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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RI WIW S1714 Sketch Challenge

I love sketches and sketch challenges!  Whew, it felt good to say that :)
Sketches give me a jumping off point and sometimes that is just the push I need.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the Repeat Impressions WIW Sketch Challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog.


I can't believe that I have started making Halloween cards already.  I usually don't do too many Halloween cards, but when I saw this stamp I immediately thought "self portrait", I am sure that is what my family would say sometimes :)

I started with the RI Spooktacular #2309-G sentiment and instead of stamping it as it was designed I stamped the words on three lines instead.  To do this, you can just mask over portions of your stamps, ink what you need (remember to remove the mask) and stamp.  Repeat this for each word or words that you want to use.

Next, I stamped my self portrait by using the RI Halloween Witch #817-I in black ink and coloring her with markers.  I used scraps of paper (yeah!) to create each of the layers.

Check out this awesome sketch created by Wendy (owner of Repeat Impressions)


Would you like a chance to win some free stamps?  We would love for you to play along with this sketch challenge.  Did you know that as much as we would love for you to use Repeat Impression stamps, it is not necessary that you do in order to win.  This just may be your chance to score some Repeat Impressions stamps of your own!

You can find all of the details on The House That Stamps Built blog.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tombow Challenge Time--Jennie's Book Challenge

Hey there and happy Monday.  It is time for Jennie to share her challenge on the Tombow blog and Jennie has chosen a "Book" Theme.  

For my project, I chose to make some Fall themed bookmarks.


I used one of my favorite Fall themed stamp sets from Reverse Confetti called Forever Fall.  I love to color my stamps with Tombow's Dual Brush pens and wanted to give it a try with this set.  I wasn't sure how well it would work because the stamps are clear and sometimes that can be a bit tricky.  I loved how these turned out.  I colored the images with the markers and then gave them a light spritz with water and stamped them onto some cream cardstock.  I wanted to keep these very simple as I am going to make quite a few and donate them to our local library to give to the kids when they check out books.  

A little tip I gave a few days ago and want to repeat because I used it again today.

Use some Tombow Mono Aqua on your twine to stiffen it up a bit as this allows it to be much easier to tie in a bow.  The bow will really hold it's shape this way.  To do this, I just squirt some Mono Aqua out onto a scrap of cardstock and run the twine through it,  I use my fingers to lay the twine out nice and straight on my non stick craft mat and let it dry for a few minutes before I tie a bow or add to a project.

Now, how would you like to win this awesome prize pack?

                                                   MONO Multi Liquid Glue

Head on over to the Tombow blog for all of the details!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hop with Tombow and Guest Designer Diana Larson

Hey there!  Today the Tombow team has Guest Designer Diana Larson on board and we have a Fall Themed hop for you.





You should have arrived at my blog from Debbie's awesome blog, but if you didn't you can go back to the Tombow blog and start from the beginning.

I am going to share a few fall creations with you today.  I used a variety of Tombow Adhesives on each of these cards.


For this card, I used some Tombow Xtreme to adhere each of the flat panels to each other and Foam Tabs to adhere the image panel to the card.  I used some Tombow Power Tabs behind the flowers to hold them securely in place insuring that they won't fall off when going through the mail.


For this card, I used Xtreme to hold the flat layers together, Foam Tabs to pop up the image panel and the mustard panel to the card.  I used some Tombow Mono Multi to hold the leaves down to the embossed panel.



For this card, I colored the image with a variety of Tombow Dual Brush pens and stamped the image repeatedly layering each color one by one.  I used Foam Tabs to pop up the image panel onto the card and Xtreme to hold the flat layers together.
  
Now, how about winning some goodies?



The Prize includes:

*Please link the products

In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects.

We will announce a winner Monday 9/15.

Now, I am going to send you on your way to Jennie's awesome blog.  Below are links to each of the blogs on the hop.




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RI WIW Designers Choice Challenge--Black/Gray/White

Guess What?  It's Wednesday and you know what that means on The House That Stamps Built blog....it's challenge time.  

This week, Cheri has challenged the Repeat Rock Stars to create a card/project using the colors Black/Gray/White.  Cheri's challenged was inspired by watching an old Black/White movie with her Mom :)




For my card, I started by cutting a hexagon in the middle of the glitter dot cardstock and then  I stamped the Repeat Impressions Snowflake Outline Large #8197-I  in black ink onto a white panel and placed it in the hexagon opening.  Next, I cut a hexagon frame out of some warm gray cardstock and mounted it on top of the glitter dot cardstock using foam tape.  I mounted the image panel/glitter panel onto a black card.  For a finishing touch, I added some silver nailheads to the snowflake and a punched snowflake and some sprigs to upper edge of the hexagon.  

Be sure to check out each of the Rock Star blogs and see what birthday themed cards they have created.


After you have check out their awesome cards, head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and play along with Cheri's Black/Gray/White challenge.  You could win a $25 gift certificate for stamps from Repeat Impressions :)

Don't forget, if you need a little retail therapy after seeing all of the amazing projects, you can use the coupon code below to save 10%



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hop with Tombow and Precious Remembrance Shop Day 3


I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week fromTombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop 

If you're here from Kim Bell's amazing blog,then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning from the TombowUSA Blog 

I can't believe it is Day 3 of the hop already!  I have really enjoyed hopping with the gals at Precious Remembrance Shop.  The PR stamps are so my style and I love them!



For my final project for the hop  I have created a Thank You card.  I used the PR Thanks Stamp Set and the Oh So Fun Stamp Set.  I stamped the cute little jar and the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Next I stamped the little triangles from the Oh So Fun set with some pink, aqua and pool colored inks and added some Wink of Stella to a few and some Stardust Stickles to a few more.  I colored the top of the jar with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen.  I die cut the sentiment and scalloped oval and used some Tombow Xtreme to adhere the sentiment to the scallop layer.  I used Tombow Foam Tabs to adhere the sentiment panel to the image panel and the image panel to the Dot embosses white card.  I added a bit more Stickles to the the cute little hearts on the sentiment.  I used Tombow Mono Multi to adhere the narrow strips of paper to the white panel.

Here is a tip for you:

Use some Tombow Mono Aqua on your twine to stiffen it up a bit as this allows it to be much easier to tie in a bow.  The bow will really hold it's shape this way.  To do this, I just squirt some Mono Aqua out onto a scrap of cardstock and run the twine through it,  I use my fingers to lay the twine out nice and straight on my non stick craft mat and let it dry for a few minutes before I tie a bow or add to a project.  

Give it a try, you will be glad you did! 

Check out this cool prize pack!  Read below on how to win.



From Tombow the Winner will receive:
·         Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
·         MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
·         MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
·         Coffee Love Stamp Set
·         Oh So Fun Stamp Set
·         Thanks Stamp Set

 In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th

Now, I am going to send you on your way to Melissa Chipperfield's awesome blog.  Below is a list of hoppers for today, be sure to stop by each blog and check out the awesome projects :)

      Sunday:
       TombowUSA Blog
       Marie Browning
        Rosemary Dennis
      Lisa Elton
        Sue Lelli
     Kim Bell
        Melissa Cash  {you are here}
        Jennie Garcia
         Andrea Budjack


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hop with Tombow and Precious Remembrance Shop Day 2



I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week fromTombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop 

If you're here from Kim Bell's  amazing blog,then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning from the TombowUSA Blog 


For this card, I used stamps from the Precious Remembrance Thank You set.  I started the card by creating a sun and rays using several different prints in yellows/oranges.  I used Tombow Mono Multi on the back of each piece of the sun as this allowed me a little wiggle time to get the pieces in just the right place.  I stamped the adorable little "x" stitch stamp from the Thank You set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink between each of the different print papers to give the sun a stitched look.  I love how this turned out!  Next I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink and cut it out and trimmed it with an Orange #933 Tombow Dual Brush Pen.  I used Tombow Foam Tabs behind the sentiment, clouds and sunshine panel and Tombow Xtreme for the yellow panel to white card.  This baby is not coming apart!  

Would you like to win some cool stuff?
Check out the graphic below to see what you could win.


From Tombow the Winner will receive:
·         Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
·         MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
·         MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
·         Coffee Love Stamp Set
·         Oh So Fun Stamp Set
·         Thanks Stamp Set

 In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th

Now, I am going to send you on your way to Melissa Chipperfield's awesome blog.  Below is a list of hoppers for today, be sure to stop by each blog and check out the awesome projects :)

      Friday:
       TombowUSA Blog
       Marie Browning
        Rosemary Dennis
      Lisa Elton
        Sue Lelli
     Kim Bell
        Melissa Cash  {you are here}
        Jennie Garcia
         Andrea Budjack


Friday, September 5, 2014

Hop with Tombow and Precious Remembrance Shop Day 1


I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop 

If you're here from Kim Bell's blog,then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning from the TombowUSA Blog 



I used the Coffee Love Stamp Set for this card.  I stamped several of the images in Slate ink and then colored the cup with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to adhere each of the flat layers together and Tombow Foam Tabs to 3D mount the print panel to the base card and the coffee cup to the print panel.  


This set has so many cute images in it!  I stamped one of the sentiments onto the inside of the card and created a place for a gift card.
  
Would you like to win some cool stuff?
Check out the graphic below to see what you could win.


From Tombow the Winner will receive:
·         Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
·         MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
·         MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
·         Coffee Love Stamp Set
·         Oh So Fun Stamp Set
·         Thanks Stamp Set

 In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th

Now, I am going to send you on your way to Melissa Chipperfield's awesome blog.  Below is a list of hoppers for today, be sure to stop by each blog and check out the awesome projects :)

      Friday:
       TombowUSA Blog
       Marie Browning
        Rosemary Dennis
      Lisa Elton
        Sue Lelli
     Kim Bell
        Melissa Cash  {you are here}
      Geri Freeman
        Jennie Garcia
         Andrea Budjack


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