Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Repeat Impressions Challenge

Good Morning!  Summer is coming to a close..... - It was way too short.  At Repeat Impressions, Wendy, the owner has an "Anything Goes" challenge.  I really like these because it lets me use any technique I've tried lately or use any embellishment or even a favorite sketch.  So here is mu card.

I use the sentiment To everything there is a season... and heat embossed one in white on vellum and one in black on plain cardstock and layered with a scrap of designer paper and then placed it on a card front.

I think these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with them.  I've learned many new techniques and get a lot of inspiration from your creativity.  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, August 16, 2017

Inspiration Challege at Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has challenged us with this:
I resisted the urge to use a fish and instead did flowers.  Here is my card
I used the flower images from the Flower Power Series and the sentiment is God gave us....

I think these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with them.  I've learned many new techniques and get a lot of inspiration from your creativity.  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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge from Repeat Impressions

Tic Tac Toe time -- Repeat Impressions wants to see what you can do for this week's challenge.

There is going to be a butterfly release at a garden spot near me this week and I just had to do the butterflies.  Here is my card.
I used a watercolor wash background in bright blue, stamp the Feel Better Soon sentiment on vellum and then made multiples of the Small Butterfly - some on vellum colored with copics and some on light cardstock colored with copics and then stacked several of them.

For me these challenges are always fun and 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, August 2, 2017

Repeat Impressions Weekly Challenge.

This week at Repeat Impressions Cheri, one of the Rock Stars has challenged us to make a card with a movie in mind.  - This will be a great challenge and we are excited to see what everyone does.  Here is my card.
I used the movie called  The Light Keepers staring Richard Drefuss and Blythe Danner.  It is a romantic comedy.  It is on Amazon Prime - so if you are a Prime member it's free to watch.


This involved a watercoloring technique called dabbing or touching.  I attended a class in California that taught this technique.

The sentiment is Happy Birthday and the image is called (large) Bass Harbor Light which is in Maine and it is beautiful!

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  And hopefully I'll get a list of movies to watch.  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, July 26, 2017

Repeat Impressions Anything goes Challenge

I love the week that Repeat Impressions does "Anything Goes Challenge".  For this week's challenge I did this card.

I love, love this circle or frame flower image called Flower Power Frame. The sentiment Wishing you happiness was perfect for the frame.  

 Now it's your turn --  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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop

It's been a while since I entered one of these challenges/blog hops for Papertrey Ink.  I was so inspired by this month's hop that I made a set of quick note cards and a few tags.  When I visit someone in the hospital I sometimes will buy an inexpensive bouquet of flowers from the grocery store and just had one of my cards or tags.  So these will be ready to go.  Be sure to check out the details on this month's hop on Nicole's blog.  This was the inspiration.
Here are the cards and tags.

I used the stamps from Graceful Greetings, and Grand Finale.  The dies are the Noted Scalloped A1 Die and Tag Sale No. 10.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is challenging us with this Inspiration Palette.
I used the colors as my inspiration.  Here is my card.
The images are Leaf Cluster Outline and Flower Cluster Solid with the Lady Slipper that was embossed in white.  The background was sponged on using a variety of Tim Holtz inks.  The sentiment, Vertical Thinking of You was embossed on vellum.


For me these challenges are always fun and 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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

REPEAT IMPRESSIONS Project of the Week

Hello friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to post a Project of the Week.  I was just getting ready to do my monthly planner entries for the week and thought I'd show you how I organize and use Repeat Impressions stamps for mine.

After trying out SEVERAL planners, one with 2 page monthly entries seems to work best for me.  Here are the supplies

Repeat Impressions tiny stamps
tape runner
washi tape
pen
small ink spot
any small dies that would fit
small calendar stickers

I went thru all my Repeat Impressions stamps and picked out all the small ones that would fit in the days of the week boxes.  Then I stamped them on a guide and put them all in a plastic sleeve.  This I keep in a container marked "Daily Planner Stamps & Dies" with the tape runner, washi, small ink spot and any other small things I might use.

And this is how I store them
I keep all these supplies in this small plastic container so that once a week (usually on a Sunday afternoon) it is easy to pull this out and work out the week's schedule.  This only takes about 15-20 minutes.

Here is what the beginning calendar looks like.  As the month goes on - the schedule changes and gets more stickers, stamps and tape runner on it.


I think setting out a specific schedule to do this and keeping all the supplies in one container helps makes this go quickly.  If I have time I'll do a little coloring with pencils.  On the 28th do you see the rabbit in the hat?  -- that's my evening to cook dinner -- and believe me that's like pulling a rabbit out of the hat!!

Keeping a written schedule is quite easy if all the supplies are together and a small amount of time each week is set aside.  Using the stamps and coloring them helps me to remember what the week holds for me to do.

Thanks for looking at my project - hope you give it a try.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe Time at Repeat Impressions

This week Repeat Impressions has a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  Here it is
 And here is the card I made.
I used the stamps called Happy Summer, Watermelon and the friend is from the Hello Series stamp set

 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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Make a Scene Challenge

Today, Repeat Impressions has a totally neat challenge called -- Make a Scene!  Let's see what you can create!  Here is the scene I created.
I used some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  The sentiment is Wishing you a summer... and the trees are the Large Pine Tree.  I'm sending this to my grandkids who love to camp.  

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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning, friends!  With watercoloring being the hot technique lately, I decided to do one for this week's Repeat Impressions Challenge.  The challenge is anything goes - does not have to be watercoloring.

Here is mine:
I used the Large Butterfly and the Make a Wish sentiment.  I put some watercolor on a plastic sheet, then inked up the stamp and stamped on some water color paper, then I lightly filled in the background with some watered down blue.  The sentiment was heat embossed on a black cardstock banner.
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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge

Today, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has asked us to use this image for inspiration for this week's challenge.  Isn't it beautiful - wish I was sitting on that beach!!


And here is my card for the challenge


I used the Sun Beams image and the A man travels.... sentiment from the Travel-Journey Series.

What would you do with the above inspirational clip?  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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe Repeat Impressions Challenge

Hi friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this Tic-Tac-Toe grid as a challenge.  I picked Dogs, Earth Tones and Brads/Eyelets.
And here is my card
I just love the puppy image called Wagging pup...... and the sentiment is part of the sentiment called It's your birthday......

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.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Designer's Choice Challenge

Good morning stamping friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions had Donna to challenge us.  And Donna has challenge is to use Washi Tape.  I love that stuff and have way toooooo much!  It's a fun product. So here is my card.

I used the tape to cover a piece of card stock and die cut a frame.  I stamped the Tea Pot from the House Series on a piece of vellum and colored it with Copic markers.  I didn't add a sentiment, but will use these and one of those "emergency cards" that can be used for any occasion.

I really would like to see what you would do with this Washi Tape 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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

For this week's challenge, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions created this sketch for us.
And here is the card I made
The large image is called Happy Bee, the sentiment is called Just "Bee" cause and also the little Bee.

All of the Rock Stars would love to see what you would do with this sketch.  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.

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