Saturday, March 28, 2015

At the Movies by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!

Hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend! I wanted to show you a fun card I made featuring the awesome At the Movies Stamp Set (sku# 4237) ! This was truly a fun card to make! I got this awesome idea from my amazingly talented DT sister, Renee! Once I saw her card, I knew I had to have a go at making one. You can see Renee's original card HERE. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Renee!!  For the film strip, I used Uptown Girls Set (sku# 4129)

Now I'm terribly sorry, but I have a really long list of copic markers....
First up:  the movie watchers:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20  lips: R27
3d glasses: C1, C3, C5, B02, R24, R27
Popcorn boxes: R24, R27
Long hair: E29, E25, E21  Long hair jeans: B91, B93, B95
Popcorn: YR21, E50, touch of E35
Left girlfriend hair: E17, E99, E97
blonde hair: Y23, Y21, E33
Long hair shirt: E35, YR23, YR21
seats: N3, N5, N7
reds: R22, 24, 27, 29
purple hat:  V12, V15
blonde shirt:  B91, B93
shoes: E21, E23
Straw: E41
Candy: E33, R20, R22, B01, B02, YR21
Film strip:
From left to right:
1)  E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
R22, R24, R27, R29
C1, C3, C5
E97, E99, E17 

2)  E11, E00, E000, R20
glasses: B41
B01, B02
hair: E31, Y35, Y32
earrings: Y38 

3)  E04, E11, E00, E000, Rf20
BG13, BG18
T1, T2, Blender
C1, C3
hair: E27, E23, E21 

4)  E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
R81, R83, R85
C1, C3, C5

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Welcome our NEW Design Team Members! Dana Warren & Diane Zechman!

We are so excited to announce our two newest members to the Ai Design Team! We hope you welcome Dana Warren & Diane Zechman! These two wonderful ladies are very talented and know they'll be a great addition to our team! You can read a little about them below and see their posts the first full week in April!

Let's welcome Dana & Diane! :)

Dana Warren - Brighton, MI
Hello, I’m Dana Warren and I live in Brighton, Michigan. I’m currently doing school full time and working in retail part time. I have been card making for about 11ish years or so and in 2011 (I think, hehe) I started my blog. Since then I have been lucky enough to be published, to be a part of a few different design teams and make some awesome friends along the way! I am mainly a card maker and my great crafty love is stamping, so I really love my stamps and inks! I love mixing stamping with different techniques and products, for example: stencils, dies, pattern paper, ink, paint and embellishments. A love of coloring has grown over the past couple years, I love using Distress Markers and Copics. I was first drawn to Ai stamps because of the hilarious sentiments, I mean who doesn’t love a funny card! And of course they have awesome images to go with the funny sentiments!! I’m so excited to be a part of the Ai Design Team and looking forward to sharing my cards with all the Ai fans!!

Diane Zechman - Towanda, PA
Hello! I am Diane Zechman from northeastern Pennsylvania and I am happy to have the opportunity to share my paper-crafting projects with you. In a few months I will have been happily married to my wonderful husband for 30 years. We have two daughters who are both married now which leaves us as empty-nesters except for one spoiled little dog! I’m also known as "Cookiestamper" on the internet because I love cookies and in the past I've enjoyed creating designs on them with a collection of cookie stamps.
I have been actively rubber stamping and paper-crafting since the year 2000 and was quickly hooked on this hobby! Along the way I have been blessed to be a part of several design teams which started with the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen in 2005. I love working with many different styles, creating cards and various 3-D items. I enjoy doing different techniques (one of my faves is paper piecing) and designing my own templates. Some of my favorite products are the Scor-Pal, Copic markers, and dies. I enjoy all styles of stamps but I am especially drawn to whimsical images. Art Impressions has wonderful characters, which paired with their witty sentiments just make me chuckle and hopefully bring a smile to others. I am honored to be working with Art Impressions and I hope you enjoy the projects I will create! 

Easter Place Setting

 Hello Ai Fans!

I am planning on having family over for Easter dinner was wondering how I could spruce up my table. Then it hit me..... use my Easter stamps from Art Impressions! I made place cards for everyone using the Easter Basket (sku#4117), napkin holders using the small Easter chicks (sku#4025) and goodie bags using Basket Bunnies (sku#4021). 

Sample of how my table will look

Copics used:
Basket: E43, E44, E47
Skin E00, E02, R20
Bunny Outfit: T1
Eggs: R81, Y11, YG61, BV00, BOO
Chicks: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR09, E55, B0000, T0

Something I am trying to do is think how I can use what I have on hand for more than just card making. This is a perfect example of how you can use your stamps for more than just cards. I hope all my guests will feel special knowing I took the time to decorate my table with love. Thanks Ai for making such cute images to inspire me with!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Challenge 156 - "Spring Colors" Challenge + NEW Windows to the World!

Welcome! Welcome!
Welcome back Ai Fans!

We're getting ready to kick off a new challenge!
Now, I'll probably lose you to frantically scrolling! Haha!
But before we get started, we need to announce last week's winners!

Top spot from our "Vintage Vibe" challenge goes to ...

Congratulations Linda!
We loved that vintage paper paired with a perfect vintage wine! Contact with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congratulations Amy & Melissa! We loved your awesome vintage inspired images! Contact with your address and a stamp set of your choice!

Let's kick off our new release and a new challenge!

This week, we want to see those spring colors! Whether pastels or you're just thinking of Easter eggs ... bring on those bright and fun colors. You could also take a peek at some spring flowers to draw inspiration from!

Our designers are here this week with our brand new Windows to the World launch! We also have an awesome new Ai Window Die! Check it out!

ReneƩ using Antiques Window (M4587)

WOW! Way to go DT! Love all the different amazing images!

Ok, now it's your turn! Upload your image below to be entered to win Ai Stamps!
You can also share your images on Facebook or Instagram by using hashtag #AiStamps!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!