Saturday, March 24, 2012


Happy Birthday, Wendy!!!

Hi there blog friends,
What a fun blog hop this is for the Rock Stars of Repeat Impressions!  We're here to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Wendy Wyman, the artist and owner of this fabulous rubber called Repeat Impressions. 
In honor of Wendy's birthday, her Rock Star Design Team made special cards, either in her favorite colors (purple and green) her favorite critter (Cat), or her favorite get-a-way (Aruba).  We hope we got it covered in all Wendy's fave areas.  Several "Rock Stars", past and present participated and helped us surprise Wendy on her special day. 
You're invited to help us celebrate Wendy's birthday, just head on over to Repeat Impressions Facebook Page and leave her a Happy Birthday message.  We know she'd love it. 
We hope you've all enjoyed the hop, here are the cards collected and the paper-bag book I made to place them in. 
What a fabulous collection of art work this is.  This photo doesn't do justice to the amazing art here.  These ladies are so extremely talented. 

This is the cover of Wendy's paper-bag book.  It was a canvas sheet painted with Martha Stewart  acrylic paints Pearl "Hummingbird" and after that dried I painted it again with MS Glitter "Bubble Gum".  If you click on the image you may be able to see the layers.  The ribbons are all pieces I've saved for "something special".   Not sure you can see, but I also included two charms, a lighthouse (Wendy lives in Maine) and a little kitty playing with a ball of yarn.  Inside, I also inlcuded a "W" charm. 

This is the first page, and I didn't realize until after I'd reviewed the photos that the "W" charm is turned had some "bling" to it if it were turned around. 

This is one of the page designs for the inside of the paper bag book. 

I created the design via a video by Following the Paper Trail. 


You'll want to check out each of the Rock Stars to see these amazing birthday cards.

Cheri (You are here)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!!! We hope you have a wonderful birthday full of happy,happy memories!!!!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Random Challenge at Gingersnaps Creations

Hi Blog friends!!!

Oh!  What fun we're having at Gingersnaps Creations this month.  It's all about "Family" with a focus on "Heritage Pieces". 

This week's Random Challenge is "Last Century". 

Wow!  The last century is a wide creative berth for a project.....just imagine from the beginning to the end of the 1900's and without stretching it, the vast amount of changes from the humble horse and buggy to moon travel (just an example).  How about fashion?  Wow!  Industrialization, communications, socializations......I often think about my grandparents who actually lived nearly the entirety of that century.....did they ever reflect on what they'd lived to witness and were they as impressed when they reflected as I am?

When I went to create something for this challenge, my thoughts went to the WWII era.  This was my parents' era - in my romantic world, I would love to revisit my reality world.....maybe not.  Nevertheless, it was a time of the "Greatest Generation" and I value them and wanted to create something that depicted that.

Here is my "Last Century" creation. 

I used the fabulous stamps from Oxford Impressions  "Casablanca" sheet.   The image is a digi from Digital Collage Sheets- the button is one I retrived from my mother's button collection from the era. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll leave a comment.


What If? Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, blog friends!!! 
It's time for another What If?  Wednesday at Repeat Impressions!!! 

Check out this great sketch from Wendy.....

Have you been playing along with the Rock Stars at Repeat Impressions?  We hope you do because you could be the winner of some fantastic stamps from this fantastic stamp company.  Join us and play along with this sketch.  Go over to The House That Stamps Built blog and link your post.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do, you'll be entered to twice in the chance to win.  We hope you'll have fun and play along! 

Here is my card and I hope it gives you some inspiration. 

I made this CAS card using Repeat Impressions stamp #7503.  How quick and classy for a wedding card. 

Join us and play along with the What If? Wednesday sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave a to know you were here. 

Have a great week!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week Challenge

Hi blog friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  The weather has been uncommonly warm for Maine in we're hitting 70! 

It's time for another Stamp of the Week Challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we're featuring this lovely Easter Lily.  Easter is only a few weeks away and if you haven't started making Easter cards yet, you may way to get this adorable image because it's 50% off, this week only.  #1309-J

Jump over to The House That Stamps Built and grab the code that Wendy has set up and add this image to your collection of Easter stamps. 

Here's a card I made with this image

I made a "diamond fold" card to frame this image after coloring it with Copic markers.  I layered a Spellbinder "Fleur De Lis Square" behind the focal image for some added detail. 

For more fantastic inspiration, please visit these Repeat Impressions Rock Stars blogs.

Have a fun and crafty week and thanks so much for stopping by!


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