Thursday, April 23, 2015

Art Impressions new challenge and the launch of the new Watercolor Mini Stamps!!


Hello AI Fans!!
 
Today we are celebrating both a new challenge at Art Impressions Blog AND the launch of the new Watercolor Mini Stamps!!
 
Now I must be honest...although I've used the watercolor technique using Copic markers, I have not expanded into the world of watercoloring. I've been wanting to play, so I did have some supplies already purchased. But probably 99% of you out there know how that story goes. We purchase with every good intention, and then the purchase sits, waiting patiently for us to do something with it. So this challenge made me leave my comfort zone.  And it took several (and I do mean several) attempts before I could come up with something that wouldn't make me totally cringe when I posted it. :) So please don't laugh too heartily at my attempt!  I think what helped me more than anything was to watch the videos Bonnie has put together. She is SO talented and explains it all so well. Just visit the Art Impressions You Tube Channel and start watching. And keep the window open on your computer cause you'll probably want to keep going back to it for information. I know I sure did!
 
I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers.  I simply scribbled the ink onto my acrylic stamping block, and then picked up the color with a water brush. For lighter colors, I used more water...for darker colors - less water.  I actually used three different stamp sets from Art Impressions to create this.
 
 
 
Papers are Prima Nature Garden
Butterfly border and single butterfly are dies from Noor Design
 
 
Please be sure to visit Art Impressions Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the design team has come up with. And then we'd love it if you'd join in the new challenge of April Showers/May Flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cute as a Button at Papertake Weekly!

Hey everyone! It's time for another challenge at Papertake Weekly, and this week the challenge is Cute as a Button! So you can either do cute, use a button, or both! We are sponsored by the yummilicious shop The Ribbon Girl! LOVE that shop!! 

Ok, I have no idea if you think she's cute or not, but I sure do! I adore Bertha Big Mouth from Art Impressions!! And if nothing else, I guess I could count the button that is at the front of her collar, right?  :)  This is also the card we'll be making next Monday at Scrapbook Paradise. If you're in the vicinity of Reno and want to take the class, I'd love to see you! Watch for a tutorial on how I made this card coming in the future!


A close up of her face....



And when you pull down the tab....
 
 
LOL! I love it!!!!
 
 
Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to check out all the amazing creations by the DT, and then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!
 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Art Impressions Shake Your Booty Hula Set

Hello AI Fans!!
 
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Happy Weekend everyone! Hope you're enjoying your day and getting to play with your paper and glue! I wanted to show you a fun card I made for my girlfriend's Birthday. I used the Hula Set (sku# 4306) Gotta love it when you get to Shake Your Booty in celebration!!  :) 
 
 

You want to stamp the inside portion of the stamp twice, and color the entire stamp for the base. You'll then want to color and  cut out only the booty portion of the other one. That's the one you'll put on the action wobble.  Then you can Shake Your Booty all you want! 
 
 
Copics used: E04, E11, E00, E000, R20, B00, B02, R22, R24, R27, E17, E99, E97, Y32, E33, B41, E50, E51, E53, E55
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting and hope you get some time this weekend to be crafty!




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Release Day and Blog hop!!

Woohooooo!!! We're so excited! It’s our APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new rubber stamps!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our April release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations! First off, we are releasing the limited edition I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set from Emilie! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SWEET BIRTHDAY KIDS! And of course, we are thrilled to share a gorgeous new set from Annie called....LIFE IS A MASQUERADE! Lastly we are thrilled have another incredibly fun set from Emilie Goulet called, A BIT SMART ASSY!
 
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a gift card to the shop!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
 
 Kimmie also has MORE new goodies in the shop including new paper pads by Echo Park, Doodlebug, American Crafts and Chickaniddy plus MORE new Kimmie's Sparkles!!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
 
For my card today, I used one of the fabulous images from A BIT SMART ASSY and put her on a shaped card I cut with the Silhouette. This was so quick and easy to make!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
image: A Bit Smart Assy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Doodlebug Sunkissed
Sentiment come in the set with all the images
Ribbon from stash
Icy White Viva Décor Pearl Pen
Mounting tape
button from stash
 
 

Art Impressions Front & Backs Eat Itself

Hi everyone! Happy Weekend!! I hope you're enjoying some beautiful spring weather where you are!  So have you checked out the new AI Big Mouths that Art Impressions launched this week? Oh my gosh, they are SO much fun!!  To check them out along with the new "Make Me Smile" challenge, just click HERE.  I can't wait to see what you come up with to make us all smile!

Now to show you a card that features one the new Front & Backs from Art Impressions. This stamp set is called Eat Itself. :)
 

 
And the inside...

 

Copics used: E11, E00, R20, E33, E35, B00, B02, C1, C3, E51, E53, R81, R83, R85, Y26, YR16,




Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A new Art Impressions challenge and the release of AI Big Mouths!!

Oh, you've no idea how I've been waiting for this release!!! I'm SO excited about these!! I just don't think it gets any cuter than all these new and amazing interactive stamp sets from Art Impressions!! This week, we have the pleasure of showing you the new AI Big Mouths!! If you haven't seen them yet, you are in for a treat!! There are three of them....Bertha, Gator, and the cat! So without making you wait any longer....let's get to it!

I am showing you the gator today! So FUN!!! I know I use that word a lot when it comes to Art Impressions stamps, but the word fits! These stamps are truly FUN!!!  Sorry...my post is kind of picture heavy today, but I wanted to make sure you saw everything!!



Can I just say that Art Impressions thinks of everything? The instructions on how to make the card is printed right on the stamp packaging!! Genius!!! And if you prefer a tutorial,  Renee has a tutorial on her blog with the mechanics on how she created her card! I will also be posting a tutorial on the mechanics of mine in the near future!!








And the inside of the card...



Copics used: YG91, YG93, and YG95
Pattern Paper is  Doodlebug Happy Camper
 
Please, please, please be sure to pop over to the Art Impressions Blog to see the rest of the amazing creations from my DT sisters!!  And don't forget our new challenge starts today, and the challenge is
MAKE ME SMILE!!
So do your best to make us smile, and you will be smiling big time if you win the challenge!
Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!! Hugs!
 
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Papertake Weekly anything goes


Hi everyone!! It's time for a new challenge at Papertake Weekly, and since it's the first Tuesday in April, that means it's "anything goes"! And if you do want o challenge yourself a little, the option for this week is to include a bunny to your project! It also means we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley!

I used one of the Girlfriends line of stamps from Art Impressions! LOVE these ladies!! They are so FUN to work with! I think I have a permanent smile on my face the entire time I'm coloring them!  This is "Out To Lunch" (#Q3590) and Weight Watcher Points (#F3579)




Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to check out all the amazing creations, and then we'd love it if you'd join the challenge and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Art Impressions.... E-I-E-I-OOOOOOOOOO :)

Hello AI Fans!!
 
So are you busy coloring Easter Eggs? Or are you like me and eating all the yummy chocolate and jelly beans?  LOL!  I wanted to show you a fun card I made featuring the Mini Front & Backs from Art Impressions! This one is Elephant & Pig Set #4505.  I couldn't believe how quick and easy this card came together! It's a Silhouette file and I added a couple windows for the pigs to peek out of.
 
 
 
Copics used: E51, E53, C3, R12
 
 


 Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have some time to get crafty this weekend!