Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Haunting


     Fall has crept up on us so you know that means it's time for all those who celebrate Halloween to get their cards ready.  We don't do Halloween but there are several really fun new releases from Art Impressions that I'm going to share with those of you who do.
     Today's card uses the Happy Haunting set.

4940 - Happy Haunting Set

     I pulled out my distress inks to create the background and colored the images with my Copics.  The creeping critters were fussy cut and popped up.


Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollecions, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Happy Haunting"
Ink--Copics; Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot Distress inks

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Miss you


     Well, some of you might have noticed I've been missing quite a bit lately.  Or...maybe not.  LOL
     Well I haven't been around in bloggy land much cause real life land has been SUPER busy.  Lots of things going on with my church, been doing some quilting for my hubby, and....my daughter graduated with her BS in nursing!  So proud of her.  Now I have a party to plan.  She wants to wait til after her NCLEX test even though she's already been offered an internship in the ICU at one of our hospitals.
     I'll be teaching a ladies Bible study class starting in September and our church is planning a benefit fundraiser for a super sweet young lady with five children who has cancer.  Her family is such a blessing to us all and we're hoping we can help be a blessing to them.  So, I'm going to be staying busy for a while.  Doesn't mean I won't be making cards, just not sure how often.  I do have a whole lot of new stamps from Art Impressions to play with that you'll be seeing.
     As for today I have a little Purple Onion Designs card to show with you.  The lighthouse image is from the latest release "Happy Trails".  I added some scoring to the front card panel and created a window to make this a shaker card.  Still having a few issues with shaker cards.  Need to find a better foam tape to add the right amount of height and no stickies to catch the sequins.


Copics Used:
C00, C2, C4, C8, R14, R24, R37, Y00, Y11

     I'll be visiting you as best I can.  Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Broken China Distress Ooxide ink
Tools--MFT Die-namics Ovals Stax 2 dies
Miscellaneous--sequins, bakers twine, acetate

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Purple Onion Designs birthday sale reminder


     Have you hopped over to the Purple Onion Designs store and scooped up some of the adorable stamps?  Tomorrow's the last day.


      For today's card I've used several stamps--Clouds, Balloon Trio, Tree Line, Grass, and the adorable Buddy dog.  Hopefully you can see the sparkle on the balloons.  Instead of using the complete stamp, I left off the strings and added some real string instead.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--MFT, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Mama Elephant Femme Frames die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, thread


Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy birthday Purple Onion Designs


WOOHOO!!!


     There's no way you'll want to miss out on this great sale at Purple Onion Designs.
     Today's card was made in celebration of another year of business for this wonderful company.  I just had to fill my scene with lots of little critters to celebrate.  Blueberry bear, Timber beaver, Lillie the garden owl, Petal the turtle, Buttercup bunny, and Sunny the bird.  For Sunny I used a mirror stamping technique to have her facing both directions.  
     A background of birch trees, ferns and mushrooms complete the scene.  LOTS of stamping and the animals were all fussy cut and popped up on foam.  I also gave them all party hats to match Sunny, using her hat and one from the Balloon, party hat and kite set.
     The sentiment was stamped and hand cut.  I used a little string on both ends for the birds to hold up the banner.


     You can find all these fun critters and LOTS more in the POD store so run on over there and have fun shopping.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onux
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, Glossy Accents

Monday, July 31, 2017

Blow fish


     I just LOVE this crazy fish.  He's from Art Impressions Deep Breath Birthday set.  

Deep Breath Birthday - 4471

     I stamped and fussy cut he and the cake after coloring them.  He's popped up on foam tape and so is the candle part of the cake and the sentiment.  I added some vellum to soften the blue paper and some Distress ink sand.  The bubbles were created with Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
fish BG32, BG13, BG57, YG17, YG25, YG23, YG21, R35
hat R37, YR68
cake BV02, BV04, BV17, YR31, YR21, E31
candles RV23, BV00, Y21, R35, BG11, YG03, YR65, R37, E97, Y15

     Can't believe it's August already.  Time sure flies.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Deep Breath Birthday"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Sharpie white paint pen, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress inks
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Large Ovals dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chair napper


Don't we all know someone just like this fellow.  LOL  He's from Art Impressions Lazy Boy set.

4159



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair W3
clothing C2, B93, B95, B97, E31, E35
chair E71, E74, E79, E35
remote C0, C4, C6, R37, YG67, B24, Y17
chip bag Y35, Y38, R24, R46

     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Lazy Boy set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versfine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax dies

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Waving hello


     Today I'm sharing a creation using Purple Onion Designs stamps from the new Happy Trails collection.  I did a little more playing with the few oxide inks I picked up.  After blending them I sprayed them with some water mixed with Pearl Perfect Pearls.


Copics Used:
fox E08, E95, E97, E51, R20, R30
bicycle R14, R24, C2, C8
basket E31, E35
frog YG03, YG17, YG25

     Have a great weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Broken Glass and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wildcat


This lady looks like she means business.  She's from Art Impressions Baseball set.

4904


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E97, E08
clothing BG32, BG57, BG72, BG75, C2, C4, C6, C8
bat E31, E35, C2

     Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Hampton Arts "Ki--Argyle", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Baseball set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versfine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Swagger


     LOL  This guy cracks me up big time.  He's Art Impressions Swagger set

4866
     I've popped his optional cast up on foam for a little dimension.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair W3
clothing BV02, BV04, BV17, C4, C6, C8
crutches E41, E43, C2, C8
skates C4, C6, C8

     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Swagger set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versfine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents