March 26, 2015

Design Team Feature - Dina Kowal!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Dina Kowal!


 To see Dina's's full project and how she made it, click HERE!
Here's a peek:

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Have a great day!


March 24, 2015

Embossed Thanks by Jenny Gropp

 Beautiful thank you card from Jenny Gropp!
 

 
I'm so ready for spring and sunshine and happy little colorful flowers popping up! I thought I'd finish off the hop with an easy design that you could change up in many different ways... using different dies and different embossing folders. I don't know that this technique really has a name... I call it paper quilting -layering papers together and then running them through embossing folder(s) to add texture and meld them all together.   Maybe you guys can suggest a better name or tell me if this does have a real name! On today's card I used the new Open Scroll Flower Die and new Thanks Die.
 
I did spend a little time die cutting all the pieces, but after that -this becomes a very easy card!
 
I cut all the flowers in white heavy weight card stock and adhered them to my white panel. I then cut the leaves and flowers using patterned paper and pieced them back in place. Anything that hung off the edge I just trimmed off. If you are using liquid glue for this you don't want to use too much -when you send it thought the embossing folder in wet glue can squish out when it's compressed.
 
 
 After I had all my pieces glued in place I sent the panel through two embossing folders. First I used a basket weave patterned folder by Darice. Next I used my old fave... the Swiss Dots folder from Sizzix, placing the paper so that the dots were depressed rather than raised. You can see both patterns in the pic above and how everything is really "quilted" together now.
 
 
 HA! I managed to capture a little of the Wink of Stella sparkle in this picture! I die cut the new Thanks Die 3 times and glued them in a stack to form an element that has more of a chipboard feel.
 
 
I added a few layers and popped up the panel with foam tape to give it a little more oomph!
 
 
On the inside I added a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies clear set and used the Circle Cut Out Border along the side. Finished card size is an A2. 
 

March 19, 2015

New IO Challenge! Happy Flowers!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Happy Flowers!

  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 at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

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!

  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 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 be in a separate post.

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

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, March 31st at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced April 1st. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


March 18, 2015

Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Think Spring Challenge!

All of your projects were spectacular!

I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...Shona!

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

Impression Obsession dies used:

DIE178-C Small Grass, DIE060-I Grass Border, DIE147-A Tulip Set,DIE150-D Leaves and Stems
DIE055-N Leafy Branch, DIE140-D Tiny Flowers, DIE156-H Birdhouses, DIE043-G Bunny Set, DIE260-I Girl with Easter Basket,DIE261-G Boy with Easter Basket,B14416 Hippity Hoppity &
D5643 Garden Animal set
 
Make sure you head over and check out the tutorial... HERE
 
 
Have a great day!

 


March 12, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Daniela Dobson!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Daniela Dobson!


 To see Daniela's's full project and how she made it, click HERE!
Here's a peek:

Happiness close 1 by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

 


Hop Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring Die Hop!

Spring Die Hop Day 3 Winner....Celeste Goff!

Our Extra winner....Larissa Heskett

Please email Jeanne within 7 days to claim your prize!

Have a great day!

 


March 11, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop Day 3!!!

 

Before we get started with today's hop we have a winner to announce!

Spring Die Hop Day 2 Winner....Talitha Wright !

Please email Jeanne within 7 days to claim your prize!

 

Day 3

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Monday March 9th, 10th and 11th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on Thursday. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Today's hop list:

  Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Missed a day?

Spring Die Hop Day 1

Spring Die Hop Day 2

Have a great day!


March 10, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop Day 2!!!

 

Before we get started with today's hop we have a winner to announce!

Spring Die Hop Day 1 Winner.... Donna Dacy!

Please email Jeanne within 7 days to claim your prize!

 

Day 2

 

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Monday March 9th, 10th and 11th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on Thursday. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Today's hop list:

  Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Missed yesterday's hop?

Spring Die Hop Day 1

Have a great day!


March 09, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop!!!

Day 1

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Monday March 9th, 10th and 11th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on Thursday. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Today's hop list:

  Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Have a great day!


March 05, 2015

New Challenge... Think Spring!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Think Spring!

  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 at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

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!

  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 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 be in a separate post.

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

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, March 17th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced March 18th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


March 04, 2015

Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Happy Birthday Challenge!

All of your projects were spectacular!

I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...JJ Barrett!

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

Love the sponged background she created to showcase CC102 Birds on Trees


March 03, 2015

Easter Cupcakes by Vicki Garrett

Adorable Easter card from Vicki Garrett!

Vicki used Jelly Bean Cupcake, Sweet Bunny Cupcake,
Sweet Easter Wishes, Rectangle 6 in 1 frames, Small grass border and Basket Die


February 26, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Anna Wight!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Anna Wight!


 To see Anna's's full project and how she made it, click HERE!

Here's a peek:

AnnaWight DT Thursday 2.26 peek

Have a great day!


February 24, 2015

Coffee Time by Laura Fulcher

Fun card from Laura Fulcher using H777 Coffee Time, B13250 Pour Sip Sigh, CC188 Calico, CC196 Lg. Speck background and E13235 Coffee Ring.

 

 
Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink.

I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.

Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 

For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).
 
Have a great day!

February 19, 2015

New Challenge... Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Happy Birthday!

  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 at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

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!

  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 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 be in a separate post.

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

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced March 4th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


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