Thursday, March 28, 2024

Cheers!

Hello, this week at the Free 4 All Challenge we are adding Five Dots!  These can be enamel dots, sequins, hand-drawn, stamped, gems, pearls, etc. I went old-school and used a hole punch. I distressed a piece of cardstock in a beautiful wine color and then die-cut the word Cheers and the wine from the Wine Glasses set. Finally, I hole-punched some dots to match the wine perfectly.


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Pop the Bubbly for IO Team Favorites

 "Pop the Bubbly" is a fun sentiment and included in the Wine Sayings stamp set.  This is a sweet set for celebrations regardless of whether you celebrate with non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages! We enjoyed delicious sparkling grape juice in fancy glasses last Christmas. 

 I love the delicious feeling I get when I watercolor so I had a lovely time coloring these glasses from the Wine Sayings set.   





Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a list of all the Team Favorites! 




Saturday, March 16, 2024

Posies & More - Day 2 of IO March Release & Hop

Today is day two of the March Impression Obsession Release & Hop. First, I am featuring these pretty Layered Posies. This set is fun because you can layer different colors for the petals on one flower. The die includes full flowers and partial flowers. The partial flowers can be used with two colors and glued together to make one multi-colored flower. I chose to color them all the same for this project but it's a super fun option to layer multiple colors on one flower head! I used the Gnome Sayings stamp set to add a heart to the Garden Pot and the sentiment. A piece of Basics 12 Limes paper was used in the background. 


Next, I made a cute little birthday card featuring the Birthday Bunnies stamp set.  I stenciled the Birthday Confetti background from this month's Birthday Hugs Bundle to create a celebratory background. I cut the images and sentiment with the Birthday Bunnies Die set and placed them on a Rounded Corner Stitched Square.  


My last card for today made me smile. The Chicken In image is so cute and the Chicken In Dies made it easy to create a fun scene. I die-cut a panel with a Rounded Rectangle 2. Then I used the Cloud Grass Scene and Edgers stencils to set the stage! Chicken Wire paper is the last detail to mention but it was the first piece on the cardbase!





March 15th–17th The Impression Obsession Team will share projects with new March release products! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog during the event.

Prizes: Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the March Release Week (March 15th–22nd) will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Friday, March 15, 2024

No Place Like Gnome & More - IO March Release & Hop

We are headed outdoors with the IO March Release! 

First, we are headed outdoors with the new Gnome Sayings set! I placed the adorable gnome in a nature scene using the Hundred Acre Wood stamp and gave him a flower to hold. Lastly, I also stamped the gnome saying on a Rounded Corner Sentiment 2 label.   


Another great set in this release is the Grow stamp set, it's perfect for gardening fans. I used the Crazy Stitched Set to cut a layer, then stenciled the scene with the Cloud Grass Scene Stencil and Edgers Stencil. The next step was to stamp the wheelbarrow and fussy-cut the pitcher.


Here is another sample of the adorable Grow stamp set. This time I focused on the chickens in the set! I used the same stencils as listed above to set the stage. The background paper is from the Quilted Grunge Paper Pack. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the previously released Thought Bubbles set.   

This is also for the SCS Inspiration Challenge!  




HOP Details!

 March 15th–17th The Impression Obsession Team will share projects with new March release products! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog during the event.
Prizes: Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the March Release Week (March 15th–22nd) will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Monday, March 11, 2024

A Joyful Spring - Product Focus - Dies


Hello everyone, this month's focus is on crafting dies. I love how they make layout building fun and easy. I'm not great at fussy cutting, so I really appreciate stamp sets that have coordinating die sets. Sentiment dies are among my favorites, as they fit the scene precisely without using a large chunk of negative space. Lastly, layering dies give a beautifully finished edge to the design. I created a card using dies in all the ways I just mentioned and had a blast doing so. Below, you'll find a list of supplies I used.  




You can find the rest of the IO Team Product Focus projects on the Impression Obsession Blog.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women's Day. To celebrate this special day, the F4All Challenge theme is to feature women, or a woman on your card, or make a card for a special woman in your life!

I chose to feature part of a woman on my card.  The Vintage Garden paper is simply gorgeous and did all the work.  The only extra was the sentiment from the Hello Spring Bunnies set.  I used the coordinating Hello Spring Bunnies Die to cut out the sentiment.  


The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911.  President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation designating the week of March 8th as National Women's History Week in February 1980. Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim National Women's History Week in March, until 1987 when Congress designated the entire month of March as “Women's History Month.”

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Getting Ready for Easter - IO Theme Day

Hello! This week, the team at IO is sharing Easter inspiration. I created a cute scene using the Easter Bunnies stamp set and the coordinating Easter Bunnies Die Set. The bunnies are adorable and I used a Rounded Rectangle 2 layer to frame the scene. For the background, I used two Inside Out Arch layers to create the shape of an egg. I colored the Easter Egg the bunny is holding to match the pretty paper from the Vintage Garden paper pack that I used in the background.


 

Check out the Impression Obsession Blog for a look at the Team Inspiration!

Saturday, March 2, 2024

It's Your Day - IO Monthly Set Release & Hop

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the IO March Bundle Release Hop! I hope you loved seeing yesterday's Team samples of the March Birthday Hugs Bundle.

I used a striped stencil from the bundle to create a background for my card. Next, I stamped and colored the images before die-cutting them with the coordinating die. I absolutely adore the string bows on the packages - they add the perfect touch of cuteness!



Here is a look at the fabulous


Blog Hop Details!



March 1st & 2nd The Impression Obsession Team will share projects with our new March Bundle! This sweet bundle of products includes matching (12) 4’ x 4” stencils, stamps, & dies! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.

Prizes: Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the March Bundle release week (March 1st–8th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Birthday Balloons & Cake - IO Monthly Set Release Hop

Hello and welcome to the March Bundle Release Day! The Birthday Hugs Bundle comes with coordinating stamps, stencils, and dies, providing hours of crafting fun and endless possibilities! To start off, I used the 2-step balloon stencil. Since the balloon stencils are 2 stencils that make up the entire image, I found it easy to stencil balloons in multiple colors without covering several balloon openings. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a Rounded Rectangle Layer.



For my next card, I stenciled the party confetti on the background. I then stamped and die-cut the cake and candle. Using the coordinating stencil to quickly ink color onto the cake and candle was fun! Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a Rounded Rectangle Layer.




Blog Hop Details!



March 1st & 2nd The Impression Obsession Team will share projects with our new March Bundle! This sweet bundle of products includes matching (12) 4’ x 4” stencils, stamps, & dies! You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event.

Prizes: Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the March Bundle release week (March 1st–8th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!
 

Sub-lime Birthday - Team Favorites

Hello!  I am featuring this sub-lime birthday card for IO's Team Favorites! I adore both the Sweet Citrus and More Sweet Citrus sets; ...