Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Hello crafty friends, 

Who's not excited about it being May!!!!  I am and we're off to start the month at The House That Stamps Built with a Desinger's Choice Challenge.  The designer who's challenging us this month is Heather and her challenge is to create something for a special lady. 

I created a birthday card foir my sweet granddaughter, Alexa, who will be 9 years old next month.  (I still can't believe that).   

My card uses RI#9302-P "Cupcakes", RI#1820-F "Belated Birthday" (I used only a portion of this stamp) and RI#1111-E "Granddaughter".  I stamped the cupcake 3 times and fussy cut the icing and the cherry from different sections of each of the stampings so I could layer them to give the cupcake more dimension.  I colord the image with Copic markers.  The bg and the Happy Birthday were sponged and stamped with the new Distress Oxide Inks.  

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible inspiration these ladies have also created for Heather's challenge.   

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

Check out the challenge and how to enter at The House.  This is the first challenge of the month and a winner will be drawn and announced for a $25.00 GC for some fabulous RI stamps at the end of the month, so play along each week for multiple chances to win.  

In case you can't wait to win and would like a little enabling push, I have a 10% discount coupon for you.  Just enter my code RR10CW  at check out and enjoy.  

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Hint of Pink" 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see you in our challenge.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Hello Junkies, 

Did you get a chance to hop along yesterday with the design team while they showed off the new stamps for the Technique Junkies May release?  If not, you can still catch it and take advantage of the 15% off any of the stamps from the new release until May 8.  Also, Pat is offering a 15% discount on the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  (I used them to color the roses on this card).  

It soon will be mother's day and while my mother is no longer living, there is a lovely lady who was my mother's dear friend and like a second mom to me. When I saw this Long Stemmed Rose stamp in the April Release, I knew I wanted to use it to create a card for her.  

I made 2 masks of the rose so I could stamp multiple roses and place them one in front of the other.  After stamping them, I colored them with Chameleon Color Tone Pencils,  (15% discount but only until May 8).  The background was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  

The sentiment is another stamp from the April Release "Happy Mother's Day"  which I stamped in a light gray ink in order to let the roses stand out.  

If you'd like to purchase any stamps from Technique Junkies (except for the May Release Stamps, already discounted stamps and Distress Oxide Inks) and would like a little discount on your order, please use my code TJ10Cheri at check out.  

Have you visited the Technique Junkies FaceBook Page yet?  Check it out and join in on the fun. 

And we also have a monthly technique challenge going.  You have until May 14th to join in on this month's challenge.  There's a $25.00 GC to the Technique Junkies store for a lucky winner who enters and who's name is drawn.  The winner will be announced on May 14th.  A new technique challenge will begin on May 15.  

Have a super crafty week, my friends.  

Monday, May 1, 2017


Hey there, Junkies....what an exciting hop we have for you this month.  Not only do we have new stamps to show off, we are welcoming 3 new designers to the design team; Giovana Smith, Vicki G and Chris Dayton.  Welcome ladies, we're thrilled you're part of our team. 

If you came here from the the incredibly talented Lanette Erickson's blog you're in the right place.  Didn't you love her work?  If you didn't get here through Lanette's blog, you may want to go to the beginning of the hop so you don't miss all the goodness.  

And...if you like the stamps you see in this release, head on over to the Technique Junkies store and pick them all up.  Pat is offering a generous 15% off all the May Release Stamps -  but only until May 8.   BUT WAIT....THERE'S can also grab yourself a set of the Chameleon Color Tones Pencils with the same 15% discount (expires May 8).  These are so much fun to color with and this is a fabulous discount. 

So, here we go....

Here are some cards I created with some of the new stamps.

Aren't these bicycles adorable?  They are from the "Bicycles Set of 4" set.  I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils (I didn't have my Chameleon Color Tones yet) and built the "scene" with Copic Markers.  Also used is the sentiment, "Beautiful Ride".  

Isn't this an amazing stamp?  It's called  "Last Breath" .  I stamped it on watercolor paper using Distress Inks then used a aqua pen to pull the ink from the stamping.  I wanted a vintage/distressed look. I used more Distress Inks on the aqua brush to color the flag after first drying the background layer.  

This stamp, "Big Dreams" is sure to be a big seller...don't you absolutely LOVE that face?  I colored her with Copic Markers and sponged the bg with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  

My last card uses "It's a Guy Thing" and a portion of (the sentiment) the "Hats Off to Dad" stamp.  I stamped the image in Candied Apple Distress Ink, added some thin black lines on the outside of reach wide red stripe with my Copic liner pens to accent them more.  I then paper pieced the tie with some older Authentique paper I had.  The "Thanks" is from my old lable maker.  

Thank you for taking the time to visit today and don't forget about the 15% discount on all the new May stamps and the Chameleon Color Tones pencils...good until May 8th.  (get them before they're gone!) There's no code to enter...the discount is automatic at check out.

IF you'd like even more shopping discount can purchase all other TJ stamps and receive a 10% discount on your entire order (other than the new May stamps) by entering my code TJ10Cheri in the "discount code" area at check out.  

We also have a new monthly technique challenge which begins the 15th of each month.  You have until May 14th to join in on the "Tie Dye" challenge , you could win a $25.00 gift certificate for some TJ Stamps.  Check it out.  

Also....come over and join us on our FaceBook page .  Now, you're off to the super talented Kathy Stacy's blog...prepare to be blown away by what she's created using these new stamps.  

Happy Hopping!!!! 

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