Aug 162017
 

Good morning, everyone! I hope your week is going well so far and that you’re making time for some crafty fun. If you’re looking for 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 spectacular interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1617” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’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! πŸ˜€ 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 ~ A1617 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, September 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on August 23rd we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our August 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 ~ A1617 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 September 5th. 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 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 and still have plenty of time for your summer activities too. But hopefully with so much extra time you won’t procrastinate… or forget to play along. πŸ˜‰

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, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 142017
 

Hi there,

Cheri here with a helpful stamping tip for you instead of a project.

Often times, especially with rubber stamps, it’s difficult to decide just where you’d like an image on your project. The stamp positioners, or MISTI are wonderful tools, but in the case of being undecided as to where you’d like the image or sentiment, this is a great tip and comes in handy for me often.

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Shown in this photo are two pieces of packaging materials. The one on the left is a sturdier piece of acrylic that came in something, while the one the right is a celophane package. Both work equally well.

I cut the pieces a little larger than an A2 card because that’s the card size I usually make.

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You don’t need the MISTI or stamp positioner for this step, but in the photo I used the MISTI because my cardstock was already in it.

I placed the acrylic piece right on top of my CS and began placing my stamp around it while I decided where I might like the image to be.

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At this point, you can move the acrylic piece around and around the area of your CS and get a good idea of where it pleases you. If you’re using a MISTI, you can wipe the image off the acrylic piece, move the stamp and repeat the step.

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The same process applies to the sentiment. It’s a great way to get the right sentiment in the right place.

When you’re ready, just slide your acrylic off the CS and ink and stamp. Finish as you’d like.

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The stamps I used here are RI# 3602-P “First Light” and RI# 3212-H “To Everything”.

I hope you like this little tip, it’s been helpful to me for many years and I hope it is for you.

Have a happy day and I hope you get some craft time.

Aug 092017
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty peeps! I hope you’re having a great week is so far. Mine started out on a happy note as I got to visit with a friend (and former RI design team member) I met through stamping who is vacationing in Maine this week. So although I miss seeing all our customers at the shows, staying home this summer has been a real blessing. It’s given us a chance to reconnect with friends and family we don’t see often enough. :)

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 fantastic inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you!

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’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! πŸ˜€ 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 this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A917 until 5pm EST on September 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On August 16th 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 September we’ll announce our August 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 ~ A917 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 September 5th. So for example… with today’s Tic-Tac-Toe 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 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 and still have plenty of time for your summer activities too. But hopefully with so much extra time you won’t procrastinate… or forget to play along. πŸ˜‰

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, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 072017
 

This is my week here at The House That Stamps BuiltΒ so it is my turn to do the Project of the Week. I choose to do the Bandana Technique.

This is an oldie and I had not made one in several years – but I remember when they were popular and fun to make. Reminds me of the bandana handkerchief my hubby usually has in his back pocket. He uses his for a sweat band, neck cooler in hot weather, and a handkerchief in cold weather.

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Your supplies will be:
Card stock – base cardstock A2 size, and one color to stamp on which needs to be a dark color, red, purple, dk. green, blue etc. and a layering colors, Versafine black Ink, ribbon, stylus, white acrylic paint and a small plate or container to pour some white paint into.
And your stamps. I used:
10301-H Patti’s Flower Solid, 10306-E Daisy Solid Small,Β 10209-C Leaf Outline SmallΒ and
3104-F Happy Everything

Stamp images in black Versafine ink using firm pressure to get good image, just stamp randomly so that it is pleasing to the eye.

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Using either end of stylus – (or toothpick, empty ballpoint pen, etc.) dip tip of stylus in white paint acrylic paint and add white dots, again random so that it is pleasing to the eye. I have two different sizes of stylus so I was able to make varying sizes of dots.

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You can do as much or as little as you like and if you wish, do some random dots between images.

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Finish card as you wish – the solid flower images work so well with this technique, but I also found that the open small leaves worked well too. Have fun!

~ Shirley