Nov 272013

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all our US readers! I’m guessing many of you have more pressing things to attend to today like baking pies or traveling to visit with family. But the beauty of this blog is that it will be right here waiting for you whenever you are ready for your next dose of inspiration. :)

We have another great Sketch Challenge to share with you today. I always have so much fun designing these sketches and seeing what you and all the Rock Stars will create from it. So here we go…

Repeat Impressions Sketch N2713

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

“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Brenda Turner.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Melissa Cash.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Joy Hadden.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Karen Hasheck.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Deonna Bemish.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Geri Utterback.

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“N2713 Sketch” cards created by Cheri Weston.

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“N2713 Sketch” card 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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our 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 N2713 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on December 10th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on December 11th we will post a new challenge and when that challenge wraps up we’ll announce the winner for December. 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 N2713 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our November sketch challenges. As usual, we let select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… Lucy E! Congratulations, Lucy 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 great Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Deonna Bemish has a timely theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC1120 ~ Giving Thanks post for all the details and wonderful inspiration from the Rock Stars.

And last, but certainly not least… We have a birthday in the House today. Please join me in wishing, Repeat Rock Star, Joy Hadden, a very happy birthday! Joy is not only super talented, but she is also super sweet and so much fun too. I am so thankful to have her on my team and to also call her “friend.” You rock, Joy!! :)

Thanks so much for spending time here with us this week. We hope you’ve been inspired and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon. And be sure to drop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Joyce Morien will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… Happy creating and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Repeat Impressions

Nov 252013

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions ask me to post a Project of the Week and I’ve taken the opportunity to use some Watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Stains. I used the Christmas stamp #2109-K Twelve Days of Christmas (Stamper Style).


Here’s how I did it:

1. Stamp with clear Stazon ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder.
2. After embossing cools, spritz watercolor paper with water; the more water, the more the ink blends.
3. Put small amount of Distress STAIN on a clear block or kraft mat.
4. Spritz puddle of stain with water and wet a water color brush – for this I used one that was about 1.5 inches wide.
5. Paint over embossed sentiment.
6. Assemble card.

This is a quick technique I’m going to be using again and again – I’ve discovered that the more water you add to the card and your brush, the lighter and more blended the colors become. On the above card, my paper was not very wet and I went over the sentiment several times.

Hope you try this technique, it’s fun and EASY. Thanks for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.


Nov 202013

Life may not always be easy, but there is always something or someone to be thankful for. I know that I am lucky to have a pretty long list! So with Thanksgiving drawing near and the spirit of thankfulness in the air, today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is perfect. This time around Repeat Rock Star, Deonna Bemish has a great theme challenge for us… Giving Thanks – Thanksgiving or Thank You.

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

“DCC1120” 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 cards with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. Check out all the wonderful creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

“DCC1120” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC1120” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC1120” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC1120” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC1120” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC1120” snow globe created by Geri Utterback.

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“DCC1120” card created by Joyce Morien.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. 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 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 DCC1120 ~ Giving Thanks. 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, December 3rd at 5PM EST.
4. On December 4th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for November. 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 N1313 post to see my sketch layout and all the fantastic cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your Giving Thanks card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Repeat Impressions

Nov 182013

Good morning! I’m Geri with a new project for Repeat Impressions. I thought I would share a couple of ways to make a base for cards using dies with fancy lace borders. My daughter Theresa showed me this easy way to attach a base using Spellbinder’s Majestic Labels #25. In this sample, a shaped card where the lacy border is covered by the base. After assembling the front of my card using die #6 and #5 and the the front panel is #4. I added my sentiment and my stamped and cut out the poinsettias, I set it aside.


For the base : Use a 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 , score and fold along the 8 1/2 side of cream colored card stock and placed the folded side just below where the top of my card would be and cut it out using just the #6 die, as shown in photo. Glue the back of front panel to the front of folded base.


Here is a view of the side.


I used pop-dots under the top panel and flowers.


This last card is a card I made earlier this year and in this one, using die #6 for the base. In this sample the base is glued to the front along top lacy portion, leaving a open lacy border. Cut two and emboss. I did a score line just under the lacy top border (so you can open the card) on one of them and glued just the top lace parts together. The front of the card was made using a piece of MME DP and die #5 cut and embossed it. Using very vanilla CS cut and emboss #3 and #4. I then sponged a little memento ink and attached my cut out images.


A side view.


I hope I have inspired you and here is a list of supplies used.
Card # one:
Stamps by Repeat Impressions, “Christmas… ” #2218 and “Poinsettia” #2012
Spellbinders: Majestic Labels #25
TH Vintage photo and Memento Toffee Crunch
Tiny pearls, pop-dots, stickles and glue.
Card # two:
Repeat Impressions “Swan Love” #4321
Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles
Memento New Sprout ink
ribbon, pearls, pop-dots and glue

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.