Monthly Archives: June 2010

Happy Summer

It’s time for another Impression Obsession Challenge!

This week’s challenge is “Lazy Days of Summer”

Come and play with us!

Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using IO images to Shirley. Every week cards will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you have until Saturday at midnight to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! All the information can be found here.

I stamped the tree with Walnut Stain ink. The sky was sponged with Tumbled Glass ink (tutorial for sponged sky –>HERE). I stamped the leaves and sponged the grass with Peeled Paint ink. I used both Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Pea Flower Soft on tree and Ultra Fine Sage Flower Soft at the base of the tree for a little “grassy” texture.

I stamped the Cover A Card Leaves background stamp in Peeled paint ink directly onto the light blue cardstock to create my background.


Here is a closer look:


Stamps: H8373 Solid Tree, A8430 Solid Tree Leaves Trio, B8375 Sm, Tire Swing, Wp16 Sentiments 1 , CC019 Cover A Card LeavesImpression Obsession

Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Distress inks – Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Other supplies: Flower Soft – Ultra Fine Sage, Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz, Sweat Pea, Flower Soft Glue, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ATG gun, sponge

Check out the rest of the IO Girl’s cards!

 Dina Kowal
Julie Koerber
Jenny Gropp
Kathy Menzies
Daniela Dobson
Rosemary Marino
Shirley Ross


All About the Girls

Today’s cards use images from the Heritage Collection at Stamp N Plus Scrap N.

Lady in Blue:



Copic markers used: E30, E31, BG72, BG78, E47, 0


Lady in Red



Copic markers used: E30, E31, E33, R22, R27, R29, R39

 Stamps: Stamp N Plus Scrap N (499-H Heritage, 5047-1 Looking Back)
Paper: Bazzill, Detail Blending Couture Cardstock, Black Market Paper Co.

Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Brushed Corduroy)
Other: Copic markers, sewing machine, Dreamtime Creations (gold nailheads), ZipperStop (Seam Binding Tape), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ (E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares)


Paper Craft Planet Color Challenge

Flower Soft is sponsoring (with a sweet prize!) a Color Challenge at Paper Craft Planet this week!

Head on over and check it out!!!


I used the Country Taglets for my card. These come preprinted with 3 square images (2 different designs in the pack). I chose to cut the images out and mat them. I added Ultra Fine Sage and Sweet Pea Flower Soft to the three flower images. I put a dab of Flower Soft glue in the button centers and added Sweat Pea (instant matching embellishment!).


Here’s a closer look:



Toppers: Country TagletsFlower Soft®
Papers: Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy
Flower Soft® (Ultra Fine Sage, Sweet Pea) Flower Soft glue,


Other: getwell2you(The Stamps of Life), sponge, sewing machine