Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Repeat Impression's Designer Case Challenge - Kendra

Kendra, one of the Repeat Impression's Designers challenged us to do a stair step card.  I've never done one of these, so I did a google search and wow-- opened a whole new way to make cards.  There are several types of stair step cards.  One is called a Side Step card, Stair Step card and a Center Step card.  Wendy has a great selection of the Side Step and Center Step blank cards at Repeat Impressions.  All you need to do is decorate them.

This is my card:
and here is the side view:
I used the stamp A man travels the world....., a few dies and a few copics.  The grass and fence are from my sister who used her Expressions and cut them for me.

It would be neat to see what you create.  Make any kind of step card, post it on Wendy's blog and you could be the randomly drawn winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is the list of Design Team members - check out what they did!

Creative Belli Challenge 140 called 3 Shapes

Today at the Creative Belli Challenge, Darsie has challenged us to make a project  - scrapbook page or a card using 3 shapes - any shapes.  Remember a part of the challenge is to use supplies or tools that you already have - no need to buy something new for this challenge.

So here is my card
I used the shapes: circle, rectangle and a square.  The stamp is from The Stamps of Life.  The paper is from my scrap pile.  The little tiny stamp on the square is from Papertrey Ink.

Here is the list of Creative Belli Designers who made some projects to inspire you.  Take a look at what they made, then link your card at the Creative Belli blog.  I'll be looking for your project.
Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you to Sue VanDeVusse for choosing me to receive the Liebster Award.
It is such an honor!  Sue is a real sweetie i met over at StampTV

"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Without further adieu, here's what you do as a presenter of this award!

1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2.Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3.Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4.Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve.
5.Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So, now it's my turn to pay it forward, my picks for fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers, in no particular order, are as follows:

5. Wendy Wyman
Now, if each of the 5 people I have chosen would please choose 5 of their own!
Hugs to all :-)
Thanks again, Sue!  And thanks for visiting! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Repeat Impressions SOTW - Beauty of Springtime

Hi - is it spring where you are? It is BEAUTIFUL here in East Texas.  Cool nights (50s) and nice days (70s).  LOVE IT!  Sadly it won't last long and we will be in the heat!  But in the meantime we using the outdoor kitchen every night and even a couple of mornings we've had our breakfast outside.  So far no mosquitoes!  They will change soon!

In the meantime Wendy is having a great sale on the stamp called "Beauty of Springtime".  You can get this stamp for 50% off for this week only.  Just go to her blog, the House that Stamps Built, get the code and put that in the blank when you order the stamp at Repeat Impressions.  Here is the card I made:
And here is the list of Design Team members who have also made cards:

 Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here
Dawn Bennett
Darsie Bruno

Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Folding Tag Card Tutorial

Carefully place
I've had several sweet friends ask for instructions to the card I made for Wendy's birthday, so here they are:
I cut a strip 3 x 12 - the width is going to depend on your tag.  I used a Papertrey Ink Die, I think Stampin Up has a Tag Die that is a little wider and several other companies dies are smaller/larger - just measure the width of yours.
Scored at 3, 4 1/2, 6, 7 1/2 and 9


Folded on score lines, side view - front and back panels a little longer than middle sections
Carefully place die with top of die at the top of folded tag(longer front and back as top) in Cuttlebug/Vagabond/Sizzix.  I had to run it thru several times to cut thru all layers
Run a ribbon down back and up to the front
Added designer paper panels to each section which have been cut approximately 2 x 1 3/8 (length will depend on your tag size, but width will be 1 3/8)
Panels can be stamped on or embellishments add to it.  Here is this finished card


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Today is Wendy's, owner Repeat Impressions, birthday!  Cheri one of the sweet Design Team members made a book of cards for her.  The cards came from each of the following past and present Design Team members.  Here is mine:
stamp:  Happy Birthday and Small Butterfly

Check out what these did!


Now pop on over to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built  and wish her a Happy Birthday!  We love you, Wendy!  Thank you for making Repeat Impressions the BEST stamp company around!

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY Stamping Day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BLOG CANDY from Anary!

Anary is giving away some of the cutest paper you have ever seen!  '

I'm a real paperholoic! But this is darling.  Check out her blog here and maybe you will be the winner!  While you are there check out some of her posts. She is a very talented artist!
Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day!

Repeat Impression's Sketch Challenge

Happy Spring!  It's been so pretty here in East Texas the last few days!  I've been seeing spring colors everywhere so when Wendy from Repeat Impressions challenged us with this sketch, all I could think of was spring colors.
And here is my card:
I used the image called: Hammock as the background (stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear ep). The sentiment is called A man travels the world... and the small butterfly is from the Summer Series.  How would you like to win a $25.00 gift certificate?  Just make a card using this sketch, post it on Wendy's blog called, The House That Stamps Built and you could be the randomly drawn winner.  Here is a list of the Designers who made cards to inspire you.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Stamp TV Color Inspiration Blog Hop

Carolina at Stamp TV has arranged a Color Inspiration Blog Hop and here are the colors courtesy of Melissa S:

If you have landed here after viewing Geri Utterback's blog, you are at the right spot. Wasn't her card fabulous! You can start at Stamp TV so that you will not miss one single inspirational project!

Here is my card:
Stamp:  Stenciled Spring
Paper:  GKD Lemon Drop, Green Apple, Turquoise Sea
Other:  SU punch, ribbon, Cuttlebug folder - Before I placed my cardstock into the folder, I sprayed the cardstock with a little bit of alcohol.  It seems to make the embossing pop!

Do you see that little piece of dp - that is also Gina K.  It is from one of the Stamp TV Kits - Love that paper and it was my last little scrap.

Hop along, leave a comment on each blog and you could be the randomly chosen winner of a big grab bag of Gina K's best stamps!  The winner will be announced Tuesday, March 20th!

Thanks for looking at my card -- Now hop on to Karen Knegten's blog, her card will make you smile.  It is gorgeous!  At the end of the hop be sure to make a final stop at Stamp TV and let us know how you liked the hop.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Repeat Impressions Designers Choice Challenge from Lynette

Today Lynette one of Repeat Impression's Design Team Members challenged us to make a sympathy card.  A friend of mine lst their little kitty recently and I made this card for her.  I know it's hard when you lose a pet - they are like family.

The sentiment is With Sympathy... and the paw prints are here.

This is the list of Designers who have made projects to inspire you.
Why not take on Lynette's challenge!  You would be the winner of a very nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Make a sympathy card and link it on Wendy's blog.  Can't wait to see what you created.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Creative Belli Challenge CAS

Can you believe March is half gone?  School will soon be out!  Most of the schools here are out the middle of May.  Time is just flying by this year!

Well, today on the Creative Belli Blog we were challenge to make a CAS card - Clean and Simple Design with a lot of white space.  Here is my card:
I used a cuttlebug folder, a die in 2 sizes and 2 stamps from Repeat Impressions.  The first picture was on a white background and the card seemed to disappear, so I put a black drop cloth behind the card.

Why don't you take on this challenge - this is an easy one. Just make a clean and simple card with lots of white and post it on the Belli Challenge Blog.

Here is a list of the designers that have made some projects to inspire you.  Check them out and leave a little love for them and then link your card to the challenge site.
Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Stamp of the Week - Goose

Hi, Can you believe spring is here?  We have had such a mild winter in East Texas.  Hope you are able to see signs of spring where you live.

The Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions is called Goose -- so cute!  I had so much fun with this image that I made 2 cards and have an idea for another one.  Here are the two that I have completed:
This one has glitter all over his feathers, but just could not capture in the sparkle in my photographing.

Now remember that you can get this darling stamp for 50% off for the whole week.  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and grab the code.  Then when you visit Repeat Impressions stamps, put that code in the special instructions. 

A few of the Design Team members have some fabulous examples of what you can do with this stamp.  Take a look:

 Lynette Neus
Joy Hadden - you are here
Dawn Bennett
Darsie Bruno

Thanks and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Repeat Impression's Sketch Challenge

Hi - here in Texas we are having spring!  The dogwoods should be blooming in a week or so! Hope that your part of the country will be experiencing some warm weather soon.

 Wendy at Repeat Impressions gave the Design Team the following sketch
I needed a couple of thank you notes so I used this sketch to make these cards:

I used the line art image called "Stencil Bouquet" and I used masking on the sentiment called Thanks a Bunch.

Now it's your turn.  Wendy wants to see what you can do with the sketch.  Link your project to Wendy's blog and you could be the winner of a very nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

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

Good luck - can't wait to see what you make.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.


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