Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Selma & Gladys by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
This has long been one of my favourite Ai stamp sets... I've just been waiting until summertime to use it!  Here are Selma & Gladys (Sku# 4211):
I picked bright & bold papers, and added a little navy zigzag stitching plus an organdy bow.  The speech bubbles are popped up for a little dimension.

Copics: Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, Reds - R27, R24, R22, R20, Yellows - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Blues - BG07, BG05, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, Greens - G46, G43, G41, Browns - E55, E53, E51, Greys - C3, C1, C00.
Happy Stamping everyone!

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's your day... Celebrate! by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy happy Monday!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  And have you play along our Big Birthdays challenge yet?
Since we are having lots of fun celebrating, these beach buddies sure want to join the fun!

Well, we see you at the party!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a happy day!

Copics:  B0000, B00, B02, B04, B24, B26, R24, R27, R29, Y06, Y08, YG13, YG17, YR02, YR04

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beach Babes set available at Michael's

Hello AI Fans!

Today I used the fabulous Beach Babes from the set now available at Michael's. This set is so awesome!! And the sentiments that come with it are so perfect!  This image just screams FUN to me!!


Copics used:  YR02, 04, 09, 61    Y32, 35, 38    C2, 4, 6   T1 , 2    B21, 24, 26   R20, 22, 24, 27, 39     E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, 23, 33, 51, 53, 55   YG 13   B000

Have a great weekend and hope you get some time to be crafty!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Challenge 140 - "Big Birthdays" All Birthday Cards

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to another exciting challenge at Ai! 
Plus, we're releasing two new stamps today!

Let's get started with the new images! We have two brand new Zoo Crew images! These cuties are perfect for any birthday and we hope you love them as much as we do! Click on the images to purchase!

Stay tuned next week as our designers will be back working with these fun stamps!

Now, let's announce last week's winners!
Top Spot for our "Use a Doily" challenge is …
We LOVED Geri's super cute Cat Lady with doily rug and even one of the cats in a picture frame! How cute is that?! Congratulations Geri! Email kate@artimpressions.com with your address to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to …

Congratulations Melissa and Brenda! Fabulous cards! Email kate@artimpressions.com with your address and a stamp set of your choice!

Now, to our newest challenge!

This challenge, we're waiting to see your BEST birthday card! We love birthdays and always celebrate big! We have lots of fun stamps to celebrate many special birthdays, so make sure to use your Ai stamps for extra points!

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, July 30 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You First... Millie

Hello Ai Fans, Sherry here today sharing with you a card I created using one of the Golden Oldies stamps.

Meet Millie!

(Copic Markers: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20, R05, E23, E25, E27, 
B0000, BG02, BG15, BG53, YG07, YG17, YG23)

She was fun to color in and the card came together really quick once I decided on a color palette to use. I think that is what takes me the longest when creating a card. How about you? Do you immediately know what colors to use or are you like me in that it takes forever to find the right mix of colors?

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. I will be back next Wednesday with a new card for you.