May 292013
 

Whoa… it’s Wednesday again already! The week sure goes by fast when you throw in a Monday holiday. It’s not all bad though. Challenge day is always a bright spot in my week and hopefully it is for you too. Here is the sketch I designed for you today.

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Repeat Impressions Sketch M2913

The Rock Stars and our guest artist of the month, Sarah Preston, all did a great job with this sketch. Today is Sarah’s last post with us so be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love. It’s been a real pleasure having her play along. Check out this wonderful variety of cards they have for your inspiration.

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“M2913 Sketch” cards created by guest artist, Sarah Preston.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“M2913 Sketch” card created by Kecia Waters.

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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 M2913 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on June 11th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on June 12th we will post a new challenge and when that challenge wraps up at the end of the month we will announce the winner for June. 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 M2913 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our May sketch challenges. As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… Theresa P! Congratulations, Theresa and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate on it’s way.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Joyce Morien has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC522 ~ Fur, Fins, or Feathers post for all the details and wonderful inspiration cards from the Rock Stars.

We have a couple of other special announcements to share with you before I sign off…

First… Today we bid a fond farewell to Kecia Waters. Kecia has been on the design team for a year already and has decided that it’s time to move on. We’ll miss Kecia’s clean and colorful style. She always managed to add a touch of whimsy to her card creations that made us smile. All the best to you, Kecia. I’m sure many of us will be keeping tabs on you in blog land.

And last, but not least… Starting next week we’ll be enjoying the fabulous card creations of Geri Utterback again. Woohoo! After a brief hiatus, Geri decided she was missing out on all the fun. So we’ve worked out a plan and Geri will be joining us on a part time basis throughout the summer. You can look forward to seeing her creations on alternating Mondays as she helps showcase our Stamp of the Week features. Welcome back, Geri… we’re all so happy to have you here again! 😀

Whew… I think that about covers everything for this week. Thank you so much for spending time with us here. We hope you’ve been inspired and look forward to seeing your sketch masterpiece linked here soon!

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



May 272013
 

Happy Monday everyone and Happy Memorial Day to all our U.S. readers! A big thank you to all those who are serving or have served in our military. And thank you all for taking time out from your holiday festivities to join us today for our latest Stamp of the Week. Today we’re showcasing this happy little 8106-I Wagging Pup stamp. Check out these cards the Rock Stars created to inspire you!

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“Wagging Pup” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“Wagging Pup” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“Wagging Pup” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“Wagging Pup” card created by Cheri Weston.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from May 27 – June 2, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Wagging Pup link and scroll down the page a bit. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW527 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 M1513 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 DCC522 ~ Fur, Fins, or Feathers post for all the details and inspiration.

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

Until then, happy stamping! :)

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 212013
 

You know how I love Wednesdays… Well today is an extra special Wednesday. Not only do we have a new challenge to share, we’re also introducing a new Rock Star today too. Woohoo! Please help us in welcoming Brenda Turner to the Repeat Impressions family. I asked Brenda to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

“I am happily married for 23 years to Brain and Mom to one son, Kody. I happen to be lucky enough to live in the prettiest part of Northern California. I have the ocean a five minute walk from my home and the beautiful and majestic Giant Redwoods a 15 minute drive away. I work as a food service director for a local school district. It is my dream job which I really enjoy and find very rewarding.

For me crafting has always been a part of my life. I have tried many different types of crafts, stamping and paper crafts are my favorite. My cardmaking journey started about 7 years ago. Paper crafting is a wonderful way for me to take some time to myself and allows me to express my creative side. I find it very therapeutic.”

The Rock Stars and I are all so thrilled to have Brenda join us and I can’t wait to see what she will create with our stamps. :)

And now, on to our latest challenge… Today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is another fun theme challenge. Repeat Rock Star, Joyce Morien is challenging you to create any sort of critter card with fur, fins, or feathers.

Check out this fantastic card Joyce created to get us all started. Gotta say… Her OMG really made me LOL! Love it!

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“DCC522” card created by Joyce Morien.

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

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“DCC522” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC522” card created by Kecia Waters.

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“DCC522” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC522” card created by guest artist, Sarah Preston.

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“DCC522” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC522” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC522” card created by Cheri Weston.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a critter card with fur, fins, or feathers. 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 DCC522 ~ Fur, Fins, or Feathers. 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, June 4th at 5PM EST.
4. On June 5th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for May. 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 M1513 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 critter card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



May 202013
 

It’s Monday, so you know what that means… It’s time for a new stamp of the week! Today we have our 4206-K Kisa 2 cat stamp for you and I have a feline you might like it. 😉 Sorry, couldn’t resist! This is an illustration I created of my “first born” cat, Kisa. She was the first cat I adopted when I was in college and living on my own. She was a gorgeous cat, but had a rather feisty personality that only a mother could love.

Check out these great cards some of the Rock Stars have created with it for your inspiration.

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“Kisa 2” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“Kisa 2” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“Kisa 2” card created by Kecia Waters.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from May 20-26, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Kisa 2 link and scroll way, way, down the page. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW520 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 DCC58 ~ Masculine 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 M1513 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