Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Release & Giveaway Day 2

 Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Hop!  For me, Day 2 is all about hearts!


First up I am featuring this sweet, sweet E13729Valentine Bun and I paired him with  A13739 Sending Hugs.  I watercolored Valentine Bunny with Inktense Pencils and kept the background clean and simple.


 I get to give away one $10.00  Impression Obsession gift certificate from all the comments I receive on all three days.  So stop by each day of the hop to increase your chance of winning!   Comment below with your favorite stamp from each day of the release. All comments will be open until Saturday, December 15th at noon CT. Winner will be announced on Monday, December 17th.  Good luck! 

The Winter Hugs Release is available now!  You can shop for all the new releases HERE.

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The list of today’s blog hop participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog!

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For this card, I used the D17251 Heart Balloon and a sentiment from the Skinny Words sentiment set.   I stamped the balloon three times and "tied" them with a ribbon.  The skinny words sentiments fit with a wide variety of images!


E13729Valentine Bun          A13739 Sending Hugs



                           3213LG Skinny Words                D17251 Heart Balloon             



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Christmas Packages Tied up in Bows

I love the dramatic look of red, white, and black so I put it to work on this Christmas card.  This plaid pattern reminds me of a gorgeous dress I had back in my 20's. I loved that dress!    
This was simple to create and so much fun.  I popped up the package on craft foam and created the bow.  I stamped the sentiment on a tag and tied it around the ribbon.   The sweet sentiment is from Luke 2 by The Project Bin.  


The idea to create this card featuring a Christmas present came from Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Wrap it Up



(Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you are looking for the Impression Obsession Challenge click HERE.)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Release & Giveaway Day 1

 Welcome to the Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Hop!


We have three days of beautiful new images and sentiments to share with you!  I get to give away one $10.00  Impression Obsession gift certificate from all the comments I receive on all three days.  So stop by each day of the hop to increase your chance of winning!   Comment below with your favorite stamp from each day of the release. All comments will be open until Saturday, December 15th at noon CT. Winner will be announced on Monday, December 17th.  Good luck! 


The Winter Hugs Release is available now!  You can shop for all the new releases HERE.

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The list of today’s participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog!

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First up I am featuring C13744 Chocolate Breakfast.  I adore this sentiment, it's such a hoot!!  I made my own little paper chocolate to go with the sentiment. I can't imagine having to get through winter without chocolate!


Next up I stamped and decorated this sweet chocolate with the WP898 Chocolate Builder set.  This set comes with four fun chocolates, three wrappers, four decorations, and three sentiments!  I have included the stamp set below so you can check it out! 


Now that your mouth is watering for yummy chocolate I am switching it up with a fun celebration card featuring F20615 Curly Ribbon. This ribbon is so much fun to create with!  Just a hint of highlights on the edges of the ribbon really causes the ribbon to pop.   Curly ribbon can be used for any occasion just by changing the color.  Red, white and blue for 4th of July,  red and green for Christmas, the possibilities are endless!  For my card, I created a birthday card and added the "celebrate" sentiment from the 3213-LG Skinny Words stamp set. You can view all the fun sentiments in this set at the end of this post.  
am entering these pretty ribbons in a CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more inspiration and another chance to win!



F20615 Curly Ribbon                                 WP898 Chocolate Builder


               Skinny Words             
                                                              

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Big Bright World

It's my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge at SCS and I chose one of my favorite places!  My husband and I used to spend a lot of time hiking and camping in the Smokey Mountain National Park and then we would come down out of the mountains for a couple of days of luxurious civilization!  A real bed, shower, and electricity were delightful and then there was the shopping!!  Our inspiration site is the Incredible Christmas Place and I found a sweet ornament to inspire my card.  The candy cane pattern on THIS ornament made me think of the Rough Around the Edges stamp by Picket Fence Studios.  I thought it would be fun to make my own pattern with the stamp set by turning it once and stamping stripes again to make a rough check pattern.   The sweet images and sentiment are from the I Love You Momma stamp set.  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Here's a look at the full stamp sets:






Thursday, December 6, 2018

Quick Christmas

 The new Impression Obsession Challenge is up and the theme is Quick Christmas cards. The team has loads of inspiration to help you finish those last minute Christmas cards for 2018 or get a head start on 2019!  

At first glance, my card doesn't look quick but it really was.  I am not a big fan of doing multiples but this is one card I could make many times.  The sentiment is included right in the body of the image so there is no need to fool around with finding the right greeting and placement.  Just a hint of coloring on the greeting, holly berries, ornaments, and flag is all it takes to make Seasons Greetings Mailbox pop! I added just a bit of gray shading in spots but that only took a few seconds.  A few winter clouds with a stencil finished the card!


For the ornaments on the wreath, I added glossy accents.


I hope you will join the challenge and link up your project for a chance to win a $25.00 GC to the IO store!    Just head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to check out the Design Team samples and link up your project!


I am also playing along with today's WT717 Challenge to create a card with window(s) in them.  My farmhouse has several windows.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The First Christmas

This week I am featuring a sentiment from Luke 2 by The Project Bin. Starting at the top of the cardstock I brushed Broken China Distress ink in long streaks down the length of the paper.  Once I liked the coverage I did the same with Blueprint Sketch. Next, I stamped the beautiful sentiment. 


To finish off my starry night, I die cut the star and then added tiny stars with a white marker.


That's it for me today!  I hope you are enjoying this first week of December!  Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, December 1, 2018

Y'all!

I am a Kansas girl transplanted to Louisiana, currently residing in Georgia so I was tickled when I joined Picket Fence Studios and saw the sentiments with "y'all".  Being a girl from the midwest I never quite sounded authentic saying "y'all" but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it!

Julie is our hostess for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge this week and she chose a beautiful site for us.  I found THIS photo which inspired my choice of sentiment from A Gnome Winter (this stamp set has a (coordinating die). THIS photo inspired the use of plaid on this sweet cup from Coffee Understands (this set has coordinating dies). 


I love this cup in plaid so much I can't wait to make more cards like this and that is saying something because I don't usually enjoy creating multiples of a card design.

I am playing along with the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  There are tons of Super Sponsors with loads of prizes and Picket Fence Studios is one of the sponsors so be sure to check them out!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!

         A Gnome Winter                               Coffee Understands



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mostly White

Picket Fence Studios has a beautiful line of floral stamps including several large bouquet stamps sets. Today I am featuring one of the large florals, Ruffled Peony Bouquet along with a sentiment from Lily Bouquet.   


This week, I happened upon the AAA CARDS #128 - Mostly White challenge.


   Keeping the theme in mind, I simply heat embossed the image and sentiment with gold powder.   The image is so elegant in gold and I love the encouraging sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by tomorrow for a post from Lydia!






Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas CAS

With Thanksgiving behind us now it's time to work on the final Christmas cards for 2018!
Once again this week, I am enjoying my new Christmas paper pack and a sentiment from North Pole by The Project Bin!

This was super simple to create.  Slice designer paper into two pieces, stamp sentiment and die cut with a circle die. Die cut larger circle and bow from glitter paper.  Die cut wreath and distress leaf tips.  Adhere the wreath/sentiment circle with craft foam to card base.  

For the card design, I followed CAS(E) this sketch #298.


How are you doing with your Christmas card list?  Do you have them all created and addressed?  If so it's never too early to start on next year's list!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 23, 2018

Sure to Cheer and a Wnner!

I hope you had a wonderful week.  Our week was filled with activities which included a college tour and serving our community.  My husband made most of our  Thanksgiving meal and it was delicious!   Now it's time to get back into a bit of a routine and I have a card for that!   For this week's Inspiration Challenge, Brenda has selected a site which sells exquisitely designed paper products.  

The blue and white stripes of THIS napkin caught my eye.  I created my striped background by stamping Rough Around the Edges on the card base.  It's so much fun to create unique backgrounds!    The sentiment and sweet jar of flowers are from the Rustic Floral stamp set.  All the stamps featured today are from the Newest Release by Picket Fence Studios!  

There is still time to take advantage of the great sale at Picket Fence Studios!


And the winner of a new Black Hybrid Ink Pad is.......

Cindy Holmes
Congratulations Cindy! Please comment with your snail mail address so I can send this ink pad on its way! (I will not publish your address)

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(Stamps provided by PFstudios for Design Team projects)

Rough Around the Edges                                         Rustic Floral    

                 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Sale!

Now is the time to take all those wonderful Picket Fence Studios stamp sets from your wishlist to your cart!  Picket Fence Studios is offering 20% off plus free shipping and while supplies last an add-on blender brush while supplies last!  

I created a happy card with the amazing Life Changing Blender Brushes along with the 2" Blending Stencil and the 3 1/2" Blending Stencil.   A background like this is an ideal setting for the bold-font sentiments in Ways to Say Congrats.


It's fun to decorate envelopes with the Crafty Mail stamp set!


That's it for me today, I am off to help with preparations for tomorrow's feast!













Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Season's Greetings

Wow, Thanksgiving is just a few days away and that means Christmas is on its way. Since most of us have our Thanksgiving cards finished and mailed off at this late date, I decided to create a Christmas card to share with you.  I used the sketch from the November Fan Club Monthly Theme at Splitcoaststampers for my design.  The classic "Seasons Greetings" sentiment is from the North Pole stamp set by The Project Bin.  


I really shouldn't have done it but I couldn't help myself.  This week I was in a craft store and they had their Christmas paper packs 50% off.  I fell in love with this stack and I think it looks like it was made for The Project Bin sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  For those of you that are celebrating Thanksgiving, I wish you a happy day filled with family and/or friends! 

With this card, I am celebrating Splitcoaststameprs Featured Stamper: Michelle Wright!


Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Release & Giveaway Day 2

  Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Winter Hugs Hop!  For me, Day 2 is all about hearts! First up I am featuring this sweet,...