Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Impressions & OWH Bloghop - New Stamp Release

Welcome to Art Impressions! We are excited to reveal our two new Operation Write Home (OWH) stamp sets and we're kicking off the launch with an amazing bloghop!


For the last couple months, we have been working closely with Sandy Allnock (president and founder of OWH) to bring this dream to a reality. Operation Write Home is a non-profit organization that (with the help of many volunteer cardmakers) creates blank, handmade cards to send overseas to troops, giving them an opportunity to send something special home to their loved ones. We truly believe in the Operation Write Home cause, as many Ai employees currently have family and friends serving overseas. We are beyond thrilled to bring you these two new sets, designed to create cards for OWH, but also to benefit them with 25% of the proceeds from artimpressions.com donated to their cause!


Time for the big reveal! 

Drumroll please ...

OWH Every Hat set (UM4343)
When creating for OWH, we wanted heartfelt sets that reflected the day-to-day. Our Every Hat set was for the women taking care of it all, a heartfelt thank you for doing the job of two. We love our lady wearing all the hats!

OWH Sending Love set (UM4343)
With our Sending Love set, we thought of how wonderful it is for families and friends to hear from one another, and even more than ever before with the use of technology. Whether it is by letter, email, phone or possibly a video chat, love knows no distance! We hope so much love is sent home with this stamp set!

We hope you've enjoyed our big reveal! You can purchase these stamps online here and they will be available soon at local retailers near you!

Here's how it works:

  • Visit each blog by clicking through the designers and organizations listed below. Each blog will also have a link to the next for easy hopping!
  • Comment on each blog you visit to show some love to those participating! We will also be giving away a $50 prize pack of Art Impressions products. To enter, comment on every blog listed, the more you post, the more chances to win! The winner will be announced on Monday at 3:00 p.m. PST
To start off the hop, we have a card set designed by one of our own DTs, Piali Biswas. She used the OWH Every Hat set. We love the clean and simple look with these amazing vibrant colors!

Thanks again to the designers participating in the hop. We would also like to thank Crafter's Home for helping get the sets into the independent retail stores near you! Make sure to check out the list of stores soon to be carrying the OWH sets on their blog!

Happy Hopping!

111 comments:

  1. Love the new set :) And such cute cards too :)

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  2. Love the bright colors on the cards. The sets are super cute - love the tin can "phone".

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  3. I love the cleaness of your cards- and the bright colors are so fun! Absolutely love the 2 new stamp sets! Cool for supporting OWH and our troops!

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  4. I don't remember modeling for that stamp.....very cute cards.

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  5. Love these stamps! It is so fortunate that AI has paired with OWH to bring us card crafters better and funnier stamp sets. Thanks AI!

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  6. Love the fun, bright colors used on these very cute cards! And speaking of 'love,' the 2 new sets are great! Thank you so much for your support of OWH!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  7. Thanks for supporting OWH with these new sets; they're so fun!

    I wouldn't have thought to stamp the lady in colored ink, but I love the look!

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  8. Dang-- link to Dixie's is not working!! Hope it can be fixed soon; don't want to miss hers!!! 8-( 8-(

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  9. Two terrific stamp sets. Love the tin can phones! Piali's bright colors make eye-catching CAS cards. Thanks for the blog hop. Can't wait to see what the other designers have created to share.

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  10. YEAH!! Hey hoppers, go to Paula's blog and you can 'skip' back to Dixie's from there!!! 8-) 8-)

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  11. I love how she used this stamp, great job

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  12. I love AI stamps! I have several myself (the old people). They are great fun. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  13. Love these stamps! Love the wearing all of the hats one!And love the bright cards! Off to hop to the rest of the blogs!

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  14. I love the "hats" stamp- something every military family knows all about lol

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  15. Great sample cards...love the use of the colors! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  16. Thank you for supporting and promoting OWH. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has created w/ the stamps.

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  17. Love the bright colors and the stamp sets. Thanks for supporting OWH and this great giveaway.

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  18. Ooh, great stamps for my OWH cards!

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  19. Cute stamps, colorful cards. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  20. What a great style of card for an OWH project. I love the great colors and the monochromatic theme.

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  21. Love the sentiments! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  22. Wow,wow,wow! This is going to be such a fun hop! Ok I luv Art Impressions- whoever is behind the scenes creating these stamps has such a great sense of humor!!! What a blessing to OWH to create these stamps for them! I have to stop writing this because the hop is calling to me...)

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  23. Love the new sets! I know a few ladies who wear several hats. This will be an awesome card for them!

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  24. Really cute set. The colors are vibrant and a simple and easy way to make a really sweet card.

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  25. Love the Every Hat set!
    Great way to show off design in monochromatic card!

    Thanks for supporting OWH!!

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  26. What cute stamp sets! So excited to hear of this company!!

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  27. Great new sets! I like the set of colorful cards made with the Every Hat set. Off to enjoy the hop.

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  28. Finished the hop and have so many great ideas jumping through my brain! I absolutely love both stamps. I am a recent widow on a tight budget so it will take some juggling to be able to buy the stamps but they are just perfect for the OWH cards. Thanks for your support of such a great casue.

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  29. Thank you for supporting OWH! Your new stamps are awesome. :)
    Melissa T.

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  30. What a fun pair of stamp sets! I'm so happy that AI and OWH got together to make this happen. Thanks so much for doing this... I know that so many cute cards will be made and sent to our troops using these sets! Happy blog hopping and thanks for all you do! I LOVED using these sets. :)

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  31. I love both of these sets & that you are a supporter of OWH! That's where I learned about AI. Thanks, Piali, for showing me another way to use this stamp without all the coloring:)

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  32. What wonderful stamp sets, I like the 'distance' set, so cute. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  33. Great sets! Love the lady with the hats....that is so how I feel most days!

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  34. I love the new sets! They will be so great for the cards we make. The cards are so pretty with the bright colors and I like the stamped image that doesn't have to be colored.

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  35. These sets are wonderful...what a way for the hubby to say a big thank you to mom back home. :) The tin can phone is too cute. Love both stamps. Thank you for supporting OWH

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  36. Perfect sets for OWH!!! and fun to color too!

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  37. Perfect sets for OWH!!! and fun to color too!

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  38. THESE STAMPS ARE SUPER CUTE AND FOR A GREAT CAUSE , LOVE THEM AI ...

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  39. Love the clean look. And the splatters just make it.
    April

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  40. Love the new stamp set for OWH. Thanks for supporting them.

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  41. I actually like that you didn't color her in on the cards and the little splatter is the perfect touch.

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  42. These stamps are so cute and very appropriate for OWH! The bright colors used on the cards make them very cheerful. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  43. Yup, that's exactly what we look like while our soldiers are deployed!You hit the nail on the head with this set, love it!

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  44. Great idea for a stamp set. I know lots of women this would be appropriate for on a card. I like the vibrant colors on the cards.

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  45. This is such a wonderful hop! I'm thrilled to be a part of it :o) Gorgeous cards by Piali!

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  46. What a lovely CAS set of cards. Love all the bright colors you chose.

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  47. Love the new stamp sets! I am excited to be participate in this hop. Piali - love the bright cards!

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  48. I love the details in the "all hats" stamp - heels, earrings - I've got to get it, and the cards are so cute with the coordinating colors!

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  49. I love the way she used the same color for stamping and card base. So simple yet so impressive!

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  50. I have been excited about this release. You didn't disappoint!

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  51. What clever sets. I certainly feel like I wear all the hats some days.

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  52. Thanks, Art Impressions, for partnering with OWH and releasing these fabulous stamps so we can make more cards for our heroes to write home on!!

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  53. What a cool set! love the colors of these cards! so bright and sunny!

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  54. Cute cards, I love the keep is simple approach...cause I can do that!
    Lyn

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  55. I love these sets! I really like the clean and simple solution Piali found for the Hats Lady. Perfection!

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  56. Love both new stamp sets but the hats stamp will definitely be my fav.

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  57. Wahoo!!! AI - you Rock! These are very fun sets and we appreciate your involvement in OWH! Thank you for the gracious efforts of making these stamps and contributing to this mission! ~Dotti H. OWH Board member

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  58. Piali these are just marvelous! My first instinct was that this funny lady and her hast would appeal mostly to those who like to color and these are proof positive that you can make this image into a great card without coloring at all. Well done! Thanks to Ai for their support of OWH too.

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  59. New stamp sets are great! Love the chance to win some stamps and help OWH.

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  60. Love the new stamps! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  61. Thank you so much for donating to OWH, a cause very close to my heart. These new stamps are really perfect. Love 'em both.

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  62. Both sets are just adorable, and will be used to make so many fabulous cards! I love the sample cards! Thank you so much for supporting OWH!

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  63. Both sets are just adorable, and will be used to make so many fabulous cards! I love the sample cards! Thank you so much for supporting OWH!

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  64. What a cute set. I love the tin cans. Thanks for helping OWH.

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  65. Love the new stamp sets. Love the bright colors.

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  66. The stamp sets are just wonderful! They convey so much love and cheer. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  67. I really love the new stamp sets! I can relate to the many hats one. :) Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  68. I love the samples. They show you don't need to have marker super powers to make a beautiful card.

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  69. Thank you for your support of OWH! Great new stamp sets! ~ Marilyn

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  70. Thanks for your support for OWH! What FUN stamps!!Have get these and come and play:)Love DT inspiration cards.

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  71. i love the new stamp sets and what you have done with them ...can't wait to get my hands on them and see what i can do !!

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  72. Love the tin cans stamp set, it reminds me of my childhood.

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  73. Love the stamps and the blog is so much fun, giving me great ideas!!

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  74. these stamp sets are fabulous! love the great cards. :)

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  75. Love these stamp sets, especially the hats! Fun to color...or not as your card samples show. Thanks for supporting our OWH family.

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  76. Terrific stamp sets! I am adding them to my wish list :)

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  77. both sets are awesome! Love them and loved the bloghop! So interesting to see the same stamps used and all looking so different!

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  78. That hat set stamp just makes me smile! Great cards and hop!

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  79. These stamps are wonderful! Thank you so much for partnering with OWH! I enjoyed creating cards for this Blog Hop - and the comments have been incredible! Thank you, thank you, thank you.......

    Ronni

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  80. Love the colorful paper and "stitching" details!

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  81. Love the new stamps! So fun and great sentiments! Great to color (or not). Such bright cheerful colors on the cards. :-)

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  82. Love the simplicity of these cards! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  83. Love these new stamps, and of course, the CAUSE, OWH. The "every hat" stamp looks great in those neon colours. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  84. Love both stamps sets. Look forward to adding them to my stash.

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  85. Love these fun sets and the Designers all did such an amazing job with them!

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  86. I love these new sets...so fun and the cards are so colorful and über cute!! Thanks for such great ideas!!

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  87. Great new stamp sets. I'd love to win.

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  88. Great stamp sets and love the idea of stamping it in different colors and no coloring. Very effective. Love Art Impressions stamps.

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  89. I'm thrilled that AI is partnering with OWH, since I love both! I've been a big fan of AI stamps for years. THANK YOU so much for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
    R/

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  90. What a fun set! Like how clean these cards are using one main color on each... Thanks!

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  91. Thank you for sharing the new stamps - love the ideas as well!

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  92. I love these beautiful colors and the CAS stamped image. The random dots and stitching around the edge are just perfect to complete these cards. TFS and thank you for supporting OWH!! You Rock!

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  93. These stamps are a great idea!

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  94. These stamps are a great idea!

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  95. Cathy Brandt her (the computer calls me Dave. Thanks for sponsoring the hop. I just finished hopping and wanted to thank you for your sponsorship. The entrants gave me great ideas and I amazed by all the talent out there.

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  96. As an LSS I am thrilled to be able to offer these stamps to my customers! My store sponsors a group of OWH card makers and I am sure they will just love these sets!

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  97. As I get started on this hop, I want you to know that I love the stamp sets. AND - I appreciate OWH and appreciate you for hosting the hop. I will be making cards for OWH.

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  98. Love the new stamps sets. This is truly a worthy cause. I know I love to make more cards than I can use, so this is a perfect place for them.

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  99. Great stamp sets! And what fun, bright cards! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  100. Awesome blog hop and I'm so excited to be part of it. :) Gorgeous card Piali!!

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  101. Thank you Sooo Much for supporting OWH in this tangible way.

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