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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Repeat Impression's Inspiration Palette Challenge

Good Morning friends!  This week Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has an Inspiration Palette Challenge for us -- here it is
Interesting isn't it?  Here is my card - I did a take on the colors.
I am so crazy about the flowers Wendy has created for us.  These came from the Flower Power Separates and the large sentiment is from the new series called Holy Crap.  These are cute sayings with images -- so funny!

Your project needs to follow the inspiration palette shown above.   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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Papertrey Ink Past, Present Future Favorites

Today this post is to honor the Past, Present and Future Favorites - I chose this card from Stamp-A-Faire 2015.  I love the colors.  Laura Bassen taught us how to use thread nests in our cards.
Looking forward to Stamp-A-Faire 2017!  Hope the announce of the dates comes soon!

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Repeat Impressions Weekly Challenge

Good Morning!  Love is in the air!  Can you feel it?  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a tic tac toe challenge for us.  Here it is:
I decided to do Water colors, Pink and Hearts.  Here is my card:
I used a piece of water color paper that used a saran wrap technique. The large heart called Ruffled Border Heart was the perfect size for the center of the card.  The heart was fussy cut,  popped up with some foam tape and the letters were die cut.

Your project needs to follow the tic tac toe shown above.   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.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

Hi, today it's my turn to do Project of the week for Repeat Impressions- a few week's ago I made a phone cover for the weekly challenge and I've had several people ask how I did it.  Today I'll show you the easy-peazy way.  

I bought a clear blank phone case.  They are called called a "jelly" or clear case.  This one came from the Dollar Store and cost $1.19.  Amazon also has them for $5.00 to $6.00.




I stamped the images of the flower and leaf from the Flower Power Separates on a piece of card stock with a little masking I filled the piece of card stock with the images.  They were colored with copics and covered with Wink of Stella (unfortunately you can't see the pretty sparkle). 

The next case I made used the Hummingbird image and Dreams Take Flight...  






The clear phone case is packed with a styrofoam piece and I used this to traced on the back side of my colored card stock(or you could use your phone to trace), cut it out and used a corner rounder on each corner.   


  I traced around the camera hole and carefully cut out.


  The piece of card stock was inserted into the plastic cover and then put on my phone.  Thanks for looking at my project.  I hope you have as much fun as I did making these cases.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Repeat Impressions - Anything but a card Challenge

WOAH!! What a great challenge Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has for us today!  This is anything but a card - I loved this because I had an idea of something I wanted to do and this was a perfect venue for that.  My project is a Custom Phone case.
I wanted it to look like those new "Adult Coloring Pages".  So what do you think?  Does it look like one of those pages?  I will be doing a Project of the Week soon on how to do this.


Your project needs to be anything but a card - 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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has left the door wide open for the challenge - Wow!  The possibilities are endless!  

Because my friend's dog crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I wanted to make her a card.  Here is what I did
The sentiments are Deepest Sympathy and My thoughts..... and the doggie prints are Paw Prints.

Ok - now it's your turn.  Show us what you would do with this "Anything Goes" Challenge.  We are excited to see what you do .  Your project can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - 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.


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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has NEW, NEW challenges for us!  Today she has a Inspiration Palette Challenge.  What I like about this challenge is that you can use the colors or the pic or both.  Here is the palette for this week.
It's it gorgeous.

I used the colors for my inspiration and here is my card.
One of those balloons look blue - but in life, it is a light grey.  The balloons are called Balloon Silhouettes(large).  These were stamped, embossed and fussy cut out.  The words are from Happy Cling Set.  I am enjoying the Cling Sets - there are 4 Word Cling Sets - because I can arrange the words where I want them.

Since this is a new type of challenge, we are excited to see what you do.   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, January 11, 2017

Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hi friends.  Today Repeat Impressions Wednesday challenge is a Tic Tac Toe.  This kind of challenge was new to me so I was excited to try it out.  Here is the Tic Tac Toe Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions has for us.
I chose the Fun Fold, Ribbon and Patterned Paper.  Here  is a Joy Fold card.
I used the sentiment called Deepest Sympathy - this is part of the Quartet Compliments series - stamps for every occasion you can image.

Since this is a new type of challenge, we are excited to see what you do .  Your project can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - 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.


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


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Winter Challenge

Good Morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  What a great year it has been!  For the first challenge of the year Shirley, one of the Repeat Impressions Rock Star Designers, has challenged us to make a winter card - anything but Christmas.

In East Texas, we don't get snow - so it's always up to our imagination to play in snow, but Repeat Impressions' cute, cute penguins make it easy to imagine.  So here's my card

I used Ear Muffs Penguin, Knit Cap Penguin, and the cute Small Penguins (I call them twins-tooooo cute).  I also used the Snowflakes stamp and the Got Snow sentiment.

Just like I'd invite you to play in the snow, I'd like to invite you to play along with us in this Winter Challenge!

Your project can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - 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.


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

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