Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hi there house peeps!  

We have a new challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built and it's a photo/color challenge.  Please join us and have some fun with the inspiration.  

I created this card with Repeat Impressions Stamps #2902-P "Bass Harbor Light (lg)" and #1904-I "A Special Person" for my husband.  Yesterday was his birthday and being a true Mainer (aka "Maniac") he really appreciated this card.  

Here is the inspiration challenge piece.  You can probably see from my card that I was inspired by the center light and the shades of blue/green.  I see the galaxy area in the sky, and I fully intended to use that, but after creating the background, my process took me in another direction, so I went with it.  

A while back, I purchased some Dina Wakley Cotton Watercolor Paper to try for watercoloring and other mixed media projects.  It's a very thin paper, with a similar "canvas" texture.  I don't think it was designed for taking lots of water unless you prime it, so don't do what I did, (if you have, or get some) and put on a lot of water for a wash....go lightly, otherwise it will pill.  

I water colored the background with my Koi watercolor paints, then stamped the lighthouse image with Archival Ink and "painted" the image using Inktense Pencils.  

Come on over to THE HOUSE and join the challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create.  If you'd like lots more inspiration to get your motor running, please visit the blogs of these awesome Repeat Impressions Rock Stars - 

I hope you all have a fabulous week!  

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies Stamps fans!!! 

I have a fun and easy card to show you today.  I am having such a great time playing with the new TJ Shimmer Bliss Sprays that I had to show you this card I created using them in a different way.  

Just a note:  The sprays and any Technique Junkies Stamps are available to you with a 10% discount with my coupon code TJ10Cheri.

Using Thulian Pink color of Shimmer Bliss, I sprayed it onto my craft mat and took a wet paint brush and applied it to an 80# card stock layer toward the center area.  I was careful not to use too much wet so as not to break down the paper.  

Using Mardi Gras Purple, Vivid Volt, Festive Flamingo and a tiny bit of Imperial Yellow, I stippled each color around the area of the center water colored area.  For a little extra color dimension I held the spray tubes (from inside the bottles) over the panel and let the colors drop.  

Once dry, I prepped the panel with a embossing buddy and using my MISTI I stamped "Never Stop Making Wishes" stamp from the new August 2018 Release with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I did not remove the stamp from the MISTI, so I replaced the panel and reinked the stamp with a dark purple dye ink and moved the panel just a tiny bit and stamped the image again, giving it a "shadow".  The white ep, worked as a release and I simply wiped away the purple ink from the white stamped image.

The window effect was created using an older Spellbinder square dies.  The "frame" was popped up a bit using mounting tape and the cut piece was placed inside the frame.  

These sprays are truly wonderful to use.  I'll be showing off more fun projects in future blog posts.  

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget your coupon if you're going shopping in the Technique Junkies Store.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Hello house friends!  

There's a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built and it's the Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge.  I hope you'll come on over and play along with us.  

The object of this challenge is that you pick an item from any direction (diagonally, horizontally or vertically) and create a card or project using those items.  My card uses Repeat Impressions Stamps from the "Wine Time" set and from the Tic, Tac, Toe board I used the first vertical line; Use Dimension, Off the Edge and Shimmer or Sparkle.  

I stamped the wine glass on a separate piece of white card stock and colored it with copic markers and then sprayed it with new Iridescent Shimmer Bliss Spray from Technique Junkies.  I then prepared the background panel.  

I stamped the grapes along an edge that I had penciled in and used masks to cover each stamping in order to get the grouping of the grapes.  They were then colored with Copic Markers and I fussy cut around the edges where I'd stamped the grapes off the penciled mark.  

Keeping the masks in place, I sponged around the grape images and added a gold border around the panel with my Wink of Stella gold glitter pen.  The sentiment was added and the glass of wine was adhered with foam mounting for the added dimension.  Finally, a few sequins for fun.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll visit the blogs of my very talented team mates for so much more inspiration.  

I hope to see you in the challenge.  If you do, you will be entered in the drawing for a a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions Stamps.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies fans!  

Did you get a chance to take the August blog hop?  It was quite an exciting release for all of us on the design team.  Not only did she release 18 NEW STAMPS, Pat introduced a whole new line of 25 shimmer sprays called "Shimmer Bliss".    

Tomorrow is the deadline to get any of the August 2018 release stamps for a big 15% off discount.  Just add any of the new stamps you'd like to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically.  For any other stamps and the new Shimmer Bliss sprays in the Technique Junkies Store you're welcome to use my discount code TJ10CHERI for a full 10% discount on those stamps and new Shimmer Bliss Sprays. Just enter that code in the "code" area upon check out.  It works like a charm.  

I am having so much fun playing with the new shimmer sprays and stamps!  Here is a card I made this week using these new stamps "Enjoy the Ride"  and "Messy Marble" and Shimmer Bliss Sprays "Miami Vice", "Mardi Gras", "Harvest Sunset" and "Iridescent Shimmer Bliss Topper"

I first stamped the Messy Marble bg stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  This created a resist for the sprays.  I then used Miami Vice and Mardi Gras and blended them on the panel in various areas.  I absolutely love how these sprays work together.  

I dried the sprayed panel and then sprayed it again lightly with Iridescent Topper.  This photo does not do the shimmer justice!  It's stunning in real life.  

Choosing the sailboat from the "Enjoy the Ride" set, I stamped it in a navy dye ink color, used a round die to cut it out then sprayed it with the Iridescent Topper.  I gave the image a glassy appearance.  I made the frame out of a pumpkin colored card stock scrap and then sprayed it with Harvest Sunset Shimmer Bliss!  

I was so delighted with the results of the stamps and sprays on this card and I hope you found some inspiration here.

Treat yourself to some of these fabulous new stamps for the 15% discount while you can (last day August 8) and if you would like to try the Shimmer Bliss Sprays and any other Technique Junkies Stamps, please use my discount code and enjoy treating yourself.  

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Welcome to the exciting August 2018 Release for Technique Junkies Stamps!! 
If you’ve come from the very talented Lee Ann's blog, you are in the right place. If not head to theTechnique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.

We have 18 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!

All of the August 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off
through August 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right?
No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart andthe discount will be applied at checkout.  For all other stamps you might like to add to your shopping cart, I have a 10% discount code for you for those.  Just use TJ10Cheri in the discount code area and you'll get a full 10% discount on any other stamps you might like.  

We also have a brand new EXCLUSIVE Technique Junkies product!
Introducing Shimmering Bliss!
25 colors of shimmering dye based ink sprays that are perfect for stencils, techniques and any time you want to add shimmer to your projects! There are 20 beautiful intense colors and 5 "Topper colors" that are a clear spray loaded with sparkly mica to either use on top of other colors or alone.
If you love sparkle you will want to try Shimmering Bliss!


Here are some cards I created using the new stamps and some Shimmering Bliss sprays.

I used Distress Oxide Inks to spong a "light" area on the corder of this card after stamping and masking the gorgeous image "African Beauty".  The sentiment I used is another new stamp "Light Remains".  

This photo dosen't show it well, but I used the new Shimmer Bliss Spray "Imperial Yellow" on a yellow card stock panel and it deepend the color and added incredible shimmer.  I absolutely LOVE these sprays.  The image is the new release stamp "Never Stop Making Wishes".  

My final card is using the new stamp set "Sunset" by Rita Barakat.  I first stamped the image and used Copic Markers to color it, then masked the image and sponged in the background using Distress Oxide Inks.  I added some water on a makeup brush I bought at the dollar store and used it to drop in some water.  I used a paper towel to soak up the water and then dried the panel with my heat gun.  Once dry, leaving the mask in place, I sprayed Shimmer Bliss Iridescent over the panel.  Talk about "WOW"!!!!  These shimmer sprays are incredible!  I stamped the sentiment "You Are Amazing" on a piece of black card stock and embossed it with white ep.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Now please hop on over to the super talented Stephanie's Blog.  She has some gorgeous projects to show you.  

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