Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Window View

 
Anything goes this week at The House That Stamps Built, I used a brick embossing folder and leaf die cut  from my stash, Repeat Impressions: Shutter Window and Cat Silhouette small and fussy cut them added some vellum behind the window to make it look like glass, and a little distressing.

Join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.  Enjoy the discount code on my side bar for Repeat Impressions if you see anything you just have to have.
 
Check out the creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #340: Embossing  5/2
 
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

By the Stream


 
Photo Inspiration:
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What a fun photo inspiration this week at The House That Stamps Built.  I finally tried watercoloring a scene and loved it.  The image above  Repeat Impessions: Scenic: 1712 P By the Stream was my second attempt.  I learned that it is best to stamp your image lightly, then watercolor, then restamp your image a couple times. The MISTI is fabulous for this. 
 
If  you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
 
Artistic Inspirations #177: Anything Goes 5/1
Crafting From the Heart #155: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #153: Spring  5/1

Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome Baby


We have a new addition to the family coming soon and I was excited to use this new set from Stampin Up, so got my card made early(thanks for a great b-day present Shirley!)  Such a fun set, I like the triple stamping!  A close up below of how realistic the fur looks with the triple stamping with 3 different colors of ink.:
 
A few fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: #146 Not a square card  5/1

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter



A couple Twisted Easel Easter cards I sent out to some special little ones in my life.  Happy Easter to all that celebrate!

A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #473: More than 1 fold  4/18
Die Cuttin' Diva's #312 - Easter or Spring  4/16
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #185-Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Together

 
 
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Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built.  I made two cards as I have 2 anniversaries, the top card is for my dear hubby and the bottom one has been mailed to his sister and her husband, our anniversaries are 4 days apart.  I used Repeat Impressions: Bear Hugs.
 
 
Middle row vertical: 
 
 
Middle row horizontal:


I hope you will play along with us, we always enjoy seeing your entries.
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:
 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yupo background



This week our Challenge at  The House that Stamps Built is Joy's choice and she chose use a die cut.  After choosing my die cut I went through my images and found one that fit my go to die Quick Cuts Nesting Ovals 4313-K Sunflower from Repeat Impressions.  My oval background is my first go round with Yupo Papers, using alcolhol inks on the paper.  And oh what fun they were, thank you Shirley for bringing them to my house to experiment with!! Since I made the card I have found out that Stazon is the ink to use, I used Memento stamped several times with my MISTI, which was beautiful until it faded and was still wet the next day, so I used Trandescent Embossing Powder on it but is not the deep black that I like. 

Close up:

I know you will enjoy seeing what the rest of the Design Team made:

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #76 Butterflies + W is for Windows and/or the color Rose 4/29
Cute Card Thursday #471: Warm colours/tones  4/5
Naughty or Nice Challenge #38: Use 3 of something-butterflies
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Birthday Greetings





I had lots of fun making the April birthday cards for work using my new Altenew Christmas flowers that came free with a stamping magazine. What a deal.  I enjoyed doing the triple stamping with distress inks and then spritzing them with water to get the inks to blend a bit.  Some Wink of Stella, glitter and pearls and they are ready to go at the April staff meeting.

A few fun challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft: #41 Anything Goes  4/16
Darnell's NBUS Challenge: #11  4/11 Altenew set and Happy Birthday Die are NBUS
Die Cuttin' Diva #310: Anything Goes  4/2
Glitter N Sparkle #233: Use Pastels  4/5
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge:  #75 Butterflies & R for Repeat (Repeated the flowers and leaves) 4/4

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Feathery Hello

House of Cards, Photo Inspiration April,2017
 
 
 
 


 I went with the photo and colors since they both inspired me. I went with MHKDesigns Fanciful Feather digital set and sized, arranged and colored the feathers online.  Then I die used a Lawn Fawn die to add interest to the edges, and a hello die to do a inlaid word.

It would be great if you joined our monthly challenge at House of Cards.  You can follow the photo/and or colors.

 For inspiration check out the creations of my fellow design team members:

Chanya13* | Christi* Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria* | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Nancy* |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments #176 Any Sentiment Except Birthday  4/3
Crafty Creations #338  4/11
Cut It Up: You've Got Me In Stitches  4/5
Die Cuttin' Diva's #310: Anything Goes  4/2
MHKDesigns: April Challenge





 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

 
 
 
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What a fun sketch challenge for this week at The House That Stamps Built,   I started by choosing an image that would fit an oval, Repeat Impressions: Cupcakes. From there it was easy, picked papers, colored and added Glossy Accents to the cherries.
 
 
I hope you will play along with us, we always enjoy seeing your entries.
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Wendy

Today, we are celebrating a very special lady!
 
Wendy Wyman, owner of Repeat Impressions Stamps, has a birthday today,
and we all want to wish her a wonderful day...
 
When Wendy was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design.
 
The next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and running a printing company.
 
And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.
 
Wendy's husband Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  And so....in 1996, Wendy and Bill established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!
 
We hope that you will join us today, as we hop together for Wendy!
 
A note to Wendy from all of us:
 
Wendy, you are the sweetest, and most generous person we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves working for someone that is more professional,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We each look up to you, we admire you, and we respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!
 
Here  is the birthday card I sent to Wendy using 1401-P Portland Head Lighthouse from Repeat Impressions.



A close up:

Please hop along to see what my fellow Rock Stars have to share for Wendy!
 
Donna (me)
 
 
 
Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!


Watercooler Wednesday


A few fun challenges:
Avenue Create #195 : Stamping 4/1
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #34  4/4
TTCRD 3/21: Anything Goes  3/27
Watercooler Wednesday 111: Masculine  3/26
 
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Portland Head Lighthouse

 
  

Anything goes this week for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

I inked up Repeat Impressions , 1401-P, Portland Head Lighthouse (sm) for the first time and bolored it with Distress inks and did just a little embellishing as it shines on its own.

I hope you will join us this week with your own creations!
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, in the monthly drawing, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
Cheri 
 Laurie 
 Patti  
A few fun challenges:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is my second post today.
 

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all that celebrate!  I don't have any Irish in my but my husband and boys have a bit of Irish in them and in the USA everyone celebrates. This Lucky Day Digi set was a freebie from Verve and you can grab it through today here.

A few fun challenges:
Crafty Gal's Corner: Use Buttons 3/20
Cut It Up Challenge #117: Thing Green  3/22
Paper Craft Crew PPC235
 Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Sketch Challenge 235. #pcc2017 #sketch #papercraftcrew www.papercraftcrew.com
Shopping Our Stash #294: Use Green  3/20
Verve Stamps

Dancing Ellie


This sweet little elephant is Birthday Ellie from Sasayaki Glitter, I saw her on my friend Kitty's blog and just had to go and purchase her.  She is less than a dollar and if you enter their progressive challenge you get the next month's image for free.  I had so much fun coloring her up with my Copics and designing this card for several challenges.


Winner at:
Challenge Badges

A few fun challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: Sketch and Green  3/19

Deep Ocean Challenge #150: Dots and/or Stripes  3/19
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge: Edges and Mint 3/22
Sasayaki Glitter: Theme: Color Purple:  My stripes and flowers  4/3

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kitten/Cat Week


 


 
 
It's a inspiration palette at The House That Stamps Built this week:


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I chose to go with the picture and the colors but added in a bit of pink to brighten it up.  I made a "Twisted Easel" card and used Repeat Impressions Kisa 2, is she not adorable?
 
 
I hope you will play along with us, we always enjoy seeing your beautiful artwork!
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Project of the Week - Brusho Background

 Hi everyone, Donna here and it is my week to share a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built, using Repeat Impression stamps.  I choose creating a Brusho background.



Start by gathering your supplies:  Brusho's, Watercolor paper (cut into fourths, trim later),  Craft sheet or other waterproof surface, spritzer bottle filled with water, and 2 paper towels.
 
 
 
 
Choose 3 complimentary colors, I chose yellow, orange, and blue.  Sprinkle two colors lightly on your paper, you can always add more.
 
 
 
Spritz with water with a light touch until colors begin to blend.
 
 
 
Add third color and spritz again.  Add more Brusho as needed and more water as needed.
 
 
 
Continue to spritz and you can tip to blend the colors.  Area's that muddy, get too wet, or that you want to lighten dab with the paper towel.
 
 
 
 Continue the process until you get the look that you want to achieve.  You can air dry or speed up the process with you embossing tool, it will not change the look but will cause some warping. 

Some people prefer to wet the paper first but I get more control with the method I showed, experiment with both and see what works best for you.

Assemble as desired using scor tape:

I used Repeat Impressions 708-K Rebecca and 4525-K Sunbeams for my card:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

 
 
Had a  couple wonderful stamping days at my dear friend Shirley's (aka Glittered Paws house a couple weeks ago) with a group of dear friends and am just now getting to post the cards as I had a vacation to Florida right after, see a few of those pictures below.  We each bring a shoebox project to Shirley's for our yearly get together and have a wonderful time, crafting, chatting, and eating!  Thanks Shirley for hosting and Wayne (her hubby) for cooking!
 
My project's with Inspired by Stamping stamps, and papers by Recollections are above.
 
Cheryl:
I've not put these cute pieces on a card yet:
 
 
Diane ( Stampinggrandma4): 
 
 
 
Sally  (Samsstampinupspace):


Shirley: (glitteredpaws):


Marian (my mom):



 
 






Airboat in the Everglades
Everglades

Everglades
Beach
 



Have a wonderful and weekend and thanks for visiting my blog and your comments.