Saturday, April 30, 2016

I Brake for Strawberries!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sweet new image from I Brake for Stamps!
As soon as I saw the strawberry I remembered that I had the perfect paper to go with it!
Don't you love those sweet little strawberries?


On the inside I used a sentiment from the Every Day Phrases set.
I have gotten SO MUCH use out of this set.  I use it on probably half the cards I make.


Wouldn't this be perfect for a "thank you berry much" card too?!
I can definitely see that in my future!

I paper pieced the two big leaves just to shake things up a bit. 


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kiss the Cook!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite images with you.  I have always loved this
BBQ Couple (Sku#T3478)


The verse on the inside says Sizzlin (Sku#C3473)


Aren't they fun!


I'm so excited that grilling season is upon us!
I don't mind winter at all but I do so love a nice breeze in the house on a warm day!




Copics used: 

B0000, BG01, NO, C1, T1, T3, T5, W3, G43,
YG11, R83, R85, E30, E33, E43, E50, E51, E93


Saturday, April 23, 2016

I Brake for Dandelion Wishes!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a wistful new image from I Brake for Stamps
I know dandelions are considered weeds or pest flowers but I can remember growing up and making a wish on them and then blowing the feathery seeds into the air.


I paired it with an older sentiment that I think matches it perfectly!
Best wishes for a wonderful birthday.  Don't you think they go great together?


I filled the shaker portion with some seed beads and I cut up a white feather so that it would look like some of the white fluffy seeds on the dandelion. I also water colored the image to make it look a little more magical.


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW Michael's Clear Stamps!!

Hello Ai fans!

Welcome to the Art Impressions new release of Michael's clear stamps.  

There are three wonderful new sets available...

Spare Me SC0680
Get Well SC0681
Got Style SC0678 

The set I'm sharing is SPARE ME!


The new challenge is called Show Off Your Stamp
When I get my stamps I place them in clear CD cases and then I index them in a binder. The number in the circle tells which case they're in and I also put the name and or sku number on the page too.




I used one of the fun verses on the inside of my card.


Even if you're not a bowler (which I'm not) this set is so much fun!
That doesn't mean I don't TRY to bowl...it just means...yeah...I'm not a bowler.



I made two different versions that were almost identical.  I just changed up the colors on the bags and clothes and the skin color on the ladies.


Here's a fun little tip.  Sometimes I don't feel like paper piecing.  Maybe I don't have just the right paper for the look I want.  I took a very fine point black marker and I created the diamond pattern on the ladies shirts.  You can see the plain look on the pink and orange shirts if you scroll back up.  I like how it turned out.


Now onto my masculine version.  Isn't this guy the best?
I found this amazingly adorable paper stack from American Crafts at Michael's for only $5.00.  I was instantly in love when I saw the bowling papers.  It also has some movie themed papers that I can't wait to use with At the Movies Set (Sku#4237).


I stamped the pin that I used on the front repeatedly on the inside in combination with the verse.



So do you LOVE LOVE LOVE these as much as I do?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The nice nurse...is OUT!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a little card display that I made for the school nurse at my school.  I thought It'd be cute for her to put this on her desk.

This clear set is called SC0681 Get Well.
It's available at Michael's craft stores.


I thought the lined paper worked well since she (our nurse) works in a school.


Since I wanted her to be able to display this on her desk I put it on the Square Easel Die.


See how cute she stands up on her little display stand?
LOVE it!!