Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What If? Wednesday at Repeat Impressions

Hello blog friends!!!! 

It's What If? Wednesday time at Repeat Impressions and that means another fun sketch to play with. 

 
I hope you'll all join us in this challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  Just link up your post and you'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous Repeat Impressions stamps.

 
This card was made using RI stamps #4603-F "Got Snow" sentiment and #8917-I "Snowflake Outline".  I'm still making Christmas cards, trying to use up some papers and odds and ends.  This is a great sketch for doing that. 

Thank you for stopping by and you may want to stop by my Rock Star Teamies for more inspiration using this sketch. 

 
 



Monday, December 24, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Merry Christmas, everyone! 

It's Christmas Eve and an appropiate time to share Stamp #3805-J "Winter's Eve", The House That Stamps Built Stamp of the Week with you. 

This stamp is available for 50% off the retail price and it's a perfect stamp for celebrating the season.  Just go on over to The House and grab the code and you'll snag this creative piece for your holiday collection of stamps. 



Enjoy your holiday's my friends


To see more inspiration, please visit my awesome teamies

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by AND... by the way... there is a DT opening at Repeat Impressions.  This is an awesome stamp company with amazing stamps and you're invited to apply and join the Rock Stars. Here's Wendy's blog invite. 
 
"We have a Rock Star position opening up on our Design Team! Are you addicted to stamping? Love to make cards as often as possible? Have a blog to show off all your wonderful creations? Do you enjoy a challenge and play well with others? You could be a Rock Star in the making! Please drop me a note at wendy@repeatimpressions.com if you would like more information".
 
 
 

 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

CAS at OUTLAWZ

Merry Christmas, blog friends! 

I hope you are surrounded by family and joyous times this Christmas and may we all remember the true reason of Christmas and keep it precious and holy. 

There's a new CAS challenge over at Outlawz and you're invited to play along!  It's a challenge by our own sweet Pryn and here it is:

"WRAP IT UP" Challenge: In a frenzy many of us are scrambling to get the last of those packages wrapped. This week's challenge is to wrap up your CAS card or project by adding ribbon with a bow.


Here's the card I made for Pryn's "Wrap It Up" challenge.


The star was created using Teresa Collins "Christmas Home" dp and Savvy Die #10059 I ourchased from Ellen Hutson.  The branch stamp was designed by a local designer, Cortney Ricker and she designs for a LSS ''Your Maine Stamper".  Repeat Impressions cuts the stamp design for Courtney.  I hope to post some more creations with Courtney's stamps here.  For this image, I stamped this little branch several times in a variety of Memento green inks on Gina K Designs "Sandy Beach" cs.  The base layer is GKD Kraft. 

I'm going to also enter this card in the CASology week #24 "STAR" challenge. 

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for leaving your comments this past year, I so appreciate your visits.  Often times a question is asked and unless you leave me an email address, I can't respond.  So, if you would like a specific question answered, please leave me an email or contact address.  

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!







Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hello blog friends!

We're here with another designer's choice challenge at Repeat Impressions/The House That Stamps Built and this week it's Geri's turn to challenge us.   Geri's challenge is a color challenge; to use 2 or more shades of blue on your card. 

How fun this challenge was.  I have a collection of blue papers that I rarely use (I don't know why), but this really inspired me to get them out and play with them. 

 
I have so many fave stamps from RI and this one is right up there on the top of the list.  Isn't this a cute snow kitty?  He's image #3813-M "Snowcat and Frends" and so much fun to color. 
 
We hope you'll play along with the Rock Stars and Geri's challenge - check out the link information at The House and post your card.  You'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate for RI stamps.  If you use an RI stamp, you'll be entered in the drawing twice!!! 
 
Thanks for stopping by. 
 
 
 
 


Monday, December 17, 2012

STAMPTV CSS ALUMNI BLOG HOP CHALLENGE

Hi blog friends!!!

Welcome to the monthly StampTV CSS DT blog hop.  This challenge is a color challenge given to us by our own Linda Payne and the rules are to use non-traditional colors with absolutely no red or green. 

If you've come here from the uber talented Brenda's blog, you're in the right place.  If not, head on over to the beginning of the hop and see all the inspiration in order, so you don't miss one.  Because...if you visit each blog and leave a comment as you hop,  on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!   What a Christmas gift for you that will be!!!!! 



I don't have a lot of time these days, so my card is very simple to make - perfect for schedule.  It was made using Gina K Design Pure Luxury CS "Little Boy Blue" and White.  The white was put through an snowy ef and layered on the card base.  Using a Memory Box die "Country Landscape" on the same cs and layered that on the white panel.  I used the dove and sentiment from one of my favorite GKD Christmas stamp sets by Rupa Shevde, "The Magic of Christmas".  I first stamped the dove in Memento Nautical Blue ink, cut it with Spellbinder Classic Circle die and backed it with the scalloped circle die.  I then added glue and Stickles Dry Fine Glitter in "Waterfall" to the image and heat set it.  After mounting it with pop-dots to the front of the image, I then added Stickles glue "Watherfall" to the outline of the dove and the die at the base.   The sentiment was also stamped in the Memento Nautical Blue ink. 

Thank you for stopping by, good luck with the blog hop....I hope you win!   Now head on over to the fabulously talented Geri for more inspiration with Linda's color challenge. 








Sunday, December 16, 2012

SHOP TIL YOU DROP CAS CHALLENGE AT OUTLAWZ


Hi blog friends!

This week at the clean and simple challenge at Outlawz, Pryn has challenged us to a "shop 'til you drop"  challenge.  Create a card with a package/gift on it.  Head on over there and see all the fabulous designs by the DT and then join in the challenge.  There are a ton of great prizes to be won and you might just be the lucky person to win one. 

Here's my card



I'm so glad you stopped by - I know it's the "busy" season for many of us and thrown into that is the extreme sadness we're all feeling for the families and the community in CT.  May God bless and comfort them. 



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What If? Wednesday at Repeat Impressions!!

We're rock'n those challenges this week, blog friends! 

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a What If? Wednesday sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built

Every two weeks, Wendy provides us with a sketch and challenges us to create a card with it. What's in it for you?  We hope you'll play along with us and if you, once you've linked up your creation on the blog page, you'll be entered in the drawing to win $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  AND if you use RI stamps in your creation....you'll be entered in the drawing twice!  So come along and play with us. 

Here's Wendy's WIW sketch and what I created using it...

 
 
For this card I used RI Stamp #309-N "Winter Birds".  I love these little birds, their faces are so dang cute and they're so much fun to color! 
 
I embossed two layers with diffrernt ef.  One layer is cs and the other is dp which I distressed with DI, Antique Linen.  I also cut a ribbon of cs in the sand color and ran it through a ef too.  I used a MS pine branch punch and Copic Markers to color the birds and blend a "sky" bg.  The tiny pine cone is one of hundreds I collected last fall at our cabin at the lake.  I added just a touch of Stickles Crystals to it. 
 
That's it....thanks for stopping by.  Now it's your turn....we hope you'll play along with us - here are my Rock Star teamies to give you tons more inspiration.
 
 

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's CAS Time at Outlawz!

Hi blog friends!

There's a new CLEAN AND SIMPLE challenge over at the Outlawz this week and it's all about the numbers! 

Stephanie has challenged us to create something with a number on it  - you can check it out HERE for some creative fun.

Here's her challenge:
 
It's a "Numbers" Challenge:
Did you know that December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day? I remember looking up these numbers religiously for book reports back in middle and high school. This week, we challenge you to create a CAS card featuring numbers. Use them on a background panel or as a focal point.....It should be as easy as 1, 2, 3!
 
Here is my card for Stephanie's challenge
 
 
Another Christmas card completed!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come on over and play along with the CAS DT at Outlawz this week!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Monday, December 10, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends!!!

It's Monday, getting closer to Christmas (are you ready?) and time for another Stamp of the Week offer at Repeat Impressions and The Hosue That Stamps Built.

This week it's this adorable "Santa Cat" stamp

You will love having this cute stamp in your collection and for this week only, you can get him (or her) at 50% off the retail price.  Just head on over to The House, grab the code and go shopping....add him to your cart and he'll be on his way to you. 

Check out what my Rock Star Teamies have done with this great stamp from Repeat Impressions.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week.
 
 

 
 



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there blog friends,

We're here with another fun challenge by one of our Rock Stars for The House That Stamps Built.  This time it's Patti's turn and she's challenging us to "Bags and Tags".  Well, after all....'tis the season!!!

I decided to create some tags - cuz I always need them for my packages - and I just love, love, love this tiny penquin stamp from Repeat Impressions.  He makes the most adorable tag.  By the way...he has two friends and they all get along and love to make tags and cards for winter or for the holidays.  You'll want to hug them because theu're so cute and you'll love them so much.

Here are my cards for my dear friend and Rock Start, Patti's Designer's Choice Challenge.

 
Patti, has asked us to invite you to also play along with her challenge.  Just post your creation of her challenge to your blog or online gallery, then head on over to The House and link it up for the challenge.  You'll be entered in a win for $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous RI stamps AND if you use a RI stamp, you'll be entered in the drawing twice; doubling your chances. 
 
Check out my Rock Star Teamies for more inspiration for Patti's fabulous challenge. 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll join the fun and Patti's challenge at The House
 
 

 


 
 

 
 


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What If? Wednesday

Hi blog friends,

Over at "The House" it's Sketch time with What If? Wednesday.  Wendy has given us this fun sketch to create with. 

 
See what you can create with this sketch, post it to your blog or online gallery and then head to The House That Stamps Built and link it up for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some great RI stamps. 
 
Here's my card
 
 
I used the Moose Family Silhouette as my focal image,  I simply masked the two other moose on the stamp to get the big guy.  The sentiment is #413-H
 
Come on and play along and for more inspiration, visit my teamie Rock Stars
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you'll show us with this sketch. 
 

 

 


Monday, November 26, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Once again, it's Monday and I hope you all had a great weekend and if you celebrated Thanksgiving I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends. 

Monday always means it's Stamp of the Week time at Repeat Impressions.  That means the stamp we're featuring is 50% off.  Go over to The House That Stamps Built, grab the code and stuff this cutie, "Twig Hair Snowman" #2003-G, in your shopping cart.

 
I had a great time with this stamp...it makes me smile just looking at it.  You can see the joy he could bring to anyone's day when he's on a card.  I'm a CAS kinda gal, so I let the snowman show himself off.  

 
I got to use a new "snow" ef from Sizzix and for the sentiment I used RI stamp #4603-F

Please stop by my Rock Star Teamies and check out their fabulous creations.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hello, blog friends.....

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

It's always exciting to bring a new designer choice challenge to the followers of our blogs and The House That Stamps Built. 

Today it's a designer's choice challenge and it's Rock Star, Karen's turn to challenge us and she's challenged us to a Non-traditional holiday color challenge. 

For my card I used a light lavendar, teal and purple.  This snowman makes me smile every time I see him.....so I made this card because it makes me happy.   I hope it brings a smile to your face and/or a happy moment to your life today. 


The technique is called "on the edge" and the dot bg behind the snowman is created with my turquoise Atyou Spica pen (available at Repeat Impressions).  The focal image stamp I used is #4714-L "snow skating".   I "captured" the sentiment "JOY" from sentiment stamp #424-G by masking.

You're going to want to visit my Rock Star Teamies for more inspiraton with Karen's fun challenge and we invite you to play along with us.  Link your project for Karen's challenge to The House That Stamps Built DCC challenge and get  yourself entered into winning some fabulous rubber stamps.

 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Please join us and play along with Karen's challenge...we can't wait to see what you create!!!!



 





 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends! 

It's another WIW at Repeat Impressions  - it's when Wendy gives us one of her fabulous sketches to play with and we invite you to join us! 

It's as easy as posting your creation (using Wendy's sketch) to your blog and linking it to The House That Stamps Built WIW link - you'll then be entered to win $25.00 worth of sensational RI stamps. 

Here's the sketch Wendy gave us this week



My card, is a Joy Fold Card and will be part of a make and take at Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop, Maine this Saturday.  Wendy and Bill, of Repeat Impressions, will be doing a trunk show there and have graciously asked me to take part in it.  I'm so excited!!!  If you live close by, I hope you'll come out and join in on the fun from 1-4 pm.  

My card uses RI stamp #8902-L "Moose Snow Globe" . I stamped it using Memento's new "Northern Pine" on white cs and used Crystal Stickles to embellish it.  I pieced the base of the globe with red cs.  This is just one of the fabulous Christmas and holiday stamps RI has.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to play along with us and please visit all my Rock Star Teamies for more inspiration with Wendy's sketch.  






Monday, November 12, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends!!!

 Thank you!
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We're here to showcase the Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions.  It happens every Monday (a great reason to love Mondays).  For those who are followers of The House That Stamps Built blog, you can get these weekly featured stamps at 50% off the retail price.  Just head over, grab the code and put this stamp in your shopping cart. 

 
Here's what I crated using this fun stamp.
 
 
For my card, I used some on sale glitter paper I found in a big box craft store.  I usually don't like lots of glitter, but I did like the CAS pop design it created on this white card base.  I used Tim Holtz Defusser to create the open space for the bulb and then dressed it with this fantastic corner bow die from MB.  This was such an easy and quick card to put together.  (I love Q&E).  The sentiment I used is #424-G
 
Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you want to see some more great inspiration using this stamp of the week, check out my Rock Star Teamies!
 
 
Have a happy week and thanks so much for stopping by.
 



Friday, November 9, 2012

StampTV CSS November Inspiration Blog Hop

Hi blog friends!!

Welcome to the November blog hop of the StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Design Team. 

If you've come here from the super talented Brenda's blog, then you're in the right place.  If not, and you'd like to see the entire hop, blog by blog, link back to The Beginning so you won't miss a single fabulous creation. 

Our team member Kay Simmons gave us this great inspiration to create with

Here's my card inspired by Kay's photo
 
I was inspired by the textures and the warm brown colors.  For my card I used "Heartfelt" set by Theresa Momber.  (On of my very favorites).  My bg was created using a Sizzix ef and Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffusers.  I used a masking technique to get the silhouette foliage in the bg, stamped and colored the pumpkins with Copic markers then fussy cut them and mounted them in front of the foliage with pop dots.  I also added a bow using Gina's recent video "Beautiful Bow" technqiue 
 
I'm also sharing this card on Outlawz CAS "Thank You" Challenge this week.  Check it out for some great challenges and more chances to win great prizes.
 
Before I go, I'd like to thank all the Veterans of our military for your dedication and service to our country. It's a privilege to be living in freedom and I will never forget that you gave me this privilege. Please take a moment this weekend (or any time) and remember our Veterans and thank them.
 
Thanks for stopping by, now hop on over to another super talented lady, Geri's blog and see her fantastic inspiration piece. 
 
Be sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!  
 




 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi blog friends!!!

It's another Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built and that means you're invited to join the Rock Stars as our teamie, Geri Utterback challenges us to create a card with a "Thank You" theme. 

There is always a reason to say "thank you" and Geri has picked a perfect challenge for us. 

Link up your creation to The House That Stamps Built and you'll then be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous RI stamps.  Please join us as we answer Geri's "Say Thank You" challenge.

This is my card

I used the sweetly simple sentiment stamp #8607-D
and stamped it in alternating Memento inks "Teal Zeal" and "Peanut Brittle".  The bg was created using Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and embossing folder "Flourish".  I also used a Fiskars border punch and Viva pearl pens and a MS punch for the heart.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Please visit my Rock Star Teamies for more fabulous inspiration. 


Great challenge Geri....Thank You, for reminding us to be grateful!!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends,

It's Monday so it's time for Stamp of the Week at Repeat Impressions!!! 

I hope you've been able to get over to "The House That Stamps Built" and grab these awesome stamps each week at the discount of 50% off, and make sure to check out all the great stamps while you're there....In my humble opinion, Wendy and Bill create some of the most fabulous rubber stamps available and you will never be disappointed with your purchase. 

The stamp of the week this week is the sentiment stamp "For The Beauth" #3213-G

There are some folks I send Thankgsgiving cards to and I wanted to create a one layer CAS card (easy to mail) and this verse, and the image of stamp #5127-K "Maple Leaf Silhouette", made a lovely combination. 

The leaves were stamped using a BIG and Juicy Foliage stamp pad and the sentiment was stamped using Memento "Espresso Truffle".  The pearl embellishments were made using Viva Pearl Pen "Gold". 

Please take a peek at what my Rock Star Teamies have created for you using the Stamp of the Week! 


On a personal note, I'd like to ask if you'd keep our Rock Star Teamie, Joy Hadden and her family in your thoughts and prayers, Joy lost her husband this past week. 


Thank you for stopping by - I love reading your kind messages and hope that there is some creative inspiration for you in each of my posts.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY at REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends,

We're here with another fun sketch challenge from Repeat Impressions, called "What if?  Wednesdays".  Get your sketch hats on, have some fun and join us with this challenge.  Just head on over to The House That Stamps Built, link up your card from your blog or photo web gallery and play along.....you'll then be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to win some fabulous RI rubber. 

Here's Wendy's sketch this week 

 
The card I made using this sketch
 
 
I used "Twig Snowman" #2003-G for my image and "Snowmen Fall" 4601-H for my sentiment. 
 
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll find some creative time and join us in our WIW challenge! 
 
Want more inspiration?  Check out my Rock Star Teamies
 
 
 

 

Monday, October 29, 2012

STAMP OF THE WEEK AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi blog friends,

It's Stamp of the Week time at Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built....

The stamp that is 50% off the retail price this week is "Black Cat" #2223-G 
This kitty makes me smile....trying to look every bit the scarey cat, this guy is more comical than threatening.  Think of the fun you can have with this guy in your collection.  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built, grab the code and put "Silly Cat"... I mean... "Black Cat" in your shopping cart. 



I also used stamp #2316-G "Boo" to help "Silly" convince you he's a cat to reckon with. 

My images were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with fine black ep.  This created a resist so I could sponge my inks in a background.  They were then cut with Spellbinder Classic Circle Nestabilities.  The fence is a MS punch.  I also used Viva Pearl Pen in Orange to create the dots.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please visit my Rock Star Teamies for even more inspiration using "Silly". 

 
Enjoy your week!

 



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