Jul 272016
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope your week is going well so far. I’m smack dab in the middle of a run of 3 back to back to back shows. This week we’re on route to Monroeville, PA for another StampScrapArtTour Show. So if you happen to live in the Pittsburgh area then be sure to come by and see me at the Repeat Impressions‘ booth this weekend. We have added lots and lots of new stamps since our last trip to PA.

In the meantime, it’s challenge day here again at The House so I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. So if you are planning to get inky this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the wonderful inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch J2716

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
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And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Your card doesn’t even have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! đŸ˜€ Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create a card based on my sketch, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your card here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this J2716 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday August 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, August 3rd we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announcing our winner for July. 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 Sketch J2716 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!

Thanks so much for spending time 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 stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jul 252016
 

Hi… Joy here today and it is my turn to do the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions. I’m wanting to share a new trick I learned this last week. The following pictures will show you how to center a sentiment or image in a window. This is especially useful for the rubber stamps that are not clear.

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1. Cut out the window using your favorite cutting machine. Here I’m showing the sentiment I want centered.

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2. Here I have laid open the card.
Use a little washi tape to secure the card to a grid mat.
Center the sentiment or image using the grid lines in the window.

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3. Ink up the stamp and close the back of the card to the front and gently press down on the backside of the card.

Easy – Peazy!!! I love centering my sentiments and images this way – don’t need a Stamp-a-ma-jig or Misti or any other tool.

Finished card…

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The sentiment is called A Friend Knows, 2521-H and the flowers stamped on paper and vellum are from the new series called Flower Power.

Thanks for looking at my Project of the Week. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Jul 202016
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week so far. Bill and I have been busy preparing for another stamp show. It seems like we just barely got home and here we are getting ready to hit the road again… this time to Wilmington, DE. We’ll be at the Chase Center on the Riverfront for the StampScrapArtTour Show happening this Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd & 24th. This is our first time doing a show in Wilmington so if you are in the area we’d love to see you there!

But today it’s time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday challenge here at “The House”. This week we have a fun Photo Inspiration for you.

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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 great interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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! đŸ˜€ 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 it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, July 26th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on July 27th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our July 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 ~ J2016 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

Jul 182016
 

Hi everyone! It’s my turn to host the project of the week here at The House That Stamps Built. Today I’m going to be doing an old technique but twisting it up with pigment inks.

First of all, gather your supplies. You will need:

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1. Pigment inks – I used colorbox petal point inks which I think most of us have.
2. Rubbing Alcohol (that is what is in the purple spray bottle below)
3. Cotton Balls/Pads
4. Glossy paper (I also tried this out on some photo printer paper that was glossy and it worked just fine.)

I did this on my craft mat so that I could go over the entire surface of the paper.

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Using two of the colors in the container I randomly stamped it onto the glossy paper. Then I took cotton pad and saturated it with alcohol and blended it together. I tended to pounce the pad around instead of rubbing so that it wouldn’t become a muddy mess.

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Below is what I ended up with.

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Once dry, I adhered it onto a white card base and finished my card.

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Here is the final result. I used Repeat Impressions’ 8503-U, Moments Quartet stamp to create this card. Butterflies are stamped three times and colored with Copic’s. One of them is fussy cut out and I also added a bit of craft wire for the antenna.

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That’s it, pretty easy and you don’t need to drag out your alcohol inks do this either. I love the results you can get using the pigment inks you have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Laurie