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Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Two Cards…a Birthday and a Snowman!

Hi cardmakers and friends!  It was Tim’s birthday the other day… I made him a card!  He was surprised! lol

This cute little raccoon is old, from Stampendous, the sentiment too.  I searched and didn’t find it anywhere but I thought it was fun enough to share and bring some smiles!

Colored with Copics on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock.


Then our swap at club Friday was a snowman theme.  I made this…

It’s from a clear stamp set by Impressions Obsession.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on kraft and colored it with white and blue color pencil.  A Memory Box Postage frame die and a little red heart to jazz it up. Add a heart any time you can. lol

A jolly happy soul!  May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by!


cards · CAS · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Poppystamps

Impression Obsession Nativity card…




I love Christmas… tomorrow our family will gather and we’ll start our Christmas Eve celebration by putting out the nativity set.  Each child will pick a character and place it in the scene when we come to that part of the scripture.  Every once in awhile through the rest of the day and even through the year they will talk about it… makes my heart happy!




This is the card I sent to our daughters/families.  Inspired by Dina from the IO design team.

I sprayed and spattered white linen on the blue background.  The grass die is from poppystamps…the fence and nativity from Impression Obsession.

I edged the kraft with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

On the inside, I used the sentiment, ‘joy to the world’ from a Tim Holtz Sizzlet long die.

Linking my card to…

Addicted to CAS challenge – family

Time Out Challenges – Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings

CAS on Sunday – Christmas

I hope to get pictures of the tags I’ve been making…eek… it’s been so dark here the last few days…come on snow!  We’re had rain and dreary…weird for Iowa!  Oh well, when you’re busy, you hardly notice the weather!

Did you receive the email update from Memory Box?  WOW!  Gorgeous new dies coming!  woohoo!  to ‘die’ for! haha

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve Day!

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · MFT

Festive Friday Challenge…



Here I am sneaking into the Festive Friday Challenge with only a couple hours to spare!  eek!   It’s a photo inspiration challenge and I love the photo so I just had to play!


I used the Impression Obsession Pine Branch to make my wreath…following the tutorial on Klaudia’s blog, HERE.  She made a beautiful ornament…I want to do that too! : )

Some wood veneer stars that I colored with a Krylon 18 K Gold paint pen…My Favorite Things Pierced Fishtail Flag die (I tried to edge it with the gold pen after I already stuck it on the card…oops, kinda messy but hey… it’s a rustic looking sign in the photo) and Memory Box Merry Christmas die.  Links below.

This ended up being a 6×6 inch card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good rest of the week… it’s stamp club Friday here… fun! ttul!

Dies and supplies…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Techniques · Tutorials · Winter

NEW Memory Box Darling Poppies die and Impression Obsession dies…


Another NEW die from the  Spring and Summer release, called Darling Poppies I love this sweet image and thought it’d make a great CAS just thinking of you today card.


Here’s what I did…

Die cut the Darling Poppies die in the front of an A-2 size white notecard. You will need to keep a few of the white pieces to put back in.

Then die cut the Darling Poppies die two more times from Memory Box Meadow Green and Cranberry card-stock… by the way, die piecing is a great way to use up scraps!  YAY!

Turn the white card with the die cut hole over so the back side is facing up.

Place the green outline cut in the hole right side facing down.

Then put in the larger white piece that is between the stems, right side down.

Then using scotch tape or packing tape, tape over the back so there will be sticky on the front.

Turn the white card front, right side up.

Finish filling in the spaces with the flower petals and the three white teeny pieces.

End result…a lovely notecard to ‘snail’ mail!

*** Linking to…
The Paper Players Challenge – Clean and Simple Spring
Cards in Envy – Anything Goes with an A2 size card

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I’ve had these two Winter cards waiting for me to just glitter the trees and finish!!! ugh.  I don’t know why I procrastinate getting the glitter out!  I got all these trees glittered without making a terrible mess!  YAY!

Anyway,  I needed a Winter scene swap card for stamp club last Friday…our January swap theme was a Winter Scene card but we had to cancel our January meeting because of the below zero cold.  Then we had to cancel our February meeting because of snow!  March is our catch up month… so finally… the two dreaded glitter cards are done and it wasn’t so bad after-all!

What a bummer though… can you see the glitter in the photos even?????  grrrrr… lol


Love this sweet sledding die and snow laden tree dies … from Impression Obsession…links below in the supplies links.  Background stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Layers cut with my Perfect Layers Tools and Mat… links below or in the sidebar.  Videos about them under the header.

*** Linking to…
The Card Concept – Clean and Layering, Create a birthday card

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Same trees and stamps again and added the Impression Obsession bunnies.  Ranger Black enamel for the eyes.


The glitter I used is Winter White from the Art Institute Glittering System.  I put sheets of double sided adhesive on my card-stock before I die cut the trees.  After they were die cut, I peeled off the protective sheet, poured glitter on them, layed a scrap paper over the glitter and rubbed it in.  Shook off the extra glitter and put it back in the jar.  It’s a really fine, pretty glitter.

Oh, the hill die cuts are from Papertrey Ink.

*** Linking to…
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Glitter it!

Whew… back to flowers and Easter now! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you later!

Supplies I used on these cards…

Impression Obsession trees, sled and bunny dies are also in stock HERE at Dies R Us

Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Serendipity Stamps

Blog Hop – Perfect Paper Crafting and Serendipity Stamps…


Good morning and WELCOME to the first day of the week long Perfect Paper Crafting with Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!  So excited to be blogging with this wonderful group of stampers!

If you’ve come from Marybeth’s Blog, you are in the right place.

You will want to hop and comment on all the blogs… AWESOME PRIZES… I mean AWESOME!
Perfect Paper Crafting and Serendipity Stamps are both giving away a $50 Gift Certificate
Two winners will be chosen randomly from the people that have commented on all the blogs!
Winners will be announced on the PPC and Serendipity blogs on March 17th.


My first card for the hop is a window card…cut a circle from an A-2 top folding card, die cut the Serendipity Ornament die…lovin’ this die! Poked a couple holes for the twine bow, die cut some pine branches, glued them on and there you have it!  It was hard for me to leave it without a sentiment, but I’ll figure something out! lol


Up close…that is dark brown card-stock in the background…helped it show up for the photos.

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On this card I used the Ornament Stamp and Die set from Serendipity Stamps.  I heat embossed the ornament stamp, twice on the background, then die cut the ornament die, heat embossed it and using mounting squares, adhered it to the card front.  I used black pigment ink to ink up the ornament stamp all three times and Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  I used the Stamp a ma jig for positioning.

The ornament stamps beautifully and the ornament die cuts perfectly!

Here’s a close up…


I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to mat the image panel and the base of the card.  I love how perfect and elegant the 1/16th inch ruler cuts the mats.  I’m lovin’ the new shorter rulers and the cutting mat… both are AWESOME and I’m telling you true!  : )

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I was in the mood to color, so I cut the ornament die from white card-stock so I could color it with Copics!  I wanted to use my Wink of Stella Red and Silver Brush pens too!  It’s Christmas…bring on the sparkle!


Then I needed some greenery to hang the ornament!  poppystamps Pine Needle Border, Berry Sprig and Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border all combined to make a festive arrangement for it to hang from. Ranger Cranberry Liquid Pearls on the berries.


A festive sentiment from Serendipity Stamps, Tis the Season… stamped beautifully with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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*** Serendipity has a SPECIAL going on right now… Everything in their Easter Category is 20% off until Wednesday March 12, 2014. ***

The HOP will go through Sunday, March 16, Midnight Pacific time. Enjoy, be inspired and comment for a chance at the prizes!

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Your next stop on the HOP is Julie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!  Working on a scene card with Serendipity Stamps and Perfect Layers tools..

Supplies I used on my cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Martha Stewart · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · PTI · punches · rubber stamps · Savvy · Tags · Tim Holtz stamps · Washi Tape · Winter

More Christmas cards and a tag…


The minute I saw this car on Savvy’s FB page, I knew I had to have it and it needed a tree on top!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  love how the tag turned out.   Friday afternoon was our stamp clubs annual Christmas party and this was one of the things we made.

I had to hang it on my tree and take a picture too! lol  (the snow background stamps is an older background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, not sure if it’s available anymore or not)

Linking to…
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ Challenge – tag
Die Cuttin’ Divas – Happy Holidays


We always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful card!!!


It’s great that vellum is coming ‘on trend’ again!  What’s old is new again… good thing because I have a stash! lol  And embossing powder too!  Just can’t throw anything away because it’ll cycle around again and you’ll love it once more!  YAY!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentines!

Linking to…
Deep Ocean Challenge – Something Old


Memory Box Trulani Wreath die,  Papertrey Ink sentiment, Hearts from a Martha Stewart big border punch and pearls.


Next up…a card designed by Annette Kerr, that we made at club.  It made it into the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorites thread!  Yay! thank you ladies!



Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die and Printworks Merry Christmas.  So pretty and sparkly too!  Thank you Annette!

Linking to…
Addicted to CAS Challenges – Snowflakes

Next up…a card designed by Linda Ward, that we made at club.


The Washi Tape was so much fun and the little metallic border stickers too!  Thanks Linda!

Barbara had us make the cutest elf shoe but I left mine there so I won’t have it until next meeting. : (

I could keep making Christmas cards for a few more months!!!  So many wonderful ideas out there!  Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your creative spirit!  I appreciate it and it inspires me to keep creating!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tag…