Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AUGUST 2017 FOR THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Helllooo House people....New challenge at The House That Stamps Built going on and it's an inspiration challenge...a photo and/or a color palette...you choose.   



I love to create different backgrounds for images and sometimes I go a little on the simple side....I think this is one of those.  I used RI #3415-I "Adirondack Chair"   and the sentiment isng Yo RI#1214-G "Knowing You".  

Here's the inspiration.  Have some fun and join us!  


If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from the first week's DCC challenge"Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

Come on over and play along with our AUGUST CHALLENGES and get additional opportunities to win some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For additional detail on this challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FLUFFING YOUR (RED) TUTU

Hi there Junkies....

Unless you were napping, you must have seen the fabulous and fun stamp "Fluff Your Tutu" just released (August 2017) from Technique Junies.

I haven't used my supply of Stickles in a long time, but I loved how they worked on this stamp image after embossing it on black cs with white ep.  I stamped the background layer with "Here We Go Round In Circles" set, using black an red ink.  For additional detail I added Nuvo Glitter Markers to the centers of the circles.  




What a fun stamp this is.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and check out all the awesome stamps from Technique Junkies....I'll help you shop....you can use my personal 10% discount if you'd like.  Just add it to the coupon code area at check out.  

Have a crafty day... 



Monday, August 14, 2017

POTW - STAMPING TIP - REPURPOSE CLEAR PACKAGING FOR STAMPING

Hi there, 

I'm here with a helpful stamping tip for you instead of a project.  

Often times, especially with rubber stamps, it's difficult to decide just where you'd like an image on your project.  The stamp positioners, or MISTI  are wonderful tools, but in the case of being undecided as to where you'd like the image or sentiment, this is a great tip and comes in handy for me often.  



Shown in this photo are two pieces of packaging materials.  The one on the left is a sturdier piece of acrylic that came in something, while the one the right is a celophane package.  Both work equally well.  

I cut the pieces a little larger than an A2 card because that's the card size I usually make.  


You don't need the MISTI or stamp positioner for this step, but in the photo I used the MISTI because my cardstock was already in it.  

I placed the acrylic piece right on top of my CS and began placing my stamp around it while I decided where I might like the image to be.  



At this point, you can move the acrylic piece around and around the area of your CS and get a good idea of where it pleases you.  If you're using a MISTI, you can wipe the image off the acrylic piece, move the stamp and repeat the step.  



The same process applies to the sentiment.  It's a great way to get the right sentiment in the right place.  

When you're ready, just slide your acrylic off the CS and ink and stamp.  Finish as you'd like.  



The stamps I used here are RI# 3602-P "First Light" and RI# 3212-H "To Everything".  

I hope you like this little tip, it’s been helpful to me for many years and I hope it is for you.   

Have a happy day and I hope you get some craft time.  


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AUGUST 2017 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there House friends....

It's Tic, Tac, Toe challenge time at The House That Stamps Built .  



I chose to go with the middle row right straight across from left to right; background wash, pastel colors and Stenciling.  The stamps I used were RI #2423-L "Under The Sea" and RI #8623-D "Brighten"



If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from last week's DCC challenge "Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

Come on over and play along with our AUGUST CHALLENGES and get additional opportunities to win some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For additional detail on this challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Hi there Junkies....

Today is the LAST DAY to get the newest August Release stamps at 15% off.  You don't have to add a code, it automatically is applied to your purchase.  

Here's a little card I did the other day using one of the stamps from the new August release called "Hibiscus Panel".  


This image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using my MozArt brush pens and and aqua brush.  The bg was created using the same pens and a watercolor wash.  I then sprinkled it with water and used a paper towel to lift the color and created the "orb" detail.  After it dried, acrylic black paint and water was mixed and sprinkled over the image for additional detail.  A final touch was adding clear sequins after die cutting the panel and layering it onto a watercolor paper panel colored with Brusos to help accent the image and the colors. 

This image is fabulous and I know I'll be using more and more.

I hope this card inspired you!!! 

Don't forget about the 15% off discount on all the new stamps and if you'd like a little more on all the other stamps that Technqiue Junkies offers, please us my discount code TJ10CHERI - just add the code before checking out and a 10% discount will be applied.  

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

AUGUST 2017 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello House Friends!!!! 

It's my turn to host a Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built and I have been re-watching a bunch of my favorite movies lately and thought it might be fun to create a card using one of those movies as the subject and challenge you to do the same.  

My favorite movies are girly flicks....I can't help it, I'm a romantic at heart.  Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Sleepless in Seattle, Sweet Home Alabama....oh, I had so many to chose from.  

Sweet Home Alabama won out....I attempted to capture the lightening striking the sand on the beach and creating beautiful glass from the movie.  



I did say "attempted"  I wasn't creative or artistic enough to draw "lightning" for my card, so I used a tree limb stencil I had and sponged white pigment ink through it. This also helped me "light up" the sky.  I sponged the "sand" with a darker grey ink but kept the "lightning" penetrating the "sand".  I stamped RI#9503-L "Wine Glass" in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white ep.  I used Copic Markers to color the wine.  The sentiment is from the same set  RI#9510-E "Wine Time".

I hope you'll play along...it might be a little harder than some other challenges, but that's what a challenge is.  Just enjoy the process.  

For details on how to enter and what you might win, please link on over to THE HOUSE and get the details.  

For even more incredible creations and to see what movies rock the Rock Stars, take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TECHNIQUE JUNKIES STAMPS AUGUSTS 2017 NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP


Hello Junkies!!!  We're here with our August Release blog hop and I think you're going to be blown away by all the creations from this fabulous DT.  ALL the new August stamps from this release are ON SALE at 15% off until August 8th!  If you like them, I encourage you to buy them now while you can grab that discount.  

If you get lost, here's the link to the beginning of the hop.

If you came here from the incredibly talented Lanette Erikson's blog then you have an idea of what I'm talking about.  Didn't you love her creations?  

For this blog hop, I'm showcasing Your Kind of Crazy, Never Stop Flying and Vine Beauty.  






Now, please head on over to my friend and super talented Kathy Stacy's blog she's going to absolutely wow you with her creations.  

Do you love shopping for Technique Junkies Stamps?  Would you love to have a 10% discount on your entire stamp order (the new August Stamps excluded), then I'm pleased to offer you my discount code, TJ10Cheri.  



 Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

JULY 2017 ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello House friends....

We've got another anything goes challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built, so wind up your creativity and come on over and play along.



For this card I used RI#10506-J "Wavy Circle Frame" which I stamped 3 times in a brown dye ink.  I then built a floral arrangement around the two back ones with RI#10207-E "Flower Cluster Solid" and RI#10204-D "Leaf Cluster Solid".  The sentiment is from the RI #9800 "Happy Set".  I added some white NUVO Crystal Drops to the centers of the flowers and amazingly, while they dried, they absorbed the color of the Distress Oxide Inks I had stamped the flowers with.  

I hope you found some inspiration and will come over and play along with us at THE HOUSE.  The details of how to play along and what you can win can be found there.  

For even more incredible creations for the Anything Goes Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FOREVER FRIENDS

Hello Junkies!  

There were so many fabulous stamps in the July Release and playing with them has been one of my guilty pleasures.  

For today's post I wanted to show you a technique called "Watered Dylusions Tutorial" from the Bodacious Background Stamps CD .  This technique plays with Dylusion sprays and I chose "Everything Dandelion" for the background stamp.  I did a little switch and added another over stamping of the bg stamp with white pigment ink and heat embossed it with white ep.  I also added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops for additional texture and dimension.  The sentiment is from the "Sentimental Sayings" set.




I hope you found some inspiration here today and you don't want to miss the August Release one week from today, August 1.  I promise you will love each and every stamp.  

If you'd like to purchase some Technique Junkies Stamps and would like a little discount in your order, please use my discount code TJ10CHERI...just add it in the coupon area before checking out.  (July Release Stamps are excluded)


Okay, that's it for me this time.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week and get some crafting time.  



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

JULY 2017 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Helloooo House friends!!!!  

It's inspiration challenge time at The House That Stamps Built, let's get playing....

My card uses RI#4111-F "Starfish (sm)", 2410-I "Conch Shell", 2418-E "Scallop Shell".  The sentiment is RI#2512-E "Just a Note" and I also used RI#2711-I "Cattails" for a bg element.  After sponging and masking with Distress Inks, I used a crackle stencil to add the depth of texture to the sky and the sand.  My white gel pen was used to add the "waves" on the beach and some highlights to the shells.  




Here's the inspiration.  Head on over to THE HOUSE for all the details on how to enter and what you could win.  



For even more incredible creations for the Inspiration Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JOY SHARED

Hey there, Junkies!!! 

Just a quick post with a new card I made using one of the new stamps from the Technique Junkies July 2017 release.  



The face on this lady just explodes with happiness and I just had to give her some love.  The stamp is called "Joy and Laughter" and I colored it with my Chameleon Colortone pencils.  After coloring the image, I drew a border around the frame with the purple color of my Nuvo Northern Lights Glitter Markers.  The background was created with a stencil from my stash and sponging white pigment ink through it.  I paired the image with one of the sentiments from "Sentimental Sayings" that I heat embossed with white ep.  

I hope I've offered you some inspiration.  

If you love the TJ Stamps and would like a little discount on purchasing them, please feel free to use my code for a 10% deal on all stamps except those from the July release.  


 

Thanks for stopping by.  

INVITE:  We have a FB page....we'd love you to join.
INVITE:  We have a new challenge...we'd love you to play along!  




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

JULY TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house friends....it's Wednesday and that means it's another challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built.  

It's Tic, Tac, Toe time and here's a card I made with the new challenge using RI Stamps #1602-P "Feline Friendly" and From the Plate 9900  two words, "hi" and "friend".  I chose the last vertical line of friends, lime green and stitching.  My stitching is a stitched rectangle die.  





This was an easy card to create so I hope you're inspired to play along with our challenge this week and join the tic, tac, toe fun.  All the details on how to enter and what you can win are at THE HOUSE.  


For even more incredible creations for the Designer's Choice Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLEGE FOR JULY 2017

Hello and welcome to another Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  This month it's Deonna's turn to challenge us and she has choosen "Make a Scene".  


For my scene I used RI#4211-K "Beaver", RI#3412-C "Gulls in Flight", RI#2708-M "Pine Branch", RI#2714-D "Small Pine Forest" and the sentiment is RI2501-H "Happy Birthday From".  The coloring was done with Copic Markers.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration and will play along in the challenge this week.  

For even more incredible creations for the Designer's Choice Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley



Saturday, July 1, 2017

JULY 2017 NEW STAMP RELEASE FOR TECHNIQUE JUNKIES


Extra, extra.....it's blog hop time for a new July stamp release from Technique Junkies stamps!!!  All the new released stamps will be available at a 15% off discount until JULY 8.  

If you came from the uber talented Lanette's blog, you're in the right place.  That lady is loaded with talent, isn't she?  If you stopped by and didn't see the beginning of the hop, you can start it HERE.  



It's nearly time for the great American celebration of Independence Day on July 4th, and the official opening of summer!  This set  "Watermelon Summer" is fabulous...loaded with space for coloring or embellishing any way you want.  The technique I used to achieve the look here was watercoloring Distress Inks on kraft cs and enhancing the color with Copic Markers.


I had a watercolor paper scrap that I had used to play with my Color Burst powerders.  It had been sitting around for a few weeks and when I saw this new "Palm Collage", I thought I'd use the scrap as a background for it. Stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white ep.  I combined it with the new sentiment "When the Sky Touches the Sea"  which was heat embossed on vellum in black ep.   


What a fabulous stamp "Part of the Dance" is.  I think the sentiment is so uplifting and sends a positive message...and easy stamp to use in so many instances.  The bg was created by blowing the watercolor drops through a straw.  



Another fabulous stamp being released this month is "Perspective".  I can relate so well to this sentiment and I love the image that accompanies it.  I hand drew an "awing" over the top of the swing to ground it.  I added some Washi tape to "top" the awing.  The background was made with a paper napkin.   

I have a coupon for you if you'd like to get a 10% discount on all TJ stamps (excluding the July release stamps).  Just use it at check out and enjoy your purchase.  


INVITE:  We have a FB page....we'd love you to join.
INVITE:  We have a new challenge...we'd love you to play along!  

That's it from me.  Now head on over to the incredible blog of Kathy Stacy and see her incredible creations.  Enjoy the hop. 





















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