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Sunday, June 30, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! Here it is time for the Stamp of the Week here at Repeat Impressions and it is a gorgeous stamp. "Leaf Motif" #6621. For a limited time you can get this stamp at 50% off, all the info and the code can be found here at the The House That Stamps Built.

I decide to make some note cards and this stamp was perfect for it. I stamped it twice using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position it. I used Memento ink  and Spellbinder's die's. I'm going to make a box to put them in and it will be a nice little gift. I was also thinking this would make great coaster's, just an idea.

For more examples using this gorgeous stamp visit 
Joy and Joyce they are sure to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Designer's Choice Challenge at RI

Hi there!  Today we are have a really fun challenge brought to you by Cheri! Thanks Cheri this was a great challenge. Hope you can join us in the fun and maybe even win a prize!! All the info can be found here at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.
The challenge is " Summer Images" Something you would see on the summer landscape.
This what I came up with.Using Repeat Impressions gorgeous stamp " Sailboat" #2704 and the sentiment is also by Repeat Impressions " Wish You Were Here" #2821.
I sponged the background with Memento ink and colored the ship with Copic's. The seagulls I hand drew in with a zig pen. The DP is MMI.

For more inspiration be sure to visit the links below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

CSS Color Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to our Color Challenge Blog Hop , Carolina has brought us this fabulous challenge and wants us to use Red, White and Blue. Thanks Carolina!!
"Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, June 25."

You should have arrived here from super creative  Joy's Blog.
For my card I used " By The Sea 2" stamp set illustrated by Theresa Momber from Gina K. Designs. I really love this set !!
I changed the birds around a bit by slipping a piece of paper under the stamped image to keep from all the image stamping, giving it a different look.

Here is the same card with a different background.

Some of the supplies used in the making of my card by Gina K. Designs.
Stamp set: By The Sea 2
Pure Luxury Card Stock
GKD Dye Ink 
GKD Casual Friday DP and Brads

Other supplies used are:
Spellbinder's Die's
MMI DP,  Copic's 
Prisma Pencils
Sponge Dauber and white gel pen

Next along the way will be Betty's Blog and she will inspire you with her fabulous designs. If you get lost along the way you can get the entire blog hop list of participants at StampTVThanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! Time for the Stamp Of The Week here at Repeat Impressions. This uplifting image is "Heart Air Balloon" #9114. No, it's not Valentines day, but with all the weddings going, must be love in the air!! lol  You can get this stamp for half price for a limited time and all the info on getting a special discount and code here at The House That Stamps Built.
No coloring in this card, just some sponging and stamping! I used a cloud template for the fun clouds and the sentiment is "Love is in the air" #9103 This was a really quick and easy card.

Check out some of the other teams for more inspiration on using this stamp.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WIW Sketch Challenge at RI

Hi there! Here is another fun sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions that Wendy made for us. Hope you can join in the fun. You can find all the info on the challenge here at The House That Stamps Built.

For my card sample I choose to use this awesome image by Repeat Impressions thinking this would be a great Father's day card for my DH, "Duck's Take Off" #2914, I colored the image with Copic's and sponged with Memento. 

You can find more inspiration using this sketch by the rest of the team.

Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Textures of Nature Callenge

Hi there! Flourishes is having this really fun challenge and I just had to play along.

For my card I went with bird feathers or plumage. The image is from Flourishes newly released set " Glamour Girls". I love this set and have been just itching to play with it. I stamped the image in Memento's Grape Jelly first and then colored the hat with Copic's  V09 to darken it. Then cut out just the hat. Then stamped the image again using black Memento ink. and colored the rest of image with Copic's. I glued the hat I had cut out to the full image , leaving a space at the top for my feathers. I love the way the hat turned out and what fun it would be to have a hat like that. 

Hope your week-end is going well! Hot here, so I'm staying in and playing.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CSS Inspiration Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there! Today the CSS group has a inspiration challenge blog hop. Vicki has provided us with this gorgeous photo to be inspired with. Thanks Vicki.
You should have arrived here from super talented  Cheri's blog.

For my first card I cased and followed Theresa Momber tutorial here. I just loved her card using her stamp set "By The Sea 2" by Gina K. Designs. I changed the colors I was inspired by in the photo. Added the grass image and changed the sentiment. I sponge blended GKD Powder Blue ink into Ocean Mist fading out to  the white card stock.

I whipped this card out in just 15 minutes! A record for me!! This stamp set is perfect for  quick  CAS cards. 

 Supplies by Gina K. Designs:
By "The Sea 2"
GKD Dye Ink
Pure Luxury Card Stock
 Additional supplies:
White gel pen
Next as you hop along is Joy's Blog you will love what she has to show you. Also if you get  off and want to start at the beginning of the hop, you can find it here at Stamp TV.

I really appreciate you stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Hi there!  Today Repeat Impressions "Stamp of the Week" is this gorgeous image of " Swan Love" #4321.  You can get this stamp for 50% off for a limited time and all the info and code can be found here at RI blog The House That Stamps Built.

I decided to made a card for my DN as she is getting married and thought this would be perfect for a wedding card.
I colored the image with Copic's and sponged the background with Memento. The DP is by MME and the dies are by Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles"
For more gorgeous inspiration be sure to visit 

On a personal note: A month ago I had decided to step down at RI because my DH and I needed to get some much needed repairs and general fix-up done around our house, freeing up commitments and just playing at challenges. But I really missed playing along with the team at RI and after talking to Wendy, she agreed to let me be on  part time for the summer Yay!!  

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day.