Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate You! IO Stamps Thursday Challenge!

Welcome to our new challenge -  Celebrate You!
  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 at the bottom of tthe post on the IO Blog 

Love is worth celebrating isn't it? In the name of Love..........wait STOP! ooops, nope that's a song, not a card creation!
Anyway, I've been in the LOVE mood and seem to be on a roll of creating soft  "pastelly" love themed cards.....must be Spring Fever! hehe! I LOVE how this card worked up so simply with just two, YES JUST TWO.....TWO Dies

The LOVE Die I really do Luv this Die and have used it a bunch!

Here's the list of the completely Talented players this week!

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!
  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 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 be in a separate post.
  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.
  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, June 30th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced July 1st. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.
Have a great day!

Monday, June 15, 2015

June Brides

I'm not sure if this holds true anymore, but June used to be one of the most popular months for weddings. I know many people who celebrate their Wedding Anniversaries in June.
I've been having fun playing with my dies lately and have a whole bunch of fun cards to share with you.  For this card, I used the following Dies:

Wedding Cake (for the trim on her dress and the Rose)
 and finally,

I loved building this pretty scene on the white embossed background! Fun~

I decided that I didn't want to waste the negative of the Congrats die and decided to use it in conjunction with the  Border Duo 1 die. There are so many fun things that you can do with the remnants of a die, including sponging or painting through to make a fun back ground, or just using it as a focal point on your card! 

Hope your Monday is going well~ I'll be back later this week with some more shares!

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, June 7, 2015


How are you enjoying this Beautiful Sunday?

It's absolutely gorgeous here! It does feel a bit like Autumn as it's quite cool, but the sun is beating down and there is a lovely breeze. I plan to spend some time outside this afternoon.

I created this card a few weeks ago for one of my best friends' daughter.
She's getting married in August! I'm totally excited about her wedding as I love weddings! I'm even more excited about hers as she will being having two ceremonies as she is marrying an East Indian fellow. I can't wait to experience this service, as I've never had the opportunity before. I am sure it is going to be a beautiful day!

I kept my card neutral in shades of soft pink and ivory

Supplies used:

I ran this through an embossing folder to give it a touch more dimension

I cut this twice, once in pink and once in ivory. I cut the Ivory Doves and mounted them on top of the first die with dimensionals

I added some pearls and this perfect little flower bouquet brad that I had on hand (see, it pays to have  drawer full of stuff!!!!)

Whatever you happen to be doing today, do it with Joy and Exuberance!

Happy Creating!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-It's Party Time

Good Morning! It's Party Time Over at IO Stamps today!

We want you to create a fun "Party" card using you IO Stamps and Dies!

I started off wanting to make a simple card. That card came together so quickly I thought "why not make a set"? It's always great to have an extra card or two around in a pinch! 

The great thing is, that I made these cards using one set and one die!

The stamp set is a lovely clear set called Let us Celebrate

If you head on over to the   Impression Obsession Blog you can get a list of all the players for today as well as submit your entry. Play along and you can win a sweet prize from IO stamps

I was thinking that this set might make a nice little gift package. You could bundle the four together with some envelopes and tie them up in a bit of Raffia. I used to do card packages for my Grandmother as she loved to send cards. I made her a good assortment, so she had something handy for every occasion. Thinking of her puts a smile to my face! I miss her much

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping


Monday, June 1, 2015



I took some time to play and created this card for the Try a Technique Challenge  over at Splitcoaststampers. Just a quick and easy card!

I made the splatters with Dyan Reavely Paint, which I purchased at

Happy Stamping!
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