Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Polar Bear Cuteness

Hi everyone! Today was my day to post over on the Outside the Box blog using one of the new Memory Box Winter 2014 dies.  For all the information on making the card, be sure to head over there for the details.

Don't forget when you are over on the other blog to leave a comment on that post  for a chance to win the new Bundled Bear die.  You have until 11pm EST on Sunday, Oct 26th to leave your comment.  Winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 27th.  There are tons of chances to win prizes over there this week, so be sure to give it a look.  After all, who doesn't like free goodies?  Good luck!

Supplies Used:
Bundled Bear Die 98947
Texture Scraped Paint Stencil 88584
Merry and Bright Stamp B2005

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Cards

Some people celebrate Halloween and others don't. I myself look forward to it and really love to make Halloween cards. There is just something about the color combinations that really speaks to me. Plus, it is a chance to stamp monsters, which is always fun.

Today I am sharing the Halloween cards from my upcoming 10 in 10 Halloween class on Friday, October 24th. We will make all ten of these quick and easy cards. I hope you can join me!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

IO Challenge- Ghoulish Greetings

Greetings everyone!  The new die blog hop is over, but it is time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  I absolutely love making Halloween cards, and I thought I would share one of the cards from my upcoming class on Sunday where we will make 10 quick and easy Halloween cards.

For this particular card, I wanted to do something that was a little nontraditional.  There are no bats, cats, or witches.  I just took some trees and added a really big moon behind them.  There is just something eerie about a really big full moon.

To make the card, I stamped the Spooky Trees (H7759) onto white cardstock with black ink.  I then added a circle mask where I wanted the moon to be:

Next, I sponged the sky with Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves, Concord Grape, Black Soot):

I trimmed the white cardstock, layered it onto a grey notecard, and added a saying (Spooktacular).

Want more "spooky" inspiration?  Check out the other designers:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Impression Obsession Die Hop- Day 3

Welcome to day three of  the Impression Obsession Fall Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Monday, September 29th – Wednesday, October 1st) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
Hello everyone!  Yesterday I talked about my new favorite cut out dies, and today I wanted to finish with another cut out.  Trying to adhere dies to a card can be time consuming, so if you don't have to do that, I am all for it!
When I help people plan their holdiay cards, I always ask them how many they are making.  If you are making ten cards, it is a very different process than if you are making eighty. Personally, if I am making a lot of cards, I want them to be as simple as possible.
For today's card, I took a piece of dark blue paper and taped three stnowflake dies and one saying to the paper using repositionable tape.  I ran everything through a die cut machine and then adhered the paper to a white notecard.  Yesterday I put colored paper behind the cutouts.  Today I simplified that by using the actual color of the card to show through the cut outs.  Here is a close up of one of the snowflakes:
If you wanted to "fancy up" the card, you could put tape behind the openings and sprinkle the snowflake with glitter.

Dies used:
DIE241-Z Snowflake Cutout
DIE233-M Holiday Bottom Edgers

Don't forget to visit the other designers!