Apr 272011
 

Today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is a fun Color Challenge! This week Repeat Rock Star, Robin Kirkpatrick is challenging you all to create a card using these three colors… kraft, robin’s egg blue (but of course! 😉) and rust. Plus you may use one neutral color of your choice… white, ivory, brown or black.

Check out this gorgeous card Robin created to get us started. These colors really work fabulously with this image don’t they?!

"DCC427" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

"DCC427" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

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So a few days ago Robin shared this inspiration card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards using her chosen colors. Check out all the fantastic cards they came up with!

"DCC427" card created by Miriam Napier.

"DCC427" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"DCC427" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"DCC427" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"DCC427" card created by Lynette Neus.

"DCC427" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"DCC427" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"DCC427" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"DCC427" card created by Joy Hadden.

"DCC427" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"DCC427" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"DCC427" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"DCC427" card created by Harriet Skelly.

"DCC427" card created by Harriet Skelly.

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"DCC427" card created by Makiko Jones.

"DCC427" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"DCC427" card created by Michele Greenwood.

"DCC427" card created by Michele Greenwood.

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Now we’d love for you to play along with us!

Here are all the details…
1. Create any card using these three colors… kraft, robin’s egg blue and rust. Plus you may also use one neutral color of your choice… white, ivory, brown or black. Remember, your card 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 card on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC427 Designer’s Choice Challenge. 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, May 10th at 5PM EST.
4. On May 11th we will provide you with a new DCC to play along with. After we wrap up the May challenges we’ll announce the winner of our May DCC’s. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

We’re so pleased with how many of you participated in our first two Designer’s Choice Challenges! 😀 Thank you so much and please keep those cards coming! We love seeing all your creations!

And now it’s time to reveal the winner for April. Our friends at random.org have selected… Janice Melton! Congratulations Janice!! 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… we also have a Sketch Challenge going on right now too. If you haven’t uploaded your card yet there’s still plenty of time to play along. Why not stamp up a card this weekend! Submissions are open until May 3rd at 5pm EST. Please follow this link to my A2011 Sketch Card Challenge post for all the details and inspiration.

Thanks so much for spending time with us this week! We hope we’ve inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your challenge cards linked here very soon!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Apr 252011
 

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. After a rocky start to our weekend weather, Sunday turned out to be a warm, spring-like day here in the northeast. A perfect time to start thinking about getting our hand’s dirty in the garden! Our 4307-K Wheelbarrow image seems just right for this week’s Stamp of the Week. This stamp is so versatile. Check out all the neat cards the Rock Stars have created with it!

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Michele Greenwood.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Michele Greenwood.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Lynette Neus.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Miriam Napier.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Joy Hadden.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"Wheelbarrow" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"Wheelbarrow" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from April 25 – May 1, 2011 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Wheelbarrow link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW425 in the Special Instructions section of the online order form. PLEASE NOTE: The discount WILL NOT appear when you place your order. Once your order is ready to be shipped WE WILL apply the discount and process your credit card at that time. I will also send you a follow-up email to let you know your final adjusted total.

Have you created a card for our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge yet? This time it’s a theme and technique challenge hosted by Rock Star, Karen Hasheck. Karen would like you to create a child’s card that uses embossing. It’s still not too late for you to play along. Submissions close tomorrow, April 26th at 5pm EST. Please follow this link to my DCC413 Designer’s Choice Challenge post for the inspiration card and all the details! Then be sure to join us here again on Wednesday when we kick off another fun DCC.

Thank you so much for starting your week with us. Hope to see you all here again on Wednesday!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 202011
 

Woohoo!! It’s WHAT IF? Wednesday again and time for a new sketch challenge! I designed the card layout shown here and then asked our Rock Stars to put their own spin on it.

Repeat Impressions Sketch A2011

Repeat Impressions Sketch A2011

In case you missed our previous Sketch Challenge, we also have a guest artist playing along for the month of April. Please welcome back Ruza Rebel! Ruza has done another fantastic job with my latest sketch and this sweet bunny card is just perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thank you for joining us this month, Ruza… it’s been a real pleasure! 😀

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Ruza Rebel.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Ruza Rebel.

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And here are all the fabulous cards the Rock Stars have created for your inspiration. Please be sure to visit their individual blogs for details and don’t forget to leave a comment too. We always enjoy your feedback! 😀

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Harriet Skelly.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Harriet Skelly.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Michele Greenwood.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Michele Greenwood.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"A2011 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

"A2011 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

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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! 😀 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 A2011 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on May 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on May 4th we will post a new challenge and announce the winner from our April challenges. 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 A2011 in your blog or gallery posting.

And just a friendly reminder before I sign off… our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge wraps up on April 26th. We’re very excited about all the interest in our DCC’s and all the wonderful cards that have been uploaded so far. 😀 It’s still not too late to play along. Karen has challenged us to a fun child’s card with embossing. Please follow this link to my DCC413 Designer’s Choice Challenge post for the inspiration card and all the details!

Thank you so much for spending time with us this week! We hope you’ve been inspired to play along with us and look forward to seeing your card linked here soon!

Happy Stamping! I hope you have a great weekend and a joyful Easter too!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Apr 182011
 

Here it is Monday again so I bet you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for a new Stamp of the Week. And surprise! We’re also introducing another new Design Team member! So first let’s give a warm welcome to Repeat’s newest Rock Star, Miriam Napier.

Miriam Napier

Miriam Napier

I asked Miriam to tell us a little about herself…

“Hi! My name is Miriam and I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia most of my life. I am single and have 2 adorable kitties.

I have taken art classes all my life and remember doing lots of coloring with crayons as a child. To this day I am still a class junkie! When I was in the 4th grade I taught my first art class. In 2004 I started scrapbooking and nine months later discovered stamping. I could never draw well so stamping was a great way to color or watercolor without having to draw. After seeing an embossed image on a display card in an art supply store and had to try it. I was hooked. I started taking stamping classes at a local stamp store and have made a whole new group of friends.

Much later I discovered Copic markers and most of my cards are colored with them. I love the speed and the blending effect you get from Copics. Bookmaking, gardening and making pottery are also hobbies.

I started blogging in December after some friends told me I had to share my work with others. I didn’t realize it would be such fun!

I am so happy to be a part of the talented Rock Stars and I look forward to coloring, paper piecing and heat embossing the beautiful Repeat Impressions images! Thank you Wendy for asking me to be a part of your team!”

Check out this gorgeous card Miriam recently submitted for our M2311 Sketch Challenge. Her fantastic coloring really brings our 1321-M Bird and Blossoms image to life!

"M2311 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

"M2311 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

And now on to our latest Stamp of the Week. This time around we’re featuring our 4506-I Child with Wagon image. Check out all the fun cards the Rock Stars have created to inspire you this week!

"Child with Wagon" card created by Makiko Jones.

"Child with Wagon" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"Child with Wagon" card created by Harriet Skelly.

"Child with Wagon" card created by Harriet Skelly.

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"Child with Wagon" card created by Miriam Napier.

"Child with Wagon" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"Child with Wagon" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

"Child with Wagon" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

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"Child with Wagon" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"Child with Wagon" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from April 18-24, 2011 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Child with Wagon link. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW418 in the Special Instructions section of the online order form. PLEASE NOTE: The discount WILL NOT appear when you place your order. Once your order is ready to be shipped WE WILL apply the discount and process your credit card at that time. I will also send you a follow-up email to let you know your final adjusted total.

So have you submitted a card for our latest Sketch Card Challenge yet? It’s still not too late to play along! Submissions close tomorrow, April 19th at 5pm EST. You can follow this link to my A611 Sketch Card Challenge post for all the details. Then please join us here again on Wednesday when we kick off a new Sketch Card Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope to see you all here again on Wednesday!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions