Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Skellie's Christmas Wish

This is week 2 of the Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 176, and I am having so much fun!  I remember my Mom teaching me this Christmas song and my Dad LOL.  It was easy to bring those memories to my art with the perfect stamps.  My tree may be a little lacking, but the spirit is there.

You'll notice she got all dressed up waiting for Santa!

I whitewashed the background and while wet, sprinkled on some fine glitter (which I don't think you can see); decorated the tree, and used distress markers to add my color.  This was such a fun project, I do hope you enjoy.  hugz....

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stuck in a Christmas Sock...........

Poor Phillip............he started to doubt, and Santa put him in his place! I hope he finds his way home. Phillip even decided to get festive, to show he is a Believer.

This week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge #176-1, it's Anything Goes; and on Blogger Challenge it's Christmas Stockings.

Phillip has glittered antlers, stuffed into a glitz stocking and is on a background that just won't photo well.  I did used a circle background stamp with Versamark, then added distress inks and flicked some water on it.

Thanks for stopping by.........huz


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Miles to Go............

It's a long way around the world on foot.........wonder how Santa did that? Today......we can sit at home and watch him from our phones, Ipads or computers, and with a wink of his eye, and a twinkle of his nose..........we all get to see if we were naughty or nice. Maybe I should just flip a coin! lol

 Today I am using a stamp from the Artistic Outpost, Snowy Woods set. If you are not familiar with Artistic Outpost stamps, you really should check out our vintage sets, especially the Christmas sets.

My card is 5x7, and I used silver and white card stock with gold embellies.  I love silver and gold together, and the mix of it with some red and a few other       colors really makes for a beautiful card.  The red is embossed with a new folder and the embellies are die cut.  The snow was done with a clear Wink of Stella brush over some very light blue marker.    

Artistic Outpost has a monthly challenge open called, SHOW US YOUR ART!  Check out the Artistic Outpost blog for more info.

Monday, December 1, 2014


But.........who am I?  Am I really me?

This week at The Stampotique Designers Challenge # SDC 175, it's a quote from my friend.........Edgar Allan Poe!  Edgar and I go way, way back.....in fact you might say we are BFF's!  LOL  Anyway, I had a LOT of fun with this, after all.... who is that person in the mirror every morning anyway???

I stamped and masked The Boys, then sponged on yellow and orange distress ink.  The wild stencil was sprayed with black, the stamp was colored with markers.  I added the white on the black swirls to emphasize the insane movement of the mind.  Please don't ask how I know.............


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jasmin Loves Stripes

This week the challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 174, is to Create a Striped Background. What was I going to do for a "striped" background?, I said to myself...........I am NOT a stripes kinda' gal! So I thought about these stripes for days.......and finally today it came together. All I can say is that I am so happy that Jasmin loves stripes!

The stripes were made with washi tape.  Jasmin was colored with watercolor pencil, finished with gamosol, fussy cut and popped up on the card.  Her attitude speaks for itself, and the spots and circles represent her empty thoughts!

I made this  birthday card for one of our granddaughters, can you guess who, Jacquie Johnnic?

The thought process took a while to kick in, but I love the finished card.  hugz...


Friday, November 21, 2014

Doing the HAPPY DANCE! My Studio!

For the last 6 weeks or so, we have been working in the Studio, changing things, moving stuff, purging and organizing. DH has been so kind and patient thru it all.....he had to put cabinets together, cut off a counter top, raise some cabinets, move a cabinet from one room to another, and it goes on and on............I got new Martha storage units with thin drawers that are perfect for stamps and small items...these cabinets are large, and make life so good. The tops allow me to have working stations, one for the Cricut and one for the Big Shot....oh, life is good! Also got a large 2 door storage cabinet that holds lots of paper plus anything else I can store in there. The shelves are wide and really hold a lot. I am far from finished, but I just couldn't wait another day to show you all what I am dancin' about.

We started on the room about 10 years ago, revamped once and it never worked, too much stuff, too little room!  Ha, bet you have never been there, lol!!  The top cabinets and the counter top and drawers are all part of the original design.  I have a large glass sliding door that looks out in this room, so it has nice lighting.

To the left (not photo worthy) is more storage, in what was a closet at one time, and is now shelves, for what else......storage!  The sticky notes still need to be changed out for vinyl labels, but that will come.  I should have removed the cat's towel, he likes to sleep on this chair...oops.  The Martha cabinet is on the right.

This is the opposite wall, it's a little shorter due to the doorway.  On the left is the matching Martha cabinet.....again I have the drawers, and the bottom 6 boxes have unmounted stamps on storage boards. (Yes, I know, I have a LOT of stamps, you just can't imagine how many I have given away! )   I am still looking for the perfect storage cubes for the bottom shelf.  The cabinet above this holds dies.....and more dies.  Next is the fabulous storage cabinet I just got, and last is my first stamp storage cabinet.  I thought it was perfect when I got it, still love it...but you know how things just grow, lol.

Thanks for taking the tour, now you know why my art posts have been few and far between!........... sending hugz.........

Celebration Time

I made this card for my nephew and his bride that got married recently. On Lisa's Blogger Challenge this week, it's Friendship!, and what better way to say Congrats!! then with something home made.

Happy to say that this was made on my Cricut Explore, all that beautiful cutting, no stress, no mess!  What could be easier!  The hardest part was choosing the card stock!  lol

Sending love and happiness to Brad & Lisa Kadlec!