Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Galentine for my besties - Copic colored Art Impressions Image

👉 Life is better when you're laughing.

Hey there,

Quilts, friends, cardmaking, holidays...these are a few of my favorite things!  I thought this adorable Art Impressions image was the perfect way to tell my friends how much I treasure them this Valentines day. These ladies are some of the loveliest, most talented and inspiring women I know and I appreciate any chance I get to thank them for their support and love. Since they know I adore everything quilts, they'll know this card comes from my heart.  

This sentiment is such a clever play on words and, of course, we know it takes a block of friends (kind of like a village) to help us navigate through this "crazy quilt of life."  I was excited to find this bright colored sewing themed DP in my stash to embellish my die cut card base. The background layer dies were included with the set, along with several other fun embellishments that I'll use on another card.  

Here's what I used:
  1. This Sizzix 5 x 7 Framelits die set.
  2. Art Impressions stamp 
  3. Copic Markers
  4. Friends die (not sure what brand)
  5. Tonic Studio Nuvo drops - Red, Blue
  6. Rick rack trim
  7. Computer generated inside sentiment.
Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something fabulous.

Playing along with:
        Always Fun Challenges
        Crafting From the Heart
        Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge
        The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
        Creative With Stamps
        Fab and Funky Challenge
        Just Us Girls


  1. Oh Nancy, I love the images of the Art Impressions ladies! I have several of those stamps myself. Love the way you've coloured them and twist card base to spotlight the image. Your choice of patterned papers and complimentary rick-rack is brilliant, continuing that quilt theme from the image. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Super cool! Love the hearts on the quilt for our challenge! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  3. Your coloring is so over-the-top wonderful! Love this fun and friendly card, Nancy. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks - we NEED it!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Maureen. I always love seeing you at Sandy's classes. We certainly do need time to clear our minds with creative thoughts and hang with our crafty soulmates.

  4. Your card makes my heart melt; not only is it supremely pretty (love the quilt theme), but it's infused with such love for your crafting friends! You're blessed to have such wonderful people in your life-and you're ever so sweet to let them know how deeply you treasure their friendship! So thrilled you shared this in the JUGS gallery!

  5. These look as if they are having a great many laughs. Lovely design. Thank you for joining in The Crafting From the Heart Challenge.

  6. Nancy What a delightful girlfriend card. Indeed this wonderful sentiment tells it all. Good girlfriends are most often what keep us going during times of stress and help us weather the storms. The papers and colouring on this card are simply awesome. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Feminine Challenge this week.

  7. GREAT card! I love the interactive portion and that stamp is adorable!! Thanks for joining the heart challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS