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9 posts from April 2010

April 21, 2010

Wonderful News

We have some news items that are fun to know and to see too.  The first is that Mitra will be at the Adventures In Stamping Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Convention, at the John C. Knight Center, in Akron Ohio on April 24-25.  If you want to know more about it, you can click on the title.  If you are near there stop by and say hello. 

And if you haven't seen the Mega MountTM in action with the Cover-A-CardTM stamps, now is your chance.  She will be using some new stamps she designed, for use with the Mount, for double stamping to create your own great Designer Paper layouts and more!  As soon as they are in the online store I will let you know so you can see them there too!


IO Fan Wins Poster Contest

The next piece of exciting news comes from an IO customer who has been teaching classes and entering her Impression Obsession creations in contests too.  Her name is Miranda Degenaars and she lives in the Netherlands.  She demonstrates and works at stamp events for the Posthumus Stamp Shop.

This challenge and contest was to create a card in the colors of a poster to be used at a scheduled stamp event.  Miranda created the card below using Paisley Tree.  Below her gorgeous card is shown.  Below that it is shown on the poster advertising the event.  A very beautiful card Miranda. Thank you for sharing your design with us.  Some really beautiful techniques you have used to create the card.

Miranda Degenaars2 

And next as her card appeared on the poster.

Miranda Degenaars 1 

I have invited Miranda to join us in the challenges.  Thank you again, Miranda, for sharing your win with us.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and get your cards ready for the coming challenges.  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to join in the fun!

 

 Shirley

 

April 17, 2010

The Winner For Our High School Challenge Drawing

Random.org has picked the number 2 as our winner for the High School Colors challenge.  Our new winner is Mandy Chou.  Congratulations, Mandy!  Your gift certificate for our online store is on the way.  A big thanks to all of you for playing and making it so much fun.

For those of you who would like to prepare early for our next and future challenges, the dates and challenges are listed in the sidebar over to your right.  The rules for have changed recently.  Below are the NEW guidelines:

  • Use at least one Impression Obsession stamp.
  • Provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps only with your email to me.  If you have a problem finding this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, 9 p.m., EST.
  • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
  • Cards with only all IO Stamps will added to our IO Customer Gallery on the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.
  • ALL participants in a challenge will be entered in the drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • We use Random.org to select the winner. 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and send me your cards for the next challenge.  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to join in the fun!

 

 Shirley

 

Two More Lovely School Color Cards

I've often heard that blue is a 'yes' color.  If high school colors have anything to say about it, it definitely is this week.  Check out the "High School Colors" below, and the Design Team has their cards all ready for you too:

And after you've finished with their wonderful designs, take a look at the two new entries below:

The first is from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She chose Rose Hips to create her beautiful design.  I really like how she used the brads to the left too!  Very "chic", Karen, with that lovely organza ribbon.  Thank you for sharing with us!.

5 Karen McAlpine 

Next we have the gorgeous card submitted by Anita Madden, whose gallery is HERE for details.  Her stamp of choice is the Daisy Vase, which can also be purchased as part of a Clear Set, Flowers For You.  A really stunning card, Anita, with that beautiful rich Navy Blue.  Thank you for joining in the fun today too!

1 Anita Madden

Last, but not least, from Cindy Eaton, who has chosen Winter House to create her Winter wonderland.  A very creative card with beautiful snowflake corners and beautiful use of the punched snowflakes too.  In addition I hope you all can see the embossed textured background.  Thanks so much for joining in the fun, Cindy, and good luck in our drawing.

Cindy Eaton1

All three cards are just lovely and you can join in the fun like they have.  I wish you all good luck in the drawing too!

 

 Shirley

 

April 15, 2010

Can You Remember Your High School Colors?

Because the theme is High School Colors and the Design Team has their cards all ready for you to see:

  • Deborah March
  • Dina Kowal
  • Jeanne Streiff
  • Jenny Gropp
  • Kathy Menzies
  • Laura Fulcher

    Now take a look at the Customer cards we already have below:

    The first is from Yvonne Whittington, whose gallery is Here.  Her stamp is called Tree Birds.  I think her high school colors were Blue and Silver.  Very pretty, Yvonne.  Love those butterflies and how you did your fence too!  Thank you for playing.

    HiSchool Colors Yvonne 

    And next we have Mandy Chou, who entered 2 beautiful cards.  The first one is Butterfly Scene.  What a lovely butterfly and wonderful words to go with it.

    2 Mandy Chou 

    For her second card she chose to use Sunflower Frame. What a gorgeous background to go with that beautiful flower.  Thank you Mandy for playing this challenge.

    DSC03694 

    Last, but not least, for this first challenge post is Bernadette Tolley's beautiful card. She used Iris.  It looks like two of you were definitely on the same wave length.  It's a wonderful job of embossing with Silver EP too, Bernadette, and close-up your adding gloss to it makes it look like Cloisonne!

    Bernadette

    Aren't the DT and Customer cards great!  Beautiful job ladies and I wish you all good luck in the drawing too.

    If the rest of you would like to play, below are the new customer guidelines:

    • Use at least one Impression Obsession stamp.
    • Provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps only with your email to me.  If you have a problem finding this information, sometimes I can help.
    • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, April 17, at 9 p.m., EST.
    • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the right-hand  sidebar.
    • All participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
    • Cards with only all IO Stamps will permanently be added to our IO Customer Gallery on the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.
    • ALL participants will be entered in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our ONLINE STORE.
    • We use Random.org to select the winner.

    If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and send me your cards.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

     

     Shirley

     

  • April 05, 2010

    Mitra May Be

    Coming to a town near you sometime soon.  This next weekend she will be in Allentown, PA this Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, for their Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival.  Be sure to stop by her booth to take a look at all of the great stamps and the Mega Mount too.

    If you haven't seen the Mega MountTM in action with the Cover-A-CardTM stamps, now is your chance.  She will also be using some new stamps she designed for use with the Mount for double stamping to create great Distressed Designer Paper layouts!  As soon as they are in the online store I will let you know so you can see them there too!

    If you would like to check out the classes that are being taught at the fair go HERE.  It looks like they are even teaching classes on Friday too.  There is even one by The Paper Cut that is using Impression Obsession materials.

    Leave a comment below if you like knowing where she is going to be and I will do this more often.  There is also a widget at the top of the first sidebar over to keep you posted on where she is going next.

    Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

     

     Shirley

     

    April 04, 2010

    And Our New Winner

    For our Celebrating Moms Challentge is Bernadette Tolley.  Congratulations, Bernadette!  Thank you too for your participation and the wonderful entry.  I would like to thank the rest of you for your entries and participation too.  I hope you all had fun like I did.  Also thank you to the great inspirational creations from our IO Design Team.

    For those of you who would like to prepare early for our next and future challenges, the dates and challenges are listed in the sidebar over to your left.  If you copy the code below the list, you can post it to your sidebar too, as a reminder.

    The rules for IO customers are changing.  Below are the NEW guidelines:

    • Use at least one Impression Obsession stamp.
    • Provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps only with your email to me.  If you have a problem finding this information, sometimes I can help.
    • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, 9 p.m., EST.
    • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
    • All participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
    • Cards with only all IO Stamps will permanently be added to our IO Customer Gallery on the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.
    • ALL participants in the current challenge will be entered in the drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate for use at our ONLINE STORE.
    • We use Random.org to select the winner. 

    If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and send me your cards.  Hope your weekend is turning out great, Happy Easter, and thanks for stopping by all!

     

     Shirley

     

    April 03, 2010

    Our Last Entries

    Say hello to Anita Madden, whose gallery is HERE for details.  She chose  Daisy Love for her Celebrate Mom card.  Daisy Love can also be purchased as a Clear Set.  The colors remind me of a beautiful Spring breeze!   Gorgeous, Anita, and thank you for joining us for the fun, and good luck in our drawing too!

    100_2194Anita Madden

    This lovely card comes from Pam Sparks, whose gallery is HERE.  She chose Tulip Bouquet for her main image and Beautiful Day for her greeting!  A really gorgeous card that matches the weather here in NC today.  Lovely Pam and thank you for sharing it with us.  Good luck in our drawing too.

    Mother Pam Sparks

    That's it for this challenge everyone.  Don't forget if you were late getting started to check out our earlier posts for this challenge and IO Design Team treats below: 

    I wish all of our participants good luck in the drawing for our $25 gift certificate, to be held tomorrow morning.

    Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to see us, everyone!

    April 02, 2010

    What We Have

    It's our Celebrating Mom Challenge and the DT is all ready for your visit:

    A fan, Linda Monroe, at Creating In God's Image has used Thistle Garden for her thank you to Mom.  The words are press on, but IO Clear Stamp Set Sentiments II duplicates it perfectly.  Linda this card is just gorgeous and so unique and thoughtful!  Thank you for participating and good luck in our drawing too.

    Birds_in_grassLinda Monroe 

    Thanks again, Linda, and good luck in the drawing too!

    I hope the rest of you will all join us for the fun and invite your friends too.  Below 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 tomorrow, Saturday, Apr. 3, at midnight, EST.
    • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the 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 the next day, Sunday, for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
    • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

    So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and send me your cards.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

     

     Shirley

     

    April 01, 2010

    A Quick Note

    On the IO Design Team's blogs if you haven't stopped over already.....  There are some outstanding cards:

    Mother's would absolutely love any of their gorgeous creations!  I hope the rest of you will all join us for the fun and invite your friends too.  Below 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, Apr. 3, at midnight, EST.
    • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the 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 this 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.  Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping to join in the fun everyone! Stamp up a storm and send me your cards.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

     

     Shirley

     

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