Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Darling Die Cuts!

Good Morning!!! Today' I'm featuring the 2nd last set of Christmas Cards for this season!`
It's a perfect time to share these cards as we are featuring IO dies today!!!

For this card, I used Elf Outfit Die 
and the Elf Did It sentiment

What about this Jolly little Fella?

For him, I also used the Elf Outfit Die  along with the 

I loved dressing up this super cute Primitive Gingerbread die
I added the "tis the season sentiment, to finish it all off

Therse were super fun cards to make and I know the receipient of the Gingerbread card LOVED it!!!

Be sure to head over to the IO blog and see who's sharing today!!!

XX's & Oh's


Friday, December 18, 2020

A little Punny Christmas


Good Morning!!!

Thought I'd share some fun Christmas Cards featuring sentiments that are Chuckle Worthy!!!

These sentiments are from my good friend Jeanne Streiff's line of stamps at Impression Obsession 

This first card features this large cheery snowman die along with the Elf Outfit die. I'll be sharing more ideas with the Elf outfit dies soon! SOOOOO cute!!!

and of course, the piece de resistance.......oh that's fancy for describing a punny sentiment isn't it?


This little sentiment is kinda cute too I think!!!!

I think this card describes me PERFECTLY!!!!!

Mary Poppins with a bit of Kink!!! {lol}

This is super outdated DP, but it I thought it perfect for this card. The Heart Dies are from Stamps of Life I believe!!!

I should be back tomorrow with some Holiday Goodness

Until then.......

XX's & Oh's


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Sweet and Sparkly Christmas

Here is a Magical Christmas Card I created for a special girl!!!

I sure hope she likes it.

I coupled Lawn Fawn's winter dragon and little dragon with Impression Obsession's 

I used one of the sparkly background I created using the Alcohol Ink Glitter Paper technique.
The LInks for the technique as posted by Jennifer McGuire is in the previous post.

I also added a Primitive Snowflake to embellish the Snowglobe

The Castle Die is from Echo Park. 
I created the sky in the snowglobe with Spun Sugar, Speckled Egg and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I filled the shaker with snow and sparkles!!!!
The Snow hills were hand cut out of embossed cardstock!

This card was time consuming, but it sure is pretty! I wish the photo could do it justice!!!

Anywhooooo , I may be back again this week with more holiday shares!

Have an amazing day!

XX's & Oh's


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Three Trees and a Merry Christmas


Good Morning!!

Today is old is new day at Impression Obsession.

I'm sharing a couple of older dies on my card

Just wanted to give you a photo reference for this die as it also includes the New Year portion

A great deal at only $12.50

The background of the card is done with glitter paper and alcohol inks

I saw my friend Rhea's samples and then headed over to You Tube, to find Jennifer McGuire's tutorial HERE:

I really enjoyed this technique, although next time I will wear gloves, cause I was VERY INKY after!!!!

Be sure to hop on over to the IO blog to get the links to today's makers!!!

XX's * Oh's


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Tim Holtz in the House!!!

Good Morning!!!!

My TIm Holtz Pointsettia Stamp Finally Arrived!!!

I have to say it is well worth the wait. Vintage looking and gorgeous, it was screaming to be water coloured.

I stamped and embossed the images and sentiment in gold and very loosely watercoloured.
If you look very closely.......super closely, you can see I added a  touch of  text in Broken China Distress Ink.

Here it is in shades of blue.

Oh my word, this set is SO pretty and I think looks great with loose watercolour!

Hope you have an amazing day!!

XX's & Oh's


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lovin Lawn Fawn

I had so much fun creating these fun interactive cards for some special littles (well and maybe a few bigs) in my life!!

This card uses the Snow Much Fun and coupled with the Den Sweet Den set.

In addition, I used this super cute little snowman die from Impression Obsession Stamps along with the super sweet Three Trees Dies

Sooo cute and I love how the little Prism Pencil Coloured Bear waves his arms with the pull tab die!!!

The Christmas Greeting Sentiment is from Creative Expressions

This Smaller card packs just as much cuteness in less space!!!

I used the same products as listed above

Along with some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard

I can't even!!!!

I sure hope my littles are surprised when they see these super fun Magic Iris Snow Globe Cards!!!

This one also uses the Three Trees Dies from IO Stamps
They look a little different because I punched the centres out of the.... Well not Punch, just gently poked them out!!! lol

The background paper is from Pebble Merry Merry 6x6 pad and the let it snow sentiment is a Tim Holtz Christmas Rub on pack that's been kicking around in my craft drawere (yes, can you believe I only have ONE craft drawer?... BIG EYE ROLL....). The stamps used are from Cheery Christmas!

Lastly for today, I am sharing these cute little bears from the Den Sweet Den set and the Christmas Dreams set

Although a little time consuming, they were so much fun to make!!! 
I sure hope my peeps enjoy them!!!

I have a few cards to finish to go out Monday and then I can rest easy for a bit!!!!

Have a great weekend

XX's & Oh's


Thursday, December 10, 2020

IO Designer Challenge-Sharing Snowmen

Good Morning

Hope your Holiday Preparations are coming along well
Here at my house, I am pretty much all finished decorating
I just have a little cleaning to do. It's been pretty easy to accomplish since there is not much going on in the world right now!!!

For my card I used the following supplies:

Merry Christmas Slimline Sentiment from the Winter Greetings Set
Nuvo Ebony Black Drops
Copic markers
Jolees Christmas Stickers!!!!

Today I plan to stamp sentiments and write up my christmas cards and see if I have all of them done, or if I need a few more!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog  to get the links to see who is sharing samples and to load your creations
One luck winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to IO stamps!!!

Have an amazing day!!

XX's & Oh's



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Impression Obsession Die Cut Day!!

Good Morning!

Today, we're sharing Die cut cards here at IO stamps

For my card, I used some non traditional Christmas colours 

How are your Christmas card creations coming along?

the Santa Die is the star of this show! How cute is he.

I made the card a little shaker by using the large frame die

to accent the frame, I used the Patchwork Holly Die

and lastly, I used the Merry Christmas Sentiment Die

I used some Nellies Effect Snow 

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

Have a great day!

XX's & Oh's



Monday, November 30, 2020

Introducing TLC designs!

Good Morning!!!
I wanted to share a relatively new company with you today

TLC Designs!!!

I'm going to be doing some guest designing for her over the next several months!!!

TLC carries high quality Photopolymer Stamps as well as Steel Dies 
Digital Stamps and Papers!!!

I created both cards you see with the Snow Family Fun Tree and the Snow Family Fun Mail  digital stamp sets

 I coupled the images with the beautiful Snow Family Fun Digital Paper!!!

I love the soft colours in the paper collection

I met Tammy through the stamping community and although we've never met face to face, she has been a Facebook friend for many years!!!

I am truly excited for her in her new venture with TLC stamps and looking forward to what is coming in the future!!!

I used the following supplies for each card

{the links for the items are above in the narrative}

Card one: Hittin' the Slopes

Snow Family Fun Mail
Snow Family Christmas Tree
Snow Family Fun Digital Paper

Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China and Pistachio
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen


Card two: Snowy Mail
{It's too cold for snails}

Snow Family Fun Mail
Snow Family Fun Christmas Tree
Snow Family Fun Digi Papers
Copic Markers
Glittery Pinky Cordy stuff

and of course........


I have some sheer cuteness coming your way soon!!!!

I sure hope you will support my friend in her new business !!!!

XX's & Oh's



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Old is new at IO stamps

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

IO stamps Die Cut Obsession!

Good Morning!
Today we're featuring Die cuts !!!

For my card, I used two

For the sentiment, I used the

and just eliminated the "elfin" for a sweet little sentiment

Be sure and head over to the IO Blog to get the links to today's fabulous designer creations!

XX's & Oh's


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Old is new at IO stamps

Good Morning

Today we're sharing some older stamps here at Impression Obsession.

I had a little OOPS when making my card, but my oops was a good opportunity to make another card.

I created the background for both cards using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink
The rich and creamy ink allows for awesome blending. The Oops came when creating my background for the bear card. I used one of our new Slimline Stamps to attempt to create a shoreline for the bear skating along the lake. By Mistake, I stamped the tree line at the bottom of the card, leaving the white space in the middle. It was quite large, so I just went in with more ink and left enough white space to resemble clouds

I really love the look of the second card with the Irish Christmas Blessing Stamp

For the Tree Lines, I used the Treeline Hillside Duo

I used the adorable Let it Snow stamp set for the bear card, using the bear of course, the sentiment and the larger snow drops

If you want to see what the other super talented designers created, be sure to

pop on over to the IO Blog to see who's sharing art today!

Have a wonderful day and i'll see you soon! 

xx's & oh's



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

It's old is new day at IO Stamps~


I was feeling UGLY Christmas Sweater today when making this card for our Old is new...... Again, I combined some old with some new and although next week is die cut week, we can die cut again! 

I used a lot of different dies to make this card including

Winter Foliage Holly Berries

Have you started to make your Christmas cards yet?

Be sure to check out the IO Blog to see who's sharing projects today

XX's & Oh's




Friday, October 16, 2020

Impression Obsession Slimline Stamps Hop; Let's do it again !!!!!

Good Morning!!!

Here we are again showcasing some of the new slimline dies from Impression Obsession

For this card, I created a wintery sky with some distress oxide ink and then just stamped the tree line from the Tree Line Layers set
I had originally planned to put more elements, but I loved how the ink peeked out under the stamped tree line to resemble shadows on ice. At that moment, I decided to add an silver  embossed sentiment and some glitter to the night sky.

I wanted to come up with something on Kraft Coloured Cardstock, so after experimenting a bit, I ended up with this simple card as well and I like it!!!! I combined the following stamps to create the card

Don't forget to leave some love on all the blogs for the opportunity to win a gift certificate

You can find the DT Links on the IO Blog and I will provide a full link list a little later this morning~~

Please share your creations on the Impression Obsession Fan Page! We'd love to see them!

XX's & Oh's


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Slim Scenes Cling Stamps Release Hop Day 1

Good Morning!!!!!

I'm excited to be sharing some samples from the new Slimline stamps!!!!
I love creating these long and narrow scenes and the stamps sure help to make fun creations!!!

For this card I combined three of the stamps to make this fun winter scene

I created this card in Portrait Mode

Can you imagine a snowball fight on a bright Winter's Eve??

I cut the fun hills with the Ocean Wave Edges Dies and added the sweet kiddos from the snowball fight die
I finished off by adding some white gel pen snowflakes....... LOVE!!!!

So be sure to check out all the DT creations and leave some love on each blog as there will be PRIZES!!!! Just think, you can add some of these awesome slimline stamps to your stash!!!

The link for the order of the hop can be found on the IO BLOG

See you tomorrow with more ideas!!!!!!

XX's & Oh's


Thursday, October 8, 2020

You're a Hoot-Impression Obsession Designer Challenge

Hooooot Hoooooooooooot Hooooooooot WHO?

Why it's an Owl or any of his feathered friends challenge!!!!

I had a ball creating this night background with distressoxide inks, water and a little liquid stardust!!!!

I coloured my nocturnal friend in warm greys and violets and fussy cut him and the tree branches out

Lastly I stamped the sentiment with embossing ink and embossed in what I thought was white powder , but clearly turned out to be more of a glittery startdust, thus the weak looking sentiment

That being said, I am sure the recipient will enjoy it, as they love owls!!!

All the stamps can be found in the Who Loves You set by Nola Chandler

This set also happend to be on Clearance, which is a big bonus!!!

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to enter your creation in order to get a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate and to see who else is playing the challenge today!!!!!

Whoooooo Loves You?

I DO, I DO!!!

XX's & Oh's



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Old is new or is it Old and New?


Morning Friends~

Today I'm changing things up a bit to share a little old and new!!

I'm super excited to share two of the new slimline stamps, along with a couple of older dies!!

What do you think of my pretty peaceful winter scene?

I'm diggin' it !!!!

The two new slimline dies I used are

I love this stamp!! I stamped it in Stormy sky. The stamp iteself is 8.5 inches long!!

AMAZEBALLS!!!!! I love the flecks of snow in the scene....

to that I added one of the stamps from the
I just inked the portion of the stamp I wanted to use on my card

You see the slimline stamps will work vertically and horizontally and you can also use them for Standard sized cards!!!

Now here is where the older supplies come into play:

The Hills are created with the Ocean Waves Dies and the pretty slopes are donned with deer from the small deer set and the deer snow globe

These little deer have been used over and over and at 5.00 for the set are a or a steal!!!

We're going to be showcasing the new slimline stamps later in the month, so stay tuned for some beautiful cards!!!!

Have an AMAZING day!!!

XX's & Oh's



Monday, September 21, 2020

Old is new at IO stamps

Good Morning!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying this amazing fall weather

Today I'm sharing a halloween card that includes an older sentiment and some bat dies!!!

Anywhooooo, the bats are a main staple for Haloween and the Sentiment Super Cute~~~

All The Halloween Stamps are on for 25% off

You can find them HERE

Meanwhile, for my card, I used the following stamps:

Check out the links to the DT Samples on the Blog

Happy Stamping!!!


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Fall Colours

Good Morning~
Welcome to our Fall Colour Challenge

When I think of Fall Colours, I think of Vibrant Orange and Yellows of Pumpkins, Leaves and Goldenrod!!!

Today I'm featuring a fun stamp set and die

I coloured the pumpkins with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out

The background is made with Tim Holtz distress ink and the Lawn Fawn Cloud and Grass Stencils

The Starry Sky was added in with Texture Paste and the Lawn Fawn Star Stencil

And of course, this card is in keeping with my new found love of slimline cards

Also, the Hills were created with the Ocean Wave  Edges Die

The Bat with Sign Die, includes the fun BOO sentiment

The Pumpkin Stamp set is on sale, so you should grab it up as it's discontinued
at only $7.50, it's a Steal!!!

Head on over to the IO Blog to see who else is sharing their Autumn Colour Creations!!

XX's and Oh's


Monday, August 24, 2020

Old is new Monday

Good Morning Friends!!!

I am really diggin these slimline style cards. They're super fun to make, especially when you're creating a stacked layer scene. For this card. I used the Fishies set
I coloured Mes Poissons with Copic Marker. I wanted them to "POP" from the background, so I used some vibrant colours in addition to those complimenting the die cut wave
 edges I then used the base of the Sunny Face die to ground the sweetest birthday wishes sentiment.

Hope you have an AMAZING day!!!

XX's & Oh's


Monday, August 17, 2020

Fun with Die Cuts!!!

Happy Monday Morning!!!

The best thing I like about Monday, is we are four days closer to Friyay!!!!!

Today I have a super simple die cut card

Where's the Die cut you say?

Yep the white panel is the from the Crazy Stitched Set. It's the large panel and I often use it when I'm creating a scene!!!

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

XX's & Oh's


Monday, August 10, 2020

It's oldies but goodies day at IO stamps


Good Morning!

Hope you all enjoyed a great weekend.
We had an very hot and sunny Saturday, but Sunday was a little soggy.
It wasn't a great day for sailing, but it was a good day for stamping!!!

I am really enjoying all the hullaballo on what I called tall cards! Now known as slimline cards, these cards are all the rage. One of the biggest advantanges of these cards as they can be sent via regular mail.

For this card, I used the following dies:

Wave Edges 


        Sunny Face

In addition I used IO Baby Blue Ink

Lawn Fawn Cloud Die

and you are my Sunshine Stamp set 

Hope your day is sweet and full of Sunshine!!!!

XX's and Oh's




Monday, August 3, 2020

Love my IO stamps Die Cuts!

Good Morning!!!
I've been having fun making box cards as of late!!!

I created this fun birthday card with two of the latest Dies from IO stamps

These cute little fellas are temporarily out of stock, but should be back in soon!

I had to add the Bowls and Bones to jazz the card up a little bit

I didn't have Balloon dies, so I just cut 1.5" circles and added some wire!

Super cute!!!

I stamped the sentiment onto the Crazy Stiched  Set (tag)

I really like this Happy Birthday Stamp as it's just clean and simple!

I can't wait to make more cute cards with these Furry little Fellas!!!

XX's & Oh's


Monday, July 20, 2020

Old is New at IO Stamps

Good Morning!!!

Today, my card features an oldie but goodie!!!!

Country Cosmos

I coloured the image with Prism Pencil and Gamsol!!!

I added the sending cheer sentiment from the layered pinecone set

If you like to colour, this is a sup fun stamp!

XX's & Oh's

Friday, July 17, 2020

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Release Celebration Day 3

Good Morning!!!!

Well, today is the last day of our Fall/Winter release celebration.

Today i'm featuring stamps illustrated by my friend Nola Chandler!!!
I adore her fun images!!!

for my card, I used the following stamps:

These guys were coloured with Copic Markers.

Be sure to visit the designer blogs and leave some love for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate

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