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7 posts from December 2012

December 27, 2012

Our Challenge Winner & DT Thursday!

The winner of our "Celebrating The Holidays Challenge" is Sue W. at Stamping Sue.  Congratulations, Sue.  Thanks for joining in the fun and happy shopping too!  Our new stamps start HERE.

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Jenny Gropp.  She has a beautiful and fun card for us.  Take a look at the sneak peeks below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE.  When you get back you can check out the details of our next challenge and some NEW stamps too.

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Our Next Challenge

On January 3, we start our "Your Choice Challenge".  How fun is that for creativity inspiration.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, January 9, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of January 3 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 posted with the DT Thursday post on January 10.
  • 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 create too, 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 01/03/13 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Also, I will also be using some of the NEW VALENTINE STAMPS that are now in our online store HERE. for the next Tuesday T&T on January 15.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays And New Year Challenges Too!

Hi everyone.  It's Christmas Eve and I don't know about you, but I am gearing up for tomorrow!!  I just received the new list of Customer and IO DT challenges from Kelli Richardson, our DT Coordinator.   They will be posted in our sidebar soon, but I couldn't wait to tell you, so here they are below:

  • Jan 3 - Your Choice
  • Jan 7 - 11 CHA Sneak Peek Week   - IO DT Only (A Gift Certificate Drawing Every Day and one on Friday for comments participating every day)
  • Jan 17 - Sweet Thoughts
  • Feb 7 - Shades of Green
  • Feb 21 - What's Your Hobby?
  • Mar 7 - All About The Dies
  • Mar 21 - Favorite Techniques
  • Apr 4 - Springtime Fun
  • Apr 18 - Flowers For You

If the list gets you in the mood, you still have time to participate in our current "Sending Love Challenge".   All of the details are in this POST.

Mitra, the Impression Obsession Design Team, the people at the 'store', and I would like to wish all of you Happy Holidays and a Very Happy Healthy New Year.  Thank you for your participation in all of our challenges, your feedback, and of course your visits to the store(s) too.  I will see you back here on Thursday with a pleasant surprise from a DT member.  Thanks for stopping  by to look and share.

 

 

 Shirley

 

 

December 20, 2012

Our Sending Love Challenge

Starts today.  Check out what the DT did with this challenge by clicking on their links below!  Grab some inspiration, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post between now and next Wednesday.

I think our  "Sending Love Challenge", means almost any card for any occasion would be appropriate.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, December 26, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of this 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 posted with the DT Thursday post on December 27.
  • 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 create too, and if you have time between now and Christmas, 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 12/06 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps, and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

As mentioned in my last post, we have NEW VALENTINE STAMPS in our online store HERE.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

December 18, 2012

Tuesday Extra Treat

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Tuesday Tips And Techniques is usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays.  However, I couldn't wait.   The events of last Friday made me need to be busy and we have new stamps in the online store HERE to show you and on my card above too.  Below is how I used them:

IMAGES:

  1. Stamped Shabby Heart with Delicata Golden Glitz on white cardstock twice, painted the first with watercolors.  If you use Twinkling H2O's and want the exact colors, please email me.  Painted the roses, button and stick pin on the second and cut out.  Turned all over and embossed from the back on an embossing mat with a stylus.  Mounted the roses, and button with 3D pop dots to the heart.  Mounted the pin with Glossy Accents.
  2. Stamped Cover-a- Card Cross Stitch with Memento Angel Pink (available starting January 12 when CHA starts).  I really did think it was in this release.  

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Used a remnant piece of pink cardstock 4.25"X5.5".
  2. Cut a piece of the Cross Stitch background to 4.0"X5.25.  Used the Border Duo 2 die on the bottom edge.  Mounted to the pink cardstock.
  3. Mounted Green ribbon to the center of the cardfront.
  4. Mounted the heart with 3D pop dots.
  5. Used the Bow-Easy to make a bow and mounted
  6. Stamped Love You with Golden Glitz as shown.
  7. Added Viva Decor Ice White Pearl pen to the button and stick pen and to the bottom right hand corner.  (Because sometimes the pearl dots look to high to me I flip on the back with my finger and they flatten a little.  Mabe pearls.)  ;-)

That's it for today and I hope to see you back here on Thursday for our Sending Love Challenge.  If you want more details go to the bottom this post - HERE.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

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December 13, 2012

Our Challenge Winner & DT Thursday!

The winner of our "Celebrating The Holidays Challenge" is Shirley Deatcher at Paper Creations.  Congratulations,  Shirley.  Thanks for joining in the fun and happy shopping too!

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Laura Fulcher.  She has two fun and beautiful cards for us.  Take a look at the sneak peeks below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE.  When you get back you can check out the details of our next challenge and some NEW stamps too.

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Our Next Challenge

On December 20, we start our "Sending Love", which you do any almost any time for any occasion.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, December 26, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the December 20 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 posted with the DT Thursday post on December 27.
  • 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 create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inklinz at the bottom of the 12/06 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps, and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

Also, I am going to have a card using some of the NEW VALENTINE STAMPS that are now in our online store HERE. for the next Tuesday T&T.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

December 11, 2012

Tuesday T&T Embossing With Glitter

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Okay, so I finally did it.  I managed to get past the awesome dies and into some great stamps I wanted to use for my Christmas cards.   I absolutely fell in love with  the Tapestry Ornament by Alesa Baker, and, of course her Tapestry Banner too.   Oh yes, and her Fall Branch too.  I am not good at taking photos of anything with glitter it seems.  :-(

Images With Glitter:

  1.  Stamped images on white cardstock with VersaMark ink pad.  Added Stamp and Bond powder, heated until clear, added glitter, heated again.
  2. Cut out all of the images.

Branch Image:

  1. Stamped on white cardstock with Memento Olive Grove and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Other mediums work just fine.
  2. Fliped over and embossed from the back with a stylus.

Sentiment:

  1. Stamped on leftover white cardstock with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
  2. Used a leftover piece of one of the banners as a frame for the sentiment as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Found a remnant piece of pink carstock agreeing with the glitter and cut to 4.25"X5.5"
  2. Mounted a 4"X5.25" piece of White Laid cardstock.
  3. Lined up and mounted the banners as shown.
  4. Used the Delicata ink pad to edge the ornament and the frame for the sentiment.
  5. Mounted the branch and ornament with 3D pop-dots.
  6. Mounted the framed sentiment.
  7. Added the pearls and the stick pin with pearl heart and pink bicone bead.

This truly is one of those situations where the card is so much prettier IRL.  If you ever have any questions on how I did something and didn't mention it, feel free to email me.

Thanks for stopping by.  You still have time to join in the "Celebrating The Holidays Challenge".  For the details go HERE.  See back here for DT Thursday and the challenge winner too!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

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December 06, 2012

Celebrating The Holidays Challenge

Check out what the DT did with this challenge by clicking on their links below!  Grab some inspiration, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post.

A great theme for helping all of us get our last minute holiday cards finished and sent.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, December 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the December 6 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 posted with the DT Thursday post on December 13.
  • 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 create too, 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 12/06 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their their DT posts, the stamps, and more card samples in our on-line store too! 

 

 Shirley

 

 

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