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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Last Minute Holiday Gifts



 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Last Minute Holiday Gifts".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Last Minute Holiday Gifts" 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
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor~You are here.
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher


 Here is a quick last minute holiday gift idea... 

1~Stamp a pillow box randomly with Crochet Snowflake 2 E13064 in Memento Love Letter ink.

2~Attach red satin ribbon around the pillow box.

3~Die cut one of the snowflakes from the
Snowflake Die Set DIE024-X with Silver Mirror paper.


4~Attach snowflake with Studio G glitter glue and add a rhinestone in the center.

5~Fill with a fabulous christmas surprise!

Here is a quick stocking stuffer.... We all tend to be forgetful at times, so a notebook comes in handy.  I find these little composition books at the dollar store and love to alter them.


  Here is the how to....


1~ Cut front and back covers 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". Round the corners of the right side of front and back covers.

2~ Stamp Notes B9408 and Butterfly Trio E9321
with Stazon Jet Black.

3~Color butterflies with water color Pencils and sponge Memento Angel Pink and Summer Sky randomly around the butterflies, leaving some white spaces.  Cover Butterflies with Judikins Diamond Glaze and sprinkle a smidge of glitter over them and set aside to dry.

4~Using Scor-tape adhere front and back covers to notebook. 

5~ Cut the binding at 1 5/8" x 4 1/2" and score at 5/8" and 1".  Attach to note book with 1/8" Scor-tape.
Easy Peasy, Quick and Easy!!

Last week I was in Florida and just couldn't resist taking a road trip up to meet the fabulous IO's very own fabulous die cutting queen, Kittie Caracciolo.  I was just tickled because she is just as sweet in real life as she is talented!  I wish I had more time so we could have spent some time crafting together. I know she could teach me a thing or two...or 50 new ways to create with die cuts!!  So this is an official invite up to the great white north to play in my studio anytime Kittie!  If you live in a cave and aren't familiar with Kittie's work, you check her blog out Here.

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

Snowflake Pillow Box Supplies:
Crochet Snowflake 2 E13064 
Snowflake Die Set DIE024-XCrochet Snowflake 2
Snowflakes Die Set

Ink:Memento Love Letter
Misc: Rhinestone, Studio G Glitter Glue, Satin Ribbon
Note Book Supplies:
Notes B9408
Butterfly Trio E9321
Butterfly Trio
Notes
Ink:Memento Angel Pink, Stazon Jet Black.
Misc: Water Color Pencils, Judikins Diamond Glaze, Glitter.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge~Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

   
 Hello Friends!!

 It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Clean & Simple Holiday Cards".
 
Play along with us and create something inspired by "Clean & Simple" 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
1~ Stamp a sentiment from the Sleigh Bells Jingling CL543 set with Versamark and emboss with gold embossing powder on a cream piece of card stock.

2~Stamp Pine Branch E9104 with Memento Northern Pine several times all around the edges of your card stock, until you have framed your sentiment.

3~Mat on Gold Mirror paper.

4~Attach to a Cream card base.

Easy Peasy, quick and easy!! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products~
 Sleigh Bells Jingling CL543

Sleigh Bells Jingling
Pine Branch E9104
 Pine Branch

Imagine Craft Products~
Memento Northern Pine, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cardmaker & Impression Obsession Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!
Today the CardMaker Designers and the Impression Obsession Designers will be showing you some wonderful holiday projects featuring stamps from Impression Obsession!
Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop!
TWO winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! You have until Thursday December 4th at Midnight CT to enter. The winner will be chosen and announced on the Impression Obsession Blog on December 5th
Impression Obsession

My card is pretty simple to create.....

1~Stamp Cover A Card Snowflakes CC066 with Versamark on a light blue card base and emboss with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

2~ Adhere a small doily to the top middle of the card. 

3~Wrap a piece of sparkly tinsel around the bottom portion of the card.

4~ Stamp Sweet Snow Kisses E11118 with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic Markers (Colors listed at bottom in Supplies). Mat image on Silver Mirror paper and light blue card stock. Adhere to card base, leaving a portion of the doily showing.

5~Stamp a sentiment from the Frozen Collection CL551 with Memento Tuxedo black. Mat with Silver Mirror Paper and light blue cardstock.  Adhere to card base in the bottom right corner with Pop Dots.


6~Finish it off with a small Rhinestone Flourish and a bit of Glitter glue on the snowman, snow and hats.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Supplies:

Impression Obsession Products:

Cover A Card Snowflakes CC066

 Cover-a-Card Snowflakes
 Sweet Snow Kisses E11118
Sweet Snow Kisses
  Frozen Collection CL551
Frozen Collection
 Copic Markers Used~
Snowman~B0000, C00, C1
Shadow C1, 0
Snowman Scarf/Hat B21, B23
Broom YR24, Y28, E31
Snowmans Cheeks R20, 0
Snowman's Nose  YR04
Girl's Skin E50, E51, R20
Girls Scarf/Mitts/Hat BV01, BV03, BV04
Girl's Coat YG41. YG45
Girls Pants C1, C3

Imagine Crafts Supplies~
Versamark, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black

Misc. Supplies~
Rhinestone Flourish, Tinsel, Doily, Studio G Glitter Glue, And Pop Dots