Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Howl-oween from Kitty! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card that just cracks me up!!  I'm not one to dress up my pets but I do have friends who do and I love seeing their photos.  How many cats do you think are going to have this look on their face this Halloween?!


I love his little angry eyes.  Yes,  I am choosing to think that it's a poor male cat that some owner dressed up in this little outfit.


I used one of the other verses on the inside of the card.


Copics used: C0, C3, R00

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Monster by Sharon

Hello AI Fans!! 

I love stamps that can be altered and used for other things! This adorable little monster ( #4680 My Feet Set ) is a Halloween Shaker Stamp that has a pumpkin candy bucket attached to him. But it's easily cut out so he can be used for a fun Birthday card or a "just because" card. He's even more fun cause his cute monster feet are on a Wobble! I used one of the brand new mini Wobbles and didn't have to trim it at all and it still wobbles beautifully!! LOVE!!! 






Copics used: B00, B02, B04, B06, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E23, E25

Papers used: Doodlebug Take Note

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



Friday, September 23, 2016

Jump For Joy!

Hi Ai Fans!
Oh My Goodness!!!! Can't you just feel the fun spirit in "Lillie" (item#1933)? She looks like she would be a real energetic character that would keep you on your toes! I met lots of "Lillies" when I worked in Long Term Care and they could sure make your day with their spirited souls!
This paper is from the Simple Stories Bloom and Grow 6x6 collection and made paper piecing Lillie's pants so much fun! The sentiment is called "Goofy Things"! Perfect saying to go with how I perceive Lillie's outlook on life to be!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: C1, C2, C4
Top: Y23, Y26, Y32
Shoes: Y23, Y26, YG61, YG63
Necklace: Gold Wink of Stella

Happy Stamping
Supplies:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ANNOUNCING the Ai Warehouse Sale - Nov. 18-19, 2016



We are excited to announce that Art Impressions will be holding a two-day shopping spectacular on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2016!

We are building 2,000 square feet of shopping space for you to grab some great stamps at discounted prices! We will be selling all our current stamps, as well as closeouts, seconds, unmounted rubber sheets and accessories! Everything will be 30% to 75% off; most will be over 50% off!

We would love to have our local crafters come join in the fun! We will have free make & takes and live watercolor demos throughout the sale! We will keep you going with cookies and coffee so we can mingle together!

First 50 people in line on Friday, November 18, will receive a warehouse sale gift certificate ranging from $5 to $50! (Adults only, one per transaction) Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for hourly giveaways and large prize packs at the end of both days, must be present to win!

We have a FULL schedule of classes to inspire and create fun projects!

Class Times:
Fri 9:30-10:30 Watercolor Basics with Bonnie
Fri 10:45-12:45 Intermediate Watercolor with Bonnie
Fri 1:00-2:00 Interactive Christmas Cards
Fri  2:15-3:15 Die Cutting for Christmas
Fri 3:30-4:30 Holiday Gifting
Fri 4:45-5:45 Christmas Flips & Folds
Sat 9:00-10:00 Watercolor Basics with Kendra
Sat 10:15-11:45 Intermediate Watercolor with Kendra
Sat 12:00-2:00 Advanced Watercolor with Kendra

Store Hours:
November 18 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 19 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location & Accommodations:
Quality Suites Keizer
5188 Wittenberg Lane
Keizer, OR 97303
Group Rate: $89 per night plus tax, single or double bedrooms
Contact: (503) 390-4733
*Mention Art Impressions for special rates!

Closest Airport: PDX – Portland International Airport (50 miles)

RSVP:
Head over to our Facebook Event to let us know you’ll be joining! We’ll be doing giveaways for warehouse sale gift certificates leading up to the event!

Sorry, there will not be an online warehouse sale, but make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter for information on grab bags following the sale! We hope you can join us or have a friend stop by for you!

We hope to see you there!
The Art Impressions Team

Friday Classes:

wc-basics-with-bonnieintermediate-wc-with-bonnieinteractive-christmas-cardsdie-cutting-for-christmasholiday-giftingchristmas-flips-folds

Saturday Classes:

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