Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Repeat Impressions - What Would You Do Wednesday

Wendy has a sketch she gives us on Wednesdays and she asks "What would you do if I gave you this?"  It is so much fun to play along.  Well, this week I needed a card to send to a dear sweet friend whose mom passed.  We enjoy card making together and I know she will appreciate it.

Here is Wendy's sketch
And here is my card:
Here are the details:

Repeat Impressions Stamps:  LupineSentiment(verse), and the "friend" word was created by masking off the rest of the words in the sentiment "Thank you for being a friend" and lightly stamping the top of the Lupine on blue cardstock, then placed on a clear plastic tag.  I sponged some blue on the large white oval card stock and lightly stamped lupines on the large oval, then stamped the sentiment and clear embossed it.

Check out the rest of Repeat Impressions Design Team who will inspire you.

Dana Joy
Joy Hadden -- you are here
Julie Smith
Michele Greenwood
Ayana Posadas
Darcie Bruno
Makiko Jones
Harriet Skelly
Robin Kirpatrick

Hope you have a happy stamping day!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

This week Repeat Impressions  features the stamp Lupine 1711-K.  In Maine these flowers grow EVERYWHERE.  They range in size from small to 2 feet high and the colors are shades of pink to shades of blue.  There is not a prettier sight than to see fields and fields of these.  Each week Wendy will select one stamp to showcase; the Design Team will share some ideas of what you can create with it and offer the featured stamp to their blog readers at 50% OffClick Here to get the 50% off.  This exclusive offer will not be shown on Repeat Impression's website - only on the blogThe House that Stamps BuiltIn order to get the 50% off code you will need to go to the blog.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp -- My next project is to make some wrapping paper with this stamp.

This week I made a spinner card.  These are SO much fun!! The only hard part is cutting out the correct size for the spinner --- BUT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS has made it EASY!  Check them out here.  They have already cut it for you and come in so many colors. 

Ok, here is my card:

The sentiment "Happy Everything"  and that sweet little bumblebee are also Repeat Impressions.

Check out what other team members have created for inspiration:
Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day!! 

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I have a few Verve stamps -- and you can tell by just looking at them, they are WELL loved.  Some of their verses/sentiments just speak to my heart.  Since they are clear, they are so easy to place.  Here is a sketch we were challenge with by Jen del Muro.  I met Jen at a recent North Texas Shoebox Swap and she is a sweetie.  Check out her blog here and join in her sketch challenge.  You could win $30.00 in Verve Stamps --- how SWEEEET!
Here is my card:
Details:  Petals and Stems and Floral Symphony
Paper:  Laua Ashley(dp), Gina K Designs cardstock
Other:  Cuttlebug, popup dots, misc. ribbon

Thanks for looking at my card and HAVE a Happy stamping day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Little Paper Shop Color Challenge

I so enjoy doing paper piecing.  Love, love all those little pieces - I think it reminds me of playing with paper dolls as a child - ours were usually cut out of a catalog. So when Little Paper Shop issued a color challenge I knew what I wanted to do.

The colors we were to use in the challenge were Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Summer Sun or any comparable colors.  There will be a random participant who will win the cute, cute Jena Fairy digi!  Check out their blog and play along! I love challenging my sister!

So here's my card
 Details:  Stamp:  Little Paper Shop:  Lily and Lucy Message

And the inside:
Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge 23

The Creative Belli Challenge Team had this sketch with a patriotic theme to use for this challenge.

 Here is my card
Details:  Stamp:  Repeat Impressions, Designer Paper is Gina K Designs free download, Never Forget sentiment is from Creative Cafe

Remember there are a couple of goals when playing in the challenge:
1. Anyone Can Play! Challenge your best friend!
2. Make a completed project/card with this sketch and something patriotic!  Challenge yourself to use something you already have.
3. Share the link at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog  linking your creation to Mr. Linky. If you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your blog, be sure and put CBC94 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
4.  Have fun - we look forward to seeing what you create! 
Here are the Designers with some great inspiration:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Betsy's Mens Wear Challenge

So, here's the challenge Betsy Veldman issued. Check out her blog -- she has some great inspiration.  She wanted us to find a piece of men's wear that inspired us and to create a project based on that piece.  It could be a graphic tee, or a necktie, or a pair of jeans.

Have you ever started a project and then ended up with something TOTALLY different from what you imagined?  Well, this one did just that! Here is my inspiration.  It is one of my husband's favorite shirts.  He puts it with black jeans or his khakis.
 Here is my card:
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Gina K Designs Little Boy Blue, Kraft, Cor'dnations
Other:  Jute ribbon and Papertrey Impressions Plate

Thank you for looking at my card and HAVE A HAPPY STAMPING DAY!!

Betsy Veldman's Masculine Color Challenge

Betsy Veldman has challenged us to make a masculine card with specific color palettes.  You can go to her blog and pick one to do a card.  She will feature on her blog next three of her favorites.  Also check her blog for some GREAT inspiration and tutorials.  One of my favorites is call "Roses are....." 
I've made several of these our of scraps of felt.

Here is the color palette I chose.
And here is my card:
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink,
Paper:  Gina K Designs, Little Boy Blue, Nearly Navy, and Kraft, dp is StampinUp
Embossing Plate is from Papertrey Ink 

Thank you for looking at my card.  HAVE A HAPPY STAMPING DAY!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stamp TV THANK YOU Blog Hop

This is a special Thank You hop for the Retired Challenge Hostess team.  Each person who wanted to,  choose a challenge that either Tina, Karen, Vicki, or Sharri shared during the time as hostesses and made a card for them.  This was to thank them for all their hard work getting the challenges together.

Here is the card and project I made for Karen and her "Anything But a Card" challenges.  The first is a Post It Note holder.

 Here is the second one.  The challenge Karen issued was to make a tag that would be put on a gift  - maybe something that could not be mailed because the embellishment.  

Here is my tag for Karen:
THANK YOU, KAREN FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO MAKE THESE CHALLENGES SO ENJOYABLE.  I'd like to thank all the ladies who make playing along with the challenges so much fun.  If you have not taken time to play go to Stamp TV right now and pick one of the challenges - you'll love it!


  It is getting close to 4th of July.  We have a BIG family get together with friends.  Since we live in the country, we get to have a lot of fireworks.  The men have made cannons to shoot the fireworks out of.  They line them up and light several at a time.  It takes 2-3 men to keep the fireworks going. There is a lot of squealing and ahhhhh-ing!

This week Wendy at Repeat Impressions asked us to do a project with the stamp LAND OF THE FREE.   Each week Wendy will select one stamp to showcase; the Design Team will share some ideas of what you can create with it and offer the featured stamp to their blog readers at 50% OffClick Here to get the 50% off.  This exclusive offer will not be shown on Repeat Impression's website - only on the blogThe House that Stamps BuiltIn order to get the 50% off code you will need to go to the blog.

I used "Land of the Free" and "It's Time To Party" stamps for our invitation to the 4th of July party.

Here is a card I made using the same stamp:

 The little stars were punched out, I curled small gauge wire around a pen, slipped it off then taped the stars to the end of the wire and taped the wire to the back of the image.

Now take a look at these designers and what they have created, then order the stamp at a 50% discount from June 21 to 26th only.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CPS-Card Sketches 171

This week CPS-Card Sketches featured this challenge sketch:

 Here is my card:  I used stamps from Verve called "Big Wish" and  "Birthday Surprise".  Cardstock is Ivory from Gina K Designs and the dp is from Papertrey Ink.  I used a couple of copic markers on the presents and the sentiment.
I was thinking this would work for a birthday, shower or wedding.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Little Paper Shop Challenge 72

Don't you just love the challenges at Little Paper Shop! This week there will be  2  TWO random drawings.  YOU CAN WIN by:   1) Participate in their sketch challenge to win a free digi.  and/or 2) Leave a comment on all the DT members New Release blogs for a chance to win the $15 Gift Certificate to the store.

First check out their blog to see their new Releases!!  Then check out what their design team has put together!  To make it Easy - here is a list of the Designers.

Ok -- now here is the sketch for this week:
And here is my card:

 I used the stamp set: In Loving Memory and the flourish is actually the top part of the tree in Chirp
The dp is Papertrey Ink and the card stock is from my HUGH scrap pile.
The sentiment and flourish is heat embossed with clear ep.

Thanks for looking at my post -- Have a GREAT stamping day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Repeat Impressions - What if Wednesdays

Here is our "WHAT IF" Wednesday challenge.  This is the sketch:
 And here is my card:
I used the stamp called: Small Pine Tree 2710-D.  There is also companion stamps called Large Pine Tree, Small Pine Forest, and Large Pine Forest.  For a Christmas card, I'd like to put some flower soft for snow on these, or a little red glitter star.  There are so many way to use this stamp.

Here are some ladies who have used this sketch -- Check them out and get some inspiration.

Dana Joy
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden -- you are here
Julie Smith
Michele Greenwood
Ayana Posadas
Darcie Bruno
Makiko Jones
Harriet Skelly
Robin Kirpatrick

Hope you have a happy stamping day!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker BLOG CANDY

OH, my word.  Jennifer at is giving way the most incredible Blog Candy from Nikki  Sivils, Scrapbooker.

You need to go check this out -  the paper and embellishments are WONDERFUL and all you have to do is comment on Jennifer's blog

 This blog candy includes the following:
-6x6 patterned paper paddies (3) - Bella Blue and Oscar Too, Dan the Record Man, & Will He B the 1
-Clear stamp sets (3) - Bella Blue and Oscar Too, Ellie's Day Out, & Dan the Record Man-3 packages of Cardstock Stickers (1 of each pattern)
-3 packages of Burlap Buttons in Blue, Brown & Red
-1 package EACH of Warm and Cool Corduroy Brads-1 package of Craft Flags-1 package of Bread(less) Tabs

WOW!! Is it not a beautiful thing? The value on this is close to $100 retail! 

Have a Happy Stamping Day!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Card Postioning System Challenge 170

Here is the sketch for this week- an easy one - what's hard in the decision on what kind of paper to use.
Here is my card:
The dp is Melissa Francis and the little stamp is Papertrey Ink, the cross is a Nestabilities die.
I used some shiny silver cardstock and blackened it with black ink -the actual card looks like tarnished sterling silver.  It was the most difficult picture to take.  This convinces me I need to get a small photo booth to take my pictures.

Now I'm off to get last minute things together for my first "Shoebox Swap".  It is tomorrow and is near Dallas.  There should be about 40 of us! I'm going with my sister - who is soooo much fun.

Have a Happy Stamping Day!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 67

WOW - we have had a downpour of rain!  No flooding in our house, but many of the roads around here have been closed.  Our grandkids are playing in the rain on the patio and love it!  While they play, I've got a quick minute to post this card I did after they were in bed last nite.

Here is my card:
The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms - they have wonderful sentiments.
The coffee cup stamp is from Gina K. Designs by Rupa Shevde called "my cuppa joe".
The paper is Basic Grey capella paper - love it!

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a wonderful STAMPING DAY and for my friends in Central Texas -- stay dry (save the paper and cardstock first!! - your stamps will float)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Little Paper Shop Challenge

I'm posting this quickly.  I'm taking care of my two grandsons -- and it's been raining all day.  The clouds have parted - for a few short minutes I'm sure! So I turned them out to play on the patio with their bikes.  From the clouds - it will be a quick break for them (and me)! hee, hee

Here are the colors we were to use:

Here is my card:
The stamp is from Little Paper Shop and is called "Chirp".  I love their stamps! They are a clear photopolymer, that makes it so easy to line up the stamps and to make them straight. The paper is from American Crafts, Stampin Up and My Minds Eye

They have very talented illustrators with a wide variety of styles who have designed and developed a unique line of high quality photopolymer stamps. Their stamps are manufactured in the US using only high quality photopolymer. Each set is hand inspected to ensure you are receiving only top quality products.  Take a look at their web site.  There is a forum, gallery and great links - even for free images!

Better go -- I knew it wouldn't last long! Here comes the rain again and here come the boys!! Love it!!

Have a HAPPY Stamping Day.

Creative Belli Challenge 93

Well, summer is heating up here! Now I'm wanting some of those cool spring days! We were challenged this week to use Rub-Ons.  Wow I can remember the day when there were just a few rub on designs to chose from.  Now there are hundreds!

Here is my card:
The little birds are rub - ons by Imaginisce called Dream Come True, the sentiments are from Imaginations called Creative Cafe.  The paper is Melissa Francis, the ribbon is Martha Stewart binding(from the clearance bin) and a bit of vintage crochet.

Here are your guidelines:
1.  Anyone can play -- challenge your best friend -- or your sister!
2.  Complete a project/card with anything with rub ons. Grab something you have had lying around for ages! It could be ANY THING, just add some rub ons and create!
3.  Share your link on the Creative Belli Challenge Blog linking to Mr. Linky
4.  If you post to Splitcoaststampers or your blog be sure and put CBC93 as the KEYWORD and mention the challenge


Here are the others participating in this challenge -- get some inspiration from them:

Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Joan Ervin
Shelly Schmidt
Jessica Stockmeyer
Dani Marcus
 Liz Williams
Joy Hadden - You are here
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Melisa Waldorf 

I appreciate your taking the time to read about my card!  I hope you have a happy stamping day!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week

Now you talk about a sweet stamp! This little fairy is so cute.  I colored his hair blond - like my grandsons.  I enjoyed this stamp so much.  Here are the detail on how you can get this stamp for 50% off this week.  It is called Fairy's Fun/Dragonfly 4303-K.

1.  Go to The House That Stamps Built.
     There you will find the code to get the 50% off
2.   Put that code in the "special instructions" blank at the checkout section of the online order form.

PLEASE NOTE: The discount WILL NOT appear when you place your order. Once your order is ready to be shipped Wendy WILL apply the discount and process your credit card at that time. She will also send you a follow-up email to let you know your final adjusted total.  

Here is my card
Some info about this card:
DP is Melissa Francis, stamped the fairy and the dragon flies with stazon and heat embossed, then colored with copics.  I then put glass glitter on the dragon and fairy wings and used glossy accents on their bodies.  They were cut out and pop dotted with foam dots.   The shine and bling does not show up very much in my photos. The little dragonflies are 102-F Dragonfly.

Here are the other designers who used this sweet image to make their cards. 

Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - You are here
Michele Greenwood
Ayana Posadas
Darcie Bruno
Dana Joy
Harriet Skelly

When you go to Repeat Impressions Web page check out the section called "Tips and Techniques".  I found it very helpful and gave me some great ideas and reminders! Now get rockin -- order your stamp and see what you can do.  Have a Happy Stamping Day!! 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

CPS-Card Sketches

Whaoooo!  I finally got some time to stamp.  We've been toooo busy.  Next week will be another busy one. I'll be taking care of my two sweet grandsons.

Here is the CPS-Card Sketch for this week.
 I turned the card and came up with this:

Stamp:  Gina K Designs Welcome Home by Rupa Shevde
Paper:  Gina K Designs White and Sweet Corn card stock
Other:  I used a sponge sunshine technique and used my cuttle bug to cut it out

Thank you for reading my posts I appreciate your taking the time!  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Little Paper Shop Sketch

Whewww...... we have had a couple of busy weeks! graduation, family and friends and a couple of great cookouts -- I'm ready for a rest and stamping time!  We helped one of our daughters to move this morning! It got so hot we decided to take a break and I headed to stamp!  Here is my rendition of Little Paper Shop's Sketch Challenge this week. - Just before the deadline!

Here is my card:
You can see some detailing on the inside
Here are the details:
Stamp:  LPS Swirls (has cute birds, a swirly tree and sentiments
Paper: Bobunny and Doodlebug
MS Punch

This card was a quick one -- now we are headed back to pack a few more boxes. No need for a moving service when you have family and friends to help! LOL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Repeat Impressions Sketch for June 2

I get so excited about doing sketches.  I like being shown a pattern and then following it.  For me it is so much fun! 

Here is the sketch we were to follow.
And here is my card:
I wanted to dedicate this card to one of our designers:  Robin Kirpatrick.  She and her husband just recently celebrated a 25 years anniversary!  WOWIE!  CONGRATULATIONS.  Way to Go!!

Here are the specs on the card.  I used the image Swan Love 4321-J.  It is embossed with silver embossing powder.  It really shines - couldn't get my camera to pick up the shine.  I cuttlebug cut the circle and scallop circle and then cuttlebug embossed the scallops.  The sentiment is actually"Congratulations - You did it."  I masked off the lower part "You did it" and embossed it also with silver embossing powder. then attached some organdy ribbon.

Here are the other designers that have some inspiration ready for you.  (Hey, when you get to Robin's wish her a Happy Anniversary.)

Dana Joy
Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden -- you are here
Julie Smith
Michele Greenwood
Ayana Posadas
Darcie Bruno
Makiko Jones
Harriet Skelly
Robin Kirpatrick

Now -- go do some STAMPING!! Have a happy stamping day!


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