Monthly Archives: March 2015

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #212

It’s the last Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time for a new Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch Challenge!  Lynda, one of our Design Team members has provided us this great sketch.  You have until Monday, April 6th to entry.

Here’s are sketch:

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For my card I used the February Simon Says Stamp Card Kit with the addition of a few word stickers by My Minds Eye.

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Hope you’ll join us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Ellen Hutson’s Pin-sites Challenge

Hello Friends.  Ellen Hutson’s classroom has started hosting monthly challenges.  This week it’s a photo challenge based on the following pinterest photo.

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For my card I used the stripe pattern from My Minds Eye “Everyday Basics” collection.  The foil heart and the rectangles are cut form My Favorite Things dies.  The “love” sentiment is Julie Ebersole’s “Brushstroke” die.   The rest of the sentiment is WPlus 9 “Thank You” set.

Pinspiration for Ellen - March 2015

 

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Ellen Hudson’s Pin-sites Challenge

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #33 – Food Related

It’s another busy Saturday at The Crafty Nurses’ Blog and today at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges we are celebrating FOOD!  Now, those of you who know me understand that next to crafting, this may be one of my most favorite subjects.  LOL.  That said, for our challenge we are asking for “food related” projects.  You have until Friday, April 10th to show us your food related entries.  Our winners are chosen randomly and we have some super sponsors offering prizes for our challenge.

Here are our sponsors:

DrawnWithCharacter_zpsfb0d9e69Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

ImagineThat_zpsfeff7c51Prize: 3 Image Sets of Winners Choice

RobynsFetish_zps502cdca6Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Zlatoenas_zpsc5f2e633Prize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

For inspiration, I used a Drawn with Character image called, “I Chews You”.  There are so many sweet food related images on their site it was hard to pick just one.  I colored the gum-ball machine with Copic Markers and used Doodlebug’s “Take Note” paper pack.

The dies are all My Favorite Things with the exception of the Sizzix key hole die the image sits on. I love these bright colors!

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Come on over and enter a card to tell us what food related items inspire you!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #354

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a generous $10.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  Thanks Paper Shelter!  You have until Friday, April 3rd to enter your card for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Soccer Boy” and colored him with Copic Markers.  The design paper is from Simple Stories “DIY Boutique.”  The background, square, circle, and star dies are from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment and star are stamped with My Favorite Things “All Star” stamp set. I hope you like him!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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March Simon Says Stamp Kit Card 7 & 8

Here are the last two cards from this March kit.  The first uses Operation Write Home’s Weekly Sketch #250.  I added some Bazzill heavy weight vellum and embossed the Hero Arts & Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The circles & rectangle were cut with My Favorite Things dies.

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March Kit Card 7

My second card is an example of covering up a mistake.  I didn’t plan to have a flower at the top left, but I messed up the liquid pearls and tried to remove them but made a royal mess so I had to cover it with the flower.  I stamped the background with the flowers in vanilla Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Fog Simon Says Stamp ink.

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Operation Write Home: Sketch 250

Loves Rubber Stamps – Make your own Background (floral)

Addicted to Stamps: Making your mark (fixing errors in stamping)

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

 

March Simon Says Stamp Kit Card 5 & 6

Here are a couple more cards from the March Kit.  The first card features the sketch from Retro Sketches and the second is a sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.  In addition to the kit, I used the rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and both Hero Arts Shadow and Simon Says Stamp inks.

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March Card 6

 

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March Card #5 SSS

 

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Retro Sketch

Fusion Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: ATG

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Love to Scrap: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Crafty Gals Corner: ATG

March Simon Says Stamp Card 3 & 4

Here are a couple of cards from the March Simon Says Stamp Kit.  Card one is a “case” from Shari Carroll’s example from the kit.  Card two’s sentiment is Close to My Heart and the portrait is cut with a Lawn Fawn journaling die.

March Card 4 SSS

 

March Card 3 SSS

 

From The Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge

Happy Thursday!  Today I’ve finished my March Stamp of the Month for From The Heart Stamps.  It’s a sweet Easter image.  If you enter this month, you’ll get a free stamp for April.  There are some other stamps on sale too, so go check them out!  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a the Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” 6 x 6 pack.  I cut out a My Favorite Things border die to make the awning and finished it with Via Pearl Pen.

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From The Heart Stamps: March Challenge

Love to Scrap: ATG

Crafting By Design: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

 

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, March 31st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card today I broke out my favorite Kuretake watercolors.  I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions Large Butterfly 9110-L with archival ink to ensure it didn’t bleed.  I made a few different colored panels to match the butterflies and ran them through the swiss dots Cuttlebug folder to give some dimension.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle to create the top layer.  The sentiment is cut from an oval label die by My Favorite Things and stamped with Repeat Impressions Happy Birthday 1113-D.  I finished off the card with some black splatters and jute I got from Hobby Lobby and called it a wonderfully colorful spring card!

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!  Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

 

Birthday Blog Hop for Wendy Wyman of Repeat Impressions

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design.
For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company.  Then it happened…Wendy’s mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy’s mom’s encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.  Wendy’s husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.
And so….in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together with a special hop for Wendy’s Birthday!

Wendy loves ATC’s, so we’ve changed things up – instead of cards, we all created ATC’s for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know. As a ‘boss’, rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run, or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it’s a joy to work with you and your products!

 We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

We look up to, admire and respect you.

May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

 And remember….the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC’s for Wendy:

I colored the Repeat Impressions stamps with Copic markers.  For the backgrounds, I masked off different designs using thin washi tape then applied distress ink.
       Kathy's-Cones        Kathy's-Cupcake
      Kathy's-Pup          Kathy's-Stars
 Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created for Wendy!

Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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