Sep 282016
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I am finally back in Maine after being on the road for two weeks doing stamp shows. Gosh, does that wear us out and it sure is good to be home! But now we’re elbow deep in back orders trying to get caught up with everything. To those who have been waiting… Thank you so much for your patience!

It’s challenge day here again at The House and I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. So if you are planning to get inky this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the wonderful inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“S2816 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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! ūüėÄ 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 S2816 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday, October 4th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, October 5th we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announcing our winner for September. 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 S2816 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Thanks so much for spending time with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Kathy Stacy will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 262016
 

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This week here at The House That Stamps Built it is my designer Project of the Week and I was so excited that it fell during the fall season. I just got “new” stamps of leaves, and autumn greetings and for this one I used: 5127-K Maple Leaf Silhouette and the Thanksgiving greeting 1140-E Thanksgiving. The technique I used is GOLD LEAFING and although it has been around for a long time I haven’t done it in a while. You get better results if you use a solid image vs. one with thinner open lines. Therefore I used brown ink for my greeting vs. doing it in gold leaf.

Here are the supplies I used for my project.

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I used Emboss Stick which is a sticky embossing powder – stamped with VersaMark and then sprinkled the embossing powder.

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As with any embossing, sprinkle your extra embossing powder back in the container. When you heat emboss, heat until the image is shiny – this will not take very long and don’t over heat as it will not stick, hence Sticky Embossing powder. You may want to do one for trial and error before you get the right stickiness. Immediately put in container with the gold flakes, make sure your image is face down.

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I have a container that I keep my flakes in and you can use them over and over, so there is no waste. I also used a regular 1/2 inch paint brush. Use an inexpensive one that you can get in most craft departments.

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You press the gold leafing all over the shiny embossed area.

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You brush and move all of the gold leaf off of the image and you will see the more you brush the more vibrant your colors become.

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I stamped my greeting with brown Versafine ink and then completed my card.

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Added a bakers twine bow and some brown pearls. If you have some gold leafing in your stash get it out and play.

~ Shirley

Sep 212016
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week so far. I’m still living out of a suitcase and on the road for back to back shows. This weekend you will find me in Duluth, GA for the StampScrapArtTour show at the Infinite Energy Center. So if you are anywhere in the Atlanta area I hope you will stop by for a visit and have some stamping fun with us.

But today it’s time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday Challenge here at “The House”. This week we have a challenging Photo Inspiration Challenge for you. How about this for a sweet spin on the back to school season?!

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So “what if” we showed you this photo… What does it inspire you to create? What do you see?… Is your focus on the subject matter? The colors? The shapes? A feeling the photo brings out in you? A little of each maybe?

Check out all these clever interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! ūüėÄ Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this photo as your inspiration, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, September 27th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on September 28th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our September challenges winner here on the first Wednesday of next month. 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 WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Thank you so much for visiting here with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 192016
 

Good morning! ¬†Don’t you just love¬†Repeat Impressions¬†new¬†Flower Power Series! ¬†Remember they come as individual flowers or the whole set on unmounted cling. ¬†Today’s post maybe a little long – but I’ve gotten carried away with these flowers! — I really like them. ¬†So here are the supplies you might need…

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Flower shaping tools: shaping tools or a Bloom Impressions tool
Mat – (can use an old mouse pad)
Embellishments
Your favorite Repeat Impressions outline flower stamp
Designer paper with small details

Here I have stamped my flowers, fussy cut and gathered some embellishments.

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My next step is to shape the flowers with either the Bloom Impressions tool or with the shaping tools & a mat. ¬†Here is the¬†Kathy’s flower outline¬†stamped on some designer paper that has small detailing.

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Here I have cut out the center of¬†Kathy’s Flower Outline¬†and placed the whole flower in the center of the Bloom Impressions tool. ¬†Then they were stacked using liquid adhesive.

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This center flower has been shaped with flower shaping tools.  The last steps are to embellish the centers with prills, pearls or gems and attach to your card.

Here are two cards made with the layered Repeat Impressions Flowers.  On the first card Merry Christmas was  stamped in the center of a stitched circle die.  The second card uses the new YOU cling stamp set and the Daisy Outline stamp.

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Thanks for looking at my cards ‚ÄĒ happy stamping!

~ Joy