Apr 272016
 

(In case you missed my earlier post this morning, we have a new Rock Star on our Design Team! So please scroll down and help us in welcoming Laurie Unger to the RI family.)

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope your week is going well so far. I just got back from doing the Adventures In Stamping show in Akron, OH so I am still a little tired and busy trying to catch up on things. But I do want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to support us at the show. It’s always great to see so many familiar faces year after year. Your patronage and friendship is greatly appreciated!

It’s challenge day here again at The House and 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 A2716

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“A2716 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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! 😀 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 A2716 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday May 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, May 4th we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announcing our winner for April. 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 A2716 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

Apr 272016
 

Good morning! Today I have an extra special post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Laurie Unger to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I asked Laurie to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

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Laurie Unger

“I’m a business consultant by day and a stamper by night. I’ve been stamping since 2005, which evolved from scrap booking. I am now solely a cardmaker and sometimes dabble in multi-media. This year my husband and I will celebrate 30 wonderful years together and we have two furry four legged kids. In our spare time we love to travel, specifically in our RV. You can generally find us out walking the dogs (or them walking us) on the many hiking trails we encounter on our travels.”

Please check out my second post today to see the lovely card Laurie created for our latest Sketch Challenge. And be sure to visit her blog, Laurie’s Stampin Place, later too.

Welcome to the team Laurie! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are so excited to have you join us. And I’m sure our readers can’t wait to see all wonderful things you’ll be creating for us in the coming weeks too.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to check out my second post today as Laurie and the rest of the gang kick off a new Sketch Challenge. And please leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 252016
 

Hi, it’s Heather to share my Project of the Week with you. I’m going to show you how to make this card with these two Repeat Impressions stamps and not a whole lot else:

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You will need:

-Repeat Impressions’ stamps 2012-H, Pointsettia and 2107-H, NOEL
-a card stock base (mine is white A2 sized)
-a straight edge
-washi tape
-markers (I used a black sharpie to draw the lines and a red sharpie to color the flowers, a gray marker for shading and a gold paint pen for the centers)
-ink (I used versamark and gold embossing powder, but you could just use black or a colored ink if you wanted it to be even easier–I also needed a heat tool for the embossing

I used my straight edge to draw two parallel lines down the length of my paper with the black marker.

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I adhered a strip of washi tape to each of the lines to create a mask. Then I stamped my poinsettia image several times within the “frame”.

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I removed the tape and colored the images.

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Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment and added gold paint pen to the center of the flowers (I did this after stamping my sentiment so I wouldn’t smear any of the gold paint.) I added two YNS red gumdrops and the card is finished!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Apr 202016
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far. Today it’s time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday Challenge here at “The House”. This week we have a perfect spring Photo Inspiration Challenge for you. Got to love these happy daffodils and their promise of sunny days to come!

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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 fantastic interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A2016” 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 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 ~ A2016 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, April 26th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on April 27th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our April 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 ~ A2016 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!

So do we have any OH readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Akron, OH this week for the Adventures In Stamping show happening April 23rd & 24th at the John S. Knight Center. If you are in the area we’d love to see you this weekend! You can be among the first to get your hands on a bunch of my new stamp designs… fresh off the press just this week and not even available on our website yet!

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, Heather Mills will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions