May 022012
 

Woohoo! A new month, a new Sketch Challenge, a challenge winner, two new Rock Stars, and a sneak peek at my newest stamp designs! We have so much to celebrate here today! 😀

First let’s get to the introductions. We have two new talented ladies joining the Repeat Impressions family. Please join us in welcoming our newest Rock Stars, Kecia Waters and Patti J (Gilliam).

As luck would have it, I had the pleasure meeting Kecia in person at the Adventures In Stamping show last weekend. What a delight! I asked Kecia to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

Kecia Waters

Kecia Waters

I am absolutely elated to be a Rock Star on the Repeat Impressions’ Design Team. Thank you for such an honor and privilege, Wendy.

I’ve been stamping for almost 10 years now. I love coloring images with alcohol markers and color pencils, and usually reach for bright, bold colors in my designs.

I just got married two years ago and I am so happy (and relieved) that my husband, Chris, encourages my card designing obsession. We often will spend our time together in my stamp room, with him surfing the web and with me coloring away. When I am not stamping, I am busy cheering my Ohio State Buckeyes onto victory in football, playing with my spoiled, but adorable dachshund, Sloopy, or teaching first grade. It all keeps me busy, but I love every minute of it.

I haven’t had the opportunity to meet Patti yet but I hope to some day. I asked Patti to share a little bit about herself too and here is what she had to say…

Patti J. Gilliam

Patti J. Gilliam

I am a retired administrative secretary. I’ve been crafting for years, but was introduced to paper crafts in 2002. I dabbled for several years, and became hopelessly addicted a few years ago. I’ve been blogging for over three years now, and love the friends that I’ve met through this hobby.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, who indulges my creative time, and just spoils me rotten! We have been married for 39 years, and live in Farmington, Missouri.

Our son is an Air Force Major, and lives in Calif. Our daughter and son-in-law live in Colorado. She is an Integrated Marketing Manager, and our SIL is serving his 3rd deployment. They were married Feb. 4th, 2012, and her husband left for Afghanistan on Feb. 28th.

I feel that every day is a gift from God, and try to “Cherish Each Precious Day”.

Welcome aboard, Kecia and Patti, we’re so excited to have you on the team and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

And with that, it’s time to introduce a new Sketch Challenge. I designed the card layout shown here and then asked our Rock Stars to have some fun with it.

Repeat Impressions Sketch M212

Repeat Impressions Sketch M212

Check out all the fabulous cards they created this week!

"M212 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Lynette Neus.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Makiko Jones.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Kendra DeCota.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Kendra DeCota.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Cheri Weston.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Dawn Bennett.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Karen Hasheck.

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"M212 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Joy Hadden.

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Kecia got a little excited and jumped the gun with her stamp selection on this card. 😉 But that’s lucky for you because now you get to have a little sneak peek at my newest stamp series! We’ll be having a blog hop soon to show off all the new designs so be watching for that announcement.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Kecia Waters.

"M212 Sketch" card created by Kecia Waters.

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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 M212 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on May 15th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on May 16th we will post a new challenge and when that challenge wraps up we’ll announce the winner of our May challenges. 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 M212 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our April sketch challenges. As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… Sue Van! Congratulations, Sue and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate on it’s way.

And don’t forget… We also have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Makiko, has a wonderful theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC425 ~ Card For A Woman You Love challenge post for all the details and fantastic inspiration cards from the Rock Stars.

Whew! I think I covered everything. Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We hope you’ve been inspired to play along and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions



  2 Responses to “WIW Sketch Challenge M212 and Rock Star Welcome”

  1. Welcome, ladies! We can’t wait to see your work!

  2. Who Hoo!!! My girl Patti is going to be a wonderful addition to your team
    Everyone did a great job with this sketch…I am a new follower now

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