Sunday, December 31, 2023

Ring in the New Year & a Beary Christmas

Hello! Happy New Year! I am ringing in the New Year with this sweet card, and below, you will also find this month's SCS Fan Club Christmas card. The Fan Club has a unique Christmas Challenge all year long. We have a fantastic team that brings new challenges once a month. This is a great way to get ahead for next year. So, let's first talk about this sweet New Year card!

I hope you have a lovely New Year's Day and can keep some of that spirit going throughout the year!  

Because my husband has a very odd schedule, I am ringing in the new year with just one glass! But that's ok, we have plans for his 3-day weekend!  :)  I liked the idea of a party, so I featured 6 glasses on this card. Maybe a mythical toast with our kids and their new spouses.  :)  

I kept this relatively simple using the Ring in the New Year stamp set and the Small Layered Bow die set.  


I made a card with the cute Cocoa Bear for the Fan Club January Christmas Challenge. The sentiment is from Bear Sayings and was stamped on a Rounded Corner Sentiment Banner. The snowflakes came from the Christmas Cookies set. The background paper is from Christmas Doodles. For the scarf, I  used a scrap from Deck the Halls. Doesn't he look snazzy? Lastly, I framed the whole thing with the Large Frame.       


Thanks so much for looking!  

Happy New Year! I wish I could give you all a real hug!  


 

Monday, December 18, 2023

Coffee & Cookies - IO Team Favorites

Hello! Welcome to IO Team Favorites!  

Here are a couple of my favorites for this month. I have so many faves that it's always hard to narrow down, so I decided to go with treats! I love all the different cookie dies IO released this year; the Valentine Cookies are no exception! The Cookie Plate has seen a lot of use this year! I am sending sweet cookies and the Friends Forever sentiment to someone special. Lastly, the background paper came from the Valentine Rose paper pack.

 To see all the NEW for December, stop by HERE!


Next up, what goes best with sugary sweet cookies? Coffee! And Jeanne came out with a super fun Coffee Love sentiment set this month! IO has a great selection of coffee-themed dies; I chose Coffee to Go for this project. Lastly, I made a border with Vintage Coffee Paper and Edges 2 Die




Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to see all the Team Favorites!

Thanks so much for looking!

 

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Hearts & More IO December Release & Hop Day 2

Hello, welcome to Day 2 of the IO December Release!

First, a little note: Cocoa Bear is back in stock!  I used him on this card to send healing hugs!  The sentiment is part of the new Sending Hugs stamp set.

Also used:
  

Next, I am featuring the pretty Loopy Heart.  I also used the button die from the new Primitive Heart set.  The sentiment is Relationship Humor.  If you love humor and mild sarcasm, this set is for you! This set also includes some general sentiments, making it a great value. The background paper is from the Basic Plaids paper pack.     



Lastly, I love the New Year's set by Lindsay!  Ring in the New Year is a super cute set.  I like that the signs are blank so we can pen in the new year! And, oh my goodness, it isn't until just this minute that I realize I wrote the wrong year!! It should read 2024!  Sigh.  Oh well.  I might have to use a little whiteout!  LOL. I paired the scene with a very NON-New Year paper, Vintage Coffee.  I also used the Crazy Stitched Set for my image layer.  



 To see all the NEW for December, stop by HERE!



December 15th & 16th: The Impression Obsession Team will share new projects with the NEW products! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during June release week (December 15th – 22nd) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Love is in the Air - IO December Release & Hop

Hello!  Welcome to Day 1 of the December Release Hop!  This month is full of hearts, hugs, coffee, and more!  

Coffee cards are high on my list of favorite cards to make.  They are just plain fun.  This first card features Cozy Vibes.  I framed it with a Large Frame and used Rounded Rectangle Layers for the sentiment.  


This next card features a die set I am super excited about!  The new Primitive Heart set can be used independently or with a previously released set, Eyelet Primitive Hearts.  The new set layers beautifully with the Eyelet set!  I love it!  I also used the following:
Coffee Love (sentiment)



December 15th & 16th: The Impression Obsession Team will share new projects with the NEW products! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during June release week (December 15th – 22nd) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Happy Hour

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Hello!  This week, we are stamping backgrounds for the F4ALL Challenge at SCS.  For my card, I stamped a few snowflakes from the Happy Hour set onto the background layer. Please check out the challenge to see the incredible work of art Janine made.  I am fortunate to be the recipient!  The card is exquisite, and the stamping is fantastic.  

Card Recipe:
Happy Hour

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Peace & Joy for Watercolor Wednesday

Hello!  This week's Watercolor Wednesday Challenge at SCS is to paint a beautiful winter scene inside an ornament by Harriet De Winton. I added a sentiment from Joyous Christmas and die-cut it with the Coordinating DIE.  

 

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you in the SCS Galleries!  



 

Monday, December 11, 2023

Snowflakes & Holiday Wishes for IO Theme Day

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Hi! This month, our theme is "Snowflakes & Holiday Wishes."

I used a piece of beautiful scenic paper from the Winter Wonderland paper pack for my snowflakes. The sentiment is a lovely 2-piece set, Peace on Earth.  



I am featuring the large snowflake from the Snowflake Frame Die set for the next card. I love these delicate snowflakes! The penguin is from the Happy Hour stamp set. The papers are from the Winter Wonderland paper pack. I used a sentiment from Winter Snowflakes Sayings. For the layout, I used Stitched Tag, Stitched Slimline Layers 2, and Stitched Slimline Layers.  




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

Thanks for stopping by!  

 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Peace of the Season - Day 2 Limited Edition Set Hop

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Hello!  Welcome to Day 2 of the December Limited Edition Set Hop!  

This month's Limited Edition set includes four sentiments.  One sentiment can be used all year long.  I liked this sentiment so much that I decided to make it the main thing. I added a glitter strip and paper from the Watercolor Poinsettias Paper Pack.  

To shop the Limited Edition Set, click HERE.  




December 1st & 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team will share new projects with the December Limited Edition red rubber stamp set. You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the Limited Edition Set release week (December 1st – 8th) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!


 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Peace on Earth - IO December Limited Edition Set Hop

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Hello! Welcome to the IO December Limited Edition Hop!

This month's set includes three lovely winter scenes. The scenes could be used all winter long and not just for Christmas! I love it when we can stretch our stamping dollars! The set also includes four sentiments, one of which could be used all year.  

To shop the Limited Edition Set, click HERE.  

With this sweet winter scene, I made a mini slimline card using Stitched Slimline Layers and the sentiment banner from Stitched Tag#5. The background paper is from the Winter Wonderland Paper Pack.  

For the next card, I didn't use any extras. I used the December Limited Edition set and the Winter Wonderland Paper Pack.   



December 1st & 2nd, the Impression Obsession Team will share new projects with the December Limited Edition red rubber stamp set. You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the Limited Edition Set release week (December 1st – 8th) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!


Thanks for stopping by!   


 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

A Christmas Tag

Hello! Can you believe it's December? Wow. Over at SCS, we are playing along with our last Fan Club Christmas Challenge of the year! I can't mention what the challenge is, but I can tell you all the fun things I used to make this tag. 

I used the Bread Tag and a piece of Christmas Plaids Paper. IO paper has a nice weight and a pretty sheen, but I wanted it a little more sturdy for the tag, so I die-cut a second tag out of green cardstock and glued it to the back.  

The Cocoa Bear is so cute, and it's also EASY to use. When I am doing many things at once, I appreciate an easy-to-use die! The snowflakes come from the Christmas Cookies set, and it's just the right size for projects like this. It's a great way to get extra use from a die!  



Thanks so much for looking!  

 

Monday, November 27, 2023

Just Breathe - Team Favorites

It's Team Favorites this week, and I chose a Just Breath.  

The stamp set is a sentiment set called Remember Your Why.  It includes a large arrow and six sentiments that can easily be your project's star and focal point.  I paired the sentiment with a fun dandelion paper from the Forest Floor paper pack.  The sentiment is framed on the Stitched Square Frame.  



Also, remember that until midnight, you can shop and get 20% off!  




Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to look at the Team's Favorites!  

Thanks for stopping by!  








 

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Winter Time Blues & a Discount!

Hello! We are seeing blue this week at the Free 4 All Challenge at SCS.  I created a blue background with Distress inks and water.  I added images from the Winter Time Stamp and Die Cut them.  I love that there are dies for the sentiments! Lastly, I placed the images on Rectangle Frames.  



Until Monday, November 27th, shop 20 % off the IO store.  No code is needed!  

 

Monday, November 20, 2023

A Chistmas Hug in a Mug - IO Theme Day

Hi!

This month's IO Theme is Hug in a Mug!  

IO has several cute cups and mugs. Today, I am featuring the new mug, Cocoa Mug. I like the little heart stitching. I paired the mug with the Hot Chocolate Sayings.  The background paper is called Christmas Sweater; all the papers have different designs you might see on a sweater!  I also used my two most often used IO dies.  The Crazy Stitched Set and Rounded Rectangle Layers.




Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a list of participating designers!  







 

Friday, November 17, 2023

It's Ornamental

This week, we are painting branches with ornaments for Watercolor Wednesday. We followed this video. I enjoyed the process. After this practice, I realized I needed to purchase a different brush to paint better pine needles, but I had fun.

The challenges at SCS are free and never expire, so stop by and join us!

Thanks for stopping by!  

 

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Friendship & Holiday Cheer - IO November Release & Hop Day 2

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Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the IOP Release & Hop! Before I head to winter, I have a sweet friendship card to share.  

I used the new Winter Wonderland paper pack for the background. The two-piece Hello Friend Die Set makes creating an elegant friendship card easy. Lastly, I added a few sprigs from the Winter Foliage Die Set.  


And now, back to winter!
The new Snowflake Frame adds something special to winter cardmaking.  I paired it with the Winter Time stamp set and Winter Snowflake Sayings.  


Last but not least, how about a cup of cheer?!

The new Cocoa Mug can be used all through the year.  I plan to use it for Valentine's with the sweet little hearts lining the cup. I paired the mug with Hot Chocolate Sayings and Basic Plaids paper.  I used the holly from the Santa Mug set released a few months ago.  I framed the card with a Large Frame and used my favorite sentiment banner: Rounded Rectangle Layer.   



Stop by HERE to shop all the NEW this month!


November 15th & 16th: The Impression Obsession Team will share new projects with the NEW clear stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during June release week (November 15th – 22nd) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Sweet Friend - Impression Obsession Team Favorites

Hello!  This week we are sharing Team Favorites at Impression Obsession!  I just love the Sweet as Honey stamp and Coordinating Die Set !  ...