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

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

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 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


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


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!


Monday, March 4, 2019

Die Cut Obsession


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


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
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