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July 28, 2011

DT Thursday And Our Any Card Challenge Winner Too!

The winner of our "All IO Stamps Any Occasion" Challenge" is Vicki Garrett at Summerthyme Studio.  Congratulations, Vicki, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE!!

DT Thursday

It's time for you to guess which of our Design Team members is hostessing today's DT Thursday.  What I noticed the first time I visited her blog were the companies for whom she designs.  One is for paper, one is for embellishment, another for ribbon, etc.  I could put a card together with her wonderful list!!!  And on top of that she is so talented and knows how to put them all together really well too!  In one of her recent posts she shared her view about Impression Obsession's Cover-A-CardTM stamps and how they help her create her beautiful results:

"Love the Cover a Card Backgrounds from Impression Obsession! ...... Who needs pattern papers when you have so many great backgrounds to choose from?"

Have you guessed yet?  If you've ever looked around her blog you might be guessing, "that's Jeanne Streiff", and you would be right!.  The sneak peek of what she has for us today is below.  She is using another CAC background stamp too!  You can see her full post HEREThanks, Jeanne, for another pretty card and great post! Don't miss out you all, and let her know you were there too!

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In addition, I would also like to give a 'shout out' and big thank you to all of you who played in this challenge.  Not only did most of you play for this challenge, but most of you took part in the humongous blog hop.  I could tell you were having fun, even though the hop was kind of lengthy.  We will not be hopping for 7 days any time soon. :-)

The Color Orange Challenge

The challenge starts August 4 and ends Wednesday evening, August 10, at 10 p.m.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card using the "The Color Orange" here, at the bottom of the August 4 post using Inlinkz.  So get busy out there and stamp up a storm.  Then add your card here at the bottom of the August 4 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, August 10, 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 on-line 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.

If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

July 25, 2011

More Blog Hop Winners And New Stamps Are In The On-line Store NOW!

More Blog Hop Winners

Our last post announced our winner of the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing as:

The BIG NEWS today is Mitra decided 7 days was a lot of work for you all and decided we should award two more people $25 Gift Certificates for all of their hard work....and fun too, of course.  The next 2 winners chosen by Random.org are:

For those of you who did not get to do the hop, here is a sample of what you missed:

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The image is by Hannah Davies, and the card was designed by DT member, Dina Kowal

More good news!  To quote Mitra, "All 278 New stamps are on the website now and available to order.  We have a HUGE variety of new designs from many different artists."  Check them out:

*** NEW ***: Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps

 

 Shirley

 

Our Blog Hop Winner

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Thank you everyone!!!  We had such a great response to our blog hop.  In case you weren't able to attend, above is just one of many great cards posted during the hop by just one DT member and enjoyed by all who participated.  You can still check out the teriffic posts by starting HERE.  Thanks to all of you, we had a lot of people hopping around off an on throughout the week, and you really made it fun for all of us.  We would also like to thank you for the wonderful comments you left for the DT members and here at the IO blog too!

The winner of the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing is Stephino Mino at I'd Rather Be Stampin'.  Congratulations, Stephanie, and enjoy your shopping in our online store!

More good news!  To quote Mitra, "All 278 New stamps are on the website now and available to order.  We have a HUGE variety of new designs from many different artists."  Check them out:

*** NEW ***: Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps

 

"Any Occasion Challenge"

You still have time to participate in our  "Any Occasion" Challenge.  So get busy out there and then post your "Any Occasion" card here, on the June 16 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, July 27, 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 on-line 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 on the July 16 post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your

 

 Shirley

 

July 24, 2011

Day 7 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing the last day of our hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be tomorrow, Monday, July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

See us back here tomorrow for the winner of the drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate.

Hope you are having a great week filled with fun.  If you have any questions about either the hop or the challenge, please feel free to Email Me.  Thank you for stopping by to look and share in the fun.

 

 Shirley

 

July 23, 2011

Day 6 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

See us back here tomorrow for Day Seven of the CHA DT Blog Hop.

Hope you are having a great week filled with fun.  If you have any questions about either the hop or the challenge, please feel free to Email Me.  Thank you for stopping by to look and share in the fun.

 

 Shirley

 

July 22, 2011

Day 5 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

See us back here tomorrow for Day Six of the CHA DT Blog Hop.

Hope you are having a great week filled with fun.  If you have any questions about either the hop or the challenge, please feel free to Email Me.  Thank you for stopping by to look and share in the fun.

 

 Shirley

 

July 21, 2011

Day 4 CHA DT Blog Hop And Any Occasion Challenge

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be posted on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

"Any Occasion Challenge"

Today we start your "Any Occasion" Challenge.  So get busy out there and then post your "Any Occasion" card here, on the June 16 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, July 27, 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 on-line 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.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

Now there are two chances to win a $25 Gift Certificate in the next week.  One on Sunday and one next Wednesday.  Hope to see you all the rest of this week for a great time!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

Guidelines:

July 20, 2011

Day 3 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

See us back here tomorrow for Day Four of the CHA DT Blog Hop.

"Any Occasion Challenge"

Tomorrow we start your "Any Occasion" Challenge.  So get busy out there and then post your "Hello" card here, on the June 16 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, July 27, 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 on-line 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.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

Now there are two chances to win a $25 Gift Certificate this week.  Hope to see you all the rest of this week for a great time!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

July 19, 2011

Day 2 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing to be held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

Let's all have a great week filled with fun.  Thank you for stopping by to look and share in the fun.

 

 Shirley

 

July 18, 2011

Day 1 CHA DT Blog Hop

Below are the DT Members hostessing today's hop, and then the rules if you would like to be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate Drawing:

Below are the guidelines to be eligible for the Gift Certificate Drawing held on Sunday:

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A drawing will be held on day 7 for a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for each day.
  • Posts are closed Sunday  at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done on Monday July 25.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

Let's all have a great week filled with fun.  Thank you for stopping by to look and share in the fun.

 

 Shirley

 

July 14, 2011

It's Time For DT Thursday

Our winner for the "Hello" Challenge is April Williams at Stamp Willy Designs.  Congratulations, April, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the "Hello Challenge", please check them out HERE!!

DT Thursday

And time for you to guess which of our Design Team members is hostessing for today's DT Thursday.  She is extremely talented and she loves working with shapes and colors.  In one of her recent posts she shared a little about how she ends up with her beautiful results:

"I usually pick the image first. Then I scrounge though my patterned paper stash to see what grabs my eye and might pair up nicely with my stamp choices. I use the printed paper as my guide to choose corresponding colors of card stock that will serve to create the remaining layers and card base. Next I will color the image. I use my paper choices to determine what color markers/pencils I use, trying to match colors as closely as I am able. Then I sort of plan out the card base... this is always changing though! A few friends that have seen me make a card from start to finish can vouch for this! I will arrange, rearrange and change! So the original idea sometimes evolves to a completely different card in the end! I have to say that is my favorite part!"

Have you guessed yet?  If you follow her blog and read her posts you might be guessing, "that's Jenny Gropp," and you would be right!.  The sneak peek of what she has for us to see this week is below.  You can see her full post HERE!  Thanks, Jenny, for the lovely card and post! Don't miss out you all, and let her know you were there too!

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CHA DT Blog Hop Week

Next Monday, July 18, is the beginning of CHA BLOG HOP Week Celebration.  Make time this next week to attend our CHA Summer DT Blog Hop and see a lot of the new stamps and dies for the Fall/Winter season!

  • It will be held Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 24.
  • A Gift Certificate Drawing will be held every day.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for that day.  Posts are closed for each day at 10 pm for that day's drawing.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

Customer "Any Occasion Challenge"

In addition, on July 21, we will also be have our "Any Occasion" Challenge.  So get busy out there and then post your "Hello" card here, on the June 16 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, July 27, 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.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

Hope to see you all next week for a great time!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

July 07, 2011

Well Hello There!

It's time for our "Hello Challenge".  As you all know, there are many ways to say "hello".  To inspire you with theirs we have the DT team links below.

If you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your "Hello" card at the bottom of the post.  So get busy out there and then post your "Hello" card here, on the June 16 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, July 13, 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.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

So.....have fun out there.  Hope you week has been great so far!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

GUIDELINES:

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
E-mail Mitra

Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
E-mail Jeanne

Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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