Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Hello blog friends!  

Are you loving the new challenge at The House That Stamps Built?  I am, and I really especially like the new Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  

Here's this month's TTT Challenge  

For my card I used the row right down the middle:  Dimension, Bright Colors and Birthday.  

I used two RI stamps for this card, RI#5108-F "Balloon Sil Lg" and #5126-C "Balloon Sil Sm.", both can be found HERE.  

I used Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmons and Twisted Citron.  

I sponged the bg with Memento Sky Blue and a handmade stencil to create the "sky".  

The dimensional "happy birthday" was created by die cutting through the balloons, then layering with multiple black cs layers and placing back inside the original die cut negative in the balloons.  (After first adding adhesive behind it on the base layer).

You're going to love what my team mates have done with this challenge - check them out!  

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

Now that you have seen those fabulous projects, join our challenge and play along for a chance to win $25.00 worth of RI Stamps!  All the details can be found at The House.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hello Junkies!!!! 

When I first joined Technique Junkies Newsletter in 2009, I knew I'd never get through all the techniques I saw there, so I made a list of them and am still (happily) working off that list.  

Today I'm sharing the "Pulled Color" technique which can be found in the August/September 2012 newsletter.  This was so much fun and I absolutely love all the results I got.

  I took the technique one step further and added a little more texture with an Art Anthology stencil "Cracked" .  The stamp is "Art Mistakes", which I think fit this card perfectly.  

Here's another example of the technique, I placed it in background for the "Watercolor Giraff" from the March 2017 release.  

A little reminder - you have one more day to grab the March 2017 release stamps for 15% off.  Offer ends tomorrow, March 8.  

I encourage you to try this technique and'll be hooked and addicted in no time.  

Now, back to my list....what will I try next?  Hmmm...

Here's to a crafty week!  

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