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15 posts from February 2010

February 25, 2010

Two Big Pieces Of Information

The first is one more week until our next challenge on Mar 4 - Easter Theme. You can find the rest of our challenge dates in the second sidebar to your left to help keep your creativity flowing.  Now take a look at part of what is in store for you today:

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The image above is only a sneak peak at the really wonderful technique that DT Member Dina Kowal has planned for today on her blog, Mama Dini's Stamperia.  Her first post is already done.  It's all about alcohol inks for backgrounds, dye inks, etc., and of course her beautiful card, etc.  The card is posted and she is going to have a tutorial up later today too.  Let me know what you think.  I have just been over there and I am definitely going back to check out the tutorial.  Look at her tabs on the top of her blog and check out her other tutorials.  The lady is a born artist.  Thanks, Dina, for sharing this with us!

Then join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge on Mar. 4 - Easter Theme, this next Thursday.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

I can't wait to see who plays next!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

February 21, 2010

Our New Winner

Our winner is Karen McAlpine . Congratulations, Karen!!  You will be receiving an email with your $25 gift certificate for use at our Online Store.

We want to thank all of you for participating and for sharing your beautiful art too.  You can all check it out in the Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge on Mar. 4 - Easter Theme.  I hope you will join us for the fun.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I can't wait to see who joins in the fun next!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

February 20, 2010

There's Still Time

To join in the challenge.  You can also visit the Design Team blogs below for some last minute ideas and inspiration:

Also we have another fabulous card entered by Melisa Waldorf at Art From My Heart

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Thank you for sharing another gorgeous card with us, Melisa, and good luck in the drawing too!

There is still time for the rest of you to participate.  To be a part of our Background Bonanza Challenge fun, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tonight, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be tomorrow, Sunday, for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I am always excited to see who joins us in the challenges.  Happy stamping and send me those background cards!!!!  Join the fun and the chance to win new stamps, the Mega MountTM, and/or flower soft, etc.  Whatever you choose to do with your gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

Two More Entries

In our Background Bonanza Challenge.  And don't forget the great cards created by our Design Team and you can check them out below:

Our next 2 entries are from Valonda Leichty at Asterios Art.  She shows how using one stamp can produce 2 totally different, yet gorgeous, backgrounds.  Her stamp of choice for both backgrounds was Fiesta Flower.  Her words are Rest Relax.

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Her second card uses the same stamp for the background and and a Cuttlebug die cut for her greeting.  Very creative thinking on both cards, Valonda!  Thank you so much for your beautiful entries, Valonda.

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The card below was sent by Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  She really had fun with the Cover-A-CardTM stamps, as you can see.  She used Cover-A-CardTM Greenery, Thick and Thin, and Small Dots for her backgrounds.  She chose her words from the Clear Stamp Set Anytime Sentiments.  How creative and so beautiful too, Sandy.  Thanks for again being part of our fun.

Sandy Hulsart 

Lovely cards, ladies.  Thank you for your participation and the art you've shared, and I wish you all good luck in the drawing too! 

There is still time for the rest of you to participate.  To be a part of our Background Bonanza Challenge fun, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tonight, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be tomorrow, Sunday, for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Because so many of you are using the Cover-A-CardTM stamps for your creations, the online store location for the Cover-A-CardTM stamps starts HERE.

Happy stamping and send me those background cards!!!!  Join the fun and the chance to win new stamps, the Mega MountTM, etc.  Whatever you choose to do with your gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

February 19, 2010

Four More Great Entries

We also have the great cards created by our Design Team and you can check them out below:

Our next customer entry is from Karen Wallace at Karen's Kreations.  She chose Northern Lighthouse and Cover-A-CardTM Flourishes to create this beautiful scenic card.  Absolutely gorgeous, Karen, and thank you for participating.

Karen Wallace 

Next is Karen McAlpine's beautiful card!  She used String Tag, Tea Bag Cube #1, and Small Key to create this beautifully feminine card!  Love those colors too, Karen.

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This bright, cheerful, and pretty card is by Chris Blagrave at the Botanical Cafe.  She used Latte, Successful Woman (these two beautiful stamps are also available in a Clear set, Smell The Coffee), and Cover-A-CardTM Circles.  Stunning, Chris!

Chris Blagrave 

The adorable and sweet card below was created by Yvonne Whittington.  The stamps she chose were Bunny and Bunny Backs.

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Beautiful cards, ladies.  Thank you for your participation and the art you have shared, and I wish you all good luck in the drawing too!

As you can see everyone has been busy.  Go stamp your hearts out and join us for the challenge between now and this Saturday, midnight, EST.  If you would like to prepare for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Hope your week is going great and that you weekend is even better.  Get busy out there and jon in the fun!  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

February 18, 2010

Two Customer Entries for Background Bonanza

Start the challenge by checking out the beautiful creations on the DT blogs below for some super inspiration.  Also, don't forget we have just added tons of new Spring red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-CardTM stamps in our online store HERE.

 

Then check out these two great entries below.  The first is by Mandy Chou.  She chose new Love Bugs for her beautiful fun creation.  Thanks so much for participating, Mandy.

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Next is Jennifer Ellefson.  She used Cover-A-CardsTM Greenery and Gingham for her wonderful work of art.  Great use of the CAC's there, Jennifer.  The words are computer generated.  Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

Jennifer Ellefson

You can also check out the tons of new Spring red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-CardTM stamps in our online store HERE.  I hope you will stamp your hearts out and join us for the challenge between now and this Saturday, midnight.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Hope your week is going great and that you weekend is even better.  Get busy out there and jon in the fun!  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

Welcome To The Background Bonanza Challenge

To start the fun we have our wonderful DT blogs below for some beautiful inspiration.   Use CAC stamps if you can.  Also, don't forget we have just added tons of new Spring red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-CardTM stamps in our online store HERE.

I hope you will stamp your hearts out and join us for the challenge between now and this Saturday midnight.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Hope your week is going great and that you weekend is even better.  Get busy out there and jon in the fun!  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone! 

 

 Shirley

 

February 17, 2010

A Big Shout Out

To all of you with Background Stamps.  Our next challenge is tomorrow, Feb 18, - Background Bonanza (Please use Cover-A-CardTM stamps if you have them).  I hope you will join us for the fun.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Hope your week is going well.  Happy stamping, get those cards into me, and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone! 

 

 Shirley

 

February 12, 2010

Less Thank A Week

Until our next challenge.  You can pick up a lot of tips and techniques for your cards by reading the posts on the people's blogs that have joined in the challenges.  To show you what I mean, let's take a look at one of the DT blogs.  IO DT member Daniela Dobson is really creative with Cover-A-CardTM stamps, and that talent includes using them with Designer Paper too.  Go HERE and see how she used them in her last IO post.  To see all of her wonderful IO creations, Look in her Labels Tag in her right-hand sidebar for Impression Obsession and click on it.  Here is a sample of her other art to get you interested:

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Happy Heart - B8346, Valentine - G2362, CAC Dots - CC003, CAC Thick & Thin - CC008

Below is a list of IO cards she has had published for December 2009 and after:

  • 3 IO cards published in July 2010 issue of Cards Magazine
  • Scrapbook Trends ~ Christmas Cards Idea Book 2009 ~ "Silent Night" card
  • Cards ~ December 2009 ~ "For You" gift card holder
  • Scrapbook Trends ~ December 2009 ~ "After the rain" layout
  • 2 cards and a gift bag for a Swedish magazine, Scrapping m.m. They will be published in the magazine's March issue.

Has Daniela been busy or what, and what talent too! Congratulations, Daniela!  Check out her site!!

Our next challenge is Feb 18 - Background Bonanza (Please use Cover-A-CardTM stamps if you have them).  I hope you will join us for the next challenge.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on that Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Have a great weekend.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

February 07, 2010

Our New Winner Is

Debbie Nicholas at Country Heart and Home.  Congratulations, Debbie!!  You will be receiving an email with your $25 gift certificate for use at our Online Store.  Included also is the "I'm A Winner" widget at the top of the next sidebar to the right.

We want to thank the rest of you for participating and for sharing your beautiful art too.  You can all check it out in the DT and the Customer Art Galleries under the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.

Our next challenge is Feb 18 - Background Bonanza (Please use Cover-A-CardTM stamps if you have them).  I hope you will join us for the next challenge.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, February 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on that Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!  See you at the next challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

February 06, 2010

Three More Wonderful Cards

Check out the DT's blogs below for some beautiful creativity too.  We have also added great new red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-Card stamps to our online store HERE:

The first card for this post is by Valonda Leichty at Asterios Art.  She elected to used Small Leaf Wreath and Accent Border to create this beautiful card.  Peel offs were used for her butterfly and words. A really beautiful card.  I thought the background was DP at first.  Very clever and pretty too~  Thanks for joining in the fun with us.

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Our next entry is from Kathleen Willis at Stamping Happy.  She chose Ocean Fish for her lovely creative card.  Wonderful fish with those bubbles and glitter.  I really like the corner treatments too.  Thanks for participating Kathleen.

Kathleen 

Last, but definitely not least, is Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  Sandy used Cover-A-CardTM Greenery and Clear Stamp Set Butterfly Wishes from the Card Maker's CollectionTM to create the very pretty card below.  A wonderful narrow fold card and the background is just striking with the other images.  Thanks for participating in the fun, Sandy.

Sandy Hulsart

I would like to wish all of you good luck in the drawing. What a wonderful group of gorgeous cards and tote too!

If the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tonight, February 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be tomorrow for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I am excited to see who wind the drawing!  Thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

Four More Entries in the Shades of Green Challenge

Check out the DT's blogs below for some beautiful creativity too.  We have also added great new red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-Card stamps to our online store HERE:

Here is the entry from Mary Anne Kelemen at Lakeside Stamping.  She chose Clear Stamp Set, Smell The Coffee, to create her wonderful card.  The Espresso stamp can also be purchased separately.  Thanks for your beautiful Green card and for participating in the fun.

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This next entry is from Chris Domino at Simple Things In Life.  She chose the Clear Stamp Set, Cupcakes.  The Cupcakes and It's A Cupcake Kind Of Day can be purchased separately.  Thanks for the gorgeous "sweet green treat", Chris.

Chris Domino  

Check out this Christmas CD gift tote by Ulrike at Blonde Aquamarine's Cards.  Her stamps of choice are Tree Flourish and Season's Greetings.  It never hurts to plan and start early!  Beautiful tote, Ulli.  Thank you for joining in the fun too.

Ulli 

And the last for this post is Terri Dodd at Paper Scissors Stamps...Rock.  She too chose Clear Stamp Set, Smell The Coffee, to create her pretty card.  A really creative and beautiful card, Terri.  The Latte cup can also be purchased as red rubber with wood or cling only.

 Terri Dodd

I would like to wish all of you good luck in the drawing. What a wonderful group of gorgeous cards and tote too!

If the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tonight, February 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be tomorrow for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

There is still time to ink up those stamps and enter your card!!  Thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

February 05, 2010

Two More Beautiful Entries

For our Shades of Green Challenge. Check the DT's blogs below for some beautiful creativity too.  Don't forget we have just added many new red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-Card stamps in our online store HERE:

The first comes from Debbie at Country Heart and Home.  She chose   Cappuccino Garden to create her layered masterpiece.  A really beautiful card, Debbie!  Thank you for participating in the challenge.

Debbie 

Next is the very fun and lovely card entered by Cammy Wall at the Pink Therapy Room.  Her creative card uses Gumball Machine and Sunshine and Joy.   Gotta love that sparkly sand too!  Thanks for joining us, Cammy.

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I want to wish you both good luck in our drawing on Sunday.

There is still plenty of time if the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you join in the fun!!

 

 Shirley

 

February 04, 2010

Another Entry for Our Shades of Green Challenge

Don't forget to check the DT's blogs below for some beautiful creativity.  Also,

don't forget we have just added many new red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-Card stamps in our online store HERE:

This entry is from Melisa Waldorf at Art From My Heart.  She used Damask Clover, by Leigh Hannan, and All Year Long to create her very elegant card.  Thanks for joining in the challenge Melisa and good luck on the drawing too!

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There is still plenty of time if the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I can't wait to see who plays next!!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you join in the fun!! 

 

 Shirley

 

It's Green Challenge Thursday

And the theme is Green Cards.  To get us started check on the DT's blogs below for some beautiful creativity.  Also, don't forget we have just added many new red rubber, clear, and Cover-A-Card stamps in our online store HERE:

And we already have one participant.  Karen Wallace at Karen's Kreations created her beautiful scene with Leafy tree E1302.  Thank you, Karen, for the wonderful scene.  Good luck in our drawing too. 

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If the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, February 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I can't wait to see who plays next!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

I can't wait to see who plays next!!  Thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

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