Apr 262017
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! Whew… April is almost over, thank goodness. I am so ready for a new month and a fresh start. And some May flowers would be really nice too! Since last week we learned that Bill’s heart is already out of sinus rhythm again… so very disappointing! He is still struggling through his days in a medicated fog, but we’ll be seeing his cardiologist later today and hopefully they’ll be able to make some adjustments that will help get him back to some kind of normalcy soon.

Unfortunately, this is all happening a little too late. We were scheduled to be on our way to Akron tomorrow for the Adventures In Stamping show this weekend, but for the first time ever we had to cancel out on a show. :( Bill still hasn’t felt up to working more than a couple of hours a day at home so he certainly isn’t capable of traveling and doing a show yet. We’re sure going to miss seeing all our OH stamping friends!

But on a brighter note, 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 all the wonderful creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~A2617” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617” 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 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 ~ A2617 until 5pm EST on May 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On May 3rd we’ll kick off a new challenge and announce our April 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2617 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, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 242017
 

Hello… Cheri here for The House That Stamps Built with a new Project of the Week for you. I’m calling it faux silk background, but it may have another name somewhere else.

This is what it looks like.

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Stamps used are 10301-H “Patti’s Flower Solid, 10310-H “Mum Solid”, 10308-H “Kathy’s Flower Solid”, 10306-E “Daisy Solid Sm.”, 10311-C “Leaf Solid Sm.”, 10318-D “Leaf Solid Lg.”, 10204-D “Leaf Cluster Solid”, 9009-F “Butterfly Sm.” and 1105-E “Thinking of You”.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

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A piece of white card stock cut a little smaller than your tissue paper piece. Tissue paper, dye inks of your choice, glue. You can use a glue stick, I used ATG double sided tape.

Begin by inking your stamp(s) with your choice of ink and stamp your tissue paper in the area or areas where you’d like your image or images to appear.

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Once you have the tissue paper piece to your liking you now must do the hard part….wait for it to dry completely. You can hit it with a heat gun if you can’t wait, but it’s very, very important that the ink is completely dry.

When the tissue is dry, roll it into a ball then unroll it carefully. Cover your white card stock with glue completely, and gently lay your tissue piece over it carefully tapping it to the card stock piece to adhere.

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Here’s a close look at what it should look like.

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Trim the edges and use it on your card base as desired.

I hope you like this and give it a try, it makes a unique and lovely background.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a super creative week!

Apr 192017
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week. My husband was finally released from the hospital the end of last week and we are slowly trying to get back to work here. Unfortunately, his Afib is silent and it’s also been a real challenge to control so far. For the time being Bill’s cardiologist is trying to manage it with medications, but among other things, that seems to make him tire very easily. So we really appreciate your patience as orders are not getting out as quickly as they usually would. Thank you so much for your understanding!

But here at “The House” it’s business as usual as the Rock Stars have been busy stamping up some fabulous cards to share with you. Today 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 wonderful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” 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! 😀 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 ~ A1917 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, April 19th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on April 25th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes 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 Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917 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, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 172017
 

WOW… Easter was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with family, friends, church services or however you celebrate Easter.

For my POTW (Project of the Week) I choose to do a very simple, easy, and FUN project that I call embedded faux chip board. I used Repeat Impressions stamps listed below:

10203-D Leaf Cluster Outline
10205-E Flower Cluster Outline
10206-E Flower Cluster Detail
10207-E Flower Cluster Solid

For my Supplies I used a word die, white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2, the above listed stamps, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, a piece of Kraft cardstock, sequins, and inks of your choice.

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Die Cut your word out of the upper center of the white cardstock as well as 5 individual die cuts out of the Kraft cardstock.

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Next step is to glue all 5 DREAM die cuts together making sure they line up, using liquid glue of your choice.

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I then began stamping my images of the flower clusters and leaves randomly on the white cardstock. I used three different colors of purples.

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Then add liquid glue to the back of your stack of 5 dreams glued together and with the card front facing up place the stack of die cuts through the negative space on the white cardstock. It may be just a bit snug but it will slip right into the negative space. Looks like chipboard without the weight.

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I thought it needed some bling so I choose to add some random sequins.

Finished Card:

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Enjoy and find different dies and Repeat Impressions images that will work beautifully together.

~ Shirley