Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Impression Obsession and CardMaker Magazine are teaming up together for a Blog Hop! 
Today both design teams will be sharing some great ideas with you. 
Impression Obsession will be hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to their shop.
Leave comments on all the blogs for the chance to win!

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Nancy Damiano

Frosty is shakin' things up!
Who doesn't love a snowman and a shaker card?

LET IT SNOW was stamped onto my layer of Neenah and then colored.
The red scolloped die cut from the ALL-IN-ONE CIRCLES was used to trace a circle. 
 A circle die cut that was slightly larger than my pencil-mark was used to make the cut.

Make another layer of Neenah the same size. Use the Let it Snow layer as a template and lightly trace the circle.

The SNOWMAN CIRCLE image was stamped in the center. 

This layer is now ready for embossing!
 Add the red scalloped circle die cut onto the front layer.

On the backside of the embossed layer, tape down a piece of acetate that covers the die cut hole completely. 
Next, build a well around the circle with foam tape.
Add your sequins, beads, or whatever you are using as your shakers next.
Your stamped snowman layer is ready to be added. Match up your layers making sure that frosty will be showing right side up!

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented

If you have gotten lost along the way
 you can find the complete list of the hop on either site here!

Thanks for looking and good luck!

Saturday, August 27, 2016



Today I am sharing a few simple ideas for the Holidays.
RainboTape adds just the right sparkle to these cards! 

 Weather it's a name card, sentiment or fun design that you have hand made, place cards can help make your holiday table setting special.
Gold and Silver metallic Rainbow Tape makes these designs quick and easy for adding the finishing touch!

Meow, Trick or Treat! 
The tiny metallic tape that is 1/32"  in Silver  gives this card a sweet treat with some shiny shadowing behind the words. It was also used for creating the lines along with the White Crepe Tape in 1/16"  . 

A Day to Give Thanks!
A guest or family member's name written in gold would be beautiful on this place card. It could also be used for labeling a food dish on a buffet!

 I took the 1/4" Gold Metallic tape and placed it on a sheet of paper. A die was used to cut the scalloped edge. A strip of design paper was placed along the straight edge, then topped off with the 1/16" Gold tape.
A mat framing for the cut apart picture was made with the 1/16" Gold Metallic.

A Festive Poinsettia!
Here is another idea for a simple yet elegant name place card or gift card.
The poinsettia was created with the 1/4" Red Metallic tape. Several strips of the tape were added in rows onto a sheet of card stock. Three different sizes of the poinsettia die were cut. Seed beads were added to the center. 
Simple lines were made using the Gold Metallic 1/4" tape. A few red sticker dots were also used.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


It's a Rainbow Tape day!
I love how Jenny colored the tape with Copics last week, so I thought that I would give it a try. WOW! The tape really picks up the color smoothly and easily! 
Be sure to check out the Hobby Tape Blog for great ideas. You can follow them on Facebook too!

I went with a rainbow palette and started coloring some tape with Copics. 
I wanted to create something clean and simple.

First I cut out three triangles on a 4 x 5 1/2  sheet of Neenah. 

This layer was placed on top of another sheet of paper. I traced around the triangles. The colored strips of tape were placed onto the paper following the angle of the penciled triangle. Black tape was used to fill in the corners of the rainbow. 
Here are the sizes that I used

 Color My World set from WPlus 9 was stamped on the front and colored with Prismacolors. 
Using the 1/32 black tape, I went around the edges of the triangles. Foam tape was used to pop up this layer and then was adhered to the card base.

Two die cuts were added to frame the card.
I used a glaze pen for some shine and enamel dots to finish up the card.

Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016


 Think sunshine, ocean waves and collecting seashells.
Play along in the Impression Obsession Beach Challenge using all IO products for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. 
Details can be found here on the IO BLOG.

Be sure to visit all the DT blogs for some awesome inspiration!

The Sandy Sand Dollar was masked and stamped three cute and easy! Copics were used to add a little color.
I'm lovin'," Live in the Sunshine"! Sounds like a perfect day.

Thanks for looking!

B19189 Sandy Sand Dollar,
D19178 Live in the Sunshine
Copics, Neenah 110, Photo Play-Summer Daydreams, Bazzill, Queen & Co.-Rivets, Bakers twine

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Exciting news to share!
Rainbow Tape has put together a DT to share fun new ways to use their tapes.
I was thrilled, of course, when asked to be a part of this incredible group of talented ladies!
I have been using their tapes for a while now and absolutely love it!

There is a Hop all week and it's already day three of the Rainbow Hobby Tape Designer Hop!

Make sure that you comment on all the blogs this week, follow us on Facebook and follow the Hobby Tape Blog for a chance to win 5 prizes! Comments for all the posts will be open until 8pm August 21st.

You can see the list of designers at the Hobby Tape Blog each day. 
All winners will be announced on Monday August 22nd.

As a card maker, I have found many ways to incorporate Rainbow Tape. I love the fact that it really is a tape that sticks, yet, you can lift and reposition it if needed! Today I have used the Crepe tape in 3 different sizes.
My favorite is the teeny tiny 1/32" Crepe in black!

I stamped the Fishing Line background from Impression Obsession using Versamark.
 PanPastels were then rubbed onto the image.

I laid out my design with the Rainbow Tape using a grid mat.

So here it is... the Crepe 1/32" tape in black! Love, love, love!
The lines for the Lures were made using this tape.
It was also used on the tag.

Good luck and thanks for looking!

Stamps: Impression Obsession-B13496 You're Quite a Catch, F13475 Fishing Line, H13479-Lures
Other: Neenah 110, Bazzill, craft foam, Versamark, Pan Pastels, Copics, Viva Pearl Pen, Glaze Pen, PPP-Stitched Tags, Doodlebug-enamel dots


Play along in the hop with the SSDT by leaving comments on their blogs. You can leave comments through Sunday August 21st. There will be a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate for one lucky commentor. The winner will be announced on Mary's blog Monday August 22.  
There is still time to play along in the monthly challenge and another chance to win! For the month of August the theme is," Fabric"! You can find all the information here on the SSCB.

In the mood for some shopping?
Mary is offering 40% OFF the highest priced item in your cart!
Use code"40fromhigh816"
Sale good August 17-21

On with the Hop!
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Traditional pink and blue for the SMALL BABY BOOTIES. With a quick brush of color these make for a quick new baby card. The silk tiny bows have been tied on a baby fork...perfect size for these booties! The Patchwork Quilt EF is from Darice.

Introducing the WELCOME die.

The next stop on the hop is

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Here is the full hop list!

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop DAY 4!

We have some beautiful new stamps to share and 4 Gift Certificates to give away!

New release available NOW for delivery

 The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day, Monday August 8th-Thursday August 11th.
Visit all the IO Design Team's blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates!

The more blogs you visit...the better chance you will have to win!!!
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

The SUNFLOWER BOUQUET is perfect for any occasion. 
I'm looking forward to some cooler weather and fall so I was thinking...a Thanksgiving card! I have paired the bouquet with BLESSINGS.
Easy coloring with Copics and a few highlights were added using a Glaze pen.
The stamped images have been framed with the RECTANGLE ALL-IN-ONE FRAMES.

Todays Hop List!
Good luck and thanks for joining us in the IO Hop!!