Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Photo



Wendy has another beautiful photo to inspire us this week at the
 
 
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 I went with the floral theme and the lovely colors:

 
I used my Copics on Repeat Impressions: Flowering Hearts & Heart Shutters Window
and then embossed Cat Sil. (sm).  Embossed background is by Sizziz-Tim
Holtz.
 
I hope you join in with our challenge weekly, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe

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 It's Tic-Tac Toe week at The House That Stamps Built
 
 I was going for diagonal bottom left up: dimension, texture
and border but it looks like I did the top row too: by the sea, watercolors,
and border! I used my Distress Oxides to watercolor Repeat Impressions
Under the Sea, this was a new and fun technique for me.  I added
the Starfish (lg) and Find beauty. I used an embossing
 folder for dimension, embossing added the texture.
 
I hope you join in with our challenge weekly, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
 
 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Happy Birthday


A dear friend has a birthday this coming week and this is the card I
made for her. We celebrated with lunch and shopping, along with my mom,
 in the little town of Kimswick, MO which includes a stamping store!
 
 Last week on The House That Stamps Built our
Designer Choice Challenge was to try a technique new to you
and one of my teammates did inking an embossing folder.  I'd been
wanting to try this and her beautiful card motivated me.  The stamps
came with a magazine Creative Stamps and Papercraft Ideas,
$14 and an 8x10 sheet of images and an 8x10 sheet of
sayings, can't bet that deal!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Designer Choice Challenge

This week at The House That Stamps Built, Esther challenges us
to try a new technique.  I have had Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
for at least a year so I pulled those out.
 
Stamps: Repeat Impressions:  Flower Power Background,  Because
 
 
I stamped my Repeat Impressions: Flower Power Background,and embossed
 it on watercolor paper.  Then I scribbled the Distress Crayons on my mat
and picked my colors up with a watercolor brush.  I did several layers
 in areas for shading and contrasts and made sure to save one
 of the 6 colors in the pack for my background. I added a Repeat
Impressions sentiment: Because.
 
I was having so much fun I wanted to use the crayons in
another way:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions:  Flower Power Background, Thinking
 
I stamped my Repeat Impressions: Flower Power Background again and
embossed  it on watercolor paper.  Then I scribbled the Distress Crayons
across the paper and brushed it with my watercolor pen.  It was not
as smooth a look as I wanted so I scribbled the crayons on my
multi media matt and colored over the layers and got a much
smoother look.  I then added Repeat Impressions: Thinking.
 
Thanks Esther for this fun challenge!
 
Join in for a chance to win a $25.00 gift to Repeat Impressions, details
 
Take a look and see what technique my talented teammates tried:
 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The House That Stamps Built:Sketch



Wendy has a fun sketch this week at The House That Stamps Built:

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My card just seemed to design itself once I picked a main paper, I used
watercolor markers on Repeat Impressions: Butterfly (sm) for my
image, added some die cutting and gems and was done in no time.

I hope you will join our challenge weekly, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp. 

My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:


I hope you join in with our challenge weekly, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:

A few fun challenges:
Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #126 J: Juicy Orange, Jewels, Butterfly 8/24
Ally's Angels #24 Anything Goes  8/7
Die Cuttin' Diva's: Anything Goes #431 8/6
Cute N Crafty #30 Anything Goes 
Cut It Up #179-Critters  8/8
Crafty Creations #395 Anything Goes  8/14
Cupcake Inspiration #475 (colors)  8/10

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday: Bright and Cheery 8/6

Monday, July 29, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Pick of the Week


It is my week over at The House That Stamps Built to do the
 POTW-Pick of the Week.  I wanted to share some of my stamping tips
that I hope will make your crafting easier for you.
 
To line patterned paper up to match a full sized A2 or any size card
front, lay your card front in the corner of a Scor Pal or Scor Buddy
and then match your paper up starting in the top left corner, works
every time:
 
To cut out words and intricate dies layer a piece of wax paper, your
card stock and then your die.  Cut as you normally do: 

The paper and all the little pieces come right out of the die:
 
When die cutting an image, leave the die on and sponge the edges: 


When you have a spare 5 or 10 minutes or are not in a creative mood cut your card stock,
leave some in half sheets and scor some into ready to go cards:



Now these pieces will go together quickly into cards, on this card I used
 
I embossed it in white and then colored it with Peerless
Watercolors and added my die cut Hello. 

 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It is Anything Goes week again at The House!
 




I accidently made two cards on the Red, White and Blue Designer
Choice week and I really liked this card so thought I would
share it this week!
 
I colored up Repeat Impressions Daisies & Butterfly and
Beautiful Days with the Copics above.

I hope you will join our challenge weekly, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created: