Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Christmas Pooh & Piglet Too - IO August Release & Giveaway Day Two

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession August Release & Giveaway!

Today I am featuring a couple of the new Pooh scenes!  There is also a new Pooh Paper pack for loads of creative Pooh projects.

First up I watercolored the sweet Pooh Wreath.  It's such a great size that it doesn't need anything extra except a sentiment!  


Next up is the Piglet Eeyore Tree.    Such a sweet scene.  


**I am going to include my  Watercolor Wednesday card since I used a sentiment from Piglet Eeyore Tree.  I painted the pinecone free hand and then stamped the pretty sentiment.  I love finishing my watercolor cards with a greeting from IO stamps!




There are five new Pooh Stamp sets this month and a Pooh Paper Pack.  


But that's not all!  If you like something a little bolder check out these stamp and die sets! (click the photo to be taken to the product in the store!)
 
        


There is much more so for a complete look at what's new in the IO shop click HERE.



August 15th - August 17th, the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing projects with the NEW August Release stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
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 Tuesday, August 23rd at 8pm CT
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 24th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Monday, August 15, 2022

IO August Release & Giveaway - I Still Fall for You

Hello and welcome to the Impression Obsession August Release & Giveaway! 
There is so much to love in this release we need three days to share what's new! 

First up, is the adorable squirrel from I Still Fall for You.  I created a mini slimline for him with the Pinked Mini SL Die Set and the Stitched Mini SL Layers 2.  The background paper is Fall Floral.  


Next,  I mixed an image from the I Still Fall for You stamp set and a cute sentiment from Spooky Day!  The patterned paper layers are from the Fall Floral Paper pack.  Lastly, I combined the Stitched Mini Slimline Layers and the Stitched Mini SL Layers 2 for the stitched layered look.  


How about another look at the Spooky Day set?  I used a scene from the beautiful Autumn Scenes Paper pack as the background for these adorable Spooky Day ghosts!  A Rounded Rectangle Layered die fit the sentiment perfectly!  Easy peasy and slightly spooky! 



For a look at all, that's new in the IO shop click HERE.

August 15th - August 17th, the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing projects with the NEW August Release stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
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 Tuesday, August 23rd at 8pm CT
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 24th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Monday, August 8, 2022

A Path Less Traveled - Product Focus - Patterned Paper

Hello!  This month's Product Focus at Impression Obsession is Patterned Paper!  The paper packs are full of gorgeous patterns and scenes.  The paper is double-sided, thick, with a bit of a sheen.  IO ink can be stamped directly on the paper without smearing and it also looks lovely with die cut pieces!   You can find all the patterned paper packs, HERE.

We just spent the weekend camping with new friends.  We had a wonderful time getting to know them.  We laughed a lot and made new memories!  It seemed like a great time to bring out the Camping with Bigfoot Set to go along with the a beautiful piece of paper from the Autumn Scenes Paper Pack.  The new Rounded Rectangle Layers will fit any of Jeanne Streiff''s sentiments for a nice finished look to the sentiment!   The frame is from the Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames.  



Thanks for stopping by our Product Focus Day!  

You can find the rest of the team's projects at Impression Obsession Blog.  





Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Winter Floral Wishes - August Kit Hop & Giveaway Day 2 -

Hello and welcome to the August Kit Hop & Giveaway!

I love Christmas and Christmas card making, so I was excited to see the beautiful images in the August Limited Edition Kit.  

For the first card, I searched online for a photo of a blue poinsettia.  I found a photo of a blue poinsettia plant with soft green leaves at the top, and I colored my poinsettia in a similar fashion.  I also added Country Snowflakes behind the Poinsettia.  


For the next card, I created a black and white background featuring some of the smaller images in the kit with a focus on the Mistletoe.  





August 1st & 2nd the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW August Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit. You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our August Kit Hop the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday, August 9th at 8pm CT
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 10th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Hop List!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Holly to my Jolly

Hello!
The first of the month means it's time for a new Fan Club Christmas Challenge at SCS!  This month's FC Christmas Challenge combines perfectly with new items from the July IO Release. 

  Click Day 1 and Day 2 if you have not hopped the Release yet since there is still time to comment for a chance to win!  

I used the Layered Holly Stencil for the background and then Nola's cute elf and sentiment from her Christmas Elves.  I love how the sentiment and background work together!  I used the Stitched Tag #4 and for the sentiment, I went with one of the Speech Bubbles.  


Thanks so much for taking a look today!  

 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Seasonal Celebrations for the IO July Release Hop & Giveaway


Hello and welcome to day 2 of the July Release & Giveaway! 

Oh, my do we ever have some cute stamps this month!  I am featuring Nola's critters for today's post.  They have gotten into mischief but they are cute as can be.  
My first card was inspired by our boys.  Apollo is definitely the one that would not instigate mischief but he might follow along.  LOL  Rocky is always looking for trouble and he regrets nothing!  Oh, our rescues crack us up!  The sentiment set is Dear Santa and it has great comedic sentiments!  I stacked the kitty image from the  Naughty List using my MISTI with the repeat stamping technique.   The Stitched Slimline Layers and the  Rounded Rectangle Layers add a finished look to the card.
 

Cats are not the only critters to get up to mischief.  Up next, is the adorable pup from the Naughty List
 I used the following dies: 
The paper is from the new paper pack, Homespun Floral Christmas Paper



July 28th & July 29th the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW July Release stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs!


 You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

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 Tuesday, August 2nd at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 3rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Fun With Stencils & More for Day 1 of the July Release Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the July Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Impression Obsession is an exciting place to be these days!  A few months ago the new ink cubes were rolled out, last month we debuted beautiful paper packs, and this month we have stencils!  So much creative fun all in one place!  There are also new stamps and dies of course!   

First up is the Christmas Floral Stencil set.  This is a set of three, they are not difficult to line up, however the plastic stencils do not line up square to one another, so don't let that throw you off when creating.  :)   I stenciled my poinsettias first, removed the stencil, and then placed the dotted stencil over my stenciled poinsettias for alignment. Lastly, I lined up the leaves where I wanted them to be. Also, new, this month are the Rounded Rectangle Layers.  They are created to fit all of Jeanne Streiff's sentiments perfectly. I will be using this die set often!  I just love having dies that fit the sentiments perfectly. 
The sentiment is from the single word All Year Sayings.  This set is wonderful for creating unique sentiments!  To align them in a single line I placed a small plastic ruler in my MISTI, then lined up the bottom of the words on the edge of the ruler.  


If you are a fan of easy, you will love the Decorative Mini Slimline dies!  I created a CAS card but if you are a fan of layers the Decorative Mini Slimline is a great start for your layered masterpiece!  The sentiment is from Anytime Sayings.  

Click HERE to check out all of the NEW items at Impression Obsession! 


With this last card, I am also participating in an SCS Challenge that I am hosting.

I used the new Pinked Mini Slimline and die-cut a piece of gorgeous Fall paper from the Autumn Scenes paper pack.  The sentiment is from All Year Sayings.  Since the sentiments are single words they can be arranged in an abundance of ways!  The dies, paper, and word sentiment set combine beautifully together for any last-minute cards that might be needed!


  


July 28th & July 29th the Impression Obsession Team will be sharing new projects with the NEW July Release stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs!

 You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

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 Tuesday, August 2nd at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 3rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

A Note

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for Watercolor Wednesday!  This week we are painting loose flowers and adding dark lines with pencils.  I definitely stretch myself when drawing instead of using a stamp but I cut myself slack and use stamps for the greetings!  This is from the More Basic Greetings stamp set from IO.  


 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Poppies and a Fancy Paint Brush Holder

Hello!
It's Watercolor Wednesday and a DTGD Challenge combined!  
Our watercolor challenge is Tips to Paint Light.  As usual, I want more practice but I did enjoy painting.  I used the stamp, Wish Flower from Chocolate Baroque that my sweet friend Janine gave me!   I masked off the words because they were not going to work on the watercolor paper.  Then I worked with the goal in mind to keep as much light in my painting as possible. Definitely need some practice.  :)  

I am also playing along with Janine's DTGD Challenge to use poppies.   This year is a fun year for DTGD as it's the 15th Anniversary.  As a gift to the paper craft community, the challenges are open to all and that means a chance for a prize is also open to all!  We hope you will join us!

The cute little paintbrush holder in the staging of the photo is a gift from my dear friend Ceal.  

I am truly blessed with beautiful friends.  


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I treasure your visits!  

 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Summer Fun

Hello!  I am having summer fun with the Beach Fun set and coordinating dies.  I tore a piece of paper and masked off a sandy beach, then I masked a straight line for the water horizon.  I decided to layer the Whimsical Scalloped tag and the sentiment banner for a little something different.  

IO Ink Colors in full-sized ink pad:

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This is also for Beverly's fun "Stacked DTGD Challenge"!  Beverly has asked us to pile it on.  I had glanced at Kelly's challenge to make a tag so that is where my card began.  Next, started stacking!  

This year is a fun year for DTGD as it's the 15th Anniversary.  As a gift to the paper craft community, the challenges are open to all and that means a chance for a prize is also open to all!  We hope you will join us!


Thanks so much for looking!

 

DTGD - Inspired by a Movie

Hello! Splitcoaststampers is celebrating its 15th DTGD Anniversary with prizes!  As a special anniversary gift, DTGD is open to everyone, even non-Fan Club members! The BIG prize is reserved for one lucky Fan Club member but all of the prizes are fantastic.  I always think the best prize was the daily challenges and interaction with other stampers.   

 Since the DTGD challenges are open to all this year, I get to spill the card details!  For my DTGD challenge, we are inspired by the movie Home Alone.  Since I have never seen the movie I searched youtube and found a ten-minute video of Home Alone highlights. One of the highlights in the video is a scene where one of the bad guys takes a snowglobe from the house he burglarizes.  He then glues it to the dash of the getaway van along with a treasure trove of other snowglobes.

All items used can be found in the Impression Obsession Shop.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

DTGD - Summer Things

Hello!  Over at SCS, we are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of DTGD!  As a special gift, the challenges are open to everyone this year.  

My first card is for Ann's Challenge to Let it Run!  Water and paint that is!  
First, I created a watercolor background.  Then I stamped flops from the Flip Out Set.  Next, I cut them out with the Flip Out Dies.  The sentiment is from Hello Summer

This next card is in memory of a sweet SCS member, gone too soon.  She created beautiful cards and left amazing comments. She is missed.   Misti's challenge is to CASE one of Karen's cards.   


Items used:

Thanks for taking a look!


Friday, July 15, 2022

Summer stamping with the MISTI

Hi, I am thrilled to share a fun summer card on the My Sweet Petunia blog today!  

For all the details check the My Sweet Petunia blog!


I am also joining the SCS F4ALL Challenge: Summer Blues!  

I hope you are having an amazing summer!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Making Waves - IO Theme - Summer

The Impression Obsession Theme this month is summer!
 All of the HOT new summer-themed stamps and dies can be found HERE!

First up, I am featuring the new cover-a-card rubber stamp, Waves.  I inked the background in Baby Blue, Peacock, and Ocean IO Inks.  I added dolphins from the new Dolphins Die set.  Lastly, I used the sentiment from the Enjoying the View set. 



I am having a blast with the new By the Sea paper pack.  Stay tuned because more paper packs are headed to the IO store!  The IO ink stamps beautifully on the paper with no smearing!  I stamped the Hello Summer from the stamp set by the same name.  Then I stamped the shells with the Solid Shells stamp set and die cut from the Coordinating Dies.   




We hope you will stop by the Impression Obsession Blog and check out all the Summer Themed projects created by the team!  

  We haven't really done anything summer-themed this year, have you? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Christmas in July - Impression Obsession Kit Hop & Giveaway

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Hello, it's time to take a look at the IO July Limited Edition Kit!  All the details about the hop are listed below!  

 I am hosting a Fan Club Challenge at SCS this month and the challenge gave me the idea to create an abstract paneled door.  It's super easy to create paneling or shiplap with scoring! I used the direct-to-paper method to add the texture with IO Mist Ink.  I used a Mist cube from THIS set.   For extra impact, I left the wreath uncolored except for the bright red ribbon.  

 I decided to feature three of the five smaller images from this month's kit as mini cards. First, I folded the cardstock.  Next, I taped the fold slightly below the top of the Tag with Reinforcements die.  The result is a tag-shaped card with a hinge at the top.  

These mini cards can be used as tags or as a little thank you with a tip for servers! 
 


HOP Details!

July 1st & 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the July Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.

You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances to win!

Comments for each of the event days will be open until Friday, July 8th at 8pm CT. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  

 

Christmas Pooh & Piglet Too - IO August Release & Giveaway Day Two

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession August Release & Giveaway! Today I am featuring a couple of the new Pooh scenes! ...