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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
Saturday, July 8, 2017

You are one in a Melon!


Be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies Blog to for more info on this Fun Summer Creations!!!!



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Technique Junkies Stamps July Release



Good Morning!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!

Welcome to the  Technique Junkies July Release Blog Hop




For my card today, I used two of the new Stamps:

and

I coloured the Mermaid Image with Copic Markers, adding some soft beige glitter to the Star Fish.

I kept the background plain as I didn't want the colours competing with the main image.

Sure hope you enjoyed my share!

Here is the blog hop in order!!!!

Be sure to visit the Design Team Blog to read about the great deals on the new stamps!!!





Happy Stamping!

XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge: Oh my Stars

Good Morning!!!!

Our challenge today is Oh my stars~
Oh my stars, this is probably one of my favourite cards i've made in forever~

I used the Stars Dies cutting multiple sets in festive colours to create this Birthday card for a dear dear friend!



A view from the top~

I had some extra stars, so I created another starry card for my Mom to take to her dear friend in England~~




The sentiment can be found HERE

Hope that you'll enter the challenge. Each time a winner is chosen randomly for a $25.00 gift certificate! That would could be YOU!!!!!

Here's who' playing today!



XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sea Scapes


I wanted to share a small home decor project I made with a couple of the Technique Junkies June release stamps. If you've followed my blog for some time, you'll know I LOVE anything that speaks of the Ocean. 

I made this little wall hanging for my Sea themed Bedroom.

I started by applying Gesso to an 8x8" Canvas

Then I sprayed with Prima and Tattered Angels Spray to get the colour variations

I stamped the Swirl Turtle  in Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink and the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

I adhered the designer paper to the canvas with some strong adhesive.

I took the Messy Diamond Grid Stencil and applied some texture paste. Once that was dry, I spraed it again with the sprays. I added this cool Compass Corner Die from Impression Obsession

Lastly, I used some of that hempy looking thing a ma jig stuff in the bottom corner (yep, I don't know the name lol) to mount my shells and embellishments on. A quick and fun Decoration!!!!

Hope you like~
XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Technique Junkies Stamps June Release



Welcome to the TJ June New Release Hop!

I have a few shares for you from this fabulous release.




How sweet is this Hummingbird image? Wayyyy sweet! I coloured it with my Zig Clean Brush Markers. I just love the vibrancy!

To make the background I used this awesome City Windows Stencil by a colorful life.

I layed the stencil on my background cardstock. Using a foam brush, I dabbed white glue through. I let it sit a few minutes to tack up, then I used Creative Expressions Gilding FLakes. 

The Photograph really doesn't do it much justice. In real life it's super sparkly!






I also love this sweet Turtle Image

I also created the background for this image using 


These are amazing to work with!!!!

The stamps I used are:

Buoy Shells (you have to really look to see it in the background)



My last share is this shaker card I made using the following stamps:


To make the background, I used a combination of the following Oxide Inks


I stamped Buoy Shells in Versamark and embossed in white embossing powder.

I used some pretty Designer Paper as a background in the Shaker Window

Finished up with some Prima Glass glitter.



Make sure you visit all the blogs to see all the great creations 


Enjoy the hop and don't forget that the New Release Stamps are discounted for a period of time!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge Friendly Florals



Good Morning!

Hope you've had a great week thus far!

Today, our DT challenge is Friendly Florals

I had a lot of fun creating this little mouse in a flower card

What did I use?

The leaves from the Hydrangea Die

I used my Prism Pencils to colour this image. I like to use them when I want lots of colour but without quite as much saturation as when I used Copics.

The Designer Paper is from Prima-Rose Quartz Collection

Here's who's playing on the DT this week:

Want a chance to win some free Rubber?

Be sure to link your project up on the IO Stamps Blog

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hopping with My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps











 Good Morning!
Welcome to the My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps Blog Hop!

I was very honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the hop.

If you've been hopping already, you've arrived here from the very talented Sharon Nettleship's Blog



I LOVE my Misti and rarely stamp without it!

I have a few little techniques that I like to use with Line Stamps

Today I'm showcasing two awesome stamp sets from Unity Stamps

My first card features thank you kindly

For me, this set was calling for a soft watercoloured look

I wanted some variation in colour and to have the bear in brown so I used my Original MISTI, memento black ink and SU Markers to set the image down in steps.





First, I stamped the parts of the image I wanted in black.

I inked the whole image carefully, using a baby wipe to take off the ink I wanted to set down in different colours.





Next, I added some Melon Mambo for the flowers




Then, some Old Olive stems


I used the Basic Black Marker to bring her little hand back in.




Lastly, I used Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Taupe and Dijon with a waterbrush as I wanted just hints of soft colour.

I really wanted to highlight "Love" in the sentiment, so I used my Misti and Markers to colour directly on the stamp to get the two colours onto the sentiment.


I was digging the mostly monochromatic colour scheme, so I just mounted the image onto another shade of blue designer paper and added the enamel dots to bring in a little more pink!

But that's not it!!! I had to make another card with this absolutely A-dorable May Unity Sentiment Kit. It's called Happy Snail Mail and it is CHOCKED full of awesome sentiments!!!

The image that accompanies the set is just way too cute!!!

I also love the excellent quality of the soft red rubber!


 For this guy, I used my  Mini MISTI to create variance in colour in the sentiment and to also get an OMBRE effect on the larger words.




I stamped the image in Memento Black ink as I was using Copic Markers to colour the image.

I coloured directly on the sentiment with a Pear Pizzaz Marker.



I used Melon Mambo for the Snail Mail sentiment




Then I went over the bottom third of the word with real red marker.




This is the final result after colouring with copic and adding Signo White Gel Pen Highlights

I sure hope you like my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.

Your next stop on the hop is Karen Maldonado. I know she will have something amazing to share with you!

This is a HUGE hop! Not only will you be inspired, but you will also have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes!

Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Be sure to comment by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st. 

Here's the Hop list in its entirety because I know you surely won't want to miss a single stop~



Unity Blog

Good Luck and thanks for "hopping'" by!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~