Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Find Beauty



It's photo inspiration time at The House That Stamps Built:

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What a fun inspiration to work with that can be used in so many ways, nice fall colors or a fun animal scene.  As you can tell above I went with the fall colors.  I did a Distress Oxide Background wash and then stenciled over it and then just some simple stamping on top with the MISTI so I could stamp it several times for a deep image.  I used Repeat Impressions:  9303-P, Thanks a latte'  and 8614-D, Find beauty.

Join us this week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, two chances if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  Discount code available on my sidebar!

Inspiration from my Rock Star teammates:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas

Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built  with lots of fun options to choose this week!

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I'm trying to get a jump on my Christmas cards and just got this Repeat Impressions sweet little shepherd and could not wait to play with him:  2008-K, Shepherd Boy  paired with: 2202-G, May the miracle... so I went with Metallics, Washi Tape and Off the Edge.


Oops, I was scheduling my cards and I did this challenge twice so here is my bonus card also using the same squares: Metallics, Washi Tape and Off the Edge using yet another new stamp from Repeat Impressions: 309-N, Winter Birds, thanks Wendy!



Let me know which is your favorite and join in the fun for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate, details here . Need some inspiration?  Check out my fellow design team members:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Smile

This is my second post today.


I've had this stamps set Smile, Smile, Smile from Unity for over a year now to make a birthday card for my brother who is a  photography buff and finally pulled it out as his birthday is next week. I made this card for the following fun challenges:


Sketch Saturday:  5th Saturday ANY sketch 215-482 this week!  
IT'S HERE!


Fall Blessings

It is Designers Choice this week at The House That Stamps Built and Patti has chosen our theme this week:  Count Your Blessings or Thankful:


I went with a fun tri-fold cold and a basket weave paper using Repeat Impressions: 4313-K, Sunflower and a die cut of Blessings.

The weekly contests now run for the entire month for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  We always enjoy seeing your creations and you get an extra chance to win if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  See my side bar for a code for a 10% discount. Details at The House That Stamps Built.


For inspiration by my fabulous design team buddies:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #187 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #177 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #197  Fancy Folds 10/9
Dies R US #82 - Life's Events  10/14
HIMCR #320 Freestyle 10/7
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #96 Die Cuts  10/14

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cow Emma



CAS Halloween and/or Colors:

Time for another challenge at House of Cards.
I went with the CAS Halloween and used several of the colors on Sugar Plums "Cow Emma".  This was my first stamping of this sweet image that I have had for awhile perfect for the NBUS challenge. (Never Before Used Stuff)

Thanks for stopping by and to join in the fun check out the details at House of Cards and for inspiration the designs teams creations:

Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna (you are here) | Em | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarina | Merethe 
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

A few fun challenges:
 IT'S HERE!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Butterfly Trio


It's the 5th Wednesday so anything goes at The House That Stamps Built this week, whoo hoo!



I played with my Distressed Oxides and water splattering with a puddle on my hand then picking the water up with my finger tool and splattering it for a larger splatter, I liked the effect.  Some inlaid butterflies, an embossed panel and one of the fabulous vertical greetings by Repeat Impressions: 6104-J, Birthday Vertical.

Join us this week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, two chances if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  Discount code available on my sidebar!

Inspiration from my Rock Star teammates:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cards and Colorado pictures




 

A couple retirement cards for a dear co-worker that I will miss tremendously, I've worked with her for 12 years.  I wish her all the best.  A few pictures from a recent long weekend in Estes Park, Colorado.  Lots of fun hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.  The Aspen tress are in full bloom and are stunning.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Find Beauty in Little Things

Time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built with this lovely fall Inspiration Pallette:
 
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My take using Distress Oxide inks,  1610-J, Spring Tree (I have the Fall Tree on order), 8614-W Find Beauty and a die cut.
 


I hope you will find inspiration to join in us for this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  Details here.

Design team inspiration that will amaze you:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Get Well Bear

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Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built this week. I went diagonally with texture (scored lines done with my Scor-Pal), monochromatic colors and embossing.  You can never have too many get well cards on hand.  I used Repeat Impressions: 1603-K, Bouquet Bear and 8603-E Get Well.
 
The weekly contests now run for the entire month for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  We always enjoy seeing your creations and you get an extra chance to win if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  See my side bar for a code for a 10% discount. Details at The House That Stamps Built.
 
For inspiration see my fellow design team buddies created, they amaze me every week:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
 
A few fun challenges:
 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn Nutty

 
 


A couple CAS cards I made with Autum Nutty by Digistamp Boutique, thanks Sally Ann for all the wonderful digi's for my recent win at Sketch Saturday. My thoughts and prayers to any of you who may have been affected by the hurricanes and  in remembrance of  9/11.

A few fun challenges:
CAS On Friday #116 Color me Pretty 9/20
Cuttlebug Mania: Die Cuts 9/19

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

This week at The House That Stamps Built it was Shirley's choice of theme's and she chose sympathy.  What a good topic as this is a difficult one and this will give all of us some good ideas.


 
I did a simple embossed card with some die cutting.  I used: 1317-L, Vase of Tulips and 4025-F, Deepest Sympathy.
 
I hope you will join the challenge, now each challenge runs for the full month.  
 
 For inspiration check out the Design Teams cards:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Embossed flower with text

September 2017
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Time for another challenge at House of Cards.  This month you can use text and or colors.  I sent with image I have had for ages that has the text and flower on one stamp. I embossed it with Pearlescent  Silver embossing powder and then covered it with Distress Oxide inks and spritzed with water, close up below:

 
It would be great if you joined in the fun with us at House of Cards.
 
Check out the fabulous designs by my teammates:
Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna (you are here)| Em | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarina | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 
 
 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Penguin Trio

 
 


 

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Time for a sketch challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. Grab your supplies and join in the fun.  Maybe this is a good time to start on those Christmas cards.  

Use a Repeat Impression stamp and you get an extra chance to win a $25 gift certificate in the monthly drawing.
 
Feel free to use the discount code on the top right of my page if you just have to have 8806-N, Penguin Trio or any other Repeat Impression stamps you desire or see on the Design Teams cards:
 
 
Thanks for visiting today and your comments, I always appreciate and enjoy them!
 
A few fun challenges:
CHNC #348  9/2

Monday, August 28, 2017

Glittered Embellishments

Hello everyone! I have the  weekly Project of the Week at The House That Stamps Built, if you have a chance stop on by and leave me a comment there.

  I thought I would start Monday morning off with bright and cheery Glittered Embellishments.
 
You will need: scrap card stock, punches, die cuts, glitter, a Xyron (you may substitute double sided adhesive or postal tape),  and Glossy Accents (optional). 


Punch out as many shapes as desired with punches or die cuts, I would just double a few the first time:


The easiest way for the next step is to run them through a mini Xyron.  If you do not have a mini Xyron you can cover one side with, postal tape or double sided adhesive sheets (prior to cutting or punching your shapes out): 
 
Remove adhesive and cover with at several colors of glitter, I use about 3 glitters per shape, including a silver or gold for shine: 

 
Burnish well using your finger tool or a bone folder:



You can stop at this point and have beautiful embellishments:
 
Or take it one step further and add Glossy Accents for the look below: 





My finished card using Repeat Impressions 10201-W, Flower Power Background and
 
I hope I have inspired you to try making some glittery embellishments for your cards or scrapbooks.  Thanks for visiting.
 
A few fun challenges:








Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary


Anything Goes at The House That Stamps Built this week.
 
 
I needed an anniversary card so I used Repeat Impressions
1317-L  Vase of Tulips, colored with Copics, Glossy Accents on the vase, and a glittered heart embellishment. Come back on Monday the 28th to my blog or Repeat Impressions  for a tutorial on how to make these fun embellishments. 
As always time you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built you get a chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25 Repeat Impression gift certificate, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get an extra chance!
 
Check out the great designs by my talented teammates, they always awe me with their talent!
 
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Butterflies on vellum

 
Just a fun card I made starting with a pretty sheet of vellum covered with butterflies.  I added a Happy Birthday die and layered it up 4 times for dimension and added some sequins for shine as you can see below.
 

A few fun challenges:
 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Happy Hello

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It's a new week and a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built, the inspiration photo above.
 
 I went with the colors and created a background using Brusho's on Bristo watercolor paper.  Then I embossed 4405-K, Dragonfly Deco and 9717-C, Happy Hello  on cardstock and this is my take on the sketch:
 


Stop by The House That Stamps Built to see how to enter and what you might win, new rules give you longer for each challenge!

Be sure to check out the talented design team's creations:
Cheri  Deonna  Heather Joy  Laurie  Patti  Shirley

A few fun challenges:
One Crazy Stamper: August Challenge: My Favorite Things: Bright colors  8/28
TTCRD: August 14-22: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #356: Anything Goes #356 8/22