Friday, July 28, 2017

Missed Your Birthday by Cheri Burry!

Hi Ai Fans!
Ahh!!! It's Friday LOL! This stamp set called "Ahh" just makes me giggle every time I see it! You can use this "Ahh" set sooooo many ways! I'm using it for a missed birthday card but just think of the many fun ways this gal and sentiment could be used!
Since my card is for a missed birthday I thought it would be cute to have the sentiment in a balloon. I'm using a more CAS design with only a peek of paper from the Simple Stories Say Cheese III showing through. A bit of red twine and a few enamel dots finish everything off.
I'm using the "Bird Brain" sentiment on the inside. But as you can see I only used the bottom portion of the stamp. I just masked off the top portion, inked it up and voila a new sentiment! I love doing this as it makes your sentiments go twice as far!
Original sentiment stamp.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E95, R20, R24
Hair: W5, W7, W10
Top: R24, R27, R29
Pants/shoes: W3, W5, W7, W10

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Challenge 213 "I'll Text You" WEEK 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!
Happy Thursday! We're back with our "I'll Text You" challenge, and the design team is full of inspiration today! There are just so many ways to use your favorite sentiments! Visit the designer's blog for more details by clicking their name. You can find the stamps they used at

Cheri with a variety of Ai Sentiments

Dana with a variety of Ai Sentiments

Diane with WC Sentiments Set

Karen with Caffeinated

Kerry with Bear Spinner and Mouse Slider

Renee with Merriest Christmas Set and Snowflake Die

Sharon with WC Sentiments Set

Wow, love their different approaches with this challenge! Whether it's a single sentiment focal point or a collage of phrases, these cards are truly unique!

Join our challenge! The theme is using text or sentiment stamps as the focal point, rather than a stamped image. We can't wait to see how you will creatively fulfill this challenge! Our top three picks win Art Impressions stamps, and you can't win if you don't enter! Show us what you got!

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, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Fall is just around the corner! Add some sweet and spooky items to your crafty stash this week with our Halloween Sale! Enjoy 15% off our stamps and dies in the Halloween/Thanksgiving category! No coupon code necessary. Hurry, sale ends August 2!

Halloween Sale
Happy Stamping!

too long by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing another card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  How cute is this daschund?  He's sure to cheer anyone up!

I kept my card CAS to showcase this cute doggy.  Love that's perfect, isn't it?  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line!
Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Too Long to Recover by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Dana, here with a sweet and easy card featuring the new Doggy Kisses stamp set! Some times I just feel like coloring, so I usually pick a set, stamp all the images and color!! The hard part is getting around to making cards with all the images!! LOL!!! 

This card was fast and easy because I already had the image colored, it was just about making a card layout for it. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, CR4, PP1, TN3, TN5, TN7. The image was fussy cut out with a little bit of a white border.

I used some pretty pink pattern paper for the background, trimming it about 1/4 smaller than the card base. Then I trimmed a wide strip of white card stock and stamped the Hope It Won't Take Too Long To Recover sentiment at the bottom middle. 

Before adhering the pattern paper I wrapped black twine several times around the panel. I added the sentiment strip above the twine with double sided tape. 

Next, I added the cute doggy to the card above the sentiment with foam tape. Last I scattered 3 black enamel dots around the card.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping & Coloring!!!