Stamper’s Dream – Impression Obsession Week


Well it’s no secret that I love, love, love Impression-Obsession stamps and have quite a few in my stash.  This week Stamper’s Dream is doing an Impression Obsession week with some of those lovely images.  I am such a fan of Gary Robertson, the artist who does line art drawings for IO.   I know I’m gushing but he must have had stampers in mind when drawing because he puts shading and hatch marks in just the right places that make it look like I know what I’m doing when I color it.  In other words, it’s easy and and it looks like I made a fuss when I really didn’t. My image today is an Impression-Obsession image called Sunflower with Butterflies.  For the picture below, if you click on it, the linked picture is very large and you will be able to see better.

Just like the tag says, I tried to keep life simple.  I colored the image and went with a basic card design.  I put a partial cut of Spellbinders™ Labels Eight on the bottom of the card to break up the print and seperate some of the pattern.  I also  added a simple Spellbinders™ Double Ended Tag for the rub on sentiment I used.  I love the jute ribbon because it looks a little rustic.  I threw the pearls in there to make things wacky.  I love this image!!  Next time it’s getting distressed.  

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Courtesy of Stamper’s Dream – Sunflower with Butterflies
Paper:  Lasting Impressions – Gardener’s Diary, Bazzill

Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Labels Eight, Spellbinders™ Double Ended Tag, Walmart Ribbon, Michaels Pearls, Copic Markers, Lasting Impression Rub On Sentiments

ETA:  Copic Colors used will automagically (don’t let this word throw you, it’s real) appear here later this morning after I have had my coffee, ugh!!

Please be sure to visit the other Stamper’s Dream Designers that have special Impression-Obsession images to share with you.  You’ll get an eye full when you visit Michelle Rodgers, Laurie Schmidlin and a wonderful new addition to the team!!

If you read down this far wanna know how much of a geek I am?  Well, I have a little tidbit to share with you.  I found the neatest blog the other night which has absolutely nothing to do with stamping.  So often when I’m writing my own blog post I envision saying something I’d say in real life but then I wonder if people will think some of the idioms I use as odd.  I google them and long story short, sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong, way wrong.  Sometimes when I go back and read what I’ve written I wonder if people know I’m a college educated woman, lol.  The site I found was Grammar Girl.  I sat and read and read and read.  It’s a testimony to my geekiness how excited I got about this site.  I even texted my daughter to tell her about it .  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – I’m a stickler at spelling (except mine – **smart alecky grin**), and she’s a stickler about correct usage and correct pronunciation with emphasis on the correct syllable.  Are you rolling your eyes yet?  I’m not perfect, but I cringe when I see a professional sign with misspelled words (yep, in this day and age of the spellchecker).  

Well if you made it this far, I think you deserve a prize!!  So my regular readers (whom I love dearly) ignore my grammar, but there is a misspelling in this blog post, somewhere.  If you already picked it up, you probably thought I was crazy for spouting off about misspellings!  If you can find it and email me at my contact page – the first three of you will get one of those cute unfinished little clipboards that I used yesterday to make THIS.   If you are one of the three, I’ll email you back to get your address.  Please know,  I have been known to make mistakes so if I goofed and have more than one misspelling, I guess I’ll have to add another prize :-)  ETA: All the clipboards are gone!


  • Debbi ClouserMarch 29, 2010 - 5:07 am

    Don’t know how to email you at your contact page! I’m technologically challenged but, like you, am a stickler for spelling.

    The word you misspelled was automatically. Love the way you replaced the t with a g!

    Your posts bring me so much joy each day. Thanks for sharing your talent with others!


  • Julie StrenkeMarch 29, 2010 - 5:12 am

    Wowo this card is amazing. I love way you colored with the copics.ReplyCancel

  • Robin KirkpatrickMarch 29, 2010 - 5:21 am

    LOL – I’m right there with you on the spelling/grammar thing. For me it’s hard to SEPARATE the two ;-)ReplyCancel

  • DianeMarch 29, 2010 - 5:24 am

    Love this creation. Your coloring is fabulous!


  • Gloria WestermanMarch 29, 2010 - 5:43 am

    This is gorgeous….,I love it……thank you for sharing with us….ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 29, 2010 - 5:47 am

    Beautiful card! Beautiful stamp with hatch marks and all LOLReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 29, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Oh yeah, LOVE how you spelled automagically LOL I think I’ll use the word myself :)ReplyCancel

  • jane w.March 29, 2010 - 5:49 am

    Becca, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaMarch 29, 2010 - 5:49 am

    I’m geeky like that, too. You misspelled “separate.”ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 29, 2010 - 5:52 am

    You might want to separate the pattern instead of seperate it :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RMarch 29, 2010 - 6:05 am

    WOW, Becca! Your coloring on this image is simply perfect!!! Love that rustic ribbon and dp with it too! Awesome job, my friend! Now, tell me, wasn’t it hard to intentionally misspell a word? LOL! {{{HUGS!}}}ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenMarch 29, 2010 - 6:11 am

    Hi Bekka –

    I love this card and you have done an outstanding job coloring it. It is such a gorgeous image – just beautiful!
    I’m on my way to Grammar Girl, this sounds like fun. From one Geek to another – have a special day!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtMarch 29, 2010 - 6:59 am

    Gorgeous- love the image and your coloring and embellishments- another beauty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanMarch 29, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Love the card. It’s you, but different…..must be the beautiful ribbon, or could it be that awesome Copics coloring, or………or……

    How I look forward to each and every contribution you make!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Marie GovernaleMarch 29, 2010 - 7:37 am

    The misspelled word is “separate”. You spelled it with an “e” as seperate. It is a very common mistake.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleMarch 29, 2010 - 8:03 am

    Becca, what a great word “automagically” I love it and think I may just have to use it somewhere *smile*.

    OOooh your card today is “fantabulous!”ReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA BEYNONMarch 29, 2010 - 8:06 am


    CYNTHIA B.ReplyCancel

  • denise (peanutbee)March 29, 2010 - 8:16 am

    WOWWWWW, every detail is totally gorgeous, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.March 29, 2010 - 8:18 am

    I love your post — both your fantabulous card & the part about spelling and grammar. I’m not college educated, sadly, but I love to play with words. My hubby and our kids & I make up silly words all the time! I am amazed at some of the horrible errors I make in the last few years since leaving the working world. I was a Legal Secretary for many years and know only too well how a typo can have an effect on what you meant to say! I did spot your two “typos”, but also think I like “automagically” so much, I’ll now be using it!!! Thanks for a smile today, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.March 29, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, the image and the coloring!! tfsReplyCancel

  • DebraKMarch 29, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Funny Grammer site–she reminds me of an IT person–noncommittal! I’ve been a software developer/Project Manager for 25 years and after estimating for so long (and then changes in specs, etc, etc), I myself, tend to avoid committing, too. Always condition your committment–something is bound to change… :)
    Another wonderful card, Becca–more country and laid back than usual, but beautiful as usual! Love the ribbon–where do you find all your cool ribbon?? And one other question–when you give your cards to someone, do you always put them in an envelope? If yes, homemade? Just curious… Happy Monday…!ReplyCancel

  • Sue WMarch 29, 2010 - 9:03 am

    Hi Becca,

    I love your ‘rustic’ card. Really nice and I think I’ll CASE it, if you don’t mind. You are the designer that I look to, first, for my inspiration.

    I see that others have caught the ‘seperate’ misspelling. But I think the ‘eye full’ is ‘eyeful’, as well. Actually, it might even ben ‘eyesful’ as I would think that anyone, with half a desire, would look at your work with both eyes. Ha ha!

    Anyway, I just thought I’d communication with you, today. I never mind it when people that I like make missteps in writing. But, like you, I shudder when I see a professionally-made poster or such with critical errors. Our language (especially, here, in Canada) seems to be going to pieces.

    Have a good week, my friend. Look forward to the next post.

    Lovingly, SueReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonMarch 29, 2010 - 9:04 am

    I’m sooooooooo glad spelling and grammar matter to others. It drives me crazy! I get professional letters from companies that have major errors. My newspaper needs a proofreader and I have a favorite blog that I love to visit, because she’s so creative, but her grammar makes me nuts. I seen this and I seen that puts my teeth on edge. You’d be surprised how many, many use seperate for separate. I see it all the time. Thanks for admitting to making errors sometimes, me too. Mine is usually not that I can’t spell, but that I can’t type. Have a good day and smile at all this.ReplyCancel

  • Sue WMarch 29, 2010 - 9:05 am

    Me again!

    Good grief! I even made an error in my post! How shoddy is that?

    The ‘ben’ should have been a ‘be’. Guess I was just empathizing with you. Hee hee!

    Later … SueReplyCancel

  • Sue WMarch 29, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Mercy! I made another mistake! I wanted to ‘communicate’ with you but, in my hurry to get my message off, I didn’t even check it. Bad, bad, bad! Always check and check again! A teacher once told me that.

    Anyway, I think that this is the final effort. Hope it gave you a smile, if not a chuckle.


  • ToshMarch 29, 2010 - 9:55 am

    So beautifully colored Becca!! I love that image and you’ve done wonders with it. I too am a huge Gary Robertson fan!! Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerMarch 29, 2010 - 10:03 am

    Oh, how beautiful, Becca! The stamp is amazing! You make it look and sound easy, but I know there’s a lot of the fabulous Becca worked into that image, also. BTW, I noticed your misspelled word and just for a minute I thought I might have been spelling it wrong all this time (I don’t use Spellcheck) — yikes! Had me worried for a minute there! I wasn’t familiar with “automagically”, but found it in the Urban Dictionary. Got me thinking… Fun post, Becca! Thank you for the warm welcome!ReplyCancel

  • Chris R.March 29, 2010 - 10:14 am

    This card is beautiful!! I adore sunflowers, and this is a wonderful stamp. The word automagically is a great word, but you misspelled separate.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaMarch 29, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Becca, You always make me smile. I work with an A Type personality boss…he is a stickler when it comes to grammer in our letters…but he can’t spell…even though he has spell check on his computer, I am his dictionary…I feel like I am in a spelling bee everyday !! Loved your clip boards, I just have to make some for my family, I have 2 sisters, a mother, and grandmother who all love to cook, so I will try to find some mini clipboards. Thanks for the inspiration! Keep the great posts coming. Hugs Teresa E. in So. CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Sandy DehonMarch 29, 2010 - 10:20 am

    This is a double wow card Becca ! I do so enjoy your work and subscribe to your site. Thanks for all the enjoyment!

  • Carolyn KingMarch 29, 2010 - 10:39 am

    totally fabulous card Becca. LOVE what you did with the image and the ribbon! you are amazing girl!

    Love the fun spelling hunt too—unfortunately, since i always make up my own stupendaculous words, I often cannot pick out ones that others post that are mispelled :( oopsie!ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123March 29, 2010 - 11:50 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful card. I loved the automagically joke too. Mabwe we should all lighten up and enjoy the ride. They say the things that annoy us the most about someone else are the things we do not like about ourselves. Thanks for all the fun, PattyC,ReplyCancel

  • Theresa HarrisMarch 29, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Wow, am I late! “Seperate” is such a fun way to spell separate isn’t it. Also, “I wonder if people will think some of the idioms I use as odd.”, I thought the word should have been “are” odd, but since no one else mentioned it, I guess I’m wrong. Thanks for all your wonderful creations, Becca, keep on keepin’ on!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMarch 29, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    First off, your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing! :o)
    And thanks for the link to Grammar Girl. I bookmarked it and stuck it under the References header in my bookmarks. It will come in handy.ReplyCancel

  • Pam HeroldMarch 29, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Hi Becca! Read thru all the comments to see what others had found. I got really interested in comments made. What fun the Grammer Girl site is. Been all over your site, her site, your Splitcoast stampers site and He only knows where else. LOL! Two things:
    First, I saw no one who seemed to catch this. I know it is gramatical error…but, I am one of those long and faithful readers and just wanted you to know.
    Second, I love what Grammer Girl had to say about typos:
    So, given my long history with typos, it has become my belief that it’s nearly impossible for someone to accurately proofread their own writing and be consistently successful. Think about it: If I produce 1,000 words a day, and I let 1 typo slip by every week, that’s actually a 99.986% success rate. If you think about it in terms of letters rather than words, since most typos happen at the level of letters, that 1 typo a week equates to about a 99.997% success rate.
    Have a Blessed Day!ReplyCancel

  • Pam HeroldMarch 29, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Shucks! I forgot to add the gram error.
    In other words, it’s easy and and it looks like I made a fuss when I really didn’t.
    Have a Great Day too!ReplyCancel

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  • Sabine EdelmannMarch 29, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Wow!That sunflower just pops !!! I love the colours you have chosen.I love my Copic markers !!!
    Thanks and have a great week and a early happy Easter to you!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.March 29, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    PICTURE PERFECT artwork!!ReplyCancel

  • NeenieMarch 29, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    I’l have to check out that site. I was raised by a mother who was an English teacher! She would even correct my usage/spelling in letters I wrote to her and Daddy. Oh, well, she loved me!
    separate is often a “bug-a-boo” for folks!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanMarch 29, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Love your card! That sunflower is so awesome!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineMarch 29, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Hugs Becca we Love U for who you are. Your are a very gifted young lady I love your work it amaze me it bring joy to me at time so don’t worry about the misspell word.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 29, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    I’m with you on the spelling and grammar thing! In Canada, we are taught not to end a sentance with a preposition, so there isn’t any ‘where are you at?’ nonsense up here.
    That said, here in Montreal we seem to have a lot of people that ‘do not!’ check spelling/grammar when creating signs and menus, in particular. They want to be independant, so they forge ahead on their own. Unfortunately, by not checking first they make everyone here look uneducated.
    I giggle a lot up here ;)ReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowMarch 29, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    DROP DEAD GORGEOUS Becca!!! Love how you colored this image!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferMarch 29, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca! Love your coloring and the whole rustic flavor that ribbon adds!ReplyCancel

  • PatiMarch 29, 2010 - 11:32 pm

    Beautiful card, stamp and coloring. I do like his artwork and I love that ribbon too!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 30, 2010 - 7:37 am

    very pretty, love the image, great coloring and the ribbon is perfect with it!ReplyCancel

  • americaMarch 30, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    WOW!!! This is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Faylee TurnerMarch 30, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    I leovd the atrilce aobut msipeelld wdros but deos it rellay mteatr? I’ll bet you raed tihs jsut fnie:)ReplyCancel

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