Tuesday, September 17, 2019

More Impression Obsession Die Cut Goodness!


Welcome to Day two of the Impression Obsession Winter Die Hop!!!

THere are so many super cute dies for the Holidays.
How about this adorable Pair?

 I used the following dies to create this card:



Be sure to go to the IO Blog to see the whole list of Hop Participants

Here is the order of the hop:

 

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for the chance to win a $25.oo gift certificate!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, September 16, 2019

Impression Obsession Winter Die Hop




The Impression Obsession Winter Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day
(September 16th/September 17th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression
Obsession Blog (direct link to the Impression Obsession blog please) at 6am. Every
single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the
event days will be open until Thursday September 19th at midnight CT. All winners will
be announced on Friday September 20th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

If you've been hopping, you've come from the Very Talented Susan Wymer's Blog
Of course, I'm the last stop on the Hop. The fun begins on the IO Blog
For my card, I used the following dies:
The scarf is from the Lg. Snowman Die
The Sweater from the Penguin Clothing Set
The sentiment is from the Typewriter  Sentiments set.

Enjoy the hop and Stop by tomorrow!!!!

xx's and oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, September 9, 2019

Dying for Die Cuts!!!

Good Morning!

We're featuring Die Cuts at Impression Obsession Stamps today and I could not help but feature this sweet raccoon die. The large heart is cut from the Owl Die and the small heart from the handmade label die. I used the Tree Frame in the background over some fall themed designer paper and stamped the sentiment with a thankful heart sentiment. Because the stamps was a touch big for the heart, I added the die cut heart from the label die. Soooo cute!!!
Be sure to check out the IO Blog for a list of the ladies who are sharing projects today

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, September 2, 2019

Fall Die Release Celebration Day 2




Good Morning!

Welcome to Day Two of the Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Hop!

Today I have a couple of super cute critters for you!!!!

The first is this absolutely PRECIOUS little Lion. I think he is my fave for sure!!!!

I complimented the Lion Die with the  Large Frame Die, the  Celebrate Sentiment Die from the Congrats Word set and the Baby Boy Stamp 




And how about this little deer? Isn't he a Dear??

I used him along with the Birch Tree Circle and the Large Frame


Be sure to head on over to the IO BLOG to get the Hop Order and HERE to see all the new dies.
Leave some love as one winner will be chosen from each blog!!!


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

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fall Die Release Celebration Hop




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (August 31st/September 1st ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am.
Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Thursday September 5th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

For both cards, I used the Ghost Die and the Spider Web Panel
on the Top Card, I also used Rustic Bow Stitch Tag 2 Deckled Tag
On the card below,  I used the BOO Die

If you've been hopping already, you're at the last stop on the hop!!!

TO GET ALL THE LINKS FOR THE DT, HEAD OVER TO THE 

XX'S AND Oh's

--Vicki~~

Crazy 4 Challenges Shape Up Challenge


Morning~~~

Today is my last day as Guest Designer at Crazy 4 Challenges
It has been a fun month and I want to thank my far away friend Frances Byrne for inviting me to play along! Today is also a New Release over at IO stamps, so i've combined both to bring you this cute Halloween Card. To make my card, I made a base with the Stitched Pinked Circles

I added some designer paper and a couple of cute Die Cuts

Bat and Boo

ALSO Impression Obsession has a HUGE SALE going on this weekend

Everything, Including the new dies are on sale for 25% off!!!

Check out my hop post today!

It's right below and be sure to leave a comment on it for a chance to win some Stamping Bucks!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Big News!!! Awesome Sale at IO Stamps!


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Crazy 4 Challenges


Good Morning!!!

I'm guesting for Crazy 4 Challenges this month and today's challenge is to make 
Cut up stamping cards. Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire's FABULOUS tutorial!

Background stamps are SUPER PERFECT for this technique
I used the CC315 Beach Silhouettes CAC stamp and the sentiment and arrow from the CL671 Grunge Map Set, which is currently on sale for half price!



Be sure you head on over to the C4C blog to see what the Crazies have Created!

Have an AMAZING weekend!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-At the Beach

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HLNFP316OXcKr3Dvr6ieClLI8eY3jXsz

Good Morning! 
Today ‘s challenge is to create a beach themed card
Sadly, my Dad's Brother passed last week and I wanted to create a special card for my 
 Cousin. To make the card, I used the following items:

I used the Shell Set dies to add a little texture to the background along with the net die
 I created a background for these precious sentiments by using the Shells Set and Seafoam and Tan ink. Of course I distressed the card with Tim Holz Vintage Photo ink and added some little doodads here and there along with a touch of glitter. Be sure to upload your beach creation HERE
you might just win a little IO goodness!!! You can also see who else is creating some lovely beach themed cards by following the links on the page!!!!

Have a wonderful and sunny day

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

IO Stamps Die Cut Obsession


Good Morning!

Hope you all had an AMAZING weekend!!!

Today, we're featuring cards made with IO's fabulous metal dies!

For my card, I used the Super Sweet Hello Die along with the Poppy Frame
To make the card, I cut the poppy frame out twice. Once in Blue for the actual frame and outline of the flowers and again in red to fill in some of the white space. Super easy and elegant

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who is playing today!!!

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



Monday, August 12, 2019

Impression Obsession -Old is new


Good Morning!

Today we're featuring older stamp sets 
I thought it a good idea to get a start on my holiday cards and tags as Christmas will be upon us in the blink of an eye!!!

I used the adorable Christmas Jar set along with Stitched Tag Die Set
The small images and sentiments make it perfect for a tag!

Be sure to pop on over to the IO Blog to see who is sharing today!!!

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Crazy 4 Challenges!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1sIMkx-iPpDY941vmSPSLaZTsOYyp8pj1  



Yesterday was Book Lover's Day so our challenge this week is to create a card inspired by a book
I decided to decorate some books with my Chalk Couture Transfers

I love this sentiment and thought it was appropriate  for today well and every day actually!

I took three books I purchased at the Dollar Tree and Painted them in an Antique White Paint

Once they were painted, I added the sentiment to the front using the
Your Story Transfer, which is sadly now retired.



https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FS_R3BMJ1q7E0_WRf-iVtc9Rp5_lxWg_



For the sentiments on the side, I used the Welcome Trio transfer and Black Velevet Chalk Paste

I love creating pretty home decor pieces on a dime!!!

To play the challenge and to get the links to the other "Crazies", be sure to visit the 

Have an AMAZING Day!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge; Moody Blues









T
his week, we are featuring cards made with mostly blue
I used Seafoam and Seaglass ink on a white surface, along with a touch of Fog ink for the Silver dollars. All the inks are the rich and juicy IO iNks.

I used Navy for the sentiment

I made several of these soft coloured cards to have in a pinch when we need a Sympathy card
Sadly, it seems like we have needed them tooooo much lately :(

Here are the stamps I used:

The sentiment is retired :(

Make sure you check out the IO Blog to add your creation to get the chance to win a gift certificate!

Good Luck!

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

Monday, August 5, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Monday!


Good Morning!!
Today we're featuring Die Cuts at Impression Obsession.
We have welcomed a couple of lovely baby boys in the last couple of months 
and so this was the perfect opportunity to use the stork Die cut to create this cute little baby boy card.

I added the sentiment from the Clothesline set

The Large Initial is from the Stampin' Up Alphabet set I invested in several years ago.

I had some pretty Prima Mother Goose Paper kicking around, so it made a perfect backdrop for this vintage styled baby card.

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who is sharing today

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki!~~


Saturday, August 3, 2019

CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES- Celebrating Sandcastle day!


Good Morning!!!

I am feeling honoured to be asked to be a guest designer on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog
It's particularly exciting you see, because I was one of the founding members of the blog way back when!!!

Did you know today is Sandcastle day? The challenge is to build your best Sandcastle and share it on the blog. You can also see all of the gorgeous creations there!

To make this card, I started by stamping on a background I created with Distress Oxide Ink
then I added a touch of colour with Copic Marker and some Glitter

I added the sentiment and mounted the image and Viola! Easy Peasy!!!

Stamps are from Impression Obsession Stamps

Fun in the Sun (Sentiment)

Have an A-MAZING long weekend!

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

Monday, July 29, 2019

Impression Obsession Stamps-Old IS new!



Good Morning!!!
Happy to be sharing some old combined with new today with you!!!

The main images on this sweet little card were creaed with the Bushel Full of Love Stamps and Dies set.

In addition to that I also used the Happy Clear Set and Matching Die

After colouring all the sweet die cut elements I cut a patterned rectangle with the Crazy Stitched Set and then created the scene on a bed of grass that I created with the Grass Border Set

Hope you all have an amazing week!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who is sharing today!

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Thursday Challenge- Hot Colours



Good Morning!!!

Today, we're sharing Hot Colours for our Designer Challenge this week!!!!

I chose these colours as they were identified as trendy colours for fall
Also, yellow reminds me of the Sun and the Sun is pretty hot!!!!

To make this super cute Halloween card, I used the following supplies:


I LOVE Halloween and making Halloween Cards!!!!

Check out the IO Blog to see who else is playing today and to load your hot colour creations!

You could win a prize!!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, July 15, 2019

Impression Obsession-Old is New



Good Morning!!

Today I'm sharing a sweet and simple card using the Honeycomb Patterns set from Impression Obsession. I really like this two step stamp set because it allows your to jazz up the little beehive cells as you see fit!!!

The sentiment, which is included in the set, is over the top cute!!!!

Head on over to the IO Blog to see who else is sharing today!

Happy Monday and have a MOST AMAZING WEEK!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Things that Fly


Good Morning!!!!
This week our challenge is to create a card with a "flying" theme

What a perfect opportunity to use Anna Wight's Scrumptious Spaceship, Planet and Alien Dies
I had Gelli Printed this fun backgroun, which was perfect for the card!!!!
Be sure to upload your creation HERE on the IO blog to be entered for a gift certificate

Check out the DT designs!!!



XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration Day 2









Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration Day 2!. Each day (July 8th & 9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog (direct link to the Impression Obsession blog please) at 6am. $25 gift certificate to give away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts. - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 14th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

For this card, I created this nautical themed card using the following dies:

I created the sentiments on the tags wtih the Sentiments 2 set

Be sure you visit the IO Blog to find out who is sharing today!!!

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




Monday, July 8, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Die Release





The Impression Obsession Summer Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 8th & 9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog (direct link to the Impression Obsession blog please) at 6am. $25 gift certificate to give away for the event chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts. - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 14th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE



My sweet summer scene used the following Dies:

PAIL DIE

Be sure to head to the IO Blog to see who's showing samples today!!!


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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Inky Oceans and Puppy Tales- A Tribute to a dear friend Joanne


I was honoured to be asked to be a part of a tribute hop for my friend Joanne Grezlak. 
I was saddened to hear she had passed away suddenly in May.
I was blessed to know Joanne through the stamping community. As an active member of Splitcoast Stampers, Joanne was very talented, helpful and I enjoyed chatting online with her on occasion and commenting on the pictures of our little Shi Tzu's . 

I will miss her very much <3 p="">

I created my card to represent Joanne's love for the ocean

Her Blogs  The Inky Ocean Gazer and The Inky Ocean Gazer 2 showcased her love for stamping and her black and white cards so lovely!!!

I must apologize for being a little late to the hop. For some reason I had it scheduled for the 7th, when in fact it was posted on the 3rd. 

I hope there is a vast Ocean in Heaven and Joanne continues to gaze at the whitecaps dancing across the wake.


Please stop by the following blogs to see the beautiful tributes

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Dies by Impression Obsession Stamps

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Day 3 Impression Obsession Fall Winter Release Celebration



Good Morning!!!

Today is the final day of our Fall Winter Release Celebration!

I saved my FAVOURITE card and image for last!!!!

We all can use a good Bear Hug once in awhile, can't we?
I coloured this sweet Bear Duo with Copic Marker and then added the  Big Hug sentiment directly underneath. Clean, Simple and endearing!

Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 7th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 9th.
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
Good Luck in the Draw!!!
XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

IO Stamps Fall Winter Stamp Release Celebration Day 2


Morning!

Welcome to day two of the IO Stamps Fall Winter Stamp Celebration
Today I have a couple of Whimsical Christmas Cards for you

The first one uses Holiday Hanger and  Joy


 I love this Jolly Snowman paired with the Warmest Wishes sentiment
I added a touch of Buffalo Check Ribbon to spiffy it up a bit

Be sure to visit the IO blog to get all the contest rules and leave some love on every blog
You never know, you might be a lucky winner
!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

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