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WINNER – Congratulations to Beverly Ballard Sizemore – this week’s lucky winner! What better prize than the one you pick out yourself?!?!?!? One lucky winner is going shopping at the Art Impressions online store! YAHOOOOO!!!!!!! Why not you eh? To enter to win 1. Follow Art Impressions on Facebook – CLICK HERE 2. CLICK HERE to enter your name into the draw! Contest closes Friday, June 5th at midnight MST. Good luck everyone!

Art  Impressions stamps capture real life for so many women. The confident ladies strutting their stuff in the Girlfriends Make the Best Accessories stamp reminds me of me and my friends when we go for lunch. I wanted to make the ladies a bit glitzy so I used the paper piecing technique on their sunglasses and purses. A little glitter goes a long way! I also tried something different for me, I applied Ranger Tim Holtz Oxide inks onto foiled Therm O Web Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates paper. It turned out really well. The inked and foiled background looks like a Vegas night sky. Here’s how I created this look: 1. Stamp the Art Impressions Girlfriend stamp on watercolor paper and fussy-cut the ladies. 2. Stamp the Ranger Oxide Inks on a non-porous surface and add water, using a paintbrush paint your stamped image 3. Stamp the image a second…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with two cards featuring  the Art Impressions Succulents stamps and dies set.  These stamps are so pretty and succulents are so trendy right now! I stamped them with Ranger Archival Black Ink , coloured them with Chameleon pens. Next I cut them out with the coordinating dies and stuck everything together with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares are perfect for adding dimension to a row of succulents.  I put a coat of Glossy Accents on a few of the flowers to add some gloss and dimension and dabbed some Stickles glitter glue on some of the foliage.  Small details but it’s the little things that make cards extra special. The background patterned paper is from this wood and gingham basics paper pad from Simple Stories.  This paper pad is HUGE and has awesome colors and patterns. Thanks for…

SPA DAY! At home!!!! I found this super cute project Kim Gowdy designed from 2017 featuring Art Impressions and I just had to re-share. How wonderful would these be to receive in the mail! I think I am going to make one for my Mom and the gift card is going to be for my Dad giving her a massage! GIGGLE GIGGLE! Right now – I appreciate Art Impressions stamps EVEN MORE! They make me giggle. and we could all use some giggles amongst all the worry. Be sure to pop on over to their website and find a stamp or two that makes you giggle. Then make a card and mail a giggle to someone you love! We can’t go to our favourite massage therapist right now….BUT we can still send MAIL! Now more than ever! May today be filled with warm cuddles with your family. Stay Home -Stay…

Let the celebrating begin! HO HO HO! How the contest works. Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing four or five prize packages with you.  There will be 58 WINNERS! Visit the prize sponsor on Facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. Please take the time to visit our sponsors. Without our amazing sponsors, this contest would not be possible! Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more than once if you enter your name each and every day! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Scroll down to see the prizes – to find the links to visit the sponsors AND to enter your name to win today’s prizes. Day#4 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Art ImpressionsPrize includes the Art Impressions Christmas Kitty Flip Card featuring adorable front and…

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of Christmas cards featuring the Christmas Carolers Art Impressions stamp set.  Where I live, the days are very short right now as we approach the winter solstice and I like to keep busy during the long evenings.  One of my favourite things to do is putz around with my craft supplies and make cards.  I often listen to an audiobook while I am crafting.  It’s a great way to multi-task if you can ‘read’ and create at the same time.  Forgive the artificial light on these photographs – as I mentioned, the days are short and it is dark when I go to work and dark when I come home.Here’s the stamp set I used.  I notice that it’s no longer available from the Art Impressions website, but you can buy it from many other retailers.  Alternatively, Art Impressions has other beautiful…

Can you smell it …. can you feel it ….. ? Fall is here and that means Christmas is right around the corner. Oh, for a card/tag maker this is the “funnest” time of the year. Break out ALL your Christmas stamps and your favorite mediums and create until the reindeer fly. This is what I have started my “Christmas card/tag journey” with, for 2019. I pulled out 3 of my favorite “Art Impressions”,  Christmas sets then pulled out some of my favorite mediums, some paint, fiber, and ribbon. First I stamped and colored my images. Yes, because I love the light fastness of pigment ink I pulled out my “VersaFine” quick-dry pigment ink and stamped the images that I wanted to color. Coloring was easy with my artist quality pencil crayons and I used Gamsol to blend. Now for the tag background …. this was easy & crazy quick!…

Hello! Kim here, sharing a cute, birthday card I’ve recently made! As I rummaged through my stash of previously made cards, I realized I was getting low on birthday cards! This will be a quick card to make multiples of, to have on hand! For this card, I have used my Art Impression’s Cupcake BFFs stamp. I stamped it to the left side of a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Superstock. My sentiment was stamped separately and cut with a circle punch. I colored the image with my NEW Chameleon Fineliner Pens, I adore them! Like their big sisters, the Chameleon Pens, the Fineliners can provide tonal, colour transitions like magic! Think how beautiful your journals and planners can be! Here, however I have coloured my image using dots and lines – it is such a FUN way to colour smaller images! I’ve added a narrow strip of patterned paper to…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Carla Hundley – this week’s lucky winner! Oh, how we LOVE Wednesdays! It really is the BEST day of the week. This week Art Impressions has put together a fabulous prize package for one lucky winner! Someone is going home with this selection of Art Impressions Clear Stamps! YAHOOOO! These stamps will bring a smile to everyone’s face! To enter to win this assortment of Art Impressions Clear Stamps… 1. Visit Art Impressions on Facebook – CLICK HERE – Tell them Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sent you 2. Leave a comment right here in this blog post. You have until Friday, July 26th at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Welcome back crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I have a fun little Friend Card to share that I created using a fun new stamp set from Art Impressions. Here are all of the details. Project Recipe Art Impressions- Texting BFF’s Stamp Set Kelly Creates- Black Ink and Acrylic Blocks Ranger- Distress Oxide Ink (Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers) Ranger – Stickles- Diamond Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Crafty Foam Tape White, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser Chameleon Coloured Pencils White Cardstock First I stamped my images onto white cardstock using Black Kelly Creates Ink and Acrylic Blocks. Then using Chameleon Coloured Pencils, I added colour to my stamped images. These pencils are so very easy to shade and mix. I cut down the cardstock to my card front size. Then using Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink, and my blending tool to add the…