Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Hi there house friends!  

My mojo kicked in a few weeks ago...have no idea where it went on vacation, but it wasn't close by, that's for sure.  

Here we are with the oh, so, popular anything goes challenge for The House That Stamps Built.   I hope you'll play along.

I've had a creative week and I hope you enjoyed my nautical pick of the week on Monday.  You still have time to purchase the stamps I used for a 20% off discount but it ends on Sunday, April 1.  So if you'd like to purchase these stamps, hurry over to the Repeat Impressions Stamp store and grab them.  Just click the link I provided above and see the stamps and then get over to the store and enjoy.

This is my card for the anything goes challenge.  I decided to us my Polychromo pencils to color these two images RI#4315-J "Hummingbird" , RI#1505-N "Rose Border".  The sentiment is RI#1904-I "A Special Wish".  


Join our challenge by posting your creationg at THE HOUSE.  The details on how to enter and what you might win are found there.  

Would you like more won't be disappointed with the creations at the blogs of my awesome team mates...check them out. 

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  Don't forget to shop the Repeat Impressions store and get the 20% discount I mention above.  All other stamps you might like can be purchased with a full 10% off discount by just using my discount code RR10cw at check out. 

I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Hello Junkies,

Creating this card was so easy and quick and the results were stunning (I think).  

Shop the Technique Junkies store for this stamp "Old Pier" and recreate it your own way.  It's one of those stamps that can carry any message, which is why I didn't add a sentiment to my card.  It could be a sympathy card, a birthday card, a thinking of you, card...anything.  And wouldn't it make a lovely card for a gift pack of note cards for a special gift for someone?  If you're shopping the Technique Junkies Stamps store and want to purchase this stamp (or any other stamps in the shop INCLUDING Ken Oliver Color Burst pigment powders) and would like a 10% discount off your entire order, use my coupon code of TJ10Cheri.  

To create this card, I stamped the image on a white cs panel with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then used a Distress Oxide Inks and heavily sponged them over the embossing.  I then used an aqua brush to "paint" in water and lift the color to create dimension.  It's a technique shown recently on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I absolutely love the results I got here.  

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....don't forget...I have that10% discount code  which will let you get 10% off every and/or any stamps you want in the store.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  

Monday, March 26, 2018


Hello house friends!!!! 

Once again, it's my turn to pick some Repeat Impressions Stamps for you to try and if you wish to purchase them, Wendy will put them at a discount price for you - but only for one week.  So if you would like to grab these stamps and add them to your collection, do it before next Monday (April 2).  

Some of my favorite Repeat Impressions Stamps are the nautical and beach stamps.  They're great for scene stamping as well as guy cards (something we all need to have on hand once in awhile).  

I created a shadow box card using five nautical stamps.  RI#2704-H "Sailboat"RI#2418-E "Scalloped Shell", RI#2410-I "Conch Shell", RI#411-F "Starfish Sm", RI#2411-K "Pelican"and RI#2912-I "Seagull"


To create the card, I choose my stamps, a background, I cut two die cut frames, a card stock base and strips of fun foam to build up the frames and create the shadowbox effect. 

After stamping the images, I colored them with Copic Markers then fussy cut them from the panel.

Placing one of the frames on the base of the card, I traced the area where the bg would be placed through the open "window" of the frame.  This assures my background piece will be centered.  See the next two photos.

Next, I adhered the strips of fun foam to the backs of the die cut frames and started building my visual of the shadowbox.  The ship was adhered directly on the background layer card then a frame was layered against it.  I then adhered my other elements and stamps on the first frame and layer.  Finally, adding the second frame and adding the elements to that final layer.  

This was such a fun card to create and I hope you try it.  Don't forget to grab these stamps at the limited time discount price and enjoy some fun stamping.  

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