Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What If - Day at Repeat Impressions

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions likes to give a sketch and ask What would you do with this sketch? - So here is the sketch

and here is what I did:
I used the Repeat Impressions image called Happy Bees which comes from the series called Parings.
The sentiment is Be My Valentine.

The Repeat Impression Design Team really rocked this challenge! Check out what they did:
Now it's your turn to meet the challenge.  Make a card with the sketch and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and you could be the winner of a nice gift certificate.

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Inside Beauty

Good Morning!  Joy here, today I made this card with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.
The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession stamp set called You Are Beautiful.  The paper is from 2 6.5x6.5 paper pads by KaiserCraft called Lady Rose and Storyteller.  The Massa Leaf Frame is from PoppyStamps and the framed die cuts are from Spellbinders and called Labels Twenty-Two - which is on sale!   The dark frame and white sentiment frame have been popped up with Small Joy Foam Dots.  You might want to check out the other sale items at Classy Cards 'n Such.

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Repeat Impressions Weekly Challenge

Hello friends, today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us to an inspiration photo.  You can go to the blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the photo and then join our challenge.

Here is my card.
First thing I did was to stamp the Ruffled Heart image twice, once on white card stock and once on red.  I fussy cut out just the red heart and heat embossed with white embossing powder the Every Day is...  sentiment.  Then I fussy cut the white card stock ruffled valentine and used a little cool gray to color it.   The red heart was embossed with a dotted swiss folder, popped up on the white heart and then that was popped up on more red card stock.

Here is the list of designers that made something to inspire you.  Check them out, then make a card and link it on the Repeat Impression's blog. -  You could be the winner of a nice gift certificate.
Thanks for looking at my card - can't wait to see what you do with the inspiration photo!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thinking of You

Good morning, Joy here today.  This is a card that I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such to meet this week's challenge.
The paper is from a 6.5 x 6.5 pad from KaiserCraft called Storyteller.  The tiny red print is from KaiserCraft's 6.5 x 6.5 pad called Key to My Heart.  The little birds are from a fabulous stamp set from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle called Bird Song and the sentiment is from JustRite's Hugs & Kisses.  I used Blueprints 4 to cut the red card stock base and Blueprints 13 for the circle, tag and star.  It was easy to do a little fussy cutting around the birds and tucked them in the cut out circle.

I challenged my sister to join me in this week to make a card and post it on the Classy Card 'n Such blog.  Why don't you join us and perhaps ask a friend to do the same?  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You are a Classic

Today Deonna one of the Rock Star Designers for  Repeat Impression has issued a challenge -- and that is to make a monochromatic project using the colors of brown, black and white.  Here is my card:
I used the image called chevy and a sentiment from a series called Big Boy Toys.  The sentiment was heat embossed using White Detail Powder.

How would you like to win a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions?  - Just meet Deonna's challenge - find all the details on Wendy's, owner of Repeat Impressions, blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Here is a list of Repeat Impression Designers who have made projects to inspire you.  Take a look and link your card on Wendy's blog.

Debbie....
Kathy...
Melissa...
Karen...
Cheri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's Cold Outside.....

Hello, Joy here today for Classy Cards 'n Such.  With much of the country feeling like a deep freeze, I couldn't help but want to make a snow card for this week's challenge.   The challenge was to use polka dots with a little pink.

This gorgeous paper is from Bo Bunny and called Candy Cane Lane.  It's a Christmas 6x6 pad, but most of the papers can be used for projects other than Christmas.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession and called Twinkles.  The snowflake was popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.  I used 3 of the Silver Rock Candy Queen & Co.  These were my last ones, so I got to order more.  They are really very pretty.

Thanks for looking at my card - stay warm!

Friday, January 9, 2015

You Make Me Smile

Hi Joy here today with a FUN, FUN card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Can I say fun again?  Here it is:
I embossed a piece of kraft card stock with an Anna Griffin Embossing Folder called Smitten because of all the fun images on it. (roses, hearts, stars, swirls and flourishes).  It's a fun folder to use for any occasion.  I then used several different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink stains to "splat" on a piece of cream colored card stock.  I just put the paper on my craft sheet and splatted away!  It was so much fun! To give them a little sparkle I added a little perfect pearls with a small brush.  Next I took a sentiment from Impression Obsession's Anytime Sentiments and stamped in the lower right corner.  I added a few tiny dots with some  Viva Decor Pearl Pens.  Lastly I rounded the corners with my Envelope Punch Board, since it stays out on my desk and is easier than digging for a corner rounder.  The sentiment panel was popped up using some of the large Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for looking at my card - hope you give it a try - it's fun!  Have a Happy stamping day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Repeat Impressions Challenge

Today the challenge at Repeat Impression is to make a project with white, silver and blue.  Today in this part of Texas  we are having a real cold snap - no snow, just cold rain.  I know we all wish for just a few flakes of snow - so here is my card.
The stamps I used were Let It Snow...  is from the Snowman Chorus Line.  I just used the sentiment from that stamp and snow flakes from the Snow Globes & Ornaments series.

We would love to see how you would meet this challenge - Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the details, plus get some inspiration from the Design Team.  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impression has a nice gift certificate for a randomly chosen name.

Here is the list of Design Team member - check what they have done to inspire you.
Karen...
Cheri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Hope you have some extra play time and are able to join us.  Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Warm Thoughts

Good Morning.  Do you have snow yet?  In my part of Texas we don't often get snow and so far not a flake here.  That didn't stop me from making a snowflake card with supplies from the on line  Classy Cards 'n Such store.

We are to use the color photo to give us some inspiration and I love the color teal/sea foam with khaki.  First I took the little emblem from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite to use as a snowflake and the tiny snowflake and the snowman from Twinkles by Impression Obsession.  The "sending you" sentiment is from Anytime Sentiments by Impression Obsession.  These were all heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  The khaki cardstock and colored vellum arrow were die cut with My Favorite Thing's Blueprints 13.  I popped up the vellum arrow with a Small Joy Foam Pad and added the little Silver Rock Candy to a few of the centers.

Why not join in the fun of our challenge.  Just go to the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog, see the details and get some great inspiration from the Design team.  There is a great gift for the winner.

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Repeat Impression's Designers Choice Challenge

Hi! Today at Repeat Impressions, Cheri challenged us to make a card ringing in the New Year.  So here is my card.
I stamped a white card base using Celebration Burst and embossed it with gold powder.  On a piece of vellum Happy New Year and from All of Us to All of You was stamped in black and the Champagne Bottle was stamped and embossed in gold.  The vellum was attached to the Celebration Burst panel and a gold sparkle strip was added at the top.  The vellum is not attached at the bottom so that the recipient can lift up the vellum panel to look at the celebration burst.

We would love for you to join in the challenge.  Yours could be the randomly selected name to receive a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Make a card and link it at Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Here is a list of the other Design Team members who made project to inspire you.  Check them out and be ready to be impressed.
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Hope you have some extra play time and are able to join us.  Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day

This is the sketch Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us as a challenge.  This was a fun sketch to work with and I enjoyed playing with stamps to come up with a card.
In the end I used the Spool of Thread, the button and the Sew what's new sentiment from the Pairings Release.  

We would love to see how you would used this sketch.  Just make a card or scrapbook page layout and post it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Yours could be the randomly drawn name to win a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is a list of the other Design Team members who made project to inspire you.  Check them out and be ready to be impressed.
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Hope you have some extra play time and are able to join us.  Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Flakey Friends

Good Morning! Joy here with a card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This such a fun stamp set from Impression Obsession called Twinkles.  It has sentiments snowflakes and this cute snowman.
The polka dot  designer paper is by Kaisercraft called Story Teller was cut using My Favorite Things Die called Blueprints 13 and the plaid base was cut using the banner die from the Blueprints 13 Die Set.  The sentiment is from the Twinkles stamp set and the sentiment was cut from Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels.  The snowman and sentiment were popped up with Small Joy Foam Pads.

Here's to all our friends that are flakes!  Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day!

Peace on Earth

Joy here today.  I gathered some supplies from Classy Card 'n Such and made a Christmas card using my favorite color.

I die cut Filigree Delight by Spellbinders out of white card stock and placed it on a teal card front. Then heat embossed the image from JustRite stamps Noel Christmas Ornaments with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder and inked over using a Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool and distress inks.  This image was die cut using Nested Oval Medallion Labels by Spellbinders  and the Peace on Earth sentiment was heat embossed with the White Detail Embossing Powder then die cut using Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die (which are on sale!!).  I dry embossed a piece of teal card stock with Anna Griffin's Juliet Damask embossing folder and popped up the elements using Large Joy Foam Pads.
Thanks for looking at my card - have a Happy stamping day.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two for One Project of the Week

Good morning!  It's my turn to show a Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  I call this Two for One -- when I can make 2 cards at one time, I feel like I make the most of my card making time.

I die cut a circle into a piece of kraft cardstock.  The kraft colored cut out will be placed on a piece of white cardstock and the kraft negative will be used as a card -- two for one.  Here is what it  looks like:
Then I stamped a couple of images called Love Stencil and Comfy Chair.  The chair was quickly colored with copics.  One chair and two hearts were cut out leaving a small white edge.



The white circle was shaded with an ink.
Kraft card was stamped with the sentiment called Where we love.
The white card was stamped with the sentiments called Happy Hello and I Love You Bunches (the "bunches" word was masked)
Twine was tied at top and pen was used to make fake stitches around the circles.

One of the reason I like to use die cuts is that you can use both the negative and positive These two cards were quick, quick, quick to make.

Thanks for looking at my project.  I hope that the next time you use a die cut, you will take the opportunity to use both the positive and negative.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friend

Good Morning. Joy, here today.   Shaker cards are so much fun.  This one was made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.
The background was embossed with the folder from Anna Grifin called Smitten.  In a future post I'll show how you can use this folder for a masculine card.  The red cutout is from the Spellbinders Die Set called Picot Edge Circles.  The fancy friend sentiment stamp is from Just the Right Words by JustRite.  A fabulous set with so many words and phrases.  This would be a basic set that everyone needs,  The yellow strip is a die cut from the set Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  I added a few sequins and it was ready to mail.

I hope this inspires you to try making a shaker card.  Thanks for stopping by, have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Have a Happy Day

Hi, it's Joy today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This will be sent to my sweet friend Carla.
Supplies:
The stencil Texture Tessatina by Memory Box was inked with a Mini Ink Tool and some distress inks.  The window was cut using Vintage Labels Two by JustRite.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Stampavie's Sweet Wishes using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of Heavyweight Vellum.  I like this weight because it doesn't warp when I heat the embossing powder. (I traced the outside of the die to make the small frame around the sentiment and fussy cut it out.)

It's so easy to make cards using Classy Cards 'n Such on line store!  Thanks for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stocking Challenge

Good morning! Joy here showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such for the Stocking Challenge for this week.
I used the the Cute Stocking die by Poppy Stamps, the Merry Christmas Background Die also by Poppy Stamps and tiny strips of paper from the KaiserCraft pad called Holly Bright and Graphic 45 pad called 12 Days of Christmas.  The stockings are cut from Authentiques Believe.  This is a great way to use up those beautiful holiday paper scraps that are hard to throw away.  The stockings were popped up using my favorite Small Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Hope your holidays and merry and bright!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Warm Thoughts

Hi Joy, here today posting a card with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  I saw a video the other day about coloring on kraft card stock and thought I'd give it a try.  The flower stamp is Botanical Medallions & Banners by JustRite Stamps.  I love the flourish that is in this stamp set.  The main rectangle was cut with Matting Basics A by Spellbinders. I really like using these because I know the sides will be even and fit perfectly on my card.  I heat embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkles' White Detail Embossing Powder and colored with a few copics.  I added a few tiny dot details with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen called Ice White


Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What If Wednesday - Repeat Impression

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch for What If Wednesday
And here is my card for the challenge
I just love this stamp called Shepherd Boy and the sentiment is For unto you...

Now what would you do with this sketch?  If you have Repeat Impression stamps - show them off.  To enter in the challenge you do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do, your name will be entered twice for the opportunity to win a nice gift certificate.  Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see all the details.

This is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to spur your creativity
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

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


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Hi, Joy here.   Today I am getting my Christmas decorations down and wanted to take time to make a card for this week's challenge.  All the supplies to make this card are found at Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge was to use Designer Paper and bows.
The paper is from a paper pad called Believe is by Authentique.  The Santa round cut is on an edge of one of the sheets.  The wishes sentiment is from the die set called Greetings by Impression Obsession and the Christmas die is from Merry Christmas Background by Poppy Stamps.  I popped up the circles with the small Joy Foam Pads to give it a little dimension.  The dies were adhered using Art Institute Adhesive.  It has a tiny, tiny Metal Tip that is fabulous for small die cuts.  Once you use this glue and the tiny metal tip, you will never use anything else!  It has amazing precision.

Be sure to check out the great Christmas card and project supplies at  Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello

Joy, here today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  My favorite part of this card is the Hello Die from Greeting Set by Impressions Obsession.  I love all the sentiment dies in this great set.  Here is my card:




The paper is from Simple Stories and is called Harvest Lane.  The Hello is from Greeting Set by Impression Obsession.  I cut 6 of these from blue and 6 from green card stock and stacked & glued them together using Art Institute Adhesive.  The little ribbon banner was embossed using the Dots Embossing Folder by Crafts Too.  The sentiment is called Anytime Sentiments by Impression Obsession.  The sentiment was heat embossed using Brown Fizz by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Repeat Impression What if Wednesday

I just love the challenges that the Repeat Impression Designers have for us.  This week Deonna challenged us to anything but a card.  Be sure to check them all out -- I'll be doing a few of them myself.  I made two gift card holders.

I used the stamps and Merry Christmas and Snowflakes.  These were heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.

Here is the list of Designers and their "Anything but a Card" projects.  Be sure to check them out.  Then make your project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You could be the lucky winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

From Me to You

Hi, Joy here today with a few tags I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This was a fun challenge - I love tags! I can use some scraps of my favorite papers.  Here are four I made.
The paper used on these tags are from BoBunny called Candy Cane Lane Collection and Authentique's Believe.  The round stamp frames are from a JustRite set called Old Friends which is on SALE.  Sentiments are from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession and a JustRite set called Noel Christmas Ornaments.  The circles were popped up with Small Joy Foam Pads.  Doodle Twine, which is on SALE was tied to the top.

I hope you show us some tags you have made.  Go to Beverly's Blog, Classy Cards 'n Such and see all the details of the challenge.  I look forward to seeing your tags.

Thank you for looking.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Joy here today.  I wanted to show you a card I made using supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store.  This card is for this weeks challenge to make a Bright and Fun Card.
I used the die by Anna Griffin called Flourish Medallion for the base and inked the flourish while the die was still attached to the cardstock using a Mini-ink Blending Tool . The pretty flourish circle stamp is from the JustRite Stamp set called Old Friends(which is on sale).  The sentiment is from Noel Christmas Ornament stamp set by JustRite.  The Small Blooming Poinsettia die is made by Poppy Stamps.  I shaped 2 of the poinsettias using a Susan's Garden Tool Set.  This set has all the tools you will need to give your flowers great dimension.  I popped up the elements using Small Joy Foam Pads.

We would love to see what you do with this challenge.  Just go to Beverly's blog called Classy Cards 'n Such and look for all the details.

Thank you for looking at at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Lord Knows

Good morning, Joy here with a card using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I tried a new technique on this one and will try to explain what I did.
First I cut 3 branches out of green card stock from  Beach Sprig by Memory Box.  Then I strategically cut 3 more branches out of yellow card stock.  Then I fit the green branches into where the yellow branches were cut -- like a jigsaw puzzle.  This made the green branches lay flat into the yellow card stock.

Then I cut a Spellbinders frame called Nested Oval Medallion using paper from Kaiser Craft's The Lake House, then traced around the inside with a black pen.  I stamped the sentiment from Cast All Your Cares by Just Rite and popped up with Joy Foam Pads.   I punched out a few little flowers and shaped them on the tan mat from Susan's Garden Tool Kit using the little stylus (this kit is ON SALE!).  The flowers were scattered around and attached using Art Institute Clear Adhesive .  I used this adhesive because it has a tiny pinpoint metal tip that put the adhesive right where I needed it. Lastly little Clear Rock Candy buttons from Queen Company were put in the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for looking at y card, have a happy stamping day!

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