Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Repeat Impressions's Sketch challenge this week looks like this:

 and here is my card.
 I used the stamps Quartet Compliments and Rocking Horse.  I love the Rocking Horse, he is so cute and I'm going to use him for a birthday card also.


it is a spring card, watch:

video

We want to see what you do with the sketch.   The rules are really simple… Your card doesn’t even have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include Repeat Impressions's designs we would really love to see them! :-) Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using Repeat Impressions stamps in your submissions! Simply create a card based on Wendy's sketch above, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your card at the Repeat Impressions's blog.
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All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing.  One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!
So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry. And please be sure to reference Repeat Impressions Sketch D2910 in your blog or gallery posting.
Thanks so much for visiting with us this week! We hope you’ll play along and look forward to seeing your card! :-)

Here are some designers and their cards for inspiration:



Ayana Posadas
ROBIN KIRKPATRICK
Dana Joy
Darsie Bruno
Thanks for stopping - Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Friday, December 24, 2010

LITTLE PAPER SHOP CLOSING SALE

As most of you know Julia is closing the doors at the Little Paper Shop on December 27th. Everything in the store is 40%.   They are sold out of some
sets and have limited stock in others.  Because of this they are only
accepting orders by e-mail.   E-mail is
sales@littlepapershop.com     When you place your order they will take another 10% off your entire purchase calculate shipping (Flat rate $2 to Canada, $2.95 for US orders and $10 for international)and send you an invoice.

 What a great way to spend some of that stocking money! 

HAPPY, HAPPY shopping!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

REPEAT IMPRESSIONS CASE CHALLENGE

Please scroll down one for the Creative Belli Challenge - thanks ;)

Christmas is just a few days away and I getting ready to put Christmas decorations away.  I don't like the days after I put the holiday things away.  It looks so dull without the sparkle and lights.  So I'm trying to get in gear to start the next holiday -- Valentines' Day -- a day that is FUN!!

Makiko challenged us at Repeat Impressions with is this card:

And here is the Valentine card I made

I love this sweet image!  It is Cheese Heart Mouse, the background sentiment was created with Live, Laugh, Love and the sentiment is Just Because I Care is from the Quartet Completments Series.

And one more

I dedicate this one to all those who have been pelted with snow the last few weeks!  Hope you can get out soon!  These Repeat Impressions stamps are:  Got Snow and the mitten is from Winter Wonderland.

Take a look at what the other designers created and make one to play along with us.

Here are all the details…
1. Create a card based on the inspiration card provided. Your card does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! :-) Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in the random.org drawing for using Repeat Impressions stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your cased card on your blog or online gallery.  Then link it on the Repeat Impressions blog with the inlinkz widget. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, January 4 at 5PM EST.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you must provide a newly designed project each time.
5. On January 5 Wendy will post a new CASE Card Challenge and when that wraps up at the end of the month she will choose one winner randomly from all the submissions. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of their choice!

Thank you so much for visiting this week. We look forward to seeing your CASE card masterpiece soon!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CREATIVE BELLI!

This week there was not a challenge, but Holly said we could share a Christmas card if we wanted to.  This card was a snap to do!  Pretty patterned paper is from K and Co. and was a gift from my secret sister.  The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.  To my stamping friends

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Again, Merry Christmas, stamping friends and I hope with all the holiday hustle and bustle, you get time to stamp!
 
Take a look at what these other designers have done:

Monday, December 20, 2010

LITTLE PAPER SHOP CHALLENGE 99

Please scroll down one for the REPEAT IMPRESSIONS post -- thank you! ;)

GOOD MORNING!  This post starts out with a little sad news.  The Little Paper Shop store will be closing. After much deliberation, the owner, Julia, has decided that her plate is just too full to keep the business going. I totally understand her decision to put her family first.  We appreciate Julia and Pam and the whole DT and we are really going to miss you, your stamps and all the fun we have each week with the challenges.

DON'T FORGET: Everything in the store is still 40% off . EVERYTHING MUST GO so check it out before you miss out.

Here is our last challenge and that was to make a square card.
I used some silver card stock and the sentiment stamp is from Snow Flakes.  It has 9 images and sentiments - not just for Christmas.

As a good-by the Design Team is doing a review of some of their projects - here are a few of mine -

Lily and Lucy Messages




Chirp





Tweet Wishes
Construction

Flyin By Coasters

Young at Heart
Here are the other Design Team Members - check out what they have to show you.  Pam is going to give up to 3 digis to someone who comments on the blogs!  Good Luck!

REPEAT IMPRESSIONS CHAMPAGNE TIME!!

WOW! Christmas is just a few days away!  As soon as I get rested up from Christmas, we have New Years!  My DH and I have an anniversary coming up on December 30th, we usually celebrate on New Years.  We will be married 41 years!  Yikes, where did all our days go?

I made this card thinking about New Years, but the sentiment I paired it with could be for a birthday, or graduation, -- or reaching 21!  I made it a square - and I'm liking square cards.

The stamp is Champagne Bottle and the sentiment is from Quartet Compliments.  I used some Ultra  Thick Embossing Enamel on the bottles and it looks like glass.  My sweet sister gave it to me as a present!  She is such a sweetie to think of things I'd like to try.    Then I cut them out and used some pop dots to give some added dimension.

You can order this stamp at 50% when you go to the House that Stamps Built Blog and get the special code there.  Put that code in the "special instructions" blank when you order.

Here are some of the designers who have created some cards to inspire you.

Darsie Bruno
Ayana Posadas
Michelle Greenwood
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here


Have a HAPPY Stamping Day!! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

REPEAT IMPRESSIONS - What If Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Wow, can you believe the countdown to Christmas is going SOOOOO fast.  I still have a few Christmas cards to go so...  I'm using this sketche to do a few more cards.  Wendy always has such wonderful sketches for us to try.   Here is the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge for us:
And here is my card.
This sentiment is Joy to the World.  Why don't you join us and show us what you can do with this sketch.   Remember you could be the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Go to The House That Stamps Built and link your creation at the little blue froggy found there.  We would love to see what you do.  Here are some design team members and their projects.

Ayana Posadas
Dana Joy
Thanks for stopping - Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HURRY, HURRY, CHRISTMAS CARDS

Yikes, this year Christmas has taken me by surprise!  I've got a few more cards to do.  I'm trying to make Christmas cards of all the next few challenges.  So here are a couple of challenges from Gina K Designs

The first one is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch Gina asked us to do:
And here is my card:
Stamp:  Heirloom Ornament
Paper:  GKD Pure Luxury White, misc. dp
Other:  twine, clear embossing powder

Here is the color sketch for the week from Gina K.
and here is my card
Stamp:  First Christmas, Vintage Borders
Paper:  Gina K. Designs Ivory, misc. dp
Other:  clear embossing powder, cuttlebug

Why don't you join us and try your hand at these two challenges?  You could be the random winner of any Gina K Designs stamp set of your choice up $24.95.  Create a card/project and then add it to the gallery at Stamp TV.  You don't have to used Gina K Designs stamps, but if you do, your name will be added twice!

Can't wait to see what you create - Have a happy stamping day!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Little Paper Shop Challenge 98

Hi - are you ready for Christmas?  Well, I'm almost there - got a few stocking stuffers to go and I'll do that on December 20th when my granddaughter and one of my daughters will spend the night in Dallas and shop till we drop!  It is an annual outing for us.  We shop, shop, shop, eat, spend the night in a nice hotel and then shop some more!  We try to do it the week of Christmas.  It is so much much to be a part of the crowd.

While we wait for that day, Little Paper Shop has issued us a challenge.  We are to use these colors.

Here is my card:

Want to win a free Bunny Lucy digi? Add your card to the InLinkz program on the LPS blog and you will be entered to win. Just in time to use it to start make spring cards -- can you believe it?. When you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC98. Now check out what the others on the design team has created to inspire you.

REMEMBER -- Little Paper Shop is having a HUGE sale -- all stamps are 40% off -- isn't that incredible!!  I've ordered some sets I've been wanting and a couple of sets for stocking stuffers!

Have a happy stamping day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Carolina at Stamp TV invited us to participate in a Blog Hop.  So if you have just come from Jen Charboneau's blog, then you are right on target.  Didn't you just love that stocking!

With just a few Christmas cards left to be made, I'm taking every opportunity I can to get them done so this one is one of the last ones.

Here is our inspiration.  The sketch is one of Melissa Cash's. 
Here is my card:
I used Gina K Designs, Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Lipstick Red card stocks, the stamp I used was Heirloom Ornament, the poinsettias are flocked and the tiny gold brads are from Gina K, other elements are the gold cardstock, a red Copic marker and some gold embossing powder for the sentiment.

Now you have seen my card take a look at Karen Knegten, she always has wonderful projects and I know you will just love what she has done.  After you finish looking at the other designers, leave a comment at Stamp TV.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CHRISTMAS Creative Belli Challenge

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, on what fun...... Can't you hear it?  I love Christmas music!  The challenge for this week from Creative Belli is to make a project that is "Christmassy". 

We would love to see what you create with some of your old, forgotten or saved embellishments -- please share your project with us.

We would love to see your creativity.  Make a project with those guidelines and submit it on the Creative Belli Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:
I used some Perfect Pearls and the little jingle bells - are very, very old --- I love them, but never know what to do with them.  The stamp is from Gina K Designs "Holiday Cheer", ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.

Here are the other designers from Creative Belli - get some inspiration from them and then show us your project.



Thank you for your comments.  I do appreciate your time -- have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Repeat Impression CASE Card

Hi!  Hope your Christmas shopping is almost done!  Mine's almost done --  I'm in the process of making tags for my gifts now.  When the opportunity came up to case Michele's card -- I looked at it and realized this was going to be a perfect card to case for my gift tags.  I got my supplies lined up and I did these assembly line style and they were done so super quick!  Here is Michele's card
And here are my little gift cards

I used the stamp that is from the new Penguin Series -- there are so many cute images in this set.
Check out these designers and see what they've done with Michele's beautiful card.



 
This is how you could be the random drawing winner.

1. Create a card based on the inspiration card provided. Your card does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! :-) Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in the random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your cased card on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions CASE #D8. Then link it at the Repeat Impression's Blog with the inlinkz widget. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, December 21th at 5PM EST.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you must provide a newly designed project each time.
5. On December 22nd Wendy will post a new CASE Card Challenge and when that wraps up at the end of the month we will choose one winner randomly from all the submissions. 
 
Thanks for stopping by -- have a HAPPY stamping day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stamp of the Week - The Divi Divi Tree

Wendy always has such great stamps for us to showcase for the Stamp of the Week.  This week she choose the Divi Divi Tree.

I had never head of this tree, so I did a little research.  This tree is almost a national symbol for Aruba.  It is an evergreen that grows up to 30 feet tall.  In Aruba the limbs almost always point west because of the trade winds that blow over the islands.  Wendy and her husband spend 2 weeks during this time of the year vacationing there --- Wish I was there with them!

Ok, here's my card - pretty simple.  I did a little masking and sponging and then stamped the tree on white cardstock layered over brown cardstock.  I then pop dotted a sentiment.  I had a hard time deciding which one to use, but like this one the best.  Repeat Impressions has the greatest choices of sentiments especially in the series called Quartet Compliments.



Here's the scoop on how you can get this stamp at 50% off
1.  Go to the blog The House That Stamps Built and get the 50% off code for the week. Then place your order at Repeat Impressions.
2.  When you order this stamp remember to receive your special discount please be sure to reference the discount code in the Special Instructions section of the online order form.

Looking for some inspiration?  -- Check out these Design Team Members!
Darsie Bruno
Ayana Posadas
Michelle Greenwood
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here


Have a HAPPY Stamping Day!! 

Little Paper Shop Sketch Challenge

Hey - Good Morning!!  Little Paper Shop's sketch for this week looks like this:


Here is my card
I used the sweet image called Katie Caroler.  Remember you can get her and all the other Little Paper Shop Stamps on sale - 40% off!  This is for a limited time only, and limited to what is on hand.  So you better hurry while she is still available.

Why don't you join us by plaing along with this sketch?  Invite a friend - made a stamping date and you and your friend(s) do one together.  It is so much fun to stamp with a friend.  Then you can link your card(s) at  the Little Paper Shop Blog and perhaps you or your friend could win the Lucy Horse digi. 

Here is some inspiration that the Little Paper Shop Design Team have created for you.
Thank you for your comments -- have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WHAT IF WEDNESDAY SKETCH

Wendy at Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch:

 And here is my card:

 Why don't you join us and show us what you can do with this sketch.   Remember you could be the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Go to The House That Stamps Built and link your creation at the little blue froggy found there.  We would love to see what you do.  Here are some design team members and their projects.

Ayana Posadas
Thanks for stopping - Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Littl Paper Shop Challenge 96

Hi!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  We had a great family weekend.  We had our annual Gingerbread House Making party!  We had 12 kids decorating houses -- and eating a lot of candy! Here are the houses and the kids:
These are my grandchildren, nieces and nephews.   Now on to the Little Paper Shop Challenge.

The challenge for this week was to use a border punch or a funky edge.  This week's prize is Katie Kite digi. Make a project and link it on the Little Paper Shop Blog with the little blue froggy found on the blog.  We look forward to seeing what you design.

Here are two cards I made.

This used one of the sentiments from Fairytale Adventures.  The edge punch is a Martha Stewart punch I found on sale.  The next card uses the same sentiment in a totally different way.
It also uses Tyson's Present.  I just love this image.  Tyson is so cute peeking into the package.

Little Paper Shop is running a sale on their stamps --- you can get them 40% off!  That is a fantastic deal. I'm planning on buying a few of the sets for Christmas presents for some stamper friends.  I'd better hurry -- the sale is on instock items only and limited to stock on hand.

Have a wonderful stamping day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stamp TV Friday BLOG HOP

If you came here from Giovana Smith's blog you are right on track for this hop.

Oh, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving -- full of family and turkey!  Now that thanksgiving is over -- time to get out Christmas decorations.  Carolina at STAMP TV challenged us with this totally sweet setting.  Didn't she pick a cute scene?

Here is my card.  I liked the colors in Carolina's scene and the little jars of white snow.
The stamps sets I used were:  Winter Friends and Fanciful Tags.  The paper is Gina K's Lipstick Red and White Cardstock with a little BoBunny.  I also used a lot of glitter and a few Copic markers.

Here is the next designer to get some inspiration from:
Karen Knegten.  You will love what she's done.  Remember when you finish the hop, leave a comment at Stamp TV.

Thank you for your comments.  I appreciate your time and have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Repeat Impression's Case Challenge

A few weeks ago Wendy at Repeat Impressions started a new challenge.  This will be a CASE challenge.  One of the Design Team members shows a card and then we CASE it.  I think it stands for Copy And Same Elements.  This week Dana showed us her card
Here is my card:
I used the sweet stamps from the new Penguin Christmas.  Why don't you join us?
Now it's your turn!  Remember a CASE card is:  copy and steal everything. (or copy and same elements).  Show us what you do with Dana's card.  Go to The House That Stamps Built blog and there will be a place to link your card.

Thank you for your comments - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Creative Belli Challenge - Rs, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Ric-rac

Hey, it's Wednesday and time for a Creative Belli Challenge!  Today you are being challenge to use Rs in your project - Rhinestones, Rick-rac, Ribbon or anything that starts with an "R".  Find  find those old, forgotten about and little used embellishments.  We would love to see what you create -- please share with us.

Why don't you show us what you can do?  We would love to see your creativity.  Make a project with those guidelines and submit it on the Creative Belli Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:
My Rs are ribbon, red and a reindeer!  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  I colored the little reindeer in with a glitter pen so he really sparkles!




Here are some of the other designers who made some projects to inspire you.


Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment  it helps me be a better blogger and card maker-- Have a HAPPY stamping day!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

REPEAT IMPRESSION CAT WITH KITTENS

MONDAY!  Time for Repeat Impression's Stamp of the Week.  You can get this stamp for 50% for one week.  This is how Stamp of the Week works.

1.  Go to the blog The House That Stamps Built and get the 50% off code for the week. Then place your order at Repeat Impressions.
2.  When you order this stamp remember to receive your special discount please be sure to reference the discount code in the Special Instructions section of the online order form.


Here is my card.
Here are the other Design Team members.  See what they have done with this stamp.

Darsie Bruno
Ayana Posadas
Michelle Greenwood
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here


Have a HAPPY Stamping Day!! 

LITTLE PAPER SHOP CHALLENGE 96

Hi guys! It's Monday and time for a LITTLE PAPER SHOP challenge.  This challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch Allison did for us.
Here is my card:

I used the sets Katie Christmas and Christmas Wishes.  Christmas Wishes has been one of the most popular sets.

Take a look at what these Designers have created.  Then make a project and go to Little Paper Shop Blog and link your card - we would love to see what you create and you could win Jena Rain digi -- she is sooo cute!

Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WHAT IF WEDNESDAY SKETCH - November 17

Fall has finaly come to East Texas!! We don't get much color, but every few years we can see some.  In this part of East Texas we have tall, tall towering pine trees with lots of hardwoods, but they don't color up like the trees in Maine or North Carolina.  We just get happy when we see any color besides green! Today I took this picture.  This is the road that leads to my house.
It was my inspiration for my card for Repeat Impressions WHAT IF WEDNESDAY.  Wendy gave us this sketch
Here is my card:
The stamps are:  Shade of the Elm and Falling Leaves.

Why don't you join us and show us what you can do with this sketch.   Remember you could be the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Go to The House That Stamps Built and link your creation at the little blue froggy found there.  We would love to see what you do.  Here are some design team members and their projects.



Thanks for stopping - Have a HAPPY stamping day.

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