Friday, September 21, 2012

Friends Are Your Umbrella

Hello! Today I have a special card for you made with a really cute girlfriends stamp set called "Under My Umbrella". I LOVE this stamp set. It is one of my Ai favorites. (Under My Umbrella Set SKU# 4048). Because we all need to make a special card for our girlfriends, that lets them know how much we care about them, and how much we support them. The set includes some nice matching sentiments.
Here is a close up of my the colored image. I used my Prisma color pencils, gamsol, and blended with paper stumps. My card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". The inside of my card has a nice sentiment from the set.

Hope you enjoy the card I've shared today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Materials used: Stamps: Art Impressions, "Under My Umbrella" SKU# 4048; Black ink: Memento; Tea Dye Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Kraft and cream cardstock: PTI; Designer paper: Basic Grey 6"x6" paper pad; Sewing machine: Kenmore; white thread; ribbon: Hobby Lobby; lace trim: Joann's; paper piercer and mat stack: Stampin Up!; Corner rounder.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ai Challenge #81 - Sports

Hello! Today is Thursday, and that means it's a new challenge at the Ai blog. It's challenge #81, and this weeks challenge is "sports". So, for my sports themed card, I used this FUN Ai set called Golfers CS3467.  I just love this funny and cute golf couple, complete with driver covers. I chose bright fiesta colors from the We R Memory Keepers 6" x 6" Fiesta paper pad. LOVE the colors and designs in that paper collection. I colored them in using Prisma Color pencils, Gamsol and paper stumps.

Here is a close up of the colored images. I stamped the inside of the card with a little sentiment that comes in the set "REVIN' UP FOR FUN!" along with a golf flag image.

Hope you enjoyed my card for the Ai sports challenge. Stop on over at the Ai blog to see what the other designers have come up with, and you can play along with us too.  Thanks for stopping by!
Materials used: Stamps: Ai clear "Still Livin" golfers stamp set CS3467 ; Kraft CS: PTI; white cardstock: Neenah; black ink: Memento; Tea dye distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; designer paper: We are Memory Keepers - Fiesta 6" x 6" paper pad;

Friday, September 14, 2012

Crop Til You Drop!

Hello friends! Today I have a fun card that just makes me smile. It's made with a stamp from Art Impressions, called cropper SKU# U4092. Ever been to a crop? Its a blast! Just look at her face and you can tell!  :) She was so much fun to color too!
I am attending Scrapfest 2012 this weekend in Minneapolis at Mall of America with my two nieces. We have gone for the last two years, and we have such a great time. Lots of time taking classes, crops, shopping, eating, and spending time together. Art Impressions will be there this year! Bonnie Krebs, the owner and designer of Art Impressions stamps will be teaching the classes. I am so excited to be taking one of her classes!!!!! I love their stamps/images. It should be so much fun.
Here is a close-up of my card. Its a regular size A2 card. I colored her in with Prisma Color pencils, and I used minimal layering (I know, less than three layers!)  :)
Thanks for stopping by. If you are attending Scrapfest 2012, I hope you have a fabulous time!
Materials used: Kraft cardstock: PTI; Red Pure Poppy cardstock: SU! white cardstock; designer paper: Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck (Baby Jane) 6" x 6" paper pad; Black ink: Memnto; Tea Dye Distressing Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, paper stamps, oval circle punch: EK Success; Scallop rectangle: Spellbinders; sewing machine: Kenmore; red brads from my stash.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ai Rainbow Color Challenge

It's Thursday, and that means its another new card challenge over at the Art Impressions blog. This week (9/13/12) the challenge is to use the colors of the Rainbow. Minimum colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue. So I created this FUN card using the adorable and fun to color New Zoo Crew Jumbo Dancer! SKU #UM4191. Isn't she fun or what! I LOVED coloring her in.

Here is a close up of my card. I colored her in with my Primsa Color pencils, gamsol, and paper stumps to blend. Lots of different layers on this one, and two different spellbinder die sets.
Thanks for stopping by today. Stop on over to the Art Impressions blog and join in the fun!!! Its fun to play in the challenges, and you can even win $10 coupon for Ai stamps!
Materials used: Yellow (Crushed Curry) cardstock and orange button: SU!; Kraft and orange cardstock: PTI; White cardstock: Neenah; Striped designer paper: My Minds Eye (Lime Twist-Fly A Kite) 6" x 6" paper pad; Black ink: Memento; Tea Dye Distress Ink and sponge: Tim Holtz/Ranger; White paper flower: Prima; Large scallop square die and label die: Spellbinders; Sewing Machine: Kenmore. My card size is 4-3/4" width x 6-1/4".

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Friday!

Hello! Hope you are having a great day!
Here is a card I created for my first Ai blog post. I just LOVE this cute little owl image from Art Impressions (SKU# 4125). It has three sentiments to go along with the image. I colored him in with my Prisma Color pencils and blending the colors using gamsol and paper stumps. I love coloring. I paper pieced his cute birthday hat with matching designer paper. Here is a close up of the card:

On the inside of my card I stamped a sentiment from the set. I like to keep the inside of my card clean and simple. Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

 Materials used:
Birthday Whoot Stamp set #4125 (Art Impressions); kraft cardstock (PTI); cherry cobbler cardstock (SU!); white and cream cardstock; designer paper: Simple Stories "Happy Day", 6" x 6" paper pad; ticket corner punch and scallop border punches (SU!); circle dies (Spellbinders); black ink (Memento); Tea dye distress ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); brass brads; orange satin ribbon; Prisma Color pencils; Gamsol, paper stumps; sewing machine (Kenmore);

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Art Impressions Thursday Challenge

Hello! This my first post as a design team member of Art Impressions (Ai)! I am so excited to be a part of this incredibly talented team! I just LOVE the humorous and cute images from Art Impressions. I found out about them in August at my local scrapbook and stamp store (Fond Memories) in Walnut Grove, MN, while shopping with my nieces. I look forward to bringing you cards made with Ai images for the next six (6) months. My day to post on the Ai blog is Fridays. Please check out their blog to see their fabulous stamps, and all the other wonderful designers.

Thursdays are "weekly challenge" days at Art Impressions. This weeks challenge is to use "Office or School Supplies".  I've had this super fun image from Ai in my stamp drawer (I forgot I had her!) I thought she was perfect for this weeks theme... I thought she kinda looks like an executive assistant/secretary. So I built my card around "the theme of the office" and what supplies a secretary would use. I had this great tab file die, a small binder clip, a paper clip and staples. The card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". I used designer paper from My Minds Eye, "Mischievous" collection, which had an image of old vintage typewriter keys, or adding machine keys. Thought they fit right in.  I used my sewing machine for some cute details. I colored her in with my Prisma Color pencils and gamsol, blending with paper stumps. 

Materials used: Stamp: Eunice (K1619)
Kraft cardstock (PTI); white cardstock (Neenah); Peach Parfait cardstock (Stampin Up!); Designer paper: My Minds Eye (Mischievous collection); Peach Parfait ribbon (SU!) Tab File die (PTI); Small binder clip and tiny stapler/staples (Tim Holtz); Black ink (Memento) Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Prisma Color pencils; Gamsol; paper stumps; Paper clip and buttons from my stash; sewing machine (Kenmore).