Apr 292013
 

Happy Monday! It’s time to celebrate with another Stamp of the Week special. Today’s offering is our 4302-I Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee image. I love this sweet little fairy stamp, don’t you? This is just one of several I designed for our fairy collection. Check out these great cards some of the Rock Stars have created with it for your inspiration.

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“Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee” card created by Cheri Weston.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from April 29 – May 5, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Fairy’s Fun Bumblebee link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW429 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

Have you stamped up a card for our Sketch Challenge yet? I sure hope so… our latest challenge wraps up tomorrow. Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge A1713 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started. You could win a $25 gift certificate just for playing along!

There is still another week left to play along with our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge and a chance to win some free rubber too! For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice! Please visit my DCC424 ~ Shaped Cards post for all the details and inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope your week is off to a great start. My week is looking up already… Today is another travel day for me, but this time my journey is finally taking me home. Woohoo! I think thirteen days on the road is plenty. It was fun seeing all our stamping friends in IL and OH, but I’m ready to be home and back to a regular schedule again. I’m way overdue for some kitty love too!

Have a great day! I hope you will check in with us again on Wednesday when we kick off another fun Sketch Challenge!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 242013
 

We have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge for you today! This time it’s a fun style challenge. Repeat Rock Star, Deonna Bemish is challenging you to create a shaped card (no squares or rectangles).

Check out this great shaped card Deonna created to get us all started. Too cute!

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“DCC424” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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So a few days ago Deonna shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own shaped cards. Check out these wonderful cards the Rock Stars and our guest artist, Vicky Mansfield, came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC424” card created by guest artist, Vicky Mansfield.

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“DCC424” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC424” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC424” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC424” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“DCC424” card created by Kecia Waters.

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“DCC424” card created by Joy Hadden.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a shaped card (no squares or rectangles). 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 DCC424 ~ Shaped Cards. 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 7th at 5PM EST.
4. On May 8th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for April. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

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 A1713 post to see my sketch layout and all the fabulous 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 shaped card linked here soon!

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



Apr 222013
 

Happy Monday! It’s time to get your week off to a great start with our latest Stamp of the Week! Today’s offering is our 1702-N Bird Song image. Check out these wonderful spring cards a few of the Rock Stars have created for your inspiration.

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“Bird Song” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“Bird Song” card created by Kecia Waters.

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“Bird Song” card created by Joyce Morien.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from April 22-28, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Bird Song link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW422 in the Coupon Code section of the online order form.

PLEASE NOTE: Repeat Impressions is away from the office for a couple of stamp conventions. What does this mean for you? You may still order this stamp throughout the week at the discounted price, but your credit card will not actually be charged and your stamp will not ship until April 30th at the earliest. We hope that our schedule doesn’t cause you too much inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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 DCC410 ~ Clean And Simple Cards 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 A1713 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 wonderful day! 😀

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 192013
 

Surprise! It’s Rock Star Spotlight Day here again at The House That Stamps Built. It’s fun to learn a little bit about the women behind the art isn’t it?! This week we’re shining the spotlight on Geri Utterback. Here are Geri’s responses to our game of 20 questions…

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Geri Utterback

1. Tell us a little about your family. I’m married to my best friend and we have been married for 36 years. I have two daughters from a previous marriage. They gave me two wonderful grandchildren and are in college. My DH retired this year and we are still trying to adjust to him being home all the time.

2. How did you get into stamping? My daughter Brenda introduced me to making cards. We started getting together with my other daughter Theresa and making cards together. We had so much fun and the next thing I knew I was hooked. Some of you may know my daughters, Brenda Turner – Stamp It Up and Theresa Momber – Crafting The Web.

3. What is your favorite technique? The thing I really love about creating cards is the coloring. I could spend all day coloring and often have many images colored before making the card itself.

4. What is your favorite tool? Dies

5. What are your favorite embellishments? Ribbons

6. What is your favorite coloring method? Copic markers and Prisma pencils.

7. What is your favorite color combo? Teal and peach for now, it changes.

8. If you had to describe your stamping style with 3 words, what would they be? Not really sure if I have a stamping style. Hopefully I’m versatile and artistic.

9. Do you always send the cards you create? No, I often make cards using a sentiment for a challenge that I don’t have a need for. Sometimes I send extra cards to OWH.

10. For which occasion or holiday do you create the most cards? Birthdays and Christmas.

11. What is your favorite stamping magazine? Cardmaker

12. What are your favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs? This is a hard one. I love a lot of them, but I really love the cat images and the Blue Heron.

13. What are your other interests besides stamping? Reading, spending time with my family and going for walks, especially along the beach when we can.

14. Name your favorite food and one food you can’t stand. I love chicken and I can’t stand okra .

15. What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate anything!!

16. Do you have any pet peeves? Bad drivers

17. Tell us one random thing people may not know about you. I can make a really good pie crust.

18. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”. To do more traveling, start playing the guitar again and lose some weight.

19. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, 5 movies, 5 people and 5 foods would you take along?
Books: Harry Potter series, a cookbook (for the cook), The Lake House
Movies: A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, When Harry Met Sally and any James Bond movies for my DH.
People: My husband, too many to take all my family, so a doctor, a cook, a gardener and a carpenter to build me a ship so I can get off this Island!!!
Food: Fruit and vegetables that have seeds (so the gardener can grow more), chickens, and chocolate.

20. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be? Steel Magnolias

Thank you, Geri, 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 Geri’s latest creations too so be sure to visit her blog, Geri’s Cards.

Before I sign off… a couple of friendly reminders… If you haven’t created a card for our latest Designer’s Choice Challenge yet, we sure hope you will soon! Submissions are being accepted until Tuesday, April 23. Please refer to my DCC410 ~ Clean And Simple Cards post for all the details. Play along with this challenge, upload a link to your card here on the RI blog, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a full sheet of rubber stamps… any sheet of your choice!

Also… Bill and I are busy today getting our booth set up for the StampScrapArtTour show in Rockford, IL. We’ll be at the Clock Tower Resort this weekend, April 20 & 21. If you’re in the area we hope you will come visit with us. We have lots of new stamp designs to show you since our last trip to Illinois!

Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by.
Here’s wishing us all a wonderful weekend!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions