Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 Calendar


Found the instructions at Split Coast Stampers a few weeks ago for the calendar - loved the design and wanted a little break from what I normally do yearly. 
This was easy to put together especially using SU new line of papers from their winter celebration sale.  One of the on line demonstrators was offering a 6 x 6 paper collection of all the new designs  so what a nice way to get the new ones and figure out which ones you "need" to order in the 12 x 12 size.  

This one is for my chemo buddy so with the beautiful design paper all I needed was a couple of butterflies and then decided to use the cut out word faith.  Decorated the butterflies with a bit of bling and decorated the back and the card was done. Useful and pretty.  



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

JANUARY 10, 2018 The House that Stamps Built Challenge



What a fun way to create for this weeks challenge - Tic-tac-Toe - I used diagonal pearls, blue, and Thank You.  It just all came together so easily after I decided which way  wanted to go.  

I used thanks so much from plate 10000 Thanks such a great set to have - so many ways to use the "thanks".  I stamped it i na shadow effect with light and dark blue,  using my stamp positioner to align them up slightly off.  Then I stamped 4 using 10307-H and 10301-H Patti's Flower outline and solid stamps. Again using the light blue/dark blue.  I fussy cut them and used one for the inside of my card.  Some blue pearls in the center, a pretty blue ribbon again with a blue pearl and the card is complete.  


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 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

January 3,2018 Wings

We welcomed in 2018 at home with friends.  Dinner and playing games/cards.  Not one for big crowds or drinking (way too expensive). 

For our first challenge of 2018 our Rock Star Laurie chose "Wings" - anything with wings, so that is a pretty broad challenge. 


I love butterflies so I used Butterfly - sm 9009-F found here  and the sentiment Think of You 1105-E found hereThis was a fun card to put together after I found the background paper.  I added a border punch (Martha Stewart)  on the top, a strip of some dull ivory for my focus image and sentiment.  Colored the butterfly with Copic markers and for the gold my Wink of Stella fold pen.  Added some tiny pearls for my bling and stamped my sentiment. 

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of Wings  - 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   Deonna   Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther 

Monday, January 01, 2018

January 1, 2018 Happy New Years


My first card of 2018 - and wishing everyone in blogland a Happy New Years.  
Love this die cut set - (and I can't remember who makes it as my friend has borrowed it.)  But it worked perfect for this card and I think it will work wellfor Anniversary, Wedding, hmmm...even Valentines Day.  
Got the beautiful black/glitter silver paper at Hobby Lobby as well as the glitter paper.   The sentiment comes from Repeat Impressions.  

Hoping 2018 is better than 2017 in fact The rest of my life is The best of my life!!!

Looking forward to a lot of crafting, learning, reading, and becoming a better me in 2018.   


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017 Anything Goes

This will be my final post this year for The House that Stamps Built gosh where has the year gone - looking forward to see what 2018 brings us.  For this post our challenge is ANYTHING GOES which is one of my favorites.


I wanted to use not only a new stamp but also a new technique for me, they are calling it the eclipse technique and I still need a little practice but I think I will be trying it again soon.   I used Chickadee at Rest 211-P stamped in Versafine brown ink on ivory cardstock.  I then use some beautiful script letter dies and cut out the word JOY all in a pass.  Saving all the pieces was my test - as my desk was cluttered to begin with so finding little pieces were well....patience.  I decided to glitter my letters just for a more holiday feel - raised up the letters with narrow cut foam strips and glued them back in place.  Abit of gold trip at the bottom mounted on Kraft and good to go. 

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   Deonna   Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther

Friday, December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017 Christmas Cards



Just a few Christmas cards that I made this year - my favorite is the poinsettia card made with a Tim Holtz die/embossing folder combination (plus 40% off at Hobby Lobby).  Fun to make - fun to decorate and what a WOW.  The second card is a cute little angel from MFT that I paperpieced and the last card with the beautiful deer I cut last year using a BFF's die so don't remember who the company is but love it as well.
Going to make a few New Years cards - love making those - so back to card making, wrapping, and attending a couple parties.
Have to share a bit of "good" news we got this week - well okay a couple of good things to share.  Our son-in-law with the throat cancer has completed radiation/chemo treatments and doing well.  Talk about strength and faith - he only missed two days of work during the 8 weeks of treatment. He and my daughter, granddaughter and SIL in law have been so strong through all of this.  Thanks for the prayers and good wishes.  Second bit of good news is we are going to be blessed this summer with great grand baby #3.  Mama has been a bit nauseated and "tired" but we are all excited.
Sending Merry Christmas Wishes to all of my followers and friends.  May you celebrate the real meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Christ child and have peace and joy in your heart. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017 - Inspiration Palette


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is the Inspiration Palette - which sometimes I struggle with but this week I already had the idea in my head.   

I love this coffee cup stamp,  9303-P Thanks a Latte, so many different things you can use it for, this week I choose to use it for Christmas and it worked!!  I choose the simple sentiment of Christmas 1141-F.  I used some wispy pine branches with a die from TimHoltz, and of course have to have a little bling. Mounted on a piece of white CS that I had used an embossing folder on. 
Hmmm...I think maybe this one will go to a "special" boss!!!

Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of 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   Deonna   Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and  Esther