Aug 302013
 

Woohoo! We have some exciting news to share with you today! We have a wonderful new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Melissa Cash to the Repeat Impressions design team.

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Melissa Cash

I asked Melissa to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

“Hi there, my name is Melissa Cash and I am a stampaholic! There, I have said it….don’t you feel better? I sure do! I have been stamping for 20+ years but have always been crafty in one form or another. As a child, my Dad worked for an office supply company and I was lucky enough to have every color of paper/cardstock/crayon and pen available and you can guess, I still like it that way!

I live in a small community near Yosemite National Park and am lucky to work a couple of days a week at my local stamp store and teach a class or two a month. I have been married to my husband, David, for 27 1/2 years and we have two amazing sons who are 26 and 22. We are also the proud parents of 2 furbabies, Wags (Parson Russel Terrier/?? mix) and Molly (Cairn/Westie mix) and 2 grand furbabies, Dozer (English Bulldog/Pitbull mix) and Duke (Blue Merle Queensland Heeler).

I have been published in Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Stamp and Scrap magazines in the past and have done design work for several companies. I currently design for Repeat Impressions and Tombow. I have a blog called INKclinations.”

Welcome aboard Melissa! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are so excited to have you join us. And I’m sure our readers can’t wait to see all the great things you’ll be creating for us in the coming months either. Luckily we only have to wait until next week! :) Until then, everyone help yourself to a little sneak peek at Melissa’s work… please visit her blog, INKclinations, and be sure to leave her a little love on your way out!

Before I sign off… We have one other great change coming your way in September. If you have been a regular reader, then you know that Mondays have always been Stamp of the Week day here. After three years I’ve decided that it’s time to shake things up a bit and try something new. So starting next Monday we be will be bringing you a new feature. The Rock Stars will be working their magic and bringing you a new Project of the Week each Monday. It should be a lot of fun and I think you will really enjoy what they have lined up for you so please stay tuned!

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Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. I’ll be back Monday to kick off our first Project of the Week with something extra special from RI Rock Star, Brenda Turner. Can’t wait!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 282013
 

Happy Hump Day everyone! Can you believe it’s the last Wednesday of the month already?! We’re wrapping up August with another great Designer’s Choice Challenge. This time we have a fun style challenge for you. Repeat Rock Star, Deonna Bemish is challenging you to create a card without using any kind of squares, anywhere.

Here’s the card Deonna created to get us all started.

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“DCC828” 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 something without using any squares. Check out this wide variety of pieces the Rock Stars came up with to inspire you this week.

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“DCC828” sign created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC828” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC828” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC828” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC828” card created by Joy Hadden.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create something that doesn’t include squares of any kind. 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! πŸ˜€ 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 DCC828 ~ No Squares Allowed. 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 10th at 5PM EST.
4. On September 11th 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’ll announce our winner for September. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Wowza! We loved seeing so many of you participating in our latest DCC challenges. I guess folks especially enjoy creating “Things With Wings”! And today we’re also announcing the winner of our August DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… Karen Schroeder as our August winner. Congratulations, Karen! 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 A2113 post to see my sketch layout and all the fabulous cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back again this Friday with a special announcement post and some exciting news to share with all of you! We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your square free card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 262013
 

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. We had a busy few days working at the StampScrapArtTour Show in Hamburg, NY. What a great turnout we had! It is always fun to see so many familiar faces returning to visit our booth year after year. Thanks so much for your support, Buffalo area stampers!

Today it’s time to introduce our last Stamp of the Week special. That’s correct… I said “last.” But not to worry. We have a fun, new feature we’ll be starting next Monday. More on that at a later date. Right now we’re celebrating with our 2620-K Jester Banner stamp. This happy little fellow is a neat way to deliver any special message. The inside of the banner he is holding is blank so that you can add the verse or sentiment of your choice.

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“Jester Banner” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“Jester Banner” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“Jester Banner” card created by Joy Hadden.

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This stamp is available exclusively to our blog readers at 50% OFF from August 26 – September 1, 2013 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) If you would like to purchase this stamp please click on this Jester Banner link and scroll way down the page. To receive your special discount please be sure to reference SOTW826 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 DCC814 ~ Things With Wings 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 A2113 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!

May your week be off to a great start! πŸ˜€

Wendy
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Aug 212013
 

Got to love Wednesdays… we’re half way to the weekend AND it’s challenge day here again! This week it’s time for a new Sketch Challenge. I love making up these sketches and seeing what you and the Rock Stars create from it. :)

Here’s my latest sketch.

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Repeat Impressions Sketch A2113

Now here’s some great inspiration from the Rock Stars.

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Deonna Bemish.

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Geri Utterback.

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Joy Hadden.

Visit Joy’s blog

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Cheri Weston.

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“A2113 Sketch” cards created by Joyce Morien.

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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! πŸ˜€ 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 A2113 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on September 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on September 4th we will post a new challenge and announce the winner for August. 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 A2113 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Karen Hasheck has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC814 ~ Things With Wings post for all the details and wonderful inspiration cards from the Rock Stars.

So do we have any Buffalo area readers out there? We’re headed west again tomorrow, this time to Hamburg, NY for the StampScrapArtTour show. We’ll be at the Event Center at The Fairgrounds this weekend. If you’re in the neighborhood we hope you will come have some fun with us!

Thanks so much for spending time here with us this week. The Rock Stars and I hope you’ve been inspired and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon.

Until then… Happy creating!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions