Mar 222017
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the first week of Spring. I’m thrilled to be back home now after two grueling months of running the highways doing shows. I am sooo looking forward to staying put for the next few weeks and hopefully getting back to designing some new stamps too. Yay!!

Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a new challenge. We have one of our easy peasy Anything Goes Challenges this time. So for this week’s challenge the sky is the limit. Feel free to submit any style of card or stamped creation that you wish.

Here are the wonderful creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~M2217” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217” 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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply stamp up whatever you wish, 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217 until 5pm EST on March 28th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On March 29th we’ll kick off our final challenge of the month and then announce our March winner 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2217 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thanks so much for dropping 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, Joy Hadden will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 202017
 

Today is my day to share a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built. Do any of you have a pile of scraps that look like this?

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Well, I do, so my project focuses on using up some of those scraps. I start by cutting pairs of 1/2 inch strips, making sure I have at least two of each pattern. I cut a base of scrap cardstock a little bit bigger than an A2 size panel. As you can see, it doesn’t even have to be a full square. Then I butt two strips together and adhere them on the backside with a strip of tape, so they stay together.

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I use spray adhesive on my base panel, but you could probably use your favorite adhesive. The hardest part is lining up the center piece, but once you’ve got that the rest is really easy. I just lay the next two coordinating pieces right in the “v” (or around the “v” when doing the lower portion).

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After I have filled up the base card with strips, I use a stitched rectangle die to trim it down to fit on an A2 card.

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And here’s what it looks like:

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I like to make tags using the small strips. I just line them up horizontally instead of in the “v” pattern. I use the same process as the card; I cut my tag shape first, apply spray adhesive and layer the paper strips. Then I trim the ends off with my scissors to match the shape of the tag.

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And this is what my scrap pile looks like afterwards. The pile in the lower right are scraps even I will consider too small to save. The upper right will probably be made into another tag eventually, and then I have some larger scraps to keep working on.

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Here are the card panel and the two tags.

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And here they are all finished up. Gorgeous, huh?

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I raided my bits and pieces stash for almost all of the additional pieces. The floral oval and two of the blue flowers where in the stash; I did have to stamp a third to finish it off.

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The ribbon, vellum oval, die cut sentiment, flower and leaf sprig were all in the stash.

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The ribbon, circle, flower and leaf were all in the stash. So not only did I use up some paper scraps, I also used up a bunch of items that had been made for previous projects and just didn’t get used.

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Supplies:
Card:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions: “Daisy Solid, sm” and “Happy Birthday
Dies: MFT “Blueprints 13” stitched rectangle; Spellbinders “Floral Ovals”
Tag 1:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions: “Daisy Solid, sm
Dies: MFT “Blueprints 13” tag; Spellbinders “Classic Ovals, large”; Verve “Sprightly Sprigs”; MFT “Smartphone” hello
Tag 2:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions: “Daisy Solid, sm“, “Leaf Outline, lg” and “Happy Birthday
Dies: MFT “Blueprints 13” tag; Spellbinders “Classic Circles, large”

~ Heather

Mar 152017
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week so far. We’re busy digging out from a blizzard, making stamps and packing up today for our trip to DE tomorrow. We’ll be doing the StampScrapArtTour Show in Wilmington this weekend. So if you are anywhere in the area we hope that you will come see us!

Today it’s time to introduce a new Inspiration Palette Challenge for you. 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 as Patti J. has so purr-fectly done!  😉

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

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517” 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 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.

We will be accepting submissions to this Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ M1517 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 21st. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on March 22nd we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our March 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 ~ M1517 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, Heather Mills will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 132017
 

Hi everyone, Donna here and it is my week to share a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built, using Repeat Impression stamps. I choose creating a Brusho background.

Start by gathering your supplies: Brusho’s, Watercolor paper (cut into fourths, trim later), Craft sheet or other waterproof surface, spritzer bottle filled with water, and 2 paper towels.

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Choose 3 complimentary colors, I chose yellow, orange, and blue.  Sprinkle two colors lightly on your paper, you can always add more.

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Spritz with water with a light touch until colors begin to blend.

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Add third color and spritz again.  Add more Brusho as needed and more water as needed.

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Continue to spritz and you can tip to blend the colors.  Area’s that muddy, get too wet, or that you want to lighten dab with the paper towel.

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Continue the process until you get the look that you want to achieve.  You can air dry or speed up the process with your embossing tool, it will not change the look but will cause some warping.

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Some people prefer to wet the paper first but I get more control with the method I showed, experiment with both and see what works best for you.

Assemble as desired using Scor-tape:
I used Repeat Impressions 708-K Rebecca and 4525-K Sunbeams for my card:

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