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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Designer's Choice Challenge at RI

Hello there! Are you ready for another challenge? This time around Cheri, our wonderful talented teammate is hosting this week's challenge, it is a color challenge to make a card or project using Black, White and Red. Hope you can join us in this fun challenge , who knows, you may even win a prize. You can find all the details here at The House That Stamps Built.
For my sample I used Repeat Impressions " Today's A Gift" #3113. I just love this sentiment.


Be sure to check out the wonderful samples the rest of the team has to show you.





Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

CSS Blog Hop My favorite Things

Hi there! Welcome to the CSS Alumni Blog Hop. The theme is "my favorite things" hosted by Carolina. You should have arrived here from the super talented Cheri 
Well I had a lot of fun making these cards, just doing all my favorite things. For my first card I went with my favorite layout. I made this using my newest favorite stamp set. Theresa Momber illustrated this gorgeous set "Birds and Blossoms" by Gina K. Designs.
I colored the image with Copic's and used Spellbinder's dies to frame it. The card stock and ribbon is by Gina K. Designs. (Pure Luxury White and Powder Blue).



Another thing I love to do is sponge on my cards. So this sample is all about sponging. Using another set illustrated by Theresa Momber "Vogue Vases 2" by Gina K. Designs.  I just recentely got Gina's new ink pads. I so love this Ocean Mist, just what I have been wanting. I masked off a piece of DP I found in my loose scraps and sponged with Ocean Mist ink. I stamped the vase images on GKD Pure Ivory and sponged them, using Memento ink ( Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch) after cutting them out, I then blended in a little of Gina K. Designs (Honey Mustard and Ocean Mist ) for some depth. The sentiment stamped in Memento's London Fog, to blend into the back ground. I then sponged GKD Honey Mustard around the the edges and card stock is GKD Honey Mustard and Ocean Mist.


Here is a sample of how I sponged the vases. Each vase always looks a little different, giving it a more unique look. After I cut out the vases I go around the edges to darken and cover the cut edge. 


Here are how two of them turned out. 
From here you will want to go to Joy's she will be sure to inspire you with her creativity. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, you can find it at Stamp TV.



Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WIW Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! Time for another What If Wednesday here at Repeat Impressions. Wendy has brought us another fabulous sketch to play with. Hope you can join us. You can find all the info on the challenge here at The House That Stamps Built.



For my card I used this really cute and fun image from Repeat Impressions "Good Trade" #6207.
I colored the image with Copic's and the DP is Basic Grey and card stock by GKD.




Be sure to check out the wonderful creations the rest of the team has to show you at The House That Stamps Built.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions


Hi there! Here it is time for the Stamp Of The Week  at Repeat Impressions. This week we are featuring "Cat Features" #4204, you can get this cute image at Repeat Impression at 50% off for a limited time, all the info  and code can be found here at The House that Stamps Built.


You can see more gorgeous samples that some of the other team members have to inspire you.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Designer's Choice Challenge at RI

Hello! Welcome to this week's Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions, Hosted by Kecia. She would like us to use our favorite RI image to create a card or project. Hope can play along and you can get all the info here at The House That Stamps Built.

This was hard as there are so many RI images I just love but "The Great Blue Heron" #1704 is one of my most favorite! I colored the image with Prisma Pencils and my oval frame is made using Spellbinder's dies.

Here is a closer view


You can view the rest of the team's gorgeous creations here. I also would like to welcome Deonna our new rock star member to our team!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge


Good morning! Welcome to this week sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions. This great sketch is brought to us by Wendy.





For my sample I used the "Sailboat" #2704 by Repeat Impressions. I colored the images with Prisma Pencils and double embossed with Spellbinder's die's. Sponged around the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.


Hope you can join us in this fun challenge and you can find all the details here at The House That Stamps Built. Also check out all the beautiful samples the rest of the team has to show you.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

CSS Alumni February Color Challenge

Hi there! Welcome to CSS Alumni for February at Gina K. Designs. This time around we have a color challenge and with Valentine almost here, I thought we would go with tradtional colors. Red, Pink and a neutral color, (White, Black or Tan).
You should have arrived here from Joy's awesome blog.
 "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, February 12."

Here is what I came up with. I absolutely love Melanie Muenchinger's State Flower Series. Her flower images are just beautiful.This first one is from her latest stamp release. "Stately Flowers 6" by Gina K. Designs.  
The dies used in this card are by Spellbinder's: "Floral Ovals and Romantic Rectangles ".
Card stock is by Gina K. Designs. The Copic's for the rose image. R27, R29, RV11 and G43, YG63 and YG67. The DP is from my scrape pile.


For this sample I used I used her "Stately Flowers 5" and the sentiment is from " Stately Flowers 6" also by Gina K. Designs. All images were colored with Copic's and card stock is by GKD. I'm entering this card in Stamp TV Mix it up Monday sketch challenge hosted by Sharon Harnist.



Next stop is the very creative Diana, I know you will be inspired. If you would like to start the hop at the beginning, you can find it here at Stamp TVEnjoy the hop and good luck!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! Welcome to this weeks Stamp Of The Week at Repeat Impressions. You will love this featured stamp. "Roses Are Red" #2825
This stamp is available exclusively at Repeat Impressions at 50% OFF for a limited time. You can find all the info here at The House That Stamps Built.
For my card here I also used Repeat Impressions "Single Rose" #631, stamped twice and colored with Copic's.




For more inspiration be sure to check out what the rest of the team has to share, you can view them all at The House That Stamps Built.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.