Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 - Inspiration Challenge



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the Inspiration Challenge, beautiful fall colors - and leaves.  I used Repeat Impressions 
Falling Leaves 3306I found here .  I used a strip of ivory cardstock and using distress oxide inks to color - I then embossed my image in gold and did some splatters in gray.  For my sentiment I used Just a Note 1112E found here.  Some back twine and the card is complete.

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Photo Inspiration/colors- as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is to play with the Tic-Tac-Toe below - this is one of my favorite challenges.  

I choose to do the Wildlife, Monochromatic, and Charms.

If you will note I used a paint chip sample that I had picked up when we were remodeling our master bath - (we went with a gray).  I thought it would work perfect for this image/challenge.  I used 4221-K Deer Family Silhouette  and die cute Hello out of the same paint chip.  I tried stamping directly on the paint chip and due to the surface the ink would not stamp well at all.  For my charm - Ihave used a "ribbon" charm.  I know think way back in your memory when these were popular, well I had a few - ok more than a few so decided to use it.  

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Tic-Tac-Toe - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

September 6,2017 DC Pick - Sympathy



This week it was my week to pick the challenge of the week - which we call designer choice challenge and I choose Sympathy.  I know this is a challenging card to makes - especially under stress when we usually need them.  I am anxious to see what my team mates made for this challenge as I need ideas.


I choose to use 2908I Shade of the Elm and 4205F Deepest Sympathy as I thought it captured a chair under a beautiful tree but no one in the chair.  I colored my cut piece with distress oxides and then splattered with some water drops.  Cut out with two Spellbinders mats and mounted this on some blue cs that I had run through the embossing folder of clouds. 

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Sympathy. The possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Friday, September 01, 2017

September 1, 2017 House of Cards Challenge


It is already the 1st of September - where has the summer gone???  Way too fast for me.  This months challenge over at House of Cards is pictured below, I chose to go with add text to your image.  


And here is my finished project for September which was "Add text".  



As you can see I am way out of my comfort zone with this tag - I choose this tag because of all the text it had on it.  I then colored up a NEW stamp from Local King Rubber out of Canada.  Very unique stamps - saw this company at Collinsville IL. rubber stamp convention, and fell in love with the images and the way to color them.  I got a set of peacock stamps which included the beautiful feather, I also got the dies that go with this set.  I then used distress oxide inks to color my tag with then did some water splatters and some black paint splatters, then I went to work on embellishing some blue/green lace, lots of bling some stenciling - like I said way far away from my comfort zone.  But this seems to be popular now with the distress inks so tried my hand. 

Won't you play along with out challenge this month over at the House of Cards  using either the color combo or text to your image.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 Sketch Inspiration




This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge was to follow the top sketch.  I was truly a bit challenged on this one but finally got it to all work out.  I guess I was in the "pre" Christmas mood as I used 413H Let Heaven and
2008K Shepherd Boy found here.  I colored this sweet stamp with copic markers and then sponged in the sky with some distress inks.  I used a variety of DPs that I had in my Christmas and general stash of papers and followed the sketch.  I had some cute little star sequins so added them in the sky.  What a fun card to make and I am one up on my Christmas cards.  



Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Sketch Challenge. The possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017 Tranquil Tulips - OOPS

         


Can you spot the difference?  I know you have to look really hard right???

Every 2 weeks there is a group of stampers that meet at Panera's Bread and we stamp one card.  We have a great friend who is a SU demonstrator so she supplies all of the materials all we have to do is buy coffee and well maybe a pastry.  This is what happens when you start talking and not paying attention to what you are doing - OOPS - upside down.  And of course the sentiment was the last step of my card.  

When I taught beginning stamp classes many years ago I always told my students there was no mistakes in stamping - just an opportunity to embellish or that cardstock always had two sides.  Well the teacher had to come home and fix her mistake.  I used a punch - put my sentiment on a small slip of scrap CS and put it behind the punched area.  I added a few sequins to cover up where the script shows through and added a beautiful little bow (thanks Patti) and now the card i ready to be mailed.  

Needless to say we all look forward to out Cup and a Card morning every 2 weeks and have become good friends.  Thanks Sally for all you do.   


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 Anything Goes


This week over at The House that Stamps Built the challenge is ANYTHING GOES which is one of my favorites - lets your imagination do just about   anything you desire.  I just recently discovered that I have a fondness for fairies, and this little fairy on the flower is 4303M Nap Fairy and the sentiment is 7205W Hugs Flip Set.   I used a piece of DP that I had in my scrap basket and mounted my focal oval  image on top of a pretty yellow polka dot 1/2 doiley.  Colored image with copic markers, glittered her wings a bit and then added a cute little flower in the bottom right corner.  This card is going out in the mail with a little package for granddaughter this week.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of ANYTHING GOES. The possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti