Friday, August 22, 2014

STAMP-A-FAIRE 2014

Time to play!  Tomorrow is the official Stamp-A-Faire and we are playing all day with friends.  Here is each place setting for the ladies that are coming.  Souvenirs from the past but we are ready for tomorrow and our bags are packed!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Riding Pretty with Classy Cards 'n Such

Today it's Joy here.  Classy Cards 'n Such has so many stamp sets that I like.  Often I get stuck on one - in fact it might borderline OCD - but that's ok, I'm having fun!  Here is a card I made with one of those stamp sets that I'm stuck on.
 The stamp set is called Riding Pretty by Impression Obsession.  It has a companion die set called Bicycle Die Set.  For this card I only used the flower die to put into the basket.  The paper is from Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.  The tiny flag is from a die by Poppy Stamps.  I used Spellbinders Matting Basics B for the mats.  I have a little trouble getting my mats square - even though I use a good cutter - so the Spellbinders Matting Basics A and B are life savers for me!  They stay out on my desk.  I used the Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the little flower bouquet.  Check out the Riding Pretty Stamp set - it is a great set and I know you will love using it as much as I do.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sketch Time at Repeat Impressions

Today at Repeat Impressions it's time for a sketch!  Wendy gave us this one to try.
and here is my card:
The stamp is one of my favorite fall themed stamps called Scarecrow and Friend.  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions would like to see what you would do with this sketch.  Make a card following the sketch and link it on her blog, The House That Stamps Built and you could be the winner of a random drawing for a nice gift certificate.

Here is a list of Rock Stars who have made projects to inspire you.
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here
Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

God Bless You from Classy Cards 'n Such

Good Morning! Joy here today.  Have you even gotten up in the morning and just felt very blessed?  I did this morning, just woke up with a smile and a good feeling in my heart.  Not every day is like that - this past year or so, our family has gone thru some tough days, but despite hardships, I know I'm blessed.
One of my blessings is Classy Cards 'n Such - this is a great company with beautiful paper supplies.  I made this card with some of their products and I'm putting this card in my car and today as I'm running my errands, I'll give it to somebody - maybe the girl at the dry cleaners or the lady who checks out my groceries.

I used a beautiful stamp by B Line Designs called Garden Rose, colored it with a few Tim Holtz Distress Markers and fussy cut it out.  Then I mounted it on a Spellbinders Die called Labels Eighteen which I then popped up with some Large Joy Foam Pads on a piece of designer paper from the 6x6 pad called The Lake House by Kaiser Kraft and the perfect brown is from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea.  The sentiment of God Bless You by Our Daily Bread was stamped on one of the little die cuts in the 6x6 The Lake House pad.  There are several pages of cute die cuts in the pad

Thank you for looking at my card, I hope you have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blue on Blue at Repeat Impressions

Hello friends! I think I'm finally getting over my long vacation!  Whew... I need a vacation from my vacation!  One of the fun things I did was visit with Wendy and Bill owners of Repeat Impressions.  I also had along my sweet friend and fellow Rock Star Designer Melissa Cash.  Here we are at one of Wendy's favorite hangouts.
The blues in our shirts go right along with the challenge for this week - called blues on blue!  So here is my card
I used the stamp called Morning Glories and the sentiment Thinking of you...

Why not join us in the challenge?  You could win a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!  Just make a card with blues, link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and look for your name to be drawn!  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do, your name will go into the drawing twice!  We sure would like for you to show us how you use Repeat Impressions stamps.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Praying for you card

Hello there, today it's Joy and I'm showing you a real QUICK card I made with some supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I'm sending a book to a friend and thought I'd make a little bookmark to go with it.  Here is the card and bookmark all in one.

I stamped the Damask Treat Bag onto a piece of pink polka dot paper from the 6x6 pad called Soft Shades Double Dot Designs by BoBunny and cut an extra 1/4 inch on the two sides and along the bottom which I folded over and put 1/4 inch Score Tape onto and then put that onto the cream/brown colored script paper from Botanical Tea.  This made a little pocket.  I cut along the top part of the Damask Treat Bag so that I could slip the little bookmark right into the little faux bag.  I used a piece of scrap designer paper to stamp the little "Praying for you" sentiment which is from Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I love this stamp set  because it has 21 positive sentiments that just seem to fit in perfectly to so many of my cards.  I mounted this on top of a brown piece of card stock and that onto a card base.  I guess really I didn't have to this this last step, but wanted to write a few words to let her know how important she is to me.

The name of the book I'm sending her is Orphan Train by Christina Kline - AMAZING read!

Be sure to check out the supplies I used at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Thank you for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions


Every other Wednesday Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenges us to a sketch.  This is the sketch for this week
Here is my take on the sketch
I used one of my lighthouse stamps called (small) Nubble Light and my watercolors - on a plain piece of card stock.  I left a greeting off, thinking I'd add one at the last minute.

Check out what the other Rock Star Designers made, then make one to show us.  Check out all the details on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You could be the winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here
Thank you for looking at my card and have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Keep Calm and Enjoy the Summer with Classy Card 'n Such

Hi, Joy today!  It seems like my summer is just flying by!  Classy Cards 'n Such has a cute stamp set that I just had to use today to remind me how fast summer is leaving!

The bike is from the stamp set called Riding Pretty from Impression Obsession.  After stamping it was cut out with the companion die called Bicycle Die Set.  I used Spellbinders Matting Basics A for the matts.  The pretty little gingham paper is from Graphic 45 called Secret Garden. After coloring the bike, I covered it with Glossy Accents so it would shine.  I then used the Small Joy Foam Pads to make the bike stand out.

This stamp set has cute, cute things to add to the basket - a bunny, hearts, presents, flowers and a Christmas tree!  So many way to use the bike!

Thanks for looking at my card - I hope your summer allows you time to keep calm and enjoy the days!

Have a Happy stamping day.

Gingham Classy Cards 'n Such style

Joy here, today at Classy Cards 'n Such Beverly challenged us to show off some gingham.  - One of my favorite patterns - just look in my closet and you will see!

Here is my card:
The paper is from Secret Garden by Graphic 45 and the sentiment is from Inky Antics called Mighty Tower.  I made the flower called Mini Petals by Susan's Garden from and colored it like a pansy.  Susan Garden Tool Kit  allows me to make the flower  very quickly.  A die called Beach Sprig by Memory Box was added to the back of the flower.  I stamped the sentiment and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.

We would like to see what you would do a this Gingham Challenge.  Why not challenge a friend to play along with you - one of you could win a great gift from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Make your project and link it on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.

Thanks for looking at my card - I'll be watching to see your projects.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Glitter, Glitter, Glitter from Repeat Impressions

Today one of the Repeat Impressions Rock Star Designer's challenged us to ad some sparkle or glitter to a project.  Here is mine
I used the Large Butterfly, colored it with some Copic markers and then added glitter over the whole body.  I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment and the Text Background for the bottom of the card and I lightly stamped the Small Butterfly on some designer paper.

Check out what the other Rock Star Designers made to inspire you, make a project with glitter and show it off - we would love to see what you would do.  Yours could be the name that is drawn for a great gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out all the details at Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps built.

Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here


Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Smile, Two Buttons and a Bow from Classy Cards 'n Such

Hi, today it's Joy showing you a card for the Buttons and Bow challenge from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Have you ever just wanted to cheer someone up.  There are some days we just need to smile because we don't always know what people are going thru.  So today I'm sending you a smile - this card was meant just for you.  The products are from Classy Cards 'n Such great selections.

I stamped the smile sentiment from Botanical Medallions & Banners by Just Rite and die cut it with a Nested Oval Medallion Label Die from Spellbinders.  The sweet doilies are a die called Mariella Buckle from Memory Box.  The paper is from The Lake House by KaiserCraft.  On the edges of each element, I used the Mini Blending tool with a little Distress Ink by Tim Holtz and popped up the sentiment element with some Large Joy Foam Pads.  The ribbon is some Eggshell Seam Binding that I have dyed.

Why don't you join us in this challenge?  Challenge a friend - and you two get ideas from each other?  It's so much fun to do a challenge with a friend.  Go to Classy Cards 'n Such blog and get all the details and some inspiration from the other Design Team members. -- I'll watch for your projects.

Thank you for looking at my card, have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a challenge for us and it comes with a gift certificate to a randomly drawn name -- Get Ready - here's the sketch:
and here is my card:

This was so easy to do.  I stamped the Small Jar from the new series called Contain Yourself, colored it like water with a copic, stamped Happy Frog on a piece of green card stock and lightly added a dark green color.  The sentiment  A Happy Hello is also from the new series.

Now - it's your turn, make a card using this sketch and post it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  If you used Repeat Impressions stamps, your name will be entered twice!  Here is a list of Designers who made cards to inspire you.

Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here


Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Friday, July 18, 2014

By the Sea, By the Sea with Classy Cards 'n Such

Hi, Joy today.  I'm vacationing near the ocean and was totally inspired to get my sea or ocean supplies out - fortunately Classy Cards 'n Such has some really pretty stamps to help me create this card.

I tore strips of paper from two 6x6 paper pads from Graphic 45 - one is called Secret Garden and the other is Botanical Tea in shades of brown, teal and blue.  I stamped the focal image from Sea Shell Bay by Just Rite and a little Relax in the Sun sentiment.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two for the main focal image and a round die from Spellbinders for the sentiment.  I layered the torn strips of paper, popped up the Sea Horse image and the round sentiment with the Large Joy Foam Pads and added a little bit of twine.

Now off - to listen to the ocean and read a good book.

Thanks for looking at my card, be sure to check out all these supplies at Classy Cards 'n Such - have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Fun with Repeat Impressions


Today at Repeat Impressions, Brenda challenged us to show off our summer fun!  So many stamps to choose from - this was hard for me!!  I finally chose to use some of the stamps from the Sea Shell series.  One of my grandsons was determined to find a sand dollar this year when we were at Sand Beach in Acadia - and guess what -- he found several.  They were small, but he was so happy.  This card is to commemorate his find.


The stamps I used were Small StarfishSand Dollar, and Grass Border.  The sentiment is from the Legacy Text series called Simple Pleasures.  Check this series out.  There are some really good sentiments that can be combined with stamps and other sentiments you may already have.

Join in the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a random name drawing and that name wins a great gift certificate.  Here is the list of Repeat Impressions Design Team members who have made something to inspire you.  Thanks - we look forward to seeing what you create.
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here
Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pick a Posey Challenge from Classy Cards 'n Such

Hello, Joy here today.  Great challenge for this week - we are to make a flower or flowers.  Classy Cards 'n Such has so many flower dies!  Check out the selection under Flowers, Leaves & Trees.  I saw a demonstration that showed how to make a flower without a specific flower die.  So I am giving it a try.  All you need is a circle die - any kind,  Classy Cards 'n Such has a great selection and I used a die by Spellbinders called Picot Edge Circle.  I cut the 3 largest ones in the set and cut into the circles and rolled each one up after inking the edges with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I cut the leaves from Build A Flower #1 Petals, stamped the sentiment from Mighty Tower by Inky Antics and cut it out using a Labels Eighteen frame by Spellbinders.  Leaving the die in place I inked the edges with the Mini Blending Tool using a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad and arranged the elements with the small Joy Foam Pads on a piece of designer paper from the Simple Stories 6x6 pad called Vintage Bliss.

We now invite you to join in this challenge.  Beverly, owner of Classy Cards 'n Such has great prizes with 7 or more players.  We would love to see what you do with the flower challenge!  Make a flower, and post it on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this as a sketch challenge:
Great sketch - with lots of possibilities.  I went with using the stamp called Dream, Inspire, Hope from the Words to Live by Series as a background and my favorite Small Butterfly from the Summer Series.  I stamped two butterflies and layered them for dimension.

We sure would like for you to join in the challenge.  Wendy always has such a nice gift certificate for the randomly chosen name.  If you use Repeat Impression stamps, your name goes in twice!  So take a look at the Rock Star Design Team Member's inspirations, make a project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Here is the Design Team List
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week

Hello, Joy here today.  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave me the opportunity to do a Project of the Week.  I was reading about hot trends in card making and there was one trend I really liked.  It was watercoloring, so I am showing a watercolor technique using Repeat Impressions images.

Here is the list of supplies you might need:
water color paper
Tim Holtz Distress inks
spritz bottle of water
acrylic block




Ink up the acrylic pad and squirt it 5-6 times with the water mister and it should look like this:
Press the inked block onto the water color paper and lift up the block.  It will run and puddle, but that is what you want and it should look similar to this:

Let it dry and then layer several other colors, allowing it to dry between layers.  I got carried away and made a few.










Here are two cards.  I used versamark and black embossing powder for the images so they would stand out.


The Repeat Impressions stamps are Humpback Whale, Flowers, Love Much and Thanks (with a little masking) sentiments.
I hope this encourages you to try this technique. Thank you for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Red White and Blue Challenge

Hello friends, it's Joy today posting a card using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge for this week was to use this inspirational photo.
  I know 4th of July is here, but I had a deadline on a birthday coming up so I made a birthday card instead of a holiday themed card.

Easy, easy to make:
Stamp  the bike from Riding Pretty by Impression Obsession on card stock
Die cut the following:   one Allison's Ribbon by Cheery Lynn Designs, Happy Birthday sentiment from Happy Birthday Background by Poppy Stamps, and the stamped bike using the Bicycle Die set by Impression Obsession.  Layer the ribbon trim on a piece of designer paper, glue  the happy birthday sentiment on the card front, color the bike with a few Tim Holtz markers and then pop it up on the card with the small Joy Foam Pads.

Be sure to check out Classy Cards 'n Such for all these and many more supplies.  Thank you for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day!

I'll leave you with a picture of me putting together the bike that I will put with the Happy Birthday card. I must say the card was a lot easier than the bike!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Repeat Impression's Fur or Winged Things Challenge

Hi friends!   This is an interesting challenge Deonna, one of the Repeat Impression's Rock Star Designers has given us -- I love it!!  Although the hard part was trying to decide on an image.  Repeat Impression has sooooo many to choose from - it makes that part difficult.  There are lots of kitty images (which I always color to match my kitty) and lots of bird, butterfly and dragonfly images.  This is the one I went selected.
 The background was watercolored with a stamp block and then I stamped the image called Wings Negative.  The sentiment is Happy Birthday.  I added 3 little brads that matched the card base.  The following is a list of the Design Team Members that have made projects to inspire you.  Check them out, then make your card and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and your might be the random name chosen to received a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Here are the Rock Star Designers . 
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Repeat Impressions Contain Yourself Stamp Reveal and Contest

How would you like to win a complete set of Repeat Impression's new stamp release?  Easy to do - just complete Repeat Impressions hop for this release by commenting on each one of the Repeat Impression's Rock Stars project.  You name will be entered each time you comment into the drawing which means each comment equals 1entry!  Here are my cards:  I wish I had room to show you how I featured each stamp - just not enough room!


inside card



















Each comment left will count as one entry. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more you will increase your chances to win.
Readers must complete the hop and post their comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 29th. The blog candy for this hop... an unmounted sheet (complete set) of all the new stamps in the Contain Yourself series.
The link to the new stamp series Contain Yourself in Repeat's online store.
On Monday, June 30th,Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on Repeat's blog and Facebook page.
Here are the Rock Star Designers . 
Joyce...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for leaving your comments - I appreciate every one! - Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sketch Day - for Repeat Impressions

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions likes to ask us "What would you do if I gave your this sketch?" and I love that question!  It gives me so much freedom to use whatever Repeat Impressions stamps I'm wanting to try out! Love it!!  So here is today's sketch

Vacationing in Maine means ice cream every day to me!  So my mind was tuned into Wendy's Summer Series of ice cream stamps.  So here is my card

I also used the HAPPY SUMMER sentiment from this series.  How about playing along with us in this sketch challenge?  Wendy will draw a random name and that winner will win a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Just make your card with the sketch and link it on her blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to inspire you.

  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Thanks for looking at my card, have a HAPPY stamping day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Baby Card Challenge

Hello friends, today it's Joy posting a card to meet a challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge is to make a baby card.


I cut out 3 bunnies from the die set call Bicycle by Impression Obsession and stamped each bunny with the bunny stamp from the matching set called Ridding Pretty by Impression Obsession.  I layered a little strip of paper from The Lake House by KaiserCraft and then another little strip of paper that I had embossed with the folder called Dots by Crafts Too.  I colored some Eggshell Seam Binding with a Tim Holtz ink pad, made a double bow and attached it to my layers.  I stamped the New Beginnings sentiment from JustRite Stamps near the bottom and attached the 3 little bunnies with small Joy Foam Pads.

We would love for you to join us in the challenge.  Go to Classy Cards 'n Such and see all the details, then make your project and link it on Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Why not challenge a friend to join you.

Thanks for looking at my card - I hope you have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Repeat Impression Sketch Day

Hello, stamping friends! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions Stamps has a challenge for us.  This is the sketch.  Guidelines are simple! - Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see all the details.  Just remember - you could be the randomly drawn name that will receive a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!

And here is the card I made using this sketch:
I used the stamps, Maine... the way life should be and Shade of the Elm.

This is the list of Design Team Members who have made something to inspire you.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Don't forget - all the details are on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Just make your project using her current sketch and link it on her blog.

This would be a great time to challenge a friend to join you in the challenge.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Here Comes the Bride....from Classy Cards 'n Such

Hello, Joy here today showing you a Wedding card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I have a friend that just recently got married and had a small out of state wedding so our office staff is giving her a wedding shower and I'll give this to her with a gift card.

I used a silver shiny card stock as the base for rectangle each element. The sentiment was embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Silver Fine Detail Embossing powder using one of the stamps from Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five stamp set and die cut using a Spellbinders Vintage labels Five die.  The Wishing you Happiness sentiment is from Botanical Medallions & Banners which I cut out to fit inside of the Labels Five frame and popped up using Joy Foam Pads.  I embossed the larger panel with Anna Griffins Smitten embossing folder and Dots embossing folder by Crafts Too. A bow was added before layering the components on the card base.

Thanks for looking at my card, have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Designers Choice Challenge

I love it when Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions allows the Designers to issue a challenge.  This week it is my turn and I  a challenge to the Designers to make a Baby card.  The card can be for a baby or for someone having a baby.  Here is my card.
First, I love this little train image called Toy Train and the sentiment is called Welcome Little One.  The sentiment is a part of the Quartet Complements series.  This fabulous series has some of the best sentiments for all occasions.  They are also great for putting on the inside of your cards.

This is the list of Rock Star Designers who had made cards to inspire you.  We would love for you to join in the challenge - invite a friend or stamping buddy to join you.  Just make a card for or about a baby and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  She will have a random drawing for a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Thanks for looking at my card and leaving a comment.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.
  1. Geri
  2. Karen
  3. Cheri
  4. Joy
  5. Brenda
  6. Joyce
  7. Deonna
  8. Melissa
Thanks for looking at my card and leaving a comment.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

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