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May 30, 2013

DT Thursday And Get Ready For The Next Challenge

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Julie Koerber.  She has created a really cute and fun card to share with us .  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE, to check it out!!  When you get back you can move on down to the details of our next challenge below.

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Bloom Where You're Planted - Floral

Our next challenge starts June 6.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps in your post. 
  • If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image or border (card shape templates are okay).
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on June 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/16 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!  Hope your Memorial Day weekend was safe and fun.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

May 28, 2013

The Winner Of The OWH Drawing

Wow, what a hop, huh?  We had 156 comments and the winner is Annette Hindes at By Annette.  Congratulations and happy shopping, Annette!

I want to thank all of you that stopped by to comment.   All of the OWH people really made me feel welcome and part of the family.   Believe me when I say the compliments and comments from the rest of you were also wonderful and felt like hugs too!!  I hope to see you all back for our next challenge.  See the details below:

Bloom Where You're Planted - Floral

Our next challenge starts June 6.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image or border (card shape templates are okay).
  • Your post should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on June 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/16 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!  Hope your Memorial Day weekend was safe and fun.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 

 Shirley

 

May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop And A $25 Gift Certificate Drawing Too

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Operation Write Home members design cards for members of the military serving away from home.   They do 2 different types.  Cards that can be sent back home to loved ones by the military members themselves and cards that are addressed directly to the military members thanking them for serving our country.   If you are interested in giving back by doing this and what to know more start HERE.  I never expected to hear from any of them because of what they were doing and how busy they were.  The first time I received an email from a service man during the Iraq war thanking me for letting him know we cared about them, thought about them, and what they were doing for us....well, it still brings tears to my eyes.

$25 Gift Certificate Drawing

We are offering a $25 Gift Certificate in a drawing to be chosen by Random.org.  To be eligible you must comment on this blog and the other two IO DT participants in the hop listed below.  Comments will be taken until 12:00 pm on Monday, 05/27.  I will announce the winner Monday afternoon on this blog:

My card for today's blog hop is a thank you card for a member of the military.  Since I don't know if it will be received by a male or female I tried to design it to give a warm non gender specific feeling. Below is a quick idea of how I did it.

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Layers Of Card:

  1. Stamped Bald Head Lighthouse with Toffee Crunch ink and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Colored the flag with Spica At You pens.  Layered the Heron and the flag with 3D pop dots.
  2. Mounted on the Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader die cut.  Threaded with twine.
  3. Stamped Cover-A-Card Rolling Waves with Brilliance Moonlight White ink on blue cardstock.
  4. Mounted on some beige Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock.
  5. Added a little pearl sticker.
  6. Stamped sentiment from Spring Medley Clear Set with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  7. Added some Viva Decor Ice White for a few waves on ocean.

 Last but not least don't forget our:

SALE

Summer is on it's way and Impression Obsession has TONS of great new products and stamps in our online store to celebrate it.  FREE SHIPPING is for US customers only.   The sale details again are:

The sale lasts until  Monday, May 27, at 11:59 p.m.:
  • type "MEM 20" in the coupon code box at checkout
  • and click the button on the right to make it "take".

So have a great time with the hop and then stop by our store to see our new stamps .  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Click here to go to our Online Store

or on the tab above where it says SHOP.

To get back to your place in the hop go HERE.   Have a safe and fun weekend and thanks for stopping by to look and share!!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

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May 23, 2013

Heads Up - You Have An Invitation

Whether you are leaving town for a Memorial Day weekend or just want to have time to yourself or with friends, to do your favorite things, :-), be sure to have a way to access the Internet close by because you are cordially invited for our:

SALE

Happy Memorial Day!  Summer is on it's way and Impression Obsession has TONS of great new products and stamps in our online store to celebrate it.  FREE SHIPPING is for US customers only.   The sale details again are:

Starting tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. get 20% off your order on our on-line store PLUS get free shipping on orders over $30.00. Can't beat that deal!  Just remember to:
  • type "MEM 20" in the coupon code box at checkout
  • and click the button on the right to make it "take".

So save the dates and it ends at midnight Monday, May 27.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Click here to go to our Online Store

or on the tab above where it says SHOP.

Any way you like it, and then meet us back here Saturday for the:

OWH Blog Hop And $25 Gift Certificate Drawing

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To be eligible for the drawing all you need to do is leave a comment on the IO blog or any IO DT memeber particpating with IO designs.  We will let you know who they are too.  If you have questions please email me.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

DT Thursday And Our New Winner

Our winner for our Flowers For You Challenge is Karen Amidon at SCS .  Congratulations, Karen, and happy shopping too!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Laura Fulcher.  She has created a really feminine, beautiful, and fun card.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE, to check it out!!  When you get back you can move on down to the details of our next challenge below.

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Bloom Where You're Planted - Floral

Our next challenge starts June 6.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image or border (card shape templates are okay).
  • Your post should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be the following Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on June 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/16 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

May 16, 2013

In The Air Challenge

Welcome to our new challenge.  It's time to check out what DT members are creating "In The Air" by clicking on their links below!  They are using products from our New Spring/Summer Collection, our DIES, and oldies but goodies too!  Be inspired, 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 can't wait to see theirs and yours too!!!

This challenge continues until next Wednesday, May 22.  There is a new guideline regarding the your posts.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  (If the die is not IO, it should not be an image or border die (card shape templates, i.e. nestabilities are okay).
  • Please list our challenge first if you are taking part in other challenges.
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, May 22, 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 and selected by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the same night, then posted the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!  If you need help to start a gallery or blog I may be able to help you there too.  Your participation is what helps make the challenges a success and fun too!!

Thanks for stopping by to join in the fun and share your comments too.

 

 Shirley

 

May 15, 2013

A Special Day For Someone Special


Birthday Glitter Graphics and Scraps for Orkut, Myspace, Facebook, Hi5, Tagged
It's not a birthday card, but it does let us wish you a really wonderful day, a happy healthy year, and many many many mooooooooooooooore!! Also, no calories here!!  From all of us, (Kelli and the office gang, Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Juli, Kittie, Laura, Vicki, and me too!

If the rest of you would like to wish Mitra Happy Birthday you can also find your on her Facebook pages HERE, HERE, or right here at the bottom of this post!!!  Have a great day, Mitra!

 

 

 

 Shirley

 

May 14, 2013

Tuesday T&T A Card For All Reasons

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Because I give a lot of cards and don't always know for what that will be, I usually try to create a card I can use for any reason.  Below are the rules I follow to do it:

  1. The sentiment on the front is usually "For You".  It can also be "Thinking Of You".  Something that makes it personal, but could cover a broad number of reasons for giving the card.
  2. I have gone crazy for the twisted easel cards because you can choose how much space to fill on the base, so you can say as much or little as you want.  (Even if the space is full, you can always include a note piece of paper folded and placed behind the easel part).

Below is how I did it this time:

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Background:

  1. CAC Tapestry stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock with VersaMark ink and embossed with a white pearl embossing powder (from my stash) was used as a matte for the Embossed Gift die cut,  after brayering it with Memento Angel Pink. 
  2. The die cut was done twice using Curious Ice Gold cardstock and then overlapped as shown.
  3. The die cuts were taped in place on the back.  I placed the tape first and then inserted the "quilted" images.
  4. The white cardstock matte for the "quilted look" was cut 6"X4" and then the edge die cut with a Border Duo 1 die for the edged below (taped in place with removeable Scotch tape).

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Images:

  1. Getting ready for the images meant doing a die cut with the paper cone die with another stashed CAC Tapestry stamped with Memento Angel Pink on Curious Ice Gold cardstock.  It was then folded along the creases as shown and then embossed from the underside go give it dimension.
  2. The two mini circle round tags were used to get a die cut from white cardstock and one from the Curious Ice Gold with the pink ink.
  3. The flower bouquet was stamped twice from Spring Medley clear stamp set with Delicata Golden Glitz ink, painted with Twinks, and cut out as shown.  The images were embossed from the back for dimension and mounted with 3D pop dots, then placed inside the Paper Cone and mounted as shown on the cardfront.  A simple white organdy bow was attached with a glue dot.
  4. The circles were mounted, the sentiment stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves, a pearl mounted with Glossy Accents and glitter applied on the squashed part.   It was mounted with 3D pop dots too.

So there you have it.  All ready for whomever and whatever comes into play for any reason. :-)

See you back here on Thursday for our "In The Air" Challenge.  For details on how to join in the fun go HERE and look at the bottom of the post.   Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

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May 09, 2013

Our Winner and DT Thursday

Our winner for our Flowers For You Challenge is Larissa Heskett at A Creative Place To Play.  Congratulations, Larissa, and happy shopping too!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Vicki Garrett.  She has created a beautiful  scene for journaling or I think it would be a terrific cardfront too.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog too, HERE, to check it out!!  When you get back you can move on down to the details of our next challenge below.

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In The Air Challenge

Our next challenge starts May 16.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image (card shape templates are okay).
  • Your post should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be following Wednesday, May 22, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store, picked by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on May 23.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/16 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

May 02, 2013

I'm Thankful For (Your Choice) Challenge

Welcome to our new challenge.  It's time to check out what DT members are "Thankful For" by clicking on their links below!  They are using products from our New Spring/Summer Collection, our DIES and oldies but goodies too!  Be inspired, 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 can't wait to see theirs and yours too!!!

This challenge continues until next Wednesday, May 8.  There is a new guideline regarding the your posts.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  (If the die is not IO, it should not be an image or border die (card shape templates, i.e. nestabilities are okay).
  • Please list our challenge first if you are taking part in other challenges.
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, May 8, 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 and selected by Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the same night, then posted the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this 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 DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!  If you need help to start a gallery or blog I may be able to help you there too.  Your participation is what helps make the challenges a success and fun too!!

DT Tutorial Tomorrow

Tomorrow DT member, Dina Kowal is posting a tutorial on the card she created "Using Negative Space" HERE.  You can find her post when it is active HERE.  She said she has had several requests on how she did it and you don't want to miss it.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

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