Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Hello house friends!  

It's Wednesday and a new challenge is ready for you at The House That Stamps Built.  It's a Tic, Tac, Toe challenge and I think you know the drill, but just in case you don't, you create a card or project from three elements on the graphic in either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction.  It's easy and it's fu.  For me, it's usually a great way to use up some scraps.  

This card formed from that pink scalloped die cut that was sitting in my box of paper scraps.  I stamped RI#2605-P "Ode to Spring" in a light pink dye ink one white card stock and colored it with my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  I then cut it out using the next smallest scalloped die from the same set as the one I started with.  I have had the CuddleBug "swiss dots" embossing folder for eons and thought it would make a nice background layer.  The sentiment is a combination of RI#3906-H "Easter Blessings" and RI#1304-J "Beauty of Springtime".    Finally, I added some tiny dots with Ranger's enamel accents in white around the pink scalloped oval. 

From the tic, tac, toe chart, I selected the three elements right across the top of the chart; gems/pearls, bunnies and pink.  

Come on over to THE HOUSE and join in on the challenge. You can find all the details on how to enter and what you might win there.    

For more inspiration and some incredible creations from my team mates, please check out their blogs.

Thank you for stopping by!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


 Hello Technique Junkies Stamps fans, 

My brother and sister-in-law recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary and I made them a card using a stamp set from the February 2018 release called "Faith, Hope and Love".   

What an incredibly versatile set this is and you can get it, and all other Technique Junkie Stamps that you'd like, with my personal 10% off discount, TJ10Cheri.  Just add that in the "discount code" area at check out.  Also, add some Ken Oliver Colorbursts to your order.  The discount applies to them as well.  

I used Copic markers to color the images and backgrounds.  The creation of this card was a process.  By that, I mean I started with only the plan to stamp the roses around the perimeter of the card.  I did that and colored them.  Then, I saw this space in the middle and drew line with a pencil to form an open "pool" in the center.  Then, to add more detail, I drew another line, close to the first one and doodled it.  The sentiment stamps were added and I dropped tiny drops of enamel accents in back between them.  I then went on to add more dots and detail around the roses and the background. 

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.  

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