Artistic Avenger


My Chariots and More Convention FUN!

One thing you need to know about Convention is that we walk A LOT! My poor little feet are gettin’ a little sore so I decided to wear my flip flops today. And, because these feet have been a very important contributor to my Convention experience, I thought I’d share a little photo of them with you!

But, that is not really what you want to see, is it?

Last night was Awards Night and it was such fun! To start the evening I was named an Artisan Award finalist (I think that means top 25). Then, Stampin’ Up! invited us all into the Ballroom for a dance party with desserts! It was such fun! Check out Stampin’ Up!’s Facebook page to see my in my “boogie mode”. Here are my roomies lounging on one of the couches:

We had a great time and we thank Stampin’ Up! so much for it! We are all coming home with amazing ideas and wonderful new products to share!

Today we were in classes and make and takes all day. Lots to see and do. Here are a few photos of the general session and break out classes.

Oh, and here is a photo of my general swaps! I hope that if you’ve received one that you are enjoying it and I thank you for swapping with me!


A Peek-a-Boo Teapot – Inkspirations 78

Today is another installment of the Inkspirations Challenge! This week, it is a colour challenge:

My card this week is 3″ x 6″ – this is a great size and Stampin’ Up! has some great envelopes that match this size perfectly!

I decided to go somewhat simple on this card as I had quite the time with the colour combination. The base is Crumb Cake and I’ve layered it with a long vertical panel of Rose Red and then Perfect Plum. I stamped the Medallion stamp with Versamark in the upper 2/3rds and then I used my Movers and Shapers to take out the centre punch shape. I then sponged around the edges.

In behind this, I’ve added some Very Vanilla cardstock. On that, I stamped the teapot from Morning Cup in Jet BlackStazOn. I stamped it a second time on Watercolour paper and cut out the teapot and added it with a dimensional.

I added a little bit of 1/4″ Rose Red grosgrain and a bow of Crumb Cake seam binding. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Thank you for stopping by! Check out what the rest of the Inkspirations design team has done with this challenge:


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake.

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Versamark.

Stamps: Morning Cup, Sincere Salutations, Medallion.

Accessories: Big Shot, Movers and Shapers, 1/4″ Rose Red Grosgrain, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearls, Aquapainter, Dotted Ribbon Scallop punch.