Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art Impressions at Michaels Blog Hop!

Hello Ai Fans!

We are SO excited that the day has finally come to announce some great news!
We have been working with the wonderful team at Hampton Art to bring Art Impressions to your local Michaels store! We have FIVE clear stamp sets now available at all Michaels stores in the U.S. and Canada. These stamp sets have all the fun and flair you're use to from Ai and feature colored acetate sheets for your coloring inspiration!

We hope you love them as much as we do! And what kind of launch would it be without a FABULOUS giveaway?!  Enter our Rafflecopter below and we'll be giving one of each set to five lucky winners!



 To celebrate, we've gathered 18 of our Ai friends to join us in a huge blog hop! We know you are going to LOVE all the inspiration from these fabulous designers!



But let's start out here with some FABULOUS inspiration from one of our own, Karen Day!

With our His & Hers Flying set, Karen has created cupcake picks for an airplane themed birthday party.
Just colour the images, trim into circle shapes and mount on a contrasting circular die cut. She adhered the circles onto wooden skewers, then added a little sentiment tag and some Baker's Twine. Perfect for a dessert table's centerpiece.

Karen has also created a Gardener's gift basket with our His & Hers Gardeners set. 

Add in some gardening gloves, some garden utensils and soap - and you have a fun gift basket for a teacher or maybe someone who's retiring.
This gift basket includes a burlap ribbon belly band to go around seed packets, and a cute little tag to write your message on.

We hope you've enjoyed this bit of inspiration, but there's plenty more in the rest of our blog hop!
Your next stop is with Piali Biswas!


Happy Stamping!

199 comments:

Coralynn Murray said...

Such beautiful cards!

Coralynn Murray said...

My Michaels store is in Moncton,New Brunswick, Canada.

Unknown said...

I love this plane stamp and we don't have Michaels in Germany :(

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous cards and I love these images. TFS

Unknown said...

So sad I cannot buy these wonderful stamps in Australia :(

patti said...

I love the garden basket!!!

jonim52 said...

Love these new sets, so happy to find them at Michaels.

Pam said...

My closest Michaels is less than 5 miles from my house in Dewitt, NY. Plus, there's another in North Syracuse. I am so lucky! Love these new stamps!

Unknown said...

Going to Michaels today!

Unknown said...

Love the airplane set! My closest Michaels is in Ft. Smith, AR.

Amanda R said...

Love the humor in your stamps and my closest Michaels is in Monaca, Pa, just 5 minutes from me!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are so much fun! On my way to Michaels to find out what I can pick up today!!

joy said...

These stamps always put a smile on my face! Good to know they will be at my local Michael's store.

Unknown said...

My Michaels Store is approximately 40 miles away. These stamp sets are great - love the images! Congratulations to Ai in teaming up with Hampton Art to bring a great product to the local Michaels Store. This is Big and Exciting news for the fans of Ai Stamps!!! My favorite stamp set is the Garden Set - "a little dirt don't hurt".
šŸ˜Š Rhonda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Everything is just wonderful, but the band around the seed packet is totally brilliant.

Waverunner said...

whoo hoo!
They just opened a Michael's near me! I am going and getting that garden set!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh man! How exciting! I will be stalking my local Michael's looking for these

buckndi said...

Absolutely hrading b to Michael's on the way home from work today!

buckndi said...

Absolutely hrading b to Michael's on the way home from work today!

Sherry Butcher said...

My Michaele's is 50 miles away in ElPaso TX, it a day trip for me.

Irene said...

What great stamp sets! Love the color inserts that are included! Closest Michael's store is Allen Park, Michigan.

Lillian A said...

Ah, definitely will have to check into these - my nearest Michael's is in Flint, MI, so hope they can some left by the time I get there (30 miles distance). Thanks for sharing all the DT's lovely creations!!

Leash said...

I want them... ahhh I love these new stamps

AmyF said...

Congratulations on this line! 'My' Michael's is in Ann Arbor, MI

Unknown said...

Love it!

Jo.M. said...

I was so excited when I saw this collection at Michaels. I bought the cat lady stamp set and went home right away to make a few cards. They are hilarious.

Susan Paul said...

Awesome stamps! Sadly the nearest Michaels store is in Marquette, Michigan 3 hours away.

Unknown said...

Love it!

Maureen Morton said...

Such fun images! Can't wait to color 'em up. My Michael's is in Roseville, CA. Love your stamps!

Kerri said...

love them all!! so excited

Unknown said...

My nearest Michaels is just a hop, skip, and a jump (less than 2 mi) from my house. I will be visiting the store today. So excited!

Unknown said...

I wish I could go to Michael's right now!

jcobb said...

My closest Michael's is in New Bern, NC and they don't have the stamps yet. :(

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pookiepea said...

My closest Michael's is in Lincoln, NE and they don't have the stamps yet either but I will be stalking them! LOL

Unknown said...

Really cute. I can't want to collect them all, and look forward to more! My closet Michaels is in Madison Wisconsin

Alyce said...

My closest Michael's is in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

lauraleigh said...

Sorry to all--we have 3 Michael's stores within 20 minutes or less of our house. Now to see if any of them have these fun stamps in yet!!!

Lisa McGushion said...

I have 3 near by but prefer shopping a our LSS>

8upscrapin said...

Karen your designs with the new stamps are the BomB .. I am so in love with the Gardners and the seed packers you made ..way to go great inspiration for sure , you know how to get the mojo going ...

COWStamper said...

I was so excited to find you new clear sets at Michaels the other day! They are just fabulous. It would be a real treat to win all of them!!!

Thanks for all the fun, Julee

COWStamper said...

Oops, forgot to mention that my nearest Michaels is in Brooksville, FL

Julee

dragonfly60 said...

Always been a big fan of AI and it is wonderful to see them available at Michaels. My closest store is in Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Tami B. said...

My closest Michael's is about 45 mins. away in Augusta, GA.

lucretia said...

No Michaels near me as I live in the UK. My favourite set is the one with the plane on, as I love anything to do with flying and being up in the air. I assume these can be bought online?

Unknown said...

I love these unique stamps!

christina d said...

I love your stamps! The closest Michaels is about 5 miles away!

Melissa T. said...

Wonderful Stamps! Closest Michael's is two miles away in Yorba Linda, CA. :)

footsie180 said...

I love, love, love Art Impressions stamps! Love the characters the most. Glad to be able to get them at Michael's now.

Janet D. said...

I love these!! The airplane set is so cute and is so versatile!

Janet D. said...

I love these!! The airplane set is so cute and is so versatile!

andersonshel said...

WOW- such great stamps!!

I have never heard of Art Impression stamps before today. I think I am hooked!!!

These awesome images make my fingers itch to color with my copics.

THANKS!

Shel Anderson
shel@shelscreativecorner.com

M DelValle said...

I LOVE your stamps!! I literally went NUTS when I saw your stamps at Michaels!!

My favorite Michael's store is at:
1115 Vidina Pl #145, Oviedo, FL 32765,

Brenda L. said...

Oh My!! Love them all. So excited you are at Michaels!

andersonshel said...

Oh sorry closest Michaels store is Winnipeg Manitoba Bishop Grandin Blvd

sandybear76 said...

I love AI stamps! I used to get them at Archivers. So excited to be able to get new ones at Michael's. I live so that I can go to about 3 different ones but my closest one is at Easton.

raquelmason.blogspot.com said...

My closest Michael's is Fort Lauderdale & there's one in Deerfield too.

debpaint16 said...

My closest Michael's is about 15 minutes away, in Avon!!

swbpaint16@aol.com

April said...

My favorite Michaels is in Jeffersontown KY.
April

Unknown said...

Love that AI is now available at Michaels in Spokane Wa.

Unknown said...

Love that AI is now available at Michaels in Spokane Wa.

Unknown said...

Mine is about 2 miles away, so will be checking to see if they have them today. And no, they're not on line. From Laura Pervier

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Willis10711 said...

My closest Michaels store is in State College, PA

Unknown said...

My nearest Micheals is 3 minutes from my home. :)
I Love these stamps, they make me smile.

debz917 said...

I am super excited that Michaels is now carrying the awesome AI stamps. Just LOVE them. I hope they are able to get more sets in the future. Love the colored sheet that is now with them. Can't wait to check out the rest of the hop.

Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome stamp sets. Fingers crossed.

Linda said...

My Michael's is in Shawnee, Ks.

Robin V. said...

I love Ai stamps! So happy that one place within the state will now carry them even if it's a 3 hour drive from my front door. Picking them out in person be a blast!!

Unknown said...

My Michaels in Fayetteville NC. I

Unknown said...

Love them they are so cute.

slang said...

Great stamp sets. AI are my favorites.

Leeann said...

Yeah! Finally I can get your stamps at a local store. Love them and all of the great sayings.

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

This is super, so glad you're in my Michaels store at St George Utah!

K.E. said...

I love AI stamps, have many sets already! They are so much fun!

Kathy G. said...

Oh what fun! These stamps are so humorous and versatile. Can't wait to get over to Michaels and buy them. Also looking forward to seeing what everyone has created on the hop.

Kathy G. said...

Oops - forget to tell you. My closest Michaels is in North Brunswick, NJ.

Lynne said...

My closest Michaels is in Dover, DE 10 miles away and I am super excited to see these stamps at my store. Love em!

Terri said...

Awesome! I have already found a couple at my local Michaels!

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Unknown said...

So happy to see your stamps at Michaels!!! Congrats!!

Beebeebabs said...

Love AI - great projects tfs!!!

Maria said...

Lubbock TX

Diane Loughrey said...

Gotta, just gotta get to Michaels. What enablers.

Darlene S. said...

Love these stamps and so excited they are at Michael's!

Deb Selby said...

Beacon Hill Michaels in Calgary Alberta, Canada. love the camping couple

Unknown said...

Absolutely love AI...have been a fan since the early 90's!

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Isabelle said...

Really love those sets. My Michaels store in in St-Constat, Quebec, Canada.

Sharon Roselli said...

How exciting that your stamps will be at Michael's I have one close in Dover, DE!

Muffins and Lace said...

So excited I can buy these at Michaels.

Nikki said...

This is super exciting :) thanks for letting me know

Valerie Wood said...

So excited that Michael's will be carrying these fun stamps! Thanks for chance to win.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Wow so happy they will be with in reach. I Love Art Impressions Rubberstamps!!!

stamping sue said...

How fun! will be happy to be able to purchase these stamp sets at Michaels since the closest stamp store is 45 min. to 60 min. away. my favorite would be His and Her's flying hi!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Chris Dring said...

I'm so excited to hear AI is now at Michael's! These sets are all fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Woo hoo. I'm fortunate enough to have two Michael's within 5 miles of me...Nottingham and Towson.

Unknown said...

Live in Houston, TX so have several Michael's options. Love these stamps!

Anonymous said...

I love to shop at Michaels! The closest Michaels in Richmond VA is about 5 miles away.

Heather said...

Yeay!! I'll definitely be going to Michael's soon to check these out! I have two stores within 1/2 hour from me: Warwick, RI and Westerly, RI.

Unknown said...

Yahoo!!!!!! I am so excited that Michaels will be carrying Art Impressions stamps now. They always make you smile. My favourite stamps!!!! Woodbine and hwy 7 store will be seeing me a lot more now. Thanks Art Impressions

Anonymous said...

Love these stamps! My Michaels store is in Saginaw, Michigan.

Unknown said...

Super cute! I love them all especially the cupcake party favors & seed packet tag. Soooo creative.

Linda T said...

My Michaels store is in Moncton,New Brunswick, Canada. I just love the gardening set and the lady with the cat set!

Linda B said...

Love them all. Very nice cards. My closest Michaels is 5 minutes away in Wausau, WI. Will have to go and check these out.

nonniehb said...

This is so exciting for you. So happy for you guys. Go AI

Kris Van Allen said...

My closest Michaels is on N Hwy 183 at the border of Austin and Cedar Psrk, Texas. It is a new location, and so nice!

Unknown said...

SSSSOOOOOO HAPPY!!! I love Art Impressions!!!
Can't wait to visit my store which is in Burnaby BC at Market Crossing Mall!

Anonymous said...

I have a Michael's about 30 miles away from me. I don't get there as often as I'd like.

jean said...

I have loved art impression stamps for over 15 years!!! I have more than 100 wood ones with lots of fronts an backs! So glad to see them coming to Michaels!!!

KathleenM said...

Love your stamps. I need several of these! My closest Michaels is in Dublin, CA.

Vail said...

My friends and love your stamps, such fun!

Vail said...

My friends and love your stamps, such fun!

Cathy said...

Would love to win! I've just moved to a new city and we are lucky enough to have a Michaels in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Carole said...

I just love the AI stamps. My friends and I think they are so much fun and so different from the usual stamps.

snazzyjj said...

love the flying dog.

Kate Swanson said...

Hi Jessica! We've heard these stamps will be open for stores to purchase the end of July. Check your favorite websites and hopefully you can get these stamps! Have a great day!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I am so excited that I can pick up some great stamps at Michaels. I am a very lucky crafter. I have 4 michaels stores very close to me in Folsom, Roseville, Citrus Heights and Rancho cordova California.

terri d said...

How great to have the 5 stamps at Michaels!!! I already picked one of them up as well as a few at the GASC this past week. I always have room for more though!!! love them~

Kate Swanson said...

Hello! We're hoping these will be available in some online stores the end of July. We'll keep you updated on our social media for our international fans! :)

Tammy P. said...

Bought two of these sets already at my local Michaels in Athens, Georgia. I love AI stamps and these are no exceptions!!!! Thanks so much!

Beachsidelynn said...

Love these stamps. Have the girls at the beach already and must have the gardening set. Really terrific that I can find them at my local Michael's stores. Aren't I lucky, there's two close by, one in Melbourne, Florida and the other in Viera, Florida.

Michele Johnson said...

I can't wait to get my hands on these cute stamps!

Alycia said...

Congrats!! Perfect excuse to peruse the aisles at Michaels. These are a must-have. :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Michael's is right around the corner on Ming Ave in Bakersfield, Ca! I'm so going there and pick these cute stamps up!!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I was excited to see these stamps at Michael's which is in Ellicott City MD.

Carisa said...

my closest m's is like 5 mins from me!!! I am SO excited to see these there and think a special trip is in order. Englewood, CO

McStamper said...

My nearest is Alexandria, LA. Love the new stamps.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

How fun. Beautiful colorwork on the projects and I love that they are now at MIchaels, as my LSS is 30 miles away and Michael's is 5 mintues away. These sets are so fun and so perfect for fun cards. WOW!

Chitra Nair said...

I already have 2 set and can't wait to get the other 3...My nearest Michaels is Rochester Hills, MI...

Amanda said...

My closest Michael's is on Lakeline Blvd. in Austin. I was just there today!

Sue D said...

My closest Michaels is about 8 miles away in Avon Ohio.

Annette said...

My closest Michaels in in Bellevue, WA!

Stacy Tiedemann said...

My closest Michaels is a half hour away. I'm so excited that AI stamps are now available at Michaels!

momkerchie said...

I love that you can buy these at Michaels!

Sugarkukie said...

so excited for these.. love all the AI stamps I have... keep em coming.. :)

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Barb said...

I really love AI stamps! I'm so glad to know I can purchase them from Michael's! My nearest store is about 30 minutes away and I just adore The Girlfriends line. The images and sentiments crack me up! Thank you for the opportunity to win these!

Judy Cook said...

Oh I love all the new AI stamps. Cute, cute.I think maybe the camper stamp set is my favorite but I love the beach babes too. Too cute.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I gotta run to Michaels now..........

WhoMom said...

I love all these stamps, our closest Michaels is Lacey, WA , about 8 miles away. There is another one in Lakewood, WA but it doesn't have the same selection of scrap/stamp stuff.

Aileen said...

I love the new collection, they are as to be expected brilliant. I have quite a few of your stamps and love love colouring them up. Rather sad though as since I live in Australia Iwill never get to use them

Unknown said...

I bought 4 of the 5 sets at the Southcenter (Tukwila) WA store this morning. They were sold out of the airplane one and didn't have it on order. I got the last one they had of the other 4 sets. From Laura Pervier

ScrapaDiddle said...

I have loved your stamp designs for soooo long! These are great! Congrats on the Michael's partnership!

Unknown said...

Love them all! (hard to get in Australia though)

Kendra said...

Newington, New Hampshire

Waverunner said...

I did not realize I was supposed to say where my closest Michael's is for the giveaway...

So it's the new one that is just opening in Manhattan, NYC

Lindsay said...

Love that these are available at Michaels in Canada, awesome!

Unknown said...

Very excited to find these at Michael's!

Joan V said...

Eeeeekkkk, I am so thrilled. I love these stamp images. Can't wait to add them to my collection. Wentzville, MO is my closest, but I have 4 other Micheals in the area that I shop. Oh, I can't wait to shop.

Patty said...

OMG...I will believe it when I see it! My closet Michael's store is in Florence, Kentucky! They give out fabulous discount coupons...but NEVER EVER have anything new in the cardmaking/scrapbooking industry!! I have never figured out why, but has been my biggest complaint EVER in the last 8 years!! I will fall down over in the store if I see your UBER AWESOME stamps in the next five years!! That's why I have to order everything on line if I want anything new...such a dissapointment!!

Unknown said...

My nearest Michaels is on Fort Union in Midvale, Utah

Cynthia said...

LOVE the new clear stamp sets! My closest Michaels is Anchorage, Alaska.

Sue from Oregon said...

Can't wait to start the hop....Congrats on your new adventure!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oops My closest Michaels is Portland, Or!

Sari / Granne said...

New sets looks so awesome, hope we'll have some in Finland too, :)

Pam D said...

So glad to hear Michaels is carrying your stamps, can't wait to go get the camping set, so dang cute! Karen your projects are adorable and your coloring is immaculate! Nice job! Now I'm off to Piali's.
Blessings!

Viki Banaszak said...

I am not fond of clear stamps, but these are so cute. I am looking forward to my next trip to Michaels.

Karry said...

Denton, TX

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I got so excited I ran out tonight and they are not there :( They called the Michaels across town on Rosedale HWY and they don't have them either...

sandybear76 said...

Love the new stamps! I got 3 of them as they didn't have the cat lady one and I really had the beach ladies in the regular set. Thanks so much!!

Cheryl W. said...

AI stamps are my faves. Love that they are now made as clear stamps, too. Go, AI!

Julie S. said...

Love these new stamp sets!!! Gotta gotta gotta get em! My closest Michaels is a hop, skip and a jump from me in Wichita KS.

Jan Scholl said...

My closest Mike's is in Flint, MIchigan, about 11 miles from me. The problem is getting there, since I don't drive much anymore. I have to beg the old sofa slug to take me. :)

Julie Ann said...

I love the crazy cat lady set. I t is so funny.

Joan V said...

Love those samples. WooHoo. I am so loving these sets. What a great job the design team did to make me drool over those new sets. Okay, I am off to Michaels today to see what is in stock. Thanks for joining up with Michaels to make things close at hand and easier to buy. I love instant gratification. Hehehe.

T.Leigh said...

My closest Michaels is about 15 minutes from me. I really hope to win these... they are adorable!! I love how they are so funny and cute! I wish I just had the money to go get them. Grr... here's hoping I win! :)

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Sheryl said...

I have 3 Michael's not too far away, so excited. All of these sets are wonderful and hilarious! Love, love, love!!! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the flying high set.

Cathy Spicer said...

Super excited to find these at Michael's! I messed up my Instagram entry. I used my actual name instead,of spiceycatchick.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Fantastic stamps!!!! Love the Beach Babes. There isn't a Michael's within 100 miles of me, I don't know where the closest one is.......Maybe in Las Vegas, NV but I don't really know. I live in northwest Arizona and there isn't much here except for sand.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Stacy said...

These are so fun! We have a Michael's nearby. I can't wait to look for these there. Thanks for the chance to win, too!

Linsey R said...

My closest Michael's store is in Federal Way, WA. :)

Brenda said...

Awesome news!! I can't wait to get to my local Michaels. I love the new stamps to!!!

Pam D said...

Thanks for the great hop, all the ladies did an exceptional job, so uber talented. Picked up the Beach Babes today with a 50% off competitors coupon, gotta love Michaels! Although they were out of the campers one I wanted. Oh well, next week! Blessings!

JoAnne said...

luv these stamps...I have a collection & enjoy using them..now will add the new ones.....

Beverly S. said...

Love these stamps....and what a good excuse to visit Michael's to get them. (Not
that I ever need an excuse to visit my favorite store.) ;)

Tammy said...

Oh these are so cute! I love them all... great samples too!

Jonalee said...

Love these stamps. Can't wait to use them!

Unknown said...

Great Projects! Happy to be a part of this Awesome line-up of Designers!

Unknown said...

All of the new sets are AWESOME!! specially the lady w/ cats!!

pjmackay said...

What a fun group of stamps so glad Michaels has them!

AmyR said...

Closest Micahels store is in Saskatoon for me - I was just there and got the crazy cat lady set! :)

stampinfun71 said...

this is so awesome! I always feel like the big box stores need to add better stamp companies to their selection and carry stamp sets too! Psyched for the hop - thank you a million times!!!!

Baby Ruth said...

The closest Michael to me is about 36 miles - 3201 Bee Caves Rd, Ste 112 Austin, TX 78746-6696. I'm crazy about Art Impressions stamps. My favorite one of this selections is - all of them. :-)

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS stamps & projects - I am TOTALLY INSPIRED!!!
As for the stamps I LOVE them ALL, so hard to choose a favourite ... today it is the His & Hers Gardeners set because it reminds me of my Mum & Dad :)

Tina said...

Love the new sets! The closest Michaels to me is about an hour away, so hopefully they will still be in stock when I get there!

Tina said...

P.S. Favorite set ... maybe the "retirees"! But, not gonna want just one!

Manuela said...

wonderful projects, and the sets are fantastic :-))

Unknown said...

Fabulous sets! As all your stamps. I pick His & Hers Flying set if I have to. Keep on with your ideas that make me smile :)

Barb said...

Great sets-they make me laugh and smile! My closest Michaels is in Cheektowaga, NY.

tawn said...

Lot all the Art Impressions sets and I am so excited to be able to purchase some locally. There are three Michaels that I go to quite frequently..Michaels in Kennesaw, GA; Acworth, GA; and Hiram, GA. Thank you for this opportunity.

F said...

Love them! Love all the projects!

Anonymous said...

I want them all!!!

Anonymous said...

I love these stamps they remind me of my sister when we get to golden years, and we're almost there.

irmz said...

I went to all the blogs and they were outstanding... LOVED all the samples shown for these sets... I have gotten mine and I have made a couple cards (some with my sister-in-law for her and her friends - used beach babes) and one for my father-in-law (fretired) and I love the graphics and the sayings on each set!!!! Thanks

Unknown said...

I bought two sets alteady and have created a crazy cat lady card ....... love the sets.

Unknown said...

I bought two sets alteady and have created a crazy cat lady card ....... love the sets.

alissa said...

I just found your stamps in a little scrap book store in branson ,Missouri. .thank you for a chance to win. I bought a couple of your stamps and i cant wait to make some cards.

Unknown said...

My nearest store is in Sumter, South Carolina. I called my store and they didn't have your stamp sets :( so I bought two while in Virginia. :)