Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas in July


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Everyone's favorite challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes. And yes, you guessed right, I went with Christmas in July, it is time to get moving on those Christmas cards, time is flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it.
 
I made a watercolor background in cheery reds to go with the fun 8806-N, Penguin Trio. I colored with Copics, added a bit of  Stickles to the hats and earmuffs, liquid snow to the ground and that was it, quick and easy and I must say cute!
 
As always time you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built you get a chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25 Repeat Impression gift certificate, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get an extra chance!
 
Check out the great designs by my talented teammates, they always awe me with their talent!
 
Cheri 
Laurie 
Patti  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

From me to you



Just a simple card I enjoyed making for a few challenges I enjoy:
Butterfly Challenge: M for Matching Pair and/or the colour Orange
Sketch Saturday

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Starfish

It's a relaxing, peaceful Inspiration Photo this week  over at The House That Stamps Built:
 
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My take was to do a soft oceany watercolor wash.  Then I stamped Repeat Impressions 4111-F, Starfish (sm) with Distress Inks 3 times on kraft cardstock, distressed with another shade of Distress Ink, fussy cut, distressed the edges with a distressing tool, used a darker Distress Ink on the edges and added to the card below:
 
 


Closer view:

For inspiration from my talented teammates:
 
We enjoy when you join in the fun, check it out at The House That Stamps Built, each weekly entry puts you in the drawing for  the monthly $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions, stamp and you get an extra chance.  Discount code on the top right of my blog.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Winter Wishes Card Drive




 
I've been having fun making several of each of the above cards for :
 
 
Christina does this twice a year for children in the Heart Hospital, it runs from  July 1st - August 25th with Winter Wishes or Holiday Wishes cards collection.  You can check it out if interested on Christina's blog under the Card Drive tab.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sweet Treat

Tic-Tac-Toe time this week at The House That Stamps Built:
 
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 I went with the middle row: Sweet Treats-Paper Piecing-Lime Green.  My mom had just shared some polka dotted paper with me which was perfect for this.  I used Repeat Impressions: 9302-P, Cupcakes and will add my sentiment when I know what occasion I am sending the card for.
 

For inspiration from my talented teammates:
 
And to join in the fun check it out at The House That Stamps Built, you might be the lucky winner of the montly $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Floor polish technique

 
 
 I sorted through a couple technique photo albums, and repurposed some of the cards and put some in a pile to repurpose onto cards, and some in the recycle bin.  This was one of my all time favorites so I cut the top layer off and made a new card out of it.  It was the very old Future floor polish technique, I can't even find it on the Internet but found a similar technique called Caught in Crystal.  You drizzle clear crystal lacquer on acetate (in my case Future floor polish), Randomly drop about 3 colors of alcohol ink on the crystal lacquer or floor polish.  Sprinkle with Mica Powder and use a brush to spread you crystal lacquer or floor polish to cover the acetate.  Next crumple a piece of tissue paper, uncrumple and place over the liquid, lightly smooth.  Let dry overnight.  Trim to size, flip over and stamp your image with Staz-on ink on the front of the acetate and finish as desired.
 
Close-up:
 
 
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lazy Days

 
 It's Designers Choice Challenge week over at The House That Stamps Built and Deonna choose Create a Scene, a very popular theme in blogland, so hopefully we will have a lot of people joining the fun this week!
 
 
I went with a peaceful summer scene using:
I colored the trees with Copics and then sponged my scene with Distress Inky, using a cloud stencil, a piece of punched cardstock for the sun, and torn cardstock for the grassy hills.
 
Join us at The House That Stamps Built for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions!  Once chance per entry per week, drawing once a month, 2 entries if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp! Discount code at the top right of my blog.
 
Check out the great designs by the rest of the Design Team:



A few fun challenges:
Crazy4Challenges-C4C392-Use Stamp, Dies or Both Create a Scene Or something you see in a Park
One Crazy Stamper-July
Sketch Saturday  Week 470