Thursday, April 19, 2018

IO Designer Challenge-All that Glitters




Good Morning!!!!

Welcome to our Thursday Designer Challenge

This weekend was to create a glitter card. 
Mine probably could have been a little more bedazzled, however, I REALLY wanted to showcase this adorable new stamp set and die set!!!


How about these Flower Pot stamps? Aren't they the sweetest?
I didn't have the matching dies  so I fussy cut mine!!!

I wanted to tuck some extra leaves into my pots, so instead of using the little pot that came with the set, I used the new  Pots Die. I sponged the paper with some IO Sienna Ink
I coloured the Flowers and Butterflies from the  Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set with Copic Marker. I cut the butterfly out with the  Butterfly Kisses Die Set

I mounted the pots onto the Window with Shutter Die adding some acetate behind the frames to make them more realistic.

Lastly, I stamped the background with the CAC Distressed Brick, which I also stamped in Sienna Ink
The Sentiment is also from the Flower Pot Stamp set.

I added the bits and bobs of glitter to make it eligible for today's challenge!!!

I hope you enjoyed looking as much I enjoyed creating the card for you!!!!!

Be sure to check out the other DT creations and link your own up on the IO blog for a chance to win a great prize!!!




XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~

Friday, March 30, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Die Release Blog Hop day two


Good Morning!!!!

Hope you all are getting ready for an awesome Easter Weekend.

I love that Spring has finally Spring and wanted to share this card with you.

For this card I used the Hot Air Balloon Die. First I cut it out in sparkly foam, but I wanted some more colour in it, so I cut a second balloon in white and sponged on the following IO Ink Colours:

I used Baby Blue Ink to add some dimension to the cloud dies
Finally, I finished the card off with the Love with Wings sentiment



We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.
Hop list:

In case you missed it!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop Day one






Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new die to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from the super talented Laura's blog and you are at the last stop in the hop hop hop!!!!

If i'm your first visit, when you're done here, hop on over the IO blog where all the fun begins!!!!

For my card, I had a great time last Sunday playing with Alcohol inks with my friend Sarah from Scrap of Paradise. I've never used alcohol inks before, but I sure love the results you can get with it on various surfaces. So we played and played and decided to cut our papers out with an egg shaped die.

I was able to pair some of Impression Obsessions fun spring dies and a stamp to create this fun easter confection!

Bunny Poses
Happy Easter Large
Build your own Message stamp


The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.


I'll meet you here tomorrow with a spring in my step to bring you another fun and seasonal sample!

Good Luck

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~ 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

IO Stamps Designer Challenge-PIck a Holiday


Pick a Holiday, any Holiday! 
This week we're whipping up Holiday Creations at IO stamps!
Just in time to showcase some of the new spring dies~

For my first card, I'm sharing this bevvy of bunnies!!!!

I created the scene using the following dies:





I thought I'd shake things up a bit and create this fun St. Patrick's Day themed Birthday card for a friend!

For this card, I used the following:

I made the cauldron from the Alarm Clock die by cutting the top half of the die off
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Layered Twist  stamp set.
I stamped it in Shamrock  ink first, followed by black

The new dies are FABULOUS!!!!!

Make sure you link up your Holiday creation on the IO site

and of course, check out the fabulous DT creations!


XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Love is not just for Valentine's Day-IO stamps Thursday Designer Challenge



Good Morning!!

This week's challenge over at Impression Obsession Stamps is to create a clean and simple card

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made with the latest dies from IO.

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As you can see, I was able to use the negative and positive image in the Love Die. I inked up the pink panel behind the love sentiment to match the ink I used on the Free Spirit Dot Cover a Card.  



These cards were super easy to complete and could be used for a Shower, a Wedding or just to say I love you!!!!

Be sure to head over to the Impression Obsession Blog to link up your creations in order to get a chance to win a gift certificate!

Here's who is playing today!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Love or Luck? Perhaps a bit of both!!!


Happy Sunday!!!

Did you have a good weekend?

Mine was pretty mellow, but I did get happy mail this week in the form of a box from Emerald Creek!

I ordered some of Seth Apter's Baked Texture to try!!!

I chose
Patina Oxide
Chunky Rust 
Deep Sea

On the first project, a little wall canvas, I used the Chunky Rust and Deep Sea

It was cool when I opened the Chunky Rust because it looks like a cross between embossing and flocking powder. It gives really fun and funky results.

I paired it with Fossilized Amber, Pistachio and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inks

The canvas was painted in Acrylics and then rubbed with some Spanish Copper Rub and Shine




I made the heart embellie by cutting a heart in a Primitive shape, pressing it into the versamark pad and embossing. I did this twice to get it a little thicker. I added a touch of wire to add it little more interest.


In order to get the splashes of Deep Sea Embossing powder on the Canvas and Tag, I simply sprinkled it on and then heated from underneath. It melted like a dream!!

I finished off the project by stamping the Today sentiment from the Journal Jargon 3 set  available at Impression Obsession Stamps

Did you know they carry a whole line of Seth Apter Stamps?



I couldn't just stop with one project and I have to tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Patina Oxide Baked Texture!!! On this piece, I combined it with a touch of Chunky Rust.
Same Inks, just a little different application!

This colour combination goes perfectly in my Beach themed room~






For this one, I added a good amount of the Baked texture to the tag and again, heated from underneath. Then I inked up the not negotiable stamp from Seth's Post Office set in Versamark and pressed it into the hot embossing powder.  I also pressed in the Stratosphere stamp, which is one I used over and over again! Again, the sentiment is from the  Journal Jargon 3 set



I enjoyed using the Baked Texture so much I had to order the other colours yesterday!!!!
Hope they come soon, so I can show you some more projects!!!

I'm entering both projects into the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

The theme is Lucky or Love

I'm Lucky 'cause my Emerald Creek goodies arrived this week and LOVE LOVE LOVE them!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Happy Birthday!



Good Morning!

Hope you're all having a lovely day thus far!

Today's a Birthday Challenge!!!

I love making birthday cards and it's always great to have a few on hand for in a pinch!!!
Although I usually like to make custom cards for the recipient, sometimes my menobrain (menopause induced forgetfulness!) stands in the way so if I have a few here and there, I can pop one in the mail quickly!!!!

For this card, I used a background I created with Jane Davenport Inkredible Inks! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!! 

Today, I'm featuring Dina Kowal's Introverting Set.
I coloured the Sweet Kitty with Copic Markers on a wee die cut.
Wire and sparkly sequins to finish off!

Looking forward to seeing your Birthday Creations

Take a look at all the amazing Designer Submissions today!


XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~