Nov 152017
 

Good morning, everyone and happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I am feeling especially grateful this week. My husband, Bill (aka Mr. Repeat) got some good news from his cardiologist on Monday and we also had our first light snow of the season that afternoon. And today… hopefully… the installers will finally finish the job on our furnace so that we can have heat in all parts of our house again. That was to be their goal last week, but unfortunately things didn’t quite work out as planned.

But here at “The House” today it’s beginning to feel festive. And if you are looking for some stamping inspiration you have come to the right place! We have a beautiful Inspiration Palette Challenge for you this week. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. Below I have posted a photograph with a corresponding color palette so that you can choose to find your inspiration in whichever suits you best… or both!

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

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Joy Hadden.
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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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using the palette above 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.

Don’t forget… we’ve extended our submission dates for all our challenges again this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, December 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on November 22nd we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our November 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 Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517 in your blog or gallery posting.

Remember… 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, Patti J. will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Nov 132017
 

Hello, Laurie here and it’s my turn to host the Project of the Week. This time around we are going to be revisiting an old favorite. The Criss Cross Card.

You will need the following supplies:
Stamps
Ink
(2) 4 ¼ x 11 pieces of cardstock in your choice of color
Patterned paper or your stamped design to decorate the outside with
(1) 3 ¾ x 5 ¼ cardstock for the insert – and any decorations
One 1 ½ x 12 for the belly band

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Cut your two pieces of cardstock at a diagonal, then adhere them together.

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Stamp your outside layers.

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I randomly stamped a piece of 8 ½ x 11 sheet with leaf stamps in different fall colors and then cut it apart as follows.

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From these, I took the best of the lot and cut it down to work with the brown diagonals and the card insert.

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Here is the belly band, which will need to be scored at approximately 5 5/8 and 11 1/4 .

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I used one of the spare diagonals to cut out the sentiment for the outside of the belly band and to create the pull mechanism for the insert.

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Here is what it looks like apart and then put together.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this inspires you to create this oldy but goody card design.

Nov 082017
 

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week since I last posted. It’s been a memorable one for me, for sure! If you saw my post last week, you may recall that we were without power here after that crazy rain and wind storm moved through New England. Well after that things got even more interesting… I woke up last Wednesday morning to the carbon monoxide alarm in our basement going off. Thank goodness I’m a light sleeper! Long story short, our furnace then needed to be replaced so we’ve been without heat or hot water for the past week. But the good news is that after 6 1/2 days our power finally came back on this past weekend and our new furnace is being put in today. So things are looking up around here! :)

Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off one of our fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges. I have created the Tic-Tac-Toe style board below using various stamping themes, elements, and embellishments. Then, similar to the game, you will create something based on picking any row of 3… either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Fun, right?! And with so many great variables there’s really no reason why you can’t play along!

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Check out all this spectacular inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you… such a great variety!

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

Don’t forget… we’ve extended our submission dates for challenges again this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817 until 5pm EST on December 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On November 15th we’ll start a new challenge… our Inspiration Palette Challenge, and so on with the different challenges through the end of the month. Then the first Wednesday in December we’ll announce our November winner. 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 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ N817 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thank you so much for stopping by 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 Rock Star, Laurie Unger will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Nov 062017
 

Hey — Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions let me do the Project of the Week for this week and I’m crazy about it.  I’ll be doing some experimenting with it and here are my first attempts.

Ok – I love, love the new stitching dies – but Holy Toledo! they are expensive.  I want a leaf stitching die and just the dies alone were $24.00.  So I came up with this idea.

Here are the supplies you will need:
Tracing wheel (the kind you use for pattern marking)
Favorite image (stamped already)
A little black ink
An old mouse pad

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4904-F, Get Well Postoid stamp and 5127-K, Maple Leaf Silhouette stamp.

First gently ink up the wheel (just like you would do a brayer) – I used a little ink dew drop – because I didn’t know if it would cut the ink pad.

Here I used a ruler on top of the mouse pad to make sure I did it straight.

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Here I did it slowly using curves.

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1216-O, Ruffled Heart Border stamp.

Here I did it using the leaves – this was my goal!

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Here are the leaves and small rectangle finished.

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Here is the card I did using the technique.

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This also used the word “Happy” from the 3104-F, Happy Everything sentiment and some alphabet letters.  I attached a Starbucks card.

Thanks for looking at my project – hope you give it a try.

~ Joy