Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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 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


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 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


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.  

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