Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16, 2016 Photo Challenge





This week over at The House that Stamps Built the challenge is a photo inspiration pictured at the start of my post.  I chose to go with a wiper card and it has been years since I have made one of type cards, had to look up some instructions.  I used stamps from one collection found HERE  9712Q Fish Bowl, 9713E Bubbles, 9716H Fish Face, and 9720C Big Wish.  I had recently bought some "fishie" paper so it worked well on this challenge.  I had some underwater plant and shell dies so I used them in the bottom of the fish bowl.  I fussy cut the gold fish out as the popout on my wiper.  What a fun card.

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the photo challenge -   possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challengeis Tic-Tac-Toe which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to do fun fold, stenciling, and dew drops.  



I used Happy Bee 9301-P for the outside of my card which was gate fold - then honeycomb stencil in distress oxide Wild Honey ink.  I embossed the image after coloring with rainbow embossing powder and mounted on a scallop circle.  I ten wrapped a piece of twine around and under the circle and tied in a bow.  Some dew drops finished the front.  On the inside I did a hidden message until you open the card.  I used Beecause 9312-D and finished off with Sweet 9313-D.
This was such a fun card to make and really not that hard.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of Tic-Tac-Toe   the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Challenge:
     Scor-Pal Challenge- more than one score 

Monday, August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 POTW - Bandana Technique

This is my week over at The House that Stamps Built it is my turn to do the Project of the Week.  I choose to do the Bandana Technique.

This is an oldie and I had not made one in several years - but I remember when they were popular and fun to make.  Reminds me of the bandana handkerchief my hubby usually has in his back pocket.  He uses his for a sweat band, neck cooler in hot weather, and a handkerchief in cold weather.  


Your supplies will be:  Card stock - base cardstock A2 size, and  one color to stamp on which needs to be a dark color, red, purple, dk. green, blue etc. and a layering colors, Versafine black Ink, ribbon, stylus, white acrylic paint and a small plate or container to pour some white pain into.  And your stamps.  I used:

Stamp images in black Versafine ink using firm pressure to get good image, just stamp randomly so that it is pleasing to the eye.  


Using either end of stylus - (or toothpick, empty ballpoint pen etc) tip  of stylus in white paint acrylic paint and add white dots, again random so that it is pleasing to the eye.  I have two different sizes of stylus so I was able to make varying sizes of dots.  


You can do as much or as little as you like and if you wish do some random dots between images.  



Finish card as you wish - the solid flower images work so well with this technique but I also found that the open small leaves worked well.  Have fun.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

August 2, 2017 DCC - Sound of Music


The first Wednesday of the month is designers choice over at The House that Stamps Built  and this week Cheri picked your favorite movie.  I had recently received the music stamp 6806-U Sheet Music  and my favorite movie is
THE SOUND OF MUSIC so this worked perfectly.  I used my Misti and stamped the image in black.  For my sentiment I used 2521-H A Friend Knows which I embossed in white on a black die cut.  I added some punched notes, and some bling pearls on my sentiment  and layered this on black/white polkadot bg.


Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme your Favorite Movie.  the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti  

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 1, 2017 House of Cards Challenge




When I saw the Challenge for this month at House of Cards and saw that is was floral image and/or colors I did a floral image.  I picked up this stamp set from Darcie over a year ago and it was in my NBUS (never before used stuff) so thought I would play with it n one of our HOT afternoons that we have been having here in southern Missouri.  This card required a LOT of masking - but loved the way it turned out.  Colored with copic markers - added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and then figured out my layout.  IRL the colors are so much brighter but for some reason this just didn't photograph as well as I wished had. 

 Come join us for this challenge over at The House of Cards this month - will be looking forward to seeing your creations.  

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 ANYTHING GOES


Easy Peasy - anything goes this week over at The House that Stamps Built.

It is HOT here is southern Missouri - even sitting out under a Summer Tree1613J
there is not much a breeze or escape from the heat.  So much better to be sitting inside creating in my craft room or in my chair reading a new summer series book.  For my sentiment I used Happy Summer 9003E only a couple of weeks ago I cut the words apart for more versatility.  I only had room for Summer on this card so that is all I used.  I watercolor washed the background of my picture and I just got a new die cut for this chair which fits perfectly under the tree.
Hope you are enjoying your summer so far - and yes there are already school supplies out at WalMart and Dollar General.


Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Anything Goes   - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 Photo Inspiration

This week over at the House that Stamps Built our challenge was the photo below:




And here is my take on this challenge.  I didn't realize that it is very similar to the scene card that I created last week BUT - this time I used REAL Sand as my beach.  I had spray adhesive after masking off the top of the card and I had some sand that I was originally going to make a shaker card but didn't.  For this card I used Happy Summer 9003-E I cut the words apart for a little more versatility and made it into a banner.  I then used the darling Flip Flops 8719-G and then the Small Starfish 4111-F .  I sponged some "new" oxide inks to create the water and sky - love these new inks - they blend so nicely.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of  the photo/or colors challenges.  the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 TicTacToe Challenge

This week at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is TicTacToe - and I love this challenge.  Below is out challenge in the TicTacToe



I choose to go with polka dots, paper piecing and stitching - (I used a die with faux stitching).  I love this stamp - Cool Treats 9008-N and the saying is 
Sweet Things 9007-E.  The Cool Treats comes with two ice cream bars and the ice cream cone, I cut the images apart for more versatility and made a three dip ice cream cone.  There is no way I could eat a three dipper but looks good!!!

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of TicTacToe  - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 Make a Scene


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is designers choice which was Make a Scene.  When I think of July I think of being on the beach in flip flops 8719-G ,Sandcastle 9016-M Sand Castle, and Starfish 4111-F.  My grandkids were going to FL. so I send them a little spending money and made them the card to tell them to have fun in the sun and the sand castle and flip flops were perfect.  I used torn sandpaper for the beach and then mounted on Kraft paper.
Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Make a Scene  - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 


Saturday, July 01, 2017

July 1, 2016 House of Cards Monthly Challenge

This month over at The House of Cards our July challenge is stripes and/or colors.



I choose to go with the stripes and make a pop and twist card.


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This is such a fun card to make - after you learn how to make the actual mechanism.  I have made about a dozen now and keep coming up with ideas.  In fact I taught a class in how to make this card at my house this past week.  

Come join us at our monthly challenge over at The House of Cards this month.  Looking for ward to see what you have created.  


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 Anything Goes

This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is ANYTHING GOES, which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to do a pop and twist card.


and here the card is open


This is such a fun card to make (after I learned how to make the mechanism) and the possibilities for this card are endless.  I used two stamps from the Summer series:  Chill Out 9013D and Cool Treats 9008N and for the front of the card I
used  Happy Birthday 1113D.  For the front of the card I just cut a rectangle, rounded 3 corners, used a scallop punch edge for the "bite" and a small craft stick for the bar.  I had some ice cream treat ribbon that I tied in a knot around the small craft stick.  The inside ice cream treats are all paper pieced.  

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of ANYTHING GOES  - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.

Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 Photo Inspiration


This week at The House that Stamps Built is our photo inspiration




My card for this challenge was to create a beachy scene with my new oxide inks. 
And what is more perfect for a quiet evening at the beach than  a bottle of wine to share with a friend or spouse.  I love this wine set Wine for Two 9507P paired with the sentiment Party 9610D.  I had some beach sequins that I recently ordered so they went perfectly with this scene.  

Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge of the Photo inspiration.    - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries. 
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.

Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 Tic-Tac-Toe House that Stamps Built

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This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge of the week is Tic-Tac-Toe - which is one of my favorite challenges.  I choose to go with the right vertical using dogs, earth tones, and eyelets.  Since it was my week for the POTW which was the curtain card I choose to make another card with that technique.  I used 8105F Tail Mail and8117E A Dog Loves You .   I had the doggie paw print paper in my stash as well as the eyelets and dog paw print ribbon.  I already have this card ready to go out in the mail to one of my senior buddies.



  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of Tic-Tac-Toe  - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.


Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 - POTW of the Week - Curtain fold


Today over at The House that Stamps Built it is my Monday to do the Project of the Week.  For my project I choose to  do the curtain fold, which is a fun easy fold with a few cuts and a few score lines.
Supplies used :

White cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, pattern paper, coordinating cardstock to make curtain top, tape runner, cutting/scoring tool and stamps of your choice.  I choose to use 
Soaring by to Say Hi 9104G and Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116N.  I decided to cut apart my balloons in the Hot Air Balloon Cluster to get a little more versatility. 

Measurements for cardstock and pattern paper.




This really is the only "tricky" part and it really isn't - on the short 3" side make a mark with your pencil at 1 1/2"  and on the long 6" side made a mark at 2 1/4"
Angle this in your cutter or make a line with your pencil and ruler from the 1 1/2" to the 2 1/4" and cut with scissors.  On the 6" side score at 2, 2 1/4,  3, 3 1/4,  4, 4/14, and 5, 5 1/4.  You will have 6 scored lines.  Start on the 2" score line make a valley fold, continue valley fold on the 3, 4, and 5 inch score lines.  On the 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4 and 5 1/4 inch make mountain folds.  
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I used 1/8 inch score tape to hold the pleats in place taping all the way down the entire fold but you could also use a runner or glue.  It should fit perfectly on your 4 inch wide pattern paper.  I chose two coordinating design papers but it is your choice.  I thought the cloud paper went with the hot air balloon.  

Finished Card



I kept this card simple with stamping the balloon and sentiment in blue with no coloring.  Hope you will give this a try.   

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June 7, 2017 Designer Choice - Use Washi Tape


This week over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is Designer Choice and Donna T. picked "use washi tape" in your project.  Well who doesn't have at least some if not a lot of the stuff?  I used several different patterns of my washi tape collection to go with the stamp God Bless Flag 3705-J.  I colored the stamp with markers, did some huffing and stamp it on a piece of white then mounted it on blue.  I had some cute little star gems that completed the card.   

  Now it is your turn to your turn to make a card using the challenge theme of use washi tape - the possibilities are endless for this challenge so hope to see lots of entries.  
You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.  
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discount coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.

    
Now - take a look at what our design team has made to get you started.
  Cheri     Deonna      Joy     Donna   Heather  Laurie   and   Patti

Thursday, June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017 House of Cards Blog Hop






 This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF JUNE.  CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***



MHK Designs

     All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images



Digistamp4Joy
Prize: $10 to use in store


Scrap n Dipity
Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

So, are you ready to get hopping?! 

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

I choose to use this darling mermaid from ScrapNDipity Jewel of the Sea as I wanted to challenge myself with a fantasy mermaid and I thought it would work well with our photo inspiration.  First of all I had fun coloring her with copic markers, then trimmed her up so she would fit on my A2 card.  I used some shaded blue DP for my background and then went to work on my embellishments, what fun.  I used sea shells, died cheese cloth, die cut sea horses, rain drops, die cut anchor with cooper twine.
Here's your hop order.

 

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