Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes



There are 5 Wednesdays in May so this is our Anything Goes week, love these weeks.  I made two identical cards, one is more girly and the second one is masculine, or at least I think it is as I sent it our to a guy.  I made a shaker card using tulle netting from Jennifer McQuire tutorial and love it.  It is really the most successful I have been with shaker cards.  I used two fun images from Repeat Impressions Prescription 8417-G and the fun sentiment from the Holy Crap set Feeling Crappy 10627-J and I thought it might bring a smile to the recipients face and cheer them up a bit. Both cards are alike except for the colors and the color of sequins I used.  

   Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of ANY THING GOES - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.  
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, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 Photo Challenge



I had to think about this one for a little while - did I want to use the colors or did I want to use the picture - so I used both.  It has been a really LONG time since I have done spotlight stamping - so I thought this challenge would be perfect for this technique.  I stamped 10201-W Flower Power twice on white watercolor paper - (didn't yet know what I was going to do), picked out what image I was going to color for the spot light. Used distress inks for my colors, then punched out the circle - and a slightly larger black circle.  Lined up the images and attached it with tape runner.  Then I stamped a sentiment 9717-C A Happy Hello 
and using a smaller punch punched out the sentiment and mounted it on a black circle.  I needed a bit of bling and had room so I used three small yellow pearls.


   Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Tic-Tac-Toe - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.  
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, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Unity Stamps




Just a couple of quick cards that I had stamped and colored a while back and just discovered them in a basket so decided to finish them up for cards.  These both use Unity Stamps which I love using as well as watching there quick videos for new techniques. The stamps stand alone with just a few added embellishments like ribbon or punched butterfly, or an embossed background.  These are in my completed basket ready to sent out when I need them.   

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe at The House that Stamps Built




This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe which is one of my favorite challenges.  Lots of possibilities - I used Flowers, Purple and Ribbon or TWINE.  For the sentiment I used 1112-E Just a Note  and for the flowers I used 919-I Iris Window.  I used a "curtain fold" which I had not done in a while but is lots of fun and adds some interest and texture to your card.  I used some old "TAC" paper for my curtain.  I thencolored the Iris Window with copic markers in "purple" and added a tiny purple twine bow to make my card complete.  

   Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Tic-Tac-Toe.  The possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.  
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

Challenges:
     Scor-Pal - More than One Fold

Monday, May 08, 2017

May 8, 2017 Mother Day Cards




Got my Mothers Day card finished a little "early" this year - I have a package ready to mail to daughter who is the other of 3.  I got her a One Year Devotional Better than Chocolate - and a box of chocolates to go with the book.  
The second card is for granddaughter who is the mother of 2 and I got her a gift card for her to use while they are on vacation.  

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May 4, 2017 - Rain


This is Totally CASE'd from Frenchie Stamps and her video Here - now I follow Frenchie - and love her tutorials - she give such great detailed directions but doesn't drag the video out.  Plus love her accent.  So when I saw her video on "rain" and SU Grunge set (which I have and which I use a lot) I decided to get out some supplies of my own and improvise.  I had an umbrella die - stamped some tiny dragonflies in white pigment ink on the black umbrella.  I used distress inks to do my base and sky. Then the fun begins - I used the grunge set to stamp some puddles under the umbrella - then used the lines from the Grunge set to stamp the rain.  I tried a couple different colors to stamp my rain and finally used a Memento gray.  Then I added some raindrops with my diamond glaze ink and fine point bottle.  The sentiment is from AMuse studio and very fitting for the last week we have had here in southern Mo.  I'm thinking I'm going to send it to a friend who has been baling water out of their basement the last few days.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 3, 2017 Designers Choice - For a Special Lady



This month over at The House that Stamps Built, our Rock Star Heather choose For a Special Lady as our challenge theme. Since it is close to Mothers Day I choose to work with a card/and a giftie in one creation.  I haven't made one of these in a long time so it is fun to go back in time.  It is a pocket type card and a package of flower seeds tucked inside.  I used Blossoms Border 1501-L colored with a new set of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens. For my sentiment I used I love You 9711-E The picture does not  show the beautiful sparkle but IRL it is awesome  I then used I Love you Bunches - for my sentiment. I put a tab on the flower seed packet with a strip of designer paper and a small flower brad so the recipient can just pull the seed packet out.  I think Mothers Day would be a great time to plant some new flowers
 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of For a Special Lady.  The possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.  
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, May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 - House of Cards - Use Sequins/Color



This month over at The House of Cards  our challenge was to use sequins and or colors so I went with the sequins.  I love the die I used - by Wplus9 - it has the elegant butterflies as well as the open space which is perfect for a shaker card.  I stamped my sentiment in the center which is an old old stamp from The Angel Company but that I have hung on to for years.  I punched out some small butterflies to mix in with my sequins which are white, pink, and white.  I usually struggle with shaker cards but this one went together "perfectly".  It is a Mother's Day card for my dear daughter.
Come join our challenge this month at The House of Cards.  

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

Challenge:
     Scor-Pal - use scor-pal on your project
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
     Love to Craft - anything goes

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???