Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Inspiration from Repeat Impressions

Hello friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has issued this challenge Inspiration Photo.
Beautiful colors!  Here is my card:
I used an image called Under the Sea and the Message from Me sentiment.  The image was cut with a Circut Maker and popped up with double foam dots. 

If you join in with us in this challenge, you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tic Tac Toe Time!

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a Tic Tac Toe Challenge for us. -- here it is
I jumped on this one because I have a friend who just had a baby -- 3 weeks early --- so this was my opportunity to take the first line of Buttons, Babies and Pastel colors.  Here is my card

I used the image called Baby, an image (button center) and sentiment from the Babies Categories.  The baby and button center were popped up for some added dimension.

Wouldn't this be a fun tic tac toe challenge? --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

One Layer Challenge

Good Morning!  Today for the Repeat Impressions challenge, it's Donna's turn to issue the challenge and she wants us to make a One Layer card.  That's a great challenge!  I put my creative mojo to work on this one.  -- I like layers, so this was a challenge for me!  But here is my card featuring one of my favorite images that I decided to watercolor called Nubble Light sm.

Because I didn't want to put the sentiment on the front I put the sentiment called Sending Smiles.... inside.  This sentiment is from the Big Boys Toys series
Wanna join us in this challenge? --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Anything Goes Challenge at Repeat Impressions!

Ok - here we go ..... --- Love, love this challenge...  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions seems to know exactly what day to announce the exact challenge I need.

I have love "experimenting" with watercolors.  I stink at watercoloring! HAAHA - but I have had fun working, watching videos and learning.  This card was a fail/learning card - I diligently watercolored it after watching a video - and it was an epic failure!  But instead of throwing it in the trash.  I took a wide brush and painted water all over it and then because I didn't even want to look at it, I covered it up with a paper towel.  I went off to do some other things and came back to clean up.  Oh my - all the colors were softened and actually looked pretty good.  So.....here's my card


I heat embossed with white embossing powder the Flower Power Background stamp (one of my favorites) and put the Happy Spring sentiment on a vellum die cut.

Now is a good time to join in the challenge --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.

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.  If it's watercoloring - great - I want to see what you do!
Thank you for looking at my card.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Stained Glass Stamping

Good morning!  It's my turn to do Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  I have to say this one was so much fun - I got a little carried away and this took very little time to finish.

Here are your supplies
A few copics or pencils
Embossing Supplies
Misti Stamping or stamping block
A few framing dies
medium weight vellum
Stamps:
Rose Window
Iris Window
Cross Window
Grape Window

1.  Heat emboss each stamp with black embossing powder.  I know that some do not like to emboss with black powder - but use a good embossing buddy, embossing magic tool or an EK success tool and cover your vellum well, the black embossing powder then will only stick to the stamped image. Then melt the embossing powder.   I stamped 4 at a time here.

2.  Turn the embossed window images over and color on the BACKSIDE.  This is quick and does not have to be perfect.
3.  Pick out your favorite die frames and frame up your colored windows.  I cut 4 at a time on my die cutting machine and again this is a very quick process.  I put the heat embossed side up (colored side down) and I used a xyron sticker machine to attach the colored vellum windows to the die cut frames.

4.  Then these were put on a small die cut note card.  Now I have 4 note cards made in less than 30 minutes.

I have to say I just love these little square stain glass windows.  They are so so so pretty.  Here are my finished cards.

The Cross Window(my favorite) was off-set so that the sunshine embossing would show.  These little note cards are about 4x4.

Thanks for looking at my project of the week.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Repeat Impression Inspiration Palette Challenge

Hello Stamping Friends!  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has issued an Inspirational Challenge for this week.  Here is the picture
WOW - aren't those colors gorgeous!!

Here is my card
The Morning Glories images were colored with copics and cut out using my Cricut Maker.  Four images were cut and I layered them with popdots.  The Happy Birthday is from the sentiment called Wishing you happiness - but I did a little stamp surgery so that the Happy Birthday part of the sentiment would fit on the vellum die cut.  A few pearls were added to dry embossed cardstock. Although you can't see, the morning glories were covered with Wink of Stella.

Now is a good time to join in the challenge --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.


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.
Thank you for looking at my card.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tic-Tac-Toe Time at Repeat Impressions

Hi friends!  What a great time to be stamping!  Today on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, she has put up this Tic Tac Toe Challenge for us.
And here is my card
I used Polkadots, Paper piecing and pink.  I just love these little Ballerina pigs - I dressed them up in little tutu's cut out of designer paper - the middle one is on a mini-wobbler - so she dances.  The sentiment is called Hope your Birthday...

What stamps do you have that would fit with this tic-tac-toe challenge?  Now is a good time to join in the challenge --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.


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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

All Creatures Great & Small

Good Morning!  Have you ever read the book All Creatures Great & Small by James Herriot?  It is a book near and dear to our family's heart.  My husband was a veterinarian and our family relates to so many of the situations in the book.  Our family read this book out loud when our kids were small.  

Cheri, one of the Rock Star Designers for Repeat Impressions issued us the challenge to do a card with "all creatures great & small".  So here is my card


It is a triple "door open" card - I used the images called Tiny Bird(flight) and Tiny Bird(front).  These are such cute little birds - I did a mirror stamping with the one on the left.  The sentiment is called Spring Is....

What stamps do you have that are "all creatures great & small"?  Now is a good time to join in the challenge --  you could win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.

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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Anything Goes at Repeat Impressions

Good Morning!  Gosh, I can hardly believe Easter is here - I'm just now finishing up my Valentine Candy!

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has an Anything Goes Challenge today.  Here is my card.  P.S. - I used last week's Inspirational challenge colors.


The stamps are called Iris Window and Cross Window were colored with copics and die cut using one of the Stitched Flip Die Squares.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from Beauty of Springtime sentiment and was stamped on some dotted vellum.

Now is a good time to join in the challenge --  you couldl win the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering in a random drawing.

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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Friday, March 23, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY

TODAY IS WENDY'S BIRTHDAY.    It has been my honor and happy place to be on Repeat Impression's Design Team for a loooonnnggggg.... time.  She has become a sweet friend.  Today the whole team wanted to honor her by posting the cards we sent her.  Here is mine.

I used the image called Clover Bunny and the sentiment is a part of a large set called Holy Crap - a set that has so many phrases and is so funny.

Take time to go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and wish her a happy birthday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Inspiration from Repeat Impressions

WOW - Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a wonderful Inspirational Photo for us to follow today.  I like it so much, I'll also use these colors next week.


Here is my card:
The Stained Glass Window was colored with copics and wink of stella.  The sentiment is called So faith, hope, love.....

Now is a good time to join in the challenge -- You could be the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering.

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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Tic Tac Toe time!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this grid to show off a project.  

Here is my card 
This card is another one that is all over the grid, Washi Tape, Birds and Blue, also Birds, Dimensions and Texture.

It was a fun card - I used the image Bird Song and the Happy Spring from the Spring Series.  The texture is an embossing plate and the dimension is pop dots behind Bird Song.  This image was cut with a Circut Maker.  The gold glitter frame was made by using washi tape.


Now is a good time to join in the challenge -- Wendy is offering a $25.00 gift certificate in a random drawing just for showing off your project

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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jars, Jars, Jars Challenge

Good Morning!  Today one of the Repeat Impressions Rock Stars, Esther has challenged us to make a project with jars.

Here is my card.
I used the Jar with lid image, Star Cluster image and I thank sentiment.  Check out Repeat Impressions Contain Yourself Series - there are some really cute containers with lots and lots of fillers.

Now is a good time to join in the challenge  and you could be the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate that Wendy is offering.


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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Repeat Impression's Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning!  It's "Anything Goes" at Repeat Impression's today!  This is such a great time to join in the challenge because ----- ANYTHING GOES!  Got a really cute project you made this week?  Now is the time to show us!  We would love to see what you made -- and inspire us!

Here is my card.  I went rather simple this week.  
I really like this sentiment, A Happy Hello from the Container Series because It can be used for almost any occasion, Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well and so many others.

We would love to see what you would do with this 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.
Thank you for looking at my card.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Project of the Week - Envelopes

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is letting me do the Project of the Week - this one is not so much of a technique but a way to get more use of your favorite stamps.

Confession-- a lot of my cards are made for my grandchildren -- who can't read.  I use my stamps so that it is easy for them to identify a card for them in all the mail that comes to their house.  The following is a long list (in order of use) - but it took me less than 10 minutes to stamp all these!

Stamps used:
Daffodils
Small Cat Silhouette
Cherub Flourish
Love Post
Tumbling Hearts
Jester Banner
Heart, Moon & Stars
Love Stencil
Birdhouse
Balloon
Cat Banner
Rectangle Marquee Frame

First I'll start with the fancy one - I used the Daffodils stamp and embossed it in gold.  First one plain, second colored with copics.   If you decide to use copics - be sure to insert a scratch piece of paper while coloring - copics will go thru the envelope.


This second group was fun to stamp - because they were so quick!
Be sure to check out all the Banners - there are a good many scattered throughout the Repeat Impressions on line catalogue.

Here is a third group - some of these are copic colored.

Two last ones - one a banner the other a marquee.

Hope you start using your stamps on your envelopes and having as much fun with your stamps as I did.  Thanks for looking at my project.

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