Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's 5 O'Clock...Somewhere!! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!  

This is such a sad time of year for me...summer's winding down...school's about to start again.  That means it's back to work and less crafting time.  I'm going out with a very summery card though.  My friend requested a Margaritaville themed 60th birthday card for a friend. I wound up making two versions.  One for her and one for a retirement card I needed.  Sad to see summer go.

But...fortunately there's something VERY exciting to perk me up a bit!  Guess what??  Art Impressions will be releasing the Hobby Lobby & Michaels exclusive clear sets on the Ai website on Thursday!  Many of us don't have those stores near us so it will be wonderful to have these sets available on the Ai site. That means very soon you'll be able to get all these sets HERE.

Hampton Art/Michaels -
SC0652 Ai Crazy Cat Lady
SC0653 Ai Beach Babes
SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers 
SC0650 Ai His & Hers Gardeners 
SC6049 Ai His & Hers Flying High 
SC0677 Wine Divas
SC0678 Got Style
SC0680 Spare Me
SC0681 Get Well

Hobby Lobby -
AiCS05 - Dare to be Fabulous Clear Stamps
AiCS15 - Live Laugh Love Clear Stamps
AICS27 - Love Birds Clear Stamps
AICS28 - Chocolate Therapy Clear Stamps
AICS31 - Pamper Yourself Clear Stamps
AICS32 - Hot Java Mama Clear Stamps
AICS36 - Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps

For my first card, on the front I used...

SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers


Doesn't he look like he's enjoying life?!


Now that's my kind of clock!  I printed the clock, parrots and Margaritaville on my computer.


On the inside I used...



When you're in Margaritaville you need, well, a margarita of course.  I printed one out and stuck it in his hand.  I think he's happier this way.



For my second card I did something very similar but with a different theme.  This one's a retirement card.  I used the same image from the Campers set but I added some of the verses from the set as well.


He looks like a very happy camper to me.


Home is where you park it!  I see he's parked it under a palm tree.  Good move.


Copics used:

E02, E50, E51, E81, C00, C3, B21, B93, Y00



10 comments:

  1. Crack me up!! You always have such fun card ideas - love both versions, Renee!

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  2. What clever and funny cards - love them! I also love that the day is here when we will have the Michaels and Hobby Lobby stamps on the Ai website! Woo Hoo! I've been waiting for this because I have a long drive to either one of those stores. Thank you!!!!

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  3. Great cards, Renee! Love the beach scene you have created. SO excited that the exclusive sets will soon be available through the AI shop!😍

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  4. Oh my gosh, these are so cool, Renee!!!! LOVE how you've personalized them!! Fantastic!!!!

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  5. Super cool cards, they are awesome!!! Love them both!

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  6. Both are fantastic cards! You are so good at personalizing them and making them special to the recipient!

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  7. Both recipients are going to just love these fun cards! I couldn't pick a favourite, love them both!

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  8. Fabulous!! I love how you added the clock and birds, so perfect with this stamp!!

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