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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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Friday, 30 August 2013

The Simplest Things


 Hello Friends!

I am back from my fishing trip and had a great time! 

A very Simple card today with more Impression Obsession new releases.  I just colored Chrysanthemum G12016 by artist Aislinn Adams with a pink and green water based marker and stamped it on white card stock. The  Simplest Things D13169 by artist Dina Kowal was embossed with Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black and Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.  The image was popped up over a pink Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z  Super easy peasy!

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

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products~
Chrysanthemum G12016
Simplest Things D13169
Circle Sharker Frame DIE001-Z
Border Duo One Die Set DIE017-V
Ink~
Versafine Onyx Black, Tsukineko Versamagic, Memento Angel Pink and Desert Sand, Water based Markers
Accessories~Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder,  Ink Blushers, Ribbon, Pop Dots. Maya Road Pin, Sizzix Sugar and Starry Night Embossing Folder Set, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, Spellbinders Circles



Sunday, 25 August 2013

Ghost Espresso


 Hello Friends!!

 While I am away enjoying the last bit of summer holidays I have set my blog on auto pilot to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession releases.

With summer almost over, Halloween will be here before you know it!  
My card features a super cute new Impression Obsession  Halloween  image by artist Leigh Hannan called Ghost Espresso E2455.  It was colored up with Copics. The background is Cover a Card Spooky CC160, I stamped it with Versamark and clear embossed it after sponging the edges of the card stock with Memento New Sprout.  Boo To You B14150 was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed, and colored with markers.  I rubbed the tulle bow in my Grape Jelly ink pad and dabbed it around the edge of the focal image and over the sentiment.

Have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!
Ellen


Copics Used~
Ghost~C00-1-3-5, .03 Multiliner
Cup~BV2-4-8, YG21-23-25, YR02-04-07
Grounding~W00-1-3-6
Shadow BG11

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Cover a Card Spooky CC160Mega Mount RKBK, Ghost Espresso E2455, Boo To You B14150
Circle Shaker Frame DIE001 
Ink~ Versamark, Memento New Sprout , Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories~ Reflections Brad, Purple Tulle, Ink Blushers, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder



Friday, 23 August 2013

Seeds of Greatness




Hello Friends!!

While I am away enjoying the last bit of summer holidays I have set my blog on auto pilot to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession releases.

 Any small seed that can eventually turn into a fine bottle of wine is great in my books!!!  These Grapes E7730  by artist Gail Green were stamped with Versamagic Cloud White on dark purple card stock and clear embossed with Imagine Crafts Clear embossing powder.   I colored them with Memento Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Tsukineko Opalite Orchid Ice and a touch of Prisma pencils.  The grape leaves were stamped and embossed with Pistachio Memento Luxe and colored with Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove.


 Seeds of Greatness C9057 was stamped with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and Clear embossed as well.  The Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z was sponged with Memento Grape Jelly and Opalite Orchid Ice.  The background is Cover a Card Grapes CC166 and was embossed with Opalite Orchid Ice.  The border was made using the Border Duo 2 Set DIE018 and white satin ribbon.


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


Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~Mega Mount RKBK, Grapes E7730Seeds of Greatness C9057, Cover a Card Grapes CC166, Border Duo 2 Set DIE018, Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z

Ink~ Tsukineko Versamagic Cloud White - Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Pistachio - Tuxedo Black, Memento Grape Jelly -Lulu Lavender- Bamboo Leaves - Olive Grove and New Sprout, Prisma Pencils.

Accessories~ Silver String, White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Flourish, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Ink Blushers, Fantastix.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Let It Snow

Hello Friends

While I am away enjoying the last bit of summer holidays I have set my blog on auto pilot to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession releases.
 




I apologize for the poor photography...this card is really sparkly and white in real life.

Here is how it was made......

This is a gorgeous new Cover A Card called Winter Scene CC158. I stamped it with Versamagic Night sky and adhered a sheet of Scor-tape over it, then burnished in some Elizabeth Craft Microfine glitter over.  I cut a portion of the image for this card and put the rest away for another project. On the white panel I adhered  3  Snowflakes DIE024-X and added a little glitter.

I stamped Let It Snow C14109 with Versamark and embossed it with Judikins Silver embossing powder and added some glitter inside the letters.  I finished it off with a Snowflake  die cut in silver mirror paper and a single rhinestone.




Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

 Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~Winter Scene CC158 ,Let It Snow C14109  , Mega Mount RKBK, Snowflakes DIE024-X
Ink~VersaMagic Night Sky, Versamark
Accessories~ Elizabeth Craft Glitter Ritz Warm Highlights, Judikins Silver Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Kaiser Rhinestone, Scor-Pal Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Grace With Shell

I am off on a fishing trip in the morning to the best lake ever for fishing....no Internet, tv or cell service just the sounds of nature and fresh air.  I wanted to share one more card  before I pack my bags and hit the dusty trail. 

Have a fantastic week!
Ellen

Copics Used~
Hair~E27-29-01
Skin~E50-21-34-93
Dress~RV63-55-66
Waves~B01-000-00
  
Impression Obsession  products used~
Grace with Shell E11105
Hello A9049
Ocean Border DIE101-d
Sea Birds DIE078-F
Mini Rectangle Tags 2 DIE014-J
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black-Desert Sand, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Copic Markers
Accessories~ Hemp string, Pop Dots, Pearls, Copic ABS, Ink Blushers, sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder

Friday, 16 August 2013

Love Birds


 This card literally just a few minutes to whip up, so here is an easy peasy one for you!!
I die cut Love Birds DIE058-N in gold mirror paper and popped it up over  a panel of Sizzix embossed dots. I added some hearts in the corners from the negative of Layered Hearts DIE056-J.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!!
Ellen


Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Love Birds DIE058-N,
Layered Hearts DIE056-J
Accessories~
Sizzix Dots Folder, Pop Dots

Thursday, 15 August 2013

One For The Boys! Hello Darlin'


The  Impression Obsession team's challenge today is "One For The Boys".


Create a card or project with a masculine theme and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  I don't know about you but I love free shopping.  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.   
Be inspired and check out what masculine creations  the talented IO ladies are sharing..... 



Here is how to make this card...

Using a circular motion, sponge some Memento Dandelion Ink in the center of your card stock.....



Working your way outward, sponge Memento Cantaloupe ink, leaving some Dandelion ink showing (don't worry about it not looking really nice, it will be when you're done....



Working your way outward, sponge Memento Tangelo ink, leaving some Canteloupe ink showing.....



Working your way outward and to the edge, sponge Memento Tangelo ink, leaving some Tangelo ink showing......


Stamp Cowboy BorderD13151 and Hello Darlin' B13154 with Versafine Vintage Sepia and emboss with clear embossing powder........

Die cut some Wheat.......



Color the wheat with Prisma Colored Pencils.......



Adhere the wheat using a glue pen.......



I added 3 brown Mark Richards Candi......


See easy peasy!! We would love to see your masculine creations!
Hope to see you play along!

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

 Impression Obsession Products Used~
 Wheat DIE085-X 
 Cowboy BorderD13151
 Hello Darlin' B13154
Ink~
Memento ~Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, and Potter's Clay- Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories~ Mark Richards Candi, Sponge, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Glue Pen


Friday, 9 August 2013

Admire


I stamped Wish Hope Dream L14122,  a new  Impression Obsession  release twice with Versamark on white card stock and embossed them with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.  Then Memento Angel Pink was sponged over the whole card and Memento Rose Bud was sponged around the edges.  Using black satin ribbon scraps I wrapped the corners.  The sweet silhouetted bouquet was die cut with Heart Stems DIE053-M .  The sentiment was cut out of the second stamped image and the rest put away for another project.  I popped it up over one of the tags from the Mini Rectangle Tag 1 Die Set DIE013-J set and added a couple of rhinestones....Easy Peasy!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!
Ellen
Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~ 
Wish Hope Dream L14122Mini Rectangle Tag 1 Die Set DIE013-J, Heart Stems DIE053-M
Ink~
 Versamark,  Memento Angel Pink- Rosebud
Accessories~
 Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Ink Blushers, Pop Dots, Ribbon Scraps, Rhinestones

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Halloween Cone


Here are three more exciting new Impression Obsession releases!  This super cute Ghost Cone E2456 is by artist Leigh Hannan.  What a fun image for the little ones for Halloween!!  It was colored up with Copics and paired up with this fun new Banner E3918 (I only used half of it) by artist Kalani Allred.  I colored directly on the stamp with memento markers and cut it out.  The background is Cover a Card Spooky CC160 and it was stamped with Versamark and clear embossed with Imagine Crafts embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!

Ellen

Copics Used~
Ghost/Ice Cream~C1-3-5, YR02-04-07
Cone~YR21-23-24

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

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~Ghost Cone E2456,  Banner E3918,  Cover a Card Spooky CC160, Mega Mount RKBK
Ink~ Versamark, Memento Grape Jelly- Tangelo, Copics
Accessories~Bakers Twine, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Purple Ribbon, Spellinder's Long Classic Rectangles/Scalloped Rectangles

 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Chandelier


Hello Friends!


This fancy schmancy new Impression Obsession image by artist Kalani Allred  is called Chandelier E14060  .
It was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold Zing! embossing powder over card stock that was stamped with Cover a Card French Text CC151 in Versamagic Cloud White.  I added a border using Border Duo 3 Set DIE019-V  and some black velvet ribbon. The sentiment Light Up A Room B14062 was embossed  and punched out with a circle punch.  To finish it off I  embossed a Maya Road Red Heart pin with the same gold embossing powder to make it match.  I have been having troubles taking photos lately, but this is really sparkly in real life.

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

 Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~ ,Chandelier E14060  , Light Up A Room B14062, Cover a Card French Text CC151,   Border Duo 3 Set DIE019-V
Ink~ Versamagic Cloud White, Versamark
Accessories~  Black Velvet Ribbon, Zing! Gold Embossing Powder, Maya Road Heart Pin, Zva Creations Black Rhinestones, Pop Dots

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Fern Stem


 A clean and simple sympathy card today with new release Impression Obsession images.  I stamped  Fern Stem G9045 by artist Kalani Allred a few times with Versamark and clear embossed it.  A little sponging with Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves over and around the edges of the ferns to make the ferns pop.  Our Thoughts C9007
was embossed with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embellished with some dark chocolate pearls. You have to love a card that is under 10 minutes!!

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

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Fern Stem G9045, Our Thoughts C9007
Ink~ Versamark, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout
Accessories~Piercing Tool, Ink Blushers, Chocolate pearls, Organza Ribbon, Pop Dots

IO Encouraging Words Challenge


The  Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card or project with Words of Encouragement. 


Create a card or project with encouraging words and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  I don't know about you but I love free shopping.  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.   
Be inspired and check out what encouraging words the talented IO ladies are sharing.....  
IO Blog  
 

Ellen Taylor~you are here 






On to my card....
This is a very quick and easy card to make!  To create the sun rays I used the edge of a piece of copy paper and sponged Memento Dandelion and Cantaloupe ink from the center of the card to the outside.  I just kept gradually moving the copy paper around the the card and inking.  The Sun Circle E14123 was stamped with Memento Dandelion and the edges sponged with Cantaloupe.  I hand cut it out then popped up in the center of the card.  I popped up the Sunglasses DIE048 and added a couple of lines with white gel pen.  I used Kittie's Brillant Sunglasses Tutorial  to create them.  The Sun will Come Out B14124 was stamped and embossed using Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed with Imagine Crafts Clear EP.  Super Easy card!!

Hope to see your encouraging creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Sunglasses DIE048
Sun will Come Out B14124 
 Sun Circle E14123
Ink~Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Dandelion and Cantaloupe
Accessories~ Imagine Crafts Clear embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Sponge Dauber, Doodlebug Black Rhinestones