Sunday, April 23, 2017

Loungers by Reneé Matarese

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a fun card made with the 4473 – Loungers Set found over at Art Impressions.

(and yep...I realize I missed two of their lips.  I colored them before I sent the card.)

These beachy sunny days are just about upon us in the northeastern U.S.  Not long before we'll be opening our pools.

Here's the inside. "At our age we can be anything we choose to be...we choose fabulous!"


Y11, Y15, T5, BV23, C0, C3, C7, RV52, R00,
R85, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG10, BG15, BG34, 
BG49, E00, E02, E33, E41, E43, E50, E81, E93

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ballerina Eunice

Hello AI Fans!

Happy weekend!!  Hope you're having a great day and enjoying some nice weather! Today I am showing you a card I made featuring the fun and fabulous Ballerina Eunice! She's from the Golden Oldies Collection over at Art Impressions.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. And until next time, stay crafty!! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, RV52, RV55, RV14, R35, R37, R39, E21, E23, B000

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Blessing!

Hi Ai Fans!
Today I am using another one of the newly released Mini Try-fold stamp sets. This set is called "Welcome Little One ". I love the whole idea behind these sets. It's like peeking through a window and with each layer you get closer to the final image. This set is just adorable and comes with either a baby boy or girl to stamp to make it personalized to what you need.
I used the Carta Bella Onsie Love Embossing Folder to create my background. A stitched border down the side with a bow ties all my colour theme together!
The plaid paper I'm using is from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6x6 collection!
Copics Used:
E00, E02, R01, E40, E41, E42, E43, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG23
YG13, YG25, C1, YG00, YG01, W0, BG000, white gel pen

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Challenge 206 Make it Mini Week 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

It's week 2 of our challenge over here at Art Impressions, and we are back with even MORE inspiration from our designers!

We are celebrating the release of FIVE new Mini TryFolds to our collection! Our new Mini TryFolds are clear stamp and die sets, which are easier than ever to align for a three layered card. The provided dies cut openings in the two larger images so you can peek inside at the smallest image. Cute, right?!

New Mini TryFolds
  Everything Wonderful Pamper Yourshelf Homemade Happiness
Welcome Little One Seas the Day

Last week Cheri gave an awesome Mini TryFold tutorial, perfect for those new and familiar with tri-fold cards! If you missed it, be sure to check it out! Our seven designers are here with their creations, so be sure to hop over to their blog (click the designer's name) for more details and to see photos of the inside! You can find these TryFolds at!

Cheri with Everything Wonderful MTF

Dana with Everything Wonderful MTF

Diane with Pamper Your-Shelf MTF

Karen with Homemade Happiness MTF and Heart Clasp Die

Kerry with Seas the Day MTF

Renee with Seas the Day MTF

Sharon with Welcome Little One MTF

Aren't these cards so sweet? Be sure to leave some comment love for our designers!

It's the last week to join our Make It Mini challenge! This challenge, we want to see a card or creation that is smaller than an A2 card! If you make it mini, you just might win big!

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