Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe


This week over at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT  one ofmy favorite challenges is featured this week, Tic-Tac-Toe.  I choose to go with the middle row up/down and kept it pretty simple using 2012-M PEACE.  I cut a circle card using a scallop circle die from green glitter paper, stamped my focal words in Red, some bakers twine and additional enamel dots and this card was "almost" ready to go until I thought of adding the red doily.  Just finished it up for me. 

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Tic-Tac-Toe  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie  

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 - Designer Choice - Glitter



This week over at The House that Stamps Built Joy choose to go with  her designer choice - use glitter.  You can zoom in on my picture and see the glitter snow I made under the snow family.  This was so much fun to color using
SnowFamily 4707-P - which I stamped on the front of the card and trimmed the top half of the front around the snowmen.  On the inside - I sponged in the sky and I used Snowflake Solid - 3809  as a star - as I saw my family looking upto the sky and saw the shining star.  For my sentiment All is Calm -2220-G.  I embossed the sentiment and the snowflake/star in silver and sprinkled a few star sequins around to have the appearance of the night sky.  For my glitter I used a glue pen and just scribbled in some snow banks and sprinkled with glitter.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Use Glitter  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and Esther.  

Friday, December 01, 2017

December 1, 2017 House of Cards Blog Hop



Can't believe that it is December 2017 already - where has the year gone???  
We are having our annual Blog Hop over at The House of Cards. 



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Here is our Hop Order:

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Donna -you are here-| Em | Heather | Jane
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

I choose to use a digi image from Imagine ThatDigistamps - JoyBirds . I had so much fun resizing and creating with this set of digi stamps. 

I choose to use the precolored image as I procrastinated almosttoolong this month.  I did take a plunge for me - as designed my top and bottom borders  in my word program - which was a "first" for me.  A little bling and I think the card is ready to be a part of this Holiday Blog Hop.

Have fun visiting our DT blogs and don't forget to leave some comments.  



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November 29, 2017 Sketch Challenge



This week over at the House that Stamps Built we have Sketch Challenge.   Sketch challenges are always a bit of a challenge for me but this time the idea was in my head long before I startedmaking it.  I decided to use
Santa's Friend - 2019-I and again I went for the non traditional colors.  I found some beautiful turquoise/light green DP in my stash and I colored the Santa accordingly.  Now you ask - hmmm...what about the bag - well it is supposedto be burlap - colored with copic markers then took a piece of burlap with copic solution and pressed it on my bag - well didn't get the look that I was going for but I kind of liked it.  I think it is a bit quirky.  
Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Inspiration Sketch  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Monday, November 27, 2017

November 27 2017 - Use your Dies


This week it is my turn over at The House that Stamps Built to do the project of the week.  Since I am in the swing of Christmas I decided to go with a Christmas card and a technique I choose to call Use your Dies.  Below you will see a picture of my supplies.


I went through my Christmas dies (the only ones I really have any organizational skills at all), and choose an ornament die from a set of 4 unbranded dies.  I went with the one that would fit my image


I place the die where I wanted my focal image to go and used some washi tape to secure it.  

I kept both the negative and positive images as you will see in a bit what I did with the other image.  


Using my sponge dobbers I started with my darkest shade of  blue ink, just going around the outer edge of the die cut, I then used the medium shade of blue and sponged in a bit farther and finally the lightest shade of blue went as far into the center as I wanted to shade.  


Using the Angel 905-L  6523-D Let Heaven and Earth and Let Heaven 413-H   I stamped the focal image inside the shaded ornament in my dark blue ink as well as the sentiment Heaven and Earth partial in/partial out the shaded ornament.  



I colored the trim on her dress in blue spectrum glittermarker, and her wings in a clear Wink of Stella.  I added some sequin trim and a twine bow at the top.


I used the positive image of the ornament for the inside of my card - shading it again with the three shades of blue and stamping my sentiment inside.  I really like the way this turned out - clean and simple one layer card  I am going to go through my dies and see what else I can use this same technique.  Give it a try.  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 = Anything Goes


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is a favorite- because it is ANYTHING GOES.  
I found a fall card from long long ago in which I had done leaves in this style card so I decided to do it with free falling snowflakes.  I'm loving non -traditional  colors this year for the Christmas season - who says it has to be red and green?  For this card I used Snowflakes - 8805-K and for my sentiment I
choose Snow Much Fun - 8810-H.  I stamped the sentiment on some purple vellum, and then tore my edges for the other edges and sponged them.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anything Goes as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 Inspiration Challenge



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the inspiration photo shown above. I saw glitter, pinks/purples, Christmas so I went with the
Snowflakes - 8805K and stamped them random over my white cardstock.  Then I used three shade of the new oxide inks and blended them together, needed some glitter so spritzed with gold dust spray - then hmmm...still needed some more gold so used Nuvo dots in the center of the snowflakes.  Mounted on some gold glitter cardstock then on some gold shimmer cardstock for my card base. 

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Tic Tac Toe  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti