Thursday, May 10, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Stamp a Background


Good Morning!

Hope you're having an amazing week!

Today's challenge is to stamp your own background.

IO has a new artist in the house and I'm showcasing a few of her stamps today. 

To make the background I stamped the following stamps



I combined 


Now y'all......... hehe, that's funny coming from a Canuck isn't it?

So you all know I love texture....... So added some texture to my card using a couple of yummy embossing powders from Emerald Creek.

The "splotches" are Seth Apters Baked Texture in Deep Sea
I used Allure Fractured Ice in the middle of the flowers

I am LOVING these Embossing Powders.....Thick and Delicious!!!

So if you want all the deets for the prize challenge, head on over to the IO Blog
as well as for a list of the DT ladies that are participating today~

Happy Stamping

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Impression Obsession Summer Blog Hop Day 3


Good Morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Impression Obsessions Summer Release Blog Hop!

Today we have some more deliciousness to share with you!

If you've been Travelling already, you've likely arrived from Laura's Blog

Today I'm sharing simple funness!!! What's better than frosty treats at the beach!

For my first card I used the  Sweet Birthday Sentiment  along with the Sweet Treats Border

I always enjoy a little dimension in the background, so I used the Free Spirit Dot cover a card a stamp




For this guy, I used the following stamps;


Party Beads  cover a card


and of course the sweet Sun Die

How about that SAND??????? Isn't it amazing! Its Seth Apter's Dirty Sand baked Texture available at Emerald Creek

I'm usually the last stop on the hop, but if you're not sure you've been to all the blogs, visit the IO stamps blog to see AND to get all the details on the hop

Good Luck!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Impression Obsession Summer Release Blog Hop Day 2- Let's hear it for the girls!


Good Morning!!!! I'm featuring Girls today on my blog!
If you've come from Laura's Blog, You're in the right place!!!
So back to girl power!!!!!
I just love this little fuzzy earred girl and her pet bee!!!! She is called Pooh Girl I coloured her with Copic Markers and set her on an inked honey comb embossing folder with the Goldenrod Ink

The sentiment is from the   sentiment set.
See the little bit O' texture on the base card? That's a delicious new stamp called Heart. It's beautiful and you will see it in some of my mixed media creations soon!
Remember to hit all the spots for the hop because you can win a gift certificate!!!!

For all the details, its in Yesterday's post.

And now for another little Beauty!





Little Lilly, the Lemonade Lady!


This image makes me smile and so does the sentiment!!! That pitcher is definitely half full!!!!!
MMMMMMM I could go for a cold glass anytime now!
The following stamps were not harmed in the creation of this card!

Hope you enjoy the hop today!!!!!

Good Luck in the Draw!


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop





Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Summer Release Hop!
If you've come from Laura'a blog,  you are in the right place. If not head the the Impression Obsession blog  for the start of the hop

Is it BBQ time yet? We've had a few BBQ's over the winter, but sometimes I darned near lost my toes to frostbite waiting for the meat to be grilled. I think after having an ice storm less than a month ago, we're finally safe!!! I created this fun invitation using the Hamburger Image, which I coloured with Copic Markers. I created the background with the Gingham CAC. I love this huge background stamp and have used it many times over. Finally I finished up with the Let's BBQ sentiment  
Well, since I didn't think I should add glitter to this one, I added some NUVO drops to the seeds on the buns

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May1st – May 3rd. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday May 6th and all winners will be announced May 7th.

You're at the last hop on the stop! To start again, Head back to the IO Blog


XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, April 19, 2018

IO Designer Challenge-All that Glitters




Good Morning!!!!

Welcome to our Thursday Designer Challenge

This weekend was to create a glitter card. 
Mine probably could have been a little more bedazzled, however, I REALLY wanted to showcase this adorable new stamp set and die set!!!


How about these Flower Pot stamps? Aren't they the sweetest?
I didn't have the matching dies  so I fussy cut mine!!!

I wanted to tuck some extra leaves into my pots, so instead of using the little pot that came with the set, I used the new  Pots Die. I sponged the paper with some IO Sienna Ink
I coloured the Flowers and Butterflies from the  Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set with Copic Marker. I cut the butterfly out with the  Butterfly Kisses Die Set

I mounted the pots onto the Window with Shutter Die adding some acetate behind the frames to make them more realistic.

Lastly, I stamped the background with the CAC Distressed Brick, which I also stamped in Sienna Ink
The Sentiment is also from the Flower Pot Stamp set.

I added the bits and bobs of glitter to make it eligible for today's challenge!!!

I hope you enjoyed looking as much I enjoyed creating the card for you!!!!!

Be sure to check out the other DT creations and link your own up on the IO blog for a chance to win a great prize!!!




XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~

Friday, March 30, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Die Release Blog Hop day two


Good Morning!!!!

Hope you all are getting ready for an awesome Easter Weekend.

I love that Spring has finally Spring and wanted to share this card with you.

For this card I used the Hot Air Balloon Die. First I cut it out in sparkly foam, but I wanted some more colour in it, so I cut a second balloon in white and sponged on the following IO Ink Colours:

I used Baby Blue Ink to add some dimension to the cloud dies
Finally, I finished the card off with the Love with Wings sentiment



We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.
Hop list:

In case you missed it!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop Day one






Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new die to share AND Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST March 29th – March 30th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!
If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from the super talented Laura's blog and you are at the last stop in the hop hop hop!!!!

If i'm your first visit, when you're done here, hop on over the IO blog where all the fun begins!!!!

For my card, I had a great time last Sunday playing with Alcohol inks with my friend Sarah from Scrap of Paradise. I've never used alcohol inks before, but I sure love the results you can get with it on various surfaces. So we played and played and decided to cut our papers out with an egg shaped die.

I was able to pair some of Impression Obsessions fun spring dies and a stamp to create this fun easter confection!

Bunny Poses
Happy Easter Large
Build your own Message stamp


The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday April 1 and all winners will be announced April 2nd.


I'll meet you here tomorrow with a spring in my step to bring you another fun and seasonal sample!

Good Luck

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~