Saturday, October 1, 2016

Placecard cuties


     Wow!  The first day of October already.  That means all the fall and winter holidays are creeping up on us fast.  If you have parties in your plans I have a super cute way to dress up your table.
     Art Impressions has just released two sets of place card die sets.  The first one, Cat and Owl, lets you create the two cuties above and the other, Christmas, makes the two frosties below.  I didn't use all the dies in either set and trust me you are NOT restricted in ANY way from making tons of different kinds of characters from the dies.  Just mix and make your own.  You can find lots of examples of what you can make right here on AI's Pinterest boards.


Here are the two die sets.
 Cat & Owl Placecard Set Christmas Placecard Set
Happy October!
Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies Cat and Owl:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections
Ink--Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Art Impressions "Cat and Owl Placecard Set"

Supplies Christmas:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections
Tools--Art Impressions "Christmas Placecard set

Friday, September 30, 2016

Watercolor Flower


     I have another Purple Onion Designs card to share today.  This one was made with this sweet Flower image.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed in white, then I watercolored.  I used POD's Grass stamp and one of their sentiments to finish the card off.



     Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Mine is super busy with lots of fun stuff.
     Be blessed!
Tracy


Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL 10 lb. cold press watercolor, MFT, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Grass", Stephanie Ackerman Designs "Heart Flower" and "Flower Quotes"
Ink--Versamark, Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, Memento Bamboo Shoots, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 and 3
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Up, up, and away


     Is this one bright or what!?!  LOL  This was my first attempt at inking an embossing folder.  Next time I'll check for stray ink in the creases, but for right now we're calling them sun spots.  LOL
     The bear, balloon, and sentiment are from Purple Onion Designs.  I stamped the bear and cut off the sparkler he is holding so I could put the balloons in his hand.  I didn't stamp the balloon strings so I could add the embroidery floss.  Hope the happy yellow brightens you day.


Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL 140 lb. cold press watercolor, Recollections, Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Bubbly", "Balloon", and sentiment
Ink--Heidi Swapp Mustard, Archival Jet Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--WeRMemory Keepers embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, DMC embroidery floss, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Manger scene


     Today I am sharing the adorable Nativity Mini TryFold from Art Impressions.  

Nativity MTF

     I decided to try a bit of a different way to use the stamp set instead of the tri-fold design.  For my card I used three pieces of watercolor paper.  The first two were scored on the left, adhered together along the left side and then the pair were adhered to the last piece that baby Jesus was stamped on.  I then tied some hemp cord around the score line.  The card stands up slightly fanned so you can see all the layers.
     My coloring was done in watercolor style with several different products.



     You can find this wonderful set in the AI store or your favorite online retailer like Simon Says Stamp or Ellen Hutson.
Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL 140 lb. cold press watercolor
Stamps--Art Impressions "Nativity Mini Tryfold
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, mixture of Marvy, Distress Markers and inks, and Recollections markers
Tools--dies that accompany the stamp set
Miscellaneous--hemp cord

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wonderful


My crafty mojo seems to be taking it's time helping me out lately.  Maybe if the temps would cool off I'd be more in the mood.
Today I have some Purple Onion Designs cuteness to share with you.  I've combined three stamps and a sentiment for this card.  I've been playing a lot with my watercolors lately so you'll be seeing them on a LOT of my posts.


Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL 140 lb. cold press watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Blooms", "Flit and Flutter", "Tucker", and sentiment
Ink--Gansai Tambi Watercolor paints, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Mini Misti

Monday, September 19, 2016

Old barn


I have another card today to share using one of the newest watercolor mini sets from Art Impressions.


Old Barn Mini Set
I also used some stamps from the Flower set and Foliage set 1.  That's one of the really great things about the Art Impressions watercolor stamp sets.  You can mix stamps from all the sets to create your scenes.
Still trying to work out my color combos.  Those front purple plants are a little LOT bright.  LOL


Be blessed!
Tracy

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Covered bridge


I was chomping at the bit to get back home to the huge package of new Art Impressions goodies waiting for me.  Today I'm sharing a card I created with one of the watercolor sets.  I used a combination of  Distress markers and inks to stamp the images. 

Covered Bridge Mini Set

I'm still learning a lot about using these stamps.


Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Friday, September 9, 2016

Our trip out west

WARNING:  Picture heavy

Hubby and I just spent three weeks exploring in California, Oregon, and Washington.  Thought I'd share a few of the pics I took.  I am NOT a great photographer and truthfully these sights can only really be appreciated in person.  Maybe they'll inspire you to check them out if you haven't already.

I do have a card front made but that's as far as I've gotten.  So many things to catch up on after being away for three weeks. Be back in the bloggie world as quick as I can.
Tracy

Redwoods National Forest, CA




Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Yosemite National Park, CA


King's Canyon National Park, CA


Death Valley, CA



Mt. Whitney, CA


Ancient Bristle Cone Pine Forest, CA


Mt. Shasta, CA 

Crater Lake, OR

Mt. Hood, OR




Multnomah Falls, OR


Mt. St. Helens, WA


 Mt. Ranier, WA


Saturday, September 3, 2016

I'm back!!!!

Hello dear friends!  Hubby and I are back from our three week vacation in the western US.  It was an amazing trip to say the least.  I was looking forward to sharing some photos with you but that will have to wait a bit.  I have come home to what I hope is only a dead computer monitor.  Since its  Labor Day weekend I know I'm better off waiting to deal with it until next week.
I'm looking forward to sharing new projects with you using a ton of new Art Impression goodies I got.
Be visiting  you all soon.
Big hugs,
Tracy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Let's go bowling


     Sharing another one of the multi-stamp sets from Art Impressions made exclusively for Michaels craft stores.  This one is called Spare Me.  Once again I've used my Prismas.


     Hope your day is a strike.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Papermania "Happy Days", Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Spare Me"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bear hugs


     Like bear hugs?  Here's the real deal.  LOL  The sweet Blueberry and his forest background are from Purple Onion Designs.  This one is done in Prismas.


     Have a blessed day with bear hugs from me.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Blueberry" and "2 Forests"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs die
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord