Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sneak Peeks from Creativation! PLUS, Challenge 226 Anything Goes!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Last month, Art Impressions met with store owners and industry friends at Creativation to release our new lines! Creativation is a trade show hosted by the Association For Creative Industries (AFCI, formerly known as CHA), and today we want to share some of our favorite highlights! This includes a look at our beautiful booth, some of the friends we met, and of course, our new stamps!

Please note that we allow our stores to sell our new products first! We want YOU to contact your local store and purchase our products from them! We believe in our independent retailers and love working with many fabulous owners. We appreciate the power of small business and we hope you will contact your nearest store to find many of our fantastic new designs!

 Our stylish booth included some of our favorite things: fresh flowers, comfy seating, our homemade Art Impressions marquee sign, colorful posters, NEW products, and beautiful card samples from our design team! Complete with pops of teal and pink, our booth caught the eye of many attendees who came by to see what's new! 
Our rainbow make & take table returned to the scene, seating store owners excited to try out new projects and bring home a sample to their store!
Our Photo Booth provided a perfect photo-op for winners of our matching sunnies contest! Similar to our button contest in previous years, we handed out adorable sunglasses with numbers on them - winners find their match and return to the booth for a prize pack!
Phil Krebs, Owner, posing after setting up the photo-shoot wall!
We LOVE going to the show because it means seeing friends, whether they are our long-time wholesale customers or store owners we are meeting for the first time! We hosted a special time for Bonnie Krebs to demo new watercolor sets, walking through step-by-step new products to educate and inspire classes at a store near you!
Last but not least, we are excited to show you some sneak peeks of our new product! Remember, our wholesale customers receive our new products first, so ask your local store and check our dealer locator to find our newest goodies! Our 12 new watercolor sets were a huge hit!
Twelve New Watercolor Sets
And if you love our Mini TryFolds and Windows to the World, you will love our new Circlets (below)!
Two New Mini TryFolds
Four New Circlets
Get ready to welcome two new Girlfriends to the family! These gals are sweet and sassy!
Two New Girlfriends Sets
Three New Spring Holiday Clear Sets (available now at

Two New Holiday Mansion Accessories (available now at
New Critter Cups (available now at
Four New Twist Ties and Twist Tie Cardstock & Envelope Packs

Five New Flutters
Two New Funny Farm and Four New Work & Play (not pictured)

We hope you enjoyed taking a look at our booth and peeking at our newest products! To get these products first, contact your local store or check our dealer locator! If you do not have a store near you, you can also find our products at specialty online stores. Be sure you are signed up for our retail newsletter to find out when these products launch on our website, as well!
We want to give you a chance to win some of our new stamps! Go ahead and join our challenge! This week we are hosting an "Anything Goes" challenge so you can create anything with your favorite Art Impressions stamps!

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, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's recognize the winners of last week's Sweet Treats Challenge!

Top Spot Goes to...

Congrats, Jo Ann! We love your darling card with our Love Birds! Your Z-fold card is very beautiful! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you too! Gail, your coffee treat box with our Latte Love girls is too precious! And Irene, your wine tag with Celeste is just so classy! Email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice!

Thanks for joining our challenge - see you next week! Happy Stamping!


Dot J Freel said...

Loved seeing the CHA pictures! Really love all of the new stuff!!!! Congrats to the winners - all 3 are so good!

S. Molinari said...

I just ordered two of the new watercolor stamps, the truck and the well from They’re suppose to arrive by Saturday. So excited!!!

jean said...

loved the Cha pics, I just played with the new kangaroo, dog and hamster!!

Jil Lebel said...

I can hardly wait to collect all the lovely stamps from this shows release! I really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures. Congrats to the winners!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! These photos made me wish I owned a store. Can't wait to see the new things in my local store, Young at Heart here in Astoria!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Adorable new products. Sweet camper tri fold.

ednamburgess said...

I like all of your stamps, but the watercolor stamps are my favorite and I now own most of them. Not to get the new ones. Can't wait to see the Watercolor Wednesday viseo's every week. I learn so much from them. Keep them coming. Edna B.

Jo Ann said...

My, oh my! Thanking God and Art impressions Challebge for choosing my card for the Top Spot last Challenge. I’m so happy and excited for the goodies you’re awarding me. It’s been a while since I joined the fun here and I’m glad I did. Congratulations to the other winners too. Thank you for the compliments and the awesome comments your DT’s left my Blog. Sending an email now.

Have a Blessed and fun weekend, everyone!


BrossArtAddiction said...

Those events look like so much fun! What a fun release too!