Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hi blog friends!!! 

We are bracing for a winter storm headed our way of over a foot of snow.  Yikes! Yet we can feel lucky we won't be getting the 7 feet of snow that western New York State got two weeks ago!  I usually hibernate in my craft room during snow storms. It'll be a good opportunity to make some Christmas cards.  

Today we are bringing you another WIW sketch challenge from Wendy at Repeat Impressions Stamps and The House That Stamps Built blog.  

We hope you'll come on over to The House, get the details and join the challenge and have some fun with Wendy's sketch.  

When I first saw that sketch, I went right to my RI snowmen stamps and thought about snow....I had NO idea it would be posted in the middle of a big snowstorm...I must have ESP!!!  

The RI Stamps I used for this card are #2003-G "Twig Hair Snowman", #2006-H "Let It Snow", and #8805-K "Snowflakes".  What a fun sketch this was to play with!  

For some more inspiration check out the other Rock Stars

                                  Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish all my USA friends, a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Hi blog friends!!!  

Did you happen to see the awesome 20% Thanksgiving Offer for Repeat Impressions Stamps on the right side of my sidebar????  This is an incredible offer.  I hope you don't miss it!  

There's a new CAS challenge over at the Outlawz Challenges.   "Bling It On" is hosted by the super talented Lynn Cupido.  

Here's a card I created for Lynn's challenge.

I made this so simply.  The die is Corner Bow by Memory Box and the sentiment stamp is from the new Essentials line by Ellen Hutson and Julie Embersole "Brushstroke Christmas".  (I love this set).  With a pencil eraser I stamped some Delicata "Slivery Shimmer" to create the bg.  The "gift" is a 3x3 piece of cs embossed with the Cuddle Bug folder "Candy Cane".  I heat embossed the sentiment with "Liquid Platinum" embossing powder by Ranger.  

Come on over and play along with the CAS Challenge at Outlawz Challenges.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Happy Wednesday, blog friends!!! 

Here we are with another exciting DCC at The House That Stamps Built blog and this week the incredibly talented Rock Star, Geri Utterback has created an inspiration challenge for us.  

Get your supplies together and join us in this challenge, won't you?  We can't wait to see what you do with this fabulous inspiration idea.  Get all the details for entering the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

I loved playing with this inspiration and this is what I came up with for a final card.  I used RI Stamps #1317-L "Vase of Tulips" for my focal image, die cutting it and paper piecing the vase after coloring the flowers with Copic Markers.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut the flowers and pop them off the base image for dimension.  The sentiment is RI #424-G "Wishing You a Season". 

For lots more creative inspiration take a peak at what my team mates have in store for you.   
                                 Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Hi blog friends!!!

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!  

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner for a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have arrived here from The Di-Versions Blog
which is the blog hop beginning blog, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.  
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.

Both of my card feature this incredibly beautiful Di-Versions die "Whispers Skate Around".  I must tell you, I LOVE these dies.  They cut cleanly and the detailing is incredible.  

I paired the "Skate Around" skate die with RI Stamp #8810-H "Snow Much Fun".  I created this card by first die cutting the skate image in white cs, then centering and cutting it through the two blue layers, one at a time.  The bottom layer is then adhered to a piece of printer paper covered in double sided tape and the white skates are placed inside the opening in the blue layers.  Once adhered, I ran them through an embossing folded and adhered it to the front card base.  I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cs, distressed it with DI "Tumbled Glass", trimmed it, and placed it on dimensional tape and adhered it to the front of the card.  The "stars" were added using Viva Glitter Pen "Hologram"

RI stamps used on this card are #8805-K "Snowflakes" for the background and #424-G "Wishing You a Season".  

We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is Lori Kobular's blog!   

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hi blog friends! 

Today is Veteran's Day in the USA and I am remembering all those military men and women and their families who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

 Please thank a Vet and remember our service men and women currently serving in our country's military.  

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