Thursday, September 1, 2011

Impression Obsession Challenge

Take me to your cake! I love that saying. After all, isn't cake the best part about birthdays?

Today the Impression Obsession challenge is all about birthday cards. For my card, I used a cake from the CL203 Birthday Cakes clear set and a saying from the band new CL329 Let them Eat Cake clear set. The paper is from the Basic Grey Wisteria line.

One of the reasons the theme for the challenge is birthdays is to celebrate the birthday of Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home organizes it so that handmade cards are sent to the troops that can then be used by the troops to send to their families. You can read more about their work here, and there is even a place where you can make a donation to help with the cost of postage.

In honor of Operation Write Home's birthday, there is a chance today to win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate. In order to win, you have until 11:59 pm EST today to leave a comment on each of the participating designer blogs (including this one). Then, leave a comment on the IO blog letting us know about your favorite new IO stamp. You can find more information about today's contest here. Here is a list of the other participating designers: Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie.

Want to play along and make your own birthday card? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win another $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.


39 comments:

Shirley said...

Wow, Laura, what a really beautiful card and the sentiment is awesome with this. Love your colors and choice of DP too!

Tami B. said...

I love that sentiment. I'm so glad OWH is having a birthday because that's what introduced me to IO and all of you talented ladies on the DT.

Nancy M said...

Oh, very nice. I especially like your use of color and how it is all so coordinated. Thanks!

Patricia H said...

What a fun, whimsical card! I like all the shades of purple. (Then again, who *doesn't* like Basic Grey? I don't think there is anyone.)

Jean B in PA said...

I love your use of these papers! Great sentiment, too.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

That is is a great sentiment. Love the papers that you used and your layout.

Ann said...

gtreat card!! Love that sentiments and how everythingpulls together beautifully!

stampqueen said...

Love your cake - great colors!!!

Linda Monroe said...

Such a darling card. I agree, that is a great sentiment for a birthday.

Yvonne said...

Cute card, love the cake.

Paula S. said...

What a fun sentiment, LOL! Perfect for this fun birthday cake image. Thanks to IO for supporting OWH and helping us celebrate.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Cute card! Clever saying! Charming card.

Judycs said...

Cute, fun card. Just what birthdays should be.

Dana said...

How fun!

Mary said...

Fun birthday card -- would be great for any age! And you're right -- the cake is the best part about birthdays!

CarrieAnne Curtis said...

What a cute little card! A true inspiration!

Crafty Math Chick said...

HA! how funny is this sentiment - gets right down to what it is all about right? Love the vintage ice cream shoppe color palette you used.

Cheri said...

I absolutely love your color combination! Beautiful creation, TFS!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

This is on the sets I own because I love it - and it looks even better on your card. love your color combo - thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn C. said...

I love the sentiment! After all who needs presents when there's cake (and ice cream!)!! Great card! Happy Birthday OWH!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty card. Love the sentiment too!

Lynn said...

Great papers! I love the combinations. Very pretty!

Katie said...

Wonderful card layout! I like your cake and your sentiment is so funny. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Linda Carson said...

cute, cute, cute!

Maggie said...

You did a very nice job with your card. The colors work so well, that sentiment is a hoot.

Carol said...

Very nice Birthday Card. I love all the colors put together. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us.

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiment!!

Marianne said...

You have a great sense of using pattern papers. Great card.

Rufus said...

Thanks for helping to support OWH! Had a smile for your sentiment.
R/

Yolanda said...

Perfect sentiment!

Operation Write Home said...

Laura that sentiment made me giggle! Love the card, it's beautiful!

RissyLouToYou said...

What a fun card. The color combinations are very rich.

grandmalee said...

Love how you teamed up these two sets! Awesome coloring and your DP is a great choice with the cake!

Cynthia said...

Cake! You are right - it is the best part of a birthday celebration. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cute card, love the sentiment!!


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iPhone Application Developer said...

This is soooooo lovely. The way you colord the image.
GREAT.

Anita Kejriwal said...

What a pretty card!! Love all the detailing!!

Linda's Lovelies said...

I have several birthday cake stamps, but this one by IO really "takes the cake". What a great card!

Mahmood Ali said...

Fabulous!!! have some more clear cards???
Plastic card printing
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