Wednesday, March 29, 2023

No Foolin' - Merry Christmas

It might be April 1st on the calendar, but I love creating Christmas cards all year! I belong to the Fan Club Christmas Challenge at SCS, and we have a new challenge. We would love for you to join us!   

The Sizzix Layered Christmas Tree was a little like a puzzle, but since I love puzzles, I enjoyed myself. I did minor surgery on the sentiment because I only wanted the Merry Christmas part and realized I always mask off the rest. So why not do the surgery and make it simpler Inside Quotes - Christmas is on clearance right now while supplies last!     
 

Did you trick anyone or get tricked this April Fool's Day?  

 

Monday, March 27, 2023

Beautiful Day - IO Team Favorites

Hello!  

It's Team Favorites Week over at Impression Obsession.

There are a lot of reasons why this is a favorite!  First, I love pink. Second, I enjoy working with dies, and these dies are so pretty!  It's easy to see what I did, so how about some product links?  

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Another of my favorites is this sweet little banner image and Birthday Sentiment from the Cottage Ivy Chair.  I made this into a card front, but the banner would make a sweet notepaper gift.  The background paper is Tiny Flowers.  




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

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Easy Birthday Watercolor

Hi! It's my turn to host the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge at SCS. I chose a fun tutorial with an easy technique that will take me some time to master!  :)   I enjoyed the practice even if my flowers didn't turn out exactly how I wanted them to.  I added a sentiment from the Cottage Ivy Chair Set for my greeting.  See the set below with a link to the store!  


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Monday, March 20, 2023

Old Gardeners - IO Theme Day - Garden

This week the Impression Obsession team is in the Garden!  

I love this fun little Garden Smiles stamp set.  The little seed pot image is so fun.  The drawing is easy enough for even me to fussy cut!  The paper is the Basics 2 Oranges.  



Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to see the team's garden projects.




Thursday, March 16, 2023

You are my Lucky Charm

Hello, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing green today?  

 I am hosting the F4All challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week. The team has created cards with a splash of luck and a dash of green!  





If you still need to hop the IO March Release, scroll down to the following 2 posts to see new products and comment for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


 

Patterned Paper Blooms - IO March Day 2 Release Hop & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession March Release Hop!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's inspiration.  Today I am showing off new patterned papers with sweet spring stamp sets.

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I made a patterned paper panel behind the colorful blossom paper by stamping the Tiny Dot Texture on cardstock.  Next, I selected this beautiful piece of paper from the Spring Scenes paper pack.  The sentiment is from the new Garden Sayings, stamped on a Rounded Corner Sentiment strip.  


I had a lot of fun with this next card.  I love the little seed starter image.  The paper is from the Tiny Flowers pack, and the sentiment is from Garden Smiles




For a look at all that is new, click HERE.  (scroll down to see this month's new items or click NEWEST Items on the Featured Tab

March 15th & 16th The IO Team will share projects with the NEW clear stamps, dies, and papers! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog 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 event day will be open until Tuesday, March 21st, at 8pm CT.
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 22nd, on the Impression Obsession Blog.
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Spring in the Air - IO March Release Hop & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Impression Obsession March Release Hop!

When I laid out all my Impression Obsession March cards in prep for photographing, I was struck by how cheerful they all looked! I so enjoyed using all of the March products to make happy cards!  I hope you are inspired and enjoy the hop.

First up, this is my favorite!  This floral paper in the Tiny Flowers paper pack made a great Umbrella! The umbrella is easy to use and has pretty stitched details that can't be seen easily in the photo.  The background is Postage Cuts, and the sentiment is from the sweet sentiment set, Spring Things.   

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I love Coneflowers IRL, so making paper Coneflowers with the new die set was a delight.  To make the background, I sponged ink randomly on water-friendly cardstock and then splattered it with water. 



For a look at all that is new, click HERE.  (scroll down to see this month's new items or click NEWEST Items on the Featured Tab

March 15th & 16th The IO Team will share projects with the NEW clear stamps, dies, and papers! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog 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 event day will be open until Tuesday, March 21st, at 8pm CT.
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 22nd, on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Thank You - IO Product Focus - Stencils


Hello! The IO Product Focus this week is Stencils! Stencils are a fun way to add a new look to projects. The sentiment is from the cute Thank you sentiment set. It also includes a couple of smiley faces!  

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Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to review the Team's Stencil projects! Also, if you still need to hop the March Red Rubber KIT Hop & Giveaway, you have until Tuesday at 8 PM CT to comment for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Just Because Butterflies - IO March Kit Hop & Giveaway Day 2

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Hello!   Welcome to day 2 of the March Limited Release Rubber Set Hop!

I take the opportunity to use watercolor whenever I can.  This group of butterflies seemed perfect for a loose watercolor background and splatters.  I love a "Just Because" sentiment when I wish to send a paper hug for no special occasion.


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On March 1st & 2nd, the IO Team will share new projects with the March Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event, so the more you comment through our blog, the more chances you will win!
All comments for each event day will be open until Tuesday 7th, at 8pm CT.
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 8th, on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Flowers and Butterflies - March Limited Edition Kit Hop & Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to the March Limited Release Rubber Set Hop!

I love coneflowers IRL, so they are my favorite flower to color. I just love pairing the rich pinks with blue.  Here is what I used on this card:

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Next, I once again used a Basics paper pack.  I chose this pretty plum because I was thinking of my daughter.  This is similar to the accent color she will use for her wedding reception.  Here is what I used to make this card:

March Limited Edition Kit
Basics 10 Plum
Oval Labels




On March 1st & 2nd, the IO Team will share new projects with the March Limited Edition red rubber stamp set.
You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.
We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event, so the more you comment through our blog, the more chances you will win!
All comments for each event day will be open until Tuesday 7th, at 8pm CT.
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 8th, on the Impression Obsession Blog. 




Seasonally Yours

Yesterday, I was feeling an All-Season personality! LOL  First, I made a Christmas card for the SCS Fan Club Christmas Challenge, then moved on to an Easter card for the SCS Watercolor Wednesday Challenge!  

Let's check out the Easter card first. Sadly this sweet bunny is retired; it's high on my favorite list. I stamped with no-line ink and then free-handed the blushing cheeks. She turned out so cute!  

This next card was so fun to create. Easy peasy with a piece of Christmas background paper. Here is what I used:

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So whichever mood you are in, I hope you enjoyed the inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!

 

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