Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Repeat Impressions DCC - Karen

Hello!  I'm starting to get spring fever here!  Unfortunately tonight and tomorrow's weather is calling for snow!  Icky.

Spring with pastel colors is what Karen has challenged us with today at The House That Stamps Built.  I have used all Repeat Impressions stamps of course! ;)  The image is 2610-J Jump for Joy, and the sentiment I used is 3104-F Happy Everything.

The purple paper is from Stampin' Up and the patterned paper is from a new pack I picked up at the local craft store.  The pack is K&Company's Wild Raspberry.  The ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Forever Friends - Ribbons and Lace
Kaboodle Doodle - shades of purple
PanPastel Challenge - use a ribbon

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Color Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Good morning!  I am scheduling this post, as it is school vacation and I talked myself into having a Close To My Heart party tonight.  So I need to CLEAN!  Anyone want to order just let me know! HEHE

Today at Totally Stampalicious the challenge is to create a card or project using the colors green, brown, and yellow.  I have to say this was an extreme challenge for me as I almost never put these colors together!

I ended up using New Truck Gus that you can find here at the Totally Stampalicious store.  I stamped it on white and colored it with my copics and backed it on yellow.  The roadmap background is a retired Stampin' Up stamp I had in my stash.  With this sentiment, it definitely is a guy card! lol

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Here Come the Boys - vintage feel
That Craft Place - anything goes

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My daughter helps...

I have to say my children are amazing inspirations for my cards!  This card for example:  I was feeling particularly achy and foggy with a serious head cold (did I mention I just got over pneumonia as well?  doesn't seem fair does it?) but I knew I had to get this card finished on time.  I showed my 6 year old daughter the sketch and gave her the patterned paper box and told her to pick out two papers that go well together.  Then she decided that the strip across the middle should be a ribbon and she promptly hoofed it to the other room to pick out one that matches the paper she chose.  I picked the flower (Repeat Impressions stamp 1309-J Easter Lily) to stamp and she rummaged around and dug out this little birdie (2617-D Tiny Bird).  She begged me to put it somewhere on the stamped part and PLEASE! PLEASE! color it blue.

Here's how it came out:


Maybe she should plan all my cards....

PS.  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built to check out the sketch...and maybe have your children help you with a card too!

Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Baby Time!

Hello again today!  It's also time for a Totally Stampalicious Monday!  Thanks so much to everyone who joined in our New Release Blog Hop!  You guys left some awesome comments!  Today at Totally Stampalicious we'd like to see your baby or first birthday projects!  

I have used a new release set called Funny Strollers that you can find here at the Totally Stampalicious Store.

Have a great week everyone!

SOTW - Mina

Good morning!  It's time to showcase another stamp of the week for Repeat Impressions!  The stamp we are featuring is 5701-J Mina.  

Make sure you head on over to the blog The House That Stamps Built for all the details on how to get this stamp at 50% off!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

For the Men at Dream Valley!

Today we have another challenge for you at Dream Valley!  We would like to see your projects for the men in your life!  

We are sponsored by the awesome Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps!  They have a great selection of digi stamps to choose from for one lucky winner!

For my card I have used a Bugaboo image.  Gus Golf in digi form can be found here at the Bugaboo store, or here in rubber at Totally Stampalicious!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Totally Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the 6th Stop of the February New Release and Blog Hop!!
We are super excited to share another round of stamps from our witty, hilarious and just plain ol' adorable Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
We have FOUR BRAND NEW SETS for you tonight and they are all available NOW at

Totally Stampalicious!!!

As always we want you to play along in our Release Blog Hop so we're going to give away some PRIZES!!!
1st Prize - All FOUR New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate
All you gotta do is comment your way through the hop and YOU could be a lucky winner!!!
For my card I have used Cupcake Scarlette.  I colored her with my copics and paper pieced her dress and gloves.  I chose to showcase her on a white on white card because the image is so awesome and speaks for itself!

Don't forget that Totally Stampalicious also has an awesome promotion going on right now!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free 
Add 5 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code VANILLA
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Add 8 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code STRAWBERRY
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free
Add 11 items to your cart and then enter the code CHOCOLATE
Now it's time to HOP on over to Dawn's blog and see what yummy eye candy she has for you!
And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the way!

Happy Hopping!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge!

Happy Hump Day!  Parts of this week has flown by and other parts are dragging!  Do you ever find that?  I hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day yesterday!

Today at The House That Stamps Built we have another designer's choice challenge for you!  Joy has challenged us to use up our scraps!  Please head on over there and check out all the design team inspiration!  

I have made a very simple card today with some scraps of white and cream I had in my very huge scrap box.   I actually had so much in my scrap box I became overwhelmed and I gave up trying to match up papers and just went clean and simple.

The image, 4305-I Fairy Kiss, was stamped in black on the white paper scrap and colored with copics before being cut out.  The sentiment, 4010-I You Don't Marry, was stamped directly onto the cream paper.  I added a little crystal effects to the wings for a shine!

Have a good day!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Hello and good morning to you all!  It's a Totally Stampalicious Monday, time for a challenge!  We would like you to add some texture to your cards or projects.

For my card I have used buttons and dry embossing for my texture.  The image and sentiment are from a Totally Stampalicious set called Storybook Elizabeth.  I colored her with my copics, traced around her with a light gray and then cut her out.

Don't forget Totally Stampalicious still has the promotion going on where the more you buy the more free stamps you get!

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Sew Many Challenges - buttons+blog hop
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

Also be sure to join us this coming Thursday February 16th at 9pm EST for our New Release Blog Hop!  Totally Stampalicious will be releasing four brand new sets!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What If Wednesday?

Hello!  It's another What if? Wednesday at The House That Stamps Built!  Make sure you head over there to have a look at the sketch and link up your card!

For my card I have used Repeat Impressions stamp 9001-L Butterfly, colored it with copics, and cut it out.  Then I made strips of bright colors to match for the background and cut out the yellow with a circle nestabilities.  

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge - colors of the rainbow
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Have a great rest of the week, and come play with us at The House That Stamps Built!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stamp of the Week - Flowering Hearts

Hello again!  Today at Repeat Impressions we have a new stamp of the week that you can purchase at 50% off for this week only!  Be sure to head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all the details!

The stamp that is being featured is called 4316-I Flowering Hearts:


I have paired it here on my card with another Repeat Impressions stamp 1511-P Heart Shutters Window.

Originally I had stamped the flowering hearts in the window, but I thought that it looked a little flat.  So I used a craft knife and cut out the center of the window and backed it with blue paper.  Then I cut the flower pot out of the center of the window piece that I had already cut out and adhered that with some pop dots.

Here's a close up of the flower that was made from the same ribbon that is stretched across the bottom panel.  It was loosely stitched and then gathered and a brad put in the middle.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - love/valentines
Let's Ink It Up - ribbons and lace
Catered Crop - hearts
iCopic - hearts (must use copics)

Have a great day!!!

Ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons!

Hello and happy Monday to you all!  Today at Totally Stampalicious we would like you to use at least three different types of ribbons on your card or project.  

For my card I used lots of different scraps of ribbons.  I had seen this tutorial here, and I thought that was such a great idea to use up bits and pieces that I had saved.  The sentiment is from Totally Stampalicious set  Fairytale Charlotte.  

I would like to enter this into the challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle to use a die cut or punch.

I hope you have an awesome week, and don't forget to link up your ribbon project at Totally Stampalicious!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's at Dream Valley

Hello again!  It's Superbowl Sunday!  Are all you Pats fans ready?!  It's also time for another challenge at Dream Valley!  Today we are looking for some Valentine's Day projects. 

We have two awesome sponsors this fortnight.  The first one is One Stop Card Crafts who is donating this cool prize:

The second is Joanna Sheen!  

The prize is a 10 pound gift certificate to the store.  There's also free shipping and handling with only a minimum of a 5 pound order!

For my project this time around I have made a bookmark.  

I have been making more Valentine's card this year than I ever make, so I decided to give cards a break and do a little less traditional bookmark with a definitely less than traditional Valentine's set!  

The stamp set I have used is from Totally Stampalicious entitled Stupid Cupid.  I colored Stella in with my copics and punched the sentiment out with an oval punch from Stampin' Up.  The paper is some scrap that I had in my HUGE scrap box.  Definitely will be going through some of that soon and weeding it out!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - For the One I Love
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - die cuts or punches
Prairie Fun Fridays - anything but a card
Alota Rubber Stamps - #76 Love with no Red

I hope you come play along with us at Dream Valley!  Have a great week and Go Pats!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Embossing Challenge

Hello and happy Wednesday to you all!  I am finally starting to feel better after almost a week and a half of having pneumonia.  Recovery is a little on the slow side, but at least I am back to work!

Today at The House That Stamps Built Miriam has challenged us to do some heat embossing.  If you like to heat emboss, then why don't you play along?

For my project I have made a simple valentine's card.  I heat embossed Repeat Impressions' stamp 4903-F Love Post  in clear, then swiped the ink pad over it and wiped the image off so it would show better.  I added another Repeat Impressions image 6103-J Thinking Vertical in black on the left.  I backed it on red and added black ribbon before putting on a plain white card.

Have a great rest of the week, and I hope you play along!