Friday, October 11, 2019


     Our weather is creeping toward tolerable and everyone is SOOOO ready for fall to be here.  The leaves and the grass are all crunchy, but the cool is not here yet.  Those are just the kind of days these two would like for their bike ride.
     Art impressions just released this fun new set called Enjoy the Ride.  Check you fave online craft shops to find it.

Art Impressions ENJOY THE RIDE Clear Stamps 5186 Work and Play zoom image

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11
hair E23, E07, E19, E97
dog E11, E33, E99
mans clothing YG63, YG67, E3, E55
ladies clothing RV11, R83
bike N1, N3, R14, R46, C4, C6, C8
purse C4, C6, C8
balloons YG21, YG03, YG25, RV11, R83, R85, C00, C2
flag N1, N3, YG03, YG25, YG67

     Settling in shortly to get some more of the new release colored up to share with you.  So many fun sets.
     Happy weekend!

Paper--Carta Bella "Botanical Garden", Bazzill, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Enjoy the Ride" set
Ink--Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil, Spellbinders Large Labels dies
Miscellaneous--brad from my stash

Monday, October 7, 2019


     Don't know about you, but I can honestly say I've never seen another quail stamp set.  LOL  Art Impressions has solved that problem with their Hoppy Bird Set.

Art Impressions HOPPY BIRDY Clear Stamps 5189 Funny Farm zoom image

     I didn't stamp the entire balloon string but rather used some black sewing thread to create it.  We have tons of these little fellows around here although we call them a bob white more than a quail.

Copics Used:
quail E31, E55, E74, E79, YR23, C8, C4, R14
branch E15, E25, E27

     Brand new week.  Hope it's a great one for you.

Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Hoppy Birdy Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Peeled Paint Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies, Paper Smooches Foliage 1 dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1
Miscellaneous--black sewing thread

Thursday, October 3, 2019


     Watch Out!!  The Halloween Wheelie cat is on the loose!  LOL  Art Impressions has a brand new wheelie set out for the spooky day.  These sets are so fun and easy if you're looking for an interactive card design.

Art Impressions HALLOWEEN CAT Wheelie Clear Stamp and Die Set 5177 zoom image

Copics Used:
cat N3, N5, R20
hat C6, C8, YG21, YG03, YG25
cape BV02, BV04, BV13
pumpkin YR61, YR65, E97, E99, G94, E55, E31
basket E23, E57
string E42, E43
broom E21, E25, E27, Y26, Y28, YR21
bike E08, E97, B97, B99, N3, N5

     Have a great day!

Paper--Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Stitched Tags dies

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The owl tree

     Finally got a chance to take pics of some more of my new Art Impressions makes.  Is this new Autumn Owl cubbies set not the cutest.  Love me some owls.  These sets are so much fun to use cause you can put the little owls wherever you want. Check in your favorite online shops for the new releases.

Art Impressions AUTUMN OWL Cubbies Clear Stamps and Dies 5179 zoom image

Copics Used:
owls E21, E23, E55, R20, YR31, Y11, YR24, E74
pumpkins BG11, BG72, YR30, E42, E97, YR61, YR65, E55, E57, G94, E31, N1, N3
tree E23, E25, Y38

     Hope you've started off great this week.  Be blessed!

Paper--Bazzill, Neenah, Recollections, DP-unknown brand from Tuesday Morning
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Tag Stitched and Rectangle Stitched dies, Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies
Miscellaneous--hemp cord

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Happy Camper

     Have a non-Halloween card to share with you today.  Art Impressions newest release is not only for Halloween.  There are Fall, Christmas, birthday, baby...all kinds of sets.
     This card was created for their craft show displays and you'll find it in the new catalog too.  The set is called Happy Trails.

Art Impressions HAPPY TRAILS Clear Stamps 5187 Work and Play zoom image

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20 R22
hair E23, E25
clothing YG21, YG03, YG25
camper RV10, RV11, RV34, C00, C2, C4, C6, C8, BG000
flags YG21, YG03, C00, C2
chairs E31, E35, YG21, YG03, YG25

     Have a blessed day!

Paper--Carta Bella "Botanical Garden", Bazzill, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Happy Trails" set
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Large Ovals, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pumpkin mice

     Art Impressions has come out with several flip style card sets.  They even offer the die to make cutting super simple.  The die is for a full size A2 card though and I wanted to make my flipper small enough to fit on the front of my card so I had to cut it by hand.  Ohhhh the die would have been so much easier.  LOL  For some reason my brain just would not get it together and it took me several tries to get it right.  It's really not that hard but I sure made it that way. LOL
     Anyway, I've used the brand new Pumpkin Mice Flip Card set.  AI let's their retailers sell their stamps first so look for them at your favorite online shop like Simon Says Stamp.

Art Impressions PUMPKIN MICE Flip Card Clear Stamps 5182 zoom image

     Here's a look with the panel flipped up.  I added a few punched bats.

     And a couple of close ups of the front and inside images.

Copics Used:
mice  E31, E35, R20, E50, E53
hats  C4, C6, YG23, YR16, V17
pumpkins  Y38, YR07, YR16, YR68, E71, E74, E97, E21

     Have a blessed day!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions Pumpkin Mice Flip Card set
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--EK Success corner rounder, unknown bat punch

Monday, September 23, 2019

Ghostly sippers

     My crafting time hasn't come as plentifully as I had planned but I do have some cards to start sharing from the newest Art Impressions release.
     It's that spooky time of year when the moon starts to look creepy and every rustle in the dark seems ominous.  LOL  Not really but if you're in to making cards for your ghoul friends AI has some super fun new sets.
     This one is called Fright Night.

Art Impressions FRIGHT NIGHT Clear Stamps 5190 zoom image

Copics Used:
ghosts  C00, R14
drinks  YG21, YG25, C2
pumpkin Y38, YR16, YR07, E99, Y08
tree trunks  E71, E74
sky BV23, BV31

     I'll have another creepy card to share with you tomorrow.
     Have a great week!

Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Fright Night"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Art Impressions Squares and Circles Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder

Saturday, September 7, 2019

STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp and Art Impressions

    Guess you thought I fell off the face of the earth.  LOL  Well, my little break from crafting lasted a bit longer than I anticipated, but I'm getting back in the swing of things and what better way to do it than to join in all the fun of Simon Says Stamps STAMPtember celebration.  SSS is celebrating their 10th year of STAMPtember.  WOOHOO!!!

     The new exclusive Art Impressions stamp set from SSS is called Nutty and Nice and is sure to bring some Christmas cheer to your best gal pals.  

     All I can say is they must have some cast iron stomachs.  Fruit cake is NOT my favorite holiday sweet, but they must have found the perfect recipe cause they sure seem to be enjoying it.

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R27
hair YR20, YR21, YR23, E23, E25, E29, E09, E19, E97, E99
clothing G21, G94, YG63, C2
ornaments and earrings Y28, R24, R46, R37
antlers E71, E74
fruit cake E33, R46, YG67

     Have a fabulous weekend!

Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Nutty and Nice"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Sakura gold and red gel pens
Tools--Art Impressions Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched died, Tag Stitched dies, and Circle Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord, button from my stash

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Art Impression on HSN!

     Surprise!  LOL  Yes, I'm still out here.  My life is so full right now that my card hobby has taken a serious hit.  I do miss you all and apologize for not visiting.
     I do have something VERY special to share with you today though.  I've been a designer for Art Impressions for several years now and I know that some of you are BIG fans.  Well today is a really cool day for them because they are going to be featured on HSN (Home Shopping Network)!  That's pretty awesome.  Here are the details:

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WE ARE HERE AT HSN! Do you have your alarm set? DVR scheduled? Bonnie airs TOMORROW, JUNE 11! Watch us during Craft Essentials at 11 AM Eastern Time (8 AM Pacific) and Create It Yourself at 7 PM Eastern Time (4 PM Pacific). Join us! It's fun here!

     Pretty special for them AND me cause they asked me to make some sample cards for the show.  FUN!!!  You just might see some or all of the cards in this post on the show.  Sorry I didn't take better pics.  I took some shots to send in to them and forgot to get detailed shots too.  The first card has the cutest pair of pink rain boots with white polka dots behind the front door.  LOL

     Tune in to HSN for some fun!  Hope to be back in the crafty world soon.  I'm in full vacation Bible school director mode right now.  Starts next week and still LOTS to do.
     Sending my love to you all,

Monday, May 6, 2019

It's the house or me

     Where does the time go?  LOL  She definitely seems to have more exciting plans than mopping and dusting.  Art Impressions Housework Set will tickle the funny bone for friends who list housework a little further down their list of things to do.

Art Impressions HOUSEWORK Clear Stamps Work and Play 5110 zoom image

     I gave her a Nuvo Drops necklace and popped the paper towels and spray and her very "dignified" kitty cat up on foam tape.

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E55, E57
dress R14, R35, R37
remote N3, N5, Y17, R27, YG25
chair N3, N5, C2, C4, C6
cleaning supplies Y08, Y17, B21, B24, B26, B28, B95, N1, BG000, R29, C2, BV20, BV23
cat N1, N3, N5

     Enjoy your week!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quilting Bee", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Housework Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White

Friday, May 3, 2019

You're HOW old!?!

     He doesn't look a day over 20 does he?  LOL  This fellow is from Art Impressions Birthday Laugh Lines set.

Art Impressions BIRTHDAY LAUGH LINES Clear Stamps 5115 zoom image

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
clothing E71, E74, E79, W1, W3, W5, C2
hat BG32, YR65
glasses BV20
balloon YR61, YR65, YR16

     Happy weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Birthday Laugh Lines"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Surf's up

     The older I get, the more I have to believe this.  Art Impressions Loads of Fun Set has captured this gal spicing up her daily household routine.

Art Impressions LOADS OF FUN Clear Stamps 5111 zoom image

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E25, E29
dress BVO2, BV13
housecoat Y32, YR21, YR24
slippers R81, R83
ironing board E42, E43, N1, N3
iron N1, N5, C0, BG11, B00, Y28

     Take a little step out of your age bracket today.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "So Sophie--Graceful", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Loads of Fun Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitched dies

Monday, April 29, 2019

29 Again?

     Need a funny birthday card for a friend who's climbing up the ladder another year.  Art Impressions Never Too Old Laugh Lines Set will give you puns a many to go with this snappy senior citizen.

Art Impressions NEVER TOO OLD LAUGH LINES Clear Stamps 5114 zoom image

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair BV20, BV23
dress BG11, BG53, BG72, C2
shoes and purse Y08, Y17
glasses BV31
hat YG00, YG03, YG25
balloon R14, R35, R37

     I just had to pair this sentiment with the front one for a little extra funny.  Made ya smile didn't it.  LOL

     Be blessed this week!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack & Jill", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Never Too Old Laugh Lines"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Tag Stitched dies and Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched dies

Friday, April 26, 2019


     This little fellow is here to wish you a pand-tastic day.  He's part of Art Impressions Pand-tastic Set.

Art Impressions PAND-TASTIC Funny Farm Clear Stamps 5113 zoom image

     Weekend, here we come!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut & Paste--Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pand-tastic Set"
Tools--Art Impressions Square Double Stitched dies, MFT Sentiment Strips dies
Miscellaneous--paper flowers from my stash