Tag Archives: Impression Obsession

Its all about the mittens….

I admit – I’m a mitten fan.  I even have a pair of red ones!  I know – gloves are so much more practical, but I love my mittens anyway (much better for making snowballs!).

When I saw the current challenge over at the Impression Obsession blog – make something inspired by the song “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music (cue Julie Andrews!), I knew right away which stamp to use!

I love this mitten stamp. I made my mittens red with Copics and colored the snowflake stitching with a white Inkessentials pen. I tried to add a little “knitty” texture with my colorless blender – but it does not show up too well in the picture.  I stamped the image twice and popped my lower mitten up on foam tape to give it more dimension.

The kraft background is stamped with the Snow Flurry background stampin Versamark Cloud White and the sentiment is from the Sentiment Collection I clear set.

Mittens – one of my favorite things….. Although, I do like those brown paper packages too….

Speaking of favorite things, make sure you leave a comment on this post telling me your family’s favorite homemade treats for a chance to win the new Christmas Foliage digi stamp set.

Also – make sure you come back on Saturday for the Winter Wonderland Blog hop!

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A Holiday Garden Walk

“Deck the Halls with…….”

It will be that time sooner than you think!  We thought we’d get you in the spirit with a little Holiday Garden Walk.  So go get some hot chocolate, pull up a chair and take a fun little Holiday tour.

While you visit, take note of each designer’s name and their special holiday decoration in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to custserv@papergardenprojects.com with the list of designers and their garden walk word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and decorations will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Friday, October 22 to send your list.

The prize this month is the full set of Woodland Whimsy Digital stamps – all 4 sets.

Here is the garden tour guide list.   Hope you have a Holly Jolly time!

 I decided to use the Woodland Whimsy Cardinals and Foxes sets to make my card for the garden walk.

In photoshop, I arranged the different small cardinals on the pine tree from the foxes set before I printed the tree.  Since the cardinals are solid with a transparent background, this was quick and easy (I flipped and rotated the cardinals until I liked the placement). Of course you could also just print the images, cut out the cardinals and adhere them to the tree (maybe pop them up on some foam tape).

I colored the tree and the cardinals with copic markers.  Then I added some Puffy Velvet pen to the tree to create a little snow.  After I puffed the velvet by heating, I added a little quickie glue pen and some glitter for sparkle.  Here are the Copics I used:

My card needed a sentiment – so I decided to create one using one of the cardinals from the set.  In case anyone else needs it, here is a free download of the sentiment.  This is a zipped file that contains both the PNG and JPG versions.

Download the free sentiment here.

I mounted the sentiment a a Spellbinders Label 4 die and wanted to repeat the motif on the card corner.  So I cut and embossed another tag.  On the back, I drew a line down the center (to keep me even), then just positioned my image with the corner on the center line.  I traced the two image sides and cut the wedge out with a craft knife to make the corner. 

The kraft paper is stamped with the Snow Flurry Cover-a-card background stamp in white Versamagic ink.  I’m really liking the red-kraft-white combo lately.  I added a snowflake button – just for pretty…  Here are all my card pieces:

So that is my little project.  I had Bing Crosby’s “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” in my head the whole time I was making it! 

I’m Cathy and my garden walk decoration is Pine

Your next stop is Amber….

Don’t forget to snag the free Merry Christmas Digi – if you’re so inclined.


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Its beginning to look a lot like…..

I know its coming…. It’ll be here before I know it…

Be sure to stop by on Saturday for out Holiday Garden Walk…  I’ll help get you in the Santa spirit.

About the card:

The cardinal is from the Woodland Whimsy Cardinal set (stay tuned….)

The background is the awesome Snow Flurry Cover-a-card stamp, stamped in Versamagic Cloud White on Kraft paper (love that combo).  The cardstock is Prism Classic Red and Herbal Green Medium.


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Fourth Friday Challenge for September 2010

Its Fourth Friday challenge time again – can you believe it!  Time sure flies!

This month, we want to see all your wonderful Halloween ideas! 

It can be any type of project:  card, scrap page, alerted item, treat pack – we want to see them all.  The only rule is that you link up a project newly created for this challenge, although feel free to combine it with other current challenges out there in blogland.  

Although we would love to see all the art you care to share, everyone will be entered in the prize drawing only once.  One winner will be drawn randomly to win the prize.  You have until midnight (EST) on Saturday, October 2nd to link up your project.  Just click the little froggy face at the bottom of this post to add your project.

Your prize this month is this wonderful Halloween sentiment cling stamp.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

 For my project, I created another treat box. 

I used the clear pillow box for my base.  I really like how thick and sturdy they are.  The Witch is from the Best Witches cling stamp set.  I colored her with copics and used a circle cutter to cut around her partially.  Then I cut the rest with scissors so part of her sticks outside the circle.  She is matted on a circle and scalloped circle cut with Spellbinder dies.

The tag is from the Bump in the Night clear set – the definition is too funny!  I used the same set to stamp the Trick or Treat on the purple strip in white.

The purple is cardstock punched on both sides with the Scalloped-scallop border punch.  I inked the tag and the Witch image background with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and a duster brush.

Here are all my project pieces:

For the ribbon. I just colored the plaid ribbon from the I Want it White collection with my Copic YG-25 marker.

Here is the back.

So that is my project – I hope you link up your projects (with the little froggy at the bottom of this post).  I’d love to see them! 

Need a little more inspiration?

How about this cute treat holder from Amber?  She used the Candy Corn clear stamp set with the pillow box for her creation.

Or maybe this wonderful project by Linda?  She used the Happy Halloweenie cling set (bet you didn’t know that skeletons could be cute!).




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Ever have one of those days??

Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned….

I’ve always LOVED this witch image  by Eat Cake Graphics.  I particularly love that the witch carries a cell phone – and that her shoes came off (I always do her with fancy red toe nails)!

I did the “out of the box” technique (where the image hangs outside the box sides).  I thought it would make the crash look – well, more “crash-y”.  In case inquiring minds want to know, here is what I used for this card.

As for things not going as planned… well it just that as usual,  I’m way behind and chasing my tail.  Too many ideas and not enough time. 

I think just about every Mom of young kids on the planet can relate.  We are still perfecting our back to school schedule (yeah… that’s what we’re doing…. perfecting.  It only looks like complete chaos trying to get lunches made, permission slips signed, homework packed and squealing the van out of the driveway to get DD #1 to band practice by 7:45.   Give me a week and this will all be smooth as silk…)

I have some new fall digi stamps in the works (and if I don’t make more progress – there will be snow on the ground before I can get them done!).  And I know I have not sent out a newsletter  in a while (that’s in the works too).

You still have time to join the Halloween Garden Walk Blog Hop.  There is another cute Eat Cake Graphics stamp set up for grabs as a prize. 

And don’t forget to pop over to the store and check out the new fall and winter goodies – there are some very cute Penny Black sets that I can’t wait to play with.

Oh… and Girl Scout camp was fun!  Part of it was training for adult leaders.  We did some campfire cooking and made corn bread muffins in a foil lined cardboard box.  How cool is that?

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