Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pick of the Patch


     FINALLY our temps have taken a drop and it feels like fall weather.  Thought it was the perfect time to share a cute pumpkin trio from Purple Onion Designs.


Copics Used:
E57, YG91, YG23, Y11, Y13, Y15, E08, YR07, YR16, YR68, W3

     Slowly getting things checked off my to do list.  My daughters grad party was this past Saturday, but we have something scheduled for every weekend for several weeks.  Ah the joys of a busy life.  LOL
     Enjoy yours and be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Happy Pumpkins"
Ink--Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Black Onyx

Sunday, October 8, 2017

We're OK

Thank you
for all your prayers.

We're safe and sound with no damage.
God IS good!

with much love,
Tracy

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Nate is coming


     Well, here we go.  Hurricane Nate is about to visit me whether he's invited or not.  LOL
     Praying for everyone's safety.
Tracy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Glamorous


I've got another fun Wiggle Wobble card for you today using Art Impressions Flamingo Wiggle Wobble set.

     She's peeping out of the heart shaped window on the card front and then when you open it up you find her whole wiggly wobbly body ready to dance on an action wobble.  So much fun!



     Have a blessed rest of the week!
Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Argyle", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Flamingo Wiggle Wobble set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copics, Broken China and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks, Antique Linen Distress ink
Tools--Spellbinders heart dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border 3 dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border, Quickutz Nesting Circles, accompanying AI dies and brads
Miscellaneous--Stampendous masking paper


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Autumn owls


     How about a trio of autumn owls today from Purple Onion Designs.  Shadow, Nutmeg, and Ruby are welcoming in the fall season.


Copics Used:
E31, E35, E51, Y11, YR21, YR23, E55

     Enjoy your weekend and be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Shadow", "Nutmeg", and Lilly" owls
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Paper Smooches Gift Tag dies, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
Miscellaneous--Bakers twine

Friday, September 29, 2017

Autumn blessings


     Fall is finally setting in.  Not the cooler temps yet, but all the foliage is starting to turn and drop.  Today I have a autumn mushroom to share with you made with stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


Copics Used:
mushroom R24, R46, R37, E41, E42, E43
grass YG17, YG25, YG21
flowers Y19, YR16, YG17

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Yeehaw


     Do you remember the fun skeleton I shared with you last week.  Well he's just one of the five new Wiggle Wobble sets from Art Impressions.  Wiggle Wobbles combine the fun of an action wobble with brad jointed legs for lots of movement.
     Today I'm sharing a card made with the Cowboy Wiggle Wobble set.


     For the card front I cut out and framed a peek-a-boo window revealing part of the cowboy.  I used one of the two accompanying sentiments and stamped some extra boots.


     The inside is the dance hall.  hee hee  This guy really does kick up his heels when you give him a flick on the action wobble.  Legs are flyin' everywhere.


     Weekends almost here.  Enjoy!




Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Dilly Dally", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Cowboy Wiggle Wobble set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Verafine Black Onyx, Copic
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares dies, accompanying dies and brads

Monday, September 25, 2017

What's in the cabinet?


     One last Halloween card for you.  This one uses Art Impressions Halloween Treats Mini Tryfold set.
     You can use the tryfold sets in so many different ways.  For my card I just used the different layers of the stamp set to create a dimensional focal point on the front of my card.


     I think the little cat found a really "sweet" place to take a catnap.  LOL
     Have a blessed week!
Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Halloween Treats Mini Tryfold set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copics
Tools--accompanying dies

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Perfection from Simon Says Stamp and Art Impressions


     I got quite the surprise last week when I opened my mailbox to find a package from Simon Says Stamp.  Now it's not that unusual to find a package from them in my box since I order from them a LOT.  LOL  But I hadn't ordered anything.  
     When I opened it I found this great Art Impressions stamp set and a letter explaining this set is one of the exclusive products being offered during STAMPtember.  How exciting is that!


     Simon Says Stamp is offering this Art Impressions stamp set called "To Perfection" starting today while supplies last.  So if you love it...Grab it!


     The image was colored with  Copics and a few touches of Prismacolor pencils.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
Lady #1 hair E95, E97, E08
Lady #2 hair E21, E23, E25
Lady #1 clothing G94, YG63, YG67, Y11, YR21, YR24, E31, E35, E55
Lady #2 clothing B63, BV04, BV13, BV08, W1, W3, W5
cheese YR31, YR21, YR24
wine R46, R37, R59

     Simon Says Stamp really is my favorite place to buy stamping products and this month they have offered so many great limited edition products.  Hope you take a look at what they have to offer.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Recollections, Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "To Perfection"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border dies 3, EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--jute twine, Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder

Spooky Mansion


Don't let the simple front of this card fool ya.  There's a party going on inside!


Art Impressions has done it again with this super fun Haunted Mansion PopCard.

     This great set includes the stamps and dies to create a card that pops up when you open it.  Note:  The PopCard Template die is sold separately.  You simply stamp, color, and die cut all the pieces and then assemble them together on the Template die to make the pieces come alive.  The dies cut all the little slits for the spookies to stick out of as well as all the little spookies themselves.  A really fun interactive set.  I used the bats and accompanying sentiment on the front of the card with some Halloween designer paper.


     Hope you enjoyed seeing this fun set today.
     Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Haunted Mansion PopCard set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copics
Tools--accompanying dies and AI PopCard Template die


Friday, September 22, 2017

Rosie hugs


     I just love this little rabbit stamp from Purple Onion Designs.  Rosie looks like the perfect warm and cozy ambassador.
     For my card I've stamped her and colored her with Copics.  For the background I used a stencil brush to add some Distress inks to a white panel and them I splattered it with watered down black acrylic paint.


     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Rosie" and sentiment
Ink--Versamark, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink; Victorian Velvet and Abandoned Coral Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Hugs die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Sparkle pen, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Apple Barrel black acrylic paint

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shake, rattle, and roll


     Back with another Art Impressions Halloween card.  This one is super fun and from a brand new design line.  Mr. Skellie is on an action wobble so you can touch him and he really does shake.  The new part of the design is the brads.  All his limbs were added with brads so you can put him in whatever position you like.  The new line is called Wiggle Wobbles.  This one is Skeleton Wiggle Wobble.  The action wobble and brads come with the set.

     For the background of my card I tried a little color blocking.  I saw Jennifer Maguire do this a couple of months ago and wanted to try it.  You simply ink up your acrylic stamping blocks with Distress ink, spray them with water, and place them ink down on some watercolor paper.  Instead of lifting the block up right away, you place something heavy on it and let it sit for 5 minutes so that the color really soaks into the paper.  Pretty cool technique and I really like how it came out.


     Thank you all for the congratulations on my daughters nursing accomplishments
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impression "Skeleton Wiggle Wobble"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress inks
Tools--accompanying dies, brads, and actions wobble


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Boo!


     Sorry.  Didn't mean to pop back up out of nowhere and scare you.  lol  I doubt any of you were too terrified by these Halloween cuties.  Art Impressions has done it again with a fantastic Halloween collection this year.  The products used are the Holiday Mansion set and the Holiday Mansion Accessory set.  I also used a couple of bats from the Haunted Mansion Popcard set.


        The accessory set makes the mansion perfect for Halloween OR Christmas.  Just color it up for either holiday and pop the appropriate die cuts into the windows and doors.


     This is a super fun set because you can really get creative with how you place the accessory 
pieces.
     I have three more Halloween sets from Art Impressions to share with you over the next few days so stay tuned.
     I spent some time yesterday catching up with a lot of you and hope to get around to the rest of you today.  Lots going on in my household.  For those of you who missed it on FB, my daughter graduated from nursing school in August and took and passed her NCLEX boards this month so we have a brand new nurse on the field.  She started work yesterday and will be in the ICU.  That's quite an accomplishment for a new nurse.  She worked there for her preceptorship (also an honor) and they liked her so much they went to the director and requested her.  So very proud of this girl.  God has blessed her and us so tremendously.
     Outside projects for me have slowed down so my card making is picking back up.  Maybe I'll be back in the old groove soon.  LOL
     Hope you have a great week and don't forget to check back in for some more spooky creations.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Holiday Mansion set", "Holiday Mansion Accesory set", and "Haunted Mansion Popcard set"
Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--accompanying dies


Friday, September 8, 2017

Spooky hoots


How about a cute trio of Halloween owls today.  These little ladies are part of the new Happy Haunting set from Art Impressions


 I just love owls.


     I've been trying to finish up another quilting project and my hubby and I got some fishing time in the last couple of days so I've been a bit busy.  I'm hoping to have some of AI's new interactive Halloween projects up soon.
     Have a fantastic weekend and to my friends in Florida.  Stay safe.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollecions, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Happy Haunting set"
Ink--Copics, Scattered Straw Distress ink
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Kaisercraft gems

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monster mash


     I have another fun Halloween card for you today from Art Impressions.  This one uses the Spooktacular set.


     These guys are having a blast.  The stamped image was fussy cut and added to the background created with Distress ink and Copics.


Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollecions, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Spooktacular set"
Ink--Copics, Scattered Straw Distress ink, Sakura silver gel pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies