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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Shades Of Fall

 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Shades of Falls".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Shades of Fall" 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog 

Anna Wight





Kittie Caracciolo
 Vicki Garrett

When I think of shades of fall my mind goes straight to Halloween. I have 3 projects to share with you today and the supplies are all listed at the bottom of my post. 

Witch Brewing Pumpkin~



Fright Night Shaker Card~


Cat In The Hat Jack~

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


 Supplies....

Witch Brewing Pumpkin~
Dies: Witch Brewing DIE230-M. Black Rhinestone Flourishes, Green Rhinestones, Black Organza Ribbon, Pumpkin from Micheals


Fright Night Card~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Stamps: Cover A Card Spider Web CC141, Creepy CL554
Dies: Witch Brewing DIE230-M, Halloween Hill Die029-P
Shake It Shaker Card Products: Large Square Shake It Pouch SHP01, Large Square Shaker Overlay SHC01.

Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Products Used~
Radiant Neon Electric Purple; Memento: London Fog, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Bamboo, New Sprout Grape Jelly; Versafine Onyx Black; Jumbo Daubers; Clear Embossing Powder.
Other Products Used~Googly Eyes, Pop Dots

Cat In The Hat Jack Card~
Impression Obsession Stamps~
Cat In The Hat Jack G1967
Cover A Card Oak CC181

Impression Obsession Dies~
Alphabet Typewriter LC DIE159-M
Alphabet Typewriter UC DIE160-U
Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W (corners)

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products~
Memento Ink: Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Versafine Vintage Sepia, Jumbo Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder.
Other Products Used~
Mark Richards Candi, Green Satin Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copic Markers, Hemp Ribbon, Hemp Twine

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Feathers and Friends~World Card Making Day 2014

 Hello Friends!
Happy World Card Making Day!!   I have a few cards to share that I made quite some time ago and thought I had posted them but hadn't.  So here they are....


Impression Obsession Products Used~
Feather 3 - F13192
Scrolls Clear Set CL525
Cover-a-Card Fluff CC014
Border Duo 2 Set DIE018-V

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~
 Goosebumps Clear Shimmer Texture Spray, Memento Markers- Bahama Blue-Teal Zeal-pear Tart- Cottage Ivy, Jumbo Dauber

Other Products~Wilton Doily, Pop dots, Rhinestone Flourish, Ribbon


 Impression Obsession Products Used~
 Feather 3 - F13192
True Friends CL527 

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~ 
Memento Markers~Teal Zeal- Bamboo Leaves Love Letter, Versafine Onyx Black, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo dauber, Goosebumps Clear Texture Shimmer Spray

Other Products~Pop Dots-Rhinestones, Seam Binding,  Piercing Tool


Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!!
 Ellen
 
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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Impression Obsession Ghoulish Greetings Challenge



 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Ghoulish Greetings".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Ghoulish 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog 

Anna Wight
 
Hope my "Creepy" little card inspires you today! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen
 
 Supplies~
 Impression Obsession Products Used~ 
 
 
Ink~Memento: Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black
 
Misc~ Imagine Crafts White and Clear Embossing Powder, Daubers Versamark, Judikins Diamond Glaze, Pop Dots, Sparkle Ribbon.
 
 CreepyCover-a-Card Spider Web 
Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames
Icicle Edger
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop Day~3


Welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
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We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day stop by Impression Obsession  and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on our blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).
The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

 Another two quick and simple card today! 

 
  The wings of the Peace Doves DIE225-N were popped up as well as the frame.  I used the olive branch on  my corners. Peace DIE226-A was adhered with a mini glue pen. 

 It just doesn't get any quicker than this card!! .....or this one!!



Impression Obsession Dies~
Card #1
Rectangles 6-in-1 Frames DIE242-YY
Peace DIE226-A.
Peace Doves DIE225-N
Card #2
Happy Holidays DIE238-I
Snowflake Background DIE211-YY
Carolers DIE221-H 
Rectangles 6-in-1 Frames DIE242-YY  

Other Products Used~
Paper: Silver & Gold Mirror, Green Shimmer, White & Black
Misc.: Pop Dots and Tape, Glue Pen, Silver Twine, Tsukineko All Purpose Ink-72 Frost White, Rubbing Alcohol, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Memento Nautical Blue and a sponge Dauber

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop~Day 2

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Welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day stop by Impression Obsession  and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on our blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).
The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
 
I love this Retro Masculine DIE224-O die set! It's going to be great for fast masculine cards!   I popped this dashing dudes hat up with pop dots and added a black rhinestone to his bow tie to class him up a bit!  He was framed with one of the six frames in the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames DIE242-YY

This shaker card is filled with Raffia cut into wee bits for the hay. The barn was embossed with Cover A Card Wooden Plank CC177 in Versafine Sepia and sponged with Memento Toffee Crunch.  This Manger DIE199-YY Set is perfect for those traditional Christmas cards.





The above card has
Clouds sponged with Memento Summer Sky and the Plane with Banner, Hearts  and sentiment  are sponged with Memento London Fog.  Easy Peasy!


 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day! Good Luck in the draw!!

Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Card #1
Retro Masculine DIE224-O
Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames DIE242-YY
Card #2
Manger DIE199-YY 
Cover A Card Wooden Plank CC177 
Lg. Oval Shaker Pouch SHP07 
Lg. Oval Shaker Overlay SHC07 

Card #3
Plane with Banner DIE186-G 
Greetings Bottom Edgers DIE235-M 
Clouds DIE068-A
Mini Heart Row DIE134-D 

Other Products Used~
Paper: Silver Mirror, White, Black, Brown. 
Misc: Pop dots, Glue Pen, Black Rhinestone, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Ribbon, Raffia, Sponge Daubers, White Ribbon

Ink: Memento Toffee Crunch, Versafine Sepia,Summer Sky, London Fog

Monday, 29 September 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop Day~1

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Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day stop by Impression Obsession  and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on our blogs (only one comment per blog per day please).
The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


 On to my cards.....

The light purple paper was sponged with Memento Grape Jelly, Elderberry and Tuxedo Black.  The moon started with yellow paper and was sponged with Memento Tangelo.  I added branches from the Wide Tree DIE219-P and added these super cute Trick or Treaters DIE231-O and the Sm. Grass Border DIE096-D.  Boo A14150 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black but I stamped it on scrap paper first so I would get a lighter shade. 


These Trick or Treaters DIE231-O are pretty versatile!!  I die cut the fairy out in white and  simply cut her treat bag off and added some glitter glue to her wings and tutu.   The castle is from the Mini Beach Fun Set DIE182-K. and I cut it down a bit to fit under Pixie Dust C14266.  The white panels edges were sponged with Memento Angel Pink.  The star on her wand was embossed with Imagine Crafts Silver Embossing Powder and teeny tiny rhinestones added for the magic from the wand.



Impression Obsession Dies Used~
Trick or Treaters DIE231-O
Wide Tree DIE219-P
Sm. Grass Border DIE096-D
Mini Beach Fun Set DIE182-K.

Impression Obsession Stamps Used~
Boo A14150
Pixie Dust C14266

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~
Memento Inks: Grape Jelly, Elderberry, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Silver Embossing Powder ,Versamarker Pen, Jumbo Daubers.
Other Products Used~
Pop Dots, Recollections Iridescent Rhinestones,  Sizzix and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Dollar Store Sparkle Ribbon, RRR Orange Satin Ribbon, Circle Punch, Glue Pen.



 




Saturday, 27 September 2014

Beach Chair


 Hello Friends!

I colored up this gorgeous Beach Chair H1976 image with Copic markers for my daughter Jessica who is celebrating her birthday today.  I decided to fly out and spend the day at the ocean exploring with her to celebrate.  
This sweet little sand dollar is from the  Mini Shell Set DIE176-E and was simply sponged with Memento Desert Sand.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! I know I will!!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Mini Shell Set DIE176-E
Beach Chair H1976
Smell The Sea C13006

Other Products Used~
CopicMarkers~ Chair-:BG10-BGF43-BG49, Hat:YR30-YR31-YR23, Starfish:E01-YR61-BV00, Sand:E000-E30-E33-BV00
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko~Memento Inks: Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
Misc: Pop Dots, Twine, Burlap Ribbon, Pearls, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Impression Obsession Square Card Challenge



 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Square Cards". I chose to create a square gift card holder.
 
Play along with us and create a SQUARE CARD 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

Vicki Garrett 


This is a super easy gift card holder to create!  Since it's time to start thinking about getting a jump on those Christmas projects again. I used Angel Set DIE209-N and  Peace DIE226-A in Silver Mirror paper on the front. 

IO has new gift card insert dies that makes it easy peasy and super fast to make gift card holders! Yay!!  Today I used Gift Card Insert 1 DIE193-O.    My card was started with an 11" x 4-1/2"  Navy card stock and is scored at 4-1/2" and 9".  To create the closure I added pop dots to back of the circles with the angel, but only on the lower half, leaving 2" from the top so that the flap can be tucked behind the back of the circles.

  Inside is simply stamped with Heavenly Peace C13153.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Dies Used~
Peace DIE226-A.
Angel Set DIE209-N
Gift Card Insert 1 DIE193-O

Impression Obsession Stamps Used~
Heavenly Peace C13153

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~
Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Products Used~
Sizzix Triad Leaves Embossing Folder, WR Memory Corner Chomper, Circle Punches, Pop dots, Glue Pen

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Beautiful Backgrounds~ Impression Obsession Challenge.

 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Beautiful Backgrounds".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Beautiful Backgrounds" 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog




Ellen Taylor ~You are here






I love to make my own fancy paper by just using background stamps!  My card is super simple to recreate! Here is how it was made.....

~Stamp Time Worn Roses L9372 with Tsukineko Versafine Vintage Sepia  ink on Cream colored card stock and emboss it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.

~Color the leaves and roses with Memento Markers.
I used Green Sprout and Angel Pink.

~ Sponge the edges and around the flowers with Desert Sand Memento Ink. Then Sponge the edges with Versafine Vintage Sepia

~ Attach image to a brown mat that is 1/8th of an inch larger.

~Adhere a Pearl flourish and a strip of lace to the image.

~ Pleat some pink satin ribbon and add 2 pins and a pearl.

~Die Cut one of the tags from the Mini Rectangle Tags 1 DIE Set DIE013-J.

~Stamp one of the many sentiments from the More Basic Greetings Set CL549 on the tag with Versafine Vintage Sepia and sponge with Memento Desert Sand and Vintage Sepia.

~Pierce a hole and add a Burlap string bow to the tag and pop it up with pop dots.

~Attach card front to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" pink card base. Voila ....you are done.
Super easy and pretty quick card.


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

Impression Obsession Products Used:
 More Basic Greetings Set CL549
 Mini Rectangle Tags 1 DIE Set DIE013-J
 Time Worn Roses L9372

Image Crafts / Tsukineko Products Used:
 Versafine: Vintage Sepia
  Memento Ink: Desert Sand
 Memento Markers:Angel Pink, Green Sprout
 Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder
 Jumbo Daubers 

Other Products Used:
Zva Creations Pearl Flourish, Pearl, Pink Satin Ribbon, Lace, Maya Road Pins, Pop Dots, Burlap String

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Gift of Friendship~Impression Obsession Challenge

 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "The Gift of Friendship".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Friendship" 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....

 IO Blog




Ellen Taylor ~You are here





Vicki Garrett 

Coffee and friendship go hand and hand!  My friends are almost always my muses.  I have the bestest friends evah, and boy do I drink a lot of coffee and watch my flowers grow with them!  Actually this year they planted and weeded my flower beds all summer while I recovered from my surgery. Lucky me!!  See, I do have the most amazing friends!!  So that is my inspiration for today's card.

Here is the how to....

Stamp one of the sentiments from the More Basic Greetings Set CL549 with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I stamped mine onto one of the circles from the Circle Shaker Frame Die DIE001-Z and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.  Adhere it to the top left corner and cut the edges off.


Stamp Pretty Primrose D9350 with Memento Tuxedo Black twice. Once on the white mat and once on scrap white card stock.

Color the petals and stems with Copic Markers BG45-BG49-BG72 and G21-G24 and G28. Cut the second flowers  out and set aside.  On the white base, create a shadow at the base of the cup with Copic markers C00-C0-C1 to ground it.

Stamp  Coffee Words E13237 with Versafine Toffee twice.  Once over the stems of the flowers on the white mat and once on scrap white card stock.  Emboss them with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing powder.  Cut the second one out, leaving the handle off. Set aside.

Adhere the flowers over the stamped ones on the white mat.  I popped the blossoms up with pop dots.

Adhere the cut out cup over the cup on the white mat.  I used pop dots in the center and score tape around the sides and the bottom to give it lots of dimension.

 Mat your white card front to light and dark brown mats.

 Die cut Border Duo 3 DIE019-V in turquoise card stock and sponge the edges with Memento Teal Zeal.  While your at it sponge a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card base and sponge it too.

Adhere the border to the right side and embellish card with brown satin ribbon, rhinestones and a bit of lace to the edge of the cup.  


Adhere to your card base.



Done like dinner!

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

Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~

Stamps~
 More Basic Greetings Set CL549
 Pretty Primrose D9350
 Coffee Words E13237

Dies~
  Circle Shaker Frame Die DIE001-Z
  Border Duo 3 DIE019-V

 Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Products Used~
Memento: Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black
Versafine: Vintage Sepia, Toffee
Sponge Daubers
Clear Embossing Powder

Copic Markers~BG45-BG49-BG72, G21-G24-G28, C00-C0-C1

Other Products Used~
Scor-tape, Brown Satin Ribbon, Lace, Rhinestones, Pop Dots