Monday, November 20, 2023

Christmas Mini Journal featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!

I've got another project today that fits the current challenge theme of Making Spirits Bright. I completely love #5718 Mini Journal Template Set! These little journals that fit in the palm of your hand are so much fun to create! I used a lot of Art Impressions sets to create this, and they are all linked below. The images were stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. Hope you have time to sit back and grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and enjoy going through the pages! 

The tree is from 5489 Front Porch Christmas Set. The background papers are all from 5812 Christmas S2 Paper Pack from Art Impressions. 

The frame comes with the Mini Journal Set. The sentiment is from 5566 Christmas Sentiments Set. 

I put a piece of acetate in between the windows on the front and back to make it look like it is an actual window. The string lights from 5457 Christmas Truck Set fit the curve of the window perfectly!! The window is from the Mini Journal Set and both the Snowman and Santa are from the brand new 5815 Mini Christmas Twisters Set.  They are front and back sets, and they're perfect to use on their own without the Twister dies with this journal! I only used one side of the snowman here, and the other side further in the journal.  I glued the front and back of Santa together. I wanted to create like an outside looking in scene. I love how they're waving to each other! 

And then you step inside to the nice warm fireplace all ready for Santa to fill the stockings! The fireplace is from 5442 MatchBook Santa Christmas. I simply trimmed off the sides that you normally use to glue it into the MatchBook. They are the perfect size! 

For the center scene, I used the amazing 5350 Animal Nativity Set. Jesus is the reason for the season! The flying bird is from 5346 Birdhouse Cubbies Set.  I needed something in that upper portion of the left page and that cute bird filled it perfectly and fulfilled the rule of 3's for the blue accent. 

Here I used the other side of the snowman I had colored. I don't like wasting, especially after I've taken the time to color it.  I added some snowflakes from 5353 Large Snowflake Set and used some Stickles on them to make them sparkle! The Joy is again from 5815 Mini Christmas Twisters Set. 

Same with the stocking which I tucked into a pocket I made with pieces from the Mini Journal Template Set.  There are soooo many amazing dies in this set!! 

So that's it for me today! I hope you've enjoyed your visit.  I'd love to wish all of my USA friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get to spend the day enjoying friends and family, and being Thankful for all the blessings in your life. 

Big hugs

Monday, November 13, 2023

Let it Snow featuring Art Impressions!

 Hello AI Fans!!

There's a new challenge going on and it's Making Spirits Bright! So for that, I created a card featuring the brand new and absolutely ADORABLE #5802 Joyful Snowman Set! Oh my gosh, how cute are all of these snowmen! I can't get enough of them! I wanted to create a little wintry scene inside the beautiful #5782 Snowflake Frame Set, and then I added the Let it Snow sentiment from #5566 Christmas Sentiments. With the new release last week of all the oh so cute snowmen sets, I'm in heaven!! I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers which are listed below. I popped the Snowflake Frame up from the little scene behind it to add a bit of dimension. Just click on the links above to be directed to the Art Impressions Shop for those items. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - hope you have some time to get crafty!!
Copics used:

B21, 23, 000

E41, 42, 33, and 35

G82, 85



R22, 24, 27, and 29

Monday, November 6, 2023

Sit Back It's Your Birthday featuring Art Impressions!

 Hello AI Fans!

If you're anything like me, you are making a ton of birthday cards every single year! I love using Art Impressions Laugh Lines Sets for so many of my birthday cards! They are fun and so humorous.  And who doesn't love a humorous birthday card? That's exactly what I did here.  I pulled out #5421 Sit Back Laugh Lines Set and went to work. I stamped him onto Cryogen white paper and then colored him with Copic markers listed below.  Die cut a few balloons, added the fun sentiment and a twine bow with a button and called her done! I must say that I absolute LOVE the new #5853 Christmas Magic Paper Pack from Art Impressions!!! That's what I used for this card! The colors are sooo yummy!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - hope you have time to be crafty!

Copic markers used:

E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E35, E37

G46, G82, G85

C3, C4, C5

R20, R22

T1, T3

B00, B41, B45


Monday, October 30, 2023

Leaves are falling featuring Art Impressions Stamps

Hello AI Fans!!

Well autumn has definitely hit us in Reno! The nights are getting cold, the trees are beautiful, and I've got a pot of yummy short ribs simmering! What's your favorite dinner for a cool autumn evening?  For my card today, I used an adorable stamp set #5507 Harvest Together. It has the cutest boy and girl scarecrows ever!! I just used the little girl and colored her in fall colors for the front of my card. I also used the new #5768 Decorative Journal Page Set 1 for the layers on top of my card, along with #5543 Journal Template Die Set for the sentiment, and #5832 Gnome Paper Pack. I stamped the images onto cryogen white paper which has a hint of sparkly fun in it, and then colored her with Copic markers which are listed below. This card is for the You're Such a Square Challenge going on right now! Sure hope you join in for a chance to win a stamp of your choice! There are TWO chances to win, so what are you waiting for??!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - I hope you have time to get crafty! 

Copic markers used:

E21, E23, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E50, E51, E53, E55, E81, E84

Y12, Y14, Y20, Y21, Y24

R01, R11, R20, R22, R24, R27

Y21, Y23, Y32, Y35, Y38

YG91, YG93, YG95


Monday, October 23, 2023

Hairy Scary featuring Art Impressions


Did I scare you? LOL!  My card today was made for the Give Us a Fright Challenge that is going on right now! You've still got time to get your card made and entered for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! For my card I used #5446 MB Halloween Set along with the MB Template Die Set and the MB Envelope Die Set. On the envelope to decorate it, I used #5328 Mini Halloween Die Set, and I also used #5462 Web Dies Set to decorate the windows in the MatchBook scene. I tried and badly failed to turn the chair into something kind of Halloween-ish. LOL! But oh's still kind of cute. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time hope you get some crafty time! 

Copic markers used:

W2, W4, W6

V01, V04, V06

R11, R29

YR12, YR15, YR18

Y08, Y26, Y28

YG01, YG03, YG05, YG09

E31, E35

C1, C3, C4, C5, C8

Monday, October 16, 2023

Thinking of you featuring Art Impressions Stamp and Die sets

 Hello AI Fants!

My card today features the cute #5790 Fairy Houses Set along with the #5785 Gnomes, #5788 Mushrooms, #5794 Whimsical Flowers, #5561 Birds and Bugs Set,#5797 Little Things Sentiments, #5064 Circle Double Stitched Dies, #5543 Journal Template Die Set, and #5832 Gnome Paper Pack.  I stamped the images onto Cryogen White and then colored them with Copic markers listed below.  To get the flowers and mushrooms positioned behind the house, I made a mask of the house using Stamp Masking Paper I got from Art Impressions. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until the next time - hope you get to stay crafty!!

Copic markers used:
G21, G24
YG01, YG03, YG07, YG13, YG17
E00, E11, E21, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, E44, E51, E55, E70, E71, E81, E84
YR61, YR65, YR68
Y13, Y17, Y18
C1, C2, C3, C4
T1, T2
B000, B21, B23, B24, B26
R00, R24, R27, R29

Friday, October 13, 2023

Happy Birthday Chad!


Today I have a fun card I made for my son-in-law for his birthday. I used a variety of stamps and dies from various companies including Art Impressions (mushrooms) and balloons (Whimsy).  I hope he loved it! There's nothing I love more than making cards for my family and friends!!  On the inside, I made sure to let him know that I choose the alcohol direction every year! LOL! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and until next time, stay crafty!

Monday, October 9, 2023

Christmas Came Early at Art Impressions!

 Hello AI Fans!

Have you entered the Christmas Came Early Challenge yet? If not, you've got a few more days to join in for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! And who the heck doesn't want to win free stamps? If you haven't entered yet, maybe this card will give you a little inspiration to join in! It features some amazing stamp and die sets! I used #5576 Little Trucks Set (this set is soooo versatile!!), #5489 Front Porch Christmas Set (for the tree in the truck bed), and #5782 Snowflake Frame Die Set. First I stamped the truck onto my paper and then masked it off so I could put the decorated Christmas Tree in the bed of the truck. I love masking off images because the reveal once you're done is so fun and amazing! I had originally thought I would make it into a shaker card with small snowflakes on the inside. I ended up changing my mind and just turning into what looks a little like a shadow box on top of the patterned paper. I kept this one very simple and just added some pearl dots in the four corners along with a red bow. I love this new Snowflake frame die! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - stay crafty!!

Friday, October 6, 2023

Happy Birthday Christopher featuring InstaGator Whimsy Stamps


I don't how many of you love Whimsy Stamps, but the Dustin Pike InstaGator Clear Stamp set (and ALL of his stamp sets) are so much fun and are perfect for slimline cards! I made this cute one for my grandson Christoper's birthday and I love how it turned out! The Oh Snap sentiment comes with the set of stamps, and then I created the "did someone say cake??!!" on my computer and printed it out. I just thought it was perfect for the looks on these gators faces!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - stay crafty!!

Monday, October 2, 2023

Boo! A Halloween card featuring Art Impressions


LOL!  Did I scare you? Today my card features the adorable new 5816 Mini Halloween Twister Set. I put three of them on the front of the card and love how the three of them look together! Then I decorated all around them using some other awesomely spooky dies from Art Impressions. I used 5849 the new Halloween paper pack from AI, that awesome tree is from 5487 Front Porch Halloween Set, 5462 Web Dies Set for the spider webs, spiders, and that awesome pumpkin by the fence, 5333 Cat Mini Dies for the cat on the fence, and 4967 WC Fence Dies. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - stay crafty!

Friday, September 29, 2023

Whimsy Stamps Flamingo Fun Stamps

 Hello! I have a card today to show you that features a fun stamp set from Whimsy called Flamingo Fun Clear Stamps.  This was for my amazing daughter-in-law for her Birthday. Hope she loved it as much as I had fun making it for her! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - stay crafty! 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Happy Birthday Dori!! featuring Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!

I've got a fun birthday card to show you today featuring #4382 Giant Cake Set. I made it for one of my BFF's that also has a September Birthday! This is one of my all time favorite Girlfriends images, although I don't think there is a single Girlfriend Set that isn't one of my favorites. LOL!  I stamped the image onto Cryogen white paper and colored it with Copic markers which are listed below. I added some balloon die cuts from my stash and added a cute little bow. I used quite a bit of 3M mounting tape to pop up both the image and the balloons for lots of dimension. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time, stay crafty!! 

Copic markers used:

E000, E00, E11, E17, E21, E23, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E55, E97, E99

YG01, YG03

Y13, Y17, Y19, Y26

B00, B91, B93, B95

R20, R24, R81, R83, R85

YR61, YR65, YR68

C3, C5, C6

Monday, September 18, 2023

Fall into Fall Challenge at Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!

So have you checked out the new challenge?  It's Fall into Fall, and this card would work for it! I used 5595 Harvest Pumpkin Set, 5594 Harvest Scarecrow Set, and the brand new 5783 Fall Leaf Frame Die Set.  I stamped the images onto Cryogen white paper using Memento Ink and then colored them with Copic markers which are listed below. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics use:

Y02, Y13, Y17, Y21

YG01, YG03, YG91, YG93

YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR15, YR18, YR23

E19, E25, E33, E40, E42, E53, E57, E59, E81, E84, E93, E95, E97