Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Hi there, House friends!!!!! 

I hope you're all keeping warm and aren't a part of this incredible freeze we've been experiencing here in the northeast USA for the past week!!! 

I'm not trying to prolong the winter with my card for the ATG challenge at The House That Stamps Built, but I wanted to make a winter birthday card for a guy and was inspired by a walk through the woods on a snowy day.  

Did you know the oak leaves are the last to lose their leaves in fall?  So that means their steadfastness forces them to endure the snow and whatever else winter weather can throw at them.  Sturdy and strong, the leaves are as is the tree is itself.  

The Repeat Impressions stamps I used to create this card are RI#5110-I "Oak Leaf Sil"  and RI#1113-D "Birthday".  

The process to create this card began with a watercolor wash background on watercolor paper.  

The leaf stamp was stamped and off stamped in various directions with a waterproof ink to create the mass of leaves. The sentiment was then stamped in the area of choice in Clair VersaFine Ink "Autumn Leaves".  (Love this ink).  

Using some white gouache and water and a small paint brush, I splatted it over the panel before mounting it on various panels and finally the card base.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and I hope you'll play along with this challenge as well as all the challenges we've had this month.  You can enter each week's challenge all month long.  So there's plenty of time to enter all the challenges this month.  There is a $25.00 gift certificate for some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps up for grabs.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  Check it out and then please join us!!!  

For more incredible inspiration for this challenge, please visit the blogs of my team will be amazed by their projects.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  


Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Hello Technique Junkies fans!!! 

A friend of mine recently adopted a kitty from a shelter...not just any kitty, an older kitty.  Older kitties aren't most people's first choice for adoption, but one got lucky.  It inspired me to create this card.  

I created a card using the adorable "Cat Frame" image, designed exclusively for Technique Junkies by Janine Tinklenberg of Mitten State Stamps. This stamp premiered in this month's new release and I adore this face.  

I paired it with one of the sentiments from "French Sentiments"  from another stamp set from the January Release.  

I wanted a very simple and quick background, so I chose "Faint Scratches" .  It's subtle yet gives a nice texture.  For a touch of detail, I added the die cut heart and added Glossy Accents to the eyes and the heart.  

All the stamps I used for this card (and all other stamps and some supplies) can be purchased at Technique Junkies Store at a 10% discount if you used my personal discount code TJ10CHERI.  

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

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