Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Merry Slimline

Hello!  The first of the month means it is time for a new SCS Fan Club Christmas Challenge! I am also celebrating this week's, Featured Stamper.  Congratulations to Jan! Links to both the Christmas Challenge and the Featured Stamper Challenge can be found HERE.

Here is what I used for my Slimline Christmas card.



Get Well

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Hello!  Happy Saturday!  I hope you have a lovely day planned!  

Today, I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I found a flowy dress in one of my favorite color tones, you can find the link to the photo in my SCS Gallery.  

I enjoy trying different styles but my favorite style is a CAS card so I kept this simple and let the flowers take center stage.  My tip for the day, look at your die sets!  The banner I used on this card comes from of all things, the Snowman Accessories die set!  I love how it adds just a little something extra!  Here is what I used on today's card:

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For the current sale which ends today click HERE (shoe stamps and dies are currently 25% off no coupon needed, including the fun rainboots that came out earlier this year!)

Thanks so much for looking!  



Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Large Sentiments for IO Old is New Day

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Hello!  It's Old is New Day at Impression Obsession!  To see what all the designers have created you can head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for links!

I reached only as far back as the beginning of the year for my "older" stamps.  I just love the sweet Peony Pattern Square for smaller backgrounds.  If you love Cover-a-Card backgrounds you can also get the Peony Pattern in the larger 5.75 x 5.75-inch size!  Next, I stamped the Good Day sentiment directly onto the background.  Lastly, I added a Stitched Tag for added interest in the background.

I hope you have been enjoying my little bonus cards on Wednesdays.  I have one to share again this week.  We are painting sailboats this week for the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge.  I painted the sailboat scene and then added a sentiment from The Skinny!  The Skinny is a great set for everyday sayings!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



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! 


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