Wednesday, April 19, 2017

By the Stream


 
Photo Inspiration:
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What a fun photo inspiration this week at The House That Stamps Built.  I finally tried watercoloring a scene and loved it.  The image above  Repeat Impessions: Scenic: 1712 P By the Stream was my second attempt.  I learned that it is best to stamp your image lightly, then watercolor, then restamp your image a couple times. The MISTI is fabulous for this. 
 
If  you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
 
Artistic Inspirations #177: Anything Goes 5/1
Crafting From the Heart #155: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #153: Spring  5/1

Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome Baby


We have a new addition to the family coming soon and I was excited to use this new set from Stampin Up, so got my card made early(thanks for a great b-day present Shirley!)  Such a fun set, I like the triple stamping!  A close up below of how realistic the fur looks with the triple stamping with 3 different colors of ink.:
 
A few fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: #146 Not a square card  5/1

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter



A couple Twisted Easel Easter cards I sent out to some special little ones in my life.  Happy Easter to all that celebrate!

A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #473: More than 1 fold  4/18
Die Cuttin' Diva's #312 - Easter or Spring  4/16
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #185-Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Together

 
 
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Tic-Tac-Toe time at The House That Stamps Built.  I made two cards as I have 2 anniversaries, the top card is for my dear hubby and the bottom one has been mailed to his sister and her husband, our anniversaries are 4 days apart.  I used Repeat Impressions: Bear Hugs.
 
 
Middle row vertical: 
 
 
Middle row horizontal:


I hope you will play along with us, we always enjoy seeing your entries.
 
As always if you join the challenge at The House That Stamps Built, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions, use a Repeat Impressions stamp and you get double chances to win. And I have a discount code on my side bar to shop at Repeat Impressions anytime you desire, as often as you wish.
 
Check out the amazing creations of my teammates:
A few fun challenges:
 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yupo background



This week our Challenge at  The House that Stamps Built is Joy's choice and she chose use a die cut.  After choosing my die cut I went through my images and found one that fit my go to die Quick Cuts Nesting Ovals 4313-K Sunflower from Repeat Impressions.  My oval background is my first go round with Yupo Papers, using alcolhol inks on the paper.  And oh what fun they were, thank you Shirley for bringing them to my house to experiment with!! Since I made the card I have found out that Stazon is the ink to use, I used Memento stamped several times with my MISTI, which was beautiful until it faded and was still wet the next day, so I used Trandescent Embossing Powder on it but is not the deep black that I like. 

Close up:

I know you will enjoy seeing what the rest of the Design Team made:

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #76 Butterflies + W is for Windows and/or the color Rose 4/29
Cute Card Thursday #471: Warm colours/tones  4/5
Naughty or Nice Challenge #38: Use 3 of something-butterflies
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Birthday Greetings





I had lots of fun making the April birthday cards for work using my new Altenew Christmas flowers that came free with a stamping magazine. What a deal.  I enjoyed doing the triple stamping with distress inks and then spritzing them with water to get the inks to blend a bit.  Some Wink of Stella, glitter and pearls and they are ready to go at the April staff meeting.

A few fun challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft: #41 Anything Goes  4/16
Darnell's NBUS Challenge: #11  4/11 Altenew set and Happy Birthday Die are NBUS
Die Cuttin' Diva #310: Anything Goes  4/2
Glitter N Sparkle #233: Use Pastels  4/5
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge:  #75 Butterflies & R for Repeat (Repeated the flowers and leaves) 4/4

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Feathery Hello

House of Cards, Photo Inspiration April,2017
 
 
 
 


 I went with the photo and colors since they both inspired me. I went with MHKDesigns Fanciful Feather digital set and sized, arranged and colored the feathers online.  Then I die used a Lawn Fawn die to add interest to the edges, and a hello die to do a inlaid word.

It would be great if you joined our monthly challenge at House of Cards.  You can follow the photo/and or colors.

 For inspiration check out the creations of my fellow design team members:

Chanya13* | Christi* Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria* | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Nancy* |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments #176 Any Sentiment Except Birthday  4/3
Crafty Creations #338  4/11
Cut It Up: You've Got Me In Stitches  4/5
Die Cuttin' Diva's #310: Anything Goes  4/2
MHKDesigns: April Challenge