May 25, 2018

2018 Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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We are so happy to be a super sponsor of the 2o18 Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

If you play along you have a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. We are also offering 15% off our site throughout the hop (use code: COFFEE). Offer ends June 1 at midnight EST.

 

Dates: Friday, May 25 - Friday, June 1
Theme: Spring | Summer
Use: Coffee, Tea and/or Cocoa Images or Theme

Upload your project and link it up for a chance at tons of fabulous prizes by many sponsors! For all the important information about winners and linking up for this hop, please be sure you visit:

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2018 Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

 

And on to some projects using several of our distinctive coffee-related stamps, both by Dina Kowal.

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This card uses stamp H2081 Espresso and word stamp D5408 Successful Woman.


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And this card uses the beautiful H1834 Coffee Scene stamp by Gary Robertson.


May 24, 2018

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Send a Little Humor!

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Welcome to our new challenge -  Send a Little Humor (funny or punny)

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own

challenge project using Impression Obsession products at the bottom of this post!

If you have any problems linking or questions please contact Jeanne.

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

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  Challenge Guidelines

 ***Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession).

***Other company nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  ***Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  ***You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects

in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  ***You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be in a separate post.

  ***Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  This Challenge will be open until Tuesday, June 5th at 7 p.m.Central Time.

Winner will be announced June 6th.

Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing with us!

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 Hop list:

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo 

Vicki Garrett

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Stamp a Background Challenge Winner!

 

Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our Stamp a Background Challenge!

All of your projects were beautiful as always!

Our winner is... Mary Moisan

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

Check out Mary's sweet card!

 

Have a great day!


May 17, 2018

Design Team Feature Thursday - Karen Amidon!

Today's featured Designer is Karen Amidon!

You can see Karen's project HERE

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Have a great day!

 


May 14, 2018

Meet The Impression Obsession Artist - Gail Green!

 
Hi Everyone!


I'm Gail Green and you will find my art here.



If you love realistic, silhouette or sweet, whimsical animals, nature and holiday images, you will find an abundance of stamps that will appeal to your stamping style!



You may also recognize my name from my books and magazine articles or know my art brand "Sweet PETatoes" from products that include pet scrapbook kits, stationery, quilt fabrics and more.

But....my true heart has always been in the craft/hobby industry.  Rubber stamping, paper crafts and exploring inky and other coloring techniques are my PASSION! 



While I do love my solitary creative explorations in my home studio, I especially love teaching, demoing and helping others gain confidence in their own creative abilities so they can take off and FLY into their own creative realms!



I'm an empty nester but am always entertained by antics of our Border Collie (Lacy Lulu) and craft-loving Eclectus parrot (Ollie the Monkeyman).  In fact, many of the stamps I draw or projects I create are done with Ollie sitting on my right shoulder, commenting as I stamp, color or hand draw at my studio desk or digitally complete stamp images at the computer!



You can also find me at  my blog. Beside creative projects, tutorials and links to creative stuff, I often include Ollie's adventures there. 

Now, just for some fun (and probably a green light for teasing from friends and family), some random quirks and facts about me:

  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE contemporary country music.  Good thing Ollie loves it, too because that's what we listen to most days.
  • I was born loving ALL types of vegetables, except I'm allergic to onions don't deal well with cilantro or okra.  My favorite veggies include lettuce (ALL kinds), rhubarb, asparagus, Brussel  sprouts, artichokes...actually never mind.  I just love everything veggie and I'm getting really hungry now just writing this.  Kind of funny that I am a rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac...
  • According to family sources, I never crawled.  I was too busy stringing and unstringing large colored wood beads and investigating color patterning.  One day another child took one of my beads and ran off with it....and I got up and ran after her. My mother almost fell over from shock.  
  • I spoke in complete sentences before I was a year old. (My family would respond that I haven't stopped talking since...)
  • I got much of my creative design skills from my grandmother, who was a dressmaker's dressmaker....and off-the-chart creative!   I also have the weird ability to fit things perfectly and precisely into any space...something I got from my engineer dad.  My mom, however, gave me her language writing/editing genes--a skill that comes in VERY handy when writing instructions and book or article manuscripts!  
  • I fell in love with stamping many years ago at a trade show.  I was tired from walking, saw an empty chair, sat down and picked up a stamp.  That was the beginning of a crazy ride that has lasted decades.  I was immediately hooked and STILL love stamping!



Working with a rubber stamp manufacturer like Impression Obsession is a dream come true.  Their quality is unsurpassed and it is an honor to be included in their catalog with so many other incredible stamp artists! 

Hope you all enjoy getting to know us! Gail



May 11, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop Winners Announced!

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Hi there!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop.

Thank you to all who participated! We are so happy that you joined in on the fun.

The winner of the $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate is:

Arianna Barbara

 

The full list of winners can be seen on the DeNami Design Blog

Congratulations to the winners! Watch for future Mega Sponsor giveaways!

 

Please email Jeanne (see sidebar) to claim your prize by Friday, May 18 midnight EST,

If not claimed by then, the sponsor has the option to choose another winner or void the prize altogether.

 

Have a great day!

 


May 10, 2018

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Stamp a Background!

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Welcome to our new challenge -  Stamp a Background (no patterned paper)

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own

challenge project using Impression Obsession products at the bottom of this post!

If you have any problems linking or questions please contact Jeanne.

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

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  Challenge Guidelines

 ***Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession).

***Other company nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  ***Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  ***You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects

in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  ***You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be in a separate post.

  ***Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  This Challenge will be open until Tuesday, May 22nd at 7 p.m.Central Time.

Winner will be announced May 23rd.

Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing with us!

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 Hop list:

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo 

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

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May 09, 2018

All That Glitters Challenge Winner!

Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our All That Glitters Challenge!

All of your projects were beautiful as always!

Our winner is... linda s

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

Check out her beautiful card!

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Have a great day!

 


May 08, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents

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From Lea Lawson:

Today a dream of mine is coming true, as this Card Drive & Fundraiser goes live in honor of my sweet little bear, Layton Caleb. Hi friends! In case you don't know me, my name is Lea Lawson & I've been part of this wonderful papercrafting industry since 2002. Today is extremely special to me, and let me introduce the baby behind the blog hop!

 

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Meet Layton - our little fighter and hero for 5 months & 7 days. Layton came into this world 11 weeks early on June 9th, 2016 with 2 serious health conditions. He endured more medically on a daily basis than most adults face in an entire lifetime. And on November 17, 2016 he joined his big sister in Heaven.

We were given those 5 months with Layton thanks to the level 4 NICU & amazing medical staff at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. There are 50 beds in that NICU, and it is ALWAYS full. In honor of Layton's birthday, I am raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Why Starbucks? There is one just across the street from the hospital, and I can attest that some days you just need to step out of the hospital for a moment. Get a breath of fresh air, see some natural light & regroup. I was given a $20 Starbucks card that had been donated to the NICU during the time Layton was a patient, and I cried when I opened it. My son was getting million dollar care, and I was there day in & day out doing everything I could for him. It was stressful, scary, and one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Getting that gift card felt like someone was also thinking about us, and trying to help take care of us too.

 I can only do so much as just one person, but together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus - we are making it fun! We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! {You can also see all the prizes HERE.}

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

DONATE!

Donate directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes above!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Saturday, May 19th.**

SHOP!

-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of their sales for the week.

-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.

-My affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.

CREATE:

 This is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below, I would love that! I will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when I hand them over to the NICU social worker, and my dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!! Link them up HERE, and then please email me (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending - and note that I will need them to arrive by May 31st.

HOW TO STAY UPDATED:

There are two ways to stay updated on the fundraising progress, and to see photos as she drops items off at the NICU.

Subscribe to the Lea Lawson Creates blog via email using the prompt in the upper right corner - then you will get email notifications when she add a new post.

Follow Lea Lawson Creates on Instagram. She will add photos & videos to my IG Stories, and likely go LIVE a few times throughout the fundraising effort and as she drops everything off at the NICU!

Anything you can do can help a mom or dad thrust into NICU life feel like someone out there cares about them as they go through a time that is very scary and very hard. THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart for helping Lea do this!

BLOG HOP

Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a super inspiring blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. I created this moodboard when we started planning Layton's nursery, and it is my very heart poured into a graphic.

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 Jeanne Streiff here today representing Impression Obsession Stamps. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great cause.

Here is my project for the hop. I loved the colors on Lea's mood board!

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I stamped the flowers and leaves from WP858 Layered Roses using IO Inks (Seafoam & Beige) and then added some details with colored pencils and a marker for the background. The sentiment (D6235 Simple Pleasures) was stamped using Chocolate IO Ink.  

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Now on to the blog hop info! Here is a link list with all of the stops along the hop! Please be sure to leave some love for the thoughtfulness & generosity that these companies, stores & designers have shown for this Card Drive & Fundraising effort. 

Thank you SO much for being part of Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser! I can't wait to see the impact we can make on the lives of NICU parents.

AA Great Day

 

 


May 07, 2018

Meet The Impression Obsession Artist - Nola Chandler!

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So happy to be one of the artist here at Impression Obsession.
 
My name is Nola Chandler and I been an stamp designer for Impression Obsession Stamps for one year now and am loving it!!! I am a wife and mother of two boys, one
daughter-in-law and two of the cutest grandsons ever (well, at least in my opinion). This summer I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary
with my wonderful husband who has been my biggest supporter and encourager as I play in the world of art.
 
 
I have loved drawing, doodling and lettering since I was a young girl and there is not much that makes me happier than a set of new markers or fresh journal.
I am privileged and humbled to be a part of the Impression Obsession family and love designing rubber stamps for them and still can't believe I get paid for this!
Designing stamps has been a dream of mine ever since I worked in stationary boutique when my boys were babies (the early 80s.) I fell in love
with rubber stamps and quickly incorporated them into my craft supplies and have been stamping ever since
 
I love whimsy and some of favorite stamps to design are cute little kids, whimsical flowers and of course hand-lettering sprinkled with some faith-based stamps.
 
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You can find me on Facebook,Blog, andd Instagram - enjoy!
 
Nola

Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop Winners!

Winners

 

Thank you to everyone who hopped with us!

 

Our winners are...

ecca Yahrling

Carla Hundley

Joy Meadows

Judy Rowland

 

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

 

Have a great day!

 


May 06, 2018

Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop - All The LInks!

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It's not too late to hop!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT tonight (Sunday May 6th).

 

Day 1 Hop Links

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

 

 

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

Day 2 Hop Links

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

Day 3 Hop Links

 Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

Have a great day!

 


May 03, 2018

Impression Obsession Summer Release Blog Hop Day 3!

Day 3

The blog hop list will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 1st - May 3rd.

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! 

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday May 6th and all winners will be announced April 7th.

Good luck!

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 Hop list:

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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Day 1 hop links - HERE

Day 2 Hop links - HERE


May 02, 2018

Impression Obsession Summer Release Blog Hop Day 2!

Day 2

 

The blog hop list will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 1st - May 3rd.

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! 

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday May 6th and all winners will be announced April 7th.

Good luck!

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 Hop list:

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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Day 1 hop links - HERE


May 01, 2018

Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop!

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Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop!

 

The blog hop list will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 1st - May 3rd.

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! 

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday May 6th and all winners will be announced April 7th.

Good luck!

 

Hop list:

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

Have a great day!


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