Sunday, September 15, 2019

Par-Tee with the King of the Club from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Summer is basically over but I have one last "summer" themed card to share.  We have a local PGA Senior Golf Tourney here in my area and one of our family friends gave us corporate tent tickets.  I wanted to thank him so I used Art Impressions   4902 – Par-Tee Golfers Set

Ray may not be the ACTUAL King of the Club but he is to us.  He always makes a point to include my husband and myself and it's always such a fun time!

My brother-in-law played in the Pro-Am and had a lot of fun as well!
This is us at the surf and turf dinner that night.

I'm sharing this to show you how much a personalized handmade card means to people.  From the Ai People to teachers, nurses, watercolor stamps...Every Ai stamp would mean something when sent to the right person. I know our friend Ray and his wife will enjoy this card.

Copics used:
B0000, B000, B16, Y18, C00, C4, C6, C8
T1, YG11, YG13, YG63, YG93, YG99, E0000
E00, E23, E42, E47, E93

Saturday, September 14, 2019

I Brake for Ghosts!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a Halloween card.  I know it's probably still hot where some you live...I'm in upstate NY and it was just 90 deg. here 3 days ago.  The last two days have been in the upper 60s though so my mind has shifted to fall.

My son and his girlfriend decorated our house for Halloween a few days ago and it looks great.  It also got me in the mood to make a Halloween card.

I've used GHOST  and SPIDER WEB from I Brake for Stamps.

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I've had this little ghost for so many years!  I still pull him out EVERY SINGLE Halloween.  I just recently acquired the spider web and thought they'd be great together. 

On the inside I used LARGE BOO.
I hope you're all enjoying the start of fall!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I Brake for Gnomes!

Hello and happy FRIDAY!

In case you didn't notice...I LOVE this Gnome set from I Brake for Stamps.

You can find this gnome and these mushrooms on MS123 Gnomes Sheet.

There are so many wonderful images on this full sheet from I Brake for Stamps!

I just recently received this Tim Holtz Textured Impressions log die and embossing folder and I instantly thought of this set.  The leaves and branch are old Sizzix dies.  The grass was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

Inside I used the Happy Birthday verse from Every Day Phrases.
I also used Large Leaf on the inside.


New Art Impressions Holiday Wheelies!

  Hello Ai fans!

I'm so excited to share one of the new Wheelie releases with you.

This is the Snowman Wheelie 5176.
He's part of the Wheelies series of stamps and dies.

I've made two cards for you.  The first one is a shaker card.  I wanted it to look like he was riding his bike through a winter wonderland in a snow-globe.

 I used 4804 – Snowflake Dies on both of my cards.
Since the current challenge is circles my globe and my rhinestones qualify for that.

I used very traditional colors on my first card so I went a little more whimsical with my colors on my second card.

On my second card I have two different kinds of circles...the rhinestones and I don't think you can actually see it in my photo but I embossed the front panel with circular snow.  I guess the wheels should count too.  He couldn't ride if his wheels weren't circles!

Copics used on shaker card...

G07, G12, Y08, R0000, R08, R46, R81,
W2, W4, 100, C00, C5,C7, T1, BV31

Copics used on pastel card...

R08, RV10, RV55, YG00, YG11, C00, C4, C6, W2,
BG0000, BG000, BG02 BG05, BG34

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

And...she's off!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

A few weeks ago we took our daughter to college.  She's an incoming sophomore but a transfer student so this was a new school for her. I wanted to make her feel more at home so I made her a card to find as she was unpacking her totes.

She drives a little blue bug so I thought she'd get a kick out of this die.
The stamps are from a very old Stampin' Up set called Travel Time.  Her current favorite color is lavender so I used some purple flowers to embellish it.

I used various clear stamps and a teacher verse from Inkadinkadoo on the inside.
She wants to be a high school art teacher.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

EXCLUSIVE!! Art Impressions & Simon Says Stamp...Stamptember release!

Hello Ai fans and fans of Simon Says Stamp!

It's that time of year again!

Bonnie has done it again with another amazingly cute Girlfriends design.

Now,  in case you're not familiar with what Stamptember means that this set is ONLY available at Simon Says Stamp and ONLY until it is sold out.  Once it's gone, it's gone forever.  That means get yours NOW.  How can you resist this adorable trio of ladies?

The set consists of one large and two small images as well as 3 verses that you can choose from.  I've used the smaller images on the inside of my card as well as a second sentiment.

If you'd like to visit the SSS blog for more inspiration you can click here.
Since my paper piecing and fussy cutting took me a little while I kept the rest of my card pretty simple...a few snowflakes and sparkly thread and I was pretty much done.  I did outline the stitching on the 5135 – Hexagon Double Stitched Dies and 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies with a silver paint pen.


Copics used:
Y08, Y26, B41, B95, YG17, R37, RV10, C00,
N2, W1, W4, W6, E00, E15, E17, E30, E42, E43,
E51, E93, E97

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Let's kick cancer's butt!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made for my cousin's organization,
Michelles Mission.

 My cousin is battling melanoma and after going through years of treatments she decided to create an organization to help first time cancer patients.  She has a 31 business (they sell bags, purses and storage solutions for those who don't know) and her goal is to present each person with a bag filled with comfort items at their first chemo treatment.  She collects items like tissues, snacks, candles, socks, blankets, journals, crosswords, peppermints for upset stomach and cards to name just a few.  Some of these items are for while they're at the treatments and some are for when they are home recovering.  She has been through this so many times so she knows exactly what people would want and need.

I made two of each version.  Inside there is a cancer ribbon stamp and a verse that says "No one compare to you."  4454 – FDMD Set from Art Impressions.

The shirt, cancer ribbon, sweatshirt and U Rock stamps are all from Gina K.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Gordon Golfer Thank You from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a thank you card that I made for a family friend.

We have a PGA Senior Tour event in my town and we have a couple of friends who always have corporate tent tables.  They provided my husband and I with a several tickets for the week and my brother-in-law played in the Pro-Am.
My husband wanted a card for each friend to thank them for including us.

One of our friends is famous for his straw hats so my husband requested his guy have a straw hat on.  This was a bit of a challenge because I couldn't find a hat facing just the right way that didn't cover his eyes but after printing off a few and playing with the size I thought this one wasn't too bad.

I think Mike will like this!

Copics used:
B0000, G0000, G12, G24, Y28, Y32
E30, E50, E57, E81, E95

Marvy LePlume II:
Olive Green 15
Jade Green 102

Saturday, August 31, 2019

I Brake for Flowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a "pick me up" card for someone who is ill.

I used one of the flowers from
It's a plate full of stained glass windows with flowers and insects.

I have an embossing folder that matches this image REALLY well so I dug that out and embossed my front panel.  It's difficult to see in the photo but the glass panels are colored in a warm gray.

On the inside I used one of the verses from

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Never too old to PARTY!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card made with some stamps and dies from Art Impressions.  I used the 5114 – Never Too Old Laugh Lines and the 5072 – Block Letters Die Set.

I needed a fun, bright card and thought these prints from Doodlebug would be just perfect against the bright white.

I embossed the front panel and accented it with some sequins that matched the papers I used.

I used one of the verses from the set on the inside and I cut it out with the 

I paper pieced her dress because I wanted her to match one of the letters.
She and the letters are also popped up on foam tape to give the card a 3-D effect.

Copics used:
C1, C3, C8, BG01, BG05, R83, Y18, YG13, E02, E41, E43, E44