Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Hello there...

We've got a new photo inspiration at The House That Stamps Built this week.  

All I could think of, when I saw this image, was settling down in this cozy cabin, next to a nice fire with a class of wine, as I watched the snow falling on the forest outside the window.  So, you won't be surprised by my card....who wants to join me????  Oh, okay....the colors inspired me too.  

My card uses RI stamps #2709-I "Large Pine Forest", #9503-L "Wine Glass" and 9510-E "Wine Down".  The trees were stamped on vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the base with a dark blue Copic Marker and adhered it to a light blue card stock scrap piece that replicated the blue of the ski .  I used a Spellbinder classic circle die to cut the vellum and the blue card stock and adhered them together.  I also used the same die and a larger one of the same set to cut a "frame" in dark brown for the blue circle layer.  

The wine glass was stamped with Grey Flannel Momento ink and then colored with Copic markers on white card stock.  I fussy cut the glass so that I could place it in front of the "window".  The sentiment was stamped with "Potting Soil" colored Archival Ink.  The images were layered on a natural card stock layer and then layered on a white base.  

I hope you'll join our challenge and play along.  You can't miss these blogs of my team mates....they are so talented and have so much to show you.  

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

All the details to join our challenge and enter to win some awesome Repeat Impressions Stamps can be found at The House.  

Thanks so much for stopping by....oh and BTW....if you can't wait to win your gift certificate, you can get 10% off your entire order if you use the code rr10cw.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hey there Junkies!  

Thought I would do a quick post today with a card that I recently made with one of the new stamps from the January 2017 release from Technique Junkies.  

I found a way to use up some scraps I'd been testing some Distress Ink sponging on by making it into a string of different size banners for a background for the sentiment stamp "Unicorns and Sparkly".  I took the same Distress Ink colors and went around the scalloped circle die that I cut around the sentiment.  After layering them on some colored cardstock, I added some sequins for a little sparkle.  I highlighted the words Unicor and Sparkly with my Sakura Gelly Roll pens.  

That's it!  A quick post, but I hope it inspires you to find ways to use your scraps. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello blog friends!  

The House That Stamps Built has a new challenge for you each month and it will be a Tic Tac Toe challenge.  

If you know how to play TTT, you'll find this fun and a great way to use up some of your stash.  The object is to take one item from each grid in the direction of vertical, horizontal or diagonal and create a card using those items.  

Here is this week's TTT 

Here is my card.  You can see I used the vertical center selection - Glitter, Blue and Snowman.  

We hope you'll join the new challenge this week and have some fun with it.  You can enter the challenge and get all the details at The House.  Don't forget, there's a monthly drawing for all the entries in the challenges for the month and one will win a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions stamps.  If you use RI stamps on your project you'll get two entries.  

I was remiss in not welcoming our newest DT member last week.  Please join me in welcoming our newest DT member the very talented  Donna , we're so glad she's part of our design team.  Welcome, Donna!!! 

Here are links to all the Rock Star members for more inspiration for this challenge.  

Deonna - DonnaHeather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hey there Junkies!!! 

I'm here with a really fun technique for you to try.  I don't know if it's been done before, however, it "just happened" at my craft table as I was stamping today and I loved the results.  

I started with a piece of Valentine designer paper from a 6x6 "American Crafts" pad I bought for $2.50 at AC Moore (I think). It's hard for me to pass up a deal on paper.

Anyway, I put the paper in my MISTI and using this new background stamp from Technique Junkies January Release, called "Love Overlay", I first stamped it with a dye ink called "Raspberry Jam" by Hero Arts. Without moving my stamp, I cleaned it and then moved the paper over to the left about 1/8". This time I stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink. Once more, I cleaned the stamp, after making sure the ink was dry, I then brushed anti static powder over the paper, moved the paper over another 1/8".  This time I used VersaMark ink and after stamping with it, I sprinkled Ranger Queens Gold ep over the paper and heat embossed it.  Next I used a stitched frame die to cut out the image and then sponged Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar on the panel.  

I adhered it to a card layer of "Eggplant" cs (by GKD).  I absolutely loved how that bg stamp showed itself off with this technique.  It looks so dimensional but it's only one layer!  

To finish the card, I die cut the word "Love" several time in the "eggplant" cs (A Savvy Stamp Die) and in gold paper.  I layered them one on top of the other and layered that against a banner die from MFT, also cut in "eggplant" cs. 

I hope you grab yourself some crafting time's fun there! 


Wednesday, January 4, 2017



We're off on our first challenge at The House That Stamps Built of 2017 and it's a Designer's Choice challenge.  This one is hosted by our super talented Shirley and her challenge is to make a winter card....but NOT a Christmas card.  

I live in Maine and it's winter here most of the year....LOL....just kidding....I think!  I really don't mind the snow or the cold (crazy huh?), because it has it's own beauty.  

Chickadees are a big part of my winter scenery and music....I feed the birds and have had these adorable little creatures land on my head and hands as I fill the feeders....they just can't wait and they seem to be so people friendly.  

Stamps used here are RI#211-P "Chickadee at Rest" and the sentiment is RI#2512-E "Just a Note".  A little bg sponging, coloring with Copic Markers, then framed, mounted on the card layer and done.  

Check out what my Rock Star Teamies have done with this'll find so much inspiration.  Then grab some crafting time and join Shirley's challenge.  You could win a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome RI stamps.  All the details for entering can be found at THE HOUSE.  

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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