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Happy Wednesday, everyone! If you are looking for some holiday stamping inspiration you’ve come to the perfect place. Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off one of our fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges. 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 these spectacular cards the RI Rock Stars have created to inspire you this week. I am so loving all their Christmas creations… just fabulous!

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Esther Asbury. (front)
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Esther Asbury. (and inside)
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317” 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 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 been extending our submission dates for challenges so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ D1317 until 5pm EST on January 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On December 20th 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 January we’ll announce our December 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 ~ D1317 in your blog or gallery posting.

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, Donna Thielker will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 112017
 

Hi everyone, Deonna here, I’d like to share a Quilted Embossed Christmas Card with all of you today.

This will be my last Project of the Week with Repeat Impressions for awhile. After much deliberation, I’ve chosen to step down off the design team.  I just think that I need a break for awhile. Miscellaneous things have been happening in life that I need to care for.  That doesn’t mean that I won’t ever be back.  I may be begging to come back. Lol!

Anyway, let’s just get started with my tutorial.

Supplies:
RI Stamps – 9402-U Quilt Background (I cut all of mine apart)9403-P Quilt Frame9404-H Our Friendship, and 9408-H Friendship Quilt Square.
Cardstock base – Baja Blue cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″
Red cardstock at least 4 1/4″ x 5″ and a scrap for the sentiment
Embossing stamp pad
Black detail embossing powder – Recollections
Heat tool
Paper trimmer
Black ink – Ranger Archival
“Let it Snow” patterned paper pieces – 5 to 6 different prints.
Scissors
Powder tray or piece of scrap paper
Glue

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1.  Gather the above supplies and stamp using stamp 9403-P Quilt Frame onto the red cardstock using the black ink. Trim the square out leaving 1/4″ border around the image. Set aside.

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2.  Gather various pieces of coordinating patterened paper that you want to use. (This would be a good time to use your scraps.)

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Using your embossing ink, powder tray and black embossing powder, stamp each of the individual stamps from the 9402-U Quilt Background that were used on the 9403-P Quilt Frame (above in step 1)

With the embossing ink – Stamp each of the corners onto your chosen patterned paper. Stamp twice with one scrap and twice with another patterned paper. You will need to stamp 4  of each of the same design for the last two. Add embossing powder and heat set.

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3.  Once each square is embossed, cut each of them out using your scissors and set aside.

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4.  Repeat step 2 and 3 with the square stamp 9408-H Friendship Quilt Square. Stamp the image with embossing ink onto 2 different patterned papers. Cut out the entire stamped image of the first and just the star center of the second. Set aside.

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5.  Stamp and emboss the sentiment 9404-H Our Friendship onto a piece of red cardstock. Trim into a square.  Trim a piece of patterned paper slightly larger then the sentiment.

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6.  Lay each piece onto the stamped quilted square on the red cardstock from step 1. Make sure that your paper pattern is going the direction that you desire and glue each one down over the top of the base stamped image. Glue the star onto the center square and glue into the center of the quilted square. Glue the entire quilted square onto your blue card base. Glue down the sentiment and embellish as desired. I chose to only add some buttons that I had in my stash.

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Finished project…

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Dec 062017
 

Happy December everyone! I hope your holiday season is off to a warm and wonderful start. I’ve been super busy with everything else lately so I haven’t quite found my holiday spirit yet. But with a little luck, I’m really hoping that things settle down for me by the weekend so that I can put up the Christmas tree and make the house look a little festive.

Today here at “The House” we’re kicking off a new month of challenges with one of our great Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Joy Hadden is hosting and challenging you all to create something that includes glitter. That should be fun and also lends itself so well to the season!

Here is the fabulous card that Joy created to get everyone started.

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“DCC126” creation by Joy Hadden.
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So a few days ago Joy shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to stamp up a creation that also features glitter. Check out all the wonderfully sparkly creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC126” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“DCC126” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“DCC126” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“DCC126” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“DCC126” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“DCC126” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“DCC126” creation by Esther Asbury.
Visit Esther’s blog

And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Stamp up a creation that also includes glitter. 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! 😀 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 DCC126 ~ Glitter. 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, January 2nd at 5PM EST.
4. On December 13th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our December challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month the first week in January. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our November challenges. A big thank you to all of you who participated. We loved checking out all your creations and really appreciated all your kind comments too! As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… this time that person is… Heather B. Congratulations, Heather and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will contact you with your certificate info.

Also, in case you missed my blog post on Monday evening… Repeat Impressions is having a Countdown To Christmas Sale! 20 Days, 20% Off, 20 Items… A different item each day! I’ll be posting a new item and coupon code on our Facebook page every day through Christmas Eve. So click on over to our Facebook page and Follow us if you don’t already. Then be sure to check our page each day so you don’t miss our daily deals! Or you can Like or Share some of our posts so that hopefully we’ll show up in your daily feed.

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 very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with you.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 062017
 

Good morning! Today I have an extra special post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Esther Asbury to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I’ve asked Esther to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

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Esther Asbury

“Hello everyone, my name is Esther and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia! I’m a home-school mom to one teenage daughter, wife of a small town pastor, and the owner of two spoiled Labs! I enjoy working in my flower beds, baking, decorating, crocheting, knitting, and playing the piano — but at the end of the day the hobby I come back to the most is card making. I belong to a card ministry that sends happy mail to hurting people all over the USA. I love that I can use my (favorite) hobby to bring cheer and encouragement to adults and children who are going through a difficult time. I’m excited and honored to be ask to design for Repeat Impressions!”

Please check out my second post today to see the fabulous tags Esther created for our Designer’s Choice Challenge. And be sure to visit her blog, Shoregirl’s Creations, later too.

Welcome to the team Esther! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are so excited to have you join us. And I’m sure our readers can’t wait to see all wonderful things you’ll be creating and sharing with us in the coming weeks too.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to check out my second post today as Esther and the rest of the gang kick off a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. And please leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions