Monday, December 19, 2022

My top ten Art Impressions cards of 2022!

 Hello AI Fans!!!

I can't help but start this post by saying how grateful I am to Art Impressions for having me back on the team this year! It is such a tremendous joy to work with the Krebbs family and this amazing Design Team! I had so much fun reflecting back on the year and picking out 10 of my favorite cards. I hope you grab a warm beverage and join me on this trip down memory lane. All the details for each card can be obtained by looking at the original post that is linked with each card. 

These are in no particular order of my favorites. :) First up is Well Duh!!  LOL! I really like the soft pink colors and gentle pattern of the paper used in this card. And of course Bonnie's amazing line of AI People!! You can see the original post HERE

My next choice is At Least I wore a Cardigan! I giggle every time I see this card! There were Tik Tok videos out there where groups of friends got together and the wives played a prank on their hubbies by dressing them all in the same shirt for when they met up. So as I was perusing through my stamp collection, I saw the Old Guys Club Set and immediately thought of the challenge. The cranky look on their faces couldn't have been any more perfect!! LOL! You can see the original post HERE

Next up is Best Day Ever! This card features SC0795 Road Trip!  Who doesn't love taking road trips with their girlfriends! Nobody illustrates that better than Bonnie Krebbs!!! I made this an interactive card so the card actually travels down the road when you pull the tab!! I love it!!! You can see the original post with a little video of it working right HERE

My next pick features #5400 Baby Critters and it's another interactive card. I do really love interactive cards! It has a pull tab on the front, and when you pull it, the picture magically changes to another! You can see the original post HERE

Next up I'm going to show you a fall card using the AI Girlfriends.  It is still one of my very favorite lines of stamps from Art Impressions. You can see the original post HERE.

It's time to show you a cute AI couple with You're the one that I Love!! ooh ooh ooh BABY! LOL!  You can see the original post HERE

Here's another favorite AI People image on my card You Light Up the Room! You can see the original post HERE.

I couldn't leave out these adorable images from the super cute Peek-a-Boo set!!!  You can see the original post HERE:

I had a lot of fun coloring the night sky for this fun card! Santa is working his way to your house!!! You can see the original post HERE.

And last, but certainly not least, I love this fun gal from Hot Mess! I don't think there's a woman alive that can't relate to her! LOL!  You can see the original post HERE

And as we bid another year goodbye, I'd like to wish every one of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very healthy and happy New Year! God bless you all, and I'll see you in 2023!! 


Monday, December 12, 2022

The Joy of Christmas featuring Art Impressions

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I love this card I'm showing you today.  This snowman exudes such joy that I can't help but smile every time I see him.  Bonnie is so talented in conveying emotions through her wonderful characters! This adorable cutie pie and sentiment are from #5041 Snow Friend Set. I can't help it, I adore him!!  I stamped him onto some Cryogen White paper which has a little sparkle to it, and then colored him with Copic markers. I cut the image out using the #5062 Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Die Set. For the mat behind him, I cut out another piece the same size in the gray paper and just offset it from the image panel. To balance out the card, I used three different beautiful snowflakes from 5353 Large Snowflake Dies and topped them off with some Diamond Stickles. 

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop in and take a peek at my card! Until next time my crafty friends!! 

Copics used:
Y08, Y35, Y38
YR12, YR14
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
R12, R22, R24, R27
T1, T2
B000, B04

Monday, December 5, 2022

Christmas Magic with a wintry night sky featuring Art Impressions

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I've got a fun card to show you today that features the AI Rides stamp set ##5457 Christmas Truck Set.  Who doesn't love an old red pickup truck??!! Especially at Christmas time! :)  I wanted to put it into a frosty forest with an evening sky and make it full of presents! It fits right into the current challenge going on over at the Art Impressions Blog! The cute little Santa is the perfect size for the truck! He's from the Holiday Mansion Line of stamps #4927 HM Accessory Set.  Think how cute it would be for a birthday card using the clown from #5907 HM Birthday Set!! Anyway, I also used #5566 Christmas Sentiments and stamped it onto the fishtail banner from #5543 Journal Template Die Set. I colored the sky with my copics using some masking paper for the moon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you haven't joined the That's a Wrap! Challenge over on the blog, what the heck are you waiting for! Can't wait to see your creation! 

Holiday Cheers!!

Copics used:

night sky: B60, B63, B66, B69
E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42
B000, B02, B04
C1, C2, C4, C5, C6
R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
Y32, Y35, Y38
YG01, YG03
G43, G46

Monday, November 21, 2022

Fab-Yule-Ous Friends Set from Art Impressions!!

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I am always so excited to see new releases from Art Impressions, especially when they are Girlfriends! And this Fab-yule-ous Friends set is an exclusive Christmas set being sold at Simon Says Stamp and only available while supplies last. I highly recommend you grab your set now or you'll be bummed once they're all gone! These Girlfriends are my type of people!! I love Christmas time and wouldn't hesitate to dress up like this and go caroling! How fun!!!!

Can't wait to see what you create with your new set! Please be sure and share! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time! 

Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E17, E21, E23, E33, E51, E53, E57
YG11, YG13, YG17
T1, T2
B000, B02, B04
R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R37
Y23, Y26, Y35, Y38

Monday, November 14, 2022

Well duh!! Featuring Art Impressions Crown Set

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There's a new challenge over at the Art Impressions Blog that is asking for diamonds and/or pearls. How fun is that??!!  The card I'm showing you today fits right in with that challenge. I used #4370 Crown Set. I stamped her onto Cryogen white paper and then colored her up with Copic markers. She's a fun one to color and she just looks like she'd be dripping in diamonds and pearls, doesn't she? 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope to see your entry in the diamonds and pearls challenge!!  

Copic markers used:
E000, E01, E04, E11, E17, E53, E57, E70, E71
RV91, RV93
C00, C0, C1, C2

Monday, November 7, 2022

Windows to the World from Art Impressions

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Can I have all the Windows to the World fans raise their arms? Woah! I felt that gush of wind all the way in Reno!  So if you have a collection of Windows to the World stamps and are looking for something else to do with them, you can stop right here.  Bonnie came out with a Shadow Box Window Die Set that works with every single Windows to the World stamp you have! Every single one! I don't know about you, but I absolutely love shadow boxes!! So I took one of my WTTW stamps that I had to have cause it reminds me of my little Shih Tzu, M4584 Day Spent WTTW.  I stamped it onto Cyrogen White paper and colored it with Copic markers. Then used the Shadow Box Window Die Set to cut it out.  It actually cuts out the stamp leaving the sentiment surrounding the image behind. I love how it looks!!  There are new stamp sets that go with the new die set that contains an extra image, but it also works with all your old WTTW images too! 

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

Copics used:
YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17
G43, G94, G99
E33, E35
R81, R85

Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween featuring Art Impressions

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Happy Halloween!! I have one more Halloween card for you today! Have you heard that Art Impressions has come out with two brand new paper packs??!! And the papers are gorgeous! There is #5606 Harvest Journal Paper Pack, and the one I used here, #5605 Halloween Journal Paper Pack. Along with the adorable #5506 Peek-a-Boo Set and Halloween paper pack, I used #5462 Spider Web Dies,  #5456 Spooky Wagon Set for the adorable spider and the Booo sign, #5133 Flag Double Stitched Dies,  And #5543 Journal Template Die Set for the scalloped edge mat under the star paper. This card was also created for the current masking or stencil challenge that is going on over at Art Impressions Blog! When you use the masking technique, It's always so fun when you pull the masks off to see the finished scene! I stamped all the images onto Cryogen White paper and colored them with Copic markers. I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pens to finish the spider webs off with just a small dot at the ends of the points. I used black, purple, and orange. 

I wanted the spider to look like he was dropping down from the web above, so just used my black Copic Multiliner to draw a line from him up to the top of the panel. 

Here is the stamped images on top of the masked off jack-o-lanterns and Booo sign. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!!

Copics used:
R11, R12
Y32, Y35
C3, C5, C7
W0, W1, W2
BV02, BV04, BV08
YG01, YG03
V12, V17
YR02, YR07, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR16
E08, E21, E23, E33, E37, E70, E71, E74, E84, E87

Monday, October 24, 2022

 Hello AI Fans!!

Well Fall is definitely in the air here in Reno! I just came back inside from filling my bird feeders and thank goodness the fireplace was going! BRRR!!! LOL! We are getting a high of 50 degrees today, and it's a little cloudy too. So I just had to feature these beautiful Girlfriends all dressed up in their fall clothes. I used #5516 Friends Forever Set from the AI Girlfriends line of stamps. I stamped them onto Cryogen White paper and colored them up with Copic markers. Hello Fall!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're able to get crafty today! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E11, E13, E17, E19, E21, E30, E33, E35, E5`, E53, E55, E57, E97, E99
G40, G43, G46
R20, R21, R32, R35, R37
C3, C4, C5
YR02, YR04, YR14, YR18, YR21, YR24, YR27

Monday, October 17, 2022

Art Impressions Hats Off Mr Set

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My card today is for the Let's Hear it for the Boys challenge! I will admit I am terrible at masculine cards! I'm too big of a buttons and bows girl! LOL! So I kept my card super simple and just used the adorable #5406 Mr. Set from the Hats Off line at Art Impressions. I loved that Trapper hat and just had to use it with the Stay Cool sentiment! I added a strip of die cut grass and used a cloud stencil for the sky. Can't get much simpler than that! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2022

Art Impressions Baby Critters and Magic Picture Changer

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I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week. And to our neighbors to the north, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My card today features those adorable #5400 Baby Critters! This time I used them with a Magic Picture Changer die set. When you pull up on the tab, the adorable elephant is replaced with the Happy Birthday sentiment that is in the set! I love interactive cards!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Copic markers used:

YG11, YG13, YG17

YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR12, YR14

B000, B01, B02

R22, R24, R27

Y13, Y15

E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53

C3, C5