Monday, January 23, 2023

The Hearts Have It - Theme Day - Hearts

Hello, and welcome to IO's Theme Day!

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This month's theme is all about hearts! My cards feature stamps from this month's Release and can be found HERE.  

The adorable typewriter from the Xs and Os set is the "star of the show" on the first card.

On the second card, I used Xs and Os once more; such a fun set! I framed the cute heart image with the Large Frame and added a sentiment from You Have My Heart. Lastly, I added the darling, bow from the Sm Balloon Strings Die set.



Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to look at the Team's Heart Creations!

 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Water Techniques - IO January Release & Giveaway Day 2

Today, I am featuring three simple water techniques for Day 2 of the IO January Release! 

The first card was ink-blended and then sprinkled with water. The technique is simple, but it adds a lovely textured look.  


For the next card, the background was created by swishing cardstock through a puddle of watery ink.  

The Hold it Together stamp has large office desk images that are fun to use. I stamped the clip once on the background and a second time on cut cardstock in the shape of notepaper.
 
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The last technique is watercolor.  I had great fun scattering the images and then painting them with watercolor.  

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New this month are 15 beautiful BASICS Patterned Paper packs. CLICK HERE to see all the colors!

To shop the complete January Release, click HERE.

January Release Hop Details!

  • On January 15th and 16th, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day through the event.
  • We are giving away Three $25.00 Gift Certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop, the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until January 24th at 8 PM CST.
  • All winners will be announced on January 26th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Good luck with the giveaway!



Sunday, January 15, 2023

Cute to Crime - Day 1 - January IO Release & Giveaway

From CUTE to CRIME, I have you covered for day 1 of the January Release! 

First, the adorable cat from Nola's new stamp set.  
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The background for this next card sat in my stash for several years. After mixing the Distress Inks, I decided it looked too much like a crime scene! Fast forward a few years, and now I have the perfect sentiment for the background!

This card features:


After making a bit of a mess of a scene with Piglet and Eeyore, I fussy-cut them and framed them! I really like how this second edition turned out!




New this month are 15 beautiful BASICS Patterned Paper packs. CLICK HERE to see all the colors!

To shop the complete January Release, click HERE.

January Release Hop Details!

  • On January 15th and 16th, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day through the event.
  • We are giving away Three $25.00 Gift Certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop, the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until January 24th at 8 PM CST.
  • All winners will be announced on January 26th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Good luck with the giveaway!  

Friday, January 13, 2023

Celebrate the Moments

For this card, I used the "Many Messages" stamp and die set a special friend gave to me.  I love that numerous sentiments are all on one stamp; the coordinating die cuts them all out with one pass through the die-cutting machine!  

I made this for my husband for our anniversary.   I am so happy to share a special day with him to celebrate the moments!  


I used all SU! items on this card.  If you are looking for a Stampin Up! demonstrator Sarah Orlando is wonderful.  You can check out her SU! page HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Monday, January 9, 2023

Cupcakes - Product Focus Day - Dies

Hello!  This week the IO team is sharing projects featuring dies. 

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The Cupcake die is so much fun to use.  Solid cardstock makes a lovely cupcake wrapper but patterned paper is also a fabulous option.  There are also Cupcake Toppers to take your cupcakes up a notch!  :)  

The Rounded Rectangle Layers set is probably the die set I have used the most since it was released. I love how they fit so many IO sentiments and add a finished look!  



Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to view fresh Die-Cut inspiration from the team!  

 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Pink Roses - January IO Kit Hop & Giveaway Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the January Kit Hop!  

I love the sweet rose bouquet.  I can imagine stamping this on mini note cards.  This image would also look great on envelopes!  


For this next card, I used distress ink for the color and left the image in black and white.  

 

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To view, the current Limited Edition Kits click HERE.
January Kit Hop Details:

  • On January 1st and 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
  • We are giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for each of the event days will be open until January 10th at 8 PM CT
  • All winners will be announced on January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Thanks so much for spending a bit of time here on my blog during the first few days of the new year!  You always make my day!  Now hop along!  :)
  

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Love Is All There Is - January IO Kit Hop & Giveaway

Hello, and happy new year!  Today is the first day of the IO January Kit Hop.  This kit is all about hearts and flowers; perfect timing for February cardmaking!




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To view, the current Limited Edition Kits click HERE.
January Kit Hop Details:

  • On January 1st and 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
  • We are giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for each of the event days will be open until January 10th at 8 PM CT
  • All winners will be announced on January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Thanks so much for spending a bit of time here on my blog during the first few days of the new year!  You always make my day!  Now hop along!  :)
  

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Kraft & White Get Well for Free 4 All

Hi!  Happy December 23rd!  I hope you are finding peaceful moments during the busy holiday season.  We are sharing the week with our daughter and her boyfriend.  We are having a wonderful time making new memories!  We just made it back from a Light Festival and now it's time to check in with this week's Free 4 All Challenge.  We have chosen a Kraft and White Challenge.  

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This is what I used for my get well card.  



Thanks so much for stopping by today and all year long!  



 

The Hearts Have It - Theme Day - Hearts

Hello, and welcome to IO's Theme Day! **Affiliate links are used when possible at no charge to you!** This month's theme is all abou...