Thursday, December 21, 2017

IO Designer Challenge- Anything goes!

Good Morning! Are you all ready for Christmas?
I am pretty much ready. We just have to pick up a Ham and some Potatoes and I think we're good to go!!!!

This is the last challenge of 2017 and Anything goes!!!

So, I created this fun shaker card in bright colours
It all starts with the Castle Cute Flowers set along with the My Castle sentiment

Make sure you visit the IO Blog to get all the details for the challenge and to upload your creation!

Here is who is on for the Challenge today!

Also we have a new Team Member!!!

Please give the Super Talented Giovanna Smith a warm welcome!

Have a great week and a Happy  Holiday~

Xx's and Oh's


Thursday, December 7, 2017

IO Stamps Designer Challenge-Last Minute Holiday Gifts or Cards

Helllloooooooo!!!!!  I hope you enjoyed our Valentine's Blog Hop!!!!

Now we're back to Holiday's again!!!!

I used scrap Vinyl from my Silhouette along with the Ho Ho Ho Die to create this last minute ornament!!! I filled the ornament with some Decorative Metallic  Shreds and topped it with this Festive Bow.  The thing is, you can use any of your die cuts with Vinyl,which opens up the possibilities for a  multitude of projects!

Be sure to Submit your Holiday Projects/Cards to THIS POST on the IO Blog. You can also get all the details on how to create your way to a fantastic gift certificate.

Check out the other DT creations:

 --XX's and Oh's


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the IO Stamps Valentine Release Blog Hop

Today i'm sharing Bugs and Bees and Peas!!!! Oh My!!!!!!

For my first card I coloured up this super adorable  Flutter Love Stamp. Isn't it just the cutest?? I LOVEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!  I paired it with this Whimsical Happy Valentine's Day sentiment.
Lastly, I mounted it on a dotty border that I made with the Circle Cutout Border Die

We have lots and lots of beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! 

This little image makes my heart smile!!!!

Bee Mine is a great stamp for valentines with the sentiment and image all in one!!!!

It's wold be great for kids school valentine cards as your the image is easy to colour and thus perfect for your little creative one!!!!

I die cut the image with a circle die and mounted it over the Floral Lace Heart Die

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days.
Only one comment per blog per day please.

And for one more super cute image!!!!!

I paired the Two peas in a pod image with the You are my Sunshine Sentiment Stamp and Die

I sure hope you enjoyed this hop!!! I have some more creations to share with you over the next couple of weeks!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday December 10th 
and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th.
Good luck!

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at

XX's and Oh's

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IO stamps Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good Morning!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the IO Valentine Release Blog Hop

For my first card, I wanted to share the LOVE CATS  image with you.

I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks and a Stencil

Then,  cut  large circle and sponged it with yellow to create a moon. 

I cut the Large Fence Die in BLack and mounted the cats in the circle onto the fence

Lastly, I added the LOVE die sentiment., cut out in glitter to add some pizzazle.

This card features the Wide Stripe Heart stamped the Heart with Black and then coloured in the white area with Teal Marker. I added some gilding foil to the small heart. Lastly, I added the Hello sentiment from the Greetings Die Set. 

Hope you likey!!!!

Head over to the IO Stamps Blog to get all the details for the hop and prizes

Here's who's playing today

Have a great day!!!

XX's and Oh's


Monday, December 4, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!

For my first share, Willy the Robot  D19698 and Bitty  D19697are stealing the show!!!!!

I coloured these sweet bots with Copic Markers

I used the Splatter 1 stamp to ground the images and finished it off with the Hugs Sentiment Die

I also coloured this image with Copic Markers

The background was completed with Oxide inks and a stencil

Be sure you visit the following blogs today and leave some love

All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at

Good Luck in the Draw!!!

XX's and oh's

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

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