Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Repeat Impression's Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is letting us go wild with an Anything Goes Challenge - whoah!!! What ya' gonna do?  I'm posting one of the cards I made earlier this week as I was doing my Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  
I used some of the mineral paper I had left over and heat embossed the white Large Butterfly on vellum and then embossed the You did it sentiment on a panel of vellum.

With a wide open challenge like this - it is always interesting to see what you do.  I come away with some great inspiration - so show us what you did!

You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Project of the Week

Wowie!! I just got back from an event for card makers where we learned new techniques and found some fabulous inspiration.  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has asked me to do Project of the Week and I'll show you one of the techniques we learned.  Here are the supplies you will need.

1.  Mineral Paper - First a little about mineral paper -- it's made from rocks - not trees!  It is silky, very flexible and a dream to work with.  I can't believe how soft and creamy it is.  This pad is 11x14.
2.  Alcohol Inks - in your favorite colors (3-4 colors)
3.  Rubbing Alcohol - needs to be the 99% - the 70% doesn't work as well and tends to just wet the paper.

That's it for supplies.

Take one sheet and drop your chosen colors one at a time onto the paper in random drops - you can fill the entire page or leave some white areas.

Spray the paper with the alcohol or randomly add drops of the alcohol.  It is amazing the patterns the alcohol makes -- WARNING --- it is addictive! (and fun!)


Then have stamps and dies ready to cut out and stamp - before you know it you will have 8-10 cards made in no time!  Great for making card sets to give as gifts.

Here are 6 of the 8 cards I made.  The other two will be posted on different challenges.


I used the sentiments Thanks So Much, Hello and Get Well Soon.

These use the sentiments Thanks So Much, time to celebrate and Happy Birthday.

I hope you give this a try.  Be sure to wear an apron - alcohol inks stain (ask me how I know).  It is fun and I'd love to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Repeat Impression's Inspiration Challenge

Hey friends, after a couple of weeks off - I'm back......  Today Wendy owner of  Repeat Impressions has an Inspiration Pallet for us to try.
Oh, my goodness don't you just love those colors!!  Here is my card.
I went with the dark tones and it so reminded me of coffee!  Everything reminds me of coffee.  Wanna know a secret?  That paper is wall paper!  Yikes - found it in an old Wallpaper Sample book.  The coffee cup image is called Thanks a Latte and the sentiment is from the Bottoms Up series.

So how about your - great time to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!

We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Special Lady Challenge

Today at Repeat Impressions we have been challenged to make a card for a special lady.  This card is going to a friend I don't get to see but once a year.

I did a no line watercoloring technique for the image called Spring Blossoms.  The sentiment Sending Smiles was head embossed with black embossing powder on a piece of vellum cut out with the rectangle from the Flip Stitch Die set so that it would match with the stitched rectangle.

Do you have a special lady you would like to make a card for.  Why not take the challenge and send that card out?  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Special Lady Challenge

Good morning!  The challenge for this week at Repeat Impressions is "Anything Goes".  I love this kind of challenge because I get to try out new techniques I've been wanting to try.  Here is my card.


For this I used an ink blending tool and ink to make the background and then stamped with clear Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background stamp is Flower Power Background Stamp and the sentiment is Life is not....

We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Inspirational Challenge

Good Morning, Friends!  Today Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions has an Inspirational Challenge for us.  Here is the picture:
And here is my card:
I have so many friends who are into quilting, I thought this would be a great card to send.  Here are the details of the challenge:

Your project needs to use the photo for inspiration.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.


Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Good Morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions ask me to issue a challenge for this week -- and my challenge to the Rock Star Design Team and to you ---- make a project - card, layout or 3-D decoration and use a die cut -- now that can be with a die or you can fussy cut  and that counts as a die.  Today I used a die from Repeat Impressions called Fancy Flip Die, a fussy cut butterfly from Repeat Impressions called Small Butterfly from the Summer Series.  The sentiment called Soaring by.....was fussy cut also.


Your project needs to use a die - or a fussy cut.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

Good Morning Friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has created a sketch for us to follow for this challenge.  Here is her sketch.
And here is a card I made.


The sentiment from the Quilting Series is called Good Friends.  

Now it's your turn to join us in this week's challenge.  Your project needs to use the sketch pictured above.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Monday, March 27, 2017

Super Fast Pocket Card

Good Morning stamping friends!  Today for the Project of the Week I'll show you how to make a really super fast card with your paper trimmer or exacto knife and your favorite Repeat Impressions sentiment stamp.

List of supplies

paper trimmer (or exacto knife)
ruler
paper

Cut two parallel lines the width of the decorative paper you want to use on the front of your folded card, using the exacto knife or paper trimmer.


Center and stamp the sentiment on the slit.
Insert the decorative paper into the slit.

Here are a few cards made in less than 5 minutes.  Soooo quick and easy!  The first one uses a piece of decorative paper and the Happy Spring sentiment.  The second used a piece of dry embossed vellum and the Thank you sentiment with the sentiment heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The last one is a piece of printed acetate and the Celebrating you sentiment.




This is a really fast way to make a card - hope you enjoy trying your hand at this technique.  Have a happy stamping day!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!

Today, we are celebrating a very special lady!

Wendy Wyman, owner of Repeat Impressions Stamps, has a birthday today,
and we all want to wish her a wonderful day...

When Wendy was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

The next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and running a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  And so....in 1996, Wendy and Bill established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

We hope that you will join us today, as we hop together for Wendy!

A note to Wendy from all of us:

Wendy, you are the sweetest, and most generous person we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves working for someone that is more professional,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We each look up to you, we admire you, and we respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here is the Birthday card I made for Wendy - Happy Birthday!


The cups and sentiment are from the Pairings Series and called Thanks a Latte.  I wanted to thank Wendy for being such a good friend and encourager and hope her birthday is as special as she is. 


Please hop along to see what my fellow Rock Stars have to share for Wendy!



Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Repeat Impression's Anything Goes Challenge

Repeat Impressions Challenge for this week is called Anything Goes -- don't you just love it when Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gives us this kind of challenge!  Here is my project:
I made a pop-up box card.  These are so much fun to make!  I used the image called Sittin' Pretty,  paired with the sentiment Chicken Soup....  The dogs are Wagging Pup and Scruffy Pup paired with the sentiment Dogs Laugh.


Now it's your turn.  This is a wide open challenge and Anything Goes....  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Repeat Impression's Inspiration Palette Challenge

Good Morning.  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions uses an Inspiration Palette for this week's challenge.  Here is your inspiration:
You can use the colors or the image or both for your project.  Here is a card I made.
The image is from the Big Boys Toys called Harley and the sentiment is Thinking of You.

Your project needs to use the Inspiration pictured above.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Good Morning!  Today we have a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions.  Here it is
And here is my card:  I used Pets, Bright Colors and Sponging.
The image is Curiosity Cat and The cat's out..... is the sentiment.

Your project needs to use the Tic-Tac-Toe board pictured above.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Repeat Impressions Long Tall Sally Challenge

Hi fellow stampers!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions  challenges us to a "Long Tall Sally" project.  Here is the card I made.
It is legal size and I've used the sentiment called Beauty of Springtime.  It has a Happy Easter Greeting at the bottom, but I did a little masking so that that part was not on this card.  It started out as a masculine card - but somehow morphed into more of a feminine one.  Go figure.... Next week - it's gotta go masculine.

Your project needs to be a long card.  We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hello friends!  Today Repeat Impressions challenge is called Anything Goes -- and anything goes!  Here is my card.  I so desperately need some masculine cards so for the next few weeks I'll be going for a manly look for my cards.
This one uses the image called Compass and the Happy Birthday sentiment and the squares are made using Repeat Impressions Flip Die Set and Flip Fancy Die Set

Let your imagination run wild!!   We look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

  • Kathy...
  • Heather 
  • Patti
  • Shirley
  • Laurie
  • Cheri... 
  • Deonna... 
  • Joy .... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

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