Wednesday, December 29, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge - Happy New Year!

Welcome!  It's time for another Repeat Impressions sketch challenge!  For my sample, I used the Champagne Bottle (3811-H) image and paired it with two strips of the Grapevine Border (1504-O) image.  On the main image panel, I added a couple of punched wine glasses that I stamped using Random Stars (3417-C).  For the bubbles from the glasses, I used Random Dots (3404-C).

The images were colored using Copic and Spica markers and the main image panel was cut and embossed using a Nestabilities Labels 16 die.  The green mat layer was cut out using the same die, and then cut in half and spread apart to create the mat.

We would love for you to play along!  Please be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built to check out the sketch and to see what the rest of my design team buddies have created!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

RI SOTW - Making Snow Angels

Good Monday morning to you! I hope you had a Merry Christmas! 

It's time to showcase another Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week and this week it's this fun Making Snow Angels (3310-H) image. This is an appropriate image for this week, since we had a white Christmas here in Atlanta for the first time since 1882 and Wendy and Bill, at Repeat Impressions headquarters in Maine, are being socked with a blizzard.  Perfect snow angel weather!

I used some blue and white snowflake paper from my stash and colored the boy's clothes using Copic markers.  I added some Polar White Flower Soft to the background of the image, used a snowflake border punch for the right edge of my mat layer and added Stickles Diamond glitter glue to the centers of all of the snowflakes.  The sentiment was stamped using Versamark and Night of Navy and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Please head over to The House that Stamps Built to find out the details for purchasing this great image for 50% off through next Sunday and to see the wonderful cards the other design team members have made using it!

This card was also made for the following challenges:

Pals Paper Arts - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - Snow Much Fun
Flower Soft - FSC17- make a holiday card

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

CPS198 - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!  Hope you are enjoying your holiday festivities! 

I needed a few last minute Christmas cards, so I whipped this first one up using PTI's Stocking Prints images and die.  The stocking patterned paper is Creative Imaginations Winter Woodland Stockings paper and the rust and Kraft stripe and polka dot papers are all from Canvas Corp.  The mini clothespins are from Creative Impressions and were colored with a Copic Marker.

The layout for this first card is based on this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS198).  The sketch shows three elements, but I couldn't fit three stockings, so I went with two.  They are a little higher than the ones on the sketch, but I wanted to 'hang' them with the ones on the patterned paper....creative license, I guess!

The second card uses another section of the same stocking paper, along with another section that I border punched for a mat.  To stamp the stockings, I used Adirondack's Rust, Terra Cotta and Espresso inks and the sentiments were stamped with Versamark and Espresso and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Belli Challenge #107 - Christmas and RI CASE Challenge - Maki

Happy Wednesday! It's time for another double challenge post - Creative Belli Challenge and Repeat Impressions!  For the Belli Challenge, we are posting Christmas cards, which can include any Christmas embellishments or paper.   All the stamps used on my card are from Repeat Impressions' Snow Globes and Ornaments collection.

For the Repeat Impressions challenge, we are casing (case = copy and share everything) this card from fellow design team member Makiko Jones.  I also used snowflake images from the same set (8917-I, Snowflake Outline (lg and sm), and 8914-E, Snowflake Solid (sm)), dark borders and layout, but changed out the color scheme and used some Memory Box crystal snowflakes that I colored blue with a Copic marker instead of the pearls Maki used.
Please join us for both challenges!  If you would like to link up a Christmas card for the Belli Challenge, please go to today's post, view the gorgeous Christmas cards my fellow Belli girls have posted and link up your card.

If you would like to CASE Maki's card and play along with our challenge over at Repeat Impressions, please go to The House That Stamps Built, check all the wonderful cards the design team created based on Maki's card, and link up your project!

Enjoy the rest of your week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holly Birthday Wishes

Greetings! Believe it or not, I'm still in the throes of MAKING Christmas cards....on the 21st of December...can you say LATE?? One of these years I'm going to figure it out...

My friend Holly had a birthday last week and this is the card I sent to her. Unfortunately, it just arrived yesterday!  I've had this Making Memories Holly Leaf Foil paper for a while and was happy to finally cut into it!   As you can see, I took the holly theme and ran with it!  The stamps are all Papertrey Ink (2010 Holiday Tags and Mixed Messages), as is the holly impression plate I used for the background layer.  The twill is from Stampin' UP!

Back to my Christmas card making!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge - Penguins

It's time for another sketch challenge from Repeat Impressions! For my card, I had to break out the Penguin Trio (8806-N) again!  They are such fun to work with - I love these little guys!   I paper pieced their hats and used Liquid Pearls for the furry parts.  Their beaks and feet were colored with a gold Spica pen and covered with Glossy Accents. I added some red rhinestones in the corners and a clear one in the center of the snowflake in the sentiment.  The patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Belle paper pad.

If you would like to play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions, head over to The House that Stamps Built for the sketch and the rules for playing along.  While you're there, be sure to check all the wonderful samples from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 13, 2010

RI SOTW - Maranda's New Bathing Suit

While Wendy, our fearless leader, is away enjoying the beach in Aruba, she is torturing the rest of us by making this cute little image of Maranda's New Bathing Suit (#2425-K) our Stamp of the Week this week!  LOL!  It's not nice to gloat,'s 21 degrees here in Atlanta and we had snow flurries yesterday.  Since Wendy and Bill work their tails off all year long running Repeat Impressions from Maine, where it's even colder, I guess we can forgive them even if we are jealous!  Oh how I would love to be with you right now, Wendy!  Kiss a fish for me!

But I digress...for my card, I used some sand and wave papers to create a little beach for Maranda to show off her cute little suit.  The clouds were cut out of felt and her suit was colored using Copic markers.  The Life's a Beach (#2407-G) sentiment is also from Repeat Impressions.

Please head over to the House That Stamps Built to find out the story behind this sweet little image.  While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the great summery cards the rest of my design teammates created using this cute image and to get the details on ordering it for half off until the 19th.

Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Belli Challenge #106 and RI Case Challenge

Greetings!  This card was made for two challenges - this week's Belli Challenge, which is to use Christmas-related supplies and this week's Repeat Impressions CASE challenge, which is to CASE a card from my fellow RI design team member, Michele Greenwood.

For the Belli Challenge, I used the Christmas wreath image and the patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Dear Santa collection.  The card that Michele created for us to CASE is this one.  I used the same layout and stamp (8913-I, Wreath).

Please be sure to check out the Belli Challenge to see the great Christmas-themed cards made by my fellow Belli girls and to find out how you can play along.  Also be sure to check out the great cards my fellow Repeat Impressions team members made based on Michele's card and to find out how you can play along over there, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Outlines Christmas Tree

Happy Saturday!  I have some exciting news to announce - I have been invited to be on the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company's Design Team!  There is a fabulous group of ladies of on this team and I am thrilled to be included.  You can read the full announcement over on Outlines' blog if you are interested.  Here is the list of the other design team members and links to their blogs - be sure to check out this talented group!

Jeanne Streiff Inky Paws
Lisa Silver Silver Stamping
Vicki Garrett Summerthyme Studio
DT Coordinator: Jenny Gropp One Krafty Kat

This is a quick card I made this week using Outlines Christmas Tree Square (B-329 Tree Square Sm.) image.  I stamped my image on an Inchie Plus square using Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The image was painted using Twinkling H2Os and added some small crystals for ornaments. 

The gold Christmas tree borders are May Arts ribbon and I added a crystal snowflake sticker on top of the button in the center of my bow.  The patterned papers are from BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses line. 

Beginning in January we will all be posting an Outlines card every Monday, so please be sure to come back and visit often!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!  I'm hoping to get some Christmas preparations done, but as usual I am woefully behind...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge Merry Christmas Wishes

Hi there, happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Repeat Impressions sketch challenge card!  I used this cute teddy bear image (2007-I, Christmas Teddy) again - love him!  This time I colored him with Copic markers and blotted him with a terrycloth towel and blending solution.  The backgrounds of both stamped panels are airbrushed and the fur on his hat is ivory Flower Soft.  The papers are from Making Memories, as are the three brads. 

This is a really versatile sketch - if you'd like to play along and make a card using it, please head over to The House That Stamps Built to get the sketch and find out how to participate!

Thanks for stopping by!