Jan 292014

Today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge is a theme challenge that is near and dear to my heart. I do love my cats more than anything and really love designing cat images for our stamp line too. This week, Repeat Rock Star, Cheri Weston is challenging you to create a card with a kitty theme.

Here’s the great card that Cheri created to get us all started. And that verse stamp certainly holds true in my house. My kitties get the royal treatment for sure. I can’t help spoiling them rotten as they are just so darn sweet and I am a total pushover for a furry face.

“DCC129” card created by Cheri Weston.

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So a few days ago Cheri shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with a kitty theme. Check out all the wonderful creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

“DCC129” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC129” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC129” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC129” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“DCC129” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC129” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC129” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a project with a kitty 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 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 DCC129 ~ Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. 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, February 11th at 5PM EST.
4. On February 12th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and once that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our winner for February. 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 January DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… artsystamper as our January winner. Congratulations! 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 are still a few days 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 J2214 post to see my sketch layout and all the fabulous 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 “Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty” card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Repeat Impressions

Jan 272014

I’m Joyce, and I have the great privilege of bringing you this week’s Repeat Impressions, Project of the Week. I know I’m getting way ahead of myself but I wanted to do an Easter project. Maybe its the cold weather we have been having but I seem to be trying very hard to push this winter along and treats always help with that.

For my project, I decorated up these cute little treat bags. These unfinished bags are available at several stores – these were from Michael’s. The bags I used are 4 1/2″ high and 3 1/4″ wide but any size can be used. I used this adorable image from Repeat Impressions 705-G Duckling. Too darn cute!!


I colored this adorable image with Copic markers, cut the image out with a 2″ circle die and then cut out a background tag. I used a PTI die but any coordinating die can be used. I then attached the image with foam tape.


Next, I stamped the sentiment – I used Repeat Impressions 3906-H Easter Blessings – on vellum using VersaMark. Heat embossing on vellum is not as scary as you might think. Its really no different than embossing on card stock. Be sure to use a drier sheet or embossing buddy to remove static from the vellum. I stamped the sentiment, then sprinkled on the embossing powder. Be sure to carefully remove all excess embossing powder. It may not be visible now but once heated it becomes very noticeable. Use your heat gun to carefully set the embossing powder. Be careful not to scorch the vellum. Once you’ve set the embossing powder, flex the vellum back and forth to help prevent it from puckering. Once completely cooled I cut vellum so that sentiment is just a narrow strip.


The last step is the assembly. I attached the tag and image with double stick tape. Then I took the vellum strip and centered the sentiment across the front of the treat bag. I made sharp fold in the vellum at both sides of the bag. Don’t use any adhesive on the vellum on the front side of the bag since it will show through. Flip to the back side of the treat bag, cut off the excess vellum, only leaving enough to overlap by about an inch. Adhere in place making sure to secure the vellum strip to the bag as well.


Here’s another look at the finished project. There are quite a few options for filling the treat bag – chocolate squares, mini candy bars, a special cookie or maybe even a gift card.


These are super simple project but make a very special treat for any occasion. I think maybe I put together a few for Valentine’s Day.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and better yet, I hope you get a chance to give it a try.


Jan 222014

Greetings from the road! Yes, it’s that time of year again already. I am typing this post from the passenger seat as we roll on down the highway. We’re headed to Plano, TX for our first show of the year with our StampScrapArtTour group. We’ll be at the Plano Centre this Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th. So if you are somewhere in the area we hope you will stop by and see us. We’ve got new stamps and great new card ideas to share with you since we visited last year!

And even though I’ll be sitting in the truck for hours on end, I won’t let that stop me from my usual Wednesday happy dance. It’s challenge day here again and it’s always so exciting to see what the design team has been up to. :)

So here’s my latest sketch design and all the wonderful inspiration from the Rock Stars.

Repeat Impressions Sketch J2214

“J2214 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“J2214 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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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 J2214 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on February 4th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on February 5th we will post a new challenge and another on the 19th before we announce our winner for February. 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 J2214 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our January 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… Marie Flayer! Congratulations, Marie 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, Melissa Cash has a fun theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC115 ~ Sweet Treats post for all the details and yummy inspiration from the Rock Stars.

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 stamping!

Repeat Impressions

Jan 202014

This week it was my turn to do a Project of the Week at Repeat Impressions. I saw color blocking on Pinterest and wanted to try it. Repeat Impressions has several stamps that will make it easy. They are called “Solids“. Here they are:



I inked these up with some Tim Holtz Distress inks and randomly stamped them on cardstock. These inks are rather translucent, so they can be stamped on top of each other which will make interesting color combinations without making a muddy color. On the first one I stamped the color blocks, then lightly stamped a background stamp called Genealogy over the color blocks, then stamped the image called Spring Blossoms and the Thinking of You sentiment. I lightly colored with a few copic markers and mounted this onto a piece of orchid cardstock. FAST, FAST, FAST card.


For the second card I used an art applicator to stamp blocks of color onto my paper then stamped Genealogy, Monarch Butterfly and Thinking of You, then shaded the butterfly with a few blue copics.



For next one I used the background Genealogy script on the lower part of the card, stamped the Clock Face, Monarch Butterfly, Small Dragonfly, Butterfly Silhouette and the Large Butterfly.
And one last project is a little bookmark. For this I used Happy Birthday and Wings Positive.



Sorry for such a long post – but as you can probably guess, I really like “color blocking”. Thanks for looking at my Project of the Week – have a happy stamping day.