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 

Monday, August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 POTW - Bandana Technique

This is my week over at The House that Stamps Built it is my turn to do the Project of the Week.  I choose to do the Bandana Technique.

This is an oldie and I had not made one in several years - but I remember when they were popular and fun to make.  Reminds me of the bandana handkerchief my hubby usually has in his back pocket.  He uses his for a sweat band, neck cooler in hot weather, and a handkerchief in cold weather.  


Your supplies will be:  Card stock - base cardstock A2 size, and  one color to stamp on which needs to be a dark color, red, purple, dk. green, blue etc. and a layering colors, Versafine black Ink, ribbon, stylus, white acrylic paint and a small plate or container to pour some white pain into.  And your stamps.  I used:

Stamp images in black Versafine ink using firm pressure to get good image, just stamp randomly so that it is pleasing to the eye.  


Using either end of stylus - (or toothpick, empty ballpoint pen etc) tip  of stylus in white paint acrylic paint and add white dots, again random so that it is pleasing to the eye.  I have two different sizes of stylus so I was able to make varying sizes of dots.  


You can do as much or as little as you like and if you wish do some random dots between images.  



Finish card as you wish - the solid flower images work so well with this technique but I also found that the open small leaves worked well.  Have fun.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

August 2, 2017 DCC - Sound of Music


The first Wednesday of the month is designers choice over at The House that Stamps Built  and this week Cheri picked your favorite movie.  I had recently received the music stamp 6806-U Sheet Music  and my favorite movie is
THE SOUND OF MUSIC so this worked perfectly.  I used my Misti and stamped the image in black.  For my sentiment I used 2521-H A Friend Knows which I embossed in white on a black die cut.  I added some punched notes, and some bling pearls on my sentiment  and layered this on black/white polkadot bg.


Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme your Favorite Movie.  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  

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 1, 2017 House of Cards Challenge




When I saw the Challenge for this month at House of Cards and saw that is was floral image and/or colors I did a floral image.  I picked up this stamp set from Darcie over a year ago and it was in my NBUS (never before used stuff) so thought I would play with it n one of our HOT afternoons that we have been having here in southern Missouri.  This card required a LOT of masking - but loved the way it turned out.  Colored with copic markers - added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and then figured out my layout.  IRL the colors are so much brighter but for some reason this just didn't photograph as well as I wished had. 

 Come join us for this challenge over at The House of Cards this month - will be looking forward to seeing your creations.  

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 ANYTHING GOES


Easy Peasy - anything goes this week over at The House that Stamps Built.

It is HOT here is southern Missouri - even sitting out under a Summer Tree1613J
there is not much a breeze or escape from the heat.  So much better to be sitting inside creating in my craft room or in my chair reading a new summer series book.  For my sentiment I used Happy Summer 9003E only a couple of weeks ago I cut the words apart for more versatility.  I only had room for Summer on this card so that is all I used.  I watercolor washed the background of my picture and I just got a new die cut for this chair which fits perfectly under the tree.
Hope you are enjoying your summer so far - and yes there are already school supplies out at WalMart and Dollar General.


Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme 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, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 Photo Inspiration

This week over at the House that Stamps Built our challenge was the photo below:




And here is my take on this challenge.  I didn't realize that it is very similar to the scene card that I created last week BUT - this time I used REAL Sand as my beach.  I had spray adhesive after masking off the top of the card and I had some sand that I was originally going to make a shaker card but didn't.  For this card I used Happy Summer 9003-E I cut the words apart for a little more versatility and made it into a banner.  I then used the darling Flip Flops 8719-G and then the Small Starfish 4111-F .  I sponged some "new" oxide inks to create the water and sky - love these new inks - they blend so nicely.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of  the photo/or colors challenges.  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, July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 TicTacToe Challenge

This week at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is TicTacToe - and I love this challenge.  Below is out challenge in the TicTacToe



I choose to go with polka dots, paper piecing and stitching - (I used a die with faux stitching).  I love this stamp - Cool Treats 9008-N and the saying is 
Sweet Things 9007-E.  The Cool Treats comes with two ice cream bars and the ice cream cone, I cut the images apart for more versatility and made a three dip ice cream cone.  There is no way I could eat a three dipper but looks good!!!

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of TicTacToe  - 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, July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 Make a Scene


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is designers choice which was Make a Scene.  When I think of July I think of being on the beach in flip flops 8719-G ,Sandcastle 9016-M Sand Castle, and Starfish 4111-F.  My grandkids were going to FL. so I send them a little spending money and made them the card to tell them to have fun in the sun and the sand castle and flip flops were perfect.  I used torn sandpaper for the beach and then mounted on Kraft paper.
Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Make a Scene  - 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 


Saturday, July 01, 2017

July 1, 2016 House of Cards Monthly Challenge

This month over at The House of Cards our July challenge is stripes and/or colors.



I choose to go with the stripes and make a pop and twist card.


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This is such a fun card to make - after you learn how to make the actual mechanism.  I have made about a dozen now and keep coming up with ideas.  In fact I taught a class in how to make this card at my house this past week.  

Come join us at our monthly challenge over at The House of Cards this month.  Looking for ward to see what you have created.  


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 Anything Goes

This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is ANYTHING GOES, which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to do a pop and twist card.


and here the card is open


This is such a fun card to make (after I learned how to make the mechanism) and the possibilities for this card are endless.  I used two stamps from the Summer series:  Chill Out 9013D and Cool Treats 9008N and for the front of the card I
used  Happy Birthday 1113D.  For the front of the card I just cut a rectangle, rounded 3 corners, used a scallop punch edge for the "bite" and a small craft stick for the bar.  I had some ice cream treat ribbon that I tied in a knot around the small craft stick.  The inside ice cream treats are all paper pieced.  

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme 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, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 Photo Inspiration


This week at The House that Stamps Built is our photo inspiration




My card for this challenge was to create a beachy scene with my new oxide inks. 
And what is more perfect for a quiet evening at the beach than  a bottle of wine to share with a friend or spouse.  I love this wine set Wine for Two 9507P paired with the sentiment Party 9610D.  I had some beach sequins that I recently ordered so they went perfectly with this scene.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of the Photo inspiration.    - 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