Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Repeat Impression What If Wednesday

Today for What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions, Wendy challenged us to this sketch.
And here is my card:

I used the image called Cat and Hummingbird from the Beautiful Days Series and the sentiment is called Happy Spring.  The image was stamped on vellum and then colored with Copics on the back side.

Ok, now it's your turn.  Show us what you would do with Wendy's sketch.  Here is a list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  
Make a card and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and you could be the winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions!



You Are.....

here, today for the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge we were to use pearls - which I love, love, love.  So here's my card
The coral stripe is from Lady Rose by Kaisercraft on which I stamped words from the Just The Right Words stamp set by JustRite.  The brown banners were heat embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Gold Detail Embossing Powder using the You are  and inside & out sentiment from Impression Obsession's You are Beautiful Stamp Set.  Snowflake Pearls from Queen & Co. were added to the end of each banner.  The brown/beige dot paper is from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea.  I added a tiny sliver of gold to the edge of the coral stripe to coordinate with the gold embossed words. (it looks brown on my computer, but it is gold)

Now - it's your turn to have a go at this challenge.  Just go to Beverly blog, Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com and she has all the details listed there.  After you make your card, you can link it on her blog or here on mine.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.  -- To make it more fun why don't you challenge one of your stamping friends?  I'm challenging my sister to make a project.

Thanks for looking at my card - I can't wait to see what you do!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

Wendy loves ATC's, so we've changed things up - instead of cards, we all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here is my ATC's for Wendy:
I've used the Small Butterfly and sentiment from the Summer Series.
Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!
Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Birds and Flowers

Hi! Joy here.  Showing you a card made with the new Heartfelt Creations paper that I found in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  These are gorgeous papers!

I started with some great Clear Cardstock by Heartfelt.  This has such wonderful weight and body.  It is not like transparencies.  Clear Cardstock is thicker, makes awesome folds and takes ink very well.  I stamped 3 of the birds, the branch and flowers from the Birds and Blooms stamp set by Heartfelt Creations, fussy cut them, and inked them up with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Then an oval was cut from a panel from the Birds and Blooms 12x12 paper pad to use for the front of the card.   I used some Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the little birds and added some Sparkle and Sprinkle Fascination Ultra Fine glitter to the center of the flowers.  The sentiment on the front is from JustRite called Just the Right Words.


And oval for the inside was cut and stamped with a sentiment.  The back panel where you can sign your name is from Our Daily Bread and called Path of Life.  I really like this script.















Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday

Today at Repeat Impressions, Wendy has challenged us to make a project using this photo as inspiration.
and here is my card
I used the stamps called jar, flowers, gumballs and the I love you bunches sentiment.  These are all from the stamp series called Contain Yourself.  I used a little masking to get the gumballs to fit inside the jar.

We would love for you to join in the challenge.  Make a project using the picture as inspiration and link your project on Wendy's blog The House That Stamps Built.  You could be the randomly chosen name to win a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is a list of Rock Star Designers that made projects -
This is going to be a fun challenge because Wendy has chosen a great photo!  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

May Every Sunrise

Joy, here today.  The challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week is to make a project using green.  That's not a color I use much, but as I was gathering my supplies together that I have from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store, I found myself enjoying this color so much that I made 3 cards.  I will post one today for this challenge and the other two in future posts.  This one used the stamp set from Hope and Love Vintage Labels by Just Rite.  The feathers from Bird Song by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle are embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle White Detail Embossing Powder and cut out.  The sentiment was also embossed with the White Detail Embossing Powder.  The banner was cut out using Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  The paper is from Botanical Tea by Graphic 45.

Ok, how would you use the color green?  Make a project - with the guidelines from Beverly's post at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and link it on her blog or here on mine.  We look forward to seeing your project.

Be sure to get the special 10% discount by adding JOY-10 code when you check out.

Be sure to check out Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such.blogspot.com for the requirements.  You can link your project here or on her blog!  Can't wait to see what you create.


Friday, March 13, 2015

The Lord Gives Strength

Joy here today.  I'd like to show you something I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.
The paper for this card is from the Kaiser Kraft 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad called Magnolia Grove and from the 12 x 12 pad called Key to My Heart by Kaiser Kraft.  To emphasize the frame and sentiment, I heat embossed them with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  The stamp set is Cast All Your Cares by JustRite.  The card background was dry embossed with Cherry Blossoms folder by Darice.  It perfectly matches the flower in the stamp set.  The flower was quickly colored with a few copics.

I like this sentiment because it has proven true in my life many times.  Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Birthday Blessings

Good morning, Joy here today.  It's a new year and needing to replenish my stash of birthday cards.  My first step is to check my supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I started with the JustRite set called Vintage Filigree Fancies.  I love this set because the script is so elegant and makes a card a little extra special.


 
The flowers are from Thankful Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy which were stamped and cut out with the companion Thankful Blooms Dies.  The leaves and flowers were coated 3-4 times with Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  They were arranged on paper by Kaisercraft called Key to My Heart and a piece of paper from an old book.  The flower and leaves were popped up with Joy Foam Pads.

Thank you for looking at m card.  Have a Happy stamping day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Die Cut Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a challenge for us. Karen, one of the Rock Star Designers for Repeat Impressions issued the challenge to make a card with Die Cuts or Punches teamed with stamps.  Great challenge, Karen.  Here is my card:
I used die cuts from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things and the word die is from Die-Versions, Sentiments.  The cluster of peaches and blossoms is called Peaches.  In East Texas, the peach & plum trees will soon be blooming!

Now, it's your turn - show us how you can combine some of your favorite stamps with die cuts or punches and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You could b the winner of a nice prize.  Here is the list of all the Rock Star Designers who have created a few things to inspire you.




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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

With my song...

Hi, Joy here sharing a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  With touches of gold being the on-trend item now, I went to the on line store and found some great gold goodies for their current challenge.   Here I used a couple of them.
The challenge was to use a border punch/die.  To make this border I used a Spellbinders rectangle die called Decorative Labels Eight and cut off one side to use.  Then I used Sparkle 'n Sprinkles Gold Detail Embossing Powder on the stamp set by Our Daily Bread called Music Speaks.  The gold banner was dry embossed using Gold Mirricard.  See the perforations on the side of the image?  I created this using the Stitch Line Die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 Die Set.  This panel was popped up using large Joy Foam Pads.  The paper for this card is from a 6x6 Simple Stories pad called Vintage Bliss.

We sure would enjoy seeing what you would do with the Border Challenge.  Just go to the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog and link your card there.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Purrfect Pet

Good morning, Joy here showing you what I made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This was a fun card to make because I really believe cats are purrfect pets.
A card front was cut using a die from Blueprints 4 using paper from Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs.  A flower from the stamp set by Thankful Blooms was stamped onto a heart using two different colors of ink and attached to a Scallop Heart by Spellbinders.  A small  heart was embossed with my favorite Anna Griffin folder called Smitten.  On top of the white heart a die cut tag from Blueprints 13 was stamped with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Pets from My Favorite Things and heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder. Each heart was popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

Be sure to check out the Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs paper pad.  This company made a hit with this paper!

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

Happy Birthday Banners

Hi, it's Joy today showing you how I met the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  WOW! great challenge pic!   I took inspiration from the banners and the bright colors.  So I  used my new Our Daily Bread Pennant Die and Our Daily Bread Pennant Stamp Set 2.

The background was made using the Star, Star Dust Embossing Stencil by Memory Box.  I took 3 little mounds of Pearlescent Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver and colored them with 3 different colors of  Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  These was spread on the stencil.  After it was dry, I matted it on some paper from Graphic 45 called Secret Garden. Then the greeting was popped up with Small Joy Foam Pads.

We would love for you to join in the challenge with us.  Why not challenge one of your card friends?  You could win a nice prize from Classy Cards 'n Such

You can add your card with in inlinz below.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Repeat Impressions Color Challenge

Wendy Wyman, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us to this color combination.  Fabulous colors!
Here is my card.  I used two sentiments Bottoms Up from the Bottoms Up Series and It's Your Birthday - the first part of a sentiment stamp from the series called Wine Time.  The coffee cup image is one of the coffee cups from Thanks a latte' which is from the Pairings Series.  The last thing I did was to add a Starbuck Gift card to the little holder behind the cup.


Because I think everyone is ready for spring, this is a "super duper" great challenge with beautiful spring colors!  Check out what the other Rock Stars did and then go to  Wendy's blog - The House That Stamps Built to check out all the details and link up your project.  Can't wait to see what you do.


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

Friday, February 27, 2015

This is the Good Life

Hello, Joy here today.  I wanted to show you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  
The pink base and banner paper (Lady Rose by KaiserCraft)were cut using the  die set, Blueprints 13 from My Favorite Things.  Then The sentiment base was cut using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen (on sale) and green paper from LadyRose by KaiserCraft was die cut using A2 Matting Basics by Spellbinders.  The sentiment base was shaded using the Tim Holt Mini Inking Tool before it was stamped with the sentiment called You Are Beautiful.   The sentiment panel was popped up using the Large Joy Foam Pads.

My two favorite supplies from this card are the Blueprints 13 die set and the A2 Matting Basics.   Both are my favorite "go to" tools. I feel like if I have these cut out, the card almost makes itself! Hope you get some time to do some crafting -- or browsing the on line store at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Remember they have a wish list tool that when you put items you would like on the list, those items will stay until you remove them.
Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reverse Confetti Challenge

I love a challenge!  This month Reverse Confetti has a sketch challenge and tomorrow is the last day -- I've had this card made since last weekend and I have almost missed the deadline -- but it is still not too late for you to join in also.

So here's my card
This uses the sweetiest stamp!! It is called Carton Cuties and has matching dies called Carton Cuties Confetti Cuts.  They are going to make great spring and Easter cards.  Quick, quick, it not too late go to the blog, get the sketch  and  link your card!

Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sketch Time for Repeat Impressions

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch as a challenge.
And here is my card.
I made this with my granddaughter in mind because the image reminded me of "Peppa Pig", the cartoon charter who she loves and watches every day.

The image is called Ballerina Pig.  I made a shaker card for the sketch.  Here is a list of the Design Team members.  Take a look at what they made and join in the challenge.  You can link your card on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.
Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cast All Your Cares

Hello, here is a card that I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store for this week's challenge.  When I saw the floral tea cups, I knew that the colors would determine how I met the challenge.

This started with pink paper from Candy Cane Lane by Bo Bunny and a scrap of flower paper.  The small picture frame around the sentiment Cast All Your Cares by JustRite Stamps is matted on Gold Mirricard card stock.  The polkadot paper is from Key To My Heart by KaiserCraft was die cut with extra leaf die in the Massa Leaf Frame by PoppyStamps.  The tiny bow was cut 3 times and stacked to give it dimension.  It is the tiny bow from the Pennant Swag by Our Daily Bread.

This would be a good week to join in the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Go to Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such.blogspot.com and see all the guidelines and you would be the winner of a nice prize.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

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!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Repeat Impressions Inspirational Challenge

Today the Inspiration challenge at Repeat Impressions is this picture.


And this is my project.  The sweet little treat boxes called Stamp A Box were stamped on different kinds of paper.  The tiny cluster of hearts stamped on two of them is from the Little Fill 'Ns Series called Random Hearts.  I made about 30 of these fairly quickly and handed them out on Valentine's Day to anybody I met - the lady at the grocery store and some of my Starbuck buddies.  Everywhere I went I handed them out.  It was so much fun and everyone was so pleased.  I'm going to do it again on St. Patrick's Day.  This time I'll either use the butterfly or rose Stamp A Box.  I'm wondering what they will look like made of vellum.
Ok, now it's your turn.  Make a project with the Inspirational Photo in mind and link up your project on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  She will pick a random name for a really nice gift certificate.

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to inspire you.
Why not take this opportunity to challenge a friend to join you - it will be fun to see who wins!  Check out Wendy's blog to to see all the details and link your card.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

God's Child

Good Morning! Today the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge is to make a project with neutrals and add a frame! Wow Classy Cards 'n Such's on line store has frames of all kinds!! This is a fun challenge!

Here is my card:
Materials used:
Stamp is from Sweet & Sassy called God Is.  Paper is from Graphic 45 called Botanical Tea.  Die frame is from JustRite called Vintage Labels Two.  To highlight the sentiment I use a Mini-Ink Blending Tool and then popped the frame up with Small Joy Foam Pads.

All the images from the God Is stamp set are beautiful and the sentiments are endearing, but this image is my favorite.

This will be a great opportunity to join us in the challenge.  God to Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and get all the details.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.
Have a happy stamping day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Hi, Joy here today for Classy Cards 'n Such.  Don't you just love Valentine's Cards?  It's such a happy holiday - Here is one of my Valentine's Day cards made with some supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such's online store.

The paper was embossed with a beautiful Anna Griffin embossing folder called Rose Pavallion.  The red paper is from Kaiser Kraft, Storyteller.  The sentiment is from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite and the end was popped up with Joy Foam Pads.  The leaves are from Poppy Stamps and called Lorelai Leaf.  With the latest trend being anything gold, I used a little gold to accent the card.

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thoughts of you

Beverly, owner of Classy Cards 'n Such has a fabulous challenge this week.  We are to make a project that incorporates Thoughtful, Thinking of You, Here for you, etc along with the inspirational photo

In the photo, I love the reflection of the tiny pink flowers and immediately went to this  background paper.  So here is the card
 I used 3 dies for this card.  First layer was an Anna Griffin one called Flourish Medallion,  next layer in light purple is a die called Floral Ovals by Spellbinders and last one with the sentiment is called Filigree Delight by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite JustRite stamp sets called Hugs & Kisses.  The sentiment was lightly shaded with a Mini Ink Blending tool and then was popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

This would be a great challenge for you to join in.  You could be the winner of a nice gift from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Just go to Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com, see all the details and link your project.  We would love to see what you do.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thanks Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Today for Repeat Impressions, I issued a challenge to make a thank you card.  Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has soooooooo many choices of really great thank you stamps, my hardest job was making up my mind which one to use.  Here is what I made.
here is the inside
I started out with a tri-fold card with a Cat Banner.  The inside sentiment is Thank You for being a friend. - one of my favorites!

What kind of thank you card would you make?  We would love to see what you would do.  Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made cards to inspire you.
Why not take this opportunity to challenge a friend to join you - it will be fun to see who wins!  Check out Wendy's blog to to see all the details and link your card.

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

With Love

Hi, Joy here today.  Showing you an early Valentine card with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.
I started with one of the flowers from the Thankful Blooms set by Sweet and Sassy and stamped around the edges of a piece of blue cardstock that had been die cut from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite things.  From a white panel a heart was die cut and a heart a frame was made using a Classic Scallop Heart by Spellbinders. Little flowers from the stamp set by JustRite called Spring Words was stamped around part of the heart and the "with Love" sentiment from the same set stamped in the lower left.  An arrow from Blueprints 13 was die cut and stamped with a tiny xoxoxo sentiment from Our Daily Bread's Ornate Frame Sentiments and attached to the edge of the heart frame. The stitch line on the white panel is from the Blueprints 13 Die set.  A piece of velum was embossed using Crowned Medallion by Anna Griffin and put behind the framed heart.  A layered button was topped with a Pink Rock Candy and a little twine from Doodlebug Doodle Twine completed the card.

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

With Love and Star Dust

Good morning.  It Joy today showing you what I made with some card supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.

This card started with a banner die cut from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  I used the stencil from Memory Box called Star Dust and covered it with Pearlescent Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver because it has sparkle to it.  This was popped up with some Joy Foam Pads onto a piece of the designer paper called Key To My Heart by Kaisercraft on which I had stamped the "with Love" sentiment by JustRite called Spring Words.  Lastly I added a few star sequins.

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

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