Sunday, January 29, 2023

Bee Kind, ALWAYS!

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm going to ask you to BEE KIND...


I used several sets on my card.  On the front I used

On the inside I used 5072 – Block Letters Die Set.

I've been a bee fanatic since I was a teenager.
I was so excited when I saw these little bees!
The possibilities are endless with these letter die sets.
You can create ANY words you want.  Another great thing is that 
Art Impressions has a lot of international fans.  Unlike the sentiment stamps
which are all in English, they can create words in their native language for 
friends and family.  So cool!

Enjoy your Sunday,  do something crafty and remember...
Bee Kind!

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Home Sweet Home from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a pretty front porch card.

I've used 5512 – Front Porch Door Set along with the add on set
called 5490 – Front Porch Farm House Set.

I needed a house warming card and this set was just perfect for that.
Although this time I chose not to,  you can stamp a sentiment or image on the inside
because the door opens.  How fun!

My card was also created with the current challenge here on the blog.
Handmade crafts with windows on them.  It doesn't have to be a card.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Valentine Windows from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing two Valentine cards that I made.
I kept these small at 3 3/8" xx 4 1/2" because I wanted to 
use the border die from the 5543 – Journal Template Die Set.

The red and white striped hearts were made with a die from the Journal set as well.
The Hello die comes with the shadowbox frame set.

The window frame is from 5408 – ShadowBox Window Die.

The Windows to the World set is called M4586 – Memories Window.
I chose it for Valentine's day because of the two birds.  They made me think
of love birds.

I also used a page die from the Journal set.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

It's a GIRL! Let's Celebrate!

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing my card that I made for the Let's Celebrate challenge
that's going on right now on the Art Impressions blog!

I used two sets on my card.

The stamps are from 5185 – Baby Girl Set.

The dies are all from the very large 5543 – Journal Template Die Set.
This may be my all time favorite die set from Art Impressions.  Who am I kidding?
It absolutely is!  This set has 35 dies in it.  It isn't just for creating journals. This
set is SO versatile!  I use something from it on almost every card I make now.

I'm not sure what it is about this little girl but I always think "vintage" when I see her.
This card was made for the nurse at my school.  She just had a baby girl and is still on leave.
She texted me and said she LOVED it!

The die set comes with what I'd call an "applique" type flourish die. I used it to cut
the shape out on the frame but then put it back in to kind of created a wood applique look.
I then used an old pigment ink pad to distress several of the edges.

I always feel like pink and gold is a very feminine color combination so I used
3 different types of gold ribbon.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Top 10 of 2022 from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

It's my turn to share my Top 10 cards of 2022.

Here they are, in no particular order.
To see the original posts and find links to products just click each photo.

I hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane!

I love making masculine cards and don't find them to be the challenge that a lot of people do.
I think growing up in the country and loving all things country like earth tones, wood and
animals helps with that.

This one was made for my son's birthday.  My husband and I never imposed our musical taste
on our children but I was still lucky enough to have had them both grow up to love the Beatles!
This card is a nod to Yellow Submarine and Octopus's Garden.

Love these Valentine's I made for the kids at school.

Mushrooms are one of my favorite things!  Not far behind bees.  I love to eat
them and think they're so beautiful to look at.

Anyone who has followed me through the years on the Design Team knows that several times
a year I make some fairly elaborate cards.  MANY, MANY sets and lots of time involved.
This Charlotte's Web card was one of those.  It was inspired by the Rat Freebie.  He 
reminded me of Templeton.

Koala's couldn't be cuter!

Oh these Matchbooks!  When I first saw them I'll be honest...Yikes!
So tiny and so much work.
Not true.
The dies make these so easy to assemble and now I can't get enough of them!
I've seen some of the other designers Top 10 already and it seems it's unanimous.
Matchbooks for the win!

This one was my daughter's birthday card this year.  She LOVES succulents and fun pots as 
well as her pink Crocs.  Her birthday was in June and she still has this on display in our kitchen.

Of course I had to have a pick with bees on it.
This Crown set is one of my all time favorites.

Two of the bats on this card actually "FLY!"  Click the photo to see the original post and video.
This is another one of those really elaborate cards I love to make.

I hope some of my cards have inspired you over the past year.
I know I always love your cards and get so many ideas from you as well.
Have a wonderful December and cheers to the new year!

See you in 2023!

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Queen Bee door hanger and snowman card

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I've created a door hanger featuring several Ai sets.

I don't know about you but in my house, I get interrupted a lot.  I thought, maybe this would solve
that problem!  When I'm working, I'll put this side out.

When I'm just "goofing" around or cleaning,  this side will show.

These sentiments couldn't be more true!

I also made a card for a basket of cards I donated. 
I used an a retired Simon Says Stamp exclusive snowman. 

All Art Impressions products I used on my cards are linked below.

This little guy is just the sweetest!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Thankful Harvest Wreaths from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

I'm a little late posting these cards.
They're more for Thanksgiving but you can be
Thankful any time of year, right?

The stars came from two different sets.
5543 – Journal Template Die Set
This journal set is AMAZING!
Even if you don't think you'd ever make a journal there are so many dies that the set is still worth it if you never use the journal die.

5591 – Journal Rectangle Frames Die Set
Don't you just love those little pine cones and all of the beautiful sprigs and sprays?!

The fabulous Harvest Journal set comes with three fall sentiments.
Hello Fall

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a Merry Christmas!