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Creativation Cards

It seems like Creativation is already a distant memory, but I wanted to do a post showing some of things I made in the classes I took at the show.  There are some that are missing as they were unfit to be shown.

I have sorted them in my head into “must haves”, “Wish list cute”  “cute but not for me” and “unfit (you won’t see these as the garbage man has already erased them from my life)”.  You can decide which is which.

Here they are:

Lawn Fawn






Waffle Flower


























Art Impressions




Wendy Vecchi





Too Much Morning!

I thought it might be fun to combine a coffee themed card with the oh so trendy right now flamingos.  I have some great new flamingo stamps, but when I got looking at my stash it was this older one from Art Impressions that had the perfect image to go with the  Crackerbox Palace sentiment that I wanted to use.

i watercoloured the background and used Copics on the popped up elements.  The message is don’t spill your coffee no matter what happens!



Supplies:  Art Impressions Flamingo Set stamp set, Crackerbox Palace sentiment stamp, Distress Watercolor paper, Gambnsai Tambi wateercolours, Copic markers,  Janes Doodles Coffee Time Set, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Recollections White embossing powder,Recollections cardstock, Pico embellisher, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor Tape

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop # 5

One of the earliest stamps that I ever bought was a coffee cup gift card holder from Art Impressions.  Gift cards were just becoming an alternative for the hard to buy for crowd.

I always enjoy pulling out an old stamp set and giving it a new treatment or technique.

In this case, I embossed a background with a coffee bean embossing folder from Sizzix  and  then gave it a light sponging treatment.  I put a coating of white embellisher on the lid to give it dimension and make it shine a bit.  I added a couple of star shaped paper clips to hold the lid of the card down and to keep the gift card in place.



Supplies:  Art Impressions Coffee Keeper stamp set,  Sizzix Coffee Set embossing folder, Hero Arts dye ink, Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress,  Stampin up corrugated kraft cardstock,  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, Zots 3D dots, Scor tape

Work it Wednesday- Simon Says Stamp Challenge

The challenge for Work it Wednesday this week is Let it Snow.  Since the blog challenge is featuring Art Impressions stamps, I decided to use one of my AI stamps.  Only one jumped out at me as being suitable for a Let it Snow theme.  I am glad it did jump out at me, because I realized that having a Misti was a game changer in making this tri-fold card.  It was SO MUCH easier to line up the stamps in just the right place.  If I didn’t have to wait for the “snow” to dry, this card would have taken me less than half the time it took before I had the Misti.

If I had realized how well it was going to turn out, I would have made about six cards assembly line style, while I had the Misti out.





Supplies:  Art Impressions Village TF stamp set, Lawn Fawn Let it Snow die, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Irresistble  Pico Embellisher.


AI Challenge Sandra Shakes her Booty

Art Impressions Blog

Sandra made a card with  an action wobbler to enter into the latest AI Challenge.  I believe this stamp set was originally for a Valentine’s Card but looks great in this more general purpose card.

lets hang out Sandra AI Challenge

In this card the head shakes on the action wobbler.   You will have to take my word for it.  My camera is still hanging his head in shame from the picture I tried to capture of the Glow in the Dark image on my last Halloween card.  No amount of coaxing from me is going to get my camera to catch the wobbler wobbling!


Supplies:AI Owl and Monkey Mini and Main Squeeze Cat stamp sets, Authentique patterned paper, Bazzill and X-Press It card stock, Copic markers, unknown ribbon and brads

Art Impressions – In with the NEW Challenge

This challenge is about using your newest AI stamp.  For me this is one that I picked up at Michaels called I don’t seem to have a Name, but since it is about drinking wine, into my cart it went.



Supplies:  Art Impression stamp, Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Forest woodgrain paper, Pebbles Sunny Side patterned paper, Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames, Recollections card base, copic markers and Scor tape.


How cool is this? Cheri from Art Impressions was kind enough to let me know that the name of the stamp set is Wine Divas!



Sandra and I had a lot of fun with the challenge over at the Art Impressions Blog!   The challenge was to take a AI Christmas stamp and use it on a card that was not a Christmas card.  That is to say….de-Christmas it.

Here is the original stamp:


And here is Sandra’s challenge entry:

AI Challenge Sandra

Here is how she did it:

Sweater was stamped, cut out and traced upside down on pattern paper and then cut out again. Drew in the lines.  The rest was coloured with Copic markers.

Supplies:  Art Impressions Ugly Sweater Stamp set.  X-pressit Cardstock,  Doodlebug patterned paper, Michaels ribbon, Memento ink, Copic markers and a toothpick.

Check out my entry in the post called De-Christmased II (If Hollywood can do it, so can I)

De-Christmas II

My entry into the Art Impression current Challengeis pictured below.  The challenge was to take an AI Christmas stamp and use it in a non-Christmasy  way.  I am posting the original first so that you can witness the transformation.

Reindeer games

Here is my entry:


Supplies:  Art Impressions Reindeer Games Set, Copic Markers, x-pressit and Recollections cardstock, WeR  and Teresa Collins enamel dots, Simon says Stamp Stitched Banner, Inkadinkadoo sentiment stamp, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker,  Martha Stewart bow punch, Pazzles Cutter for hat, Scor tape.

P.S.   I want to assure you that no  Art Impression stamps were harmed in the making of this card!