Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wildly Cute by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!
Happy Weekend!!  There is a lot going on over at Art Impressions right now! First, have you heard that they are doing a Design Team Call? You can find all the details by clicking HERE.  It's an amazing company to work for, and they have such a huge diversity of stamps!!  Can't wait to see who will be working with us!!
Next, we just celebrated the launch of the brand new 2015 TryFolds in our "Tie It Up" challenge!! If you haven't seen them yet, just click HERE to see them and details on how you can join our current challenge.
Ok, so on to my card for this week! I love these adorable Zoo Babies!! This precious little giraffe is from the Wildly Cute Set (sku# 4534). Is it not the cutest little giraffe??
Copics used:  E51, E53, E23, E33, E41, E43, Y32, Y35, YG21, YG13, YG17

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Art Impressions Design Team Call - February 27 to March 5

Hello Ai Fans! 
We are looking for new members for our design team!
Ready to join our fabulous team?

We are looking for:
  • Passionate stampers with a love for Ai designs.
  • Great coloring and stamp techniques. Watercolor stamping experience is a plus!
  • Fabulous card coordination (ex. color combos, layers, accents).
  • Creative and self-motivated designers.
  • Friendly folks who love email communication.
  • Must have an active blog and be connected with online communities.
  • Willing to submit to publications.
  • Create a weekly Ai blog post.
  • Create 2-3 monthly challenge examples for our card contest.
  • Comment on card contest entries.
  • Must be willing to post on social media.
  • Mail-in 10 monthly cards to Ai.
  • $75 monthly coupon to our online store.
  • 30% off any additional orders above monthly allowance.
  • Additional stamps for promotions and new launches.
  • Product swap materials from other companies.
  • 6-month minimum requirement.
  • All designs use 99% Ai stamps.

If you are interested in joining the Ai Design Team, email Kate ( Please put “AiDT 2015 + Your Name” in the subject line of your email and include the following information:
  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Links to your blog and any online galleries you have.
  • Social media links – Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Shop, etc.
  • A list of recent publications and any related links.
  • Your previous or current DT experience.

Applications are due Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
First round applicants will be contacted via email Friday, March 6.

International applicants are welcome. Space is limited. 
Any questions can be directed to
Good luck!

Golden Oldies!

Hello Ai Fans!

Today I am sharing with you my card using the super cute Birthday Couple (Sku#1920) image! They remind me so much of my Grandparents! The gentleman looks like he is a real prankster and my Grandpa was just like that with his "dry" sense of humour!

What makes me laugh the hardest is the sentiment "Teeth Flew Out (Sku#1936) that I used on the inside! My Grandpa had false teeth and as a child I remember seeing them sitting in a cup of water and was just amazed that He could take out his teeth!

 Copics used:
E00, E11, R20, V000, V01, V04, V05, V06, G40, G43, G82, G85
W0, W1, W3, W5, YR00, B000

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Challenge 154 - "Tie It Up" plus NEW TryFolds Release!

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Ai! We're glad you stopped by!

Today we're featuring our brand new 2015 TryFold stamps! We have four brand new images at! Plus, we have lots of great samples of our new stamps below!

Before we get started with all the TryFold fun, let's announce the winners from last week's challenge!
Top Spot for our "Front & Back" challenge is ...

Congratulations Linda! We loved your cute Hal Front & Back card! Contact with your address to claim your prize pack! 

Our Honorable Mentions go to ...

Congrats Amy & Diane! We loved your two cute cards! Contact with your address and a stamp set of your choice!

Now, let's kick off our new challenge!

This challenge, we want to see something tied on your card! Whether twine, string or ribbon, whatever can create a bow or knot will do! Check out all the fun inspiration from our design team this week!

Wow! Way to go AiDT! You ladies rocked these new images!

Now it's your turn! We want to see those Tie It Up cards! Make sure to link below and we'll see you next week!

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, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!