Category Archives: Impression Obsession

Friday Mashup #227, guests & SAS4Kids

Wow, I’m starting this post really early, about 4pm!  We’ll see if I get to finish, my grandson is taking a nap after a tough day at pre-school! lol

Today, I have lots to share:)  First is the card that I made.  I actually colored this image all by myself! lol  Really, I did! 🙂  I got a rubber stamp years ago, but every time it was Halloween, I couldn’t find it! 😦  I found it!! 🙂  I’m going to enter my card in the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #227.   I didn’t compare them side by side, but the image looks the same as my last challenge.


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with Pumpkins.
  • Create a project using Die Cuts to create a Frame. 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with Pumpkins and a Die cut Frame

So some of you are expecting a card full of pumpkins.  Not today;)


aSDC17761There are three little pumpkins:)  And actually, on the original rubber stamp, there is only one pumpkin.  I added some pumpkins that I got from a friend who has a store called Dozens of Paper Cuts.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually couldn’t find the first rubber stamp, so I bought a second from Impression Obsession 😉  lol   I couldn’t find the second stamp until about a week ago!  Yes, the older I get, the more things I “misplace”, it’s so sad:(

For coloring I used markers and colored pencils.  I made black lines on my pumpkins with a pen and used marker to color the edges so my “new” pumpkins would look like the one already there:)  Not a lot of coloring, but a little time consuming with all those tiny things! 🙂  I hope you like it, it’s my specialty, Simply Made;)  Be sure to check out the other cards at the Friday Mashup! 🙂


Now on to our guests! 🙂  My first guest is Donna Wakefield of IN.  Donna is a repeat sender but in this box she only sent in 3 Halloween cards,  she sent others that I hope to get back to at a later time.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe little ghost is on a ribbon so he swings. Great layouts of both of these cards! 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIsn’t this too cute?!  A little ghost kitty, I love it! 🙂  Thank you Donna for your Halloween cards for our kids! 🙂


Now I have a couple cards from Bev Schoepke of WI.  Bev has sent cards before as well:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABev sent multiples of both of these cards, so I have plenty to share with my three hospitals! 🙂  Great Halloween card, and look at this Thanksgiving card!  I love the layout, the embossing, the ribbon, and the button, it’s just an all around great card! 🙂  Thanks Bev for thinking of our kids once again! 🙂


My last guest is Geri Dean from MN.  Geri has sent in many cards over the past year, some of these cards may have been made by her sister, Melanie Carruth.  They weren’t separated by maker.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAGreat not-too-scary cards for the kids! 🙂




SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe sunflower card has a little prayer.  At this time, I have one of the only hospitals accepting religious cards:)  If you like to make religious cards, be sure to send them for my hospital! 🙂

I love this little turkey and the embossing on the card! 🙂  The scarecrow is not scary and the kids will love it! 🙂

Now, I have to share three cards that I thought were excellent for teen boys! They’re not Halloween, but I’m going to add them anyway;)










I love all of these cards! 🙂  Girls might like them too, I shouldn’t say only boys would;)  I loved them the minute I pulled them out of the box! 🙂  I personally love guitars and guitar music!  I used to own a Fender guitar….in my younger days, and it wasn’t electric;) lol  I love the embossed music background and everything else about these cards! 🙂  Thank you Geri and Melanie for creating some really great cards for our kids! 🙂


Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from our cardmakers!:)  I’ll only have a few more posts of Halloween cards.  I will post some general cards, and then it’s on to Christmas!!:)  I love Christmas cards, I try to make some all year so that I have enough! 🙂

I hope you’ll come back again for more card inspiration, and be sure to check out the challenge blog over at SAS4Kids!! 🙂




Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Embossing folders, Fall-Autumn, Friday Mashup, Guests, Halloween, Impression Obsession, Kids, Send a smile 4 kids

May Blog Candy!

Yay, it’s May 1st!  Time for some Blog Candy! 🙂

Happy Birthday to me Blog Candy!

I’m changing my Blog Candy to May instead of April.  My birthday is in May, two of my grandsons have birthdays in May, and my husband’s birthday is in May.  What a great month!!:)

So here’s what I’m thinking…..throughout the entire month of May, you can make a comment on my blog, this will get you one chance to win.:)

You can send me a card for a “child” 1 year to 19 years, that will  get you two chances to win:)

If you make a comment during May, and send at least one card, you will have three chances to win! 🙂

If you’ve been following me for the last couple of months, you know I am doing volunteer work for Send A Smile 4 Kids, you can find my address and info here.   This is a wonderful group of people who make, collect, and donate handmade cards to children’s hospitals:)  Any and all cards sent to me will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Illinois:)

What kind of Blog Candy do I have, you might ask.  I have 4 items that I will send out.  You will be able to let me know what your wish list is by numbering the letters 1-4.  One being what you would like the most, but this is not a guarantee.   These items have not been donated, all these items are from my own personal stash of craft items and are unused!  So here’s my list of Candy:)

A-From Stampin’ Up, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I love this folder! 🙂









B-From Stampin’ Up, Tagtastic, cling mount stamp set.


Samples were part of the catalog display, not included.


C-From Stampin’ Up, You Brighten My Day, cling mount stamp set.









D- From me, die cut outs.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI cut these out myself and took a photo, all are included.  I have cats in black, top center and white so you can color yourself.  Kittens, in white, below the cats, and black.  I have puppies, in Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and white.  There are two guitars one in silver and one in black.  Bottom left is a boy on a sled in black.  I love all of these cut outs, so I thought someone else might like them too:)

So, now, I’m hoping you’re wondering what kind of card to send;)  Here are the SAS4Kids suggestions. You could send birthday, thank you, thinking of you, sending prayers, thoughts & prayers, have a great day, encouragement, no sentiment with a cheerful image, Father’s Day is in June, so that would be fine as well.  Please no Get Well, some of these children will not get well:(  We would like to concentrate on cheerful cards:)

I will announce the winners by June 15th, so please follow me so you will be notified of the winners:)  Also, if you send cards, make sure you include your email address and I will be able to notify you personally:)


Now, I have a card today:)  I’m going to enter it in the Freshly Made Sketches # 184 challenge🙂

FMS Final 184-001abSDC15713For this card I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, hmmm, I think the birds are Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo, but I don’t remember, sorry.  I added the birds as a last thought and I made them more than a month ago.  Both of the dies are from Impression Obsession.  The kite is DIE153-I and the birds are DIE154-A.  The bird die has 10 small birds and the kite comes with this big kite, the pieces to go inside the big kite, a small kite, two strings and 4 bows, really awesome! 🙂

I’m also going to enter again into The Challenge #32 over at Always Playing With Paper.

New Banner-005I really like this card:)  Yes, it will be going into my box for Send A Smile 4 Kids;)

One more bit of news:)  This card was chosen as a runner-up, (Glamette) for the Friday Mashup #206🙂  Yay! 🙂










Ok, I think that’s all for today:)  Thanks for coming by today, I hope you’ll enter to win my Blog Candy! 🙂  See you again soon! 🙂



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