Aug 312012
 

Woohoo! I don’t usually post on Fridays but today we have something to celebrate! Starting next week we have three new Rock Stars joining us. I think that is newsworthy of a special post don’t you?! Please join us in welcoming Joyce Morien, Geri Utterback, and Christy Schumacher to the Repeat Impressions design team. I asked each of these ladies to give us a little introduction and this is what they had to say…

Joyce Morien

Joyce Morien

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“My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We have a 21 year old son who will be going back to college very soon (bummer).  I grew up and have always lived in central WI.  I have always, always always done crafts of some sort.  I don’t remember a time when I didn’t – embroidery, crochet, needle point, cross stitch, scrapbooking and I’ve put pretty much all of that behind me to make cards and 3-D paper projects.  On a rare occasion I do some crocheting for a change of pace.  My ultimate goal is to be able to have a career doing my paper crafts.” ~ Joyce

Geri Utterback

Geri Utterback

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“Hi! I’m so thrilled to be joining Repeat Impressions and their spectacular rock star team! I live up in the mountains of northern California. I’m a retired hairdresser. I have a great husband and two wonderful grown daughters and two grandkids that I’m very proud of. I started making cards in 2009 after being introduced to it by my daughters. I have fallen in love with this art.   My blog is geri’s cards and I’m known on Splitcoaststamper’s as redwasher1. I’m a rock star YAH!!!!” ~ Geri

Christy Schumacher

Christy Schumacher

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“My name is Christy Schumacher, I am 40 years old, mom of two college students and I couldn’t be prouder.  I have been creating cards/scrapbooks/altered art for around 5 years now, it is my passion which I can indulge in calorie free. :) I do not have a name for my “style” of crafting because I am ever changing & evolving in it; this I feel is what keeps my ideas fresh & unique.  I am also a Certified Scrapbook & Paper-ED Instructor for Michaels as well as the Paper Crafting Instructor for The Middletown Arts Center.  My favorite crafting items that I use almost all the time are my paper trimmer, my Scor-Pal, Cricut & my ATG.” ~ Christy

I’m sure you’ll agree… I can hardly wait to see all the great things these talented ladies will be creating with Repeat Impressions stamps! :)

Have a great weekend everyone! We’ll be back again on Monday to kick off a new Stamp of the Week. Hope to see you here!

Wendy
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Aug 292012
 

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! It’s time to get inspired with a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. Today we have a nice theme challenge for you. Rock Star, Lynette Neus is challenging you to create a card using flowers… stamped or otherwise.

Check out this lovely card Lynette created to get us all started.

"DCC829" card created by Lynette Neus.

"DCC829" card created by Lynette Neus.

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So a few days ago Lynette shared this inspiration card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with flowers. Check out all these beautiful cards they came up with.

"DCC829" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"DCC829" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"DCC829" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"DCC829" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"DCC829" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

"DCC829" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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"DCC829" card created by Joy Hadden.

"DCC829" card created by Joy Hadden.

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"DCC829" card created by Cheri Weston.

"DCC829" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"DCC829" card created by Makiko Jones.

"DCC829" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"DCC829" card created by Kecia Waters.

"DCC829" card created by Kecia Waters.

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

Here are all the details…
1. Create a card using flowers… stamped or otherwise. 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 DCC829 ~ Flowers 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, September 11th at 5PM EST.
4. On September 12th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and when that challenge wraps up at the end of the month we will announce a winner for September. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our August DCCs. So now without further ado… Our friends at random.org have selected… Mary Anne K. as our August winner. Congratulations, Mary Anne! 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 that we also have a fun 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 A2212 post to see my sketch layout and all the fabulous cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

As you may recall, we recently held a design team call. I am happy to report that we have a few new talented ladies joining our group next week. I will be making their introductions in a separate post soon.

Unfortunately, that also means it is time to say farewell to some of our current team members. Words cannot express how fortunate we have been to have Makiko Jones, Lynette Neus, and Dawn Bennett on our team. Makiko and Lynette are two of our original Rock Stars and have been with us since I started this blog almost two and a half years ago. Wow! And Dawn has been with us for a little over a year. Thank you ladies for all the fabulous cards you have created for us over all these many months! Your work is truly inspirational and you will all be missed very much. We will surely be keeping in touch with you in blogland!

And thank you dear reader for sticking with me on this very long post today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon!

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
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Aug 272012
 

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. We spent the last few days in Hamburg, NY doing a stamp show with our StampScrapArtTour friends. And I had an unexpected treat on Friday… I got the night off from teaching at the Make & Take Project Party on Friday night and got to take a little road trip up to see the fireworks and illumination at Niagara Falls instead. Very cool!

Today it’s time to introduce a new Stamp of the Week. This time we’re featuring this cute 910-E Mouse & Cheese image. Check out these clever cards some of the Rock Stars have created for you!

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“Mouse & Cheese” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“Mouse & Cheese” card created by Dawn Bennett.

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“Mouse & Cheese” card created by Lynette Neus.

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“Mouse & Cheese” card created by Kecia Waters.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from August 27 – September 2, 2012 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Mouse & Cheese link. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW827 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

If you are looking for even more reason to stamp this week, don’t forget to check out our latest challenges. There is still a little time left to play along with our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge. Submissions close for this Challenge tomorrow at 5pm EST. So be sure to create and upload your card very soon for your chance to win a free unmounted sheet of rubber… any sheet of your choice! This is a fun technique challenge hosted by RI Rock Star, Karen Hasheck. Please visit my DCC815 ~ Cards With Scoring Challenge post for all the details and fabulous inspiration cards from all the Rock Stars.

And if that is cutting it a little bit too close for you then you’ll want to get in on our latest Sketch Challenge. There is still another week left to play along and a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate too! Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge A2212 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope your week is off to a great start. Please be sure to visit with us again on Wednesday when we kick off another fun Designer’s Choice Challenge.

Have a crafty day! :)

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 222012
 

Happy hump day! Today is WHAT IF? Wednesday so it’s time to get inspired with a new Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch I designed for this week.

Repeat Impressions Sketch A2212

Repeat Impressions Sketch A2212

Check out all these neat cards the Rock Stars created with it!

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Kecia Waters.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Kecia Waters.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"A2212 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

"A2212 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

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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 A2212 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on September 4th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on September 5th we will post a new challenge and announce the winner of our August 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 A2212 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Karen, has a fun technique challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC815 ~ Cards With Scoring Challenge post for all the details and wonderful inspiration cards from the Rock Stars.

We’ve just barely recovered from the Cinci show and here we are packing everything up again. Tomorrow we’re shuffling off to the Buffalo, NY area for the StampScrapArtTour show in Hamburg. We’ll be at the Event Center at The Fairgrounds this weekend, August 25 & 26. If you are in the area and planning to attend please be sure to stop by our booth and say hello. This will be my niece Adriana’s last appearance of the summer before she heads back to school. She’s looking forward to helping out in our booth again this weekend and being my demo queen. We hope you can come join the fun!

Thanks so much for spending time here with us this week. I hope you’ve been inspired and look forward to seeing your next masterpiece linked here soon. 😀

Until then… Happy creating!

Wendy
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