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.  



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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.  



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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.




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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.

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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.   



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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!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

It's a Plaid Day - IO November Release & Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the November IO Release! We have a great selection this month. There are two new paper packs, pretty word dies, critters, birthday celebrations, and winter!  

I had a little giggle making this one! I paired two of Nola's sets, Remember Your Why and A Little Behind. LOL. Both sets are fantastic. The gorgeous plaid paper is from the new Basic Plaids. I also used Stitched Slimline Layers and a Wacky Stitched Circle.  




So, it's taken me a couple of years to realize that I have fallen in love with bunny images. I just love them. And this one, paired with the behind sentiment, pretty much sums it up for me! Several times a month, I say, "I need one more day or week!"

I once again used A Little Behind and Basic Plaids. The dies are Stitched Slimline Layers and Plaid Tag.


It's all about plaids for me today, and here is one more card featuring the Basic Plaids Paper and Cocoa Bear! Bear Sayings pairs nicely with this adorable Cocoa Bear, and the sentiment fits beautifully on a Rounded Rectangle Layer.  



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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!

Monday, November 6, 2023

Watercolor Pumpkins - IO November Product Focus

Hello everyone!  This month's IO Product Focus is Patterned Paper.  I think IO has some of the most beautiful patterned papers! They are not flimsy papers, and they have a slight sheen to them.  The scenes and patterns are gorgeous.  Sometimes, the scenes are just too pretty to cover up, so I just add a sentiment as I did with this card.  Here is what I used:





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Thursday, November 2, 2023

It's All About Words

 Hi!  This week at the F4All Challenge, our focus is word/phrase dies. 

I created the background with Distress Ink and the Cloud Grass stencil. Over the top of the clouds, I added the Sunburst Stencil. Lastly, I sprinkled the background with water.  I love that Adore Him Die comes with a bubble background!  I used my Precision Glue Press to adhere the sentiment to the background. The Glue Press has a fine point so that little dies can be glued in place without making a mess!  


That is all for me today!  I hope you are well, and thank you for stopping by!  

In the Woods - IO November Limited Edition Set

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

The outdoor scenes in this month's Limited Edition Set are stunning.  I loved this one simply in black and white, but I decided to give it a hint of color with Distress inks.  
 
The background paper is from the Wood Textures paper pack.
The sentiment was stamped and cut with a Rounded Rectangle Layers die.    





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

Here's the Team List to view all the gorgeous creations made with this month's set!


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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Colors of Fall - IO November Limited Edition Set

Hello! Welcome to the November Limited Edition Set Release!  

This set includes beautiful outdoor scenes and three sentiments. For my first card, I enjoyed painting the scene. I used paper from the Warm Watercolors paper pack and cut the sentiment with a Rounded Rectangle Layers die.    




I love this little scene. Framing with the Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame and a border from the Watercolor Pumpkin paper pack finishes off this card.  





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

Here's the Team List to view all the gorgeous creations made with this month's set!

National Arizona Day

This week for the Free 4 All Challenge we are featuring National Arizona Day as our challenge!  We can use anything that makes us think of A...