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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What if Wednesday? Sketch Challenge at RI

Hi there! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
Welcome to Repeat Impressions WIW sketch challenge. Hope you can join us, we would love to see your creations. All the info can be found at RI blog The House That Stamps Built.



For my card I used Repeat Impressions stamp " Thanks a Latte'" #9303 and "Holly Sprig"#307. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sprig in the cup and colored it with Copic's. The sponging was with Memento's New Sprout.




Be sure to check out the rest of the teams wonderful creations.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! Today Deonna has brought us another fun challenge just in time for the holidays. She wants us to make a card or project using "Thanksgiving" or a "Thank you" theme. Would love to have you join us. You can find all the info about the challenge here at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.

For my card sample  I used Repeat Impressions " Maple Leaf" #5127 and the sentiment "Thanksgiving" #1140. The leaves were made  stamping the image with versa mark on some colored scrape card stock and embossed it with gold and red tinsel embossing powder. Then cut them out.



Be sure to check out the rest of teams wonderful creations.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

CSS Thankful Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there! Hope you all are doing well, can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?
Today we are having our second challenge this month, brought to you by Carolina, who has ask us to make a card or project about being thankful!! I know I'm sure thankful for my wonderful family!!

"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, November 26." You should have arrived here from the delightfully talented Joy's blog.

For my first card I used Gina K. Designs " Stately Flowers 7" and sentiment is 'Arranged with Love" both are illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  I just love Melanie's state flower sets!!




Here is a closeup view of the flowers




For this card I used Gina K. Designs " By The Sea" illustrated by Theresa Momber. This is one of my favorite sets by Theresa




Next up on the hop is my very talented daughter Brenda, she is sure to inspire you. You can find the list of the CSS  team playing this challenge on Stamp TV .

Supplies used for my first card:
Card stock by Gina K. Designs, pure luxury pure ivory
Stamps: Stately Flowers 7 and Arranged with love"by GKD
Copic's
Spellbinders dies: Radiant Rectangles
Memento: Bamboo Leaves and Grey Flannel
Also used pop-dots and score tape

Supplies for my second card:
Card stock by Gina K. Designs, pure luxury, pure white and ocean mist.
Stamps: By The Sea by GKD
GKD Ocean Mist ink pad
Copic's
Memento: Sky blue and black
White gel pen

I hope I have inspired you and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Project for Repeat Impressions

Good morning! I'm back with a new project for Repeat Impressions. I  thought I would share a couple of ways to make a base for cards dies using with fancy lace borders. My daughter Theresa showed me this easy way to attach a base using Spellbinder's Majestic Labels #25. In this sample  a shaped card. where the lacy border  is covered by the base. After assembling the front of my card using die #6 and #5 and the the front panel is #4. I added my sentiment and my stamped and cut out the poinsettia's, I set it aside.





For the base : Use a 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 , score and fold along the 8 1/2 side
  of cream colored card stock and placed the folded side just below where the top of my card would be and cut it out using just the #6 die, as shown in photo. Glue the back of front panel to the front of folded base.


Here is a view of the side


I used pop-dots under the top panel and flowers.




This last card is a card I made earlier this year and in this one, using  die #6 for the base. In this sample the base is glued to the front  along top lacy portion, leaving a open lacy border. Cut two and emboss. I did a score line just under the lacy top border ( so you can open the card) on one of them and glued just the top lace parts together. The front of the card was made using a piece of MME DP and die #5 cut and embossed it. Using very vanilla CS cut and emboss #3 and #4. I then sponged a little memento ink and attached my cut out images.





A side view.



I hope I have inspired you and here is a list of supplies used.
Card one:
Stamps by Repeat Impressions, "Christmas… " #2218 and "Poinsettia" #2012
Spellbinders: Majestic Labels #25
TH Vintage photo and Memento Toffee Crunch
Tiny pearls, pop-dots, stickles and glue.
Card # two
Repeat Impressions "Swan Love" #4321
 Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles
Memento New Sprout ink
ribbon, pearls, pop-dots and glue

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What if? Wednesday's Sketch Challenge

Hi There!  Hope you all are well. Time for another awesome sketch by Wendy at Repeat Impressions.
Would love to have you join us and you may even win a prize. All the info can be found here at RI blog The House That Stamps Built.



For my card sample I used Repeat Impressions adorable baby stamp." Baby" #1607, the sentiment is
another RI stamp "Welcome Baby" #4122. This stamp is one stamp, which I separated  the two words.
I colored the image with copic's and the dp is by MME.




Be sure to check out the rest of the teams wonderful creations, they are sure to inspire you.


Thanks for stopping by and  here's hoping you have a great week!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there! How things going for you all? How about a fun challenge at Repeat Impressions? This week Melissa is asking us to make a snow fun card or project. Hope you can join us as we would love to see your creations.
You can find all the info for this challenge at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.

For my sample I did a snow globe. I got these at Michaels last year and are real easy to make. Just add your photo and water and it's ready to go.
I used Repeat Impressions " Let it Snow Chorus Line" #2017, this stamp has five snow people which was longer than my space so I cut out two to fit the globe. I did the same on the reverse side using the other images.

One side

Side two



I tried to capture a photo of the snow swirling around. Not the best photo but you get the idea. LOL


For more inspiration using this fun challenge check out the rest of the teams ideas.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.