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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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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Rosie The Love Angel

Hello Friends!

Here is a new versatile image by artist Alesa Baker called Rosie The Love Angel G9188.
She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with the following Copic markers, hand cut her out and set aside.

Copics Used~
Hair~E50, 51,53,55
Skin~E000,00,11
Flower~R81,83,85, G21,24,28
Sash~G12.14,17 Blending Solution/Rag
Wings~Y000,Y02
Dress~V000,01,12,17

Starting with a white piece of cardstock, sponge Memento Angel  Pink ink around the edges and stamp Mini Hearts C9183 randomly around the outside . Stamp Heart Banner D9169 and Bold Be Mine C9126  with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and emboss with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder.

I colored the hearts on the Heart Banner with Copic R81, added a rhinstone flourish, popped Rosie the Love angel up with Pop dots. I added a bit of glitter to the heart and flower.

Mat on black cardstock and pop up over a pink card base.

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



Impression Obsession Products~
Rosie The Love Angel G9188
Bold Be Mine C9126
Mini Hearts C9183
 Heart Banner D9169

Tsukineko / Imagine Crafts Products~Memento Tuxedo Black- Angel Pink, Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Dauber

Other Products~Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Rhinestone flourish, Elizabeth Craft Micro fine Transparent Glitter

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Winner and 15 Surprises!



 

Hello Friends!

 If you are looking for the Impression Obsession Challenge just scroll down to the previous post. 

Thank you for all of the lovely comments left on my blog while I was at CHA! I was stuck in a few airports yesterday and last night with delayed flights so I am posting a day late.  All winners were chosen through Random Generator.


The winner of their choice of 5 new Impression Obsession products is..... drum roll please.....Barbara.  You can find all of IO's new products Here. Happy shopping Barbara!

To claim your prize you must email me you choice of FIVE IO products and your address  at ellentaylor38@yahoo.ca and I will have your prizes sent directly to you.
Barbara said....
I love both cards, however...your XO 24 365 is my absolute favorite! Love those dies and stamps to make it. Really creative card, this is exactly why I follow your blog closely!



Whenever I go to CHA I always come home with a suitcase full of new goodies from various vendors and I thought I would share them with my followers!! Yes I have 15 prizes to give away today, so all of these lucky winners need to email their address to me to ellentaylor38@yahoo.ca and I will pop them in the mail on monday.


 1~ Paper Creations by Shirley
Shirley wins   Poinsettia Mandala F15008 from Impression Obsession


Hi Ellen, I love your elegant design, the pearls and silver are a wonderful addition to the fantastic heart flourish (it's one that really caught my eye when browsing the new releases and on my wish list). I hope you are doing well talented & busy lady ! Hugs, Shirleyx on Blog Candy and Wedding Elegance

on 12/01/14
2~Anne Temple
Anne wins a TCW Funky Swirl Template HL98




Love that heart die and your and is so pretty. Perfect for lots of occasions.

3~Katie
Katie wins Sizzix Smile for the Camera Thinlits

Really pretty card! I love how you accented the flourish with pearls. Love the pretty pins too! Great elegant card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

4~Lee-Anne
Lee-Anne wins a TCW Funky Swirl Template HL98


The lacy heart is so pretty and I truly love the banners and 24-7 365 card...so cute! I follow through Bloglovin'

5~Sue
 Sue wins AI's Birthday Hat Set



Another stunning card Ellen, I love the design and wonderful colours.
Thank you for the chance to win, I follow you on blogger and bloglovin - which is handy for when blogger is playing up!
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

6~Kris B
Kris B wins a TCW Funky Swirl Template HL98

Beautiful card! The heart flourish is lovely and I really like the heart border along the edge! I follow through Google Connect

 7~Benzi
Benzi wins AI's Bear Hug Action Wobble Set


Beautiful card with the wonderful dies and I love that red and silver sparkly paper. I follow with Google.

8~Zub Momi
Zub Momi wins a TCW Funky Swirl Template HL98


Fabulous card! Love the 'love you' heart die and the cute cupid. I follow you with Google :)

9~Vicki
Vicki wins AI's Love Chocolate Set
Oh wow these are both gorgeous!! I love this simple style! It's still so elegant and fancy looking! :) That bow is perfect girl! HUGS

10~Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen wins a TCW Funky Swirl Template HL98
So very simple and clean and just stunning. Following you on Pintrest, Google, and Bloglovin. Thanks for all you creativity.

11~Holly
Holly wins Ai's Wine Tasters

Wow, that is so beautiful, love the die cut and the fabulous design. 
  
12~Cotnob


      Pauline wins Ai's Valentots

 
Another stunning card Ellen, I love the gorgeous heart die and all of the fabulous sparkle.
Pauline
x

13~Trish
Trish wins Ai's Val Set


From the glittered cupid and hearts and that ornate frame all tied in a bow, this card captured my heart! I follow you by email and I watch for your new postings enjoying them all!

14~Sue T
Sue T wins Ai's Coffee bff's

Love this card Ellen and thank you for offering a chance to win~Happy Healthy New Year~hugs

15~Joanne from Lacombe
Joanne wins Ai sentiments (you can pick yours up and have coffee! :))
 Congrats to all the winners!  After I rest up a bit from CHA I will share the rest of my CHA 2014 favorites.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Challenge~ I {Heart} You



 Hello Friends! It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This week's challenge is "I {Heart} You~Hearts, Love, Valentine's Day".
 
 Create a card or project that is say I inspired by this challenge and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  Who doesn't love free shopping?!  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.  Check out what the talented IO ladies have created to inspire you..... 

IO Blog
 Anna Wight

Ellen Taylor ~you are here 





On to my card...
I created a masculine Valentine using new Impression Obsession Dies.  Here is how it was made.....

~I adhered a piece of double sided adhesive to some cardstock and Die cut Love Border Word DIE130-d.  Peel the backing off and burnish in some Cinnamon Elizabeth Craft Glitter Ritz over it.  I adhered this directly to a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" black card base.

~Sponge a Spellbinders A2 Filigree with Memento Rich Cocoa and attach to the card base.

~Add some gold sparkly ribbon and embellish with the smallest heart from the Heart Set DIE135-f ~Add a rhinestone in each corner.

~Die Cut Cupids DIE125-m , I used sparkly red paper from Micheals. Pop one  Cupid up on the bottom right corner and the other adhere directly on... I lifted the love word border and tucked one foot under for more dimension.

We will love it if you would join us and play along in the challenge! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Dies Used~
 Cupids DIE125-m
 Love Border Word DIE130-d.
 Heart Set DIE135-f
Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Products~ Memento Rich Cocoa, Sponge Dauber
Other products~ Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sizzix Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, Ribbon, Spellbinders A2 Filigree, Cinnamon Glitter Ritz, Red Sparkle Paper





Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Blog Candy and Sweet Valentines Dies


Hello Friends!

I am so excited and lovin' the new IO CHA release that I am going to be posting quick and easy cards to create featuring new valentine / wedding dies and images. 

 I would like to thank my 972 followers and share some IO shopping.  Just leave me a comment on any post starting with my second post on Jan 10th through Wednesday January 15th and tell me how you follow me.
Of course new followers are always welcome too!   I will use the Random Generator to choose a winner from all of comments and announce the winner on Thursday Jan 15th 2014.  The prize will be any 5 items of your choice from all of the Impression Obsession CHA 2014 New Release.


 Impression Obsession Products~
Heart Frame DIE124-Z , Valentine Hearts Clear Set CL538

Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Products~Memento Love Letter and Angel Pink, Jumbo Sponge Dauber

Other Products~Ribbon, Pop Dots, Studio G Glitter Glue, Sizzix Embossing Folder


  Impression Obsession Products~
 Hearts DIE135-F
Mini Heart Row DIE134-D
Valentine Hearts Clear Set CL538

Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Products~
Versafine Vintage Sepia, Clear Embossing Powder, Memento Angel Pink Ink, Sponge Dauber

Other Products~Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Lace, Pins

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


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Blog Candy and Super Quick and Simple Valentines


Hello Friends!

I am so excited and lovin' the new IO CHA release that I am going to be posting quick and easy cards to create featuring new valentine / wedding dies and images. 

 I would like to thank my 972 followers and share some IO shopping.
Of course new followers are always welcome too! Just leave me a comment on any post starting with my second post on Jan 10th through Wednesday January 15th and tell me how you follow me.  I will use the Random Generator to choose a winner from all of comments and announce the winner on Thursday Jan 15th 2014.  The prize will be any 5 items of your choice from all of the Impression Obsession CHA 2014 New Release.





Supplies~

Love Filled Floral Heart Card~
 Impression Obsession Products~
Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S
Love Border Word DIE130-DDie130-D

Other Products~
Pearls, Pop Dots, Ribbon

24-7 365 Card~
 Impression Obsession Product~
You and Me Clear Set CL523

Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Products
Memento Love Letter Ink, Sponge Dauber

Other Products~
Rhinestones and Pop Dots

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

Monday, 13 January 2014

Blog Candy and Cupid's Love

 

 Hello Friends!

I am so excited and lovin' the new IO CHA release that I am going to be posting quick and easy cards to create featuring new valentine / wedding dies and images. 

 I would like to thank my 972 followers and share some IO shopping. Of course new followers are always welcome too! Just leave me a comment on any post starting with my second post on Jan 10th through Wednesday January 15th and tell me how you follow me.  I will use the Random Generator to choose a winner from all of comments and announce the winner on Thursday Jan 15th 2014.  The prize will be any 5 items of your choice from all of the Impression Obsession CHA 2014 New Release.

Here is a very sparkly Valentine using new Impression Obsession Dies.  The Love You Heart DIE131-K was cut twice once in silver sparkle and once in red sparkle and just nestled back together.  I think this new Cupids DIE125-M is just the sweetest evah!  All of the cardstock edges have been sponged with Memento Love Letter.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Supplies~  Impression Obsession Dies~Cupids DIE125-M,  Love You Heart DIE131-K
Tsukineko Ink~Memento Love Letter, Sponge Dauber 

Other Products~Popped Dots, Sparkle Paper, Spellbinders A2 Filigree, Ribbon


 

Sunday, 12 January 2014

CHA 2014 Favorites


Hello Friends!

Once again,  Impression Obsession  is my number 1 choice for top stamp company at CHA and not because I am on their design team, but because there products are top notch quality!!  The stamps /die releases have something for every crafter's tastes with the varying style of lines of images introduced by the IO artists at CHA.

This is Mitra, the fearless leader of IO......

Cindy and Sue who are always there to work in the booth with Mitra at CHA.......

  New Dies....

New Cover-a-Card Stamps~



A peek at the many boards Of IO samples...















 


I hope you enjoyed a peek into the IO CHA booth.  You can see all of the New Impression Obsession Products - HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen