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Friday, 17 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer Blog Hop~Day 3


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Lake Reflections~


 Trees and Lake was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed on white card stock.   I started in the center and and sponged Memento Cantaloupe in a circle in the sky line as well as the lake.  Followed by Dandelion and Angel Pink.   Starting from the outer edges, sponge Summer Sky and then Danube Blue just around the edges.  This image really is just under 5 minutes to create. 
I framed it with the largest frame from the Rectangle 6 In 1 Frames DIE242-YY.  Embossed Hugs and Prayers A9735 with Vintage Sepia on a tag from the Min Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J and attached it with Burlap Twine. 

Supplies~Impression Obsession Products Used~
Hugs and Prayers A9735
Hugs & Prayers
Trees and Lake J7789
Min Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J
 Mini Square Tags Die Set
Rectangle 6 In 1 Frames DIE242-YY
 Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

Other Products Used~
Ink~ Versafine Vintage Sepia; Memento Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Danube Blue.
Misc~Burlap Twine, Pop Dots, Sponge Daubers.

Bat Girl~

This super cute Halloween image is called Bat Girl.  She was colored up with Copic Markers (listed below) and framed with one of the frames from  All-In-One-Frames Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW.  Turn Back B14481 was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed.  I added a few bats using the Halloween Set DIE114-O  to finish it off.

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Bat Girl D19001
Turn Back B14481
Halloween DIE114-O

All-In-One-Frames Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW
Halloween Set

All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2 - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Ink~ Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black & Tangelo.
Misc~Ribbon, Pop Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge.
Copic Markers~ Skin: E50, E53, R20. Hair: B41, C5, C7. Blacks: C1, C3, C5, C7.  Greens:YG05, YG07. Purples:BV00, BV11, BV13, Oranges: YR01,YR65. YR68.

Check out the rest of my talented team mates creations......

Thanks for stopping by good Luck in the drawing!!
Ellen

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall and Winter Blog Hop~ Day 2

 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Snowman Builder~




 Supplies:

Impression Obsession Products Used~

 Christmas Tags DIE223-Z
 Christmas Tags
All-In-One-Frames- Ovals DIE292-WW
 All-in-One Frames - Ovals
Snowman Builder D13377
Snowflake Flourish F13376
Stick Together C13380

Other Products Used~

Copic Markers: C0, BV00, B0000,B000, Blender 0.

Ink~Memento Luxe Wedding Dress, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark.

Misc~ Dollar Store Glitter Tape, Starrdust Stickles, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, sponge, Pop dots, Ribbon, Silver String.

 Ornament Collage~




A super quick card......  Ornaments Collage L13367 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Colored with Copic Markers.....

Envelope: E40, E30
Ornaments: BG11, BG32, BG72.  Y26, Y28. R32, R35, R39.
Ribbon: C00, C3.
Holly: YG63, YG67
Shadow: BG10

Merriest Christmas C9826 was stamped in the bottom right hand corner with Memento Rich Cocoa.  The image was popped up over a brushed gold mat and finished off with a few rhinestones in the ribbon centers.

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Ornaments Collage L13367
Merriest Christmas C9826

Misc~Pop Dots and Rhinestones

 Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic day and good luck in the drawing!
Ellen


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Blog Hop~ Day 1




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!



 Squirrel Eating D16142 was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers E31 and 35.  The sentiment is from the Real Life Sentiments WP308 set and was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I drew the speech bubble with a brown marker and cut it out. The background was created with  Cover A Card Oak CC181, it was  stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed as well.  Some burlap twine, ribbon and  Border Duo 3 Die Set DIE019-V was added and everything was finished off with a bit of sponging.

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Squirrel Eating D16142
Real Life Sentiments WP308
 Real Life Sentiments
 Cover A Card Oak CC181
 Oak
 Border Duo 3 Die Set DIE019-V
 Border Duo 3 Die Set
Other Products Used~
Misc~Clear Embossing Powder,Ribbon. Burlap Twine, Glossy Accents.
Ink~Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Antique Linen, Copic markers E31 & E35.

Be The Flamingo~


Who wouldn't rather be a flamingo than a pigeon! 

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Flamingo G17062
Be The Flamingo D17059
Cover-A Card Fluff CC014 
 Cover-a-Card Fluff
Flags DIE015-F 
 Flags Die Set
Border Duo 2 DIE018-V
 Border Duo 2 Die Set
Leaf Cluster DIE066-C 
 Leaf Cluster

Other Products Used~
Ink~
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, C9; Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black.
Misc~ Sponge, Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder, Zig Wink of Stella Clear.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!
Ellen

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