Monday, August 15, 2022

"At least I wore a cardigan!" featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!

I'm here with you today to show you the card I created for the Pretty in Pink challenge going on right now on Art Impressions Blog.  I don't know if any of you watch Tik Tok, but a while back, I saw a video where some friends thought it would be really funny to dress up their husbands in matching shirts for a party (without the men knowing about it of course). So while I was thinking about what I wanted to create, I came across my #4474 Old Guys Club Set and the light bulb came on! I just love the grumpy look on these guys, so I thought I might as well give them something to be grumpy about, right? LOL!  I stamped the image onto Cryogen white paper and then colored them us using Copic markers. I made the card super simple by using the largest #5062 Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Die set.  I simply folded my cardstock in half and then placed the top of the die just above the seam of the fold and ran it through my die cut machine.  Voila - a folded shaped card!  I always cut another full piece of either the same cardstock or the patterned paper I want to use and glue it to the front of the card base.  Doing that hides that flat fold that doesn't have stitching. Then I used the next size down to cut out my image panel. The sentiments were created with my computer and then cut out with some word bubble dies from my stash.   





Hope I gave you a little chuckle today! Sometimes we need that on Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day! 


Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E70, E71, E74

R81, R83

YG21, YG23, YG67

T1, T2

B000


Monday, August 8, 2022

Happy Halloween featuring Art Impressions Peek-a-Boo Set!!

 Hello AI Fans!!


So I'm sure you've seen the adorable new sets just released by Art Impressions! Today I'm showing you the oh so cute Peek-a-Boo Set #5506!! These are the cutest little Halloween characters ever!! I also added one of the little ghosts from 4927 Holiday Mansion accessory set which contains both Halloween and Christmas images! These were all stamped onto Cryogen White paper and then colored with Copic markers which are listed below. I love coloring little Draculas with a white face.  In order to accomplish that, I leave the face uncolored and then used a warm gray marker to create some shadows. I also added pale pink cheeks and think it gives them a true vampire look.







Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you again soon! 


Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E70, E71, E74, E77
W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W8
T1, T2, T3, T4
V01, V04, V06, V12, V15, V17
YR02, YR04, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR27
Y08, Y19, Y32
R00, R20
YG21, YG23, YG67


 

Monday, August 1, 2022

High Maintenance featuring Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!


My card today features 5405 Mrs. Set from the Hats Off line at Art Impressions! She's so fun and comes with a bunch of different hats you can dress her up with. I used the fun hair in curlers. How many of you are old enough to remember wearing curlers? LOL! (my hand is definitely raised) I stamped her onto some Cryogen White paper and then colored her up with Copic markers. I added one of the sentiments included in the set to the middle circle of the background die. 



 Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope to see you again soon! 



 

Monday, July 25, 2022

Best Day Ever interactive card featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans! 


Today's card features SC0795 Road Trip from Art Impressions and it goes right along with the current AI Challenge of Summer Fun!  Is there anything more fun than going on a road trip with your Besties? I wanted to make this card interactive, but I wanted it to look like the car was actually rolling down the road instead of you seeing the sliding mechanism.  So I did a little googling and I love how it turned out! What can I say, interactive cards are always my favorite. Hopefully this video works and I apologize for the background noise...I forgot I had my little desk fan on. LOL

 






Here's a picture with the slide tab open on the bottom where the call is pulled over to the left. I stamped Best Day Ever on it so it's only visible once it is pulled out. 





Here you get a little peek at the inside which I decorated as well.  Can you see the cute little Art Impressions Freebie? :) 


 
I also used the Art Impressions Fence dies on the inside decoration. You can see a little peek of it below. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a great week! See you next time! 








Monday, July 18, 2022

Me and my recliner featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!


Today I'm sharing the card I created for the Perfect Plaid challenge (you still have a couple days left to enter!!)  For this one, I used #4159 Lazy Boy Set along with a sentiment from #5421 Sit Back Laugh Lines Set. I stamped him onto Cryogen White paper (love the glittery aspect of this paper!) and colored it with Copic markers. 

LOL! If this isn't a snapshot of my amazing hubby, I don't know what would be! I added three antique buttons up in the top left corner and one on top of the plaid bow as well. This is an old container of buttons I stumbled across in a little antique shop, and I absolutely love them! Some of them still even have the old thread in them! So that's it for me today! Hope you're having a great start to your week!  


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Happy Birthday Cindy



Hello and happy Saturday!  I made this card for my daughter Cindy for her birthday last week. I didn't want to post it before then just in case she happened to take a peek.  Which, by the way, is highly unlikely since she's such a busy mom! LOL!  I used one my CC Designs digital images and just love these characters! I printed her onto some cryogen white paper and colored her with Copic markers. 

 

 




Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and hope you have an amazing weekend! 


Copics used:

E000, E00, E02, E04, E11, E17, E21, E23, E25, E33, E37, E51, E53
Y26
T1, T2
R20, R27, R81, R83, R85
C1, C3, C6, C8
BG11, BG32, BG34, BG57



 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Hot Mess Laugh Lines from Art Impressions!

 Hello AI fans!!


My card today features Hot Mess from the Laugh Lines series at Art Impressions.  It comes with so many amazing sentiments that fit this poor distraught woman!  This reminds me so much of my two daughters that have younger children! LOL! They definitely have these types of days.  And the sentiment I chose to use on this card is so perfect! I have said for years that my hard drive is full, so if I want to save anything else, I have to delete a file first. LOL!  I'm sure many of you can relate. 


I stamped her with Memento ink onto cryogen white paper and colored her with Copic markers which are listed below.  I then used AI double stitched circle dies to cut her out. The big scalloped edge was created using a super old punch I have had for so many years. And then of course I added a bow using some May Art ribbon and my Bow Easy tool. The stripe in the chair was achieved simply by using my Copic blender pen. If you're just learning about Copics, the blender pen isn't used at all to blend colors. (I know, right??!!)   I call it my little bull dozer as it actually pushes the color out of the way. So it's very easy to create designs or patterns in an image using it. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics used
E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E33, E35, E37
R11, R12, R20
YG03, YG05
Y26, Y28
B000, B91, B93, B95
Blender pen







Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy 4th! I'm celebrating being back at Art Impressions!


Hello AI Fans!!


I'm SO HAPPY to be back and to be able to share my AI creations with you again!!  I'd like to wish all my fellow Americans a Happy 4th of July! And to our neighbors to the North, I hope you had an amazing Canada Day!!  So let's get to it, shall we??  I'm sharing a card today to celebrate my return to the AI Design Team on the 4th of July! Blanche is actually the first Art Impressions stamp I ever purchased years and years ago! LOL! I still love her just as much to this day. I just had to dress her for the holiday. :)  I also incorporated a couple of the adorable gulls from the Gull Friends Set and the sentiment is from Road Trip





Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Until next time, stay safe and stay crafty!!

Copic markers used:

E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, E55, E95, E97

Y26, Y32, Y35, Y38

B000, B00, B21, B23, B24, B37

R20, R22, R24, R27, R29

YR02, YR04, YR09

G43, G46

W0, W5

T1, T2

C6



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Happy 92nd Birthday Mom Robbie featuring Art Impressions Giant Cake Set



Hello! Here's another card that was featured over on the Art Impressions blog with a host of other very talented artists! It was fun revisiting my design team days with this amazing company! My card today is one I made to celebrate my mom in law Robbie's 92nd birthday!!! She is such an amazing woman and reminds me so very much of my own mom that I lost at the young age of 31. I was so very happy we got to go see her and celebrate the day with her!  For my card, I used Art Impressions #4382 Giant Cake Set. I used Copic markers to color up this amazing image!! 










Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and hope to see you again soon! 




Friday, September 10, 2021

Art Impressions cards being featured on their blog

Hello!

OMG! I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted on here! During the month of Setptember, one of the amazing Art Impressions Design Team (Jil) is taking some time off.  With that, Art Impressions reached out to a group of us and asked us if we'd like to have some cards featured on their blog during Jil's absence. Oh my gosh, I jumped at the chance.  As much as I like not having all the deadlines and responsibilities of being on a design team, I truly miss it sometimes! So watch for some posts throughout the month of September featuring the amazing Art Impressions products!  First up is Cliff which is from the Golden Oldies Line from Art Impressions.  Girlfriends will always be my favorite line, but Golden Oldies will always be second!! The sentiment I used is from Art Impressions Birthday Laugh Lines




Please be sure and visit the Art Impressions Blog to check out all the other wonderful artists that are joining in on this fun opportunity!! Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, be safe and stay crafty!! 



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A "bird"day card and the start of a new year!

Hi friends!!

Well it's been quite a while since I've posted!!  To be honest, I have really been enjoying the lack of responsibility to design teams and creating because I HAD to. I've been on design teams for so long that I've forgotten what it's like to just make a card because I wanted to.  So I thought I'd jump on here today and show a card I made using Tim Holtz Bird Crazy set and the coordinating Crazy Things stamp set, along with the dies to cut them out.  The dies make it sooooo easy and convenient, so they are worth every penny paid for them!   If you know me, you know I love whimsical cards, and I absolutely love the way this one turned out.  I made this for my son -in-law Chad. 




The sentiment was created on my computer and I printed it on the cloud. I used various cloud dies and the hillside with trees on it has a separate die for the tree tops. As his birthday was in September, I wanted it to look more like fall. So that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time - stay happy, healthy, and have fun crafting!!

hugs!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Farewell to Art Impressions. Parting is such sweet sorrow!!

 Hello AI Fans!!


Well, I'm not sure how I'm going to get through this post without crying, in fact I already am.  This is my last post as being a member of the Art Impressions Design Team as I've made the difficult decision to step down. But who knows....maybe one of these days, they'll let me come back once life has slowed down a little for me. :)  My card today is showing off one of the brand new sets from Art Impressions new Pop-Ups!!  I can't brag on Bonnie Krebs enough! She is sheer genius!! I had so much fun using this set! The die helps you know how to fold it because it scores the image as well as cutting it out. Easy peasy!! I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do on the front of the card when I realized it would be fun to have the giraffe on the front too and not just inside.  So I just stamped and colored him again, used the die to cut him out, then popped him up on a layer cut with the double stitched oval dies from AI. I just ADORE the look on his face!!! 




Then when you open the inside, he pops up at you holding a glass of wine! The best part is you don't have to color it like wine! You can make it milk, or juice, and there's a choice of a coffee cup too! 



So this is usually where I sign off until next time. But I want to elaborate a little before I go. I'd like to just take a minute and thank Bonnie, Phil, Joel, Kendra, Claire, and the entire Art Impressions team for over six and a half years of pure joy being able to work with your team!!  I hope and pray to get to see you all next year at the Warehouse Sale, and who knows....maybe you'll let me come back some day.  Sending love and hugs to all!!  Signing off for now!! 


 

Copics used:
E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53
R11, R12, R56, R59
B0000





 




Saturday, November 14, 2020

Practically Perfect Set from Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!


There are soooo many different stamp lines at Art Impressions that I love, but none so much as Bonnie's Girlfriends!!  I love, love, LOVE them!!  So today I'm featuring Practically Perfect! SOOOOO much FUN!!! I stamped them onto Cryogen white paper and colored them with Copic markers which are listed below. What a fun loving bunch!!! 







So that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time - stay crafty!!

hugs


Copic markers used:

E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E33, E35, E37, E39, E51, E53, E95, E97, E99

Y28, Y32

R20, R24, R32, R35, R37

BV00, BV01, BV04

YR01, YR02, YR07

V000, V91, V93, V95

RV00, RV04

T1