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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What If? Wednesday! Designer Card Challenge & More Volunteering

Happy Wednesday everyone...We are half way through this chilly week and almost to the weekend.  Have you been crafting anything lately?  I have been busy creating themed crafts for the kiddos where I am volunteering.  So far so good.  I also just today volunteered to lead a group of volunteers to create handmade Christmas cards...750 of them before the first week in December.  They are talking about an additional 750 handmade ornaments but that is all depending on how many volunteers we get.  It is up to me to decide how many volunteers are needed for this and the what's and how to's.  This will definitely be a challenge but a fun challenge.

What If? Wednesday Designer Card Challenge
Welcome to another week of What If? Wednesday from Repeat Impressions.  This weeks Designer Card Challenge is from Patti and it is all about paper Piecing. 
Here is my card that I created for this challenge

I hope that you join us over at the Repeat Impressions Blog, I would love to see your paper piecing creation!
Please stop over at my fellow Rock Stars blogs and see what they created:

Thank you so much for stopping by, I wanted to mention that I did say I would post some of the pictures we took of the house we went to see on Sunday...but after some thought we felt it wasn't the right investment for us to go through with at this time.  I will show you a view of what the outside looks like and one of the 50 pictures Eric and I took of the stairs, lol.  This house is a 3 story + full basement, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 3 fireplaces, amazing potential for so so much.  I wish circumstances were a wee bit different now and that we could get this.  But as I am learning; God has a plan and even if we don't know what it is right at this moment, God will show it to us eventually.

Thanks again for stopping by, take care and I hope you find the time to create something fun today for YOU!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Stamp Of The Week from Repeat Impressions!!!

Good morning my friends! I really hope that you all have a glorious weekend.  I know I did.  I met a friend for church on Saturday evening and then Eric and I looked at a house on Sunday and Wow!  It is amazing and truly is everything that I would love to have in a home of my own.  I will show you some pictures in another post because now I want to tell you all about this weeks Stamp Of The Week from Repeat Impressions.

The stamp this week is "Bulldog" 8101-L

For the special discount code please go to the Repeat Impressions Blog where you can save 50% off this week on the Bulldog 8101-L stamp!!!
Also; check out the other Rock Stars cards featuring this stamp.

Thank you for stopping by, take care & I hope you can find time today to do something crafty & fun!!!
See you soon! 


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday!  I hope that you have been having a great week.  I know here in Milford, Ohio it's been getting pretty chilly and I LOVE it!  Fall is approaching us and I couldn't be more thrilled.  Something about the crisp air and the overall mood in the atmosphere just gets me all cheery.  
Speaking of getting all cheery...we are having a sketch challenge at Repeat Impression for What If? Wednesday! and we would love for you to play along.
Here is Wendy's sketch #S1912
Here is my take on this great sketch

I wanted to go with a Fall feel for this card and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.
The stamps used are both from Repeat Impressions
Maple Leaf Sil (5127) 
May All Your Dreams (423)
What I did with the Maple Leaf stamp was use Memento ink colors: Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Lady Bug and Bamboo Leaves to give it a Fall like appearance and repeatedly stamped the image over a piece of  ivory card stock.
The sentiment stamp was inked using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and layered onto some HOTP paper lifted up on one thickness of foam adhesive. 
All the paper is from HOTP (Hot Off The Press) except for the ivory card stock and brown card stock used for the base.
4 gold brads are used to embellish

Please take a moment to check out the other Rock Stars take on this sketch!
We will be accepting submissions to this S1912 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on October 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on October 3rd we will post a new challenge and announce the winner of our September challenges. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Thank you for stopping by have a great day, take care and I hope you can do something creative today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Repeat Impressions Designer Card Challenge!

Good morning everyone!  The sun is shining and the air is slightly chilly but it's going to be a beautiful day and I am ready for it.
Today I want to start off with the Repeat Impressions Designer Card Challenge which is to create a card that is not of regular size & note cards count as well in this challenge.

Here is the card that I created
This is a Center Step Card and measures 5 1/4 x 5 3/4 
The paper used is recollections Haunted Estate, the witch, bats & stars are from Dazzels and the Happy Haunting stamp which has been heat embossed is from 
Please be sure to stop over to see the other Rock Star's creations!

We hope to see you join in on this challenge!  

As always thank you for stopping by, take care & I hope you have a wonderful crafty filled day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Inch By Inch ~ Repeat Impressions

Good morning everyone!  Hopefully you had a fantastic weekend full of creativity.  

Since this is Monday it is time for a new Stamp Of The Week from Repeat Impressions.  The stamp is called "Inch By Inch" (8410-F).
Here is my card I created using this adorable stamp
The paper used is from Echo Park's For The Record collection, stamp from Repeat Impressions, inked with Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 gold small brads, Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Blossom Tags and Accents, and white gel pen for the dashes.

Please head over to the Repeat Impressions Blog to see what the other Rock Stars created.  You can also find more information about special promotions for this stamp.  

Thank you for stopping by today, take care and I hope you find time to create something wonderful today!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge #S512

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you all had a relaxing and crafty Labor Day weekend.

I want to invite you all to join in on the sketch challenge over at Repeat Impressions today.  Here is the sketch from Wendy:
And here is my take on her sketch:
On this card I used Authentique paper from the Freebird collection, My Minds Eye - Mischievous collection, Neenah - Classic White paper & some regular black cardstock.
The stamp used is  
 Scarecrow & Friend (3309-K)

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink & Copics to color in the stamp. Copic markers used are:
B00, B000, B45, B41, B37, R89, R37, R35, E57, E55, E53, E35, E31, E21 YG17, YG13, YG03 Y26, Y21, G17, YR68, YR65.

I used Cricut cartridge "Ultimate Creative Sampler" for the scalloped oval & cartridge "George & Basic Shapes" for the two regular ovals. 

Martha Stewart Bright Large Gemstones for the bling.

I hope you like this sketch and link up your take on it.
We would love to have you stop by and join in this challenge with us. Please also stop by the other Rock Stars and check out their take on Wendy's sketch!

As always thank you for stopping by, take care & I hope you can find time today to do something crafty!