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~~

Monday, May 6, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession and Blog Hop Celebration Winners


Good Morning!!! It's Die cut Day at Impression Obsession!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet little  guy. He's a new Die designed by Anna Wight. In addition to the Hedgehog, I also used the Grass Die and Small Grass Border.
I also used one of my new fave dies : Checkered Frames Make such a cute cute border
Lastly I added some small Butterflies from the Medium Butterfly sets

Be sure to visit the IO Blog to see who is sharing samples today!!

I'll be back soon with the winner of the blog celebration~


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration Day 3



Good Morning!!!!

Sure hope you'v enjoyed all of the projects you've been seeing this week

Today I'm featuring  Summer Road Trip! and the Hello Die
Be sure to leave a comment for the chance to win a Gift Certificate!

Check out the IO blog to get the links for the blogs that are participating today

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Release Celebration Day 2


Good Morning!!!! 
Here we are at Day 2 of our Summer Release Celebration!
  Be sure to leave me some love as I have a gift certificate to give away to one of my lucky followers over this three day period




I made this card with the entire Happy Birthday Set. I just stamped it as it shows on the backing sheet and I Love it!!! I think it looks quite cheery!


For this card, I used some of the images from the  Out of this world set
as well as the Space Ship Stamp and the To the Moon Stamp
I also used the checkered frame dies to frame my galactic creation!

Be sure to head on over to the IO Blog for today's links and
Y'all come back tomorrow!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, April 29, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Day 1



 Welcome to the Impression Obsession Summer Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Summer Stamp Release Celebration starts today! Each day (April 29th - May 1st ) 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 7th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Monday May 6th.
All of the new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE



For my card, I paired the Rooster 1 stamp with the Le Chanteclair background stamp

I was feeling in a French Mood given we just returned from Paris last Wednesday

Here are a few pictures from La Beau Ville!



The Amazing Eiffel Tower
It was very interesting to find out the Parisienne People did not want the tower  in their City, citing it an eyesore~



Selfie Love with My Mom <3 p="">





Delicious Macarons!!!
Mom and I participated in a Macaron Baking Class at Les Galleries Lafeyette!!!
Can't wait to try to make them at home!



My Favourite Church in Europe
Sacre Couer in Montmartre




Mom in front of the Sacre Couer





I took this picture of Notre Dame around 10 a.m. the morning of the devastating fire.
We did not go into the Church as I had been in many years ago.
My heart hurts for those who are so deeply saddened by the fire. 
We had just returned to our hotel around 6 p.m., when the Concierge notified us the Church was on Fire. We watched the coverage of the fire from our room and felt sad as we watched the spire collapse. We were thankful we were able to take in the Beauty of this Parisienne icon earlier in the day.


I hope you enjoyed my creation and my mini tour of Gay Paris!

Hope to see you tomorrow with more creations from the Summer Stamp Release

Be sure to head to the IO Blog for a full list of today's links

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~



Monday, April 22, 2019

Die Cut Obsession


Good Morning

I wanted to share this sweet and simple Christening card with you today
The photograph really doesn't do it justice, but although it took less than five minutes to create,
it is super pretty!!!!

I embossed the card base with a pretty embossing folder I had kicking around
the house, then I cut one of the crosses from the Cross Die Set

I added a little pink gem to the middle of the cross because it's a sweet little girl that is going to be Christened soon!!!

Have a great day!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Bunny Love


Good Morning!!!
Today's Challenge is Bunny Love

I LOVE the new Bunny Die 
I was so excited to get it in my designer box and I have to say it's the first card I wanted to create!

My Girlfriends and I , have a monthly challenge in which one person sends the same supplies to everyone and then we all create a card. It's so fun to see how everyone has such different creations, even with the same supplies. Anyway, this adorable background paper was a piece I had left over from the challenge. I paired it with the Checkered Framesto make this super sweet card.
Happy Easter is on the designer paper, so I left it sentiment free

Hope you likey!

Link your Bunny Love creations on the IO Stamps blog for the opportunity to win some stamping bucks!!!! You'll also see  who else is sharing their creations today

Hop on Over!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, April 8, 2019

Impression Obsession-Old is new! Little Bug


Good Morning!

Today is Old is New Day at Impression Obsession.

This set is not OLD OLD....it's just a little more mature than some of the newer stamps!!!

It's called  Get Well By Nola Chandler!

Be sure to head on over to the IO Blog to see who's sharing today!!!!

Happy Monday 


and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~





Thursday, April 4, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Birthday Wishes


Good Morning!
Today' we're celebrating Birthday's!

For my card, I am featuring the awesome Happy Birthday Beautiful Sentiment and

Be sure to enter your creation for an opportunity to win a gift certificate
you can also see who is sharing cards today on the IO Blog

Have a wonderful day~

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

Monday, April 1, 2019

Technique Junkies Stamps April Release


Good Morning!! 
I'm excited to share a couple of cards that feature the newly released stamps!

This first image is called Wreath Wishes.
It is SOOO pretty!!!!
I coloured it with Copic Marker and added some highlights with my Sharpie White Extra Fine Point Pen.




How about this cute little Gaffer? 
I think we all should Live like someone left the gate open
I also coloured this guy with Copic Marker
I wanted a little more dimension in the background, so I stamped tone on tone
with the Fiesta Stamp

You can save on all the newly released stamps by purchasing in the first several days and will receive a free stamp with a $30.00 Purchase before taxes (please see the TJ blog for details) and to get all the links to see the new release samples!!!.

Have a wonderful day!!!

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Happy Easter



Good Morning and Happy Spring!!!!

Although it was a little chilly here yesterday, it truly felt like spring.
The sun shining strong, melting the last of the ice and snow; the wind whistling and whirling bringing us a fresh breath



I was working at home yesterday and I'm sure Sydney had Spring Fever as she bugged me every hour on the hour to go outside. Needless to say, we had a few good walks!


This week we're featuring Easter cards over at IO Stamps!!!!

Today I'm featuring a couple of Easter dies


I used the Marvelous Mask Ovals Stencil to create the background with 

I'm not the best with Silhouette Stamps, but I think this little guy turned out nice!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who else is sharing today!

XX's and OH's
--Vicki~~


Monday, March 18, 2019

Dying to share my Die Cut Obsession


Good Morning!!!!

I know I'm a touch late for the party, but I didn't want to post these pictures early because this one is for a St. Patricks Day Swap I did with my besties and while I was at it, I created Two Birthday cards for two dear dear friends who both turned 60 this week!!!!

These are the stamps and dies I used for the project~




This card is for my dear friend Kim.


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I would have never been blessed with her friendship had I not been introduced to stamping!
Kim actually lives about 4 hours east of me, but we often craft together via Face time and she, along with some other special ladies up that way are so dear to my heart!!! I think she might see this here before she actually see's it for real as I don't think it arrived in her mailbox by Friday!!!




This one if for our friend Colleen, who really is like family!



We were a little younger then!!! (Yep, I wasn't eligible to wear a Red Hat !!)

She is Beautiful inside and out!!!


I love the Shadow clover stamp!
I just stamped it, cut it out and then distressed it a bit!
The little gold nuggets are just Rhinestones from the Dollarama!!!

I really love how these turned out,

As much as I {heart} the women who are receiving them!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who else is sharing inspiration today!!!

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


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Is Spring coming?


With Spring upon us, I was inspired to play in my art Journal. I  totally LOVE the  Spring Ring Stencil and I can see myself using it over and over.

Anyway, I decided to make a little bit of a background using the  Mid Century Birds Stencil
Once I got this in, I put the Spring Ring in the middle of the page and started using various inks to colour it in. . Then I traced the outer circle and added in my pattern to make it the focal point of my page...... Then I had an OOPS!!!
A BIG OOPS

A Huge smudge on my page from my arm, which I dragged through the ink.....initially I was SO bummed!!! but THEN......

I dipped my arm in the ink again and again and again and created the additional pattern on the bottom of the page, which I think looks pretty cool. I'm just glad the colour coordinated with my page!!!!

I can't wait to play a little more with these stencils and the rest of the new release~~~~~

Have an amazing day!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, March 11, 2019

Impression Obsession -Old is new


Good Morning~~~

We're showcasing oldies today
Since yesterday was Spring Forward day, I was compelled to give you a "springy confection"!


Please check out the IO Blog to see who is showcasing cards today!

Have a Wonderful day!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Sending Hugs


Today's designer challenge is to send hugs!!!!

I've been holding on to this card for awhile in my "to be blogged file" , which is good, because my plan to put together the card with some images i had coloured was circumvented last night by my unhappy tummy!!!

So, I'm writing this up quicks and heading to bed!!!!!

The sweet image and sentiment are by Nola Chandler! She has awesome fun illustrations!!!!



Be sure to go to the IO Blog to see who's sharing today and link up your creations!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

__Vicki~~

Monday, March 4, 2019

Die Cut Obsession






Morning!!!

Today we're featuring dies at IO Stamps!!!

For my card I used the matching stamp and die set


I cut the parts with the die and for the stand, I did a second cut in black to create a shadow.

Lastly, I added at Stitched Frame and mounted it all on foam dots before I stamped the sentiment!!!!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who is sharing today!

Happy Monday!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, March 1, 2019

Technique Junkies Stamps March Release


Good Morning!!!

Welcome to Technique Junkies Stamps March Release

Pat is releasing some amazing images this month~

Today I'm sharing a few images with you starting with the Butterfly Beauty Stamp.
I'm going on an amazing adventure in April and wanted to create a fun Travel journal to record my trip and save some Ephemera.


I got very ambitious and made a video for you!!!!

Yes, I did........editing video's is very new to me, so in the midst of trying to upload it I managed to delete the files and well....... I could cry because I had a couple of hours into the process.

Well, if at first you don't succeed, try try again!!!

Next time lovelies!



This is the back.....

I LOVE this Wildly Capable Sentiment. 
This stamp is not available for purchase until April; HOWEVER it can be yours for free with a $30.00 purchase for the month of March!!! How cool is that~~~



I didn't get as fancy with the inside of my Journal, but again I added a little sentiment for inspiration and one that pairs well with the Butterfly Stamp. It's called Brave Enough to Fly

Here's how I made it!!! It's quite a long video, but I did manage to edit it down substantially from the original 93 minutes!!! lol.....





Here'e my second share for today!!!!
HOw about this A-Dorable.....Absolutely A-Dorable  made with the Pretty Pots background stamp
I coloured the card with my Prisma Pencils, blending with Gamsol.
I made a little cavern in the midst of the card with a stitched square die and also created a little frame.
I stamped the Stay Humble Sentiment
It looked a little stark, so I got a little light gray ink and used the Sketched Tulip image to give it a little more dimension


I hope you enjoyed my shares for today. Be sure to check out the designer blogs to see all the projects


Also if you shop this week, you will save 15% off the new release stamps!!!

Lots of sweet deals today and just one more!


Use my Coupon Code to save on the other items in your order!!!

Here is the full link list for the Hop
Have a wonderful day,

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