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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Repeat Impression's Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is letting us go wild with an Anything Goes Challenge - whoah!!! What ya' gonna do?  I'm posting one of the cards I made earlier this week as I was doing my Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  
I used some of the mineral paper I had left over and heat embossed the white Large Butterfly on vellum and then embossed the You did it sentiment on a panel of vellum.

With a wide open challenge like this - it is always interesting to see what you do.  I come away with some great inspiration - so show us what you did!

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, May 22, 2017

Project of the Week

Wowie!! I just got back from an event for card makers where we learned new techniques and found some fabulous inspiration.  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has asked me to do Project of the Week and I'll show you one of the techniques we learned.  Here are the supplies you will need.

1.  Mineral Paper - First a little about mineral paper -- it's made from rocks - not trees!  It is silky, very flexible and a dream to work with.  I can't believe how soft and creamy it is.  This pad is 11x14.
2.  Alcohol Inks - in your favorite colors (3-4 colors)
3.  Rubbing Alcohol - needs to be the 99% - the 70% doesn't work as well and tends to just wet the paper.

That's it for supplies.

Take one sheet and drop your chosen colors one at a time onto the paper in random drops - you can fill the entire page or leave some white areas.

Spray the paper with the alcohol or randomly add drops of the alcohol.  It is amazing the patterns the alcohol makes -- WARNING --- it is addictive! (and fun!)


Then have stamps and dies ready to cut out and stamp - before you know it you will have 8-10 cards made in no time!  Great for making card sets to give as gifts.

Here are 6 of the 8 cards I made.  The other two will be posted on different challenges.


I used the sentiments Thanks So Much, Hello and Get Well Soon.

These use the sentiments Thanks So Much, time to celebrate and Happy Birthday.

I hope you give this a try.  Be sure to wear an apron - alcohol inks stain (ask me how I know).  It is fun and I'd love to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Repeat Impression's Inspiration Challenge

Hey friends, after a couple of weeks off - I'm back......  Today Wendy owner of  Repeat Impressions has an Inspiration Pallet for us to try.
Oh, my goodness don't you just love those colors!!  Here is my card.
I went with the dark tones and it so reminded me of coffee!  Everything reminds me of coffee.  Wanna know a secret?  That paper is wall paper!  Yikes - found it in an old Wallpaper Sample book.  The coffee cup image is called Thanks a Latte and the sentiment is from the Bottoms Up series.

So how about your - great time to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!

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, May 3, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Special Lady Challenge

Today at Repeat Impressions we have been challenged to make a card for a special lady.  This card is going to a friend I don't get to see but once a year.

I did a no line watercoloring technique for the image called Spring Blossoms.  The sentiment Sending Smiles was head embossed with black embossing powder on a piece of vellum cut out with the rectangle from the Flip Stitch Die set so that it would match with the stitched rectangle.

Do you have a special lady you would like to make a card for.  Why not take the challenge and send that card out?  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, April 26, 2017

Repeat Impressions' Special Lady Challenge

Good morning!  The challenge for this week at Repeat Impressions is "Anything Goes".  I love this kind of challenge because I get to try out new techniques I've been wanting to try.  Here is my card.


For this I used an ink blending tool and ink to make the background and then stamped with clear Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background stamp is Flower Power Background Stamp and the sentiment is Life is not....

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, April 19, 2017

Inspirational Challenge

Good Morning, Friends!  Today Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions has an Inspirational Challenge for us.  Here is the picture:
And here is my card:
I have so many friends who are into quilting, I thought this would be a great card to send.  Here are the details of the challenge:

Your project needs to use the photo for inspiration.  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 - have a HAPPY stamping day.

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