Thursday, May 6, 2021

All Wigged Up and a Salon Thank You card!

Hello everyone! As some of you already know, I'm currently being treated for breast cancer. I just had my 3rd chemotherapy session this past Monday. I still have what looks like a full head of hair to strangers but it's becoming quite obvious to me that I won't have hair for much longer. A friend and two time breast cancer survivor put me in touch with an organization that gives wigs to cancer patients at no charge. They connected me with the closest salon that participates in their program. I had to travel an hour and 15 min. from home but it was worth it. Tracy was amazing! She was so kind and compassionate as well as being very talented! I wanted to make her a card to thank her for her generosity. Between my two visits, one to choose a wig and get my hair cut short and the second to be fitted and have the wig trimmed to look more like me, I was with her for 2 1/2 hours.

She wouldn't take a penny for her time or services. I made a donation to the organization as a way of paying it forward. I used a bunch of Ai sets, some current and some retired, to make her card. This journey is tough enough. We shouldn't have to worry about being self conscious going out in public. Thanks to Tracy I will have no problem being seen out and not looking sick.

The white panel is the back of the card where I wrote a personal message to her.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Birthday Fishes!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing another 5406 – Mr. Set card with you.
I've used the chef, I've used the deer and now the fisherman!
Every one of these is perfect for my husband and so many other
men in my life. 

I even know a few women who hunt, fish and love
to cook. I'll probably at some point use these hats on the Miss or Mrs. set ladies!

I used a couple of the accessory stamps from 4900 – Reel Great Guys Set.
You can see all the Hats Off sets here.

Copics used:
E00, E02, E40, T1, T2, C8,
BG10, BG32, BG90, BG96, YG93

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Fabulous Ewe!

Hello Ai fans!

Did you see the new release a few days ago over at Art Impressions?
There are new Funny Farm sets!

I used Sheep Set.  This set has so many fun images and sentiments!
It also comes with dies so you don't need to waste time fussy cutting everything.

When you unwrap the rope on the door handle it 
reveals the sassy sheep inside the barn.

Every girl should have a set of heals like she does!  And of course...a crown!

My card goes along with the latest challenge at Ai.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Ready for a Barn Dance?

Hello Ai fans!

It's release day over at Art Impressions!
I was lucky enough to get the the new Funny Farm Sheep set!

I absolutely love the Funny Farm collection from Ai!
If you love animals like I do you need to check them out.

Lately I've been really into rustic cards and I felt like this set was perfect for that style of card.  Plus "rustic" goes perfectly with the Barn Dance challenge!

The set has many sentiments that compliment the adorable sheep.
I can't decide which one I love best.

I live in farm country so I can see myself getting TONS of "ewes" out of this set! Ha ha!  I love puns so much!!  Thank you Bonnie for this adorable new set!

Copics used:
R0000, R30, R85, W1, C0, T2
Y0000, Y19, Y23, Y38

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hello my DEER!

Hello Ai fans!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love making masculine cards. I live in the country and I have ton of friends who hunt. How CUTE is this new Hats Off set from Art Impressions?!

The set I used is called 5406 – Mr. Set  I love this paper and it inspired my color choices for his outfit.  Simple and masculine.

This set is so perfect for my husband and so many guys in my life. 
This set comes with matching dies too!  All of the shapes (not the sentiments) come with a die so that they can be quickly cut.  How convenient is that?!

This is already the second time I've used this set and I can't wait to use it again!

Copics used:
R30, E02, E30, E49, E81,
N1, W3, W5, W7

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hey Good Lookin'

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing something that makes me smile from ear to ear!
I just love making masculine cards, especially humorous ones and the new Hats Off line at Art Impressions is SO FUNNY!!

I've used Mr. Set.

This set comes with so many fun hats and phrases and of course being 2002...even a bandana mask! lol!  You're going to love it!  I of course chose the chef hat because next to making is my passion!

Here's the inside of my card with another verse from the set. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

I "heart" cats!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card with almost no stamping!
Ai isn't just about stamps.  They have some wonderful dies as well.
I used several sets on my cards.

There are 3 cat silhouettes that can be cut and used as is or you can cut them on light colored paper and color in your own fur and face. 

5359 – Bunny Pop-Ups 
I used the heart from this set

These cards came together really quickly which is great when you have a time crunch.

This card was for my son's girlfriend. 
She lost her sweet cat last weekend.

The tiny little heart is from this set.

Those adorable, teeny tiny paw prints
are from this set.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

New interactive Shadowbox Dies from Art Impressions!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a beautiful new addition to Art Impressions extensive interactive lines.

This is a shadowbox card that can be used with all the Windows to the World sets as well as so many more!

I've used the 5411 Deer Window Accessory Set
along with the necessary 5408 Shadowbox Window Die.

There are several new WTTW sets to work with this die set but any of the older windows will work as well.  You can create your own little pop up using a separate stamp or restamp the window and cut a piece of it out to pop up.

The window stamp scene is just like all the other WTTW stamps but you will cut off the words from it's edges with the die provided to make it fit.  There's also a window pane and window moulding.  I LOVE THESE!!

There's also a fun Hello die included in the set.

This is what the shadowbox looks like from the side.
It folds flat for mailing.  Don't you love the dimension that it creates!

Copics used:
N0, W3, T3, E33, E42, E93,
YG03, YG67, B41, BG10, G20

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Never Too Old to Party!!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a fun 60th birthday card with you.

5114 – Never Too Old Laugh Lines
I love all of the laugh lines so much.  They're just perfect for making a little fun of getting older.  Hey!  That doesn't mean you need to slow down, right?!

I used several sentiments from the set and used some of Ai's dies to frame them.

I also used some of the flowers that I stamped and cut out from the Floral Twister Set. I thought they were a good match with the designer paper that I used.

The 60 was cut using the VERY old Sizzix Block Numbers dies.

Even though the card has a lot of dimension it folds nice and flat for mailing.
I adapted my card from the instructions I found here.

Copics used:
YG0000, YG21, YG11, YG3, Y08
R000, R83, E00, E01, E23, E40, E93