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September 2017

Peace Frame, Survey Question and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  Before I start my project description I would like to ask your opinion on something.  Would you prefer having step by step instructions listed like you see them for my project today? Does you think it makes it easier to follow the steps rather than being in paragraph form like I normally do?  I would really appreciate your opinion. Leave a comment on this post with your response by this coming Monday at 5:00 pm to be considered for my random blog candy drawing.  I'll announce the winner on my Tuesday  blog post.  See blog candy gift below. 

My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession Peace Frame and Snowfall paired with the All-in-One Frames-Squares 2 and Hill Landscape Layers.   The new Peace Frame set  and Snowfall die work perfectly together to make a beautiful clean and simple project.  This project was fast and easy and can be easily mass produced for holiday cards.  The Peace Frame is a freestanding die and does not require an additional frame.  I just happen to like having the white outer frame to create more contrast against the green background. 

KC Impression Obsession Peace Frame 1 right

Project Pieces and Supplies

Scalloped Frame, Peace Frame, Snow Fall Layer, Trees, Landscape Pieces, Adhesive, Mounting Tape, Green and White Cardstock

Card Base 5.00” Square

KC Impression Obsession Peace Frame 1 center


1. Apply adhesive to the back of the Scalloped Frame, line it up over top of the Peace Frame and attach.

2. Line up the two Landscape Pieces the way you would like them to show in the scene and trim them down to 3.25” wide.

3. Apply adhesive around the bottom and lower sides on the back of the frame and attach the front Landscape Piece.

4. Apply thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame.

5. Attach the back Landscape Piece in place on the bottom of the frame.

6. Apply adhesive to the back edges of the Landscape piece and attach the Snowfall Layer to the mounting tape and Landscape Piece on the back of the frame.

7. Apply adhesive to the back of the Snowfall Layer and attach to the whole frame to the card base.

8. Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees and tuck in behind the Landscape Layers and attach.

KC Impression Obsession Peace Frame 1 left

Blog Candy:  Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds, Honeyblossom Sprig and Forest Bird.

memory 3  memory 2 memory 1

 Thanks for taking the time to answer my survey question. I’ll look forward to seeing what you have to say.  Just so you know I am also gearing up to use my iPhone 7 to do videos but I have a little more learning to do  and some speech therapy to work on before I post one.  LOL!  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day!





My Irma Vacation and Essentials By Ellen Concertina Tag

Good Friday morning!  It has been quite a while since my last post.  I attended my nephews wedding  in Maryland over the Labor Day holiday weekend and came home just in time for Hurricane Irma’s visit to Florida.  I won’t go into all the ugly details of my “Irma vacation” but we endured the Florida 90 degree temps and high humidity for ten days with no power at our house.  I have no real complaints because we remained safe during the storm and we were truly blessed with no damage to our home.  I believe in guardian angels and I know they were watching over us.  In the big scheme of things it was just a minor inconvenience compared to the devastation and destruction endured by others during all the storms. 

While I was out of commission I missed being able to post my project for the new Essentials by Ellen September release.  You will definitely want to check out this release if you haven’t seen it already.  My project  was made using the Concertina Tag Dies paired with several fun images from the other new sets.

Kittie Concertina Tag

I started by cutting a white tag for the base.  I then cut a red tag and cut it into two sections for layering.  I cut the top portion of the red layer using the bottom of the cutting die to create  matching decorative layers for all three tag sections.  I attached the top portion to the white using ATG adhesive. Next I trimmed off enough of the bottom section to leave a strip of white space all the way across the three tag sections and attached it to the base using ATG adhesive and offsetting it a tad bit to allow the white bottom border show. I cut all the sentiment letters in green and the Peeking out again in white so I could create a shadow.  The words Joy, Merry and No Peeking were attached to the tag base using Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue.  I attached the large circles and star whole covers over the circular opening at the top of each tag.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag Dies front

Next I secured all the small images in my MISTI and stamped them multiple times using black versafine and then heat set.  I used markers to color the images and cut them out.  I applied Liquid Applique to the Santa hat, heat set and attached it to the O using glossy accents. I attached the candy canes to the back of the gingerbread boys and attached them to the tag base using glossy accents.  I created a dimensional Christmas tree with several layers of tree and applied tiny red ornaments using red stickles.  I cut a tiny star from Julie’s Home and Hearth set to use on top of the tree and an additional star as an additional embellishment for the merry tag section.  I attached tiny holly and berries to the N and O on the third tag using glossy accents.  I finished by applying red stickles to the berries, gingerbread boy arms and legs and the red stripes on the candy canes to add sparkle.  So sad that it doesn’t show well in the photos.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag Dies center view

You can see all the sets displayed together on this page as well as videos by Julie and Brandi discussing their new release sets.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Impression Obsession “Halloween/Fall Harvest” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Halloween/Fall Harvest”  design team challenge.  I have a fun project to share with you for the challenge made using the Halloween Web, Halloween Set, Spider Trio, Mini Bats and Ghosts. The frame was cut using the Spellbinders Classic Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Web 1 right

I started by applying ATG adhesive around the circle on the back of the frame.  I lined the web up and attached it to the back of the frame.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and on a few key spots on the Happy Halloween words and attached it to the card base.

I cut a small piece of yellow cardstock, applied yellow stickles, let it dry and attached it behind the Jack-O-Lantern using mounting tape.  The Jack-O-Lantern, ghosts and spider were attached to the base using mounting tape.  The bats were attached to the web using touches of glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Web 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size: 5.00" square