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August 21, 2010

Getting Ready For Halloween Shakers

I just had someone ask me what the sizes were for the Shake-ItTM Pouches that are in the On-line Store HERE.  She is getting ready for the "Halloween Shaker Cards" challenge.

ShakeItPouches

These measurements are taken from the inside edge to edge.  It does not include the lip with adhesive that adheres to your cardstock.  It was taken with my ruler.

  • Large Circle = 3" diameter
  • Small Circle = 2" diameter
  • Large Square = 2.5" each side
  • Small Square = 1 7/8" each side
  • Oval length = 2 7/8" and Oval width is 2"

You also have the option of buying pouches with either Pastel or Festive different color mats already cut for you to go around the pouches.  You may even want to try your local stamp store for these.

Halloween Shaker Card Challenge

The theme for our next blog challenge, where you all can participate, is "Halloween Shaker Cards" and it starts Thursday, September 2.  I would like to draw attention to the wonderful and easy Shake-ItTM Pouches IO has in the On-line Store HERE.

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 Friday, September 3, 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 "Halloween Shaker" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

August 20, 2010

A Great Challenge And Now For A Great Winner!!!

We have one more entry for our Stamp Simply Challenge and we should not forget the great "simply" beautiful cards created by our IO DT too:

We have two more entries before our drawing.  The first card was shared by Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  She chose Celebration Candles to create her simply beautiful card!  The fiber is a really fun touch too, and so are the embossed background and punched trim!!  What a pretty and fun card!  Thank you for playing, Karolyn.

Karolyn Loncon - Stamp Simply

The next wonderful card comes from Katie Bondoff.  She chose to use Butterfly Tree, Cover-A-CardTM Wood Grain, and Happy Thoughts.  What a "simply" bright and cheerful card, Katie.  Very very pretty too!

Katie Bondroff - Stamp Simply

I want to wish you both good luck in the drawing I am doing right after I type this!  Ha!

I went off to Random.org and our new winner is Debbie DeBose at Debbie Does Crafts.  Congratulations, Debbie!  Your 25 Gift Certificate, to be used in the IO On-line Store is on its way in an email to you.

Halloween Shaker Card Challenge

The theme for our next blog challenge, where you all can participate, is "Halloween Shaker Cards" and it starts Thursday, September 2.  I would like to draw attention to the wonderful and easy Shake-ItTM Pouches IO has in the On-line Store HERE.

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 Friday, September 3, 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 "Halloween Shaker" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

August 19, 2010

Day One Of Stamp Simply

And we are just getting started.  We have the "simply beautiful cards" shared by the IO Design Team below:

And you can pick up the starting Customer entries in the next post below.  Now look at what else has been sent to share with you.  The first FIVE cards, you heard me, have been sent by Bernadette Tolley.  The first is created using Holiday Home  It also looks like she used Curious Metallic Ice Gold for the background.  A really lovely card!

Bernadette Tolley - Stamp Simply 1

For her next she used she chose the same background paper, but used Clear stamp set Flowers For You.  How very sophisticated and elegant with the black ink, the Glossy Black cardstock background and then her images on the Ice Gold!  These stamps can also be purchased in red rubber as Daisy Bunch and Rose Vase.

Bernadette Tolley - Stamp Simply 2

Then she created the beautiful card below using Feathered Nest, Nicely Nested Branch, and Lovely Leaf Branch. How serene and pretty!

Bernadette Tolley - Stamp Simply 3

Then she used Morning Glory Heart to make this really bright, cheerful and very pretty card!

Bernadette Tolley - Stamp Simply 4

For Bernadette's card, she used Hydrangea Sprig and Hydrangea Tag.  I need to get my Ice Gold out.  These cards are just lovely.  Isn't that just so feminine and pretty? Bern said she painted all of these with inks and shimmer paints.  She stated all of her papers are metallic.  Just wonderful and beautiful cards, Bernadette!

Bernadette Tolley - Stamp Simply 5

And our next entry is this absolutely gorgeous card shared by Deloris Thiede at Stamping At The Lake.  She chose Roses to create what looks like a painting!  Just beautiful, Deloris.

Deloris Thiede - Stamp Simply

The next card is just adorable.  Vicki Garrett, at Summer Thyme Studio, chose Squinty & Porche Cupcake.  How cute Gail's stamps are and Vicki really did this one justice!

Vicki - Stamp Simply

This card is shared with us by Debbie DeBose at Debbie Does Crafts.  She used Flower 4 and Silhouette 4, and did she ever!  Take a look at the creativity with her punch on the Flower 4.  She punched 2 flowers and butterflies to compliment her image.  Very creative Debbie and thanks for sharing with us.  A beautiful card!!

Debbie DeBose - Stamp Simply

Our last entry for this post is from Shannon White, who used Flower Pitchers.  Isn't this bright and cheerful!  Lovely, Shannon, and thank you for sharing with us.  Shannon said she took her picture with her cell.  If I could do this with a cell I wouldn't need my camera!  :-) 

Shannon White - Stamp Simply

Thank you all for sharing your beautiful "simple" cards and good luck in the $25 Gift Certificate drawing too!

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 this, Friday, August 20, 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 "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

August 18, 2010

The Stamp Simply Challenge

Has begun and your first stops to see some "simply beautiful cards" should be at the IO Design Teams' Blogs below:

When you've finished up there, then start with the first customer entry sent to us by Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  Karen chose Silhouette 18 to care a simply elegant card!  How gorgeous with those 2 colors and the pearls!  Stunning, Karen.  Thank you for playing.

Karen McAlpine - Stamp Simply

Our second card is shared by Ulrike at Blonde Aquamarine's Cards.  Another simple, but lovely card too!  Ulli said the word on the card to the left means "Invitation".  She used Ornament Trio to design her gorgeous and simple cards.  She also used embossing in the background to set off her image.  She said her beautiful cards are in preparation for the parties during the Christmas season.  How wonderful!

Ullie - Stamp Simply 

Simply outstanding, ladies and good luck in the drawing too!

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 this, Friday, August 20, 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 "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

The Impression-Obsession Winners Of the Flower Soft/Impression Obsession Blog Hop

Flower Soft and Impression Obsession Blog Hop Winners

First I would like to Jeanne Strieff, who is on both the Flower Soft and Impression Obsession Design Teams.  She organized and provided me with the line up of members participating in the Blog Hop and also the Winners.  Thank you so much Jeanne.  It was fun and a real pleasure too!

The winners of the Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificates are:

Congratulations and have fun shopping, Sharron and Jennifer!  We have all of our NEW FALL-WINTER stamps in our Online Store waiting for you.  Don't forget to check out the Flower Soft blog to see who won their Gift Certificates too!

I want to thank each one of you who participated in the comments.  I would also like to invite you to participate in our challenges that we have the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments Challenge

The theme for our next blog challenge where you all can participate is "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" and it starts Thursday, August 19.  So get busy out there and stamp up a "simple storm".  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:

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 this, Friday, August 20, 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 "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi and see you back here Wednesday to announce the winners of the IO and Flower Soft Gift Certificates.  Good luck to all of you!!!

 

 Shirley

 

August 15, 2010

Another Big Week Here On The Blog

Don't forget you will be hearing from us here at the IO Blog and on the Flower Soft Blog on Wednesday, August 18th, to announce who our winners are.  Thanks to each of you for your participation and commenting on all of the creativity put forth by the Design Teams!!  For those of you who haven't yet, there is still time to "put your name in the hat".  Just go to the post below that lists all of the DT blogs and check them out and follow the rules for a chance to win 1 of 4 Gift Certificates.

New Challenge Dates

  • Sept 2 - Halloween Shaker card (IO has Shake-ItTM Pouches).  If you haven't tried them.  It's as quick as 1-2-3 and you are done.)
  • Sept 16 - Fall using Inchie Arts supplies
  • Oct 7 - Color challenge --- Coffee/Pumpkin/Nutmeg
  • Oct 21 - Favorite Poem or Quote
  • Nov 4- Holiday Family Traditions - Seasonal
  • Nov 18 - These are a few of MY FAVORITE THINGS....

Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments Challenge

The theme for our next blog challenge where you all can participate is "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" and it starts Thursday, August 19.  So get busy out there and stamp up a "simple storm".  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:

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 this, Friday, August 20, 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 "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi and see you back here Wednesday to announce the winners of the IO and Flower Soft Gift Certificates.  Good luck to all of you!!!

 

 Shirley

 

August 10, 2010

Are You Ready To Celebrate!

A reminder that the Fall-Winter rubber and clear stamp sets are now in the IO On-Line Store.

Mitra at the Stampaway XVIII Convention

Starting tomorrow August 13 -15, Mitra will be in the Cincinnati-Sharonville area at the Stampaway XVIII Convention.  She will again demo the Mega MountTM and the Cover-A-CardTM stamps.  You can also see the new Fall-Winter rubber and clear stamp sets and the Shake-ItTM Pouches.

Our Impression Obsession - Flower Soft Blog Hop

Have a great time with the Blog Hop.  The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Design Teams have teamed up for this blog hop to show you some really wonderful creations!  There will be prizes too, and to win you must to follow the rules below:

  • You must comment on each and every DT blog Post to be eligible to win a prize.
  • If you don't start at the beginning go there (Flower Soft Blog) as soon as you realize that.
  • There will be 4 Gift Certificates:
  1. Two $25 Gift Certificates from Flower Soft and
  2. Two $25 Gift Certificates from Impression Obsession

Below is your list of Flower Soft, Impression Obsession,and both of our DT Blogs to visit:

So there you are!  Wasn't that fun!  And hang in there!!!  You will be hearing from us here at the IO Blog and on the Flower Soft Blog on Wednesday, August 18th, to announce who our winners are.  Thanks to each of you for your participation and commenting on all of the creativity put forth by the Design Teams today and for stopping by to say hi and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

August 07, 2010

Our Last Two Entries And A Winner Too!

A reminder of the Design Team's creations for this Home Sweet Home Challenge:

And that you can catch up with the customer entries by checking the post before this one.

This entry is from Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  She created the beautiful card below using Clear Stamp Set Home Sweet Nest.  The stamps can be purchased separately in red rubber as Home Sweet Nest and Nicely Nested Branch.  Karolyn, that is a really warm and beautiful card!  Every home really is a nest at that!  Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing I am going to do as the very next thing!!

Karolyn Lancon - Home Sweet Home

Another beautiful entry from Deloris Thiede at Stamping At The Lake.  She chose Porch With Flag to create her card.  A very patriotic and beautiful home front porch too!  Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and good luck, Deloris, in the drawing too!

Deloris Thiede

We have had such beautiful cards this challenge, as always.  Our new winner is Jennifer Roach at My Scrapy Stampy Little Corner Of The World Wide Web.  Congratulations Jennifer.

Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments Challenge

The theme for our next blog challenge where you all can participate is "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" and it starts Thursday, August 19.  So get busy out there and stamp up a "simple storm".  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:

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 this, Saturday, August21, 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 "Simple Stamping With Less Embellishments" card and send it to me.  Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

August 04, 2010

New Stamps On-Line & Home Sweet Home Challenge

Before we get into the challenge, I need to tell you about the latest at IO.  The Fall-Winter rubber and clear stamp sets are now in the IO On-Line Store.  How cool is that!!!

Mitra Will Be At The Arts Festival and Stampaway Convention

Next, I want to let all of you stampers in the Detroit-Novi, Michigan area know that Mitra will be at the Novi Rubber Stamps and Arts Festival, this weekend, August 7 and 8.  Stop by to see her demo the Mega MountTM and the Cover-A-CardTM stamps.  You can also see the new Fall-Winter rubber and clear stamp sets.  While you are there take a look at her nifty Shake-ItTM Pouches.  They make shaker cards as quick as 1-2-3.

The following weekend, August 13-15, she will be in the Cincinnati-Sharonville area at the Stampaway XVIII Convention.  She will again demo the Mega MountTM and the Cover-A-CardTM stamps.  You can also see the new Fall-Winter rubber and clear stamp sets and the Shake-ItTM Pouches.

Home Sweet Home Challenge

And now for our Home Sweet Home Challenge, and do 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 8 beautiful cards we received already for this challenge:

The first is from Carol Cabezas at Scrap Just 4 Fun.  She chose dessert time for her Home Sweet Home card.  The main images are Sundae Delight and Your Day.  What a really cheerful and pretty card!  Pistachio or Mint ice cream with a wonderful cherry! Thank you for sharing your 'sweets' with us, Carol!

Carol Cabezas - Home Sweet Home

Our next entry is from Suzanne Czosek at Suzanne's Stamping Spot.  What is a home without a flower garden!  She used Cover-A-CardTM Stamps:

And also Fill Your Day, Bee Right, and Bee Left to create her garden.  How very creative and beautiful too.  Thanks for sending the flowers, Sue!

Sue Czocek Home Sweet Home

This next beautiful card is shared with us by Cindy Eaton.  Her bird has a 'Home Sweet Home'.  Cindy chose Springtime Birdhouse to create her lovely card. A really cheerful and pretty card, Cindy.  Thank you for sharing in the fun this challenge!

Cindy Eaton - Home Sweet Home

This next card is just what every person who loves the country dreams of having at their 'Home Sweet Home'.  It wascreated by Connie Paxman at Shades Of Stamping.  She chose to use Foal to design her beautiful card!  Your foal is just adorable, Connie, and thanks for participating too!

Connie Paxman - Home Sweet Home

Look at the beautiful card below, shared with us by Donna Heber at Donna's Designs.  A beautiful vintage home she created, using Victorian House.  The pearls and the background paper she chose are just perfect for her house.  Thank you for joining in the fun with us, Donna!

Donna Heber - Home Sweet Home

Bernadette Tolley designed this next gorgeous card!  Look at the really pretty treatment around the card too.  The DP really shows off the Winter House image!  She stamped over the red dotted DP using Hanging Mistletoe.  Very creative and Victorian lovely too, Bernadette.  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us and joining in the fun.

Bernadette Tolley - Home Sweet Home

This next lovely card was shared by Vicki Garrett at Summer Thyme Studio.  She chose Window With Planter, to create her gorgeous card!  How elegant that window looks against the background she created.  She said she is also getting ready for a Flower Soft & Impression Obsession Blog Hop coming up on August 11.  Thank you for sharing in the fun, Vicki, with this really pretty card!

Vicki Garret - Home Sweet Home

Last, but certainly not least is the really bright and cheerful card, shown below, from Jennifer Roach at My Scrapy Stampy Little Corner Of The World Wide Web.  She used House With A Porch to design her bright and cheerful card.  How lovely and the background DP's and embellishments really make it summer time elegant too.

Jennifer Roach - Home Sweet Home

What a terrific start for a great challenge.  Thank you all for sharing with us and good luck in the $25 Gift Certificate drawing, to be used in the IO On-line Store!

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 this, Saturday, August 7, 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 you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend too!!  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

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