Friday, July 30, 2010

{ NEW Fall-Winter stamps from Impression Obsession #3 }

This card features another fun background Cover-a-Card Swirls & Stars (CC054). I heat embossed the background with white embossing powder. I stamped the Sm. Tree Trio (E8477) on Journaling I (WP165) bracket. I used Pearl Ex watercolors to color the image.The sentiment is from Swirl Trees (CL196).

I think this was the very first card I created with the new stamps, at the beginning of July. The new Simple Gift (F8458) stamp is colored with watercolor pencils. The background is our Cover-a-card Medallion (CC032), heat embossed. The sentiment, Christmas Sentiments (CL44), is stamped on a left over strip that was stamped with Cover-a-card Roses (CC043).

I hope you enjoyed my creations. Check out the Impression Obsession blog for more links. Let me know if you have any questions. I will let you know when these stamps are available in the store.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

{ NEW Fall-Winter stamps from Impression Obsession #2 }

Make sure you check out the Impression Obsession blog for daily links to cards with the new stamps.

I stamped the Snowy Sapling (F8479) on cardstock and the cut the bracket shape with my Cricut. I layered that over Cover-a-card Music (CC029) stamped background. I can make the bracket shape any size with my SCAL software. I sprayed the background, lightly, with Glimmer Mist. The image is colored with Prismacolor.
I added a pin and a Joy (A5461) sentiment to the top.

This one was fun to color. Gary Robertson Apples (H1782). The background is stamped with Cover-a-card Lines (CC060). I just added some hemp cord to complete the card. Pretty simple.

I remembered that the bicycle set, Riding Pretty (CL255)  had a tree and I wanted to use it with the new stamps. The background is stamped with new Cover-a-Card Circles (CC055) and I added the Newsprint (CC068) stamped border. I stamped the flower with the Newsprint stamp, too.
I added Flower Soft to the tree and red glitter for the ornaments.

Monday, July 26, 2010

{ NEW Fall-Winter stamps from Impression Obsession }

We started debuting the new stamps from Impression Obsession. Start your day with the Impression Obsession Blog and Shirley will have links to all the designers for the day.

 It was a little hard making a winter card in a middle of this heat, but fun. I love this little snowman...Hanging the Garland (E8465). I colored him with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the bag with a snowflake from Winter Wonderland stamp set (CL244) and added a sentiment from Fall Borders (CL136). I had a small piece of stamped Wood Grain (CC034) and I used that, too. Nothing to waste.
I used Glimmer Mist for the crepe paper and the Wood Grain stamp.

This card features my NEW favorite background (in addition to my wood grain and Lg. dots) ---Cover-a-Card Splatter (CC059). Can you see the splatter??? I cut out the Starlight (C8482) and colored it with watercolor paints. The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments (CL44).

One last one for today. How about that cool NEW Cover-a-Card Newsprint (CC068)? I stamped the cardstock with Newsprint. then added the Swirling Star (F8483) with VersaMark. I heat embossed the star with clear embossing powder. Last step was to spray the background with Scarlet Glimmer Mist. 
The sentiment is from Holiday Borders (CL137).

I hope you enjoyed my creations with the NEW Impression Obsession stamps. I will be back on Wednesday with more cards.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

{ Fairy Flora, Clementine Rose ribbon and Floral necklace }

Beautiful new products are featured on Prima blog today, including my layout  that I made using Floral  necklace (white) and Clementine Rose ribbon. The banner is made from canvas paper and Jack & Jill stamp. Some of the pebbles have a jewel ring around them and they are so pretty.

•Fairy Flora- Sunlight Daisies - 841768
•Pebbles (black) - 541545
•Ribbon pink - 542290
•Love Letter Pink rose -542757
•Mountain Lily Pink flower branch -543051
•white flower necklace -544201
•Screen printed canvas - 920722
•Alpha stickers pink - 541804
•Laminated canvas butterfly - 541743
•Jack & Jill stamp - 542016
•Jack & Jill pebbles - 541491
•Fairy flora pebbles - 541491
A card with that beautiful Clementine Rose ribbon. I added the butterfly, flowers and canvas shape. I love the colors in Fairy Flora collection. Let me know what you think.

•Fairy Flora Paper- Garden Party - 841775
•Road Trip Paper- Road Trip - 841881
•Rose Ribbon -542290
•Pink flower ribbon - 542290
•Sugarplum Yellow roses-543709
•Fairy Flora flower pack -543556
•Laminated canvas shapes- 541712

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

{ Decorative pillow - New Prima }

I can finally share one of my little projects with new Prima products.  Donna Downey Screen-printed Canvas and iron-on (butterfly), flowers, butterflies and lace. The canvas is awesome!!! You can paint it, stamp it, spray glimmer mist on it or sew it like I did here.

The orange butterfly is an iron-on, my first time using one and it was so easy. The iron-ons are soft and fuzzy and so easy to apply. I added a flower and some butterflies.

I added lace to the front and made a little handle for hanging.

Make sure you check out the blog for other sneaks and beautiful projects from out design team.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

{ Impression Obsession giveaway winner }

Charlene, send me an email so I can get this stamp to you!
Have a great night!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

{ Prima's July Build-A- Page }

My first assignment for Prima, July Build-a-Page. I can't share my projects with any new Prima products, but soon. Make sure you check the Prima blog for all the new release and beautiful projects, including this sketch.

Are you surprised I used stamps??? You know I love stamps and I used this Newsprint stamp for the background.  I have been saving these pretty, blue flowers for a long time.

•850401 - clear stamp - Newsprint
•841171 - Pastiche Collection- Love Letters
•830502 - clear stamp - Sweet Bird
•830601 - clear stamp - Fancy Mirror Frame
•715809 - Nursery Tales Collection flowers
•518912 - Heavenly Blue flower
•Prima product packaging

I hope you have time to play along. Submit your Prima-based projects based on this sketch to our CONTEST Gallery by the end of July. A winner will be chosen in August.

**I will pick a winner from my giveaway tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge - animals }

Hello and welcome to another Impression Obsession DT challenge. We have challenges every other week - DETAILS HERE - if you play you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Isn't he cute???? He comes in a set called Spoiled Rotten (MC264). I stamped him on cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils. The card base is stamped with Cover-a-Card Scratches (CC044). I stamped the little paw prints (border) on the patterned paper. He is cut out and adhered to a little brown bag with foam adhesive.

I stamped Cover-a-Card Screen (CC049) on cream cardstock. That was the first time I used that background stamp and I love it!!! I added a little paw stamp from Pawprints in my Heart (MC261) and some stitching. If you are not a dog person, we have cat stamps, too. I used CPS #175 for this card.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designers' blogs for inspiration!  Jeanne,   Dina,  and Jenny.

***Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using Impression Obsession images to Shirley. Every week, cards will be selected to showcase on the Impression Obsession blog!!!

You have until midnight this Saturday to enter your card. A random winner will be selected from the submissions to receive a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate! You can find all the info HERE.

There is still time to enter my giveaway.

Monday, July 12, 2010

{ Impression Obsession giveaway }

I really wanted to do a tutorial for this card, but my desk is a mess (see photo below) and I didn't have enough time. Plus, I have never done a video tutorial, and that would have been a total disaster. I need to plan this better.
I was taking a little break so I made this card for 2S4Y # 56.  A box of goodies arrived from Impression Obsession . The cards for CHA with the NEW stamps will be shown on Design Team blogs starting July 26.

I stamped the background with Cover-a-Card Distressed Corduroy (CC047), first horizontal then vertical. I clear embossed Cover-a-Card Large (CC007) on top of that and sprayed the card with blue Shimmerz spray. I added left over strip of crepe paper streamer to a pink strip of patterned paper that I stitched to the card.
I stamped Butterfly Scene (G1753) on cardstock, cut it out and sprayed lightly with yellow Glimmer Mist. I added a crochet flower that my mom made.

I am giving away this Cover-a-Card Large Dots (CC007) cling-backed background stamp. The stamp is 5.75 x 5.75 inches. Leave me a comment and let me know if you use stamps on your projects. I will pick a winner at the end of the week.

 Oh, yes, photo of the only clear space:

Friday, July 09, 2010

{ Hello }

I have been busy, busy, busy, creating with my new Impression Obsession stamps and all new Prima. Getting things ready for CHA and I can't wait to share with you all these wonderful goodies.
Are you stalking the Prima blog?? Here is the new Annalee Paper Collection, beautiful stamps and flowers.

How about a Road Trip?

Alex is not feeling well so I  have been taking care of him this evening. Poor baby only slept for 2 hours. He is hanging out with us at the moment. Here is a layout about our favorite songs from last summer that was published in April Scrapbook Trends. You can see all my published work HERE...I try to update as the magazines come out.

I have another giveaway coming soon :) Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

{ Summer mini kit winner! }

Summer mini kit winner is:

Michelle said...
Oh my goodness, just look at all that yumminess! What a fun prize. I can't think of anything else I'd want to see on your blog - I love it the way it is! Thank you for the chance to win (and always providing wonderful inspiration). Have a great day!

***Please email me your address so I can send you the mini kit.

Thanks so much for all your ideas and suggestions.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

{ Happy 4th of July! }

Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you are having a fun weekend. We took advantage of one sunny afternoon to take photos of's been raining every day here.
...and we are enjoying this!

***I will announce a winner of my Summer mini kit giveaway still have time to enter.