Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What If? Wednesdays With Repeat Impressions

Merry Christmas!!!! 
It is time for another sketch challenge with Repeat Impressions.  You can find all the details over on their blog The House That Stamps Built.  Once again Wendy has a wonderful sketch.
I was tempted to create another Christmas card and then I thought this time of year I am always needed a good supply of thank you cards.  So I came up with a wintery card that I can use for a thank you.
This was another pretty quick card to make.  I started by stamping #8805 Snowflakes and #8912 Snowflake Solid Lg. in two shades of blue.  I didn't want a straight side so I used a curved edge die from Spellbinders for the panel.  I added a layer of blue snowflake embossed to the base.  Finally I finished it off with a blue bow and some silver cord and bells.  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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week~Sour Cream Container

Hello I am happy to be bringing you this weeks Project of the Week.  With Christmas in just two days I thought it would be fun to share with you a super quick little treat holder. It is called a sour cream container. These are really easy and fast to make, in fact one year I made one for everyone in my family and hung them on the tree.  I love they way they looked on the tree.  
And a side view.



I started with a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper. Here is a pattern for the placement of ScorTape.

 
To assemble the sour cream container tape together the 4 1/4 sides to resemble a toilet paper tube.  Next tape together one of the open ends and crimp be careful not to got up more than 1/4 inch.  Now you can fill the container with whatever goodies you choose. To finish the top you tape it together so that it goes the opposite way as the bottom.  Now that you have your container filled and almost ready to give you will need to add a tag.  For my tag I used #8819 Do Not Open that I colored with copics.  I added this to a snowflake base that I made with Spellbinders Create a Flake 4.  For a finally touch I added some fun white ribbon and a snowflake button.  If you have never made one of these fun sour cream containers you should give it a try.  I think you will enjoy making them as much as I did.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!
Brenda

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge~Last Minute Christmas Card or Tag

Hello it is time for another Designer's Choice challenge with Repeat Impressions.  This time it is my turn and I challenge you to create a last minute Christmas card or tag.  I don't know about you, but every year I am making cards, tags and gifts right up to the big day.  I created both a card and a tag.
Honest this card only took me 8 minutes to make.  I stamped Noel and quickly colored the poinsettia added a gold pearl, then added the strip of Washi tape.  Matted the top layer on red and added to a card base.  You could make a ton of these in very little time.  It is so easy when you have a fab sentiment like this.
Next I created this tag.
Again I used a sentiment to do the heavy lifting.  This one is Merry Christmas.  I played around with some fun patterned paper and it was done. 

Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenges.  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.
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

StampTV CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

 Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Betty's blog where I am sure she wowed you with her fabulous creation.  If you get lost you can find a complete list at StampTV.   For this hop Linda Payne has found this gorgeous photo for our inspiration.

Isn't that gorgeous???  I love the colors and texture.  When I looked at this photo I saw a snow covered tree which is what I based my card on.  Tell what do you see?  Inquiring minds what to know, LOL.

Here is my card.
I used the fun tree and sentiment from Joyful Holiday.  I started by sponging the background after I had masked off the snow covered ground. To use the wonderful colors from the photo I added rhinestones to the tree.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, December 24.
Your next stop is Cheri's blog where I am sure you has something beautiful to show you.


I am sad to say this will be the last CSS Alumni blog hop.  We all have enjoyed the hops for the last four years.  Wow can you believe that.  I am so very honored and humbled to have been part of this group of incredibly talented ladies.  Each and everyone of them has inspired and motivated me to learn and practice to be a better stamper and papercrafter.  All of us have cherished you stopping by our blogs to see our creations and to leaving comments.  Thank you for the the bottom of my heart. I have read every comment left here and hold them dear to my heart.  This has been a hard post to write as I am sad to see the hops coming to an end.  Rest assured though that I will continue to create with my beloved Gina K Design stamps.  I am sure that my fellow teamies will as well.  Hey you never know we may just surprise you once in awhile with a hop.  At least that would be my dream.  I would like to thank Gina for selecting me so long ago to be part of this fabulous group, it has been a dream.  Also thank you Carolina for organizing the hops every month.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What If? Wednesdays with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is time for another What if? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions.  And Wendy has another  great sketch.
And here is my snowy card I made using this fun sketch.

 I used #8820 Ornament Penguin.  I really like penguins, almost as much a snowmen so I have fun with this darling little guy.  It is also very fast and easy to color him.  I used three different patterned papers form at pack of Recollections.  The snowflakes are from a package of fun foam snowflakes I bought several years ago.  I finished them off with a  blue pearl in the center.  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:B0000, N1, YR04

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge~Christmas with a Tree

Hello it is time for another Designer's Choice challenge with Repeat Impressions.  This time Joy's challenge is to create a project with a Chrsitmas Theme and a Tree.  I don't know about you, but I don't have enough Christmas cards yet so I was able to add another one to my cards for this year.
I used #3211 O Christmas Tree.  This is a great stamp for a quick, but fun card.  I stamped the sentiment in green and the cut it out with a square Spellbinder die.  While still in the die I sponged with green leaving the center the lightest so that it highlighted the sentiment.  I then matted it on a dark green mat cut with Spellbinders die Captivating Square.  I add a bow and then added to the top of the main card.  Overall this card can be made fairly quickly if needed.  Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenges.  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.

  Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What If? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions



Hello it is time for another What if? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions.  And Wendy has another  great sketch.


Here is the card I created with this fun sketch.


 I used  #302 Holly Santa. Isn't he Jolly?  I can almost hear his Ho Ho Ho.  I embossed the top and bottom panels.  Instead of ribbon like I always use, I used some washsi tape to separate the panels.  For the bottom focal point I created some gifts with some designer paper and twine.  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:R00, R22, R24, R27, YG63, YG67

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice~Giving Thanks

Hello it is time for another Designer's Choice challenge with Repeat Impressions.  This time Deonna's challenge is to create a project with the theme giving thanks, Thanksgiving or a thank you card.  Prefect challenge for this time of year.
Here is the card I created.




I used #915 Wheat Sheaf, #3306 Falling Leaves and #1143 Thank you.  I also tried something new to me, smashing a bottle cap in the Cuttlebug.  I have to say I loved it!  I bought some new bottle caps (I found them at my local health food store in the beer making section). I looked up a how to video on You Tube and started smashing!  It is super simple and it doesn't hurt you machine.  I was a little nervous about that so I used my trusted old Cuttlebug that is a little worn out.  Now I would use  my Grand Calibur without worry.  For the inside I punched a circle of designer paper that I had stamped some of the leaves on and filled the well of the cap with glossy accents.  To finish it off I sprinkled a tiny bit of glitter on top.  Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenges.  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.

  Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics: YG91, YR24, YR27

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

StampTV CSS Alumni November Blog Hop~Thankful

Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop.  This time the theme is Thankful.  I am the last stop of tonight's hop and you should have arrived here from wonderfully talented Geri's blog.  If you got lost along the way you can find the complete list at StampTV.  Now for my card.  I went with a quick thank you card.





I used Thank you Border to make this super quick card that is prefect for this time of year.

**Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26**

Thank you for hopping along with us and good luck to you!!

I am also entering this card into Just Us Girls color challenge this week to use dark brown, kraft, white and red.
Brenda


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What If? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is time for another What if? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions.  And Wendy has another  great sketch.
Isn't this a wonderful sketch?  I really enjoyed making this card with this sketch.

 I used #3309 Scarecrow and Friend and sentiment  #1140 Thanksgiving for my card.  the leaves are spellbinders die cuts and I tried cutting a circle of burlap with a Spellbinders die and I loke how it came out.  It  made a fun layer behind the button.   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: B34, C0, E23, E31, E47, E55, G07, N1, N5, R05, R22, W0, Y38, YG63, YG95, YR04

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice~ Snow Fun!

Hello it time for another Designer's Choice Challenge with Repeat Impressions.  This week it is  Melissa turn and her challegne is  Snow Fun!  I have to say this is a challenge for me.  I love anything snow related. For my card I decided to make it a shaker card.  Shaker cards are prefect for snow themed cards and so fun to make. Here is my card.
I used #3401 Winter Frame and #4603 Got Snow.  I started by stamping it on some white card stock. Next I stamped it on some blue card stock and cut out the center, leaving me with only the frame part of the image.  To allow enough room for the snow(chunky glitter) I used the scrap edges from my foam pop dots. I used a little acetate.  To finish I stamped the image one more time on white card stock.  I cut the entire image out leaving an opening for the snowman to shine through.  Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenges and don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics: B0000, B21, B24, C0, E25, YR04

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hello I have a super fast CAS Halloween card to share using Repeat Impressions Halloween Stamps.
I stamped #2306 Candy Corn several times in a random pattern.  Next I added strip of washi tape.  I finished by adding #2302 Trick or Treat sentiment to the bottom.  Lastly I gave it a simple mat of black and orange.  Honestly this card took me about 10 minutes to whip up.  So if you are in need of a last minute Halloween card or any card for that matter just change out the stamps to fit the occasion. I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween.  Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

What If Wednesday with Repeat Impressions

Hello it is time for another What if? Wednesday with Repeat Impressions.  And Wendy has another  great sketch.



Here is my take on this fun sketch.
I used #7122 Yikes Cat and #7028 Yikes for my card.  Isn't this cat fun?  I reminds me of a cat I had and a young girl.  Notice the sentiment being at an odd angle?  Well that is because I needed to cover up were I smear some ink.  Luckily the crocked sentiment fits the crazy cat perfectly.   Now be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and get all the details of the challenge and don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the RI Rock Stars.


Geri 


Joyce

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics:N5, R22, YR20, YR21, YR24