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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

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Celebrate You!


  
Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Celebrate You". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Celebrate You" 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

Life is way to short to not celebrate! So Celebrate A friend, a grad, a Dad, or even YOU!!

 Your The Best~
OpenScroll Vine DIE252-P
Open Scroll Vine






  
Rose 16068
Rose 
You Are CL583  You Are 
                                                                                                        You Are                  Other Products Used~
Ink~Copics:R81-83-85-39, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Onyx Black.
Misc~Wink of Stella Clear, Pop Dots, Ribbon &Velvet, Clear Embossing Powder, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Stylus.

Happy Fathers Day~


Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W
 Instant Photo Frame
Retro Masculine DIE224-O
Retro Masculine 
Happy Day MC580 
 Happy Day
Other Products Used~
Versafine Onyx Black, memento London Fog, Clear Embossing Powder. Ribbon, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sponge Dauber, Diamond Glaze.

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

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Happy 18th Katie

Hello Friends!

The current Impression Obsession challenge at IO is Party Time and there is still time to play, so I thought I would share a card I made for my youngest daughter's 18th birthday a while back.   


The Mixed drinks were colored with Copic Markers and topped with Glossy Accents.  I added some cherries to a couple of the beverages by coloring pearls with a red Copic Marker.  Happy Birthday was cut in Silver Mirror paper.  It was all adhered to an embossed mat and embellished with stickles, ribbon and rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Mixed Drink Set DIE185-H.
 Mixed Drinks Set

Happy Birthday Word DIE166-F
Happy Birthday Word

Other supplies~
Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Ribbon, Rhinestone Flourishes, Pearls.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sand Castle Shaker Card


Hello Friends! 
I love to make shaker cards and this image just screamed to be paired with a Shake it Pouch and sand!  I colored Sand Castle E16112 with Copic markers.  Added some sand to a Lg SquareShaker Pouch  and matted a Shaker Overlay over top.  I framed it with One of the frames from the new All-In-One Square Frames 2 DIE294-YYset.

 Copic Markers Used
Sand: E50, 31, 33, BV00.
Background: B0000, 000, Blender 0.
Pail: YG23, 45, R20, B18

Hello Friend A9734 was die cut with  Mini Circle Tags Die Set DIE012-J and embellished with 2 fish from the  Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L.  A pretty simple card to make!



Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen
All-In-One Square Frames 2 DIE294-YY
 All-in-One Frames - Squares 2
Mini Circle Tags Die Set DIE012-J
Mini Circle Tags Die Set
Sand Castle E16112

Sand Castle

Mini Nautical Set DIE184-L

Mini Nautical Set

 Hello Friend A9734

Hello Friend
 Shaker Overlay Lg. Square SHC01
 Shaker Overlays - 10 ct - Lg. Square
 Lg. Square Shake It Pouch.

Other Products Used~
Copic Markers. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Pop Dots, Sand, Ribbon,


Saturday, 6 June 2015

Simplicity


Hello Friends!

I love this Mini Shell Set DIE176-E !  It made for a really quick card!  The sand dollars were sponged with Adirondack Pebble Ink and the starfish were sponged with Memento Peanut Brittle.  I turned then upside down and rolled my stylus around on the bottom of them to give them a more curved dimension and popped them up with pop dots.   The sand and ocean were simply sponged with Memento Desert Sand and Teal Zeal.  The sea foam was  created with a stylus and and dots of Copic Opaque White.  Simplicity B11106 was stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  To finish it off I added Wink of Stella Clear On the waters edge, Starfish and sand dollars.  Easy peasy!!

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

Ellen

Impression Obsession products~

 Simplicity B11106
 Simplicity

Mini Shell Set DIE176-E
Mini Shell Set
Other products Used~
Copic Opaque White, Stylus, Zig Wink Of Stella Clear, Pop Dots. Memento Desert Sand-Peanut Brittle-Teal Zeal,  Adirondack Pebble, Wjite Embossing Powder, Versamark

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Party Time

 

Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Party Time". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Party Time" 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 never have to look to far to find a reason to celebrate and throw a party.  I have a birthday and a grad card to share today. 

Boat Part Cupcake~


~The background has been stamped with Cover A Card Sky CC215 in Stormy Sky Distress Ink and some Faux Stitching around the edges.
~I added a little ribbon and  Ocean Border DIE101-D. 

~I used 2 of the frames from the All-In-One Frames Ovals DIE292-WW.  

~I colored Boat Party Cupcake D16106 with Copic Markers (listed below), fussy cut it out and popped it up in the oval. 

~For the sentiment I stamped one of the sayings from Life Stuff Sentiments CL491 onto Plane With Banner DIE186-G
and popped it up.



Plane with Banner  
          
Life Stuff Sentiments - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


 All-in-One Frames - Ovals


Ocean Border
Copics~ Sail:C00-1-3, B91-93-95-97 Straw: R24-27, B91; Wrapper/Boat:E3557-59.

Grad 2015~




This is a a super quick and simple Grad card...

~Die cut 2015 from  Class of DIE284-M  in black card stock and adhere to the bottom right of a  4" x 5 1/4" mat.  

~Add three black rhinestones to the bottom left.

~Create a small scalloped  edge with Border Duo 2 DIE018-V on some black patterned paper and adhere to white mat. 

~Attach black ribbon just above scalloped edge.

~Die cut Instant Photo Frame DIE175-W with white card stock and  Grad DIE286-A 
and Grad Tossing DIE296-T in black card stock. 

~Adhere Grad Tossing behind the Instant photo Frame and adhere Grad to the bottom front.

~Back the photo frame with a piece of white card stock that has been stamped with  Cover-A-Card Sky CC215.  Frame it with small black rhinestones and pop up over the patterned paper.

~Add a touch of Wink of Stella Gold to the word Grad and 2015 to finish it off. 

~Adhere to a 5 2/2" x 4 1/4" black card base.
 Grads Tossing

Cover-a-Card Sky
 Grad
Instant Photo Frame
Class of

Thanks for popping by and have a most fabulous day!
Ellen