Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ready for Spring?

I know the weather has been rough around the country this winter and I feel lucky to have escaped it for the most part in Virginia(no snow...yet! but cold cold air and lots of rain), but I'm ready to welcome in Spring and here's a card to prove it!
The heart is a new Leigh Hannan image from Impression Obsession which debuted this past week in Anaheim, CA at CHA. All of the new stuff will be on the IO website soon!
Be sure to check out more spring-y cards from the IO team -- Julie, Laura, Daniela, Dina and Deborah.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

happy thoughts to you!

It's time for another Impression Obsession CHA sneak peek! This week is happy birthday(to me!!) and those are the happiest thoughts to send!

Since I'm one of the few stampers who *still* don't have any Copic markers, I used my Bic markers instead and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. For the water in the vases, I chalked the area with a light turquoise shimmery chalk and then added Diamond Glaze on top to add a clear dimensional look. I love this ribbon, but since I received it in a ribbon swap, I'm almost out and have no idea where to get anymore! If anyone knows, please tell me (and thanks!)

Be sure to visit the other team members blogs for tons of inspiration:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

for my sweet potato

More new IO Valentine stamps! This is a set that has separate sayings such as, "true love", "sweet potato" and "sweetie". I used all three of them to make the bottom panel of this card......yes, I stamped 10 lines of words! It wasn't too bad, I just lined up the 3 sets of phrases on my long acrylic block and stamped away! The little flower embellishment at the top is actually dimensional. Sorry I don't have any upclose pictures of that this time.

Be sure to check out the IO team blogs. We'll be posting new CHA images over the next couple of weeks and I know you'll enjoy them!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

No, it's not really February, but it is time for some CHA sneak peeks and I thought I'd start with some new Valentine images from Impression Obsession. This card is stamped with new images from a new IO artist named Sarah Phelps--there are so many new fun sets from her!! Wait until you see them all!

The details are very simple....background stamped on cranberry cardstock, trimmed with the Fiskars Threading Water border punch, the hearts are paper pieced and add an organdy ribbon bow. And there you have a sweet greeting for your favorite Valentine!

Be sure to check out the blogs of the IO design team ladies including our newest Guest Designer, Michelle Giraud aka flaxychick. We're so glad to have her aboard!