Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Happy HoliDEERS!

Hello, it's the first of the month and time for a new Fan Club Christmas Challenge at SCS.  

I enjoyed the creative process of this card even though I should have been spending time with my husband because it was his day off.  Sorry, deer!  I love making Christmas cards and the new Homespun Floral Christmas paper pack made this even more fun to create.  I added a Stitched tag behind the Standing Deer.  The sentiment is from Deer Sayings and die-cut from Rounded Rectangle Layers.  

And that's about it!  


Thanks for taking a look!  


 

Monday, August 29, 2022

A Mushroom & More for IO Die Cut Day

Hello!  It's Die-cut Day at Impression Obsession!

I was in a blue mood this weekend while creating.  Not a sad mood, the color blue!  :)  I carried on the theme into Die-Cut Day!  

I stamped the Sketchy Leaves CAC stamp directly on the card base and heat embossed it.  I love those sketchy leaves!  The Large Mushroom is sure to become a favorite!  For this project, I ink-blended the mushroom top with IO Rose Ink.  The Large Frame is just the right size to show off the sketchy leaves and the Large Mushroom!  I stamped Hello from Anytime Sayings and die-cut it with the Rounded Rectangle Layers.  The rounded rectangle layers and Jeanne's sentiments are going to be my go-to's for numerous future projects!  



Make sure to stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to see all of the Team Die-cut projects!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Frame It!

 Hello, this week's F4ALL Challenge at SCS is Frame It!  

I used the new Large Mushroom die and added a bit of color for shading.  I framed my magical mushroom with the Quilted Frame.  I die cut a sentiment from Anytime Sayings with the Rounded Rectangle Layers.  This was such a fun card to make and it came together quickly.  

I used a mix of old and new on this card.  For a look at all the new IO items, click HERE.  For a look at all the dies, click HERE.  


Thanks so much for looking!  


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Thanks so much for stopping by!  
 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Watercolor Wednesday - Night Sky

Hello, welcome to Watercolor Wednesday!  I am hosting this week's challenge at SCS.  We are following a tutorial by Kolbie Blume.  

I painted the night sky and then splattered gouache for the stars.  My gouache splatter was too watery and spread beyond the size of stars in a night sky.  Turns out, I have a snowy night and not a starry one!  

At the end of the video Kolbie Blume, suggests journaling what we LOVE and what we LEARNED about our paintings.  I like that idea instead of pointing out everything that is wrong, as I tend to do.  

What I love: I achieved a bright night sky as well as darker edges to the sky and dark trees.  
What I learned: I need to practice scumbling and making pointy trees.  I need to check the thickness of the guache before splattering.  

The sentiment is from a new set, Anytime Sayings and the die used to cut out the sentiment is from Rounded Rectangle Layers.
 

It's always free to join in the fun at SCS, we would love to see you there!  

 

Monday, August 22, 2022

IO Theme Day - Holidays - Autumn

This month's Theme Day for Impression Obsession is Holidays - Any Holiday. 

Thanksgiving becomes more and more precious as our kids grow up adding new friends and new family members to the table!!  We are excited about this coming Thanksgiving as we will have a daughter-in-law at the table!

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I used the fun Autumn Crows stamp set and layered it with a piece of Fall Floral paper.    


This month the IO Theme is Holidays!  Any holiday!  Check the Impression Obsession Blog for links to the rest of the Design Team's Holiday inspired projects.  



I am so thankful for you!  Thank you for stopping by today.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Autumn in the Air - IO August Release & Giveaway Day Three

Boo!  Welcome to Day 3 of the IO August Release Hop & Giveaway!

Today I am showing off the new stencils!  

Firstly, I used the new Web Stencil and inked it in my favorite color trio.  The ghosts and sentiment are from Spooky Day.  I added a bit of a shadow bubble by die-cutting a second Speech Bubble in black.  


Next, up is the gorgeous Layered Leaf.  This is a set of three large stencils. The large size makes for a striking impact!  The sentiment is from the Still Fall For You set.  


Would you like to see more?  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.

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.

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More Than Pie - Favorites Day at Impression Obsession

Hello, it's time for the Impression Obsession Team to share favorites of the month.  I love the new Slice of Pie die and the Pie Saying...