Monday, January 22, 2018

Holy Moley birthday


     Now this fellas kinda cute, but I have a real one in my yard that is a tunneling maniac.  He has my backyard torn up.
      Art Impressions Holy Moley set covers the gamut from birthdays to gardening.



     It was supposed to rain here today but it seems as though we fell in between the cracks in the line of storms so yay!
     Thanks for all the feedback on the new blog look.  Seems like you all agree it makes viewing easier.
     Stay safe, warm, and dry where you are.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Holy Moley set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Stormy Sky and Forest Moss Distress inks
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Frame dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A birdie birthday


     My daughter has a birthday just a couple of days after Valentine's so I decided to combine the two for this card and go with pink, red, and hearts.  They work anytime, right?  LOL
     For this card I stamped the adorable Peep from Purple Onion Designs.  Peep has a little branch in his beak but I masked that off the stamp.  The String of Hearts is also POD.  I popped the bird/heart panel up on foam and the birthday sentiment was die cut four times for some dimension.  The happy is part of a POD sentiment.  My coloring was done with Prismas.


     Don't know if you noticed but I went with a much simpler blog layout.  Lots of clean white space.  What do you think?
     Finally some warmer temps here.  Hope you're warming up too.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle dies, Mama Elephant Birthday Script die

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pack your bags


     I think the majority of the people I know would like to be  headed somewhere sunny so I'm a bit jealous of this lady.  Art Impressions Pack Your Bags set will have you ready to pack YOUR bags.  If it's by boat or plane they've got cha covered.



     We're expecting lows the next two nights of 21 and 22.  Brrrr  Need me some spring to drop it like it's hot.  LOL
     Be blessed...and warm.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Oh La La for Her", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pack Your Bags set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Sizzix Framelits Dotted Rectangles dies

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hello bear


     Long time no post.  LOL  Had several cards made up just hadn't gotten around to photographing them.
     Today I'm sharing the adorable Blueberry bear from Purple Onion Designs.  The sign and butterfly are also POD.
     For the card design I'm casing a card I saw somewhere.  Could kick myself for not pinning it cause I loved it and I had to try to remember the layout (the old mind ain't so sharp these days).
     I did some ink smooshing with Distress Oxide inks and then cut the square and strip pieces from it.  I also stamped the butterfly on the scrap and then fussy cut it.  Put some shimmer on it too.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E55, R20, R30, C4
sign E41, E42, E43

     We're enjoying chilly temps again down here in the deep south so I'll be in working on some more cards.  Stay warm and safe where you are.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Kanga New Year


     Well, we're all another year older from sometime last year and now the calendar itself has moved on a year.
     Wanted to share these fun kangas with you from Art Impressions Kangaroo Mouthfuls set to welcome in the New Year.
     The Mouthfuls set are a great way to make an interactive card.  Each set has one of two dies that cut mouths or other places in the main image that allow you to add elements.  In this case the die cut the kangas pocket so I could pop it's joey in.
     For the background I used the present stamp from the set to stamp in different colors.  Then I added some vellum to mute them a bit so they didn't distract from the roos.


Copics Used:
kangaroos E31, E35, E51
roo's shirt R14, R35
party hat V17, BG57
cupcake R14, R35, V12, V17, E51, YR21, Y26

     Hope this new year is filled with happiness and blessings for you all.
Tracy
Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Kangaroo Mouthfuls set", WPlus9 "Summer Blooms"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Memento Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Lady Bug, Dandelion, and Bamboo Leaves; Versafine Onyx Black
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas


     Using some Purple Onion Designs stamps to send holiday greetings to you all.


Merry Christmas!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Girl Friends Christmas


     Art Impressions GF Christmas set is perfect for your group of besties.  We all have a bunch of girlfriends that we hang out with and this stamp set can include all of them.
     I added Glossy Accents to the berries and some shimmer to the big bow.


     Only eight days left.  GASP!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "GF Christmas set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Spellbinders Labels Four dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Glossy Accents

Friday, December 15, 2017

Cat-astrophy


     Yep, I know this is not a Christmas card but boy is it appropriate for me.  Caught the bug that's going around and I am miserable.  Art Impressions Catastrophy set is full of get well wishing kitties.


     I started out coloring this in the no line technique but didn't like the results so I pulled out my colored pencils.  I actually gave him a base coat of Copic marker and then did pencils for the rest of the image.  The tissue boxes are done in Copics.


     Would love some prayers for a speedy recovery.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This & That", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Catastrophy Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle and A2 Card Curved Edge dies

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas mail


     This isn't a scene we'd see around here, but it sure depicts the Christmas season.  Purple Onion Designs made it fun to put this little scenario together.
     I created the cloud background with a MFT stencil and hand cut the snowy ground.  I did a little inking with some distress ink of the edge.  The Treeline was stamped, colored and then cut apart so I could change up the arrangement.  The snowy fence was also done the same way as well as all the characters and the mailbox.  I wanted lots of dimension.  I added a little white gel pen to the trees.


     Lots of fussy cutting but I like the outcome.
     Sending Christmas blessings to you all.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Grey, Copics, Sakura White gel pen, Pumice Stone Distress ink, Copics


Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow friend


     Not enough snow the other day to make a snowman so this paper one will have to do.  He's part of Art Impressions Sparkle and Cheer set.  I also used the snowflakes from the Ugly Sweater and Merriest sets.

4935 - Sparkle & Cheer Set

For the background I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes.  Then I took some watered down white acrylic paint and added splatters.  Mr. Snowman was fussy cut and popped up on foam.


     Have a blessed and warm day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sparkle and Cheer", "Ugly Sweater", and "Merriest" sets
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copic Multiliner pen
Miscellaneous--white acrylic paint, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ugly sweater


Well, for those of you familiar with the old Christmas cartoon, The Year Without a Santa Claus, I'll just let you know that Mrs. Claus has worked her magic again and gotten Heat Miser to allow it to snow in Southtown.  LOL  Yep, it snowed in the coastal counties of Mississippi yesterday, an extremely rare occurrence.  It was even cold enough for it to stick.  Just a light dusting so the remnants are quickly melting in the sun this morning.
     This lady from Art Impressions would have felt quite comfortable here yesterday because it was definitely sweater weather, ugly or not.  You can find the Ugly Sweater stamp set at your local Michael's craft store.


     Still in the thirties most of today so I'll be inside staying warm.  Hope you're toasty too.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--LilyBee Design "Jingle", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ugly Sweater"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--CC Designs Make a Tag dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies, Paper Smooches Swag die
Miscellaneous--Bakers twine

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yule cheer


     The days are ticking by and I hope they ARE filled with holiday cheer.  Yule the snowman from Purple Onion Designs is out spreading his own cheer.
     I re-stamped his scarf and popped it up with foam for a little dimension.  Gave it lots of sparkle too.  For the background I covered a white mat with Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink and splattered it with water and a little watered down white acrylic paint.


     Wishing you blessings and cheer!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink
Tools--Lil Inker Designs Instant Camera die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, white acrylic paint, Celebration ribbon

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas cheer


     Sharing another one of Art Impressions fun PopCards, Reindeer PopCard available at your local Michael's craft store.
     I stamped him on some kraft cardstock, colored with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to his Christmas lights.


     The days before Christmas are disappearing fast.  Enjoy!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Reindeer PopCard"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies, Tim Holtz Tree Line Thinlits die, accompanying dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Offray ribbon

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Singing trio


     Everybody makes the cutest shaker cards but I just can't seem to make one without some kind of issue.  I got the foam built up high enough for the Twinklets I added to shake freely but I put too many in.  Then when I tried to remove some they got all stuck in the glue I had used to put the backing on.  sigh...not sure if I'll try one again.  LOL
     Anyway, this singing trio stamp set called Merriest from Art Impressions is another one of the sets that can be found at your local Michaels crafts stores.
  Sorry for the camera reflection in the acetate.  LOL


     Enjoy the season!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Merriest"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copics
Tools--MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge frames dies
Miscellaneous--white fun foam, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Twinklets

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Top Dog


     Art Impressions has done it again with a new kind of interactive stamp and die set.  Dog Mouthful is one of the new Mouthful sets.


     The accompanying dies allow you to add cuts in your images where different elements can be added.  Here I've added a tongue and a bone in the pups mouth after using the die to cut the opening.


Copics Used:
dog E37, E97, E99, E00, E01, E11
bone E51, E53

 Lots of fun huh.
     Have a blessed day!  I'm off tonight to see a Cirque du Soleil show with my mom and daughter.  YAY!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Glitz "Vintage Blue", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Dog Mouthful", Inkadinkadoo "Somerset Alphabet"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--MFT Die-namics Mini Cloud Edges stencil; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Stitched Circles dies, and A2 Card Curved Edge die; Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies,
Verve Flag It dies; accompanying stamp set dies