May 202015
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are having a good week so far. It’s time for another WHAT IF? Wednesday challenge here at “The House” and today we have a lovely Photo Inspiration Challenge for you. Isn’t this picture gorgeous?!

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So “what if” we showed you this photo… What does it inspire you to create? What do you see?… Is your focus on the subject matter? The colors? The shapes? A feeling the photo brings out in you? A little of each maybe?

Check out all these beautiful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Kathy Stacy.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Cheri Weston.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Melissa Cash.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Joy Hadden.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Joy Hadden.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015″ creation by Karen Hasheck.

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And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! :D Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this photo as your inspiration, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, May 26th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on May 27th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our May challenges winner here on the first Wednesday of next month. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry using the link button below. And please be sure to provide a link back here and reference Repeat Impressions WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M2015 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Thank you so much for visiting here with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Joy Hadden will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 182015
 

Hi Everyone!

It is my (Deonna’s) turn to present you with a Project of the Week at The House that Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions Stamps and I’ve chosen to show you how to make a Napkin Decoupage ATC.

Supplies:

Decorative Napkin – I chose a Camoflauge

Old Hymnal Page,

Dictionary page,

Modge Podge,

Brush,

Chipboard piece cut to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″,

Distress ink in Vintage Photo,

Staz-on ink in Forest Green and Brown (not in Picture).

Repeat Impressions Rubber Stamps:

4221-K, Deer Family Silhouette,

1507-J, Grass Border,

1138-E, Father’s Day

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1. Seperate your napkin from it’s backing. Some napkins are two ply and some are 3. Gently remove all backing layers.

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2. Apply Modge Podge using a Paint brush or sponge brush to your hymnal page covering completely. Using your napkin after all layers removed, apply to the modge Podged hymnal page base. Set aside to allow to dry or use heat tool to speed the process.

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3. Take your dictionary page, your Deer Rubber stamp mounted on acrylic block, and your Brown Staz-On ink and stamp the deer onto the dictionary Page. After this, take your Happy Fathers Day Stamp and your green Staz-On ink and stamp it onto the dictionary page. Using your fingers gently tear your paper around your images.

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4. After your images are torn out, using your Vintage photo Distress ink and Sponge Dauber apply ink to all of the torn edges from Step 3 and Set Aside.

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5. Take your Chipboard ATC Base and apply a generous amount of Modge Podge to the front and apply your Decorative napkin/Hymnal page onto the top of the chipboard and tear around the edges, then fold the edges over and Modge Podge to the backside of the ATC base.

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6. Once again, grab your Deer stamped image and your Sentiment that you tore out in Step 3 and Modge Podge to your napkin covered ATC Chipboard Base.

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7. Using your Grass Border Stamp only ink the top portion of the stamp with your Green Staz-on ink and stamp to the bottom edge of the ATC.

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Your Project is now Complete. Set aside and allow to dry.

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May 132015
 

Happy Wednesday to you! It’s challenge day here again in “The House” and this week we have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge for you. RI Rock Star, Debbie Fisher, is hosting this time and has challenged everyone to create anything but a card.

Here is the awesome piece that Debbie created to get everyone started.

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“DCC513″ gift bag creation by Debbie Fisher.

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So a few days ago Debbie shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to also create anything but a card. Check out the fantastic variety of things they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC513″ tag creations by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC513″ chipboard/envelope album creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC513″ glass refrigerator magnet creations by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC513″ tag creation by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“DCC513″ favor box creation by Melissa Cash.

Visit Melissa’s blog

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“DCC513″ journal cover creation by Kathy Stacy.

Visit Kathy’s blog

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“DCC513″ gift box creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

Visit Patti J’s blog

And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create anything you want as long as it isn’t a card. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! :D Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC513 ~ Anything But A Card. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, May 19th at 5PM EST.
4. On May 20th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our May challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

And last, but certainly not least, today we bid farewell to Rock Star, Debbie Fisher. Unfortunately she wasn’t with us too long, but we have so enjoyed the time she spent with us. We’ll miss you here, Debbie! For those of you who follow her blog, you know that Debbie brings her wondeful creativity to so much more than just cards. She is one crafty lady for sure! So please join us in wishing Debbie well in all her creative endeavors and be sure to keep visiting her blog to see what new tricks she has up her sleeve.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 112015
 

Hi there!

Cheri here and I’m very excited to be bringing you another Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built blog. I’ve chosen a technique that many of you have seen before. It’s an easy technique that renders a different look no matter how many times you do it, and therefore gives endless stunning results. It’s simply called the shaving cream technique and here is how it’s done.

The supplies are basic and simple; shaving cream (the cheapest works great), but avoid any with additives or the gel type. They may affect the results with the inks or paints you might use. An assortment of dye ink refills or acrylic paints. Popsicle sticks for stirring, a tray to layer the shaving cream on (or paper plate), I used an old cookie sheet. A heavier card stock works best, 110# or 120# or watercolor paper works too. A ruler or some straight edge utensil to scrape the shaving cream off the card stock with.

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The first thing you’ll do is spray your tray with shaving cream

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Smooth this out with your ruler or straight edge utensil

Next add your inks or paints in drops randomly over the shaving cream and using your popsicle stick blend the colors in a marbling effect being careful not to over blend the colors.

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Once blended to your satisfaction, take your card stock (I always pre-cut mine to A2 size) and place it carefully face down onto the shaving cream.

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Carefully lift your cardstock from the shaving cream by grabbing opposite corners and lifting off the bed of shaving cream and ink. Then using your ruler or straight edge utensil, in one stroke, scrape the excess shaving cream from the face of the card stock.

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Dry your layers completely, either by leaving it to dry naturally or by using a heat gun. I prefer drying it naturally. Often times the card stock will bend and will not dry straight, but that’s okay, you will fix that when you glue it against your card base layer.

I did two different shaving cream projects. With one I used dye ink refills and one I used acrylic paints.

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The Repeat Impressions Stamps used are:

RI #9206-H “Beautiful Days”
RI #9706-U “Flowers”
RI #9711-E “I Love You”
RI # 9712-Q “Fish Bowl”

I hope you enjoyed the project. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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