Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow friend


     Not enough snow the other day to make a snowman so this paper one will have to do.  He's part of Art Impressions Sparkle and Cheer set.  I also used the snowflakes from the Ugly Sweater and Merriest sets.

4935 - Sparkle & Cheer Set

For the background I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes.  Then I took some watered down white acrylic paint and added splatters.  Mr. Snowman was fussy cut and popped up on foam.


     Have a blessed and warm day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sparkle and Cheer", "Ugly Sweater", and "Merriest" sets
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copic Multiliner pen
Miscellaneous--white acrylic paint, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ugly sweater


Well, for those of you familiar with the old Christmas cartoon, The Year Without a Santa Claus, I'll just let you know that Mrs. Claus has worked her magic again and gotten Heat Miser to allow it to snow in Southtown.  LOL  Yep, it snowed in the coastal counties of Mississippi yesterday, an extremely rare occurrence.  It was even cold enough for it to stick.  Just a light dusting so the remnants are quickly melting in the sun this morning.
     This lady from Art Impressions would have felt quite comfortable here yesterday because it was definitely sweater weather, ugly or not.  You can find the Ugly Sweater stamp set at your local Michael's craft store.


     Still in the thirties most of today so I'll be inside staying warm.  Hope you're toasty too.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--LilyBee Design "Jingle", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ugly Sweater"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--CC Designs Make a Tag dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies, Paper Smooches Swag die
Miscellaneous--Bakers twine

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yule cheer


     The days are ticking by and I hope they ARE filled with holiday cheer.  Yule the snowman from Purple Onion Designs is out spreading his own cheer.
     I re-stamped his scarf and popped it up with foam for a little dimension.  Gave it lots of sparkle too.  For the background I covered a white mat with Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink and splattered it with water and a little watered down white acrylic paint.


     Wishing you blessings and cheer!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink
Tools--Lil Inker Designs Instant Camera die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, white acrylic paint, Celebration ribbon

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas cheer


     Sharing another one of Art Impressions fun PopCards, Reindeer PopCard available at your local Michael's craft store.
     I stamped him on some kraft cardstock, colored with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to his Christmas lights.


     The days before Christmas are disappearing fast.  Enjoy!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Reindeer PopCard"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies, Tim Holtz Tree Line Thinlits die, accompanying dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Offray ribbon

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Singing trio


     Everybody makes the cutest shaker cards but I just can't seem to make one without some kind of issue.  I got the foam built up high enough for the Twinklets I added to shake freely but I put too many in.  Then when I tried to remove some they got all stuck in the glue I had used to put the backing on.  sigh...not sure if I'll try one again.  LOL
     Anyway, this singing trio stamp set called Merriest from Art Impressions is another one of the sets that can be found at your local Michaels crafts stores.
  Sorry for the camera reflection in the acetate.  LOL


     Enjoy the season!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Merriest"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copics
Tools--MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge frames dies
Miscellaneous--white fun foam, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Twinklets

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Top Dog


     Art Impressions has done it again with a new kind of interactive stamp and die set.  Dog Mouthful is one of the new Mouthful sets.


     The accompanying dies allow you to add cuts in your images where different elements can be added.  Here I've added a tongue and a bone in the pups mouth after using the die to cut the opening.


Copics Used:
dog E37, E97, E99, E00, E01, E11
bone E51, E53

 Lots of fun huh.
     Have a blessed day!  I'm off tonight to see a Cirque du Soleil show with my mom and daughter.  YAY!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Glitz "Vintage Blue", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Dog Mouthful", Inkadinkadoo "Somerset Alphabet"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--MFT Die-namics Mini Cloud Edges stencil; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Stitched Circles dies, and A2 Card Curved Edge die; Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies,
Verve Flag It dies; accompanying stamp set dies

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Waitin' for Santa


     It's chilly here but I know that some places are much more than that.  Sugar Plum and Peppermint are waiting for Santa in their cozy home.  These sweeties from Purple Onion Designs are part of the latest release, Twas the Night Before Christmas.  They and the rest of the stamps at POD are still on sale for the holidays at 25% off through December 8th.


     Think I might have to take a nice nap like this later myself.  hee hee
     Have an awesome day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--LilyBee Designs "Jingle", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles


Monday, November 27, 2017

Santa Pop


     I have some more Christmas fun from Art Impressions to share today.  The Santa PopCard set can be found at your local Michaels craft stores.
     Just open up the card and Old St. Nick pops up for some dimensional fun.


     Here's another close up of the jolly old man.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Santa PopCard"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Instant  Camera die


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas pups


     People are usually either in the cat camp or dog camp.  We're dog lovers around here so I really had fun working with these fun pups from Art Impressions.  They're part of the Santa Paws set.

4937 - Santa Paws Set

     I split the panel diagonally and used the small stamps in the set to create the background.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Santa Paws set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon

Friday, November 24, 2017

O Christmas tree


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In celebration of the hop, Sandy Allnock is giving away spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the bloghop - so be sure to comment everywhere! If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded. Winner will be posted on Sandy’s blog on December 1, 2017. Good luck!

     My card today uses stamps from the newest release from Purple Onion Designs, Twas the Night Before Christmas.  And guess what!!!!  You can buy them and all the other stamps in the POD store for 25% off starting today through December 8th.


     For my card I have used Red, Claus, and the Pine tree Farm stamps.  The pines were fussy cut and popped up over the lightly inked background.  Red and Claus were also fussy cut and popped up.  I added some snow with a splatter of watered down white acrylic paint.


     Here's the hop list.  Have fun and don't forget to comment for a chance on that Sandy Allnock class.  Woohoo!

 Tracy MacDonald (you're here)
     Happy shopping!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Grey, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Copics
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies
Miscellaneous--white acrylic paint

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Turkey "dressing"


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
These crazy gobblers are from Art Impressions Full of Thanks set.

4939 - Full of Thanks Set


Enjoy this day of thanksgiving for all the blessings we have received.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Full of Thanks set"
Ink--Copics, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Sizzix Tim Holtz Starbright embossing folder, Quickutz Nesting Circles

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Too full


     Wish I could say this is just me at Thanksgiving, but I seem to always eat too much.  LOL  These fun critters from Art Impressions are part of the Full of Thanks set.  

4939 - Full of Thanks Set

Poor little bellies.


Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "
Ink--Copics
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies, Spellbinders Classic Hearts dies
Miscellaneous--button and hemp cord from my stash

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sparkle and Cheer


     Ready for some more snowmen.  This cutie and his friends are from Art Impressions new Sparkle and Cheer clear stamp set.


     Nothing like being with friends for the holidays.


     Lots more new release cards to share so stay tuned.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Merry", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fa La La


     It's definitely the time to be stocking up on your Christmas card makes.  Today I'm sharing one of Art Impressions new PopCard sets, Singing Snowmen.


     I have them peeking through the front of may card with an aperture, but when you open it up the fun really gets started.  The popcard design allows those jolly singers to pop out of the card for lots of dimension.


     I'll be sharing lots more of the new Christmas releases from Art Impressions.  Several clear stamp sets were just released in the store today.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts "Jolly", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--accompanying dies and the Art Impressions PopCard Template, Spellbinders Classic Circles and Scalloped Circle dies


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Over the river and through the woods


     Just in time for Christmas card making Purple Onion Designs has a brand new release of adorable festive images, Twas the Night Before Christmas.  For my card I've used Theodore and Little and Egg Nog the owl.  I also used a couple of older POD stamps for the background scene.
     Make sure you check out the blog here to see examples of all the stamps available.



     The whole collection consists of 22 stamps and is available at a discounted rate for $95.00 through November 19th.  There are also two new sentiment sets available.


Happy shopping!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Smoky Gray, Copics, Sharpie white paint pen