Friday, February 16, 2018

Slothsome


     I have another one of the new Art Impressions stamp sets to share with you today.  This one is called Sloth-some.
     Art Impressions always allows the retailers that stock their products to sell their stamps first so when you're looking for new releases always check with your favorite online store.

Art Impressions SLOTH-SOME Clear Stamps 5002

     This is another of the cards that I created for Creativation and I only snapped a single picture of each before mailing them to AI so I don't have a close up for any of them.  Sorry about that.
Here are the markers I used.

Copics Used:
sloth W1, W3, W5, E40
tree branch E31, E35, E37, G46
balloon Y17, Y35, YR16
hat Y17, Y35, BG57

     For those of you who are working too hard, have yourself a slothsome day too.  LOL
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentines


     Yesterday was pretty busy and I didn't get a chance to post these Valentines I created for some friends.  The images are all from Penny Black.



     Happy belated Valentine's to everyone!!!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Penny Black "Critter Party" and "Hugs"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress inks
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Heart Nestabilites dies, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and Painted Hugs dies, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot and Cross My Heart embossing folders
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear glitter pen

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rainy hello


     Well we've certainly needed an umbrella around here the last few days.  Mine's not this cute though.  Today's card features the adorable Lilly owl and her umbrella from Purple Onion Designs.  Pulled out my Prismas to color this one up.


     Today should be much better weather wise.  Hope yours is great too.
     Be blesssed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Uniball Signo White gel pen, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Pleated Circles dies, Simon Says Stamp Small Hello die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Easter chick


     I'm sharing another one of the cards I created for Art Impressions for Creativation.  This one also uses stamps from the Sweet Easter set.


Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sweet Easter set"
Ink--Copics
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares and Large Labels dies, Sizzix Plaid embossing folder
Miscellaneous--pink jute string, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Birthday Bear


     I don't know about you , but I am a HUGE fan of Alice Wertz.  I've seen her make a few cards using this die cut background technique and I just love it.  Decided I'd give it a try myself.
     All the dies and stamps on this card are from Paper Smooches.
     I cut the roses out twice and layered them.  The bear was cut from various colors of cardstock and pieced.
     For the inside I used a tag die and a balloon die to create the sentiment.  I used some black sewing thread to attach the balloon to the tag and make a bow.


     This little bear went all the way to Hawaii to wish a sweet friend Happy Birthday.
Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, MFT, Recollections
Stamps--Paper Smooches "Notebook Paper Two"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Multi-liner
Tools--Paper Smooches Kind Bear, Single Rose, Balloons, and Gift Tags dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sleepy bunny


     Wouldn't you love to find him in your garden.  So sweet.
     I was blessed to be able to once again design some cards for Art Impressions to use at the Creativation show.  Here's one I made with a new set for Easter, Sweet Easter.



Be on the look out for a LOT more cuteness.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Docrafts Papermania "Happy Days", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sweet Easter set"
Copics Used:
     tulips R14, R22, R27, R37, G82, G94, YG63
     rabbit E31, E35, E51, R30, C00, C2
     pot E97, E99, E37
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies, Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Tender Leaves dies
Miscellaneous--Michael's doily, The Paper Studio adhesive pearl

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine pup


     I have some Valentine sweetness for you today courtesy of Purple Onion Designs.
     For the card I used a pretty Gina Marie Designs die to cut the circle window plus a regular circle to take the center out.  I popped he remainder of the first die cut back into the front card panel.  Next I sandwiched some pink tulle in between the front panel and a piece of red cardstock I used on top of the card base.  Jennifer Maguire shared the tulle technique a while back and I thought it was so cute.  I had a random piece of hot pink tulle laying around so I decided to put it to use.  The opening shows clean through to the card inside.  
     I added the cute Elm dog in the present box and some little die cut hearts.


Copics Used:
dog E31, E35
box R81, R83, R85, R46

     Hope you have all your Valentine projects ready for your sweethearts.
     Be blessed.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Elm" and sentiment
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Pleated Circle die, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Monday, January 22, 2018

Holy Moley birthday


     Now this fellas kinda cute, but I have a real one in my yard that is a tunneling maniac.  He has my backyard torn up.
      Art Impressions Holy Moley set covers the gamut from birthdays to gardening.



     It was supposed to rain here today but it seems as though we fell in between the cracks in the line of storms so yay!
     Thanks for all the feedback on the new blog look.  Seems like you all agree it makes viewing easier.
     Stay safe, warm, and dry where you are.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Holy Moley set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Stormy Sky and Forest Moss Distress inks
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Frame dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A birdie birthday


     My daughter has a birthday just a couple of days after Valentine's so I decided to combine the two for this card and go with pink, red, and hearts.  They work anytime, right?  LOL
     For this card I stamped the adorable Peep from Purple Onion Designs.  Peep has a little branch in his beak but I masked that off the stamp.  The String of Hearts is also POD.  I popped the bird/heart panel up on foam and the birthday sentiment was die cut four times for some dimension.  The happy is part of a POD sentiment.  My coloring was done with Prismas.


     Don't know if you noticed but I went with a much simpler blog layout.  Lots of clean white space.  What do you think?
     Finally some warmer temps here.  Hope you're warming up too.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle dies, Mama Elephant Birthday Script die

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pack your bags


     I think the majority of the people I know would like to be  headed somewhere sunny so I'm a bit jealous of this lady.  Art Impressions Pack Your Bags set will have you ready to pack YOUR bags.  If it's by boat or plane they've got cha covered.



     We're expecting lows the next two nights of 21 and 22.  Brrrr  Need me some spring to drop it like it's hot.  LOL
     Be blessed...and warm.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Oh La La for Her", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pack Your Bags set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Sizzix Framelits Dotted Rectangles dies

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hello bear


     Long time no post.  LOL  Had several cards made up just hadn't gotten around to photographing them.
     Today I'm sharing the adorable Blueberry bear from Purple Onion Designs.  The sign and butterfly are also POD.
     For the card design I'm casing a card I saw somewhere.  Could kick myself for not pinning it cause I loved it and I had to try to remember the layout (the old mind ain't so sharp these days).
     I did some ink smooshing with Distress Oxide inks and then cut the square and strip pieces from it.  I also stamped the butterfly on the scrap and then fussy cut it.  Put some shimmer on it too.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E55, R20, R30, C4
sign E41, E42, E43

     We're enjoying chilly temps again down here in the deep south so I'll be in working on some more cards.  Stay warm and safe where you are.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Kanga New Year


     Well, we're all another year older from sometime last year and now the calendar itself has moved on a year.
     Wanted to share these fun kangas with you from Art Impressions Kangaroo Mouthfuls set to welcome in the New Year.
     The Mouthfuls set are a great way to make an interactive card.  Each set has one of two dies that cut mouths or other places in the main image that allow you to add elements.  In this case the die cut the kangas pocket so I could pop it's joey in.
     For the background I used the present stamp from the set to stamp in different colors.  Then I added some vellum to mute them a bit so they didn't distract from the roos.


Copics Used:
kangaroos E31, E35, E51
roo's shirt R14, R35
party hat V17, BG57
cupcake R14, R35, V12, V17, E51, YR21, Y26

     Hope this new year is filled with happiness and blessings for you all.
Tracy
Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Kangaroo Mouthfuls set", WPlus9 "Summer Blooms"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Memento Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Lady Bug, Dandelion, and Bamboo Leaves; Versafine Onyx Black
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas


     Using some Purple Onion Designs stamps to send holiday greetings to you all.


Merry Christmas!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Girl Friends Christmas


     Art Impressions GF Christmas set is perfect for your group of besties.  We all have a bunch of girlfriends that we hang out with and this stamp set can include all of them.
     I added Glossy Accents to the berries and some shimmer to the big bow.


     Only eight days left.  GASP!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "GF Christmas set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Spellbinders Labels Four dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Glossy Accents

Friday, December 15, 2017

Cat-astrophy


     Yep, I know this is not a Christmas card but boy is it appropriate for me.  Caught the bug that's going around and I am miserable.  Art Impressions Catastrophy set is full of get well wishing kitties.


     I started out coloring this in the no line technique but didn't like the results so I pulled out my colored pencils.  I actually gave him a base coat of Copic marker and then did pencils for the rest of the image.  The tissue boxes are done in Copics.


     Would love some prayers for a speedy recovery.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This & That", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Catastrophy Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle and A2 Card Curved Edge dies