Thursday, January 4, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome to Impression Obsession's first challenge of the new year! 
We are bringing in the new year with a little shine! 
Add anything shiny to your project along with using IO products for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate.
New to our challenges? All the details can be found here on the IO Blog.


It's definitely winter here in the south. While I don't think we will be seeing any snow, January always reminds me of it. So, what better way to share some shine, a shaker filled with a snowy scene!




IO PRODUCTS USED


A little shine from the IODT!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE!

HAPPY THURSDAY & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

It's a wonderful and very busy time of the year! We are squeezing in one last challenge before 2018. The theme is Anything Goes so...no excuse for not playing along! Just create using IO products for a chance at winning an Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificate. You can see at the details on the IO Blog.

Before I forget...
We are sad to be saying goodbye to an incredibly talented DT member, Chris Dayton. Totally understand that family always comes first. We will miss you! 

Happy News...
We welcome a new DT member, Giovana Smith!



This season I seem to be saying the same thing, fast and easy!
Made with IO's JOY FRAME DIE, this shaker card is just that!
The die was cut first in the gold Mirricard. I ran the die a second time using only the ornament and cutting it in red. To add a little interest, I added gold Rainbow Tape along the embossed lines on the ornament. Acetate was adhered to the back side of the frame.
Foam tape was then placed around the edge of the frame.


The BG is a white Stardream paper that has been embossed with a holly and berry embossing folder. A few red sequins and clear beads were added into the popped up frame. Easy shaker card!

I love working with Mirricard paper for cards except when it comes to photographing!
It's very hard to get the true colors and not show any shadows! 

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays.
See you next year!

Anything goes from the IODT

Thursday, December 7, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION LAST MINUTE CHALLENGE!

Happy Thursday! Hope that you enjoyed the New Release Valentine Hop. 
And no, we haven't forgotten Christmas!
 In fact today starts a new challenge, Last Minute Holiday Cards or Gifts. Play along with us for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. Share your holiday ideas using IO products and enter! Need help on how to play? All the guidelines can be found here on the IO blogGood luck!



Need a quick gift?
 Who doesn't love receiving a set of handmade cards. These cards were fun to make and super easy using IO's ink, stamps and MISTI!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION VALENTINE RELEASE HOP DAY 3




It's day 3 of the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17-12/6/17) 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 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!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at
www.iostamps.com



Do you have a special little Valentine? 
This sweet image could be colored for a boy or a girl and for any occasion!

The Fishscale BG die was used sideways to frame the Snail Love image.



IO PRODUCTS USED
C21033 SNAIL LOVE
B13615 A LITTLE SOMETHING
DIE544-YY FISHSCALE BACKGROUND


Here is your hop list for today!

Karen Amidon...that's me!

Thanks for looking and good luck on the hop!




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION VALENTINE RELEASE HOP DAY2




Welcome back to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17- 12/6/17) 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 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!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com



Red, black and white. 
Add a simple image of flowers and you have the perfect combination for a striking Valentine card!


IO PRODUCTS USED
C19682 ROSEBUDS
DIE511-T SCRIBBLE HEART
DIE385-B LOVE
DIE294-YY ALL-IN-ONE FRAMES SQUARE 2

Todays hop designers are

Thanks for looking!
Don't forget tomorrow we have more!



Monday, December 4, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION VALENTINE RELEASE HOP





Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17-12/6/17) 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 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!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com


I love coffee, lattes and teas!
 IO has many great stamps and dies that are related to these wonderful drinks! 
Nola Chandler designed these fun images for IO that I have used on my card today.


 IO PRODUCTS USED


Here are your links for the DT today!


Thanks for looking and hope to see you back tomorrow for day two of the hop!




Thursday, November 30, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION DT THURSDAY

 Design Team Thursday with Impression Obsession.

Today I am sharing with you a cascading card featuring the Merry Penguin and Holiday Home Set. With a few cuts and score marks the base is easy to make. But today, I have used one that is pre-cut and scored from The Paper Cut! Even easier!
To dress the base up I added a bright red paper to frame the knit pattern. The inside layers were embossed with a snowfall design. 


Oh what fun it is!
These cute little guys were stamped with IO Black Hybrid Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  
I love the igloo being used as their backdrop!


The Merry Penguin Set has several different add ons that you can don them in! 
These clear sets also have matching dies...yippee!


Birds eye view of the layers!

IMPRESSION OBSESSION PRODUCTS USED


Thanks for looking!