Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Hi there house fans!!! 

It's my turn to host a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built, and since today is national "hug a bear day", my challenge is, (what else) "Bear Hug".  

Repeat Impressions has loads of adorable bear stamps, check them out and you'll also see the stamps I used for my card #1601-K Bear Hug and #1918-F "Beary Special".

  Come on over and join the challenge...we'd love to see your bear hug.  All the detail for joining the challenge can be found at THE HOUSE.  

And for some more fantastic bear hugs, check out the blogs of my team mates!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Hi there, Technique Junkies fans....

You still have a few days to grab the 15% discount for the November Release Stamps....adding my personal discount code, TJ10CHERI, for an additional 10% = 25% off this new release.  If you love these new stamps, don't miss this BIG discount offer.  

Here's a card showing how I used two of the new stamps from the November Release and it was super simple to create but it's absolutely gorgeous.  

The background was created by stamping "Delicate SnowFlakes"  on a white card stock panel with VersaMark embossing ink.  It was then heat embossed using white embossing powder creating a resist.  Then, Distress Oxide Inks were sponged over the white card stock panel and a soft cloth was used to remove the ink from the embossed areas. (the resist) 

The sentiment "Faith, Hope, Love"  was added to the card base panel by stamping it in VersaMark and heat embossing in gold embossing powder.  But, before I did that, I lightly sprayed Shimmering Bliss Spray "Iridescent" over the card base.  It's so subtle but it's absolutely gorgeous. The snowflake panel was "framed" using Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  The entire panel was adhered using mounting tape.  

 I love creating cards with Technique Junkies Stamps and I hope I've inspired you.  You only have 2 more days to get this full 25% discount, I hope you don't miss it.  

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to use my discount coupon for a full 10% off all your Technique Junkies Stamps purchases.  

Monday, November 5, 2018


Hi House Friends!  

I've been playing around (and having so much fun) with the Ranger Alcohol Lift Ink.  Some of you may have seen the cards I created previously using the Alcohol Lift Ink, now I thought I'd show you how I play with it today at The House That Stamps Built blog  

All the Repeat Impressions Stamps I'm using in this post will be available to you for 20% off Until November 11, 2018.  Grab them while you can.  Use discount coupon POTW11518

You need these supplies:

Alcohol Inks (your choice of colors), Yupo or any non-porous paper, A separate piece of card stock (I used white), Alcohol Lift-Ink, Blending Solution (optional), plastic gloves (optional, but they make it less messy on your hands), stamps of your choice.  

This photo shows the results of using the Alcohol Blending Solution (left) and just the blending of the alcohol inks alone (right).  You can decide which you'd prefer for your project.  I'll be using the one on the right for my project today.  Before stamping, it's very important to let these papers dry completely.  

You're next step is to place your alcohol ink Yupo paper and your card stock side by side.  Inking up your stamp with the Alcohol Lift-Ink, stamp it on the Yupo paper.  I let the stamp sit on the paper for a minute before lifting.  I then place and stamp the inked stamp on my card stock piece and turning back to the Yupo paper, I take a soft cloth and tap the image inked area on the Yupo paper, lifting the ink and seeing the magic. (Note:  Be careful not to wipe the cloth over the image or it will smear)  
Both results are posted in the next photo. 

Finally, use your images as you'd like.  I made a couple of Thanksgiving cards using these RI Stamps, #3308-M "The Pastor's House", #3214-G "Thanksgiving Blessings", #3306-I "Falling Leaves" and #3313-E "Oak Leaf".  

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, thanks for stopping by. 


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