Jun 052016
 

Good morning! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. It’s day four of our Frames – Oval & Round Release celebration. In case you missed it, you’ll want to scroll down to my previous posts and get caught up. From Thursday thru today we have been bringing you a few extra special posts to celebrate the release of our NEWEST stamp series, Frames – Oval & Round. The RI Rock Stars have been taking turns posting their wonderful creations to showcase this fun and versatile new series.

This newest series features 6 fun frames… a big, bold dotted oval frame and a matching smaller frame; a big, wavy dotted frame and a matching smaller frame; and two circle frames, one regular round dotted and one wavy dotted. These bold, but simple frames can be paired with any number of our other stamp designs and are a fun addition to any card layout.

Today’s fantastic creations were made by RI Rock Star, Kathy Stacy and Rock Star alumnae, Karen Hasheck.

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Frames – Oval & Round card creation by Kathy Stacy.
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Frames – Oval & Round card creation by Kathy Stacy.
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Frames – Oval & Round card creation by Karen Hasheck.
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Be sure to scroll back to each of my release posts… Thursday, June 2nd thru Sunday, June 5th… and leave us a comment to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of this Frames – Oval & Round series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, June 5th. On Monday, June 6th I will announce the winner on Repeat Impressions’ Facebook page so be sure to “Like” and follow us there if you don’t already.

Can’t wait that long or not feeling lucky? No worries… These new stamp designs are all available for order and shipping now! Choose from wood mount, cling mount, or plain unmounted rubber. You can also purchase the entire series on one plain, unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 6 stamps in this series at a huge savings over purchasing them individually.

To view the complete series please visit the Frames – Oval & Round page of Repeat’s online store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed all this fabulous design team inspiration. Don’t forget to leave comments here for your chance to win! And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 222016
 

Good morning! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. It’s day four of our Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders release celebration. In case you missed it, you’ll want to scroll down to my previous posts and get caught up. From Thursday thru today we have been bringing you a few extra special posts to celebrate the release of our NEWEST stamp series, Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders. The RI Rock Stars have been taking turns posting their wonderful creations to showcase this fun and versatile new series.

This latest stamp series is a complement to our recently released Flower Power Separates series. This newest series features a big, fun floral background stamp, a large round floral frame, 3 flower clusters… 1 outline, 1 detail, and 1 solid… all in matching designs which are all great stand alone images or can be used for two or three step stamping. Plus 2 leaf cluster stamps… 1 outline and 1 matching solid… to pair with the flower clusters for creating easy borders and backgrounds.

Today’s beautiful creations were made by RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop and Rock Star alumnae, Karen Hasheck.

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Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Shirley Hotop.
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Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Shirley Hotop.
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Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Karen Hasheck.
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Be sure to scroll back to each of my release posts… Thursday, May 19th thru Sunday, May 22nd… and leave us a comment to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of this Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 22nd. On Monday, May 23rd I will announce the winner on Repeat Impressions’ Facebook page so be sure to “Like” and follow us there if you don’t already.

Can’t wait that long or not feeling lucky? No worries… These new stamp designs are all available for order and shipping now! Choose from wood mount, cling mount, or plain unmounted rubber. You can also purchase the entire series on one plain, unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 7 stamps in this series at a huge savings over purchasing them individually.

To view the complete series please visit the Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders page of Repeat’s online store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed all this fabulous design team inspiration. Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win! And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Laurie Unger will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

May 082016
 

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope all you moms out there are being spoiled and extra appreciated on your special day!

It’s also day four of our Flower Power Separates Release celebration. In case you missed it, you’ll want to scroll down to my previous posts and get caught up. From Thursday thru today we have been bringing you a few extra special posts to celebrate the release of our NEW stamp series, Flower Power Separates. The RI Rock Stars have been taking turns posting their wonderful creations to showcase this fun and versatile new series.

This series features 12 flower designs… 6 outline and 6 matching solids which are all great stand alone images or they can also be used for two-step stamping. There are also 8 leaf stamps (4 outlines and 4 matching solids) in various shapes, as well as stems in both outline and solid. This collection offers so many variables and is so much fun to play with!

Today’s beautiful creations were made by RI Rock Star, Deonna Bemish and Rock Star alumnae, Karen Hasheck.

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Flower Power Separates card creation by Deonna Bemish.
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Flower Power Separates card creation by Deonna Bemish.
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Flower Power Separates card creation by Karen Hasheck.
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Flower Power Separates card creation by Karen Hasheck.
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Be sure to scroll back to each of my release posts… Thursday, May 5 thru Sunday, May 8th… and leave us a comment to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of this Flower Power Separates series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 8th. On Monday, May 9th I will announce the winner on Repeat Impressions’ Facebook page so be sure to “Like” and follow us there if you don’t already.

Can’t wait that long or not feeling lucky? No worries… These new stamp designs can all be purchased individually and are all available for order and shipping now! Choose from wood mount, cling mount, or plain unmounted rubber.

To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs as individual stamps please visit the Flower Power Separates page of Repeat’s online store.

Can’t decide which designs you like best? No problem! You can also purchase the entire series on one plain, unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 22 stamps in this series at a huge savings over purchasing them individually.

To purchase this complete series on one unmounted sheet of plain rubber please visit the Unmounted Sheets page of Repeat’s online store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed all this fabulous design team inspiration. Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win! And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Feb 222016
 

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Happy Monday!
​Karen here and today it is my turn to share a Project of the Week at Repeat Impressions‘ blog, The House That Stamps Built. I am showing you an easy way to get the look of watercolor in your stamping, how to get an awesome woodgrain look, and how to make an easel card (just in case you have never made one.) Ready?

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I highly recommend using a MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) for this and any technique where you want to be able to stamp a second or third time in the exactly the same place. I stamped Repeat Impressions’ 1511-P Heart Shutters Window with brown ink using the MISTI for placement. Then I mixed Crimson Red and Orange Brusho Coloured Crystals with a little water and painted the colors onto the stamp, then stamped again with the MISTI. The result is an easy watercolor look to the stamping.

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Next I started working on the woodgrain look on the card front above. I learned both these techniques from the talented Karen at her Snippets blog here.  The woodgrain look starts with ordinary school glue drizzled on in lines on a piece of white cardstock.

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Waiting for the glue to dry is the hardest part and hurrying it along with a heat gun does not work well. I let mine dry several hours or overnight. After it is dry, I scored every 1/2 inch from the back of the glued piece.

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The next step is to choose some distress inks and rub directly on the glued scored piece, then spritz with water to mix the colors a bit. I chose Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany and Weathered Wood Distress Inks (by Ranger) for this weathered woodgrain look. I cut the inside of the Heart Shutters Window out with a craft knife and then attached it to the woodgrain front, and cut it out again.

I stamped 1302-F Some Bunny inside the window on a green piece the same size as the wood grain front (5 1/2″ square.) I created a square green card 5 1/2″ x 11″. The top half of the card is scored at 2 3/4″ and folded down. The woodgrain window front is attached to the bottom half of the folded front. I stamped and cut out Repeat Impressions’ 1318-P Cottontail Rabbit, and attached it to the bottom inside with pop dots. The front of the card is held open by the popped up rabbit. Here is a picture of the completed easel card standing up:

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I had fun playing with Brushos and glue and distress inks and Repeat Impressions great stamps to make this card. I hope you give them all a try!