Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 Inspiration Challenge



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the inspiration photo shown above. I saw glitter, pinks/purples, Christmas so I went with the
Snowflakes - 8805K and stamped them random over my white cardstock.  Then I used three shade of the new oxide inks and blended them together, needed some glitter so spritzed with gold dust spray - then hmmm...still needed some more gold so used Nuvo dots in the center of the snowflakes.  Mounted on some gold glitter cardstock then on some gold shimmer cardstock for my card base. 

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 know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
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, November 08, 2017

November 8, 2017 Thanks


This week over at The House that Stamps Built  our challenge is theTic-Tac-Toe challenge and this is one of my favorite challenges. I chose to go with leaves, stitching (faux) with die cut, and sponging.  
My daughters was diagnosed with throat cancer about 3 weeks ago - he is undergoing daily radiation and weekly chemo and so far besides the brutal treatments he is doing ok.  Sometimes the cure is as bad or worse than the disease.
They have had an outpouring of love from their church, neighbors, and friends providing meals, gifts, cards, and prayers.  My daughter asked me to make her some thank you cards that she could send out so I decided to use a fall theme and fall colors.   I used Falling Leaves 3306-I and for the Thanks -  Plate 10000 which has a great selection of words to go with thanks. I choose to use Thanks for your kindness.  Using my Misti I was able to mass produce several of this card.  
We are going to go see her next weekend so I will take them with me along with a couple of books of stamps.  

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 know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
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

Sunday, November 05, 2017

November 5, 2017 Thank You Cards



A month ago my son in law (daughter's husband) went to the doctor with a "sore throat" and within two hours was diagnosed with tonsil cancer - stage 4.  Rare cancer - but treatment started within a week - 7 weeks of radiation to the neck and weekly chemo treatments.  Brutal treatments - but he continues to have lots of faith and is doing fairly well.  Is only able to swallow liquids after 3 weeks of radiation but at least still getting nutrition.  
The outpouring of love and support from their church, friends, and neighbors has been unbelievable.  Daughter wanted me to make her some thank you cards to send out so I made her 6 of each of 5 designs.  (the fifth design will be on my blog this Wednesday).  I chose to go with a Faith, Friends type card vs. a typical thank you card.  Kept them very simple.  The cards, envelopes, and a book of stamps is ready to go in the mail tomorrow.  

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017 Christmas Colors House of Cards




* Note- this is second post of the day.

What a fun challenge this month over at the House of Cards   I used the holiday colors vs. the photo inspiration.  I have had so much fun with this stamp set from Stampendous (special edition from Michaels).  Pick up trucks are "big" this Christmas and to fill it with presents even more fun.  I made my snow bank using some chunky glitter paper, truck and presents stamped, die cut and presents paper pieced.  Love the sentiment that comes with set as well.
Hope you enjoy and will enter our challenge which  runs all month.

November 1, 2017 - Falling For You

This month over at The House that Stamps Built our Rock Star Laurie chose the theme of Falling for You.  I decided to go outside of the box a little on this one and made a big tag using 5110-J Oak Leaf Silhouette and 3103-F Live for .

For some reason my photo does not show the beautiful colors of the leaves which I did applying the ink with a sponge finger dauber.  I did the same for the sentiment and then added some orange splatters for a little added color.  I had some pretty autumn ribbon, a big orange eyelet and some orange twine to finish off the ribbon embellishment. 



 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Falling for You.  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
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, October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 - Anything Goes

This week at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Anything Goes.  
I have been seeing "bridge cards" on different sites on the internet and just had to try one, easy easy - and I think these stamps Sweet Dreams Puppy 1022-L - and 2112D Sleigh Ride Silhouette and the Christmas 1141-F.  I stamped the sweet dreams puppy with memento ink and colored and blended with prisma pencils.  I paper pieced his red hat and white fur trim out of velvet paper.  Give it a great texture.  I used some scraps of Christmas DP for my bg papers and the sentiment was stamped in Memento.  Looks like the puppy is dreaming of Santa coming to visit him. 


 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Anything Goes  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
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, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 Photo Inspiration



This week over at The House that Stamps Built  our challenge is to use the photo inspiration or colors.  I choose to go with the colors and made a fall card.  I enjoy sending fall/seasonal cards to my chemo/senior buddies vs. Halloween cards.  For this card I used Round Pumpkin 2318-G.  I kept it simple and used three colors of white core cardstock embossed with 3 different embossing folders and used the pumpkin as my focal point.  A bit of twine around the middle and script letters die cut using the same oranges I used to color the pumpkin.  All of this mounted on a dark green card base.  

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Photo Inspiration  - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You know have a full month to enter our challenges to win.
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, October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is one of my favorites,Tic-Tac-Toe - so many possibilities.  It has been ages since I have done a star-burst card and I decided to go with the pattern paper, washi tape and black and white.  I used Bats 2308-E and Boo 2316-G found here.  I have used these cute little bats several times - no I am not a great fan of bats but I know they keep the mosquitoes away and we have a "bat house" just outside our yard on one of the trees in the woods.  My hubby built the bat house per specs about 3 years ago and we always have resident bats.  

 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, October 04, 2017

October 4, 2017 The House that Stamps Built



Our challenge at The House that Stamps Built is Designer choice and Patti choose Blessings as our theme.  
I choose Fall Tree 1614J and Count your Blessings 3106D.  I use a K-Pad ink pad in Autumn colors to ink up the fall tree as well as the sentiment.  I had some of this "ribbon" in my stash and it reminds me of fall so I used it on this card as well as an embossed fall leaves panel for my background.  Three little pearls finished my card.  

   

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Blessings - 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

Monday, October 02, 2017

October 2, 2017 - The House that Stamps Built POTW


This week over at The House that Stamps Built it is my week for POTW and I choose to do a quick and easy technique with stamping on book pages.  Here are my supplies:

I bought a book from GoodWill that had some acceptable script - and paid less than a $1.00.  I used EveryDay Blessings 6512E and Maple Leaf 3312E as well as some new Oxide Distress inks.  


On my Kraft mat I squished my distress oxide inks and then spritzed with water.  I did one color at a time using a total of 3 colors of inks.  
I think put my book page in the spritzed ink and gently pressed in color.  I then let it dry - (hardest part).  

I then stamped my leaves making sure I was on the script, I then fussy cut each leaf out.

I finished my card with some autumn papers, and a bit of burlap ribbon.  Hope you have fun trying this technique - just make sure the text is "appropriate".  

Sunday, October 01, 2017

October 1, 2017 House of Cards Challenge




October 1, 2017 - WOW where is the year going???  Halloween and or colors is the theme for this months challenge over at The House of Cards.  

I used a set from Lawn Fawn - and it says Halloween totally with the cat, pumpkin, and ghost, and the little bats on the tag held in place with a darling black tiny clothes pin.  I prefer cute for Halloween vs. scary as I usually just send to the grand kids.  

Come join us this month for the challenge of Halloween or use the selected colors.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 - Anything Goes

Over at The House that Stamps Built this week is my FAVORITE challenge - Anything Goes.  And here is my card


I'm really liking this card - I used a SU cat punch - and sat him on a window sill from Sizzix that I have had for a long time  I put vellum behind the window and stamped The Spider Web  and the Bats - 2305E, Bats - 2308E Pumpkin -2310G and Pumpkin face 2325C all found HERE.   This was so much fun to put together - perfect for Halloween - then I used Happy Halloween Sentiment 2303G found HERE.

 Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of ANYTHING GOES - 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 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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16, 2016 Photo Challenge





This week over at The House that Stamps Built the challenge is a photo inspiration pictured at the start of my post.  I chose to go with a wiper card and it has been years since I have made one of type cards, had to look up some instructions.  I used stamps from one collection found HERE  9712Q Fish Bowl, 9713E Bubbles, 9716H Fish Face, and 9720C Big Wish.  I had recently bought some "fishie" paper so it worked well on this challenge.  I had some underwater plant and shell dies so I used them in the bottom of the fish bowl.  I fussy cut the gold fish out as the popout on my wiper.  What a fun card.

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the photo challenge -   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

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challengeis Tic-Tac-Toe which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to do fun fold, stenciling, and dew drops.  



I used Happy Bee 9301-P for the outside of my card which was gate fold - then honeycomb stencil in distress oxide Wild Honey ink.  I embossed the image after coloring with rainbow embossing powder and mounted on a scallop circle.  I ten wrapped a piece of twine around and under the circle and tied in a bow.  Some dew drops finished the front.  On the inside I did a hidden message until you open the card.  I used Beecause 9312-D and finished off with Sweet 9313-D.
This was such a fun card to make and really not that hard.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Tic-Tac-Toe   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

Challenge:
     Scor-Pal Challenge- more than one score