Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy with getting things ready to sell at a friends shop in Arlington called the TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA. The about picture just shows some of type of work and items I will be selling. So far I have just done the coasters. I will be bring in something different each week for the month of November. She is having sipping Saturdays each week, she will be serving a hot beverage to get you in the mood for the up coming holidays. If you are in the Arlington Area come on by the store is located on Hwy 70 just before the flashing light and see all of the great treasures she has.

The second thing I want to call your attention to is that ROCKCANDY is having a "WICKED SALE" on the website. So get on over there and check out the great deals. While you are there look at all the great things they have for the holidays.

Here is a little teaser from Candice, Robyn , Roxi and myself to all of our ART FRIENDS. We will putting on a Mix Media Event for the fall 2009. This will be held here in the Memphis Area. We will reveal more on our blogs, twitter, printed materials and by word of mouth over the next few months. Finial details will be available in Feb. 2009.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stampers Day Out and Other Great Things

OMG!! Have you every just walked in a place and saw something that you just had to have. Well after the day of fun with my stamp friends. I stopped by a friend's great little shop in Arlington to just say HI! As I was looking around this AWESOME dress form said you need and want me. She was so right. I have seen many dress forms, but this is one was so very unique one. It still had the original tag on it. So now where to place it in the house.
Well as you can see from the picture of all my goodies that the day was a GREAT. There is the collage piece that we did. I really don't like mine, as I and my own worst critic. But hey looking at here it's not half bad. Front and center is the one of the newest Oxford Impressions Halloween stamp set. Just look at all the great images. I can't wait to cut them out and slap a little ink on them. Next see the great set of jewelry that my friend Ronnie made. Now if I can just keep it off Stephenie. I will enjoy wearing it. Cyndi had awesome jewelry that she and her Mom made to help support a village in Africa. Shelley was selling great finds. I got two different sizes of test tube, a piece of a vintage measuring tape and some cool picture dictionary pages. So has you can see it was a day of fun, food, art and friends.

Well, my Secret Stamper really made my day. I just love my happy from her. She gave me this cool pumpkin bucket with goodies in it. Halloween rub ons, ribbon, truffles and a pair of lips like we got back when I would have carried a bucket like the one above. Going door to door dressed up and saying "Trick or Treat"! What memories. Thanks SS!!!

Well a quick run down on the days advents at SDO. Today was Stampers Day Out which is our stamp clubs annual day of hanging out with the girls and doing art. We had 4 GREAT projects this year. I started off the day teaching a Michelle Zindorf technique, was followed by Cyndi teaching and instructing us a making a set of tumbled marble coaster, lunch(yes we have a great batch of cooks), Robyn started off the afternoon session with an awesome 6x6 canvas college piece and then to finish off the day Shelley lead us in making a grunge metal necklace and the really neat and relaxing bandanna technique. What a fun filled day. So now off to bed.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Girls Day Out

Today Stephenie and I went downtown for a girls day out. It was a wonderful day the sun was out and the temperatures were great. We started out with lunch at Hard Rock. Then went walking down Beale for a little shopping. We went to Schwabs and had fun trying on hats and making funny faces. Found a few bargains. Then off to Peabody Place to see the construction and a short trip to Victoria Secrets where Stephenie scored a bargain. We found several great little bouquets that had some great and unique finds. To top off the day we had treated ourselves to cheese cake at The Cheese Cake Corner. Yes it is a little pricey but worth EVERY CENT!! We rode the trolley around the river front loop and just enjoyed the sites. We finished the day off with a quick trip the factory outlet mall.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dressing Up

Well no pictures today just words. But this is kinda funny and also made me think about the past I mean the way past.

Stephenie: Mom, Amanda, Megan and I are dressing up and looking cute tomorrow for school.

Me: Great

Well the fashion show begins. Here she comes in a pair of jeans, heels and a semi nice shirt. And states this is what I am wearing don't I look cute.

I of course say yes and then smile to myself. Remembering when dressing up actually meant a DRESS, HOSE, GRIDDLE, and HEELS. Comfort was not even not part of it. Then I began think about even 100 years ago when women actually took hours to get dressed with all the slips, corsets, graters, hoops,etc..


Sunday, October 5, 2008

CPS Sketch

Artistic Outpost is sponsoring this week CPS sketch. This is a card that I came up with using the sketch. I use the NEW Snowy Woods plate, Anna Griffin Holy paper from several years back(but I still just love it and my stash is just about gone) and the trim around the vintage Santa is from Rocky Candy. Make sure that you check out Artistic Outpost's blog for the other Design Teams cards.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Artistic Outpost is a 1 this month and New Releases

Artistic Outpost Birthday Specials and Blog Candy!

It's OUR Birthday and YOU get the presents!We are so excited to be celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

It's truly overwhelming to think how fast this year has gone. Twelve months ago, we only had eight stamp collections and a big dream. Today, we have over 20 collections and we have made friends with so many wonderful people just like you who enjoy creating with our images.

THANK YOU for a great first year!To celebrate we have many Anniversary Specials in our store, and also some Blog Candy to giveaway!Our Anniversary Specials:
You will find our original "8" collections are all on sale for a limited time for $9.99. They include: Thai Buddha, Chinese Proverbs, Singing Cowboy, Distant Generations, Polaroid Cutie, Hair is Important, Christmas Stories, and Ave Maria.

We also have bundled together our last release Vintage Halloween and Route 66, for a limited time, you can get both plates together for $19.99.

New Release Specials:
We are also pleased to introduce two new stamp collections: Snowy Woods & BlueBird.
Snowy Woods is a larger collection of unmounted stamps measuring 8.5" x 11". This plate is full of vintage images of Santa and peaceful winter scenes. For a limited time, this plate is on sale for $19.99.
Click here to see wonderful artwork using Snowy Woods images.
BlueBird is designed to reflect both winter and spring. We hope that it provides creative inspiration for you throughout the winter months. For a limited time, the Bluebird plate is on sale for $9.99.
Click here to see wonderful artwork using BlueBird images.
As an added bonus, you can purchase both new plates for $28 in our Bundled Special. That's a $36 retail value!!!

Anniversary Blog Candy!!!!
Artistic Outpost is giving away one Vintage Halloween plate & a TJ CD to ONE lucky winner! (Already own Vintage Halloween - we'll let you select any plate of the same value in it's place.)
How do you enter to win?Simply leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite Artistic Outpost Plate by 11:59 CST on October 4th. When you leave your comment, be sure to put your NAME in the comment -- if you enter your comment as "Anonymous", we cannot give you the prize as Blogger does not record your email address for us. You'll need to check back to find out if you have won. We will have the random number generator pick one number from the comments to select the winner of the Vintage Halloween Plate and TJNL CD, and post the winner on October 5th. Please remember only 1 entry per person. Good Luck!