Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions let us have free rein!  Yeah!! Today her challenge to us is ANYTHING GOES!  Yikes!  That leaves a heck of a lot of freedom!  I needed a masculine get well card and this was perfect time to get it done!
I split the sentiment called Recovery from the Quartet Compliment Series (fabulous sentiment series)  and the image called Get Well Post.  The image was put on top of a stitched square die that I highlighted with a white gel pen.

Now it's your turn....We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you 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.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Wish For You

Hi!  Today it's Joy here showing you a card I made for the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge called Colors and Patterns.  I'm always interested in how patterns are put together, so I will really be looking forward to seeing what you do!

A scallop die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 4, those great dimensional Large Joy Foam Pads to pop up the sentiment and a few scraps from my HUGE pile is all that was needed for this card.  Classy Cards 'n Such made this an easy challenge!

Now remember to take a look at the easy-peasy guidelines that Beverly has posted on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog, make a project - it can be a card, layout or even a 3D project - perhaps a wall hanging and link it on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog or here below in my post.

Thanks for looking at my card - I can't wait to see your projects!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Post Card Thanks

Good morning friends!  A few supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such online store can help making thank you cards quick and easy.  Let me show you.  
This post card is one of the many you can find in the 12x12 pad called By the Sea by Graphic 45.  I die cut the sail boat with the stitched rectangle die from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things and die cut the little flags with a banner die.  The "Thanks" sentiment is from Thankful Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy.  Each one of the elements were shaded with tea dye ink and a Mini Inking Tool by Tim Holtz.  All the elements were popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

This card was easy, easy, easy because Classy Cards 'n Such had all the supplies and the shipping is always fast!

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

On the Beach

Hi - Joy here today showing you a card for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge called At the Beach.

Here is my card
The sentiment is from Cast All Your Cares, the paper is from Graphic 45 called By the Sea.  The sentiment was stamped on the rectangle from Blueprints 4 and embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkles White Detail Embossing Powder.  The starfish and seaweed were cut out from the paper, painted with Wink of Stella and covered with Glossy accents.

This is a great opportunity to win a nice gift from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Just make a "Beach" card following the guidelines at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  You can link your project there or here.

Good luck - I look forward to seeing what you do.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

FLIP'N FUN BLOG HOP

If you have just come from Karen's blog, you are at the right place because today, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a special blog hop.  It will spotlight the NEW Repeat Impressions Dies!  We are beyond excited about this and all their possibilities for creating fabulous cards.

Here is my Flip'n Fun card


As you pull the tab, a message is revealed
My image set is from the series JUST FOR THE PUN OF IT flip set and the die is the SQUARE STITCH DIE.  Hey wouldn't you like to win one of these New Die sets?  All of the complete Die Sets are here and all the complete Flip It Stamps are here.

Each comment left at a Design Team Member's blog will count as one entry. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more you will increase your chances to win. Leave a comment on the Repeat Impression's blog and all of the DT blogs and you get 9 entries... Comment on only 3 blogs and earn only 3 chances to win, etc.
Readers must complete the hop and post their comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, July 26th. Wendy will be giving away blog candy to two lucky hoppers. She will be awarding one Flip Fancy Die Set to one individual and one Flip Stitch Die Set to another individual.
On Monday, July 27th Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on Repeat Impressions blog and Facebook page.

I'm the last stop, so now it's time to go to the Repeat Impressions blog and leave a comment there.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WHAT IF WEDNESDAY.....

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions issues us a challenge each week and calls it What If Wednesday.  She says "What if I gave you this sketch?  What would you do?"  So this is the sketch she drew for us this week.
and here is my card.
I used the Lightening Bug Jar image, fussy cut it out, used a few copics and covered it in Glossy accents.  I then added the one little bug from the Flip set called Bug Flip Set.  These were popped up using foam pads on top of stitched square dies. 

We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you 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.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

Good Morning! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to show you a "project".  Today it will be embossing without an embossing folder.

Here are the few supplies:
1. a score board
2. embossing tool
3. 3.5 x 5.25 piece of cardstock

First make a small mark at the bottom of scoring board at the 3 mark - this will help in the scoring process for this pattern.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment close to the bottom of the first piece of cardstock and made a score line above it.  Then placed the cardstock at an angle with the tip at the 3 inch mark - here is where the small mark at the bottom will help line it up straight.  Then score every .25 (1/4 inch mark), turn and repeat on the other side - being careful not to go past the line above the sentiment.

This is what the cardstock should look like half done.

Here are two patterns made just by turning the cardstock.  This type of scoring can be finished in just a few short minutes.
Here are two finished cards using this technique

The first sentiment is called Warm Memories and the other card has the Happy Birthday sentiment and Small Butterfly from the Summer Series.

Give this technique a try and see what kind of pattern you can make - it's so easy and takes just a few short minutes.

Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday

July is almost over!  Summer is going by so fast! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with this inspirational photo


 I like the blue and red, so this is my card.  It will go to my brother-in-law who is retiring next month and just bought a red pick-up truck and 5th wheel.

I used the Retirement sentiment and Fifth Wheel/pickup from the Vacation Series.  We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you 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.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

His Care

Good morning friends!  Today it's Joy showing you what I did for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Our challenge was to make a project using the colors Kraft, Red and White.

The paper is from Home Sweet Home by Graphic 45.  I had no kraft colored paper so I took a piece of lighter colored solid from French Country by Graphic 45 and used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to cover it with a tea dye colored ink -- instant kraft color!  YEAH! - didn't have to run out and buy!  The stars are from My Favorite Things die set called Blueprints 13.

Do you see the stitching?  Well that is custom made by using the tiny little line die in Blueprints 13.  I LOVE IT - because I can duplicate any of the popular stitching dies by using this line die.  I checked and most of those stitching die sets are around $25-$30 for each set!  I can custom any size by using this line die.  It's hard to see in the set, but look closely and you will see it.

The stars were covered with Wink of Stella and then covered with Glossy Accents.  They were then popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads. and the sentiment is from God Is by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions

Good morning friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked Patti to challenged us to make a card using white plus one other color.  What Would You Do?  Here is what I did.
The image is Lobster and I did a little creative cutting of the stamp and made the sentiment "Maine" separate.

What color would you use?  We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you 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.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Butterfly Thank You

Hello!  Today I wanted to share with you a card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  This is for this week's "Splatter" Challenge.

I started by inking up a stencil using the Tim Holtz Mini-Inking tool -- made inking this stencil easy! Then I stamped the Majestic Monarch Butterflies by Sweet 'n Sassy on some Heavyweight Vellum; die cut them using the matching Majestic Monarch Dies  and colored with Copics.  I mixed up some Ultramarine Blue Color Bursts by Ken Oliver very thin and splattered it with a paintbrush.  I waited until it was very dry and then stamped the Thank You sentiment from Thankful Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy and then used the small Joy Foam Pads to mount the butterflies and added the panel to a pretty piece of Vintage Bliss designer paper by  Simple Stories.

Thank you for looking at my card - This would be a great day to join in the fun at the "Splatter" challenge with Classy Cards 'n Such.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com, take a look at the guidelines, make your project and link it there on Beverly's blog or here below.

I'm looking forward to seeing your "Splatter" projects!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Repeat Impressions Color Challenge

Good Morning!! I hope wherever you are that you get to celebrate the 4th with your family and friends.  Today is Repeat Impressions Color Challenge and Wendy gave us these colors:

 And here is my card:
I used the jar from the Contain Yourself Series, fireworks,  the stars  and the Hurray for You has been masked for the "Hurray" only.

Now show us what you would do with this color scheme.  The Repeat Impressions Design Team made a few things to inspire you.

Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout- just use these colors. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your project there.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Lord Gives Strength

Hi, it's Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store for our "Purple Ride" challenge this week.

Here is the card I made:
I used the purple paper from Secret Garden by Graphic 45.  The print paper is from Key to My Heart by KaiserCraft and was cut using the scallop die from Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things. The sentiment from Cast All Your Cares by JustRite was embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Gold Fine Detail Embossing powder.  I added a tiny strip of Gold Mirricard.  The bike was popped up using the Large Joy Foam Pads.

We would love to see what you would do for this challenge.  All you need to do is make a project following the guidelines set out at Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com then post your project to the link found there or here on my blog.

My hope is that if you are having a hard day that you will remember that the Lord will give you the strength to get thru whatever is challenging you.

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Master Calls

Hello friends, Joy, here today showing you a butterfly card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  

The embossing on the white card stock is from an Anna Griffin Embossing Folder called Juliet Damask.  The Anna Griffin folders emboss so well, I was amazing at the depth of embossing achieved from any of the folders.  I colored some plain white card stock with a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool, overlapping each color.  Then I used a die cut called Blissful Butterfly Border, cutting one from black cardstock and one from the cardstock I colored.  I used the black for the outline, fitting in the colored butterflies.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy's Majestic Monarchs.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Have a Happy Day

Good morning friends.  Joy, here today showing you a happy day card with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

I love shaker cards - and I'm kinda stuck on making them.  Here is one I made for a friend.
The papers are from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea and the yellow is from Secret Garden.  The Butterfly is from the Majestic Monarchs Stamp Set by Sweet 'n Sassy which was stamped on Clear Cardstock by Heartfelt Creations. This is great for shaker cards because it is thicker and has great body.  I used the 1/4 inch Scor-Tape because I needed the strength to keep the clear cardstock firmly in place.  The sentiment is from Stampavie and called Sweet Wishes and was stamped on some Heavyweight Vellum and attached with a brad.

Thanks for looking at my card.  I hope you have a Happy stamping day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Repeat Impressions' What If Wednesday

Good morning! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged the Design Team with this sketch

What would you do with this sketch?  Here's what I did:

I used the stamp called Violets Post and the sentiment (one of my favorites) Thinking of You was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The Repeat Impressions Design Team made a few things to inspire you.
Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout- just use the sketch. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your project there.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Birthday Blossoms

Good morning, Joy here for a Classy Cards 'n Such post.  I made this card with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.
It started with embossing a piece of blue cardstock with Cherry Blossoms Embossing Folder by Darice.  Then the rose blossom and sentiment from the set by JusteRite called Hope and Love were stamped on paper from Graphic 45's Secret Garden.  The tiny frame was cut from Graphic 45 paper called Botanical Tea.  This layer was popped up using Large Joy Foam Pads. I love that so much of Graphic 45's different paper collections coordinate with each other.  A bow was tied using Chalk White Seam Binding.  These layers were put on top of another piece of Designer paper from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection.

Thanks for looking at my card - be sure to check out all the blossom items at Classy Cards 'n Such.  They will reassure you Spring is here.

Friday, June 19, 2015

He Cares for You

Good morning friends, Joy here for Classy Cards 'n Such.  I wanted to make a flat card that would could easily be mailed to a friend in Hong Kong and not get messed up in the mail.  This is what I made.
First step was to emboss a white piece of cardstock with Anna Griffin's Crowned Medallion Embossing Folder.  Then the sentiment by JustRite from Cast All Your Cares, and  the flowers from Black-Eyed Susan also by JustRite was stamped on white cardstock.  I felt it needed something else so I stamped the butterfly - which was just the right size from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The flowers and butterfly were colored with copics and I mounted the layers with Large Joy Foam Pads.  

I think this will go thru the mail without any problems since there are no bows, button or brads.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Repeat Impressions

Today for the Repeat Impressions weekly challenge Wendy gave us this photo.  Of course I'm crazy about the colors.
And here is my card

I used a background stamp called Genealogy from the text Background Series and the beautiful large butterfly called Butterfly (lg) from the Summer Series.  This I shaded with some Tim Holtz inks.  I stamped the butterfly on vellum, colored it and cut it out.  It was attached with pop dots.  I then placed the white panel on a piece of gold and then die cut the wish sentiment.

Well, you know what happens now -- it's your turn to make a project - with Wendy's photo as your inspiration.  She has a very nice gift certificate for a randomly chosen winner.  You can link your project on The House That Stamps Built blog.  Here is our list of Design Team members that will inspire you.
Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout, 3D project - just use the photo as your inspiration. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your card.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Celebrating You

Good morning! Joy here showing you a card I made for the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. This week it is a photo challenge.

 The supplies I used can be found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I started out by using some of the new  Color Bursts by Ken Oliver on several pieces water color card stock, then die cut the feathers.  I stamped the banner sentiment from Botanical Medallions & Banners by Just Rite and cut it out.  The chicken wire paper is from French Country by Graphic 45 and was die cut using the wide banner die from My Favorite Things' Blueprints 13.  The edges were inked up by using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, then the feathers were popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads and a little bit of twine was added.

Side note:  - Oh My Goodness -- you will just have to try the new Color Bursts - they are so amazing - I kinda went a little crazy and used almost a whole pack of water color card stock.  The color is so intense and it is easy to get fabulous results - and they are ON SALE!

Now back to the challenge - we sure would like for you to join in all the fun - you could be the winner of a nice prize!  Just make a project using the guidelines found at the Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot and then link it there or at the bottom of this post.  Invite a friend to join you - make a card together or encourage your children to help make a Father's Day Card - wouldn't it be neat if one of your kids won the prize!

Thanks for looking at my card - I look forward to seeing your project.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Silver Thanks

Hello friends, Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  I get to observe teachers in classroom situations and I like sending thank you notes for sharing their classroom with me.  This will go into my stash for them.

This started with the Texture Tessatina stencil and shaded it with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and a few bright colors of ink. It was sprayed with a light misting of Tattered Angles Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  This gave a list dusting of glimmer.  Then I used Sparkle 'n Sprinkles Silver Detail Embossing Powder on some vellum.  The lighting may make the photo look gold, but it's silver.  The sentiment is from a set called You Are Beautiful from Impression Obsession.  I added a few little sequin type detailing and it was finished - quick and easy.

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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thinking.......

Hello friends, Joy here.  I wanted to show you a card I made with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I love the die from Memory Box called Honey Blossom Frame.  I cut it out of white card stock and also out of a Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad called Twelve Days of Christmas.  This pad has so many pretty paper that are not just for Christmas.  The Thinking of You Sentiment is from an Impression Obsession set called Greeting Set.  I cut the sentiment 3 times and stacked them together using Art Institute Clear Adhesive.  I used the negative from the Graphic 45 paper and inlayed the white card stock die cut layer.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy stamping day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Wedding Anniversary

Good Morning!  This week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such for a June Bride/Wedding Card.  I made this for my sweet friends, Bob and Sharon Leavine - their wedding was 50 years ago!

I started out with one of the frames from the Birds & Blooms for the first layer.  The second layer is a piece of cream sparkle cardstock that was embossed with Crowned Medallion embossing folder by Anna Griffin.  The 3rd layer is another one of the pretty pieces of paper from Birds & Blooms.  The final layer was cut using Floral Ovals Nestabilities by Spellbinders and stamped with a sentiment from Botanical Medallions and Banners.  All of these supplies are on the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

We would love for you to join in this challenge.  Just make a project using the guidelines on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and link it there or here.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thanks so Much

Hello, Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I made this for a friend who did a big favor for me the other day.  I am making some brownies to go with it and wanted just a little note to put on top.


I cut one Honey Blossom Die Frame from Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas, one from white card stock and one from some yellow paper.  I layered a negative of the white card stock into a positive of the Graphic 45 paper.  I cut the little yellow flowers off the yellow die and adhered them into the frame.  I stamped the Thanks So Much from the Thanks Sentiment set from Impression Obsession.  Then I scored the note in half using a Scor-Buddy.  The last thing I did was add some Silver Rock Candy by Queen & Co. to the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for looking at my card.  And don't forget to thank those people who are special to you.  Supplies at Classy Cards 'n Such will make it so easy to do.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wishing You....

Hi, Joy today showing you a card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This will go into my card stash for a wedding.



First thing was to die cut the first layer from pink card stock using a die from Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things and embossed it using an Anna Griffin Folder called Crowned Medallion.  From that set I also die cut two of the small rectangle pieces and stamped the sentiment from Botanical Medallions & Banners by JustRite on the smaller one.   A  banner from pattern paper was die cut using Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  A butterfly from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet & Sassy was stamped on Vintage Blue paper by Glitz and die cut using a Majestic Monarch Die from Sweet & Sassy.  All of these were layered using Joy Foam Pads.

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

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