Thursday, June 18, 2015


Join Impression Obsession's new challenge, Celebrating You! Create something in celebration using IO stamps and/or dies and join in the fun for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. You can find all the details on the IO Blog.

Take a look at how the IO girls are celebrating

 Anna Wight 
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon...thats me!
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

The new stamp, Why be Ordinary, really caught my eye when thinking about "celebrating you". This stamp is so true! 
It's framed in black using one of the All-in-One Rectangles 2 Frames. 
I thought it would be fun to pair up the "extraordinary" Bathing Suit stamped image and retro bathing suit paper. 

Using 2 more die cuts from the All-in-One Frames, I made a free standing mirror! Here's to You has been stamped onto the mirror paper, to give the reflection of the fabulous, YOU! 
Of course I had to add a little beachy theme using the sandcastles from one of my favorites, the Mini Beach Set.

With the 4th of July coming soon and celebrating YOU, America, I made a shaker card.
 Kalani Allred, one of the many talented artist for IO, designed this Patriotic Collage stamp that was used for the backing of the shaker. I stamped it in Memento Nautical Blue and colored "America" in red with pencils.
I'm loving all the NEW Frame dies that have recently been released. The All-in-One Frames- Circle was used here...even the star is part of the die set!
The shaker was filled with micro beads and stars.

Thanks for looking...and here's to the wonderful you!


  1. OMG Karen- love that bathing suit and the paper is perfect!!!!

  2. Love the bathing suit card, it is so cute. Fabulous 4th of July card, too. It would also be perfect for a July birthday card.

  3. These are both beautiful! the first one is playful and the second one is striking. great work :)

  4. Beautiful cards!! love so much the colors