July 22, 2014

Patchwork Roses by Dina Kowal

Love this card from Dina Kowal using Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5.

For my own amusement, I'll let you know that this card started off as an accident. I stamped and colored a full panel background on label paper, die cut it into squares using the 7/8" Sizzix Grid Works die, and... then realized that I had done all my work on the liner instead of the adhesive-backed side. However... it turned out that I was able to use the liner squares, and the bonus was that I still had 9 lovely die cut squares to work with.  Boom!


I used another liner paper to line up the squares side-by-side, then did my coloring, using watercolor and distress markers. I used 3 new I.O. stamps: Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5. I stamped the roses randomly across the grid and colored using Distress Markers,blending lightly with water.

The squares are adhered to Ivory Inchie Art Squares from Inchie Arts. I love the sweet, perfect matboard border that shows around each sticker.


I used Old Silver Inka Gold by Viva to add some shine to the squares, scored and assembled panels, and - done! This is a great quick card that could be done with any type of background, or even a large scenic image.

 
Have a great day!

July 18, 2014

Ahoy by Vicki Garrett

We have a pretty card today from Vicki Garrett using the new H1960 Roped Ship stamp.

 
Have a great day!

July 17, 2014

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Nautical/Beach!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Nautical/Beach!

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

 


July 16, 2014

Winner!

We have a winner! 

Thanks to all the players of the "Colors of Summer" Challenge!

Such beautiful projects! We have the BEST challenge players!

Our winner is... Cheryl Lea

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Here is Cheyl's pretty card using F1805 Gardening Tools.

Have a great day!


July 14, 2014

Old Friend by Laura Fulcher

Beautiful colors in this card by Laura Fulcher using Tree F7715 and the sayingOld Friend B5400.

Have a great day!


July 10, 2014

Design Team Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal!

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

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

Here's a peek... now doesn't that look interesting?

Dina peek 7.10

Have a great day!

 

 


July 08, 2014

Beach Day by Karen Amidon

We have a beautiful beach card to share today from our newest Impression Obsession Designer Karen Amidon using the Shell Die Set, Pail die and the Grass Die.

Have a great day!


July 04, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Have a safe (and fun!) holiday!

We have a fun set from Daniela Dobson today using K2198 Stars.

Stars

Have a great day!


July 03, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge - Colors of Summer!

Before I get to our latest challenge I wanted to let you know that we have a new IO Designer.

Please welcome Karen Amidon!

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Welcome to our new challenge -  Colors of Summer!

  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, July 15th at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced July 16th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 

July 02, 2014

We Have A Winner!!!

We have a winner! 

Thanks to all the players of the "Are We There Yet" Challenge!

Such beautiful projects! We have the BEST challenge players!

Our winner is... lisa808

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Here is Lisa's clever project:

Have a great day!


July 01, 2014

Be Happy by Vicki Garrett

Vicki Garrett share an pretty card using DIE059-N Fancy Butterfly.

Have a great day!


June 27, 2014

Sweet Day by Jenny Gropp

We have a yummy card from Jenny Gropp to share today using the MC181 Cupcakes Clear set.

Jenny Cupcakes

Have a great day!

 


June 26, 2014

Design Team Feature Thursday - Daniela Dobson!

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

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

Here's a peek:

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!


June 24, 2014

Road Less Traveled by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher made a sweet card for our current "Are We There Yet " Challenge using Classic Truck (G1866) and Road Less Traveled (D3613).

Greetings everyone. Today the IO challenge is all about travel cards. I instantly knew that I wanted to use the Classic Truck image (G1866) with some of my new watercolors.  It really is a fun image to color.  I made a card out of heavy watercolor paper, stamped the image with black India ink, then colored the image with some Peerless watercolors.  To finish the card, I added  the Road Less Traveled saying (D3613).


June 19, 2014

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Are We There Yet?

Welcome to our new challenge -  Are We there Yet (Travel theme)

  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
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, July 1st at 7 p.m. CT. Winner announced July 2nd. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

 


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