Oct 292014
 

Happy Wednesday to you! It’s challenge day here again and I’ve got a new sketch to share. Check it out and all the awesome 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 O2914

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“O2914 Sketch” card (front) created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“O2914 Sketch” card (inside) created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“O2914 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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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 O2914 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on November 11th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On November 12th we will post a new challenge and after that challenge wraps up at the end of the month we will announce our winner for November. 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 O2914 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our October 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… Nancy B! Congratulations, Nancy 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, Joy Hadden has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC1022 ~ Leftovers post for all the details and fabulous inspiration from the Rock Stars.

So do we have any New Jersey area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Edison, NJ this week for the last StampScrapArtTour show of the year. Woohoo!! You will find us at the New Jersey Convention Center – RaritanCenter this Saturday and Sunday, November 1st & 2nd. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We have added lots and lots of new stamp designs since our last visit, as well as tons of fantastic card inspiration on display from the all the Rock Stars. I hope to see some of you there!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your sketch card linked here soon.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 272014
 

It’s my turn at Repeat Impressions to do a Project of the Week. I’m hoping to spur your creativity to find new ways to use borders with a few ideas. Here is a card I made using RI’s stamp #430-J Here’s to the blessings

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I felt like it needed something else so I cut and added a tiny red metallic border which I think made it look more complete.

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This caused me think of ways to make borders for my cards and here are a few ways that might help you.

To make a gold or silver metallic border exactly match any metallic embossing you have on a card,

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smear embossing ink on a small piece of card stock and heat emboss with gold or silver. It is then easy to cut this into tiny strips and use them as borders on your card projects.

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Another way to get creative with borders is to cut or punch a border out of vellum then emboss the border with your favorite embossing folders. Here is an example:

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I hope these few ideas will spur your creativity in finding new ways to use borders.

Joy

Oct 222014
 

Happy Wednesday! It’s time again for a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. This week Joy Hadden is hosting with a great theme challenge… Leftovers! Don’t we all have a few scraps from other card projects laying around? Let’s see if we can put them to good use!

Here’s the fabulous butterfly card that Joy created to get us all started.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Joy Hadden.

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So a few days ago Joy shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards using some of their leftovers. Check out all the greatness they created to inspire you this week!

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“DCC1022″ card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Geri Utterback.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card using something leftover from another project. 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 DCC1022 ~ Leftovers. 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, November 4th at 5PM EST.
4. On November 5th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and then have a couple more DCCs before we wrap up the month and announce our winner for November. 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 October DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… Laurie U. as our October winner. Congratulations, Laurie! 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.

Please 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 O1514 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

So do we have any Virginia area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Hampton, VA this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the Hampton Roads Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, October 25th & 26th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We have added lots and lots of new stamp designs since our last visit, as well as tons of fantastic card inspiration on display from the all the Rock Stars. I hope to see some of you there!

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

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 202014
 

Hi there! Geri here with another project. When I received this beautiful Dragonfly stamp from Repeat Impressions, I knew I had to make a 3-D project with it. It is a nice size image (about 4″ by 2″). I cased a art piece from Pier One.

I have two samples to show you.

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Here is how I made the blue one. I stamped the image in Memento “London Fog”, colored it with Copic’s using BG10, B01 and BV00. Next I covered the entire image with “Wink Of Stella” GL clear.
After it dried I cut fussy cut it out. Next I laid it on a “VersaMark pad, pushing it down for good coverage, then used clear embossing powder, then heat set it. I used a small wooden block painted black and had my DH drill a small hole in the center. But a small box or vase will do. Bent some floral wire, snipped it the length I needed. Then glued the Dragonfly to the top of wire.

Here is a photo of supplies used for the blue piece.

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A closeup image before adding it to the wire.

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Supplies used for both:
Repeat Impressions “Dragonfly (lg)” stamp #4401-O
Floral wire
Wire snips
Glue
Wooden blocks
Black spray paint
Memento Black and London Fog
Copic’s: BG10, B01 and BV00 (blue Dragonfly)
YR02, YR21, Y21 and G21 (Fall colors Dragonfly)
Wink of Stella
VersaMark
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun

Hope you liked my project and if you give it a try, let me know, I would love to see it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Geri

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