Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Impression Obsession Die-Cut Day - Hoppy Day

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It's Die-Cut Day at Impression Obsession today!  I always love creating scenes with Die-cuts and today is no exception.  I couldn't wait to play with the cute little bunnies.  They are not just for Easter! The sentiment is part of the fun Party Animal set.  If you have animal stamps or dies you won't want to miss this set.  There are 16 sentiments, 13 of which can be used for a specific critter!    Here is what I used for this fun scene.

Next up is the super fun Party Hat!  I love how easy it is to create a one-of-a-kind birthday card with this large Party Hat die and Birthday Words!

 Head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to see all the fun creations the designers have dreamed up for you this month!  Click HERE to check out all the fun new IO stamps and dies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Watercolor Wednesday - Seas the Day

 Hello!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time to watercolor at Splitcoaststampers!  This week our guest is Linda and she has chosen a fun octopus tutorial.  First, I drew an octopus and I was surprised that he turned out so well.  But for some reason, the idea of just tentacles wouldn't let me go so I ended up trying a couple of just tentacle paintings.    I really probably should have given this another try but I am just a little tired today so this 2nd attempt will have to do!

The sentiment is from the Vortex of Fish stamp.  It's a wonderful 6x6 stamp set and it's greatly reduced right now!  Stop by the Picket Fence Studios store for all things fish and MUCH more!  

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Colorful Weather

 This week for the F4ALL Challenge at SCS we are creating colorful weather!  Our friend Janine suggested this challenge as a tribute to the debut of Prince's Purple Rain album!  I am hoping to see some purple rain, pink clouds, or green skies in the SCS gallery this week but for my first card, I went simple, with a watery blue sky. 

I heat embossed the Stars then used watery distress ink on clear packaging and pressed it onto cardstock for the sky.  I tucked the llama from Celebrate Everything into the Cloud border and added the sentiment, Catch A Star. 

I just couldn't resist playing with my Sweet Petunia Pink ink again for this Colorful Weather Challenge!  If you missed my post debuting this new shade of ink you can find it HERE.  

This stamp set is Beach Scene and the sentiment is Amazed.

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My Sweet Petunia and Ink on 3 Collaboration & Giveaway!

 Today, we’re having an Ink on 3 and My Sweet Petunia collaboration! We are featuring the new collaboration stamp set & coordinating stencils along with, of course, the MISTI!🎉


The Giveaway Hop is on Instagram so join us HERE and you can hop along with us for your chance to win a $25 card from either Ink on 3 or My Sweet Petunia. The hop will end June 30, 2021, and the winners will be announced the week of July 5-9.

First, I used the My Sweet Petunia 3 Layer Stencils with the brand new Sweet Petunia Pink Atelier Ink!  The ink blends beautifully, and I love how it reacts to water.  I have a close-up of the petals below!   I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the My Sweet Petunia Stamp Set sentiment, and then heat embossed.

I just love how the splatter looks like water drops on the petals!  

With the MISTI, I stamped the petunias from the My Sweet Petunia set in FadeOut Ink for this next card.   I stamped the ink pad on an acrylic block and spritzed it with water to create my coloring medium then I watercolored the image.   I like to leave my image stamps in the regular MISTI while I am creating in case I need to start over, then I use my Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiments.  A MISTI is a must-have for me when I stamp on watercolor paper!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to head to my INSTAGRAM account to join the HOP for a chance to win!


                                              Mini MISTI



Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Impression Obsession Theme Day - Red, White, and Blue

Hello!  It's Theme Day at Impression Obsession and this month's theme is Red, White, and Blue!  I had a lot of fun using the Candle Glows and creating a  fun background.  I added the Lg Candle, Happy from Birthday Words, Die Numbers, and Number Add-ons.  

I can't believe July 4th is almost here, it always makes me a little sad because to me it signals that summer is almost over.  It's not quite as sad now that my kids are grown.  Oh! I would almost be in tears on July 5th when my kids were school-age.  Now, I can just enjoy fun things like Red, White, and Blue Theme days!  

Stop on by the Impression Obsession Blog to see what the Designers have come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Monday, June 21, 2021

I Love Your Face plus Celebrating Sandi!

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For this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers, I am so excited to celebrate a stamper that I had the privilege of being on a design team with!  Our cards have slimline designs, whale, fish, and bubbles in common.  Click the link above to celebrate Sandi!

I had so much fun creating this fun ocean slimline card!  Here is what I used:

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Impression Obsession Team Favorites Hop & Giveaway

Hello!  It's time for the Impression Obsession Team to share our favorites for the month with a Favorites Hop!  

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, May 17th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 18th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

What makes this card my favorite is first, that adorable face! So cute!  Next is the Candle Glow background.  I had so much fun stamping the different candle glow designs including the textured one.  I love the sentiment too, I would just love to do a little something crazy with my favorite June birthday girls!  

I am also playing along with the Art Nudge #64.

If you happened to miss out on our June Release Day HERE is a link to all things new for June!

Hop List Below:

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Sub-lime Birthday - Team Favorites

Hello!  I am featuring this sub-lime birthday card for IO's Team Favorites! I adore both the Sweet Citrus and More Sweet Citrus sets; ...