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 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe House that Stamps Built

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This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge of the week is Tic-Tac-Toe - which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to go with the right vertical using dogs, earth tones, and eyelets.  Since it was my week for the POTW which was the curtain card I choose to make another card with that technique.  I used 8105F Tail Mail and8117E A Dog Loves You .   I had the doggie paw print paper in my stash as well as the eyelets and dog paw print ribbon.  I already have this card ready to go out in the mail to one of my senior buddies.



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

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 - POTW of the Week - Curtain fold


Today over at The House that Stamps Built it is my Monday to do the Project of the Week.  For my project I choose to  do the curtain fold, which is a fun easy fold with a few cuts and a few score lines.
Supplies used :

White cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, pattern paper, coordinating cardstock to make curtain top, tape runner, cutting/scoring tool and stamps of your choice.  I choose to use 
Soaring by to Say Hi 9104G and Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116N.  I decided to cut apart my balloons in the Hot Air Balloon Cluster to get a little more versatility. 

Measurements for cardstock and pattern paper.




This really is the only "tricky" part and it really isn't - on the short 3" side make a mark with your pencil at 1 1/2"  and on the long 6" side made a mark at 2 1/4"
Angle this in your cutter or make a line with your pencil and ruler from the 1 1/2" to the 2 1/4" and cut with scissors.  On the 6" side score at 2, 2 1/4,  3, 3 1/4,  4, 4/14, and 5, 5 1/4.  You will have 6 scored lines.  Start on the 2" score line make a valley fold, continue valley fold on the 3, 4, and 5 inch score lines.  On the 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4 and 5 1/4 inch make mountain folds.  
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I used 1/8 inch score tape to hold the pleats in place taping all the way down the entire fold but you could also use a runner or glue.  It should fit perfectly on your 4 inch wide pattern paper.  I chose two coordinating design papers but it is your choice.  I thought the cloud paper went with the hot air balloon.  

Finished Card



I kept this card simple with stamping the balloon and sentiment in blue with no coloring.  Hope you will give this a try.   

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June 7, 2017 Designer Choice - Use Washi Tape


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Designer Choice and Donna T. picked "use washi tape" in your project.  Well who doesn't have at least some if not a lot of the stuff?  I used several different patterns of my washi tape collection to go with the stamp God Bless Flag 3705-J.  I colored the stamp with markers, did some huffing and stamp it on a piece of white then mounted it on blue.  I had some cute little star gems that completed the card.   

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of use washi tape - 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

Thursday, June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017 House of Cards Blog Hop






 This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF JUNE.  CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***



MHK Designs

     All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images



Digistamp4Joy
Prize: $10 to use in store


Scrap n Dipity
Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

So, are you ready to get hopping?! 

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

I choose to use this darling mermaid from ScrapNDipity Jewel of the Sea as I wanted to challenge myself with a fantasy mermaid and I thought it would work well with our photo inspiration.  First of all I had fun coloring her with copic markers, then trimmed her up so she would fit on my A2 card.  I used some shaded blue DP for my background and then went to work on my embellishments, what fun.  I used sea shells, died cheese cloth, die cut sea horses, rain drops, die cut anchor with cooper twine.
Here's your hop order.

 

House of Cards Challenge Blog


 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 
 Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley(you are here) | Sue N. | Susan 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 The House that Stamps Built Sketch Challenge




This week  over at The House that Stamps Built we were given a sketch to follow.  I have had this Spring Frame 3402-K for a while and when I saw  the sketch I knew what I was going to use.  I colored it with copic markers, trying to match my DP a little bit, then had some sunflower buttons.  For my sentiment I used Knowing You 1214-G and added two enamel dots.  I am super pleased with the way it turned out and I have someone in mind that will be getting this.  

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of sketch 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


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes



There are 5 Wednesdays in May so this is our Anything Goes week, love these weeks.  I made two identical cards, one is more girly and the second one is masculine, or at least I think it is as I sent it our to a guy.  I made a shaker card using tulle netting from Jennifer McQuire tutorial and love it.  It is really the most successful I have been with shaker cards.  I used two fun images from Repeat Impressions Prescription 8417-G and the fun sentiment from the Holy Crap set Feeling Crappy 10627-J and I thought it might bring a smile to the recipients face and cheer them up a bit. Both cards are alike except for the colors and the color of sequins I used.  

   Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of ANY THING 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, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 Photo Challenge



I had to think about this one for a little while - did I want to use the colors or did I want to use the picture - so I used both.  It has been a really LONG time since I have done spotlight stamping - so I thought this challenge would be perfect for this technique.  I stamped 10201-W Flower Power twice on white watercolor paper - (didn't yet know what I was going to do), picked out what image I was going to color for the spot light. Used distress inks for my colors, then punched out the circle - and a slightly larger black circle.  Lined up the images and attached it with tape runner.  Then I stamped a sentiment 9717-C A Happy Hello 
and using a smaller punch punched out the sentiment and mounted it on a black circle.  I needed a bit of bling and had room so I used three small yellow pearls.


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

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Unity Stamps




Just a couple of quick cards that I had stamped and colored a while back and just discovered them in a basket so decided to finish them up for cards.  These both use Unity Stamps which I love using as well as watching there quick videos for new techniques. The stamps stand alone with just a few added embellishments like ribbon or punched butterfly, or an embossed background.  These are in my completed basket ready to sent out when I need them.   

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe at The House that Stamps Built




This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe which is one of my favorite challenges.  Lots of possibilities - I used Flowers, Purple and Ribbon or TWINE.  For the sentiment I used 1112-E Just a Note  and for the flowers I used 919-I Iris Window.  I used a "curtain fold" which I had not done in a while but is lots of fun and adds some interest and texture to your card.  I used some old "TAC" paper for my curtain.  I thencolored the Iris Window with copic markers in "purple" and added a tiny purple twine bow to make my card complete.  

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

Challenges:
     Scor-Pal - More than One Fold

Monday, May 08, 2017

May 8, 2017 Mother Day Cards




Got my Mothers Day card finished a little "early" this year - I have a package ready to mail to daughter who is the other of 3.  I got her a One Year Devotional Better than Chocolate - and a box of chocolates to go with the book.  
The second card is for granddaughter who is the mother of 2 and I got her a gift card for her to use while they are on vacation.  

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May 4, 2017 - Rain


This is Totally CASE'd from Frenchie Stamps and her video Here - now I follow Frenchie - and love her tutorials - she give such great detailed directions but doesn't drag the video out.  Plus love her accent.  So when I saw her video on "rain" and SU Grunge set (which I have and which I use a lot) I decided to get out some supplies of my own and improvise.  I had an umbrella die - stamped some tiny dragonflies in white pigment ink on the black umbrella.  I used distress inks to do my base and sky. Then the fun begins - I used the grunge set to stamp some puddles under the umbrella - then used the lines from the Grunge set to stamp the rain.  I tried a couple different colors to stamp my rain and finally used a Memento gray.  Then I added some raindrops with my diamond glaze ink and fine point bottle.  The sentiment is from AMuse studio and very fitting for the last week we have had here in southern Mo.  I'm thinking I'm going to send it to a friend who has been baling water out of their basement the last few days.  Enjoy.