Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello blog friends!  

The House That Stamps Built has a new challenge for you each month and it will be a Tic Tac Toe challenge.  

If you know how to play TTT, you'll find this fun and a great way to use up some of your stash.  The object is to take one item from each grid in the direction of vertical, horizontal or diagonal and create a card using those items.  

Here is this week's TTT 

Here is my card.  You can see I used the vertical center selection - Glitter, Blue and Snowman.  

We hope you'll join the new challenge this week and have some fun with it.  You can enter the challenge and get all the details at The House.  Don't forget, there's a monthly drawing for all the entries in the challenges for the month and one will win a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions stamps.  If you use RI stamps on your project you'll get two entries.  

I was remiss in not welcoming our newest DT member last week.  Please join me in welcoming our newest DT member the very talented  Donna , we're so glad she's part of our design team.  Welcome, Donna!!! 

Here are links to all the Rock Star members for more inspiration for this challenge.  

Deonna - DonnaHeather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hey there Junkies!!! 

I'm here with a really fun technique for you to try.  I don't know if it's been done before, however, it "just happened" at my craft table as I was stamping today and I loved the results.  

I started with a piece of Valentine designer paper from a 6x6 "American Crafts" pad I bought for $2.50 at AC Moore (I think). It's hard for me to pass up a deal on paper.

Anyway, I put the paper in my MISTI and using this new background stamp from Technique Junkies January Release, called "Love Overlay", I first stamped it with a dye ink called "Raspberry Jam" by Hero Arts. Without moving my stamp, I cleaned it and then moved the paper over to the left about 1/8". This time I stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink. Once more, I cleaned the stamp, after making sure the ink was dry, I then brushed anti static powder over the paper, moved the paper over another 1/8".  This time I used VersaMark ink and after stamping with it, I sprinkled Ranger Queens Gold ep over the paper and heat embossed it.  Next I used a stitched frame die to cut out the image and then sponged Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar on the panel.  

I adhered it to a card layer of "Eggplant" cs (by GKD).  I absolutely loved how that bg stamp showed itself off with this technique.  It looks so dimensional but it's only one layer!  

To finish the card, I die cut the word "Love" several time in the "eggplant" cs (A Savvy Stamp Die) and in gold paper.  I layered them one on top of the other and layered that against a banner die from MFT, also cut in "eggplant" cs. 

I hope you grab yourself some crafting time's fun there! 


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