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Friday, December 30, 2016

Impression Obsession Valentine Stamp Release Day 2




Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing some great new stamps for you!!!!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST December 29th and 30th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday
 January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 
Good luck

For my card, I used the simply sweet Heart Garden

Happy Everything sentiment

I added the hearts using the 


Just a simply sweet card! 

Hope you like it!!!!!

Here's the list of Designers for  today:


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Stamp Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away!


My Share with you today features the Fishy Love stamp
The Sentiment is D20297 With Love
I coloured the image with Copic Marker

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST December 29th and 30th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter.
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 
Good luck!

Hop List:


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge- Last minute gifts




Good Morning! 
Are you all ready for Christmas? I'm getting there, but not quite!
The Tree is up and the house is clean. Now it's a matter of wrapping gifts.

Speaking of gifts, our challenge this week is to create last minute Christmas Gifts!

I decided to pull out some dies to create these cute little Tea Light Lanterns

I used the little Tea lights from the dollar store.

I started by creating the little boxes with my Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake box die

I used the Christmas Circle Cutouts to create designs in each box.
Lastly, I cut out the Patchwork Holly Die along with some Twine and Jingle Bells to finish off each box. you can use these little boxes as a centrepiece or at each place setting to spruce things up a bit!!!





Make sure you enter your creation on the Impression Obsession Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate for IO goodies!!!!




Ohhhhh and some SUPER DUPER EXCITING NEWS!!!!!

We have two new AMAZINGLY Talented Ladies on our Design Team.

A Huge welcome to 

and 


If you're not already familiar with their designs, they will not disappoint.

I'm excited because I've had the opportunity to be on design teams with both ladies in the past

So excited to have you both on board!!!!

In addition you will see some pretty amazing last minute gifts from the rest of our designers




 Here's on more view of these cheery boxes!!!!!


Hope you have a Dandy Day!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #53


I'm excited to share my final project as a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp! What a wonderful opportunity it was to create and share projects for them this month! 

This week, they are having a Sketch Challenge. You can also combine it with a colour challenge as well if you like, but must use three of the five colours shown. Please see the YNS stamp blog post for details. I had an idea to use the Paint Swooshes and Spatters set to form a background behind the tree. I wasn't sure how that would go, but I really like the way it turned out and think I may do some simple tree cards using this method.

I stamped the Merry and Bright Tree three times; twice onto the olive cardstock and once onto caramel. I fussy cut the tree in its entirety and the second cutting consisted of cutting it into layers so that I could sponge the edges to get more depth. The large star on top was made with a Stampin' Up! punch that i've had forever! The sentiment is from the Snowman Family set

Your Next Stamp has the most adorable stamps! Be sure to stock up 



Now is a great time to as there is a sale going on until November 29th!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Festive Tags


I just can't get enough of sweet Waddles!!!! i used the  Waddles Winter Happiness set along with the Waddles WInter Happiness Die set and the Evergreen Trees Border Die
I made my tag backgrounds with acrylic paint and acrylic paint washes and gel pen.
I coloured the wee characters with Copic Markers and added a border of Washi Tape ( I found that one at the Dollar store) and loads of glitter!!!!

Be sure to visit
and leave a comment to get a chance at winning a new stamp set!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, November 11, 2016

YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge #52



Hello Everyone!   It’s finally Friday andYNS has a new challenge starting today.   It’s just the thing to jump start your creativity and wouldn’t you love a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two


Coloured the cute little image with Copic markers. I stamped the panel of Creamy Caramel with Early Espresso Ink.



Challenge #52 is open through Thursday, November 24, 2016 at midnight EST.  
One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post on the YNS Blog and you will be entered to win.
PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #52 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom of this post on the YNS Blog
The sketch
If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Your Next Stamp DT dare-Winter Fun


Happy Wednesday! Are you glad to be halfway through the week? I am!

The DT dare challenge was to create a project with the Theme Winter Fun.
Nothing makes winter more fun than a waddle of cheery Penguins. Did you know that a group of Penguins are called a Waddle? How about when they're in the water? Well, then they're called a raft. That' s your touch of trivia for today. Now onto the card!!!


I decided to colour the Waddle of Waddle's with my Prism Pencils as you can (well I can) achieve a softer look with them than with the Alcohol based markers. To create the snowy background, I used a Stampin' Up! Embossing folder. I freehanded the snow drifts!

I used the following stamps and dies in the project:



Be sure you visit the YNS Blog to leave a comment for a chance to win one stamp set of your choice.

Good luck!!!

xx's and Oh's
--Vicki~~


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Your Next Stamp November Release Blog hop!










Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November release Blog Hop!
I'm sure glad i'm one of the Guest Designers this month as the sets are fabulous!!!!
I am going to have so much fun creating my Christmas Cards this year with the addition of these sweet sets.
My first creation focuses more on dies. For this card I used the Little Village Die Set
and the Winter Fun Scene Die Set. You can see that the Train Tracks I used to ground the sentiment is a creative use of the die.  The sentiment is from the Santa's Magical Sleigh Set, which was released last month. I used a spellbinders die to mount the YNS dies upon, which I had run through a Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder
YNS will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate, the more blogs you visit and comment on the greater the odds of winning, they do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.
See the Linky at the bottom of the post to get to all the blogs!






How about this little fella? Isn't he full of mischief?
He is just one of many adorable characters in the Silly Monsters, Snow Cool Set!!!
These guys are just what the Dr. ordered to warm your heart on a Cold Winters Day.
Once again, I used the Winter Fun Scene Set to jazz up the card a little!!!!
I can see that I will get a ton of use out of this die set!!!

Karen is spreading the Holiday Cheer with this awesome coupon code~


I am sending you back to the YNS BLOG to get the links for the Hop
I have reconfigured this post after having to delete the original as my cards seemed to only show for a minute before disappearing. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I wanted to be sure that you could see the projects! 

I'm looking forward to sharing some more YNS projects with you this month!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Your Next Stamp November Release Preview




Good Morning!!!!

Did you know that Your Next Stamp is having their November Release today?
I'm so excited to share a preview using my Favourite Character Waddles!
I created a shaker card using the new Wide Snowglobe die.
The Evergreen Die makes a great background ( it was from last months release)
I coloured waddles with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut him out.

Designer Paper is by Carta Bella~ They have some gorgeous Holiday paper for sure!

Here is a list of the YNS products I used. They will be available at 10 p.m. est 



I'll see you a little later this evening for the blog hop!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Thanksgiving WIshes



Good Morning!!! 
This challenge speaks to my friends south of the border who will be celebrating Thansgiving this month! The challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving Card

I had a blast paper piecing this fun Patchwork Turkey using Tim Holtz Halloween Papers.
I added a little dimension to the card based with a Maple Leaf from the Maple Clear Set
Lastly, I added  the Give Thanks sentiment in dark brown cardstock!

Lets see your finest Thanksgiving creation!

Load your project onto the IO stamps Blog
One lucky player will win a gift certificate for $25.00

Today's Designer List



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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Guest Designing with Your Next Stamp




I've got some Groovy news to share with you today!

I'm honoured to be a Guest Designer with Your Next Stamp

Your next stamp is a Canadian Company and I {heart} to support Canadian Women in Business~

Their stamps are whimsical, sweet and way too cute!

For my first card, I used  Santa's Magical Sleigh set and Santa's Magical Sleigh Die Set
How cut is little Waddles as Santa?
Waddles the Penguin has to be my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE YNS stamp character!!!
When Paired with this sweet sleigh and totally adorbs team of reindeer it makes for a darned cute Christmas card!

I coloured up the images with my Copic Markers.

I freehanded the snow slope and added some evergreens using the Evergreen Tree Border Die. I cut it apart so I could add a big Christmas tree to fill the sleigh. I also cut the die apart to place the trees along the snow slope just so!!!
The little sentiment was stamped in Gumball Green ink.

I finished off the card by adding some freckles to the deer in Signo White Gel Pen, a little stickles and some hemp to secure Santa Waddles Team!




What do you think of this sweet Snowman Family Stamp?
I think it's absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS!!! You will see this stamp a few times as I am going to make a few cards for my fave peeps with this one!

I coloured with Copic Markers, adding White Gel Pen highlights and stickle snowflakes. Every snowstorm needs a little sparkle, doesn't it? It's the glistening of the sun on the snow that makes winter bearable for me :-p) How about the matching sentiment? I love that one is included in the set so I don't have to go searching~

I used the Scalloped Star edge die to create a border on the cardstock on which I stamped the sentiment. I love that the dies are so reasonably priced

Stay tuned for some more YNS creations all month long!!!

Next up! New release coming on the 5th of November~  I can hardly contain the urge to share my pics, but I will~~~

XX's and Ohs!

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Blog Hop-Day Three


Hello! Welcome to Day 3, the last day of our fun fall release blog hop.

You probably know the drill by now, but if you don't, here goes:

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 have a couple of shares for you! That's because the dies are all so yummy and I can't seem to stop creating with them!

My first card is quite simple.

It uses the Sleigh Scene Die as the main focal point. Cut in White, Mounted on foam tape over teal ad with a splash of glitter to add some Pizzazle!!!! Yep Pizzazle is my new word for the day!!!

I wanted a little something behind to ground the main image, so I cut the largest tree from the   Evergreen die set and sponged it up a bit to add a touch of texture

Finally, I used my favourite sentiment from this years latest stamp release



The Wrought Iron Fence Die is definitely worth a second share as I think it's my fave for this release. I had it all spooked out yesterday, but today I wanted a bit of a fairytaleish look. Sooooo I left a full card front in Sky blue and mounted the fence on top, adding a couple of pearl gate handles...(not to be mistaken with pearly gates) Actually this die is rather heavenly and it would look lovely in gold, mounted atop a mass of clouds!!!




For the inside of the card, I added the Tree Window Scene Die

I took the Welcome sentiment from the House Collage Clear Set

Easy Peasy! 

Here's the Blogs to check out today!!'


and of course me, but you are already here!!!

Thanks for all the Love this week.

Knowing my cards make you smile, makes me smile!

--Vicki~~

xx's and ohs! 
:-p)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall Die release Blog Hop day two-Spooky Stuff!



Good EVENING (in my best Vincent Price Voice!) Oops, I mean Good Morning and welcome to Day 2 of IO Stamps New Fall Die Release Hop

These dies are to DIE for~~~ Doesn't this Wrought Iron Fence Die make a great looking entrance to a Spooky Cemetery? The Glorious Gate Keeper is the Bat with Sign Die

I cut a golden moon with a spellbinders circle die and sponged it up a bit. 

To spookify it just a little more, I used a Tim Holtz Stencil to add some bats and mounted a Spider Web on the Moon.

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!!!



To finish off the inside, I added the Happy Halloween Sentiment 

and a Pumpkin Die. for good measure!

Be sure to check out the designer blogs and leave some love!
The whole Team is on board today!




Happy Stamping

--Vicki~~

xx's and ohs~
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!

www.iostamps.com

Hop list:

Happy Stamping!
--Vicki~~




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

--Vicki~~