Thursday, May 26, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge 29

The colors for CR84FN's Color Challenge this week are

Plum, light plum and kraft -- aren't they wonderful?  Plum is my sister's favorite color so as I made this card I thought about her.  She is my best friend -- and she totally understands my obsession with cards and scrapbooking! 

This would be a great challenge to join -- just go to CR84FN Challenge Blog and link your card there.  It is a blog I check everyday -- and this week will be especially fun for me.
Here is my card:
The stamp is from Papertrey Ink and is on plum vellum, the paper is from Gina K.

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Repeat Impressions Designers Choice Challenge for May 25

If you are looking for the Creative Belli Challenge, scroll down one.  Thanks!

Today Michele from Repeat Impressions challenged us to use sewing in our card - either faux or real.  I love my sewing machine, so this was a great challenge for me.  I stitched the circle to the MS doily, zig-zag stitch to the background paper, and stitched the crumbled ribbon to the dp.

Here is my card:

Here is the list of Designers and their projects.
How would you like to join us in this challenge?  All you have to do is make a card and link it at The House That Stamps Built blog.  We would love to see what you can do.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but we would love to see them.  At the end of the month Wendy will have a random drawing and you could be the winner of a great gift certificate for stamps!

Have a HAPPY Stamping Day.

Creative Belli Challenge from the Tool Shed

Our challenge this week from Creative Belli Challenge was to use old forgotten "tools".   Examples of a forgotten tool might be a button maker, Cropadile, eyelet setter, tag maker, crimper, etc...  This will be fun to see what everyone brings out!

I used a Memory Makers Tag Maker tool -- Boy, did I have to dust it off!  I even had to DIG for the metal tags - but I found a few other things I want to use.  I hope you have as much fun as I did.  Tell us what you found and then link your project to the Creative Belli Challenge.  We'd love to see it!

Here is my card:
Here are the other team members -- check out their projects for some inspiration!

Thank you and have a HAPPY stamping day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week - Stork

It is Monday - that means Repeat Impressions is giving you an opportunity to get a stamp at 50% off -- this week it is 4318-K Stork.  I was excited about this stamp because I have a new grand daughter and made this card with her in mind.  Here is my card:
I used scraps of paper and paper from the girls' paperie.  I've used some netting - one of my new favorites.   The stamp is "Happy New Baby".  I did some masking to get the words separated.
Here are some of the other Design Team members projects.

Karen Hasheck
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here
Dawn Bennett
Michelle Greenwood
Darsie Bruno

Now you can go to  Repeat Impressions and order your stamp!

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Repeat Impressions Sketch for May 18

Wendy at Repeat Impressions put together such a fantastic sketch -- I  made two cards.  -- One feminine and one masculine.  This will be a sketch I will be using over and over again.  Here is the sketch:
And here are my cards
The sentiment is "Wishing You Happiness".  These sketches are so much fun!  Why don't you join in showing us what you can do with this sketch?  At the end of the challenge Wendy will draw a random name and that person will win a gift certificate -- so you can choose stamps you want!  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps -- but if you do have them we'd like to see what you can do.

Here are some of the Repeat Impression Designers - check out what they did and leave them a little comment.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp TV Alumni Blog Hop Round Card

For this May Blog Hop Carolina from Stamp TV challenged the Alumni with a sketch by the  Designer Melissa Cash.  If you just came from Karen Knegten's blog -- you are right on track!  The beginning of this hop starts at Stamp TV.   Here is the sketch:
Don't you just love round cards!  This is a great sketch to go with the round design.  I made the card in celebration of my newest grandchild, a little girl named Cora.  She is 5 weeks old now and a wonderfully calm baby.

Here is my card.
Stamp:  Oh Baby!
Paper:  GKD Ivory, White, Passionate Pink & Bubble Gum 
Other:  Copic Markers

Now hop on over to Giovana Smith's.  She has made an extra special card for you -- you will love it.  Remember to leave comments along the way because on Tuesday morning (May 17th), Gina K will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Repeat Impression's Designer Case Challenge

Today is the Designer's Case Challenge at Repeat Impressions.  Every two week one of the Design Team Members offers a challenge - and this week Harriett's challenge was paper piecing - which I love to do.  I did this one pretty simple.  The stamp was Comfy Chair and the sentiment is Thank You for a Being a Friend.  I love this sentiment.  It is one of my favorites and I use it often

Now we would like to see what you can do with this challenge.  Make a card and link it to The House That Stamps Built blog.  Wendy will chose a random winner and you could win your choice of stamps!  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps (although, we would love to see them)

Here are members of the Design Team that made cards for your inspiration.

Creative Belli Challenge - Letter S

It's Wednesday -- wow where did April go?  We have been challenged to make a project with the letter "S".  You can use spots, stripes, swirls, stars, shells, sandpaper -interesting, stickers -- or any component that begins with "S".

Here is my card - my component is "squares".  The stamps are from Paptertrey Ink and the flower and tag die are are Papertrey Ink also.  This is actually a case card from Dawn McVey - a fantastic, sweet lady.  Check out her blog - she will blow you away!

 Here are the other Design Team Members and their projects.
Why don't you join us for the challenge?  We would love to see what you create!  Just link your card on the Creative Belli Blog.

Have Happy Stamping  Day!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

STOW - Bottom's Up

It's Monday!  I love Monday's -- because I always feel like it is a new beginning -- started projects get new attention from me.  Usually Sunday's are wonderful family time after church.  My daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren all were in church yesterday.  After church we had a quiet afternoon. 

Remember since it is Monday, it is time for a new Stamp of the Week.  This is a wonderful opportunity to add to your stamp stash economically!  You can go to Wendy's blog - The House That Stamps Built and get the discount code.  Then when you order your stamp, put that code in the special instructions box -- and then wait for the mailman! 

Here is my card made with the Stamp of the Week, called "Bottoms Up".  We all struggle with making masculine cards and here is a perfect stamp -- for any occasion.  I made this for a friend who has an anniversary and a birthday on the same day!

The sentiment is "Happy Everything".  I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day.  It's not too early to start thinking about Father's Day.  This would make a great image to make a Father's Day card.

Hope you have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


It's Wednesday!  ---- AND time for a new sketch challenge.  This week's sketch is a great one -- I like it for when I need a card quick -- and I needed three this week.  Here is the sketch:
First up -- is a graduation card for a sweet young lady.

Stamp is "May all lifes' best gifts be yours" from Quartet Compliments

Here is the next one made for a friend who just recently lost her little dog.

This one is for a wedding we are going to next weekend.

Stamp is Wishing you a day of happy moments.  I just love the script.  It is so sophisticated and the stamp stamps clear and clean every time!.

Here is the list of Rock Stars who have made cards to inspire you:
Ayana Posadas
Robin Kirkpatrick
Darsie Bruno
Harriet Skelly
Karen Hasheck
Michele Greenwood

Lynette Neus 

Go to the blog "The House That Stamps Built" and see all the details. -- it means free stamps!!!

Have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moxie Fab Tissue paper challenge

I was check some of my favorite blogs and I saw Moxie Fab was having a tissue paper challenge -- and I had some purple tissue sitting on my desk -- so put together an easy card that meets this challenge.

Here is my card:
The stamps are from Papertrey Ink and paper is from Basic Grey.  I twisted the tissue paper to make a ribbon and twisted some  to make the flower.  Why don't you join in the challenge.  The challenge is to come up with a unique interesting way to use tissue paper.  You then can post your project at Moxie Fab

Thanks -- have a happy stamping day.


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