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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Christmas in July




Good afternoon!

I apologize for the tardiness in getting my post up today! 

I've been struggling a touch since I broke my knee cap and by the time I get home from work after trekking around in this cumbersome cast, I'm pretty pooped!!!

This weeks challenge is to create a Christmas Card.

There are so many fabulous new Christmas images that it was hard to choose which one to pick, but I've got a couple to share with you!!!!!

i love this new Holly Ornament Stamp
It's big and beautiful for colouring.
I coloured the leaves, holly and ribbon in Copic and Touch Marker
For the top, I painted on some Mint Metallic Gilding Paste from Cosmic Shimmer. It's so pretty and just gives the ornament a vintage look.
I added Irrestable Pico Embellisher in Shimmer to the bottom of the ornament to give it a glass like effect.

I fussy cut the ornament and mounted it on foam dimensionals, but not before I stamped the white background with this fabulous You are the background stamp!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fun sentiment!!!!


Check on the IO Blog to post your card and get all the scoop on the challenge!!!

Here's who is playing along today!!!!





XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, July 21, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop Day 5


And finally, the last day of the Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop. 
I sure hope you've enjoyed hopping this week and seeing a lot of the new products!!!

Today i'm featuring this awesome Sunflower Stamp

I created this fun background as I was inspired by a tutorial on watercolor block stamping by Jennifer Mcguire. You can see her awesome tutorial HERE

I stamped the sunflower directly over my watercolor block background.
I used a couple of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to add some green to the leaves and stem

Lastly, I added the Be Thankful sentiment

If you've been hopping, you've arrived from Laura's Blog 


Visit our fabulous
 IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $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 July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop day 4



Good Morning!!!!

Here we are at day 4 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Blog hop. I sure hope you are enjoying it so far!!!
 You should be on the last stop of the hop!!!!

That is often the case with me as my name begins with "V"!

Today, I'm back to Halloween as I love love love Halloween and Fall images

I used Chartruese Ink  with the Sketched Leaves  cover a card stamp to add a little more dimension to my background
I stamped the Pumpkin Kitty and Ghouls and Goblins sentiment in Black Ink and coloured in the image with Copic and Touch Markers.

I added some Irresistible pico embellisher to the eyes, nose and mouth in the pumpkin to give it a litle pizzazle!!!!I like this card because it was quick and easy to make!!!!

Once again,  be sure to visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $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 July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Laura's Blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Have a most amazing day!!!!

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


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

IO Fall Winter Blog Hop Day 3





Here we are with day three of  the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps 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, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.


Today i'm showcasing the Beary Christmas stamp set that accessorizes  the Beary Sweet stamp set.

I coloured the bear and the collar and hat with Copic markers.

I added the sentiment and decided to mount the bear on the Scribble Heart Die
for additional interest



Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $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 July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Laura's Blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.


Good Luck!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop Day Two







Welcome to day two of  the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps 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, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.


Moving right along from Halloween to Christmas!!!!

Who doesn't love a Snowman, or even two!!!! This Snowman stamp is super cute and easy to colour!!!

I coloured the festive pair with my Copic Markers.

I love this cable sweater embossing folder, which is perfect for wintery cards!!!!

The newest Star dies add to the festive theme, along with the Merry Christmas Sentiment die

I hope you enjoyed my share for today!!!

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $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 July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Laura's Blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter blog hop day one







Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps 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, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.


I'm starting off this hop with a Halloween Share! I LOVE making Halloween cards and this Star Owl
is just a perfect image to start with!!!

I created the orange coloured background by going direct to paper with CANARY and ORANGE Hybrid Ink by Impression Obsession. If you haven't tried the new ink pads, you may want to do so, they're amazing!!!!

I coloured the super sweet image using my copic and touch twin markers.

Lastly I used two die cuts to accent my card:


Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $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 July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Laura's Blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Whole Earth is filled with Awe



Good afternoon!

Hope you're all doing well. I've been a little scarce lately as I broke my knee cap......yep, my Patella. Not fun! The ice machine in the fridge decided to go wonky and spew copious amounts of water onto the kitchen floor, which I failed to notice in my rush to get out the door to work. It's healing nicely, but the time that I spend at my craft table is limited as it's hard to keep ones leg out straight whilst sitting in an office chair!!!

Anyhoo.... I wanted to share this card made with one of the Technique Junkies July release stamps called Filled with Wonder. Isn't it pretty? I enjoyed colouring it with copic markers (something I could do from my bed earlier this week) Ive add some glittery accents to the middle of the yellow and red flowers with some Ember Glow Nuvo Glitter Markers
It's a little difficult to see here, but it does give that card an extra touch of Pizzazzle!!!!

Hope you enjoy my share!

Here's a little code for you if you feel like shopping!!!!!




Be back soon,

Vicki