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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Impression Obsession Challenge - Make it Sparkle!



Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, SPARKLE!
 Play along creating with IO stamps. It's easy to enter and there is an IO $25 gift Certificate up for grabs! Choose your holiday and play along with us! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.


 I like using the brushed backgrounds. Impression Obsession has lots and lots of images like this. If you search some of these key words: watercolor, brushstroke, wash, you will find many styles. Using the wonderful MISTI, I inked it up multiple times with three different inks to get my overlapped color. I stink at doing backgrounds like this with watercolors by hand, so these stamps are fast and very easy to create with. 
Are you looking for my sparkle? My card base is white chunky glitter paper. I added sequins topped with a tiny little Swarovski crystal too... love those Swarovski!

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Impression Obsession: Pink and Green Challenge

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, PINK AND GREEN!
 Play along creating with IO stamps. It's easy to enter and there is an IO $25 gift Certificate up for grabs! Choose your holiday and play along with us! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.

Check out the PINK AND GREEN!


The pink and green challenge was perfect for these little sweet peas. This is a large stamp and I just used a portion of it. Sweet Peas are also the flower for April. They can be a wide range of colors too, so many coloring combinations to play with. I googled Sweet Peas before coloring them and had no idea they were also used as a goodbye flower. I shared the Farmer's Almanac said about Sweet Peas below. Your fact of the day! =) I used a Marianne Die to create a shaped card base. 

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THE SWEET PEA

The other April flower is the Sweet Pea. While sweet peas signify blissful pleasure, on the other hand they are also used to say good-bye. Perhaps Shakespeare had sweet peas in mind when he wrote the immortal words: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”  Then too, there are the good-byes we’re glad of, such as saying so long to flies; these insects find the sweet pea’s fragrance offensive and will leave its environs in a hurry.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Impression Obsession - Spring 2018 Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Die Hop! 
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $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 April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.

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Another last minute Easter card for today. I used the other beautiful NEW Happy Easter Die on the inside of the card. I matched up the Copic colors to the plaids paper on the card. I also added a little Glossy Accents to dots on the vase and flower centers. This is another versatile image that you could change up to any color scheme.

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Copics: G20, G09, YG17, YG11, Y26, Y35, Y38, YR30, BG49, BG13, Y21, YG11, BG000

Love the fun flourishes that trail off the ends of the words with this die.




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Impression Obsession - Spring 2018 Die Hop!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Die Hop! 
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $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 April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.

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  A few Copics helped bring this sweet iris image to life. A great color for Easter, mother's Day or just an anytime card! Below you can see the colors I used. 

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On the inside is one of the new Easter Dies. It also has a "Happy" in the die set but I ran out of room on the inside and used a stamp to add Greetings instead.




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Impression Obsession Challenge - Your Pick!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, Pick A Holiday!
 Play along creating with IO stamps. It's easy to enter and there is an IO $25 gift Certificate up for grabs! Choose your holiday and play along with us! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.

 I went with the holiday of SPRING! We've got chilly weather here in Atlanta... again. I'm so ready to welcome spring and warmer weather. I've been itching to color up this set from the last release with all the sweet wreaths. These are quick and easy to color up for any occasion... Easter, Mother's Day or just a Spring Hello!  And of course, there is a coordinating die to cut out all the elements perfectly. 

Copics: Y02, Y32, Y18, YG17, YG11


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Impression Obsession - Birthday Wishes

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, Birthday Wishes!
 Play along creating with IO stamps. 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.


Have you seen this beautiful Peony set? I love that all the pieces are independent, you can use it in so many different ways. I used Copic Markers to color it up today.  The Everyday Words set is a great one to grab anytime, it has a little bit of everything packed in. Finished card is an A2.

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Check out what the other birthday ideas today! 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Impression Obsession - Friendship Flowers



Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, Friendship Flowers!
 Play along creating with IO stamps. 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 just love this sweet little wonky tea cup! I stamped the cup a second time to fussy cut out and pop up with dimension. The yellow is Copic airbrushed. I used some bakers twine as accents... adding around the edge of some of the die cuts. I liked the black and white with the bright bold colors. 

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring 2018 Blog Hop - DAY FIVE!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Hop DAY FIVE!
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 January 22rd - January 26th.

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!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday January 28th and all winners will be announced January 29th. 


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No coloring today. This looks a little dark, but it's done in grey, not black. These are two separate stamps and I thought they made a good pairing. The frame dies are popped up adding a little dimension nd I colored some seam binding to match the grey card stock.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Impression Obsession - 2018 Spring Blog Hop Day FOUR!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Hop DAY FOUR!
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 January 22rd - January 26th. 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!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday January 28th and all winners will be announced January 29th. 


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A few Copics and this sweet birdhouse comes to life. A great little hello card for spring that can be easily paired up with many other different sentiments. I love a stamp that I can use for multiple projects! 

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Your next stop on the hop will be
Karen Amidon
Thanks for looking and hope to see you back tomorrow for day 5!