Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Inspiration Challenge

Hello friends!  How is your summer going?  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has an Inspiration Challenge for us.  Here is the photo


And here is my card:

I used one of my favorite stamps that I like to use as a background called Palm Frond Silhouette (large).  I did double stamping and then heat embossed the sentiment called Great Big...... on a die cut vellum piece.    

What would be your take on the inspiration photo?  Show us by joining 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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

Today Dawn McVey demonstrated a couple of new tricks with color and challenged us to make a project. Here is the link to her video   called Flowers in Reverse.  Quite interesting.

Here are two cards:


I used a variety of Papertrey Ink Stamps, Dies and Inks

Make It Market Mini Kit Color Pop Florals
Garden Party
Corner Adorner (February)
New Every Morning

Ink:
Orange Zest
Bright Buttercup
Ripe Avocado
New Leaf

Paper
Canyon Clay
Ripe Avocado
Summer Sunrise

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


Pick of the Week

Hi!  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to pick a couple of stamps to show you for this week.  A few weeks ago I went to the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape and some other stampers were talking about the "Dot" method of copic coloring - so I decided to give it a try.

We were told to make little tiny dots instead of trying to color images that have a lot of dark space and where there is not much white space to color.  So I went thru my Repeat Impressions stamps and picked out a few images.
The following are good examples to use with this technique

The top tree is called Divi Divi Tree 2409-M
The next tree is called Spring Tree 1610-J
The next branch is called Pine Branch 2708-M
The large loon is Loon with chick 1002-O
The owl is called Baby Owl 2613-H
The next loon is called Loone 2706-K
The last image is called Bottoms Up 2906-I (isn't this too cute!)

As you can see there is not a lot of white space - except for the sky and ground.  The artist has done the hard work for us - we just add a few dots to the image.  Below is the first image I chose and you can see the"dot" technique on the ground.  It gives a little texture to the ground.  I also used it in the trunk and leaves of the tree.  Because of the many lines only a few dots of color are needed.
We also talked about how to change the feeling or season of an image by using background color. 
So I picked pattern paper to be vastly different and the sentiments to be opposite seasons.

The image is called Spring Tree 1610-J with the sentiment called Thanksgiving Blessings 3214-J

The next card also used the Spring Tree 1610-J with the sentiment called Happy Summer 9003-E
I really like how we can change the image so dramatically by using a few colors and different backgrounds.  Hope you give this technique a try.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tic Tac Toe Challenge from Repeat Impressions

Good Morning Fellow Stampers, today Repeat Impressions has a Tic Tac Toe Challenge waiting for us.  Here it is:
I did the Patriotic, Embossing (dry) and Die Cut or Punch
This is a window card with clear plastic.  The sentiment is called Land of the Free.  

What would you do with this challenge?  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, June 6, 2018

In the Good Ole Summer Time - Challenge

Today the challenge at Repeat Impressions is to make a project with Summer Vacation on your mind.  Mountains, Beach, Grandma's or just doing a "stay-cation".  Let's see those projects.

Here is mine:


I used the image called Compass and a sentiment from Big Boys Toys Series called Wishing You Adventures....


What are your summer plans?  Show us by joining 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 30, 2018

Sketch Challenge

Good morning!  When Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gives us a Sketch Challenge - I get excited because it gives us a starting point and makes creating a card easy.   Here is her sketch
And here is my card:
I used images and the sentiment from a series called Wine Time.  This is a great series with lots of images and sentiments - some funny and all of them so easy to use and create fantastic cards.

When you 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, May 23, 2018

Anything Goes Challenge from Repeat Impressions

Hi stampers!  Today is "Anything Goes Challenge" from Repeat Impressions - this would be a great time to join in the challenge - any card, any layout, any project, --- This time do it your way!!  Here is mine.  This is for my sister who just had an operation.  She is doing well and is recuperating so fast.

I used some images from the Flower Power Series and the sentiment is from Quartet Complements.  This is a fabulous series that has beautiful script for every occasion.  I used a wreath grid to stamp the images in a circle, the back of the sentiment was covered with Wink of Stella and covered in Glossy Accents.

When you 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, 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.

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