Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What If? Wednesdays With Repeat Impressions

Hello it is a sketch challenge week at The House That Stamps Built.  Once again Wendy has a fabulous sketch.
Here is what I created using this great sketch.
I knew I had to have this stamp when I saw a card my mom (Geri) made with it.  Here is the card I used for inspiration.  I wanted a Broadway kind of theme and that is why I added the rhinestones around the oval.  To get the spotlight effect I used post it notes to mask off the area and then lightly sponged until I got the desired look.  The stamp is #7119 Wiener Dance and the sentiment is #7026 What a Weenie! 

 Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge and don't forget  there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.  Now be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.

Deonna  
Joy
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
 
Copics: YR21, YR24, YR27

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Here is my card for Lauryn
This adorable image is Love You So Much from Whimsy Stamps. The sentiment is from Whimsical Spring from Gina K Designs.  I colored it with copics (see below for colors) and highlighted the wings and flowers with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.
 Lots of Love for Lauryn
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
 Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics:B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, E000, E00, E11,  E21, E25, E29, G43, N5, R00, R20, T1, W0, W1, W3, W5, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG00, YG67, YR20, YR21

Repeat Impressions Project Of The Week~Watercolor Background

Hello it is my turn for a Project of the Week with Repeat Impressions. This time I decided to show you how to make a watercolor background.  This is a technique that I have loved for some time.  In the past I always used it on fall themed cards.  So this time I went with spring colors and whipped up this card.
I used #3908  Celebrate Spring that I stamped on top of the water colored background.  Super quick and easy.   I went with a basic sketch and embellished with at butterfly that I cut out with Spellbinders die called Flutters.  I topped it off with a  few pearls.

 Here are the steps to create your own water colored background.

  1. To start gather your supplies.  
    • Water color paper
    • paintbrush
    • watercolors
  2. I like to use the smoother side of the paper which gives you a smoother look.  In frame 2 is an example of the rougher side.  If you desire to have more texture then use the rougher side. 
  3. With a wet paint brush load up some paint and the with a sweeping motion go back and forth on the paper until you get the desired look.  If the color is too intense then add more water.   I like to over lap the colors slightly so that it blends.  Here again is where a little more water will help.  You can see in frames 3 and 4 I used went with a monochromatic background.
  4. I don't have a lot of patience waiting for the paper to dry so I like to speed it up with my heat gun.  Be careful not to over heat or the paper will burn.  Not that I know anything about it. :)
  5. This is a super simple technique and the beauty of it is that you can use your kids watercolor paints.
I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as I do.

Brenda

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge~Easter

Hello it is Wednesday and you know what that means?  It is time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built.   This week it is Joy's turn for a challenge and she picked Easter.  Perfect for this time of year.
Fro my card I used #1313 Easter Friends and #3909 Happy Easter/Spring.  I kept the card fairly simple and flat for mailing.  The bunnies are colored with copics. 

Now head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge.  I hope you can join us in this challenge for a chance to win some fabulous stamps.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.
 
Deonna  
Joy
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics: B32, B34, B41, BV0000, BV02, E21, E23, G07, R20, R22, R30, W0, W1, W3, Y13, YG03, YR02

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn

 
Lauryn, is the 2 year old granddaughter of a very good on-line friend Linda Payne. Lauryn has been diagnosed with Leukemia and has begun the fight of her life!!
We are planning some special events to help Lauryn with her fight.
You can find info on this special blog by clicking Here or on the orange ribbon on my side bar.
There is an address for anyone who would like to send a card. She loves Princesses and Superman. Her favorite colors are purple and pink.
There will be a blog hop with prizes on the 14th of April. Mostly we are asking for prayers for Lauryn and her family.  I will keep you updated as much as possible. 

Praying hard for this sweet, sweet little girl!!!
Brenda

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What If? Wednesdays with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is a sketch challenge week at The House That Stamps Built.  Once again Wendy has awonderful sketch.
And here is my card.

I used #9302 Cupcakes, #9309 Tiny Cupcakes and #9310 Yummy.  I colored the cupcakes with copics.  I didn't have two oval punches or dies that would work for layer so I opted to use one and off set the layer for a different look.

Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge and don't forget  there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.  Now be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.







Joy 







Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics: E23, G40, G43, R24, RV11, Y23

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thinking of You

Hello I have a card to share that I made for last weeks Mix It Up Monday at StampTV.  The challenge was to have a knot on your project.
I used Theresa Momber's Vertical Greetings and Things from Gina K Designs.  Orange is a hard color for me so I kept it simple.  I just love the vertical greetings as it open up more options with your sentiments. The poppies are colored with copics.  There are two knots one in the bow and the other one in the twine on the butterfly button.  

I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics: Y17, YG91, YG95, YR04

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge~Things With Wings

Hello it is Wednesday and you know what that means?  It is time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  It is my turn for the Designer's Choice Challenge and I am challenging you to create something with the theme "Things With Wings".  I love butterflies so of course that it what I used on my card.
I used #9001 Butterfly and #1143 Thank You for this card.  I love blue and yellow together so I decided to use those colors for my card.  The butterfly is colored with copics.  I keep the design clean and simple.  I hope you can play along.  You can use anything as long as it has wings.  

Now head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge.  I hope you can join us in this challenge for a chance to win some fabulous stamps.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.
 
Deonna  
Joy
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
 
Copics: B05, B12, T3, Y35

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What If? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is a sketch challenge week at The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy is a master at creating great sketch and this is no exception.


This sketch was so easy to work with and I have fun.  I decided to make a welcome baby card using #4122 Welcome Baby.  I quickly colored the blocks with copics, then layer the sentiment added a few buttons and placed it all on some baby themed paper.  Very little special tools required to make this one and could easily be made in about 10 minutes if you found yourself in need of a baby card really fast.  Not that I know anything about that.  Ha ha. 

Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge and don't forget  there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.  Now be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.





Deonna  


Joy





Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics:BG53, G12, R21, YR20 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge~Flower Show

 
Hello it is time for another Designer's Choice Challenge with Repeat Impressions.  This time it is Cheri's turn and her challenge is "Flower Show".  Now those of you who stop by regularly already know that I love flowers.  So this challenge is right up my alley.




I used #1320 Spring Blossoms that I colored with copics.  To create the background I layered designed vellum on top of some lavender card stock.  Attaching vellum to card stock can be tricky and I knew that gluing it down under the image wouldn't be enough to keep it from curling on the corners so I used a brad in each corner.  The butterfly is a punch that I added stickles to.
 
Now head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge.  I hope you can join us in this challenge for a chance to win some fabulous stamps.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.
 
Deonna  
Joy
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
 
Copics:BV0000, BV000, BV02, BV04, R30, R32, Y13, Y15, Y23, YG91, YG97

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Hello I have a Quick post to share a card I made for The Mod Squad Challenge.  Spring Palette Challenge.  I am just getting this one in.


I used the Iris from Melanie Muenchinger's latest stamp set, Stately Flowers 8.  I love the iris in this set and the second I saw it I knew I was getting this set.  You may have noticed that this card is very similar to one I made last week.  The reason is I am trying to create a set of cards with a flower theme.  Time will tell if I am able to accomplish it or not.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics:B26, B60, B63, B66, G43, G46, 715, Y17, YG67

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What If? Wednesdays with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is time for another sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  Wendy has yet another fabulous sketch.
With Mardi Gras going on this week I decided to use those wonderful and brilliant colors to inspire my card.
I used #9401 Stained Glass Window.  I had this card planned in my head before going to the craft store in search of the piece to use on the ribbon.  Believe it or not it is a bead and has the most beautiful purple and yellow rhinestones.  I wish that I could have got a good photo showing how beautiful it is against the lilac silk ribbon.  A few months ago I purchased a lattace die from Spellbinders and never used it.  So I figured it was a good time to put it to use and create the background.  It is a great die I will be using more.

Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge and don't forget  there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.  Now be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.


Deonna  
Joy
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: G03, T5, Y35, V17