Category Archives: cards, etc.

spreads like sunshine

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Spring-y Cards” and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions Watercolor Containers and Critters Sets!  I love these new additions to the WC line…take a look at this wagon and the sweet bunnies!

I used 7 sets on my card today… 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4874- WC Bunnies Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, 4903- WC Sentiments Set.

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I used the following SU! markers direct to rubber, then applied a damp brush to the stamped image…just as Bonnie shows in her videos.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Spring-y Cards” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4874- WC Bunnies Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- watercolor, vanilla, black, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- SU! markers; accessories- watercolor brush, rhinestones.

wear it in style

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4373- Birthday Hat Set.

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This lady is another Ai image that is fun to paper piece…her dress is perfect for it and so easy to do!  I decided to put her in a black & white dress and let the cake and her accessories be pops of color.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4373- Birthday Hat Set; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, corner rounder, foam dimensionals, rhinestones.

hugs & prayers

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Peaceful Peonies stamp set from this month’s release.  I also used some butterflies from Floral Greetings.

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The flower was stamped onto the background and then stamped again onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, and layered over the tag.  The butterfly has only one wing attached so it flutters off the card a bit.  I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly and flower center.

Have a great day!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Peaceful Peonies and Floral Greetings; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Pool Party; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, SU! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, ribbon, baker’s twine.

happiness grows

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Let’s Watercolor” and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions Watercolor Minis, Flowers, Foliage, and sentiments!  I’m so glad Bonnie added the sentiments to the line and the new Mini WC sets are so cute!

Today I used the Art Impressions 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, and 4903- WC Sentiments Set.

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I don’t have the markers that Bonnie uses, but any water-based markers should work fine. I’ve been using my SU! markers since that is what I have in my supply. Here’s the colors that were used on my card.

happiness grows

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite watercolor stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Let’s Watercolor” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, and 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- watercolor, white, black, SU! Blushing Bride, K&Co. Amy Butler- Lucky Flowers; ink- SU! markers, Versafine Black; accessories- watercolor brush, adhesive pearls.

hoppy Easter

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4754 – Hoppy Easter Set.  It has a few bunnies with eggs but it also has this cute little chick.

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You may have noticed that my challenge card today has the same patterned paper. I found this piece of 12×12 paper that was cut into squares for a project a few years ago. I guess I thought the leftover pieces were too pretty to toss and left them in a box of unfinished cards.  The colors and fun floral pattern were perfect for my spring cards today.

I brushed some clear Wink of Stella onto the eggs for some sparkle and the chick’s arms & eggs were popped up!

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I also have a sketch if you’d like to try this one.  :)

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4754 – Hoppy Easter Set; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride and Dusty Durango, K&Co. Amy Butler- Lucky Flowers; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics. Circle Nestabilities, washi tape, foam dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones.

sing loud

Good morning!  There’s some new stamps for March on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go check them out.  I used a cute new set in the Creative Worship line today called Sing Loud.

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I had a few scraps of patterned paper (left from a few projects that you’ll see on my blog later this week) and placed them together for a fun background.  The small banner and bird are popped with foam dimensionals.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sing Loud; paper- white, black, SU! Blushing Bride, K&Co. Amy Butler- Lucky Flowers; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, gemstones.

shine

Good morning! Just sharing a quick, CAS card as a little reminder to shine today!  I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Worthy King Clear Stamp Set from the Creative Worship line.

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Can you spot the jewel image? With just a few added lines, I turned it into a pencil! ha!

Have a great day and enjoy the remainder of the weekend!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Worthy King; paper- white, black; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles.

hello bunny

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Ai Easter set, 4886-Easter Blessings. I love the sweet images in this set and this time I chose the cute bunny relaxing in the flower for my card today.  I wanted this to be a general “hello” card rather than an Easter one so I used the sentiment from 4759- Hello Friend MTF.

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I decided to go with another CAS card with some vertical panels, using up a few patterned paper scraps.  It feels good to make use of them!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4886-Easter Blessings and 4759- Hello Friend MTF; paper- white, black, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, button, crochet thread.

potted florals

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a CAS card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Pretty Potted Florals and Floral Greetings (for my sentiment) stamp sets from this month’s release.

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I kept this clean and simple and used up some scraps of paper.  I pulled the colors from the paper to color with Copics.  The flower petals and pot were stamped again, colored, and popped with foam dimensionals.

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Have a great Friday!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Pretty Potted Florals and Floral Greetings; paper- white, black, KaiserCraft- Utopia; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, enamel dots.
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who says teaching is stressful?

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Playful People” and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions Work & Play line of clear stamps! This new line is so fun and, of course, hilarious in true Ai style.  I was so excited to see these because my two daughters are a nurse and a teacher, and we have lots of fishermen in the family.  Plus, who doesn’t know someone that loves to golf?  All 4 sets are winners!

Here I used the 4901- Teachers Rule Set.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite people stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Playful People” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4901- Teachers Rule Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames.

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