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7 posts from June 2010

June 25, 2010

On The Move Again!!

What a quick hot hot hot week it has been here.  How about you?

Well, Mitra is on the go again, as always, and will be in the Chantilly, VA area tomorrow and Sunday, June 26 and 27.  She will be at the Great American Scrapbook Show.  For more information about the event click HERE. There are discounts for registering online 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 stamps she designed for use with the Mount for double stamping to your own create great Distressed Designer Paper layouts!  If you want to see just a sample of stamps great for this, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

June 19, 2010

Three More Entries And A Winner Too!

And our Design Team, listed below, has prepared some beautiful cards for you to see. And after you are done with theirs, take a look at the people further down in the post to see what gorgeous cards they have designed.

And then take a look at the latest three beautiful cards we received:

The first card is from Deloris Thiede, who posts her designs to her Flickr Gallery.  For this card, HERE, she chose to use Northern Lighthouse and Thinking Of You Frame.  How creative and great job of masking to use the sentiment, Deloris!  A really beautiful card.

Deloris Thiede - Red Challenge 1

Our next contributor is Robbie Headricks at My Little Stamping Corner.  She created her gorgeous card using clear stamp set Branches Of A Tree.  What really beautiful card with great use of the branches and the embellishments!  The clever use of sponging on the DP really makes the center image pop!  Thank you for playing, Robbie!

Robbie Headricks - Red Challenge

Our last entry is from Suzanne Czosek at Suzanne's Stamping Spot.  She chose Rose Stem for her main image, Cover-A-CardTM Large Paisley for the background, and Small Swirl Background for behind the Rose Stem.  What a really gorgeous card.  Thanks so much for playing, Suzz, and good luck in the drawing.

Suzz Czosek - Red Challenge

It always feels weird when I post the drawing on the last entry post, because I am now saving the post and going over to the IO blog to link to Random.org to get the winner.  :-)  And the winner for this challenge is Bernadette Tolley.  Your gift certificate will be in an email right after this post.

Our next challenge will be "Lazy Days Of Summer", on July 1, for those of you who want to prepare early.  All you need to do is create a card 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, July 3, 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 enjoyed the challenge too!

 

 Shirley

 

June 17, 2010

It's RED CHALLENGE Day

And our Design Team, listed below, is all ready for you to stop by their blogs to see some beautiful creations. And after you are done with theirs, take a look at the people further down in the post to see what gorgeous cards they have designed.  Then get busy yourself, and send me your creations, join in the fun, and invite a friend too:

Our first card is from from Bernadette Tolley.  Her first one uses Beaded Heart Stiletto and Cinderella Shoes.  Isn't that classy with the With the black and red glitter, the tiny red rosebuds and that gorgeous bow!!

Bernadette Tolley - Red Challenge 1

The next one is from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She chose Zinnias for her image!  Karen, that is just stunning.  What a great technique to use to emphasize the image and what a beautiful card.  Thank you for playing.

Karen McAlpine - Red Challenge

Our second entry is from Cindy Eaton.  Her images are Garden Heart Two and Small Elegant Scroll Heart. The Spellbinder hearts are perfect as a back drops for her images.  Beautiful embossing with white too.  Very creative use of the hearts for the tassels on her bow. A really great use of red, white, and pinks that all blend together for the card.  Thanks for joining in the fun Cindy!

Cindy Eaton - Red Challenge

Our last entry for today is from Mandy Chou.  She chose to use Flower Vase, which can also be purchased as part of a Clear Set, Mother's Day, too.  I just found that background fascinating.  She did it using an Adirondack Acrylic Pearl Paint Dabber. She applied it using Saran Wrap and then applied Ranger Fired Brick Distress Ink.  Those pearls just really add elegance to the whole card.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and your technique too!

Mandy Chou - Red Challenge

I want to thank you all again for participating in the fun and wish you all good luck in our drawing.

The rest of you out there can play too, of course!  All you need to do is create a card 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, June 19, 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

 

June 07, 2010

Flower Soft Tutorials For You

As most of you know, the IO online store has a wonderful supply of Flower Soft.  Flower Soft has shared the following information with us so you can learn about more creative ways to use it.

Flower Soft TV will go live on June 7th with Flower Soft tutorials, member only specials, and Blog Candy!

The new site is http://www.flower-soft.tv.

You must sign/join the TV site in order to have a chance to win future blog candy.

Future Flower Soft TV BLOG CANDY is Flower Soft Products!!!

So head on over there everybody and see how to liven up your projects even more and maybe win some wonderful blog candy too!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

June 06, 2010

Two More Entries And A Winner Too!

First, the last 2 new entries.  The first is from Linda Carson.  She chose beautiful Seashell Collage to create her beautiful image.  She has layered and also trimmed the edges in places to give it depth, and also added mesh for texture!  A really gorgeous card, Linda!  Thank you for playing and good luck in our drawing too!

Linda Carson - Beach Challenge

Our last entry is from Suzanne Czosek at Suzanne's Stamping Spot.  She used Small Swirl Background.  In addition she was very creative for the sand and the umbrella, using Cover-A-CardTM Tapestry, and Fluff.  What a really Summer at the beach card, Suzz.  I really like the torn sand too!  Thanks for playing and good luck in our drawing.

Suzz Cozsek - Beach Challenge

Our new winner is Lynn Stevens at Trash To Treasure Art.  Congratulations, Lynn!  I want to again thank all of you for playing.  I hope to see you all in two weeks for the Color Red Challenge.  To see the guidelines check Here.  And remember a list of the challenges is in the sidebar over to your left.

Thanks for stopping by to look and have a great week!

 

 Shirley

 

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June 04, 2010

Three More Wonderful Entries

From past participators and don't forget the IO Design Team has their creations all ready for you too if you haven't been over to check them out:

This grogeous entry comes from Lynn Stevens at Trash To Treasure Art!  Way to go Lynn!!  A really beautiful example of what can be done with beautiful Seashell Collage and Red Rubber Shell Cube.  Really lovely choice of colors and embellishments, including the musical backdrop.  Thank you, Lynn, for the stunning addition to the challenge and good luck in our drawing too.

Lynn Stevens - Beach Challenge 

The next entry comes from Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  She used Gumball Machine.  Have you ever seen anything so bright, cheerful, and pretty too!  Now that really puts me in the mood for some 'sweet' beach fun.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation, Karolyn and good luck in the drawing too!

Karolyn Loncon - Beach Challenge

Take a look at this beautiful lighthouse seascape submitted by Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  She used Red Rubber Stamp Cling set, Lighthouse, to create her lighthouse seascape!  The stamps can also be purchased separately as Lighthouse and Voice Of The Sea, also in Red Rubber.  Sandy, your clouds are wonderful and just really set the mood for a bright and clear day near the sea.  They are beautiful.  Thanks so much for sharing with us and good luck in the drawing.

Sandy Hulsart Beach Challenge

So now that you've seen the new cards, doesn't it just put you in the mood to create yourself. So why not join us?  All you need to do is create a card 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, 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

 

June 03, 2010

Time For The Let's Go To The Beach Challenge

And the IO Design Team has their creations all ready for you to check out:

In addition, we already have 6 customers who have entered their cards below:

The first beautiful card were created by Ulrike at Blonde Aquamarine's Cards.  Ulli used Rowboat to create both of them.  She used the computer for the words on the first card.

Ulrike- Beach 1

Our second entries come from Yvonne Whittington.  She used Sail Martini to create her first masterpiece of humor and you can see it also posted HERE.  Not only is Yvonne's card very creative and pretty, but you have to enjoy her humor too!  She created most of her own comment and it is are priceless!!!

Yvonne Whittington - Beach 1

Your cards are so pretty and so much fun too, Yvonne.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and your sense of humor too!

This card is designed by Karen Mc Alpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She chose to use beautiful Seashell Collage for her creation.  It is done with chalks and she added real shell pieces down the right side.  Gorgeous, Karen.

Karren Mc Beach 1

One of my favorite stamps too.  Thank you for sharing with us, Karen.

Bernadette Tolley's card below is designed with using Sea Horse.  She used beads for her bubbles and look at that beautiful bow.  How stunning, Bern!

Bern Beach 1

The next entry is offered by Mary Ann Cost.  Mary Ann chose to use Red Rubber Shell Cube and Beach to create this lovely sea scape.  You can also view her card in her card HERE.  Look how she used the Beach stamp to create the edge where the ocean and beach meet.  The fiber and texture down the side is wonderful and the way she did the sections on the right side is really unique too!  Just beautiful, Mary Ann!  Thank you for sharing and playing!

Mary Ann Cost Beach

Our last, but definitely not least, pretty and cheerful card just arrived from Deloris T., who posts her designs to her Flickr Gallery.  You can see the card below HERE.  She also chose Clear Stamp Set, Beach Fun.  Very clever way of using the smaller stamps in the set.  She used a template to place her images.  A very bright and upbeat beach card, Deloris.  Thank you so much for playing and sharing your design with us.

Deloris Thiede Beach

I wish all of you good luck in our drawing and thanks again for joining us in the challenge. 

The rest of you out there can play too, of course!  All you need to do is create a card 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, 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

 

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