Thursday, July 5, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Happy Colours


Good Morning!!!! Hope all is well with you and that my Canadian and American friends enjoyed their special holiday this week!!! Today's challenge is happy colours. I couldn't really settle on one colour, so I looked to my collage sheets to find a happy colour combo that caught my eye. 
I used my gel press to make some super fun prints using the Leaf Stamp

IT really was a quick and easy card because I added the sentiment using the Happy Stamp and Happy Die. If you look closely, you can see the shadow I stamped on the background with Periwinkle INkle....oops, I mean Ink! hehe!!!!

Super Quick, Super Fun,,,,,some of my FAVE Colours!

What colours do you love?

Link them up on the IO blog for a chance to win some stamping bucks!!!!

Check out the FABBY DT!!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

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




Happy Stamping!!!

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






Sunday, July 1, 2018

Technique Junkies July release hop






Good Morning!!!!! 
Happy Canada Day to all my friends this side of the border and welcome to Technique Junkies Stamps July release blog hop. If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from my dear friend Ceal's blog. I have been on several design teams with Ceal over the years, but just recently met her face to face at a retreat in Texas in May. She is one of the sweetest people I know and I look forward to a time when we can meet again!!!!

This first card was created with the shells from the Seashells set
I stamped the shells in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
I sponged the shells with IO Hybrid inks in Blush and Pistachio.
I created the bottom panel by stamping the Fun Starfish  background and added a touch of Nuvo Drops in Golden Sunset. Lastly, I used the sentiment from last summers Watermelon Summer set. Although there are two amazing sentiments in this set, I could NOT resist how this little stamp fit so perfectly on the card!!!!

LOVE these shells and I can see myself using them time and time again!





I was SO excited to get this awesome Inside and Out sentiment set!
There are FIVE awesome sentiments....... Sassy , Silly and Sensational~~~

This sentiment spoke to me and I just had to pair it up with this vintage lady called Red Lipstick Day
Super fun!!!!






I have to tell you, I think the sets are completely adorable this month and had fun colouring up this adorable Clam Shell





The little eyes peeping out just make me want to smile!!!!
I watercoloured the background and used the Seagrass set as a backdrop

Lastly, I used Emerald Creek's Baked Texture by Seth Apter in Dirty Sand
for the Ocean Floor!!! Love this chunky Embossing Powder. Every Ocean card needs bubbles and the Nuvo Jewel Drops in Seabreeze

So that's it for now, I'll have some other fun projects to show you later this month.
Don't forget the new release stamps are on sale until the 10th of July and you can use my code to save 10% on any other stamps that aren't new release.



Hope you enjoyed my shares
Now head on over to my Bestie Jeanne's blog, 'cause I know she is going to have some amazing blog candy for you!!!

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



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge- I Sea you!






Welcome to our new challenge -  I Sea You (beach, ocean, seagulls ect...)
  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 using Impression Obsession products at the bottom of this post!
If you have any problems linking or questions please contact Jeanne.
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!
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  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 company 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 in a separate post.
  ***Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.
  This Challenge will be open until Tuesday, July 3rd at 7 p.m.Central Time.
Winner will be announced July 4th.
Have fun and I hope you enjoy playing with us!
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My card uses the following products:

 Hop list:


A BONUS for all of you!

IO stamps are on sale for a couple of days! A great opportunity to treat yourself to some new Rubber!!!!!!





Saturday, June 9, 2018

Birthday Cat


I have a dear friend with a Birthday tomorrow!!

I wanted to create her a special card because she is a wonderful person!
I sure hope she enjoys it.

I stamped the Birthday Cat image with Memento Ink in Desert Sand as I wanted to have a predominantly lineless image. I actually like the tan colour peeking out from the grey as is gives a little extra dimension to the kitty. I coloured him with Copic Marker...mainly in the C series- 1, 3 and 5 and aded a touch of colour in his hat. The background paper and the sentiment sticker is from photoplay. Isn't it scrumptious??  

If you like this stamp, you can purchase it a discount by using my code!!!


Have a wonderful weekend!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~




Thursday, June 7, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Foodie Fun




Good Morning! 

Our challenge today is to create a card with an edible image! 
Does that mean you can eat the image or just that the image is of something edible ?? You decide, but I think these Strawberries look amidst good enough to eat!!!

I created this card with the  Farm Fresh Stamp and Die set.

Be sure to link up your creation on the IO Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate. We can all use new stamps right?



Check out the DT creations, I know you’re going to love them !!! Here’s who is playing today;

Friday, June 1, 2018

Technique Junkies June Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Technique Junkies June Release Blog Hop

I'm excited to announce I've rejoined the team after a brief Hiatus.

If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from the super talented Ceal Pritchett's blog.
Ceal and I have worked together on several design teams over the years, but I actually was blessed to meet her last weekend face to face and spend some time with her. I have a new friend an hope to see her again soon!!

Today I'm sharing the new Sunflower Duo

I painted the flowers with Daniel Smith Watercolours and added some Irresistable drops for dimension.


All of the June 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off
through JUne 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.
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Want an additional 10% off non release stamps? 
Use code code TJ10Vicki


Next Stop on the Hop?

My other super talented friend, who I also got to spend five glorious days with,


I know whatever she shows you will be gorgeous, because everything she creates is Stellar!!!!

Hope you all have a great day,

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Stamp a Background


Good Morning!

Hope you're having an amazing week!

Today's challenge is to stamp your own background.

IO has a new artist in the house and I'm showcasing a few of her stamps today. 

To make the background I stamped the following stamps



I combined 


Now y'all......... hehe, that's funny coming from a Canuck isn't it?

So you all know I love texture....... So added some texture to my card using a couple of yummy embossing powders from Emerald Creek.

The "splotches" are Seth Apters Baked Texture in Deep Sea
I used Allure Fractured Ice in the middle of the flowers

I am LOVING these Embossing Powders.....Thick and Delicious!!!

So if you want all the deets for the prize challenge, head on over to the IO Blog
as well as for a list of the DT ladies that are participating today~

Happy Stamping

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

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