Thursday, August 13, 2020

New Challenge #289 + Note from the Team!

Hello, Ai Fans!

This week, we have a note from our Office Manager, Claire!

Hello Ai Fans!

For those of you who haven't "met" me via phone, email, or TGIF with Claire, I am the newest member of the Art Impressions Team, and our Office Manager! Every day that I walk into our office, I am so blessed by the work that I get to do. Each and every one of our customers and partners are in the business of bringing joy to others--what more could a girl ask for?

I am the mom of two amazing kiddos, Arabella and Caleb, and the wife of my best friend and husband, Ryan. We are a blended family, and 5 years ago he jumped in with our crazy, creative, passionate little trio. As of 3 years ago in Newport, Oregon, we are now a crazy, creative, passionate family of four. Our family loves to perform in local theater, and I myself enjoy quilting, gardening and singing when not keeping the Art Impressions office running!

I started with Art Impressions in December of 2019. This has been quite an unusual time to start a new occupation, particularly in navigating how we have needed to redevelop our class style, and missing out on our usual scheduled shows throughout the U.S., but everyone on this team has been working so hard to make sure that we are adapting and growing to meet your needs at all times. I particularly want to thank Phil, Bonnie, Joel, and Kendra for being gracious and patient as I have learned (and am still learning) the ropes. What a stellar family, right?!

As we pass the halfway mark of 2020, things are still a bit in flux, but I want to let you know that we are still planning a "Summer Release", just on a different schedule than usual. Each of you has been chomping at the bit to get ahold of Bonnie's newest imaginations, and believe me, you will not be disappointed! These new sets that we are putting the finishing touches on are worth every minute of the wait. Thank you for sticking with us, supporting our small business, and allowing us to serve you in your creative outlets. We couldn't be here if it weren't for our amazing customers and fans.

Please join me on Friday, September 4th at 10 a.m. PST for another TGIF with Claire. If there is something that you really would love to have covered, or if you have any questions you would like me to answer live, please don't hesitate to email me at

I cannot thank you enough for your patience, understanding, grace and amazing feedback during the 8 months I have been with Ai so far. My greatest hope is that I will get the chance to actually meet many of you as soon as we are able to resume our shows and add new virtual outlets for our company. 

In the meantime, stick around, there are great things ahead!!

- Claire


For our new challenge this week, Renee is heating things up with a sneak peek at our newest challenge!

Scroll below to see the full challenge, and enter to win 3 stamp sets!!!

Now, as we get ready for another new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
Cards for Kindness!!!

Thank you all for participating and bringing joy to each of our challenges!

This week, Top Spot goes to Megan Decker who used our 
Floral Twist for a delicate and beautiful "Thinking of You" card.

Congrats Megan!!

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

This week for our new challenge, we are ready to see your summer vibes! Pull out your flamingos, travel stamps, or stamp and die sets that set the mood for the tropics!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our FloralMother's & Father's DayGirlfriends, or Basics on our Pinterest Page

We want to see how you create your creativity with something for the sun, sand, sea, or summer! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes August 26th 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

Join Bonnie for a fun twist on a Holiday card!

Happy Stamping!

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