Monday, January 28, 2019

IO stamps Old is New



Good Morning
They're not kidding when they say everything old becomes new again!

I am loving this new feature at IO stamps!!!!
It gives me the opportunity to revisit many of the stamps and sets I've stowed away!!!

On this blustery day, I was wishing for a cool spring day, the grass as green as the sweet frog peeking out from behind my card!!!

Can you see the wee bit of texture in the clouds?

I used the mesh Mesh Circles Cover a Card stamp with baby blue ink to create a little more texture
Next, I coloured the flowers, bunny and bicycle from the  Riding Pretty stamp set with my Copic Markers. I cut out the sweet little images with the accompanying  Bicycle Die Set.
I created the background for the card by softly sponging on the following ink


Then, I wanted some whispy grass, so I used the  Icicle Edger Die

The tree is from the Tree Frame Die, but I cut the frame part off!

I didn't want to add anything more to the front of the card, so I added the sentiment on top of a soft spring scene on the inside






I'm longing for a pretty spring day like this one!!! How about you?

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

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge- All about Love!


Good Morning!!!!!

This week, the IO DT is featuring LOVE cards, yep Love!!!!

What can be sweet then these two little Bees?

It's funny, the cards that I've been creating as of late have been evoking some pretty cool memories. 
As I'm blogging, this card made me think of my Father.
When I was a child, Sunday Drives were a regular occurrence. 
Who knew where we were going to venture to, but sometimes we would stop and have some lunch or dinner, depending on where our travels took us to.

At the restaurant, I was pretty consistent. It was usually Fish and Chips and Orange Pop (I'm not a huge fan of Fish and Chips anymore and Orange Pop? Well, that just makes me cringe.

Anyway, in case you're wondering where the Bee's come in, it was usually when we sat down at the table to peruse the menu, my Dad would ask me; "What are you having today Vic, an elephant's ear on a bun, or bee's knee's on toast. Of COURSE that would set of a fit of giggles with Dad insisting both options were quite tasty. I've yet to try either, but who knows, maybe bee's knees are a delicacy somewhere in the world? 

I combined old and new stamps to create my card. I coloured the Bee's in Comic and added some delicious glitter to their wings.

Have you tried the Stamper's Anonymous Glitter Duster yet?
It's my FAVORITE tool!!!!  

Here are the links for the stamps I used:


Peony Ink

Be sure to head on over to the IO Blog to see who else is sharing today AND to enter your project for a chance to win a Gift Certificate

XX's and Oh's
and I mean it
--Vicki~~

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cutie Kitties





Hey!!!!

I wanted to share my creation with Nola Chandlers Fun Felines

I'm pleased to introduce you to:


I LOVE that one of the Kittens is named Sadie. That is my Grandma's name. Sadly, she wasn't very fond of her name. Apparently, she was supposed to be named Sarah, after one of her Aunt's, but when her father registered her Birth Certificate he forgot which Aunt she was to be named after and chose Sadie!!! I LOVE her name. It has become increasingly popular over the years. When I was in the Hospital giving birth to Jonathon, there was a sweet baby girl named Sadie born the same day!

My Grandma couldn't seem to get over that!!! WHY would anyone call their girl Sadie, she said? 
Why? because it's an adorable name!!!!! I miss her dearly.

I coloured the Kittens with Copic in the CG series 1, 3 and 5

Lastly, I paired the card with the Live Life sentiment!!!!

I just think these images are PURRRRRlicious!!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Monday, January 21, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession













Good Morning!!!

I'm excited to share a new feature we will be presenting for IO Stamps~
We will be featuring Die Cuts!!!

I know Impression Obsession is loved for their vast array of images, but perhaps sometimes the die cuts get missed in the huge selection of stamps!!!

The Design Team will be showing you highlights of the many die cuts Impression Obsession has to offer.

My first card features the largest flower of three from the Geometric Flower set
I mounted the flower over a stencilled image using the Boho Glam stencil from a Colorful life Designs
Lastly, I added the Best Friend sentiment





This card was quick and easy featuring the Gift Border die and the Whole Year 
stamp!!!!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to get the links for today's players!

XX's and Oh's!

--Vicki~~


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hugs and Kisses AKA XX's and Oh's~!


Good Morning!!! 
I have the sweetest simple card to share with you today.
Honestly, I wish you could see the pretty gold embossing better, but it was a little difficult to catch with the lighting.

This card took me all of about 5 minutes to create.......SERIOUSLY!!!!

What did I use?

ADORED FRAME Stencil-A Colorful Life Designs
Orchid Ink-Impression Obsession
Hugs and Kisses Stamp -Technique Junkies Stamps

Super Easy Peasy



I have a couple of Coupon Codes for you to use for a little discount





if you want to save on Stencils, you can use the code 

VickiGfan10

Hope you like this sweet little card, I LOVEEEEEE it!!!!

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


Monday, January 14, 2019

Impression Obsession-Old is New!


Good Morning!!!!

Impression Obsession has a HUGE inventory of stamps.
Sometimes it's easy to forget all the oldies but goodies, when there is so much new eye candy!!!!

These quick and easy cards feature the You Take the CAKE stamp set. 
Even Better? The stamp set is on sale!!!!!

This set is a perfect main staple set for clean and easy Birthday Cards!!!

All of the images you see in the cards can be found in this set!!!

I'll add the links to the dies as well!





 I added the Scribble Circle die to this one!






I like this one!!!  So simple but sweet!!


I'm so excited about this new feature we'll be bringing to you on a regular basis!
It's fun to look through and see what i'm going to show you next!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, January 11, 2019

Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration Day 5-Funny Bunnies


Today's the last day of our Spring Release Celebration.
I'm a little sad to see the end of it because there were just so many AMAZING projects to look at!

Today I'm featuring a few sweet bunny images

My first card features the following stamps and dies:



How about this pair?
I think Mr. Peppers has taken a shining to Bun bun!!! lol

Here's the stamps I used:


Be sure to leave your comments 'cause  I have a $25.00 Gift Certificate to give away

T LADY, I have been trying to contact you
please try my other email: summerthyme64@live.ca and I will get your coupon code to you!

Ya'll be sure to hop on over to the IO Blog to get a list of today's participants

Hugs and Love, Bunny Love, that is~

--Vicki~~


Thursday, January 10, 2019

IO Stamps Spring Release Celebration Day 4- Something Fun and Funky!


How are you enjoying the celebration so far?
Oh my goodness!! The Artwork is amazing isn't it?

Today my card features stamps from one of my fave IO Artists-Seth Apter!
This was a super quick card. I started with one of my Gelli Printed backgrounds and then stamped Mislabled over the top. Then I simply stamped one of the images from Writer's Bloc and layered it onto some coordinating cardstock! Super easy!!!!

If you've been participating every day, you know the drill~

If not, be sure to visit the IO Blog to see who is showcasing projects today and comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate

Have a Dandy Day!

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Spring Release Celebration-IO Stamps Day 3


Good Morning!

I hope you're enjoying the celebration so far.

Today I'm sharing another super cute stamp with you!


I coloured the birds with Copic Markers, all the while singing the Bob Marley tune "Don't Worry" lol......"three little birds, pitched by my doorstep. Singing sweet songs, a melody pure and true".
As I had finished up the birds and leaves and when I was colouring my beaks, I had a HuGE OOPS!!!
Yep! My Copic barfed out a big blob of Yellow Ink.....what to do, what to do? Well I thought I'll just put a bunch of ink blobs around my tweeting trio and Viola! A background fit for a bird, or three.

The sentiment can be found HERE



Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate. We all have one to give away!!!! You can see who's playing on the IO Blog

Have a Dandy Day!

--Vicki!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

IO Stamps Spring Release Celebration Day 2


Hello Again!!!

Here we are on Day two of the IO Stamps Spring release celebration.
I've gone from Fur to Foliage today, bringing you a couple more pretty samples!

For my first card, I coloured this pretty Beautiful Books Stamp with Prism Pencils.
I don't use them often, but I love the layers of colour you can get with them.
I wanted to have a base to ground the main image, so I used the new Lavender Grass Stamp
and Mint Ink. I cut the main image out and layered it over the Lavender Grass Stamp.






Make sure you head on over to the IO stamps Blog to see who is celebrating today.
Each one of us has a $25.00 Gift Certificate to give away from one lucky person who comments on our posts through the week!!!!!!

Ahhhh Top O' the Morning to you!!!!!




This Happy Clover is totally adorable.
I stamped the Shaded Clover image in MInt Ink and Lime Ink, using my Misti.
I added the Happy St. Patricks Die Sentiment and the sweet little shamrock from the Shamrock Die set


See you tomorrow with some new shares!!!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

--Vicki~~

Monday, January 7, 2019

Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration Day 1




Good Morning~


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Spring Release Celebration starts today and goes all week long (January 7th-11th). Every day you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog (direct link 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 the week the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday January 13th at noon CT. All winner will be announced on Monday January 14th.

I wanted to showcase the most adorable image EVER!!!!
His name is Curious Guinea Pig!
I'll be back to add the link a little later!!!

I added the sentiment from the Birthday Top Edgers Set
Super Fun!
Be sure to visit the IO Blog to see who else is celebrating today!!!

Xx's and Oh's
--Vicki~~

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-New Beginnings




New Impression Obsession Challenge!
New Beginnings
Head on over to the  Impression Obsession blog to see all the challenge samples from the design team and to enter the challenge (all the details are there!). A random challenge project will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate from IO just by playing!

My Project is my first Art Journalling Page of the Year
I Love this NAMASTE stamp . It's a wonderful message for the beginning of a New Year.
This year I plan to focus on opening myself to the Universe and honouring the blessings that are bestowed upon me daily. It's been a long journey back to myself since my health issues commenced back in 2014. I believe that was a wake up call to recognizing the unhealthy choices in my life with regard to relationships, habits and allowing energy vampires to sap me of not only my energy, but of my confidence and sense of self.  The journey has been slow, but not without great significance and many wonderful lessons along the way. I'm still far from my destination, but I intend to enjoy each moment, challenge, struggle and achievement along the way.
Namaste is significant in reminding myself of the universal connectedness we all share. No matter who we are. In understanding that, I remain mindful of the way in which I  treat others and in the way I look after and empower myself. It allows me to do my work without judgement and make choices that are in my best interest in a thoughtful manner. At times, being human we can stray from those principles. Therefore I intend to use Namaste as a way of bringing my thoughts and behaviours to a place where I honour the light in other's as it is also within me. 

In addition to the Namaste Stamp, I used the following supplies for my page.
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock
I hope you enjoyed my share with you today

~~Namaste--
--Vicki~~




Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Technique Junkies Stamps January Release





Happy New Year!!!!

Here's to an amazing year!!!!

I'm starting off my Blogging New Year with a New Release from Technique Junkies Stamps
We have some great images for you. Be sure to head over to the  Technique Junkies Blog
for a master list of the challenges




My first card is Oh La la!!!!!! (hehe!)

I used the Paris Postmarks background stamp to make a interesting panel for my Shabby Chic Collage. Some lace and baubles and little bits and bobs make up this creation.  Lastly, I cut a circle and embossed the Thank you sentiment from the French Sentiments sets

Hope you likey!!!!





What about this cute little critter?


I made him using the 


Super cute!!!!



THe new stamps are on sale for a bit AND you can also use my coupon code!!!!!

Here's to a brand new year!!!!!

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

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