Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Anything goes this week at The House That Stamps Built.   With 4th of July next week I wanted to go with that theme.  I die cut stars from two layers and have the stars left over for another card.
I randomly stamped this amazing fireworks stamp(9014-M, Fireworks) with Versamark ink and then embossed the fireworks and God Bless America(3711-G, God Bless America) with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  Below is a close up of the fireworks:

We always enjoy seeing your creations entered into the weekly challenge at The House That Stamps Built. and each entry gets a chance to win the monthly prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions (2 chances if you use one of their stamps). Enter as often as you like and feel free to use my discount code on the top right. 

Check out the design teams blog for amazing inspiration and I hope to see your cards linked up.  Have a safe and fun 4th of July if live in America.

A few fun challenges:
Crafty Creations #344: Anything Goes  7/4
Create and Inspire #63 Anything Goes  7/9
Not Just Cards #45 Anything Goes 
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #93: Embossing  77/22
Word Art Wednesday #288-289 Anything Goes 7/2

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:
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


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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


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:

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