Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Helllllooooo House Peeps!!!  

It's Wednesday and there's a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built!  It's time for another Tic, Tac, Toe challenge and here it is

Just look at all these fun options!!!!!  I decided to do one of the diagonals; Jewel Tones, Clean and Simple and Dogs.  

Hands down, one of the cutest ever stamps is RI#8104-I "Happy Puppy" .  I did a little masking and got a group of them together, LOL.  I added RI# 5118-H "Heart Sil Lg" making balloons from the stamp with the jewel tone colors, and the sentiment is RI# 8610-D "Party".  

For even more incredible DCC challenge inspiration take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

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

I hope you'll come over to The House and play along with our TTT Challenge - details of how to enter and what you could win are found there.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll find some crafting's fun there.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Hellooooo Junkies!!!!! 

This Sunday we'll be celebrating Father's Day here in the States.  There are some really great male stamps in the store at Technique Junkies and today I'm playing with one of the most recent ones called "Hats Off to Dad" from the May release.  

Truth be told...this set doesn't just cover Father's Day, it could be a birthday, or any occasion where you might want to honor a father.  Let your imagination go wild.  It's really a fun set. I did some surgery on the set I have and cut all the hats off into individual pieces.  I can always reassemble them if I want to, but I like the idea that I can use these hats in many other ways individually.   

In addition to the Hat's Off set on this card, I used a cool stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils called "City Windows".  I placed the stencil on a white cs layer and sponged Distress Inks.  First, Fresh Squeezed Lemon and then on just the base of the "windows",  Mustard Seed for some shadow and contrast.  I then stamped each hat in one of the windows with Archival black ink.  For additional detail I added little "stitch" marks around each one with my ultra-fine Sharpie black pen.  Finally, I added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen to each hat.  The sentiment, stamped with Archival black and heat embossed with clear ep, was die cut with a rectangle die and frame set.   

For this card, I also used "Here We Go Round in Circles" to build my bg.  I used a variety of colored dye inks I have for the colored dots.  After stamping the hats "floating" with Archival black in, I sprinkled clear ep over them and heat embossed.  Giving them a little added dimension.  The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed the same way.  I cut a piece of dp, to accent the die fin cut over the sentiment piece, and, I added faux stitching in both white and black along the edges. 

So, that's it for me today.  I hope you find some inspiration and get your craft's fun there!  

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