Sep 202017
 

Good morning, everyone! Are you making time for some crafty fun this week? If you need some stamping inspiration then why not play along with our challenges. You don’t even have to use our stamps to be included and you may even win one of our gift certificates. :)

Today here at “The House” it’s time to introduce a new Inspiration Palette Challenge. This challenge is a fun cross between our previous Photo Inspiration Challenges and our Color Challenges. 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 wonderful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Patti Gilliam.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017” creation by Cheri Weston.
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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 challenges this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ S2017 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, October 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on September 27th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our September 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 ~ S2017 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!

And just a friendly reminder… as I explained last week, this month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be October 3rd. So for example… with today’s Inspiration Palette Challenge you’ll have the rest of month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have one week to submit for that one. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

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. Gilliam will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 182017
 

Hi everyone. It’s my turn to host the Project of the Week here at the House That Stamps Built. I’ve chosen to do an inlaid sentiment, so grab your supplies, and follow along.

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I used the new Distress Oxide inks, Versamark ink, the Solid flower stamp from Repeat Impressions #10301-H and the Happy Birthday Day die.

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I stamped the flower randomly over the card front with Versamark, then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Using the Oxide inks, I blended out my color combo. Then I cut the sentiment out and preserved all the bits and pieces.

Cut out another sentiment using a coordinating color of cardstock and again, preserve all the bits and pieces.

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Lay your piece onto a card base and add some tape or glue and then reinsert all the letters and pieces.

This is what it looks like finished and you can get two cards out of this technique if you plan right.

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Hope this inspires you dig through your dies and supplies to make a few cards.

~ Laurie

Sep 132017
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty peeps! I hope that you’re having a good week so far. Our hearts go out to all those in FL, TX, CA and OR dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature lately. From hurricanes to floods and fires, it’s been a scary few weeks here in the US. Yikes! Makes me all the more grateful that I live in the northeast where hopefully the worse weather issue we face is a blizzard or an ice storm.

Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. 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 wonderful inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you!

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ S1317” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’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 ~ S1317 until 5pm EST on October 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On September 19th 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 October we’ll announce our September 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 ~ S1317 in your blog or gallery posting.

And just a friendly reminder… as I explained last week, this month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be October 3rd. So for example… with today’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge you’ll have the rest of the month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have two weeks to submit for that one, and then one week for the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges. But hopefully with so much extra time you won’t procrastinate… or forget to play along. 😉

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

Sep 112017
 

Good morning, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to do the Project of the Week and I had just taken a class on rainbows and wanted to use this technique.

Supplies:
round concentric dies
various rainbow colored paper
washing tape, or post it tape

Step 1
Use washi tape to keep the concentric dies together as you cut various colors of paper.

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Step 2
Alternate the circles of paper from your die cuts.

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As you arrange the circles tape them together on the back – this will keep them together as you prepare your card.

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Step 3
Cut the circles in half for two rainbows.

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Step 4
Put your card together. The first one used the sentiment For the Beauty of the Earth….. and the second card uses the sentiment Beautiful Days.

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Hope you give this a try. It is habit forming! Thanks for looking at my cards.

~ Joy