Monday, July 13, 2009

Designers' blog hop week!

This is Impression Obsession's new stamps peek week! All the IO designers will be showing off some of the fabulous new releases, scheduled to make their first appearance at CHA at the end of the month. So here are some of the newbies I've been enjoying.

For these two cards, I used my absolute FAVOURITES of the new Christmas stamps. These beautiful horses are sure to be flying off counters everywhere...that's my prediction! I stamped and embossed these on vellum, then coloured the reverse with chalks and Copics. I really like the recessed window style for this card. We'll be doing a class with these beauties at a local stamp shop this fall.

I used the same vellum technique for this card too, but designed it a little differently.

Do you enjoy creating Halloween cards? These new stamps designed by Leigh Hannan are such FUN to colour and to glitter! I know several little boys who'll love receiving these in the mail.

For this one, the sentiment is computer generated.

I hope you'll have time to visit other designers' blogs. You'll be glad you did! Tuesday's highlights are also being posted by Laura and Julie. Wednesday's peeks will come from Kelli and Jeanne. Friday's peeks will come from Dina and Shirley.

Thursday's posts will be by everyone on the's our Christmas in July new release blitz, so I'll have several new Christmas cards to share with you then. Links to all the IO designers are here on my sidebar. If you're looking for inspiration, be sure to visit!

Apart from enjoying time in my Happy Room today, I was able to enjoy my gardens as well. I'm so delighted with my peonies and my climbing roses this year. Here's one of my "New Dawn" climbers. My pink roses always remind my of my dear friend "Dr. Debbie." She loved roses, and everything she planted grew so beautifully.

Thanks for visiting today.


Shirley said...

Wow, Deb. I just noticed that my mouth really is hanging open. What a bunch of lovely lovely cards! I can't pick a favorite!

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Deborah,

Your Christmas cards are just gorgeous - I'm lovin' the horse stamps! :)

Cute Halloween cards, too, I'm sure the boys will love them!

Your rose looks perfect - just beautiful! I'm kinda sad that my peonies are blooming this year, I moved them in the yard and apparently they need to rest for a year when you do that. So, they should be back to normal and blooming next year. We'll see...

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

love them all, but I HAVE to find that first stamp with the draft horses!!

nise said...

Beautiful cards! Those horses look so real and not too Christmas-y. Cute halloween cards. LOVE the pink rose. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Koerber said...

Deborah... your cards with the horses are just stunning! I love the perky and fun Halloween cards too! You've been busy!

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! I love the recessed window technique you used! It is amazing! Never seen it before! :-)

Vina said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the new IO halloween cupcakes! A must have!

Daniela Dobson said...

Wow, all of these are stunning!!! Love the beautiful rose, too :)