Sunday, April 22, 2018

Light the Candles!

Hello Ai fans!

I think we all have that friend right?  The one that's at that age that makes this funny???  Hopefully your friend has a good sense of humor!


My card features  4371 – Fire Out Set

She's part of the Ai People line.
I think of all the Art Impressions stamps this line is my all time favorite.  I love funny cards and the funny people are just above and beyond.




Saturday, April 21, 2018

I Brake for Apple Blossoms!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I made for a co-worker.
I used a new stamp that I got this week from I Brake for Stamps.
I used an image from the IBFS Stained Glass line which I have recently fallen in love with.  I already have 4 of them.

One thing I love about bird and flower images is that even though each species is meant to be a certain color you can use your artistic licence and create whatever you want.  I know apple blossoms aren't blue...I don't care.  Aren't they pretty in blue. 


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It never expires and can be used over and over again.

The WITH SYMPATHY verse is from the Every Day Phrases set.


I stamped the flower image twice so that I could cut out the flowers and pop them up.  I really like making flowers dimensional whenever possible.

You can see my other stained glass cards here...



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Art Impressions new line...Circlets!

Hello Ai fans!

What a wonderful day today is!  Art Impressions is releasing yet another wonderful interactive line.  This one is called the Circlets.


I've used the Lighthouse Circlet MTF 4979.


As I've said before...I'm afraid of the ocean...thanks in part to being a child of the 80's and seeing Jaws.  That being said...I LOVE nautical artwork and decor.  I can't explain it.  I feel as an artist I shouldn't need to...lol!


This line is a form of "trifold" card but you can use it in do many different ways.  Check out some of the circle shaped cards from other designers.


While I'm VERY lucky and still have all my immediate family here in the north with me my husband's entire family is located from Raleigh, N.C. and south.  This set should get quite a lot of use!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

You're Spectacular!

Hello Ai fans!  

Today I'm sharing two graduation cards with you.  Graduation is just around the corner.  This year my daughter is graduating from high school and I want to be prepared with cards for her friends.

For my first card I used 4290 – Spectacular Set


This little mouse is so stinking cute!

Inside I used this sentiment...



For my second card I used 


I love owls!


The verse on the front as well as the one
on the inside of the card is from this set...



Copics used:

N0, RV10, BV23, BG0000, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3,
YG03, Y15, Y28, E30, E31, E33, E40, E41



Saturday, April 14, 2018

I Brake for College!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card that I made using several stamps from I Brake for Stamps.

I've used 

and 


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It never expires and can be used over and over again.


My daughter is visiting colleges right now and recently went on an overnight visit to a school that she is considering.  At Elmira College she was able to spend the night with a current college student and then the next morning meet some of the professors in her curriculum and see some of the classrooms.


Elmira's colors are Purple and Gold and the school flower is the Iris.  I'll bet the campus is going to be stunning in a month or so when all the Iris flowers are in bloom. 

We wanted to thank the young woman that hosted her and I knew these two stamp sets were just perfect!

I thought this verse would be meaningful for a college student.


I used Copic markers to color the flowers and butterfly and I used Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in 2 shades of purple and olive green to make the dots on the inside of the card.  I have a gold glitter paint pen that I outlined some of the edges in.