Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Look What's NEW - Summer Stamp Release from Impression Obsession!

Oh, summer! In these weird days of quarantine, with my whole family home all day - it almost feels like summer.  And the brand new stamp release from Impression Obsession has me ready to turn on the sprinkler and slice up the watermelon while I craft up some summertime cards. Want to join me catching some summertime vibes and check out the new goodies? (Stay with me, because there's a chance to WIN, plus some FREEBIES I want to share!) 

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First up, these flip flops!!!  Can you even stand the cuteness? This stamp is fantastic for stamping backgrounds, or using as a focal point on cards. On the first card, I stamped the background and then used my Jane Davenport Colorsticks to add bright, bold, scribbly color on top. Any type of pastel, Gelatos, or even crayons look really fun with this loose technique. 

On the second card,  I stamped the image onto patterned paper for some cutie pie polka dotty flip flops! This card is SO quick and simple, but lots of fun with the wave background, dots, and that SWEET summer sentiment. 

And if those flip flops don't have you feeling the allure of summer, how about some sweet, fresh watermelon? There are two new watermelon slice images and a coordinating sentiment in this release. Since these stamps all come individually grab one slice, both slices, and whichever sentiments you'd like and mixy matchy it up. I paper-pieced these watermelons with patterned paper which is really quite easy with this simple image. 

(New to all this crafty talk? Paper-piecing means I stamped each watermelon once on pink paper and once on green. I trimmed the whole stamped images from pink, and then trimmed just the rind from green and glued it on top. Ta- dah! Paper piecing!) 
So, my SWEET summer friends - here's the juicy news:
The entire new summer release at Impression Obsession is on the website NOW. To celebrate, the design team is blog hopping - today is day 1 of our three day celebration. (April 8-10th.) Each day the list of designers participating will be posted on the IO blog. On Monday April 13th at noon, each designer blog will have a random winner chosen from their comments - so for the best chances, be sure to leave a comment on each blog post each day! The winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the IO shop.

But wait, I also promised you a freebie, right? Actually - it's MANY freebies. Two of our amazing designers at Impression Obsession (Nola Chandler and Lindsay Ostrom) have created some darling FREE coloring sheets and printables to pass the time during quarantine. There are adorable reminders to wash your hands, printable thank you cards, and so much more. You do NOT want to miss these. You'll find all of them right here on the IO website.  Here's a little sneak peek at the coloring I started:

I've given you a LOT to do and think about so here's a recap:

  • Find the entire new release of summer stamps HERE.
  • Download the free Coronavirus Coloring Sheets HERE.
  • Visit the IO blog HERE each day for the list of blog hop stops!

Supplies Used on Today's Projects:
Flip Flops
Vitamin Sea clear stamp set
Melon Slice 1
Melon Slice 2
One in a Melon
Wacky Stitched Circle Dies

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Come and See the FSJ Stamp of the Month - Bold Beautiful {April 2020}

April 1st is here. Is anyone sure where March went? It seemed to last for twenty million days and the blink of an eye all at the same time. Time is weird isn't it? This quarantine business is brand new to us and sometimes our brains don't know what to do with it - and that's okay. But you know what helps? MAKING. Because makers gotta make. Let's do what we know and share some crafty love with those who we miss, and with those who are working so hard to help others. 


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The April 2020 Stamp of the Month includes beautiful images that are perfect for stamping backgrounds, wreaths, and design accents. The BEAUTIFUL sentiment makes a great focal point, and it fits inside the frame stamp which can be used in lots of different ways. 

I also love that this stamp set will be a great companion to other stamp sets. In fact, for my first card I snuck in a sentiment from the Spread Love stamp set. I stamped one of the floral images (it's kind of a corner shaped stamp) around the edge of a die cut circle and then layered some extra images on top along with the embossed sentiment. 

For my second card, I stamped some long vines across the aqua panel and added the sentiment and frame along with a fussy cut floral corner. I love the fresh cool feeling of the color palette on today's cards. I think it goes beautifully with this stamp set. Would you like to see more ideas with Bold Beautiful? Stop by the Spellbinders website for gorgeous examples, plus all the details on the Stamp of the Month Club.

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Supplies on Today's Cards:
Bold Beautiful Stamp Set (March 2020)
Spread Love stamp set 
Spread Love die set