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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.

stop drop and pray

Hello! I am sharing a card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet. They are both from the Creative Worship line but I wanted to show how they can be used in card-making as well.

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This is CAS… I just stamped, colored with Copics, and popped my panel up on a sheet of white craft foam. A few drops of Stickles were added to the little dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, accessories- Copics, Stickles, foam craft sheet, Scor-Tape.

birthday fox

Hello! Can you believe 2017 has almost come to a close? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings come your way in 2018!

I am sharing a quick card today using a few of the December Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words.

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I used a stamp positioning tool (the MISTI) to make this a super easy card to create. The trees were stamped onto both white cardstock and blue patterned paper. Then the top of the white piece was cut away to create a snowy hill. The fox and bird were then stamped to finish the scene.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake and retired Prints Pack; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- MISTI tool, MFT Blueprints 21.

Christmas bear

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a day of peace and joy with family and friends to share it with as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

Here’s a quick card today using two Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes; paper- white, blue, glitter white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse; accessories- foam dots, Stickles.

forgiven

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW December release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Woodland (the December 2017 Stamp of the Month), Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is.

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Forgiveness. Something I really struggle with. Maybe you do too? But we need to remember to forgive, because God always forgives us. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland, Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is; paper- white, brown; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, and Gumball Green.

Top 10 Ai for 2017

Hello friends and happy Monday!

This week on the Ai blog we are sharing our top 10 favorites from 2017.  Again, I have to say that I love ALL the hilarious and heart-warming Ai images I have worked with throughout the year.  It is so difficult to narrow down my favorites to only 10!  Here’s a few of my faves from this year. Click on each pic for more info!

I love the black & white with a pop of pink using the now retired Twins. You can pop just about any Ai image in this fun layout!

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Yoga Yolanda reminds me of a dear friend who I miss working with! Paired with favorite colors, I love this gal!

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Next up are two projects for the sweet little ones! I loved getting “more bang for my buck” by using the birthday cow from the Udderly Fantastic Set for a baby card!

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And it was SO much fun using Little Sprout (also now retired) to make some cute onesies again!

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The new Wiggle Wobbles this year are soooo much fun! This guy from Cowboy Wiggle Wobble just makes me smile!

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Here’s a couple of Halloween projects. The first is a card with a battery operated tea light inside using Holiday Mansion and the Accessory Set.

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Putting Glow-in-the-Dark paint on the Skeleton Wiggle Wobble brought him to a whole new dimension! So fun! Click on the pic to see the whole card.

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I loved making this wine tag (Old Bat Set) as much as I loved giving it to a friend!

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This was my first time trying wood slice ornaments and I was pretty happy with the results. Here I used Singing Snowmen PopCard and Nativity MTF. Although they are SO CUTE as intended, the interactive card sets are not limited to making interactive cards!

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And last, but not least, I loved making this sweet Christmas tag using the Christmas Wonder Set.

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I also wanted to choose one of the new Mouthfuls cards but I already chose my limit. They are one of my new favorites!!  I’ve only shared 3 of the cards I made so far, so watch for more of this fun new line!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of our projects throughout the year on the Ai blog. Very soon we will share lots of fun cards in the new year! I’m looking forward to it!

Have a blessed Christmas and a great 2018!

Diane Signature Medium size

anniversary silhouettes

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW December release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Woodland (the December 2017 Stamp of the Month), Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass, and Thoughtful Words.

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I sponged the background, masking the water first. Then I masked the sun with a punched circle. So easy but it always looks pretty!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland, Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, navy; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Peach Parfait; accessories- circle punch, post-it notes, rhinestones.

meow-ch

Hello friends!  Art Impressions is taking a break (for the holiday) from the challenges this week but we are still featuring some new sets that you’ll love! Today the team has samples of the new Art Impressions Work & Play and Funny Farm sets! Here I used 4933- Catastrophy Set.

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If you are a cat lover (and even if you’re not!), this set is a must-have. I love that “meow-ch” sentiment!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4933- Catastrophy Set; paper- white, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.