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Monday, April 27, 2015

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week-Distress Bokeh

Hello!  It is my turn to bring you the Repeat Impressions Project of the Week and I chose to do the Distress Bokeh technique for you.

Bokeh is a photography term and is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

I wanted to try this technique using Distress Inks and a White Pigment ink.  I gathered some supplies:
I gathered some of my favorite Repeat Impression Stamps, a variety of Distress Inks/Daubers, White Pigment Ink, a stencil with holes (you could make your own using dies) and some white cardstock.

First, I added the ink to the cardstock.  I wasn't too worried about getting a perfect blend as I will be covering most of it in the next step.

Next, I used the White Pigment ink and stencil to add random dots all over the backgrounds.  You can use a sponge or a dauber, but I preferred to just use my finger for this part.  I covered most of the purple background but went a bit less with the dots on my yellow background.  After all of the larger dots were added, I used a finger dauber to add the smaller white dots which represent the brighter bits of light showing through the blurred backgrounds.


I stamped the Repeat Impressions Large Snowflake #8917 and Snowflake Cluster #8805 in various shades of purple.  I know, you are thinking snowflakes, isn't it Spring?  These snowflake stamps are some of my favorites and this background just called out for them :) Plus, it actually snowed a bit a little higher up today and that is a good thing for us here in California right now.




Here are my finished cards:


I stamped the Repeat Impressions Large Dragonfly #4401-O  and Happy Everything #3104-
F in black ink and finished it off the card with some Diamond Stickles and enamel dots.


 I stamped the snowflakes in a variety of purple inks from my stash and added the Snowmen Fall #4601-H sentiment, stamped in black.  For a finishing touch on this one, I added a punched snowflake and some enamel dots.

I hope you will give this technique a try, it is quite fun and very easy to make several at one time.



Wednesday, April 22, 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 loved the sketch this week!  I had this pretty print paper and have been waiting for just the right card design to use it.  This is the one!  

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Belle #701-K (one of my favorite RI stamps) with black ink and watercolored her with Distress markers.  I let the layout of Wendy's amazing sketch do all of the work!

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch


Now, be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their awesome creations, you won't be sorry. :)




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, April 15, 2015

RI WIW-Photo Inspiration

Hello there friends.  Well the weather is warm and dry, dry, dry here in Cali and we are desperately in need of some rain.

I wish we would get some and that it would be as pretty as the photo inspiration for this week on The House That Stamps Built blog.  Take a peek:


For my card, I pulled from the colors and a wee bit on the shape/cluster of the umbrellas.


I started by creating a background using several colors of Distress Inks blended together and then I applied drops of water which react with the inks creating the spots you see on the background.  Next, I stamped the Repeat Impressions Hot Air Balloon Cluster #9116-N in Memento Black ink and the RI sentiment Dreams Take Flight 9117-F.  For a couple of final touches, I added some gold Irresistible Spray from Tsukineko and a bow.

Be sure to check out each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and see what they have created using the photo above for their inspiration.


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, April 8, 2015

RI WIW-Designers Choice Challenge-Heat Embossing

Hello friends!

This week on The House That Stamps Built blog my fellow Rock Star, Kathy has challengH

Easy peasy as heat embossing is everywhere in the card making world.

I remember the first heat embossing demo I saw, it was nearly 24 years ago! 

Needless to say, I left the store with a stamp, a pigment pad and ......a Milwaukee heat gun.  I still use the same Milwaukee heat gun to this day!

Now, on with the show....

I heat embossed the Repeat Impressions Rose Window 917-I in black and colored it in with Spectrum Aqua markers. I popped up the image panel onto some foam dots.  I also heat embossed the RI Wishing you Happiness 1819-I  in black powder.  

See, I told you it was easy peasy this week :)

Be sure to head on over to my fellow Rock Star teamies blogs and check out their amazing 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, 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,

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