Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vintage Clown

Just finished 7 cards for a Take Ten Challenge. The basic template included the triangle and rectangle in the center of the card. I turned the card vertically and used images from Artistic Outpost. Just love these vintage images! We'll see how I fair with the challenge!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Girl and Her Dog

I have been admiring the images of a company call Art Declassified for some time now and just recently started acquiring some of their vintage, often quirkly stamps. Shortly thereafter, I stumbled onto the fact that they went out of business. I have been frantically scouring the web to find any remaining images that I hoped one day to own. I selected the image above, Girls Best Friend, for a card for a girl I work with. She and her husband are the proud parents of four red minature poodles. Today is her birthday and I thought of this stamp when putting a card together for her. Hope she likes it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Well Wishes

One of our friends just had surgery. She and her husband are from a German background so I thought that this plate by Artistic Outpost with what appears to be German text would delight both of them. I usually use the image, which has the eggs built into it as is. This time, I choose to stamp them, again, on a coordinating colored cardstock for an accent. For softness, I colored the robin in with chalks. I finished with three simple buttons and a piece of vintage seam binding that I tucked under the sentiment.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

You're a Keeper, Nephew!

For my husband's nephew's birthday, I decided to try using some images from a plate called Keeper by Artistic Outpost . I like the rustic feel of these images and think the ruler really looks real! I colored the images in with Copic Markers. Hope he likes it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Birthday for a Queen!

I really love the Lovely Day plate of images by Artistic Outpost. In addition to using many of them for Easter Cards, I think they work well for feminine birthdays. Here I simply stamped with Sepia ink on turquoise cardstock, added some gold photo holders, paper flowers, highlighted the dress and hat with a glitter pen and finished my card with a sentiment and ribbon. One of my husband's staff members will be the lucky recipient of this card. Hope they like it. Enjoy the day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wedding Shower Wishes

There was a wedding shower yesterday for my husband's, nephew's fiancee. It was a lovely event. I made this card in a bluish-lavender to match her wedding colors.

I did not want it to be a "wedding card" as the wedding is 29 days away so I selected a stamp called "Going to the Chapel" along with a teeny tiny bride and groom I used on my youngest daughter's wedding invitations to make the card. With a sentiment of "Congratultions" and three black and silver buttons my card was complete.

Hope everyone is having a blessed Easter today. Until next time.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Railroad Birthday Wishes for my Step Father!

My step father's birthday is tomorrow. As a young person, I can remember his love for trains, taking us on a train and later taking my children on a train. He had a beautiful train setup in his basement complete with glass walls for many years! When this new plate of images entitled Steam Punk from Artistic Outpost were released, I immediately ordered them. I am anxious for my step father to receive his card. I hope he likes it!