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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Christmas In July

Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Christmas in July". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Christmas" 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 love Christmas, its my favorite holiday! Making Christmas cards always puts me in a good mood!  I chose to go vintage Christmas.  

The background was stamped with Cover-a-Card Music CC029 in Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.  A little framing of faux stitching and sponged the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa. Pine Branch DIE021-N was die cut twice and sponged with Memento Northern Pine and adhered to the Music. 

Ornament Chickadee F7023 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Twice.  The image was colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and the second bird cut out and popped up for added dimension.  

I used two of the frames in the All- In-One-Frames -Ovals DIE292-WW to frame the image and sponged the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa.   

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Life Stuff CL491 with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed it.  It was  die cut with Banners & Tails DIE123-P and the edges sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

I hope you get a chance to play along!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!
Ellen 

Impression Obsession Products Used~
 Stamps & Dies:
All- In-One-Frames -Ovals DIE292-WW 

Life Stuff CL491 

Pine Branch DIE021-N

Banners & Tails DIE123-P

Ornament Chickadee F7023


Cover-a-Card Music CC029

 All-in-One Frames - Ovals

 Banners & Tails
Life Stuff Sentiments
 Pine Branch Die - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
 Cover-a-Card Music
Other Products Used~

Ink~Copic Markers:E000, E31, W2, R24, R27, R29, R39, G28, B0000; Memento: Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Northern Pine; Distress Antique Linen; Versafine Vintage Sepia.

Misc~Clear Embossing Powder, Piercing Tool, Pop Dots, Judikin's Diamond Glaze, Sponge, Pearls, Lace and Velvet Ribbon.



































































































Thursday, 25 June 2015

HATS OFF

Hello Friends!

It's graduation week, so I have another quick and easy peasy graduation card to share using newly released Impression Obsession dies and stamps.

Impression Obsession Products Used~
 All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2
 Hats Off CL582
 Grads Jumping DIE295-R 
 All-In-One-Frames - Ovals DIE292-WW
 
Other Products Used~ Versafine Onyx Black,Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Gold Mirror Paper.

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

Grads Jumping - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2
All-in-One Frames - Ovals
Hats Off




Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Happy Grad Day!

Hello Friends!

I'm back today with another super quick card for graduation.  This card is made with all new Impression Obsession Dies and just a wee bit of sponging on the edges of the blue card stock with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  Super duper quick card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Happy Day Frame DIE285-S
 Happy Day Frame
Grads Walking DIE289-R
 Grads Walking

Numbers Set DIE282-T
 Number Set
Other Products Used~
Ribbon, Pop Dots, Memento Nautical Blue Ink.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Sweet Kind Boy


Hello Friends!

I was watching the season finale on PVR of Game of Thrones and accidentally hit the publish button when creating this post and had to revert it to a draft. Unfortunately in the cyber world it still goes out there.   OOPSIES!  So here is my full post with all the right info.....

 I love to be able to use up scraps!  I created a wedding card a while back using Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S and instead of throwing the negative in the trash, I used it to create this card. Here is the how to.......

  I die cut Boy With Flowers DIE248-C in black and adhered it to the left and die cut Floral Heart Strip DIE127-K in white and adhered it just covering his feet.  Some green satin ribbon was added just covering the edge of the Floral Heart Strip DIE127-K and it was popped up over a white card base.  A Bouquet Of Kindness C9710 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on the card base through the heart.   It was finished off with a few tiny pearls in the top right corner and some on the boys flowers.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
  
Floral Heart Strip DIE127-K
Boy With Flowers DIE248-C
Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S (Negative)
A Bouquet Of Kindness C9710
 A Bouquet of Kindness

 Floral Lace Heart
 Boy with Flowers
Floral Heart Strip
Other Products Used~ Pop Dots, Pearls, Ribbon, Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, 22 June 2015

The Sky's The Limit!


 Hello Friends!

I have a graduation card to share today that features new Impression dies and stamps.  I just love this cute owl.  I can see him being used for more than a graduation card!


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Hats Off CL582
Hats Off
You Did It CL581
You Did It

Hats Off CL582
Mortarboard and Scroll DIE281-D
Mortarboard & Scroll - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Owl DIE283-O
 Owl
All-In-One Frames- Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW 
All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2

Other Products Used~
Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Memento Desert Sand;Rich Cocoa. Antique Linen Distress Ink, Gold Marker, Wink of Stella Gold, Pop Dots

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Celebrate You!


  
Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Celebrate You". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Celebrate You" 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

Life is way to short to not celebrate! So Celebrate A friend, a grad, a Dad, or even YOU!!

 Your The Best~
OpenScroll Vine DIE252-P
Open Scroll Vine






  
Rose 16068
Rose 
You Are CL583  You Are 
                                                                                                        You Are                  Other Products Used~
Ink~Copics:R81-83-85-39, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Onyx Black.
Misc~Wink of Stella Clear, Pop Dots, Ribbon &Velvet, Clear Embossing Powder, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Stylus.

Happy Fathers Day~


Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W
 Instant Photo Frame
Retro Masculine DIE224-O
Retro Masculine 
Happy Day MC580 
 Happy Day
Other Products Used~
Versafine Onyx Black, memento London Fog, Clear Embossing Powder. Ribbon, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sponge Dauber, Diamond Glaze.

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

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Happy 18th Katie

Hello Friends!

The current Impression Obsession challenge at IO is Party Time and there is still time to play, so I thought I would share a card I made for my youngest daughter's 18th birthday a while back.   


The Mixed drinks were colored with Copic Markers and topped with Glossy Accents.  I added some cherries to a couple of the beverages by coloring pearls with a red Copic Marker.  Happy Birthday was cut in Silver Mirror paper.  It was all adhered to an embossed mat and embellished with stickles, ribbon and rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Mixed Drink Set DIE185-H.
 Mixed Drinks Set

Happy Birthday Word DIE166-F
Happy Birthday Word

Other supplies~
Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Ribbon, Rhinestone Flourishes, Pearls.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sand Castle Shaker Card


Hello Friends! 
I love to make shaker cards and this image just screamed to be paired with a Shake it Pouch and sand!  I colored Sand Castle E16112 with Copic markers.  Added some sand to a Lg SquareShaker Pouch  and matted a Shaker Overlay over top.  I framed it with One of the frames from the new All-In-One Square Frames 2 DIE294-YYset.

 Copic Markers Used
Sand: E50, 31, 33, BV00.
Background: B0000, 000, Blender 0.
Pail: YG23, 45, R20, B18

Hello Friend A9734 was die cut with  Mini Circle Tags Die Set DIE012-J and embellished with 2 fish from the  Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L.  A pretty simple card to make!



Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen
All-In-One Square Frames 2 DIE294-YY
 All-in-One Frames - Squares 2
Mini Circle Tags Die Set DIE012-J
Mini Circle Tags Die Set
Sand Castle E16112

Sand Castle

Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L

Mini Nautical Set

 Hello Friend A9734

Hello Friend
 Shaker Overlay Lg. Square SHC01
 Shaker Overlays - 10 ct - Lg. Square
 Lg. Square Shake It Pouch.

Other Products Used~
Copic Markers. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Pop Dots, Sand, Ribbon,