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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Crazy Bird Calendar


It's the time of year to start making calendar gift or just for yourself! Here's a little inspiration using Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy stamps. The calendar can be switched out every year, so you can keep using it. This is ideal to sit on a small easel or add magnets to the back for the fridge.

If you are local (Atlanta) and looking for the calendars we've got 2018 calendars in multiple sizes at the store! Give us a call at Impressive Ideas or drop us and email to set some aside for you.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Power Poppy - O holy Night

 I was in the coloring mood! The beautiful stamp is from Power Poppy and called O Holy NightOf course, I colored it up with my beloved Copics. I kept the card around all white and let the color pop. The beautiful frame die that I used for a card base is Spellbinder's Victoriana Die Set. 

The sparkle is hard to see but a little fine glitter gives it some shimmer.

The inside sentiment is from Power Poppy's Holly Go Lightly set. I stamped it with Memento's Paris Dusk ink.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Impression Obsession - Haunted Greetings!

HAUNTED GREETINGS!
Impression Obsession wants to see your Haunted Greetings!
Play along and enter your design for the chance to win an IO $25 Gift Certificate. You can go to the IO BLOG to find all the guidelines and details.

A little inspiration from the IODT!

Chris Dayton
Daniela Dobson


Haunted greetings indeed with all these spiders on the crawl! I built a little shaker box to house the 31. The numbers are on sale right now too! Perfect for halloween, or maybe 25 for Christmas or just to highlight a birthday date or age!


Impression Obsession PRODUCT LINKS!
#3162 Chalk Numbers  - ON SALE NOW!


The little 31 stamp image was the perfect inside companion to the card front!
Finished card is an A2.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Impression Obsession - You're an Animal!

 You're An Animal!
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Challenge, You're An Animal! Play along creating with IO stamps/dies. Design can use any type of animal. It's easy to play along and there is an IO $25 gift Certificate up for grabs! 
If you need more information on joining in...you can find all the details on the IO Blog.
Which animals did the IO girls pick?
Check out their blogs to find out!

The Blue Footed Booby.... you won't see this little fellow just hanging out in your yard! Along with this little cheerful bird, you'll find some great smile worthy sentiments mixed in to the stamp set. I paired him with some die cut sea plants, cutting them out of grey paper and sponging on a little black ink. 

I colored up Mr. Booby with Copic Markers.
B05, B02, N2, N4, W7, W1, W0, 0 Blender

 Do you see his little hair tufts? I just sliced some very thin blue paper. I had a giggle adding them in with tweezers... felt like I was doing a hair transplant surgery! The actual bird does not have little blue tufts of hair... creative license to cute him up bit!

On the inside is another set and I added a fun border die along the bottom edge. Finished card is an A2,

What did I use today? Here's the list!



Wondering about the Blue Footed Booby? Check it out right HERE!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Impression Obsession - Come on Over!


It's a Party!
Impression Obsession is inviting you to play along in the Come on Over Challenge!
Design an invitation of any kind for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. Anyone is welcome to join in, a blog is not necessary. Need more info or help...you can go here to the IO Blog.

Invites from the IODT!

It's all about the invite today with the IO Team. My desk is covered in Halloween papers and dies and I'm definitely in fall mode. The spider looks a little too realistic for me when it Is sitting on the desk with it's creepy little jointed legs!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall and Winter 2017 Die Hop - DAY THREE!





It's the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!

We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days.
Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.
All winners will be announced on September 18th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!


Here's your hop list for today!

I used the new Halloween Scene Die to create a sparkly card with Microfine Glitter.  I put Scor-pal tape on card stock and removed the top layer so that I had exposed sticky. I added my black scene die cut and then my glitter, filling in the open areas. I used a little bakers twine around the inside of the circle frame, gluing it in using a finaline applicator. 



Monday, September 11, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall & Winter 2017 Die Hop -DAY ONE!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!
We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days.
Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.
All winners will be announced on September 18th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Here's your hop list for today!


Halloween! My most favorite cards to make!
I adore this new Halloween Web die and knew it would make a great shaker front.

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 I added all sorts of items to shake and rattle! Using Stick It is perfect for die cuts that you are putting on acetate, you don't have to worry about the glue smearing or leaving smudge.

I added my left overs on the inside, as usual and paired it up with the little Trick or Treat sentiment. Finished card is an A2. A little bakers twine bow on the top to finish it off!

Happy Hopping!!
Your next stop is Karen Amidon!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Impression Obsession Challenge - Thankful

Happy Thursday...it's time for a new challenge with IO!
Thanksgiving or Thanks is the theme.

Enter your design for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. 
It's easy! Ink a stamp up, run a few die cuts and come play along in our challenge!.
Details can be found here on the IO Blog.

Inspiration from the IODT!

These wheat stamps are a few years old and have always been some of my favorite go to stamps for a fall card. Using MISTI and a few brown shades of ink this is a super quick card. The ombre ink look is easy with MISTI. I start with the lightest ink and then work to the darkest, stamping each ink color individually. The brown frame is popped up and the finished card is an A2.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Impression Obsession Challenge - Color Combination!

COLOR CHALLENGE!
Happy August and happy Thursday...it's time for a new challenge with IO!
Have fun and create with the beautiful color combo of Orange and Turquoise!

Do you have a wish list from IO your? 
Enter your design for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. 
It's easy!
 Create, snap and load, you do not need a blog to play.
Details can be found here on the IO Blog.

Now, from the IO girls to help get you inspired!

Anna Wight 
Chris Dayton


I've been on a succulent kick lately! You can color them in so many different shades of color. 
I thought this pumpkin was a good fit for our color challenge this week. The two colors colors really pop together to make a happy card.

Copics used: YG67, YG63, YG61, BG49, BG45, G94, BG93, BG96, YR27, YR16, YR14, BG000

Impression Obsession:
#F20339 Succulent Pumpkins
#DIE5416-A Hugs Die
#DIE291-WW Rectangle Frames 2 


Come play along with us!
Find all the info on the Impression Obsession Blog!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Impression Obsession - Christmas in July

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
Happy Thursday! It's time for a new challenge with IO!
We are getting ahead start on the holidays and we want you to join in!
Have some fun, get creative and enter for your chance to win an IO $25 Gift Certificate. It's easy to join in. Need more info on how to play? You can go here to the Impression Obsession Blog find all the details you need.

A little Christmas inspiration from the IO girls, check out their blogs!

Chris Dayton
Daniela Dobson



This is one of the beautiful ornament images in the new release. I stamped it twice and cut the second one out to pop up. Adding a little dimension changes it so much! The two red frames are popped up with foam tape as well. Finished card is an A2.

Copics used: R59, R46, R43, G29, YG67, YG63, Y38, G0000, BG0000

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#E20378 Elegant Poinsettia Ornament
#DIE242-YY Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame Dies
#DIE291-WW Akk in One Frame Dies