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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop Day 2







Welcome to the 2015 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 here and then head 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). Comment as you hop. Each comment that you leave gives you a chance to win!!!

Today, I 'm sharing two cards featuring Kalani Allreds'  Too much Happy Sentiment Set (Clear Stamps)

I love these two sayings! Paired with dies, you can really Jazz up a card

In the card above, I used the Mason Jar Die and the Border Duo 2 Die set

I framed the tickly Sparkly Fluff Mustache with with Ornate Rectangle Frame






The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Wednesday July 15th – Friday July 17th), 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, July 18th.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Happy Stamping!

Vicki

Impression Obsession Summer/Fall release Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day one of the IO Blog Hop! If you've been hopping already, you've come to the end of the hop! If not, you can start on the IO Stamps Blog

I'm totally stoked about the fall release! There are so many fabulous images to choose from.

For my card, I used Happy Halloween and Halloween Words

In addition, I also used the Halloween Hill Die and the Leaves Die Set

I inked up the edges of the leaves to give them a touch of dimension!

Be sure you head on over to the IO Blog to get all the details for the Hop! 

Leave some comments as I know that there will be some prized awarded over the next few days!

See you tomorrow with another peek!

Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Thursday- A sneak peek!


It's DT Thursday over at Impression Obsession and I'm the featured artist!

I am taking the liberty to show you a little sneaky peeky of the up coming release

Both the Pumpkin and Sentiment will be available soon on the IO Site!

I'll repost the card with the links on the next IO Challenge!

Hope you have a wonderful day

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Make a Wish




Just a quick share for you today!

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

Would it be a wish for you? for your Family or friends? A worldly wish?
Health, happiness, prosperity?
One wish only? Perhaps I would wish for more wishes.




Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Christmas in July


Hello!

It's that time again! Time for our Thursday Designer Challenge over at IOStamps!

This week, our challenge is Christmas in July! Why you ask? Because Mitra is coming out with some Fabulous fall and Holiday stamps very shortly!

So here's a little peek of whats in store for you!

For my card, I used a couple of the new stamps

 D19011
Funky Trees

 C19010
Family

In addition, I used the Circle Cut out Border


I'm excited to see all your creations as I LOVE Christmas Cards!

To get all the details on how to enter in the challenge and to see who's playing this week head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog!

Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Ocean themed Bedroom




Hey! Happy Canada Day~ I have some plans for later, if the weather holds out. 
I thought I' take some time to show you pics of my Bedroom Reno~

I've been going through a lot of changes in the past year-it's been a year of transformation. Heartache, Grief, but most of all the last few months I've focused on Hope and Determination. I will and I am getting my health back. I'm getting stronger each day, thanks to my decision to manage my own health with help from an Osteopath and a Naturopath. It's amazing in just two months I've gone from barely even able to walk to achieving 8,000-13,000 steps on my fitbit, depending on the day!

I am LOVING my Beach Themed Room. I'm Proud of the fact that I did it all on my own (floors excepted!) with Jon helping me with the demolition and painting.




This is the wall opposite the Bed. I love the Sea Grass, Pussy Willows and Lantern in the corner (I even have a little Battery Candle in it, when I feel like imitating a summer night!

The little sparkly light that you see on the dresser (see the earlier posts for the chalk painted dresser) is very special to me. I bought it when I was expecting Timothy.  Sadly, he never got to enjoy it, but the twinkling stars remind me that he is out there somewhere, looking down at his mama.

The idea for the netting under the T.V. came from a need to hide the cables.......It looked a little barren, so I added the starfish. The boast to the right is a little darker would, but I didn't want to paint over it. My Dad, who turns 80 tomorrow made that in trade school; one of his first projects as a carpenter. The Large Brandy Snifter contains Sand and Shells, a reminder of the Ocean; the peaceful feelings that I experience when I'm on, in or around the water.



This is one of the projects that I'm extremely proud of!
Bless you Pinterest!
I found this idea for the ladder shelf made with an old wooden ladder and some repurposed lumber. The biggest challenge was finding the ladder!
My Dad helped me to cut the wood to size and Jon helped to mount the ladder to the wall.
I used a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to make it look a little more antiqued.
I LOVE the way it turned out. The little Horse pull toy was one of Jons first toys.



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A little close up of the top shelf!
I painted the Star in Annie Sloan Chalk paint to match the decor of my room.




Here's a view of the other part of my room, My dressing table and closet area.
It's hard to believe that countertop was forest green formica. I was able to put a few coats of stone textured spray paint, followed by a few coats of varathane to recreate the counter top!

I alway hated the bank of cabinets and they just had a weird tone, that never matched any colour in my room. Did I mention how much I {Heart} Chalk Paint. The Octagonal mirror above the chair was one that I painted several years ago for Jon's room. Probably one of the very few pieces of Tole Painting I have left!

I used to have bifold doors on my closet. They only caused me frustration as the would come off the track and interfere with my ability to dig deep into the closet! Solution- A Shower Curtain~ Found this one at Home Outfitters....the colours to me imitated those you might see in a waterfall, although the picture doesn't really reflect that!

My Dad and his friend Dennis did a Bang up Job of installing my Coastal Grey Laminate! I love it. Sydney ( The Dog) not so much; she can't get the traction to jump up on the bed. I've had to add a little carpet runway to improve her takeoff!




 Another little close up of the counter! I repainted a tole painted mirror, but left a little of the old pattern peeking out, just for nostalgia sake!

Love the little box I found at Michaels! I got it for a steal with a coupon and a sale! It hold clips and cream and combs, oh my!



Lastly I wanted to share my sewing stool redo! YES, you can even use chalk paint on Vinyl~
I painted the legs in Graphite and this cushion in Duck Egg Blue.  This Prima Stencil was perfect for the job!


So there it is...my Ocean Haven. I love to lay in bed and relax.......it's pretty, calm and quite soothing.

I intended to show you the before, but i've decided not to. I've been working so hard to erase the past, enjoy the present and forge forward into the future, that displaying the old pictures only serves to dredge up unwanted memories. It is not only the furniture and rooms that are getting a "redo" in this household. I hope you enjoyed my "share" and I apologize to those of you who've been asking. It did take me a bit to bring this post into fruition.

For those of you partaking in Canada Day Celebrations, stay safe.

``Vicki~~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate You! IO Stamps Thursday Challenge!






Welcome to our new challenge -  Celebrate You!
  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 
  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of tthe post on the IO Blog 

Love is worth celebrating isn't it? In the name of Love..........wait STOP! ooops, nope that's a song, not a card creation!
Anyway, I've been in the LOVE mood and seem to be on a roll of creating soft  "pastelly" love themed cards.....must be Spring Fever! hehe! I LOVE how this card worked up so simply with just two, YES JUST TWO.....TWO Dies

The LOVE Die I really do Luv this Die and have used it a bunch!

Here's the list of the completely Talented players this week!

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!
  Challenge Guidelines
 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.
  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 
  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.
  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.
  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.
  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, June 30th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced July 1st. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.
Have a great day!