Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Hello house friends,

Here we are at the beginnig of a new month at The House That Stamps Built and we're off and running with a new challenge for you.  

It's Designer's Choice and today it's Shirley's choice and her challenge is to make a sympathy card.  Not the most cheerful of cards to make, but necessary cards to have on hand. 

My card uses RI#1704-P "Great Blue Heron", which I stamped on blue cs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white ep.  I used my Chemeleon Colortone pencils to color the image.  The sentiment is RI#4025-F "Deepest Sympathy".  Again it was stamped with VersaMark ink on black cs and embossed with white ep.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and for lots more inspiration, check out my team mates blogs

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

For all the details on how to play along with this challenge, head on over to THE HOUSE.  And don't forget to check to see if you won in our month long challenge for August.  

Thanks so much
for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hello Junkies!  

Did you get to join in our our new release hop for September?  It was fabulous and two people won a $100.00 gift certificate.  Congratulations to those winners!

Don't forget you have until Friday, September 8th to get 15% off any and/or all of the new  Technique Junkies September stamps so, if you haven't already done your shopping, don't miss this great discount opportunity.  

I painted this fabulous "Holly Bird" stamp with Distress Markers after being inspired by this video by Jill Foster.  It took some time, but I really love the results. 

After the stamping and painting, I fussy cut along the edge of the leaves and then backed it with some gold cs.  Then the whole layer was mounted with dimentional tape and adhered to a base layer of teal colored cs.   

The sentiment is from another new set called "Gifts of Christmas, Set of 5" which I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white ep.  

I hope you found some inspiration here and if you'd like a little more enabling, and would like to purchase any other Technique Junkies stamps (excluding those from the September release), please use my coupon code at check out and save yourself 10%.  

Thanks for stopping by...have a crafty week.  

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