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  or  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

For a Special Lady

Today is Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built and Heather has chosen  "For a Special Lady" and you can go with Mother's Day, sister, friend or how ever you would like to interpret this.  I went with a frilly card that can be used for any occasion:

I started with a fun fold, then choose some designer papers from My Minds Eye,  embossed Repeat Impressions  9302-P Cupcakes  in white on coordinating colors, fussy cut and paper pieced it, and  colored the nonpareils colored with gel pens.,   embossed A Happy Hello 9717-C, ,  did a bit of die cutting and added some fun ribbon from my stash.  Below is how the card opens:

I hope you will join this challenge so we can see your creativity and for a chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, two chances if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  My discount code is on the sidebar.

Check out the great designs by my fabulous teammates:

Cheri  Deonna  Heather Joy  Laurie  Patti  Shirley

Thanks for stopping by!

A few fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #193 Embossing 5/11
Just Us Girls #391 -Wild Card Week-Paper Piecing  5/3

Pizzie's Snippet's Playground-Week 279 and 280- Snippet of ribbon 5/14
Word Art Wednesday #280-281  5/10  *WON

Monday, May 1, 2017

For You

MAY 2017
Add Sequins and/or Colors

Time for a new challenge at House of Cards: Simply Add Sequins and/or Colors as above. using Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up, colored with water colored pencils:

Check out the inspiration from our wonderful design team and join in the challenge at the House of Cards!

A few fun challenges:
Always Fun Challenge: #4 Flowers 5/6
Crafting When We Can:  #143 CAS   5/13
CAS on Sunday:  #107 Use Sequins  5/11
My Time To Craft : #344 Sequins  5/4