Saturday, August 17, 2019

I Brake for Crabby Birthdays!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.
She loves the beach so I know she'll think this is cute.

I used SEA CRITTERS complete set.
He can also be found in his own CRAB SET if you prefer.

I love the scales background for nautical cards and I added some stickles to the sand to give it some sparkle.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sleepy Little Elf!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a pretty little scene I created using 

Do you ever layer your stamps?  If not, it's easier than you think.
I wanted the elf to be asleep in front of the big mushroom and for the smaller mushroom to be peeking out from behind the large one.
First I stamped the elf on my paper and then on scrap paper. I cut the elf out of the scrap paper and placed it over where I stamped him. Then when I stamped the mushroom it looks like it's behind him.

After that I masked off the large mushroom and stamped the small one.
Now it looks like the small one is behind that one.
Super simple and it allows you to build scenes.

Then you just watercolor away!

If you like this card then peek in here next week. I created an even larger scene using all the elves and mushrooms from this set (6 stamps in all) as well as some stamps from other sets.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

I Brake for Monsters and Halloween!

Hello and happy Saturday!

My daughter and I ran some errands on Thursday and guess what the stores were FULL of??  Halloween decorations.  It's still 2 1/2 months away but apparently it's time to start sharing Halloween cards.  (which is just fine by me because they'e so much fun to make.)

The great thing about the stamps that I used on this card is that none of them are actually Halloween stamps.  Why is that a good thing?  Because.  It means you can use them almost all year 'round.

I used

The pumpkin came from an image that I've discovered has been discontinued but I have another stamp that I almost trimmed the pumpkin out of that you could easily sub for the one that I used.

You could use Pumpkin and Vine Border.

I made an easel card so that the stone walkway really looks like it leads up to the house.  Little monster is really holding a cake in the actual stamp but I trimmed it out and had him hold a pumpkin.  The monster of a good time could be for a birthday if you leave the cake but I thought it fit for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating with him holding the pumpkin.

The house and one of the clouds is popped up on foam tape so that it has a 3-D look.

I also put yellow stickles on the windows so that it looked like the lights were really on.

The little monster lays flat and the house panel folds down so that it's flat for mailing.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

For my favorite co-worker!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for the Art Impressions Coffee Cards challenge.

I used stamps from 3 different sets on my card.
 4998 – Office Party Set (woman & verse on front)
5113 – Pand-tastic Set (mug & verse inside)
4931 – Road Trip Set (small coffee cup on front)

I also used 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies for the verse on the front.

You can join the Coffee challenge by clicking on the banner below.

This is the inside of my card.

I used a piece of acetate to connect the two front panels.  I like the little peek-a-boo effect it gives and I like how it makes it look like the verse is holding the panels together.

Copics used:
T2, R35, YG63, E01, E15, E23, E30, 
E34, E42, E50, E51, E79, E99

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Gnome-one like you! from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today begins a three week obsession!  I'm suddenly feeling the need to craft with mushrooms!!  I think I know why.  My mom has been ill and I've had my Spring and Summer consumed with helping out with her care. I didn't plant any flowers, create any pots or even buy any hanging baskets.  I have MANY perennial flowers but I think my yard is lacking in color this year. I think this was my escape. Over the next three Sundays you're going to see 3 different cards made with the 5125 – WC Elves Set.

This time I combined the elves set with

5000 – Gotta Garden Set
I used the Gnome, the gloves and the garden utensils from that set.

Copics used:
E00, E02

Arteza Real Brush Pens:
101, 111, 112, 115, 117, 118, 121, 127, 128,
137, 146, 153, 154, 167, 173, 177, 181, 190

Saturday, August 3, 2019

I Brake for Gnomes!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a just for fun card with you. I've really been into mushrooms lately and if they have a cute little gnome or elf to go with them, even better.

I've used 

This sheet has so many mushrooms and gnomes to choose from it was hard to select which ones I wanted!

I can't wait to try some of the others.
I love puns and have been thinking of verses I could print from my computer to go with these.  Maybe a birthday or Valentine's card for my husband...
Happy Birthday to a real "fungi!" or There's gnome-one but you for me!
Wouldn't that be cute.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Congratulations & Happy Graduation, Ryan!

Hello and happy Tuesday!
Today I'm sharing the graduation card I made for my cousin Michelle's son.
His gown was royal blue so I colored the card to match.

The red, white and blue also fit with his party theme.  She decorated in those colors because he's going into the army.

I used two different verses on the inside.

I've used a retired set from Hanna Stamps. 
I think they're out of business now too.

Good luck Ryan!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Joyful Christmas in July

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a Christmas in July card with you. I got it in just under the wire, huh!

I've used images or verses from 3 sets on my card.

4788 – Tropical Christmas Set
4937 – Santa Paws Set
5136 – WC Sentiment Set 2

 This card came about thanks to a FB post from a teacher friend.
She is planning to use postcards to teach her kids about geography this year. She asked for anyone traveling to send her class a postcard from wherever they are.
I asked her if the North Pole!

I made a normal card with the same layout after making the postcard which you can see below.  This is the inside of the regular card.

This is the postcard that I made for her class.

Here's the back of it with a little message that Santa sent to the kids.

Copics used:
E0000, E00, E25, E34, E42, E43, E93, E99
R27, R59, R83, R85, R89
BG01, BG70, YG01, YG09, YG13, YG17,
C3, N1, N2

5 Yellow
11 Light Green
40 Brownish Grey
45 Sepia
75 Sky Blue
83 Butterscotch

Saturday, July 27, 2019

I Brake for Mums!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a floral card that I made with LARGE MUM.
I decided to take artistic license and have multiple colored flowers on my mum. It may not be that way in nature but I like it on my card!

I Brake for Stamps has the BEST floral selection!
I have about a million of them. Love them all!

Don't forget you can always save 10% off your order when you use my coupon code SAVE10RENEE.  It never expires and can be used over and over again.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Happy Birthday from the dog!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with you.

My card was made for the Animal Print challenge at Ai.

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The mouthfuls are so much fun!
This set comes with a hat, 3 verses and 4 things to tuck into his mouth.

I used 2 of the verses and the bone on the inside as well as some cow print paper. I thought the spots looked like the ones on my dog.

If you look closely you can see where I added some clear acrylic glaze as drool on the package.