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March 2014

Spring Designer Die Hop Day 3 Winners!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring Designer Die Hop! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have two winners today... first for the Day 3 Hop:

KT Fit Kitty

and our winner that was picked randomly from all 3 days:

Eileen Barton

Congratulations! Please email Jeanne for your gift certificates!

Have a great day!

 


Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Designer Die Hop Day 3!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop!

Spring Day 3

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Both Thursday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Our Day 2 Spring Designer Hop winner is...

Darlene Pavlick

(Please email Jeanne for your gift certificate!)

Today’s hop list!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

 Have a great day!


Spring Designer Die Hop Day 2!!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop!

Spring Day 2

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Both Thursday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Our Day 1 Spring Designer Hop winner is...

Nancee Purdum!!!

(Please email Jeanne for your gift certificate!)

Today’s hop list!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

 Have a great day!


Spring Designer Die Hop Day 1!!!

 

Welcome to Day 1 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop!

Spring Day 1

We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.

Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.

So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Both Thursday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

www.iostamps.com

Today’s hop list!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

 Have a great day!


Good Luck by Jenny Gropp

The Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop starts tomorrow!

To get you in the mood for so great die samples we have this beautiful card from Jenny Gropp using Life Stuff Sentiments Clear Set #CL491 , Shamrock Die #DIE065-AA, Alphabet Plain Upper Case #DIE158-H, Shaker Frame Die #DIE002-Z and Flags Die Set #DIE015-F

 
 
Have a great day!

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Green!

Welcome to  our Color Challenge - Green!

Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

Challenge Guidelines

Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

Challenge will be open until Tuesday, April 1st at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced April 2nd. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day and good luck! If you have questions please email Jeanne (see sidebar).


Thank You By Dina Kowal

 Dina Kowal shares a beautful Thank You card today!

 Dina uses DIE162-Thanks Word


From Dina~

I started with a Fabriano Medioevalis Stationery card and a brushed puddle of water... I brushed in Stream reinker at one end of the wet area, and yellow Impress ink at the other end, and let them bleed together. While the ink was still wet, I dropped in some gold Lumiere Acrylic Paint and then did some scratchy blending with a fork... I have no idea why there is a fork in my can of brushes (?!), but it gave a cool effect.


I sprinkled some gold embossing powder into the puddle, and heated from the back of the panel to dry the paint and set the powder. After everything was set and dry, I added some more yellow ink, and repeated the process. I cut into the panel using the new Thanks Word die from Impression Obsession, replaced the cut with a white piece, then cut the inlaid panel using a Spellbinders die.

 
Have a great day!

Bohemian Butterfly by Jenny Gropp

 
We have a fun tutorial to share today from Jenny Gropp!
 
 
 
 
 I cut the circle base from the IO Circle Shaker Die and ran it through a CB Folder to add some embossing. I added the printed chipboard circle and then used the IO Fancy Butterfly Die in the center of it, popping it with Dimensional silicone to keep the wings curved. I cut the solid butterfly out of yellow for the bottom layer. For the fancy butterfly I positioned the die cut evenly over a flower in the printed paper... that way the colors and the design are some what symmetrical.

 

A border die and left over paper strips accent the inside of the card.
 
 
I added the Summer Strip along the bottom to fit with the challenge. There is a great Summer Themed Clear Set that has some great sentiments for fun summery cards or layouts! 

 Have a great day!


New Challenge... In The Garden

Welcome to  our In The Garden Challenge!

Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

IO Blog – You are Here
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

Challenge Guidelines

Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

Challenge will be open until Tuesday, March 18th at 7 p.m. CT.

Winner announced March 19th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day and good luck! If you have questions please email Jeanne (see sidebar).


Daffodils by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a beautiful floral card today!

 CL330 Get Well Wishes, F8579 Daffodil Trio Border.

 

 

 I stamped the flowers first - Daffodil Trio Border. The Get Well sentiment came next.  Then I glued the yellow paper along the top and bottom. Last I die cut the shape. That way my edges are nice and clean. You can see the Copics I used to color the flowers.
 

 

 This is 1/16" tape I added along the edge of both yellow top and bottom. Just gives it a really nice finished edge. I wrap the ends around the back of the panel.

 

 

 

This is the inside.... I get a lot of emails about shaped cards and this is how I make them. I cut two black panels using the smallest die in Spellbinder's Grand Labels 23.  The back die is scored about a half inch down. I glue the two tops together - putting adhesive above the score line and then lining them up. I like to a use wet glue. The wet glue gives you a little wiggle room to be able to line up everything perfectly.

 

You can see (sort of) the flowers were stamped a second time and then cut out. I added the second flowers with foam tape for a little dimension. A little bow to finish it off.

Have a great day!