Saturday, March 25, 2017

Are you excited for Spring??

Hello AI Fans!!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm SO excited for spring!! It's here via the calendar, I just hope the weather is reflecting it for you as well! For my card today, this fun gardener is pretty excited about spring too! LOL!!  I used #SC0650 His and Hers Gardeners

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty!! 

Copics used:  E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, R20, R22, R12, YG13, YG17, Y15, Y17, T1, B000, Y26, C1, C2

Friday, March 24, 2017

WTTW Birdhouse Neighborhood

Hello Ai Fans!
Today I'm sharing with you a cute little stamp from the Windows To The World collection. This is the "BirdHouse Neighborhood" stamp. Each stamp in this collection has a saying around the outer edge. On the Birdhouse Neighborhood  stamp it says "Hope your days are happy & life's good & all is well in your neighborhood".  
My card is simple and classy with the gold and pink details. The paper collection is from the MME Hooray 6x6 collection and has rose gold foil accents.....beautiful! I used some Gold Wink of Stella on the Middle house's roof to tie it all together.
The WTTW stamps also pair perfectly with the Ai Windows dies.

Copics Used:
Fence: E41, E42, E43, E44
Birdhouses: R81, R83, R85/ BG10, BG11, BG13/ RV04, RV09/ R20, R22, R24
Trees: E44, YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky: BG000

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Challenge 204: Spring-y Cards Week 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Have you heard?! All 11 of our new Watercolor 2017 sets are now available at! This week, we are featuring our 3 new containers and 3 new critters sets! These sets are so adorable and versatile, with infinite possibilities for mixing and matching! Pair them with your favorite flowers and foliage for a gorgeous springtime scene!

New_ Watercolor
Small Containers Ornate Rustic
Bird Cats Bunnies

Our design team is here to show their springtime creations! Don't forget to visit our designer's blogs for more details about their technique! You can find the stamps they used at

Cheri featuring WC Rustic Container Set and WC Birds Set

Dana featuring WC Small Containers Set and WC Cats Set

Diane featuring Garden WagonWC Small Containers Set and WC Bunnies Set

Karen featuring WC Ornate Containers Set and WC Birds Set

Kerry featuring WC Rustic Container SetWC Bunnies Set and WC Cats Set

Renee featuring WC Small Containers SetWC Bunnies Set and WC Cats Set

Sharon featuring WC Ornate Containers Set and WC Birds Set

Fantastic work, designers! Loving these combinations! Those little animals are too cute peeking out from flower pots!

This is the last week to enter our Spring-y Cards challenge! It's easy to join, just add a link to your project using our InLinkz! Besides, you just might win some free Art Impressions stamps! This challenge is all about creating a springtime card, so break out those florals, baby animals and bright colors!

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, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Matthew 11:28 by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a different project than I normally make with my Ai images. I started bible journaling a year ago and I've had Ai's Madge (1549) in mind all year to use for the Matthew 11:28 verse...“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Madge is perfect for this verse...she illustrates how we all, at times, feel.  We simply need to put our trust in Him.  He gives what no one else can give- rest from our daily problems and the burden of our sins.
I stamped Madge with Stazon Black ink (no page prep done) and colored her with Prismacolor pencils, blending them with Gamsol. She was stamped again onto patterned paper and I cut out her shirt to paper piece it. I also used a small scrap of the same paper to make a little "tab" at the top of the page.
Here's my full page...

I hope you liked this different Ai project today and it inspires you to try some bible journaling too!
Have a great day and… happy stamping!