Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blessings from Repeat Impressions

Hi friends!  This week our challenge comes from an Inspiration Palette that Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has provided for us.  Here is the inspiration:
Isn't that fox precious!  I ended up using the blocks of color and reproduced them with some inks and masks.

This is a favorite saying of our family.  We say it mostly to the grandkids.  So I'll probably save this and give it to one of my grandsons.

I used the stamp called You are my Sunshine.  It is found under the category of Cancer and Caregivers - check out this category, it is full of wonderful, encouraging images and sentiments.

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Repeat Impressions - Tic Tac Toe

Hey fellow stampers!  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions says it's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge!.  Here is the guide.

Here is the card I mad, I used Pumpkins, Patterned Paper and Metallics.  The metallic is in the background paper it's metallic and orange.


This was a fun challenge.   I used Prize Pumpkin and Thanksgiving Blessings.

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Count Your Blessings by Repeat Impressions

Count your blessings... name them one by one.  Count your blessings.... see what God has done.  I have loved that song since I was a little kid!  Even when going thru some really hard times, counting our blessings is a good thing and lightens the burdens we might be carrying.  Thanking someone for helping you along the way is such a joy giver.

Thank you Patti for choosing this as the theme for this challenge from Repeat Impressions.  Here is my card.

First of all, I love this Dragonfly image - Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions hit it out of the park with elegance and style when she drew this one.  The wings are so delicate and finely detailed.  Here I stamped it on vellum and heat embossed it along with the Thanks So Much sentiment.  Then framed it in a shiny sliver of gold card stock.  The background is an experiment in metallic paints.

Who's on board with me to show some thanks to someone they love or just gratitude?  Why don't you join us? You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning!  YEAH!!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions is having the "Anything Goes" challenge!  Love it!  Because we can do anything we want!  Here is my card
This was a card I made in a Rainbow class I took a few weeks ago.  It uses the it's your birthday sentiment from the amusing set called "Holy Crap".  This is a set that just makes you laugh.

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Repeat Impressions Inspiration Challenge

This is the Inspiration Palette for Repeat Impressions challenge for this week.  
Here is the card
This uses a stencil and brush technique and the image is called Monarch Butterfly paired with the hello and beautiful words from the Stamp Sets on Cling.  To finish a few sequins were added.


What a fun challenge this one is -- why don't you join us? You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us.  This is what it looks like for this week.
I used the Ribbon/Twine, Monochromatic colors with Verse only no images.  Here is the card

The sentiment Good Friends....is so special to me.  The ribbon is a little clear/shiny organza.
 
For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Project of the Week - Rainbows

Good morning, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to do the Project of the Week and I had just taken a class on rainbows and wanted to use this technique.

Supplies:
round concentric dies
various rainbow colored paper
washing tape, or post it tape

Step 1
use washi tape to keep the concentric dies together as you cut various colors of paper
Step 2
alternate the circles of paper from your die cuts

As you arrange the circles tape them together on the back - this will keep them together as you prepare your card
Step 3
Cut the circles in half for two rainbows
Step 4
Put your card together.  The first one used the sentiment For the Beauty of the Earth..... and the second card uses the sentiment Beautiful Days.

Hope you give this a try.  It is habit forming!  Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Repeat Impressions Sympathy Card Challenge

Good Morning Repeat Impressions Stamping Friends!  Today we have been challenged by Shirley to stamp a sympathy card.  So here is my card
I used the Large Palm Frond Silhouette white heat embossed on a watercolor background.  Little organza ribbon was used to the the tag sentiment Remembering... that was also heat embossed in white.

This would be a good time to jump in and join in the challenge.  We always look forward to seeing what you will do.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sketch Time at Repeat Impressions

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a Sketch Challenge for us today.  Here is her sketch

And here is my card

I used the sentiment from the Home and Hearth Series called Good Friends.

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Stamp-A-Faire 2017

Today is the day!

Paper --- check
tape runner  --- check
snacks ---     check
friends to stamp with --- off to pick them up at the airport now!

So excited for this year's Stamp-A-Faire by Papertrey Ink.  My friend Melissa is flying from Oakhurst, California to Bar Harbor, Maine to stamp with me -- that surely has to be a record -- 3,291 miles.  My sister from Texas (2040 miles) will be joining us on Sunday.

Here is place setting I've made for each stamper.  I found the little clip boards at Hobby Lobby -- just added the designer paper.  It can hold the schedule or card we have finished.
I'll be posting cards as I finish them.  See you around


Here are my projects

Warm Up Challenge


#1 with Lauren Bassens


#1 with Rebecca Luminaries
#2 with Michele Leone
#3 with Ashley Cannon Newell

#6 with Betsy Veldman
#6 with Yana Samkula
#7 with Heather Nichols
#8 with Jennifer Frost-Ballas

That's it!  Hope you will go to Papertry Ink's Blog and see all the experts and the videos.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Repeat Impressions Challenge

Good Morning!  Summer is coming to a close..... - It was way too short.  At Repeat Impressions, Wendy, the owner has an "Anything Goes" challenge.  I really like these because it lets me use any technique I've tried lately or use any embellishment or even a favorite sketch.  So here is mu card.

I use the sentiment To everything there is a season... and heat embossed one in white on vellum and one in black on plain cardstock and layered with a scrap of designer paper and then placed it on a card front.

I think these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with them.  I've learned many new techniques and get a lot of inspiration from your creativity.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Inspiration Challege at Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has challenged us with this:
I resisted the urge to use a fish and instead did flowers.  Here is my card
I used the flower images from the Flower Power Series and the sentiment is God gave us....

I think these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with them.  I've learned many new techniques and get a lot of inspiration from your creativity.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge from Repeat Impressions

Tic Tac Toe time -- Repeat Impressions wants to see what you can do for this week's challenge.

There is going to be a butterfly release at a garden spot near me this week and I just had to do the butterflies.  Here is my card.
I used a watercolor wash background in bright blue, stamp the Feel Better Soon sentiment on vellum and then made multiples of the Small Butterfly - some on vellum colored with copics and some on light cardstock colored with copics and then stacked several of them.

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Repeat Impressions Weekly Challenge.

This week at Repeat Impressions Cheri, one of the Rock Stars has challenged us to make a card with a movie in mind.  - This will be a great challenge and we are excited to see what everyone does.  Here is my card.
I used the movie called  The Light Keepers staring Richard Drefuss and Blythe Danner.  It is a romantic comedy.  It is on Amazon Prime - so if you are a Prime member it's free to watch.


This involved a watercoloring technique called dabbing or touching.  I attended a class in California that taught this technique.

The sentiment is Happy Birthday and the image is called (large) Bass Harbor Light which is in Maine and it is beautiful!

For me these challenges are always fun and look forward to seeing what you will do with the challenge.  And hopefully I'll get a list of movies to watch.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there.   

You might want to check out what these Rock Star Designers have created to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

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