Mar 292013
 

Woohoo! After a really long hiatus, it’s Rock Star Spotlight Day here again at The House That Stamps Built. Over the years this little game of 20 questions has proved to be a fun way to get to know the artists behind the cards we’ve been sharing. This week we’re shining the spotlight on Karen Hasheck.

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Karen Hasheck

1. Tell us a little about your family. I am very happily married to a retired school teacher. We have two grown children: Brian, who lives in Chicago with his wife Kristy and their dog Ludo. He loves working at a large downtown accounting firm. My daughter Marie lives in Appleton, WI with her son Nate who is 6 years old and the apple of Grandma’s eye!

2. How did you get into stamping? 14 years ago I was introduced to a SU demo who was a good teacher and I was hooked immediately. My first project was my “baby’s” high school graduation announcement and when he moved out to college, stamping took over my life and my extra bedroom became my craft room.

3. What is your favorite technique? Dry embossing with embossing folders

4. What is your favorite tool? Big Shot (I use it everyday both embossing and cutting die cuts especially Nestabilities)

5. What are your favorite embellishments? Pearls and colored gems

6. What is your favorite coloring method? Paper piecing – I love to “color” by picking a fun dp and cutting and piecing on the stamped image and I do it all the time.

7. What is your favorite color combo? Well my favorite color is green and I do reach for greens, yellows and browns alot, but I have lots of other favorite combos too… recently I discovered kraft and cream (off white) and love that combo.

8. If you had to describe your stamping style with 3 words, what would they be? CAS+ – I have to add a Plus to Clean and Simple – I love an unique fold or something fun and different to make my CAS cards pop.

9. Do you always send the cards you create? I send alot but I give many as gifts and donate even more.

10. For which occasion or holiday do you create the most cards? Has to be Christmas.

11. What is your favorite stamping magazine? Just Cards

12. What are your favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs? Rebecca and Belle

13. What are your other interests besides stamping? Scrapbooking, Pinterest, reading mysteries

14. Name your favorite food and one food you can’t stand. Love cheeseburgers, hate lima beans.

15. What is your guilty pleasure? Shopping online (for more stamps, diecuts, embossing folders, etc., etc.)

16. Do you have any pet peeves? People who don’t respond to emails.

17. Tell us one random thing people may not know about you. I am a huge Green Bay Packer fan.

18. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”. Visit Hawaii, Europe and take another cruise.

19. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be? It’s A Wonderful Life (especially now that I am retired :)

Thank you, Karen, for sharing your responses here with us. It was fun learning a little more about you! And I know you’ll all want to keep up with Karen’s latest creations too so be sure to visit her blog, Karen’s Kreative Kards. While you’re there don’t forget to leave her some love. Karen has a birthday coming up this Sunday too! 😀

And before I sign off… a friendly reminder. If you haven’t created a card for our latest Sketch Challenge yet, we sure hope you will soon! Submissions are being accepted until Tuesday, April 2. Please refer to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge M2013 post for all the details. Play along with our sketch, upload a link to your card here on the RI blog and you’ll automatically be entered to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate!

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 272013
 

Today we have another great Designer’s Choice Challenge for you! This time it’s a fun theme challenge. Repeat Rock Star, Geri Utterback is challenging you to create a card with spring flowers. This should help brighten your day!

Check out this beautiful card Geri created to get us all started.

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“DCC327” card created by Geri Utterback.

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So a few days ago Geri shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with spring flowers. Check out these wonderful cards the Rock Stars came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC327” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC327” card created by Kecia Waters.

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“DCC327” card created by Christy Schumacher.

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“DCC327” card created by Christy Schumacher.

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“DCC327” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC327” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC327” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC327” card created by Joy Hadden.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with spring flowers. 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 DCC327 ~ Spring Flowers. 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 9th at 5PM EST.
4. On April 10th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and at the end of the month we’ll announce our winner for April. 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 March DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… Betty K as our March winner. Congratulations, Betty! 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 M2013 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your beautiful spring flower card linked here soon!

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Mar 252013
 

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. I had a milestone birthday yesterday and celebrated with family as I moved quietly into my next decade. 😉 Thankfully there were no black balloons involved!

Today we’re introducing our latest Stamp of the Week. I love this 4306-N Pussy Willows image and thought I was pretty clever in designing the puffy willow tips to turn into fluffy kitties. Check out these sweet cards some of the Rock Stars have created for your inspiration.

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“Pussy Willows” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“Pussy Willows” card created by Christy Schumacher.

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“Pussy Willows” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“Pussy Willows” card created by Kecia Waters.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from March 25-31, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Pussy Willows link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW325 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

And just a friendly reminder… our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge wraps up tomorrow so be sure to get your card uploaded if you want to play along for a chance to win some free rubber! Please visit my DCC313~ Brayering or Sponging post for all the details and inspiration.

If you are needing even more reasons to stamp, there is still another week left to play along with our latest Sketch Challenge. Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge M2013 post to see my sketch layout and all the great cards the Rock Stars created to get you started. You could win a $25 gift certificate just for playing along!

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. I hope you will check in with us again on Wednesday when we kick off another fun Designer’s Choice Challenge!

Have a fabulous day! 😀

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Mar 202013
 

TGI Wednesday… It’s my favorite blogging day of the week! That means it’s challenge day here again and time to get inspired with a new Sketch Challenge. I always look forward to all the great ways you interpret my sketches. 😀 Here is what I designed for this week.

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Repeat Impressions Sketch M2013

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

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Kecia Waters.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Christy Schumacher.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“M2013 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

Visit Geri’s blog

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 M2013 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on April 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on April 3rd we will post a new challenge and announce the winner for March. 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 M2013 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Karen Hasheck has a fun technique challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC313~ Brayering or Sponging post for all the details and great inspiration cards from the Rock Stars.

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

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



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