Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Witch Wanda by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
Yikes!  Here we are in September already... where does the time go?  But I must say that fall is my favourite season - the colours, the baking, the cooler days - I love it all.  So with Halloween just weeks away, I've pulled out the Witch Wanda Set (Sku#4311):
Now I have to say, that before this time last year, I had never made a Halloween card before!?  (We celebrate the occassion, I just don't send cards).  But oh my goodness, I had the best time making them, and fell completely in love with Witch Wanda and the Air Hag stamp set.  It was like getting an injection of mojo... and this year is no different.  I've coloured up a bunch of Wanda's and have several ideas for a few 3D projects, so you'll likely see a bit more Halloween from me!

Here is a closeup of Wanda - she is coloured entirely in "Grey Scale" - I used W9, W7, W5, W3, W1 & W00 Copic markers which are their warm greys - I'd seen the idea on Pinterest, which gives her a bit of a vintage vibe. I really love this look, and plan to do a few more versions of this throughout the fall & holiday season, so stay tuned!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Giant cake! by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy September 1st!
Can you believe that August is over?  I guess time flies when we are having fun!
Why not... join the Ai girlfriends for a celebration?
Don't you just love these girlfriends with the Giant cake set!

Cake, anyone?  :)

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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Luigi says Bon Appetit! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai Fans!
This is my second post today so please scroll down to see my other one too!
I guess I was in the mood to go masculine and to eat.  Then again, when am I NOT in the mood for food??

For this project I used Luigi (Sku#T2832).
He's from Art Impressions Bon Appetit line.
I don't think this line gets enough credit!  I have tons of these stamps and love them all.  Hey, it's not ALL about the girlfriends!! lol! (though I do so LOVE them too!)

I just love this robust little Italian guy!
I stamped him twice so that I could pop up the tray and bread. 

I found this adorable chalk board at Michael's (where you can also get Ai clear stamp sets)
and I just knew I had to turn it into something.  I thought it would make a great counter top decoration for a kitchen!  Chalk boards are very "in" right now and I don't think the whole food/wine/cheese theme EVER goes out of style.

The Grillfather by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai Fans!

Today I'm sharing a fun, shaped card.
I love the Ai Heroes and was inspired by this guys chef hat.
The set is called The Grillfather.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Celeste gives you some advice by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI fans!

Hope you're having an amazing start to your weekend, and hopefully it's a long one for you if you're in the states and celebrating Labor Day. Today I've got a birthday card for you that features the wonderful Celeste sku# U4331 offering you up some advice about women and their age with My Advice sku# G1682 .  :)  

I loved coloring her animal print top and then I paper pieced the sofa with some coordinating paper.

Placing the sentiment rolling off the wooden spool added a really fun element to the card, I think! I love how it looks!

And a close up look at the flower with the leaves

Copic markers used:
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, 23, 51, 53, 55, 57, 97, 99, and 17
R20, 17, 37, and 89
Y23, 26, and 28
YT 21 and 23
BG90 and 93


Hope I didn't bore you with too many pictures today! Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy your weekend, and hope you have some time to get crafty! Hugs!