Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Outdoor Fun

     This weeks challenge at  Repeat Impressions is Outdoor Fun-anything with an

outdoor theme.

 

I went with an outdoor scene using Repeat Impressions:
 
  I added some clouds, die cut layers and a flower brad to finish my card. This
card also used up snippets of blue card stock and patterned paper.

 

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Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
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For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges: 

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Rainbow

 

I just took this picture from our back yard and it was to beautiful not to 
share.  I also wanted to let you know I look forward to catching
 up on your blogs this week, we have been on vacation  in Colorado
hiking and relaxing this past week.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: 1-2-3 Challenge

 This week the challenge at The House is 1-2-3, 1 stamp, 2 papers, and
3 embellishments.
 
Let me get you started with an idea:
 



I went with a pinwheel card.  I was surprised how easy these are to
make!  I used pink paper from my stash, patterned paper is from
Amuse and Nana's Kids, Butterfly and Hope your birthday from 
Repeat Impressions (yes I goofed and used 2 stamps), Die cut butterfly 
from Gina Marie designs and unsure where the Happy Birthday is from.
 
Join the fun and you might be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing
 for the  $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. You don't have
 to useRepeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
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Monday, September 13, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Pick of the Week

 My turn for Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built.  Last month for my POTW 
 I did several ways to use one stencil.  This month I am using the same stencil, two
additional ways.

On the first card I just stenciled a heavy layer in the center and faded out as I sent, using only about a third of the stencil:

On this card I used a light and a dark pink and alternated diagonal stripes of each:


Repeat Impression supplies:
 
Other: 
Stamplorations stencil
 
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Sparkle and Shine

 That's right, this week at The House That Stamps Built is Sparkle and Shine, 
your interpretation.

My take on this challenge:

 
I immediately thought of this  pack of designer paper with all gold, sparkly 
and foiled papers by the paper studio and went with this fun paper and a fun
fold.  I thought Thinking of You embossed in gold on a round die cut layered
on gold complimented the paper well.
 
Join the fun and you might be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing
 for the  $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. You don't have
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For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Card and Matching Envelope

 This week at The House we are wanting to see a card and a  matching envelope:

 


 I am having so much fun playing with stencils that I decided to go with a
stencil theme.  I thought this Hero Arts graphic stencil paired well with Repeat
Impressions vertical Happy Birthday.   I used Distress Oxides: faded jeans,
mermaid lagoon, peeled paint and cracked pistachio.  A few splatters,  a little bling and 
the card wascomplete, I used the same stencil on part of my envelope.
 
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For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
Use Your Stuff #430 ATG  9/11

Friday, August 27, 2021

Beautiful Day

 


I made this card with some Altenew stamps,  had a lot
of fun making it.
 
Below is at an angle so that hopefully you
can see the shimmer from the  Wink of Stella on the roses.

Have a beautiful day!


A few fun challenges:
 
 


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

 Welcome to everyone's favorite week at Repeat Impressions (The House That
Stamps Built): Anything Goes challenge.

 My card: 

 

 Repeat Impressions: Hello Cling Set

I created my background with a stencil from Stamplorations and 
die cut a butterfly from them to coordinate, coloring the top layer of the 
butterfly with one if the inks I used for stenciling.  I wanted something 
to go with one of the "hello" greetings.

 

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A few fun challenges:
Word Art Wednesday  #505-506 9/1

 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Summer Theme

 This week at The House That Stamps Built we would like to see cards with
a summer theme.

  

I went with some stenciled skies & rolling green grass , a 

 

 Share your summer time card  with us and you might just be the lucky winner

 of the monthly drawing for the

 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use

Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  

 

For those that asked I used a Kaleidopad inkpad on my

pail last week.

 

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For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

So Tweeeeeeet

 A couple cards I made with a stamp set and die that have been waiting
on my craft table quite some time to be used:


 
 

 
All three cards use Tweet News by Your Next Stamp and the first one
uses a die from My Favorite Things. The first one is for a good
friends birthday and the second for a boss's birthday at work
from the gang and the third is for the box.  Lots of fun sayings in
 this set. 

A few fun challenges:



Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Anything but a card

 This week we would like to see anything but a card at The House!



 I have had this tin sitting around for a challenge like this for a few years
and needed a place to put my new blender brushes so out it came!  I 
wanted to decorate it with things that make me happy, so out came
lots of gems from my stash!

Join the fun and you mightbe the lucky winner of the monthly drawing
 for the  $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. You don't have
 to useRepeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:
 

Monday, August 9, 2021

1 Stencil 4 Ways

 My turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House That Stamps Built
and I chose to use 1 stencil 4 different ways.  Lets get started.
 
These are the 4 stenciled backgrounds I created:


The first background I taped down at the corners two pieces of card stock,
so I could stencil a rectangle shape.  I sprayed my stencil with Pixie Spray
and blended with a brush, my preferred method with stencils:

 
My second background I started on the left with a heavy layer of ink and faded 
out as I went to the right:

On the third I choose three coordinating inks, putting each on approximately a
third of the card, going back and reblending between colors for a smooth finish:


For the fourth background I use double stencils to blend just an oval
shape in the center, you could also do this with die cutting the center
out of a piece of card stock:

My completed cards:




I hope you enjoy experimenting with your stencils as much
as I do!

Repeat Impression stamps used (in order):

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Use a tag on your card

 This week we would like to see a card (or project) with a tag on it for the challenge

Here is my card:


  I started by blending Distress oxides: worn lipstick, squeezed 
lemonade and cracked pistachio.  I triple stamped with my Misti:
Repeat Impressions: Flower Power Background,  once the oxide inks were
 completely dry.  I made my tag to coordinate with my layers, using 
Because and a die cut butterfly. 

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Boss's Day cards

 I won this wonder Blue Knight Daisy and Roses stamp set and another
 from my friend Shirley at My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown and was anxious 
to play with it. 

 



 I colored up 2 cards for boss's day (a bit early), the
first is colored with Copics and the 2nd is water colored with Zig markers.
The background paper is Pebbles, and I have just a tad left. My sentiment 
is computer generated.
 
Thank you Shirley! 

A few fun challenges:
NBUS:  Never before used schtuff   8/31
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

 Final challenge of July at The House That Stamps Built, and that means:
Anything Goes!

I decided to wrap the month up with one more Christmas card
for my stash using the darling Repeat Impressions: Shepherd Boy.
 

 As the picture shows, I blended distress oxide broken china and
faded blue jeans, leaving it lighter in the middle and then
spritzed with water.  My image is colored with Copics and
then fussy cut.  The star is punched out of a scrap of silver.

Just a tip, I bought the highly talked about Bearly Art glue, be sure
if you have any on your fingers that you do not touch your distressed 
background as it will lift the distressed area right off the paper. That
is the one dark area in my otherwise light area in the center where I 
doctored it up.  It does glue well.
 
You can enter any card in our challenge this week for 
a chance to win the the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. You don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:


 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Butterfly card

 

 



 I had some free time today so made this fun butterfly card. I want a gatefold so started 
with that and some ancient paper that had an alcohol ink look to it.  I used some new 
Gina Marie dies and cut two each of the frame and butterfly and glued them
together. I brushed some Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink on the butterfly
for interest and added gems to the butterfly and card.
 
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #159: 2-Theme:Quartz "Gems  Color: Quicksand (Yellow) & butterfly 8/4

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Christmas in July

 Time for Christmas in July at The House That Stamps Built! Share a
Christmas card with us this week!


I made a quick and  easy monochromatic card using the 
following Repeat Impression stamps:
 
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Patterned Paper

 The theme this week is patterned paper at:  The House That Stamps Built:


 I have a favorite pad of Christmas paper with just scraps left so I pulled it out. 
I stamped Repeat Impressions Christmas Teddy and then paper pieced him with scraps.
The top patterned piece is 4 scraps glued to card stock and then die cut.  The blue
dotted piece was just big enough to die cut.  A bit of stenciling as the white was a
bit dull, another Tim Holtz stencil.

So dig out some of that patterned paper and 
join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Stencilling

 Time for some stenciling fun this week at The House That Stamps Built:

I decided on a theme of Christmas cards for the month of July for
  my Repeat Impressions posts to start my stash.  I inked this fun Tim Holtz stencil
up with deep red ink and then covered it with Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing
 paste, I like the shimmery look it created.  I them stamped Repeat Impressions:
NOELand Tiny Pontsettia on shimmery card stock with a glittery red
embossing powder. 

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built

 My turn to share a project at The House That Stamps Built. I am sharing how to make
3 quick and easy cards.

You start out with 3 complimentary pieces of card stock. You can either die
cut these or cut them to size.  I went with rectangle die cuts, and I cut
one set to show you in case you do not have a die cut in the approximate 
size.  To cut by hand you will want to cut  to 1 5/8" by 3 5/8":


Glue on 3 cards varying the arrangement, layer if desired:


Stamp image of your choice and layer on card and embellish as desired:




This one was cut without a die:


Repeat Impression stamps used in order:
 
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, these were fun, quick and easy to make!  

A few fun challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Christmas in July  8/1
Pixies Snippet Playground #406   -used scraps for all of these !!7/11

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Belated Fathers Day Post, Jack

 

This is a late post of my oldest son's Fathers Day card as it was a sad day,
their darling dog Jack,  was being put to sleep the next day, so we delayed 
celebrating for a week, we did visit and give our grand dog some loving, isn't he 
darling! He will be missed and remembered by many.

The background of the card is the artwork of their daughter, her first stamping
and then the addition of her coloring.  I added a die cut and Fathers Day 
sentiment.


 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Red, White and Blue Challenge

 Time for a Red, White and Blue challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

 

 I had a die set sitting on my desk that I had not used and thought it would 
be perfect for a multi color card.  It has two dies that can be layered, or
the lower layer can be cut twice and one flipped over, you could also save the 
little pieces and fill them in another color.  Stay tuned!

I made a little shaker and added it's your birthday! for a
perfect finish! My dad's birthday is on the 4th of July
so this card is for him.
 
Join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley
 
A few fun challenges: