Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Feeling Frosty" Challenge Winners

Hello Ai Fans!

I'm here to announce the winners from our last challenge of 2014! We had such a wonderful year and the last week before New Years, our DT will be sharing their personal 'Top 3 of 2014' on our blog!

Without further ado ...

The Top Spot for our "Feeling Frosty" challenge is ...
Congratulations Joni! We just loved your Holiday Wishes card! Fabulous coloring! And love the 'frosty' bird! Contact to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congratulations Anita and Geri! We loved your adorable frosty cards! Contact with your address and stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Welp! That's it for 2014! Our designers are officially on Christmas Break! They'll be back starting December 24 for their 'Top 3 of 2014'! Our next challenge will start January 2!

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Ai!

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Hello Ai Fans!

Ugly Christmas sweaters seem to be all the rage right now. When I saw this Ugly Sweater Set (sku #4350), I knew I had to have it in my Ai Stamp Collection.

I have some friends that wear their "ugly" sweaters on Christmas Day so this will be the perfect card for them this year LOL!

On the inside of the card I used the Bright With Joy sentiment (sku# 4078) and some die cut pieces out of the leftover paper scraps to finish off the card!

Copics Used:
R20, R24, R27, R29
E00, E11, E50, E51, E53
G82, G85, G99
C1, C5, C7, C9

It's one week away until Christmas! I can't believe how fast it snuck up on us! I just want to wish everyone the happiest of the holiday season and a huge Merry Christmas to all!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seasons Greetings by Sherry Eckblad

Hello Ai Fans!

Sherry here today and once again I am sharing a card using Polar Phil.

I cut and colored several of these images and they are sitting on my craft table just waiting to be used.

(Copics used: N0, YG03, YG13, R30)

For today's card I just colored the image and fussy cut it out. I layered my papers on top of the card base and then stamped the greeting. I added foam tape to Polar Phil to make him pop just a little. The Seasons is a die that I cut out 5 times and stacked on top of each other to give it some dimension. Next I added a few sequins and the card was complete. 

This card took me less than 10 minutes from start to finish. I just love a quick and easy card.

I will be back next Wednesday to share with you my three favorite cards from this past year.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa & Penguins by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I'm sneaking in one more Christmas card...using the lovely Santa & Penguins (Sku #4170) today:
I think this stamp is adorable!  And I have used Merry Christmas (Sku #4166) for my sentiment banner. I've added my favourite embellishment - enamel dots, in a couple of coordinating colours. 

There is still time for you to join in our Feeling Frosty challenge!  Click here to link up your creation - there are always wonderful prizes to be won.  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2015!
Copic markers used: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Greys/Blacks - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Greens - YG63, YG03, YG01
Aquas - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Golds - Y26, Y23
Reds - R59, R27, R24, R22, R20

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gorilla by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!  

I hope you had a great weekend and ready for another fabulous week!
I'm sharing a card using the Gorilla (SKU# M1182), isn't he adorable?  
I just love him and I decided to color him with some watercolor pencils.  

I stamped him with archival black ink on watercolor paper and color away!  
Simple and very relaxing, I finished the card with a few add-ons, Viola!

Have a great day and happy coloring!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Monkey gift card holder by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a gift card holder with you.
I had a clear case from one of my kids iPods lying around so I decided to repurpose it.

I used the adorable  Owl & Monkey Mini Set (Sku#4405)
from the mini Front & Backs line.

I decorated the inside as well as the front.  You can see the backside of the monkey here.

 The Congratulations verse is from Hats Off Set (Sku#4289).

I think this fun set makes such a cute gift and it's perfect for a girl or a boy!
My "little monkey" phrase was computer generated.