Friday, April 22, 2016


Happy Friday! This month IO has teamed up with Chameleon Markers for Friends Friday events where the two design teams are merging products and sharing some creativity.You can go to the company blogs for all the details and links to the post for today. Of course there are some markers up for you to always leave the comments for a chance to win!

For my project I have made a set of four small cards using stamps from Impression Obsessions' Natures Grid, Drops 2 and Drops Mini
The smaller floral and butterfly images were perfect for coloring with the Chameleon Markers.

I had fun layering color on top of color. For this flower I used RD4 and YL2 which gave it a beautiful poppy orange color!

By layering BL3 and YL2 on the larger portion of the butterfly, it created this wonderful lime green!

 I have added the tiny Hello and Friends from IO. 

Thanks for looking and good luck!

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Happy Thursday and a Happy Hello! Impression Obsession's new challenge is an easy one,  Hello! Create a design using IO stamps or dies on your project, link up to play along. As always, an IO $25 gift certificate is up for grabs. New to our challenges? You can find all the guidelines here on the IO Blog.

Need a little something to get you started?
Check out how the IODT says, Hello!
Dina Kowal

I have been playing with the Chameleon Markers. IO has teamed up with Chameleon on Friday's for the month of April. Check out the IO blog tomorrow, (Friday) to see some fun projects and the chance to win a set just by leaving comments on both design teams! 

For the Watercolor Butterfly image I have used the Chameleon Markers, BV4, PR4 and BL3. This layer was popped up using craft foam onto another layer I made with ColorBurst. Again, this layer was also raised using the foam.

For the inside of the card, Hello is from one of the recent clear set releases.  There is also a Hello Die that matches this set. The colorful border was made from a strip from the butterfly.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month Serendipity shares new products by celebrating with a blog hop. Play along by leaving comments on the DT blogs for the chance to win a Serendipity Stamps gift certificate. You can leave comments through Sunday April 24. The winner will be announced on Mary's blog Monday April 25th.
There is still time to play along in the monthly challenge and another chance to win! For the month of April the theme is embossing. You can find all the information here on the SSCB.

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The Sick Puppy was fussy cut and placed inside the diamond shaped die cut window. I have used a clear film behind him. The large textured layer on the card is a design from an embossing folder. Get Well is a NEW die cut from this month's release.

Heard you're one sick puppy was stamped on the inside of the card.

I am the caboose of the hop
Here is a full list in case you got lost along the way!
Karen Amidon...that's me!

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50% OFF stamp of the month

Thanks for looking and good luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Want a chance to win an Impression Obsession $25 gift certificate?
Join the Impression Obsession DT and play along in the Birthday Wishes challenge. New to our challenges...You can find all the guidelines on the IO Blog.

Need a little inspiration?
Check out the birthday wishes from the IODT!

The surfs up, Sun is shinning and off to the beach. Dad your the best! 
Check out the Woody and cool is that die? I have used clear film for the windows! The fun Hawaiian shirt was cut from 12x12 paper from PhotoPlay.

The inside was stamped with Birthday Wishes from More Basic Greetings clear set.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 1, 2016


Impression Obsession has teamed up with Perfect Paper Crafting. Join us to see all the wonderful designs and the chance to win some goodies! Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 IO gift certificate (chosen from one of the IO team blogs). Perfect Paper Crafting will have a set of Mini Layers and their mat for one lucky winner. Leave a little blog lovin along the way is all you have to do to play!  

Get the hop started by visiting the main pages:
Impression Obsession 
 Perfect Paper Crafting.

A gift box of, "Thank Yous" for the bride.
Wedding season is fast approaching and what bride wouldn't love to have a gift box of note cards to send to her special friends. It's always fun to personalize your gift by matching the colors and papers to the brides theme...always love those extra details. 

Speaking of details...check out ALL these layers!
Perfect Paper Crafting has just the right tools for making layers so easy!
My top layer has been framed using one of the cut outs from Impression Obsessions Rectangles 6-in-1 Frames. The die cut frame is showcasing the beautiful script of the Thank You die.
To create all the wonderful layers I used the PPC Perfect Layers Mini rulers. I love that you can get as thin as a 1/16"  border, or go larger.  I have also used my pink Perfect Cutting Mat which makes cutting those layers so much easier!

The gift box for the cards and matching envies has been decorated with the Gown die from IO. This die set comes with the cuts that I have used here along with a bouquet. I added a few embellishments to complete the box.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

Here are the links for the IO DT Girls!


It's time for a new challenge at Serendipity. 
For the month of April the challenge is to emboss. Play along by using Serendipity stamps or dies and use an embossing technique. Share with us your design and enter for a chance to win a Serendipity $20 gift certificate! If you are new to our challenges, you can find all the details here on the SSCB.

No fooling!
Mary has decided to not fool around and have a 1-Day "No Foolin" sale!
50% OFF coupon-"AprilFool" gives 50% OFF the highest priced item in cart. Sale items included! Coupon is good for Friday April 1 only.
And, speaking of sale, the stamp of the month is the Adirondack Chair.

Stamp of the month
50% OFF

The Adirondack Chair was stamped in Natural ink from MFT. The image was colored very lightly with Copics. For the bg I used PanPastels to make the ground and the clouds. Miss You was stamped with the Natural ink and heat embossed in clear. The embossing folder, Woven, was used along with Desert Storm kraft paper for one of the layers.

Take a look at what the DT came up with!
Karen Amidon...that's me!

We have a guest designer for April 
Welcome to Sue McRae
Check out her blog at

Thanks for looking and see you back on April 20th for a Blog Hop with Serendipity! 

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 712G Adirondack Chair, 624B Miss You
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Bazzill, MFT 6x6 Farm Fresh Gingham, Desert Storm kraft 120
  • Inks: Versamark, MFT- Natural
  • Other: Copics, PanPastels, Ef-We R Memory Keepers-Woven,Twinery-Bakers twine, clear ep