stained, inked and stamped. I just love this little guy with the football. An adorable, vintage image from the set that has been stamped, colored and cut out. Thanks for stopping by.

Masculine Mail Art

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hello! You may have noticed my blog has a new look.I am working on some much needed updates so don’t forget to check back.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tonight I am sharing a piece of mail art for a man. My envelope has various scraps of paper adhered and washed with gesso and ink sprays. I stamped on top  before adding layers of paper and die cuts. The main image has been stamped and embossed from the Go Team stamp set by Artistic Outpost  and the paper in the banner is from the Vintage Ephemera paper pad.

Vintage Santa Shadow Box

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love the little vintage toys that are part of the Toy Emporium stamp set by Artistic Outpost. I clustered them in the lower right hand corner of the shadow box ad-mists the tulle and flowers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The leaves were cut out using the fancy foliage die. I added some Stickles to the leaves for sparkle. The background of the box has been painted with gesso and acrylic paint before adding stamping. Thanks for looking!

Artistic Outpost Monthly Inspiration Hop

image

   Hello and welcome. Over at Artistic Outpost we recently had a new release. Today we are giving you some Fresh inspiration from the new release.
       I am sharing a card from the Vintage Fashion stamp set. This Tri-Fold card was made using card stock and stained book paper. I used some chipboard stickers, gesso, paint and stamping for a lot of texture. The focal images are stamped from the Vintage Fashion set and I used sprayed canvas die cuts, flowers and ephemera to embellish and lend to the theme.

image

   Don’t  you just love this selection of stamps?
  
   Now, hop along to the other designers to see their fresh take on the new stamp sets.

Lisa
Shari
Kate – You Are HERE
Terry
Tracy

Artistic Outpost New Release!

image

image

    I am loving this new vintage Christmas set! Using the little girl and the sentiment, I made a tag pouch, but I am not sharing the tag just yet. My background was made using paints. I embossed the script in dark green. My embellishments include two doily dies, (this Doily is my favorite from ODBD) stickles, and a lot of white flowers.

image

image

   Another one of the amazing sets in this release. Who doesn’t love a beautiful dress form? My background is patterned paper with drippy paints. To embellish I added more die cuts.  Can you tell I love those doilies? I used the Vintage Ephemera paper pad for the center doily. I kept the focus on that beautiful dress form embellished with some netting and a flower.
  And one more picture.

image

Prize Information:
  Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of AO Stamps.  You have until October 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the AO Blog on October 10, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

  Now hop along to all the designers to see loads of inspiration. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win!
Also, you can also order Artistic Outpost products from the ODBD website, so you can save on shipping if ordering ODBD, NCC and AO products.

Tracy
Kate – you are HERE
Shari
Terry
Lisa

Who Doesn’t Love the Circus?

image

image

     I know…your wondering if I am still alive. It has been eventful as of late. Trying to sell a house in one state and trying to buy one in another has certainly been an eye opener to the incompetence of banks and lawyers. And then, pregnancy issues (sickness) on top of that. Did I mention that I am pregnant??!! So, that is why I have been MIA as of late.
    Just a few cards from Artistic Outpost ‘s Vintage Circus stamp set. Loving the retro look to this set! So many fun possiblities. And one more for fun!

image

Artistic Outpost Product Focus

image

   Hello and welcome. This month over at Artistic Outpost we have a Storybook theme. I am working with one of my favorite sets, Wonderland Collage.
    My background has been painted and stamped. I then layered several die cuts and topped it off with my focal image, which has been colored with Distress Markers. Don’t you just love this theme?

All stamps in the Storybook Theme category of the website will be ON SALE for 20% off through September 9, 2015! No code is needed to shop this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart. (Retail Customers only)
     Please hop along to all the designers blogs to get inspiration!

Tracy
Kate – you are HERE
Terry
Shari

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 251 other followers