May 102017
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty peeps! I hope your week is going well so far. Many thanks again for your patience to anyone who has placed an order with us over the past few weeks. Our apologies if you had to wait longer than usual. We’ve always prided ourselves on getting orders out super fast, but I’m afraid we are still not up to speed around here yet. Bill is feeling a bit better, but is still very tired as the meds are still not working to slow his heart down at all. His AFib so far refuses to be tamed, but I know he’ll get there eventually.

But today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a new Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I have created the Tic-Tac-Toe style board below using various stamping themes, elements, and embellishments. Then, similar to the game, you will create something based on picking any row of 3… either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Fun, right?! And with so many great variables you can’t help but play along!

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Check out all this wonderful inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you! Such a fun variety of styles and images!!

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017” creation by Heather Mills.
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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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board, 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 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017 until 5pm EST on May 16th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On May 17th we’ll start a new challenge… our Inspiration Palette Challenge, and so on with the different challenges through the end of the month. Then the first Wednesday in June we’ll announce our May winner. 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 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M1017 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thank you so much for stopping by 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 Rock Star, Heather Mills will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 082017
 

Good morning! Donna here with the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions, doing triple stamping.

First gather your supplies: Two inks of choice, white and colored cardstock of choice, stamp set of choice – I used some of Repeat Impressions Flower Power Separates Series:

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Cut white cardstock to: 5 1/4 by 4″, 4 1/4 by 3″, 3 1/4 by 2″. Cut colored cardstock to A2 card size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2″,4 1/4 by 3 1/4″, 3 1/2 by 2 1/4″:

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Position as above and then remove colored cardstock and tape the white cardstock in place with double sided tape, be sure it is in the position it will be in when the card is put back together as above:

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Stamp images, be sure to overlap some edges especially corners and get a pleasing overall look:

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Tape white pieces to colored cardstock:

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Assemble and embellish as desired:

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My inspiration for this card was:

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Yes, it really was a Kleenex box, this was in a multipack and every time this box was on my bathroom counter I would think what a pretty card it would make, so here it is!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and my Kleenex inspired card. Have a wonderful week and I hope you find time for some stamping!

May 032017
 

Oh my… May already?! Somebody needs to remind Mother Nature that it’s time for some May flowers… enough with the April showers already! The upcoming weather here in Maine is still looking to be a little too wet, cool and grey for my tastes. I find it hard to be productive on days like that, don’t you? Send us some sun, please! :)

But the forecast here at “The House” is a little brighter and includes a good dose of flowers too. Today we’re kicking off the new month with one of our wonderful Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Heather Mills is hosting and challenging you all to create a card “For A Special Lady.” Lots of opportunities to celebrate all the females in your life!

Here is the great card that Heather created to get everyone started.

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“DCC45” creation by Heather Mills.
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So a few days ago Heather shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to create a card “For A Special Lady.”  Check out all the fabulous creations they came up with to inspire you this week! Always such a great variety.

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“DCC53” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC53” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“DCC53” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“DCC53” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“DCC53” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“DCC53” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“DCC53” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“DCC53” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card “For A Special Lady.” 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 DCC53 ~ For A Special Lady. 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, May 9th at 5PM EST.
4. On May 10th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our May challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our April challenges. A big thank you to all of you who participated. We loved checking out all your creations and really appreciated all your kind comments too! As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… this time that person is… Steffi H.?! Congratulations, Steffi and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate info on it’s way.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Donna Thielker will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with you.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 012017
 

Hi Everyone… Deonna here, with my Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
Today, I would like to make a Bible Art page and walk you through it using Repeat Impressions stamps. Bible journaling is my all new favorite thing to do lately. What a better way to memorize and study scripture then to create art with it.

Sometimes I like to prep my page, but since I’m using Inktense pencils and they only give a shadow to the back of the page, I’ve chosen not to. Otherwise I use Art Basics Clear Gesso to prep my page.

Supplies:
Creative Bible – The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible
Repeat Impressions Stamps –
1712-P, By the Stream
4218-K, Whitetail Doe and Fawn
Black ink – Ranger Archival
Inktense ink pencils by Derwent
Watercolor pen or brush
Black Pitt Pen by Faber Castell for lettering
Pencil
Post-it notes for masking

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1. Read your bible and choose a verse that you want to use as your emphasis for the page. I’ve chosen, Psalm 42: 1. Mark off your verse or verses that you have chosen to use. You can just use your pitt pen and mark around them, underline them, use a post it note to cover it while you stamp your images or just use a highlighter.

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2. Arrange your stamps on the page where you want them to be. Using black permanent ink, (I use Archival or Staz-on) stamp your first image (deer) onto he bible page and then stamp the image again onto a post it note (some kind of adhesive backed paper) and cut the image out. Place the mask over the deer and stamp the water scene onto the bible page.

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3. After your stamped images have been stamped where you desire, you can now add your text/verse to the page.*** I generally practice this on a piece of scrap paper before I actually use a pencil and write it onto the page. Once I’m happy with it I outline it with my black pitt pen and erase the pencil marks that I can still see.

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4. After adding the text to the page, you may color your image with whatever medium that you desire. I’ve chosen Inktense ink pencils in this case because I love how bright and bold they are when activated with water.

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5. After I have completed the coloring, I generally add where I found the verse in the bible.
Psalm 42:1 and add the date to the bottom of the page with my date stamp when my project is complete.

Now you have a beautiful piece of Art right in your bible.

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