Monday, October 24, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

Today we're featuring the latest Christmas Dies

My Card Features the Wreath Builder Die. Can you see the different foliage in the wreath.
I had fun combining the different colours and building the wreath.

If you can notice the small pattern in behind the wreath, I used the Geometric Cutout 2 on the base of the card. I finished the wreath up with a couple of cute pinecone embellies (Stampin' Up!)
Note: No stamps were inked in the making of this card! (hehe)

The hop will run for 3 days (10/24/16 - 10/26/16) 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 per day please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more designer blogs you visit and leave a comment on the better chance you will have to win!!!

I wasn't sure quite what was going to happen when I added this gorgeous Flourish to my card base. Then I thought it would make a perfect base to hang the Patchwork Stocking from 
The card still seemed a wee bit bare, so I added the Patchwork Holly

              Lastly, I deconstructed this Merry Christmas Die as I only wanted the "Merry" part of the sentiment.

Hope you likey!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday October 30th and all winners will be announced Monday October 31st. Good luck!

If you have any questions please email Jeanne.

All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Hop list:

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-to die for!

Good Morning!

This weeks challenge is to use Die Cuts on your creation!

I combined an older die with a new die and some fussy cutting!

The little truck is cut out of a stamp from the Timeless Classic clear set. 

I used the Hill landscape layers dies to cut the curved green hill

Be sure you head over to the IO stamps blog to load your creation, because you could win a $25.00 gift certificate just for playing!!

Check out the other DT Chickies creations:

Happy Stamping

Friday, October 7, 2016

a Misti Christmas-My Sweet Petunia/Impression Obsession Swap Hop

Good Morning!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession and My Sweet Petunia Fall Blog Hop!

I love my Mini Misti  for stamping smaller card fronts and images

I absolutely adore this Deer Crossing Image . The ability to stamp precisely with my Misti allowed me to bring the image to life by stamping in different colours

Here's how I did it:

1. Align the paper and the stamp in the Misti
2. Ink the entire stamp with a light coloured ink in order to get an overall impression 
3. Clean the stamp with a wet wipe and Ink the trees in a lighter shade of green.
4. Reink the Trees with a Darker shade of green ( I used Old Olive).
5. Clean the stamp and ink the deer in a shade of brown-stamp
6. Clean the stamp and using a marker, colour in the Cabins. Huff on the stamp to give added moisture and stamp on the cardstock. Add a second coat of marker if necessary.
7. Clean the stamp and using a water based marker, colour in the fence line, stamp.
8. Clean the stamp. Using either a glue pad ink up the stamp quickly. Stamp and apply glitter, shaking off the excess. Alternatively paint on a thin coat of glue and seal and stamp, followed by glitter. If you do this, be sure to clean the stamp well with water.
Using a Marker, pencil in the roof lines on the Cabin.

9. Stamp the Merry Christmas Sentiment in Old Olive.

10. Sponge the edges of the cardstock ( I used soft sky)

Layer and mount to a 6"x6" card base

Be sure to follow the links below to check out all the designer creations~

 On Wednesday, October 12th we will draw from everyone who leaves a comment on ALL the blogs in the hop to give away a mini MISTI and a $25 IO gift certificate. Winners will be posted on the IO & MSP blogs and FB pages.

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Fall Birthdays

Hello! I hope that you're having a great week! 

This week our challenge is to create a Fall themed Birthday Card
I decided to take the spooky route and make a Halloweenish Birthday Card!

Quick and easy, plain and simple, but i quite like it!

What do you think!

Be sure to play along with our fun challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to IO Stamps

Check the Blog HERE for more details and to see who's playing this week!


Kraft Card Stock

Memento Black Ink

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge-Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat, Smell my feet..... WAIT!! Is that even politically correct anymore??

It does sound like something this silly old Pumpkin Head would say doesn't it?

Sooooo today's designer challenge is to create your finest Halloween Card

I used Jacky on a background of Recollections Designer Paper

OF course I coloured him with Copics!

A Haunting Hello seemed appropriate for the sentiment!

Let's see your Spookiest Creation~

Please head over to the IO STAMPS Blog for a complete list of the DT players!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge-Fall Colours

Good Morning!

There is nothing that speaks to me more about Fall Colours is a basket of crispy apples, thus my choice for today's challenge!

To create this card I used the delicious Basket of Apples stamp

I'm hoping with the dry summer, we will still have a great crop of Apples this year since there is nothing like the taste and crunch of a fresh apple!

The sentiment  I chose to accompany my card is the Cherish Stamp

Lastly, I added the Leaves die from the Hydrangea Die Set

Hope you'll join us for the Challenge and win some new goodies of your own!

Please visit the IO Stamps Blog for a complete list of who's playing on the Design Team today!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CardMaker/Impression Obsession Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the CardMaker/Impression Obsession Stamps Blog Hop

My Share for you today leaps forward to Christmas!

The Main image and sentiment hails from the Happy Holidays Clear Set
To create the snow that surrounds the Cheerful Deer I used the Snowy Background stamp.
First  stamped from the top down and then i used the top portion of the stamp to add some snowy ground cover. I coloured the sweet deer directly onto craft cardstock with Copic Marker.

I edged the craft panel by going direct to paper with my white inkpad.

You might see a hint of texture in the red panel? That is because I stamped the Holly Leaves out of the Winter Elements Clear set.

If you've been hopping already, you've arrived via the very talented Laura Fulchers blog.
You're almost at the end of the line here!!!!

One last stop at the IO Blog

and if you're just getting started, it all begins at the

Be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs as Impression Obsession is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to their shop!!!!

Happy Hopping!!!