March is a party month at Artistic Outpost
- one of the owners (Shelley) and THREE of the designers (Lisa, Gerrie, and me!) are all celebrating birthdays this month. You want to know what's really weird? They are all
on March 15th. My mind is still being blown by that! I mean, what are the odds?
We are also helping our friends over at Gingersnap Creations
celebrate their first birthday (wonder if it's March 15th???) by giving away some blog candy. Make sure you stop by to get the details. [EDIT: It totally IS someone's birthday on the 15th - it's Shar's
, the wonderful artist who runs the Gingersnap blog. Crazy!]
Since AO will be partying all month, they've changed the Monthly Referral Program to a 'theme'. The theme is Party and Celebration. See the Artistic Outpost blog
for more information on how you can win a $50 (WOW!) Artistic Outpost gift certificate.
My little hanging shows that you don't necessarily have to have theme-specific stamps to create a birthday card. I used stamps from four different Artistic Outpost collections to 'build' this piece.
My little bird is from the Birds of a Feather
stamp collection. He is perched atop a cake I created using paper, inks, stamps, and glitter.
The sentiment is computer-generated (BTW, Joyeux Anniversaire means Happy Birthday in French). I decorated my cake layers with stamps from the Serenity
, Birds of a Feather, and Paris Exposition
collections. I finished it off with a crepe paper ruffle and flower. My background was created using Vada's Gesso Resist technique from the Oct/Nov '06 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.If you look closely, you'll see that, in addition to stamps I used from the plates I've already listed, I also used a small handwriting stamp from the Outpost
collection.You definitely need to click on these to see the full sized pics!
So, who else has a March birthday.....?