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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Last Minute Holiday Gifts



 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Last Minute Holiday Gifts".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Last Minute 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 the talented IO team have created to inspire you.....
Impression Obsession Blog
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor~You are here.
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher


 Here is a quick last minute holiday gift idea... 

1~Stamp a pillow box randomly with Crochet Snowflake 2 E13064 in Memento Love Letter ink.

2~Attach red satin ribbon around the pillow box.

3~Die cut one of the snowflakes from the
Snowflake Die Set DIE024-X with Silver Mirror paper.


4~Attach snowflake with Studio G glitter glue and add a rhinestone in the center.

5~Fill with a fabulous christmas surprise!

Here is a quick stocking stuffer.... We all tend to be forgetful at times, so a notebook comes in handy.  I find these little composition books at the dollar store and love to alter them.


  Here is the how to....


1~ Cut front and back covers 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". Round the corners of the right side of front and back covers.

2~ Stamp Notes B9408 and Butterfly Trio E9321
with Stazon Jet Black.

3~Color butterflies with water color Pencils and sponge Memento Angel Pink and Summer Sky randomly around the butterflies, leaving some white spaces.  Cover Butterflies with Judikins Diamond Glaze and sprinkle a smidge of glitter over them and set aside to dry.

4~Using Scor-tape adhere front and back covers to notebook. 

5~ Cut the binding at 1 5/8" x 4 1/2" and score at 5/8" and 1".  Attach to note book with 1/8" Scor-tape.
Easy Peasy, Quick and Easy!!

Last week I was in Florida and just couldn't resist taking a road trip up to meet the fabulous IO's very own fabulous die cutting queen, Kittie Caracciolo.  I was just tickled because she is just as sweet in real life as she is talented!  I wish I had more time so we could have spent some time crafting together. I know she could teach me a thing or two...or 50 new ways to create with die cuts!!  So this is an official invite up to the great white north to play in my studio anytime Kittie!  If you live in a cave and aren't familiar with Kittie's work, you check her blog out Here.

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

Snowflake Pillow Box Supplies:
Crochet Snowflake 2 E13064 
Snowflake Die Set DIE024-XCrochet Snowflake 2
Snowflakes Die Set

Ink:Memento Love Letter
Misc: Rhinestone, Studio G Glitter Glue, Satin Ribbon
Note Book Supplies:
Notes B9408
Butterfly Trio E9321
Butterfly Trio
Notes
Ink:Memento Angel Pink, Stazon Jet Black.
Misc: Water Color Pencils, Judikins Diamond Glaze, Glitter.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

   
 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Clean & Simple Holiday Cards".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Clean & Simple" 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.....

Impression Obsession Blog
1~ Stamp a sentiment from the Sleigh Bells Jingling CL543 set with Versamark and emboss with gold embossing powder on a cream piece of card stock.

2~Stamp Pine Branch E9104 with Memento Northern Pine several times all around the edges of your card stock, until you have framed your sentiment.

3~Mat on Gold Mirror paper.

4~Attach to a Cream card base.

Easy Peasy, quick and easy!! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products~
 Sleigh Bells Jingling CL543

Sleigh Bells Jingling
Pine Branch E9104
 Pine Branch

Imagine Craft Products~
Memento Northern Pine, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cardmaker & Impression Obsession Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!
Today the CardMaker Designers and the Impression Obsession Designers will be showing you some wonderful holiday projects featuring stamps from Impression Obsession!
Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop!
TWO winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! You have until Thursday December 4th at Midnight CT to enter. The winner will be chosen and announced on the Impression Obsession Blog on December 5th
Impression Obsession

My card is pretty simple to create.....

1~Stamp Cover A Card Snowflakes CC066 with Versamark on a light blue card base and emboss with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

2~ Adhere a small doily to the top middle of the card. 

3~Wrap a piece of sparkly tinsel around the bottom portion of the card.

4~ Stamp Sweet Snow Kisses E11118 with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic Markers (Colors listed at bottom in Supplies). Mat image on Silver Mirror paper and light blue card stock. Adhere to card base, leaving a portion of the doily showing.

5~Stamp a sentiment from the Frozen Collection CL551 with Memento Tuxedo black. Mat with Silver Mirror Paper and light blue cardstock.  Adhere to card base in the bottom right corner with Pop Dots.


6~Finish it off with a small Rhinestone Flourish and a bit of Glitter glue on the snowman, snow and hats.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Supplies:

Impression Obsession Products:

Cover A Card Snowflakes CC066

 Cover-a-Card Snowflakes
 Sweet Snow Kisses E11118
Sweet Snow Kisses
  Frozen Collection CL551
Frozen Collection
 Copic Markers Used~
Snowman~B0000, C00, C1
Shadow C1, 0
Snowman Scarf/Hat B21, B23
Broom YR24, Y28, E31
Snowmans Cheeks R20, 0
Snowman's Nose  YR04
Girl's Skin E50, E51, R20
Girls Scarf/Mitts/Hat BV01, BV03, BV04
Girl's Coat YG41. YG45
Girls Pants C1, C3

Imagine Crafts Supplies~
Versamark, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black

Misc. Supplies~
Rhinestone Flourish, Tinsel, Doily, Studio G Glitter Glue, And Pop Dots

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Holiday Wishes



Hello Friends!!

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

IO Blog 
  Anna Wight






Hope you get a chance to play along! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day! 
Ellen
 Reindeer
 Christmas Tags
 Snowflake Background
Ink~Memento Rich Cocoa
Misc. Products~Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Pop Dots




































































































































































































































Thursday, 13 November 2014

DT Thursday~Bluebirds

Hello Friends!

It's my turn to share for Impression Obsession's Dt Thursday.  Here's the how to for this easy emboss resist card.....

1~ Stamp Silhouette 5-D5555 Impression Obsession's Silhouette 5 with Versamark on a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of glossy card stock.



2~Heat emboss it with Clear Embossing Powder.



3~Brayer Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze from one edge to the middle.  Rotate card stock 180 degrees and brayer again meeting in the middle.



4~Wipe with a tissue to remove excess ink of embossed feathers to reveal the crisp white color.



5~Die cut  2 of the birds from the Bird Set Die DIE033-J .  Using a Sponge Dauber ink the edges of the circle and 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base as well as color the birds. I used ink from the same Kaleidacolor pad, the arrow shows you which ink I used.



6~Die Cut a circle from glossy card stock and brayer using the same ink and method in step 3.



7~ Layer over a larger circle and stamp Hanging Out C8727 with Brilliance Moonlight White Ink.


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8~ Assemble your card. The white mat is 5 1/4" x 4".  I added some seam binding and popped one of the birds up.






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

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products~
Stamps~Silhouette 5-D5555, Hanging Out C8727 
Dies~Bird Set Die DIE033-J
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Products Used~
Brilliance Moonlight White, Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Versamark

Other Products Used~
Paper~Glossy White, PTI Cardstock
Accessories~ Speedball Brayer, Seam Binding, Pop Dots



Thursday, 6 November 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Thankful Wishes


Hello Friends!!

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


IO Blog 
Anna Wight 





Laura Fulcher

 On to my card....

The white mat was die cut with Square Cutout Border DIE172-I and embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder.  The edges were sponged with Memento Desert Sand and Thankful C9425 was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder. Before adhering it to the card base it was wrapped with burlap twine several times.

Wheat DIE085-X was colored with Prisma Pencils and adhered to white mat.

Pumpkin Pair E9419 was colored with Copic Markers and popped up over the wheat for added dimension.

I sponged the edges of 5 Mark Richards Candi with Memento Rich Cocoa and popped only the brown ones up.  A Burlap Twine bow was added to finish it off.

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


 Supplies:
Impression Obsession Stamps~
Pumpkin Pair E9419
Thankful C9425 

Impression Obsession Dies~
Square Cutout Border DIE172-I 
Wheat DIE085-X 

Ink~Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Desert Sand & Rich Cocoa.

Other Products Used~ Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Daubers, Copic Markers,Prisma Pencils, Burlap Twine, Mark Richards Candi, Pop Dots, Sizzix Embossing Folder
 

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