Thursday, July 22, 2021

Birthday Balloons with the MISTI

Hello everyone!  Today, I am over on the My Sweet Petunia blog with this fun birthday balloon project.    

I use my MISTIs with every project but there are times when it's absolutely invaluable such as stamping with large solid stamps.  I stamped Sweet Petunia Pink Ink on a piece of cardstock but didn't like the results so I wiped the stamp then added Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.  I was delighted to find that the stamp held onto some of the Sweet Petunia Pink ink!  Since I used the Mini MISTI, I repeatedly stamped the balloon, adding ink and water until I was satisfied with the look. I switched to the Original MISTI and added the balloon strings then back to the Mini for the sentiment!   I love it when I can rescue my mistakes so that is what I did with the bright pink balloon.   I die-cut two banners from the original balloon and added them to this card.


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Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!



   

    
 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sentiments For IO July Team Favorites

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Welcome to the Impression Obsession July 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!

Today the team at Impression Obsession is sharing favorite projects from the July release!

We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday, July 27th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 28th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

For my favorites this month, I am featuring IO sentiments. I use them all the time and not just for team projects! Another of my favorites is the frames so today's favorite cards feature both a simple frame and a fancy one!  

So first up is the card that stole my heart as I was making it!  :)  


This is also for Art Nudge #68


Next, I love framing large sentiments.




This week's bonus card also features one of the fabulous IO frames!  I am hosting the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and we are doing an abstract painting this week. 




For a look at all the fresh Impression Obsession products click HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  

     

    

   





Thursday, July 15, 2021

Longest Coffee Break

Hello!  It's my turn to host the Free 4 All Challenge at Splitcoaststameprs and this week our theme is beverages! 

I made a fun background with Distress Oxides then sprinkled it with water.  
The stamps are from Impression Obsession:



Also, Impression Obsession's Themed Sale is Shoes!  Until 7/31/21 get shoe stamps and dies 25% off!


   


 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Together an Ocean for Theme Day at Impression Obsession

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This month's Impression Obsession Theme Day is Outside!  

For this Slimline Scene card, I am featuring the water from Water & Sea Oats and the sentiment is Drop Ocean.  


To check out all of the beautiful outside cards the DT has created this month, head on over to Impression Obsession Blog.

I also have a watercolor to share.  I painted the wisteria following a tutorial and added My Prayers from Impression Obsession sentiment!  Impression Obsession has wonderful sentiments for every occasion!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

   




Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Watercolor Wednesday Doodle

Hello!  It's Watercolor Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers and we are painting abstracts and doodling.  I painted an abstract with Daniel Smith, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, and Pthalo Green.  It sort of ended up looking like an alien. But maybe I had aliens on the brain because my husband and I watched, Tomorrow War this weekend.  By the time I doodled over the watercolor the alien disappeared.  I am not happy with my doodles.  I need a thinner gold pen but I used what I had.  I finished off the card with the Thank You die from Impression Obsession.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






July Impression Obsession Release Day 2 & Giveaway!

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession July 2021 Release Celebration! I hope you found lots to love yesterday!  If today is the first day you have joined the hop, then check out all of the hop details below!

Today, I am featuring some of the new Slimline Scenes!  The IO Slimline Scenes make creating slimline cards easy breezy!

Featured Stamps:


Featured Stamps:



Each day (July 5th & 6th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog . We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All event days' comments will be open until Monday, July 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE


Thanks for hopping! 
  

 
  
   


Monday, July 5, 2021

Impression Obsession July Release Celebration

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Hello, friend!
Welcome to the Impression Obsession July 2021 Release Celebration!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  

Each day (July 5th & 6th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog or you can find the full DT links listed below!  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, July 12th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

I had a ball with the Coffee Buddies image.  After I colored it, I cut slits around the flowered table cloth so it would hang over the Large Frame.  I was delighted that there was just enough room left for Hello Friend!



Keeping with the friendship theme I am featuring Goofy Friends.  This made me think so much of my sister and me!  Growing up I was a little taller than her because I was older and she was always a little sillier than me.  She still loves to laugh and is a joy to be around, although, I would not call her silly!  The girls have mismatched socks because my daughter loves to wear mismatched socks!  Growing up, I don't know that my mom would have allowed it but I was a little too uptight for mismatched socks anyway so the socks are a nod to my girl!  :)  The sentiment is You've Got a Friend.  The background is a border I cut using the Spirals background stamp and then for fun, I added a Speech Border




The July Release has everything from sweet and cute to slimline landscape scenes and everything is available now, simply click HERE.




    
   

   



Saturday, July 3, 2021

Turner Syndrome Foundation Card Auction

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Hello!  

I am thrilled to share this post with you today as I have been asked to contribute to a card auction for the Turner Syndrome Foundation!  I have just browsed the auction and the cards are amazing! I feel honored to be in the company of such great cardmakers!  

So here is how the auction works: Head on over to Lori Kobular's IG account (@mulchlady6) and scroll through the amazing cards.  (I am near the lower end and on the right column if you would like to place a bid on my card!  But you might find one you like even more so bid where your heart leads you!  :)  So after bidding on the card the highest bidder will donate the amount they bid to the Turner Syndrome Foundation and the artist will mail the card to them.  I look forward to seeing who will end up with my card and escape to a quiet moment that speaks to the soul!


 To create my scene I first watercolored the background.  Then with the MISTI, I stamped the silhouettes several times!  It's not easy stamping on watercolor paper so I was thrilled to have a MISTI!  

Stamps used:

 




 

Birthday Balloons with the MISTI

Hello everyone!  Today, I am over on the My Sweet Petunia blog with this fun birthday balloon project.     I use my MISTIs with every proje...