one fish…two fish…

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the Ai Mouthfuls. I love this collection! Here I just used a few of the accessory images in the 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set to make a fun child’s birthday card.

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I typed the words and printed them onto cardstock. Then I stamped the images and colored them with Copics.

I don’t always stamp on the inside of my card but I felt this needed a printed sentiment to match. The party hat image was stamped above.

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I also added some Crystal Effects to the water in the fish bowls. Now they are nice and shiny!

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I saved the words so I could make some cards again in the future. If you would like to try one, here’s some printables for you!

One fish two fish pdf printable

One fish two fish inside pdf printable

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Real Red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Crystal Effects, Stickles.

baby shower (a wee bit late)

Ok, so I am a little behind in sharing these pics. I can’t believe 2 years have flown by since we had a baby shower for my daughter! It’s late, but in cleaning up my photo files, I came upon these again so here we go. And now I realize I never shared the wedding projects!

I’m sure you will figure out…we sorta had a theme. Mostly elephants & pink.  I made some of the decorations, like this sweet little cradle using a Sizzix Cradle Die, some chipboard covered with brown cardstock, lace, pearls, felt flowers, etc.

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I also made the banner with the baby’s name to hang at the shower. The banner flags were strung on tulle. I just hung it here for a photo.

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The table centerpieces were jars with peanuts and the favors were little elephant boxes filled with chocolates.

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Of course you need a cute cake! (I didn’t make that!)

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I tied ribbons on the handle for a silverware/plate caddy and made some simple water bottle labels.

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Gifts for the princess!

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It’s wonderful to look back on these photos and think about how blessed we are now with an almost 2 year old! God is so good!

Have a great day!

 

a valentine ATC

Hello! Just popping in with another project that was left in my files. Here’s an ATC (artist trading card) from 2016 with a valentine theme. I needed to use a certain color scheme…here I used white, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, and Cherry Cobbler.

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The ticket is from the Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Ticket Sentiments, and the Cupid is Impression Obsession. The heart doily die is by Simon Says Stamp and the embossing folder is SU! Happy Heart.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner…I need to dig these supplies back out!

Have a great day!

wetlands

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass, Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands, and Thoughtful Words.

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I die cut a circle, then masked it to sponge on the inks. A small circle punch was used to mask the sun. The images were stamped in black after sponging. Then I stamped the grasses “tone on tone” on the card front for the background.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass, Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse; accessories- MFT Cross-Stitch Circles and Blueprints 21, corner rounder, 3/4″ circle punch, post-it notes, rhinestones.

Silas name frame

Good morning! Here’s another project from 2015. I was asked to make a name frame for a baby gift…with a jungle theme.

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It’s always fun to create a name frame. They turn out so different each time and can be personalized for most any theme! I used a whole bunch of sets here…SU! Do The Hula, Bodacious Bouquet, Array of Sunshine, Wild About You, Monkey Business, Tall Tales Alphabet, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

Have a great day!

there’s no topping you

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the fun Ai Mouthfuls. Here I used 4948- Hamster Mouthful. This card was made for display at the last trade show. The next show is coming up soon and just wait till you see all the new Ai images! I am loving what I’ve seen so far!

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This is about the cutest hamster I’ve seen! His mouth and hands were die cut to slip the slice of pizza in.  There are other images to have him hold as well…flower, cheese, candles! He’s quite a versatile critter! I just used the cheese as an accent piece and added a matching sentiment.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4948- Hamster Mouthful; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, MME- In Bloom, Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Banners and Word Bubbles Framelits, enamel dots, foam tape.

throwback to 2015…

Happy *cold* Sunday! Brrr…it was -7 again this morning! I am staying warm and while I was typing on the computer, I found a bunch of photos that were never shared so I guess I will be catching up with some forgotten projects! Here’s a few and I’ll pop in with more later.

We’re going back 3 years to 2015 here…lol.  First, a card made with the SU! Lotus Blossom set. The sentiment was from a little SU! incentive stamp.

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A thank you card which was a shoebox project for a stamping event that year. I love shaped cards! This one uses flowers from SU! Too Kind and a sentiment with the SU! Greetings Thinlits dies.

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An ATC which was for a swap (probably at the same event). This is Art Impressions’ Sitting Lovelle and Heavenly Bodies.

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A card I made with supplies at my friends’ craft store for their display. I can’t recall who makes the flower. Hero Arts??

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A little paper purse, dress, and shoe gift set…I don’t remember what I put in the purse but I’m guessing there was chocolate in the dress!

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And the last one for today is a card with the SU! Animal Talk set. It was inspired by a card I received for my birthday one year.

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and the inside…

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Oh, but that’s not all I found. 😉  Stay tuned…

miss you

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Through The Trees and Thoughtful Words.

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The trees were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and outlined with a light blue Copic marker. I tore the left edge and layered it over a punched scallop border. Then I added some ribbon with a few folds in it, securing it with Scor-Tape and a gold brad.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Through The Trees and Thoughtful Words; paper- vanilla, SU! Crumb Cake, brown; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, ribbon, brad, MS traditional scallop edge punch.

rustic cabin birthday

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Anything Goes” and I created a masculine card with some of the Ai Watercolor sets. I wanted to make a night-time scene with a sponged background so I didn’t use them this time with watercolor techniques.

Here I used 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set.

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I first stamped the cabin onto a 3×3 square of white cardstock and also a post-it note to create a mask.

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The cabin was then colored with Copic markers in shades of gray.

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The cabin was masked off and I also punched a 3/4″ circle to sponge a moon.

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Then the “moon” was masked to sponge the sky & ground.

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After all masks were removed, I stamped the trees and grass with black ink. Then mount it on your card!

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse; accessories- Copics, Post-it Notes, 3/4″ circle punch, enamel dots.

Dancer Wiggle Wobble

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Wiggle Wobbles.  Here I used 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble.

I wanted to create a scene with a dance floor and “lights” reflecting off the walls. I found some paper with a bokeh pattern which was perfect for the walls. Then I searched the internet for a free dance floor image to print out for my “floor”. I added a few dots of Stickles for some sparkle and paper-pieced her dress.

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Don’t forget…each Wiggle Wobble stamp set comes with matching dies (they even cut the little holes for brads!), a few mini brads, and an Action Wobble to get you started. Not only do they wiggle, but their legs “jiggle” too!

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble; paper- white, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, mini brads, Copics, Stickles.