Thursday, November 16, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge- Tis the Season

Good Morning!!!
How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

We're a little ahead of Schedule here in the Garrett/McEwan Household.
Four Trees up! Not all decorated, but up AND some of the outdoor decorations are complete thanks to my Dear Jonathon! 

Today the challenge is to create a festive project. It doesn't have to be a card.....perhaps a tag, some gift packaging, a holiday vignette.....whatever your little ole heart desires. Make it festive, 'cause "tis the season of course!!!
For my Christmas Shaker Confection, I used the Penguin Family Snow Globe along with the Matching Die Set. In addition I used the  and the "Merry" Portion of the Merry Christmas Die. The little branches are from the Pine Sprig Cluster.

Be sure to Link up your creation on the IOBlog for a chance to win a Gift Certificate!!!

Also, check out the DT creations!!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bunny Girl

Hope you're all gearing up for a lovely weekend.

I couldn't wait to break out my prism pencils to colour this adorable new image from Technique Junkies stamps- Bunny Girl. I see a lot of use for her in my future.

My White on White Card was inspired by Paula Wolschlager Williamson, who is in my opinion one of the best pencil artists out there!!!!

I coloured up the image with Prismacolor pencils and then simply mounted it white on white, adding some texture to the middle layer with an embossing folder!

Because  this is a new release, you can save 15% on this image until November 8th.

Happy Stamping

XX's and Oh's

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Technique Junkies Stamps November Release

Good Morning! If you've been up early and Hopping, you've probably just arrived from the Super talented Judy Jackson's Blog

I'm sharing a few new stamps today.

My first card features the Stay Humble sentiment along with the Linen Dots Background Stamp
I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks!

I love to read so this Too dark to read stamp is super cute!!!!. I created this background with a stencil and some Soft Brushing of Distress Oxide ink with Clarity Brushes.

Hope you enjoy the hop! Remember you can get the new release stamps at a discount!!!

Enjoy the rest of your hop. Next up, the ever so talented Giovana's Blog

XX's and Oh's

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Haunted Greetings

Good Morning!

Welcome to Impression Obsession's Thursday Designer Challenge

This week we're sharing Haunted Greetings!

What die is  is Most perfect for this?

Why, the Halloween Scene Die of course!!!!

I paired this adorable die with Photoplay's Matilda and Godfrey Collection for a Deliciously Haunting Halloween Scene!

Hope you'll play along with us. Load your Spooky creations up on THIS POST on the IO Blog for a chance to win some Stamping Bucks!!!

Here's who else is playing today!!!

XX's and Oh's

Thursday, October 5, 2017

IO Stamps Designer Challenge- You're an Animal!

Good Morning!!! Hope you're all enjoying this splendid autumn weather!!!!

This weeks challenge is to use an animal image/die on your card

I wanted to get a couple more Christmas Cards completed, so I chose to showcase the same dies in two different colour combinations. I'd love to know which one you like better!

Peace Frame (minus the frame part!)

Be sure to add your submissions HERE on the IO Blog

You can see more amazing samples by the rest of the ladies:

XX's and Oh's


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Technique Junkies Stamps October Release Blog Hop

Good Morning~

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Stamps October Release Blog Hop~
We have some fabulous projects to share with you today!

If you've been hopping already, you've just arrived from the super talented Beth Norman's Blog

Today' I have three cards to show you

This card features the Olive Branch Background Stamp

I stamped the image on a white background and then coloured it in using my Zig Clean Brush Markers. I used a circle die to cut a hole so that I could stamp the Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment in the back

This fun Christmas card features the  Cocktail Joy stamp
I coloured this image with Copic Markers, adding some chunky glitter and glossy accents to jazz it up a little!

I LOVE this fun stamp! The image reminds me a bit of Lucille Ball!!!

Everyday should be a Red Lipstick day, shouldn't it?

This is another one coloured in Copic. I added some find silver glitter for a little pizzazle!

I paired her up with Metropolitan Girl Paper from Echo Park!

I like the retro feel~~~~

All the newly release stamps will be on for 15% off for the next couple of weeks!

Hope you enjoyed my shares~~~

Now hop along to Giovanna's Blog!!! I know she has something AMAZING in store for you!

XX's and Oh's


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Die Blog Hop-day three

Good Morning!

Now we've come to the final day of the Blog Hop

I'm hopping from Halloween to Christmas today to feature the Beary Christmas Die Set that accompanies the Beary Christmas Stamps. These sets accessorize with the Beary Sweet Stamps and Dies. I knew these sets would look awesome in front of the Fireplace Die. I coloured all of the images with Copic Marker, using some Sparkle Fluff on the white fluffy areas. I completed the card 
using the Ho Ho Ho Die sentiment.

I sure hope you've enjoyed all of your "Hop Stops"

Be sure to comment on the blogs for a chance to win one of four Gift Certificates. For all the deets, visit the  IO BLOG

Here's who is on the Hop List for today

XX's and Oh's

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Blog Hop day two

Good Morning and welcome to day two of the IO stamps Fall Die Blog Hop.
I have to apologize as yesterday's cards didn't publish in the morning as scheduled, so for those of you that posted sweet comments on my witch card, you might want to go back and redo comments for the's Halloween day for me AND a lot of you know how much I LOVE making Halloween cards!!!

My first share is made with the Pumpkin Cup Dies and of course the matching stamp set
I coloured this festive little fellow in Copic Markers as well as the Cinnamon Sticks, Marshmallow topping and Candy corn! Such a sweet set!!!! I used the Paint Splatter  stamp with Canary Yellow Ink to ground my little Pumpikin!!!! Yep, that's no typo, 'cause that's no Pumpkin, it's a Pumpikin because it's just way too cute!!!!

Now put your sunglasses on for this one!!!! It's a bedazzling wonder.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Halloween Silhouette Die. It's called Halloween Scene. Super cute on it's own and fun on top of the Purple Glitter. Pairing it with the Bat with Sign. Just takes it clean over the top!!! What do you think of those googly eyes?

Now be sure to visit all the blogs and leave some love because there will be FOUR winners chosen over the three days of the hop.

see the IO Blog for all the details

and here's the list of Designers for today:

Have a "Spooktacular" day!

XX's and Oh's

Monday, September 11, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Die Blog Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!
We have some very fun new dies 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, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $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 September 17th at 9pm CT.
All winners will be announced on September 18th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

I combined three of the awesome new Christmas Dies to create this festive scene

And a second Serene Scene for you using the European Buildings set again
and the Peace Frame

That was a quick and easy card. I wish you could see it in real life. It's much softer!

be sure to come back to visit over the next couple of days, I'll be here with more samples

Here's who else is hopping today~

XX's and Oh's

Thursday, September 7, 2017

IO Stamps Thursday Designer Challenge: Harvest Hellos

Ahhhhh it's that time again.....well almost. Sweater Weather, Crisp Autumn Leaves and of course the time of year when I can make my favourite kind of card, Halloween Cards!!!!!!

I made this car using the delicious new Witch Line Die. How fun is this?? I cut the die out four times so that I was able to get a variety of colours. I coloured the spider web and line with Silver Metallic Pen. Lastly, I punched a 13/4" circle in yellow so that this stylish witch was flying up against the moon. Super easy, but I LOVEEEEE it!!!!!

Be sure to enter your Harvest Cards on the IO Blog

Here's todays Hop list

Happy Stamping!!!

XX's and Oh's


Friday, September 1, 2017

Technique Junkies September Release Blog Hop

Happy September Release Day!
If you've arrived from Judy's Blog you are in the right place. If not, head to the Technique Junkies Blog to the start of the hop.
We have 21 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line! 
We are so thrilled with the new release we decided to do something extra special!

We will be choosing TWO lucky people who comment on this month's release hop - those two people will each win a $100 Technique Junkies gift certificate!!! 
The more you comment the more chances you have to win, so don't miss a single stop along the hop! Gift Certificate winners will be announced on September 5th. 
Only one comment entry per blog please.

All of the September 2017 New Release stamps are 15% off through September 8th!We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in 
your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout

All of the new stamps are fabulous, but I'm partial to the two sets I'm going to share today!!!!

The first  set is called Happiness is Homemade

For this card, I watercoloured the image with My Zig Clean Brush markers onto a shipping tag!

This set is perfect for homemade gift giving. There are three images in the set, plus the sentiment! A great value!

I coloured this image with my . Chameleon Color Tone Pencils. I really like how I was able to gete the variances in colour in the apple. The sentiment (and if you look closely at the card base) and leaves come from the Autumn Set

This is a super fun stamp called Star Collage. I must have been in the mood for shipping tag art and I paired it with a sentiment from Sentimental Sayings

Here's a more masculine version!!!!

The sentiment is the "Dad'" portion from the Hat's off to Dad set!!!

I will have a lot of fun shares for you this month!!!!

Be sure to hop over to the very very talented Giovanna's blog to see what she has in store for you!!!!

XX's and Oh's

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Vera Lane Studio Sunday

Good Morning!!! 

Today is my last Sunday as a Guest Designer over at Vera Lane Digital Stamps

My first card I'm featuring is The Traveller

I coloured her up with my Copic and Touch Markers

I layered all the elements onto some Designer Paper from the Authentique Pastime Collection

This Delicious Cupcake image can be found in the Cupcake Set

The beauty of a digital image is that you can make it any size you want.

Thus this giant yummy confection!!!!!

Again, I coloured the image with Copic Markers

The little sprinkles are from the Dollar Store!

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Stamping!!

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-so very thankful

Good Morning~
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge

Our theme for this week is Thanks. You can make a card with a Thankful theme. A thank you, Thanksgiving.....or just expressing Gratitude.

For my card, I started with a background using Distress Oxide Inks

I stamped Feathers with the Elegant Feathers Set in Royal Purple, Aqua and Violet Ink. Then, I cut them out with the  Elegant Feathers Die set. Lastly, I added the You are fabulous sentiment in Royal Purple.

Make sure you head over to the IO Blog to get the details of the challenge and upload your entry for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Then, check out the designer creations~

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bleach Blocking Challenge with Technique Junkies Stamps

Good Morning!!!!! 
I can't believe the week is half over!!!  One day closer to the weekend!!!!

Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my first card, I only blocked one spot, but I used a paint brush to pain squiggles and dots in the bleach. I thought this would be a nice aquatic background for the Swirl Turtle and the Advice from a Sea Turtle  sentiment! A quick and easy, but striking card!!!!

I used much more blocking with this card (and a couple of flicks of the paintbrush for some extra splotchiness). I used the Contemporary Floral stamp along with the sentiment from the With Sympathy set. Again, a quick and easy card. While I had the bleach out, I made a few more background to have at the ready when I want to make a quick and simple card.

Like these stamps? You can use the Coupon Code to save on these oldies but goodies~

XX's and Oh's