April 24, 2015

Smallest Step by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a pretty card today.

Jeanne's  card uses: C13125 Splatter 1, F17030 Paint Splatter, C13287 Brushstroke 2 , E17013 Smallest Step and D13299 Crochet Flower

Small Step Jeanne_Streiff WM

Have a great day!


April 23, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Ellen Taylor!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Ellen Taylor!


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

Ellen_OpenScrollButterflyClose

Have a great day!


April 16, 2015

New IO Challenge - School Spirit!

Welcome to our new challenge -  School Spirit!

Show off your favorite school colors or make a school theme project.

  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, May 5th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced May 6th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


April 15, 2015

Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our You Did It! challenge!

All of your projects were beautiful as always!

The winner is...Kathy Krug!

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

Kathy used CL342 Greeting Card Sentiments, Die177- K Beach Chairs, B5557 Silhouette 7


April 14, 2015

Road Map to Happiness by Jenny Gropp

Gorgeous card from Jenny Gropp!

Jenny used Road Map #J15058 and Warm Fuzzies #CL492

 
 

 

 
 I used my Mini Mount to stamp. This is perfect for those larger stamps and really helps me get a better stamped image. I always stand up when I use the rocker type blocks... I do think it gives me more even pressure.  You can see I stamped the image twice and did a little paper surgery with one image, cutting out the inside using an Xacto knife.
 
 
At first I started coloring trying to follow the lines weaving in and out. I soon gave up and just went for a color blocking look.
 
 
 On the inside of the cut out portion I did use a Memento Black Marker to edge... just giving the edges a little extra definition to help them stand out. Foam tape raises the top image up slightly to create the window. The little white dots I embellished with Viva Clear Gloss Gel so they look like little raised glass pearls.
 
 
On the inside I stamped a simple sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies Clear set. Finished card is 4" x 5 1/2" and opens tent style.
 
Have a great day!

April 08, 2015

Sweet Bunnies by Karen Amidon

SWEET bunny card by Karen Amidon that is not only good for Easter but would also be great for any Springtime occasion.

Dies used: Impression Obsession-DIE257-D Easter Joy, DIE268-Y Floral Panel Cutout, Die277-E Egg Bunny Trio

 
From Mondays Farm Girl to yesterdays Chickens and Roosters,  now we have Egg Bunnies! This is a sweet Egg Bunny Trio that has been highlighted with Pearlescent Chalks and a little Wink! I have used the inlayed technique on the Floral Panel Cutout and Easter Joy. 
 
 
 Have a great day!
 

April 02, 2015

New IO Challenge - You Did It!

Welcome to our new challenge -  You Did It!

  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, April 14th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced April 15th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!


April 01, 2015

Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Happy Flowers challenge!

All of your projects were beautiful as always!

The winner is...Leigh W!

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

Leigh used Riding Pretty (CL255), Bicycle Set (DIE145-Z) and Grass Border (DIE096-D)

Have a great day!


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!

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