Thursday, March 30, 2017

NEW Ai People! Plus, Challenge 205 Wish You FELT Better!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Are you ready for a NEW release and a NEW challenge? We have a great challenge this week, along with FIVE new Ai People sets!

New Ai People_ 5 New Sets_
Sniffles, scrapes or shatters, we have the perfect "Get Well" stamps in our NEW Ai People release! For 2017, we have created some fun and witty characters to uplift your friends with ailments. Are they bed-ridden with a virus? Check out our Irresistible or Better Soon sets. Someone have a broken hip or leg? We prescribe our hilarious Crutches or Swagger Sets, with an added boot cast to match a friend's foot. And we did not forget your pals in the hospital, with our sweet Baseball Set. Your favorite people stamps to color are BACK with some amusing phrases, sure to make your under-the-weather friend smile!

Watch our Ai People Release video below to see the people, phrases and some great ideas to create your own! All five sets are now available at, so grab yours today!
4864 Better Soon  

For our new release, our dear Sharon Caudle created a heart-felt (pun intended!) tutorial for you to check out!

Hello AI Fans!!

So have you seen the new AI People yet?? I love each and every one of them and simply must have them all!!  My card today features the fun Crutches Set!  Isn't she so cute and sassy?? Love her!! I stamped her onto cryogen white paper and colored her up with Copic markers (listed below). Then cut her out using the Spellbinders oval and petite scalloped oval dies. 

I wanted to make a heart with my felt, so I used more Spellbinder dies and ran them through my Cuttlebug. Please ignore my very well used plates. :) 

I added a fun bow made with May Art ribbon using the Bow Easy, and glued it to the center of the felt heart. I then stamped the sentiment and cut it out using more Spellbinder dies. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, and hope you grab your felt and join us in the challenge!

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E33, E95, E97, E99
R20, R24, R81, R83, R85
YG23, YG25
YR04, YR07
T1, T2, Blender

Thank you, Sharon! What a fabulous card!!!

This challenge, we want to see how you can incorporate felt into your project! It doesn't have to be a "get well soon" card, but we would love to see how creative you can get with felt!

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, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

For those of you who are looking for the winners of our Spring-y Cards Challenge, unfortunately the Blogger DNS servers were down for a while yesterday, and we were unable to see many of the entrants. In fairness to all who have entered, we will update the winners right here on Friday, March 31. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding!

fill 'er up by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a card using the Ai Hobby Lobby Set- AiCS32 Hot Java Mama.  If you don't have a Hobby Lobby near you, it is also available on the Ai website!

I am not a coffee drinker but I do like to make coffee themed cards.  I just love that "fill 'er up" sentiment and it fit perfectly on my cardstock tab!  I stamped her onto a wonky panel because a lot of us feel a bit like that in the morning, right?  I paper pieced her a heart patterned nightgown and gave her a blue robe (haven't we all had a blue robe at some point in life?).
Grab some caffeine, wake up, enjoy your day, and… happy stamping!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NEW VIDEO - Wooden Chair Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

Time to continue with our NEW products in our Watercolor Wednesday videos! Bonnie shows off our latest Mini Project, the Wooden Chair Set! This set is perfect to mask a container or critter resting on the seat. She used the flower pot in the set to stamp first, then created a mask using a sticky note. From there, set the scene with our WC Flower 2 Set, Foliage Set and color from your WC Palette. For the final touch, use your favorite from our WC Birds Set and have him rest on the top of the chair. Don't forget to sign your work!

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Happy Watercolor Wednesday!

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