Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Hi there house friends!!! 

We're having an inspiration challenge for you this week at The House That Stamps Built and it's a beautiful palette to work from.  Here's a card I created using the inspiration.  I drew from the colors and the floras.

A few years ago, I won a set of Tim Holtz Embossing Diffusers and I rarely use them.  I was going through my embossing folders the other day and "found" them and decided to use them for this card.  I stamped RI#1709-I "Stencil Bouquet" with Memento Bamboo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added the sentiment (partial) RI#9717-C "Happy Hello", then embossed it with the round diffuser plate and an embossing folder.  To finish it off, I added some clear sequins and mounted it to a colored layer and then a base layer. 

We hope you'll come over to THE HOUSE and check out the details on how to enter the challenge and then join in.  There's a big drawing at the end of the month for a $25.00 GC for some Repeat Impression Stamps.  You just might win this awesome prize.  

Thank you for stopping by.  

How about more creative ideas using this inspiration?  Check out my talented Rock Star team mates.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Hello my blog friends....

I'm showing off two fabulous new stamp sets from Technique Junkies Stamps today...I love these two sets together "Sunflower Duo" and "Sunflower Sentiments" and you can get them both as well as any and all other Technique Junkies Stamps you might like with a 10% discount if you use my discount code of TJ10CHERI.  Go shopping and enjoy the discount on your entire purchase.  

Creating this card was so easy....and who doesn't love that?  The sunflower was stamped with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Distress Inks in and around the image to color it.  After stamping the sentiment I die cut the sunflower panel with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it against a gingham paper and then mounted it all on a white card base.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  

Please visit and join the Technique Junkies FaceBook Page and show off your creations using Technique Junkies Stamps.  It's a great place to inspire and be inspired.  

There's a  Technique Junkies challenge - come over and play along - you could win some awesome stamps from the TJ Store.  You'll need to use TJ Stamps in order to win, so if you don't have any, or would like more, just use my coupon code and grab some with the discount then create and play along.

One more thing...don't miss Technique Junkies Stamps YouTube  where Pat Huntoon has uploaded some fabulous techniques for you to try with your stamps.  

I'm entering this card in the June challenge at CropStop  (thanks for the headups, Esther).  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Hello house friends!!! 

Here we are with another Tic, Tac, Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

I know I have a wacky sense of humor, but when I saw this image on Pinterest, I instantly thought of the sentiment from the "Bottoms Up" set #9608-C.   The other RI stamps used are RI#9508-J "Ship (in a bottle)" and RI# 2717-L "Humpback Whale".  Here's the photo that inspired my card and got my wacky sense of humor activated.  

from the Tic, Tac, Toe board I followed the center horizontal line, Masculine, Embossing (my images are heat embossed) and background wash.  

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge....we accept wacky sense of humor creations too.  For the details on how to enter our challenge, check them out at THE HOUSE.  

And don't miss out on the fabulous creations my team mates have made for this are their blogs.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Hi house friends!!! 

Today is another challenge at The House That Stamps Built, and this week it's a designer's choice challenge and it's Esther's turn to challenge us.  Her challenge is "Summer Vacation".  

How about a beach vacation and building sandcastles in the sand?  My card uses RI# 9016-M "Sandcastle" and RI#9003-E "Happy Summer" and RI#5105-I "Cloud Sil (lg).

I did a little no line coloring with Copic Markers on this card, highlighting with my white gel pen and sponging Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink along the edges.  The cloud was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll play along in Esther's challenge with us.  All the details of how you can enter and what you could win can be found at The House.

Check out my awesome team mates for more Summer Vacation inspiration.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Hey there, Technique Junkies Stamps fans, 

Did you get a chance to hop with the design team on Friday, June 1st and check out all the new stamps that are being released this month?  You still can hop and you can also grab all the or any of the stamps you like from this release for a full 15% off - but time is running out...June 8th is the deadline for the discount.  

Any and all other stamps you might like while you're shopping can be purchased with my discount code TJ10CHERI and a full 10% off.  

This card uses "Famingo 1"  and "Happy Bird Day" from the new release.  I painted the birds and the background with Nuvo Mousse as Pat Huntoon showed in a recent YouTube video.  It was really fun to do and I'll be doing more of this with the mousse.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to get your discounts (15% off the new June 2018 stamps and 10% off all other stamps and products using my discount code) and have a fun week.  

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