Tuesday, July 26, 2016



Time for some fun with G45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection.
There are many layers and fun details to share in this explosion box.
LOTS of pictures so I will keep the words short!

Box top.
The silver tea set is from Fab Scraps. 
Nested behind the G45 keys is a tea pot that is a die cut from Taylored Expressions.

 Spoons have been bent and curved to make the handles.

Several of the images have an extra layer of fussy cutting. These pieces have been rounded with a ball stylus and silicone was used for keeping their dimension. 
Craft foam is a great way to pop up extra layers, keeping them solid.

We can't be late!
Tiny silk bows were tied using a baby fork!

Let the tea party begin!
Off with the box top!

"At Last! We Thought You'd Never Arrive"
I'm sure with all the pictures so far... you didn't either!

To create the scene for the center of the box I made a keyhole and added vellum. 
The Leafy Branch from Impression Obsession was die cut to make the tree. Foliage around the base and the tree were heat embossed to add durability.

Another birds eye.

Backside of the keyhole.
Queen & Company Bitty Beads fill the mini bottles from Idea-ology. 

Gotta love that mischievous grin on The Cheshire Cat!

 Was he really late?
Love the findings of the timepiece for The White Rabbit.

At the tea party.
 Does The Mad Hatter really get a silver spoon?

Frog-Footman is delivering the letter to the duchess...I opened it!

The second layer which is under the center box.

At Last, The Red Queen of Hearts!

Thank you for taking the time to look!
You can find all the materials needed to create this box and more at Impressive Ideas, where it is also on display!

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Want a chance to win an Impression Obsession $25 gift certificate?
Join the IODT and play along in the Hello Sunshine challenge. Think warm colors, sunny thoughts, you get it! You don't need a blog to play. Just be sure to use IO stamps or dies when creating your design and link up! 
New to challenges? All the info you need can be found here on the Impression Obsession Blog

Need a little inspiration?
Take a look at some of our sunny designs!

Sometimes you just need to make something easy...this is one of those times!
The SUMMER SUN is colored with Copics. Strips of washi tape in warm yellows line the background for color and a little pop.

"You Are My" and "Sunshine" are from the SUNSHINE set.
This stamp set is the perfect collection of sunny thoughts to share .

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


It's time for a hop with Serendipity!
 In addition to our monthly challenge we host a blog hop to share with you what's new at Serendipity and a chance for you to win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate.
This means that you have two chances to win!

To play along in our challenge you can go HERE to the SSCB to find all the details.
To join in the hop, just leave comments on all the blogs. One lucky commenter will be selected for the $20 gift certificate! You have until midnight US EST Sunday July 24th to leave comments-the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday July 25th.

You should be arriving here from 

The splashes of color was made with Color Burst and water. The Create die is shadowed by a second cut in blue. Copics were used to color the Paint Brush. I have added shine to the handle of the brush using a Glaze pen.

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The next stop on the hop is

Here is your full list of the hop!
Good Luck

Monday, July 11, 2016


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Hop! 
Some NEW dies have been added to the wonderful selection that Impression Obsession already offers! So, you know what that means...a blog hop for you to see some great designs and a chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate!

To join in on the hop, all you need to do is comment along the way on the DT blogs. The more blogs you visit the better chance you will have to win. Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Thursday July 14th. The winner will be announced Friday July 15th. 
Good Luck!

Here is a look at what's new!

Business Card Holder Die

The Business Card Holder die and Layers are NEW and fabulous!  
These holders are great for office gifts and you need to make several...personalize each one!
I have made a set of holders, one four each season.
The die cuts used to decorated the holders are some of my older favorites!




I couldn't resist playing with a few more of the NEW dies! 
A trio of baby cards. This makes a wonderful gift for a new mom to use as her thank you cards!
Love the NEW Mini Patterns for making design papers. All designs have been stamped with colored ink onto white paper...sweet!

Baby Set 428-R
Congrats Word Set 430-U
Mini Patters 1  3163-LG
Mini Patters 2  3164-LG
  Mini Patterns 4  3166-LG

These dies are also great for gift tags! 

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Oooh Baby!
Happy Thursday and welcome to Impression Obsession's new challenge, Oh Baby!
 Play along by designing with IO stamps or dies for a chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate. It's easy to join in. Create, snap a shot, and link up. Need help or new to challenges? All the guidelines and info can be found on the IO Blog.

 In addition to our challenge, IO will be having a one day hop on Monday July 11 featuring designs made with NEW dies. If you can't wait until then...they are ALL available now here at IO

Designs from the IO Team

This adorable Patchwork Elephant is one of the NEW dies from IO. Check out the fun print on him. The design has been stamped in white ink with one of the three stamp designs that come in the Mini Patterns 2.

The parts of the elephant are separate dies as you can see here. This really makes for fun possibilities with mixing the stamp patterns and using silicone to give it dimension.

Isn't this a cute font? 
 I have used baby and congrats from the Congrats Word Set.
The stars were die cut from Patchwork Elements. Love the stitching on all these elements. The other stars are from the All-In-One Frames Circles.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you back for the HOP!

Friday, July 1, 2016


Splish-Splash it's summertime and all you need to do is, "Just Add Water" to play in the  Serendipity Stamps challenge. Design with SS stamps or dies and create anything that is associated with water! All the details on how to play along in the challenges can be found here on the SSCB

If you haven't heard...Serendipity has two new very talented gals on the DT.
Please give a BIG welcome to Patti and Carol!

Here's some inspiration from all the gals at SSDT!
Jenny Gropp
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

 The Triton Shell has been stamped onto glossy paper with a rich chocolate brown ink. Once the ink was dry, I masked the shell with Fineline Masking Fluid. Copic inks and blending solution were used to create the splashes of color. The masking glue rolls off easily when the inks have dried. This is a very simple technique and makes a beautiful bg for a card!

The same technique was used here on the Sea Horse. Around the top and backside of the Sea Horse I used the Copic Sketch markers to outline the body.

I had to get a little coloring time in so I've colored this darling image, that I love, of playing in the sprinkler. If you like it too...you are in luck!! The Sprinkler is 50% OFF for the whole month of July. 

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July 1-4th
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be FREE! (be sure that you have 4 items in your cart!)
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free-and so on, and so on...
Lowest priced items are free

NEW items have been added to the Yard Sale category on the website.
How cool is that! Going to a Yard Sale in the comforts of your home!
Check out all the deals HERE...
Who knows what treasures you might find!

Thanks for looking and see you back here for our blog hop on Wednesday July 20th!

  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: 280H Triton Shell, 994D Sea Horse1265G Sprinkler, 581K Summer
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Glossy, Photo Play- Summer Dreams, MFT 6x6 Trail Mix, Painted Prints Citrus
  • Inks: MFT-Chocolate Brown
  • Other: Copics, Blending solution, Fineline Masking Fluid Pen, Glossy Accents, craft foam, Spellbinders Label 49, Bow Easy, blue jean fabric strip