Sunday, August 2, 2015


Greetings from Maine, blog friends!  

What a fabulous summer we've been having here this year.  Our garden has never looked better and it looks as though we'll be harvesting and canning lots of food this fall.  

There's a new CAS challenge over at Outlawz Challenges, for all you CAS fans!  You might want to check it out and play along.  Here it is:

One layer time!  This week's challenge is to create a card or project using one layer only and that layer is your base card.  No ribbon, lace, embellishments, etc as this will be a second 'layer'.  Go wild, use those stamps, brayers, sprays, whatever you like to create the ultimate one layer CAS card.

One layer cards are not always easy, but I find them a fun challenge and I love to make them.  

Stamps:  "By The Sea 2"  from GKD, Illustrated by Theresa Momber and "Sending and Wishing" by Simon Says Stamps .  The inks I used are Tim Holtz Distress Inks;  Picked Raspberry, Spicy Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon (got some fruit going on), Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  I used Versafine black ink for the images.

Once again, I am participating in Online Card Classes.  This one is all about backgrounds and how to create them.  You can purchase past classes any time, so check them out.

 I love these classes. This background was one Laura Bassen  showed us on the first day of class.  (Laura is the queen of sponging techniques).  I tried to replicate her example here (I got a little heavy handed with the inks I think, but it was fun never-the-less).  

Come on over to Outlawz Challenges and play along with the CAS girls this week!  You'll have fun - GUARANTEED!  

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Hello blog friends!!!  

Did you get an opportunity to hop along with our "Flip'n Fun" blog hop last Thursday?  Repeat Impressions has introduced some incredibly awesome new dies for their famous "flip stamps".  

Can you believe that July is almost over?  Where do the summers go?  Here in Maine we barely get 3 mronths of summer so they're so treasured....I hate to see summer leave us.  

It's Wednesday and there's another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built and Repeat Impression stamps.  Since this is the 5th Wednesday of (odd number) July, we're calling it an "Anything Goes Challenges".  So go ahead and have some fun with it.  

Check out how you can enter the challenge and get in the drawing for some awesome RI stamps.  

Here's my card for the challenge - I told you I hate to see summer go, right?  LOL

My card was made using two stamp sets from Repeat Impressions.  The ice cream cone came from the stamp set RI#9008-N "Cool Treats".  I cut the images apart so I could use them individually and I can put them back together when I want to use them all together.   The ice cream tops were stamped, sponged with Distress Inks and then cut and placed one on top of the other for the triple effect.  The sentiment is RI#9003-E "Happy Summer", and I didn't cut this one apart, instead I masked off the "happy" and then stamped "summer" beneath the ice cream cone.  This is an easy peasy card to make.  I added some of my Viva glitter pen for accents.

I hope you'll come and play along with us and to see what other great anything goes projects click on the names of the Rock Stars below.

   Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Patti J

And don't forget to grab the discount code on my sidebar for a 10% savings to you on Repeat Impressions stamps.  

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Hi there, blog friends!!! 

Do you like CAS cards and challenges????  Come on over to the Outlawz this week and join our challenge.  This week it's my turn to host the challenge and here is what it's about

You've found an opportunity to grab your favorite beverage and relax.  What's it going to be?  Cup of coffee, tea, water, iced tea, lemonade, soda, wine, margarita?  Whatever it is, your challenge is to show us in CAS style your favorite beverage.

Here's a card I created - 

I used Repeat Impressions #9503-L "Wine Glass" and #9509-F "Cheers", both are from the "Wine Time" set.  The upper border stamp is from Altenew called Hennah Elements.  The "sparkle" is from my Viva Decor Glitter Pen in silver.  

I'm also entering this card in this week's Simon Says Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Have a wonderful week!  

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Hi there blog friends and welcome to a very special blog hop for Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built!  

If you came here from the super talented Kathy's blog, you're in the right place.  

Today we will be showcasing some incredible new dies.  These dies are specifically made for the Repeat Impressions Flip Stamp sets and oh, what fun they are to use. 
They can be used for in so many other ways with card making and scrapbooking too.  
There are two different die sets.  One is stitched edges and the other is fancy edges. 

Two lucky people will win a set of these dies and all you have to do to get into the drawing for them is to comment on as many blogs as you'd like chances to win.  For instance, if you'd like 9 chances to win....leave a comment on each Rock Star blog, as well as The House That Stamps Built blog.  If you visit 3 blogs and leave a comment, you'll be entered in the drawing 3 times.  So, for as many blogs in the list that you visit and leave comments on, that's how many entries you will receive.  

You have until 5 p.m., July 25th to complete the hop and enter the drawing.  The winners will be announced July 27th on The House That Stamps Built blog and Facebook page.  

Here is the list of blogs for you to visit and comment on in order (so you don't miss any).  

Cheri (You Are Here)
Patti J
The House That Stamps Built

I am using the Stitched Edge die set for this card and the flip stamp set I'm using is from the "Funny Bone" list RI#7506-W "Daily Red".  

The link to all the flip sets that Repeat Impressions carries as well as pre-cut and scored papers and instructions for making these cards is HERE.  

The link to the new dies can be found HERE.

So,'s on to my incredibly talented friend, Patti J's blog for more inspiration and another chance to win.  

Thanks so much for stopping by...I look forward to reading your comments!  

Good luck I hope you win a set of these awesome new dies!  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Greetings blog friends!!!  

Today is Wednesday....and time for another What If? Wednesday sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built!   

Here is this month's sketch.

I had a difficult time getting started on this one....I tried many stamps and combos to try and keep the sketch while maintaining focus on the stamps I used.....finally, here is what seemed the best to me.  

The image I used for my card is the incredibly beautiful RI#8121-P "Golden Retriever".  This stamp is 3.5 X 3.5 and the detail is gorgeous.  I used Copic Markers to color the image and Glossy Accents to the nose and eyes for accent.  The sentiment is RI#8103-C "Woof".  I wanted the circle to look like a ball for the dog, and I could have detailed that a little better.  Oh, well....I'll CASE this sometime and give it another try.  

We invite you to join the sketch challenge.  For the details check out the information at The House.  

For more incredible inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing you'll want to visit my incredibly talented team mates.

                             Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J

BIG NEWS!!!!  Check out my blog tomorrow - Repeat Impressions is having a very special blog hop and we will be showcasing some awesome new products and a chance to WIN them.  You WILL NOT want to miss it!!!  

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