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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Impression Obsession DT Thursday~And The Two Shall Be One




Hello Friends!

Happy New Year's to you and yours! I hope the holidays were filled with good times!   Now that the holidays are over, I know a few brides that are panicking to get their wedding invitations done and in the mail.  Since it is my turn for Impression Obsession DT Thursday, I thought I would share a little wedding invitation inspiration.  Sorry about the bad photo, I am having technical difficulties but you get the idea.  

Create a 6 1/2" x 5 " card base and edge the front side edge with one of the borders from the Border Duo 1 DIE SET DIE017-V.

Cut Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S with silver mirror paper pop up over a dotted embossed panel. Add a white Satin ribbon bow to the center of the Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S   Edge the bottom edge of the embossed panel the same border from the Border Duo 1 DIE SET DIE017-V. Add a strip of white satin ribbon and a line of pearls to the embossed panel. Adhere to a silver mirror mat.

The tag is one of the tags from the Christmas Tags DIE223-Z with the words trimmed off the bottom.  One of the sentiments from the Heart Beats CL562 set was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  Tie a little white satin ribbon on  the tag with some silver metallic string and ribbon and add a pearl.  Pop it up on the white panel.  Easy Peasy!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen

Border Duo 1 Die Set

Christmas Tags
Heart Beats


Floral Lace Heart - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Other Products Used~Sizzix Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, White Satin Ribbon, Silver Metallic String, Versamark, Siver Embossing Powder.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Snowy Wishes

Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Snowy Wishes"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Snowy Wishes" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.


Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....


   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo


Here is the how to for this quick and easy fancy fold.....


Card Base- 5" x 7 1/2" scored at 5" Red card stock
Image/Message flap- 4" x 8" scored at 4" Red card stock

Inside mat- 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"  White card stock 
Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z


 ~ Adhere one full doily to the inside of the card base.  Cut another doily in half and adhere one half to the front of the card base on the 2 1/2" flap.  Save the other half doily for another project.

 ~Die cut Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z in red glitter paper and adhere the largest frame to the front of the 4" x 8" piece.  Adhere 3 of the smallest snowflakes from the  Sm. Snowflake Set DIE100-F  and add a rhinestone to the center of each.   Die cut Santa DIE081-O and adhere  diagonally across the front. Open the card base and adhere it over the center of the full doily. Adhere the white message mat to the inside.

~Stamp Happy Christmas A5283 with Versamark and emboss with Zing Red Glitter Embossing powder. Punch sentiment out with circle punch and mat with a larger red glitter paper circle.  To use the sentiment as a closure flap, attach pop dots  to the back of the bottom right hand of the circle and tuck  the bottom right hand corner of the flap under the sentiment.

Easy peasy!



Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z
 Square Shaker Frame Die - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Snowflake Set DIE100-F
Sm. Snowflake Set 
 Santa DIE081-O

Santa
Happy Christmas A5283
Happy Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Thursday, 3 December 2015

IO Challenge~ Quick Holiday Gifts

 

Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Quick Holiday Gifts"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Quick Holiday Gifts" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.


Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....


   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

  Homemade Gifts are my favorite to give and to receive!  These tile coasters are under 5 dollars to make a set of four and it just doesn't get any easier than this to make a quick Christmas gift!

Step 1~  Ink  Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155 with Stazon Jet Black. I like to leave some areas of the background lighter or even without ink for a more random or worn look.


Step 2~Stamp it off on scrap paper after inking. This gives you a lighter shade of black. 


Step 3~ Ink a 4" x 4" tile face down on the Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155.  I found my tiles at the local carpet and tile store. Yup...super cheap!


Step 4~ Ink Hang In There F8726 (hands down, my all time favorite stamp!)with Jet Black Stazon and stamp over the Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155.


Step 5~ Place your coasters on a cookie sheet.


Step 6~ Preheat to 350 degrees. Put cookie sheet with coasters in the oven and bake for 30 minutes and turn the oven off.  I let the coasters cool down in the oven with the oven.  


Step 7~ Once the tiles are cool, adhere felt, cork or rubber pads to the corners on the bottom of the coasters. I buy  mine at the dollar store but you can by them at the hardware store too. (Sorry no photo).

Step 8~ Tie them up with some ribbon and gift away!!

 
 
Supplies~
Cover-A-Card Chicken Wire CC155
Chicken Wire
Hang In There F8726
Hang in There
Stazon Jet Black Ink, Tile Coasters, Felt pads, Oven.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Seasons Greetings


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Seasons Greetings"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Season's Greetings" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.


Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....


   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Reindeer Flourish DIE336-V 
Reindeer Flourish - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Sm. Snowflake Set DIE100-F
Sm. Snowflake Set - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK 
Banners and Tails DIE123-P 

Life Stuff Sentiments CL491
Life Stuff Sentiments
Other Products Used~ Sizzix Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.

 Thanks For stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen



Thursday, 5 November 2015

Give Thanks~Impression Obsession Challenge


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "GIVE THANKS"! 


Play along with us and create something inspired by "GIVE THANKS" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.



Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....


   IO Blog                                   

  Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

I have two cards to share today!!

  Apples H1782 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Prisma Pencils. The image was trimmed down to fit behind one of the frames from the  6 In 1 Rectangle Frames DIE242-YY set. The frame was popped up over the image. and mounted over a Sizzix embossing folder.  Happy and Warm Wishes B9785 was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing Powder, then popped up.  Wheat DIE085-X was colord with Prisma Pencils and tied with Burlap twine. All the papere except the Wheat and image was sponged with Vintage Sepia.   It was finished off with a few brown pearls and a touch of Wink of Stella clear on the wheat and the apples.

 Supplies:
 Impression Obsession Products Used~
 Apples H1782


Apples
 Happy and Warm Wishes B9785



Happy and Warm Wishes
 Wheat DIE085-X
 Wheat
 6 In 1 Rectangle Frames DIE242-YY
 Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames
Other Products Used~Sizzix Embossing Folder, Burlap Twine, Pearls, Sponge, Pop Dots, Sponge, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Clear Embossing Powder, Wink Of Stella Clear, Prisma Pencils.

 Card #2

 It's always nice to give the host a thank you  card after having you over for Thanksgiving supper.  I'd rather make a card than cook any day!

 Leafy Vine Background L9787  and Grunge Thanks D9784 were both stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and Clear Embossed.   The edges of the paper has been sponged with Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa.  Some Burlap Twine was wrapped around the mat.  Pumpkin DIE094-U was cut out of orange paper and colored with Copic markers and popped up.  Two Mark Richards Candi to finish it off.  A pretty simple card!!

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used:
Leafy Vine Background L9787 
Leafy Vine Background
Grunge Thanks D9784 
Grunge Thanks
Pumpkin DIE094-U 
Pumpkin 

INK~Copic Markers:YG67, YR65, YR04, YR00; Versafine Vintage Sepia; Memento Rich Cocoa; Desert Sand, Tangelo.
Misc~Mark Richards Candi, Clear Embossing Powder, Burlap Twine, Pop Dots, Sponge.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to play along with us IO girls, we would love to see your creations! Have a fantastic day!!
Ellen

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

As Special As You


Hello Friends!

I just love this  Sweet Briar Rose Pair D9755 image, it's such fun to color! 

~Stamp image twice and color with Copic markers R81-83-85,Y21-35,G21-24-28 and cut out.  Add Stardust Stickles the flower centers. 

~StampHappy Special Birthday D9732  with Memento Tuxedo black and mount over Ornate Rectangle Frame DIE274-YY. Adhere flowers to Top of sentiment.

~Cut one of the Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y and spray Frost #72 All-Purpose Ink on it to create a pearly effect and add a tiny pearl to the center of it.
Adhere it between the flowers and the sentiment.

~ Adhere frame to a card base with an embossed mat and ribbon.  Finished off with a bow and pearl brad.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!!
Ellen


Impression Obsession Products Used~
Sweet Briar Rose Pair D9755
Sweet Briar Rose Pair
Ornate Rectangle Frame DIE274-YY
Ornate Rectangle Frame
Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y
 Medium Butterflies
Happy Special Birthday D9732
 Happy Special Birthday
Other Products Used~ Copics: R81-83-85,Y21-35,G21-24-28; Stardust Stickles, API Frost #72, CTMH Embossing Folder, RSatin  Pearl Brad, Pop Dots.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Feeling Blue


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "FEELING BLUE"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "The Color Blue" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.


Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....


   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

 I have 2 cards to share today....
Card#1

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Hey Girl D3905
Hey Girl
Garden Hydrangea Slip C9726
 Garden Hydrangea Snip

Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V
Border Duo 2 Die Set
Other Supplies Used~Copic Markers:B000, B21, Y32, G21, G24:Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Broken China & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Stardust Stickles, Ribbon.

Card #2

 Impression Obsession Products Used~
Garden Rose Bouquet F9727
Garden Rose Bouquet
 A Bouquet Of Kindness C9710
 A Bouquet of Kindness

French Word Background L9724
 French Word Background
Border Duo 2 DIE Set DIE018-V
 Border Duo 2 Die Set
6-In-One Rectangle Frames DIE242-YY
Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames
Other Products Used~ Doily, Pearl Flourish, Pop Dots, Maya Road Pins, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood.
Copic Markers: B91-93-95, E44-42, G21-24-28

I hope you get a chance to play along with us IO girls! Thanks for stopping by and shave a fabulous day!!
Ellen