Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Candy Jars...AND Blog Candy!!!

What a week...already! I had a Monday at work yesterday...even though it was really Tuesday. LOL! Did that happen to any of the rest of you?

The good news is that I've had a blast with my new Impression Obsession stamps! This one is called Candy Jars . I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored with Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush.

To embellish the rock candy sticks I added a bit of JudiKins Diamond Glaze to each, then sprinkled with Art Institute Glitter's Glass Glitter Shards . I DO SO love that look!

The designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas paper kit. The scalloped edges were punched with Martha Stewart's New Scallop Edge punch. I added Mini Rhinestones to the bottom scallop for a little bling.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the JustRite Something Sweet borders and centers set. I cut and embossed it using Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities . I just love it that I could use a non-traditional Christmas stamp, and the sentiment ties the main image to the Christmas season. Versatility is a good thing!

The cardstock used is Baby Blue Prismatics , and Blush Red Prismatics .

So....DO NOT miss what the rest of the Dream Team has in store for you! I tell ya, those gals are just AWESOME, aren't they? Here is the schedule for the rest of this week:

Today: Silke , Becca , and me

Thursday: Denise , Laurie , Becca , and me

Friday: Tosha , Silke , Amy and me

Please BE SURE to see what they have made for you...you are sure not to be disappointed!

Now...I do believe I promised a little Dreamy Treat when I hit 200,000 on the counter, didn't I? And that happened sometime yesterday. Woo hoo! Please just indulge me a moment while I say how very grateful I am for each and every one of you who come here, and particularly those of you who are kind enough to take time out of your day to leave a comment for me. Your encouragement is priceless, I assure you!




So...in order to qualify for the Dreamy Treat, I would like you to leave a comment on this post to answer this question: Since it's Impression Obsession Week at Stamper's Dream, please go to the store, choose your favorite Impression Obsession stamp that's in the store, and tell me what it is in your comment. Easy, huh? Okay...to make it easier you can have more than one favorite! How's that? :-)

I will use the random.org thingy to choose the winner and announce it on Sunday, September 13.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow for Day 4 of Impression Obsession week. Until then...

146 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhh, the glitter shards look awesome!!...totally looks like rock candy!!

Gorgeous card!!

Gerri K said...

I love Impression Obsession stamps! There are so many that I could call my favorite. Since we are coming up to the holidays, I am going to say Ice Skate stockings. I can visualize my Christmas cards using that stamp.

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW!! Those glass glitter shards are really something!!! What a cool look!!All the candy looks yummy the way you colored it!!
Your card takes me back to my childhood being in the penny candy store!
I have 2 favs.......the poinsettia and the Santa Horses, but I keep going back for a look at the gingham coverall stamp too :)

Rae C. said...

Your blog and designs are tremendous and I've so enjoyed seeing them everyday. I love the IO stamps and really like that you've allowed more than one "favorite!" The humorous ones really get me: A Bump in the Snow (too funny!); Free Parking, and the Turkey Pilgrims. I absolutely love the Shuttered Window Box, as I tend to be drawn to anything vintage, distressed, and/or antique!

lovemydots said...

I love your card, and yes, the glass glitter shards really make it pop. Too many stamps to pick from but some of my faves are Candy Jars, Marshmllow Mug, Spooky Cakes, Toasty Treats, Ice Skate Stockings, A Bump in the Snow. Have I gone overboard? Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Susie said...

Too many to chose from... but I LOVE "A Bump In the Snow" (I'm snowman obsessed!) and "Small Dots". Oh and I can't forget "Admiration"... the little snowman is just too precious !!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my, Michelle, just look at that rock candy! It looks so realistic! Love how you combined with the JustRite sentiment, too - brilliant. Awesome looking candy, too. Congrats on your hits and your success :)

Sally said...

That Rock candy, ROCKS! I love the New Home set and the Birthday cakes. That Birthday martini is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Edra said...

I agree with Sally, that rock candy Rocks! Like how those glass shards pop! I'm into anything Christmas, snowmen, poinsettas..... Who could ever pick just a couple favs?

Linda said...

What an awesome card.....love the rock candy...very cool looking!!
I really like the little snowmen sets, tree & poinsettias and you can never have enough mini messages.

Gabriela said...

Oh dear, I can see I'm going to have to break out the forbidden credit card and get me some of those glass shards, numerous of the Impression Obsession stamps, and more rhinestones.

My absolute favorite IO stamps currently in stock are:

-Candy Jars
-A Bump in the Snow
-Tall Trees
-House (cling rubber stamp)
-Birthday Cakes
-there's more, but I've run out of space to type in....

Primitive Seasons said...

I adore the Halloween stamp J2095. I used it last year for several things I made and got lots of comments on it. It's a winner. Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy. Hope I'm the winner!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

artfulwhimsies said...

what a beautiful card!! I must get that stamp. I love Toasty Treats stamp. I can picture it for so many different cards.

Carolyn King said...

what a totally SWEET stamp---girl---those candy sticks look sooo real...i want to lick your card! lol! FARBULOUSSSSSSS!

Sandy said...

Wow, those candy jars look yummy. I didn't realize you had the glass shards and it really makes the card pop. I like the Getaway stamp. It looks like it would be so fun to color. Thanks for the chance to win this great Halloween candy. And congrats on the 200,000 hits!

Shirley said...

Your card is beautiful. The candy looks so yummy that it could send someone on a sugar binge. *smile*
I like the Christmas horses, I think I might have to order those.

Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

kay mcbride said...

I like the spooky cakes and witches go riding stamps and your card is abs. gorgeous!! the candy looks good enough to eat. esp. the rock candy. the paper is perfect for that card. good choice!! well thanks for the blog candy and congratulations on the 200,000 hits.
kay

carpediem said...

Congrats on all of your blog hits! The the rock candy looks fabulous...I'm going to have to get some of the sugar coating glitter! My favorite stamp is "Santa Horses"! Have a great day! laura j

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your awesome milestone! That's lots of folks looking at your beautiful work! My favorite Impression Obsession stamp is probably the one you showed! LOL! I do love the Tall trees one and the Apple a Day set, too!!!

Jackie said...

The rock candy on that card is awesome! Impression Obsession has some fabulous stamps but since Halloween is my favorite holiday (I'm odd, I know) and I have to pick just one, my favorite stamp at this moment is the When Witches Go Riding.

Robyn said...

IO is one of my favs! So on that note the list is long...I do love E7024 Holly Chickadee and I also love G1742 I don't see the name of it on the pkg it came in but it is of a victorian house with a bird on the top dormer. Congradulations

Cheryl Eckman said...

The Rock candy just pops! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine A said...

Thank God you said we can pick more than one Michelle! IO stamps are just so special, it is hard to pick just one. I own one of the Chickadee stamps (too sweet). I love, love the card you made with Candy Jar. So here are my favorites, ok I did cut down the list: Winter House, House, Bump in the Snow, Shuttered Window, Candy Jar and Free Parking.
That's it, I think . . . well for now anyway - LOL!!

Hugs - Elaine Allen

resmith said...

What a fantastic card!! I just love the glitter shards for the rock candy, so perfect!
Choosing one stamp is such a difficult choice, but I just fell in love with the Getaway Cling.

kat said...

I love anything by Penny Black but, if I have to pick a fav it would be "An Eggnog Rubber Stamp"; it's so cute! Of course, I also love all of Penny Black's clear sets. They're darling!

Susan G said...

My favorite is the Smell The Coffee clear set. I have a few IO stamps, but not any clear ones. Thanks so much for offering the dreamy treat. I'm lovin' what the DT is showing this week. Wonderful ideas!

Goth Honey said...

Hi there!

What a fantastic candy themed blog! The cards and the candy look amazing. I think all the stamps at Impression Obsession, however I think if I was pushed I'd have to say the Spooky Cakes - they're so cute!

Thank you for the chance to win some Halloween candy!

Laura
x

Jekka said...

First of all, LOVE your rock candy!!! I am really enjoying seeing everyone's creations this week.

I have three favorites which are also on my wish list: the shuttered window box, the Daisy Today cling stamp and the Daisy Today rubber stamp.

Nancy Curtis said...

Your creativity with the rock candy and glass shards really gives this card some major WOW!!

As for my favorite(s) IO stamps:
Cover a Card Backgrounds
Solid Hydrangea Rectangle
Toasty Treats
When Witches go Riding

Love the blog candy, too!

Deb said...

I agree with Nancy - the rock candy and glass shards really rock! My favorite IO stamp would have to be the Mistletoe Mouse. But I make a lot of sympathy cards, and IO's Sympathy Sentiments is a very nice set.

Donna said...

Great candy jar card. Such a cute image for a Christmas card! My favorite stamp at IO would have to be the mice. Mistletoe Mouse and Christmas Tree Mouse are just too cute! I must be in a Christmas card mode! LOL Thanks for the chance to win your dazzling candy!

Linda w said...

First congratulations on your awesome blog count. Your blog is one of my daily stops. Now I would have to say my favorite Impression Obsession stamp that you have in your store would be the "smell the coffee" clear stamp set. I have this set and love it.

thanks much

Julie said...

I sooo need the Spa Day stamp! Thanks for the chance to win!

lisa808 said...

Love your card today!!!

My favorite IOs (I couldn't pick just one!) are:

Mistletoe Mouse
Winter House
Toasty Treats
From Our House
Beach Fun

Thanks for the chance to win your awesome candy and congrats on 200K visits!

Janice said...

Love, love, love those glass glitter shards, I can almost taste the sweet treat.

Glad we did not have to pick just one favorite stamp. I chose: Winter House; Toasty Treats; & Candy Jars. How very cute. Winter House and Toasty Treats just make you want to cozy up to the fireplace with friends!!!!

sandie994 said...

Michelle, Great card! Congrats on the hits. I really like the poinsettia and the chickadee.

connie said...

I love your card. There are so cute stamps and two of my favorites are What's Brewing? and Winter House. Thanks for a chance to win.

Little GTO said...

I like the Cickadee with the Ornament. I have friends who are agnostic, I don't know their religious leaning to those that are very religious. I cannot think anyone vould take offense at this adorable Chickadee.
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Chris said...

love the card, I love the poinsettia stamp it is vey usefull, for christmas cards, gift boxes, and decorations. many thanks for the chance to win, Chris.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super fun and yummy card - Michelle!!! Love how you added the glitter to the candy!!!

Congrats on your milestone...I love stopping by too :) Hugs ~S~

Kathy M said...

Whew! Glad you let us choose two favorites. Mine are Toasty Treats and because my husband is an Active Duty Officer, New Home.

Thanks for the chance for some Blog Candy!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the Santa Horses cling stamp! I actually love all of the stamps!

Linda S. said...

Hi Michelle, I must admit that I found your site only through the recommendation of Becca. I have been stamping for almost two years, and am not familiar with Impression Obsession Stamps....Where Have I Been???? They are wonderful, and such a refreshing collection of images. My favorate has to be the Sympathy Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Your candy jars card is so cute, and what a fantastic job you did on the rock candy sticks. Congrats on all your hits. Linda S. in NE

Val W said...

I found you through a link from Becca's blog. I am unfamiliar with Impression Obsession stamps, but there are a lot of really cool ones. My favorite one is the Holly Chickadee stamp. It looks so realistic. I also liked any of the mouse stamps. So cute! Thanks for the chance at some candy.

DB said...

Your card is so cute! Rock candy is my favorite candy and you did an awesome job making it look like the real thing! My favorite stamps are Holly Chickadee and Frosty Treats. Thanks for sharing the cute card and the technique for the rock candy!

Chrisd said...

Love that special touches you added to your papercrafting. My two favorites are(it was hard to only choose two)Mistletoe Mouse,and Seaside Shack
Thanks for the chance!

Crafty Cath said...

Congrats on the blog milestone Michelle. I love the look of your rock candy in this card. It looks good enough to eat - it was always a favorite of mine as a kid! I love the IO stamps but if you made me choose I would pick Ornament Chickadee. Denise showcased a card last season and I just loved it. I'd like to a it to my winter stash this year. Thanks for the chance at some blog candy.

CraftyViolet said...

I like the winter pelican...probably because we don't usually see pelicans here in Ontario. It just struch me funny.

jaymack said...

Congrats on the hits. I just saw the Catman stamp the other day and I have to have it. I love cats and Halloween.

Mary said...

I just discovered your wonderful site and cool stamps! Congratulations on hitting the mark! I love the Candy Jar and the way you made the rock candy! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Holshouser said...

I love the holiday house and the nested tea cup. I love most of their stamps though:)

Deborah March said...

I like how you've prettied up this delightful stamp! Without a doubt, my very favourite IO stamp is the draft horses Christmas image!! It'll be my Christmas card stamp this year for SURE!

Deborah March said...

I like how you've prettied up this delightful stamp! Without a doubt, my very favourite IO stamp is the draft horses Christmas image!! It'll be my Christmas card stamp this year for SURE!

leenda said...

IO stamps ROCK! I really like the Spooky Cakes & the Candy Jars. Congrats on your blog success!!

Rufus said...

The IO stamps with my name on them are the Santa Horses, Christmas Pelican and the Mouse with the tree. At least those are the Christmas ones, you really don't want me to start listing the others! Thanks for the chance at the candy. Your rock candy sticks, well, rock!

Laraine R said...

Great cards you are coming up with!! Love them all and your blog and store!! The IM stamp that is at the top of my list is A Bump in the Snow. I am snowman addicted!! Thanks for the chance!!

Kelly said...

I just stumbled upon your blog tonight, but I will be bookmarking it! I LOVE the birthday cupcake/martini glass in the Birthday Cakes Clear Stamp Set, but I also really like the old-fashioned baby buggy in the Baby Clear Stamp Set.

Laureen said...

I love your candy card. My favorite would be Let It Snow. I love snowmen. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love "Winter House". I like to color and I just like the cozy wintery scene. I like the added touch you put on your candy with the glass shards.
carol b

Misti said...

I've got my eye on their new background stamps!!!

klasickewpie said...

Congratulations on Stampers Dream 200,000 hits. I totally love your Candy Jar card. My favs from your store are: Mistletoe Mouse - Candy Jars and Small Dots. Thank you for your RAK giveaway. Linda B.

Steph said...

Congrats! I love stopping by here daily! I think my fave is the Toasty Treats, but I really love the Candy Jars, too! Making me hungry!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on all those hits, Michelle!!!! You and your blog are just wonderful!!! I love all the IO stamps....how can I pick just 2??? I love the Santa Horses, Spooky Cakes, and Let it Snow Clear Stamps.I really like the Candy Jars, too...your card is just FABULOUS!!!!!

Shelly said...

Mistletoe Mouse and Christmas Tree Mouse are absolutely adorable! Good thing I didn't have to pick just one. :D

Katie K said...

I found your blog just recently an have marked it in my favourites.
I love the marshmallow mug and toasty treats stamps.

noga said...

my favorite is
WHAT'S BREWING CLING STAMP SET
couse i like coffe and its color...

SueB said...

my favs are "smell the coffee," "telephone lines," and "daisy floral pair" - who can pick just one??!

yvonnew said...

I love just about all of the Impression Obsession stamps but, my favorite right now is Santa's Horses!

christi said...

santa's horses is just what i have been looking for. my granddaughter loves horses and writting so it's nice to be able to combine what she loves with what i can do.
c

DebbyG said...

So hard to choose . . . I kept my choices just to the newer stamps . . . I love the Chickadee with ornament . . . but I also love anything House Mouse.

Crystal said...

Love your card ! What a sweet offering of candy ! My fav IO stamp ... oh, dear ,.. I love the Seaside Shack, the beachy stamps and now the holiday stamps are grabbing my heart too !

Lesly said...

I love this card. I've never seen the shards before, but they are PERFECT. Great stuff on your blog and congrats on your 200,000.

tooznie said...

ooh I love those candy jars, and the candy apples, toasty treats, tree & poinsettas, witches go riding, christmas tree mouse, and buny pair!

Joani said...

There is sooooo many to choose from ~ but one of my favorites is the poinsettia. It's tradition that every year at the holiday's I buy my Mom one-she loves them.

Thanks for the chance to win your yummy blog candy! Your blog is always amazing!
Hugs,
Joani

Kyle E. said...

I don't use detail stamps very often because I am not very good at the "coloring" part of it! Practice makes perfect though. Since you and Becca have both inspired me with your coloring, I will choose as my IO stamps "Toasty Treats" and "Ice Skate Stockings." Thanks for the chance to win some goodies, Michelle!!

Mary said...

LOVE your card - I have that IO stamp myself and haven't inked it yet! I really love the cardinal with ornament stamp - but I am really partial to cardinals at Christmas anyhow.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Love the jar of candy!!! My favorite Impression Obsession stamp would have to be Toasty Treats because it is perfect for Christmas and all of winter!

Gwen P. said...

Hi,
I love you work! Thanks for sharing your talent! I really like the Sympathy sentiments Clear set...It's so hard to find the right words and these are a beautiful font and appropriate words...Thanks for opportunity for this blog candy...

Annette Pagnusat said...

The glass glitter has so much sparkle! I love Nest Teacup...although not quite in season right now. Congrats on reaching another blog milestone!

brenda a said...

I really love the glittered candy.I am really loving all the mice stamps. But if i have to choose i would say the pelican on the poles. I live by the beach and we have pelicans that pose on the poles like that but I have never seen one wearing a santa hat and i am loving that.

Brenda said...

First...that card looks good enough to eat! I love how you were able to tie a non-Christmas stamp into the season by choosing just the right sentiment. Second...I love all the new arrivals; it was really hard to choose something. But if I must, I'd have to say I'm really impressed with your 'Cover-A-Card' stamps. What a great little item, and so pretty too! Congrats, and thanks for sharing the yummy card, and the yummy blog candy!

Susan N. said...

Congratulations! I would have to say the Cupcake Clear set is one of my favorites. It is a fun set. I also love the single stamp "Retirement is a celebration of old memories & new beginnings". That is so true.

shawna said...

Favorite? Oh my! That cute plate of cupcakes. Christmas Tree Mouse. Gone Fishing (there's those mice again!!!!). In a nutshell. Too many to name! So many cute ones. Wish I hadn't already blown my yearly stamp allowance. YES ---- I have to budget or I would OWN THEM ALL!!!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Love the "Glitter Glass"...this is my first time seeing it!

Favorite Impression Obsession NEW Stamp is "Jack Chandelier"..but I pretty much love everything from Impression Obsession!

Deanna C said...

OH my GOSH! I have fallen in love. How could anyone possibly pick just one favorite. If I could list them all it would take forever. However, to name a few Impression Obsession stamps:
All the mice, but especially From Our Home
Sympathy Sentiments
A Litle Birdie
Spring Paisley
Fancy Ornaments
Dark Horse and last, but definitely far from least,
Santa Horses.
There just is no way to pick only one. I would need a small fortune to get the whole kit and kaboodle.
Thanks for a chance to win such a great blog candy!

neenie said...

OK. Here goes my list:
Holly Chickadee reminds me of my mothers who loved these tiny birds.
Santa Horses because 2 of our children make their living with horses.
A bump in the snow because it's just plain hilarious!
Birthday Martini is perfect for a girl friend.
Thanks for your sharing and congratulations on reaching a milestone.

Randi said...

I like the chickadee.

Jan Castle said...

Well now...I think it would be fun to color "Candy Jars"; also like the "Poinsettia" to cut and layer; the little "Chickadee" is cute; and I also like "Hugs and Prayers".
Jan Castle

Kathy W said...

I have two favorites: Winter House and A Bump in the Snow. I love this stamp line!

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Toasty Treats is darling! I love IO stamps, especially some old collage ones I have.

Christina said...

My favorite are the cupcakes and coffee stamp sets! Love them. :)

Lori Mueller said...

Oooh! I'd have to say that I like the Flip Out Clear Stamp Set, and Santa Horses. The 1st one can be pieced using DP, and I think of my younger years riding horses on the farm.

Mary said...
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Bev J. said...

Love your candy jar card-pretty coloring and I like the shards.

I came here from Becca's blog and like the christmas card she made with the skating stockings stamp. I also like What's Brewing and the gingham cover-a-card stamp. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary said...

What a darling card! And I love the Rock candy! great idea!
Congrats on 200,000 hits! That is quite an accomplishment and a lot of work on your part to post that many cards and projects for everyone to comment on! WOW!
Favorite IO stamp? Hmmm..
Well right now I think it would be the snowmen series, well and the chickadee is very cute and the Christmas Horses..and...well you get the idea it is to hard for me to pick just one or 2! LOL
Thank you for offering the Blog Candy!
And Congrats again!
Have a great weekend,
Mary Friederichsen

SusieQ said...

It's a really hard choice to choose one favorite, especially after looking at the cards made by different folks. I love pelicans so I guess I'll have to choose the Winter Pelican. I can't wait to get him and play.

Susan McConnell/mccseq@yahoo.com

Crafty Math Chick said...

Hmmm. Toasty treats and Candy Jars are my favorites (I already have the chickadee and the candy apples, LOL). IO makes such great stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

loftylass said...

Wow Michelle - 200,000 hits .... that's a lot of work!!! Gee how can we choose 1 or 2 stamps when thay are all fantastic and cater for all tastes? To keep it simple and short - my favs are:- Bump in the Snow/Spooky Cakes/Santa Horses ... but I also love the Pilgrim Turkeys!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
HW

Christy said...

Hi Michelle! Congrats on your milestone!! I just love you blog and your creations! It's hard just to pick one thing out of your shop but I do love the SPOOKY CAKES!! I guess its a cuppy thing!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the fab candy!!

Cris Z said...

OOOHHH what great candy! My favorite IO stamps are those with the martini glasses. There are many to choose from and great for my martini-drinking friends.

Dawn said...

I LOVE the Candy Jars stamp. The glass glitter shards are just the perfect touch. Keep up the great work.

Lori said...

The Candy Jars are super cute! I do love Winter House too! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lori

Raquel said...

I like the Flip Out clear stamps set and BIRTHDAY MARTINI CLING RUBBER STAMP, they are both sooo cute. Awesome Candy thanks for the chance to win.

Raquel

creativearts said...

I love the Smell the Coffee set. I have used that set on so many cards and in so many different techniques. Although I love most of Impression Obsession stamps. I keep hoping Mitra will have another warehouse sale. I went to her sale about two to three years ago and came away with so many stamps! I also order her stamps whenever I see one that I love! Plus I believe she will be at the stamp show in Hampton, VA in October and can't wait to see all of her new creations. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy! I love your store and blog.

Lenoria said...

Wow, there are SO many stamps that I like, but for the season I think Let it snow, a bump in the snow, Wishing you a joyous holiday season, and the Skating Stockings stamps! Thanks for a chance to win.

Kim said...

Congratulations on 200,000 hits!!

GaMtnScrap said...

I love your card. I like how you took a regular stamp and made it work for Christmas. Very clever!

My most current favorite OI stamps are the Toasty Treats (makes me feel all cozy and warm, and really makes me want some hot chocolate!) and Bump in the Snow (it makes me giggle!).

Congrats on your many hits and thanks for the chance to win a prize!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Oh my goodness there are SO many beautiful stamps to choose from! I'd have to say that today, at this moment my favorite stamp is the "Garden Heart". Now if I go back and look tomorrow, I'm sure to find a new favorite! :) Michelle

Traci said...

What a great card! I love that image and how you used the glass glitter shards! Too cool!
It's really hard to pick a favorite stamp since they are all too fun but I love the Let it Snow with those adorable snowmen!

Congrats on hitting 200,000!
Traci

Cheri Howard said...

Mmmm! Yummy card! Thanks for letting us have more than one favorite - it's hard to choose! I'm fairly new to Impression Obsession, but from what I've seen so far (and that I'm gearing up for Christmas) I really love the POINSETTIA CLING RUBBER STAMP and the swirls cover-a-card background stamp.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

YUMMY Michelle!! That rock candy looks real enough to eat!! Fabulous!!

Trish said...

Congratulations on a vast number of visitors- you're obviously doing something right! Many thanks for the chance to win this terrific blog candy. Its difficult to make a choice in favourite stamps, but I do like the skating stockings andwinter house.
Best wishes,
Trish

kim.mom said...

I love the ice skate stockings that Amazing Grace used!

zironic said...

Awesome accomplishment! My favorite stamp? Hmmmmm.....anything with the word Gratitude in it. I love the one from Inkadinkado! Thanks for the opportunity to win the cool 'candy'!
Enjoy the day~
Terri Zimmermann

Tina Gilliland said...

OH NOOOOOOOOO!!! My two favs are gone. I just went to order and they are out of stock!! YIKES!!! I loved Candy Jars and a Bump In the Snow!!! Will they be back soon???

Kelly said...

Congratulations! Love your projects. And I have to say that I saw lots of stamps I really like, but my favorite is still Smell the Coffee!

jovialjudi said...

Love IO stamps but of these I think my favorite is Winter Pelican which will be perfect for our son and his wife as they live at the beach.Wonderful stamps and cards!

skyviewstamper said...

My favorite is the IO snowmen!! I really want the new set "bump in the road" but it's out of stock! Bummer for me!!! I'll keep checking!! Great blog candy - I love your website and store!!

Diana K. said...

Love IO stamps. Ornament Chicadee is my favorite but have found lots of others I "need." Congratulations on your newest milestone!

Anonymous said...

Great stamps! My favourites are Tree
Mouse, My House To Yours, and both
Chickadee stamps. You do beautiful
cards so keep giving us grand inspirations.
Bernice Barnes
bernicebarnes@hotmail.com

Elaine said...

Congrats on the number of hits, when your work is so beautiful it isn't a wonder. I love the Chickadee ornament stamp

elvira said...

A fantastic card!! I really love chickadees, so my favorite stamps would be the holly chickadee and ornament chickadee! Thanks for the chance!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your card is fabulous, and congratulations on all your hits!
hmmmm favourite stamp, that's a toughie to narrow it down, but the little chickadees are beautiful!

Sabine said...

Hmm that was a tough one to choose! But because I love snowmen I will have to go with the "let it snow' set - LOVE it :)

Anonymous said...

I love the chickadees and can't decide between the one holding the ornament or the one sitting on the branch. I've never heard of these stamps. What - Christmas already? But, I loved what your design team came up with even though the trees are still green and no snow in sight.

T Oliver said...

If I had to pick a favorite it would be "A Bump in the Snow" It is hilarious. I also like the stamps with the mouse. Too Cute!!

Jennifer Scull said...

numbers 1-100 would have to be Smell the Coffee!!! :D
101. Nest Teacup
102. Floral Rooster

and those glass glittler sprinkles are fabby! love what you did with them on the rock candy!!! super wonderful card! :)

and we think you are pretty special, too!

Elaine said...

I like this image and I love how you used the glass shards as the rock candy; very cool!

mustangsarah said...

Very nice, I love the glass shards.
My fav would have to be "A bump in the Snow" and then ORNAMENT CHICKADEE .
I have a thing for snowmen and would love to have this stamp.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharon said...

What a bright and beautiful candy card. Congratulations on reaching another milestone on your blog and providing inspiration along the way. My favourite set would have to be the CHRISTMAS TREE MOUSE CLEAR STAMP SET. Thanks for a chance to win the great candy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the stamp 'bump in the snow'. Super cute!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

You know.... my favorite-and not justbecuase it's right here on the page-but the old fashioned candy in the jars are my fave. It was the first stamp I saw from your company and I always LOVED it when Grandpa and I would go to the store and get ONEpiece of candy so I'm quite partial to it. I love the sugar look! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
Love this card - glitter shards - perfect touch! My favorite Obsession Impression stamp(s) are Smell the Coffee and Butterfly Tree. Thanks for this chance to win!
Barb E.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Impression Obsessions stamps are new to me, so it was very hard to narrow it down to a favorite - I like the fireman snowman because I have a friend who is a cpt in the local fire dept. He likes anything 'fireman' so that would be perfect for a card for him. I love those little chickodees, and nice sympathy sentiments are so hard to find, but I guess that I'd have to say my favorite, favorite is the "let is snow" set of snowman stamps.

Thanks so much for sharing
Joyce M
joyjonjake@hotmail.com

Yvonne Jackson said...

This card is something else. The glitter shards are fab ! So colourful and looks yummy !

AndreaA said...

Congratulation!!!
My favorite stamp is the Admiration stamp, As I said in the other post my Son is a fireman and I do totally admire him for what he does.
My secand favorite would be a bump in the snow and thenLet it Snow. can you tell that I love snowmen?

Deanna C said...

I have to say that my favorite card is probably your darling little Christmas Mouse on your blog today! I have literally fallen in love with that adorable little mouse! Thanks for the second chance!!!

Heather x said...

Congratulations on all your hits :0) Your blog rocks :0)
I love the card that you have made, I could just taste those little sweets they look so tempting.
I am new to IO stamps, but I have been ogling the poinsettia stamp and the snowmen stamps and I can see them being my favourites when they are in my stamp collection :0)
Thank you for the chance to win your lovely candy.
*hugs* Heather x

kksb said...

I love the tree and poinsetta stamps. Fortunately I went to the stamp show in Greenville, SC today and bought it. IO was there. The little Christams Mouse carrying the tree is cute as well. Your card is delightful. The rock candy looks wonderful. Winning would be wonderful. I love the Halloween Cat Stamp and all the other goodies.

smf creations said...

Love, Love, Love the Tree & Poinsettia Impression Obsession stamp....ordered and got it in last week and can't wait to start making great Xmas cards. Love your store!

gocanucksgo said...

Oooo, what a great giveaway! I really like the scroll heart rubber stamp. It's so sweet looking and I love the scrolls

Carol S said...

Just love the Christmas Tree Mouse and be a sucker for Snowman, the Let it Snow clear set is a winner.

mamia said...

I love anything with snowmen, so my favorites would have to be "Let it Snow" and "snow kisses".

Dana said...

Your candy card had me craving some rock candy sticks something terrible! *grin* Ah, fond memories.
I don't have to go to the store to find my fave IO stamp...I bought it a few weeks ago and posted a card using it on my blog just TODAY! (Partridge in a bare Tree)...but wait...that stamp isn't in the store. *pout* OK, so IN the store my fave would be that solid hydrangea block...pretty.

marge said...

Of course the glitter.....

Trish. said...

Your Rock Hard Candy is just brilliant, coloured so well and makes a wonderful card. Oh just love the hydrangea block too.
congratulations on your milestone.
Hugs Trish.