Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Welcome to the second day of 
The StencilGirl and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

StencilGirl Products will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win 4 great prizes during the hop!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

Todays group of very talented girls that are participating in the hop are

The stencil that I chose to work with is PUDDLES, isn't it wonderful?!
The bg was made using the stencil and dropping alcohol inks onto Yupo paper. After drying, I dripped a few drops of colorless blender which added some lighter spots.
I love this quirky saying, "MY OWN WORLD"  from Impression Obsession. This is one of many fun designs from Yvonne Blair that are perfect for pairing with stenciled backgrounds. 

StencilGirl and Impression Obsession products used for this card

Here are the links from yesterday:

Don't forget you have one more day to see some great designs and can comment on all the  blogs until Friday, September 30th at 11:59 PM CT!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

Friday, September 23, 2016


It's all about the lines!
Wonderful lines with Rainbow Tape!

Rainbow Tape took this card to the next level of details!
By using these simple lines of tape it added just the perfect amount of color and design to complete the card layout.

The Bobber Box, You're A Catch and Few Lines are all stamps from Impression Obsession.

This masculine card pairs with my first posting of Rainbow Tape HERE!

Thanks for looking!
Be sure to check out more great ideas on the Hobby Tape Blog or on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 21, 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 $20 Serendipity Stamps gift certificate. You can leave comments through Sunday September 25. The winner will be announced on Mary's blog Monday September 26th.
There is still time to play along in the monthly challenge and another chance to win! For the month of September the theme is," leaving it bare"! You can find all the information here on the SSCB.

No coupon required. 
Lowest priced item is free and if you order 8 items then 2 of them are free, etc! 
Sale good through 9-25

You should be arriving here from

Easy way to make tags...no coloring!
The ORNAMENT BACKGROUND was stamped with Versamark and green Pan Pastel was rubbed  over it. The EAT DRINK was stamp in Versafine on top of this design. Gold Rainbow tape was placed along the bottom of the PPP STITCHED DUO 3 tag.

This simple card uses the EAT DRINK stamp along with the WINE BOTTLE and WINE GLASS.
Rainbow tape has been used between the Authentique Cheerful paper layer.

Next stop on the hop is

50% OFF!

Here is the  full list of the hop 
Good luck and thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


I say treat because it's Thursday and time for a new Impression Obsession Challenge!
Play in the challenge using all IO products and let's see if you are a Trickster or a Treater! As always, there is a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs!
New to playing in challenges? No worries! It's easy and all the details can be found here on the IO BLOG.

Here are some tricks and treats from IODT girls

Trick or Treat no smelly feet here...just a cute set of witches boots!
WITCHY WOMAN is a fun little image to color. The completed card is 3 1/2"  squared!
I have used one of my new favorites for the bg. The circles were stamped with Yetti (white) ink onto black paper using MINI PATTERNS 2. All of the mini patterns are perfect for adding design and color to your bg!  Lots of layers popped with craft foam.

Here is another great option for the inside, GOOD WITCH/BAD WITCH!

Which witch will you be?
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 12, 2016


These guys are doing the monster mash with Rainbow Tape!
This tape comes in either a Crepe or Metallic and several different widths. It colors beautifully, it sticks and it's easy to reposition!
Check out the Hobby Tape Blog  for more ideas and their online store.

 Today I'm having some fun with Monsters, the good kind! 
The stamps that I used are from Impression Obsession, Sara Beth and Cornelia. They are doing the Monster Mash!

I played around with some paper scraps and came up with this design.

Here is where the fun comes in!
I have used the Crepe tape in black 1/32 and 1/8. The tape has been run along the lines of the paper which makes the design come to life.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 2, 2016


Weave a fall Basket with Rainbow Tape!
Use White Crepe Rainbow tape to weave a fall basket and then color it!

I used the Farm Fresh die set from Impression Obsession for the basket base. White Crepe tape was used alternating sizes of 1/4" and 1/8". This was taped onto the die cut then going under and over to create the basket. First I added some Copics for shading then rubbed lightly with a Cat's Eye in Creamy Brown.
The Hobby Tape takes color beautifully!

Some of the Leaf Stems were stamped onto the die cut layer.
The fun Fall Sunflower has been colored with Copics and fussy cut.
Foam tape was used to raise the basket and flowers which gives extra dimension for arranging the flowers and leaves!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Want a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate?
Play along HERE in the Fall Colors Challenge. It's easy to play and we love seeing your creations!

Get ready for fall with the IODT sharing some great ideas for those fall designs!

Lindsay Ostrom designed four mini leaf images.
The OAK, MAPLE and OAK TOO were used here. 

They were colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped up using craft foam. I took a black Memento Dual Marker and colored around the cut edges so no white would show.
SHADES of AUTUMN also has a touch of color added to it.
The BG is embossed with the Quilted ef.

Thanks for looking!


It's the first of the month which means time for a new challenge from Serendipity.
Play along with us by using Serendipity Stamps. This months challenge is stamping and leaving it bare! It's hard not to color an image but, you can do it! Enter your design for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Gift Certificate. Details can be found HERE on the SSCB.

Here is some inspiration from the DT
For my bare design I have stamped the FIVE BASKETS in Chocolate Brown ink onto kraft paper. Check out the wonderful detail these baskets have!
 I love how nicely MY HOUSE  paired with the image.

50% OFF

Thanks for looking!
Be sure to come back on Wednesday 
For another chance to win a 

Looking forward to seeing how you, "Leave It Bare"!