Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22,2016 SELFIE

I'm so excited - no I didn't win money, no not going to be great grandma again - no I am excited about how well this "selfie" card turned out.  Last week on Splitcoast Stampers the tutorial was how to make a card using stamps into a selfie card.  The stamps are from Stampendous - Spring Short Stack love this set - came from Hobby Lobby - yep 40% off coupon. I bought it early spring and yes it was in my stash of stamp sets to use.  It has seven cute animal heads and body and accessories - so the possibilities are endless.  Colored the animals with copic markers, stencil the clouds in with a new stencil I bought last week at my favorite little stamp store in Kimmswick MO. called The Stamp Pad.  I picked up a pack of pastel precut card fronts with the square already cut over at Collinsville IL. at the Stamp Show two weeks ago, sentiment is from AMuse Studio and flowers from my stash.
     Challenge - Word Art Wednesday - anything goes using a uplifting sentiment
                        Craft your Passion - anything goes
                        A Bit more Time - anything goes
                        AAA Cards - use something from your stash - stamp set
                        The Sisterhood of Crafters - animals
                        Crafting with Attitude - anything goes

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - Photo Inspiration

Photo Inspiration


This Wednesday is "photo inspiration" Wednesday here at The House that Stamps Built and the above photo is the inspiration.  Well as you can see by my creations I choose to go with the STARS and a sentiment - Reach for The Stars 3105E from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS as it worked perfectly for the card and bookmark I made.  

My youngest granddaughter is starting high school in just a couple of weeks - so I made this card and bookmark for her - she is in all honors classes and always sets her goals high.  Hoping this will inspire her to continue to be the best she can be.  As you can see by my card I did a new technique that one of our Rock Stars KATHY did a tutorial to show us the steps.  Well mine is not "perfect" but I think with some practice I will learn how to space them evenly and I love the end result.  The technique can be found here so  go take a peek and try one of your own.  I used grey and white and white and gray polka dots and then cut my star our of silver shimmer cs.  For my book mark I used gold shimmer cs - embossed the words in gold and then flicked some gold shimmer spray - just because I really like to do that!!!

Hoping you will create a card using our photo inspiration to enter our challenge over atThe House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will get an added bonus of an additional entry in the random drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. HINT - take a peek over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on Repeat Impressions stamps.  We would love to see you create something.

Now why not go check out my DT team mates and see what they have created.
Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 


Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 17,2016 Bella and Friends

Is this little guy not the cutest - it is from SU new catalog and called Bella and Friends.  Well you me and my dogs so this was on my first order.  They also have a kitty cat set that is next on my wish list.  I colored him with Inktense Watercolor pencils and then this design was totally cased from a friend Chelsea that I got in a swap last year.  Love this design and it will work for more than just this card.  I made another one today to send to granddaughter for her recent accomplishment.
SU has their catalog online and have lots of stuff I "want" so will have to work on slimming down my list.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 - Love to Read

Every month Gerda Steiner has not one but two challenges - and this is for her Share your Design creation.  I made a book mark with this darling little mouse reading in his easy chair.  It was fun to color up decorate a bit and this is going to granddaughter as she loves to read.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


This month it was my choice for the theme  over at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT  - and I choose It's a Mans World - I sometimes have trouble with masculine cards - so I wanted to see what my team mates came up with for Man Theme cards.  I think you will enjoy what they have designed this week for you.

I chose    9120-M Harley   and 9115G Born to Ride  from BIG BOY TOYS from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS.   I embossed the Harley in black embossing powder for the shiny look as well as the sentiment.  Cut out the black borders on both the Harley and sentiment using  the Perfect Border Ruler which once I learned out which exacto to use I LOVE it.  I borrowed my friend Cheryl's great dies called gears and how much fun they were to use.  I also had some steel gear embellishments that I bought from our new Hobby Lobby store which is about a mile from my house (way to close).

 Hoping you will create a card using our themed inspiration to enter our challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will get an added bonus of an additional entry in the random drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. HINT - take a peek over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on Repeat Impressions stamps.  We would love to see you create something.

Now why not go check out my DT team mates and see what they have created.
Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Friday, July 08, 2016

July 8, 2016 - Mermaid


Is she not a cutie she is from Gerda Steiner - who makes the cutesy whimsical images and has both rubber stamps and digi images.  Every month she has a challenge using her lstest digi image - once you enter the challenge you will then get next months image "free".    What a deal.  I colored this little lady with Prisma colored pencils - made it into a shaker card, put a couple of cutout shells in the corner and used some "stashed" paper I had in a 6 x 6 pack.  Go check out the challenge and have fun with her designs.

          GSD-Stamps - use free digi image

Thursday, July 07, 2016

July 7, 2016 HOLY CRAP....IT'S A BLOG HOP


Please join us over at the HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT for a blog hop to introduce a new - yes NEW series HOLY CRAP.  Wendy designed a fun collection of stamps around HOLY CRAP - and who hasn't used that phrase more than once.  This collection has so many fun saying and images that so often I wished I had in my collection well now I do and so can you!!!

The new series starts with a large "HOLY CRAP" sentiment which can be paired with a variety of smaller words to create a variety a series of funny cards.  There are also a few themed images included.  The set is here: REPEAT IMPRESSIONS Holy Crap 

Today all the design team are kicking off the blog hop to showcase their new designs and also to give you an opportunity to WIN the stamps.  

To participate all you have to do is visit THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT blog and all the blogs of the design team members.  On each blog you will find a key letter - after you have collected all the letters use the letters to create a proper word and then email it to Wendy at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

My letter for you is . . . S.

You must complete the hop and email the correct word TO WENDY no later than 5 pm (eastern standard time) on July 11, 2016 .  Wendy will announce the winner on Tuesday July 12 on Repeat Impressions facebook page .  Make sure you "like" and follow the here.


You should have come to my blog from :  Patti's blog

If you get lost along the way here is the hop order:







          Patti J.
          Shirley - that is me

Here are my cards for this new release:

Hope you enjoy the "crappy" hop and wishing you good luck.  Some lucky person is going to be the winner of this complete fun release.