Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Happy Wednesday blog friends and welcome to The House That Stamps Built  WIW sketch challenge. 

Here is the sketch for the challenge and we hope you'll take the challenge and join us.

 Here's my card

My card was made using RI Stamp #1930-I and colored with Copic markers.  The dp came from the BoBunny "Powder Mountain" collection.
Come on over to The House and play along with this challenge.  You have a full week to enter your card project to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous Repeat Impression stamps.  If you use RI stamps on your card, you'll be entered twice.  Have some fun and join this sketch challenge. 

Check out my Rock Star Teamies for even more fun ways to show off this sketch.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, January 21, 2013


It's Monday blog friends, and once again it's Stamp of the Week Time at The House That Stamps Built.  This means you can purchase the stamp we're featuring this week at 50% off the retail price just by grabbing "the code" from The House and when you purchase this stamp, you use the code at checkout.  The offer on this stamp is good for only this week, but each and every Monday, Wendy and Bill offer another fabulous Repeat Impressions stamp at 50% off. 
So sign up to follow their blog and take advantage of this great weekly deal. 

Here's this week's fabulous stamp

large arched window
I have to say, thinking up a design for this stamp was a true challenge for me.  I had so many ideas yet nothing seemed to come out as I planned or thought it should.  Then I had an image in my mind of an old Masonic Lodge building in the town where I was raised and the windows resembled this stamp enough that I found my inspiration from that memory.  

I stamped the image on acetate with StazOn ink.  When It was dry, I cut out the shape and colored the windows with stickles.  Once the stickles dried, I added Glossy Accents to the side with the Stickles and glued it over the window I created using a Movers and Shapers die.  The window was cut after I'd embossed the "brick" with an ef inked in white ink onto sandy colored cs.  I then layered a panel of grey behind the embossed image and layered it onto a white base.   The window "frame" was made with scrapes and colored with Copics in an attempt to give it a weather-beaten look.  The sentiment is RI #1105-E

Check out these amazing creations by my RI Teamies

And don't forget...there's still time to play along with the Designer's Choice Challenge at The House.....make a slide or pull card and enter to win a full sheet of RI stamps of your are the details
Here are all the details…

1. Create a slide or pull style card. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! :D Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC116 ~ Slide or Pull Cards. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, January 29th at 5PM EST.
4. On January 30th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for January. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week and do some fun crafting. 


Sunday, January 20, 2013


Greetings blog friends!

You're invited to join the CAS Challenge at Outlawz where the super talented Stephanie Mino is challenging us to "Tea Time".  Here's her challenge.

It's "Tea Time!"....January is "Hot Tea Month" and if you are like me you enjoy a cup of hot tea every once in a while. This week, your challenge is to create a CAS card that features a beverage. It could be tea, of course......but, coffee lovers, and martini drinkers are also welcomed for this week's challenge! ;-)

Here is the card I made for Stephanie's challenge

Stamp set is from SmARTworks
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you'll head on over to Outlawz become a member (if you aren't already) and join any one of the many challengs going on...there are some fabulous prizes for you to win each and every week. 

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