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Sat 18

Follow Your Bliss - It's a Blooming Sketch Border Bird

 MemoryBoxFollowYourBliss-MemoryBoxBloomingSketchBorder-OpenStudioBirdsOfAFeather-MemoryBoxStitchedRectangleLayers-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCraftsHave you enjoyed our Spring Blitz?  Be sure to comment on each designer's post from April 13th thru the 17th for your chance to win one of the great new products featured on each card.  The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 19th.  Lucky winners will be announced on April 20th.

There are so many wonderful designs in the Spring Release - it's hard to pick just one favorite.  Jean Okimoto here,  with a card featuring three must-haves - the Blooming Sketch Border and Follow Your Bliss stamps and the Open Studio Birds of a Feather Die Set.  Here's just one of many designs you can create with this brand-new trio.


The Open Studio Layers sets include a magnetic storage sheet to keep everything together, neat and tidy.  I use my layering dies so often I store them on metal curtain hooks like the one shown above.  You can find them at fabric stores and wherever shower curtains are sold.  They're much easier to open than some binder rings.  I've saved my magnetic sheet to use when I finally put my dies away for a rest - but that won't be anytime soon. 

Memory Box Products

  • NEW Blooming Sketch Border Stamp F2037
  • NEW Follow Your Bliss Combo Stamp B2080 (there's a tiny bird stamp attached to the side)
  • NEW Open Studio Birds of a Feather Die Set 30045
  • Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set
  • Wisteria, Meadow and Graphite Notecards
  • Wisteria Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad 
  • Fireworks! Bahama Blue and Grape Jelly Spritzers
  • Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz

 Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists for today's card.  


Have you already been the annual Impress Spring Sale?  Buy everything you need, want or wish for at a 20% discount.  The store sale runs through April 19th.    There are prizes, special displays, scheduled demos and drawings for two $50 gift certificates from each store.  The online sale is April 19th-25th - and the code is "SALE!"

Thanks for joining us during the blitz - hope you'll be one of the winners announced on Monday.  Good Luck!










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Love the card. Combining the stamp and bird is inspiring. Many thanks for all the useful tips and illustrations.

The flowers on the bird are gorgeous and love the colors! Thanks for this great bit of inspiration !!!

Jean, such a beautiful card. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Thanks for your great tips.

Love, love, love, this card! What a great bird, great color combination, and of course there is the bliss! Thank you, Jean!

Thanks for a week full of surprises and hapiness

Love the blooms on the bird. The colors a beautiful.

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! LOVE the Bird Die and the FUN Stamping you did!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

I love the way you enhanced the bird with the floral stamp!

What an elegant card!

Oh, it's that gorgeous bird again.!!!!! Your card is lovely, and I love how you decorated your bird, too. The colors in your card are one of my favorites, too. Awesome job and a real inspiration! Thank you.

Very pretty. The perfect spring time card. :)

Gorgeous card with beautiful colors!!!

Love the combination of stamps and die cuts on this pretty card!

wow - your cards just get better and better

Love those sentiment stamps and your floral patterned bird!!
<3 J

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I love the flowers stamped on the bird. There's something to learn every time I visit this site!

Really like this bird and all the creative things you've done on this card! Thanks for a great week! New stamps are special, too!

Love this bird & the lovely colors on this card! Beautiful job!

Oh so pretty! Love the layers and the stamping on the bird!

So very pretty!

LOVELOVELOVE Birds of a Feather so much! Wish I could go and take advantage of the sale but not this time!

Jean - your card is stunning! Your creative use of combining stamps and dies is amazing! Thank you.

Gorgeous card, I love the bird and the patterns on it.

Everything is perfect about this card - the design, the colors, the choice of dies and stamps. Outstanding creation!

love this flower stamp. I found a shop who sells your articles: now I'm waiting for my second order, but I think I will do another one. have a nice sunday. marta

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