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.

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
Post-it notes for masking


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.



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.








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.


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.



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.


Mar 062017

Hi everyone, Deonna here. It’s my turn to share a Project of the Week using Repeat Impressions rubber stamps and I’ve chosen to show you how to make a Stamped Watercolor Background card.


Supplies that I used:
Watercolor paper – I used 140 pound Canon paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
Ink pads – Water based dye ink – I used Stampin’up in Rose Romance, Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss
Repeat Impressions stamps – 10301-H Patti’s Flower Solid, 10314-H Daisy Solid Large, 10311-C Leaf Solid Small, 10318-D Leaf Solid Large
Spray bottle with water
Acrylic Block to mount stamps
Base cardstock to finish the card- 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″ white cardstock folded in half. Cardstock in purple cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, pink cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
White cardstock cut to 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and folded in half for card base
A.T.G or glue
Ribbon, if desired and embellishments


1. Take your watercolor paper, Rose Romance ink and your R.I. stamp (Patti’s Flower Solid) stamp the image onto your watercolor paper 3 times randomly.


2. Using your Mellow Moss ink pad and R.I. Stamps (Small and Large Solid Leaf), stamp in various places around the stamped flowers.


3. Using your Lavender Lace ink and R.I Stamp (Daisy Solid Large), ink the stamp and stamp on the watercolor paper 3 times randomly. You may want to go back and add more flowers or leaves to fill in the space. This is optional.


4. After stamping all of the above, take your spray bottle and randomly spritz over the ink. This caused the ink to spread causing it to look water colored. The more water that you add the better the effect. Set the wet paper aside and allow to dry.



5. Create your card base and layer the purple cardstock on the card base. I used my A.T.G to glue each layer down. Then layer the pink cardstock on top of the purple.




6. Once your card face is dry, run a strip of glue across the center of the card face and glue down the ribbon. Glue your card face on top of the pink cardstock.




7. Decorate your card as desired. I added a handmade crepe paper rosette, some white tulle and a bow made with a Martha Stewart Punch.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that this tutorial was inspiring.

Jan 092017

Hi everyone, Deonna here. Today is my day for Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions stamps and I want to show you how to stamp your own ribbon for cards or projects.

Supplies used here:
Twill Tape or Silk Ribbon ***To get ribbon to lay flat you may need to iron it.
StazOn ink in Jet Black, Blazing Red and Cotton White
Acrylic Blocks
Repeat Impression Stamps:
1134-E, Valentine’s
1502-L, Lace Ribbon Border
9707-B, Love U Candy Heart
9708-B, Hugs Candy Heart
9709-B, Candy Heart
9711-E, I Love You
1210-K, Tumbling Hearts


1. Take your twill tape or silk ribbon and lay flat on a piece of scrap paper.


2. Choose the color of StazOn ink that you want to use and the desired rubber stamp(s) that you want to use first.



3. Mount your stamp on an acrylic block and ink the stamp with the ink pad turned upside down on top of the stamp. ***Make sure that your stamp is completely covered with ink.


4. After inking the stamp, pick it up and flip it over so that the rubber is on the bottom facing the ribbon. Line the stamp with the top of the ribbon and stamp the image onto the ribbon. Make sure to press down firmly and evenly down the entire stamp.



5. Repeat steps 1-4 with a different stamp or color of ink.



6. You now have a beautiful stamped ribbon to use on your projects.



Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my project.

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.




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!

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