I have two post for you today….this first one with some fun news – Art Impressions has a few stamp sets at Michaels! They’re exclusive designs made just for Michaels (licensed through Hampton Art) and they’re clear. They’re doing a little hop today to get the word out…so here I am!

The stamp set I received has these fun folks out enjoying their retirement years – pretty hilarious! On the first card I made a full scene out of it, airbrushing a whole background for them to sit outside in and enjoy their lemonade!Sandy Allnock AI Hop campers1

For the people, I had stamped them onto the scene first, but then decided I didn’t feel like doing so much fancy masking. So I colored them separately and fussycut them to add to the card.Sandy Allnock AI Hop campers2

And I think I used an overabundance of colors….lol:

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I wanted to try something highlighting the camper too – way fun to make it patriotic! I created a little airbrush scene for the camper, since we can’t very well leave it out if the couple got their own setting, can we!
Sandy Allnock AI Hop hitched1

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Much more reasonable number of markers on this card:

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If you have questions about the stamps and how it’s working out with Michaels – be sure to read the FAQs by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

Here is the bloghop list, be sure to start at the top!

  1. Art Impressions
  2. Piali Biswas
  3. Cynthia Olheiser
  4. Sharon Caudle
  5. Tracy MacDonald
  6. Karen Day
  7. Angela Boutiller
  8. Cheryl Valadez
  9. Sandy Allnock <—that’s me!
  10. Kerry Kung
  11. Melissa Oeters
  12. Sherry Eckblad
  13. Lezlye Lauterbach
  14. Judith Gowdy
  15. Summer Hills-Painter
  16. Reneé Matarese
  17. Crystal Lopez
  18. Marie-Pierre Capistran
  19. Linda Manto

Ai_Michaels_LaunchAnd last but not least – all the sets at Michaels:

SC0652 Ai Crazy Cat Lady

SC0653 Ai Beach Babes

SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers

SC0650 Ai His & Hers Gardeners

SC6049 Ai His & Hers Flying High

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