Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Join The Kudzu Kafe Hop at Artistic Outpost

Join the Artistic Outpost Design Team for the release of the newest stamps, The Kudzu Kafe!  First, for those of you that don't know Kudzu, it's a vine that grows a foot a day, and covers most everything that gets in it's way.  If you've seen it and didn't know what it is.....well now you know.  Seems that somewhere in the South, there was a cafe or 2 named after the plant, so..............."welcome" to Kudzu, population 195!


Don't ya' just luv it!!


It's just a story but.....while going thru some old photos I came across these same people, over and over again....and found some history.....first up, it's the Kudzu Kafe, vintage 1925.  Bertha works the Kafe, she's the one serving the coffee, and the extra pleasant personality and smile!  Next is Buddy, he eats at the Kafe, as does most everyone in town, he is the Editor in Chief of the Kudzu Vine, a one man operation.  And then there is Emily.........she owns the Kafe, is there from sun up to sun down.....takes all the cash and knows every one's business!


This wall hanging is 10 x 6.....the background is distress inks and stencils....lots of fun.

Sweet smilin' Bertha is wearing her finest for this old photo......



Watch for more of this new release coming soon!

Looking for more inspiration using Kudzu Kafe plate, stop by and see what the other Designers created:


14 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Gerrie! Love your wall hanging and the story behind it! Love your color choices for your adorable card, too! Hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

Suzanne C said...

LOVE this! The shapes with the images framed out is beautiful! Your story for each of the images is fantastic!

Patty from FL said...

The new set is cool and the way you used it in the plaque was great! I like the background on it, too.

Hetty said...

Stpping by to say: Hi! and enjoying your artwork wth the new AOstamps. Love that wallhanging.

Basement Stamper said...

Great wall hanging and love the story :-)

1CardCreator said...

Love the story stamps and your beautiful wall plaque! Love how you framed them in too, looks like a fun set of stamps!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You've got me chuckling first thing in the morning, Gerrie, now that's an accomplishment! LOVE your wall hanging, fab design and great work with the images! And your photo card is wonderful too - paper piecing is a fab idea for the dress! Super work on this release!

Hugs,
Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the new images for the wonderful wall hanging! Love the added paper piecing and colors of your second project! Fun story you put together about the Kafe!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creations Gerrie, love your wall hanging, the background is very effective and I love how you have showcased the images, lovely. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

The houses here are absolutely perfect for this!!! Love that you did a metal sign...brilliant and beautiful work!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful hanging, xx

Shar said...

Lovin' your new creations, GF!!!

Terry said...

Just love that wall hanging, so much detail! Hope all is well with you, GF!

butterfly said...

An amazing stamp set, yes, but my list is already so long of desirable AO sets! Thanks so much for your fabulous comment over at Words and Pictures. For some reason it didn't make it to the page, but I've got the evidence in my notification email, so thank you! You'll be glad to hear that work is about to take over my life again, so the flood will slow to a trickle for a while...!!
Alison x