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Tuesday, April 29, 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 used this adorable Repeat Impressions image "Wagging Pup" #8106  and the sentiment is "I Love Cats" #8213
Other supplies used are Copic's, Spellbinders, Memento ink, heart punch and Basic Grey DP.




Visit the rest of my teammates for more inspiration using this sketch.



Thanks for stopping by and Happy May Day!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DCC Challenge "For The Guys"

Hi there! Hope you all had a happy Easter!
It's time for the DCC at Repeat Impressions and this time Karen has brought us a wonderful challenge "For The Guys" and I always love coming up with guy cards and Hope you can join us! All the info for playing along can be found at The House That Stamps Built.


For my card I used Repeat Impressions "Rainbow Trout" #2909 and "Large Pine Forest" #2709.  The background was created using the forest stamp and stamping off once for the very back and then stamping in front. I used Memento inks and Copic's, Spellbinder's and the fishing pole and hat are from a package of stickers.


Hope you can visit the rest of team and see the beautiful creations as they are awesome!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge

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.




For my card I started out with some Graphic 45 designer paper. The image was colored with Copic markers and then using a Spellbinders die, sponged around the inside with Memento. The shelf is Poppystamps and the leaf die is also by Spellbinders.
The image is Repeat Impressions " Vase of Tulips" #1317



Hope you can check out the rest of the teams wonderful creations.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Easter!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Hop/Card Drive For Lauryn!


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment… 

Here is a card I'm sending for Lauryn, I used a new stamp set to me Inky Antic's " Bug Eyed". I colored the image with Copic's, The DP and Card stock by Gina K. Designs and the dies are Spellbinders. Included in this cards is lots and lots of prayers for this sweet little girl and her sweet family!!




Enjoy the hop.

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DCC Challenge - Easter Card

Hi there! Here it is time for Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge and this week super talented Joy is hosting and her challenge is to make a Easter card. This the first card I have made in a month and thought it might hard but using this adorable bunny image made it easy. Hope you can join us , you can find all the info at Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built.

The image is " Clover Bunny" #702  and the sentiment is "Beauty of Springtime #1304 both are by Repeat Impressions. I colored the image with Copic's, I could just see this bunny smelling the sweet clover so I colored in the eyes and using my black Memento mark drew in some lashes to make them look closed and  then created a patch of grass with Copic markers.
The leaves are from a die by Spellbinders and colored with Copic's as well. I only inked part of the sentiment saving the Happy Easter for the inside of the card as shown below.





Inside of card.




Be sure to see the beautiful creations the rest of the team has to share with you.

Thank for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sending Love For Lauryn

Need Prayers!! For this sweet girl and her family.




Lauryn, is the 2 year old granddaughter of my very good on-line friend Linda Payne. Lauryn has been diagnosed with Leukemia and has begun the fight of her life!!
We are planning some special events to help Lauryn with her fight.
You can find info on this special blog by clicking Here or on the orange ribbon on my side bar.
There is an address for anyone who would like to send a card. She loves Princesses and Superman. Her favorite colors are purple and pink.
There will be a blog hop with prizes on the 14th of April. Mostly we are asking for prayers for Lauryn and her family.  I will keep you updated as much as possible. 

Praying hard for this sweet, sweet little girl!!!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi there!
Are you as happy to see April as I am? So ready for warm sunny days!! Meantime how about a great sketch challenge that Wendy of Repeat Impressions has created for us.  Hope you can join us and play along. All the info can be found at Repeat Impressions blog " The House That Stamps Built"




I don't make many masculine cards but they are sure fun to make as they make me think outside the box as I tend to get stuck in a rut.
Anyhow I used this delightful image from Repeat Impressions. "Rainbow Trout" #2909 and stamped it three times and colored it with Copic's, then cut them out. The sentiment are dies from Spellbinders, which I  made two of each letter on card stock in the light and a dark green then glued them together just moved the letter slightly to give it depth. Sponged with Memento. I used a black Memento marker to draw the stringer line.



Be sure to check out the rest of my teams beautiful creations.



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