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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge at RI

Hello friends!

 Hope everything is going well for you. Here it is Wednesday again, already!!! I had more time when I worked!!! Anyway I hope you are looking for a fun challenge to play. Today is sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions and I hope you can join us as we would love to see your creations and who knows you could win a prize. You can find all the info here at Repeat Impressions blog " The House That Stamps Built". This great sketch has been provided by Wendy, thanks Wendy.




For my card I used this wonderful, got to love image " Bulldog Face" #8124 and " Dogs are not" #8111 both from Repeat Impressions. I used Copic's and then Prisma  pencils.




Check my teammates for some more great inspiration.


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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there!   Are you ready for another fun challenge? Time for Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge, this weekly my super talented friend Patti J is hosting and has ask us to make a card using Black, White and gray. 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.

I thought the colors would be make a nice Halloween card. The images are from Repeat Impressions " Bats" #2308 and "Halloween Cobweb" #2323.




The team has some awesome cards to inspire you!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.






Tuesday, September 2, 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 sponged the background in using Memento ink and post it note to make the horizon.
Then I stamped the palm tree twice using Memento Bamboo Leaves, then colored in some darker shades, then used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to place the image where I wanted it, then colored in some darker shades with Copic's. I used Recollections snow for the waves and foam.
Images and sentiment is by Repeat Impressions "Palm Tree Silhouette" #2414 and "Life's a Beach " #2407. I used Spellbinders Impressabilities for the shell by embossing the Sea Scape die and then sponged in some gray, then cut some of the shells out.






The team has some gorgeous samples to share with you, check it out!




Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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!