Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fall Die Release Celebration Hop




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (August 31st/September 1st ) 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 Thursday September 5th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

For both cards, I used the Ghost Die and the Spider Web Panel
on the Top Card, I also used Rustic Bow Stitch Tag 2 Deckled Tag
On the card below,  I used the BOO Die

If you've been hopping already, you're at the last stop on the hop!!!

TO GET ALL THE LINKS FOR THE DT, HEAD OVER TO THE 

XX'S AND Oh's

--Vicki~~

Crazy 4 Challenges Shape Up Challenge


Morning~~~

Today is my last day as Guest Designer at Crazy 4 Challenges
It has been a fun month and I want to thank my far away friend Frances Byrne for inviting me to play along! Today is also a New Release over at IO stamps, so i've combined both to bring you this cute Halloween Card. To make my card, I made a base with the Stitched Pinked Circles

I added some designer paper and a couple of cute Die Cuts

Bat and Boo

ALSO Impression Obsession has a HUGE SALE going on this weekend

Everything, Including the new dies are on sale for 25% off!!!

Check out my hop post today!

It's right below and be sure to leave a comment on it for a chance to win some Stamping Bucks!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Big News!!! Awesome Sale at IO Stamps!


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Crazy 4 Challenges


Good Morning!!!

I'm guesting for Crazy 4 Challenges this month and today's challenge is to make 
Cut up stamping cards. Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire's FABULOUS tutorial!

Background stamps are SUPER PERFECT for this technique
I used the CC315 Beach Silhouettes CAC stamp and the sentiment and arrow from the CL671 Grunge Map Set, which is currently on sale for half price!



Be sure you head on over to the C4C blog to see what the Crazies have Created!

Have an AMAZING weekend!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-At the Beach

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HLNFP316OXcKr3Dvr6ieClLI8eY3jXsz

Good Morning! 
Today ‘s challenge is to create a beach themed card
Sadly, my Dad's Brother passed last week and I wanted to create a special card for my 
 Cousin. To make the card, I used the following items:

I used the Shell Set dies to add a little texture to the background along with the net die
 I created a background for these precious sentiments by using the Shells Set and Seafoam and Tan ink. Of course I distressed the card with Tim Holz Vintage Photo ink and added some little doodads here and there along with a touch of glitter. Be sure to upload your beach creation HERE
you might just win a little IO goodness!!! You can also see who else is creating some lovely beach themed cards by following the links on the page!!!!

Have a wonderful and sunny day

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

IO Stamps Die Cut Obsession


Good Morning!

Hope you all had an AMAZING weekend!!!

Today, we're featuring cards made with IO's fabulous metal dies!

For my card, I used the Super Sweet Hello Die along with the Poppy Frame
To make the card, I cut the poppy frame out twice. Once in Blue for the actual frame and outline of the flowers and again in red to fill in some of the white space. Super easy and elegant

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

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



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~~

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