Sunday, October 21, 2018

Yappy Howl-oween! Time to dress up the dog!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing two Halloween cards that I made using 



We're huge dog lovers in our house but I must say...we don't dress them up.  They're both very large dogs and would have NOTHING to do with that sort of thing.  The closest we've come is putting a deer antler headband on for a quick picture or the occasional bandanna.



My second card is going to a friend who bailed me out of a jam last weekend.
For about the last 8 years my kids and I have gone to a Halloween park called Reaper's Revenge with another family. We went this year too only to find out that they are now a cash only business!!  Hello??  Who carries that much cash anymore?? (It's rather expensive to attend)  My daughter's best friend's dad floated us a loan. Otherwise we would have driven an hour and half for nothing!

They have two adorable little dogs...and one of them gets dressed up on occasion so I'm sending this card along with the check for the money I owe him!
I think they'll get a kick out of it.  And, next year I'll plan ahead!


Copics used:
T3, C00, R83, Y15, RV52,
YR16, YR21, E33,E35,E43



Saturday, October 20, 2018

I Brake for the Sea!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday next month.  She lives in North Carolina and loves the beach!



I'm hoping my sequins look a little like bubbles...that was the look I was going for.
On the front I used a pebble die to cut out the border.
On the inside of the card I used the same die to emboss the design.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

WTTW Christmas Drive from Art Impressions!

Hello Ai fans!

One of my favorite collections of stamps at Art Impressions is the 
Windows to the World series.  I believe I have about 20 of them.  This is my newest addition!
It's called
Christmas Drive.


The challenge was to use embellishments so I added the Ai 4804 – Snowflake Dies.  I also used some sequins.




Sunday, October 14, 2018

Haunted House Window from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing one of the new Windows to the World images from Art Impressions.  This one is called Haunted House Window.


I used watercolor pencils to color the image and plastic googly eyes and a spider to accent it.


On the inside I used some letters from 5072 – Block Letters Die Set
I love this set so much because you can literally create ANY word you want for your card.  I can't wait to put people's names on a card.




Saturday, October 13, 2018

I Brake for my Mom's Birthday!

Hello and happy Saturday!

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Today I'm sharing the card I made for my mom for her birthday.

I used 4 different stamps on my card.





Sunday, October 7, 2018

Lil' Spooky Monsters and Ghosts!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a Halloween card that I made using
4927 – HM Accessory Set
from the Holiday Mansion series.


This set contains both Halloween and Christmas accessory stamps that are meant to embellish the beautiful Holiday Mansion.  I just decided to let them venture a little outside the box this time.



Saturday, October 6, 2018

I Brake for Friends

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using two stamps from
I used...
and

I went with a very romantic, shabby chic, vintage feel because I love that style.
I think this would be so pretty to give to a friend or my mom or sisters for their birthday.


Everything is popped up on dimensional foam to give my card some depth and personality.



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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Art Impressions Santa Flutter

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing one of the new Flutters sets from Art Impressions.  The set I've used is called Santa Flutter.  The flutters are lots of fun.  When you pull the tab parts of them move. On Santa his arms and legs move.


I added a little "soot" to Santa's Suit and beard.
I think he's jumping for joy because Christmas will be here soon.


My card fits the Vibrant Colors challenge currently going on over on the blog.


Here's the inside of my card with the verse from the set.
The set also comes with dies to cut all of the pieces.



I used Fantasia watercolor pencils to color the clothes.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Christmas on the Farm

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing the first Christmas card I made this year.

I used:


I made a vignette card by cutting an oval out of the top layer of paper after I embossed it and then popped it up for some dimension.




Saturday, September 29, 2018

I Brake for Lilacs

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing 
 LARGE CARTE POSTALE LILACS.

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I Brake for Stamps has so many wonderful floral images.
Take a look and see for yourself.


I love flowers for cards because they're so versatile.  This card could be used for so many different occasions. 



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Happy Second Birthday!

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for a two year boy. 
It's the same boy I made a Harry Potter shower card and 1st birthday card for.
He has developed his own likes and is apparently really into construction equipment.


Since I don't own any stamps that fit this theme I had to get creative.  I found a pattern on line for the bulldozer.  The boy was made with a Sizzix die and I printed his hat on my computer.


On the inside I printed the cone, backhoe and sign.  The truck is from a Sizzix die and the saw horse was just cut from paper and I put it together


I used the sign in conjunction with the 2 as a play on the terrible twos.
Get it? "Caution 2!" I don't know...I hope they get it.