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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge At RI

Hi there! 
Time for Repeat Impressions "What If Wednesday" sketch challenge! Every other week Repeat Impressions has a sketch challenge and we would love to have you join us, all the info on playing along can be found at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built. This great sketch was provided by Wendy. Thanks Wendy!! 




For my card card I used Repeat Impressions  "Watermelon" # 9010 and the sentiment is "Sweet Things" #9007 both are from the Summer series.




The rest of the team has more awesome cards to inspire you.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DCC Challenge "Summer Fun"

Hi there!   Are you ready for another fun challenge? Time for Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge, this week the super talented Brenda is hosting and has ask us to make a card or project with the theme of Summer Fun. Sounds like fun doesn't it? We would love for you to join us and you can find all the info  Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.

I created my card using Repeat Impressions sweet stamp " Sandcastle" #9016 and the sentiment is " Happy Summer" # 9003.




For more inspiration!



Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Cat Lady!

Hi there!  I got this really cute stamp set at Micheals the other day and just had to play!! I love cats and cat images. My card is for the challenge # 139 at Art Impressions to make a card using a doily. My doily is a sticker by MS, using it as a rug on my easel card. The inside I stamped " Cat Hair is just part of the House Decor" now isn't that the truth! The wall paper in the back is by MME and I used one of cats in the image to make a picture in a frame for the wall. The stamp set is Art Impressions " Crazy Cat Lady" colored with Copic's.




Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge at RI

Hi there! 
Time for Repeat Impressions "What If Wednesday" sketch challenge! Every other week Repeat Impressions has a sketch challenge and we would love to have you join us, all the info on playing along can be found at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built. This great sketch was provided by Wendy. Thanks Wendy!! 



For my card I used the jar from the newly released stamp series Contain Yourself, such a fun jar you can fill with all kinds of stuff. In this case I made this a jar of apple cider and as a after thought added a basket of apples not thinking about the size difference but all I can say is that we like a lot of apple cider!! lol
Anyway the image is "Jar" #9705 and "Apple Basket" #512. I colored the images with Copic's and the ribbon is a MB die.





Be sure to check out what wonderful creations the rest of the team has to share.



Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! How about a challenge?  This week Deonna is hosting the DCC Challenge for Repeat Impressions. She wants us to make a card or project with the theme " Fur or Winged Things" Sound like fun? I thought so. Hope you can join us as we would love to see your creations. You can find all the info on playing along at Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.

For my card I used Repeat Impressions "Curiosity Cat" #1611 and "The Cat's Out…" #2516. I used a paper bag for the bag in the image and added a little shading with Copic's markers, then cut it out. I colored the cat with Prisma Pencils. How many of us have seen cats doing this very thing? I know my cat sure loved playing with paper bags I brought home.





The rock stars are really rocking with this challenge, hope you can check them out.



Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July!!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Repeat Impressions POTW

Stamping On Designer Paper


Hi there!  I'm back with another "Project of the week" for Repeat Impressions. This time I thought I would share how I stamp on designer papers. I like doing this when using any glass or see thru images. The first photo is the finished card.



I started out using "Wine Time"  by Repeat Impressions. Stamped the image with black Memento ink on this great Designer Paper and then colored it using Copic's .




Then I added a little grey along the sides of the glasses, stem, bottom and under the images to set them down. I then added a few strokes of white marker for the reflections.




This photo shows the image colored except the wine bottle label, it doesn't  show up very well on the dark background, so I stamped the image again on white card stock. I colored the little image and sponged a little with Desert Sand Memento ink, then cut the label out and glued it to the bottle.




Here is a close up photo of the finished image.





Supplies used:
Images: Repeat Impressions "Wine For Two" #9507, "Friends &Wine" #9515
Designer Paper: Paper House- at the Vineyard a 6x6 paper pad
Copic's: R37, W3, W1 and N0
Recollections white marker
Memento Desert Sand and black
GKD card stock
Prisma pencils: olive green and tuscan red
sponge

Now if only we were wherever this is!! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for another DCC challenge on Wednesday July 2 at The House That Stamps Built.
Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

CONTAIN YOURSELF! REPEAT IMPRESSIONS NEW STAMPS

HI THERE!

 I'm so excited to share with you the release of Repeat Impressions new stamp set "Contain Yourself".  It's a fun set with a lot of possibilities.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN THE Contain Yourself UNMOUNTED SET?


You can have as many as NINE chances to win, you will receive one chance per blog that you comment on. So what that means is comment on one blog and you will earn one chance. Comment on 3 blogs and earn 3 chances and so on. Comment on each of the blogs and The House That Stamps Built blog and you would have collected a total of nine chances....hey, that is pretty good odds!

You will need to have your comments in by no later than Sunday, June 29th. The blog candy for the hop is… a unmounted sheet (complete set) of all the new stamps in the Contain Yourself series. Winner will be announced on Monday, June 30th.

Here is a couple of samples of fun ways to use these stamps. The first card I used "Fish Bowl" #9712, "Fish Face" #9716, "Plant" #9718 and "Happy Frog" #9724.
All are available here at Repeat Impressions.
I colored the frog and fish bowl and fish with Copics, stamped the plant in Memento Olive Grove, stamping once and then  again without inking up stamped right behind the first one.  Then I cut out the frog and the fish bowl and attached the frog to the top of the bowl using a  Zig pen glue.






For this card I used "Jar" #9705, "Flowers" #9706 and "A Happy Hello" #9717




Here is the line up of the teams blogs, hope you check them out as they sure did some awesome cards for your inspiration.

Geri    (you are here)


Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck!!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge


Hi there! Time for Repeat Impressions "What If Wednesday" sketch challenge! Every other week Repeat Impressions has a sketch challenge and we would love to have you join us, all the info on playing along can be found at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built. This great sketch was provided by Wendy. Thanks Wendy!! 




For my card I used Repeat Impressions stamp "Cat and Hummingbird" #9201. I sponged the back ground with Mementos and colored the image with Copic's. The flourish is a die and DP is MME.






Be sure to see the wonderful cards the team has created.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

SWEETEST FLOWERS!

Hi there! It's hot outside today, so I stayed in and played. I had picked up a couple set of Spectrum Noir
markers and wanted to try them out. Not giving up my Copic's (to much invested there) but  doesn't hurt to have more. right?? Most of my images are colored with Copic's and one of the flowers with SN. Can you tell which?? The answer is later in this post.

My card is for the challenge over at Stamp TV. Tricia is hosting this weeks challenge and the challenge is to pop up those flowers!
I used Melanie's stamp set "Stampers Favorite's" by Gina K. Designs.After coloring the images I cut them out and attached them to die cut panel by Spellbinders, Labels twenty-five. Sponged with GKD Powder Blue. The DP is also by GKD. Popped up with Pop- dots.





And the answer is the purple flower is colored with SN. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DCC CHALLENGE AT REPEAT IMPRESSIONS

Hi there! Hope you are all doing well and in mood for a fun challenge. Karen is hosting this weeks challenge and has ask us to make a shaped or fun fold card, sound like fun? Hope you can join us as we would love to see your creations. You can find all the info at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.

Before I get to the details of my card I want to announce the winner of my blog candy. the "OUTWEST" stamp set goes to Verna Angerhofer , congratulations Verna, send me your address (will not be published) and I will send that right out to you. Thanks to all of you who participated it is appreciated.

For my card card I used Repeat Impressions stamp image "Beer Mug" # 9602 and the sentiment is " This Bud" #9603 both are from the Bottoms Up series. The beer mug image measures about 3" by 21/2" and I thought it would make a perfect gift tag (maybe on a six pack) for a guy would be a great gift. Sorry not shown.
I wanted the fold on the handles instead of the top so I stamped the image on the back side of a plastic sheet then quickly flipped it over on to my card stock rubbing it so that all the ink would transfer. Colored the image with Copic's, then cut it out.
Sorry for the lame photo, anyway the sentiment is on the inside and says "This Buds For You".




Here is another view.






Be sure to check out the most awesome cards ever from the rest of the team.



Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.