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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Pick a house any house


     Now that the weather has warmed up here, my hubby and I are starting to do some fishing again.  I love being on the water.  We have so many amazing coastal birds here and I just love getting to see them close up.  Last week at gorgeous Great Blue Heron landed next to me on the pier while we were launching the boat.  They're my favorite.  I call them Twiggles because of the little feathers that stick up on their heads.  We have pelicans, seagulls, terns, water turkeys, grebes, ospreys and a whole host of others.  Wish I had my friend Pauline's camera skills to capture them.
     Anyway, I said all that to say that I like birds.  LOL
     This little fellow is no water bird but I don't discriminate against yard birds either.  We have lots of variety in that area too.  He has his choice of birdhouses to choose from and I added a few little jewels that match and pick up the colors of the card.  Purple Onion Designs birds make it easy to fall in love with our feathered friends.


Copics Used:
bird E31, E35, E55, E41, E2, E43, Y15, YR24
bird houses E31, E35, E51, R21, R30, B00, BG01

     Hope this card brings a smile to you.  Have an awesome week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio adhesive jewels, doily

Baby pilot


     My cousin's daughter is expecting her first baby and it's going to be a boy.  His daddy is a pilot in the Air Force so I couldn't think of a better image to use for my baby shower card than the precious Purple Onion Designs T-bird.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51
helmet and scarf B93, B95, B97, C0
plane R14, R24, C00, C0, C2, C4


     I just stamped a simple congratulations sentiment on the inside of the card.
     I'll have another POD card up later today.  Let the end of the month creep up on me.  LOL
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Sizzix Framelits Rectangles dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Thursday, April 26, 2018

To the moon


     Have you seen the new Flutter sets from Art Impressions?  Talk about your fun interactive card!  Today I'm sharing the Sheep Flutter Set.

4974 - Sheep Flutter Set


     These are so much fun to play with.


Copics Used:
sheep C0, C2, E000, E00, R30, N5

     Hope you have as much fun today as this guy is.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sheep Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw Distress inks
Tools--Quickutz Nested Circles dies, Art Impressions Fence dies, Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers dies, Altenew Point It Out dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Bisque Liquid Pearls, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Monday, April 23, 2018

Unforgettable


     Today I'm sharing one of the new Twist Tie sets from Art Impressions.  This is the Elephant Twist Tie set.  Aren't they sweet.
     Here's a look at the card when it's opened up.  I just added a pink mat on the inside with matching die cut hearts on the outside flaps.  The ellies were colored with Prismas.


     A close up of this sweet pair.


     Hope you have a day as sweet as these guys.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Art Impressions Twist Ties Card and Envelope pack, Bazzill
Stamps--Art Impressions "Elephant Twist Tie Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Hearts Nestabilities dies

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Willa's kite


     Little Willa from Purple Onion Designs has decided to try flying a kite in this crazy April weather.  Likely to get wet around here.
     Willa and the kite were fussy cut and the upper portions of both were popped up on foam while the lowers were glued flat.  Instead of using the string on the kite stamp I chose to add some thread.


Copics Used:
bunny W1, W3, W5, R20, R30
shirt Y15, Y17, R29
kite G21, G24, BG01, BG02, E31, E35

     Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--MFT Simply Scallops die
Miscellaneous--sewing thread

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pigs CAN fly


     Have you ever seen a pig fly?  Well this one can.  He's one of Art Impressions new Flutter sets.  See that pull tab at the bottom with the arrow, when you pull it, little piggies wings flap up and down.  It's so much fun to play with.

Art Impressions PIG Flutters Stamp and Die Set 475 zoom image


     I created a sky for him to fly in using a Nuvo Blender Brush and some Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  The clouds are double layered die cuts.  I used some Prismacolor pencils over my Copic coloring which dulled piggies outline.  Would like to have re-stamped over it but I used the pencils after die cutting him.


Copics Used:
pig E00, E01, R30, E41, E42, E43

     Enjoy your day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pig Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows and Clouds dies, Altenew Point It Out dies

Monday, April 16, 2018

A whole sloth


Never hurts to tell some one you love them does it.  I think anyone who gets this card will "GET" the message.  LOL  This is another one of the adorable sloths from Art Impressions Sloth-some Set.

Art Impressions SLOTH-SOME Clear Stamps 5002

     This is the last of the cards I had made for Creativation so I don't have a close up just like the others.  Sorry about that.
     The background was created using a Sizzix embossing folder.  After embossing I used a Tim Holtz sanding block to take off some of the color.  The hearts were die cut, colored with Copics to match and covered in Sparkle pen.  Some regular sewing thread was used for the strings.

Copics Used:
sloth W1, W3, W4, E40
balloons R81, R83, R85
ribbon R22, R14, R27, R37

     Tell someone you love them today.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sloth-some Set"
Tools--Paper Smooches Balloon dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder, Tim Holtz sanding block
Miscellaneous--red sewing thread, Doodlebug Official Stripe washi tape, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Saturday, April 14, 2018

For the office chum


     Although I'm not a part of the work force I know from others that it sure helps sometimes to have a close friend at work.  Art Impressions has created the Office Party Set to help you show your appreciation to those chums at the office.

Art Impressions OFFICE PARTY Clear Stamps 4998 Preview Image



Copics Used
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair E23, E27, E29
clothing/shoes BV02, BV04, BV13, BV31
purse C2, C6, Y28
coffee cup C2, E23

     Busy, busy here as usual.  Hope things are well with all of you.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Office Party Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Miscellaneous--hemp cord and buttons from my stash