Monday, May 21, 2018

MY PICK OF THE WEEK FOR MAY 2018 FOR REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS

Hello everyone!  

It's my turn to select stamps for my "Pick of the Week" from Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built.  

Since spring and summer are now upon us, so many of us are turning our thoughts to our gardens.  Repeat Impressions has some fabulous floral and gardening stamps and I love playing with the ones that I have.  

I wanted to show you how I build a scene card with a collection of stamps with a garden theme in mind, so here are the stamps I chose and these are my stamp picks for this week:  RI#4317-E "Birdhouse", RI#4311-I, "Birdbath", RI#4312-G "Watering Can", RI#2614-D "Tiny Bird Front", RI#2616-D "Tiny Bird Side", RI#2617 "Tiny Bird Flight", RI#630-H "Iris" and RI#1101-F "Happy Retirement".  

Scene stamping isn't as daunting as many think, but it takes time to set up the scene and complete the process.  I find it fun and challenging.

After selecting my stamps, the first thing I do is make a mask of the stamps I'll be using. I like to use stamping mask paper rather than Post-it Notes, because I save them and sometimes get an extra mask out of it later on.  

The most important thing about scene stamping is to determine which image will be in front of all the other images and stamp that first.  



You then add additional  images in the sequence they should appear in your scene.  




Once you've stamped your collective images, you can add other images you might like in your scene and complete your card as you wish.  





Remember, you can get my Pick of the Week Stamps at 20% off , but for one week only.  

Head on over to the Repeat Impressions Store and shop away!!!  You can get an an additional 10% off all other stamps you might need/want if you use my coupon code RR10CW.  Have fun shopping!!! 









Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MAY 2018 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE FROM THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hey there, HOUSE friends!!! 

We're here with a new weekly challenge for The House That Stamps Built, and this one is an inspiration challenge.  


From the palette below, I was inspired by the beautiful pastel colors.  One of my favorite Repeat Impressions stamps is RI#1704-P "Great Blue Heron".  I stamped it with VersaMark ink on a white card panel and heat embossed it with white ep.  I then sponged Distress Oxide Inks over the embossed image, creating a resist.  I added darker colors for shadow to areas on the image with Inktense pencils.  After die cutting the image, I layered it against a dry embossed background. I used RI#3902-G "My Heart Sing" for the sentiment.   


Come on over and play along with our challenge - you can find all the details on how to do that at THE HOUSE.  

How about more ideas using this inspiration?  Check out my awesome team mates blogs.


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  You might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TECHNIQUE JUNKIES NEW ILLUSTRATOR BLOG HOP

Hello Technique Junkies Stamps fans!!! 

Today, we are celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps.  Rita Barakat.



We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line and I'm totally in love with each and every one! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.

Shop with my discount TJ10CHERI and get 10% off your entire order on all Technique Junkies Stamps.


If you’ve come from Lee Ann Barrett's blog you are in the right place. If not head on over to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.


Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.



Relaxed Fairy is such a lovely stamp.  I envisioned she might be wondering what her future would be like so I paired her with "Trust Your Journey".  I created a mask of her and then sponged a background with Distress Inks.  



Meet "Sassy Sue".  She made me think of a 1950's gal, so I had to give her that look.  I paired her with the fun sentiment "Do Wah Ditty".  The background was created by sponging and using a stencil called "Circles Make Circles"  from A Colorful Life Stencils.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now hop on over to Janelle Stollfus' blog and see all her deliciousness using Rita's awesome Stamps.  And don't forget to use my discount code for a full 10% off your Technique Junkies Stamps order INCLUDING these fabulous new stamps.





Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MAY 2018 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE FROM THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house friends!!! 

Are you ready for a new challenge?  It's Tic, Tac, Toe time at The House That Stamps Built.  It's a favorite and I hope you'll play along with us.  


The Repeat Impressions stamps I used to create this card are RI#5126-C "Balloon Sil (sm),  RI#4116-F "New Arrival"  and RI#706-I "Little Lamb".  

Here is the tic, tac, toe board for this week - as you can see, I used the center, vertical line; Babies, Stitching (real or faux) and Bright Colors.  


For more tic, tac, toe inspiration visit my team mates' blogs and get inspired and join our challenge.  


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  You might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

GET YOUR HAPPY ON!

Hey there Junkies!!! 

Did you get to hop along with the May stamps release?  There are 15 new stamps added to the Technique Junkies store and you can get them all (or any) at 15% off today only.  It's the last day for the new release discount.  So, if you were thinking of grabbing them...don't miss out on the 15% discount.  All you have to do is select your stamps, put them in your shopping cart and that's it.  The discount will automatically be applied.  

Pick up any other stamps you might like from the store and get a 10% discount by using my discount code - TJ10CHERI.

"Happy On", one of the new stamps from this new release and it gives me the giggles!  What a fun stamp to use for any card celebrating something wonderful and happy; birthdays, retirements, good news....almost every happy occasion.  I paired my card with the incredibley fun "Here We Go Round in Circles".  For a fun sparkle, I added small dots around the stamped circles using a gold Nuvo Glitter Pen.  


Don't forget to grab "Happy On" or any of the other May Stamps for a 15% discount and any other stamps you'd like from the store with my 10% discount (just add my code at checkout).


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