Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You are Special

Hi there!
There's a new sketch challenge up today at the Repeat Impressions blog, The House that Stamps Built. Wendy, the RI owner, is honestly the Queen of sketches!

Here is today's sketch:

Now, you all know what a rebel I am.
Rarely do I use a sketch 'as is'.
I decided to flip this one - here's what I created,
using Repeat Impressions '1703-J Bird's Nest Branch',
2617-D Tiny Bird (flight), and '8608-D Special'.

A very sweet blogging friend, Taunya, sent me some beautiful doilies a few weeks ago.
Wondering what would happen if the shape were changed, I ran this one through my Cuttlebug, using the same oval die as the focal image.  End result?  I like it!!!  How about you?

If you'd like to own these, or other beautiful RI stamps, hurry over and check out the Repeat Impressions store!  Be sure to use the coupon on my sidebar to save 10% on each and every order!

We'd love to see YOUR beautiful projects linked up to our challenge!
Nab this fun sketch, get creative, and link up at The House That Stamps Built!
You don't have to use RI stamps to play along,
but if you do, you'll be entered twice!

It's time to see what my Fellow Rock Stars have created with this sketch!

Happy hopping!

Cheri     Deonna     Joy     Melissa     Karen     Debbie     Kathy

Thanks for dropping by,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Blue and Brown
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs Blushing Rose Collection
Adhesive: Tombow
Tools: Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and cutting mat 
for sentiment matting (see my sidebar to find out how you can get a free cutting mat)!
Dies: Spellbinder's Oval
Markers:  Copic
Doily:  Doodlebug Designs

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Wraps

Hi, everyone, and happy Saturday to you all!  Gotta love a weekend, right?

Today, I'm here to share another creation made with stamps from the Great Impressions store.  This week, the Great Impressions Design Team has been featuring fun ideas for making treat holders and wraps.  If you haven't seen what the other DT members created, go back to Monday, and take a look at the week of posts...
you will be SO inspired!

Here's what I created:

I had this ever-so-sweet Great Impressions Stamp, D363 Hanging Candy Hearts, and the sentiment, D364 Happy Valentines and Flowers, and just knew a wrap for candy 'conversation hearts' was in the works!  Those of you that know me, know that I love a good 'box' challenge.  Give me something odd sized, and I'll make a box for that item.

Here's how I created this box:

Once your box is completed, adhere the sides.  Then fold the first three flaps in.  Once you have the box the way you want it, fold up and adhere the fourth flap.

This box is the perfect little holder for two boxes of Sweethearts candy hearts.  If you wanted a different treat, you could fill this box with hugs and kisses, hard candies, etc. This box could also be used to tuck in a bracelet, some handmade gift tags....the possibilities are endless!  You can also experiment with different heights and widths!

Well, that's it for today!  I'll be back next Saturday, with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge....'Snow Friends'...there's still time to enter!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

RI Inspiration Photo Challenge

Good morning!  I hope that your Wednesday is off to a great start.
Today, our challenge at The House that Stamps Built, is an inspirational photo.
Isn't it pretty?

Of course, the beautiful red called out to me, as did the beautiful snowy background.
So, here is what this photo inspired me to create:

The stamps I used were:  Repeat Impressions #5707-M Fan, and 
                                             Repeat Impressions #8614-D Find Beauty

The card base was created, set aside, and the focal panel was started.

The fan image, and sentiment were stamped on a 4" x 5.25" white panel, in black ink.
The fan was stamped again on a post it, and fussy cut, creating a mask.  

Then, the image was colored, using Copic markers in red, green, and flesh colors.  

I had a stencil from Hobby Lobby that had never been used, that seemed perfect for the background.  

The panel and stencil were taped down with removable tape.  

A stipple brush, and inks, in shades of blue and gray, were used to create the background.

After the stippling was finished, the mask was removed.

Versamark ink was placed over the entire panel, and clear embossing powder sprinkled on.

The panel was heat embossed with the clear powder twice, for a glassy, icy appearance.

The focal panel was attached to card front, and voila!

Photo inspiration was a success!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
We'd love to see YOUR creation in this challenge!
Snag the inspiration photo, and link up your beautiful creation at The House that Stamps Built - YOU
could be the winner of some Repeat Impressions goodness!!!

Of course, if you are excited about doing some shopping at Repeat Impressions, be sure to use the code on my sidebar - you will save 10% on every order!

Now, it's time to hop along, and see what my fellow Rock Stars have made, using this
photo for inspiration.  I've seen them, and they are all so unique, and beautiful!!!

Cheri     Deonna     Joy     Melissa     Karen     Debbie     Kathy

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!
Patti J.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

You're the Best Thing...

Happy Sunday!

It's my day to post on the Die-Versions blog, and I have a sweet card to share.

I don't know if you are aware, but Die-Versions is now carrying stamp sets with coordinating dies! How incredibly awesome is that?  Today's card features one of those sets.  The stamps and dies are from the Die-Versions collection, 'Love In The Air' DV-9016 .

The stamp set contains TWENTY stamps, and the die set has 16 coordinating dies!  You can see how nicely the dies cut on this card.

I hope this little couple gave you a smile today - they were so much fun to color!  Thanks for stopping by - be sure to check out the website, for these and other fabulous  Die-Version dies, and while you are out and about, check out the DV blog!  There is daily inspiration to be found there - hope you'll sign up to follow us!

                                                               Have a wonderful day,

                                                                           Patti J.

Other supplies used: 
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (check out my sidebar to see how you can get a free mat!)
Hammermill White 100# Cardstock
Red Bazzill Cardstock
Red Doily (Dollar Tree)
Bling (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Tombow Adhesives

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just the two of us...

It's another weekend - happy Saturday, everyone!

With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the Great Impressions 'Heart' stamps.

Today's card uses 'The Two of Us - C395, and 'Love Chicks' - B189.

How'd I do this?
1. Draw pencil lines lightly across the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock.
2. Lightly pencil around the red scalloped circle mat, for placement of sentiments.
3. Using Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the sentiment on each line.
4. Color the image, and add a dash of color to each sentiment's 'heart'.
5. Adhere the image to the red scalloped circle mat.
6. Mat the focal panel with black and red, and adhere to the 5.5" x 5.5" card base
7. Adhere the image to card front, using dimensional foam.

Easy, peasy!  Give it a try!  We'd love to see which stamps you use for
'whatever this technique is'!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back next Saturday to share
another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions Store!  Be sure to
check out the Great Impressions blog for loads of inspiration!  There's still time
to enter the monthly challenge 'Snow Friends', HERE - can't wait to see your creations!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and cutting mat
(see my sidebars to find out how you can get your own free cutting mat)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spellbinders Dies
Copic Markers
Tombow Adhesives
White, red, and black card stock

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Designer's Choice Challenge

Hello there!

I'm here a day late with my Designer's Choice Challenge card for The House that Stamps Built.

This week, we've been challenged by our fellow Rock Star, Deonna, to create a monochromatic card, using the colors brown, black, and white.

I stamped the Repeat Impressions 2628-H Comfy Chair, on brown cardstock, with black ink, and fussy cut it.  A focal panel was cut to 3.75" x 5".  A piece of patterned paper was added to the top, for a 'wallpaper' effect.  I drew in some hardwood floor, and some wainscoating, with a pencil, and completed them with Copic markers.  A 1/4" stip of white cardstock formed the 'chair rail', and the sentiment, Repeat Impressions 410-H Simple Pleasures, was stamped at the bottom edge.  The chair was popped up with dimensional foam.  It's perfect, the way the room lighing behind the camera created the shadow behind the chair! The panel was matted with brown cardstock, and adhered to the card base.

Hope you like this quick and easy creation!

Be sure to check out my fellow Rock Stars' creations this week!

Cheri     Joy    Deonna     Karen     Melissa     Debbie     Kathy

We'd love to have you play along with Deonna's challenge!  Head over to The House that Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will give away an awesome prize to a luck winner!

Check out my sidebar, to see how you can save 10% on your Repeat Impressions order!

Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Cutting Mat 
(see my sidebar for details on a free cutting mat!)
Tombow Adhesive
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
White and brown card stock

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CardMaker - U Inspire Me

Hi everyone!

I'm excited to tell you that my first post as a member of the CardMaker Blog Team is up today
on the CardMaker Blog.  My assignment for the day was 'U Inspire Me'.  For this assignment, we find something that inspires us, and use it to spark our creativity.

My inspiration today came from something I saw while wasting time, browsing Pinterest.

Hope you will check it out!

Patti J.