Monday, October 24, 2016


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!! 

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday October 30th and all winners will be announced Monday October 31st. Good luck!

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Here are your links for today's hop!

I have used four wonderful new dies to make this card.
Staring with the Bead Adapt-a-Background die. By leaving the die cut intact, it creates a subtle texture bg. Tomorrow I have a card showing it used in a different way!
The Patchwork Ornaments were die cut in pattern Christmas paper and the hangers were cut in gold mirror. Love the stitching on these! 
The tops of the ornaments were embellished with pine sprigs from the Wreath Builder die set and gold thread bows.
The font on the Joy die is so elegant and cuts butter!

Thanks for looking and see you back tomorrow for Day 2!

Friday, October 21, 2016



For my card I have used very subtle lines of Rainbow Tape in white for the background.

A Splash of watercolor in pink was put down first. Diagonal lines of Rainbow Tape were next. Using a stencil, Texture paste was smoothed on over the tape. After letting the paste dry, I added more tape.

The Hope and Ribbon die cuts are from Serendipity.

You can go here to see all the colors and sizes of Rainbow Tape!
Check out the Rainbow Tape Blog and FB page!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 20, 2016



This challenge is all about dies. Have you seen Impression Obsession's  NEW RELEASE ..awesome! Get ready for a blog hop starting on Monday October 24 to share designs made with these NEW dies!

Today though, IO has a new challenge and Dies is the theme. Easy, just make something using IO dies! Play along for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. New to the challenges? It's easy and you don't need a blog to play. Find all the details here in the IO BLOG.

Check out what the IODT created with dies!
Dina Kowal

These playful witches are having too much fun! 
The die set is called Six Witches, and each one has its own quirky pose.
 I thought the stamp set, If the Broom Fits matched well.

For the inside of my card I used another stamp from the same set.
What do you think this witchy is running from...or to?!

Thanks for looking and hope to see you back on Monday Oct 24th for the 3 day Hop!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Hump Day!
 Can you believe that it is already the middle of October? You know what that is time for a Serendipity Blog Hop!
Play along for the chance to win a $20 SS Gift Certificate! All you need to do is leave comments along the way as you enjoy looking at the DT blogs. Hopefully you will find something that inspires you too!

This month our theme is, Anything Goes! You still have time to play along in that challenge too! To find all the details on entering you can go here to the SSCB. As always, there is a $20 Gift Certificate up for grabs!

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A very simple and quick card!
The sweet Chickadees image was stamped in Versafine and then heat embossed in clear.

For the inside of my card I have used Celebrate Each Day!
Thanks for looking!

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Friday, October 7, 2016


The perfect match!
Impression Obsession is teaming up with My Sweet Petunia for a Hop!
Play along for a chance to win by leaving comments on ALL the blogs.

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 IO Gift Certificate and from 
My Sweet Petunia it's a Mini MISTI!

The winners will be posted Wednesday October 12th on 
Impression Obsession Blog
My Sweet Petunia
FB Pages

The Winter Elements cling set from IO was used here. The MISTI has really changed the possibilities in stamping. It is so easy to make multiples, line up designs and sentiments, along with its many other uses. You will never throw anything away again because the image was not stamped complete!

I stamped the two pinecones in brown ink and then masked them. 
Here you are seeing, the green pine stamped onto the left side of the pinecones.
On the right side, the pine was stamped onto acetate. By stamping onto acetate or clear film, you are able to see your design before you ever commit to your paper! Once I have decided that I like the placement, the acetate is removed and cleaned off.

Now, my pine image is ready to be stamped directly onto my layer!

Here is the result!

The Small Poinsettia die was used to create the dimensional flower.
A little sparkling of Bo Bunny Sugar Paste and Wink of Stella were added.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the Hop!

Here is a complete list and links for the hop!

Karen are here!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Ready to play along in a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The theme challenge is Fall Birthdays. To find all the details on how to enter you can go here to the IO Blog.

Need some inspiration?
Take a look at the IODT!

The shaker card was made using the Circle Shaker Frame die and the Spider Webb background die over acetate. Spidee was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I added some paper cut legs and silicone for dimension. Eeeeek!

On the inside, I used The Happy Birthday from the More Basic Greetings Set.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Today I am sharing with you a card using Rainbow Tape to highlight strong lines for the background. The ColorBurst layer was cut on the diagonal and trimmed with Gold 1/8" Rainbow Tape. I shadowed the Nativity Lantern Die using gold mirror card stock. Heavenly Peace was stamped in champagne metallic ink.

Thanks for looking!