Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketch Day at Repeat Impressions

Today is Wednesday and sketch day at Repeat Impressions!  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch as a challenge.
And here is my card
I used the stamp called Kitten Christmas Stocking and the Merry Christmas.  All the Rock Star Designers would love for you to join in the challenge.  Wendy, the owner always has a really nice gift certificate for the randomly drawn name.  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and link your card there.  Why not challenge a friend to join you.  Here is the list of Repeat Impression Designers that have made projects to inspire you.
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Merry Christmas

Hi, Joy here today.  This week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such is to use Christmas Die Cuts.  I'd like to show how you can make your die cuts as little ornaments.   Let's get started.  Here is my card
First from white card stock die cut 4 of the medium ornaments from the Spellbinders die set called 2012 Heirloom Ornaments -- which is on SALE!  If you use the coupon code Joy-10, you will get an additional 10% off -- now that's a deal!

Now cut 8 of the smaller ornament out of white card stock.  Stamp 1 of the medium die cut ornaments with the medium stamp and 2 of the smaller ornaments from JustRite's set called Noel Christmas Ornaments and color with your favorite markers.  I used copics.   Using a small drop of Art Institute Adhesive and spreading with a paint brush glue 4  die cuts to each other ending with the stamped one on top.  You will then have a thick but not heavy paper ornament.  Coat the top colored ornament with an even thin even layer of the Art Institute Adhesive and sprinkle on Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Crystal Ice Ultra Fine Glitter.  Some gold twine was attached and then the ornaments were put on some of the paper from Authentiques's Tradition Christmas Paper.  I put the year on the back of the ornament.

Why not join the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You could get a jump on your Christmas cards and maybe win that nice prize!  Just go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and look at the details.

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lake House Paper Leftovers

Hi Joy today, showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  By now everyone knows how much I love the papers from Lake House by Kaisercraft.  I've had a hard time throwing away all of the little scraps of this paper.   But today I laid them out and made two cards.  Here are the scraps:
Here is one card
I cut some of the scraps into triangles and glued 8 of them down on a piece of cardstock then die cut a Spellbinders heart from the grouping.  I also die cut a  large Spellbinders Scallop Heart from some of the pink paper from the collection  and die cut the small heart from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 4 die set.  The green card base was also cut from the Blueprints 4 set.  I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from JustRite's Hugs & Kisses Sentiments stamp set using Versamark and heat embossed it using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder.  I added a little scallop die to the right hand edge that was punched out from the Lake House Papers.  There are quite a few small paper embellishments and tags in this pad of paper.  The heart was popped up with Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for looking at my "scrappy" card.  Watch for the next one.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunny Days at Classy Cards 'n Such

Joy, here today posting a card for Classy Cards 'n Such.  Don't you just love sunny days?  Our rainy time is coming and I know I'll be wishing for them.  So I made a card just for those days.
This card uses the sentiment and frame from Just Rite's Black-Eyed Susan and the Spellbinders die cut called Vintage Labels Five.  This is such an elegant die.  Because I wanted to create a little dimension and make the sentiment stand out, I heat embossed the sentiment using Sparkle & Sprinkles Black Detail Embossing Powder then colored the background of the frame with a copic marker to match the plaid.  Then it was popped up using those great Joy Foam Pads that I just love.  I created the plaid with a Mini-Ink Tool, narrow masking tape, different colors of ink pads, a ruler and an ink pen.

Here's hoping you see sunny days ahead.  Thank you for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Fall Plaid Challenge

Hello friends.  It's Joy here today showing a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such for this weeks Fall Plaid Challenge.

I made the plaid using strips of masking tape and blending ink with the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Three colors of ink were applied starting with lightest color (yellow) and ending with a bright green.  I made the dark lines using a t-ruler and a black ink pen.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a die by Poppy Stamps called Happy Birthday Background.  The banner was popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.  The fall leaf strip is from Harvest Lane by Simple Stories.  I added the little leaves and on top of the leaves I added a few Orange Rock Candy embellishments by Queen & Co.

Hey, how about joining in the challenge - you could be the winner of a nice prize from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Go go to Classy Cards 'n Such blog and check out all the details.

Thank you for liking at my

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall at Repeat Impressions

Good Morning.  Today Geri, one of the Repeat Impressions' Design Team Members is helping us celebrate fall with a challenge to create a project with a fall theme.  That's EASY - Repeat Impressions has so many really neat fall images.  So I ended up with 2 cards!  Here they are
This card uses the image called Jar along with the sentiment called Pint of Thanks.  These are from Repeat Impressions' newest release called Contain Yourself.  These jars have small images that are going to be perfect for containing Christmas images and greetings -- hint, hint.  I filled it with fall leaves from the image called Falling Leaves.

This card uses 3 of the 5 stamps from the flip set called Autumn.  I love this set and use it over and over.  Repeat Impressions has great instructions and all the supplies needed for creating a really neat interactive flip card.

Thanks for looking at my cards - have a happy stamping day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cherish by Classy Cards n Such

Hello friends.  It's Joy here today posting a card that I made for my sister - who loves the color purple/lilac.  This card was made using supplies I found in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I inked up a piece of white card stock with  a Mini Ink Blending tool and ink and a then laid down a stencil by Memory Box called Texture Tessatina over the card stock.  With the same color of distress ink I colored over the stencil which left a very vibrant color.  The die from Spellbinders called Nested Oval Medallion Label was used to cut the frame from a JustRite stamp set called Just Keep Calm.  This stamp set has TONS of words and 4 beautiful frames.    The hydrangea is from the Just Rite Stamp Set called Botanical Medallions & Banners.  A Gold Viva Decor Pearl Pen was used to make little centers in the flowers.  The colored image was popped up with Joy Foam Pads.  A banner was cut from the die set called Classic Ribbons by Poppystamps.  Then the Cherish sentiment was heat embossed on vellum using Black Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.

Thanks for looking at my card, I hope you have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What If Wednesday at Repeat Impression

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch
and here is my card

I used the Halloween Pumpkin - this series has different faces that can be stamped on top of different sizes of pumpkins along with the Jack-0-lantern sentiment.

Why don't you try your hand at this challenge.  Be sue to check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the particulars for this challenge.  Below is the list of Design Team members who made cards to inspire you.
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swing Card

Hi Joy here today showing you my card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This card comes with a story.  We have a large elk head in my dinning room.  When my grand kids were little (3/4 years old), it was very scary to them.  We finally told them it was Rudolph, the red nose reindeer
and put a small red ball on its nose.  From then on it did not scare them.  So when I see or hear a story about reindeer, I think of the elk in my dinning room.

For this challenge I decided to do a swing card.

I used the die called Accordion Flip Album, and cut 2 of the dies to put together.   The image and sentiment are from Flourishes and called Mountain View.  The paper is from Kaisercraft and called Holly Bright.  I love the front die cut with the little white flower which I popped up with a few Joy Foam Pads.  The die cut is from the Holy Bright paper pad.  This pad has 4 pages of really neat die cuts.  I lightly colored the image with a few Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Why don't you join in the challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such?  You could be the winner of a nice prize.  Go to Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n  Check out the particulars there, see some great inspirational cards and link your card there!

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pick a Pattern challenge from Classy Cards 'n Such

Hi, Joy here today posting a challenge from Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge for this week was to Pick A Pattern - dots, chevron, stripe or all three.  I picked 2 - dots and chevrons.  This was a fun challenge that sure had me thinking!

Here are the supplies I used:

I cut the following pieces using the Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things:
large rectangle die from red card stock
small frame die using yellow card stock
smallest frame die from red card stock
heart die from yellow polka dotted paper

The large piece of red card stock was embossed with Dots Embossing Folder by Crafts Too.  The Thank you sentiment from JustRite Spring Words was heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  Each one of the elements was popped up with the Large Joy Foam Pads.

This would be a great time to join in the challenge.  Go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, check out the details.  Challenge a friend to join you!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's Looking Like Fall at Classy Cards n Such

Good morning! Joy here today.  We are not yet seeing fall leaves, but pumpkins are out at the store and everyone seems to be getting ready for it.  At Classy Cards 'n Such, the challenge for this week is for fall trees, leaves or plants.  Here is my card:
I colored these to look like fall mums.  I embossed the flowers and banner from the stamp set by JustRite called Botanical Medallions & Banners while the butterfly is from Black-Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five by JustRite.  The embossed background is an Anna Griffin folder called Rose Pavillion.

I heat embossed the images using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle White Detail Embossing Powder on vellum and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, fussy cut them out, then popped up the images with Joy Foam Pads.  Sequins were added to the flower centers and a few scattered on the embossed cardstock.

I hope your days are getting cooler and fall colors will soon be in your area.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings at Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch for "What If Wednesdays".  She challenges us by saying "What if I gave you this sketch? What would you do" -- here is the sketch
and here is my card

I used Maple Leaf Silhouette, and Falling Leaves .  The sentiment is called Thanksgiving Blessings.  We would like to see what you would do with this sketch!  Make a card with this sketch and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do -- SHOW THEM OFF-- and your name will go in twice for the random drawing for a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.
Joy... you are here

Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

Hi Stamping Friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to share a project with you.  I'd like to show you how to use Washi tape for a masked frame.  It's easy and I bet you have a great stash of washi tape - I have a confession - I have tons of it!  It comes in so many sizes.  Here are a few

Take the size you like and put it right against the sides of your card - this way you will have a nice even frame.  Then stamp your image.

Gently remove the washi tape and use a t-ruler to mark a fine lined frame around your image,

I colored the leaves with a few copics and matted it on some card stock.  The image I used is Falling Leaves and the sentiment is from a flip set called Autumn Flip Set.

This is so easy to do - check out the Repeat Impression stamps that you have and see how you can use them.  I am doing a pumpkin one using the Halloween pumpkins next.

Thanks for looking at my project.  Have a happy stamping day!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to you

Good morning, Joy here posting a card that was made using some great supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Some days ago I posted a card for a sunflower challenge with a Happy Birthday sentiment.  This is the card I made using the background left over from the sentiment.
I backed it with a piece of blue card stock and layered that on top of some beautiful paper from Graphic 45 called Botanical Tea.  It has some gorgeous paper in blue, green, pink and a pretty creamy brown.  The Happy Birthday Background die is from Poppy Stamps.  I used some Egg Shell Seam Binding and then placed a little flower called Sugar Blooms in the middle of the bow.  These are so very, very light with a little sprinkling of glitter.  There are 10 different colors in a package.

If it's your birthday, consider this a Happy Birthday wish for you.  I hope you have a great day with ice cream and cake!  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Repeat Impressions says Happy Birthday

Today Melissa, one of the Rock Star designers at Repeat Impressions challenged us to make a birthday card.  So here is my card:
The sentiment and image are from the new series at Repeat Impressions called Wine Time.  I giggle when I read this sentiment - I just love it.

Why don't you join in the challenge? Just check by Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for details.  We sure would like to see your birthday cards.  Here are the Rock Stars who made something to inspire you.  Check them out.
Joy... you are here
Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamp A Faire Extras

Here are a few of the extra cards I made for this past weekend's Stamp A Faire for Papertrey Ink

For the 1940s
For the Ancient Rome period

For the Regency period
For the 1920s

and the last one
and the results of the weekend - Debbie & Joy with the finished cards & projects

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Sunflower

Hi, Joy here showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such for this week's challenge.
I used paper from Simple Stories Harvest Lane and Graphic 45's Botanical Tea.  The die is from Spellbinders Oval Nested Medallion Label Die and the stamp set from Just Rite called Botanical Medallions & Banners.  It has 4 different flowers - so it will be a stamp set I can use often.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Poppy Stamps die called Happy Birthday Background - in a few weeks you will see how I used the die as a background.  The two little banners are cut from the Simple Stories paper and the Classic Ribbons die from Poppy Stamps.

It would be so nice for you to join in the challenge.  You can go to Classy Cards 'n Such. and see all the particulars.  Why not challenge a friend to join you?  There is always a nice prize for the winner.

I'll be looking to see your entries for the challenge.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Time to play!  Tomorrow is the official Stamp-A-Faire and we are playing all day with friends.  Here is each place setting for the ladies that are coming.  Souvenirs from the past but we are ready for tomorrow and our bags are packed!

Good Morning PTI!  Here we go with the first challenge - make a card using one of five sketches and five colors that PTI provided here in 20 minutes.  So here is my card and it took 11 minutes.
I'm off to the next challenge!

Here is challenge #2 to use a Mock Mosaic technique.  This is the first of two cards, the first is still drying.
and another one from this period

Debbie an Josiana hard at work at 2:00 am!
The Renaissance period
Regency time

The 1920s

My favorite period 1940s

and the last two for fun, the first is a card made with a crimper

This is a final pic that Josiana took for us

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Riding Pretty with Classy Cards 'n Such

Today it's Joy here.  Classy Cards 'n Such has so many stamp sets that I like.  Often I get stuck on one - in fact it might borderline OCD - but that's ok, I'm having fun!  Here is a card I made with one of those stamp sets that I'm stuck on.
 The stamp set is called Riding Pretty by Impression Obsession.  It has a companion die set called Bicycle Die Set.  For this card I only used the flower die to put into the basket.  The paper is from Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.  The tiny flag is from a die by Poppy Stamps.  I used Spellbinders Matting Basics B for the mats.  I have a little trouble getting my mats square - even though I use a good cutter - so the Spellbinders Matting Basics A and B are life savers for me!  They stay out on my desk.  I used the Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the little flower bouquet.  Check out the Riding Pretty Stamp set - it is a great set and I know you will love using it as much as I do.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.


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