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12 posts from May 2010

May 31, 2010

She Is On The Move

Mitra may be coming to a stamp store or convention near you.  Her schedule for this week is:

  • June 1 - Beautiful Impressions, Westbrook, CT
  • June 2 - Stamp and Scrap Nest, Simsbury, CT
  • June 3 - Inspiration Station, Stafford Springs, CT
  • June 3 & 4 - In About It, Westford, MA
  • June 5 & 6 - West Springfield Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival

She doesn't look too busy does she?  If you are nearby stop in to see her at the convention too.  It's a chance to see the Mega Mountâ„¢ and Cover-a-Cardâ„¢ cling rubber stamps in action.  Not only are these great for cards, but she has designed stamps so you can create your own designer paper or cards. Also this next week is for those of you who are motivated to create too. Don't forget our "Let's Go To The Beach" challenge, June 3, and below are the 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, June 5, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.  Win a chance to pick out your own free stamps!  Hope you are having a great weekend and hope you are getting ready for the next challenge too!

 

 Shirley

 

May 26, 2010

It's That Time Of Year

Graduations are everywhere.  Cathy St. Clair at Paper Garden Projects, who participates in our challenges, sent me an email to tell me about a great IO card designed by one of her DT members, Linda McClain at Catered Crops.  Thanks so much, Cathy.  It really is absolutely gorgeous. Here is the card so the rest of you can enjoy.  If you want to know the details, click on Linda's blog above:

LindaMcClain 

She used Cap - Book for her main image and the rest just really makes her image pop.  Thank you, Cathy, for sending the email and thank you Linda for sharing your beautiful card.  Who would not cherish that elegant and stunning card forever.

What a motivating work of art, Linda.  For those of you who are motivated to create too, don't forget our "Let's Go To The Beach" challenge, June 3, and below are the 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, June 5, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.  Win a chance to pick out your own free stamps!  Hope you are having a great weekend and hope you are getting ready for the next challenge too!

 

 Shirley

 

May 22, 2010

Our New Challenge Winner Is

Cindy Eaton is the new winner.  Congratulations, Cindy!  An email with the $25 Gift Certificate is on it's way.  A big thank you to the rest of you for playing and making it so much fun too.

For those of you who would like to participate in the next drawing, it is our "Let's Go To The Beach" challenge, June 3, and below are the 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, June 5, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.  Win a chance to pick out your own free stamps!  Hope you are having a great weekend and hope you are getting ready for the next challenge too!

 

 Shirley

 

Four More Beautiful Entries

To put along side the IO Design Team "Friendship" cards, and the other cards submitted by customers.  If you haven't already seen them, you can check them out below and on the previous posts!  Some of the DT cards are giving you a sneak peek at some of the New Spring/Summer Stamps to be released in the IO Online Store soon (When they are, I will let you know right here).  Their blogs are listed below:

Then check out the posts below since this challenge started, and come back to see the last two beautiful cards for this challenge.

Then take a look at the fantastic card below just received from Yvonne Whittington, that is also posted her SCS gallery.  She chose Shuttered Window Box.  That gorgeous DP really makes the image pop and a really unique tag and ribbon treatment too!  A really lovely Spring card, Yvonne.  Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun!  Good luck in our drawing too.

Yvonne Wittington friend 

And next we have Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  She used Butterfly On Grass, Swirl Background, and her words are from the Clear Stamp Set Anytime Sentiments.  A totally gorgeous and vibrant card, Sandy.  Thank you for playing and good luck in our drawing.

Sandy Hulsart friend

The very pretty card below was submitted by Deloris T., who posts her designs to her Flickr Gallery.  She used the smaller flowers and verse stamps from the clear stamp set Spring Blooms.  A really stunning Spring card, Deloris.  Thank you for joining us and good luck in our drawing too!

Deloris friend

Our last beautiful card for this challenge is submitted by Chriss Blagrave, whose blog is Botanical Cafe.  She used Daisy Vase to create her lovely card. It can also be purchased as part of a CLEAR stamp set, Flowers For You.  How pretty, with the gorgeous lace, flowers, and matching turquoise brads to show off her image.  Very lovely and feminine, Chriss.  Thank you for sharing it with us and good luck in our drawing too!

  ChrissBlagrave friend

This challenge is over, but you can still join us for the next one, "Let's Go To The Beach".  A list of our challenges is posted in the left sidebar.  It also includes the Design Team Blog Hop, celebrating the new Fall-Winter stamps to be released at CHA.  You are welcome to copy it and paste it to your sidebar if it will help you remember to meet us here for some great fun.

To participate in future challenges, you simply design a card, using at least one IO stamp, and follow the guidelines below. 

  • 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.
  • Participants in the 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.   Win a chance to pick out your own free stamps!  Hope you are having a great weekend and hope you are getting ready for the next challenge too!

 

 Shirley

 

May 21, 2010

More Beautiful Entries

But first drop by the IO Design Team blogs to see their "Friendship" cards all ready for you to check out!  Most are giving you a sneak peek at some of the New Spring/Summer to be released in the IO Online Store soon (When they are, I will let you know right here).  Their blogs are listed below:

Next we have another wonderful creation by Irit Shalom at Irit Shalom's Designs.  She lives in Israel and used two Cover-A-CardTM stamps, Leaves and Retro, to create her beautifully designed card.  She used Making Memories stickers for the words.  The card is just lovely, Irit, and good luck in our drawing too!  Thank you for participating.

Iritshalom

This beautiful card was created and shared by Mandy Chou.  She has shown how a wonderful image can be created using only one stamp and the "masking" technique.  She used Strawberry to create her masterpiece.  Your card is bright, cheerful, and lovely too, Mandy!  Thank you for playing and good luck in our drawing!

Mandy Chou friend

I hope you all have been inspired like I have by the IO Design Team and customer cards we've received so far for this challenge.  You can join us in the fun. 

You simply design a card for a close friend using the guidelines below:

  • 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 tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

May 20, 2010

Two More Beautiful Entries

But first drop by the IO Design Team blogs to see their "Friendship" cards all ready for you to check out!  Most are giving you a sneak peek at some of the New Spring/Summer to be released in the IO Online Store soon (When they are, I will let you know right here).  Their blogs are listed below:

And now on to the beautiful card shared by Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  She chose Espresso.  It can also be purchased as part the clear stamp set, Smell The Coffee.  Very creative with the intricate Paper Piecing of the cups, the ribbon tag, and the decorative edge, Karolyn.  How cheerful and warm too!  Good luck in the drawing and thanks for sharing your talent with us, Karolyn.

Karen LonconEspresso Friends

Next we have a wonderful card from Cindy Eaton.  She used Garden Heart Twoto create her beautiful friendship card!  Stunning with the White heart against the beautiful embossed heart background, Cindy.  Your corners are perfect for your image and the words are wonderful too!  Thanks for playing and good luck in our drawing.

Cindy Eaton2

Haven't the cards been just gorgeous!  You can join us in the fun.  You simply design a card for a close friend using the guidelines below:

  • 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, May 22, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

It's Friendship Card Challenge Time

And the IO Design Team has their "Friendship" cards all ready for you to check out!  Most are giving you a sneak peek at some of the NEW SPRING/SUMMER STAMPS to be released in the IO Online Store soon (When they are, I will let you know right here).  Their blogs are listed below:

Now that you have seen those lovely cards, take at look at what some of our customers have created for their friends.

First we have two cards from Mandy Chou.  She is using Sunflower Frame.  The first is just so lovely with that wonderful hand painted background!  Perfect for that bold flower.  Beautiful, Mandy, and thank you for playing.

Mandy2

Mandy's second contribution for this challenge uses the same stamp.  Very bright and cheerful, and a beautiful sample of how the same stamp can be used to create two perfectly different cards.  Thanks again, Mandy, and good luck in the drawing too!

Mandy

Our next entry is from Alyssa Eaton at Pearly-Q's Cards.  She chose Clear stamp set Beach Fun.  The set is a little different in Cling.  It can also be purchased in Red Rubber stamps as Bikini and Sunny Smiles.  What a fun card to share with a friend when the Summer is just beginning too!  Thanks for sharing this upbeat card with us, Alyssa, and good luck in our drawing too!

Alyssa Eaton

Our next wonderful entry was sent by Bernadette Tolley.  She created the gorgeous card below using Bed Of Roses and Cover-A-CardTM (Roses - to be released in our online store soon).  I would almost bet Bernadette saw this stamp at Mitra's last convention in Ohio.  What a really beautiful card, Bernadette.  Thank you for your so feminine and wonderful card!  Good luck in our drawing!

BernTolley

Our last, but not least, entry for this morning is from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She created her lovely image using Tea Bag Cube #1 and and the greeting is Sunshine & Joy.  A really beautiful card showing off the really beautiful technique of Tea Bag Folding, Karen.  Your embellishments are perfect for it too!  Thank you for entering and good luck in our drawing too!

KarenM

Aren't the above entries wonderful?  You can join us in the fun.  You simply design a card for a close friend using the guidelines below:

  • 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, May 22, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

May 09, 2010

And Our Winner Is

Bernadette Tolley.  Congratulations, Bernadette!  Your email with the $25 Gift Certificate is on it's way.  A big thank you to the rest of you for playing too.

For those of you who would like to prepare early for our "Friendship Card Challenge" on May 20, below are the 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, May 22, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

May 08, 2010

Our Last Entry For This Challenge

It comes from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She chose to use Espresso.  Talk about pretty and creative!  Take a look for yourself:

EspressoKarenMcAlpine

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful card, Karen.  Good luck in our drawing.

For the rest of you, the drawing will be in the morning. 

For those of you who would like to prepare early for our "Friendship Card Challenge" on May 20, below are the 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, May 22, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

May 07, 2010

We Have Another Entry

 But before you look at that, don't forget to check on the Design Team's creations:

And then we have this really creative and clever Hot Air Balloon designed by Chris Blagrave at the Botanical Cafe.  She chose to use Leigh Hannan's Wheat Pumpkin to create her balloon!  What a great imaginative male card!  Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing this with us, Chris.

4Chris Blagrave 

Chris, what a great Father's Day or birthday card too!  Good luck in our drawing.

Now the rest of you can join in too for this Out Of The Box Challenge (use a stamp for something other than what it was intended).  The requirements for the IO Design Team are the same as in the pastBelow are the NEW customer guidelines:

  • Please use at least ONE Impression Obsession stamp.
  • Please 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 9 p.m. EST.
  • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participants' cards will be posted here the day they are entered.  (If future entries become numerous, they may need to be posted to a gallery, blog, etc., and hyper-linked from here.  If that happens, I will be glad to provide a list of sites that offer free galleries, blogs, etc. for those who do not currently have them. 
  •  Cards with only all IO Stamps will permanently be added to our IO Customer Album in the very next sidebar over.
  • ALL participants in the current challenge will be entered in the drawing for the Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificate. We use Random.org to select the winner.
  • It is for use at our ONLINE STORE.

Giftcert25 

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the second sidebar to the right.  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 to join in the fun!

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May 06, 2010

It's Our Out Of The Box Challenge

and the Design Team has their creations all ready for you to see:

In addition, we already have 3 customers who have entered their cards below:

The first two cards are from Mandy Chou.  She is using Butterfly Scene, which is an "Out of the Box" stamp all by itself, don't you think?  The first is just so bright, colorful, and cheerful too!  Beautiful cards, Mandy, and thank you for playing.  Good luck in the drawing too!

1 Mandy Chou

And her second card is just as beautiful with the same stamp, but very soft and lovely too!

3 Mandy Chou

Following Mandy is Bernadette Tolley.  She created 3 cards for the challenge.  Her first card also uses a House.  She also used Leafy Branch as a border, and Welcome To The Neighborhood.  The Flower Soft is a wonderful touch and her picket fence assists with the card as a stand alone.  Very pretty, Bernadette.

OOTBBernadette1

Her second card is done with Leafy Branch used as background .  Tea Leaf Topiary is the main image.

OOTBBernadette3 

And for her third card she used the Leafy Branch as Holly.  The snow globe was created using the Under Glass stamp.  Stickers were used for the word and images under the glass.  Very creative and lovely cards, Bernadette.  Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

OOTBBernadette2

Our third card is from Miranda Degenaars at 'Mir'acle Art Color & Design.  She created her card using Damask Flower, which come also as a Clear Set.  How gorgeous, Miranda, and thank you for playing.  Good luck in our drawing too.

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Very beautiful cards, ladies.  Now the rest of you can join in too for this "Out Of The Box Challenge" (use a stamp for something other than what it was intended).  Below are the 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, May 8, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

May 05, 2010

A Big Shout Out For Tomorrow's Challenge

We invite you to join in tomorrow's "Out Of The Box Challenge" (use a stamp for something other than what it was intended).  We already have 2 entries from customers.  For those of you who would like to prepare early for the start of tomorrow's challenge, below are the 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, May 8, 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.
  • Participants in the 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.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the sidebar to the left.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by to check out the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

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