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


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!!


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


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!!


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


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Warehouse Sale at Art Impressions!! My special feature Christmas card

  Hello Ai Fans!

My card is being featured over at Art Impressions blog! If you want a chance to win some amazing prizes from ART IMPRESSIONS, be sure to go over to the AI blog and leave a comment on my post! And while you're at it, make sure you check out all the amazing deals they've got going in their Warehouse Sale!!! 

For my special feature today, I chose to make a Christmas card of course!  I do so love making them. I used four different sets for this card and I really like how it turned out.  The images are stamped onto Cryogen White paper and colored them with Copic markers. The cute snowman is from 4935 Sparkle & Cheer Set , The street lamp is from 4936 Christmas Wonder Set  , the sentiment is from 4938 GF Christmas Set , and the beautiful snowflake is from #5353 Large Snowflake Dies. 

For the card, I used the Falling From the Clouds Die (available on Amazon) to string some white beads on it to simulate snow falling. You can see the invisible thread I used in this close up. 


I also added some Diamond Stickles onto the beautiful snowflakes. 

Thanks for visiting, and until next time - Stay crafty!!

Thank you Sharon! 

Now, for the Giveaway! Want to win the Large Snowflake Dies, and 2 other surprise Winter Sets? 

Comment below with your favorite Holiday set by Art Impressions, and you will be entered to win! 

Winners will be chosen on Monday, November 9th, and only one comment per giveaway.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat featuring Art Impressions Halloween Critters

 Happy Halloween AI fans!!!

Whether you are participating in Halloween tonight or not, I hope you are all having a wonderful and safe night with the kiddos!!  I have one last Halloween card to share with you before the season is completely over and we head toward Thanksgiving and Christmas. This card features the adorable Halloween Critters that are new to AI in 2020. The new AI releases just prove that 2020 hasn't been all bad, huh??!! LOL!  These adorable critters really are too cute to spook!! After I die cut the pumpkin bucket, I used my craft knife to cut a slit so I could slip the candy down into it. The background made using distress oxide inks. 

So that's it for me today!! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!! 

Copics used:

E17, E23, E24, E51, E53, E55, E95, E97




R11, R12

C3, C4, C5


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Oopsie Daisy featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!! 

I love this Daisies set that so much!!!!  This card was made for my Mother-in-law's birthday in September. I just think this set is perfect for so many different occasions! I stamped it onto Cryogen white paper and then colored with copic markers listed below. 

These are such a quick and easy stamp to color!!! 

I used another sentiment and simple stamp on the inside as well! Do you decorate the inside of your cards or leave them blank?

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


Copic markers used:

YG91, YG95



B000, B0000

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Snowman Gift Card Holder Set from Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!

So I'm sure you've seen the new Gift Card Holders that Art Impressions has released. These are the coolest gift card holders and so fun and super simple to make!!! It's all a matter of die cutting the pieces using the papers you want and then gluing them together!! And they are SUPER CUTE!!! Today I'm showing you the Snowman Gift Card Holder Set.  Ok, I took a few liberties.  I wanted his eyes and mouth to look like little pieces of coal, so I used my Pearl Pen to make those.  And then I used some vintage buttons on him too.  I just adore how he turned out! Who wouldn't love getting a gift card dressed up like this??!!!  So if you're planning on giving some gift cards this holiday season, this new release is for you!!

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


Saturday, October 3, 2020

You my Boo! featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!

It's official! It's October and time for all the frightfully fun Halloween decorations and such!! For my card today, I used the adorable Halloween Critters that are new from Art Impressions! They are WAAAAYYY too cute to spook! LOL!  These are the cutest little dressed up critters around!  I stamped them onto cryogen white paper and colored with copic markers which are listed below.  I then cut them out with the awesome dies that are included in the set and popped them up onto a couple Circle Double Stitched die cuts. 

That's it from me today! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and until next time, stay crafty!!


Copics used:

E30, E31, E33, E35, E51, E53, E95, E97, E99


V12, V15

YR04, YR07

R11, R12

C3, C4, C5


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hello AI Fans!

So Whooo really is ready for Halloween?  Isn't this just the cutest set ever??!! The Cubbies sets are all adorable and so fun to put together! They take a little more time, but they are so worth it! I stamped it onto Cryogen paper and colored with Copic markers that are listed below.  Because all the dies come with this set, it's super easy to cut it out after you've got it all colored. I then popped it up onto a piece cut out with the Banner Double Stitched Dies.  It's so fun to play with all the little doors and windows! 


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

Copics used:
E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, E95, E97, E99
T1, T2
YG01, YG02, YG13, YG17

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Three sheets to the wind featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!

I'm back with another Halloween card, this time it's one for the adults! As soon as I saw this stamp, #5190 Fright Night Set,  I KNEW I had to have it!! The sentiment of three sheets to the wind couldn't be any more perfect. I'm telling you, that Bonnie is a genius!!  I added a cute little spider and a bat from the Halloween Mini Die Sets as well. I just drew a little line from the N to make it look like he was dropping down.

So that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time - stay safe, stay healthy, and of course - stay crafty!!


Copics used:
R02, R35, R37
E33, E35, E37
C2, C3, C4, C6, C7

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Happy Halloween from the old bat featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!

I'm continuing my spooky posts by showing you another Halloween card using #4784 Old Bat Set and I've also used the brand new Halloween Mini Die Set! I stamped her onto Cryogen paper and colored her with Copic markers which are listed below. Then to add extra spookiness, I die cut three of the bats and a pumpkin from the Halloween Mini Die Set! Super easy and they are the PERFECT size for embellishments! I placed her on a Mini Wobble to make her interactive. I don't know about you, but I LOVE cards you can play with! The moon is an accessory stamp that comes with the set. 

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


Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E33

YG13, YG17, YG67

YR04, YR07, YR09

V12, V15, V17

Y02, Y32, Y35, Y38



Saturday, September 5, 2020

Is being a witch a bad thing??? Featuring Art Impressions

 Hello AI Fans!!

Happy first weekend in September!  Do you send Halloween cards?  Or maybe you just like to make some decor for your house? I love coloring up Art Impressions Halloween Stamp Sets, and you're going to be seeing a number of them from me in the coming weeks.  This card features the Ghoul Friend Set.  I stamped this fun image onto Cryogen paper and colored them with Copic markers listed below.  I liked the black border across the top, but thought a couple little ghosties would be perfect on it. So I grabbed the Holiday Mansion Accessory Set and stamped the two cute ones from there. What do you think? Keep them or take them off?  Or hmmmm....maybe it needs one more for the rule of threes? 

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


Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E17, E21, E23, E33, E35, E37, E95, E97, E99

V12, V15

YR04, YR07

Y000, Y00, Y32, Y35

R20, R37

B0000, B000

YG23, YG25, YG67

C2, C3, C4, C5, C6