Saturday, March 24, 2018


A very happy birthday post to Wendy Wyman, originator and artist for Repeat Impressions Stamps and The House That Stamps Built Blog.  

RI Stamps used for this card are #2611-J "LadySlipper" and #1904-I "A Special Wish".

I love being on the design team and playing with the fabulous stamps that Wendy creates.  Thanks for letting me hang out and play with your awesome stamps, Wendy.  I hope your birthday is one of your best birthdays everah!  


Friday, March 23, 2018


Hey there house friends....this is a quick post to let you know you should check out the Repeat Impressions FaceBook Page tomorrow as we celebrate Wendy Wyman's birthday.  

Wendy is the stamp designer, creator extraordinaire of Repeat Impressions Stamps and The House That Stamps Built Blog.  

Being part of the Repeat Impressions design team (the Rock Stars) has been a highlight of my crafting life for the past 6 years and I am so grateful to Wendy (and her sidekick hubby, Bill) for taking me on and letting me showcase her awesome designs.  

Here's a sneak peak of the card I made for Wendy.  I'll post it on the Repeat Impressions FB page tomorrow.  Please come on over and see what others will be posting and take the opportunity to also wish Wendy a Happy Birthday.  

See you there.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Hello house friends!  

Wednesday is challenge day at The House That Stamps Built, and this week it's an inspiration challenge.

I stamped the image RI#9606-K "Margarita Glass" three times, masking as I went in order to get them lined up in back of each other.  Keeping the masks in place I sponged the bg with Distress Oxide Inks.  I removed the masked and colored the glasses with Copic Markers.  I used some "snow" glitter I've had around for a long time, to enhance the glasses and make it look like salt around the rims.  The sentiment is a partial stamp of RI#3935-F "Spring Is...."   The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  For a little detail, I added white dots on the 'table cloth' with my white gel pen.  

Here's your go-to inspiration - I picked up on the colors and the containers.

There you have it!  Come on over to THE HOUSE and join in on the inspiration challenge!  

You will love these blogs of my team mates...showing off their fabulous work using this inspiration.  

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hello there, Junkies!  

There's so much creativity going on using Technique Junkies Stamps as well as our FaceBook Page.  There's also a Technique Junkies YouTube Channel, hosted by our creator, Pat Huntoon where she demonstrates lots of techniques for card makers.  Check them all out.  

We also have a monthly challenge. (This month it's an adorable sketch)  In order to win this challenge you must use Technique Junkies Stamps in your creation.  You say you don't have any TJ stamps?  Well....I have a 10% discount code (TJ10CHERI) which will let you get 10% off every and/or any stamps you want in the store.  

Here's how you do it - Shop.Use my discount Code TJ10Cheri.Get Your Stamps.Join Challenge.Enter to Win $25.00 worth of more fabulous TJ Stamps. discount also applies to Ken Oliver ColorBurst Pigment Powders.   YAY!!! 

I'm sharing a card with you today using some of those powders to make my background and an awesome stamp from the February 2018 Release called "Something Different".  

I used water color paper to create my background.  I started with a water wash and mixed my pigments on a palette before adding them to the panal.  I love how those powders have tiny fragments of different colors (see the greens and blues) within them.  You never know what you'll get and I love that spontaneity of this.  I used Adirondack Pesto ink to stamp the image using my MISTI.  After I got that image, I moved the card panel barely 1/16th inch and stamped it again in Versafine "Toffee" color ink for a yellowish "shadow".  I used NUVO citrus green mousse with water to color the inside of the butterfly....what happened is it lifted the pigment bg but left a pretty sheen.  I love happy accidents.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and I hope to see you on our FaceBook page and in our challenge.  Don't forget, you can use my discount to get those stamps you want and need for our challenge.  

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