Friday, June 1, 2018


Woohoo!!! Technique Junkies Stamps is releasing some fabulous stamps this month and you will love them.  If you came here from the incredibly talented Lee Ann Barrett's blog, you're in the right place. (Didn't you love her creations?) If not, and you want to take the hop in order, you can begin HERE at the TJ Blog.  

All the stamps in this release are discounted at 15% until June 8th.  No code needed, they are automatically discounted.  So don't miss out on that big discount.  While shopping in the Technique Junkies Stamps store, and you happen to want other stamps, I can help you with discount of 10% off those.  Just enter my discount code TJ10Cheri in the discount code area upon check out.  

I needed a guy graduation card and love how this came out.  I used "Map Collage" and stamped with a brown waterproof ink, die cut the image, sponged around the outside edges and added crackle paint.  When it was dry, I mounted it on kraft card stock and added a sentiment from "Wisdom of Oz" (save 10% off this stamp by using my discount code) from the March 2018 release.  

I thought this would make another great graduation card.  Using two stamps from this release "Flamingos Background" and "Balance on One Leg".  The bg stamp was created using a  3-D background technique I showed before HERE.  

My final card for the hop uses this awesome sunflower stamp "Sunflower Duo" and I paired it with a sentiment from the new set "Sunflower Sentiments".  I colored the sunflower with my Chameleon Colortone pencils.  In the background I used "Classic Harlequin Stencil" , which I sponged with ink.  Love how it turned out.  

For all my cards, I used my MISTI.  I couldn't stamp without it!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now please head on over to the super talented Stephanie Severin's blog and see her fabulous creations.  

Don't forget to grab these new stamps with the 15% discount but it's only good until June 8th.  For all other purchases please use my discount for more savings. (no deadline on that discount).  

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Hello HOUSE friends,

Here we are at the end of May!!! How did THAT happen?????  

This is the 5th Wednesday of a month and therefore, Wendy challenges us with a sketch.  Sketch challenges at The House That Stamps Built only happen in months where there is a 5th if you like sketch challenges, join in and play along.  

My card uses RI Stamps #505-L "Mixed Fruit" and #9313-D "Sweet".  

I'm not good with sketches....I don't know what there is about them, but I freeze at the sight of them.  I think it's the restriction of the sketch that gets me.  Anyway...because it's a "challenge" to me, I jump in and enjoy the process.  I love the Mixed Fruit stamp, it's such a great stamp to color.  

This design came completley on it's own once I decided the stamp I wanted to use.  So, I guess that's the answer to my freeze of sketch challenges....I need to let the stamps speak on their own.  This made me think of a menu on top of place mats at a cafe table.  Quaint is the word that comes to mind.  LOL.   

I hope you found some inspiration here today and for more incredible inspiration, you should check out my team mates....they are true rock stars.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  All the details can be found over at THE HOUSE.  I hope you'll join in, you might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  

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