Saturday, September 23, 2017

Be careful when you blow out the candles!! by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!

I just adore this image and sentiment!!! Can't you just imagine it really happening?!  This is T1920 Birthday Couple from the Golden Oldies line at Art Impressions. The sentiment is H1936 Teeth Flew Out.  Aren't they so much fun??!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope to see you back again soon! Until then - stay crafty!!

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, Y32, Y35, Y38, W1, W2, W3, W5, BG32, BG34, R02, R22, R24, R27, E21, E23, E25, E51, E53, T1, T2, Blender

Friday, September 22, 2017

Panda Slider by Cheri Burry!

Hi Ai Fans!
Look at this adorable "Panda Slider" set from Art Impressions! This little guy just makes the cutest interactive card ever!!
I love that you slide the piece and a hidden message reveals itself! The Pander slider set comes with the images and matching dies. You do need to have the Ai "Slider Die" to create this card! It cuts out the slider panel and box, making it so easy to create these cards!
I am using paper from the Pink & Main Beach Bum 6x6 collection. I fussy cut the clouds and popped them up with foam tape. Then I cut out the "Hi" with a piece of foam and glued the red cardstock "Hi" on top so it too is raised.
Copics Used:
Panda: T1, T5, T7, T9
Clouds: B00, B000, B0000
Reds: R35, R37, R39
Blues: B34, B37, B39
Browns: E41, E42, E43

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Art Impressions Warehouse Sale 2017

Warehouse Sale
We are excited to announce Art Impressions Stamps will be holding their third annual Warehouse Sale, a two-day shopping spectacular, on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 182017

We are building 2,000 square feet of shopping space for you to grab some great stamps at deeply discounted prices! We will be selling all our current stamps, as well as closeouts, seconds, unmounted rubber sheets and accessories. Everything will be 30% to 75% off; most will be over 50% off! 

We would love to have our local crafters come join the fun! Visit our free make & take station and live watercolor demos throughout the sale. We will keep you going with cookies and coffee so we can mingle together. 

First 50 people in line on Friday morning, November 17, will receive a warehouse sale gift certificate ranging from $5 to $50! (Adults only, one per transaction). Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for hourly giveaways and large prize packs at the end of both days, must be present to win! Plus, we will have surprise giveaways for trivia questions, such as who traveled the farthest!  

In an effort to help families in our community, we are asking for food donations to the Keizer Community Food Bank, in lieu of free admission. With our event the weekend before Thanksgiving, we are asking for 2-3 items or a $3 donation to help purchase turkeys. They are in need of canned or boxed food, such as stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, peas, corn, yams, and cranberry sauce. This is not mandatory, but we would love to have you partner with us! 

We have a FULL schedule of classes to inspire and create fun projects! With each class purchase, you will receive a coupon for one free stamp set at the sale, or our 2017 Class Exclusive! Register at the links below. 

Class Times: 
*Please make final purchases before class, since the sale will close during.

Store Hours: November 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 18 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Location & Accommodations: Quality Suites Keizer 5188 Wittenberg Lane Keizer, OR 97303

Group Rate: $79 per night plus tax, double bedrooms Contact: (503) 390-4733 Discount deadline is October 26, 2017 *Mention Art Impressions for special rates! Please book under our group, so we can negotiate better rates in the future! 

Closest Airport: PDX - Portland International Airport (50 miles) 

RSVPHead over to our Facebook Event to let us know you'll be joining! We'll be doing giveaways for warehouse sale gift certificates leading up to the event! Sorry, there will not be an online warehouse sale, but make sure you check our weekly newsletter for information on our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale the following week! We would love to have you join us or have a friend stop by for you! We hope to see you there!

Five MORE New Watercolor Sets! Plus, Week 2 of Challenge 217 Flowers & Foliage

New Watercolor Sets

Remember when we said there is more watercolor fun on the way? It's HERE! We are releasing five MORE Watercolor Sets today, as well as our latest edition of our Watercolor Catalog! Turn a house into a home with our three new structures sets, WC Cottages, WC Mini Cottages and WC Rustic Cabins! Each of these sets contain detailed houses with their own style and personality, designed to use together for larger scenes or on their own as the main focus. We has so many requests for a WC Dogs set, and we are pleased to announce that these puppies are now available! These dogs and other critters will look so cute sitting on our new WC Bench set, which also includes two small benches for your backgrounds. To spark inspiration, view our video showing these sets and card samples from the Mixed Media Event. Also, hop over to our blog for more samples from our design team and a chance to enter our Flowers & Foliage challenge! Find all of our new sets in the Watercolor 2017 category at
WC Cottages WC Mini Cottages WC Rustic Cabins
WC DogsWC Bench  WC Catalog

Last week we featured our fantastic Watercolor Guest Design Team, and this week our weekly design team is here to show their take on our new watercolor sets! Find more details on the designer's personal blog by clicking their name, and check out these sets they used at! 

Cheri featuring WC Cottages

Dana featuring WC Bird Bath and WC Branches

Diane featuring WC Rustic Cabins and WC Fir Trees

Jil featuring WC Mini Cottages, WC Dogs, and WC Branches

Karen featuring WC Dogs and WC Fence Dies

Renee featuring WC Bench Set and WC Dogs

Sharon featuring WC Bird Bath and WC Fir Trees

Beautiful projects, designers! Love how all of these sets mix and match with your watercolor collection!
There is still time to enter our challenge! While this is the perfect time for our watercolor fans to shine, all styles and mediums are welcome to join in this challenge! We are looking for floral and leafy inspired projects. Take it back to summer with flowers, or look forward to fall with fallen leaves! Top spot earns a prize pack, and honorable mentions choose a stamp set of their choice for a prize! You can't win if you don't enter!

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, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.

✻ Good luck and happy stamping!