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Monday, July 28, 2014

And along came a spider...IO Stamps Fall/WInter Release Blog Hop






Welcome to the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit there and then follow the links to  head on  over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps on their blogs

 (only one comment per blog per day please).

The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!


My card is quite simple actually, but I think it's a cutie!!!!

I used the following stamps in the creation of this card:


Hope you like it, it's quick and easy!!!

Every day (Monday July 28th – August 1st) one of the IO designer blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


and She WILL ......

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ahoy! IO Stamps Thursday Challenge


This weeks challenge is a Nautical/Beach Theme. Let's break out the Rubber and share your sizzlin' summer creations!!!!

I was excited to use this brand new image, Roped Ship for my card.

I stamped the image on Kraft Cardstock and coloured lightly with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol. My background paper and embellies are from the Prima Seashore collection.

I hope to see your entry for the challenge!

You can post it HERE on the Impression Obsession Blog

Here are the IO Players for this weeks challenge



                                                                                                 Anna Wight 

Happy Stamping~~~

Vicki
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hiking! The Paper Loft June Sketch Challenge


I've been such a lazy Blogger lately!!!  That being said, I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself in many regards and also making attempts to live as stress free as humanly possible. I know there is no life without some degree of stress, however if you are aware of the source(s) of your greatest stress and eliminate it, it is important to do that! For things that you can't avoid, you need to use your coping skills to deal with it effectively.....and then there are habits that you can adapt to relieve your stress levels on a more general level. I've currently taken up Yoga, which forces me to be more mindful of relaxing. Looking forward at some point to get the go ahead for Hot Yoga, but right at the moment I will stick with the more gentler forms such as Yin and Sama Set

If you have any great ideas with regard to stress management, please share! I can use all the help I can get {heart}.

I enjoyed making this layout for the Paper Loft June Challenge using Papers from The Great Outdoors!

Make sure you visit the Blog  to see the latest sketch and to add your submission

You  could be our next guest designer and win some fabulous Paper Loft Designer Paper!



Have a Wonderful Week

--Vicki~~



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Have Broom, Will Travel...Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge


Hi! Long time no see~ I've been busy trying to get my health in tip top shape!!!! I've done a little creating, but I'm holding on to those projects for just a bit longer!

Today's challenge over at IO Stamps is a Travel Challenge

Are we there yet???

With this Witchy Poo, I'm sure we'd be there in no time!!!

I don't have a lot of Travel stamps, but I have this awesome sentiment 
I have also been hoarding papers etc... from the Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz collection

I paired the Brick Stamp with the Graphic 45 chipboard and paper to create this fun and easy card!

I hope that you will play along in the challenge to get a chance to win some rubbery stamping bucks!!!

Be sure to follow the links on my sidebar, or head on over to the IO Blog to get the links for the Design Team Samples and/or to link up your creation

Happy Stamping!!!!


~~Vicki--

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Make it Masculine-IO Stamps Thursday Challenge


Hi Everyone! Hope that you're all doing well!

I'm back to work, but still not feeling 100%

Today's Challenge at IO Stamps is to create a Masculine Card

Perfect Challenge for me, as we have a friend that is currently recovering from Knee Surgery!

Stamps Used:


For my Base Paper, I used a fun Designer Paper

All the Talented Design Team are playing so be sure to head over to the


to get the links and to enter your challenge card!

Happy Stamping!
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time Traveller Sympathy Cards


On one hand, I'm not a fan of creating Sympathy Cards. On the other, it's nice to create a handmade card to acknowledge in a special way one's empathy with regard to the loss of a loved one.

I really like the TIme Traveller collection and thought the prints and patterns would be perfect for just this occasion.



In addition to the Time Traveller Paper, I also used Time Traveller Tags and Tickets and 3x4 ATC Cards, Typewriter Keys and Flowers from the Time Traveller Collection.

On the top card, I used a gorgeous Paintable, colouring in my flower with a Gelato.


I created a few cards, as it's good to have them on hand. Sadly, my parents are at the age where they are losing friends much too often. It's comforting to them to send a special card

Sentiments for each card is from Impression Obsession.