May 292014
 

Oh hoppy day!! We’re introducing another new stamp series this morning and having a blog hop to show off some of the new images. The Rock Stars have all been busy creating lots of fabulous cards for us, but just let me warn you… This hop may put you in the mood to party!

I named this latest series Bottoms Up! These refreshing stamps really lend themselves well to summer and celebrations. Perfect for stamping up an icy cold one for Dad’s special day, party invitations, or scrapping your vacation memories.

This new stamp series includes a large beer (or root beer) mug, separate beer foam, a couple of beer sentiments, a large margarita glass, a citrus slice, a citrus wedge, a large lemon/lime, a shot glass, a salt shaker, and a couple of coordinating verses. All of the stamps is this series are available for purchase today and can be seen here on the Bottoms Up! page of our website.

Here’s a little sneak peek snipet of a Bottoms Up! card created by RI Rock Star, Geri Utterback to wet your whistle!

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To participate in this hop all you have to do is leave a comment here and on as many of the Rock Star blogs that you wish to. Each comment left will count as one entry. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more you will increase your chances to win. Leave a comment here on this blog and all of the design team blogs and you will get 9 entries… Comment on only 3 blogs and you earn 3 chances to win, etc.

You must complete the hop and leave all your comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 1st. The blog candy for this hop… an unmounted sheet (complete set) of all the new stamps in the Bottoms Up! series.

Here are the links to all the Rock Star blogs…

Deonna

Cheri

Brenda

Melissa

Joy

Karen

Joyce

Geri

Click on this Bottoms Up! link to see all these new stamp designs and more in our online store. And as with our previous series, we are offering 3 different mounting styles for these stamps… Choose from wood mounted, cling cushion mounted, or plain unmounted rubber! Eventually we will be expanding the cling cushion mounting option to our complete line. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy our hop and remember… The more comments you leave, the better your chances to win!

Don’t forget to visit us here again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Melissa Cash will be sharing her Project of the Week with us. And I will be doing a special post to announce our hop winner too.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy hopping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 282014
 

Good morning to you and Happy Wednesday! It’s time to introduce our new sketch challenge and some fresh inspiration. I also have some other exciting news to share with you too, so be sure to read this post through to the end. :)

But first… Here is my latest sketch design and of course lots of wonderful cards created by our Rock Stars.

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Repeat Impressions Sketch M2814

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“M2814 Sketch” card created by Brenda Turner.

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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 M2814 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on June 10th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on June 11th we will post a new challenge and once that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our 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 M2814 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… this time that person is… AJ! Congratulations, AJ and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will send the certificate details your way.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Deonna Bemish has a great style challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC521 ~ Monochromatic post for all the details and awesome inspiration from the Rock Stars.

And we have a little surprise here for you tomorrow… We’re introducing another new stamp series and having another blog hop! Woohoo! The Rock Stars will be sharing some fantastic creations to help showcase the new line. So do be sure to visit us here again tomorrow. I think you will be glad you did!

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 262014
 

Happy Monday Morning!!

I’m Joyce and its my turn to present the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and I have a simple and fun project to show you.

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Believe it or not, that is only one adorable pig image stamped several times. They are all turned at this angle and that angle to create the look of a whole bunch of dancing pigs. Carefully matting them on black paper gives that filmstrip look. So cute.

The first step is picking out the image you want to work with, and this adorable 909-G Ballerina Pig is a perfect example.

I stamped the image several times at different angles. Actually, I ended up stamping 6 sets of the image to get the look I was going for.

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Next, I colored my images. I used Copic markers R00 & R20 for the pigs body and B21 & B23 for her adorable little tutu. That’s it!!! Just 4 markers.

I had to play around a little bit to figure out what size I wanted to make my ‘filmstrip’ but in the end, I made my black background 1 3/4″ wide. I left the strip about 7″ long and then cut it down to the exact size after I had glued it down. The size can very depending on what angle you use so its better to have them too long than to run short.

Each little piggy image is cut an 1/8″ narrower than that black strip and I made the each image 2″ tall. You can adjust yours any way you choose to, based on the size of your image.

I really played around with my images for a while to get them laid out the way I wanted. When I did adhere them down, I left just and 1/8″ between each image. You just want a little bit of black peaking through.

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Once I had my filmstrip assembled, I used foam tape to mount it to my card front at the angle I liked. After it was adhered, I trimmed off the excess filmstrip so that my angles would be exact.

Originally this (below) was how I was going to lay out my card – one filmstrip with a sentiment for accent but something was missing. The card seemed like it needed something more. Something was missing. I realized that I could use my remaining pieces of images that you see laying to the right of the card, to create additional filmstrips. I took those pieces and adhered them to another 1 3/4″ strip of black paper and strategically tucked them behind to make it look like I had several filmstrips. Those additional strips are mounted directly to the card base while only that main filmstrip is popped.

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Adding those extra filmstrips in the background, gave it the look I was going for. I popped my sentiment and my card is complete.

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Like most cards, it took a little playing around to get the look I was going for but I really like how the finished card turned out. Just a fun, silly, quirky card that looks difficult but is really 1 image laid out in a way that makes it look like a whole lot more. It was a blast to make. How can those dancing piggies not make you smile?

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Join us again next Monday for another Project of the Week and be sure to check out all the amazing images at Repeat Impressions shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Joyce

May 212014
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have a fun, new Designer’s Choice Challenge for you today. RI Rock Star, Deonna Bemish is hosting and would like you to create cards with a monochromatic color scheme.

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

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“DCC521” 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 monochromatic cards. Check out the wonderful variety of creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC521” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC521” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“DCC521” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC521” card created by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“DCC521” card created by Joy Hadden.

Visit Joy’s blog

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“DCC521” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC521” card created by Melissa Cash.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with a monochromatic color scheme. 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 DCC521 ~ Monochromatic. 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 3rd at 5PM EST.
4. On June 4th 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 great 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 M1414 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 “Monochromatic” 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!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions