Thursday, July 26, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Ready to play in a new Impression Obsession challenge?
It's easy and there is a $25 IO Gift certificate up for grabs!

Ink up some stamps, add some Christmas and play along with us! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.

Inspiration from the IODT


I wanted to also share a Hanukkah card.


D19873 Dreidel
DIE523-W Scribble Circles

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION 2018 FALL/WINTER STAMPS RELEASE HOP



Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Fall/Winter Stamps Release Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST July 16th – July 19th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday July 22nd and all winners will be announced July 24th.
All of the new stamps are available now at www.iostamps.com

You should be arriving here from 
Jeanne Steiff


Meet Boxkin!
Leave it to Lindsay to create such a quirky Halloween image! 
I love him!

D19849 Boxkin
C21130 Happy Halloween
DIE291-WW All-in-One Frame Rectangles 2


Gail Green created the Mummy and Be My Boo is from Kalani Allred.


Next stop

Full hop list:
Thanks for playing along in the hop and good luck!



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION 2018 FALL/WINTER STAMPS RELEASE HOP



Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Fall/Winter Stamps Release Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST July 16th – July 19th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday July 22nd and all winners will be announced July 24th.
All of the new stamps are available now at www.iostamps.com

If you arrived here from Jeanne's blog the you are in the right place!


Are you a kitty lover?
Nola Chandler has designed 2 adorable kitties in mugs!
This one I've added Hello to the image. A fast color with Copics, a few layers, Glossy on the polka dots and finished with a bow!



Cute...right?!!
The mug was stamped twice. It was fussy cut and curved with a ball stylus. Silicone was added to the back to keep the curve and dimension. 


One more day! 
See you tomorrow for day 4!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION 2018 FALL/WINTER STAMP RELEASE HOP


Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Fall/Winter Stamps Release Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST July 16th – July 19th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday July 22nd and all winners will be announced July 24th.
All of the new stamps are available now at www.iostamps.com
You should be arriving here from

Today I am sharing 2 Thanksgiving cards.


The darling row of acorns and sentiment are from Lindsay Ostrom.
Inspiration for the fun Copic colors came from the Illustrated Faith papers. 
The acorn caps have a little shine on them from Glossy Accents.



This beautiful bouquet is by Carmen Medlin and the sentiment is Nola Chandler.
I've colored it in traditional fall colors but this stamp could be used for all seasons!


Kelli Hull will be your next stop!

Full IODT hop list for today:
Back tomorrow for day 3!

 

Monday, July 16, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION 2018 FALL/WINTER RELEASE



Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Fall/Winter Stamps Release Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST July 16th – July 19th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday July 22nd and all winners will be announced July 24th.

You should be arriving here from the very talented and creative blog of 
Jeanne Steiff!


Impression Obsession has a team of wonderful artist that create these images that we are so lucky to work with.
The artist for this fun image is Nola Chandler 
For the BG I blended Distress Oxides.
The birds and Gather were stamped in black and then heat embossed with clear ep. I splattered a few spots with black watercolor using a stiff brush.
Easy and simple!


Your next stop will be
Kelli Hull

Full list of the IODT for todays hop:
Anna Wight

See you back tomorrow for day 2!



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MORE FROM ALEXANDRA RENKE!



Cook Like...Cut Aparts
The band of mouth watering lemons is Lemon Slices Washi. It's paired with the Linen Herbaceous Green paper. The straws have been wrapped with black and white Rainbow tape.

Inside Card:


Impression Obsession stamps are the perfect match to compliment these cut 
aparts.
Enjoy Life's Journey is from Mini Inspirations 2, Impression Obsession.


Die cuts, cork and vellum surround the image of the beer cut apart.
Friends die is from Cottage Cutz. Fisihtail banners, MFT.
The Scribble Circle die cut can be found at Impression Obsession.

Thanks for looking!
Monday is the start of a 4 day New Release Hop with Impression Obsession.
Check out all the new Fall/Winter stamps!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FUN WITH ALEXANDRA RENKE!

Have you seen all the wonderful papers and washi from Alexandra Renke?
A new shipment has arrived at Impressive Ideas in Norcross!
 Stop in and check out all the wonderful samples we have using this beautiful line!


I have fallen in love with these papers! This fantastic guy is from the Barbecue Cut-Aparts. I've stamped "Hey." from Impression Obsession and added the Grill Tools die cuts from TE.

Inside the card: 


Perfect for an invite!


So easy...to create a card with them.
So hard to decide which one to use, lol!
The small hello is from IO.

Thanks for looking!
Tomorrow I'll share more cards using Cook Like...Cut Aparts!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE

HAPPY COLORS!

Welcome to our new challenge~Happy Colors!
Ink up some stamps, use colors that make you happy and play along with us! 
 It's easy to enter and there is an IO $25 gift Certificate up for grabs! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.


I love using bright colors and contrast!
Lindsay Ostrom has designed these cute images for IO that were just begging for fun colors!



Meet Katie the crab, she makes me smile! 
After coloring her with Copics, I decided to add some dimension. Her eyes were stamped a second time, fussy cut and popped up with foam tape! Glossy Accents shines on her cheeks, eyes and the center of her flower.


How darling is this stamp for the inside of the card!
I love the little crab peering out behind the sign.



A rainbow of color for this whimsical snail!
C19798 Off to See the World

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

IMPRESSION OBSESSION CHALLENGE


I SEA YOU!
Impression Obsession's new challenge is a fun one, I Sea You!
 Play along by using IO stamps and create! 
There is a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate...good luck!
You don't need a blog to enter.
You can find all the details here on the IO Blog.

Inspiration from the DT
Vicki Garrett

Have you checked out what's new at IO?
Summertime dies!



Today I have three cards to share using the new Flamingo Set.
To create the BG for these guys I have used Distress Oxides. 
For the sand, I blended Antique Linen onto Bristol Smooth paper. 
The water is Broken China. I spritzed a little water all over to get the inks to react.
Once dried, I covered the water with masking paper.
Using Antique Linen, I stamped the Cover-A-Card Sand stamp over the original sand.
The flamingos were colored with Copics. Their wings were curved with a ball stylus and have silicone under them to keep their dimension.

Links for IO Products Used
DIE697-W FLAMINGO SET
DIE687-K TAKE ME TO THE OCEAN
CC216 COVER-A-CARD SAND


Here are a pair of shaker cards made with the Flamingo Set
The set has 6 dies!


The frame for the shakers are from the All-in-One Frames Rectangles-2.
The Mini Shell Set is an old favorite! The die cuts were colored with Copics.

Links for IO Product Used

Thanks for looking!