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Thursday, July 31, 2014

IO CHA Blog Hop! DAY FOUR!



We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
Welcome to DAY FOUR of the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
The more blogs you visit and comment on each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!  The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day one of the IO designer 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 on the Impression Obsession BlogSo….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd. All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Here's your hop list for today.... ENJOY!!!
Ellen Taylor - off this week
Jenny Gropp - You are here!

 When I saw the new Spooky Trees image I knew I'd be airbrushing! Love doing silhouette scenes like this! I used the Border Duo 1 Die to cut the edges of the card base to make it a little more interesting than a plain square card.

I used a circle punch to make a mask for the moon.  An unusual color combo for sure!

 I used a square nestie to cut out the scene and added the piercing around the inside edge of the die. I added the Square Shaker Frame die as an additional layer.

On the inside, I added a the Autumn Quote and the Circle Cut Out Border on the ivory liner.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle Blog Hop!




Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle have teamed up this week to share some fun cards with lots of layers and fabulous stamps! Both companies are giving away a $50 gift certificate! How do you win? Just leave a little comment love on the designer's blogs this week. At the end of the week check the company blogs to see if your name is the winner! 

Here's the Blog Schedule for the week:
Jenny Peterson - Monday
Roxie Glaza - Tuesday
Jenny Gropp - Wednesday
Pam Sparks - Friday

 I used the cute Nautical Set - Knotty from Avery Elle to make my card today. I repeated the You are my Anchor sentiment to make the background on my tag. This cute little anchor paper was meant to go with the stamps!

 I colored the anchor with Copics and then fussy cut it, popping it up with foam tape on the tag. The tag die is from Avery Elle and I really like that it has two different tag sizes as well as a separate die to cut out the blue ring to cover the hole. I used my Perfect Layer Rulers to add a 1/16" border to the tag. 

I added layers on the inside too, of course with my Perfect Layer Mini Rulers. I love finishing the inside of my cards to coordinate with the front and it usually is made up from my left overs. 
  • Stamps and Dies by Avery Elle: Knotty Clear Set, Gift Tags Elle-ment Die Set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Versafine Crimson Red
  • Paper: Red, Navy, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Kraft, Anchor Paper from Carta Bella's 6x6 Ahoy Collection
  • Other: Red Twine from The Twinery, MFT Wave Die, Foam Tape, Copics, Perfect Layer Rulers

IO CHA Blog Hop! DAY THREE!


We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
Welcome to DAY THREE of the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
The more blogs you visit and comment on each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!  The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day one of the IO designer 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 on the Impression Obsession BlogSo….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd. All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!




Here's your hop list for today.... ENJOY!!!
Ellen Taylor - off this week
Jenny Gropp - You are here!


This is a quick color for sure! You can change up this ornament to go with any color scheme. Bright and happy colors give this card little pop. I also used a Wink of Stella Clear pen to add sparkle... I can't resist Stella!!! I created a fun shaped card using large scalloped circles dies and built up adding a few layers. I curved the ornament and used Collall (dimensional silicone) to pop it up on the card. The Collall will dry, keeping it curved. A big loopy bow to finish it off!

  • Stamps by Impression Obsession: Leaf Ornament #D16045, Merry Christmas #C9466
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Crimson Red
  • Paper: Red Dots by Bo Bunny, Green Grass by Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Red
  • Other: Copics, Collall - Dimensional Silicone, Wink of Stella Clear, Iridescent Ribbon, Bow Easy Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers, Foam Tape

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IO CHA Blog Hop! DAY TWO!



 We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
Welcome to DAY TWO of the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
The more blogs you visit and comment on each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!  The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day one of the IO designer 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 on the Impression Obsession BlogSo….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd. All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

 Yes.... it's finally time! I can start posting Halloween cards. My FAVORITE! This release has some awesome fall and Halloween designs to ink up! I used the Pumpkin Word stamp to create the background. After repeating the Pumpkin word, I sponged some black ink along the edges of the panel. I added the word BOO using the Typewriter Alphabet Die.

 Loved Gail's darling little Pumpkin Trio image... I airbrushed a little W5 around the pumpkins while the image remained in the die. I also added the piercing around the inner edges, using the inside of the die to keep me straight.

 I finished coloring the pumpkins using the above Copics.

On the inside I added the Spider and Web Dies, cut out of black and then colored with a Wink of Stella Brush Pen for some spooky sparkle! The card is an A2 size. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!


Welcome to a Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery! For the next few days you can find projects on both companies Design Teams! Just check out the company blogs each day to find who's showing off fun eye candy! 
Of course there are prizes available for you guys... just leave some comments along the way to be eligible for the gift certificates! 


If you are following along the Hop Links 
you should have arrived here from Monika's Blog.

If your starting out here, then here is your complete listing of hop spots for today!
Jenny Gropp - you are here! 


 I wanted to do something different with the twine other than just tying up a cute little embellishment bow. So I decided to use the baby die cut from Serendipity Stamps and lave a layer of twine behind it. 
 I cut a circle from white card stock and covered it with adhesive. I added the Ocean Stripe Twine covering up the circle.


Here's the inside of the card... I just added the Happy Day sentiment along with some of my left over paper scraps. The card is an A2 size and opens tent style at the bottom.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Marybeth Lopez.

IO CHA Blog Hop! DAY ONE!


We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
Welcome to DAY 1 of the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!
The more blogs you visit and comment on each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!  The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day one of the IO designer 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 on the Impression Obsession BlogSo….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd. All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Here's your hop list for today.... ENJOY!!!
Ellen Taylor - off this week
Jenny Gropp - You are here!

This is an A2 card and I created a little recessed frame for my image to sit in. The flourish  I used is part of the Heart Flourish Die, just without the heart portion. I'm suddenly obsessed with this die and can't seem to refrain from adding little flourishes to everything I make.

 I stamped the Small Rose Bouquet image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I created a little soft background using the Copics shown. I stamped the Days be Rosy sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.

 I finished coloring the image using the Copics shown above. I die cut the Square Cut Out Border and added pieces from the die cut above and below the image strip. 


Here's the inside... I added a little portion of the stamp in the corner to tie everything together.