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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Impression Obsession - Shiny Challenge!

Happy New Year!
Ready for a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The challenge is Shiny New Year - just use something shiny on you card this week! Use IO dies or stamps and play along! To find all the details on how to play you can go here to the IO Blog.

Here's your list of designers to check out today:
Jeanne Streiff


I've got some shiny sequins in my shaker and some bright red metallic paper for the shiny challenge! When I cut the heart I used Stick It so I could easily piece some of the die cut hearts back in place on the acetate. Some of the frame layers are popped up for a little extra dimension.

Impression Obsession Dies:


Friday, December 30, 2016

Impression Obsession Valentine's Day Release Blog Hop -DAY 2!



Impression Obsession has done it again!
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Stamp Release Blog Hop -DAY 2! 

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away! 

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST December 29th and 30th. Visit all of the IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. 
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 

Good luck! 

Here's the Hop List for today!

All images that you will be seeing on the hop are available now at

CARD 1
Love this little checked heart image. I stamped it twice and cut the second one out to pop up. Dressed it up with a teensy tiny little white silk bow. Some simple frame die cut layers and this card goes in the quickie column!

COPICS: R59, R46, R85, R81

Impression Obsession Stamps:



CARD 2

I wanted to share another sweet and simple card. This fun little LOVE block image was cut out and popped up over my favorite background! It's a quickie card for sure. Perfect if you need to whip out a batch of little love notes!

COPICS: R59, R46, R85, R81

Impression Obsession Stamps:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Impression Obsession - Valentine's Release Blog Hop -DAY 1!



Impression Obsession has done it again!
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Stamp Release Blog Hop! 

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away! 

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST December 29th and 30th. Visit all of the IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. 
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 

Good luck! 

Here's the Hop List for today!

All images that you will be seeing on the hop are available now at


Welcome to another Impression Obsession Hop! It's always fun to share the NEW stamps with you! I wanted to share one of my new favorite backgrounds today! This fantastic I LOVE YOU stamp! Makes the perfect backdrop for any Valentine's Day designs you might be thinking about. It's the perfect size to fit an A2 card front. 

Impression Obsession Products:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Glitzy Ho Ho Ho!


Is your craft desk still covered with holiday supplies? Before you pack it away, why don't you create a few cards and start a stash for next year? I'm never able to get ahead, but I know most are much more disciplined than myself! You could also use some of those holiday papers and dies to whip out a few holiday thank you cards!


These glitzy and QUICK cards were made with PhotoPlay's HoHoHo Die and MFT's Rounded Square Frame Die set. The Bazzill Glitter paper does shed a bit when cut. But after you get through cutting, it is pretty eye-catching!

Monday, December 26, 2016

To be able to fly...

Is everyone recovering from the holidays? My blog has been very neglected this month. So I've got to back in the swing of things. I have a long of week of crafting planned while the store is closed until January 3rd. Lots of fun new Valentine projects coming along!

 I thought I'd share a butterfly card today. Black, White and Bold color!
I used Copics to color the image. And then I framed it with rectangle die cuts. I added Rainbow Tape to the frames.. black and white. It gives it just a little bit of extra POP and defines the edge!


Here's the sentiment inside of the cards. 

Stamps used from Impression Obsession:
Rainbow Tape:



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Impression Obsession - Quick Christmas Ideas!

Ready for a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The challenge is Quick Cards this week! Use IO dies or stamps and play along! To find all the details on how to play you can go here to the IO Blog.

 When I need quick, it usually means I'm pulling out dies. And I tell you this did start as quick, but devolved in to snow glitter all over my desk. The cats will be sparkly for days! I cut the Square Tree Die out of a foam sheet and card stock. I used stick it to adhere the foam and card stock die pieces, much easier for all those tiny little branches! The foam allowed me the height for all the spaces between the to branches have a little snow action. 

Impression Obsession Items on today's card:

 The inside. This Flourish has been hanging out on my desk for awhile and is finding its way on to everything!!! 

I popped the green square frame up and after that I could see the foam tape. So a little baker's twine string around the edges hid my foam. Finished card is 5 3/4" Square. 

Get cracking on some quick holiday cards and play along with Impression Obsession! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Winter Bird

 No coloring today. Just pretty paper dressed up with a little 
The scene panel is from Authentique's Wintery Paper Collection.

 Here's my stack of stuff before I assembled it all and added foam tape for dimension. You can see the shiny silver edges. I used the very thinnest tape. The 1/32" size. It adds such a delicate edge. I can't cut a layer that tiny and get it straight! 

 In the background I used one of the newer dies from Impression Obsession called Geometric Lines. It fits perfectly on an A2 card front.

More Rainbow Tape lines the edge of the Stitched Frame Die on the inside. The sentiment is from IO as well, Oh the Snow, and is stamped in MFT's Steel Blue ink. Finished card is an A2.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ruff Day?

 Know someone having a Ruff Day? Cheer them up with a little treat bag full of their favorite candies. The Crazy Dogs plus chocolate is a guaranteed smile! 

Black Rainbow Tape is a staple that just resides on my desk permanently. It's the perfect little divider between layers or patterns. I love a clean black line! You can see it below on my doggie bag dividing the plaid and the paw print embossed paper. I used the 1/8" width, which is probably my most used along with the 1/16" size.

Here's a LINK to all the Black Tape Sizes.
If you are in Georgia, you can always find them at Impressive Ideas!

Copics used to color him up: W9, W4, Y26, R59, R29, E47, E44, E43, E40
A little glossy accents on the nose and eyes livens him up a bit!

The world was like a snow globe....

CHILL OUT!

Ready for a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The challenge is Chill/Cool Colors. Use IO dies or stamps along with the Chill theme! To find all the details on how to play you can go here to the IO Blog.


 How cute is this little round snowman? I used some cool winter blues and a chilly scene for our CHILL challenge today.

Impression Obsession Stamps and Dies:

 Here are the Copics I used to color him up. I stamped him twice and then fussy cut his clothes to pop up with from tape.

 I used the same Copics on the snow globe letter sin the sentiment.

On the inside I added one of the new pretty flourish dies. It's one piece that I cut up. The card base is 3 1/2" x 5 and then the circle piece hangs off the top. 

Grab some IO stamps and dies and play along with our CHILL challenge!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thankful

 Finally, its starting to feel like fall here in Atlanta! Fall brings my favorite colors without a doubt! 
Check out this gingham stamp in the background. It is quickly becoming a staple on my desk to use for backgrounds. I adore ginghams and the tiny scale of this one is just perfect for cards, the entire stamp measures 5"x 6" and covers an A2 card front completely.

Impression Obsession stamps used today:


Copics: YR27, YR16, YG95, E47, Y38
I airbrushed around the edges of the thankful panel and also sponged a bit of brown ink on the edge too.