Mar 282012
 

Oh boy, have we got a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge for you today! This time around Repeat Rock Star, Kendra DeCota, is challenging you all to create a stair step card. Such a great challenge with so many possibilities! Kendra chose to get us started with a center stair step card.

"DCC328" card created by Kendra DeCota.

"DCC328" card created by Kendra DeCota.

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

"DCC328" card created by Miriam Napier.

"DCC328" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"DCC328" card created by Joy Hadden.

"DCC328" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"DCC328" card created by Makiko Jones.

"DCC328" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"DCC328" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"DCC328" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"DCC328" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"DCC328" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"DCC328" card created by Cheri Weston.

"DCC328" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"DCC328" card created by Cheri Weston.

"DCC328" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"DCC328" card created by Lynette Neus.

"DCC328" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"DCC328" card created by Wendy Wyman.

"DCC328" card created by Wendy Wyman.

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

Here are all the details…
1. Create a card that steps out, or steps to the side or up the center. And if you’re one who likes a little head start Repeat’s got you covered. Visit our website for precut, pre-scored step cards! And 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 DCC328 ~ Stair Step Card 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, April 10th at 5PM EST.
4. On April 11th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and when that challenge wraps up we’ll announce the winner for April. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Today we’re also revealing the winner of our March DCCs. Wow! So many cards were uploaded this month! Many thanks to all those who made time to play along. 😀 So now without further ado… Our friends at random.org have selected… grandmaspearl! Congratulations! 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.

We also have a great Sketch Challenge happening now too. There is still another week 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 M2112 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

I have another important announcement to make today… Unfortunately it’s time to bid farewell to Rock Star, Miriam Napier. We are so happy to have had the chance to get to know Miriam and have thoroughly enjoyed all the beautiful cards she created for us over the past year. We are sorry to see her go, but we know we’ll be keeping up with this talented lady’s great creations in blogland. All the best to you, Miriam, and thank you for inspiring us all!

And lastly… do we have any Maryland readers out there? Today Repeat Impressions is headed to Ocean City, MD to get ready for the Stamping by the Sea show happening there this weekend. In addition to all the new products we’ve added since our last visit, this show will be extra fun because our favorite little helper will be joining us. That’s right, my niece, Adriana will be demoing and helping out in our booth this weekend! Woohoo!! 😀

Thank you so much for spending time with us this week… and bearing with me through today’s extra long post. I hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your next masterpiece linked here soon!

Until then… Happy Stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Mar 262012
 

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. I sure did! I just celebrated my birthday on Saturday and got a wonderful surprise from the Rock Stars. So if you missed it, be sure to take a look at my Happy Birthday To Me post and check out the wonderful book and blog hop the design team put together in my honor. 😀

Today we’re kicking off a new Stamp of the Week offering. This time we’re featuring our 1304-J Beauty of Springtime verse. Check out these lovely cards the Rock Stars created for you!

"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Joy Hadden.

"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Lynette Neus.

"Beauty of Springtime" card created by Lynette Neus.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from March 26 – April 1, 2012 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Beauty of Springtime link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW326 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

Looking for some ideas to jump start your card creations? We have a couple of card challenges that are sure to inspire you. Our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge wraps up tomorrow so be sure to upload your card ASAP. Our Rock Star hostess, Lynette, has a great theme challenge for you. Please visit my DCC314 ~ Sympathy Card Challenge post for all the details and inspiration.

There is still another week left to play along with our latest Sketch Challenge too. Why not create and upload your card for a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate! Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge M2112 post to see my sketch layout and all the fantastic cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

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

Have a great day! 😀

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 242012
 

I actually didn’t plan to post anything today, but the RI Rock Stars had a fabulous birthday surprise for me so I just have to share…

It all started with a package that arrived in the mail from Rock Star, Cheri Weston. A package from one of the Rock Stars is always exciting anyway because it usually means we’re getting a fresh batch of beautiful cards for our display boards. Needless to say I was completely surprised and bowled over by what I found in the box. Check it out…

My very special Birthday Book from the Rock Stars!

My very special Birthday Book from the Rock Stars!

Is that awesome or what?! Cheri created this gorgeous and fun paper-bag book using lots of bright colored bags, patterned and embossed papers, butterflies and bling. She even included special charms to represent Maine, my love of cats, and a rhinestone filled W. Then all the pockets of this beautiful book are filled with equally fantastic birthday cards made by everyone on my design team! There are also many tags with clever and amusing quotes about growing older. Trust me when I say the photo here does not do it justice. So I’ll be bringing it along with me to the next stamp show to show it off for sure!

A peek inside my Birthday Book.

A peek inside my Birthday Book.

And as if that weren’t enough, a letter included with the book also informed me that all the Rock Stars (and even a few past team members) were having a blog hop in my honor today. Woohoo! What fun! You rock, ladies!! 😀

Here’s the list with links to all their blogs so you too can enjoy all the wonderful birthday cards they created. And please be sure to leave them all some love. They really outdid themselves!

Robin
Dawn
Miriam
Makiko
Lynette
Vicki
Joy
Darsie
Karen
Cheri

A big heartfelt thanks to you all, Rock Stars! I am still astounded by your thoughtfulness. You have truly made this birthday extra special! 😀

Big hugs to all!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 212012
 

Woohoo! It’s Wednesday and time to get inspired with a new Sketch Challenge. I designed the card layout shown here and then asked our Rock Stars to have some fun with it.

Repeat Impressions Sketch M2112

Repeat Impressions Sketch M2112

Check out all the fabulous cards they created this week!

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Miriam Napier.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Kendra DeCota.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Kendra DeCota.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Darsie Bruno.

"M2112 Sketch" card created by Darsie Bruno.

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"M2112 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

"M2112 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 M2112 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on April 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on April 4th we will post a new challenge and announce the winner of our March 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 M2112 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget we also have a wonderful Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Lynette, has a great theme challenge for you. Please visit my DCC314 ~ Sympathy Card Challenge post for all the details and inspiration.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We hope you’ve been inspired to play along and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions