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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Life is what you bake it


     This lady is cooking up some of my favorite treats (which of course I have no business eating LOL).  Art Impressions new Whisk It Set will satify all your baking related card needs.

Art Impressions WHISK IT Clear Stamps 5001 Preview Image

     I did some background stamping with the smaller stamps in the set using some Distress ink.  Also tried out some Neenah cardstock and I have to say I really like the way it takes Copics.  Used a few Prismas for some shading too.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair YR21, YR31
apron RV10, RV11, R83
dress/shoes V01, V12, BV000
oven BC23, BG13, C0, C2, E50, YR30
bowl E50, E51, E53, E13
bread E51, E31, E35
towel BG10, BG53, BG57
cupcakes RV13, RV14, E51, E31

Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah 110 lb. Smooth Solar White, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Whisk It Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Antique Linen Distress ink, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rockin' Oldies


     This will definitely be me at this age, but not my hubby.  LOL  He really isn't into music much.
     Art Impressions Perfect Duet Set will bring a smile no matter what age.

Art Impressions PERFECT DUET Clear Stamps 4999 Preview Image



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair C2, BV31
man's clothing C2, E31, E51, E55, E57
woman's clothing RV11, R83, R85, G14, C2
boom box N3, N5, C00
brush E57, C2
curling iron C00, C2, RV11, R83, N5

Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Perfect Duet Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Never say old


     Sharing another card today from the Guinea Pig Out Set from Art Impressions.

Art Impressions GUINEA PIG OUT Clear Stamps 5003 Preview Image

Copics Used:
guinea pig E23, E97, C2, E01

Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Guinea Pig Out Set"
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strip dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Monday, March 26, 2018

Farmer bunny


     Played around with a little ink smooshing using some acetate for this card.  I used some pink and yellow shades of inks.  The sweet bunny, Winston,  was colored with Copics and given some flowers to match the background.  All stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


Copics Used:
bunny W1, W3, W5, R30
clothing  B95, B97, B00, BGO1
flowers Y13, R12, G82, G94
grass YG25, YG67

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick Distress inks
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Michaels sequins

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tea Bear


     I have become quite the tea drinker lately.  Simple Lipton, but I like it, and I received a beautiful cup from my secret sister at church that I use every day.  Decided to use this sweet bear from Art Impressions Valentine Bears Set and give him a pretty cup too.

Art Impressions VALENTINE BEARS Clear Stamp Set 5005 Preview Image

     I used an embossing folder for the background and added a little tag with the sentiment tied on with some hemp cord.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51, E53
tea cup GOO, BG11
flowers R22, R30, G21, G46

     Enjoy your day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Valentine Bears Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Gray, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Small Cross-Stitched Circle Stackable dies, Paper Smooches Gift Tags dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Starbright embossing folder
Miscellaneous--hemp twine

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Guinea pig party


     Today I'm sharing another one of the cards that I created for Art Impressions for the Creativation show back in January.  Don't know about you, but these two are invited to any of my parties.  Are they cute or what!

Copics Used:
hamsters E23, E97, C2, E01, E02
hats YR65, BG11, Y32
cake BG11, BG32, YR20, E21, E53, C2
cupcakes E25, E27, E29, R14, R20, R27

     The set is called Guinea Pig Out. Check you favorite online crafty supplier to purchase.

Art Impressions GUINEA PIG OUT Clear Stamps 5003 Preview Image

     Sorry there's no close up.  I totally forgot to take one for any of my Creativation makes.  sigh...
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Tangerine", Recollections Copic Xpress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Guinea Pig Out Set"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bird Wreath


     I was thrilled with how this card turned out.  That doesn't happen often.  LOL  I've used Finch and Robin from Purple Onion Designs and given them a pretty wreath to hang out in created with a Spellbinders die and some of my new Impression Obsession dies.
     The birdies are colored with Copics and fussy cut, popped up on a little foam adhesive.  I used some colored cardstock to die cut the wreath base and all the flowers and foliage.  I added Liquid Pearl centers.  The background was created with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.


Copics Used:
birds E31, E35, E51, E71, R30, R21
clothing B21, R21

     Haven't entered any challenges in forever but thought I'd give it a go with this card.



The Sisterhood of Crafters--birds
That's Crafty Challenges--spring
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Gray
Tools--Cuttlebug Gingham embossing folder, Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers and Leaves and Stems dies, Spellbinders Wreath die
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Bisque Liquid Pearls

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter House


     Almost time for the Easter Bunny to come hopping around.  Art Impressions has created a new HM Easter set to go with their Holiday Mansion set.

Art Impressions HOLIDAY MANSION SET Clear Stamps and Dies 4926 Preview ImageArt Impressions EASTER Holiday Mansion Clear Stamp and Die Set 4976

     You'll need the HM set to create the house.  The Easter set includes all the bunnies and decorations plus their coordinating dies.
     I created a soft sky background with some Distress ink.  All the bunnies were colored with my Prismas.  For the tulips I cut them twice from green and white cardstock.  I colored the tulips with my pencils and then trimmed off the stems and added them on top of the green die cuts.
This few shows what's behind the two doors that open...bunnies of course.


     Hope you're enjoying your Saturday.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections, Bazzill
Stamps--Art Impressions "Holiday Mansion Set" and "HM Easter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress inks
Tools--accompanying dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, Impression Obsession Tulips and Leaves and Stems dies

Monday, March 12, 2018

Birds and roses


     Am I the only one who keeps saying that I'm not going to buy any more crafting supplies until I use up what I have?  LOL  I hope not.  I also hope I'm not the only one who does it anyway.  hee hee
     I'm a HUGE admirer of Kitty Caracciolo's work for Impression Obsession dies.  Flower die work is one of my favorite things to do.  I got away from it because I was trying to keep my cards flatter, but it's so much fun.  When IO recently had a great sale I just had to grab several of their flower/foliage die sets.  
     For this card I used the Spiral Flower set to accents the sweet Star and Sky birds from Purple Onion Designs.  The lattice background was made with a Spellbinders die and the sentiment was die cut four times, colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and coated in Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
birds E31, E35, E50, E51, E53, E71, R30
branch E33, E37, E53
leaves YG21, YG25, YG67

     It's a bit chilly here today although the sun is out shining bright.  Saw lots of robins out this morning when I took the pups out so I thought this card was fitting to post today.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Stathmore Bristol, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax Set 2, Impressions Obsession Spiral Flowers dies, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox dies, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello die, Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Glossy Accents

Friday, March 2, 2018

Mom the crazy gardening lady


     Today is my mom's birthday and when I saw this crazy gardening lady I knew I had to use her for her birthday card this year.  My mom LOVES to be out in her yard puttering.  She has a big old magnolia in the front yard so I just had to create one on the card for her.  She's also a bird fanatic.  LOL
     The gardening queen comes from Art Impressions Gotta Garden Set.  

Art Impressions GOTTA GARDEN Clear Stamps 5000

     I used my Prismacolor pencils to color her and the birds.  The sky was inked with Distress inks and I pulled out LOTS of dies to create the scene.


Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Gotta Garden Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Sakura purple glitter Gelly Roll pen, Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress inks, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Impression Obsession Bare Tree and Leaf Cluster dies, Memory Box Rounded Fence and Resting Birds dies, Penny Black Gift Tag dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Yellow Stickles

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wishes for kisses???


     Ready for some more green?  LOL  I've already seen LOTS of frogs out and about with the warmer weather so I brought Freckles out to play too.  He's from Purple Onion Designs.  Maybe....just maybe if you give him a kiss all your wishes will come true.  hee hee


     Have an awesome day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Glossy Accents

Monday, February 26, 2018

Get your green on


     March is creeping up on us and we better be prepared for St. Patrick's Day by getting our green on.  Don't want to get pinched do ya?  LOL
     This spirited leprechaun from Art Impressions is part of the Sham-rock Set.  Check your fave online craft stores to purchase.

Art Impressions SHAM-ROCK Clear Stamps 5006

     Broke out my Prismas to color this fellow up.  The pictures aren't the best but I was trying to tweak the color so the clover didn't look black.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections, Bazzill
Stamp--Art Impressions "Sham-rock Set", Ink Blot Shop "Plaid Background"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx, Black, Simon Says Stamp Beanstalk Green, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol 
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares,
Miscellaneous--gemstones, Wink of Stella gold glitter pen