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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DCC Challenge- Celebrate Birthdays!

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

For my card I used this cute " Gumball Machine " #9702 , "Gumballs" #9710 and the sentiments are "Happy Birthday" # 1113 and " Have a Ball" #9703 by Repeat Impressions. I colored the image with Copic's and for a little added touch I add another ball to the ball slot by stamping the ball image again then cut it out. Cut it down and glue it. 





 Be sure to check out all gorgeous cards the rock stars have to share!




Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Project Of The Week - Out Of The Box!

Hi there! I'm here with another POTW at Repeat Impressions. I used the out of the box technique  stamped on both sides of the front panel of the card. This works great if you have a image that is the same on both sides. Like this gorgeous butterfly by Repeat Impressions.


Here is the inside view.




 Here is how I created it.
I started out with a piece of white A-2 side folded CS. Using a Stamp-a-ma- Jig to place my image where I wanted.



Next I used a ruler to mark where I wanted to cut out a portion of the image.



 I cut up and down to the butterfly and around the butterfly




A closer view.



Next on the inside I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig again to line up the image perfectly on the already cut out side. Then stamped it.



I then rounded the front corners and randomly stamped the vine image and using the SIMJ to place them where I wanted them. Last I colored the butterfly and the vine. Then added the sentiment.
I colored them with Copic's but keep in mind to use heavy CS or it will blend through.

Stamps by Repeat Impressions: "Butterfly(lg) "#9001, "Flowering Vine" #4314 and the sentiment is "Beautiful Days" #9206. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 19, 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!! 





Here is my card. I used Repeat Impressions " Doe and Fawn" #4218.




Be sure to check out the other rock stars beautiful creations!



Hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DCC Challenge- "Blues"

Hi there! How about a challenge?  This week the very talented Joyce is hosting the DCC Challenge for Repeat Impressions. She wants us to make a card or project with the theme " Blues"  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 sample I made a blue Christmas card using Repeat Impressions " Pointsettia" #2012. I used a mask and stamped the image three times and colored them with Copic's. Then I brushed clear 'Wink of Stella" over them, it doesn't show up much in the photo but it gives a real pretty shine on the image.


For more wonderful inspiration check the rest of my teammates creations.


Also  Cheri my teammate posted  this awesome tutorial on Monday at Repeat Impressions what she calls ""White Pigment Ink Resist" check it out, it's pretty cool!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 5, 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!


Here is the card I came up with. I used a Repeat Impressions image "Sunflower" and colored it with Copic's.





For more inspiration check out the rest of the Rock Stars.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DCC Challenge- Sparkle, Glitter or Bling

Hi there!   Are you ready for another fun challenge? Time for Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge, this week the super talented Karen is hosting and has ask us to make a card or project with the theme of Sparkle, Glitter or Bling. 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.


For my card I used Repeat Impressions stamps "Fish Bowl" #9712, "Betta Fish" #9714, "Bubbles" #9713 and the sentiment is "Big Wish" #9720. I colored the images with Copic's and cut them out. I then added stickler for glitter and the bubbles on the bottom of the I'm not sure what it's called I have had them for some time I think they are called "rain dots"?
Sorry the glitter didn't show very well.








Here is a close-up, still not showing the glitter very good.




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



Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.


Monday, July 28, 2014

A Little Birdie Birthday!

Hi there! How's your day going so far? It's hot here and I'm staying in and stamping some cards. Sound like fun? I thought so!  I'm sharing a card I made for the Birthday challenge over at Art Impressions. I just just love all the fun characters this stamp company has.  I used a "Bird Brains" image  #UMU1842. The sentiment is "Little Birdie"  # UME2812. 
You can find the challenge here at Art Impressions. I colored the image with Copic's and the sponging with Memento "Desert Sand".





Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Clouds, Clouds, Clouds!! Challenge at Stamp TV

Hi there! I've been recovering from a bad cold and finally feeling better and ready to play with my stamps. Stamp TV has a fun challenge that's right up my ally. The challenge is to make a card using clouds.  You find the challenge here.




I started off by sponging the clouds with Bashful blue by SU, leaving a lot of white areas. Then made some stencils on post it notes. Then using Prisma pencils to add areas of darker blues and grey. Finished off the clouds by adding some white to the tops of some of the clouds. 


I then sponged in the lower background with Memento Cantaloupe and Toffee Crunch. After that I stamped in the weeds? I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to connect the barbwire across the card. I stamped the birds in Black Memento and add white dots for the eyes with my white marker.
The stamps used and card stock are by Gina K. Designs.
"Out West 2" and "Birds & Blossoms" both are illustrated by Theresa Momber.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.





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!