Thursday, June 19, 2014

AI at Michael's Blog Hop

(I'd like to enter this card in the "Friends" challenge at Simon Says Stamp)

     Today I'm joining in a very special blog hop for Art Impressions Stamps.  Now I don't know about you, but I have had Michael's employees direct customers to me to tell them where things are in the store.  LOL   Hopefully you're not as bad as me, but if you have been lurking around the stamping section you just may have noticed that Art Impressions has teamed up with Hampton Art to make some great clear stamp sets and Michael's is carrying them.


Here's a little peek at all five sets.  There full of Art Impressions wonderfully quirky characters.

     I've used the "Beach Babes" set for my cards today and if you'll join in our hop you'll see cards created from all the sets by our wonderful designers.
     Here's a close up of some of my fave AI characters.  Gotta love these little ladies.


     I made a second card using the second main image and one of the five sentiments included in the set.  I've nicknamed her Gold Digger.  Hee hee

(I'd like to enter this card in the sketch challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch)

     Here's a glamour shot showing her sparkly bathing suit.  I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen because I was sure her suit would sparkle like diamond dust to match her rock.



Hope you enjoyed my cards.  There are plenty of other ones to check out if you join the hop.




     Have any questions about the new stamps sets?  Just click on the tab below.


     Your next stop on the hop from me is Karen Day and if you just found the hop here, you can go back to the Art Impressions blog to start from the beginning.  Wouldn't want you to miss anything.

Supplies for card #1:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Bazzill, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Beach Babes" sku #SC0653
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Heidi Swapp Mustard Archival Dye ink, Copics
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Yellow and Orzange Peel Stickles, Glossy Accents

Supplies for card #2:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia" Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Beach Babes" sku # SC0653
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Copics
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax and Mini Tab dies, Nestabilities Standard Circles and Fiskars Circle Cutter, Paper piercer and Tim Holtz ruler
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, acrylic rhinestones

50 comments:

Amanda said...

Fabulous card, I spotted these sets and bought the cat lady and retired sets, I will be on the lookout for the others now as will. Hugs, Amanda x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my, these sassy ladies look fab! Can't wait for a trip to Michael's!

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy! I loooove the AI stamps, so fabulous! Hugs, Ivonne

Wavejumper said...

I love that you did the wink of Stella...I totally agree on that w the bathing suit!

Thank you for making and sharing!

Lillian A said...

I LOVE this set and the sentiments are perfectly coordinated to the images! Hahahaha, this set is on my list for purchasing, just as soon as I get a weekend off to get there.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love it! The gals just get me, love the way you layered the background on your cards. TFS.

KimCreate said...

Oh my gosh, Your card is as fabulous as the funny beach babes! Love both cards!

8upscrapin said...

Wow love your card , thanks for sharing your creation with us.When I found out that these set were out , I called my Michaels and they were sold out , I showed them to my husband and when he was on his way home from Georgia he found them for me and got me the whole set and also picked some up for my friend for her birthday too .Yep I have a great guy to do that for me but he knows how I live my Ai stamps : )

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Becky said...

Both of these are awesome. I just love these images..

Karen Day said...

Tracy, your cards have such a "warm" feel to them! Great colour choices, and beautiful colouring :o)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card tfs!!!

stamping sue said...

fantastic cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Fabulous cards Tracy. Those images are such fun and your colouring is wonderful. I love the papers and brilliant layouts too.
hugs Sue xx

Carla S. said...

Fantastic cards, Tracy! I love the papers, layouts and fun images! Happy to hear they'll be at Michael's! Will have to go check it out!

Kerry said...

Stunning cards, this ladies are totally awesome! This set is sure on my wish list. Love the gold digger with her diamond dust and her huge rock! :)

Unknown said...

I just love these cards! Your coloring is fabulous. The layouts and papers your used are really eye catching. They both are terrific.

Muffins and Lace said...

These are too cute.

Sarah said...

Both are awesome cards! Love your choice of papers and your coloring is divine, like always!

Beachsidelynn said...

Love your cards. Especially the glittery bathing suit. Perfect.

Unknown said...

Told you I love your sense of humour Tracy ;-) They're a superb couple of ladies, aren't they and I just adore how you made them come alive! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So cute!!! I'm so headed to Michael's! Hope you submit this to the Loves Rubberstamps challenge going on right now. :)

jean said...

That's my fav one!!!your card layers make it soo pretty!!

Kjersti said...

Your card is awesome Tracy, love the cool image!
Hugs Kjersti:)

WhoMom said...

Love the bathing suit with the wink of stella. I keep meaning to get some of that and always forget. She just sparkles all around. Great cards.

Lindsay said...

Awesome job on the cards, love the sentiment on the second card.

Unknown said...

Absolutely love these sun kissed beach babes! Too fun!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

So CUTE!!!! Love them both!!!
hugs, Sharon

lynnscraps said...

Love your card and love the stamps!

Anja said...

Both cards are awesome, Tracy! Your color choices are just perfect to give them this summer feeling. And I love those funny sentiments.
Hugs, Anja

Cynthia said...

Fabulous creation with this group of sassy ladies! Love this set. Already on my Wish List!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love you diamonds and sparkle!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Lol, this is just fabulicious and I just adore the quirky humour. You have coloured the ladies beautifully.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pam D said...

Both cards are just fab! Gotta love a girl with confidence and bling, TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are so adorable! I love these ladies.

Carmen said...

How fun. Great card.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I wish we had a Michael's ... I just adore these cards ... you are such an artist ... That will be me next week... sunning myself looking just as gorgeous as these girls Lol!

Geri said...

These are fantastic, Tracy! They're always favorites of mine when I see them! I love the color your simple layouts add, too! The babes are beautiful once again!!!;)

Joan V said...

Love this layout and card. Hehehe, I am loving these stamp sets.

Audrey Pettit said...

Those ladies just make me smile! And your cards are amazing, my friend! Always, always so impressed by your eye for detail and your mad coloring skills!

Kate Swanson said...

Tracy! These are FABULOUS in every sense of the word! I just love how you did the girlfriends and the Wink of Stella … gorgeous! Just got the clear pen a couple weeks ago and this makes me wanna go home and use it! Thanks for joining the hop and blessing us with your fabulous cards! :) BIG HUGE HUGS! :)

She's a Color Queen said...

This set is a total crack-up! Love your cards, such awesome coloring!

Unknown said...

Love the layers and the piercing and the glam and the coloring....in other words I like it all! Love AI stamps!!!

Unknown said...

Your cards are wonderful! You've made these crazy ladies shine! I love your backgrounds and will need to make a trip to Michael's very soon to find not only these wonderful stamp sets but also the "Wink of Stella" glitter pen!

Heather said...

Both brilliant cards Tracy, fabulous design and papers - I love your beautifully coloured fun images!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Tracy these are fabulous...I love that Wink of Stella gonna have to have some of that. I live in a small town with no Michael's or Craft Stores. Maybe these will show up online. Hugs, joann

stampinfun71 said...

well I love them all, but especially these girls, I think they are my fav from the new collection being carried! Sooo happy and all of the cards you have made are awesome!!!

wilson.marie65 said...

Your cards are awesome...I love this set the most too....All the layers on your cards are great and the coloring is amazing....
good luck everyone :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Seriously! Sign me up!! I wanna be just like them...LOVE how you really brought these sassy hysterical ladies :)
I'll keep my eyes peeled at Michaels when we go into town.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Tracy! I'm wowed by your colouring and I love that cute sparkly sun. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: You Gotta Have Friends!