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July 29, 2010

The End Of A Great Week

Day SIX and the last day of the IO Design Team's Blog Hop to debut the NEW FALL-WINTER STAMPS. Mitra released them to the public at the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on Tuesday, July 27.

If you missed out on the other days of the hop, I have them listed below with links to the IO Design Team's Blogs and their creations:

Now for the newest sneak peeks.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs and the designs.

Daniela Dobson:

Friday sneak 1

and

Friday sneak 2 

Julie Koerber:

Friday 1

Well, that's it for the sneak peeks at the NEW FALL-WINTER STAMPS, and don't forget to tell them what you think when you visit their blogs. Although the new stamps aren't in the on-line store yet, I will have a Gallery at the top inb the Card Galleries tab.  I will also let you know when they are available on-line too.  The fun isn't over either.  Just look below.

"Your Home Sweet Home" Challenge - August 5

The theme for our next challenge is "Your Home Sweet Home" and it starts Thursday, August 5.  For those of you who are new follow the guidelines below and you too can get a chance to win free stamps of your choice:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • 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.
  • 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 right-hand sidebar.
  • All participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
  • Cards with only all IO Stamps will be added to our IO Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries tab.
  • ALL participants will be entered in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our a Online Store.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is in the left-hand sidebar.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a Home Sweet Home card and send it to me.  Hope your week is starting out great!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 28, 2010

Day Five Of The Great Fall-Winter Blog Hop

Every day just keeps getting better and a lot of fun too!!!  Day FIVE of the IO Design Team's Blog Hop to debut the NEW FALL-WINTER Stamps.  Mitra released them to the public at the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, on Tuesday, July 27.  If you are in the area, stop by and say "Hi!".

The first thing I'm doing each day is list which blogs have already shared some new stamp creations, so in case you missed those days you can still catch up easily:

Now for the newest sneak peeks.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs and the designs.

Dina Kowal:

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Jenny Gropp:

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Laura Fulcher:

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and

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And the fun isn't over yet.  We have one more day of great sneak peeks~!! So don't forget to let them know what you think when you stop by to see them.  Haven't these great cards reminded us of the holidays and two great seasons to come?!

See you back here tomorrow for more great sneaks and peeks at the new stamps!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 27, 2010

Is It Really Wednesday???

My how the time really does fly when you're having fun.  Day four of the IO Design Team's Blog Hop to debut the NEW FALL-WINTER Stamps. Mitra released them to the public at the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, yesterday,Tuesday, July 27.  If you are in the area, stop by and say "Hi!".

The first thing I'm doing each day is list which blogs have already shared some new stamp creations, so in case you missed those days you can still catch up easily:

Now for the newest sneak peeks.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs and the designs.

Daniela Dobson:

Wednesday sneak 1

and

  Wednesday sneak 2

and

Wednesday sneak 3

Jenny Gropp:

IO_CHA_sneak_wednesday_2 

And we only have 2 more days to go, people!!! :-(  So don't forget to let them know what you think when you stop by to see them.  Haven't these great cards reminded us of the holidays and two great seasons to come?!

See you back here tomorrow for more great sneaks and peeks at the new stamps!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 26, 2010

Day Three And The Fun Keeps Coming

We start here and move on to the the Design Team blogs each day this week, where they will be debuting the NEW FALL-WINTER STAMPS. Mitra will be releasing them to the public at the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL today, Tuesday, July 27.  If you are in the area, stop by and say "Hi!".

The first thing I'll do each day is list which blogs have already shared some new stamp creations, so in case you missed those days you can still catch up easily:

Now for the newest sneak peeks.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs and the designs.

Jeanne Streiff:

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and

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and

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and

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Kathy Menzies

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And we still have 3 more days to go, people!!!  Really fun sneaks too!   Don't forget to let them know what you think when you stop by to see them.  There's that little peeking pumpkin again!!

See you back here tomorrow to see whose next!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 25, 2010

Day Two Of Our Fall-Winter Release Celebration

We start here and move on to the the Design Team blogs each day this week, where they will be debuting the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27.

The first thing I'll do each day is list which blogs have already shared some new stamp creations, so in case you missed those days you can still catch up easily:

Now for the newest sneak peeks.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs and the designs.  Daniela Dobson and Julie Koerber are the two DT members showing off their beautiful designs and new FAll-Winter stamps today:

Daniela Dobson:

Monday sneak 1

and

Monday 2 sneak

and

Monday sneak 3

Julie Koerber:

Monday sneak 2a

And we still have 4 more days to go, people!!!  Don't forget to let them know what you think when you stop by to see them.  Awesome sneaks too!

See you back here tomorrow to see whose next!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 24, 2010

There's A Party Going On

Right here at the IO blog.  We start here and move on to the the Design Team blogs each day this week, where they will be debuting the NEW FALL-WINTER STAMPS.  Mitra will be releasing them to the public at the Summer Convention at the Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL starting Tuesday, July 27.

So let's get started with the party.  By clicking on their names below you are linked directly with their blogs.  The Design Team members who are showing off their beautiful designs and new stamps today are:

Julie Koerber:

Sunday 2

Dina Kowal:

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I honestly can't wait to get on over there to see each card!!  Don't forget to let them know what you think.  Even the sneak peeks are wonderful. :-)

See you back here tomorrow to see whose next!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 17, 2010

A New Winner And New Fall-Winter Stamp Information

This has been a great challenge.  We have some beautiful cards and now for our winner. Congratulations, Deloris Thiede!  Deloris has just started her new blog too!

I want to thank all of you for playing in the challenge and for the beautiful and fun cards you shared with us.  I hope you will all be here for the next one and invite your friends too! 

New Fall-Winter Stamp Preview Blog Hop - July 26

There is more fun in store for you before our next challenge.  The IO Design Team is having a New Fall-Winter Stamp Preview Blog Hop starting Monday, July 26, with new stamp designs each day at a Design Team member's blog.  Mitra will be releasing the stamps starting that Tuesday, July 27, at CHA n Rosemont, IL. Each day that week I will post whose blog is hosting designs with the new stamps.

"Your Home Sweet Home" Challenge - August 5

The theme for our next challenge is "Your Home Sweet Home" and it starts Thursday, August 5.  For those of you who are new follow the guidelines below and you too can get a chance to win free stamps of your choice:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • 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.
  • 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 right-hand sidebar.
  • All participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
  • Cards with only all IO Stamps will be added to our IO Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries tab.
  • ALL participants will be entered in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our a Online Store.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is in the left-hand sidebar.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a Home Sweet Home card and send it to me.  Hope your week is starting out great!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 16, 2010

Fun, Fun, And More Fun!!!

I am still excited about the great cards our Design Team has created. They are so much fun and pretty too:

In addition to those and previous cards from challenge participants, we have received 5 more entries for our drawing.

The first is from Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  She chose rubber stamp clingable Lighthouse.  These stamps can also be purchased individually as red rubber stamps.  Talk about lovely sponging technique and use of colors.  Wow, Sandy, a truly beautiful card.  Thank you for sharing it with us!

Sandy Hulsart - Animals

Our next wonderful entry is from Bernadette Tolley.  She designed her card using Peacock.  What beautiful shading on the marble behind the peacock, Bernadette, and lovely choice of supporting colors too.  The ribbon treatment is really a nice touch too.  Thanks for participating!

Bernadette Tolley - AnimalsOur last, but not least entry, is from Vicki Garrett at Summer Thyme Studio.  She chose Big And Little Dogs to design her pretty and fun card!  I really love the color choices for those cute dogs and their supporting colors too!  What a really fun card.  Thanks for joining in the fun, Vicki.

Vicki Garrett - Animals

Then we have another participant.  Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating has created 2 cards using Sandpiper and Solitary Ruff.  Aren't they pretty!  With all of this hot weather, I can envision standing next to them on the shore near cool cool water!!!

Karen McAlpine - Animals

and

Karen McAlpine Animals 2

Thank you so much Karen for the wonderful cards and for participating.  Also, good luck in our drawing too!

Really beautiful cards, ladies.  I wish you all good luck in tomorrow night's drawing too!

And if the rest of you out there that would like to join in the fun and maybe win some free stuff too, there's still time.  So go have some fun with those stamps and get your cards in to me using the guidelines below:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • 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.
  • Entries will be accepted tomorrow night, Saturday 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the right-hand sidebar.
  • All participants' cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
  • Cards with only all IO Stamps will permanently be added to our IO Customer Album in the very next sidebar over.
  • ALL participants will be entered in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our a Online Store.

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 an strong>Animal creation and send it to me.  Hope your week was great and that your weekend will be even better!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 14, 2010

A Fantastic Animal Challenge!!

First we have our Design Team's creations:

And now take a look at the beautiful cards we received before the challenge from our wonderful participants:

The first entry in our drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate is from Cindy Eaton.  She chose Flower Fish to design her beautiful card.  That background is stunning and just right for Ms. Fish!  Thank you for playing, Cindy, and for sharing your beautiful card!

Cindy Eaton - Animals

The card below was created by Lyn Natanski.  She used Butterfly On Grass to create her very pretty card.  The background is perfect for the image.  A wonderfully stamped image and use of colors on the background too, Lyn.  Thank you for participating in the fun.

Lyn Natanski - Animals

The next two entries are from Yvonne Whittington.  The first one is posted in her SCS Gallery Here.  She chose  Cattail Bird to design her beautiful card.  How very Victorian perfect, Yvonne, and just lovely!

Yvonne Whittington - Animal

And here is her next wonderful card is posted in her gallery Here.  The stamp is  Peacock. The card is lovely, Yvonne.  I really like what you did with the sparkle in the background!  Thank you for sharing with us, and while you are out and about too!

Yvonne Whittington - Animal 2

Our next entry is from Deloris Thiede at her new blog, Stamping At The Lake.  What a really cute and pretty card using Trick Or Treat Birdhouse.  Beautiful rich and warm colors, Deloris.  Thank you for playing in our challenge!

Deloris Thiede - Animals

The last entry for this post is from Denise Sanchez at Paper Gems Studio.  She used Crab to create her wonderful, bright, and lovely card!  How pretty and how Summer too!  Thank you for sharing with us, Denise!

Denise Sanchez - Animal

Thank you all for starting the challenge with a big hello!! I want to wish you all good luck in the drawing too!

And if the rest of you out there would like to join in the fun and maybe wom a chance to shop for free stamps too, a big shout out to get your cards in to me using the guidelines below:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • Please use at least one Impression Obsession stamp .
  • Please provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps with your email to me.
  • Let me know if you want me to post on the IO blog, only your blog with hyper-link, or both, etc.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the right-hand column.
  • 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.
  • ALL participants in the current challenge will be entered in a drawing for an Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • We use Random.org to select the winner.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is in the sidebar to your left.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up an Animal card and send it to me.  Hope your week is starting out great!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 04, 2010

One Last Entry, A Winner, And A Sale Too!

Happy July 4th, everyone!!  We had one last entry last night from Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  She chose New England Lighthouse.  Take a look at that gorgeous background with the inks.  Thanks for sharing with us Sandy and good luck in the drawing.

Sandy Hulsart - Lazy Days Of Summer

The winner of our "Lazy Days of Summer Challenge" is Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  Congratulations, Karolyn!!

Thank you to all of you for playing in the challenge and thank you to those who shared by taking in all of the creative and beautiful cards, etc.  Not only is Karolyn the winner, she is also just in time for the online store, and so are the rest of you:

  • The sale is going on now and you can start shopping now, if you like, by clicking HERE.
  • The site can get very busy, so if you reach a delay, please have patience and try back in a few minutes or a little while.
  • Remember, the sale ends on Wednesday, July 7, at midnight!
  • Because of the volume of this sale and the fact that our computer system does not have these sale prices entered, NO PHONE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SALE.
  • All orders must be placed on the website.

From Mitra to you, "Thanks so much everyone for yet another great year at I.O."

The theme for our next challenge is "Animals" and it starts Thursday, July 15.  In the mean time, stop by our On-line Store to look at the New IO Summer Stamps and to take part in the Independence Day Sale.  They start HERE.

For those of you who are new, follow the guidelines below and you get a chance to win free stamps of your choice:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • Please use at least one Impression Obsession stamp .
  • Please provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps with your email to me.
  • Let me know if you want me to post on the IO blog, only your blog with hyper-link, or both, etc.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the right-hand column.
  • 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.
  • ALL participants in the current challenge will be entered in a drawing for an Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • We use Random.org to select the winner.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is in the sidebar to your left.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up an Animal card and send it to me.  Hope your week is starting out great!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

July 01, 2010

Lazy Days Of Summer Challenge

And we have cards everywhere for you to see.  First take a look at the Design Team's creations:

And now take a look at the beautiful cards we have received so far:

The first entry for our drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate is from Cindy Eaton.  She chose Cherries to create her bright and cheerful card!  Great use of leaves as corner adorners too!  Very pretty, Cindy!  Thanks for playing and sharing with us in the challenge.

Cindy Eaton - Summer challenge 

Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating decided to use Clear Stamp Set Celebrate.  Very very creative, Karen!  So cheerful, bright, and 4th of July too!  Thank you for participating.

Karen McAlpine - Lazy Days Of Summer 

Next we have 2 cards sent by Bernadette Tolley.  Her first card was done using Flip Flops.  Beautiful trim too!  She used Shimmerz painted on vellum to create those flowers.  Wonderful card, Bernadette.

Bernadette Tolley - Lazy Days Of Summer 1

Her second creation, a box that holds tea bags, was done using Strawberry.  How bright, cheerful, and useful to boot, Bernadette.  Thank you for sharing both of these with us.

Bernadette Tolley - Lazy Days Of Summer 2

Here is two beautiful cards entered by Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  Her first card uses  Flower 2.  A really beautiful July 4 card, Karolyn!  Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us.

Karolyn Loncon - Lazy Days Of Summer

Karolyn chose Dotsicle to create her second bright and cheerful card!  What beautiful bright colors for her creative card.  Thank you for sharing both of these pretty and fun cards, Karolyn.

Karolyn Loncon - Lazy Days Of Summer 2

I wish you all good luck in our drawing.  And to the rest of you, a big shout out to get your cards in to me 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

 

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