Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cards and Colorado pictures




 

A couple retirement cards for a dear co-worker that I will miss tremendously, I've worked with her for 12 years.  I wish her all the best.  A few pictures from a recent long weekend in Estes Park, Colorado.  Lots of fun hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.  The Aspen tress are in full bloom and are stunning.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Find Beauty in Little Things

Time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built with this lovely fall Inspiration Pallette:
 
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My take using Distress Oxide inks,  1610-J, Spring Tree (I have the Fall Tree on order), 8614-W Find Beauty and a die cut.
 


I hope you will find inspiration to join in us for this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  Details here.

Design team inspiration that will amaze you:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Get Well Bear

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Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built this week. I went diagonally with texture (scored lines done with my Scor-Pal), monochromatic colors and embossing.  You can never have too many get well cards on hand.  I used Repeat Impressions: 1603-K, Bouquet Bear and 8603-E Get Well.
 
The weekly contests now run for the entire month for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  We always enjoy seeing your creations and you get an extra chance to win if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  See my side bar for a code for a 10% discount. Details at The House That Stamps Built.
 
For inspiration see my fellow design team buddies created, they amaze me every week:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
 
A few fun challenges:
 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn Nutty

 
 


A couple CAS cards I made with Autum Nutty by Digistamp Boutique, thanks Sally Ann for all the wonderful digi's for my recent win at Sketch Saturday. My thoughts and prayers to any of you who may have been affected by the hurricanes and  in remembrance of  9/11.

A few fun challenges:
CAS On Friday #116 Color me Pretty 9/20
Cuttlebug Mania: Die Cuts 9/19

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

This week at The House That Stamps Built it was Shirley's choice of theme's and she chose sympathy.  What a good topic as this is a difficult one and this will give all of us some good ideas.


 
I did a simple embossed card with some die cutting.  I used: 1317-L, Vase of Tulips and 4025-F, Deepest Sympathy.
 
I hope you will join the challenge, now each challenge runs for the full month.  
 
 For inspiration check out the Design Teams cards:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Embossed flower with text

September 2017
Add text and/or Colors 
 
 
 
Time for another challenge at House of Cards.  This month you can use text and or colors.  I sent with image I have had for ages that has the text and flower on one stamp. I embossed it with Pearlescent  Silver embossing powder and then covered it with Distress Oxide inks and spritzed with water, close up below:

 
It would be great if you joined in the fun with us at House of Cards.
 
Check out the fabulous designs by my teammates:
Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna (you are here)| Em | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarina | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 
 
 

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!
 
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas in July


Thanks for stopping by.

Everyone's favorite challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes. And yes, you guessed right, I went with Christmas in July, it is time to get moving on those Christmas cards, time is flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it.
 
I made a watercolor background in cheery reds to go with the fun 8806-N, Penguin Trio. I colored with Copics, added a bit of  Stickles to the hats and earmuffs, liquid snow to the ground and that was it, quick and easy and I must say cute!
 
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!
 
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

From me to you





Just a simple card I enjoyed making for a few challenges I enjoy:
Butterfly Challenge: M for Matching Pair and/or the colour Orange
Sketch Saturday