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Cowgirl at the Kudzu Cafe

Can’t help but love the Artistic Outpost line of stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. To make this card, I used a stencil to create the textured background along with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays for the color. I stamped the cowgirl from the Cowgirl Strength set, then cut her out so she could be popped up to make her stand out. The little girl and the depression era woman are from the Kudzu Cafe set.

I’m so glad I have an opportunity to show Artistic Outpost my creations.

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I’m entering this card in the July Challenge. Wish me luck.

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Baby You’re a Star

The Picture Star stamp set from Artistic Outpost continues to inspire me. This time, I took that gorgeous baby and stamped him on a rolodex card. Colored him using watercolor pencils and of course, he had to have a red beret. I used two dots of glossy gel to make his sunglasses pop. The ever handsome, Fred Astaire, needed a little pop, so I gave him a small black bow. I stamped other images from the set as background and added a couple of stars cut from mirror and silver papers. I just can’t get enough of this set and I’m already planning one more project that focuses on the movie starlet from the set. I’m thinking she’s going to have to have some sort of a boa!! Check out the set from Artistic Outpost which also owns Our Daily Bread designs.

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I just can’t get enough of this set and I’m already planning one more project that focuses on the movie starlet from the set. I’m thinking she’s going to have to have some sort of a boa!! Check out the set from Artistic Outpost which also owns Our Daily Bread designs.

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March, Oh How You Challenge Me

I’ve started March off with some extra focus on my art. In some ways, the yucky weather helps me be creative. I know that I don’t want to be outside and the house is a little dark so I don’t see the dirt and dust. If I can see the dirt and dust, then I think I have to do something about it! If I can’t see the dust and dirt, then it’s not there, right? Hmm, writing that out absolutely makes me like gloomy, cold, rainy days are made for creating. Today is a gloomy, cold, day, that makes today a good day for creating, right. So, before I head off to enjoy a guilt-free day in my workshop, here’s something I created using Artistic Outpost stamps for a friend that enjoys memories of the good old days. 

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A Gift to Be Simple – Steam The stamps I used are from two different Artistic Outpost sets.The gentleman, train station and train are from the Steampunk set. The Kudzu Boy and the words are from Kudzu Kafe.

Hope you enjoy this creation. Please leave a comment below, especially if you like this card. If you have any questions about techniques or where to get Artistic Outpost stamps, leave your question in the comments and I’ll get back to you! 
I entered this card in the Frilly and Funkie Boy oh Boy! challenge. Wish me luck.
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New Year, New Attitude

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I don’t make New Year Resolutions. I have made resolutions in the past, but it was more of a nod to peer pressure, an answer to “What are your New Year Resolutions?” So I made a few frivolous resolutions that even though weren’t really serious, I still felt like a failure when I didn’t follow through. 

This year is different. No, I’m not making New Year Resolutions but I am copping a new attitude. 
 
I’ve been in a pretty low place most of 2015 and especially since early November. I’ve let things get under my skin. I’ve let negativity invade my life. I’ve been angry about things that were out of my control. 

Some things I won’t be able to change. I’ve been a paraplegic for 39 years. Aching shoulders and lower back pain make using my wheelchair more difficult. Things don’t come as easy for me as they did 15 years ago. Simply picking something up off the floor is a three-step-process. Getting a shower and dressing take about 30 minutes longer than it did 3 or 4 years ago. The thing that bothers me the most, I’M NOT THAT OLD. I can’t de-age and I can’t stand the thought of any more surgeries. 

2016 is a time for me take control of my thoughts. Time to find the courage I seem to have misplaced. To find the positive attitude that evaded me for most of 2015. It is a time for a new attitude.  
 
Goodbye 2015, hello 2016. And to myself, “Welcome back Judy! You may have momentary setbacks or even days of lapsing in to frustration, but you will find your way.”  

I created this tag using a combination of Artistic Outpost stamps (Picture Star set), Prima flowers, and Tim Holtz die cuts and embossing folders.