Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Stamp A Faire wrap up

WOW!  was this a busy weekend or what?!  Papertrey Ink's 5th Stamp A Faire was amazing.  My sister, Deborah Wilson and I learned a lot and had a lot of fun!


Here is how we started!

Here's how we ended:


First up was Master Color Recipes:  We were provided a Masters Sketchbook and I used these colors from the sketchbook and the PTI Stamp Set is Inspired: Praise, the PTI die is Pretty Frame Die, ink PTI various colors


Second Challenge was Starry Night, stamp set is Inspired: Faith, PTI die Inspired: Faith, PTI ink various colors, PTI paper Soft Stone and Stampers Select.


Gilded in Gold was our 3rd Challenge with Danielle Flanders: Stamp is Peonies On Parade, dies, Bookprint Alpha Upper die, Peonies On Parade, Minute to Make Holiday Tags, Limitless Layers Squares,paper: stampers select, Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist




Floral Impressions with Melissa Phillips: Stamp used are Floral Sketches, Friendship Jar Flowers, Mini Blooms, Just the Jar, Pint Mini, & Background Basics: Text Style, Dies, Tremendous Tags, Floral Sketches, Be Happy, PTI ink in various colors, paper is Sweet Blush, Fresh Snow Linen




Masterpiece Inspirations with the Team: Painted Petals, Happy For You



Mastering Drips & Splatters with Lizzie Jones:  PTI Stamp:  Mum's the Word, PTI dies, Keep It Simple



Pointillism Play with Heather Nichols: PTI Ink: various colors, PTI Card stock, Lovely Lady,  Hawaiian Shores




Watercolor Like a Master with Kay Miller: Stamp Sets: Floral Sketches Peonies on Parade, Ink: various colors, card stocks, true black, stampers select white




Color Blocking with Lexi Daly: Stamp Set Comfort Food, PTI Ink - various colors, paper PTI Stampers' Select White, Soft Stone


This was one of the most challenging as far as time is concerned.  We finished Sunday afternoon.  Looking forward to next year's already.

Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

Hi Joy here today and it is my turn to do the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  I'm wanting to share a new trick I learned this last week.    The following pictures will show you how to center a sentiment or image in a window.  This is especially useful for the rubber stamps that are not clear.

1.  Cut out the window using your favorite cutting machine.  Here I'm showing the sentiment I want
     centered.

2.  Here I have laid open the card
     Use a little washi tape to secure the card to a grid mat.
     Center the sentiment or image using the grid lines in the window

3.  Ink up the stamp and close the back of the card to the front and gently press down on the backside of the card.

Easy - Peazy!!!  I love centering my sentiments and images this way - don't need a Stamp-a-ma-jig or Misti or any other tool.

Finished card
The sentiment is called A Friend and the flowers stamped on paper and vellum are from the new series called Flower Power.

Thanks for looking at my Project of the Week.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday Challenge

Good Morning! Today the Repeat Impressions' weekly challenge is to make a project the picture as inspiration.

Here is a card I made using these colors and the stars.

For this I used 2 of the sentiments from the new series called "Oh Crap" and the Star Cluster.

Now it's your turn.  What would you do?  We would love for you to show it off in the gallery at The House That Stamps Built.  You can go to that page and see all the details - especially those details about the prize Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions will be giving to some lucky person.

Your project  for this photo challenge 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.   

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What If Wednesday Challenge

Good morning!  Today on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, there is a challenge to do a project that is called "It's a Man's World".  So lets make a project for a man!

 
I used two words "hello"  and "handsome" from the new  Hello Cling Stamp set on a piece of designer paper - wow was that easy!

Your project  for this "manly" challenge 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.   

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something 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 cards - have a happy stamping day!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Holy Crap! ...... It's a Blog Hop

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built for a blog hop celebrating Repeat Impressions' newest stamp series... Holy Crap! Yup, hehe... it's true... Wendy's designed a humorous collection of stamps around something she's confessed to saying a little too often.
This new stamp series starts with a large "holy crap!" sentiment which can be paired with any of the great variety of smaller words and sentiments to create a wide range of funny cards. A few theme appropriate images are also included. Please visit Repeat Impressions' online store to check out the entire Holy Crap! collection.
So today all the RI Rock Stars are kicking off a blog hop to showcase some of the new designs and also give you an opportunity to win the stamps!  Here are two cards I made with one of the images and a couple of sentiments from the collection.


To participate in the hop all you have to do is visit The House That Stamps Built blog and the blogs of all the Rock Stars listed there. On each blog you will find a key letter. After you collect all the letters, use the letters to create the proper word and then email it to Wendy to be eligible for the blog candy.
Find Repeat Impressions blog here:   http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com
My letter for you is… I
You must complete the hop and email Wendy(wendy@repeatimpressions.com)the correct word no later than 5pm eastern time on Monday, July 11th. The blog candy for this hop… an unmounted sheet of the new "Holy Crap!" stamps! Wendy will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 12th on Repeat Impressions' Facebook page so please be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.

Have fun doing the hop and good luck!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Color Challenge for Repeat Impressions

Good morning, friends!  Today Repeat Impressions has a color challenge.  Here are the colors:
I've been bitten by the watercolor bug - so here is my card
I used the Small Butterfly Image from the Summer Series and will you look at that sentiment ---hummmm... It's a sneak peek at something special that is coming up Thursday - check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built to see what it is.  In the meantime why don't you join us in this week's challenge with a project?

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.   

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something 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 cards - have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Repeat Impressions' Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning!  This weeks Repeat Impressions' Challenge is EAZY-PEAZY!!  It is Anything Goes - here is mine.  I decided to go simple this week.
I used the sentiment from the Hello Cling Set and some pretty paper - how easy is that?  The little heart -- which I love, love, love is from the You Cling Set.  I keep that stamp adhered to a little clear block and stays out on my desk -- you can always add a heart - under/over a sentiment,  to the inside or on the back of your card.

Why not join us in this "eazy-peazy" 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.   

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.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What Would You Do Challenge

Today, it is a sketch challenge Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has set up for us.  Here is her sketch.
I like Wendy's sketches, they always give me a good beginning point.  Here is my project - I made it a shaker card.
I used the Button image and the Spool of thread image and Sew What's New?  This will be a great challenge to join in. 

t 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.   

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.

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

Repeat Impressions' Frames - Rectangle & Marquee Release!

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions' online store. This latest stamp series is called Frames - Rectangle & Marquee. This Thursday thru Sunday some of the RI Rock Stars are posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series.
These stamp designs are all now available as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 4 stamps in this series at a big savings.
Here are 2 cards I did


To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit the Frames - Rectangle & Marquee page of Repeat's online store at...http://www.repeatimpressions.com/framesrectangle.html
Please visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day... Thursday, June 16th thru Sunday, June 19th... and leave your comments there to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI's Frames - Rectangle & Marquee series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 19th. On Monday, June 20th Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat's Facebook page so be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.
Good luck and thanks for looking at my cards!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What If Wednesday Challenge

Today for our Wednesday Challenge, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has set up a picture challenge for us.  Here is the pic
Right away the textures really stood out.  So here is my card:
The stamp is called Dragonfly Deco and the sentiment is one of the Quartet Compliments.  Now what would you do with the photo as your inspiration? 

It can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - let your imagination run wild!!  Just use the photo as your 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.   

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.

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday Challenge

Today at Repeat Impressions, Deonna, one of the Rock Star Designers, challenged us to make a project that uses 2 or more stamps! So here is what I did.
This card use 4 different stamps from the new series called Flower Power Separates, the little feathery bristles from a dandelion are from Dandelion Breeze and the Happy Everything sentiment.

What 2 or more stamps would you put together?  ow about joining us in this challenge?

It can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - let your imagination run wild!!  Just combine 2 or more stamps together.  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.   

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.

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Repeat Impressions' Frames Oval & Round Release

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions' online store. This latest stamp series is called Frames - Oval & Round. This Thursday thru Sunday some of the RI Rock Stars are posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series.

Here are two from me.


These stamp designs are all now available as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This complete series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 6 stamps in this series at a huge savings.
To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit the Frames - Oval & Round page of Repeat's online store at...http://www.repeatimpressions.com/framesovalround.html
Please visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day... Thursday, June 2nd thru Sunday, June 5th... and leave your comments there to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI's Frames - Oval & Round series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 5th. On Monday, June 6th Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat's Facebook page so be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.

Thanks for looking at my cards.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Color Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi - Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has an absolutely beautiful color combination to challenge us.  Here it is:
So many ideas come to mind when thinking about these colors - new babies, spring, summer - and many others.  Here is my card
I used the sentiment stamp called Warm Memories and the tiny flowers are from a larger sentiment called Celebrate Spring.  There's also a tiny sneak peek at a new frame set coming up.  The other Rock Star Designers have made some awesome cards.  Have a look and then join the challenge.

It 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.   

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.

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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Project of the Week

Hi - it's Joy with a Project of the Week.  I was so excited when I saw the new layered stamp set Wendy released called Flower Power Separates.  I discovered several ways to do layered stamping with the red rubber.  Here is one of them.

The only supplies you are going to need are a good pair of scissors to cut the red rubber and a permanent marker - I use the red Tim Holtz Tonic scissors.  They are sharp and can make precise small cuts.

I trimmed each flower separate very close - closer than normal

On each stamp, a petal or a distinct part of each piece was identified and marked on the back.  I marked the outline stamp and the fill in stamp in the same place with a permanent marker.
I did not use the cling foam on these.  They are going to remain unmounted because I will use a MISTI or  when I stamp, I will use a foam pad underneath my cardstock.

In the above picture you can see how I have marked each one.  This will make it easy to line up the outline layer with the solid layer.  These will be stuck on a clear acrylic stamping block with a small glue dot.

Here is a card I made using the identifying marks to help me line up the outline image with the solid image.
I'm hoping you will give this a try.  Let us know how it works out for you.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Repeat Impression Weekly Challenge

Hi -- today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a sketch for us to try.
For me this is going to be a totally neat way to give a gift card. It goes inside the envelope and is sealed with a sticky dot under the brad.  This was for a wedding present.  So here's my card using silver, black and grey.

The sentiment is called Celebrating you..... and a sneak peak at a new frame series Wendy is cooking up!  How about joining us in this challenge?

it can be a 3D project, a scrapbook page or card - let your imagination run wild!!  Just use the sketch as your guide.  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.   

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.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Flower Power Release

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions' online store. This latest NEW stamp series is called Flower Power Backgrounds and Borders. This Thursday thru Sunday some of the RI Rock Stars are posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series.

Here are a couple of cards I made using these new stamps.

These stamp designs are all available now as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This complete series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 7 stamps in this series at a huge savings.

To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit this page of Repeat's online store at...http://www.repeatimpressions.com/flowerpowerbacknborders.ht…
Please visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day... Thursday, May 19th thru Sunday, May 22nd... and leave your comments to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI's Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, May 22nd. On Monday, May 23rd Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat's Facebook page so be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.

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