Dec 062017
 

Good morning! Today I have an extra special post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Esther Asbury to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I’ve asked Esther to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

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Esther Asbury

“Hello everyone, my name is Esther and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia! I’m a home-school mom to one teenage daughter, wife of a small town pastor, and the owner of two spoiled Labs! I enjoy working in my flower beds, baking, decorating, crocheting, knitting, and playing the piano — but at the end of the day the hobby I come back to the most is card making. I belong to a card ministry that sends happy mail to hurting people all over the USA. I love that I can use my (favorite) hobby to bring cheer and encouragement to adults and children who are going through a difficult time. I’m excited and honored to be ask to design for Repeat Impressions!”

Please check out my second post today to see the fabulous tags Esther created for our Designer’s Choice Challenge. And be sure to visit her blog, Shoregirl’s Creations, later too.

Welcome to the team Esther! 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 and sharing with us in the coming weeks too.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to check out my second post today as Esther and the rest of the gang kick off a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. And please leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 272016
 

Good morning! Today I have an extra special post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Laurie Unger to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I asked Laurie to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

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Laurie Unger

“I’m a business consultant by day and a stamper by night. I’ve been stamping since 2005, which evolved from scrap booking. I am now solely a cardmaker and sometimes dabble in multi-media. This year my husband and I will celebrate 30 wonderful years together and we have two furry four legged kids. In our spare time we love to travel, specifically in our RV. You can generally find us out walking the dogs (or them walking us) on the many hiking trails we encounter on our travels.”

Please check out my second post today to see the lovely card Laurie created for our latest Sketch Challenge. And be sure to visit her blog, Laurie’s Stampin Place, later too.

Welcome to the team Laurie! 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 weeks too.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to check out my second post today as Laurie and the rest of the gang kick off a new Sketch Challenge. And please leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Wendy
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Feb 172016
 

Surprise! Today we have an extra post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Shirley Hotop to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I asked Shirley to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

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Shirley Hotop

“I am a retired RN who was passionate about nursing first and then crafting. I have been stamping for about 18 years and have never found it “boring”. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 adult children, and 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We each have our own hobbies we enjoy but find time to do things that we love to do together. I am a Chemo and Senior Angel so a lot of my cards go to people who need a lift, a smile or just knowing someone is thinking about them. We share our home with 3 large fur babies – all rescue dogs – Buddy, Bella, and CoCo. We are active in Rhodesian Ridgeback Origination and frequently foster dogs while they are waiting for their forever home. We also have a diabetic calico Callie Cat and she makes the dogs tow the line. I also like to read, sew, walk, and camp in our air conditioned camper. “

For a sneak peek at Shirley’s creations please visit her blog, Glittered Paws.

Welcome aboard Shirley! 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 great things you’ll be creating for us in the coming weeks too.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. Please be sure to check out my second post today as Shirley and the rest of the gang kick off a new Photo Inspiration Challenge. And please don’t forget to leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Wendy
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Nov 302015
 

Surprise! After a really long hiatus, it’s Rock Star Spotlight day here again at The House That Stamps Built. Over the years this little game of 20 questions has proved to be a fun way to get to know the artists behind the cards we’ve been sharing. So over the next few weeks we’ll be mixing things up a little and taking a break now and then from a few of our usual posts.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on our newest Rock Star, Heather Mills.

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Heather Mills

1. Tell us a little about your family.
My husband and I have been married for 16 years (we got married on one of the hottest days on record in New Hampshire and that is what everyone remembers about the wedding!) We have three girls ages 9 and 6 (the six year-olds are twins!). We have an 8-year-old black lab and three cats (one is 16, one is 7, and one is 1) plus 2 roosters and about 20 hens. We live in Southern Rhode Island in the house that my husband’s grandfather built when he was first married. My in-laws and grandparent in-laws live less than a quarter mile from our house so family time is very important around here.

2. How did you get into stamping?
One of my friends used to be a Stamping-Up demonstrator and invited me to a party, probably 15 years ago. I stamped on-and-off until just after my first daughter was born when I started to do it a bit more and then I really got into stamping and card-making after my twins were born. Now, I never stop. : )

3. What is your favorite technique?
I’m not sure I really have one. Unless die cutting counts as a technique. I use that on almost every card I make. Other than that, I like to try all sorts of techniques.

4. What is your favorite tool?
Dies and my die cutting machine! Could not live without them!

5. What are your favorite embellishments?
Ribbon and pearls/rhinestones

6. What is your favorite coloring method?
Markers, though my first love will probably always be crayons–they just don’t really work so well for coloring smaller stamped images.

7. What is your favorite color combo?
It used to be pink and green, hands down, now, I’m not so sure. I’ll use pretty much any color mixed with white.

8. If you had to describe your stamping style with 3 words, what would they be?
Classic, classic and classic? Just kidding. Classic, simple (but not necessarily CAS) and uncluttered.

9. Do you always send the cards you create?
I usually create cards for a specific reason such as birthday, etc, but I am starting to accumulate a small collection or cards that are waiting for the right occasion. So, yes, and no.

10. For which occasion or holiday do you create the most cards?
Christmas, for sure!

11. What is your favorite stamping magazine?
I don’t read any. I’m too cheap to buy any.

12. What are your favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs?
No doubt about it: “Butterfly (lg)!! And my second favorite would probably be “Sheet Music” I could use those two on every card, ever!

13. What are your other interests besides stamping?
My second love is making jewelry; I love wire work and I always say that I’m going to learn how to solder . . . sometime. I also learned how to crochet last summer and am slightly addicted. I do a little bit of sewing, but I’m not very good at it. And I LOVE to read.

14. Name your favorite food and one food you can’t stand.
Fav food=pizza (pepperoni or greek with broccoli) and I can’t stand celery or melons.

15. What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate!! (And playing candy crush on my ipad)

16. Do you have any pet peeves?
Repetition and noise

17. Tell us one random thing people may not know about you.
I have been in all but 5 of the states in the US (only have to go to Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington), plus Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico. I’ve got North America covered.

18. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Travel to Europe, visit all the states I haven’t been to yet, and attend a Duke Unisverity Basketball game, at Duke.

19. If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, 5 movies, 5 people and 5 foods would you take along?
Books: my Bible and the Game Of Thrones series (I think there might be 5 of them written right now, so can I take 6 books?)
Movies: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolee), Far And Away (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman); Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and Princess Bride
People: My husband (obviously!) and I guess my three kids since I would miss them. I don’t have a 5th because if I took one, than how could I leave someone else out so I’ll take my 6th book instead
Foods: pizza, chocolate, turkey, stuffing and gravy

20. If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be?
How did I get here?

Thank you, Heather, for sharing your responses here with us. It was fun learning a little more about you! And I know you’ll all want to keep up with Heather’s latest creations too so be sure to visit her blog, Wire Wrapture. While you’re there, don’t forget to leave her some love in the comments!

And before I sign off… a friendly reminder. If you haven’t created a card for our latest Sketch Challenge yet, we sure hope you will soon! Submissions are still being accepted until tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1st. Please scroll down and refer to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge N2515 post for all the details. Play along with our sketch, upload a link to your card here on the RI blog and you’ll automatically be entered to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate! Then join us again here on Wednesday when we introduce a new Color Challenge.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions