Good Thursday morning. Welcome to the Impression Obsession design team challenge. Our challenge today is “I’m Thankful For”.

For my project I used the  Garden Pots , Border Duo 1, Leafy Branch and Spiral Flowers

 There are so many things that I am thankful for. All of the big stuff like a wonderful husband, family and a great work family as well.  I am also really thankful for some of the smaller pleasures like my first cup off coffee in the morning, or getting whisker kisses from from one of my kitties.  Today I am especially thankful that ten years ago my friend, Wendy Reid introduced me to paper crafting. Not only do I get great joy from the creative process of this craft but I have also been introduced to the most wonderful community of people and have made many lasting friendships. 

My project today reflects my love of creating scenes with die cuts but also my first love of water coloring images.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Pots 1 right

I cut my my window using the label die set and attached thin strips to create the window panes. I used the die as a template to cut out the opening of my window and cut it out with my craft knife. I attached the window to the card opening with mounting tape. Check out my see thru window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I cut my window. I attached the blind to the inside of the card and then attached the designer paper in behind it to cover the opening and to appear like wall paper.

I stamped the garden pot image twice with versafine onyx black , one for the pots and one of the tray to cut out and pop up for dimension. I heat set the ink and water colored using distress reinkers and a brush. I cut the images out and popped the tray up in front of the pots with mounting tape.   

KC IMpression Obsession Garden Pots 1 center

I cut several pieces of the leafy branch 2 and cut them apart to use as the bushes for the roses.  I arranged and attached them to the back of the pots with glossy accents. I cut and rolled the roses using my needle nose pliers and attached them to the bushes with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Pots 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 to 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.

Thanks for coming by today.

 Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 Impression Obsession Cling Stamps, Garden PotsImpression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 1  Impression Obsession Dies, Spiral FlowersImpression Obsession Dies, Leafy Branch Fiskars Paper Crimper, StraightAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateGlue Dots, 3/8Teflon Bone Folder Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Concave Round Nose Pliers  Comfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild BolmeStudio Artist Brushes


Stamps:  Impression Obsession Garden Pots        Ink:  Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Versafine Onyx Black,       Accessories:  Impression Obsession Border Duo 1, Leafy Branch 2 , Spiral Flowers, Spellbinders Large Labels, Crimper, Brush, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Metal Adapter Plate , Glue Dots , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter, Needle Nose Pliers, Craft Knife