Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm a cover girl!

I've been a centerfold before, been on book covers, but this is my first magazine cover! I can't wait to get the magazine in the mail! And today the UPS man is scheduled to bring my copies of two books that I created lots of projects for; Make It in Minutes: Wreaths and Make It in Minutes: Last Minute Gifts. Exciting times!

I'll post more on the books later.... for now I WILL finish a couple sets of instructions and step-outs, if they are the only things I get done today!

Yesterday, I posted up a bunch of awesome new products at RockCandyStudios.com Check them out under "new."

AND... watch for an upcoming drawing related to the project on the magazine cover! I'll post more on that in a day or two so check back.

Artfully Yours....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Regal Surprise!

My special artist friend, Shelly Hickox honored me with this beautiful crown, artistically designed using all vintage materials. Even the sheet music, the sequins and the tissue are her estate sale finds. Shelly is definitely a kindred spirit... she's also a transplant from Oregon.

Mail invites... check!

Signed, sealed, sent....

Assembly line....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wedding Invitation production!

This is the one and only, nearly completed invitation! I have most of the components cut for the remainder of the 140+. I got the final thumbs up from the newlyweds last night... so here we go with the rest! Thank goodness Bob is good with my Pazzles machine. He helped me cut for hours yesterday... very good man!

I still need to print and emboss the text for the inside of the invites and design the tuck-ins for the pocket on the inside... RSVP card, directions, registry, accommodations etc.

It's a very special time... marrying off my son, especially because I love who he's chosen to be his wife. I'm so grateful that she's welcomed my contributions to the wedding. Just about two months 'til the wedding day!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Artistic Outpost Sneak Peek & Bundle Sale!

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.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

More RockCandy Studios Artwork!

These are by the fabulous Ronnie Goff! She used lots of embellishments from our e- art-store! Thanks for sending the pics, Ronnie!

RockCandy Studios goes live!

We're so excited! Stop by www.rockcandystudios.com and see our offerings! We have lots of the treasures that Mixed-Media artists often look for. We went on scavenger hunts to search out sources for the things that we love to use, but can't readily find. We launched just a few days ago and have had awesome support from happy customers who are excited to finally have a source for these items. We are adding products nearly everyday, with more to go online this afternoon.

We're working on a "sister" site that will house our projects gallery, video and pdf tutorials along with other "supporting acts" to our featured site. Our design team and other artist friends have created many amazing pieces using our products. These will surely spark your imaginations and get your muses stirring! I'll make another announcement when that site is up and running.

Here is a preview of some of the amazing projects coming to our gallery...

Dianne Adams

Joyce Shaver "Funny Guy"

Dianne Adams

Robyn Sharp

Barbara Rankin

Shelly Hickox

Joyce Shaver

Tricia Martin

Dianne Adams