Monthly Archives: April 2016

Oops, I’m Doing It Again

Oops, I’m doing it again – another Botanical Blooms card!

Botanical Blooms - Class - blackThe last card at our Botanicals class.  The card base is Basic Black co-ordinating with the Botanical Gardens DSP that is retiring from the Occasions Catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Botanical Blooms

I don’t recall making so many cards using a stamp set as much as Botanical Blooms.  I love how we have the co-ordinating DSP but you can use it with all the colors in our color collections.

Here is one we made at a recent class.

Botanical Blooms PinkThe flourish background is from Timeless Textures stamped in Smoky Slate.  A fabulous stamp set very much like Gorgeous Grunge with lots of textured images for background stamping.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

TH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_NA_4Reflecting on the retiring stamp sets, I want to share with you one of my all time favourites.   This is the most loved stamp set in my collection and here are some of the cards I’ve made using it and you can see which image was my favourite – lol.

Serene Silhouettes Turquoise FVSerene Silhouettes Yellow SpotlightSerene Silhouettes Mint Serene Silhouettes MarinaSerene Silhouettes Work of Art

With the retiring list just released earlier this week, I encourage you to not leave it too long to pick up some great deals – SHOP MY ONLINE STORE HERE.

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Garden in Bloom

My card for today uses the Ombre technique with the Garden in Bloom stamp set – love this set!

Garden in Bloom1

I started with a piece of Whisper White card cut 3 3/4″ x 5″ and used the brayer (it’s on the retiring list!) to apply Blushing Bride.  I found it gave a better coverage using the brayer as this is a very light color.   I next inked up a piece of Stamping Sponge with Calypso Coral and applied that to the centre portion of the card stock.  The last color is Watermelon Wonder also applied with a sponge.  This creates the ombre effect with light to dark colors.

The finished stamped piece is layered onto a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ Basic Black card stock and added to a card base of Watermelon Wonder.

The images from Garden in Bloom are stamped with the Black Archival stamp pad.  The sentiment is from the retiring And Many More set (don’t miss out on this set as it has some wonderful sentiments!).


Thanks for stopping by on another beautiful day in South Surrey!   and happy stamping!


Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Cracked Glass Butterfly

Revisiting some techniques that I learned when I first became a Stampin’ Up! demo and one of my favourites is the Cracked Glass technique.  This card uses the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper and the large butterfly framelit from the Bold Butterfly Framelit dies.   We’ll be making this card at our techniques class next week.

Cracked Glass2


  • Stamp Set:  Suite Sayings
  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
  • Accessories:  Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalogue)

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Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Retiring Products from Stampin’ Up!

CM110700BWe say goodbye to retiring products from the 2015 – 2016 catalogue and there are some great bargains to be had with discounts up to 50% on some product.  Retiring products available until May 31 or while they last – don’t hesitate to get your favourites before they leave us!



Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the retiring stamps and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful April day and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

I’m Back!

What a week it’s been!  All the data from my site was lost as of last Wednesday – yes, all my photos and prior posts are gone!   But I’m back in time to bring you all the latest news from Stampin’ Up! as OnStage (convention) was just completed this weekend.

Just a quick note to let you know I’m back and will be bringing you the Retiring List tomorrow when it will be released by Stampin’ Up!   And if you have favourites that may be retiring and have not yet bought them, don’t hesitate to purchase them as they will go fast!

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Thanks to Heather Wright-Porto for getting me back in operation so quickly.

So happy to be able to say – Happy Stamping!


Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Impressions By Day Site is Being Updated

Good morning stampers!

I just wanted to let you know that Impressions By Day is being updated and you’ll be getting stamping news and posts again soon!  Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng