Monday, February 19, 2024

Slowing down? Not my mouth! Featuring Art Impressions Stamps

 Hello AI Fans!

Today I have a card that meets our new challenge going on "That's Ridiculous", so all you have to do is create a funny card or project. Now how easy is that when you use Art Impressions stamps??!! For my card, I used #5114 Never Too Old Set from Art Impressions Laugh Lines. I love this line of stamps! There are soooo many sentiments that go perfectly with her!! I stamped her with Memento ink and colored her with Copic markers which are listed below. I decided to turn her into a shaker card just for fun. I also used the brand new Mini Birthday Journal Paper Pack #5873. The colors in this pack are so pretty! 





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


Copic markers used:
E000, 00, 11, 21, and 23
W2, 3, 4, and 5
RV32 and 34
V04 and 06
BV000, 00, 02, and 04
R35
T2









Monday, February 12, 2024

Hopping By to say Hi! featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!


I've got a card today that actually fits TWO of the challenges going on right now! First we have our February month long challenge featuring guest Designer Diane Zechman! For that challenge, you just have to make a project with any animal.  Along with that, we also have our Bi-weekly challenge You Spin Me Round challenge where you need to feature anything circular on your card. I went with a round card.  If you enter either challenge, you have a chance to win a free stamp set of your choice. How awesome is that??!! For my card, I used #5726 Nested Circle Dies and layered it onto a scalloped circle die I have in my stash. I also used #5274 Easter Bunnies Set. Those cute bunnies are stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. 





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


Copic markers used:
W0, 1, 2, 3, and 4
Y13, 17, and 21
BV02, and 04
Y04, and 08
E97
B00
R11


Monday, February 5, 2024

Mini Journal made using Art Impressions Sets

 Hello AI Fans!! 

Today I'm sure excited to show you another Mini Journal I made using new sets released this year by Art Impressions.  I can't even begin to tell you how much I love making these Mini Journals! They are so much fun!!! I honestly can't stop making them! I must say I was so excited when Art Impressions released new sets that are made to coordinate with the Mini Journals!! The box is SOOOOO CUTE and easy to make and decorate!! The journals fit in them perfectly! I will say you don't want to use a lot of dimensionals, or you'll end up having to use a belly band around the box. LOL! I learned that the hard way. haha  I forgot to mention that I used Art Impressions Paper. I love the colors and patterns! We will start with a video I made of the Mini Journal, and individual pictures will follow. There's a long list of sets I used, and you can find them all below in the Link Deli list.  I really hope you enjoy!!! 


And here are some individual pictures. 











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



Monday, January 29, 2024

Art Impressions You're a Gem Challenge - you have a few days left to enter!

 Hello AI Fans!!

Have you entered the You're a Gem Challenge yet? If not, you still have a few more days left to enter for your chance to win an AI stamp of your choice! You also still have just a few days left to enter the color challenge for a chance to win a stamp and become a Guest Designer for Art Impressions for the month of March! How exciting is that??!! My cards today (I'm going to show you two) meets the You're a Gem Challenge to use some bling on your project. How fun!! 

The first card is a slimline card I made using three of the adorable critters from 5219 Lovable Animals Set. They're stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I just added a little gem to each of the hearts they are all holding. The dies with this stamp set cut slits in their "hands" so they can hold a varitey of adorable pieces that come with the set. 






For my second card, I also used T5219 Lovable Animals Set.  I stamped and colored up these cuties a couple of years ago and never used them on a card. So I'm sorry I don't have a list of the Copic markers I used to color them. I used some sequins with this cutie, and a touch of Stickles. 


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



Monday, January 22, 2024

New Hot Air Balloon Set from Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!


Have you seen the new Hot Air Balloons Set that was released last week? How fun!! If you've ever seen a hot air balloon race, you'll understand how wonderful it is to look up to a sky filled with these coloreful balloons! I've never been lucky enough to be able to ride in one, but I sure do enjoy them from the ground!! We have on in Reno every September, and the sight is truly wonderful! All images were stamped onto Cryogen white paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. 










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






Monday, January 15, 2024

Valentine's Day cards featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans! 


I hope you're having a great start to your week! It seems as though a lot of the US is experiencing super cold temperatures and lots of snow! I hope you are staying warm, safe, and cozy in your home and not having to do a lot of shoveling!! I've got two fun Valentine's Day cards for you today.  Have you started making yours yet? The images from 5219 Lovable Animals Set are stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The decorative panel they're on was cut using 5768 Decorative Journal Page 1. 





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



Monday, January 8, 2024

Showing the remainder of my Holiday cards from 2023 featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans and Happy 2024!!


I sure hope all of you have had a wonderful start to the new year! I have a few more holiday cards that I haven't been able to show you yet, so thought now is the perfect time. It seems I never have time to show you everything before the Holiday arrives and it's over. So I'm cramming them all into one blog post. Hope you don't mind!  All of the images are stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. So here we go! 


For this first card, I used #5565 Cheers My Deers Set. I also used #5812 Christmas S2 Paper Pack


For this card, I used #5041 Snow Friend Set. I love how they spell JOY! 


This little cutie pup is from #4937 Santa Paws Set. I used Dr PH Martins Bleed Proof White on his fur. 


Who doesn't love Chubby Little Snowmen?  And that's exactly what this set is #5351 Chubby Snowmen Set




I made a little gift tag with the new set #5802 Joyful Snowman Set. I add a small tag on the back of it with my to and from.  That way, that little tag can be removed and the main portion can be used again in the future! 



And my final card used one of the adorable snowmen from #5802 Joyful Snowman Set and a tree from #5457 Christmas Truck Set and the sentiment is cut out with #5063 Rectangle double stitched dies. 


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



Monday, December 18, 2023

Top 10 Art Impressions cards for 2023

 Hello AI Fans!

One of my favorite things to do is to sit down and browse through the cards I've made. Whether it be from 10 years ago, or this year.  So this is one of my favorite posts of the year. Not only do I get to browse through all the cards I've made, but I get to see the Design Teams top 10 as well!  I hope I've managed to inspire you a little through the year. As always, thank you so much for your kindness and your support. You are what makes it all worthwhile!  So in no particular order, here's my top ten creations I've shared with you in 2023. Just click on the link above the card to visit the original blog post that shares what I used to create it. 



A fun Birthday tag

























Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!!