Sunday, November 20, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Slide on By

Today's card is for the Art Impressions Challenge - Slide On By.  I don't have any of the AI stamp & die slider sets, so I improvised using a rectangle die and small hole punch to make the slider element of the card.  For the piece that pulls out I used the top part of the  AI sentiment stamp Chicken and for the chicks I used the AI stamp Chicks.  Once the slider is pulled out I used the AI stamp Fainted Chicken.  I think this stamp is just so funny.  The sentiment was the bottom portion of the sentiment stamp I used on the slider piece.  The papers were from American Crafts called Heartland Farm.  Here is my card.


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Monday, November 7, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Prep For Christmas

I'm back with a card for the Prep For Christmas challenge at the Art Impressions Blog.  This is the first time I have inked up this stamp from AI - I just love the sentiment that goes with this gal.  I looked all over the AI store, but I couldn't find this stamp to link up to, so I'm not sure if this has been retired.  The papers were from the The Paper Studio called Cozy Little Christmas.  I also added a few snowflakes that were die cut using white glitter paper.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Cards To Die For

The challenge the last couple weeks at the Art Impressions Blog is Cards to Die For.  So for my card I pulled out the AI stamp set and coordinating dies called Fairy Spinner.  I used white embroidery floss for my string to make my stamped image spin.  The papers were from Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x6 pack.  I used a circle & scalloped circle die to create the opening.  The sentiment, which also comes with the stamp set was done with two old punches from Stampin Up.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016


This week's Make It Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink is making masculine cards using floral stamps.  Betsy has a video showing her tips and tricks for this type of card.  For my card I used papers from 7 Gypsies called Travel.  I die cut a solid piece of pattern paper from the same pack using the PTI Tipped Tops Dies.  The "Happy" was also from this same die set.  The word "birthday" was stamped using the PTI stamp set Keep It Simple - Birthday II.  For the branches & leaves I used the stamps & dies from PTI called Spruce & Sprigs.  The flower was stamped & die cut using the PTI set Bigger Blooms.  Here is my card.

I not real sure if I pulled off this masculine look.  After I made it I thought I should have hidden parts of the sprigs & blooms under the pattern paper like Betsy did to so it's not so in your face.  Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - From Black & White To Color

This week's challenge for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday is From Black & White To Color.  Danielle has a video showing her tips and tricks for this technique.  For my card I used two coordinating stamp sets - the Delightful Dahlia set and the Delightful Dahlia Additions.  In Danielle's video she used Copic markers to color in her stamped images.  I just used the Delightful Dahlia Additions with three different colors of pink for my color.  The sentiment also was from these sets.  I die cut the colored piece and popped it up with foam dots to give it a little more dimension. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

The inspiration for today's card is the photo over at Nicole Heady's blog for the Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge.  

Using the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia stamp set I embossed the flower & leaves with white embossing powder.  Using a dauber I added colors from the inspiration pic.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket.  The ribbon is actually a die cut using the Cherry Lynn Designs Alison's Ribbons Die.  I can never get ribbon to look the way I want, so this is a nice alternative.  And since you can use paper it always matches your project.
Here is my card.

 It's a cloudy day today, so my pic is a little dark.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Too Cute To Spook!

The challenge for the next two weeks at the Art Impressions Blog is Too Cute To Spook.  They are also releasing three new Halloween clear stamp sets that are super cute.  For my card I pulled out the Art Impressions stamp set Girls Night Out.  I colored my image with Copics and added some silver Stickles to her shoe buckles and hat band.  The papers were from K & Company Spooky collection.  Here is my card.

I think this image is so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.