Thursday, March 16, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION

Not So Moody Blues!
Love the color blue or know someone who needs a pick me up?  You are in luck! The Impression Obsession Challenge is Blue!

To play along in a challenge is easy. Use all IO stamps or dies, create and enter! New to challenges? You don't need a blog to play, just follow the guidelines that can be found on the IO Blog!

Almost forgot! There is a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate up for grabs!


Have you looked under NEW at IO lately? 
Some wonderful things have slipped in!  IO has teamed up with Pink Ink and have designed some fun clear sets with matching dies!


What a great way to cheer up someone's day with a bouquet of flowers!
I have used several different products here, new and old. I love Dina's wood border image that was stamped for the siding. The grass dies are a must have staple!


IO STAMPS

IO DIES

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS


MARCH MID MONTH BLOG HOP

It's time for a Serendipity Blog Hop! Twice a month you have the chance of winning a $20 SS Gift Certificate. Play along by leaving comments on the DT blogs.
 It's that easy! 
Need more details? You can go to Mary's Blog to get all the info!

Here are your links for the hop!

All you need is pretty paper and a verse to create a quick card!
The beautiful paper is from Kaisercraft along with the embellishments.

Serendipity Stamps Used
FAITH IS THE ASSURANCE
657F


For the inside of the card I have used the same paper. The floral layer has been trimmed in black mirror paper.

Serendipity Stamps Die Used
BELIEVE


It's not too late to order the Stamp of the Month!
50% OFF
753L

Thanks for looking and good luck!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION

FUN WITH FLOWERS!

Welcome to Impression Obsession's challenge, Fun with Flowers.
Get creative using IO's floral 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 challenges and it just might be your lucky day!

Here's some flower fun from the IO girls 

 I had so much fun stamping the floral images around the edges of the Neenah paper that I ended up making 2 cards for today!
This design was framed using a die cut from the All-in-One Frames. The lilies and BG have been colored with Copics.
Y38, YR31,30  R39, 22  G20, 00, 000

IMPRESSION OBSESSION PRODUCT
  

The flower images were stamped, colored and then fussy cut. This gave the top layer a little dimension. 
Copics 
R29, 27,24, 22, 00   G46, 43, 40

IMPRESSION OBSESSION STAMPS


Thanks for looking...have fun with flowers!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS HOP


It's the 1st of March which means that it is time for a Serendipity Blog Hop!
Twice a month you have the chance of winning a $20 SS Gift Certificate just by leaving comments on the DT's blogs. It's that easy! 
Need more details? You can go to Mary's Blog to get all the info!


HOP LIST
Karen Amidon...that's me!


Spring is in the air and the flowers are popping their heads up! I am seeing gorgeous shades of golden daffodils everywhere. While looking through my stamps I remembered the daffodil in the fun SPRING FLOWER POP'S CLING SET
I have stamped the flower several times and then colored the images with Copics. The petite NORTH DRAGONFLY was stamped in Summer Breeze ink.
Now, here is what's new, the SPRING die! Isn't it great?! This is one of the 4 dies that come in the SEASONS DIES, love these!


Card Inside
Here is a look at the daffodil image without it being colored. I used two different inks for stamping, Orange Zest and Orange Fizz. I think the flowers are wonderful left plain. HAPPY SPRING was stamped in Razzle Berry.


Be sure to check out the " Special of the Month"!
50% OFF 

Enjoy the hop and Happy Spring!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION

SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU!

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new Impression Obsession Challenge. 
We are hopping right in to the theme, "Some Bunny Loves You!" Use your IO stamps or dies to create anything with bunnies or Easter in your design.
New to challenges? You can find all the details on the IO BLOG.


With all the great stamps from the spring release it was hard to decide what to color up for this weeks challenge. So, I am sharing two with you today!



Copics:
W00, 01,03,05   E41,44,49   YR61,65,68,000,21,24,18,23   BG0000,000,10,11,13,32,34



Zig Watercolor Markers

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS BLOG HOP


Top of the morning to you!
Welcome to Serendipity's blog hop. 
Serendipity has 2 blog hops a month which fall on the first and third Wednesday. That means, twice a month you have the chance of winning a $20 SS Gift Certificate just by leaving comments on the DT's blogs. It's that easy! 
Need more details? You can go to Mary's Blog to get all the details!

Be sure to check out the " Special of the Month"!
50% OFF 
Fun Heart Cling Set

HOP LIST
Karen Amidon...that's me!


The Happy St. Patty's Day stamp is perfect to stamp in shades of green. Using the MISTI makes this style of ombre` stamping easy! I started with the lightest shade first and only inked the top half of the stamp. For the medium shade of green, the ink pad was rocked onto the bottom half of the stamp. I blotted some of the ink off to help feather the transition. The darkest of the greens was added last and in the same way.

  • Stamps: Serendipity-Happy St. Patty's Day 1293E
  • Inks: MFT-Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Elf Green
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Bazzill, Authentique 6x6  & 12x12 Emerald
  • Other: Misti, May Arts silk ribbon, MFT Stitched dies
Thanks for looking and good luck!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION

THINK PINK!

Welcome February and happy Thursday!
 It's time for a new challenge with Impression Obsession...Think Pink!
 Valentine's, baby, florals, ink...anything goes as long as you use IO products and pink! Play along for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. New to challenges? You can find all the details on the IO BLOG.

 Here's the DT's pink to help inspire you!


A Valentines card colored with Copic in shades of pink. 


Another great design by Lindsay Ostom which is perfect for a sweet Valentine's card or a happy hello!  


HEART SET

Thanks for looking!