Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Happy, happy Wednesday, blog friends!!! 

Today, there's a sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built and I think you'll all have a good time with this one.  

My card for the challenge uses RI#4031-G "Cat's are..." RI#2608-C "Cat Paw", RI#8214-N "Persian".  

Take a peek at these Rock Star designers for incredible inspiration 

         Deonna   -   Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

We would all love it if you came over to The House and joined in on the sketch challenge.  The details of what you can win as well as how to enter are there.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative week!  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Happy Wednesday, blog friends!!!  

We're working on an inspiration photo this week at The House and we're all hoping you'll join us.  

I grew up on Lake Champlain and each August, when this moon appeared, it was known as the "August Moon".  We used to have beach parties...built a big beach fire and someone would always have a guitar, so we'd sign and laugh and....fall in love under the August moon.  Romance was short lived after we all went back to school, but oh, those last summer nights!!!! The memories and friends last a lifetime.  

I was totally inspired by the entire image and, of course, the moon was the focal part.   RI Stamps #3602-P "First Light", #3412-C "Gulls in Flight" and for the sentiment, RI# 1101-F "Retirement".  

Come on over and play along....just grab some inspiration from the photo and enter your card at The House That Stamps Built.  

Don't miss these talented ladies....they've got some awesomeness to show you

                  Deonna   -   Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty week.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Hi there blog friends!!!! 

We have a designer's choice challenge this week at The House and Kathy is hosting!  She's challening all of us to create a round card.  

For this challenge I made a baby card.  I don't often need a baby card so I don't make them ahead of time as I do birthday or thank you cards, so I make them on an "as need" basis.  A friend of mine is going to be a grandmother for the first time.  It's a boy and she's beside herself with happiness.  I used the challenge to make her this card.  

The Repeat Impressions Stamps used on this card are RI# 1607-I "Baby", RI# 4116-F "New Arrival" (I masked off "arrival") and RI# 1121-E "Grandson".  

Get more inspiration from these awesome and talented ladies

            Deonna   -   Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

Now head on over to The House That Stamps Built and get the details on how to play and what you can win if you do.  How about $25.00 worth of some awesome Repeat Impressions Stamps????  

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!  Have a creative day!!!! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Hey there blog friends!  

It's the first of August already.....our summer in Maine is fast receeding.  We only get about 3 months...if we're lucky...but we make the most of it.  

Time for the color challenge at The House That Stamps Built!  

I just love, love, creating with these color choices and have used them so often...for this challenge I used the awesome new background floral stamp RI#10201-W Flower Power Background.  The sentiment is one I use often for cards to friends. I just love it's font and size. RI#1112-E "Just a Note".    

To creat this card, I stamped with black Momento ink onto gray cardstock (sorry, I'm not sure of the company).  I first colored the images in with my white PrismaColor Pencil and then for the pink, I chose a dark Copic Marker in the RV group for the pink hightlight.  I added some white enamel accents and more little dots with my Viva Pearl Pen in "lavendar".  

We hope you'll play can join and link up with us at The House.

The best part our challenges is seeing what other's created.  

Take a peek and at what these awesome ladies have for you. 

              Deonna   -   Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Hi blog friends!!!  

It's What if? Wednesday time at The House That Stamps Built and we're ready with a new sketch challenge for you.  

Sketches have so many fun opportunities for creating beautiful cards and projects.  I was thinking about this sketch while I was looking at some retro beach photos on Pinterest.  I love those old postcards that show off having a fun summer some place far away from home and friends.  I took the sketch and flipped it then went a tad retro.  

I hope you can "see" the sketch in this card.  I flipped it.  I used RI #1404-S "Nubble Light (lg) for the image and after stamping it with Archival "Water Can Grey", I watercolored it using my Koi watercolors.  I then coated it with VersaMark and covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I repeated the process twice more and got this high gloss look. The sentiment is RI# 1145-G "Greetings From" .   I used a Memory Box die for the seagulls and colored them with Copic Markers and placed them in the areas depicted on the sketch.  

You are going to have some fun with this one....I know you are.  Please share your creation with all of us at The House.  You can enter for the drawing for $25.00 worth of RI Stamps.....and if you can't wait and want to shop, please use the code at the right hand side of my side bar for 10% off your entire order of RI stamps.  

You really should take a look at these awesome creations for tons more inspiration on this sketch.  

                Deonna   -   Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!  

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