Aug 312012

Woohoo! I don’t usually post on Fridays but today we have something to celebrate! Starting next week we have three new Rock Stars joining us. I think that is newsworthy of a special post don’t you?! Please join us in welcoming Joyce Morien, Geri Utterback, and Christy Schumacher to the Repeat Impressions design team. I asked each of these ladies to give us a little introduction and this is what they had to say…

Joyce Morien

Joyce Morien

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“My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We have a 21 year old son who will be going back to college very soon (bummer).  I grew up and have always lived in central WI.  I have always, always always done crafts of some sort.  I don’t remember a time when I didn’t – embroidery, crochet, needle point, cross stitch, scrapbooking and I’ve put pretty much all of that behind me to make cards and 3-D paper projects.  On a rare occasion I do some crocheting for a change of pace.  My ultimate goal is to be able to have a career doing my paper crafts.” ~ Joyce

Geri Utterback

Geri Utterback

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“Hi! I’m so thrilled to be joining Repeat Impressions and their spectacular rock star team! I live up in the mountains of northern California. I’m a retired hairdresser. I have a great husband and two wonderful grown daughters and two grandkids that I’m very proud of. I started making cards in 2009 after being introduced to it by my daughters. I have fallen in love with this art.   My blog is geri’s cards and I’m known on Splitcoaststamper’s as redwasher1. I’m a rock star YAH!!!!” ~ Geri

Christy Schumacher

Christy Schumacher

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“My name is Christy Schumacher, I am 40 years old, mom of two college students and I couldn’t be prouder.  I have been creating cards/scrapbooks/altered art for around 5 years now, it is my passion which I can indulge in calorie free. :) I do not have a name for my “style” of crafting because I am ever changing & evolving in it; this I feel is what keeps my ideas fresh & unique.  I am also a Certified Scrapbook & Paper-ED Instructor for Michaels as well as the Paper Crafting Instructor for The Middletown Arts Center.  My favorite crafting items that I use almost all the time are my paper trimmer, my Scor-Pal, Cricut & my ATG.” ~ Christy

I’m sure you’ll agree… I can hardly wait to see all the great things these talented ladies will be creating with Repeat Impressions stamps! :)

Have a great weekend everyone! We’ll be back again on Monday to kick off a new Stamp of the Week. Hope to see you here!

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Feb 082011

After much deliberation we have finally selected a new Rock Star for our Design Team! But before we make the introduction, we first want to extend a big thank you to all those who applied. We saw some wonderful card samples in our in box… it wasn’t easy narrowing them down to just one!!

And now please join us in welcoming our newest Rock Star, Karen Hasheck.

Karen Hasheck

Karen Hasheck

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

“I have been stamping and creating cards for a little over 10 years now and I can’t believe the fun I have had and the great friends I have made since discovering this awesome hobby. I am totally addicted and each day I enjoy it more. So many new ideas, stamps and products to try and never enough time!

I have been honored to have many cards published in stamping magazines, but blogging is a new adventure for me. I recently quit a high stress full time job and am currently staying at home and loving all the time I have for stamping and scrapping!

I have a loving husband who is enjoying retirement and is somewhat tolerant of my addiction; two adult children I am very proud of who also live in the Midwest with their better halves; and one adorable grandson who is the light of my life! He is the only reason I got into scrapbooking and I will share some pages from time to time.”

A funny twist… As it turns out, when I was contacting Karen about joining the Design Team she was preparing to upload a card to our blog for our current Sketch Challenge. Imagine her surprise when I told her that she had lost the opportunity to win our Gift Certificate, but had won a Rock Star position instead! 😀

Some of Karen’s work may be familiar to you as she has been participating quite regularly in many of our challenges. She was also a recent winner and selected a sheet of our humorous verses from our Funny Bones collection as her prize. Shown below is a sampling of how she put some of them to good use.

"Friend" card created by Karen Hasheck.

"Friend" card created by Karen Hasheck.

And here is the card Karen was submitting for our J26 Sketch Challenge.

"J2611 Sketch" card creted by Karen Hasheck.

"J2611 Sketch" card creted by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

And let this also serve as a reminder that this latest Sketch Challenge wraps up today at 5PM EST so if you haven’t uploaded your card yet then don’t delay. Follow this link to my J26 Sketch Challenge post for all the details and your chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Thank you so much for dropping by today. I hope you’ll join us once more tomorrow when we kick off a new Sketch Challenge!


Jan 072011

Repeat Impressions is in search of a design team member to join our Rock Stars! We are looking for a talented, dependable individual who loves to have fun and create cards. If you believe you might be a stamping rock star in the making then please read on…

To apply please email me with the following information:
Your full name… address… phone number… email address

Please provide links to:
* 5 of you favorite stamped card creations that best illustrate your talents and skills
* a link to your blog
* a link to your SCS or any other online galleries

Please also submit a short bio and include any previous or current DT or publications. Past DT experience is not required.

Your submitted cards do not have to be made with Repeat Impressions‘ stamps for the call, but we would love to see them if available. Please visit our web site to see our product if you are not already familiar with us.

* Design Team position will be for a term of 4 months with the possibility for extension.
* You must have a well-maintained blog for posting your work and any major Repeat Impressions company updates.
* You must be able to provide 4 stamped cards per month (although more cards are always welcomed).
* You must use Repeat Impressions’ stamps as the main focal image.
* You will be required to support all Repeat Impressions sponsored events such as challenges, blog hops, etc.

Please Note: Repeat Impressions reserves the right to cancel DT term at any time if these requirements are not met.

* You will receive free unmounted stamps to use for your assignments and challenges.
* You will receive any new stamp releases that may occur during your term.
* You will receive a Repeat Impressions designer badge to display on your blog showing that you are a Repeat Impressions Rock Star.
* Your name, photo and blog link will be placed on the Repeat Impressions blog… The House That Stamps Built.
* Your name and card creations may be used in the Repeat Impressions newsletter.
* Most DT submissions are yours to keep and use as you wish. However, a minimum of 4 actual card samples are required per 4 month term and will be displayed in our booth at stamp conventions.
* During your term you will receive 25% off any Repeat Impressions stamps that you would like to purchase for your personal use.

Please Note: Repeat Impressions reserves the right to make any changes to both the selection process, requirements, rewards and management of the DT at our own discretion.

Also note that your ability to comply with these instructions will be judged as part of your application. Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2011. Email applications to

Once I receive your complete application I will send you a confirmation of receipt. If you don’t hear from me then I didn’t receive your submission. If you are selected for the DT I will contact you via email. I will then need you to confirm your commitment. Once that has been done I will make the announcement at The House That Stamps Built and you will be able to do the same on your blog.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please apply. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your creations!

And now for a little eye candy and inspiration… Check out this beautiful card made by Rock Star, Lynette Neus.

"Lily of the Valley" step card created by Lynette Neus.

"Lily of the Valley" step card created by Lynette Neus.

This style is called a step card and something I’ve never tried before. I’m thinking I might try making one of these today. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!


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Apr 032010

Easter Card by Sandy HulsartThere will be no Easter eggs to hunt for here at The House That Stamps Built this weekend. The only eggs in my immediate future will be served up scrambled and topped with a little of my favorite habanero lime salsa!

Nope, instead I’ll be hunting for something far more exciting than dyed eggs… It’s time to revisit my email inbox and search through our Design Team Call submissions. And since I’ve seen quite a lot of creativity rolling in lately, I’m thinking it’s got to be lots easier to hide or hunt for eggs than trying to choose new DT members. I think I’d rather trade jobs with the Easter Bunny!

The adorable Easter card shown here was created for us by Sandy Hulsart, one of our past DT members. Sandy used our stamps #1310-G Just Hatched, #1305-G Eggs-tra Special and #4507-J Easter Balloons. You can see more of the wonderful cards Sandy has created for us by visiting her Repeat Impressions gallery page and also by checking out her blog.

Hope you’re having a fabulous holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!