Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Birthday Love

 I have a card featuring one of the 2014 Ai People, Birthday Love Set (Sku #4529).  This is actually a CASE of a card that I found on Pinterest!  You can see the original here.

 The Ai Design Team is enjoying a product swap this week with Scrapbook Adhesives, and I have used their wonderful 3D Foam Squares to pop up my main panel to give my card a little extra dimension:
 I love that they come in two sizes!  They're available in black, too.
 I've also used their E-Z Squares permanent adhesive to put my card together:
 Copics used: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Blues - B02, B01, B00, B000
Reds - R24, R22, R20
Greens - YG03, YG01
Hair - Y26, Y23
Greys - W5, W3, W1, W00

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Joyful Christmas

 I am sharing a sweet snowman card today on the Art Impressions blog, using Joyful Christmas Set (Sku #4314) :

This sweet snowman also comes with a stamp spelling the word "JOY" and a sentiment: "Joy to you this Christmas".  I've coloured him with Copic markers, fussy cut around him and popped him up over a matted oval.

Happy stamping!
Copic markers used: Browns - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Greys - C5, C3, C1, C00
Greens - G46, G43, G40
Rusty reds - E09, E07, E02
Oranges - YR12, YR00

Monday, November 17, 2014

Guest Designer for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Two Guest Designer spots in one day?!  Lucky me :o)  The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch for you every Monday - and this one had an interesting background texture!  I initially wanted to do the background with an embossing folder to emulate the star pattern on the sketch, but I ended up interperetting it as patterned paper:

Patterned papers are Peppermint Collection, Crate Pape;, Cardstock is Pacifica & Colonial White, CTMH; Stamp set is Vintage Ornaments, Waltzingmouse Stamps; Ink is Pacifica, CTMH; Spellbinders Ornament
(Please scroll down to see my Guest Design post for The Challenge)

Guest Designer for The Challenge #19

I was invited to be a Guest Designer on The Challenge this week!  Even though this week's palette isn't exactly classic holiday colours, I managed to make a Christmas card :o)  I knew my Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane papers were perfect, so here is my non-traditional Christmas card using Lesley's lovely sketch:

One of the papers in the pack had these cute little holiday bingo cards, so I cut them apart and stacked 3 of them along with a few snowflakes to make my little cluster.  A little stitching, a few clear grey bubbles and that's it!  Hope to see you all playing along with The Challenge - you can use just the sketch, just the colours, or both - and you have two weeks to link up your creation here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Christmas To All

 I am realling loving the Art Impressions 2014 Christmas collection!!  I have a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card featuring the snowman from the Christmas To All set (Sku #4517):
I stitched my main panel down with my sewing machine, and scattered a few die cut stars around him.  Here's a closeup:

This is the sentiment included with the set that I've put on the inside:

Don't forget that our Zoo/Animal themed challenge is still happening - you can link up your creation here.  Happy stamping!
Copics used: Reds - E09, E07, E13, E02
Greens - YG67, YG65, YG63
Browns - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Yellows - Y23  Greys - C1, C00
Oranges - YR12, YR00

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Challenge #17

Just a quick card to share today... when I first saw the sketch & colours on The Challenge post this week, I immediately thought of a coffee card (probably the colour Espresso that led me there...) but I ended up making a simple Christmas card, using some Waltzingmouse stamps and Echo Park papers that I had sitting around:
Patterned papers are A Very Merry Christmas, Echo Park; Cardstock is Kraft, Cocoa & White Daisy, CTMH; Inks are Ruby & Cocoa, CTMH; Stamp set is Vintage Ornaments, Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Artfully Sent Christmas Card

My first ever design team gig was with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog - and I haven't played along in a while, so I'm happy to be joining their first November challenge, especially since my niece Allie is the hostess!  This month is all about "NO" on H2H, and this week is "NO stamping".  Lucky for me, I've purchased the newest CTMH Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent which has about a zillion die cuts especially for card making.  Here's what I came up with:
I used some older CTMH Christmas paper from the Believe pack, along with Grey Wool & Sky cardstock.  I cut the Noel pocket card at 3", popped it up on some pop dots, and put a piece of silver glitter paper under it.  I die cut a few white and glitter snowflakes, and glued them on with a bunch of sparkles.  So there you have my NO stamping card!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Art Impressions Zoo Babies Hop!

The Art Impressions design team is hopping today to help launch the new line of Ai Zoo Babies now available on the Art Impressions website.  And OMG are you going to LOVE these little guys - there are four different animals, each with a sentiment.  They would be awesome for a baby or child's card, and would make amazing baby shower items... which is kind of what I was aiming for.  I've done a baby card, with a matching tag and gift bag using Wildly Cute Set (Sku #4534):

You should've come here from Cheri's blog... and your next stop along the way is Kerry.  For a complete list of hoppers today - head back to the Art Impressions blog, which is the first stop on our hop.  While you're there, you can read about the new challenge starting today on the Ai blog, which is Zoo or Animal themed - we hope you'll play along!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Wishes

 I have a 5 1/2" square card to share today, using the Art Impressions Christmas 2014 stamp set: Holiday Wishes Set (Sku #4516):

I did some stitching with my sewing machine...added a few sequins...popped up the sentiment, and we're done!
Copics used: Reds - E09, E07, E13, E02
Greens - G67, G65, G63
Browns - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Greys - C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Golds - Y26, Y23, Y21

Monday, November 3, 2014

Snowman card

Hello everyone!  I am sharing one of the 2014 holiday stamp sets from Art Impressions on the One Crazy Stamper store blog today: Season's Greetings Set.   I went with a fairly muted colour scheme to go with the teals/taupes/rusty reds in my patterned papers.
I stitched all of my panels with my sewing machine (my favourite thing to do on a card!) and added a few die cut snowflakes in coordinating papers as an embellishment.  Fairly simple layout, and it is nice and flat for mailing!  We hope you'll join in our November challenge on the One Crazy Stamper blog - it's anything goes, just no digi stamps, please!  You can link up your creation here.

 One Crazy Stamper products used:  Art Impressions Season's Greetings Set (Sku#4518)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #175

My wonderful brother-in-law has a great appreciation for my handmade cards... so he has requested that I send him a small 'stash' so he has cards to give to my sister on her birthday, Mother's Day, Valentine's etc.  So today I whipped up a couple of cards to add to his supply.  I've used the current Deconstructed Sketch, and a few of the newer Verve stamp sets:

Patterned papers are October Afternoon; Stamp sets are Cupcakes & Coffee, Verve; Coffee die, Verve; Inks are Chocolate, Blush & Champagne, Close To My Heart;

Snowman Shaker card for November Challenge

We are launching a new challenge on the One Crazy Stamper store blog today - it's Anything Goes for the month of November - any stamps or products are fine, just no digi stamps!  I am sharing one of the new Art Impressions Shakers called Snowman Shaker (Sku #4514):
Each of the Ai Shakers come with the main image, a stamp of just the torso, a sentiment and an Action Wobble.  Here's a close up of the snowman so that you can see how the torso image is popped up on the Wobble so that it shakes when you flick it, or shake the card:
One Crazy Stamper products:  Snowman Shaker, Art Impressions



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