Monday, July 15, 2019

Butterfly Sketch

It's time once again to share our  IO classic stamps in new designs! 

Today I am featuring the sketchbook and a butterfly.  The sketchbook is blank so I stamped the sketch butterfly on the top page.  For the sentiment, I used Just a Note.  I stamped the sketchbook again, then fussy cut a corner of the sketchbook page and tore the edge.  I can imagine hours of fun with this sketchbook changing out the image for any occasion!


The Impression Obsession team has set aside a couple of days a month to share new projects using beautiful classic stamps.  You can check out the list of today's participants on the Impression Obsession Blog!

Thanks for stopping by. 

I am also playing along with this week's CAS challenge at SCS - something that makes you think of France.  People often go to France to sketch and paint.  Paris is always a Good Idea - Sabrina  (1995)


          

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios Release Day

Hi!  Every month it's like Christmas morning when we get to see all the new products from Picket Fence Studios and this month is no exception!  I have three very different cards to share with you today so let's get started!

First up I colored the French Braids image in shades of purple because this girl has her own unique style!  I tied her braids with hair bows that match the background and die cut her with the coordinating die.  The background was created with the Fairy Wings Stencil, a Life Changing Blender Brush and Twisted Citron Distress ink.  The sentiment is one of eight sentiments in Your Eyeliner Straight.


With this card, I am playing along with the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.


I spent last evening just playing around and creating different looks with the Peacock Mandala stencil.  I loved how this one turned out!  For the Hey You word die, I inked up a piece of cardstock in the same colors as the mandala, then die cut.  It was so easy to blend ink over the stencil with my Life Changing Blender Brush!


And lastly, I had the chance to create with the new Aeonium African Succulent and Merci and cutting dies.  To create with these special dies you do need a foil press.  I used the Gemini Foil Press and Gemini Jr.  It was great fun to create such elegant projects in just a few minutes!  


That is it for me!  I hope you have enjoyed looking at a few of the new things from the July Picket Fence Studios Release! All of the products in the New Release are available now!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


   
 
      
     

   

     

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Free Fishy Kisses

 I hope everyone is safe and sound this weekend! 


 I am the hostess for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS this week and I chose a site rich in history along with beautiful items to inspire our designs.  Edna Ruth Byler founded the site and was instrumental in starting the Free Trade movement!  Check out my card in the SCS gallery to learn more about ten thousand villages and view what inspired my design.

Turns out this card is more timely than I realized as I wait to hear from family members that they made it safely through the storm that made landfall early this morning.  Family is everything.  

First I brushed distress ink in a circular motion with my Life Changing Blender Brush, then I splattered a bit of water on the ink.  Next, I stamped this adorable Fish and die cut from the coordinating die.  I stamped the sweet sentiment below the fish and that was it!  

 I am playing along with AAA Cards Maxi White Space. (I didn't play along with the optional twist)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Impression Obsession Challenge - Things That Fly

It's time for a new Impression Obsession Challenge and you can play along with us HERE!  The theme for the next two weeks is: Things that Fly

I gave this challenge a lot of thought.  I pulled out fish (for flying fish), leaves, snowflakes, a butterfly and birds.  I played around with the, oh so cute Birdies die set and then all of a sudden this design popped into my head and I had to try it. I love stretching my stamps and finding different ways to use them.

First I masked the moon, then sponged the background.  Secondly, I stamped the Cat Silhouette 5.  Then I die cut 3 wings from the Serendipity Birdies set from white cardstock and 3 wings from vellum.  I like the way the vellum softens the white wings.   Next, it was time to ground the kitty but I realized that this is one time in which grounding isn't necessary. In my world, all cats go to heaven.  :)  Lastly, I stamped sending hugs which is such a versatile little stamp.





      



The challenge is up and you are invited to play along for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Voucher to the IO store!  The winning project will be chosen at random and will be showcased on the IO blog!  Stop by the Impression Obsession blog for all the details and check out all of the DT samples!

I can't wait to see what you create!

I am also playing along with the summer VSN at SCS.  There is still plenty of time to play along and upload!

Before you go I want to share with you 4 beautiful cats available in the store!

    


       



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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Die Release and Giveaway Day 2!

Welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration!

 Each day (July 8th & 9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am CT. We have $25 gift certificates to give away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts.  The more you comment throughout our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, July 14th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 16th.

I just realized that today's post has similarly themed cards as yesterday!
First up is this super cute Crab!  He was die cut from a very cool piece of background I created last fall.  It has a bit of a metallic shine IRL and looks great on this crab! The waves are from another previously made background from acrylic paint and a credit card.  Mr. Crab is hanging from this adorable new Tag and there was just enough room to add Umm...hi!


With this card, I am entering this week's Featured Stamper, the Teapot Challenge and the VSN  challenge at SCS.

Crab
Tag with Tags
Wave Edges
Umm...Hi

    

    


With the next card, I had great fun arranging flowers in the enamel pitcher.  I used a mix of flower cart flowers and stitched flowers bouquet set for the arrangement.


Once again, I was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper at SCS.

Enamel Pitcher
Flower Cart Flowers
Stitched Flower Bouquet

                



All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration

                                                    
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 8th & 9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. We have $25 gift certificates to give away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts.  The more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, July 14th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 16th.
I had SO much fun building scenes with the new dies.  I dunked my cardstock in watery ink for the sun and the water then I dried them and die cut.  I just love the smiling sun and fun stitching on the clouds!  The waves come in a set of three which gives the look of movement.  
Tip: Don't toss out your small background scraps!  For the flags on the cute little sailboat, I found a small scrap leftover from the previous project.

           
  


Next up is this super cute flower cart.  Oh, my is it ever fun to build a scene with this set!  The cart is cute as can be and the flowers provide so many possibilities.  First I die cut the background circle and sponged blue sky and green grass.  After putting this sweet cart together and adding flowers, I decided it would be fun to add grass. The grass dies come as a set of four which allows us to build dimension into the scenes we create.  Lastly, I added a couple of clouds





       

      



All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE!

I am playing along with this week's CAS challenge, tiny things with the second card.  The flowers in the cart are pretty tiny and will fit in the palm of a hand!  

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Butterfly Sketch

It's time once again to share our  IO classic stamps in new designs!  Today I am featuring the sketchbook and a butterfly .  The ...