Friday, August 29, 2008

Art and Downtown

Well, tonight was the big night out with the girls to go downtown for ART.Cyndi and her husband Bob, Suzanne and myself were the only ones that braved it. Roxi was all ready to go until she became a little under the weather. It was defiantly worth it. The vibe was so ARTIE. There were many galleries open and each had a it's own type of ART. There was ART for everyone. The one thing that was for sure is that it was great inspiration all around. Of course while sitting at work to day it dawned on that I forgot to take my camera, that was defiantly a bummer. We looked at ART, walked down S Main, had dinner at the oldest restaurant in Memphis the Arcade, looked at more ART and then went home. I must say that the mojo can back alive tonight and many ideals are rolling around in the old mind. Thanks ladies and Bob for a great night of ART, chatting and fun.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Snippets of Terri's Visit

I just wanted to share a little of Teri's visit. She experienced several first like fried catfish, fried dill pickles, and ribs from Rendezvous. We saw downtown via the trolley and the carriage ride. We got to ride in the Cinderella carriage. She saw Graceland and boy was I glad that she missed Dead Elvis Week, as we had no wait when we went. Oh yeah we did have a little work time while she was here. Since the weather didn't corporate and our business really dropped down to nothing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Michael's Art

Yes I am a PROUD Mom! I just love it when my son shares his artwork with me. The top photo is a jacket that he painted. The bottom picture is one of his paintings that he painted. I think that he has talent. No matter what his art teacher said his freshman year of high school. Keep on doing art my Son, I love your work and you with all my heart.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Terri is coming!!

I can't find a picture quickly of Terri by herself so I will use this one. She is the one on the far right. She will be here on Monday for a week to "work".Yes Jennifer and Dave I will make her work:D I can't wait to show her around and work with her in the store. She works for Data Base our computer software company and is coming to see how things work in the real world(no offense, but it a little different than on a test system)they each get to do this thru out the year. These guys are my LIFE LINE on what ever trouble or ghost pop up in the system. I wish I could just have them all come and hang out. They will never just understand how much I have enjoyed working with them over the past couple of years and getting to know them on a professional and personal level.


Monday, August 11, 2008

A Little More Artistic Outpost

Here are few things I have recently done for Artistic Outpost. I love how versatile the new plates are. I really can loss myself while in the zone with these plates. So check out the web store and order up a little creativity.


Today is the first day of Stephenie's sophomore year. You see the joy on her face. Well Mom had tears as she left the parking lot of the school. She is turning into a great young lady and in this day in time that is a very hard thing to do. It dawned on my that this is probably the last time I will be making that first day of school run forever as she and I are hoping that she can drive next year. So I am trying to reveal in the fact that she is growing up and am sad as it is pushing me into a new phase and uncharted waters in my life. As most of us do I am wondering if I did the best I could by her.
As promised here is the RED couch. I must say that this has been my most favorite piece of NEW furniture I have ever bought. It sits great, lays great and looks great. Can you believe that the nail heads are real and not the fake they use on so much furniture today. I made new fleece blankets that look like old wool blankets to use on it. I just love having a comfy place to sit that I actually did a lot of that this weekend.

Okay last! I know that this has been a long post but figured I would do it all in one. Found these great old can bins a couple of weeks ago for an awesome price both for 22 bucks. Well, I do have another plan than candy for them. They will be new wall sconces in the den. I am one that believes that everything has more than one purpose.
Thanks to all who read my blog. I must admit I look at the counter then have a tenancy to compare mine to others and I have very few people that hit my site compared to theirs.Then I remind myself that everyone of those hits I get is from someone who really wants to know what is going on in my life.I also want to say THANK YOU for the comments and emails from the blog. If you don't comment or email PLEASE feel free to do so. I blog to let all you know whats going on in my life and REALLY would love to know whats going on in yours too. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Little halloween

Here is a little cone I did with Artistic Outpost new Vintage Halloween Plate. I got the old thread cone from our trip last year to IA at the wool factory. Can't wait to go back. Okay back to the art piece. I just love the new Halloween plate. On the back of the cone I used the quote on the plate. It sure is hard to get good pictures of the 3D art but I love doing. They are still offering their SNEAK PEEK DEAL thru the 10th. So visit the Outpost and start your Halloween in August you will be glad you did.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Sis is Turning 40

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday my DEAR SIS
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!
My sister's 40th birthday is hitting me harder than my own. It is one of those finality's in live. The youngest of the family is now in the over 40 club. She and I were talking the other day that we are now our parents in the family group and our parents are our grandparents and our kids are us. It makes the saying that LIFE GOES ON so real. I know that she and I have had our years of totally hating each other and then the years we kinda liked each other. Now she is my BEST FRIEND. I so look forward to our walks every am to just get caught up on each others lives. If we didn't have this time even though we live less than a mile apart we would hardly talk to each other. She has turned in a GREAT Mom, Wife, Teacher, Daughter, Friend and Sister. I know that I don't tell you enough I total LOVE and ADMIRE you as a person and am glad to call you my SISTER. Okay enough I am going to have to pull out the tissue if I don't stop.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Wouldn't it be fun to cruise off into the sunset. I used the new Route 66 late from Artistic Outpost. Make sure you check out their web site to see the great sneak peek deals on this plate and the new Vintage Halloween Plate. Several of the embellishments are from RockyCandy Studios which is now up and ready for business. I will treat you to some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sneak Peek Specials

Sneak Peek thru Sunday, August 10th.

Artistic Outpost is proud to release two new stamp collections: Route 66 and Vintage Halloween.
Route 66 features nostalgic images of the first American super highway, Route 66. Who isn't yearning for a great "road trip" right about now! We always get a little sad when August rolls around. It means another summer is winding down. Use this terrific set to capture those memories in your summer scrapbooks or make something unique which pays homage to those that are born to be wild!

Vintage Halloween is for all those out there who prefer "treats" to "tricks". Who wouldn't love seeing the children in our two main images showing up to the front door on All Hallow's Eve? This collection features work from Victorian era postcards. Think of all the Halloween Party invitations, cards, or treat bags that you could create with this one set!

To celebrate the launch of these two new collections, Artistic Outpost is running sneak peek specials...From now until Monday, August 11th, the following items are on sale at the Artistic Outpost webstore.
Vintage Halloween - $9.99
Route 66 - $9.99
OR PURCHASE BOTH for $18 (that's $6 off the retail price of both)

There is a special "bundled" product in our webstore that will allow you to order both plates for $18.00.

Watch my blog for projects featuring these GREAT new plates