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!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Challenge 143 - "Front & Back" Challenge

Hello Ai Fans!
Welcome to a brand new challenge! Before we get started on our new theme, let's announce last week's winners!

Top spot for our "Show Off Your Sentiment" challenge is ...

Congratulations Deb! We loved your cute talk bubbles and embossed sentiments! Email kate@artimpressions with your address to claim you prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to …

Congratulations Linda and Amy! We loved your cards that really highlighted those fun phrases! Contact with your address and a set of your choice for a prize!

Now for our new challenge!

Whether you already own Front & Back stamps or want to use a new technique with your stamps, this challenge is sure to push your creativity! For this challenge, you must have front & back stamped images on the outside and inside of your cards. Whether you use the same stamp, such as a snowflake on both sides, or possibly our Mini Front & Back stamps that are made to be put together, you're sure to have fun with this new challenge! You can also view our Front & Back Tutorial or our Front & Back Pinterest Board for some inspiration. 

We'll be back next week with a brand new launch and our designers creating fun cards just for you! Make sure to upload your card below and head back next week for some exciting new products!

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, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I'm So Excited! by Sherry Eckblad

Hello Ai Fans!

Sherry here today and I am sharing a card that I created using one of the images from the Ai His and Hers Gardeners set which is available exclusively at Michaels.

For my card I used just the lady gardener and the one of the sentiments.

(Copics Used: E00, E02, R20, N1, C3, C5, B0000, BG11
BG15, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG11, YG13, YG17)

I LOVE the look on her face and the sentiment just makes me laugh because I totally know what she is talking about.

Thanks for stopping by today Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the Tub by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I wanted a chance to use the fun In The Tub set (Sku# 3570) while we're still enjoying the last few weeks of summer... so I pulled out some pretty polka dot paper and got to work:

This is honestly one of the most enjoyable images to colour!  They're having such a great time, and you need to use just about every marker that you own!

Copics used: Hair - E18, E09, E07, E02, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, B21, E39, E37, E35
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, E37, E34, E31, E53, E51, E50, R20
Tub - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Greens - YG05, YG03, YG01
Turquiose - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
Pinks - R85, R83, R81
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
Yellows - Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Purples - BV04, BV02, BV01
Fuchsias - RV19, RV17, RV14

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yoga Yolanda set by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
I know Monday can be tough... why not join Yoga Yolanda (SKU#4209) for a bit of relaxation today!
To keep everything nice and calm, I decide to make a simple card.  
I did a little paper piecing, coloring, and fussy cutting.  
Crafting Om!

Copics:  C3, C5, E00, E11, RV11, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG13, YG17