Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Hello House guests!!! 

I hope you all (who celebrate) had a wonderful Christmas.  Here in our area of Maine, we got a big snow storm on Christmas day and were left with about a foot of snow.  

It's time for an Anything Goes Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  That means we get to create without a direct challenge.  So, join us and let your creativity go free.  

Sometimes I like to make scene cards and I have to say, I think Repeat Impressions has some of the best stamps for scenes.  For this card, after stamping and masking the "sun" and the RI Stamp #1015-L "Polar Bear Kisses", using Distress Inks, I sponged the ground and sky.  I then removed the "sun" mask, I stamped RI#2714-D "Small Pine Forest" in first and second generations with more Distress Inks.  After removing the polar bear mask, I decided I wanted the bears to have more dimension on the panel, so I stamped and colored them again on a separate card stock panel and fussy cut them and adhered them over the original stamping.  The sentiment is RI#3804-I "Happy New Year".    

Please come on and play along, you can get all the details for entering and what you can win at THE HOUSE.  

Need more inspiration...check out these blogs of other Repeat Impressions Rock Stars.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley   

Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Hello Junkies,

I hope your holidays have been full of joy and wonderful moments.  

I'm here today with a card I created using stamps I scored through the inventory reduction sale still going on at Technique Junkies store.  There are so many incredible stamps included in the inventory reduction and it's a great opportunity to grab some of our stamps so you can play along and possibly win more stamps in our monthly challenges.  

With the new year fast approaching, I wanted to make a celebration card. 

I love that diva look on this 1950ish "Bathing Suit Betty" so I paired it with the sentiment "Instant Diva".  Both stamps were purchased from the inventory reduction sale.  After stamping, coloring and masking the bathing suit Betty, I inked up "Waves and Dots Panel" with Carnation Red Archival Ink on a white card stock panel.  I left a portion of the bottom for the sentiment and used a scrap piece of gold cs to edge it.  The sentiment was separately stamped and die cut and edged with gold and black inks.  For the final festive touch, I added gold glitter to the waves and dots with Viva glitter pen.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and don't forget to take a look at the inventory reduction sale and grab yourself some of these great stamps.  

If you'd like a little more incentive, use my discount code TJ10Cheri and apply it at check out for any of the other stamps you'd like in the store.  

Set your calendars because the Technique Junkie design team is going to be showing off a brand new release on January 1 - New Year's Day!  You'll love these new stamps....I promise.  

Happy New Year! 

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