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!

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Z-fold Butterfly

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Such a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built..  One of my favorite things to do is fun folds so I started with the Fun Fold box (bottom right) doing a new fold, a variation of the Z-fold, and went up diagonally and added in the stenciling  square for the background to my butterfly.
We enjoy when you join in the fun and we get to see your creations, check it out at The House That Stamps Built, each weekly entry puts you in the drawing for  the monthly $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions, stamp and you get an extra chance.  Discount code on the right of my blog.
Check out my talented teammates designs:
A few fun challenges:

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fancy fold


This is a fun fold card I made for a friends birthday card.  I saw it this fold on Pintrest (it was from one of Frenchie's Team challenge folds) and thought it was so unique I just had to try it.  The coffee cup is from Stamplorations and the saying in from Endless Creations. I liked it so much I mailed it to my friend 2 weeks early.

Winner's Badge!

A few fun challenges:
Crafty Creations #347: Anything Goes  8/14
Fussy and Fancy #193: Favorite Colors  8/17
Pinspiration Challenge #195  8/14

Tuesday Morning Sketches #414  8/7
Word Art Wednesday # 294-295  8/15

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Wizard of Oz

It is a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week.  It is a Designer Choice Challenge and Cheri picked: Your Favorite Movie.  My card is inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
I do not know the last time I made a one layer card, it was lots of fun.  The clouds were done with a stencil and a combination of Oxide and plain Distress inks and lightly misted after.  I paper pieced and fussy cut : 9116-N, Hot Air Balloon Cluster, and stamped just the top of 2713-O, Rocky Shore Vista.
Join in the fun challenge and you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impression for each entry, each week of the month, double chance for each entry using a Repeat Impressions stamp. See my discount code on the top right of my blog.
Be sure to check out the creative ideas that my design team buddies came up with:
A few fun challenges:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Someone Special

Time for another Challenge at the House of Cards, this month is Floral Images and/or the fabulous color scheme below:
 August, 2017
Floral Images and/or Colors
Flowers are one of my favorites to design with and purple is my favorite color so this was a fun and easy photo challenge for me.  I have a fairly new Taylored Expressions striped Background so I used that to pull in the gray, and used Altenew's Chrismas Rose stamp & die collection for the rest of my stamping. 

Now it is your turn to create with flowers and/or the colors.  To find out  the challenge rules and be inspired by our amazing design team go to The House of Cards.

A few fun challenges:
Altenew August Inspiration Challenge 9/10

Create and Inspire #64  8/9
Cut It Up: Friendship #127 8/10
Brown Sugar #261: Anything Goes  8/2
Word Art Wednesday #292-293  8/2