Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

 Fourth week of the month at The House That Stamps Built, so anything goes.
  I thought I would go with Christmas again.


 
 


    I did an ink smooshing technique and had extra  ink so made two similar
cards.  On the first I embossed Star Cluster in VersaMark ink, and used
Wow Cha Cha Cha Embossing glitter, and on the other Stampendous
Pearlluster embossing powder. I used Shepherd Boy using my
mirror image stamp to stamp the second lamb. Such a fun card to make.
 
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:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:
LTCCB #34 ATG 6/1
 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Birthday Greeting

 
Stamp: Impression Obsessions

Die cut: Die Versions "Summer Flowers
Background"

Die Cut: Die Versions"Lighthouse"
 
Just a few of my favorites for the group birthday cards at work for the
upcoming months.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The House That Stamps Built-Inspiration Photo

I thought this was such a fresh and springy photo for our
inspiration this week at The House That Stamps Built.
 

Image may contain: food


 
I went with the cheery spring colors on my card:

 
I colored up: 9203-P, Daisies & Butterfly with Copic markers to go
with the colors,  I restamped the bottom right daisy two times, coloring
only the top one to put on the bottom right of my frame.  The
frame is a die cut by Taylored Expressions cut out 3 times and
glued together for dimension. I stamped 8622-D, Because inking
up only the Just because -full sentiment is Just because I care.
 
 
Play along with our challenge, and 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:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe time this week at The House.
 
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All cards this week will have Shimmer or Sparkle what fun!
I went with the center across adding Pink & Yellow and Stitching
to my Shimmer and Sparkle:
 
I started by creating a Distress Oxide background with
squeezed lemonade and picked raspberry, spritzed it
with some water and then Frost Shimmer. I then embossed
6115-M, Look to this day... (such a beautiful sentiment) and
one 5125-C, Dragonfly Sil. (sm), some glittery and clear
enamel dots and I was happy!
 
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:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:
 
 



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The House That Stamps Built-Designer Choice Challenge

This week is Shirley is hosting our DCC at The House and she
choose one layer cards. I always enjoy seeing what people
do with this.
 
 
I stamped up a variety of flowers  that can be bought separately
or as part of a plate at Repeat Impressions.  I then stenciled
some leaves, scored diagonally both directions every
1/2 " and added some enamel drops.  I did not add
a sentiment as this will go in my stash as it can
be used for many occasions.  Below shows the scoring:

 
I hope you will be inspired to join in with our challenge, 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:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley

Monday, April 29, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Presentation of the Week

 
It is my  turn for POTW at The House That Stamps Built.
I am sharing a new organization  system I  
put together in minimal time that makes my card making much
easier and quicker.   I had bits and pieces cut out for card making all over
 the place  but not many full size  cards pieces so decide a tote with
precut white card pieces would be handy.  This is what
 I came up with:
 
 
I have sections for: 
-Scraps
-3 34" by 5" card layers
-4 by 5 1/4 " card layers
-  Scored cards 
-Embossed card fronts
-Glossy 4 by 5 1/4 " for layers
-Card fronts (colored die cuts I had)-one exception to the whites
- Card bases: A2 Scored,  horizontal and vertical cut
-Card layers, horizontal and vertical cut unscored- 4 1/4 " 11" and 5 1/2" by 8 1/2"-this is my favorite.
 
I used a container I had at home,  my dividers are 5 1/2" by 6",  I made the
tabs with my envelope board, they could also be hand cut.


 

 
To give you an idea on the scrap section, I save sizes from little strips (for
greetings) to almost card front sizes:


This picture shows the entire basket:
 
   I picked 4  cards from the past year to share with you that used my favorite stamps:


6104-J, Birthday Vertical My absolute most used
stamp, I keep it on a block all the time, it is cut in half on
this card. Paired with 2411-K, Pelican's Piling, 
3412-C, Gulls in Flight, in the first card.


2008-K, Shepherd Boy -He makes a beautiful card.




4313-K, Sunflower and 8614-D, Find beauty Everyone likes
sunflowers they just brighten a day, and this saying is fabulous.

Remember you have a week to order these stamps for 20% off, see The House
That Stamps Built for details.


 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

That's right, everyone's favorite this week at The House: Anything Goes
 


I've yet to start on my stash of Christmas cards for this year so I
thought Anything Goes this month was the perfect time to kick
off the Christmas card season.  I see my blog friends making cards
every week for Christmas and am so impressed of how ahead of
the game they are.
I stamped up 2002-J, Holiday Lamp Post, used several blue
Distress Oxide inks on my background, spritzed with water
and a shimmer spray, use a gel pen for snow, glitter glue
on the greenery and lamp top.  Die cut by Quick Kutz.
 
Remember to 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:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
A few fun challenges: