We Have A Blog Hop Winner And A New Challenge Coming
We Have A New Challenge Winner

Is It Spring Yet?

Heck, no!!! Puxatawny Phil predicts an early Spring though!  Our challenge today is in celebration of that prediction I think.  :-)  Is everybody ready?  Below is a list of the IO DT members and their creations for the Is It Spring Challenge!!  Right after that you can feast your eyes on the wonderful cards shared by our customers.

Below is a video by Laura Fulcher, a member of our design team, featuring the Mega MountTM and the large Cover-A-CardsTM stamps.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Our first pretty and feminine customer entry comes from Chriss Blagrave, at Botanical Cafe.  She used Small Garden Boots.   The stamp can also be purchased as larger Floral Garden Boots, or as part of two Red Rubber Stamp Cling Sets, Pleasant Thoughts or Charming Gardeners.  Wow, Chriss, your choice of background colors and textures really make your beautiful boots pop!!  Love how your trimmed them for your oval too.  Thank you so much, Chriss, for playing and sharing too!

Chirss Blagrave - Spring

The next card is designed by Pamela Bagdonas.  She chose Lovely Flower Stems, which can also be purchased as part of Clear Stamp Set Sweet Delights, and Fall Mum to create her Spring scene.  The colors are wonderful and give the feel of Spring, Pamela!  A bright and cheerful card, Pamela!  Thank you for joining in the fun too!

Pamela Spring

Below is the warm and fun card is shared with us by Paula Huiras.  She used Springtime Birdhouse and Cover-A-CardTM Vines to create the background for her wonderful card.  Your corners are wonderful too!  I want to apologize for misspelling your last name in the last challenge, too.  Thanks for participating in the challenge, Paula!!

Paula Hurias - Is It Spring Yet

This beautiful entry for this post is from by Shannon White.  She chose Clear Stamp Set Daisy Love to create her vision of Spring! It can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Cling Set Charming Gardeners.  It can also be purchased separately in Red Rubber as Freshly Picked or Small Freshly Picked.  Very simply elegant, Shannon!! Thank you for sharing with us!

Shannon White - Is It Spring Yet

This entry comes from Marsha Labanow.  She used Floral Garden Boots.   The stamp can also be purchased as Small Garden Boots or as part of two Red Rubber Stamp Cling Sets, Pleasant Thoughts or Charming Gardeners.  Her words are Blooming Spring, which is also on sale right now at 50% off.  A very pretty Spring card, Marsha.  The colors you used for the mattes really make your image pop!  Thank you so much for sharing and playing too.

Marsha Labanow - Is It Spring Yet

The next card is designed by Deloris Thiede, at Stamping At The Lake.  She chose Romantic Bouquet to design her simple and elegant card!  The colors are wonderful and give the feel of Spring, Deloris!  A beautiful card!  Thank you for joining in the fun too!

Deloris Thiede - Is It Spring Yet

This next warm and rich card is shared with us by Tami French at Team Gingerbread.  She used Watering Can Scene.  Your butterflies are perfect for your image!  Thanks for participating in the challenge, Tami!!

Tami French - Is It Spring Yet

This entry is from E. Marie at CraftE Marie. She used Daffodil Scene and Jonquil (which can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Stamp Cling Set Daffodils & Mixed Flowers. Nothing spells Spring like Daffodils in bloom.  A really beautiful whiff of Spring, E. Marie!  Thank you so much for sharing and playing too.

E Marie - Is It Spring Yet

The next card is designed by Sandra Scott, at Stamping For Pleasure.  She chose Freshly Picked to design her simple and elegant card!  The image can also be purchased as Small Freshly Picked, Clear Stamp Set Daisy Love or as part of Red Rubber Cling Set, Charming Gardeners.  The colors are so soft and wonderful against the embossed background, Sandra!  Thank you for joining in the fun too!

Sandra Scott - Is It Spring Yet

This next warm and rich card is shared with us by Steph L. She chose Cover-A-CardTM Spatter create her little background those cute Spring flowers!  Thanks for participating in the challenge, Steph!!

Steph L - Is It Spring Yet

Cindy Eaton created this wonderful card.  She chose Springtime Birdhouse to create her Spring card.  She also gave it a lovely white fence with flowers and the punched edge above too!  Very pretty, Cindy!  Thank you for playing and sharing too!

Cindy Eaton - Is It SpringYet

This beautiful Spring entry is from Cindy Messer at In Love With Paper.  She created the most bright and pretty card using just two small IO stamps from Sentiment I.  Can you beat that?  Great use of a great set, Cindy.  Thanks for sharing in the fun with us today!

Cindy Messer - Is It Spring Yet

This card is from Katie Bondroff.  Katie chose to use Cover-A-CardsTM Greenery, and Scratches, for her two backgrounds. For her image, and to support it, she chose Resting Rabbit, Clover Leaves, and Soft & Sweet.   The Clover Leaves and the Soft & Sweet are 50% off right now.  Katie, your card is wonderful and that rabbit is adorable too! Thanks for playing, Katie.

Katie Bondroff - Is It Spring Yet
Our last entry is from Mary Ann Cost. She chose Iris, which can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Stamp Cling Set Iris & Tulips.  Another lovely Spring card, Mary Ann.  Thank you for joining in the fun!

Mary Ann Cost - Is It Spring Yet

I want to wish all of you good luck in the drawing.

Don't forget a list of our challenges is on the second sidebar to the right.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a card showing "Is It Spring Yet" following the guidelines below:

  • 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 tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 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.

Stampin At Sea Cruise

Time is running out to book your seats for the cruise!  IO has teamed up with the Paper Cut and Sparkle 'n Sprinkle for the Stampin At Sea Cruise to be held February 14-19, 2011.  If you are going, give us a shout out!! As of a couple weeks ago there were 30 booked, not including husbands, etc. :-D  Wow that sounds like a great number and a few more wouldn't hurt either.  Mitra is going too.  When you book, drop me a post below. I'm thinking this would make a great birthday, anniversary, or Valentine's Day present!!!

Hope your week has been great so far!!  Thanks for stopping by to share and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

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