I love Impression Obsession!

I just love all the new stamps at Impression Obsession! They are just gorgeous! The snowflakes are my favorite so far! So here I am posting another snowflake card! lol

The background paper is Figgy Pudding and is available at the Embellish-it online store! The snowflake is IO, then I stamped one of the snowflakes from the Basic Grey, Oh Baby, set and embossed with Diamond Ice powder. I just did this so there would be more sparkles on this card. The picture doesn't do this card justice, as there are a bunch of swarovski crystals on it, and it blings! lol

Have a great day everyone!



I made this card the other night, using die cut ornaments. I stamped the ornaments with snowflakes and versamark, then embossed using white embossing powder. Then dye ink was smeared over top, creating a resist. You then take a papertowel and lightly wipe off the embossed areas so they "pop". The background of the card was done with Basic Grey clear stamps, and I am so pleased with them! They gave me a crisp clear image first time using them! The snowflakes and swirls in the background are from the "Santa Baby" set, and is available at the Embellish-it online store! The Merry Christmas stamp is from Stamp in the Hand. Not sure who made the snowflakes on the ornaments, but if I had had the Basic Grey set when I did the ornaments I would have used that! They have GORGEOUS snowflakes on this set!

I have more cards to post, just trying to get some good light....urgh...so dreary here today!

Have a great day!

Sketch Challenge on Embellish-it Forum

Morning Everyone!

I am so behind here! I would like to tell you about a new challenge on the Embellish-it Forums! If you haven't joined yet, what are you waiting for! I am so proud to be on the design team with all the UBER talented ladies! The gallery is unbelievable!!! Anyway, I will copy the details to share with you! Please give the sketch a try, and upload in the gallery, so we can see your card! As a bit of incentive, if you come back and post a link to your sketch challenge card on my blog, I will have a draw on Saturday, and someone will receive some awesome BLOG BLING!

On my sketch card I used Basic Grey Wonderland and Santa Baby clear stamps, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers, all of these available at the Embellish-it online store!
Good Evening my fellow crafty creators! The newly established Design Team and I would like to introduce our very first SKETCH CHALLENGE created by one of our divalicious DT members: flaxychick (Michelle).

*Upload using the code: E-ISC01 with a C for Card

*Please do not feel limited by the sketches but WE would like to see the main design elements in your creations.

*Be sure to check our (the Design Team) blogs for more fun stuff...maybe one of us will be generous and ante up some candy!

I will also be posting the blogs of the design team members shortly, so you can check out how talented these ladies are!!!!

Thanks for playing along!


Exciting News!

I just can't tell you how excited I am! I am now a proud member of the Embellish-It design team! I just received the email this morning and my feet haven't touched the ground since! Thank you Barb for this awesome opportunity! These are the names of the other members of the new Design Team. Congratulations to you all!

Ana Wohlfahrt
Cindy Motherway
Julie Okada
Suzy (sorry, I don't have her last name)
Michelle Giraud
Michelle Pearson
Kelly Sampson
Tracy Hargrove

I am sure you will recongnise some of these names! I will try to post links to their blogs in the next few days!

More exciting new is,
Embellish-It has a brand new beautiful FORUM! You should come and check it out if you have a chance! The gallery is loaded with incredible cards and projects, with much more to come as the Design Team gets their work uploaded.

Hmmm...I think perhaps this is good reason to celebrate, dont' you? Stay tuned for a Blog Bling contest of some kind!

Hope to see you in the new forum!!
Have a great day!


Double Take Thursday!

Welcome to Double Take Thursday!

Today Beth Norman and I challenged each other to use a Tim Holtz stamp, distress ink, and an edge distresser. What fun I had with this one, and I promised myself I wouldn't look at Beth's til I uploaded mine! I can't wait to see what she came up with! This is our second week with the challenges. We will be taking a break next week as Beth will be out of town, but will be back with the challenges the following week!

I used all Tim Holtz stamps, except for the sayings, they are from CTMH. I used Cosmo Cricket papers, walnut stain distress ink on the edges, and versafine black for stamping the images. White embossing powder for the words. And I also used my signo white gel pen to accent a bit. I really love these kind of cards, shabby chic. It doesn't have to be perfect and you can really make them look old! All the edges of the layers were distressed with the edge distresser.

Be sure to drop over to Beth's blog to check out her card, that is where I am heading now! Be sure to check out Beth's great tutorials while you are there!
Thanks for the challenge this week Beth!!


Outlines Christmas Card

Hi there!

I have been trying to get some stamping done the past few days! This morning I came up with this card, but the pic isn't the greatest! lol...I used cream, burgundy and gold shimmer c/s, stardust stickles, outlines rubber stamp and a swarovski crystal in the center. All layers are raised with foam dots, except the bottome layer. I think I will give this to someone closeby as I think it would be ruined in the mail, plus cost a fortune to mail! Lol

Well, I am off to stamp again!
Have a great day everyone!


Double Take Thursdays!

This is something new, that I am doing with Beth Norman. We are challenging each other weekly, to use either a specific item, technique, stamp...and we will post our creations on Thursdays. I am very excited about this and can't wait to see what Beth created today!
For our first challenge we did a tin foil technique. You use heavy duty tin foil, then use the alcohol inks on it, and then run it thru the cuttlebug using one of the embossing folders. It turns out beautiful! The person who inspired this technique challenge for me was Suzy over at Papermonkey, she has a wonderful blog with some awesome tutorials.

I tried to take a good picture but it is overcast here today, and not much light. I will try to get a better picture to show off the glitter on the snowflake later today or tomorrow. If you click on the picture, it will enlarge and you can have a better look at the background! Please be sure to go over to Beth's blog and see her creation as well. Beth also has some wonderful tutorials to try out!! Thanks for asking me to do this with you Beth!

Thanks for stopping by!
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