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May 27, 2011

MEMORIAL DAY SALE - ONLINE STORE - NOW THROUGH MONDAY

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If you're not on the IO email list, it's time for Mitra's sale in the ON-LINE store and here is the scoop from her email:

Happy Memorial Day! Summer is finally here. Impression Obsession has TONS of great new products and stamps coming out in the next few months including FOUR new artists. We'll also be adding new stamps from Alesa Baker, Leigh Hannan, Gail Green, Gary Robertson and Kalani Allred.
And as always we will be adding to our Cover-a-Card line.  In fact, we just did!

Check out our 16 NEW Cover-a-Card background stamps UP-CLOSE Here!

Now through Monday night get 20% off your order on our on-line store PLUS get free shipping. Can't beat that deal!  Just remember to:
  • type "MEM" in the coupon code box at checkout
  • and click the button on the right to make it "take"
Hurry though, it ends at midnight Monday. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

 

Thanks to everyone for being patient with the site.  During the first couple of days of the sale our site gets slammed and it will probably run really slowly. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience, I have alerted my host about the sale and hopefully they can keep it running smoothly. If you experience trouble, try a little later when hopefully the traffic will die down.
Sincerely,
Mitra Friant
Impression Obsession

Why so few sales?
I've gotten some questions about why we run sales so infrequently. The fact is that our business is mostly wholesale to retailers. We would not exist without the stores who sell our products and teach classes with them. We have many individual customers who don't have local stores so we do sell direct but we love it when people are able to go to their local stores and see the products in person and buy locally.
Our annual website sale (in December) is a thank you to all of the many customers on our mailing lists who have been buying IO stamps for years.  It is also a way for us to clear out some discontinued or overstock stamps so that we can bring in new items for the upcoming year.
It is a once-a-year occurrence out of respect for our wholesale customers and I encourage everyone to support their local retailers as much as possible. So many of them are more than happy to special order stamps for you if they don't have them in stock and they can also educate you about our innovative products and stamps in a way that is so much more personal than a website can deliver.
Occasionally we do offer other specials and promotions but again, these are limited for the above reasons.
Thanks to EVERYONE who has purchased I.O. stamps, we truly appreciate your business!
The above is what all who are on the IO email list received.  If you aren't on that list, you can still shop!!! 
Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge
So have a safe and great Memorial Day weekend everybody.  Have some fun and get you masculine or boyish card ready for the "Say It For The Boys Challenge" and I will see you back here Thursday, June 2.  Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

May 26, 2011

It's DT Thursday Time And A New Challenge Winner Too!

Our new winner for the "Black & White Challenge" is Katie Bondroff!  Congratulations, Katie, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries, please check them out in the post below this one!!

Our Design Team hostess for today's DT Thursday is Laura Fulcher.  As you know, if you have been to Laura's blog, she does cards, teaches stamping and technique classes, and does videos too.  Talk about talented!!  You can see her full post HERE!Thank you so much, Laura, for the great card and post too!  How's that for a sneak peek?!!

Sneak peek

Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge

Our next challenge will be in 1 week.  Father's Day is on its way too, the 3rd Sunday in June!!!  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps, get busy out there and then post your "Let's Hear It For The Boys" card here, on June 2, using the instructions posted below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, June 8, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to play, have a stamping party and/or create your card and then  post it here on June 2.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

 

 Shirley

 

May 19, 2011

Things Are Not Always Black And White....

Except for today and through Wednesday, May 25, at 10 p.m. EST.  It's our Black and White Challenge.  To inspire you with their Black and White designs, we have the DT team links below.  When you are done there you can check out the customer links at the end of the blog by clicking on their thumbnails.  Leave your comments and tell them what you think.

We are using the Inlinkz thumbnail format for customers posting entries.  Don't forget a list of our challenges is on left-hand sidebar.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and follow the instructions below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, May 25, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to play, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the this post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

 

 Shirley

 

May 12, 2011

Our DT Thursday And A New Challenge Winner!

Our Design Team hostess for today's DT Thursday is Daniela Dobson.  This time she has a double treat for all of you.  As you know, if you have been to Daniela's blog, she does cards and scrapbook pages too.  She sent me pictures of both the card and the scrapbook page and I had the hardest time choosing.  I finally decided to do the card.  I am going to give you a sneak peak of it of the card, but don't forget the other treat too!  She has used some great Cover-A-CardTM and other stamps for both projects.  Thank you so much, Daniela, for you great designs!  To check it out, go HERE.  While you are there, let her know what you think too!

 

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Black And White Challenge

This challenge starts on May 19.  Don't forget a list of our challenges is on left-hand sidebar.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and follow the instructions below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, May 25, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to play, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the this post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

 

 Shirley

 

May 05, 2011

"Your Favorite Impression Obsession Image" Challenge

The DT has all of their designs ready to inspire you.  When you are done there you can check out the customers' links at the end of the blog by clicking on their thumbnails.

We are using the Inlinkz thumbnail format for customers posting their entries.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and follow the instructions below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be next Wednesday, May 11, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to play, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the this post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

 

 Shirley

 

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
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Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
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Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

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Ellen Taylor

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