Monday, November 20, 2017

Thinking of you

 
 
It's been awhile since I mad a card just for fun and played along in some of my
 favorite challenges so I started this card yesterday and finished
it today.  It was nice to just relax and create.
 
A few favorite challenges:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Joy

Photo Inspiration 


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Wendy provided us with this sweet photo inspiration this week and
this is what I came up with:



Supplies:
Joy die cut and papers from my stash


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 by my design team buddies:


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wine for two

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Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built this week!  I made a fun fold card and used a new embossing folder I've been wanting to play with. I used white core paper so I could sand the embossed grapes and leaves.  This was my first inking of Repeat Impressions: 9507-P, Wine for Two, I used glossy accents on the wine, added a bit of faux stitching to the wine label, some dew drops and twine to complete the card and my tic-tac-toe!







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 by my fabulous design team buddies:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

House of Cards November

Please note this is my second post today.

November 2017 House of Cards Challenge
Holiday and/or Colors


What a fun photo Christmas and coffee together, what a great combination. Who can resist this, I know I can't. I went with the coffee theme and the Christmas colors from the photo adding in gold, Christmas needs sparkle.  My image is Sparkle and Sprinkle To Go Cup from the digital set Expresso Yourself.



And check out the other DT members for more inspiration~

Find Beauty

Designer Choice Challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built and Laurie has chosen: Falling for you: leaves, fall, autumn cards:



I am having so much fun with my Distress Oxide inks I started by painting a fall background and using a splatter brush (yes there is a Tim Holtz splatter brush just for this).  I then did an Oxide ink background in leaf colors and stamped it with Repeat Impressions:  3313-E, Oak Leaf 5 times and fussy cut and then placed those so they looked liked they were falling from a tree.


Join us in our challenge!  You can use any stamps but if you use Repeat Impressions Stamps you have double chances to win.  Check out my sidebar for a discount on any Repeat Impressions order.
Check out the amazing creations of the Design Team: 
Cheri  - delayed due to storms
Laurie 
Patti  
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Joy, Peace, Love

Anything goes this week at The House That Stamps Built.  I went with a Christmas card (working on building that stash up.)  I did a Distress Oxide background with large splatter on the first one and a mist on the second one.  I also used a shimmer mist, Frost on the first card, Sparkle on the second card. I varied the design a bit also on each card.  I used Repeat Impressions: 2103-M, These three gifts.





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 by my fabulous design team buddies:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

A few fun challenges:
Crafting by designs  11/1 
Through the Purple Haze # 136: Untraditional Christmas Colors 11/1
Watercooler Wednesday 142  11/2

Monday, October 23, 2017

The House That Stamps Built Project of the Week

Hi everyone, it my week for the Monday Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built. I went with a very easy fun fold card.

 Gather supplies, A2 card (4 1/4" by 5 1/2"), coordinating pattern paper: 1 design cut to 3" by 5 1/2"', and  1 1/4" by 5 1/2", coordinating piece cut to 1 1/4" by 5 1/2",spare white and coordinating cardstock for image of your choice to use with two die cuts of choice, one slightly larger to frame the other.

 Scor  1 1/4" from the edge of your card and fold back from the edge as shown above.


Glue matching pattern paper on the right and left sides as shown, coordinating paper in the center. Color and attach design of your choice.  I used Repeat Impressions 514W Prize Pumpkin colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Find Beauty



It's photo inspiration time at The House That Stamps Built:

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What a fun inspiration to work with that can be used in so many ways, nice fall colors or a fun animal scene.  As you can tell above I went with the fall colors.  I did a Distress Oxide Background wash and then stenciled over it and then just some simple stamping on top with the MISTI so I could stamp it several times for a deep image.  I used Repeat Impressions:  9303-P, Thanks a latte'  and 8614-D, Find beauty.

Join us this week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, two chances if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  Discount code available on my sidebar!

Inspiration from my Rock Star teammates:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas

Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built  with lots of fun options to choose this week!

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I'm trying to get a jump on my Christmas cards and just got this Repeat Impressions sweet little shepherd and could not wait to play with him:  2008-K, Shepherd Boy  paired with: 2202-G, May the miracle... so I went with Metallics, Washi Tape and Off the Edge.


Oops, I was scheduling my cards and I did this challenge twice so here is my bonus card also using the same squares: Metallics, Washi Tape and Off the Edge using yet another new stamp from Repeat Impressions: 309-N, Winter Birds, thanks Wendy!



Let me know which is your favorite and join in the fun for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate, details here . Need some inspiration?  Check out my fellow design team members:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Smile

This is my second post today.


I've had this stamps set Smile, Smile, Smile from Unity for over a year now to make a birthday card for my brother who is a  photography buff and finally pulled it out as his birthday is next week. I made this card for the following fun challenges:


Sketch Saturday:  5th Saturday ANY sketch 215-482 this week!  
IT'S HERE!


Fall Blessings

It is Designers Choice this week at The House That Stamps Built and Patti has chosen our theme this week:  Count Your Blessings or Thankful:


I went with a fun tri-fold cold and a basket weave paper using Repeat Impressions: 4313-K, Sunflower and a die cut of Blessings.

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 by my fabulous design team buddies:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  
Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #187 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #177 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #197  Fancy Folds 10/9

Dies R US #82 - Life's Events  10/14
HIMCR #320 Freestyle 10/7
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #96 Die Cuts  10/14

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cow Emma



CAS Halloween and/or Colors:

Time for another challenge at House of Cards.
I went with the CAS Halloween and used several of the colors on Sugar Plums "Cow Emma".  This was my first stamping of this sweet image that I have had for awhile perfect for the NBUS challenge. (Never Before Used Stuff)

Thanks for stopping by and to join in the fun check out the details at House of Cards and for inspiration the designs teams creations:

Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna (you are here) | Em | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarina | Merethe 
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

A few fun challenges:
 IT'S HERE!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Butterfly Trio


It's the 5th Wednesday so anything goes at The House That Stamps Built this week, whoo hoo!



I played with my Distressed Oxides and water splattering with a puddle on my hand then picking the water up with my finger tool and splattering it for a larger splatter, I liked the effect.  Some inlaid butterflies, an embossed panel and one of the fabulous vertical greetings by Repeat Impressions: 6104-J, Birthday Vertical.

Join us this week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, two chances if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp.  Discount code available on my sidebar!

Inspiration from my Rock Star teammates:
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

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: