Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 Anything Goes


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Anything Goes - and I have to say I love this challenge, it allows us to be "creative" with no limits.

  For my card I choose Shade of the Elm 2908I for my focal point and for the sentiment I used the words from  Hello Plate 9900 - asI really thought the scene captured my focal point well with just a simple sentiment,  A fewweeks ago we had our "annual" girls crafting overnight my house and everyone brought a shoebox project for everyone.  This was the "technique" brought by Sally where she cut us each a corner templete and we inked the are first, then stamped our image.  I stamped an addition chair and fussy cut it and popped it up. Then I used my Scor-Pal to add some lines just for a little definition. Had just a little bit of the olive green twine so I wrapped it around and made a small bow.  Card done!!! No coloring, just a tiny bit of fussy cutting, lines with Scor-Pal and twine. Easy Easy,

  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card with the challenge being ANYTHING GOES.  We always get a lot of submissions for this challenge so we would love to see yours.  

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, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 -PHOTO/COLOR CHALLENGE



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the photo inspiration/or colors.  I went more with the colors in my inspiration with the clouds in the sky using a stencil and sponged in some green for the ground then stamped the Kite 4511-I in purple - and I added some wink of Stella in clear on the kite bows.  Kites mean spring so I choose Happy Spring 1301-F - I didn't add anything except a purple/white bakers twine bow at the top as I really thought the card and images stood alone with out much else needed.

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the photo or color challenge
 as your inspiration  
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, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 POTW at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT


WOW Easter was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with family, friends, church services or however you celebrate Easter.

For my POTW  (project of the week) I choose to do a very simple, easy, and FUN project that I call embedded faux chip board.  I used Repeat Impressions stamps listed below:

                     10203-D Leaf Cluster outline
                     10205-E Flower Cluster outline
                     10206-E Flower Cluster detail
                     10207-E Flower Cluster solid

For my Supplies I used a word die, white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 above listed stamps, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, a piece of Draft cardstock, sequins, and inks of your choice.



Die Cut your word our of the upper center of the white cardstock as well as 5 individual die cuts out of the Kraft cardstock.



Next step is to glue all 5 DREAM die cuts together making sure they line up, using liquid glue of your choice.  


I then began stamping my images of the flower clusters and leaves randomly on the white cardstock.  I used three different colors of purples. 


Then add liquid glue to the back of your stack of 5 dreams  glued together and with the card front facing up place the stack of die cuts through the negative space on the white cardstock.  It may be just a bit snug but it will slip right into the negative space.  Looks like chipboard without the weight. 


I thought it needed some bling so I choose to add some random sequins.

Finished Card:


Enjoy and find different dies and Repeat Impressions  images that will work beautifully together.   
                 






Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe



This week over at The House that Stamps Built is one of my favorite challenges - Tic-Tac-Toe.  The possibilities are endless with what you can choose as long as it is in a diagonal, straight, or across line.  I choose Birds, Blue, and Dew Drops.  For my focal point I used 1702-N Bird Sons - and for my sentiment I thought this saying was appropriate - 3106-D Count your Blessings.  I colored my bird and trees etc with copic marker - sponged in some very light and fluffy clouds and then mounted it on some cloud paper.  Next I went on the hunt for my dew drops, and yes I found them as you will see in the lower left and right corners.  I still thought it needed something - so..how about a pretty bright sunshine punch.  
 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe at the top of my post.  
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, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 HAPPY EASTER


Someone special is going to get this card in the mail this week.  The bunny die from AMuse  reminds me of "Peeps" candy that I LOVE.  Cut some grass for them to "hide" in put some darling eyes from Crackerbox and then decided to use the darling bow that my bestie Donna got each of us at our girls annual overnight crafting
event.  Are they not cute - just make the girl rabbits pop.  Then I had a bow tie die I used for the boy bunny.  All dressed up for Easter.  

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

April 5, 2017 The House that Stamps Built Challenge


This week over at The House that Stamps Built is Designer Week choice and Joy choose "use a diecut".  I love diecuts a lot - much easier than fussy cutting.  I decided to go with a beautiful inspiring sentiment Dream, Inspire, Hope, 3101-J stamped in Kaleidacolor "Berry Blaze".  Cut out with a die with a bit of fancy work around the square.  On the corners I put Falling Feathers 916-F stamped with the Berry Blaze colors and then fussy cut and popped up on each corner.  I used the Falling Feathers as the background of my base card as well.  For my main image to go on I used Tiles which I won in some blog candy from Laurie a couple of months ago and I have been having a lot of fun playing with this unique set of tiles.  Again I used the Berry Blaze colors and stipple brushes (after I found them).  A few pastel sequins and the card is complete.  

Why not join us this week over at The House that Stamps Built challenge blog and make something beautiful with a die cut as your inspiration.
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, April 03, 2017

April 3, 2017 - One more Feather Card


The last card I posted was a feather as well as this one - but I really really like how it turned out.  I had a frame left sitting on my desk from Ombre Frame technique so decided to use it.  I saw an older stamp sitting on my wood stamp shelf from Stampendous called Peacock Feather.  I colored it with my "old" Gelatos (I forgot how much fun they were).  Stayed with the blue ombre theme for my Blessings die cut and added a few splatters of gold and  to make my card complete I die cut a small butterfly and used some SU cold thread as an accent.  Hope you enjoy.  

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April 1,2017 House of Cards Challenge



This months challenge over at House of Cards is feathers or colors.  Well I recently got some Yupo paper which really isn't paper but plastic and it is so much fun to work with.  I used  alcohol inks to work with on my  Yupo paper and I was amazed at how the colors just transformed.  It is very forgiving and I just let my imagination take over.    I stamped (with Stazon trust me I tried other inks) the feathers and die cut them, from AMuse Studio I then saw I had a little bit left so I die cut the words and used them on my card as well.  
A couple of months ago I received some blog candy from a friend and I have been having fun with Tiles which I used for my background.  I found my stipple brushes and  went to town with my distress inks.  Then added a little water splatters.  Hope you enjoy.  
Join us over at House of Cards this month with your beautiful creations. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29, 2016 Sketch Challenge



This week over at The House that Stamps Built we have a sketch challenge for our inspiration.  I choose to use Dress Form 9307-L and on the inside I used the saying You are Sew Special 9314-E . I loved paper piecing the dress on the dress form and then using varied size buttons to complete the sketch.  Hope you enjoy my take on this sketch.  

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the sketch as your inspiration  
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

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 HAPPY BIRTHDAY



HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY

Good Morning!
Today, we are celebrating a very special lady!
Wendy Wyman, owner of Repeat Impressions Stamps, has a birthday today,
and we all want to wish her a wonderful day...
When Wendy was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design.
The next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and running a printing company.
And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.
Wendy's husband Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  And so....in 1996, Wendy and Bill established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!
We hope that you will join us today, as we hop together for Wendy!
A note to Wendy from all of us:
Wendy, you are the sweetest, and most generous person we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves working for someone that is more professional,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We each look up to you, we admire you, and we respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!
Here are a few of my favorite Repeat Impressions creations:





Please hop along to see what my fellow Rock Stars have to share for Wendy!



Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 ANYTHING GOES


Envelope

This week over at The House that Stamps Built the challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  This always seems to be a favorite among the design team as well as
favorite with out followers.  
This week I made a "modified" joy fold card using Moon Angel 716-G and friend from the Hello Series 9900.  I colored her with prisma colored pencils and blended with OMS - then did some gold splattering around her.  

On the inside of my card I used You are an Angel 2522-G. and Random Stars 3417-C

Since this was an odd size card I made an envelope to size and on the outside of the envie I stamped Random Stars 3417-C

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the theme of Anything Goes over at The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 Dragonfly card



My friend Sally - who is also a SU demonstrator has started a Cup and a Card at one of our local coffee houses here in town.  We meet every other Tuesday, buy a coffee - and make a card for a nominal fee.  Fun, friendship, ideas, and good coffee.  This week we colored as SU has new coloring pages so Sally cut them up into 4 inch squares and away we went coloring.  I used SU inks and a blender pen.  But my favorite part is the dragon fly - love love love him and Sally had them all die cut for us.  Then some silver thread for accent - which I have trouble getting it to look right, but I don't think there is a right or wrong with this fine thread, it certainly has a mind of its own.  Isn't it pretty???

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Photo Inspiration



This week over at The House that Stamps Built we had our photo inspiration/color challenge - pictured above - well I went with photo - and when I saw this picture I saw CAT - so I choose The Cat's Out 1611K and the sentiment is The Cat's Out 2516G.  The first cat I ever had was a yellow strip tabby we named Morris  so I colored him like our Morris cat  Since I needed a birthday card I choose to use the sentiment that goes with this.  I paper pieced the paper bag after spritzing it a bit then crumbling it up so it looked like the cat had been playing for a while.  Morris loved paper grocery bags.  I had a cat charm/paperclip that worked well on this so I used it as well.  Hope you enjoy seeing my Morris cat. 


 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the photo/color challenge inspiration  and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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, March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017 The House that Stamps Built





This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the tic-tac-toe shown above.  I chose to go with vertical pets, texture and charms.  Pets is our youngest Buddy - half Rhodesian Ridgeback and half black lab, and talk about turning on the charm - he can certainly charm anyone for a pet under his chin.  A friend gave me this 8 x 8 card but I choose to work with it as a scrapbook page as we have a scrapbook for our DOGS.  On the front I used 8104I Happy Puppy colored him using  Buddy as my model - then used a frame (from some wonderful blog candy  I received a few weeks ago -thanks Laurie).  Tied a dog bone charm with white/black bakers twine and mounted him on some DP and a smaller solid color ran through an embossing folder with doggie paws.  On the inside I used Hello handsome a full plate 9900 with Hello and lots of sentiments to go with this.  On the back page I printed off a picture of Buddy on his favorite hammock with his cloth chuck-it.  It is really hard to photograph black dogs!!!

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the theme Tic-Tac Toe and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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, March 01, 2017

March 1, 2017 House of Cards Create a Scene

 This is the second post for today from Glittered Paws.

This month over at The House of Cards our theme was create a scene - so my vision was to create a "vintage photo" that had been found in an old box of  family photos.  I used a digi image by Mynn called Purr-fect friend and printed the image out in a sepia tone on ivory cardstock.  I "wadded" it up creating the wrinkles then took my distress tool and distressed the edges and used antique linen distress ink and again distressed the wrinkles.  Used a muted dot background - and made my card into an easel card using a heart with paw print charm for my backstop.  Hope you enjoy the little vintage scene I have created.

March 1, 2017 Designer Choice Long Tall Sally




Every month we have a Designer Choice challenge and this month it was Laurie who chose "Long Tall Sally".  It has been "years" literally since I have made a long tall card.  I had some longer envelopes in my stash so went with that to size my card.  As you can see I carried my theme over to my enevelope.   I loved using these stamps.  The large and small  butterfly worked perfect for this card and the sentiment in the middle finishes the feeling of the card.  Colored with copic markers, had some scrap DP in my basket that I used on both the left and right sides, - masked my butterflies and used some Lemon Whip and Papaya spritz for the splatter dots and then finished off with a variety of yellow/orange enamel dots.  

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the theme Long Tall Sally and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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

Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 Best Grandma


I have a friend that is going to be a first time grandma to twin boy/girl.  When I have a friend that is a first time grandma I always get them a "Read to Me Grandma" book as a giftie.  
I have had this Lawn Fawn set for a while - and again never before used.  Oh mercy so many that need ink.  Well I thought this would make a cute grandma card with the little owls and it worked out pretty well.  I used some watercolor pencils for my coloring, sponged in some clouds and then started searching for a small grandma stamp. You know one of those things you know you have but don't remember where it is.  Well this was from The Angel Company years ago but it was exactly what I needed for the space. Popped up on a doily, some nature color bg DP,some pearls, and card done to go in with gift.   

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 Anything Goes


Today is "anything goes" day over at The House that Stamps Built - and some months it is my favorite Wednesday - but this week - I had an idea in my head but it just wasn't coming together - so I played a bit more and here is what I came up with.  With Spring just around the corner I know the birds will be looking at the real estate around here - and we have 3 bird houses all cleaned out and ready for new tenants.  The die is from IO - which I have had for a while and not used, and I adore these 3 sweet birds - Tiny Birds - 2614-D  2616-D and 2617-D - so I colored them very simply fussy cut and started to built my scene.  I have had this cute bird DP double sided which worked well together so I again went with the DP.  Used just the word "home" 10624-E  and then on the inside I stamped Congratulations. A bit of twine, some enamel dots, and pop up some birdies and I think we have found a family for our bird houses.
     Challenges:
          Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper-use pattern paper
          Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
          Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
          Artistic Impressions- anything goes


Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the Anything Goes and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Beautiful You



Just got Beautiful You by SU a week or so ago.  I was so anxious to get it and had spent lots of time on Pinterest looking for ideas, then decided to go with my own.  I love the DP I had in a stack, already decorated with some pretty florals for me.  Colored the girl with copic markers, added some glitter, some die cut embellishment and a bling flower that I have had forever.  Hope you had a Happy Birthday Dear Friend.

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 Happy Birthday



This is the card I made for my great daughter, sweet Bella for her 4th birthday, she is my great grand daughter and what a blessing she is.  For her birthday Mom and Dad took her to see Disney on Ice, well what princess doesn't need a Cinderalla dress to wear for the occasion - so Grandma Hotop got her outfit and accessories.  Then coming up with a matching card - aren't digis a time saver, I found a Cinderalla digi, allcolored, just had to size, fussy cut and make my card. Happy Birthday Bella. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17,2017 Valentine Boxes


Most of you know I am NOT I repeat NOT very good at making boxes but - recently had a class at Hobby Lobby with a BFF instructor Patti and gave us so many hints, instructions, and ideas for boxes that I came home and got busy.  The small boxes have Ghiradelli chocolates one was a dark spicy chocolate) a bit too spicy for me but my son loved his, and the larger box has Little Debbie Valentine cakes. These were mailed out in Chemo buddy boxes as well as boxes to the grandkids last week.  Thank you Patti for all the encouragement in making the "perfect" box.    

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15, 2016 Photo Inspiration The House that Cards Built




I had to think about this photo challenge inspiration for oh maybe a minute and things started coming together.  I knew flowers - FLOWER POWER FRAME  10202-Q from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS,  Stamped on watercolor paper - colored with a light watercolor and waterbrush.  I have a small envelope diecut from  Amuse which I cut with Kraft paper and then die cut a series of tiny flowers also from AMuse.  Filled with envelope with pink/purple flowers - added some Nuvo centers and then a bit of bling.  I decided this looked like a spring card - only 5 weeks away so I used the sentiment HAPPY SPRING 1301-F.
Hoping this card will cheer up my senior buddy who lives in the "cold cold" part of Canada. 

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the Photo or Color inspiration
and enter it in The House that Stamps Built challenge   
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