Monday, November 29, 2010


Sorry I've been so quiet here.  I made an unscheduled trip home to my mother's last Tuesday to help her out while her husband was in the hospital after having some surgery.  He was able to come home on Thanksgiving, so that was nice!  Unfortunately, it meant no traditional Thanksgiving feast this year, but we did have a killer chicken tetrazzini casserole that one of her friends had brought by!

OK, on to business - it's time for another Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions!  This week's special deal is on this Joy to the World image (2108-H JOY).  I'm afraid I couldn't get my photo focused properly because the felt rose sticks out so far.  The image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder and then I colored the world with Copic markers.  The gold Christmas tree in the center of the flower is May Arts ribbon and was mounted using a base of silicone glue and then a button to fill in the center of the flower.  The patterned paper is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses.

Please head over to The House That Stamps Built for the details on getting this great stamp for half price between now and December 5th, and to see the wonderful cards the rest of the design team made! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge - Santa's Friend

Welcome to this week's Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge! For my card, I used this wonderful Santas's Friend (#2019-I) image. I colored the bird to look like a robin...;-) Santa's coat, hat and bag are paper pieced and the trim is Liquid Applique. The background paper is from The Paper Studio. For the corner elements in the sketch, I stamped the Holly Sprig (#307-D) image twice, cut them out, colored them using Copic markers and then covered them with Glossy Accents.

We'd love to have you play along!  Head over to The House That Stamps Built to see the sketch, find out how to participate and to see the great cards the rest of the team created!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

RI SOTW - Mitten

Good Monday morning!  It's time for a new Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions.  This week our special stamp is this warm, cozy Mitten (3806D).  I recently picked up these Martha Stewart fringing scissors and decided to copy an idea I saw in Paper Crafts magazine to make this tree.  I added the mittens (tied together with some red and white baker's twine), a few red rhinestones and a big bow - easy, peasy!  The tree trunk is made from wood grain paper.  The sentiment is Merry Christmas Wishes (8915D) from the Snow Globes and Ornaments series.

This stamp is available at 50% off from November 15 - 21, so head on over to The House That Stamps Built for the details on ordering and to see the other great cards the design team made using this image!

Have a great week and be sure to visit again on Wednesday for another sketch challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Belli Challenge #104 meets Repeat Impressions CASE Challenge!

Greetings! Today's post is a double challenge post! First up it's a Belli Challenge, the theme of which is: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, but not necessarily a wedding card.  Here's how my card fits the challenge:

Something old - the seam binding ribbon
Something new - the Webster's Pages paper and netting (my birthday gift from my sweet Krafty Kat friends)
Something borrowed - the card layout and theme (that's the Repeat Impressions CASE Challenge part!)
Something blue - the card base, punched border and Santa's little bird friend

For the Repeat Impressions Challenge, we are to CASE (which stands for Copy And Share Everything OR Copy And Selectively Edit) this beautiful card from my fellow Belli Challenge and Repeat Impressions design team member, Darsie Bruno.  She says it took her 30 minutes to make this you believe her?  I don' took me thirty minutes just to discern all the details! LOL!  At any rate, I copied the basic layout, although I flipped the main panel and the bow.  I also used the same image, which is this week's Stamp of the Week over at The House That Stamps Built.  I love the vintage feel of this Santa image.

I paper pieced Santa's outfit and used Liquid Applique for the trim. I used several small pieces of gold netting, layering it under and on top of my bow, along with a button and some twine.

Please head over to the Belli Challenge blog for details on how to play along with that challenge and to see the other Belli girls' cards and then head over to the Repeat Impressions blog for the details on our CASE challenge and to see the great cards my other design team members made!  For this challenge the winner will receive an unmounted sheet of RI's 2000 series of winter and Christmas theme rubber stamps… a total of 20 stamps!

Finally, just a reminder that the Creative Belli Challenge is holding a Design Team call.  If you're interested in becoming a Belli girl (or guy??), check out the details in this post on the Belli Challenge blog.  The call is open until December 15th.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge! I used this Jump for Joy bunny image (2610-J) and the sentiment is from the Quartet Complements set.     The patterned papers are scraps from my stash and I don't know whose they are.  I added a flower bead with a tiny yellow button to my bow and the sentiment was cut out using a Stampin' Up label punch.  Pretty simple!

Please head over to the Repeat Impressions blog for the sketch and to enter your card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Also, if you're interested in joining the Creative Belli Design Team, please check out the details of the design team call over on the Belli blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

RI SOTW - Christmas Teddy

Happy Monday - it's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week!  This week's stamp is this adorable Christmas Teddy (2007-I) image.  This week only you can have this cute little fella for 50% off - head over to The House That Stamps Built to find out how!

I colored Teddy with Copic markers, and then I took a terrycloth towel with Colorless Blender and dabbed  it on his fur to make it look more vintage-y to go with my papers.  I paper pieced the hat and scarf and for the fringe, I used some kitchen twine that I colored with a dark purple Copic marker.  I added a little Liquid Applique for the trim on the hat.

The patterned papers are Kaisercraft's Dear Santa collection and I used this week's Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C61) sketch for my layout.  And you might think that's a button on my bow, but it's a brad I made using Stampin' UP!'s Build-A-Brad and scraps from my background patterned papers. Finally, the self adhesive pearls in the upper right corner were colored with the same Copic marker I used on the scarf fringe.

Be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built to see the great cards the rest of the team has created with this week's Stamp of the Week!

Thanks for stopping by!