Thursday, December 7, 2017

IO Stamps Designer Challenge-Last Minute Holiday Gifts or Cards

Helllloooooooo!!!!!  I hope you enjoyed our Valentine's Blog Hop!!!!

Now we're back to Holiday's again!!!!

I used scrap Vinyl from my Silhouette along with the Ho Ho Ho Die to create this last minute ornament!!! I filled the ornament with some Decorative Metallic  Shreds and topped it with this Festive Bow.  The thing is, you can use any of your die cuts with Vinyl,which opens up the possibilities for a  multitude of projects!

Be sure to Submit your Holiday Projects/Cards to THIS POST on the IO Blog. You can also get all the details on how to create your way to a fantastic gift certificate.

Check out the other DT creations:

 --XX's and Oh's

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the IO Stamps Valentine Release Blog Hop

Today i'm sharing Bugs and Bees and Peas!!!! Oh My!!!!!!

For my first card I coloured up this super adorable  Flutter Love Stamp. Isn't it just the cutest?? I LOVEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!  I paired it with this Whimsical Happy Valentine's Day sentiment.
Lastly, I mounted it on a dotty border that I made with the Circle Cutout Border Die

We have lots and lots of beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! 

This little image makes my heart smile!!!!

Bee Mine is a great stamp for valentines with the sentiment and image all in one!!!!

It's wold be great for kids school valentine cards as your the image is easy to colour and thus perfect for your little creative one!!!!

I die cut the image with a circle die and mounted it over the Floral Lace Heart Die

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days.
Only one comment per blog per day please.

And for one more super cute image!!!!!

I paired the Two peas in a pod image with the You are my Sunshine Sentiment Stamp and Die

I sure hope you enjoyed this hop!!! I have some more creations to share with you over the next couple of weeks!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday December 10th 
and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th.
Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at

XX's and Oh's
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IO stamps Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good Morning!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the IO Valentine Release Blog Hop

For my first card, I wanted to share the LOVE CATS  image with you.

I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks and a Stencil

Then,  cut  large circle and sponged it with yellow to create a moon. 

I cut the Large Fence Die in BLack and mounted the cats in the circle onto the fence

Lastly, I added the LOVE die sentiment., cut out in glitter to add some pizzazle.

This card features the Wide Stripe Heart stamped the Heart with Black and then coloured in the white area with Teal Marker. I added some gilding foil to the small heart. Lastly, I added the Hello sentiment from the Greetings Die Set. 

Hope you likey!!!!

Head over to the IO Stamps Blog to get all the details for the hop and prizes

Here's who's playing today

Have a great day!!!

XX's and Oh's


Monday, December 4, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!

For my first share, Willy the Robot  D19698 and Bitty  D19697are stealing the show!!!!!

I coloured these sweet bots with Copic Markers

I used the Splatter 1 stamp to ground the images and finished it off with the Hugs Sentiment Die

I also coloured this image with Copic Markers

The background was completed with Oxide inks and a stencil

Be sure you visit the following blogs today and leave some love

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at

Good Luck in the Draw!!!

XX's and oh's
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge- Tis the Season

Good Morning!!!
How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

We're a little ahead of Schedule here in the Garrett/McEwan Household.
Four Trees up! Not all decorated, but up AND some of the outdoor decorations are complete thanks to my Dear Jonathon! 

Today the challenge is to create a festive project. It doesn't have to be a card.....perhaps a tag, some gift packaging, a holiday vignette.....whatever your little ole heart desires. Make it festive, 'cause "tis the season of course!!!
For my Christmas Shaker Confection, I used the Penguin Family Snow Globe along with the Matching Die Set. In addition I used the  and the "Merry" Portion of the Merry Christmas Die. The little branches are from the Pine Sprig Cluster.

Be sure to Link up your creation on the IOBlog for a chance to win a Gift Certificate!!!

Also, check out the DT creations!!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bunny Girl

Hope you're all gearing up for a lovely weekend.

I couldn't wait to break out my prism pencils to colour this adorable new image from Technique Junkies stamps- Bunny Girl. I see a lot of use for her in my future.

My White on White Card was inspired by Paula Wolschlager Williamson, who is in my opinion one of the best pencil artists out there!!!!

I coloured up the image with Prismacolor pencils and then simply mounted it white on white, adding some texture to the middle layer with an embossing folder!

Because  this is a new release, you can save 15% on this image until November 8th.

Happy Stamping

XX's and Oh's

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Technique Junkies Stamps November Release

Good Morning! If you've been up early and Hopping, you've probably just arrived from the Super talented Judy Jackson's Blog

I'm sharing a few new stamps today.

My first card features the Stay Humble sentiment along with the Linen Dots Background Stamp
I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks!

I love to read so this Too dark to read stamp is super cute!!!!. I created this background with a stencil and some Soft Brushing of Distress Oxide ink with Clarity Brushes.

Hope you enjoy the hop! Remember you can get the new release stamps at a discount!!!

Enjoy the rest of your hop. Next up, the ever so talented Giovana's Blog

XX's and Oh's