Thursday, May 29, 2014

Repeat Impressions New Stamp Series Release

Wow - great news Repeat Impressions has a new stamp series called "BOTTOMS UP" - you will just love this new series.  Here are two cards I made with a few of the news stamps:


How would you like to win every one of the new stamps?  That's 13 images and sentiments!!  Visit each one of the Designer's Blog, leave a comment and each comment left will count as one entry. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more you will increase your chances to win. Leave a comment on the Repeat Impressions blog and all of the DT blogs and you get 9 entries... Comment on only 3 blogs and earn only 3 chances to win, etc.
You will need leave your comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 1st. The blog candy for this hop... an unmounted sheet (complete set) of all the new stamps in the Bottoms Up! series.
The link to the new stamp series Bottoms Up! in Repeat Impressions's online store 
On Monday, June 2nd Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on Repeat's blog and Facebook page.
Here are the Rock Star Designers . 
Thanks for leaving your comments - I appreciate every one!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WHAT IF WEDNESDAY at Repeat Impressions

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gives us a sketch challenge by saying "What if I gave you this sketch, what would you do?"  So for this week, here is her sketch.
So here is my take on the sketch
I did this in watercolors using the stamp called Dandelion Breeze, Grass Border and Find beauty....  I used watercolors to color the stamped image and matted it.  I cut the little circle from a little circle card die.  It will be easy to add my name.

Now, why don't you take up Wendy's challenge?  Just make a project, using her sketch and link it on her blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Who knows - you could be the randomly drawn name for a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Here is the list of Rock Star designers that will give you some inspiration.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Thanks for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is offering my readers a special discount.  This discount is good on any size order.  Just use this code when ordering rr10jh.  Thanks to Wendy and I appreciate my readers using the discount!
Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Deonna's Designer's Choice Challenge

Today, Deonna, one of the Repeat Impressions Rock Star Designers challenged us to make a monochromatic card.  - Great challenge, Deonna!

Here is my card
I made a fairly simple card with a meaningful sentiment called Wishing you......  It is actually a Happy Birthday sentiment at the bottom of the sentiment, but I wanted to use this as a wedding card so I masked off the Happy Birthday part.

Why don't you join us in Deonna's challenge, make a monochromatic card and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and your name will be entered into a drawing for a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Here are the other Rock Star Designers who have made projects to share with you.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Thanks for looking at my card, have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Scenic Challenge

Good Morning, Joy here today showing you a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #33  , which is to make a card with a Scenic View with either stamps or die cuts.  I used a Stamp from Our Daily Bread called Path of Life.  I inked up the image with Versamark, sprinkled on some Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder and embossed.  I use this brand because it is so fine that even the smallest details will pop out when heated up.  I used a Tim Holtz Water Brush  and Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the scene.  I pressed each color, one at a time, onto the non-stick small kraft sheet that came in my Susan's Garden Tool Kit.  I love this little sheet - it's the perfect size, easy to clean up and my desk is less crowded than if I pulled out my big sheet.

The next step was to spritz a little Silk Glimmer Mist on top of the ink pressed onto the mat. I used this instead of water because it does not add much color to the inks, but sure gives a beautiful sparkle and glimmer.

After painting, I cut the scene out with the Spellbinders Matting Basics A.  These create perfect layers and make for quick matting.  I stamped the little sentiment "Dear Friend" from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite Stamps on to one of the little labels from the Teramo Die Set from Memory Box.  A little piece of ribbon was added and attached onto a card base.  Below you will find a summary of supplies used from Classy Cards 'n Such.

Path of Life by Daily Bread
Hugs & Kisses by JustRite

Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Teramo Die Set by Memory Box

Black Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle
Water Brush by Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads by Tim Holtz
Susan's Garden Tool Kit - small kraft sheet
Silk Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day

It's Wednesday and it's Sketch Day for Repeat Impressions.  Wendy, owner gave us this sketch as a challenge.
The card I made is for a sweet friend who is going thru a rough time.  There is nothing that cheers up someone like a card you have made yourself.  So here is the one I'll be sending her.
The stamps I used are Hang in there... for the sentiment and Bear Hug (don't you just love that name?).  The sentiment is one from the Quartet Complement Series - This is the BEST series for sentiments - check it out.

Now here is the list of the Rock Stars who made projects to inspire you.  Join in us in the challenge and you could be the winner of a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions - Why don't you challenge a friend?  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, read the guidelines and link your project.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Lilac Festival

Hi, it's Joy today here and time for another wonderful challenge from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This week it is called Lilac Festival.  The challenge is to use lilac, lavender, purple or purple colors with neutrals of cream and white.  Here is my card....

I had the opportunity to attend a workshop in California called The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape.  This is an event that has been held every year for the last 13 years.  Great paper artists lead the workshops.  This year Pam Sparks one of the designers and instructors for Memory Box dies taught a few classes and inspired this card.  I used the Memory Box dies called  Beach Sprig,  Rhone Butterfly Wings, Pavilia Bloom Background with the Pavilia Bloom Outline and Massa Leaf Frame.  I lightly stenciled a chevron background with a Tim Holtz (Evergreen bough) Seasonal Ink -which are on sale at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I made a spritz of a Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Stain in a Spritz Bottle and spritzed it on top of the chevron background.  I added Baby White Pearls to the ends of the Beach Sprig and to the sequin centers.  I did not add a sentiment on the outside - that way this will go in the any occasion stack of cards.

Thanks for looking at my card - be sure to check out all the Memory Box Dies at Classy Cards 'n Such. Just looking will inspire you!  Have a happy stamping day!

Project of the Week for Repeat Impression#4

Hi -- today I get to do Project of the Week for Repeat Impression!  It is going to be paper piecing - so here we go.

There are several way to paper pierce - Tim Holtz has a ruler that has tiny little holes (#1 pic)

sometimes you can find steel dies that paper pierce (#2 pic)


or you can use plastic canvas templates (#3 pic)

The canvas templates are very cheap, come in many sizes and shapes.  I find that they are easy to line up.

Here are two cards made
On the second card I used the steel piercing and the plastic canvas die - can you guess which circle I used the steel die on?  In your comments put your guess -- I'll let you know.  If you are right, I'll mail you some of the plastic canvas dies. (I have plenty to share) - Please leave your email, so I let you know.

Thanks for looking at my project. - Supplies for the cards:

Wine Time for wine glasses and Cheers sentiment
Thanks a Bunch sentiment 
check back for the soon to be release flower image!!

Be sure to check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for her latest challenge!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bird Watching with Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy has all of us Bird Watching -- so we all got our bird stamps out -- and I'm sure it was just as hard for everyone else to make a decision on which stamp to use as it was for me.  Wendy has created so many good bird stamps.  I chose Bird Song because it reminds me so much of spring and I went with a "Tim Holtz" distress look. The sentiment Happy Birthday is from the Quartet Compliments Series - one of my favorites because of the script.  Here is my card:
It would be great if you would join us in the Bird Watching challenge.  Simple, simple, simple, just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, see the guidelines, make a card and post it on her blog.  Who knows? Maybe yours will be the random name drawn for a nice gift certificate.  Here are the other Rock Stars who have made projects to inspire you.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Why don't you challenge a friend - I challenged my sister this week.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Mother's Day at Classy Cards 'n Such

Flowers for Mother's Day

It's Joy here, Today we are celebrating Mother's at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Beverly, the owner of Classy Cards 'n Such challenged us to make Mother's Day cards and here is mine.  This will be sent to my mom's best friend who treated us like her own kids while we were growing up.

These flowers were made from the dies Build A Flower 2 and Build a Flower 1 for the leaves.  These dies were cut out of old pattern tissue paper.  The flower parts were colored using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks.   I also used a frame die from Honey Blossom Frame. From this die I cut the flower vine off and used it to add some dimension.  I sprayed the two vines with a little Silk Glimmer Mist to lighten and give a little sparkle to the vines.  The Happy Mothers Day Sentiment is by Hugs and Kisses Sentiments by JustRite was stamped onto one of the tags in the paper set called The Lake House by Kaiser Kraft.  I popped this up with a few Small Joy Foam Pads.   The background flower vine paper is also from The Lake House.

Build A Flower 2
Build A Flower 1
Honey Blossom Frame
The Lake House 6.5x6.5 paper pad
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks
Silk Glimmer Mist
Joy Foam Pads

Be sure to go to Beverly's Blog and show us a garden card - just link it at her blog, Classy Cards 'n Such.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Repeat Impression's New Stamp Release

Ohhhhh today, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is allowing us to show off her new stamps!  Be sure to start right Here to get in on all the details of the New Release HopOh my are you in for a real treat!! This is going to be an amazing set to play with!   Here are a few projects I've made

On each blog, (including this one) you will find a key letter. After you collect all the letters, use the letters to create the proper word and then email it to Wendy ( to be eligible for the blog candy. She has made the word a little less obvious to figure out this time, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too hard. It is still in keeping with the wine theme and is a wine related term.You can see what each one of the whole Rock Star Team members has done for you here:
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa

Click on this Wine Time link to see all these new stamp designs and more in Repeat Impressions online store. And as with previous series, Wendy is offering 3 different mounting styles for these stamps… Choose from wood mounted, cling cushion mounted, or plain unmounted rubber! Eventually she will be expanding the cling cushion mounting option to the complete line. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. And remember… my letter is E. Be prepared to be amazed at what the team has done and don’t forget to email Wendy when you’ve completed the rounds and solved the puzzle.
Thanks for looking at  my projects - have a happy stamping day!


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