Thursday, July 22, 2021

Flip Flop Memories

 Hello!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have 2 cards to share today, using a couple of fun new stamps, #SDX191 Flip Flop Memories, and #SD1102 At the Beach Border from Technique Junkies

Here's my first card:

The beach scene was stamped and colored with Copic Markers, prior to framing it up with some 'sandy' looking designer paper from my stash. The sentiment was stamped onto the 'hill'. A cute sunny die cut finished this one off nicely.


And here is card number two:

For this card, my backgrounds were made by stamping #S747 Sudsy Stuff with some blue inks. After stamping the background, I sprayed a light coating of Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss over the panels. A couple of fun die cuts, and the fun flip flop sentiment make this one a winner!

These were both fun to make - I'm having a lot of fun with this release!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out this incredible new release!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas in July

 Hello!

So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is 'Christmas in July'.

I had so much fun with patterned paper last week, that I did it again this week!


I used this Repeat Impressions stamp:


The image was stamped, and heat embossed with gold powder. It was matted on a piece of coordinating designer paper, and popped up with dimensional foam.

So, now it's your turn! Come join us in our 'Christmas in July' challenge!Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Accept What Is...

Hi Friends!

I have two very clean and simple cards to share today, using a beautiful new release stamp from Technique Junkies, #S928 Accept What Is. These were so easy to create, and what a lovely message. We all need to remember this one from time to time. I'm thinking of framing one of these for my CRoffice (crap craft room/office).

Here are my cards:

For this card, I colored the focal panel with Copic markers, and then fussy cut around the flowers. I felt it needed something, so I added a black panel behind the focal panel. Hmmm...it STILL needed something, so out came my A Colorful Life Damask Stencil, Distress Oxide Ink, and Ink Blending Brush, and voila! Super easy, and oh, so pretty!

So....It doesn't get any easher that this!  The stamping was done on a piece of patterned paper, fussy cut around the flowers, and adhered to black cardstock. It needed something more, so I cut two narrow strips of the patterned paper and adhered that at top and bottom of card.


I'm not sure I can pick a favorite from these two! Both turned out nicely, and both were very speedy cards to create.

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Patterned Paper and a Stamped Image

Hello! So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to use a stamped image and patterned paper on our cards.

What a great idea! I was able to dig into my stash, and come up with this pretty card!


I used this Repeat Impressions' stamp:


Let's see your stamped images and patterned paper! Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna


Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Monday, July 12, 2021

My Pick of the Week

Hi everyone!

It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built

Today, I chose to feature a very quick and easy card style.

The Repeat Impressions Stamps that I used for this card are:  


To create these cards, I make plain white A2 card bases. Next, I used a die, and an embossing pad, to emboss a 'frame' into the card front.  I set all 9 card fronts aside, and began coloring images.

Did you know that Repeat Impressions has these beautiful little window stamps? It seems we are always short of anniversary, get well, and thinking of you cards, so my goal was to add to my stash with these pretty cards!

After the images were colored, I cut them out, just barely outside of the stamp border, and glued one into each of the frames. 

Last, using a stamp positioner, a sentiment was stamped onto each card. 

These are great for mailing, as they are all one layer cards!

Here's what I made:












Grab those RI stamps and give this a try!
 For this week only (July12 - July 18th), get 20% off the stamps used in my creation above when you use the coupon code POTW71221.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Lighthouses

 Hi there!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have 2 cards to share today, using two beautiful new release stamp sets, #S921 Lighthouses and #SS136 Lighthouse Sentiments , from Technique Junkies

Here's my first card:


Wow! This is such a beautiful release to work with! To create the background for this card, I squeezed a bit of blue, brown, and white acrylic paint onto my Gel Press, and brayered it a bit. I laid the #S909 Flowing Zen stamp onto the Gel Press, pressed gently, and carefully removed the stamp, and replaced it with a piece of white cardstock. I let the cardstock dry, then stamped the sentiment and image with Versafine brown ink. Finished this one off with a nautical die cut and a little brown twine. I love how 'stormy' the background ended up looking.

Moving on to card two:

The focal panel was colored with Copics. Once I finished coloring, I spritzed water onto a bit of Distress Oxide Inks, and laid the card down, moving it here and there, until I got the 'perfect' amount of splatters. I grabbed a scrap for the sentiment, and put it down into the ink prior to stamping the sentiment. 

These were both pretty easy to create, and I'm having a lot of fun with the July release!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible July release!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Include Stenciling on cards

 Hello!

So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to use stenciling on our cards.

I have a friend fighting breast cancer, so decided to go with a pink theme!


I used these Repeat Impressions' stamps:


I stenciled the background using Faded Petals, from A Colorful Life Designs. I used an ink blending brush and some Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink, and the background was done!

Next up, I colored the prescription bottle and 'pills', and fussy cut it. Popped it up over a doily using some dimensional foam. Easy, fun, cheerful card!

Now it's your turn! Come join us in our challenge! Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping, and Happy 4th!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Flowing Zen

 Hello!

It's July 1st - Release day at Technique Junkies! We have some awesome new stamps for you, and all of them are 15% off through June 8th! No codes are needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. 

Here is the Gotta Have it All Bundle, and a little preview of the new stamps:



A new background stamp #S909 Flowing Zen was released this month. I had a great time creating with it!

Without further chatter, here are my cards for today's hop:

For this first card, I used some Distress Oxide inks and blending brushes, and created a background, using #S909 Flowing Zen. Then, I stamped #SD440 ATC Better With Friends, using some Versafine Black Ink. I'm pleased with the final outcome and hope you like it!



For this card, I tried something a little different.  I stamped the #S909 Flowing Zen with a purple ink in one direction, then turned my cardstock and stamped again in the other direction. The sentiment is from the new release set #SS136 Lighthouse Sentiments.  I matted the panel onto purple cardstock, then cut a 'frame' out of the purple and glued it over top of the stamped panel. This was then mounted onto a white card base, and voila! Very simple, pretty card!



This was 'one of those cards' that I couldn't get to photograph well. The colors are actually very bright and vibrant, not dull and washed out. It's a cloudy, rainy day here - perhaps that contributed. Anyway, what a fun card!  I stamped the #S909 Flowing Zen and colored it with Copic Markers, Then I stamped #SD1104 Boring Hair, colored it with Copics, and matted each piece onto green, white, then green again. The thought bubble was done by stamping onto white cardstock, and wadding up a piece of saran wrap, and dabbing the Jade colored ink onto the cardstock. I used a fine point marker to 'stitch' the lower section of the thought bubble.

Note: In my next life, I will most definitely have hair like this!!!

So....which one is your favorite?

I hope you like these fun new releases, and can't wait for you to see the rest of this release!
Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!
        
Patti (you are here!)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Red, White, and Blue

 Hello!

So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to use Red, White, and Blue on our cards.

Since the 4th is right around the corner, I decided to stick with Patriotic for my card:


I used these Repeat Impressions' stamps:


I repeatedly stamped the focal image with gray ink on a white panel. Then I stamped the same panel and sentiment in blue ink, and matted them in blue. A few stars were stamped in red, fussy cut, and adhered to background. Ta-da!

So, now it's your turn! Come join us in our 'Red, White, and Blue' challenge!Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping, and Happy 4th!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Clean and Simple Card

Hello!

I have a clean and simple card to share today, using #SD1137 Ocean Frame Sentiments, and fun whale stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. This was such an easy creation!

Here's my card:

Look at this fun fella! To create this card, I simply used the whale stencil, an Ink Blending Brush, and some blue Ink. After the whale was stenciled, I stamped the sentiment, and added a few score lines for interest and texture. To finish the card, some glossy accents was added to the bubbles and waves, and to create an eye.


That's it! Easy as can be!
I am loving this June release! Hope you see something you like!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible March release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Every day should be a Sundae!

Hi there!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have 2 'sweet' cards to share today, using a fun new release stamp, #SD1105 Sundae, from Technique Junkies. What a great stamp - I'm totally in favor of making every day a Sundae, how about you?

Here's my first card:

I wish you could see all the shiny goodness on this card. The image was colored with Copics, and the ice cream and strawberry were covered with Glossy Accents. In real life, this looks totally yummy! The background clouds were created with Ink Blending Brushes, and A Colorful Life Designs 'Cloud Edger' Stencil.



This card was also colored with Copics, and embellished with Glossy Accents. Seriously, does this not look good enough to eat?  

These were pretty easy to create, and I'm having a lot of fun with the June release! However, I think I'm going to have to say goodbye for today, and go eat some ice cream!!!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible June release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Create a Scene

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to create a scene. 

We have had family in from Wisconsin for the past week, and my time in the 'girl cave' has been very limited!  This said, I decided that I could either stress in the middle of the night over making a card, or....I could delve into past 'scenes', and bring back something fun. I chose to not choose stress over visiting with family!
I don't know about you, but I'm always thinking ahead. Here we are in the beginning of summer, and I know that in the blink of an eye, it will be fall!  So, I thought I'd share a bit of fall inspiration today, and get you thinking of cool October days!

Back in 2016, we were given this inspiration photo to create with:


Here is what I made WAY back in 2016, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



So, now it's your turn! Come join us in our 'Create a Scene' challenge!Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Sketched Beach and Fireworks

Hi there!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have three fun cards to share today.

The first two cards feature a June release stamp, #S907 Sketched Beach.

The first card was stamped with black Memento Ink,  colored with Copic Markers, and adhered to the card base. The sentiment is from an older Technique Junkies set #SS02b Simple Sentiments Set 2, Style b.  I love these little sentiments - there are two different sets, and they are perfect for all occasions!


This card uses a sentiment from the same sentiment set.  For this card, the image was stamped, and then ink blending brushes were used to add some color to the panel. I then used two dies, cutting out part of the image, and matting it with cardstock to match the card base. The first layer was adhered directly to the card base, and after matting, each of the next two layers were adhered using dimensional foam.



As our Independence Day is approaching, I thought it would be fun to play with some fireworks and sparkle!  I used two older stamps #S756 Fireworks, and #SD808 Like Fireworks for this card. The image was stamped with blue ink, and some stickles were used, along with some rhinestones, to add some shimmer and shine to the panel. A couple of pieces of silver cardstock were placed behind the panel, and finally, the panel was adhered to the card base.


I'm really enjoying this June release! Hope you are too!!!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible June release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Consider Yourself Hugged

 Hi there, crafty friends!

 We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s theme, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.