Thursday, May 24, 2018

Produce Stand


Art Impressions has two brand new simmer Mini Tryfold sets out.  This one is called Produce Stand.

Art Impressions PRODUCE STAND Mini Tri Folds Clear Stamp and Dies 4970 Preview Image

     I've tried to take lots of shots so you can see all the layers.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color.



     I know I haven't been around much.  Still fighting this nasty cold.  Going on three weeks now of crud.  Doing much better it just won't completely let go.  It's been making the rounds down here.  Anyway, I'm also in the middle of preparing for this years Vacation Bible School.
     I have some more AI projects and Purple Onion projects to share in the near future.  Being around to visit ASAP.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah
Stamps--Art Impressions "Produce Stand Mini Tryfold set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Owl flutter


     Hello all!  Sorry I haven't posted much in a while.  Hubby and I took a little trip to Oregon to see friends and do a little adventuring.  On the way back my ear stopped up on the plane and wouldn't pop.  Don't know if that was the cause or just a coincidence but I ended up with a real nice cold that's had me coughing up a storm and miserable.  I think it's on the down slope now and hopefully will be in my rear view mirror soon.
     I have another of the wonderful Flutter sets from Art Impressions  to share today.  This one is called Owl Flutter Set.
4972 - Owl Flutter Set

     I used an embossing folder to add the woodgrain to some kraft paper.  I cut an oval hole in it with a die and used other die cuts to create the nest and a little foliage for his front door.



Copics Used:
Owl W1, W3, W5, Y35, Y19, Y26
hat BV02, BV13, Y08

     Have a fantastic week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Neenah
Stamps--Art Impressions "Owl Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster dies, Pine Sprig Set, and Pine Sprig Cluster; MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies; The Paper Studio A2 Woodgrain embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Monday, April 30, 2018

Pick a house any house


     Now that the weather has warmed up here, my hubby and I are starting to do some fishing again.  I love being on the water.  We have so many amazing coastal birds here and I just love getting to see them close up.  Last week at gorgeous Great Blue Heron landed next to me on the pier while we were launching the boat.  They're my favorite.  I call them Twiggles because of the little feathers that stick up on their heads.  We have pelicans, seagulls, terns, water turkeys, grebes, ospreys and a whole host of others.  Wish I had my friend Pauline's camera skills to capture them.
     Anyway, I said all that to say that I like birds.  LOL
     This little fellow is no water bird but I don't discriminate against yard birds either.  We have lots of variety in that area too.  He has his choice of birdhouses to choose from and I added a few little jewels that match and pick up the colors of the card.  Purple Onion Designs birds make it easy to fall in love with our feathered friends.


Copics Used:
bird E31, E35, E55, E41, E2, E43, Y15, YR24
bird houses E31, E35, E51, R21, R30, B00, BG01

     Hope this card brings a smile to you.  Have an awesome week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio adhesive jewels, doily

Baby pilot


     My cousin's daughter is expecting her first baby and it's going to be a boy.  His daddy is a pilot in the Air Force so I couldn't think of a better image to use for my baby shower card than the precious Purple Onion Designs T-bird.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51
helmet and scarf B93, B95, B97, C0
plane R14, R24, C00, C0, C2, C4


     I just stamped a simple congratulations sentiment on the inside of the card.
     I'll have another POD card up later today.  Let the end of the month creep up on me.  LOL
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Sizzix Framelits Rectangles dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Thursday, April 26, 2018

To the moon


     Have you seen the new Flutter sets from Art Impressions?  Talk about your fun interactive card!  Today I'm sharing the Sheep Flutter Set.

4974 - Sheep Flutter Set


     These are so much fun to play with.


Copics Used:
sheep C0, C2, E000, E00, R30, N5

     Hope you have as much fun today as this guy is.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sheep Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw Distress inks
Tools--Quickutz Nested Circles dies, Art Impressions Fence dies, Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers dies, Altenew Point It Out dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Bisque Liquid Pearls, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Monday, April 23, 2018

Unforgettable


     Today I'm sharing one of the new Twist Tie sets from Art Impressions.  This is the Elephant Twist Tie set.  Aren't they sweet.
     Here's a look at the card when it's opened up.  I just added a pink mat on the inside with matching die cut hearts on the outside flaps.  The ellies were colored with Prismas.


     A close up of this sweet pair.


     Hope you have a day as sweet as these guys.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Art Impressions Twist Ties Card and Envelope pack, Bazzill
Stamps--Art Impressions "Elephant Twist Tie Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Hearts Nestabilities dies

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Willa's kite


     Little Willa from Purple Onion Designs has decided to try flying a kite in this crazy April weather.  Likely to get wet around here.
     Willa and the kite were fussy cut and the upper portions of both were popped up on foam while the lowers were glued flat.  Instead of using the string on the kite stamp I chose to add some thread.


Copics Used:
bunny W1, W3, W5, R20, R30
shirt Y15, Y17, R29
kite G21, G24, BG01, BG02, E31, E35

     Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--MFT Simply Scallops die
Miscellaneous--sewing thread

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pigs CAN fly


     Have you ever seen a pig fly?  Well this one can.  He's one of Art Impressions new Flutter sets.  See that pull tab at the bottom with the arrow, when you pull it, little piggies wings flap up and down.  It's so much fun to play with.

Art Impressions PIG Flutters Stamp and Die Set 475 zoom image


     I created a sky for him to fly in using a Nuvo Blender Brush and some Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  The clouds are double layered die cuts.  I used some Prismacolor pencils over my Copic coloring which dulled piggies outline.  Would like to have re-stamped over it but I used the pencils after die cutting him.


Copics Used:
pig E00, E01, R30, E41, E42, E43

     Enjoy your day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pig Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows and Clouds dies, Altenew Point It Out dies

Monday, April 16, 2018

A whole sloth


Never hurts to tell some one you love them does it.  I think anyone who gets this card will "GET" the message.  LOL  This is another one of the adorable sloths from Art Impressions Sloth-some Set.

Art Impressions SLOTH-SOME Clear Stamps 5002

     This is the last of the cards I had made for Creativation so I don't have a close up just like the others.  Sorry about that.
     The background was created using a Sizzix embossing folder.  After embossing I used a Tim Holtz sanding block to take off some of the color.  The hearts were die cut, colored with Copics to match and covered in Sparkle pen.  Some regular sewing thread was used for the strings.

Copics Used:
sloth W1, W3, W4, E40
balloons R81, R83, R85
ribbon R22, R14, R27, R37

     Tell someone you love them today.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sloth-some Set"
Tools--Paper Smooches Balloon dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder, Tim Holtz sanding block
Miscellaneous--red sewing thread, Doodlebug Official Stripe washi tape, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Saturday, April 14, 2018

For the office chum


     Although I'm not a part of the work force I know from others that it sure helps sometimes to have a close friend at work.  Art Impressions has created the Office Party Set to help you show your appreciation to those chums at the office.

Art Impressions OFFICE PARTY Clear Stamps 4998 Preview Image



Copics Used
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair E23, E27, E29
clothing/shoes BV02, BV04, BV13, BV31
purse C2, C6, Y28
coffee cup C2, E23

     Busy, busy here as usual.  Hope things are well with all of you.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Office Party Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Miscellaneous--hemp cord and buttons from my stash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Life is what you bake it


     This lady is cooking up some of my favorite treats (which of course I have no business eating LOL).  Art Impressions new Whisk It Set will satify all your baking related card needs.

Art Impressions WHISK IT Clear Stamps 5001 Preview Image

     I did some background stamping with the smaller stamps in the set using some Distress ink.  Also tried out some Neenah cardstock and I have to say I really like the way it takes Copics.  Used a few Prismas for some shading too.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair YR21, YR31
apron RV10, RV11, R83
dress/shoes V01, V12, BV000
oven BC23, BG13, C0, C2, E50, YR30
bowl E50, E51, E53, E13
bread E51, E31, E35
towel BG10, BG53, BG57
cupcakes RV13, RV14, E51, E31

Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah 110 lb. Smooth Solar White, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Whisk It Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Antique Linen Distress ink, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rockin' Oldies


     This will definitely be me at this age, but not my hubby.  LOL  He really isn't into music much.
     Art Impressions Perfect Duet Set will bring a smile no matter what age.

Art Impressions PERFECT DUET Clear Stamps 4999 Preview Image



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R22, R30
hair C2, BV31
man's clothing C2, E31, E51, E55, E57
woman's clothing RV11, R83, R85, G14, C2
boom box N3, N5, C00
brush E57, C2
curling iron C00, C2, RV11, R83, N5

Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Perfect Duet Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Never say old


     Sharing another card today from the Guinea Pig Out Set from Art Impressions.

Art Impressions GUINEA PIG OUT Clear Stamps 5003 Preview Image

Copics Used:
guinea pig E23, E97, C2, E01

Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Guinea Pig Out Set"
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strip dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Monday, March 26, 2018

Farmer bunny


     Played around with a little ink smooshing using some acetate for this card.  I used some pink and yellow shades of inks.  The sweet bunny, Winston,  was colored with Copics and given some flowers to match the background.  All stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


Copics Used:
bunny W1, W3, W5, R30
clothing  B95, B97, B00, BGO1
flowers Y13, R12, G82, G94
grass YG25, YG67

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick Distress inks
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Michaels sequins

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tea Bear


     I have become quite the tea drinker lately.  Simple Lipton, but I like it, and I received a beautiful cup from my secret sister at church that I use every day.  Decided to use this sweet bear from Art Impressions Valentine Bears Set and give him a pretty cup too.

Art Impressions VALENTINE BEARS Clear Stamp Set 5005 Preview Image

     I used an embossing folder for the background and added a little tag with the sentiment tied on with some hemp cord.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51, E53
tea cup GOO, BG11
flowers R22, R30, G21, G46

     Enjoy your day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Valentine Bears Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Gray, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Small Cross-Stitched Circle Stackable dies, Paper Smooches Gift Tags dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Starbright embossing folder
Miscellaneous--hemp twine