The End Of A Great Week
Our Last Two Entries And A Winner Too!

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!