Oct 012014
 

Happy first day of October! I hope your autumn is off to a great start. The weather here in Maine has been a little wacky lately. Although fall is my most favorite season, we were blessed with glorious summer-like weather last weekend. So Bill and I celebrated the best of both seasons by going apple picking with the family one day and finally getting around to having our first lobster dinner of the year the following day. What can I say… We had a busy summer with shows so we’re a little behind. ;-)

So here we are now kicking off a new month and on a Wednesday too, no less. I bet you can guess what that means… Yup, it’s challenge day here again! Woohoo!!

Here’s the latest sketch I designed for you and all the great inspiration created by the RI Rock Stars. Why not play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch O114

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“O114 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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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! :D 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 O114 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on October 14th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On October 15th we will post a new challenge and once that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our winner for October. 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 O114 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our September sketch challenges. As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… Taunya Butler! Congratulations, Taunya and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate on it’s way.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Geri Utterback has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC924 ~ Fall post for all the details and fabulous inspiration from the Rock Stars.

And last, but not least, as we bid farewell to September we also bid a fond farewell to Rock Star, Joyce Morien. It has been a real pleasure having Joyce on the team and we feel very fortunate that she stuck with us for a good long stretch. She has always been a real joy to work with. We will certainly miss her as well as all her wonderful card creations. Thank you for the inspiration, Joyce, and all the best to you! We hope to be seeing you again soon around blogland! :)

And thank you friends for for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your sketch card linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 292014
 

Hello!
Happy Monday!

Patti J. here with my first Repeat Impressions Project of the Week!

My project this week is a fun little slider card!
So…grab that cup of coffee or tea, and join me for a fun tutorial!

Warning: Photo heavy :)

The stamps I’m using for this project are all Repeat Impressions Stamps:
9718-G, Plant
9713-E, Bubbles
9716-H, Fish Face
9720-C, Big Wish

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Cut a piece of cardstock that measures 4.25″ x 11″. Score in half at 5.5″. Set aside.

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Cut another piece of cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Find two graduated circle dies, and line them up together as shown.

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This is what you will have after die cutting your circles.

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Using inks and stamps of your choice, decorate the outside piece as desired.

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Flip over, and add dimensional foam. I use lots – many folks use much less! Your choice :)

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Again, using stamps and inks of your choice, decorate the smaller circle. Flip it over and add foam pieces, as shown in the next photo.

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Remove the paper from foam pieces, and adhere larger piece to card front. Be sure to place on card front in the right position, and no…don’t ask me how I know that! lol…

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Stamp image of choice, color, and fussy cut, as shown below…

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Take a button, penny, dime, whatever works best, and add a couple of foam pieces to one side only.

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Lay your button or coin with the sticky side up, inside the large circle, toward the left edge. Adhere the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle. Place your ‘spinning’ image on top of the dimensional foam pieces.

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Voila! You have a fish that will spin all the way around your circle. Mine will even swim upside down!

I know that you all have lots of great ideas for this technique!
When it’s my turn again, we may do a side to side slider!
I hope that you’ll give this technique a try, and if you do…
be sure to come back to the Repeat Impressions Blog, and
leave your blog link in a comment!
That way, we can all check out your fun creations!

Happy Stamping,
Patti J.

Sep 242014
 

Happy Wednesday everyone!! It’s officially autumn… my favorite season of the year! What can I say, I love the crispness in the air, the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, apple picking, pumpkin spices, and everything warm and cozy that autumn represents.

So in that spirit, RI Rock Star, Geri Utterback has chosen the perfect theme for our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge… Fall! And here’s the beautiful pumpkin card that Geri created to get us all started.

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“DCC924″ card created by Geri Utterback.

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So a few days ago Geri shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with a Fall theme. Check out all the autumn splendor they created to inspire you this week!

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“DCC924″ card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC924″ card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“DCC924″ card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC924″ card created by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“DCC924″ card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC924″ card created by Joy Hadden.

Visit Joy’s blog

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“DCC924″ card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC924″ card created by Cheri Weston.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with a Fall theme. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! :D Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC924 ~ Fall. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, October 7th at 5PM EST.
4. On October 8th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and after that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our winner for October. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our September DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… Tammy A as our September winner. Congratulations, Tammy! You just won an unmounted sheet of rubber stamps… any sheet of your choice! Please leave a comment here and I will contact you on how to make your selection.

Don’t forget that we also have a great Sketch Challenge happening now too. There are still a few days left to get in on this one and an opportunity to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate! Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge S1714 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found plenty to inspire you and look forward to seeing your Fall card linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Patti Gilliam will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… Happy Fall and happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 222014
 

Hello and happy Monday! Melissa here and it is my turn to share a Project of the Week with you.

I have chosen to show you Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping is where you layer 3 pieces cardstock (usually a neutral) and you stamp an image randomly over the stacked pieces to create a background pattern. Next you take each of the neutral layers and add a coordinating solid behind them and then stack the layered layers once again matching up your stamped images.

Come on along, and I will show you how I do it.

First, you will need to gather your supplies:

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I am going to be using the Repeat Impressions Poinsettia #2012-H (for the cream/red card) and Snowflakes #8805-K (for the white/blue card).

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Next, you will want to layer your neutral pieces in whichever manner they are going to be on your final layout. For the red/cream card, I decided to just stack them one on top of the other. I like to put a tiny amount of adhesive on the back so the pieces don’t slide around when I am stamping.

We’re getting there….

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In this picture, (sorry about the blur) I have taken the stamped layers and added a coordinating solid behind each one and added them to my base card matching up the stamped images. You can see that for the snowflake card, I put my layers a little caddy wompus, but the flakes all match up!

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Here is the completed poinsettia card. I colored the flowers with several shades of red markers and added some gold dew drops in the centers. I finished off this card with a wide ribbon tied in a simple knot.

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To finish off the snowflake card, I stamped the Repeat Impressions Snowmen Fall #4601-H
in blue ink and matted it with the darkest blue cardstock. I punched a couple of large snowflakes and layered them a little offset from each other. I covered the large white snowflake with some Stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents.

I hope you will give this technique a try. If so, be sure to come back here and leave us a comment with your link as we would love to see it.

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