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~~

Monday, July 1, 2019

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Release Celebration



HAPPY CANADA DAY

The Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (July 1st - July 3rd ) 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 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
My First Card is made with the FALL IN LOVE set by Nola Chandler.
I love her sweet and whimsical images and fun sentiments
I coloured the images with Copic Marker and then trimmed and mounted the squares onto black cardstock too add some contrast with the Mustard Base.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiment too because October is truly my Favourite Colour!!

This card is also made with another of Nola's sets and is called Let it Snow!
Isn't it super sweet as well??

I coloured with Copic and then created a little scene by cutting out an oval vignette and adding an embossed background and some winters trees from the Birch Tree die set
I added some dimension on the trees by inking with Fog Ink

Sorry for the Delay....... I thought I had this scheduled as I was in Texas for the weekend.
I got a little message this morning and am posting this now that I am home after many delays and an unexpected overnight stay!!!!

So be sure to got to the IO Blog to see who is sharing today and don't forget to leave those comments!!!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~



Impression Obsession Fall WInter Release Celebration Day One

https://summerthymestudio.blogspot.com/2019/06/impression-obsession-fall-winter.html

Monday, June 24, 2019

Old is New at Impression Obsession



Good Morning!

Today we are featuring older images 
I love this Sandcastle Image and I coloured it up with Copic Markers
I mounted it onto some crimped cardstock and added the Ocean Sentiment Die

To see who's sharing today, head on over to the IO Blog

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge Sending Sunshine


Good Morning!

I apologize for my tardiness. The internet was acting up last night so I couldn't get my post to load!!!!

Anyhow, I took the challenge quite literally and am sending sunshine!!!!!

Would be nice on a day like today, cause it's rather dreary here!

I started with the Sunshine Die and the matching Sunshine Stamp Set

Next I used the Sunburst Background

I trimmed it a bit to make room for the sentiment, but I still quite like it!!!

To add your card to the challenge,  visit the IO Blog
You can get the list of all the players there!!!

Have a lovely, sun shiny day!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, June 10, 2019

Old is new at IO Stamps








Ahoy Matey's!!!!

This morning we're sharing some of the older images that IO Stamps has to offer!!!!

If you are new to IO, you may have missed out seeing a lot of the older stamps
The main image is called Seaside Shack. How totally cute is that? I coloured it up with Copic Marker and  mounted it on a tone on tone background called  Beach Silhouette

This weekend, it felt as if it was officially summer!. thus the fun summer themed birthday card.
I think it would be totally fabulous for a guy, big or little

Head over to the IO Blog to see who's sharing today!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, June 6, 2019

IO Thursday Challenge: I'll drink to that!



Morning!!!
Sorry I'm a little late, but it's been a busy busy week!!!!

I had fun creating this festive summery card with the adorable Lemonade Stand Clear Set
It's super cute and has tons of sweet little images!

I like the two step process for the lemonade jug!!!

OF course I used the amazing IO Inks in Canary and Black
Super simple and easy but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!!!

To play the challenge leave your project HERE on the IO Blog
You can also see who's playing the challenges today~~~

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, May 27, 2019

IO Stamps Old is new too!!!!


Morning!!!

Happy Memorial Day to my American Friends!!!

Today i'm featuring a stamp and die that are on the older side.
I coloured up this sweet giraffe with Copic Markers
I really love this well drawn image, I cut out the scarf and popped it up a touch with dimensionals.

I used the Make a Wish sentiment from the Birthday Top Edgers set

Then, I mounted it all onto a white background.

The most complicated part of this card was the colouring

To see who's sharing the best of the oldies today, visit the IO Blog

If you are enjoying the day off today, have a good one!!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Feathered Friends


GOOD MORNING!!!

Today we're featuring feathered friends here at Impression Obsession!!!

What a perfect opportunity to try out the Chicken's Die cut.
In addition to the Chickens, I used the Barn Die, Sign Post Die
Of course, I had to use the Hugs Die 'cause it's super cute! 
Lastly, I used the Hello from the Greetings Set

I cut the Hen and Chick in White and coloured all of the pieces with Copic Marker

Easy Peasy!

Be sure to share your Feathered Friends Project over on the IO Blog for an opportunity to win a gift certificate! See you over there!

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


Monday, May 20, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession Day!


Good Morning!!!!

I love Die Cut Days!!!! These new Die Cuts are awesome
I couldn't wait to create with this brand new frog die

You know I love to cause......erm, create a Scene so I added a couple of more dies to compliment the card: Cattails, Sun and Moon Die and the Hello Die

I'm looking forward to making more cards with this cute little critter!

Be sure to check out the IO Blog to see who is sharing cards today!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, May 13, 2019

IO Stamps Designer Feature-Old is New


Good Morning!!!!

My Mother is a fan of my shabby chic style floral cards
I always like to change things up a little for her and this year decided to create my own background with the Peony Set I used Tan Ink for the background
I then stamped out the pretty sentiment (Wonder Mom) in Tan and Gold.
Lastly, I added all sorts of flowers, a butterfly, some bling and gold ribbon.
My Mom is truly a Gem and deserves a Gold Ribbon for being an amazing woman, friend and mom!

Here she is holding her card. She wanted her picture taken so she could put it on her Facebook


If you want a complete list of who is sharing today,

Head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog

XX' s and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Make it Blue and Yellow too!


Good Morning!!

This week we're featuring  Blue and Yellow Colour Combinations

I used the Fishies Clear Set to complete my card front

This past weekend I hosted my annual girls weekend

My BFF Jacqui taught us how to create these fun pop up cards!

I will have to get a link for you

I also have to finish my card. I didn't want to rush through and slap just
anything on there, so I'm leaving it blank for the moment




What I have so far, is the sentiment from the Happy Birthday set
I used the Die from Every Day Top Edgers for the Special Day Sentiment

Upload your card to the IO Blog for your chance to win a Gift Certificate

and also check out the blog to see who is playing today


Congratulations to Lee Ann Barrett
You are the winner of the new release celebration Gift Certificate on my Blog!!!!!! Please visit the IO Blog for instructions to claim your prize!!!! 

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

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