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Happy Thanksgiving and Special Holiday Sales Alert

Good Thursday morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my work family and paper crafting friends.  I am especially thankful for my husband, my precious sisters and their families and for the wonderful memories I have of my parents.   I have such a special place in my heart for all the wonderful friendships that I have made over the years in the paper crafting community. 

I browsed back in my project files to find some of my favorite fall cards to share with you today.  I also want to share some of the wonderful sales going on with my favorite paper crafting companies.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see those. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 4 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 left

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 right

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 1 left

 KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 11 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 2 left

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 6 right

 KC Impression Obsession Leaves 9 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame left

KC IMpression Obsession Leaves 8 right

 KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 2 left

I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links. 

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes. 

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

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Fall Twiggy Wreath

Good Saturday morning.  I have another fall leaf project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Leaves, Small Leaf Set, Twig Wreath, Foliage and Wide Tree.  I really enjoy coloring leaves for fall projects.  I decided I wanted to get one or two more in before we head full time into Christmas.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 4 right

I cut the wreath and wide tree sections and applied Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly on the paper.  I swiped the lighter ink first to add color and then lightly swiped the darker brown ink so some of the lighter color would show through.  I applied Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint ink to the leaves with mini applicators, let them dry and then applied clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. I cut the foliage sections using green cardstock and applied the Wink of Stella to match the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 4 center

I attached the wreath to the card base using glossy accents applied to the area that is covered with leaves.  The rest of the twig wreath is loose so it would look natural and not too flat.  I started the wreath design by attaching foliage section to create a base for the leaves.  Next I started attaching the leaves around the foliage in a fairly loose arrangement.  I filled in around the leaves with added sections of foliage and pieces of the wide tree.  I like the natural appearance of the twigs peeking out from the leaves and foliage.  I may have gone a little too far in my design.  You when you feel you should stop adding things but just keep on going anyway…!  LOL!!!

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 4 close

I took a side view of the wreath that shows off how pretty and sparkly the leaves are.  Pictures sometime don’t do the project justice.  This is far more beautiful in person than in these photos.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 4 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Design Team “Thanksgiving Wishes” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Thanksgiving Wishes” Challenge.  My project today was made using the new Patchwork Leaves, Give Thanks and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I have made several fall leaf cards this fall but this is the first time I have played with this new set.  I decided to try my hand at water coloring them with Distress reinkers. They are far prettier in person than in the photos.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 right

I used cold pressed watercolor paper to cut the leaves and sentiment.  I started by wetting the surface of each leaf using water and a large brush and then followed with a light coat of Wild Honey reinker mixed with water.  Next I dipped the tip of the brush in pure reinker and lightly touched the surface of the wet leaf in a few spots and allowed the darker ink to spread out but not cover the whole leaf. Next I dipped the tip of my brush in Fired Brick reinker and touched the leaf in a few areas and blended the ink in with the darker orange to create a variegated appearance.  I finished each leaf by adding a couple tiny dots of Black Soot to the stem area and close to the center vein and lightly washed them with water so the spots wouldn’t be too dark. Hint:  I use the lid of my Distress Ink pads as a palette for my reinker.  Whatever is left over with be there the next time I use it and there is no waste.  I watercolored the sentiment using the same reinkers as the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and sentiment and attached them to the card base.  I arranged and attached the leaves to the frame and card base using glossy accents. When I was finished I decided to add clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment and leaves to add a touch of sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Happy Fall

Good Sunday morning.  I have two cards to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background.  The frames were made using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I thought it would be fun to show two different versions of the Fall Leaf Background.  Since I’m using dies for my projects today I’ll use it as an excuse to remind you of the 20% of die sale over at Ellen Hutson.  See the details at the bottom of my post.

KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 1 right

For my first card I cut the Fall Leaf Background out using white cardstock and applied Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using mini applicators. I applied versa to cover the whole die cut and embossed with clear embossing powder. I attached an orange layer behind the Happy Fall sentiment with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 1 left

I attached double stick tape to to the back of the white frame and attached it to the leaf panel. I then attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 2 right

The second card was very fast and easy to make.  I attached the frame to the Fall Leaf Background with double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached to the orange card base.

KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 2 left

The die sale will go through Monday, October 17th.  Use coupon code welovedies Have fun shopping.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card sizes:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Design Team “Fall Birthdays” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Fall Birthdays” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the Good Wishes Word Block and Small Leaf Set. The scalloped layer was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 3 left

I started by cutting two sets of the leaves and coloring them using mini applicators and Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. I applied Versa to each leaf and embossed with clear embossing powder. Once the leaves were cool I lightly formed them with the large stylus from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit and molding pad.  Check out the Leaves with Distress Ink tutorial to see step by step pictures of how I color my leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 3 center

I attached the scalloped layer to the card base with mounting tape.  Thin pieces of mounting tape were then applied to the back of the word block frame and and a few key letters and then attached to the card base.  The leaves were arranged and attached to the frame using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 3 right

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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