Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Play and other things...


Impression Obsession designers are previewing some of the beautiful new stamps this week, just released in preparation for CHA. This is Day Six of the reveal, the last day of the blog hop and the first day of CHA! For your chance to win some IO stampin' dollars for those new releases, visit here to read about it.

For this card, I've used a new cover-a-card stamp, thermal embossed with Top Boss Silver EP, paired with a new sentiment. You can see all the newly released stamps right here.

The theme over at One Powerful Hour is "sweet sweet love." The Charisma challenge is all about love and Valentines this week too. The Wednesday Stamper challenge this week is "inky backgrounds; mine is stamped. The gals at the Sisterhood and at the One Stop Craft Challenge are hosting a free theme. The theme over at Kraftin' Kimmie's is reduce reuse recycle. I needed a snippet of red ribbon for my card, but didn't have any. So I cut the tail of a bow from a card I received at Christmas...et voila! This card uses one of the new sentiments called "Feel the sun," and the new Cover-a-card stamp hearts and swirls. I use Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ (iLoveToCreate™) to affix all the layers to my cards. Also, I used Tulip ® Fashion Glitter Bond (iLoveToCreate™) to paint over the petals, then I sprinkled Tulip ® Fashion Glitter (gold) over adhesive.



I really enjoy monochromatic colour schemes. This card uses one of the newly released Dreamweaver embossing stencils with white glossy embossing paste, and the new IO sentiment stamp "You are in my thoughts." I love the huge variety of new sentiment stamps with this release! I used Tulip® Glam it Up™ Iron On Crystals™ on the sentiment stamped panel, glued on with Aleene's® Paper Glaze™, both by iLovetoCreate.™



I'm posting some cards I created for the display board at CHA too. These were created specifically to highlight the new sentiment stamps, with Flower Soft, hand stitching and beading, and a couple of die cut images done with my Silhouette. I glue all flat layers on my cards with Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ (iLoveToCreate™), and use dimensional foam strips and squares if I want to layer them with some dimension. To adhere Flower Soft, I use Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate™) from a small plastic squeeze bottle with a #9 Squeeze Bottle Tip...great for fine applications of glue. This card uses the new "Feel Better Soon" sentiment stamp.
This card uses the new "Greetings" stamp.
This card uses the new Emerson stamp "To find the beautiful..."

This card uses the new sentiment stamp "With Deepest Sympathy".


This card uses the IO "Follow your dreams" stamp.


This card uses the new "Greatest gift of the garden" sentiment stamp.

This card uses the IO "Follow your dreams" stamp.


I hope you'll have time to see the beautiful paper crafts posted by other IO designers today, as part of the CHA release week. Please check here for the list of IO blogs to visit.

WHEW!! LONG post today! Now here's one more little thing. I just visited Neil's blog, and found another "Pay it Forward" activity. I'd participated in one last year, and really enjoyed it.


It's called Pay it Forward and it's really simple. I promise to send something handmade to the first five people who comment on THIS part of my post specifically. If you enter you must post this on YOUR blog too, and offer something handmade to another five people that comment on your blog.

The rules are that it must be something handmade or homemade by YOU and it must be sent to five other people any time this year...plenty of time to play. If you'd like to join in the fun, then be in the first five to post a comment related to this part of my post today.

Once you have left your comment and posted YOUR pay it forward on your blog, then email me with your blog link, and your name and snail mail address details and something created by me will come to you sometime this year. (Actually, it'll come within the next month or so...just so I don't forget!) Lets spread the blessing of our artsy endeavors! My email address can be found on the right side of my blog.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to come by today.

33 comments:

SherylH said...

Two beautiful cards, Deborah! Love the new cover-a-card image and the monochromatic style of your cards.

nise said...

AMAZING!! Your creations are just gorgeous! There's not a one I don't really like. Thank you so much for sharing so much and you are right. This realease from IO has some wonderful sentiments in it.

Marilyn B said...

Wow, you were very busy. I love the sentiments used on your cards and the card work is amazing.

Judy said...

Great cards! Beautiful stenciled background!

bethann d said...

these are stunningly gorgeous. blows me away. something to emulate and try to acheive.

~*~Patty S said...

lovely cards Deborah
you've been busy!
oxo

Barbara said...

All of your creations are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Elegant as always Deborah, you have made such beautiful cards!


Penny H

SusanHnSC said...

Beautiful projects! Love the quotes!

newfiecrafter said...

Gorgeous cards love the sentiments and the cover-a card stamps
Marilyn

Marsha said...

Oh my, they are all so beautiful, each one is special. I am really liking all the new verses and sentiments!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very busy. Beautiful cards.

Kathy Vogel said...

I love your cards for today. The flowers are especially nice & the backgrounds are gorgeous. I also wanted to let you know how exquisite I felt your cards were for the CHA display board. I would love to know how you did the one with the bird & flowers. I also particularly liked the one with the bridge & trees.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
I would love to play in the pay it forward if you haven't already gotten your 5!
maryscreativejourney@gmail.com
http://maryscreativejourney.blogspot.com

Thank you for sharing!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Nellie Foley said...

Your cards are amazing...I love the stenciling:) I also love the sentiments and hope I can get these for my cardmarking!

Anne Thompson said...

Love your cards. What a busy gal you've been! I especially like the monochromatic card. Anne, yourmainestamper

BunnyFreak said...

Stunning. I don't know how you have time to do all this.

Vic said...

Each of your cards are beautiful!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Nelda Deakins said...

I'm absolutely in awe of your creations today! Thanks for sharing. Nelda in TN

Anonymous said...

I'm in awe at your gorgeous cards and the IO sayings are perfect. Thanks for sharing. Nelda Deakins

MA said...

Gorgeous. Love the monochromatic card..all of them. Thanks for sharing your talent during this busy Craft season/CHA.

Gilda said...

Great cards. Love the flowers.

Katie said...

Wow, all of your cards were amazing! I loved the first card with the silver embossed heart background! Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Pamela said...

these are beautiful. Flowers are my weeknss and I loved them all.

Anonymous said...

What awesome cards! I love them all.

Joan
MN

sandyh said...

all of these are beautiful!each is special in its own way!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast dot net

Sandra said...

WOW! You were busy! Love the ones with the stitching and beads!
Sandra ltb

Hermine said...

Beautiful artwork

belindaschneider said...

lovely cards

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful cards & wonderful designs. LOVE the sentiments you used also ...
Hugs, Janie

LiveArt said...

So many wonderfully beautiful and elegant cards!! WOW!!!!

hugs and smiles,
Linda

Shar said...

Wow! Lots of fabulous cards! I like them all but I have to say the two at the top with the flowers are incredible!

Lisa B said...

WOW! All your cards are stunning. I think you did an amazing job on all of them. I like he pop of red on the first one and the monochromatic style on the second.
Thanks for sharing them with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.