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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RI What If Wednesday--Color Challenge

Hey, hey!  I am starting to blog again after taking the Month of March off.  I must admit, that having a little time off has helped to renew my love of stamping and being creative.  

There is no better way to kick off my return than with the Repeat Impressions, What If Wednesday Challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog.

This week Wendy (owner of RI) has chosen the following color palette for us to work with:


I chose to use the White as my accent color and this is the card I came up with.


I started with a kraft cardbase folded into a gatefold card and added a white panel to each side.  Next, I embossed two kraft panels and added one to each flaps.  Next, I stamped the RI Strawberries 515-L onto a white circle and colored it with markers.  I wanted to keep to the challenge colors, so I used a khaki color for the leaves as the khaki marker had that kraft color with a little tone of green and I thought it would work well.

Next, I stamped the RI Thanks a Bunch #1307-E on a smaller white circle in black ink.  This is a one line stamp and I needed it to fit in the circle so I cut the stamp enabling me to stack the words.  I can still use this as a one line stamp, so this is a win-win for me. :)

I mounted each of the circles onto a coordinating red scalloped circle and adhered them to the front of the card.  

I also added a white panel with the strawberries on it to the inside of the card for a nice place to write your personal message.

Be sure to check out each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and see what they have created using Wendy's color challenge.


We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!
When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design.
For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company.
And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.
Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill. 
And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!
Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!
Wendy loves ATC's, so we've changed things up - instead of cards, we all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.
Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!
Here are my ATC's for Wendy:


Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!
Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little break

Hi there!

I just wanted to pop in today and let you all know that I am taking a little break for the month of March.  

I am going to take this time to be with some family and will be back and ready to create and share in April.

I hope you will all hang in there with me during this break.  I appreciate each and every one of you who stops by.

Much love,

Monday, March 2, 2015

Repeat Impressions POTW-Stamping on Print Paper

Hi there!  This week it is my turn to share a Project of the Week with you on The House That Stamps Built blog so today I am sharing:

  Stamping on Print Paper

I love this technique for when I am in a hurry as it really moves the process along, especially when you are in a time crunch.

As always, start by gathering some supplies.  I decided to use images from the Contain Yourself and Bottom's Up collections so I gathered my stamps and supplies that I thought I might need/use.


I pulled my stamps, cardstock, ink, embellies and other items and got busy :)



I stamped the Happy Frog #9724-G in black ink onto some green/white dot paper and the Lemon #9611-H onto some yellow tone on tone dot paper and worked on my layouts for my cards.

 

Here is my frog card, I think he is adorable.  I added some shading with a Copic marker in the areas where Wendy (RI Illustrator) added some shadows on the image.  This is great because you know right where to add your shading making it easy peasy.  I fussy cut the frog and popped him up using foam tape onto the right side of an oval panel that I had stamped the Un-frog-gettable #9704-F sentiment on.  Next was all about assembly.  I added a few little die cut hearts for a finishing touch on this one.



For this card, I stamped the Lemon with black ink onto the print paper and fussy cut.  I added some shading just as I had on the frog card following Wendy's guidelines making this one just as easy as the first.  I added some die cut leaves out of the scrap from the frog card (great way to recycle) and stamped the When Life #9604-F onto another scrap of cardstock and die cut into an oval shape.  I added some color to the center of the oval with a Copic marker.  

I would love to see what you do with stamping on print paper, come back here and leave a link in the comments so that I can check it out.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Butterfly

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing a Spring butterfly card that I created using some Crafter's Companion stamps and the new Spectrum Aqua Markers.

While most of the country has cold and snow, we are having Spring like conditions here in California.  We really need some rain and snowpack here, so please send it our way as we are keeping our fingers crossed that we won't have a long, dry summer this year.



Memento Sky Blue Ink
Watercolor Paper 140# Cold Press
Archival Black Ink
Waterbrush

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RI WIW-Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday friends!

It is Sketch Challenge week on The House That Stamps Built blog and Wendy has given us another amazing sketch to work with.  I love sketch challenges, do you?


I love this little bunny!  She is adorable!

I embossed a gray card base with a swirly embossing folder for starters and then I added the stitched rectangle and purple dot panel.  Next, I stamped the RI Clover Bunny #702-K in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with markers and die cut with a stitched circle die.  I added some Stickles to her blossoms for a little extra pop.  I stamped the sentiment Happy Hello #9717-C from the Contain Yourself collection and cut it out with another stitched circle die.  

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch:




Please be sure to stop by each of my fellow Rock Star teamies and check out their
"inspired by" creations.


We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!









Wednesday, February 18, 2015

RI WIW--Inspiration Photo Challenge

Whew!  Can you believe that we are nearly to the third week of February?  Crazy isn't it?

This week on The House That Stamps Built we have been given this beautiful inspiration photo:


I know, you see lots of hearts, pink and red....well, I see hearts and love.  When I put those two things together, this is what I came up with.

1.  Love......I love cheese
2.  Heart......cheese in the shape of a heart

Now what could be better?

How about this adorable mouse with some heart shaped cheese?



I love how this card shows my whimsical side.  I love whimsy as it always makes me smile.  Smiling is good :)

I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions Tumbling Hearts #1210-K in Versamark ink onto an aqua panel and then I stamped the Repeat Impressions Cheese Heart Mouse #4205-G in Archival Black ink onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and then colored it using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.  Next I cut the image with a circle die and layered to two additional circle die cut layers.  I masked off everything but the "love" word from the Repeat Impressions I Love You #9711-E (from the Contain Yourself series) and stamped it with black ink.  I finished off the card with some yellow/white bakers twine and a heart button.

Please be sure to stop by each of my fellow Rock Star teamies and check out their
"inspired by" creations.


We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!



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