Monday, March 27, 2023

IO Stamps Team Faves!

Happy Monday evening!!!

How was the first day of your week?
I am SO ready for Spring. March is definitely going out like a Lion here and I'm so over it. One day it's Sunny and warm, the next; sub zero and freezing. It seems we can go through three Season in just one day!!

I really loved this month's release, but I would have to say, this is one of my fave cards for sure!

To create this fun card, I first made my own background by embossing the pretty flowers from the Garden Sayings set on white card. 
I used a blending brush and distress inks to create some colour in the background. I sprayed with water t give it more texture and added splashed of periwinkle and white paint. 

I cut layers of the arch die to create the card background and using the Spring Plaid Paper and the Umbrella Die along with the coordinating cardstock, I mounted the Umbrella on Foam Dots. 

Lastly, I cut the Hello die out twice an layered it onto the card. I really like the way the card screams "Bring on Spring!!"

You can see the rest of the team faves by following the links below

         IO Stamps Blog

Can't wait to share more goodness from the March Release Soon!!!

XX's & Oh's


Monday, March 20, 2023

Impression Obsession Theme Day!



Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. It was a little crazy here weather wise, with rain, snow and sun. The Temperature fluctuated significantly, which was pretty annoying,,,lol

I'm hoping posting all these pretty spring cards will help to manifest some good weather!!!

For my card, I embossed the white panel with Versamark and white embossing powder, I then cut the panel with the Whimsical Round Windows

I coloured the flowers with the Copic Markers shown and fussy cut them. 
I added the sentiment from the Garden Sayings set , stamping directly on the panel

Finally, I used the pretty yellow paper from the  Classic Pooh Paper Pack as it draws attention to the cornflower centres. 

Please head on over to the Impression Blog to catch the list of the DT who are playing today

XX's & Oh's


Thursday, March 16, 2023

IO Stamps March Release Hop Day 2


I'm here with a couple more samples from the Impression Obsession March New Release.

It's been so refreshing to create spring cards as I am SOOOOOO over Winter!!

For today's hop, I'm showing Spring Samples with a bit of a distress feel 
Using Kraft Paper allows one to easily achieve that goal


I used the Spring Things Stamp Set for this card
I coloured the image with my Prismacolor Pencils
I loosely inked up the Worn Linen Stamp Set and stamped over the panel to add a wee bit of texture.

This card is one of my favourites!! I love how the Turquoise and Patina Prisma Colour Pencils pop off the Kraft Paper, 

For this set, I used the Cottage Ivy Stamp set.

That's it for today!!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for the opportunity to win some stamping bucks

Here's the links!!

Good Luck in the draw!!

XX's & Oh's


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Impression Obsession March Release Hop, Day 1


March 15 and 16,  The IO Team will be sharing projects from the March Release! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday March 21th at 8pm CT
All winners will be announced on Wednesday March 22th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

For my first card, I created the panel using the pretty stamp from the Garden Sayings Stamp Set, created by my good friend Jeanne!

I used the copic markers pictured to colour the pretty flowers, leaving the centres clear. 

I coloured the images from the Garden Sayings stamps using the copic markers pictured, leaving the centres clear. 

I cute two sentiment banners from the crazy stitched die set

I created the textured background on the card using the Tiny dot texture stamp.

I highlighted the centre of the daisy with some stickles. I really love how the card turned out!!!

This CAS card was  created with the Spring Thing Stamp Set.

I has this fun embossed background in my stash so it was super easy to create this card,
The sentiment is from the Timeless Classic Stamp Set

I cut the pot from the Pots Die using paper from the Warm Red Paper

The sentiment was cut from the banner that is found in the Stitched Tag die

I am SOOOOO excited to be back on the Impression Design Team.
I hope to be sharing some super fun designs with you

Be sure to check out the talented DT creations

See you tomorrow!!!

XX's & Oh's


Friday, March 3, 2023


Good Morning!!

I had so much fun making this super cute Easter Basket!

 When I came to blogging this, I realized I made a bit of an error, but in that error discovered something SUPER cool!!  If you combine the large and small basket dies, you get a rectangular basket.

When I was putting this together, I was thinking "hmmm, the last time I used this die, my basket was square. This is strange." So if you're wanting a little variety with these two dies, Combine the two!!!!

To decorate my basket, I used the Bunny Die and Bunny Border Die. 

I cut everything in white and coloured the images using my Copic Markers and a little chalk to make rosy cheeks. You can make pretty cheeks with Marker, but I like the softness of the chalk.  I sponged the edges of the bunnies with Weathered Wood distress ink to give the bunnies added dimension. 

Lastly, I finished the basket, by decorating with some patterned paper and ribbon!!

I LOVE how this sweet basket turned out!

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Have an AMAZING day!!!!!


Monday, February 20, 2023

IO Stamps Theme Day- Easter Greetings


Super excited to share my first official post as a returning DT member!

I created this super whimsical card by first making a background with Distress Oxide Inks
I used Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feather for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass.
I stamped the Floral portion of the two stamp LG Meadow Floral Stamp  with Rasperry and Villanous Potion Distress Oxide Stamp

I stamped the Happy Easter Sentiment, which you can find in the LG Spring Sentiment Set

 I filled in the middle of the daisies with Prima Pencils and then added some white Gel Pen dots for added dimension. So cute!!!

Lastly, I die cut some butterflies from the  Butterfly Set Die. I like to use some painted background paper I made using a Gel Press and Acrylic Paints.  I added these using some dimensional dots and then raised both panels off the card base.

I really like how the card turned out. What do you think?

To check out the DT creations this week, follow the links:

Hope you had an amazing day!!!

XX's & Oh's


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

Good Morning!!

Long time, no see . After a long hiatus, I am back!!!

I am excited to share I have rejoined the Impression Obsession Design Team. I'll have lot's of IO goodness to share!!!

Happy Heart's Day!

My household has been overcome with COVID, so our day will be very low key a we hav to stay at home until at least Thursday. I think we have pretty mild cases here, but the headache is real!!!!

I made this CAS card to commemorate the holiday and to share my love for IO Stamps!!!

If you look REALLY close, you can see the tone on tone embossed pattern I made using the X and O cover a card stamps

Once I embossed the panel, I cut it out using the Checkered Frames Die .

I glued the checkered frame to the card base and raised the panel with some dimensional dots.

I adhered the Scribbled Heart Die . I cut the Heart Arrow Die  out four times, stacking them to create additional dimension.

I really like the way the card turned out!! 

Clean and simple, but with lots of texture.

Can't wait to bring you lots of fun papercrafts!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

X's & Oh's