Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018 Inspiration Chalenge



This weeks challenge over at The House that Stamps Built  was the inspiration photo which is fallish, and friendship so I combined the two themes.  The stamps I used:  9303-P Thanks a Latte  9311-E Bean a Friend  5130-FSunflower Sil. Layer and as a little fill in 8726-I Swirl background.

I'm not sure what this design is called but saw it on Pinterest and copied the design.  Below you will see the inside of the card.

I embossed the sunflower on the coffee cup, and colored in the coffee.  Used some green twine and some pretty little green pearls to bling it up a bit. 
Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Inspiration Photo 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, September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018 Tic Tac Toe



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Tic Tac Toe which is one of my favorite challenges, so many possibilities.  

I choose to Sympathy, Ribbon, and Sponging, using the following stamps,


I have a lot of friends who are total dog lovers - me included and there are times I have to make sympathy cards which is difficult.  I choose this happy puppy so they might remember their fur baby as happy. I sponged distress oxide inks on his - then fussy cut him out and place him n a layer in which I had cut out a heart.  I had some dog paw print ribbon and a pretty little charm that says Best Friend.  . I embossed my Kraft layer with a dog paw embossing folder.  I'm rethinking this now and wondering if maybe I should have colored the tongue darker or a pink tone, but left it as is.  

 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 

Friday, September 07, 2018

September 7,2018 Congrats


Found out a few weeks ago that my grand daughters brother and his wife are pregnant with twins.  Well anyone who has been around for a while and was a TAC angel remembers this stamp. It has been well loved and taken care of as I use her quiet often. Has some really cute images as well as sentiments.  This will be one I won't get rid of for sure.  And they are expecting twins and guess what I kept the twins stamp set also from TAC.  Oh the memories. 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

September 5, 2018 - Happy Anniversary


Wow - September - the summer has gone so quickly - in a couple more weeks will be seeing the leaves will start turning.  We live in the woods so fall is always a favorite time of the year. 
This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is designer choice - and our rock star is Laurie.  Her choice was to make an anniversary card. 

I knew instantly I needed some more anniversary stamps (on my next order) so I went with what I had available and I think it turned out fine.  The stamps I used
were 10401-O large dotted rectangle frame, 2508I To Those  1218H Heart Balloons. 
I had a scrap - just enough -for my background DP, so I embossed the rectangle in silver to use as my focal point.  - using my Misti I put the sentiment in the center and embossed with silver then placed a heart balloon on each side of the sentiment - again embossed in silver - thinking it still needed just a bit of bling I used a single bling on each balloon then tied some fine silver cord n a small bow and placed it on the string.
 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anniversary - 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 
 


Saturday, September 01, 2018

September 1, 2018 Varied Vases

Recently I got a new stamp set from SU - Varied Vases and the punch that you can also purchase that punches out the vases.  The possibilities for this stamp set and punch are endless.  I "cased" this from Pinterest from A Stamp Above as I loved the design - easy peasy and not like any that I have made before.  This cad is already in the mail - to a chemo patient that needed a little extra support.  I will be using this set again. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018 Sketch Challenge



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the sketch challenge.  This was a fun sketch to work with.  I recently had organized - or reorganized my DP and I saw this cute bird DP - so decided to work with it.  I used 2614-D, 2616-D, and 2617-D - all Tiny Birds - each sold separate.  I colored them with copic markers and punched out a little heart to go on the circle as well.  For my sentiment I went with 410-H Simple Pleasures, only using the first line of the sentiment.  Then I thought what do birds enjoy,and that would be a nice cool bath in August so I used 4311-I Birdbath embossed and fussy cut out and popped up a bit for dimension. 

 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Sketch Challenge 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 

Monday, August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 POTW at The House that Stamps Built

This is the last week in August - wow has the summer gone to fast!!!  I've been wanting to get out my fall stamps - so since it was my turn to do POTW over at
The House that Stamps Built , I decided to go with some fall leaves.

Supplies:  white cardstock cut 3 3/4 by 3 3/4  Kraft cardstock cut 4 by 4  base card 4 1/4 by 5 1/2in color that goes well with the leaves.  Scraps of glitter paper, scraps of coordinating cardstock for embossing extra leaves, circle dies,,,,, gold embossing powder, twine, and ink colors of your choice.  Stamps used:
6512E   Everyday blessings    3214G   Thanksgiving Blessings  3311C  Acorn
3312E   Maple Leaf     3306I   Falling Leaves.


I have seen several "template kits out there for circle wreaths, but I just drew my own circle using a die cut and a light pencil line (which you will latter erase) - finding the center of the card stock first and then positioning the die.  You could use any circle or a compass.  



Next I started stamping my leaf stamp with my chosen first color - I stamped in multiples of three in each color - fairly evenly spaced for eye appeal.  I stamped in threes using all three of my ink colors.  Brown, orange and a darker red.  






I then embossed additional leaves from Falling Leaves stamp as well as the Acorns using gold embossing powder.  I then fussy cut out the leaves and acorns.  I embossed my 1 1/4 inch circle with Everyday Blessings as well as embossed Thanksgiving Blessings at the bottom of my base card.  I erased the circle line with a soft eraser.  Next I layered my circles two of which were cut from glitter paper/card stock..  After the circles are in place I fit in additional leaves from Falling Leaves and the Acorns where there was a bit of a gap or that were eye appealing.  I used some tiny pop dots to pop up my acorns.  


Here is the final card, with just a bit of neutral twine tied on the card.  I am now ready to start seeing some fall colors in the woods behind our house.  Give this a try - you can use a variety of stamps you already have from small flowers, twigs, leaves, and yes I even did one with feathers.