Friday, January 27, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION BLOG HOP DAY 5!



SPRING RELEASE HOP!

Although today is the last day of the hop...
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.

Visit the blogs for a chance to win one of five $25 IO Gift Certificates!
 The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!! 



Kelli Hull


If you enjoy coloring, Gary Robertson's designs are great. His attention to detail and shading make his images.

STAMPS

OTHER
Zigs, Ranger WC paper, Illustrated Faith

Hope that you enjoyed the Hop
Good Luck!












Thursday, January 26, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION DAY 4



SPRING RELEASE HOP!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop Day 4! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and IO Gift Certificates to give away!

 The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST January 23rd-January 27th. 

Visit the blogs for a chance to win one of five $25 IO Gift Certificates!
 The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!! 

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
Good luck!



Spring has sprung when you see the daffodils blooming here in the south!

STAMPS

OTHER
Copics, Collall, Illustrated Faith

Thanks for looking!
Are you enjoying the hop so far...there is more scheduled for tomorrow!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION BLOG HOP DAY 3!



SPRING RELEASE HOP!

Welcome to Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop Day 3! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and IO Gift Certificates to give away!

 The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST January 23rd-January 27th. 

Visit the blogs for a chance to win one of five $25 IO Gift Certificates!
 The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!! 

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
Good luck!




This yummy stamp is from Lindsay Ostrom. She has designed several individual party stamps that go from cakes to the invites!
There are 3 cling sets that have the party theme also. Be sure to check them out!

Stamps

Dies


Check out the NEW section at IO!
All stamps from the NEW release are available now for delivery!


Thanks for looking see you back tomorrow!



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION BLOG HOP DAY 2!



SPRING RELEASE HOP!



Welcome back to day 2 of the Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and IO Gift Certificates to give away!

 The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST January 23rd-January 27th. 

Visit the blogs for a chance to win one of five $25 IO Gift Certificates!
 The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!! 

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
Good luck!


Karen Amidon...that's me!



This little guy is a image from Lindsay Ostrom.
Paired with the sweet saying from Dina Kowal, this makes for a perfect baby card!
  
Stamps Used

Other
Copics, 6x6 PB-Golden Moments, Glaze Pen


Check out the NEW section at IO!
All stamps from the NEW release are available now for delivery!

Good Luck!
Thanks for looking!


Monday, January 23, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION DAY 1!


SPRING RELEASE HOP!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and IO Gift Certificates to give away!

 The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST January 23rd-January 27th. 

Visit the blogs for a chance to win one of five $25 IO Gift Certificates!
 The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!! 

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
Good luck!

Karen Amidon...that's me!


Once again, the artists for IO have designed a release that is fabulous! All the different styles of images, quotes and quirky sayings are a hit! 

This adorable dog was begging to be outfitted with a snazzy look! Although he was dapper on his own, it's always fun to add die cuts to embellish an image!

Check out the NEW section at IO!
All stamps from the NEW release are available now for delivery!

Stamps Used

Dies


Other
PhotoPlay, Zigs, Rainbow Tape

THANKS FOR LOOKING
SEE YOU BACK TOMORROW!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Welcome to Impression Obsession's challenge, "Love is in the Air"!
Have you seen the NEW Valentine release? Maybe there is something in there to inspire you for this challenge! No worries though, anything from IO that has to do with love or in the air will work. 
New to playing in challenges? It's easy. You can find all the details you need here on the 
IO Blog. Did I mention that there was a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs? Well, play along in our challenges and it just might be your lucky day!

Here are some ideas from the DT




True love!
KITTY AND PUPPY LOVE on a floating heart says, love is in the air! This darling duo has been colored with Zig water markers. 
Gail Green has designed several playful stamps with cats and dogs. If you are a dog or cat lover, wait until you see the NEW release! Hint, hint! IO is having a Blog Hop every day next week starting on Monday January 23. We will be sharing with you the NEW STAMPS from the SPRING CHA collection. .

Thanks for looking and hope to see you back Monday!







Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SERENDIPITY STAMPS BLOG HOP!


Mary is changing things up a bit at Serendipity! 
What does this mean for you?
Twice a month you have the chance to win a SS Gift Certificate. 
We will be having a Blog Hop every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. You can leave comments from Wed-Sun. One commenter will be chosen randomly and the winner will be announced on Mary's blog Monday.
Today we are having a blog hop which will feature designs form the SSDT with the theme of Anything Goes. Just visit our blogs and leave a little love along the way for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate, easy! 

Be sure to check out the SS Blog to see the, "SPECIAL of the WEEK!

Hop List
Karen Amidon...that's me!

With the theme being wide open with Anything Goes, I thought that this would be the perfect time to play with product that was new or NBU out of my stash!


These playful kitties are from the LITTLE CRITTERS collection set. They are peeping out from behind the STITCHED DUO 1 DIE from Pretty Pink Posh. "Meow That is all", is from MEOW MIX. This stamp set has eight purrrfect sayings for any cat lover!


Inside, the RELAX DIE has been cut twice with the red shadowing the black die cut.
Just Unwind! You got it... it's from the MEOW MIX!
Design paper is PhotoPlay Cooper and Friends collection.

Thanks for looking and always appreciate your comments!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

IMPRESSION OBSESSION SHINEY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to a new challenge at IO and also to a new year! 
To kick off the new year the first challenge is," Shiny". Anything with a little shimmer and shine will work. So, join in and play along using your IO Stamps and dies. As always, there will be a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs.
You can find all the details on the IO BLOG.

Here is some inspiration from the DT


I always struggle with photographing especially when there is not a lot of color and contrast...throw in shiny and this is what I end up with, lol! IRL it's quite lovely and done in glossy white, silver mirror and the BG is a rich grey StarDream paper.



I love interactive cards and this was so easy to do.
The SNOWFLAKE DIE SET was used. The larger snowflake was cut twice. I glued a silver metallic string down the middle of the flake before adhering the two together back to back. A white layer was made and temporarily placed onto the card base. A circle cut was made using a die that was larger than the flake. The string was placed between the two layers (white & grey) and then permanently taped together. 
The WELCOME DIE was cut twice. The mirror paper was taped on top of the darker grey to shadow it.




Inside was kept very clean and simple using the numbers from the CLASS OF DIE SET.

Thanks for Looking!



Monday, January 2, 2017

DRESSING UP JANUARY!

Happy New Year! 
Karen here with a calendar panel thats easy! 
Taylored Expressions has these wonderful calendars that are 5x7. I have had fun coloring the watercolor panels that coordinate with them but wanted to do something different.



I used some cute left over scraps from Photo Plays Snowball Fight and made the bg. 
Instead of making strips of paper for the layers I've used Rainbow Tape! The Metallic Purple 1/8" and Silver 1/32" gives it just a little shimmer! I love how easy the White Crepe Tape is to color with Copics. This is a great way to insure that your elements match perfect with your colored images. 


Speaking of images...How adorable are these from IO!
Here is a closer look at the Rainbow Tape. 


Rainbow Tape:

Impression Obsession Stamps:

And Thanks for Looking!