Sunday, October 17, 2021

Planes, Trains and Automobiles challenge at Art Impressions!

Hello Ai fans!

Have you seen the new Ai Rides??
These are just the cutest!

There are 3 new sets and I've used the 5456 – Spooky Wagon Set

My card goes along with the new challenge on the blog.

I also used the new 5462 – Web Dies Set.  These spider webs are SO much fun!
Green is my favorite color so that's how I chose to color the truck.  Have you ever seen Last Man Standing with Tim Allen?  He has a vintage green truck that was my inspiration.  I would love to own a truck like that someday.

Halloween is a big deal in our house so I was in love with this set and all of the other new Halloween 2021 sets!  Check them out here...  There's a new slimline set,  the web dies, a Matchbook and a new Window!  Something for everyone!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

A wagon full of Halloween fun!

 Hello Ai fans!

Have you all seen the fabulous new releases from Art Impressions?

I've used several of them for my card.

5460 – Halloween Slimline Set
5462 – Web Dies Set
5463 – Slimline Dies Set

These are just the cutest little Halloween creatures.
They are clearly enjoying themselves and Halloween.

Those little spiders are just the cutest thing ever!!

In real life I'm pretty terrified of bats but who could be afraid of 
this little sweetie?

If you're looking for some fun, new Halloween stamps be sure to check out Ai!

Copics used:
N0, N4, T2, W3, Y0, Y28, Y2, YR00,
YR000, YR01, YR1, YR21, YR2, YR27,
BG0000, BG11, BG53, G82, E31, RV000
RV34,  LePen Drawing 003, Chocolate Twin Tone
Marvy 34 Pale Green, Marvy 43 Brilliant Yellow

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Boo! Do spiders scare you? by Reneé Matarese

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card made with the new 5462 – Web Dies Set.

I HATE spiders SO MUCH!!
However,  I desperately love them and spider webs on my Halloween cards!

I used several other sets on my card as well.

5333 – Cats Mini Dies

I'm not sure my card will be everyone's cup of tea. 
I'm partial to holiday cards in non-traditional colors.
I'll be honest,  I've never made a pastel pink Halloween
card but I'm very happy with this one!

I cut the letters twice so that I could create a shadow behind the main letters.
Halloween is so much fun, especially with my job in an elementary school. 
I always need lots of fun cards!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Trick or Treat from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!

Halloween is so much fun and Art Impressions has
so many fun sets!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using 
5026 – Halloween Circlet MTF

The verse is from 5352 – Halloween Critters Set and the bats are from
the 5328 – Halloween Mini Dies.  The Tryfold and Circlets are so much fun
when used as they're meant to be but they can also be used in a more traditional way. 


Sunday, September 19, 2021

This IS my happy face! from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing my Mrs. Mask card.
I work in an elementary school and we are once again required to wear
masks while in school. My coworker and I have a "deal."  She makes me 
masks and I make her cards.  We swap every month or so.

It's a win/win situation!

For my card I've used 5405 – Mrs. Set.

I have a mask for every outfit and holiday thanks to her.
It's not how I love going to work but if we must...She keeps me
in style!
The Mrs. Set is part of the new Hats Off series at Art Impressions.
I just love this mix and match group of stamps. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

A Latte Birthday Wishes from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!

My card was made with the Shaken, Not Stirred
challenge on the Art Impressions blog in mind.

I used the 5404 – Miss Set from the Hats Off Series.

This series of stamps is SO FUN!! There's a Mr., a Mrs. and a Miss and the hat choices are so cute and can be interchanged between sets.  The chef hat comes in the Mr. set but I myself and many of my female friends love to cook! I myself couldn't choose so I got them all!

Copics used:
N0, Y18, Y38, R24, R81, R83, YG11,
BG23, BG49, BG90, BG99, E00, E35, E81, E93

Monday, September 6, 2021

STAMPtember 2021 Hug in a Mug set from Art Impressions!

Hello Ai fans!!

Today is a very special day.

Stamptember is upon us and today we finally get to share
the wonderful Art Impressions exclusive set available only
at Simon Says Stamp!

We are SO excited to be joining our friends at to release an exclusive Girlfriends set for their STAMPtember® celebration! STAMPtember® is an event created by Simon Says Stamp, intended to inspire, educate and celebrate the greatness of stamping! We were truly honored to be asked to join the fun again! A big thank you to their team for uniting the stamping community in such a great event!

We hope you enjoy our fun "Hug in a Mug" set. A little cocoa with your BFF sounds like perfection to us! This is a great addition to your Girlfriends collection, but hurry, this set is a limited edition and once it's sold out, it's gone forever!

Here is Bonnie's 2021 SSS Exclusive set
This is extremely limited so get yours fast!


Happy Stamptember and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Rose All Day from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

There's a new challenge going on called Shaken, Not Stirred (cards with drinks) so I whipped 
up this Rose All Day with the 5405 – Mrs. Set.  I just love this new series which has a Mr. and a Miss set also. SO many hats and sentiments...SO many choices!

You can find the Hats Off series of stamps here.
I stamped the sentiment in a banner from 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies.

Copics used:
N0, Y18, Y38, R24, R81, R83, YG11
BG23, BG49, BG90, BG99, E00, E35, E81, E93

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Pelicans! from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Which bird can make me smile?  A Peli-can!
Sorry,  I had too!

Today I have two cards for you made with the 
5399 – Gull-Friends Set

This set is just so much fun!! 
It's from the Funny Farm series.

My second card is a swing card. 

You see the sentiment when it's closed from the front.

Then when you pull it open you can see the adorable pelican.

I used the Sail Mini Dies and some of the little 
stamp accessories from the set to accent it.

I'm going to say something that you probably won't believe...this is NOT my favorite Funny Farm set even though I can't stop making cards with it!  If it's possible I love the Doggy Kisses, Possums and Frogs even more.  

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Grinny Pig thank you cards from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card that I mass produced. Well, maybe not MASS...
I made 4 of them.

I've needed a lot of thank you cards lately and made these with the
adorable 5003 – Guinea Pig Out Set.
Google photos is so great in these situations. I looked up Guinea Pigs and found a color
combination that I liked.

Copics used:
N1, C8, R83, E97, E99

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Gone Fishing! from Art Impressions

 Hello Ai fans!

This summer I had a request for a camping themed card.
My cousin camps all summer long and really wanted a lot on the water.
One of the camp employees went above and beyond to help her with that
and she wanted to thank her.

I used 5187 – Happy Trails Set to represent Mike and Joann.
The sailboat is from the 5325 – Sail Mini Dies.  They love to sit on the 
dock and look at the lake so I tried to recreate that scene. My card
fits with the Lions, Tigers, Bears, OH MY! current challenge at Art Impression. 
Any crafty project with an animal on it.  I used a dog and fish.  What will you create?

Joann LOVES to fish and so I used the 4900 – Reel Great Guys Set to make the sign
and fish bucket then I used AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set because
they have a boxer named Darcy.
I tried to make the dog look like her.

Copics used:
W00, W3, W5, N4, C0, C6, YG01, YG21, YG91, 
B95, V0000, V12, E00, E02, E33, E50, E81, E99