Saturday, July 29, 2017

Elephant PopCard by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!! 

My card today features the fun and adorable Elephant PopCard! Have you tried these yet?  Kate just recently posted a PopCard Quick Tips Video for you to watch if you've been intimidated by them at all! It's a must see if you haven't put one of these together yet! And have you seen the NEW ones that were revealed last week? Oh my gosh!! I am so in love with them!! Bonnie took the PopCards to a completely different level with this new release!! I have no idea which one is my favorite. I will have to have every one of them!!   I am teaching this card at our local scrapbook store Scrapbook Paradise.  I think everyone will LOVE putting it together!! I stamped and cut him out on watercolor paper and used my Marvy Markers to color right on the paper instead of using a pallet and brush. 

I just love him so much!!  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and hope to see you back again soon! Until then - stay crafty!! 

colors used:  26 Silver Grey, 12 Grey, 101 Tropical, 7 Orange, 13 Ochre, 15 Olive Green

Friday, July 28, 2017

NEW VIDEO - PopCard Quick Tips

Hello Ai Fans!

Today we're bringing you a special video with some cool tricks to add to your PopCards! Kate used our Bee PopCard to show a couple of tricks on using your PopCard Template, transforming your images and create the pop-up section in your card base. 

Plus, since we transformed our bee into a spooky spider, we made him 15% off this week with our Halloween Category sale! No coupon code necessary, just head to our website and find all the sale items!

Copics Used
Bee - Y13, Y18, N2, N4, B00
Spider - BV23, BV25, N2, N4, N6 

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!

Sale alert! 

Halloween Sale

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!