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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RI WIW-Photo Challenge

Wow, it has been another busy week here in the Cash household.  This week I was lucky to have my Aunt and Uncle here for a couple of days.  I really enjoyed their company while they were here.  

This week on The House That Stamps Built blog we have a photo inspiration challenge.  I must say, this photo stumped me a bit.  I wasn't sure if I would go with the colors in the photo or the subject of the photo.  When it came down to getting inky, I ended up going with the wine theme and a bit of the mottled background.


I used stamps from the Repeat Impressios Wine Time collection.  I used the Wine for Two #9507P, Cheers #9509F and the Grapes 9514F.  I created the background using Color Burst powders on watercolor paper.  

Here is our photo inspiration:


Please be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out their Anything But A Card creations:



We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RI-What If Wednesday-Designers Choice Challenge

Good morning!  This week on The House That Stamps Built blog, Debbie has given us the challenge to card.  I am such a cardie that I was stumped at first.

I decided to create a little favor box using my Silhouette.


I added some rolled flowers and the Repeat Impressions Thank You #1143-E.  I stamped the Thank You on a scrap of white and created banner ends and added it to a circle panel.  For a finishing touch, I added some rhinestone bling and ribbon.

Please be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out their Anything But A Card creations:



We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

RI What If Wednesday-Color Challenge

Hey, hey, it's Wednesday and this week on The House That Stamps Built blog, Wendy has given us a color challenge.

The colors this week are:  


I wasn't so sure about these colors, but I managed to bring them all together pretty easily.


I started with a red card base and then added a layer of gray cardstock and then this fun orange with white dot paper that I had in my stash.

I stamped the RI Scruffy Puppy 8120-K with black ink and colored her (she reminds me of my Abby) with a variety of gray markers.

I stamped the sentiment only from the Pets Quartet 8592-U and layered that to a gray scrap of cardstock.  I added some silver/white twine and some enamel dots to finish this one ff.  No glitter or shimmer this time.....I must have been out of my mind when I made this card!  :)

Please be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their amazing creations using this color combo.



We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RI WIW-Anything Goes


Happy, happy Wednesday friends!

I was so excited that this was an "Anything Goes" week on The House That Stamps Built blog.  The last six months have been full of trials for our family and sometimes we didn't know if we were coming or going.  We have had a family member with a 4 month stent in the hospital and we are now on the road to recovery.  We've helped another family member find a new in home care provider and that is working out wonderful.  Recently our family lost a wonderful man in a tragic automobile accident and last week we had the chance to celebrate his amazing life.  So you see, it has been quite a year!

I chose to share a card with you that I created and shared last summer.  This card is so special to me because it showcases the sea and to me the sea is a place to go when you need to take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and recharge.

A few times a year, I am fortunate to visit the sea with some amazing friends and family.  It may be the West Coast or the East Coast, but no matter it is a time of joy for me and a time I cherish.

I think this card says it all.  My wish for you all is that you will get a chance to dip your toes into the sea, take a deep breath and relax and enjoy all that life has to offer.




I chose a sand/surf color theme and the RI Sea Quartet #8508-U stamp.  I embossed the image in gold embossing powder and edged it with some Tea Dye Distress ink.  I popped the image up onto an embossed aqua panel and then added that to a deep teal panel and sand colored card.  For a finishing touch, I added some shimmery gold Dew Drops in two of the corners.

Now, I ask you to please stop by each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs, check out their amazing creations and leave a little love while you are there. :)





We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week-Distress Bokeh

Hello!  It is my turn to bring you the Repeat Impressions Project of the Week and I chose to do the Distress Bokeh technique for you.

Bokeh is a photography term and is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

I wanted to try this technique using Distress Inks and a White Pigment ink.  I gathered some supplies:
I gathered some of my favorite Repeat Impression Stamps, a variety of Distress Inks/Daubers, White Pigment Ink, a stencil with holes (you could make your own using dies) and some white cardstock.

First, I added the ink to the cardstock.  I wasn't too worried about getting a perfect blend as I will be covering most of it in the next step.

Next, I used the White Pigment ink and stencil to add random dots all over the backgrounds.  You can use a sponge or a dauber, but I preferred to just use my finger for this part.  I covered most of the purple background but went a bit less with the dots on my yellow background.  After all of the larger dots were added, I used a finger dauber to add the smaller white dots which represent the brighter bits of light showing through the blurred backgrounds.


I stamped the Repeat Impressions Large Snowflake #8917 and Snowflake Cluster #8805 in various shades of purple.  I know, you are thinking snowflakes, isn't it Spring?  These snowflake stamps are some of my favorites and this background just called out for them :) Plus, it actually snowed a bit a little higher up today and that is a good thing for us here in California right now.




Here are my finished cards:


I stamped the Repeat Impressions Large Dragonfly #4401-O  and Happy Everything #3104-
F in black ink and finished it off the card with some Diamond Stickles and enamel dots.


 I stamped the snowflakes in a variety of purple inks from my stash and added the Snowmen Fall #4601-H sentiment, stamped in black.  For a finishing touch on this one, I added a punched snowflake and some enamel dots.

I hope you will give this technique a try, it is quite fun and very easy to make several at one time.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

RI WIW-Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday friends!

It is Sketch Challenge week on The House That Stamps Built blog and Wendy has given us another amazing sketch to work with.  I love sketch challenges, do you?


I loved the sketch this week!  I had this pretty print paper and have been waiting for just the right card design to use it.  This is the one!  

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Belle #701-K (one of my favorite RI stamps) with black ink and watercolored her with Distress markers.  I let the layout of Wendy's amazing sketch do all of the work!

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch


Now, be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their awesome creations, you won't be sorry. :)




We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RI WIW-Photo Inspiration

Hello there friends.  Well the weather is warm and dry, dry, dry here in Cali and we are desperately in need of some rain.

I wish we would get some and that it would be as pretty as the photo inspiration for this week on The House That Stamps Built blog.  Take a peek:


For my card, I pulled from the colors and a wee bit on the shape/cluster of the umbrellas.


I started by creating a background using several colors of Distress Inks blended together and then I applied drops of water which react with the inks creating the spots you see on the background.  Next, I stamped the Repeat Impressions Hot Air Balloon Cluster #9116-N in Memento Black ink and the RI sentiment Dreams Take Flight 9117-F.  For a couple of final touches, I added some gold Irresistible Spray from Tsukineko and a bow.

Be sure to check out each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and see what they have created using the photo above for their inspiration.


We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did! 

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