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Thursday, May 29, 2014

BOTTOMS UP! NEW RELEASE HOP

Hi there! I'm so excited to share with you the release of Repeat Impressions new stamp set " Bottoms up". It's a fabulous set and fun to play with.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN THE BOTTOMS UP UNMOUNTED SET?

You can have as many as NINE chances to win, you will receive one chance per blog that you comment on. So what that means is comment on one blog and you will earn one chance. Comment on 3 blogs and earn 3 chances and so on. Comment on each of the blogs and The House That Stamps Built blog and you would have collected a total of nine chances....hey, that is pretty good odds!

For my first card, I used "Salt Shaker" #9610, "Shot Glass" #9613, "Citrus Wedge" #9609 and the sentiment is "Take Life" #9605 




For my second card I used "Margarita Glass" #9606 and "Citrus Slice" #9612. I used colic's to color my images and cut them out. I cut the lime slice to the center to wedge it and colored a darker green line to make it appear in the glass. The background was spooned in with Mementos ink and the palm tree image is a Repeat Impressions " Palm Tree Silhouette" #2414.




Complete the hop and post your comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 1st.

So I raise my glass to you and......let's get this party started!








On Monday, June 2nd Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on The House That Stamps Built Blog and the Repeat Impressions Facebook page.


Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

Tuesday, May 27, 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. Thanks Wendy!!


My gosh I've been enjoying playing with Repeat Impressions " Wine Time Set"image #9503 I keep thinking of fun ways to use these images. Such fun!!
On some DP I stamped the image twice using my stamp-a-Jig for placement. I colored the images with Copic's and the white marker is Faber-Castell for some high lights. The sentiment is by Repeat Impressions Wine Time #9509 and using a black memento maker I only colored the the word Cheers! I then sponged some around the DP with memento ink. and mated it in wine colored CS.




Check out the rest of my teammates for  more inspiration using this sketch!


Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is great.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pop Goes The World Challenge

Hi there! I got to spend some time today in my craft room and decided to play with some new digital images I just got. I have to admit to being little behind in using digital images but I love these beautiful flower images by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy. On Power Poppies- the blog  they have some wonderful tutorials on using digital images. So far pretty easy I haven't tried the sentiments in the image so the sentiment is on the inside of the card. My card is for Power Poppy's  inspiration challenge and to use at least three of the colors shown in the photo.

Here is what I came up with. I sponged the background with Memento's  and colored the image with Copic's and some Prisma Pencils.




Here is the inside of card.




My daughter Brenda got me a couple of sets of clear photopolymer stamps from Power Poppy for Mother's Day and can't wait to give them a try. They are just beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SPECIALLY FOR YOU DISCOUNT CODE!!

Hi there! Check out the badge on my sidebar and use the code to get 10% off any size order at Repeat Impressions, yep just click on the badge and it will take you to the store. There are many fabulous stamps including the newest set " Wine Time" which I love and a ton of stamps to choose from. THIS CODE IS 
FOR READER'S AND FOLLOWERS OF MY BLOG!




THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions " Monochromic"

Hi there! Hope you are doing well and in the mood for another fun challenge This weeks challenge is hosted by Deonna and she would have us make a card or project with a "Monochromic" theme. Sound like fun? We would love to have you join us and the info on playing can be found here at Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.

I just had to use this ship image again as it's such a cool stamp and great for the guys in your life. The "Ship" #9508" by Repeat Impressions is from the newel released stamp set "Wine Time". I also used the sentiment "Follow" # 2808.





Be sure to check out the Rock Stars for great inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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 sample I really wanted to use this gorgeous image from Repeat Impressions new release.
It's a awesome set if you haven't see it yet , please check it out here. Anyway I flipped the sketch to make it work. I was thinking this would be a great guy card who is graduating. Images used are "Ship" ( in a bottle)" #9508 and "Wine Bottle" #9501, both from the new release set Wine Time! The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions "Follow" # 2808. I sponged with Memento's and coloring is with Copic's and a white marker.



Be sure to check out all the wonderful cards the rest of the team has created to inspire you.




Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is great!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DCC Challenge at Repeat Impressions "Bird Watching"

Hi there! Are you ready for another fun challenge? Time for Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge, this week the super talented Cheri is hosting and has ask us to make a card or project with the theme of bird watching. 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.

This sweet image is by Repeat Impressions "Chickadee At Rest" #211 and I used Memento ink for the sponging and the image was colored with Copic's and Prisma Pencils.





Hope you can check out what my teammates have to inspire you.




Hope you all are doing well and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Repeat Impressions Project - Picture in a Picture

Hi there!  I'm back to share with you all how to place a photo in a photo using Photoshop.
This comes in handy if you find you would like to share the inside of your photo and can only use one upload.
After you have the outside and inside of your card made. Open your Photoshop program and load them as usual. Edit both the outside and inside of card.
Select the photo  you want to place in you card image. (in this case the inside photo). On the side bar click on the Marquise Rectangular tool and place it around your card and hit copy (under edit).
Next bring up the outside photo again and hit paste. Next click on the move tool from the side bar and size it down to the size you want it. I left a good size border around my card to leave space for the small inside photo. You can move the photo around to where you want it placed. Then it is ready to save for the web. Hope you find this helpful.

Here is my card.





Here it is before adding the photo of the inside card.




The inside of my card




The supplies used :
Repeat Impressions stamps, "Happy Bees" #9301 and the sentiment is "Buzzillon" #9317.
Copic markers
Spellbinders
DP is MME "The sweetest thing"
and stickles

Be sure to check out Repeat Impressions blog The House That Stamps Built for our latest challenge as we would love the have join us.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Friday, May 2, 2014

New Release at Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!

Hi there!
So exciting! Today we are having a special hop to showcase Repeat Impressions new stamp set release " Wine Time".
 You can find it Here .
How would you like to win a unmounted sheet of the new " Wine Time"  stamp set? Just by playing our word game. Visit each team member's blog and collect a letter, then unscramble them. Next you will need to e-mail Wendy your correct word at (wendy@repeatimpressions.com) no later than 5pm eastern time on Monday May 5th. . Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on The House That Stamps Built and on Facebook on Tuesday May, 6th.

Here is my card to showcase this beautiful stamp set. This first one I used Copic's to color the image and sponged Memento on ivory CS. I also used MME DP, a corner rounder,  a white marker and a punch.





For my next sample I used the same glass image and paired it with the wine bottle. I sponged the background and the wine bottle with Memento inks and cut out the image. The wine glass was colored with Copic's and highlighted with a white marker.




Hope you enjoy our hop  and are inspired by the beautiful creations my teammates have to show you.
The letter I have for you is M !
Don't forget to collect the next letter at Karens blog and see her beautiful creations using this fabulous stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.