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Welcome to my blog! I am a paper crafter that loves to share new tips and techniques. Feel free to case (copy and share everything) any of my projects. I am honored when my work is duplicated. I only ask that you provide a link to my blog if you are uploading to the internet anywhere, giving credit where credit is due. . Please do not submit my projects for contests or magazine submissions. Content within this blog are shared for personal/non-commercial use and for inspiration only. From time to time some of the products used on my blog have been provided by the vendors mentioned in my posts. Let me reassure you , I will always be completely honest with you whether I truly believe a product is fabulous or not.

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~It Must Be Love




  Hello Friends!!
 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "It Must Be Love"".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Love" 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
Anna Wight Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor~You are here.
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett 


  I have two "Love" inspired cards to share today.....


 The background was stamped with Sketched Roses CC187 and clear embossed on white paper, then  colored with Angel Pink reinker and water pen.  The Stitch Heart C16073 were embossed with Versafine Onyx Black, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. Super simple!!

Sketched Roses CC187
Stitch Heart C16073
Valentine A9572
Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V 

Ink~ Memento Angel Pink, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Misc~Water Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Pin, Pop Dots, Ribbon
Copics~ R01-81-83-85


IO Products Used~
Wonderful Life Together C9703
Dancing Couple E13265

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!

Ellen

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Impression Obsession Sparkle and Shine Challenge


Hello Friends!!
 
  Happy Thursday to you!!  It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Sparkle & Shine".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Sparkle & Shine" 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 uber talented IO teammates  have created to inspire you.  Jenny's project will be posted later today and you don't want to miss it.  It will be worth popping back for!!

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor~You are here.
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon 

Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

 I have 3 sparkly & shiny cards to share today featuring all newly released images that were revealed at CHA.

I Love You......
A couple of sparkly hearts and embossed couple for shine.

Impression Obsession Stamps~
Charleston D13264
Dancing Couple E13265
Cover-a-Card Texture CC213
I Love You B9525


Impression Obsession Dies~
Square Shaker Frame DIE DIE002-Z
Heart Set DIE135-F

Ink:~
Versafine:Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia
Memento Desert Sand

Misc~
WR Memery Pearl Brad, Recollections Rhinestone Flourish, Organza and Satin Ribbon, Pop Dots, Clear Embossing Powder

Singing In The Rain....
Lots of Sparkle and shine here.... the rain, clouds, umbrella and heart (negative from the Heart Frame DIE124-Z) are sparkled up with Stardust Stickles  and the girl, music background and sentiment have been clear embossed for shine.

Impression Obsession Stamps~
Cover-a-Card Music CC029
Cover-a-Card Rain CC154
Heart Sing C13310
Puddle Jump F13329

Impression Obsession Dies~
Clouds DIE068-A
Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z
Heart Frame DIE124-Z

Ink~Memento Summer sky, Teal Zeal, Rhubarb Stalk
Versafine Onyx Black

Misc~
Clear Embossing Powder, Stickles, Sponge, Pop Dots


 Life is Good.....

This beautiful French Rose image was colored with Memento Markers direct to rubber, then filled in with Copic markers.  It was finished off with Stardust Stickles.

Impression Obsession Stamps~
Life Is Good  C9531
French Rose E9516

Impression Obsession Dies~
Square Shaker Frame DIE DIE002-Z

Ink~ Memento Markers:Love Letter, Bamboo leaves; Versafine Onyx Black;
Copc Markers
Misc~ Pop Dots, Ribbon Clear Embossing Powder, Sparkle Paper

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



Sunday, 11 January 2015

CHA 2015 Favorites Day 1



Helloo Blogland Friends!

 It's been an exciting opening day at CHA 2015!!  The crafting world has so many exciting new products being revealed and I will share some of my favorites with you.

My number one favorite is once again Impression Obsession!

Mitra has such a wide variety of stamp designers, that there is always something to please every artsy taste out there.  IO has been my favorite stamp and die company since way back to my beginning days of stamping and never fails each year to out do themselves!

Stop by booth 2825 and visit the fabulous IO team Mitra, Cindy and Sue!! 

 

 This morning I had the pleasure of finally meeting one of the most amazing and talented artists out there, Dina Kowal.  Dina not only is on the IO Design Team, she has her own line of stamps that I love to get inky!!  You can check them out HERE. 


 IO has a new artist Yvonne Blair. She brings to the table a stamp line that is a real compliment to your journals, mixed media and card making.  I look forward to inking up Yvonne's designs!  A very welcome addition to my stamp collection!!  You can check them out Here.


 Here are some booth photos of the new stamps and current dies.  In the coming weeks look for a new die release. I have seen them and can't wait to get my hands on them and creating!  Woot woot!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 Here are the IO projects boards with lots of inspiration for you....

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I will be back tomorrow with more amazing CHA products to share!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Ellen


Friday, 9 January 2015

Impression Obsession Spring/CHA Blog Hop Day 5


Welcome to the 2015 Impression Obsession Spring/CHA Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps 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 pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). Comment as you hop. Each comment that you leave gives you a chance to win!!!
The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Monday Jan 5th – Jan 9th), one of the IO designer 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 winner will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both winners will be announced on Saturday January 10th.
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 Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, January 10th.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
*** Please note***
Winner's will be chosen from the Designer's blogs listed above. You are not required to comment on the IO Blog to win. Good luck!
Today's hop list!


Impression Obsession Stamps~
So Very Loved B13276
Rose Love Collage F13275
Heart Stick Pin B16091

 Impression Obsession Dies~
 Border Duo 3 DIE019-V
 Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V
 
Copics: R81-83-85-89, E50-53-34, G21-24-28, C00-0
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia; Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Rose Bud
Misc: Sizzix Embossing Folder, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Judikins Diamond Glaze, Pop Dots, Sponge


Impression Obsession Stamps~
Flower Cupcake C16081
Sweetest Birthday Ever C9688

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink
Copics: Wrapper YR31, Icing R20-22-32-85, Flower YR31-G24-28
Misc: Ribbon. Pop Dots, Sponge,Imagine Crafts Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark. Sizzix Embossing Folders, Rhinestones, Sponge, WR Memory Corner Chomper, Circle Punches, Sardust Stickles

 Calla Lily...



Impression Obsession Stamps~
Calla Lily G15078

Impression Obsession Dies~
Rectangle 6-in 1 Frames DIE242-YY
Brick House DIE119-Z

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Misc: Pop Dots, Satin Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Pearls

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