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
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