Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS BLOG HOP #2!


Welcome to the second half of Serendipity Stamps June Blog Hop.
Play along in the hop for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Serendipity Store!
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to win. The more blogs that you comment on the better your chances!
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday. Mary will announce the winner on Monday.

We a have special guest designer joining us again today.
Please welcome Ann Wong





The Thistle stamp is one of many images that Serendipity offers that are fun to color.
Today though, I am trying something a little different for me!
I, like so many are in awe of Birgit's talent. Here card here inspired me to try this technique!
I colored directly onto the rubber stamp with watercolor markers. I lightly spritzed with water and then stamped onto WC paper. The BG layer was colored with Distress Oxides and then embossed with the Floral BG die.

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This image is the secondary stamping off the first card! A little extra bonus when you add more water to the rubber! I knew when I started painting the BG I should have stopped but, noooo I kept going! Oh well, I will keep practing ;)


Decided to play one more time with the image!
I have found that I could sit a make Oxide BG's all day long! 
This is a very easy way to color up an image and have you BG done all at the same time.


Paper is key!!
 I love using Curious Cryogen or Stardream. They both have a coating and a slight shimmer. The inks are like butter on the paper, not chalky!
To apply the Distress Oxide Inks to the stamped image I used the small eyeshadow sponges. The BG was done the same way blending the two colors together.
Spritz with water, heat dry and spritz again. I do this several times.
Stamp your sentiment and you are good to go!

You still have time to order 
 Stamp of the Month at 50% Off!




Thank you so much for looking and I love reading your comments!



Thursday, June 15, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE

OH MY STARS!
Ready to play along in a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The theme is Stars or Patriotic. Dies or stamps, it doesn't matter...just create! To find all the details on how to enter you can go here to the IO Blog.

Need a little inspiration?
Take a look at the IODT!



I think I have Patriotic and stars covered on this one!
 The NEW Stars and Land of the Free Dies made this Patriotic shaker card so easy!
The filler for the shaker are mini star die cuts from the Stars set.
The Stars die set is perfect for everyday and birthdays too!
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Card Inside
America the Beautiful is from the clear set, Red, White and and Blue. This was stamped with Impression Obsession's Hybrid Inks. To get the ombre look I used Navy, Sky Blue, and Baby Blue.

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Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS BLOG HOP!

JUNE BLOG HOP


Welcome to Serendipity Stamps June Blog Hop.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month you will see new designs from the DT. 
Play along in the hop for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Serendipity Store!
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to win. The more blogs that you comment on the better your chances!
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday and Mary will announce the winner on Monday.

We a have special guest designer joining us today.
Please welcome Ann Wong

Karen Amidon...that's me!
Vickie Zimmer...out this time!



This is such a beautiful image to color. I love the how the foliage drapes around the open Provence Window. If you are in the mood to color, this stamps just happens to be the stamp of the month! What does that mean for you...it's on sale ALL month for 50% OFF!
Click below to see how this stamp can be yours!




Thanks for looking and good luck!



Thursday, June 1, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE

FRIENDLY FLORALS

Happy Thursday, It's time for a new challenge with IO!
We want to see your floral designs! 
 Have some fun, get creative and enter for a chance to win an IO $25 Gift Certificate. It's easy to join in. Need more info on how to play? You can go here to find all the details you need.

A little inspiration from the IO girls


What could be more friendly than the welcoming of summer with Hibiscus flowers and a Hello Summer sentiment! These tropical little beauties were designed from one stamp! Yep, that's right...The Hibiscus Flower was stamped once to get stated and then masked and stamped several times to create this bouquet.


Lindsay Ostrom  has a whole line of Hawaiian fun images. The Plumeria was stamped with white ink onto an Oxide BG and then heat embosses in white. I couldn't help from smiling when I saw that she had made a stamp saying, "This is my happy place". This saying has a special meaning to all of us at Impressive Ideas :)
I used one of the Scribble Circles die cut to frame the saying.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION NEW CHALLENGE!

Hope you enjoyed the last three days filled with great new designs from IO and the DT. There is still time to leave comments for chances to win!
Find all the details on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Welcome to Impression Obsession's challenge, Animal Friends!
Get creative using IO's stamps and dies for a chance to win!
New to playing in challenges? It's easy. You can find all the details you need here on the 
Did I mention that there was a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs? Well, play along in our challenge and it just might be your lucky day!

Here's some critter fun from the IO girls! 


A feathered friend!
 Aren't these the cutest?!!
New from Dina Kowal are these wacky fluffy chicks with quirky sentiments.



You can help but smile when you are coloring these images! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION SPRING/SUMMER RELEASE HOP! Day 3


NEW
INKS, STAMPS and DIES
OH MY!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th. Visit the fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.


 The IO Summer Die release has so many great designs. Everything from nautical, fancy corners, fun shapes, and cover dies.
 I have chosen the Dragonfly and Cattails die to make this easy card. 
One pass throughout the die cut machine and voila`!
The background was created using Distress Oxide Inks.



The Lighthouse Circle is perfect for making a shaker card.
The BG clouds were created by making a stencil with the Clouds Die and Pan Pastels. 



Thanks for looking and good luck on the hop!

Join us tomorrow for a new IO challenge!

SERENDIPITY STAMPS MAY HOP #2


Welcome to the second half of Serendipity Stamps May Blog Hop. 
Play along in the hop for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Serendipity Store!
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to win. The more blogs that you comment on the better your chances!
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday and Mary will announce the winner on Monday.

Karen Amidon...that's me!
I have made a set of three cards using Serendipity's stamps, dies and Distress oxide Inks.








There is still time to order the May Stamp of the month – 50% off 
Thanks for looking!