Thursday, December 22, 2022

Kraft & White Get Well for Free 4 All

Hi!  Happy December 23rd!  I hope you are finding peaceful moments during the busy holiday season.  We are sharing the week with our daughter and her boyfriend.  We are having a wonderful time making new memories!  We just made it back from a Light Festival and now it's time to check in with this week's Free 4 All Challenge.  We have chosen a Kraft and White Challenge.  

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This is what I used for my get well card.  



Thanks so much for stopping by today and all year long!  



 

Monday, December 19, 2022

Tag It! - IO Theme Day

Hello!  Today the IO team is creating tags!  I had so much fun with this month's theme.  I used an ornament die for my tags.


First, I created this cute ornament as it shows on the package.  This ornament die was super easy to work with!  This time of year, easy is a valuable commodity!  


Next, I created an elf using the same ornament set.  I added a few items from the Elf Outfit die set and punched a hole in the hat.  This created a whole new look!



We hope you will stop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a list of Tag participants!  

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Merry Watercolor Wednesday

Hi, it's my turn to host the watercolor challenge this week. December is always hectic, so an easy tutorial fits the bill!

I chose this tree from Impression Obsession and die-cut it.  I then placed the mask over watercolor paper.  I splattered the open tree area with a paintbrush but found a toothbrush worked best. 

I had a lot of fun with this.  I think it would be a fun activity to do with kids during the winter break!  


Thanks for taking a look! 




 

Monday, December 12, 2022

CACs in the Stash - IO Theme Day - Cover-A-Card

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Hi!  This month Impression Obsession's Product Focus is Cover-A-Card stamps.  Impression Obsession's Red Rubber Cover-A-Card images stamp beautifully.  Even the intricate designs stamp crisp without losing any of the fine details.  You can check out the incredible CAC selection by clicking HERE.

First, I placed the Tooled Leather CAC stamp in a MISTI.  Then I inked the stamp with Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  Next, I spritzed the inky stamp with water and stamped it on cardstock.  I love the way the colors played together on this.  The last thing I added was the Thank You sentiment.  This came together quickly since the background was already in my stash!  



Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a list of blogs participating in this month's Theme Day!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Warm Wishes IO Holiday Hop & Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the last day of the Holiday Project Hop!

 I once again used watercolor for the background of my focal image.  Then, I stamped this sweet image and sentiment from the December Limited Edition Kit.




IO Holiday Project Blog Hop Details:
  • On December 5th - 8th, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing Holiday projects! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day of the event.
  • We are giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25.00 gift certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until December 13th at 8 PM CT.
  • Winners will be announced on December 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

On the Santa List

The MISTI is Santa's best helper when it comes to holiday cardmaking!  Head over to the My Sweet Petunia blog to see a new holiday card set!  

Stop by tonight for the last day of the Impression Obsession Holiday Hop!


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A list for Santa or his helpers!


Impression Obsession Stamps:
Trees in Winter
Glad Tidings

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Joy to You - IO Holiday Project Hop & Giveaway

 Welcome to Day 2 of the IO Holiday Project Hop.  

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 Stencils are a quick and fun way to create a handmade greeting card! I ink-blended the Poinsettia in blue and green Distress Inks.  Next, I splattered water on the Distress ink before removing the stencil.  To add a little something extra to the sentiment from Glad Tidings, I layered a banner from the Crazy Stitched set. Since I don't have a stitched IO layer sized for the sentiment I hunted for something to use instead. The inside of the Stitched Frame Tag is a perfect fit!  I love finding different ways to use my supplies! 



IO Holiday Project Blog Hop Details:
  • On December 5th - 8th, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing Holiday projects! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day of the event.
  • We are giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25.00 gift certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until December 13th at 8 PM CT.
  • Winners will be announced on December 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Wishing you Joy during this busy season!  

Monday, December 5, 2022

Peace On Earth - IO Holiday Project Hop & Giveaway Day 1

Hello and welcome to Impression Obsessions Project Hop & Giveaway!

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To celebrate our first day of the Hop, I chose one of my favorite sets, Trees in Winter.  The set includes three individual trees and five sentiments.  The three individual trees allow for numerous design possibilities making this a valuable set! I paired the trees with the Winter Greetings sentiment set.  Lastly, I stamped the cute little rabbits from the Mini Woodland Animals.  



IO Holiday Project Blog Hop Details:


On December 5th - 8th, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing Holiday projects! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day of the event.
  • We are giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25.00 gift certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until December 13th at 8 PM CT.
  • Winners will be announced on December 14th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
Wishing you Joy during this busy season!  


Friday, December 2, 2022

Winter Village - IO December Kit Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to Day 2 of the December Limited Edition Kit Hop & Giveaway!  

Today, I am featuring the little village all covered in snow from the December Limited Edition Kit.  I decided to add a bit of whimsy with layered Cloud Borders



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December Kit Hop Details:

  • On December 1st and 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
  • We are giving away TWO Impression Obsession $25.00 gift certificates for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for each of the event days will be open until December 6th at 8 PM CT
  • All winners will be announced on December 7th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Stencil It - Free 4 All

Happy December!  Well, goodness, this year went by like a flash!  This week it's my turn to challenge us with a theme for the Free 4 All Challenge at SCS.  I have chosen, stencils.  Let's get out those stencils and make some magic.  We would love it if you joined us.  


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Here is what I used for this cheerful thank you!


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Winter Greetings - December IO Kit Hop

Hello and welcome to the December IO Kit Hop and Giveaway!

Since creating winter cards is my favorite theme, I thoroughly enjoyed the December Limited Edition Kit.

This image is wonderfully versatile.  It looks beautiful in tones of blue and pink for a frosty look.  It's just as striking in earth tones for a more southern winter look!

I am featuring the vertical sentiment with patterned paper for my next card. 





December Kit Hop Details:
  • On December 1st and 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team is sharing projects with the NEW Limited Edition Red Rubber Kit! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog every day of the event.
  • We are giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event; the more you comment through the Kit Hop the more chances to win!
  • All comments for the event days will be open until December 6th at 8 PM CT.
  • Winners will be announced on December 7th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Not Really But It's a Pretty Sentiment

Hello!  

It's time for a new Fan Club Christmas Challenge at SCS.  We have had such a fun year of challenges, and I am a little sad to see the theme end. I can't mention what the challenge is but we would love it if you joined us!  SCS is such a fun community for paper crafters!  

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I used the November Limited Edition kit for this card.  It's only available through December and then it will be gone.  I layered lovely pieces of patterned paper from the Winter Fun Paper Pack.  Lastly, I finished off the card with sprigs of Mistletoe.  
 
I can't wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment.  I have lived in the south too long.  However, since we rarely get snow it's fun to see a tiny bit of the white stuff now and then. The state snowplow (the sun) usually warms up the ground quickly, making snowy experiences short.

Snowy weather was an exciting time when our children were young!   We anxiously watched the tv to hear our school was closed.  Later on, it was the automated phone call we couldn't wait to receive!   Those were the BEST days!     The kids would tramp back and forth outside and in.  Our winter gear was laughable and did very little to keep fingers and toes dry and warm.  The kids would come in and warm up; I would find another pair of dry gloves and out they went again!  

Ah, well, one is married now and the other is in college so no more snow day excitement for us.  Just snowy cards to create.  :)  



Warm hugs!  

Have a wonderful day!  

 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Small Steps - IO Team Favorites Showcase

Welcome to this month's Team Favorites!  

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This month I am showing off a sweet new set by Nola Chandler.  Actually, You Can is a delightful set with encouraging sentiments and this adorable girl.  I cut a layer with the Crazy Stitched Set, then stamped.  Washi tape and sequins finish off the project.  


Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to find all of the Team Favorites!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, November 21, 2022

Live Colorfully - Product Focus - Die-cuts

Hi!  This week the IO Team is focusing on Dies. 

 I love the brand new Kokopelli die.   I added a second die cut in black for a bit of a shadow on this card.  The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons and I used one of the dies from the Rounded Rectangle Layers 



I hope you will stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to see the Team Die-Cut cards!  

 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

A Winter Sky

 Hello, creative friends! Today I am over at the My Sweet Petunia blog featuring a card that I think turned out beautifully!  I had so much fun creating a winter sky and stamping the new Trees in Winter IO Stamp.  I hope you will check out the full card on the My Sweet Petunia Blog.  



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The Trees in Winter stamp is a brand-new set for the November Release.  If you haven't hopped the IO Release you can stop by Day 1 HERE and Day 2 HERE. There is still plenty of time to comment for a chance to win!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Happy Holidays & Much More - IO November Release Hop & Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to day 2 of the November Release Hop & Giveaway!

I love this new tree stamp set so much!  I am excited by the many possibilities of this set.  I used the trees for Christmas on this card but they can be used for any season!  

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My husband and I fell in love with Kokopelli after our first visit out West.  I kept this CAS using solid bold colors.  The die-cut was dipped into Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress Inks.  

Featured Items:


Lastly, a look at another cute set by Nola Chandler!  

Featured Items:





Blog Hop Details!

 On November 15th and 16th, the IO team is sharing the NEW November Release that includes dies, stamps, and more! 
Impression Obsession is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners. So, the more you comment along the Release Celebration Hop, the more chances to win!
Comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday, November 22nd at 8pm CT.  The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Lastly, the entire November Release can be found HERE!  

Today's Blog Hop Stops!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Feeling Sheepish? November Impression Obsession Release Hop & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the November Impression Obsession Release!  

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First,  we have an adorable new sheep set by Nola called, One Day at a Time.  The sheep are just right to perk up a friend's spirits! The background was created with the new Arrow Stencil. 

Featured on today's card!


The next is a bright and cheerful card.  It should cheer the bug right out of someone who is ill!  I stamped the Art Noveau Background stamp in Chartreuse ink on yellow cardstock.  The fun border is actually a Cloud Border.  The bug and sentiment are from Nola's new Get Well Soon set.

Featured on Today's Card:







Blog Hop Details!

 On November 15th and 16th, the IO team is sharing the NEW November Release that includes dies, stamps, and more! 
Impression Obsession is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners. So, the more you comment along the Release Celebration Hop, the more chances to win!
Comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday, November 22nd at 8pm CT.  The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Lastly, the entire November Release can be found HERE!  
Today's Blog Hop Stops!

Friday, November 11, 2022

Peace on Earth & Happy Veteran's Day

This week's F4All Challenge at SCS is Peace.  Wishing peace for all our Veterans on this day that we set aside to remember their sacrifice.  

For our challenge, we can use anything that says "peace" to us.  I have a lovely Christmas set that I haven't used much so I went with a Christmas card.  I had a watercolor panel that I planned to use for the challenge but ended up getting ink all over it at the last minute.  Sigh.  I am so grateful for the beautiful IO paper packs!  I would call this an express card as I finished it in record time.  :) 

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Monday, November 7, 2022

A Cookie in Each Hand - IO Theme Day - In the Kitchen

This week we are "In the Kitchen" for the Impression Obsession Theme Day!  

I have fond memories of all the cookies my mom would bake at Christmas. My mom would make a wide variety of cookies during the season.  We would snack on them while watching Christmas specials.  So much fun!  One particular Christmas, I remember she stored all the cookies in coffee tins to keep them fresh.  Mom made sugar cookies with mint icing, spritz cookies, raspberry-filled cookies, and more.  The only problem was they all ended up tasting like coffee!  Mint icing with coffee flavor, umm...not so yummy.  However, great memories were made!

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Here is my nod to Christmas past!

Checkers (background)



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Smart Cookie & More - Day 2 IO September Release & Hop

***affiliate links used when possible at no charge to you*** Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Hop!   I have lots of Christmas to share, but...