Sep 302011
 

Surprise and Happy Friday! Today we don’t have any card creations to share… instead we have a special announcement. Yes, it’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag and introduce Repeat Impressions’ newest Rock Stars! Woohoo!! Gosh it was hard to keep this under wraps for so long! Starting next week we have two very talented ladies joining our already fabulous Design Team. 😀 Please help us in welcoming Kendra DeCota and Vicki Dutcher.

If you are like me I bet you can hardly wait until next week to see what wonderful things they will be creating for us. Until then I thought it would be nice to share a few words from them…

Kendra DeCota

Kendra DeCota

“Hi my name is Kendra DeCota and I am excited to be a part of this amazing design team! I am currently a stay at home mom of two children ages 9 and 6 and I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years. I have been stamping for almost 13 years now and two years ago I got into blogging. I love the atmosphere of this online stamping community! When I’m not caring for my kids and stamping, I enjoy cooking and reading a good book!”


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Vicki Dutcher

Vicki Dutcher

“I am so excited to be on the Repeat Impressions Design Team! I hope my future cards inspire you.

I started stamping about 15 years ago, left it for a long time, and started back up again about 3 years ago. I am totally into creating cards and really, that is all I do (hence the name of my blog) – Oh yeah, I work part time at Starbucks.

I live in Arizona, where yep, it gets hot! Luckily, I am in an air conditioned house, car and my stamp room has a/c with a fabulous fan that keeps me cool. I will periodically swim in my pool too – that always helps.

I look forward to working with this awesome company and fabulous Team and also look forward to seeing all of your creations!”

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Welcome aboard ladies! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are so thrilled to have you join us and I’m sure our readers are excited too. I’m already looking forward to next week and all the fun we’ll be having here.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. We’ll be back on Monday with inspiration and a new Stamp of the Week! Please don’t forget to leave our newest Rock Stars a little love on your way out!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 282011
 

Today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is a fun theme challenge. This time Repeat Rock Star, Robin Kirkpatrick is challenging you all to create an animal theme card. Anything goes… from pets to wildlife. Check out this wonderful cat card Robin created to get us started!

"DCC928" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

"DCC928" 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 animal cards. Check out all the spectacular cards they came up with!

"DCC928" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"DCC928" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"DCC928" card created by Harriet Skelly.

"DCC928" card created by Harriet Skelly.

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"DCC928" card created by Lynette Neus.

"DCC928" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"DCC928" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"DCC928" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"DCC928" card created by Joy Hadden.

"DCC928" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"DCC928" card created by Miriam Napier.

"DCC928" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"DCC928" card created by Makiko Jones.

"DCC928" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"DCC928" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"DCC928" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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

Here are all the details…
1. Create an animal theme card. 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 DCC928 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, October 11th at 5PM EST.
4. On October 12th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with. When that challenge wraps up we’ll announce the winner for October. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

And now it’s time to reveal the winner of our September DCCs. Our friends at random.org have selected… Dee! Congratulations, Dee! 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. This challenge wraps up next Tuesday so there is still plenty of time to play along. Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge S2111 post to see my sketch layout and all the great cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Before we sign off today we have to bid farewell to two of our Rock Stars. Harriet Skelly and Michele Greenwood have both been with the team since I started this blog. These talented ladies will be missed here at The House That Stamps Built but I know we’ll be keeping up with all their great creations in blogland. Maybe they’ll even drop by and join us for a challenge some day. Thanks so much Harriet and Michele for helping to make this blog a great place to find inspiration!

And thank you all for visiting with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon! Be sure to check back with us on Friday when we welcome our newest Rock Stars!

Until then… Happy Stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Sep 262011
 

Happy Monday and Happy Autumn! It’s time for a new Stamp of the Week! Today we’re featuring our 4217-K Red Fox image. Check out these fabulous cards the Rock Stars created to inspire you!

"Red Fox" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"Red Fox" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"Red Fox" card created by Joy Hadden.

"Red Fox" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"Red Fox" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"Red Fox" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"Red Fox" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"Red Fox" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"Red Fox" card created by Michele Greenwood.

"Red Fox" card created by Michele Greenwood.

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"Red Fox" card created by Lynette Neus.

"Red Fox" card created by Lynette Neus.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from September 26 – October 2, 2011 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Red Fox link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW926 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

Have you uploaded a card for our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge yet? Submissions close tomorrow at 5pm so don’t delay! Our hostess, Harriet, has challenged you to create a one layer CAS card. Please visit my DCC914 ~ One Layer CAS Challenge post for all the details and inspiration.

We have a fun Sketch Challenge going on right now too and there is still plenty of time to play along with this one. Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge S2111 post to see my sketch layout and all the great cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thank you so much for starting your week with us. I hope you’ll visit with us again on Wednesday when we’ll be kicking off a wonderful new Designer’s Choice Challenge!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 212011
 

Yahoo! 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 S2111

Repeat Impressions Sketch S2111

Check out all the wonderful cards they created this week!

"S2111" card created by Makiko Jones.

"S2111" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"S2111" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

"S2111" card created by Robin Kirkpatrick.

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"S2111" card created by Lynette Neus.

"S2111" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"S2111" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"S2111" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"S2111" card created by Joy Hadden.

"S2111" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"S2111" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"S2111" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"S2111" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"S2111" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"S2111" card created by Miriam Napier.

"S2111" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"S2111" card created by Harriet Skelly.

"S2111" card created by Harriet Skelly.

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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 S2111 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on October 4th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on October 5th we will post a new challenge and announce the winner from our September 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 S2111 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… there is still almost a week left to play along with our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge. Our hostess, Harriet, has challenged you to create a one layer CAS card. Please visit my DCC914 ~ One Layer CAS Challenge post for details and inspiration. You could win a sheet of unmounted stamps!

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

Wendy
Repeat Impressions