Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Hello blog friends!  

Wednesdays sure are fun around The House That Stamps Built!  We have a new challenge every Wednesday and each one is different and fun!  

This week it's a color challenge and these colors just say "bright" and "cheerful" to me.  

I hope you'll get some time to play along with us this week.  When you enter the challenges, you are entered into a drawing for Repeat Impression Stamps.  If you use Repeat Impression Stamps on your entry, you'll get two chance to win!  

I hope my card helps inspires you to come on over and play along with us.  

Have you ever had one of those days when you feel like the odd man out????  That's the source of my thinking when I made this card.  I wasn't feeling this personally, it was what developed when I began designing the card with the lemon image.  I thought it was funny.  The RI stamps I used for this card are #RI9611-H "Lemon/Lime", RI#9604-F "When Life", RI#3923-E "Whatever...".  

For more awesome cards using this color palette, check out the Rock Stars

                     Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll get a chance to play along and in case you haven't noticed there's a discount coupon code for Repeat Impression Stamps on my side bar.  Cool deal!  

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Greetings from Maine, blog friends!  

What a fabulous summer we've been having here this year.  Our garden has never looked better and it looks as though we'll be harvesting and canning lots of food this fall.  

There's a new CAS challenge over at Outlawz Challenges, for all you CAS fans!  You might want to check it out and play along.  Here it is:

One layer time!  This week's challenge is to create a card or project using one layer only and that layer is your base card.  No ribbon, lace, embellishments, etc as this will be a second 'layer'.  Go wild, use those stamps, brayers, sprays, whatever you like to create the ultimate one layer CAS card.

One layer cards are not always easy, but I find them a fun challenge and I love to make them.  

Stamps:  "By The Sea 2"  from GKD, Illustrated by Theresa Momber and "Sending and Wishing" by Simon Says Stamps .  The inks I used are Tim Holtz Distress Inks;  Picked Raspberry, Spicy Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon (got some fruit going on), Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  I used Versafine black ink for the images.

Once again, I am participating in Online Card Classes.  This one is all about backgrounds and how to create them.  You can purchase past classes any time, so check them out.

 I love these classes. This background was one Laura Bassen  showed us on the first day of class.  (Laura is the queen of sponging techniques).  I tried to replicate her example here (I got a little heavy handed with the inks I think, but it was fun never-the-less).  

Come on over to Outlawz Challenges and play along with the CAS girls this week!  You'll have fun - GUARANTEED!  

Thanks for stopping by.

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