Wednesday, December 05, 2018

December 5, 2018 Designer Choice Challenge



Over at The House that Stamps Built this month our designer challenge was picked by Donna - "anything but a card" and preferably Christmas theme. 

I did a class "many" years ago like at least 12 years ago in how to make this gift box our of "penny" matchboxes.  Well needless they are not pennies anymore and not quite as big as the original ones way back when. So I hot glued  4 boxes together.  I had this matting board (yes at least 12 years old) but still readily available and cut the mat board into 4 inch squares.  Again you can hot glue or use tear tape to but the top and bottom mat boards on the square formed by the match boxes.  

For the focal point of this box I use Christmas 2218-I as my main image - I die cut it out with a Spellbinder die - well it really needed something more so I
stamped 2  2012H Poinsettia and fussy cut them out - stacking them on top of each other.  Just a couple of yellow bling in the center well added a  bow with a small gem and then found a Christmas die in my stash that reminded me of snowflakes on a thin chain so I added one on each side of the die cut.  

I am a Chemo angel so I had bought (on sale clearance) several packages of Christmas earrings.  I lined each match box with some sparkle tissue and set a pair of earrings in each box.  For the "knob" to open each box I used a gold square brad which makes it easy to grab and open.
  
Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  anything but a card preferably using a holiday theme  -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 Anything Goes


This week at The House that Stamps Built our theme is Anything Goes sowe have an open palette to use our imagination.  

We had a wedding and I needed a card SO...this is what I came up with - I used 101-P Rose Heart Wreath as my focal image - coloring the flowers and leaves with                               .  They had just the right amount of sparkle.  I used some shimmer blue cardstock that matched very well and then did some splattering of dk. blue splatters using watercolors and a paint brush.  I have had this die for a while - and I cut out Mr. and Mrs. out of the same cardstock as the base card.  I didn't use any additional bling as I thought the sparkle of the colors and the sheen of the cardstock were perfect.  

 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anything Goes -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018 Photo Inspiration



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge was the photo shown below my card.  This was a fun one even if I don't color birds real well, I still had fun with this darling bird family 309N Winter Birds, colored with copic markers and then some fun dimensional snow for the pine branches and the stocking hats on the birdies.  I die cut the word joy three times and glued them together.  My mats some one had given me some packing material which I used for the layer under the birds, then I had some polka dot green/gold that I thought looked good with the scene.  A little gold/white ribbon and the card was complete.  

 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Photo Inspiration -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 Tic Tac Toe



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Tic Tac Toe which is my favorite challenge of the month.  This moth I choose to go with the top line across - nature colors, moose, and twine.  I have a little gentleman that I am "senior buddies" with and he lives in the town of MooseJaw Saskatchewan so I have been eyeing this darling moose stamp for a while.  I knew that was going to be his Christmas card this year.  

I used Merry Christmoose 1016I and the sentiment 2215H Christmoose   which goes with the image so perfectly.  I colored the moose with copic markers as well as the light bulbs - added a bit of glow around the light bulbs and then a bit of glitter as well.  I thought it needed just a bit of "something" else so I used a holly die and cut two holly leaves and adorned them with red berries which I htought completed my card.   I was happy with the end result - except for one bulb which did not photograph well.  

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Tic Tac Toe  -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

November 7, 2018 Designer Choice Challenge


First Wednesday of the month and that means Designers Choice over at 
The House that Stamps Built- and this month Cheri's choice was Teddy Bears.  Well Repeat Imperssions has a very nice selection of Teddy Bears, I choose to use 1603K Bouquet Bear and the sentiment I choose to go with 7205W from Hugs Flip Set.  
I paper pieced my Teddy and with a scrap of velvet paper did his feet and ears - I cut a circle in the front of the card and made a ppframe with a pretty shimmery rose paper I had in my stash.  The Teddy Bear is then actually stamped on the inside of the card.  So -  I have had these 3-D flowers forever and I decided to go out of the box a bit for me and make a bouquet with a small white ribbon bow. Had some petite  floral paper again in my never ending stash that I used for a background.  

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Designer Choice - Teddy Bears -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 Happy Halloween - Sketch Challenge




This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is a sketch challenge.  When I first started stamping - well ok up until about a year ago I was really challenged with sketches but I've gotten to where I really enjoy working with them.  For my sketch Challenge I went with my LAST Halloween card for this year.  I used 2330-G Witch Face  2307-E Trick or Treat Ghost
2306-D Candy Corn and  2302-G Trick or Treat 

I stamped my three focal images on the white card stock and colored with copic markers -  the witch was a lot of fun to color.  I used a piece of more neutral design paper for my first layer that would go with my focal images - then a piece of yellow/orange designer paper and finally popping up the Trick or Treat on pop dots. 

This card has already gone out in the mail to my 16+ year old grand daughter who still enjoys getting cards from grandma. There might have been a gift card to Starbucks in the card as well.  LOL

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Sketch and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018 Anything Goes


Anything Goes week over at The House that Stamps Built so that means you can use any image you wish on this challenge.  I was still in the Halloween mode so I made another Halloween card using 2319-I  Haunted Tree  2308-E Bats
and 2314-G Happy Haunting.  I stamped on kraft cardstock in brown ink - over stamping the Happy Hunting in black ink as well.  The bats were stamped in brown as well.  I used some festive black/orange gingham ribbon to tie around the left side then die cut a little bat and used a tiny black clothes pen to hold him in place.  I think this one will go to my adult grandson-in-law as he loves Halloween especially with his kids 

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anything Goes and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther