Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2016 Inspiration Photo


Today over at The House that Stamps Built  is "Inspiration Photo" challenge day and sometimes I just click with what to do and other days I simply draw a blank, well this was one that I simply didn't know what to do.  So our of my comfort zone I had to step.  I made a tag - and I made it a bit artsy - at least for me - I used one of my favorite stamps 9001-L large butterfly - and did a bit of foiling - IRL you can see the shimmer of the foil but it just didn't pick up for the photo.  I used the sentiment 6521-B Have Faith because to me butterflies just give me peace and faith.  I stenciled the background using a stencil and oxide inks, added a few bling - and a bit of ribbon, twine and a mini clothes pin at the top. 

 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  our Photo Inspiration - as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018 Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card that I am ready to mail out in the morning, but it is also the design that I made my Mother's Dy cards with this year.  It is a SU set - and I watched a couple of videos and then truly "case'd" a card.  I was very pleased with the results.  Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day and hope you had an enjoyable day. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 Tic-Tac-Toe



This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe
which is one of my favorite challenges. 

  I went with the top row across - buttons, babies and pastel colors.  I used
 1612-G Ducks on a String and the sentiment 4116-F New Arrival.  I have had them in my collection for a couple of months and this is the first time they have been inked up.  I colored the ducks in soft pastel colors - used a stitched die to cut them out and  then mounted on a pastel strip of DP.  I have not made this style card in a while - where the base is just one layer.  But as you can see the card focal image and inside sentiment image work up really cute.  I bought a BIG roll of rayon ribbon in white and I died this with a copic marker,  I scrunched the ribbon up and put it in a small zip lock baggie with a bit of water.  I then took it out and laid it flat to dry giving  it a rauch ribbon feel. 

 Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Tic- Tac Toe  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Monday, May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018 Pick of the Week Project.


This week I am doing Pick of the Week over at The House that Stamps Built.

I am doing an OLD technique but one that I have always enjoyed doing - Retiform design.  Below are the supplies:

Stamps of the same subject - (for mine I choose to do "sewing".  I used 3 colors of distress inks, sponge daubers for each color, layering card stock and base card stock.   and scrap paper or post-it notes, copy paper works well also,  better than a piece of card stock. 

I choose to go with green as my first color.  Mask off a section or corner of your white/layering card stock.   If you use a post it note you don't need any re-positionable glue or tape to hold it in place.  Starting at the edge sponge the first color - leaving some light or white space is fine. I did this in both corners.

Mask off the other corners with either post it note or copy paper. 


I sponged in my blue in opposite corners - again leaving some lighter spaces. 



 For the center of my project I used a tan/brown color masking off each corner as I sponged in the middle. 


Stamp your images in the sectioned colored areas.  For this step I used:
  9307-L  Dress Form   9314-E Sew Special  and 9318-B Spool of Thread

I thought the button image went well with this collage so I used:
4126-G Cute as a  in which I got the sentiment and button into two stamps.  

I had some tiny buttons which I used for embellishments and a piece of brown twine tied around the top of the card.  

Hope you give this a try soon.  There really is no right or wrong way to do technique - just let your imagination take over.   

Thursday, May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 April Workshop





Last Saturday one of my bestie friends (Patti) and I had a fun class at her church.  What a fun morning/afternoon of treats, gifties, fellowship, and of course doing some creating.  It was quite a busy session so I really didn't get to see what Patti had her group working on but I know she has her projects on her blog.  
I did my projects using fancy folds which is one of my favorite things to do when I create.  I think everyone had a great time and went home with 5 beautiful cards.    

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 Designer's Choice


This week over at The House that Cards Built  Donna is our Designer of the month and she choose for us to make a single layer card.  Now I am not real good at one layer - always feels like I need to add more.  But with this card I used
9001-L Butterfly Lg. inking the butterfly in three different colors.  I had masked the center of the card with a circle which I then used for my sentiment
5806-H Happiness,  I sponged a bit around the inside of the sentiment circle.  No embellishments or bling for this card.

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Single Layer Card  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 Anything Goes



This is the last week of April over at The House that Stamps Built and I decided to use a die of a bridge that I had cut one day when a friend was over.  I sponged water under the bridge with distress oxide inks and then sponged in the clouds.  I choose to use 9116-N Hot Air Balloon Cluster  which I cut the balloons apart to give me a bit more versatility in placement of the images.  For the sentiment I used 9104-G Soaring by to say Hi. 

I send out a lot of just thinking of you, just a note type cards as I am a chemo/senior angel so this one is ready to go out this week to my senior man in Canada. 

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anything Goes,   as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

Cheri    Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther