Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Favorite Things Camp Create

Whew, I made it by a few hours, finished up day 3, 4 and 5 of My Favorite Things Camp Create, so many great techniques and inspirations and lots of fun. Thanks to my friend Vicki at Stamp Smiles for participating and getting me excited to join in! Here we go:

 
What a fabulous video and this method really shakes well and is a fun version to send to kids, my take is below:
 
My badge for Spectacular Shakers:
 
I have tried this technique before but never got the results I got after watching this video, I will be using this technique a lot!  My card:
Badge I earned for Dry embossing:
Print
So much fun, but as they say glitter is a girls best friend, I stenciled the background with distress inks and then burnished the butterflied with glitter per the video, I did put Glossy Accents on top of my butterflies as even though I like glitter I don't like it all over my craft room/office and I do like the look it gave it, see close up below.

 
 
 
My fifth and final badge is for Glitzy Glitter:
 
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a creative week!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Favorite Things Camp Create

This is my 2nd post today.

I had a little bit of time today so I was able to participate in My Favorite things Camp Create Day 1 and 2.  Their techniques and video's are fabulous.

Camp Create Day 1 is Wonderful Watercolor  which I have been wanting to try for ages. I needed a retirement card for this weekend so below is my version:


 
 Badge for Wonderful Watercolor participation
 
 
Camp Create Day 2 was-Remarkable Resist and below is my version:
 
 
Badge for Remarkable Resist participation
 
Be sure to check out all their video's for all 5 days.
 
A few fun challenges:
Card 1:
One Crazy Stamper  6/27  
 
Card 2:
Butterfly challenge: #80 (Bingo-Bling-Butterfly-Blooms, and color Heather) 6/28
 
 

Serenity

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Inspiration photo week at The House That Stamps Built, isn't this photo peaceful and serene, it makes me want to curl up with a good book but instead I got out my crafting supplies and had some fun.  Here is what I came up with:
  

 
 
I got out my Distress Oxide Inks and created my background, misted with water and then with sheer gold shimmer (close up below). Then I stamped it with Repeat Impressions 1401-P, Portland Head Light (sm).  Is it not fabulous?  I was pleased with the result, I am liking my Distress Oxide Inks and the Repeat Impression scenery stamps make the final result so simple!
 
 
 
I hope you are inspired to play along at this weeks challenge at The House That Stamps Built,  check out the details on the blog and how you can win a $25 gift certificate. 
 
More inspiration by my talented teammates:
 
A few fun challenges:
 
 
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

I wanted to share a couple of the Father's Day cards I made:
 
 
This was made with Simply Defined: Be Inspired Moments(the sailboat is die cut and popped up) and the card below was made with a free digital download in the newsletter from Inspired by Stamping.
 

Happy Fathers Day to you men stampers out there and the spouses of the lady stampers! 

A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #163: Anything Goes  6/18
design team favourite
Cuttlebug Mania: Fathers Day    6/27
Deep Ocean Challenge #157: Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches  6/23
Glittter N Sparkle: #244: Fathers Day/Masculine  6/25

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Look alike

We have a fun Tic-Tac Toe Challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week with some great ideas to pick from:
 
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 I just had to make my focal point this adorable :8121-P, Golden Retriever from Repeat Impressions,  and I went with the top row.

 
 
I choose him for my sons birthday card.  Look at the picture below of his fiancĂ©'s dog, does the stamped image not look just like him?  Let me know what you think, they were amazed at the resemblance.  I can see using this stamp a lot in the future.
 
Be sure to check out the creative work of my Rock Star teammates:

 

 
A few fun challenges:

Monday, June 12, 2017

Congratulations


Just got back from a short vacation, to Branson, MO, had  wonderful time visiting Silver Dollar City, College of the Ozarks, shopping at the Outlet Mall and of course visiting the local Stamping/Scrapbook store.  I wanted to share the engagement card I gave to my son and his fiancĂ©. Such an exciting event, we are all enjoying having her in our lives and so happy for the two of them!  . I will be catching up with your blogs soon. Have a wonderful week

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Washi Tape

 
Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week and my turn to pick! I choose Washi tape.  I have so much of it in my stash and knew the design team would give me some great ideas of how to use it!
 
I had some fun and went with glitzy this week! This pretty Washi tape had been sitting in my stash for way to long and needed to be used.   My card using Repeat Impressions stamps: 9204-M, Water Lilies & Dragonflies and 1113-D, Birthday both embossed in gold.
 
 

We always enjoy seeing your artwork at The House That Stamps Built in our weekly challenge.  All participants will be automatically entered into our random monthly drawing. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!  Use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you will be entered twice.

Check out the rest of the teams designs for inspiration:
Cheri 
Deonna 
Heather
Joy 
Laurie 
Patti  
Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #162  6/11
Create and Inspire #62   6/9
Tuesday Morning Sketches #406  6/12

Thursday, June 1, 2017

House of Cards Blog Hop

 
Hi everyone, can you believe we are at the end of another term at House of Cards? We are celebrating with a blog hop! 
 
Prize winners we announced on the 20th of June  and card winners the next month on the 15th both at House of Cards!  Be sure to leave comments at every stop for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors.
 
Blog Hop + Anything Goes Inspiration Photo
Open from June 1st through June 15th
 
  
 
 
 My card:
 
Here are all the fabulous Sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
From these amazing companies:re are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!


Prize: 2 Images
 
 
Prize: $10 to use in store
Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store
 
 
Are you ready to start 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!
 

Here's your hop order.

 House of Cards Challenge Blog


Mynn |Judy | Chanya 13 Christi Cohenna | Donna (you are here)
 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 
Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sending Smiles

Time for a Sketch Challenge at The House of Cards:
 
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 Sketches make it so easy to design a card.  I went with simple browns and a bit of patterned paper for color using Repeat Impressions 2411-K, Pelican's Piling and
 
 
It would be great to have you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, any image 1 chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and 2 chances to win, and you can play every week for more chances to win.  See discount coupon on my sidebar.
 
On the great inspiration of the design team:
 
A few fun challenges:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Butterfly Wishes

 
I made this card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, a fun challenge I try to enter every month. The papers, stamp, and gems were part of the goodies I received for winning her challenge in March. The theme this month is Butterflies + L for Layers and/or the Color Cream.
 
Of to put together some projects for a stamping date with friends later this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
 
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Golden Wedding Anniversary

It is Anything Goes at  The House That Stamps Built Everyone's favorite challenge.  I made the top card several weeks ago for a fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration of some dear friends of ours.  I used Repeat Impressions: Happy Anniversary  and Patti's Flower Outline (available separate or in a plate.
 


Join in and share your inspiration with us at: The House That Stamps Built.  You can use any stamp but will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift certificate twice if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp. Discount code available at the top right side of my page.

For added  inspiration check out the work of my fabulous teammates:

Cheri  Deonna  Heather Joy  Laurie  Patti  Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Come and Get It: Emboss It  5/26
Crafting From The Heart: 160-Anything Goes  5/27
The Ribbon Girl: Use Any Image 6/3
Word Art Wednesday #284-285  6/7

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Flower Power

 
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Inspiration photo time at The House That Stamps Built.  My take is below using Repeat Impressions   and  Patti's Flower Outline, Patti's Flower Solid, Leaf Outline Small, Leaf Solid Small all available http://www.repeatimpressions.com/flowerpowerseps.html  or http://www.repeatimpressions.com/flowerpowerbacknborders.html  and
 


Join in and share your inspiration with us at: The House That Stamps Built.  You might be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. (one chance for each entry, each week, two for entries with a Repeat Impressions stamp - feel free to use my discount code on the top right of my page: rrr10df anytime). 

For added  inspiration check out the work of my fabulous teammates:

Cheri  Deonna  Heather Joy  Laurie  Patti  Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #159  5/20
Creative With Stamps: Flowers - May













Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 407  5/19






Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 
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Tic-Tac-Toe week at The House That Stamps Built!  I went diagonally from the top left corner and embossed  Repeat Impressions:  9705-M, Jar and 9706-U, Flowers on a Distressed Oxide Ink background, framed it in silver, added a butterfly gem and a silk flower and a bit of silver ink to my background paper and I have a birthday card ready to go for work.
 

We always enjoy seeing your artwork at The House That Stamps Built in our weekly challenge.  All participants will be automatically entered into our random monthly drawing. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!  Use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you will be entered twice.

Check out the rest of the teams designs for inspiration:
Cheri  Deonna  Heather Joy  Laurie  Patti  Shirley

Monday, May 8, 2017

Project of the Week: Triple Stamping Technique

Good morning!  Donna here for the POTW - Project of the Week for  The House That Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions Blog), doing triple stamping.


First gather your supplies:  Two inks of choice, white and colored cardstock of choice, stamp set of choice- I used some of Repeat Impressions  Flower Power Separates Series:
 
 
 Cut white cardstock to: 5 1/4 by 4", 4 1/4 by 3", 3 1/4 by 2".  Cut colored cardstock to A2 card size  4 1/4 by 5 1/2",4 1/4 by 3 1/4", 3 1/2 by 2 1/4":
 
Position as above and then remove colored cardstock and tape the white cardstock in place with double sided tape, be sure it is in the position it will be in when the card is put back together as above: 
 
 
 Stamp images, be sure to overlap some edges especially corners and get a pleasing overall look:
 
Tape white pieced to colored cardstock: 


Assemble and embellish as desired:
 
 
My inspiration for this card was:
 
Yes, it really was a Kleenex box,  this was in a multipack and every time this box was on my bathroom counter I would think what a pretty card it would make, so here it is!
 
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and my Kleenex inspired card. Have a wonderful week and I hope you find time for some stamping!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterfly Challenge Guest Designer

This is my second post today.
 


Close up of decoupaged and glittered butterfly:
 
 
 
I am excited to be the Guest Designer at the Butterfly Challenge this month. This month is Challenge #78 Butterflies and D for Decoupage with the option of the color gold.  Hop on over and see my feature and hopefully be inspired to join this fun challenge!

A few fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: #193 Embossing Wet or Dry  5/11
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  *D is for Decoupage* 5/11
Fussy And Fancy # 186   5/11