Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hangry!

If you have a teenager in the house you are probably very aware of the Hangry Phenomenon!  My daughter will burst into tears just because she is hungry!  She is also quite ill-tempered when she is hungry but once fed she is as sweet as can be.  The trick is to keep this busy girl full!    I love this next sentiment I am featuring today from the Really Hungry set by The Project Bin. Let's be honest, teenagers aren't the only ones that get irritable when hungry so it's not a bad idea to have a few cards like this on hand!


I used fun graphic style paper that my daughter loves and Freshly Made Sketch #369.


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to eat!  






Monday, January 14, 2019

Impression Obsession - Old is New - Bouquet for Valentine's Day

Today the Impression Obsession team are featuring New projects with Classic IO stamps!   

I chose E2146 Bouquet and D19042 Happy Valentine's Day for a fun Valentine card. I decided I wanted a bright multi-colored bouquet instead of traditional pink for Valentine's Day so I colored my flowers in orange, magenta and yellow.   


For a list of all the designers playing along with the Old is New segment check out the Impression Obsession BlogAll the winners of the Spring Release Event are also listed on today's Impression Obsession Blog Post!


With my card, I am playing along with this week's CAS516 Challenge to use round items on our cards.  The spiral flowers are round but if they are not round enough I added white dots to all the flowers!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Friday, January 11, 2019

A Cheerful Note

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Don't you just love those projects that are a breeze to create? I do too but it's often the projects that require a little reworking that end up as a favorite!  I planned and created a pretty background using the sun rays from Spotlight on You and the Grass stamp.  Next, I colored this sweet girl from Have a Cheerful Day then die cut her with her coordinating die

 Turns out a beautiful background and a lovingly colored image do not always make a sensational card!  I set the background aside for a future project and selected this fun polka dot paper.  Since the Spotlight on You set was still sitting on my desk, I couldn't resist using part of one of the sentiments to finish off the card!  

Now is a great time to stop by the store and pick up coordinating dies as they are 30% off until Saturday, January 12th at midnight, plus shipping is always free within the US!


I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!



                                            Have a Cheerful Day                   coordinating die


                Grass                                              Spotlight on You


Impression Obsession Spring Release Day 5

Welcome to the last day of the Spring Release!  For my first project, I stamped Peony Pair on cardstock and watercolored them.  Next, I stamped Make It Your Own Mug on the cardstock and then again on another piece of cardstock.  The fun little trick here is that I didn't need to mask the flowers since I paper pieced the mug! For the mug, I stamped a bit of the Boho Mandala on the side of the cup and paper pieced it. The birthday greeting is from The Skinny set.


For my last card of the event, I have a bright Easter card to share!  I stamped distress inks and splattered water on the background then stamped the gorgeous silhouette stamp, Bunny Tree.  I added a banner with Happy Easter to finish the card.



 Today is the last day of the Spring Release Celebration!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing samples of the beautiful new stamps by the design team this week!  For this last day, you can find the list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th.

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

I am also the hostess this week of the IC684 challenge at SCS. HERE is my entry with a link to the photo I chose as inspiration.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Impression Obsession Spring Release Day 4

Here we are on day 4 of the Impression Obsession Spring Release! This fabulous release has everything from cute to serious!  For today's post, I am a little more serious but serious doesn't mean somber!  During the toughest situations, we can find strength and that is what drew me to the sentiments on the cards I am sharing today.

First up I created a wonderful background with the Cover-a-Card stamp, Spirals.  I inked the background with distress inks, then stamped the Spirals with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For the final step, I blotted the background with water to lift some of the ink away. To finish off the card I added the beautiful Serenity sentiment. 

For my next card, I am featuring another large stamp, Boho Mandala.  It is huge and gorgeous!  I sponged Peacock Feathers distress ink on cardstock then stamped the Mandala with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  For the sentiment, I chose Walking.  I adore this sentiment.  It describes many of my friendships.  We check in with one another daily or weekly.  Figuratively we have linked arms and We Are All Just Walking Each Other Home!

With this card I am playing along with the MIX311 challenge to take something old and make it new!  The gem at the center of the mandala is actually brown!  I coated it with Versamark ink then covered it with Gold EP and heat set.  Old is New!!



I have had so much fun featuring projects from the Spring Release this week!  The release event ends tomorrow so I hope you will be able to join us again tomorrow!  You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th.

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

                             Boho Mandala                                      Walking                                                     

              Spirals                                                 Serenity







Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Spring Release Day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration Day 3!

The Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration goes all week long (January 7th-11th). Every day you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th.

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

Today is all about Sadie and Suzi as it should be!  Cats are the stars of the show without even trying. However, it does look like Sadie is sharing her spotlight with a friend!

I just love these girls!  I paired them with my favorite color but kept everything fairly clean and simple.
  First up are Sadie and her mouse friend.  I added a sentiment from The Skinny set!  Can't you just picture Sadie saying, "hey girl"?


Next up is sweet Suzi and again, I paired her with a sentiment from The Skinny set. This makes me think of the nightly ritual with my cat.  Storm jumps on my nightstand after I have gone to bed and hollers just once. REALLY loudly.  I think she says, "HERE YOU ARE, I MISSED YOU.".  Oh, yes the capitalized sentence is totally intended to be yelling because that is exactly what Storm does.  Then she walks to the bed, makes a circle and lies down and doesn't move until one of the humans leaves the bed.

Suzi and Sadie have a sibling who didn't make it on a card this week but here she is in case you would like to take all three home with you: Sallie.

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 3!!


To be entered into the drawing for the $25.00 GC leave me a comment telling me if you have a pet(s) and their name(s)!

Today's Featured Stamps:

Sadie                               Suzi 




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Puddin' Up With Me

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 The Project Bin has a fun new set which I am featuring today!  Really Hungry has four fun images and five sentiments with beautiful fonts.  I briefly considered creating a note set from this stamp set for my daughter.  Sadly, she said that even though she totally related to several of the sentiments in this set she won't be sending cards to anyone until she's at least 30!  Shaking my head!   She did get a big kick out of this card though.


I am playing along with AAA Cards #131 and using the sketch.



Early last year, I purchased a tube of 14 rolls of Washi for $4.99 and stuck them in my Washi drawer.  I am afraid I usually use my Washi to hold my dies in place when I die cut and rarely use it on a card but the sketch seemed to almost call for it!  As there are gold accents in the Washi, I heat embossed the puddin' cup in gold.   


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Today's Featured Set:


Impression Obsession Spring Release Day 2!

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Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration Day 2!

The Impression Obsession Spring Release goes all week long (January 7th-11th). Every day you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th.

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

Yesterday's cards were bright and cute today, we are taking a nature walk!  First up I created an evening sky for the beautiful Foxes Silhouette.  Aren't they stunning? I needed a special sentiment for the magical night I created for the foxes and found it in the Grass Clear set.

For my next outdoor scene, I grabbed a shaving cream background and added Broken China Distress Ink to the sky.  I stamped the fabulous Lavender Grass across the lower portion of the background and added the tender sentiment, My Prayers.


With this card, I am playing along with the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.  Lori has a fabulous gallery full of color!


That's it for me today. To be entered into this week's drawing leave me a comment and let me know where you enjoy walking/hiking?  We have a new battlefield park just minutes from our home that we are taking full advantage of.  

Today's Featured Stamps:

  
           
                  Foxes Silhouette          
                              
                                                                                                 
          Lavender Grass     

  Grass    


Monday, January 7, 2019

Impression Obsession Spring Release Day 1!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration!

The Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration starts today and goes all week long (January 7th-11th). Every day you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th.

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

  First up today I am featuring the sweet F20651 Floral Bunny Ears and C20648 Bunny Face I adore this sweet bunny face!  I watercolored the bunny with Inktense pencils and added a few clear sequins for a bit of glam!


For my next card, I created a colorful background with Distress Oxide ink and water splatters.  The adorable image is D15150 Balloon Bear and I paired it with B15158 Unbearably Awesome. Isn't he a cutie?! 



That's it for me today. To be entered into this week's drawing leave me a comment and let me know if you use sequins as card embellishments.  See you tomorrow!


Sunday, January 6, 2019

New Baby

I needed a baby card for a boy (I thought) so I searched "baby" on this week's IC683 site and came up with this fabulous room.  I just love this fresh take for a baby's room!  Instead of lime green chevrons, I went with diagonal stripes by stamping Rough Around the Edges on cardstock then I turned the paper and cut it so I had a diagonal border. 

The sweet image and sentiment from the I Love You Momma Stamp set by Picket Fence Studios melts my heart!  This stamp set also comes with a coordinating die set!  To finish off the card, I added a navy border and colored the flower on momma's feathered head to match the border.  


So it turns out, after showing this card to my son and chatting with him about his pastor's new baby, I needed a card for a baby girl!  This card could be used for either a boy or a girl but that navy border appeals to me more for a boy.  I also thought that since they already have a little boy they might truly enjoy some pink things so this card is going into my stash and I gave them THIS one.  


Thursday, January 3, 2019

I Only Thought I liked Pink!

Welcome to the first Impression Obsession Challenge of 2019!

New Beginnings

For my New Beginnings card, I used the Cardinals by the Window stamp and paired it with one of the sentiments from Card Sentiments.  First I just love this scene! I think it's gorgeous.  It reminds this southern transplant of magical childhood winters! This picture of an icy morning with the bright pop of red Cardinals makes me think that while winter might be upon us Spring and new beginnings are around the corner! Tomorrow is another day and the sun might come out and dry out the frozen or in our case soggy earth!


The image is so striking in black and white that I decided no coloring other than the Cardinals was needed.  I only thought I liked pink; black, red and white seem to be my signature color combo these days!


Now it's your turn! Head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to see all the challenge samples from the design team and details on entering the challenge. You can enter to win a $25 gift certificate from IO by linking up your New Beginnings card.   The winning project will be chosen at random and will be showcased on the IO blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Now here's a look at the full stamps sets featured today: 

Cardinals by the Window                    Card Sentiments                                                  
                                
 


Hangry!

If you have a teenager in the house you are probably very aware of the Hangry Phenomenon!  My daughter will burst into tears just because s...