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September 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop Day 2!

Before we get started with Day 2 of our hop... we have a winner for Day 1!

Congratulations zehra!

Please please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate!

 Sept die hop day 2

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!

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 (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) 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 Wednesday’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 Wednesday 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 links!

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great day & good luck!


Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!

Sept die hop day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!

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 (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) 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 Wednesday’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 Wednesday 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 links!

 Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great day & good luck!


Peace by Jenny Gropp

Here is a beautiful winter card from Jenny Gropp using Snowflake Cut Out Dies, Snowflake Background Die and  Peace Die.

 It's an odd card that I only use dies... no Copics, no stamping... but that's how it evolved! I'm all over the new dies and coming soon we'll be tempting you with a blog hop showing all the new dies off! I used the Snowflake Background Die and did some creative cutting to use a portion along the bottom. The Peace Die is also from the newest release.
 
 On the inside liner, I used the Snowflake Cut Out Dies, which leave a beautiful peek-a-boo snowflake shape! I LOVE these!!!
After cutting out my elements I adhered them to the wintergreen paper. I then ran it thru an embossing folder... quilting all the elements together. The embossing was very deep and I wanted it a little softer so it didn't compete with the beautiful snowflakes. I used a folded piece of paper and put my embossed panel in that and ran it thru my machine, which slightly flattened out the embossing, leaving a subtle texture. Finished card is 4 7/8" square. I embellished with three little sequins only. NO BOW... shocker.
 
Have a great day!

Impression Obsession Challenge - Square Cards!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Square Cards!

  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
Karen Amidon
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, September 30th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced October 1st. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.


Laugh by Jeanne Streiff

We have a mixed media beach scene to share today from Jeanne Streiff using CL350 Life Lessons, DIE078-F Sea Bird Dies and DIE038-J Grass Die.

From Jeanne:

I made a little scene using ink spray, inks and gesso. I added the final details to the water with markers. To finished my card I added some the Grass and and one of the Sea Bird dies and some Sand Ultra Fine Flower Soft for some added texture.

Laugh Jeanne_Streiff

Laugh straight Jeanne_Streiff

Have a great day!


Thanks So Much by Daniela Dobson

Check out Daniela Dobson's Beautiful Backgrounds Challenge card using Cover-a-Card Ornate Floral and  Greetings Top Edgers. Gorgeous!

Thanks so much by Daniela Dobson

I wasn’t sure how it was going to look stamped in black ink, but I was going to give it a try.Thanks so much background by Daniela Dobson

I colored the white parts with my watercolor paints.Watercolor background by Daniela Dobson

For the sentiment, I used one of the brand new dies Greetings Top Edgers. I die cut it from black glitter paper. I layered it over a piece of white cardstock covered with washi tape. As a final touch I added enamel dots to the flowers.
Thanks so much close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!


Impression Obsession Challenge - Beautiful Stamped Backgrounds!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Beautiful Stamped Backgrounds!

  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
Karen Amidon
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, September 16th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced September 17th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.