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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Impression Obsession - Something NEW!

It's NEW and pretty cool!
Look at this great new die from Impression Obsession!
It creates a Business Card Holder!

Just released is the new Business Card Holder which cuts the template for the base including adding the score lines for easy folding. There is a separate die that cuts the layering pieces. The designs are endless and you can really make a personalized gift with this new Die Duo.


You can find these in stock at Impressive Ideas Stamp Store right now!


 This one is created from Blue Fern papers. I sponged black ink on the edges of the panels and the base. I added some green leaves from the Die Cut Foliage and little paper flower to fancy it up. Tim Holt'z Vintage Collage Medium was the finishing touch, giving it an aged matte finish.

 This one is also created with Blue Fern papers. I used Charcoal Chalk ink to add a little dark edge. I thought the paper was pretty enough on it's own. I left it unadorned and just added a coating of Tim Holtz's Vintage Collage Medium. 

 More Blue Fern printed paper... I chose to work with Blue Fern because it is substantial in weight so it really creates a very solid finished piece. I added some inky edges with a Chestnut Roan Cats Eye. The Butterfly Die fit nicely right in front! Adding the Collage Medium over the butterfly stiffened it up nicely.

And of course.... a kitty cat holder! How cute would this be to drop off at the vet's office? I guess you could do it up with little dog dies as well! The die cut cats are made out of black foam and then an added a black linen card stock die over the top. It gives them the appearance of little elements. Much sturdier than just paper. The paper is from Authentique's Devoted paper collection. A coating of the Vintage Collage Medium tops it all off. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Impression Obsession - Summer!

SUMMERTIME!
The challenge is all about the weather... Summer is the Theme!
Play along in the IO Challenge for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. Be sure to use Io stamps or dies, snap a shot and link up! You don't have to have a blog to play. All the details can be found here on the IO Blog.

Ready for some inspiration from the IO Girls?

 Summer is here in Atlanta.. its been HOT! Lemonade stands certainly scream summertime and I' have been waiting to ink these cute lemons up, so our summer theme was perfect. ! I stamped the lemons multiple times to create my background. These would be super cute on a scrapbook page for a lemonade stand. 

 Here are the Copics I used for today. Yellows blend so easily, so this is a very easy color job!

 A little black and white twine long the inside of the frame adds a little extra texture.

I added a summer sentiment on the inside from the great Hello Summer Clear Set. Finished card is 4 1/2" Square.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Serendipity Stamps June Blog Hop!



Welcome to the SS Blog Hop!
 In addition to our monthly challenge we host a blog hop to share with you what's new at Serendipity and a chance for you to win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate.
This means that you have two chances to win!

To play along in our challenge you can go here to the SSCB to find all the details.
To join in the hop, just leave comments on all the blogs. One lucky commenter will be selected for the $20 gift certificate! You have until midnight US EST on Sunday June 19th to leave comments-the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday 
June 20th.

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Jeanne Jachna 

 What a perfect stamp for a wedding or an anniversary!
I stamped the Happily Ever After in Memento Grey Flannel ink, using my MISTI to get a beautifully crisp imprint. I stamped the Wood Background stamp on the die cut layer, adding a little inking around the edges. A few layers added on as well a little seam binding bow.


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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Impression Obsession - Furry Friends


Want a chance to win an Impression Obsession $25 gift certificate?
Join the IODT and play along in the Furry Friends challenge. You don't need a blog to play. Just be sure to use IO stamps or dies when creating your design and link up!
New to challenges? All the info you need can be found here on the Impression Obsession Blog

Need a little inspiration?
Take a look at some of our Furry Ideas!

Dina Kowal

 I know... I usually go straight for the kitty images with a challenge like this, but I was looking through stamps and this little bunny caught me eye! She doesn't need to stay put away till Easter! I think she works just fine for an anytime card. I gave her a little color using Copics and paired it up with some happy paper.
I used some inspirational word paper in the background of the card front and I thought this quote worked well with it. I collect quote stamps... just love 'em! Finished card is an A2.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Challenge #56 Background Stamping


It's the first of the month which means time for a new challenge from Serendipity.
Play along with us by using Serendipity products. This months challenge is stamping backgrounds. Enter your design for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Gift Certificate. Details can be found here on the SSCB.


Welcome to Katie Gehring our June guest Designer
Be sure to visit her blog, "Stamping Lightly" 

Here's some background inspiration from the SSDT
Jenny Gropp - you are here!

It's all about the backgrounds today! I love quotes and this Emily Dickinson quote is a fave for sure. I thought it was a perfect pairing with these gorgeous feathers! I stamped the feather background multiple times to vary the direction and cover the entire panel. I airbrushed with a little N3 to get the subtle grey edges. Finished card is an A2.

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Hope to see you back on JUNE 15th for our monthly Blog Hop!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SSCB #55 Halfway and Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!
 In addition to our monthly challenge we host a blog hop to share with you what's new at Serendipity and a chance for you to win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate.
This means that you have two chances to win!

To play along in our challenge you can go here to the SSCB to find all the details.
To join in the hop, just leave comments on all the blogs. One lucky commenter will be selected for the $20 gift certificate! You have until midnight US EST on Sunday May 22 to leave comments-the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday 
May 23.



Feelin' a little country today! I used the new cowboy boots for my card today. Several of the DT Members inked these up for today's Blog Hop and I love how they all turned out so differently! There is a coordinating die cut to match the stamp too... so no fussy cutting! The bandana die cut in the background was cut out of kraft card stock and then I inked it up using a little chestnut roan. To keep the wrapped jute string tight and in place I used a layer of score pal tape to hold it as I wrapped it around the panel.



  • Serendipity Stamps and Dies- #1387E Boots Stamp#076FD Boots dies, #062MD Bandana Die,  #1388E She was good with Rope
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onxy Black
  • Paper: Bazzill Buttercream, Kraft, Black, Bo Bunny Take a Hike (brown pattern)
  • Other: Jute String, ScorPal Tape, Foam Tape, Black Rivet, Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan, Clear Glaze Pen, Copics
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Impression Obsession - Fanciful Flowers

    Happy Thursday and a Happy Hello! Impression Obsession's new challenge is an easy one,  FANCIFUL FLOWERS! Create a design using IO stamps or dies on your project, link up to play along. As always, an IO $25 gift certificate is up for grabs. New to our challenges? You can find all the guidelines here on the IO Blog.

    Need a little something to get you started?
    Check out what flowers are blooming today!
     For today's card I used some Copics and colored this fun little Tulip Flower image.
    After coloring it, I added the miss you sentiment, stamping it in Versafine Onyx Black. Sweet and simple, with happy colors and clean lines today!

     COPICS: R35, R32, R30, G46, G43, B00, B0000

    The sentiment on the inside and the miss you on the front are both included in one of the new clear sets called Grunge Map. Finished card is an A2.

    • Stamps by Impression Obsession: CL671 Grunge Map, F15098 Tulip Flower
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
    • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, MFT Safari 6x6 paper pad, Black
    • Other: Copics, Perfect Layer Rulers, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Foam Tape

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Impression Obsession Summertime Blog Hop - Day 2!


    The fun continues with Day 2 of our Summertime Hop!
     We are sharing some brand new images and some great ideas from the release! There is a chance to win an IO $25 gift certificate each day, just by leaving comments! You will have until Thursday evening, May 5th to leave comments. The winners will be announced on Friday the 6th on the IO blog.

    All the goodies that you will be seeing plus many more are available NOW at your local store (Impressive Ideas for you Georgia folks) and online at
     www.iostamps.com.

    Take a look at what's new!

    IO has some great vintage trucks and car stamps. Gary Robertson has done quite a few scenes with them and in this release our Dina created an awesome clear set! I stamped the image with Memento on Neenah White card stock and used Copics to color it up.

      I never do grungy well.... have problems knowing when to stop! I added some stampings of the gears and then sponged black ink around the panel. I added glossy accents to the car windows and headlights, which gives it a little shiny highlight amongst all the grunge.

    On the inside, more of the same! The Father's Day sentiment comes in the same clear set as the car image. Finished card is an A2.

    • Stamps by Impression Obsession: CL672 Timeless Classic, C13448 Gears
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
    • Paper: Kraft, Black, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Authentique 6x6 Durable Collection
    • Other: Copics, Glossy Accents, Perfect Layer Rulers

    Monday, May 2, 2016

    Impression Obsession - Summer Blog Hop 2016! DAY ONE!


    Ready for some summertime fun?
    Impression Obsession is having a 2 day blog hop. We will be sharing some brand new images and some great ideas from the release! There is a chance to win an IO $25 gift certificate each day, just by leaving comments! You will have until Thursday evening, May 5th to leave comments. The winners will be announced on Friday the 6th on the IO blog.

    All the goodies that you will be seeing plus many more are available NOW at your local store (impressive Ideas for you Georgia folks) and online at
    www.iostamps.com.

    Take a look at what's new!
    Dina Kowal


    I have three cards for you today because they were so easy I just kept right on stamping! I used some Ken Oliver printed paper... so I didn't even get messy! There are great sentiments in this release and I grabbed a few of those to share with you. Pretty paper, black inks, some Frame Die Cuts... and done! I think I'll color today and share some Copic cards tomorrow!

    CARD 1
    This is a great one... use it in your journals or really for any occasion! Just a happy feel good sentiment to make someone smile! Its the new sentiment called Smile Bigger #F14537. I added a little frame die cut from the Rectangle 6 in 1 Die Set. A few little enamel embellishments to finish it off.

    CARD 2
    OK... This is hands down my favorite. I just love it!
    I stamped The Kind of Woman #F17110 in black Versafine and added a frame the Rectangle Frame Set 2.

    CARD 3
    This card uses #D7828 Smile Often and I paired it up with a frame from the Rectangle 6 in 1 Die Set. I added some jumbo sequins to embellish and then used a little Viva Pearl Pen to make a little pearl center.

    Enjoy hopping today and checking out all the new rubber! Remember to leave a comment for the chance to win a gift certificate to do some shopping for some new rubber for yourself!