Dec 282016
 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed our Rock Star Spotlight series this month. Today is our final installment and it’s an extra special one as we are introducing our newest Rock Star. Please join us in welcoming Donna Thielker to the Repeat Impressions‘ design team.

Welcome to the team Donna! 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 wonderful things you’ll be creating for us in the coming months too.

Donna is giving us a little sneak peek of her creativity today and has agreed to play along with our Spotlight questions in lieu of the standard bio I would usually post. How’s that for an extra fun introduction?!

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Card creations by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
I am married with two grown sons and two grandkids.

2. How did you get into stamping?
I went to a Stampin’ Up party 15 years ago and have been hooked ever since.

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
Just because for someone that needs a boost and birthday cards.

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
My stamping style is a simple elegant. I like trying new folds and techniques.

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
Purple and green for color combo and Copics for coloring.

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
Misti

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you do most of your stamping?
I’m an early riser, most of my stamping is late afternoon.

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
I have a room that is my office/craft room. It is organized but my work space tends to be messy.

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
None, just occasional no mojo spells.

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
Misti

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
Silhouette or Cameo

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
Contain Yourself, Daisies and Butterfly, Portland Head Light Christmas

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
Reading, hiking

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
Sausage and black olive.

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Vanilla bean, butter pecan.

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Parasailing

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Trips to Italy and Alaska.

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Kohls

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
My husband, a sharp knife, large pack of matches

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
Not sure.

Many thanks to Donna for her lovely card creation and for sharing her responses with us. It’s been fun learning a little about her. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome and leave her some love below in the comments here.

I hope you have all been visiting often and leaving comments here for each of our talented ladies this month. Remember… Every comment earns you another chance to win our $25 Repeat Impressions’ gift certificate! I will announce the winner here next week.

Thanks so much for visiting with us today! I hope you have a safe and fun celebration to ring in the new year. We’ll be back again next Monday with our regularly scheduled Project of the Week and then kicking off a super fun new line up of Challenges starting next Wednesday.

So until next year… Happy Stamping!! :)

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 262016
 

Happy Monday, crafty friends! I hope you all had a joyous Christmas. We’re back with another fun installment in our Rock Star Spotlight series today. I hope you’ve been visiting often and leaving each of our talented ladies a little love in the comments. And remember… Every comment earns you another chance to win our $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate!

Today we’re shining the spotlight on RI Rock Star, Deonna Bemish.

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Creations by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
I’ve been married to my usband Scott for 20 years. My husband is a pilot for a company based out of California. He has a weird schedule of 8 days on and 6 days off. We have 2 children a daughter (Alina) age 17, who is a Senior this year in high school and a son (Kole) age 15, who is a Sophomore this year.

2. How did you get into stamping?
I’ve always loved everything that has to do with art or crafts. I didn’t start out stamping. I was introduced to Stampin’ Up a couple years after crafting and started stamping some. Now I look for ways to use stamps in different ways. It’s kinda a game in my head that I play. lol

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
I absolutely love Halloween! I can’t help it, I just love Halloween projects.

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
I don’t know that I have a favorite technique. I just love trying new things.

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
Copic marker coloring is by far my favorite. I love bright color combo’s! I’m also fond of neutral monochromes.

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
My heat tool is one of my favorites. I guess that you could say that I’m a little impatient for things to dry and I love heat embossing.

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you do most of your stamping?
I usually do most of my stamping in the evenings before bed. I have to get all of the necessities of the day complete before I allow myself to stamp. Otherwise, I would stamp or create 24/7.

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
Since I only have half of my bedroom to stamp in I have to be a little organized. With that said, I also become creatively messy when I’m working on one special project.

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
My biggest stamping challenge is finding new and unique ways to use my stamps.

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
I get the best stamping related gift around 3-4 times a year when Wendy allows the team to go and choose what stamps that we want from her catalog. It is always an exciting time when we get those stamps in the mail.

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
I would love to own an entire room organizer. Desk, built in cabinets etc….

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
Some of my favorite Repeat impressions’ stamps are: The Large Mason Jar from the “Contain Yourself” series, The Beer Mug and Margarita Glass from the Bottoms Up series, and the newest “Holy Crap” series just cracks me up.

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
It would still have to be crafting. I love to make junk journals, watch youtube for new creative ideas and look at pinterest.

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
I’m a supreme kinda girl. I love it all!

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
I’m a little boring when it comes to this because I would prefer Vanilla over anything.

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Flew to Hong Kong with my husband for his job interview.

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Open an etsy store, get involved in craft fairs and get my children raised without any tragedies

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Michaels without a doubt. I just love that store.

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
Paper, stamps and my markers

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
I think that it would be a drama and I really can’t think of anyone to play me.

Many thanks to Deonna for all her fantastic creations and for sharing her responses here with us. What fun! Now be sure to leave her some love here below in the comments for your chance at our $25 gift certificate! Then please join us again on Wednesday for our last Rock Star Spotlight and the introduction of Repeat’s newest Rock Star.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 212016
 

Happy Hump Day, everyone! It’s time for another fun installment in our Rock Star Spotlight series. In case you missed my earlier posts, we’re taking a break from our usual projects and challenges this month to bring back our Rock Star Spotlight series. So each Monday and Wednesday throughout December we’re featuring a different Rock Star and showing off some of their latest creations too.

We hope you’ve been visiting often and leaving each of these talented ladies a little love in the comments. And remember… to make it even more fun for you, we’ll be awarding a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Every comment earns you another chance to win. So visit and comment often. We’ll use random.org to choose a winner and make the announcement the first Monday of next month.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on RI Rock Star, Joy Hadden.

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Creations by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
I have 3 daughters, 3 wonderful sons-in-law, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild due December 1, and 1 crazy, neurotic cat named Purdy.

2. How did you get into stamping?
my sister invited me to a Stampin Up Party at her house.

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
Thank you cards

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
lately it has been watercoloring backgrounds

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
anything with pink and copics

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
the little spatula thingy in a Cricut tool set – helps me take off mistakes (which happen all the time) LOL

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you do most of your stamping?
I’m a night owl and that’s when I do most of my stamping

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
I’m fortunate to have an extremely large craft room (24 ft. x 24 ft) and I’m usually an OCD organized stamper

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
biggest challenge is getting things on straight!

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
a silent heat gun – given to me years ago by Melissa Cash – a former Rock Star

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
a lazer light board to help me put elements on card bases straight

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
The new Flower Power Series, “You Make Me Smile” sentiment from the Quartet Compliments Series and
“Wine for Two” from the Wine Time Series

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
love, love to read – mostly non-fiction

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
the works with anchovies

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Ben & Jerry’s – Jamocha Almond Fudge – hummmmm…..

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Kayaking in the ocean – so much fun – but did not see any whales or sharks

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
to do the New York Paper Show held in May every year, see the New York Christmas Parade in person from a balcony, a family portrait with ALL my family – so hard to get everyone together

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Tiffany’s – I’m a diamond and pearls girl!

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
e-reader, chips & salsa and coffee

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
science fiction – because no one would believe it! Loretta Young would play me – I just love her.

Many thanks to Joy for her gorgeous creations and for sharing her responses here with us. What fun! Now be sure to leave her some love here below in the comments for your chance at our $25 gift certificate! Then join us again on Monday for our next Rock Star Spotlight featuring Deonna Bemish.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have the merriest Christmas ever!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 192016
 

Good morning, everyone! It’s time for another great installment in our Rock Star Spotlight series. In case you missed my earlier posts, we’re taking a break from our usual projects and challenges this month to bring back our Rock Star Spotlight series. This little game of questions has proved to be a fun way to get to know the artists behind the cards we’ve been sharing. So each Monday and Wednesday throughout December we’ll be featuring a different Rock Star and showing off some of their latest creations too.

We hope you will visit often and leave each of these talented ladies a little love in the comments. And to make it even more fun for you, we’ll be awarding a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Every comment earns you another chance to win. So visit and comment often. We’ll use random.org to choose a winner and make the announcement the first Monday of next month.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on RI Rock Star, Cheri Weston.

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Card creations by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
I am so blessed to be married to a great guy, who supports my stamping hobby. I’m blessed even more with three grandchildren, Lucy is 2, Alexa is 8 and Philip is 9. They live in another state, so we don’t see them as often as we’d like, but thanks to Facetime we’re able to talk and see them when we want, as well as catch up on some of the antics Lucy is up to these days.

2. How did you get into stamping?
I started out stamping by offering to make baby shower invitations for my daughter-in-law’s first pregnancy. That was nearly 10 years ago. I had no idea what I was doing, but there was a small stamping store near me, so I went there and asked some questions, bought some stamps and other supplies and made 50 baby shower invitations. Instantly, I knew I’d found a craft and hobby I would always love.

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
Christmas! I love making Christmas cards.

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
My style is CAS (clean and simple). At first I struggled with it because I always wanted to add “just one more thing” to my cards, but I learned how to make the most out of the least and loved the look. It took some time, and I’m still learning, but I find it difficult now to build layers on a card.

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
I love the versatility of black, white and red in combination. You can pick any stamp in your collection and design something with that color combo for almost every card occasion. I love coloring with Copic Markers. I’ve taken some classes online and I get by with what I’ve learned. I’m not an expert, but I find it really fun to color with them.

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
My Vagabond die cutting machine, hands down!

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you do most of your stamping?
I do most of my stamping in the evening. The days are full of chores and errands to run, but I usually set aside the evenings for stamping.

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
I am definitely not as neat and organized as I’d like to be. At times I am working on more than one project at a time and it gets really messy and I lose things that were “just in front of me” far too often. I am so lucky to have a dedicated craft room. My husband built a section in our basement as a craft room for me a few years ago and while I don’t like being in the basement, the room is really nice and it’s my own space. Before the craft room was built I used our dining room and it didn’t take long before I’d outgrown that space…the craft room was an urgency when there was barely inches of space in the dining room.

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
In the beginning, it was all the various types of ink to use. I was confused by their differences and when to use them. Now, I think my biggest challenge is letting go of some of my accumulated stamping “stuff”. It’s time to clean out and lighten the stash, but it seems to be hard for me to let go.

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
My husband made me a fantastic craft table when he built my craft room. He found some inexpensive kitchen base cabinets, had a custom top made for them and put them on a frame with casters. It not only has lots of storage, I can also move it, if and when I need to.

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
I’m a bit embarrassed to say this, but I have pretty much everything I want.

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
My favorites are the Christmas (especially the penguins), the floral stamps and Big Words.

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
Getting outside and walking or gardening or skiing or snowshoeing….I love being outside.

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
Garlic, spinach, feta, mozzarella, asiago, black olives, pineapple and red onion. Love it.

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip. Anything with mint in it gets my vote. Add mint to chocolate, my second favorite flavor…I’m in heaven. I’m also in love with gelato and I have to tell you, if you’re ever in Maine, go to Brunswick and Gelato Fiasco….you will absolutely be in heaven.

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
On a dare from my brother, I waterskied across Lake Champlain, from Vermont to New York State. A total of three miles…it was such fun, but my legs were worn out.

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Visit Alaska, Visit Australia and Visit New Zealand.

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
LLBean…so much I’d love to have from there.

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
A bottle of wine, my book and a beach chair.

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
Oh, a comedy for sure and Goldie Hawn would play me…I have so many blond moments it’s scary.

Many thanks to Cheri for the fabulous Christmas card creations and for sharing her responses here with us. What fun to get to know her a little better! Now be sure to leave her some love here below in the comments for your chance at our $25 gift certificate! Then join us again on Wednesday for our next Rock Star Spotlight featuring Joy Hadden.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions