Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Hello house friends!  

Wednesday is challenge day at The House That Stamps Built, and this week it's an inspiration challenge.

I stamped the image RI#9606-K "Margarita Glass" three times, masking as I went in order to get them lined up in back of each other.  Keeping the masks in place I sponged the bg with Distress Oxide Inks.  I removed the masked and colored the glasses with Copic Markers.  I used some "snow" glitter I've had around for a long time, to enhance the glasses and make it look like salt around the rims.  The sentiment is a partial stamp of RI#3935-F "Spring Is...."   The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  For a little detail, I added white dots on the 'table cloth' with my white gel pen.  

Here's your go-to inspiration - I picked up on the colors and the containers.

There you have it!  Come on over to THE HOUSE and join in on the inspiration challenge!  

You will love these blogs of my team mates...showing off their fabulous work using this inspiration.  

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hello there, Junkies!  

There's so much creativity going on using Technique Junkies Stamps as well as our FaceBook Page.  There's also a Technique Junkies YouTube Channel, hosted by our creator, Pat Huntoon where she demonstrates lots of techniques for card makers.  Check them all out.  

We also have a monthly challenge. (This month it's an adorable sketch)  In order to win this challenge you must use Technique Junkies Stamps in your creation.  You say you don't have any TJ stamps?  Well....I have a 10% discount code (TJ10CHERI) which will let you get 10% off every and/or any stamps you want in the store.  

Here's how you do it - Shop.Use my discount Code TJ10Cheri.Get Your Stamps.Join Challenge.Enter to Win $25.00 worth of more fabulous TJ Stamps. discount also applies to Ken Oliver ColorBurst Pigment Powders.   YAY!!! 

I'm sharing a card with you today using some of those powders to make my background and an awesome stamp from the February 2018 Release called "Something Different".  

I used water color paper to create my background.  I started with a water wash and mixed my pigments on a palette before adding them to the panal.  I love how those powders have tiny fragments of different colors (see the greens and blues) within them.  You never know what you'll get and I love that spontaneity of this.  I used Adirondack Pesto ink to stamp the image using my MISTI.  After I got that image, I moved the card panel barely 1/16th inch and stamped it again in Versafine "Toffee" color ink for a yellowish "shadow".  I used NUVO citrus green mousse with water to color the inside of the butterfly....what happened is it lifted the pigment bg but left a pretty sheen.  I love happy accidents.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and I hope to see you on our FaceBook page and in our challenge.  Don't forget, you can use my discount to get those stamps you want and need for our challenge.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Hello House Friends!  

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means a Tic, Tac, Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  

I colored the image with Copic Markers (no big surprise there). The Washi border really gives the image a nice grounding and I decided to pop the sentiment up on dimensional tape as well as adding some red enamel dots, which completed the TTT requirements.   The TTT chart is below and from the grid and my card you can see I used Washi Tape, Use Dimension and Cats.  

So, come on over and show us what you've created from this board.  The details of the challenge and what you could win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Take a gander at these other fabulous blogs from my team mates and their fabulous TTT creations.  

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you found some inspiration and will join the TTT challenge.  See you there! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Hello Junkies!  

Do you have a favorite color of rose?  I love the traditional rose colored rose.  My hubby likes yellow roses and goes out of his way to include them in our flower gardens as well as any bouquets he orders from the florist.  

Apparently, there is symbolism connected to the color of is what I discovered regarding yellow roses - "Long associated with the sun and its life-giving warmth, yellow is the age-old spokes-color for warm feelings of friendship and optimism. In many Eastern cultures, the color represents joy, wisdom and power. But while any yellow flower will send a lighthearted message, the history of the yellow rose in particular has an optimistic, serendipitous character that really makes it the complete package. "  How awesome is that?

We celebrated our 17th anniversary this week, so I made a card for him, which included Technique Junkies rose image "Long Stemmed Rose" .  

The card I'm showing you isn't the card I made for my hubby.  That said, I colored and designed his card much the same as I did this one.  

If you like this stamp and sentiment "A Single Rose", (which I thought worked so perfectly with this gorgeous rose image), or any other Technique Junkies Stamps and would like a discount to purchase them, please enjoy my 10% discount code TJ10CHERI for all of your stamp purchases (including the collections of Ken Oliver Color burst powder's).  Just add my code at checkout and enjoy!   

I used my Polychromo pencils to color the rose image after stamping it in Memento "Desert Sand" ink for a no line coloring effect on neutral color card stock.  I used a die to cut a frame around the whole layer, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered it to a coordinating cardstock base layer. To finish the piece, I lightly splattered Distress Markers, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo  over the image panel using Distress Marker Spritzer, which I've had forevah!  I rarely use it, but I liked the added "something" it gave here on this piece.  

I hope you like this card and found some inspiration.  Please visit/join our FaceBook Page and see all the scrumptious cards and projects people are creating with the awesome TJ stamps.  Also...we have a monthly challenge - it's a sketch this month, so check it and I hope you'll join the challenge.  There is a really big win for you, if you enter and win the challenge.  

Once again, thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to take advantage of my discount coupon if you go shopping in the Technique Junkies store.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Here we are with a new month and a new designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  This month Esther has a challenge for us and it's "to use a jar"!  

One of my most favorite Repeat Impressions Stamps is RI#708-K "Rebecca".  She's so inspiring and can be interpreted in so many ways...she has a mystical aura about her.  Since St. Patrick's Day is coming, I created her as an Irish girl remembering her homeland after fleeing with her family from the potato famine of the 1800's.  The sentiment is RI#3905 "Where We Love" a beautiful quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes.  The jar is RI #9701-S "Jar with Lid".  

Come on over and play along with Esther's challenge "Just Jars".  You can find out how to enter the challenge and what you could win, at THE HOUSE

To see oodles more great inspiration using Jars check out these incredibly talented ladies.

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

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