Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day

Today at Repeat Impression Wendy gave us this sketch for a challenge.
Because this is Christmas Day, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you and your family have a special day as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Here is my card to you from me and my cat, Prudy.
Stamps:  Meowy Christmas
               Paw Prints

We would like to see what you would do with this sketch.  Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to inspire you.
Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Here is how you can participate and may be the randomly chosen name to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions:

1.  Make a card using Wendy's sketch above
2.  Post it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built
3.  You don't have to used Repeat Impression Stamps, but if you do, your name will be entered twice!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Appreciation card from Classy Cards 'n Such


Joy, here today.  I needed to make a thank you card for a teacher and needed it quick!  The Spellbinders Dies that Classy Cards 'n Such have make it so easy!

For this card I used the Spellbinders Die called Romantic Rectangles and Decorative Labels Eight.  The stamp is from the set called Thanks Sentiments from Impression Obsession.   I cut the large Romantic Rectangle, folded it half and layered the Labels Eight on top of it.  I die cut some of the leaves from Build A Flower #2 from Cheery Lynn Designs and layered them on top with a brad from my stash.  Each piece was sponged on the edge with a little ink.  The Paper is from Lake House.

 Since this was an odd size card, I made an envelope with my Envelope Punch Board (my favorite tool).  When folded the card measured almost 3 x 3 7/8.  It was easy to look on the punch board guide for the right size of paper needed.  I slipped a gift card inside which fit so nicely inside the folded Rectangle.


This really was an easy, quick gift card and envelope to make.

Recap:  Stamp Set:  Thanks Sentiments
              Dies:          Romantic Rectangles
                                Decorative Labels Eight
                                Build A Flower #2
              Tools:        Envelope Punch Board
              Paper:        Lady Rose
                   
Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Repeat Impression's Last Minute Tag Time

Ok, we are down to the wire for getting our presents wrapped and under the tree.  At Repeat Impressions Wendy makes it easy to do last minute gifts.

I have two friends that I wanted to give a little something to, but did not want it to be complicated or expensive.  I found these Brighton bookmarks - there were 3 in a little tin.  I made tags for them and put them in little envelopes.

Here they are:
I used some little scraps of paper and the sentiment from Repeat Impressions is called Merry Christmas Wishes.  

Thank you for looking at my card be sure to check our Repeat Impressions and see what they you can give a sweet Christmas presents or you might consider a gift certificate    - have a happy stamping day!

This is also being entered into the Craft my life:  All Crafts Challenge and
                                                      Artistic Inspirations
                                                      Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stamp TV Inspiration Blog Hop

Tonight our challenge is called INSPIRATIONAL  - one of the designers picks a picture and we are free to make a project with inspiration from the picture - these are always fun because each one of the Designers comes up with really cool projects.  If you have come here from  Geri's blog you are on the right track!  She continues to wow me with her art.  To start at the beginning of the hop,you can go to Stamp TV.

Here is the inspirational photo from Linda.


Here are two cards using Coordinations Black core cardstock in the bright colors.


and

I used stamps from the set called Winter Blocks for the sentiment and the present is from the September incentive stamp set called Wrapped in Love.
Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, December 24.

Now hop on over to Karen's blog and see what a wonderful card she created.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Snow Much Fun

Hi, thought I'd post a quickie card about having fun in the snow.  This is one of my favorite images from Repeat Impressions called Snowmen.  The snowmen are having fun singing.  We don't get much snow in Texas, but a few weeks ago, some parts of Texas were covered.

Now to my card that is being entered into Craft Cardmakers  #106 Winter fun, but not Christmas or New Years.


Come back tonight after 7:00 CST and as one of the Center Stage Spotlight Design Team members of Stamp TV, see what the whole team has created.

Till then thank you for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Classy Cards 'n Such Snow Card

Hi - Snow anyone?  Joy, here for Classy Cards 'n Such showing you an easy card using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  

I used the Fancy Tags Die from Spellbinders and the sweet sentiment is from Twinkles - one of the sweetest stamp sets for this season.


The paper is some from my stash and I added a snowflake button and slipped the ribbon onto the Fancy Tag after stamping with the Some of My Best Friends Are Flakes sentiment.  WOW - what an easy card when you have supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.

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

Friday, December 13, 2013

Classy Cards 'n Such Feather Card #2

Hi, Joy here posting for Classy Cards 'n Such.  I love all the feather items, I've found at the Classy Cards ' Such website.  Today's card uses one of my favorite stamp sets called Birdsong by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. This stamp set is quite versatile because it has so many feathers, images and 2 sentiments.   The card is quite simple and is quick to make.  I stamped the feathers in several different colors of blue and used one of the sentiments.  I added the little dots with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in sets of 3.  I got the idea of adding the little dots from the Feathers Folder by Crafts-Too.

Be sure to check out the  feather stamps, embossing folders and dies at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Thank you for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sketch Time at Repeat Impressions

Hi - this week Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch

And here is my take on the sketch:
Stamps: Here's to the blessings....
              Pointsettia

the Pointsettia comes in two sizes - this is the larger one.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made projects to inspire you:

Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Here is how you can participate and may be the randomly chosen name to win a gift certificate fromRepeat Impressions:

1.  Make a card using Wendy's sketch above
2.  Post it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built
3.  You don't have to used Repeat Impression Stamps, but if you do, your name will be entered twice!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Classy Cards 'n Such Prayers Card

Good Morning, Joy here posting a quick winter card.  While most  of Texas is experiencing "Icemageddon" - some of us are staying warm making cards with suppplies from Classy Cards 'n Such!  I'm glad it's easy to order from them on line and they have super fast shipping!  Here is a card I made to send to a friend. 



I used the Spellbinders dies called Radiant Rectangles and the paper is called Lake House, the bow is made with Eggshell seam binding and 3 Pink Pearls (which are on sale).  The Stamp is from Flourishes, called Anemones.  It has some beautiful flowers and sweet sentiments.

This was an very quick & easy card to make and you can use any of the Spellbinders dies that you layer. This one has a total of 5 layers.   For me the papers make this card special.

Thanks for looking at my card - stay warm!

Joy


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Classy Cards 'n Such Feather Card #1

Hi, Joy here showing a feather card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  While looking on Pintrest I began to see a lot of projects made with feathers.  While looking thru the Classy Cards 'n Such items I found some feather stamps, dies and embossing folders.  Here is a simple and quick one that could be used for a man or woman.
Isn't that embossing folder amazing!  It embosses deeply and the image just pops!  The feather was stamped then cut out and popped up with pop-up glue dots.  Here is the supply list:

Embossing Folder:  Feathers by Crafts Too
Stamp:                     Bird Song by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle

Check out all the feather possibilities at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Thank you for looking at my card.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designers Choice Challenge

Hi - getting ready for Christmas yet?  I've done ALL  my shopping - now I gotta start wrapping!  Today Wendy owner of Repeat Impressions let me issue a challenge So.... how about a Christmas project with trees?

Here is my card:

Stamps:  Large Pine Tree
               Small Pine Tree
               Merry Christmas Wishes

Now I'd like to challenge you  - take a look at the list of Rock Star for some inspiration, make a Christmas project with trees, link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You may be the randomly chosen name who receives a nice $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions:

Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

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

Creative Belli Challenge - Candy

Darsie, owner of the Creative Belli Challenge challenges us to make a project with candy- and here is my card:

We would love for you to join in this fun challenge.  Remember the spirit of the Belli Challenge is to use things you already have in your craft room.  No need to rush out and buy something new.  Maybe a forgotten tool, an old embellishment or maybe some paper that you have in your stash.  We would love to see what you create.  Make your project, then link it on the Creative Belli Blog here.

Here are the designers who have made projects to inspire you





Now it's your turn - make a project that features candy and link it at Creative Belli Challenge - we would love to see what you do with this challenge.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Snow, Snow, Snow

Joy, here today posting a card made with some fabulous supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such

In East Texas we don't get much snow -- but I can dream!!  Supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such can make my dreaming of snow much easier!  



Easy, easy card.  
1.  Emboss white cardstock with Dots folder & hand cut into 2 curves
2.  Stamp, color and cut out sweet snowman from Twinkles
3.  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock banner
4.  Assemble on card with pop dots

I am entering this card in the Outlawz CAS Snowman Challenge. 

Another card made easy by using Classy Cards 'n Such Supplies.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sketch of the Week and a SPECIAL SALE

Today is Sketch Day Challenge at Repeat Impressions and this is the sketch Wendy gave us.
And here is  my card:
Stamps:
              Joy to the world....
              Earth Ornament

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made projects to inspire you:

Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Here is how you can participate and may be the randomly chosen name to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions:

1.  Make a card using Wendy's sketch above
2.  Post it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built
3.  You don't have to used Repeat Impression Stamps, but if you do, your name will be entered twice!

OK --- NOW FOR GREAT NEWS -- WENDY is having a Thanksgiving Sale.  Here is a message from her:

A "SPECIAL" THANK YOU!

The holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving will be here in just a few days.  So now is a great time for reflection and reminds us of how thankful we are to have you as a customer. 

In appreciation, we are offering 20% OFF all our rubber stamps and other goodies on our website for the next 5 days only.  Place an order on our website Monday, Nov. 25th through Friday, Nov. 29th.  Then simply enter code THANKS20 at checkout to take advantage of your special pricing.  

This will be our last sale of the year
 so don't miss this great opportunity to shop for the holidays or pick up a little something for yourself at reduced prices.


Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the upcoming holiday season!

Wendy & Bill
Repeat Impressions



Monday, November 25, 2013

REPEAT IMPRESSIONS SALE

Here is a special message from Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions.

A "SPECIAL" THANK YOU!

The holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving will be here in just a few days.  So now is a great time for reflection and reminds us of how thankful we are to have you as a customer. 

In appreciation, we are offering 20% OFF all our rubber stamps and other goodies on our website for the next 5 days only.  Place an order on our website Monday, Nov. 25th through Friday, Nov. 29th.  Then simply enter code THANKS20 at checkout to take advantage of your special pricing.  

This will be our last sale of the year
 so don't miss this great opportunity to shop for the holidays or pick up a little something for yourself at reduced prices.


Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the upcoming holiday season!

Wendy & Bill
Repeat Impressions


PLEASE NOTE: This offer is only applicable to purchases made through our website Nov. 25-29, 2013.  May not be combined with any other discounts or special offers.  Does not apply to gift certificates, custom stamps or wholesale orders. 

Click here to find out more.

Project of the Week - Watercolor paper

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impression ask me to post a Project of the Week and I've taken the opportunity to use some Watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Stains.  I used the Christmas stamp 12 Day of Christmas for Stampers.

Here's how I did it:

1.  Stamp with clear Stazon ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder.
2.  After embossing cools, spritz watercolor paper with water; the more water, the more the ink blends
3.  Put small amount of Distress STAIN on a clear block or kraft mat.
4.  Spritz puddle of stain with water and wet a water color brush - for this I used one that was about           1.5 inches wide
5.  Paint over embossed sentiment.
6.  Assemble card.

This is a quick technique I'm going to be using again and again - I've discovered that the more water you add to the card and your brush, the lighter and more blended the colors become.  On the above card, my paper was not very wet and I went over the sentiment several times.

Hope you try this technique, it's fun and EASY.  Thanks for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cheery Lynn DieS on HUGE SALE

Classy Cards and Such have put some Cheery Lynn dies on a 40% sale!  These are fabulous dies!  The Thanksgiving Cheery Lynns Dies are 25% off retail.  They are all in the Clearance section. AND you can get an additional 10% off if you use the code (JOY-10).  That will be quite a savings!

Also here is  stencil techniques:  http://dreamweaverstencils.com/techniques.html  that I am going to try!  The basics of stencil techniques are in the bottom half of the page.  I have been told the paste is fun!!   

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge

Today at Repeat Impressions it was Deonna's turn to challenge us to make a project - she wanted us to make a project about Thanksgiving or a Thanks card.  Repeat Impressions has so many thank you stamps and some cool Thanksgiving Stamps - it was hard to choose.  It was a hard decision but  finally decided on this Thanksgiving Blessing sentiment.  I like it because the scrip is so pretty.

Stamps: Maple Leaf Silhouette
             Thanksgiving Blessing

We would like for you to join us in this challenge.  Just make a card with a Thanksgiving or Thanks  theme and link your project to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  She will have a random drawing and you could be the winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but we would love for you to show them off and your name will go into the drawing twice.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to inspire you.


Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Creative Belli Challenge

Thanksgiving is coming so fast this year and today Darcie, owner of the Creative Belli Challenge has challenged us to make a Thank You card.  This is a great opportunity to get a few made before the Christmas rush.  So here is my card.  The Thanks stamp is from Papertrey Ink with bits paper scraps from my huge scrap pile that I just don't have the heart to toss.
We would love for you to join in this fun challenge.  Remember the spirit of the Belli Challenge is to use things you already have in your craft room.  No need to rush out and buy something new.  Maybe a forgotten tool, an old embellishment or maybe some paper that you have in your stash.  We would love to see what you create.  Make your project, then link it on the Creative Belli Blog here.

Here are the designers who have made projects to inspire you


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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stamp TV Thankful Blog Hop

Hi, today Carolina from Stamp TV challenged the Center Stage Alumni Group to a "Thankful" Blog Hop.  If you are hopping thru and are here from  Kay's blog, you are right on target.  She is such a talented card maker and always inspires me.  The beginning of the Stamp TV Hop starts at Stamp TV. 

Here is my card:
Recap:
Paper:  Petals and Wings
Stamps:  Lots of Lines

Now you can hop on over to Geri's blog and see the gorgeous card she made.  Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26.

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch:
And here is my card:

Stamps:  Santa's Friend
               Merry Christmas
               Snow Flakes

Now it's your turn.  Make a card following Wendy's sketch, link it on her blog, The House That Stamps Built and you may be the random name drawn from those links.  Here is the list of Rock Star Designers that made projects to inspire you.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Repeat Impression's Designer's Choice Challenge for Snow Fun

Today Melissa, one of the Rock Star Designers at Repeat Impressions challenged us to make a snow card.  We don't get much snow here in this part of Texas, but as long as I can stay indoors it would be nice to have some for Christmas.  Here is my card for the challenge.

Stamps:  Pine Tree
               Snow Flakes
Other:  Kraft cardstock
             white embossing glitter
             glitter glue
             white ink

Now, we would like for you to join in the challenge!  Just make a card, link it on Wendy's blog, the House That Stamps Built and Wendy will be having a random drawing for a nice gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but we sure would like for you to show them off and your name will go in twice for the gift certificate.

For some inspiration, here is the list of Rock Star Designers.

Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping day!

Creative Belli Challenge

Good Morning Friends!  Today Darcie, owner of Creative Belli Challenge has challenged us to make a project that is about Harvest.  Here is a card I made:

Stamp:  Autumn Blessings
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Other:  Copic

Here is the list of Design Team members who have made projects to inspire you

because we want you to join in the fun with us.  Make a project that is about Harvest and link it on the Creative Belli Challenge Blog.

The spirit of the Belli challenge is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! Everyone is welcome to play along! Challenge a stamping friend! Just follow the theme and add your direct link to our inlinkz widget at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog.

If you upload to a gallery, please use keyword CBC182

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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Feminine Feather Card from Classy Cards 'n Such

Hi - it's Joy today showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.   Today I challenged myself to pick an element and make both a feminine card and a masculine card using that same element.  Today I'll show you the feminine card, the masculine card will be posted another time.


The element I used in both cards was a beautiful embossing folder called Feathers. And the stamped feathers that are cut come from the stamp set called Songbird by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The Thinking of You Sentiment is from Mountain View by Flourishes.  The frame is actually a left over piece from an oval die - I just mounted the left over piece over the embossed feather paper.  The White Pearls that Classy Cards 'n Such have on a special sale come in a package that has several sizes and were the final touch to the card.

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Repeat Impressions SKETCH TIME

Good morning! Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a challenge for you today.  She would like to see what you would do with this sketch:

Here is my card:
Stamps:  Poinsettia
              Merry Christmas (did a little masking on this one)

Now it's your turn to show us what you can do -- we would love to see what you create. Just make a a card or a layout using this sketch, link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy will have a random drawing and that name will receive a wonderful gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made projects to inspire you.

Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

It's not too soon to be thinking about Christmas cards.  Repeat Impressions has an impressive number of great Christmas images.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy Stamping day.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designers Choice Challenge

Today is Designers Choice Challenge for us at The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy ask Kareni is head up this challenge for you.  So she challenged us to some paper piecing!  I love this technique because I get to use some of those scraps that I always have a hard time throwing away.
Here is my card:
 Stamps:  Thanks a latte'

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to inspire you.
Melissa 
Cheri 
Deonna  
Joy ~  you are here
Joyce  
Karen  
Geri
Brenda

Now that you have looked at theirs, make a card, link it at Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy will draw a random name and they will receive a nice Repeat Impressions gift certificate.

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

Creative Belli Challenge for Halloween

Today Darcie, owner of the Creative Belli Challenge Blog has challenged us to make a project that features Halloween!  This is such a fun holiday.  My grandkids get so much candy, it usually lasts until Christmas!

Here is my card:

The skeleton friends are from a stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  The paper is Papertrey Ink and an old Martha Stewart.

Remember the spirit of the Belli Challenge is to use things you already have in your craft room.  No need to rush out and buy something new.  Maybe a forgotten tool, an old embellishment or maybe some paper that you have in your stash.  We would love to see what you create.  Make your project, then link it on the Creative Belli Blog here.

Here are the designers who have made projects to inspire you

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

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