Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Day 1!

Summer Stamp hop Day 1
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration starts today!
Each day (April 8th - 10th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog  at 6am.
Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event -
so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for all of the event days will be open until Monday April 13th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on April 14th.
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE 

Here is today's list of blogs:

Angela Bode

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Laura Fulcher

Laura Williams

Lynda Pleckan

Susan Wymer

Vicki Garrett


Have a great day!

New Challenge - It's Getting Hot In Here!

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Welcome to our new challenge - It's Getting Hot In Here!

Show us your summer or warm colors projects!

  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 using Impression Obsession products at the bottom of this post!

If you have any problems linking or questions please contact Jeanne.

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 company 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 in a separate post.

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

  This Challenge will be open until Tuesday, July 25th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner will be announced July 26th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing with us!

Hop List:

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher


Have a great day!


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Livin' The Salt Life by Jenny Gropp

 Fun beach card from Jenny Gropp!
It's starting to feel like summer here in Atlanta... heading to the beach sounds really nice! I thought I'd build a little sand castle for today's challenge. We've got new products to share too and I used one of the new clear stamp sets, Sailing into the Sunset, on my card today. This is a great set for some summer cards or accents on those beach scrapbook pages. 
 IO just introduced some great new dies, which you can see here, several of them are All in One Layering Frame Die sets. I used the new All-in-One Squares Set which has great little stitched edges. I cut the little sandcastle multiple times, just building it out to the right size for my frame.
Have a great day!

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.

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Laugh straight Jeanne_Streiff

Have a great day!

Beach in a Box Tutorial by Karen Amidon

Wowzers! What a fun project from Karen Amidon!

Karen uses the following IO products:  A5364 Sunny Smiles, DIE109-C Single Brach Chair, DIE186-G Plane with Banner, DIE177-K Beach Chairs, Die176-E Mini Shells, DIE182-K Mini Beach Fun Set, DIE101-D Ocean Border, DIE068-A Cloud Die Cut Trio, DIE191-E Palm Trees

 There is so much going on inside this small pop-up box card! The Plane that's flying through the Cloud Trio actually comes with a banner that is trailing behind it. I thought about adding, "Eat at Joe's Crab Shack" but I wanted the card when fold to fit into an A2 envelope! 
This is the view of the front when the box is closing flat.
For the beach scene the Palm Trees were placed in the back along with some waves created with the Ocean Border Die
You can see the different layers here with the side view. The sand castles have a light cover of sand on them. I have used a waxed rope for the handle on the pail. These dies and the shovel all come in the Mini Beach Fun Set. I also tucked a few Mini Shells in the pail.
The Beach Chair that I used inside the box comes as a set of two. Soon I will be sharing a really fun card I made with those! The Single Beach Chair on the flap comes as shown with the pair of flip flops...loving these!
Here's the back of the box with its flaps down. This shows that darling Mini Shell Set. I used four out of the 7 shells that come in the full set. This sentiment seem to fit perfectly..."Sending Sunny Summer Smiles"!
Folding flat, ready to mail, and I'm dreaming of a beach trip!

Have a great day!