Friday, July 01, 2016

July 1, 2016 HOUSE OF CARDS

This month over at The House of Cards we are having a challenge using the above colors or a summertime drink - I choose to go with both the colors and the drink (except for my small red heart) 

I love this glass - and despite the olive in the drink I am thinking it is a lemon drop martini - which is about the only kind of martini that I really like.  Colored with my copic markers, a bit of yellow glitter on the rim (to look like sugar) a green glitter cut strip and again I used one of my favorite stencils as my background.  Sponged it in with green and yellow distress inks.  

Come join us over at The House of Cards and join us this month in our fun challenge.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 - Hang in There

Loved the sketch on Sketch Saturday this week so my friend Donna had stamped a few of this cute Great Impressions image  of these up for me.  I think he is adorable and we get so many requests in Chemo Angels and people like dogs so I thought this was really a cute image.  I followed the sketch here:

When I was at my friend Patti's last week we played a little with foiling and she applied the foil with score tape so I already had my background ready to go for this image. And for my perfect layers I have been using the Perfect Layers ruler - and now that I know a couple of secrets I am loving it.  

     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
     Craft your passion - anything goes
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
     Great Impressions - use Great Impressions Stamp/anything goes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Went a bit crazy fun with the glitter this week - ok maybe a lot of crazy fun.  This week over at The House that Stamps Built  it is the 5th Wednesday of the month and that gives us a green light for ANYTHING GOES - well I was getting some 4th of July cards ready to go to my Chemo buddies and family and this idea just popped into my head and it worked.  Love the Dragonfly Deco 4405-K and the Happy Summer 9003-E that I used for this holiday summer holiday.  I had an Art Deco glitter set from "many" years ago - so got it out and started playing with some different glitter colors - got the dragonfly the way I wanted it but then what????  Score tape to the rescue - three strips three widths and 3 glitters - and the card was designed.  Needed a little patriotic touch so punched tiny stars and glue those around the butterfly.  What a fun - but a bit messy card to make.  

Hoping you will create a card over at The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use a REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamp but if you do you will an additional entry in the random drawing drawing for a a $25  REPEAT IMPRESSIONS gift certificate.  HINT:  Take a look over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  We would love to see your creation. 
Now go take a peek at what our Design Team teammates have created for this weeks challenge. 
                    Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

     Crafty Boots Challenge - Summer Time
     Dream Valley Challenge - Summer Colors
     Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 27, 2016 - Happy Birthday Double Z fold

Got to spend some fun time with my friend Patti J on Friday - and this is one of our new cards we made.  We both follow an amazing SU Dawn demonstrator who does great step by step tutorials so we made this card which is called a Double Z fold.  It opens like I have it for display but the nice part is it folds nicely for an A2 size envelope.  

We used Unity stamps some DP and love the burlap flower that Patti had for the front of my card.  Always need birthday cards so this one will be in the mail in the days ahead.  Fun card to make and fun time with a good friend, plus homemade muffins, coffee, homemade chicken salad for lunch and cheesecake for the afternoon slump.   

Wednesday, June 22, 2016



This is the 4th Wednesday of the month and that means "SKETCH CHALLENGE" over at The House that Stamps Built.  I used a water color wash on water color paper - waited for it to dry (important step) then stamped the cups directly on the circles that I cut with spellbinders dies.  I stamped the flowered cup again on opposite colors, fussy cut the flowers, took my hole punch and punched out the flower centers and glued them down.  I have a stencil that I use a lot and sponged orange and blue "rings" for my background.  

The set I used from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS is Thanks a latte 9303P and it worked very nicely for this sketch.  I also turned the sketch and made this:

Same sketch turned the opposite way - same stamp set and for the background I used a new folder that has latte/frappe cups embossed.  My friend Diane had used this on one of her cards and I knew it was going to my collection of embossing folders.  I always need a thank you card in my collection.

Hoping you will create a card over at The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use a REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamp but if you do you will an additional entry in the random drawing drawing for a a $25  REPEAT IMPRESSIONS gift certificate.  HINT:  Take a look over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  We would love to see your creation.
Now go take a peek at what our Design Team teammates have created for this weeks challenge.
                     Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 Picnic Peguin

Another darling digi image from Gerda Steiner  called picnic penguin and he was so much fun to color up and work with in creating a fun whimsical summer card.  Had to put a few ants in the grass - did you ever have a picnic without ants???  Colored with copic markers, cut with Spellbinders dies and then the card itself was cut from Kraft cs  and made into the base card.  Entering this into Gerda Steiners monthly challenge here .  Enter her monthly progressive challenge once and she will send you a "free" digi image for the next monthly challenge.  
     Challenge:  Gerda Steiner monthly challenge - use picnic penguin 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18, 2016 Rectangle and Marquee Release


This 104 series is our final "new" releases that I hope you have enjoyed seeing the past few weeks.  This series is rectangles and marquees in two different sizes.  What fun I had playing with this newest set.  Below you will see what I created with them:

For this card I used REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamps Binocular 2919I  boot prints 2720G and 2721G from Scenic and  the sentiment from Travel  5806H.  Since this was a more masculine theme I used some pin stripes and then I played with a new die set I just got from Tim Holtz.  Added just 1 bling to the bottom.  

I had just gone through my buttons recently and sort of organized them by color and when I saw this stamp Cute as a button 4126G from Babies I knew I had a card.  Easy Peasy but love how it out.

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions' online store. This latest stamp series is called Frames - Rectangle & Marquee. This Thursday thru Sunday some of the RI Rock Stars are posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series.

These stamp designs are all now available as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 4 stamps in this series at a big savings.
To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit the Frames - Rectangle & Marquee page of Repeat's online store at...
Please visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day... Thursday, June 16th thru Sunday, June 19th... and leave your comments there to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI's Frames - Rectangle & Marquee series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 19th. On Monday, June 20th Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat's Facebook page so be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.