Thursday, July 16, 2015

IMPRESSION OBSESSION FALL/WINTER RELEASE BLOG HOP!

IO BLOG HOP DAY 2!

Welcome back for another day of wonderful new stamps and designs to inspire you. Today we are sharing holiday cards for the hop and it's also a new IO ChallengeThursday!

To enter the Holiday Card Challenge, link up your design that you have created with IO stamps and/or dies to the IO Blog. A random card will be selected to be showcased on the IO blog AND win a $25 gift certificate to IO. Details can be found here.

Every day (July 15-17), one of the IO designer blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

The more blogs you visit and leave comments on each day...the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate.

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop!

One winner will be for Friday's comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both will be announced on Saturday July 18th.

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

In the holiday mood yet? Take a look and you will be!

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


There are many wonderful new holiday cling sets. I've used the ornament image from Christmas Words here. Christmas Wishes was stamped twice. I moved my paper slightly to shadow the first stamping of the words.


I fell in love with the "chin up" snowmen designed by Lindsay Ostrom. I have used the Merry Kiss-mas image for this card. You can see all of her designs here, so fun, playful and fabulous! 
The tone on toned design red paper was created by using the Lattice background stamp. These Cover a Card stamps are wonderful and so easy for making the perfect paper for your project.


Another face was stamped and fussy cut. I have used foam tape to pop it up. A little Wink and some Viva Glitter Liner to bring in the holiday sparkle.


Enjoy! See you tomorrow

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession-CL620 Christmas Words, Merry Kiss-mas L19021, Latice CC202
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Bazzill, Ranger Watercolor,KaiserCraft,  metallic
  • Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Love Letter 
  • Other: Ken Oliver-Color Burst, Copics, Wink, Viva Glitter Liner, Viva Gloss Pen, Misti


44 comments:

  1. OMG!! You are SO TALENTED!! These cards are AWESOME!!

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  2. Love your snowman/mistletoe card!

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  3. Your cards are over the top cute!

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  4. Both cards are beautiful - the splattered background on the ornament card is so pretty!

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  5. Oh my god! I love love love the second card. It is such a cool image! Wohoo! Lovely colours. Creative regards from stempelfirda

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  6. Awesome! Especially love the colors and background of the first!

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  7. Oh, these cards are so lovely. That background with the ornaments is wonderful but that other one tugs at my heart. TFS! kReN

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  8. I just purchased color bursts, so thank you for the inspiration to use them on Christmas cards! Your second card is one of my favorites on the hop; it is so cute!

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  9. Beautiful background on your ornaments.

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  10. Soooo Cute!!! Merry Kissmas is just a great card!

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  11. Very very nice job... I want to try one like your first one.... never have.... but seeing that one really makes me want to try.... wish me luck :)

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  12. I love, love, love this Kiss mas card & the colors
    Nice job on both

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  13. Both cards are really pretty and the second one is my fav.

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  14. These are both fabulous! I love the artsy feel of the first card!

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  15. I had to smile when I saw the snowman card.
    Cute idea.
    the chards are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. Both cards are lovely. I especially enjoyed the snowman card- I love how you finished the inside of it. Well done.

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  17. What a FUN card! I am particularly fond of snowmen! :-)
    Impression Obsession has such great stamps and dies!

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  18. LOVE these cards! Colorful chrismassy!

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  19. Wonderful cards!!! Great new stamps!!!

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  20. Gorgeous background on the bauble card but my favourite has to be the Merry Kiss-Mas, I love that stamp and all the more so now I have seen it in all its glory!

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  21. The background on that first card is fantastic and I love the chin up snowman!

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  22. That snowman design is so whimsical and charming!! Makes me think of an old fashioned Christmas holiday!

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  23. Both of your cards are fantastic.

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  24. Wow - getting us in the holiday mood! Awesome cards.

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  25. Great cards. Very fun and festive.

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  26. VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOVE the splashes of color on your first card & the strategic placement of your images....AND your collage type of card on the second. BOTH CARDS ARE "HALLMARK" QUALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  27. Wow, what beautiful cards you've made! I love them both!

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  28. Splattered background on the first one looks fabulous. Love the cute Merry-kiss mas stamp.

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  29. Really nice cars. I especially like the one with ornaments on it.

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  30. :) I am always delighted with your cards! I love that snowman, he just makes me happy, I will have to check out that stamp! And your other card is wonderful. I love the splattering of color and the gold edge too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  31. Beautiful, beautiful cards! Makes me want to start making my Christmas cards!

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  32. Wonderful cards....thanks for sharing!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  33. Wow - your cards are just super! I especially like the creative watercolor background in the first one and your snowman is colored to perfection! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  34. These cards are GORGEOUS!!! They make me wanna play Christmas music!

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  35. Beautiful cards. Great inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to play in the blog - hop.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  36. Wow! So colorful! Love the stamp sets! I want this!

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  37. So beautiful and painterly! TFS!

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  38. Both are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Love, love, love these cards! They are so joyous!

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  40. love both of these playful cards

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