Monday, February 15, 2010

New Release Blog Hop ~ First of 2010~

So did Joy's "Sneak Peeks" whet your whistle for today's New Release Blog Hop? I sure hope so because I know the INKgirls and I have been dying to share our samples with you! This is our first release of the new year and we think it's one of the best releases EVER!

The 4 new sets being released are called Sexy and Sweet, Newborn Blessings, Fanciful Flowers and Any Birdy Home. Be sure to check them all out on the store site to enjoy each and every stamp in these new sets. I have used the Sexy and Sweet set for my Blog Hop sample. I just love how this set can be used either in a 'racey' or a more demure way for those significant others in our lives!


Sexy Kitten Card by Kristin Soboloski

Stamps: Sexy and Sweet by AI

Paper: All from SU

Other: Circle punches, Dew Drops, Copic Markers, Momento Black ink

This release marks the beginning of a few changes here at AI. The most significant is that this it the last release for our current Design Team. Though a few will stay on in a Senior capacity, we will really be feeling the loss of these talented ladies! Be sure to give them some appreciation this next month before they leave us to make room for the next crop of INK girls. (BTW if you are interested in becoming a member of the new team please visit this post HERE for details.) We will also be gradually changing how our sets are sold. Though we have taken pride in offering hand cut 'ready to use' sets in the past we are finding ourselves getting further and further behind on our shipping times, so over the next 6 months or so, we will be modifying our plates. How? Well if you purchase one of these new sets you will see first hand, as these are the first of the sets to show the change. Basically, they have been arranged so that each set is a sheet of uncut rubber, mounted on ez-mount cling foam, that can fit in the box without the extra labor. (Same boxes and packaging as we currently carry.) You will have to cut them from the rubber sheet at home before you use them...unless you want to stamp a collage, lol! This should greatly decrease the wait for your orders and allow us to expand to larger sales venues such as stamp conventions and retail stores. We will also be introducing a mini set size with some great new stamps for a smaller price.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my samples but it is time to move on and see what the INKgirls have to share with you. Hop on over to HOLLY'S blog next and be sure to hop and comment all the way to the end...as usual there will be prizes! You could be the winner of all 4 new stamp sets if we draw your name! Cool huh?

22 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This card is so cute and love that image. WoW! The DT is just amazing and so creative. Thanks for letting me hop along on this inspiring blog hop.

Jackie said...

Kristin! This card is just too hot! I love the colors you used on this smoking kitty! What a fabulous way to kick off the hop!

Rose Petal said...

Hi Kristin. What a great card. Love the image, beautiful papers and colour combination, fabulous design which really highlights your image.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

ottersln said...

Wow she is a sexy cat! These are some of my favortie DSP from SU too. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Young said...

Amazing, Kristin! Like Jackie said....smokin!!!

Michele L. said...

Really cute card... this set looks promising! I love frisky!

PamS said...

That card is so cute.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Awesome! Love the eyes on this image!

Wilfreda said...

Really cute card.

Crystal said...

OH WOW Kristin GREAT Colors...This is a great layout and your coloring is WOW!! What a fun and fabulous creation!

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- love the DSP- sexy image! TFS

Jodi C. said...

WOW!! I LOVE this card!!! The image and the colors are FABULOUS!!!!

-Jodi

Velta said...

LOL Kristin!!! This is another one of your fabulous images!!! You just do not get any better than this...gotta go hop! TFS

Holly aka Toy said...

Love it, Kristin! She is purrrrrrrlicious! All of the new sets are just amazing. It is a true testament to your talent. I can't thank you enough for the time you've let me play with your awesome sets!

Hugs!

Ondina said...

Wow! This card is cute and sex!Fabulous!

Annette said...

This is such a cute card, love your new image, her colouring is gorgeous and such beautiful dsp, off to hop, take careX:)

Stampin_melissa said...

Kristin, I just LOVE this set!! Great job with it!

Monika Reeck said...

A very cute images and sexy too...lovely coloring too....will doin my first blog hop...best regards from Germany...

craft_princess said...

So cool, great card!

craft_princess said...

Such a great hop....lovin' the new sets!!

Kristine said...

Cute card - pretty colors.