Monday, August 13, 2018

Hugs from the dog house


     Can't ever remember a time when I wasn't a dog lover.  Today's card features an adorable pup from Purple Onion Designs with his humble abode.


Copics Used:
dog E31, E33, E35, E51
house R27, R37, R39, C0, C2, C4, C8, E41, E42, E43

Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Tangerine", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copic Multi-liner pen, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies
Miscellaneous--Kaisercraft rhinestones

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Spec-tacular


     Art Impressions Girlfriends are at it again.  This time they are spec-tacular in the Sunny Shades Set.


     Art Impressions just previewed their new and shortly upcoming release on Facebook and they have some fantastic new stuff.  My goodies will be arriving soon so I can share them with you.  Can't wait!
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dolled Up", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sunny Shades Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wagon load


     This sweet little owl from Purple Onion Designs has a cart load of pretty blooms to share.  I created the background with some of the Garden trees and bushes.  For the cart handle I cut around the owls wing tips so I could slide the handle through.


Copics Used:
owl E31, E35, E51, Y04, Y15, Y35, E74
wagon E31, E39, E23, E55, E57, C0, C2, C4
flowers BV1, RV11, YR02, YG23, B93, Y15, R83, R14, V12, Y11, YG17
bushes/trees e35, G43, G46, G94, G99, YG03, YG17, YG25, YG63, YG67YG93, YG95, YG97
hearts R37

     Can't believe it's already August.  have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Tumbled Glass and Gathered Twigs Distress inks
Tools--Paper Smooches Gift Tags dies, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die
Miscellaneous--Yellow, Cotton Candy, and Lavender Stickles, Bakers Twine, button

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Age appropriate




     What does that mean?  LOL  They say you're only as young as you feel. Welllll..sometimes I feel pretty darned old and other times I feel like a kid (my body won't let me act like one though LOL).
For these two girlfriends from Art Impressions it means a night out on the town.


     The card was made using a recent tutorial posted by Jennifer Maguire for an Inside Shadow Box card and AI's Crazy Friends set.  The birthday cake on the front of the card comes from the Sunny Shades set.  
     I used my stitched rectangle dies to cut out the opening and then created a background for the party girls with a city scape die, some Distress inks and a little white paint splatter.  The ladies were fussy cut and added to the top of the frame.


     If these two look familiar it may be because you saw them at CHA last January or on the videos Art Impressions shot there.  I colored them up for an emergency display card and sent the images via email to AI so they could create cards for the show.  Their version was awesome so here's mine..
     Happy Wednesday all!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Union Square", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Crazy Friends" and "Sunny Shades Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Paper Smooches Super 2 die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Flower pot nest


     Happy Saturday all!  It's a bit dreary here this morning so if it's the same where you are I hope these little critters brighten up your day.
     You still have today and tomorrow to grab your favorite Purple Onion Designs stamps at a great Anniversary Sale price.


     I pulled out several of my newest Impression Obsession dies to create the grass and flower pots to make this little scene.


Copics Used:
bunny E31, E33, E35, E51
flower R20, R22, R24, R27
bird B52, BG72, YR30, YR23, R30
nest E31, E33,
flower pots E97, E99
flowers leaves Y08, RV14, R29, YG67
grass YG17

     Enjoy your weekend.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Favorite Things "Homespun Gingham", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Impression Obsession Grass Border, Pots, Tulip, and Foliage and Leaves dies, Gin a Marie Designs Pleated Circle dies

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thinking of you


If you love Purple Onion Designs stamps today is the start of a fantastic anniversary sale.




Copics Used:
bunny W1, W3, W5, C0, R30, R00
swing E31, E33, E39
tree trunk E23, E25, E27
grass YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67

     Make like this bunny and hop over to the POD shop to pick out your faves at the great discount.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Tangerine", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hydrangeas


     Today I have another card to share with you from the newest release from Purple Onion Designs.  This release has some lovely floral images in it.  Hydrangeas are my favorite flower.



Copics Used:
flowers B93, BV02, BV31
foliage G94, YG63, YG67
vase RV11, RV34, R85

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, MFT Fishtail Stax dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio gemstones, hemp twine

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy wishes


     Hope you've been enjoying all the new Purple Onion Designs goodness that's been introduced to cardmakers over the last week or so.  My design team mates have really come up with some amazing cards for this collections.  If you've missed out hop over to the POD blog to check them out.
     Today I'm sharing the adorable fairy duo of Flynt and Goldie along with the Large Floral Wreath.


Copics Used:
fairies:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22
hair E23
clothing BG11, BG53, BG57, Y11, Y32, YR21
wings BG000, BG10
wreath:
flowers R39, RV10, RV11, RV34, V93, V95, V99, Y00, Y04, Y15
leaves YG11, YG17, YG23

     Lots of things going on in my life right now including some health issues that have called for some big changes.  Card making and all it involves has needed to be put on the backburner.  I'm a bit slow at it, but I will be catching up with everyone soon.


     Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the sale deals at Purple Onion Designs so don't miss out if you want some of the new stuff in your collection at a reduced price.
     Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Miscellaneous--Yellow Stickles, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, June 8, 2018

Birthday Wishes from the new Purple Onion Designs release


Today marks the release of the brand new Purple Onion Designs release.


     This collection has quite the variety.  There are some of Stacey Yacula's adorable critters as well as some florals.  My card features this gorgeous floral swag and one of the new large sentiment stamps.  I couldn't resist doing a little splattering with some gold watercolor paint.



Copics Used:
flowers Y00, Y04, Y11, BV000, BV11, BV17, RV10, RV11, RV34, R37, YR02
foliage G12, G21, G24, G46, YG25

     Purple Onion Designs is offering several groupings of the new stamps at a reduced price through June 22.

Purchase the entire Spread Kindness collection (26 stamps) for $105.00, which is a 30% savings.

Purchase the animals & coordinating stamps (18 stamps) for $71.00, which is a 20% savings.
Purchase the traditional images & florals (8 stamps) for $48.00, which is a 20% savings.



     To get a look at lots of example from the new collection hop over to the POD blog.  You won't be sorry you did.
     Been having a few health issues and am right in the middle of VBS prep (starts Monday) so I haven't been able to visit for a while.  Will be around soon.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark
Miscellaneous--Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, Gansai Tambi Gold watercolor, Yellow Stickles

Friday, June 1, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bunny hugs


     Haven't seen one of these little critters around my yard in quite a while but I can have sweet Buttercup anytime in stamp form from Purple Onion Designs.  I did a little watercolor wash for a background and added some leaves and a flower colored with Copics.


Copics Used:
E31, E35, E51, E000, E01, C0
flower Y35
leaves YG67

     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Strathmore watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Tools--Memory Box Woodland Branch and Fabulous Phlox dies, Spellbinders Classic Heart dies , Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs die
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearl, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Monday, May 28, 2018

Palm tree parrot


     No parrots in our area although we do have palm trees.  Technically the sweet May garden bird from Purple Onion Designs is not a parrot, but I colored her that way to go with the tropical theme.


Copics Used:
bird R24, YR07, Y15, BG05, YG23, YG25
leaves YG03, YG23, YG17
coconuts E23, E25, E29
trunk E71, E74, E70

     Looks like Alberto is going to miss us so maybe we'll dry out a bit.
     Happy Memorial Day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Snail journey


     Well around here our journeys are wet ones.  Been receiving LOTS of rain and now Tropical Storm Alberto is coming this weekend to drench us even more.  These snails from Purple Onion Designs better "run" for cover.


Copics Used:
snails YG91, YG93, E95, E97, E08
grass G46, YG63
flowers Y00, Y08, Y38, YG25

     Happy Saturday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Darice Octagon embossing folder
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Michaels paper flower

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Produce Stand


Art Impressions has two brand new simmer Mini Tryfold sets out.  This one is called Produce Stand.

Art Impressions PRODUCE STAND Mini Tri Folds Clear Stamp and Dies 4970 Preview Image

     I've tried to take lots of shots so you can see all the layers.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color.



     I know I haven't been around much.  Still fighting this nasty cold.  Going on three weeks now of crud.  Doing much better it just won't completely let go.  It's been making the rounds down here.  Anyway, I'm also in the middle of preparing for this years Vacation Bible School.
     I have some more AI projects and Purple Onion projects to share in the near future.  Being around to visit ASAP.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah
Stamps--Art Impressions "Produce Stand Mini Tryfold set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Owl flutter


     Hello all!  Sorry I haven't posted much in a while.  Hubby and I took a little trip to Oregon to see friends and do a little adventuring.  On the way back my ear stopped up on the plane and wouldn't pop.  Don't know if that was the cause or just a coincidence but I ended up with a real nice cold that's had me coughing up a storm and miserable.  I think it's on the down slope now and hopefully will be in my rear view mirror soon.
     I have another of the wonderful Flutter sets from Art Impressions  to share today.  This one is called Owl Flutter Set.
4972 - Owl Flutter Set

     I used an embossing folder to add the woodgrain to some kraft paper.  I cut an oval hole in it with a die and used other die cuts to create the nest and a little foliage for his front door.



Copics Used:
Owl W1, W3, W5, Y35, Y19, Y26
hat BV02, BV13, Y08

     Have a fantastic week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Neenah
Stamps--Art Impressions "Owl Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster dies, Pine Sprig Set, and Pine Sprig Cluster; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies; The Paper Studio A2 Woodgrain embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents