Thursday, April 23, 2020

Girlfriends New Releases + Facebook Giveaway + Challenge #281 Best Friends

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome back to our blog!

How is everyone holding up? We know that times are tough, but we hope that we are able to bring a little something light to your day!

First off, have you seen our new Girlfriends Sets?!

These fun, feminine sets are a great reminder of the friendly gatherings we are all looking forward to!

Let's get the party started with our  Practically Perfect Set!!! These three goofy gals are loaded with presents, cake, and sentiments to make your besties grin from ear to ear!

Get ready for some welcome visitors with our We're Here Set! While our loved ones may be distanced from us, this set is perfect for a card to say hi! Everyone loves a surprise piece of mail!

You can shop these new sets at!

Want a chance to win some free goodies?!

Stop by our Facebook Page to enter to win one of FIVE gift certificates!

Enter to Win by :
1) Like the Art Impressions Facebook page here.
2) Comment on our Giveaway Post with your FAVORITE ART IMPRESSIONS STAMP SET

It's as simple as that!

Winners will be chosen on Wednesday, April 29th and posted on our Blog on Thursday, April 30th

Please feel free to share and spread the word--the more the merrier!

Now, to get your creative juices flowing, our design team member, Renee, has created a darling design for this new release. Stay awhile and take a peek!

Hello Ai fans!
Are you as excited about the new Girlfriends as I am?
I thought about just making a card or two but something about this fun, new birthday set said "Birthday Banner" to me.

I've made it my mission to start using things in my craft room that are, well, shall we say...senior citizens? Ha ha!  Stuff that I bought because I just HAD to have it and then it just sat there.
I had these fun little clips that I thought would be perfect for holding the twine to the banners.

Don't worry if you don't have anything like this.  I also considered colorful, shaped paper clips or fun little clothes pins too.  Anything that clips or pinches would work.  Taping a piece of a straw to the back and running the twine through would also be an option, but then I stumbled onto my cute clips.

I used 5134 – Banner Double Stitched Dies to cut the 3 banners out.
The sentiments are all stamped on 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies.
I apologize for the darker photos.  I couldn't get this into my lightbox to photograph it so these aren't the best photos.

I think most of us work with other people.  It may be in a school like me, an office, a store...wherever.  And, someday, hopefully soon, we'll be back with those people again.  I thought this would be cute to put on the door or in the classroom of the next birthday person.  Then she could pass it on to the next person. Isn't that fun?

As the banner says...Let the Party begin!

Copics used:
N0, C00, RV34, RV63, RV91, Y21, Y28, YG41
BG000, W00, W1, W3, N0, N4, C8, E33, E41, E42, E99

Now, as we get ready for another new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
Kid at Heart Challenge!!!

To all of our creative Ai Fans, you made this week a tough one to choose!!

Without further ado though, Top Spot goes to Linda Kleman who used our Lifetime Set to for a goofy reminder to enjoy the lighter side of life

Congrats Linda!!!

Contact Claire at with your mailing address, and choice of 3 stamps. Well done!

This week for our new challenge, we want to see your best creative card or gift for your best friend! In this time of adaptation, let's see how you brighten someone else's day! There is nothing better than sharing handmade care with those you cherish. If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our GirlfriendsAi PeopleBFF's, or Golden Oldies on our Pinterest Page

We want to see how you create cards that are for your Best Friend! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes May 6th at 5PM PT!

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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Watch Bonnie use the second structure in our WC Large Shops Set to create this charming Sweets Shop! These shops can be dressed up using stamps you may already have in your collection or with more of our NEW releases!

Happy Stamping!


slang said...

It is hard to pick my favorite stamp set! Birdie and Scratch probably gets the nod. So many sentiments can go with two chickens dancing. Old stamp set and used many times. Wine Tasters comes in second . . .

Cynthia said...

Adorable new Girlfriends sets! Congrats Linda! Fun colors and design.

Cynthia said...

Back again for the Giveaway... A favorite is hard to pick! I love the AI animals... Spring Chicken set is a great one!

Sharon Caudle said...

Renee!! This is so cute and such a fabulous idea!!! Love your creativity!!!

Carol Wortman said...

Without looking (I gave a ton of Ai favorites)... catastrophe cat and doggie kisses!!! They are soooo great for get well cards! But now I'm sad I dont have the balloon guy, must look that one up. Great winner! Love that card! Thanks and please stay well!

see mary stamp said...

Oh my - how do I pick my favorite AI spring or summer stamp set? I'm partial to the Watercolor sets. I'd have to pick Beach Boys as one of my favorites having 4 grandsons that love to dig in the sand, but now that I have a granddaughter Beach Girls will become a favorite too. I'm also finding that more and more of the Girlfriends sets are creeping into my Stamp collection with the Laughing set being one of my favorites. Love the expressions of the ladies on the "We're Here" set. I've "liked" AI on Facebook for a while now. :-)

Joanne said...

So many favorites to choose from! I really love the Watercolor Flower set and always keep it on my desk since I use it so often.