Thursday, October 2, 2014

Challenge 145 - "Holiday Sparkle" + Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello Ai Fans!
Welcome to week two of our Holiday Sparkle Challenge!
Plus, a fun Holiday Blog Hop featuring our brand new Christmas stamps!

Before we get to the blog hop fun, we have a brand new launch of our Christmas 2014 stamps!
These cute images are perfect for the holidays! Fun to color and so cute to share!
You can find all the stamps in this line here.

Last week, we launched our new Ai Shakers!
These two cute sets use Action Wobbles to add a fun touch to your cards! Each set includes one wobble to get you started and you can always grab more from us here!

So to kick off these fun releases, we're hosting a blog hop! Feel free to hop through all theinspiration!

Also, we're featuring a FUN giveaway for those of you looking for some holiday stamps to use this year! We are giving away TWO free stamp sets (a Christmas 2014 and an Ai Shakers) on each blog in the hop! To enter, leave a comment on each blog in the Holiday Hop. Winners will be announced on the Ai blog on 10/9.

It's week two of our challenge!
We know SO many fun holidays are just around the corner. If you're like us, we're busy trying to prepare so they don't sneak up! Whether it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa ... We want to see your beautiful cards now! All your holiday project need is a little SPARKLE (because who doesn't love some sparkle?). Feel free to use glitter, gems, sequins or foil, it's your preference to add a little glitz to you project. 

Make sure to link up your sparkly projects! Good luck and have fun!

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, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

You Say I'm "Witchy"?

Hello Ai Fans!

 Today I'm here sharing my first post with you as a new Design Team Member! I'm super excited to be part of this amazing team of Designers! I decided to use the Witch Wanda set (Sku #4311)) to get started on some Halloween Cards. I love the expression on Wanda's face! It's like she is daring you to dispute the sentiment "You say I'm "witchy" like it's a bad thing" with her smug look, it's too cute!

I had so much fun colouring with this stamp set. Taking some Distress Ink in Black Soot, I edged all my papers. I also added Stickles to her hat, legs, pumpkins and the cat's hat! I think the die cut bats are so cute and go with the paper I chose.

Copics used: C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, G21, G23, RV19, 
YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, Y18, YG93, YG95, E40

Halloween is such a fun Holiday and the Witch Wanda stamp set sure fits the bill!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tweeter Set by Sherry Eckblad

Hello Ai Fans!

Sherry here today sharing another one of the cards I created using one of the newly released Halloween images.

(Copics used: YR04, YR07, YR15, YR21, YR23, E00, E02, E11, 
E33, E35, E37)

I love Fall and making cards to celebrate Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and I will be back on Wednesday with another card featuring one more of the new Halloween release images.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Girls Night Out set by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
Have you all seen the latest Ai Halloween sets??  I'm sharing the cute little flying witch from the Girls Night Out Set (Sku #4526):

When I saw this sweet little witch, I knew that I wanted to have her flying - so I made a circular die cut through the front of my card, and suspended her on a piece of thread in the opening:
 She's a little hard to photograph, since she likes to twirl around when the card is propped open!  So I've taken a few different shots so that you get the idea.  Below it shows the card laying flat so that you can see her a bit better.  I've also used the Funky Halloween (Sku# 4312) sentiment on the front of the card - and the inside sentiment is "Girls Night Out".
Forgive the photos!  The base is a vibrant lime green colour, not quite as neon as the photo shows on the blog!  I used my Gift Box Punch Board and a piece of 6x6" cardstock to create a tiny matching pumpkin to hold a few little chocolate goodies:

I started by assembling my card base mounting lime green on the front, and a warm yellow on the inside.  I cut a 3" circle through the entire front.  I coloured the witch with Copic markers and fussy cut around her.  I cut a black shape with my Cricut, and glued a piece of thread onto the back:
I ran a line of glue down the back of the witch and placed her under the thread before gluing the die cut onto the front of my card.
You can see all of the Ai 2014 Halloween sets here!  Happy Stamping Everyone!
Copics used: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, YR15, YR12, YR00, YG05, YG03, YG01, V09, V04, V01, Y26, Y23, Y21, E57, E55, E53.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Bring on the Chocolate! by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I'm sharing a card using the Show the Love set (SKU#4230) and since Halloween is coming up really soon, I decided to color her with 'spooky' colors.
I think she is totally ready for a halloween party!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super day!

Copics used:  E000, E01, E11, BV00, BV02, BV04, R22. YR02, YR04, YR04

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Home is where you park it! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the images from the SC0651 Ai His and Hers Campers from Art Impressions. Ai clear sets are available at Michael's (through Hampton Art)

The front of the card says "Home is where you park it."

The inside says Congratulations from the Graduation Hats Off Set (Sku#4289)

I thought this card would be great for someone who is retiring and moving or maybe for when someone new moves into the neighborhood or a housewarming party.

Copics used:
E43, E51, B0000, B01, B04, B97, W00, T1, C3

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gobble 'til you wobble by Sharon

Hello AI Fans!
For my card today, I had a lot of fun with an AI Shake Your Booty called Gobble Set! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so this set was a must have for me! My apologies, but this post is a little picture heavy. I actually cut the sentiment apart so I could use the "Gobble" portion of it on the front of the card. I love doing that, and if I want to use it together again, it's easily placed back together on my acrylic block!


A shot of the inside...

Got a little bit of the wobble action blur
And a shot of both the booty and the rest of the sentiment.

Copics used:  E33, E35, E37, E39, E51, E53, E95, E97, E99, R24, R27,
R89, YR21, YR24, C2, C3, C4, C6, W1

Thanks so much for visiting today and hope you have lots of time to get crafty!