Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DCC - Bright or Vibrant Colors

It is my turn to create the DCC challenge at Repeat Impressions.  After doing oh so many seasonal cards, I was ready to do something completely different.  I'm ready to use some bright or vibrant colors.  That's a huge stretch for me because I generally stick with very mild "safe" colors, so this truly was a challenge for me.

Here is my bright colored card.

I love this gorgeous image from Repeat Impressions - 1317-L Vase of Tulips.  These lovely tulips look beautiful in any color - even in this ultra bright yellow.

Here's the close up.

Are you ready to break out of the winter blahs?  Just create a card using bright or vibrant colors, link it here and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.

Thanks much for stopping by

Sunday, January 27, 2013

SOTW - Tea Pot

We are finally starting to come out of our deep freeze here in Central WI.  Thank goodness!!!  You know its been bad when 20 degrees feels warm. 

It's SOTW week Monday at Repeat Impressions - what a great way to kick off the week.  Especially when the stamp is as sweet as this one is. 

tea pot

What cozy, homey image - Its called Tea Pot-4517-F and this week its 50% off.  Go here to get all the details.  Be sure to snag one before this offer expires. 

Here's a card I created with this super sweet little image.

I was keeping with that same homey look, when I used some gingham paper & ribbon.   Can you see that I used a chicken wire pattern embossing folder on the green card stock as well.  Maybe you can see it on this close up.

Don't forget, you only have a week to snag the cutie on this huge 50% off sale.  You can find it here.  While your there, check out the current chalenges.  If you haven't had a change yet, be sure to play along.  When you link your creation here, you will be entered in for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions shop

Please note: I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What if? Wednesday - Sketch Challenge J2313

Remember last week when I said I thought it was cold............well it turns out, that was child's play.  This week is far colder. Brrrrrr!!  Schools have been closed and so have some other local events.  Over the weekend we saw a clip from Jimmy Kimmel - a montage of weather people commenting on how to deal with the cold weather they are having - in the 50's.   My family and I were just laughing.  50's???  We are just hoping to be above zero sometime soon. 

On to a more pleasant topic.  It's What If?  Wednesday at the Repeat Impressions blog.   Yeay!!!  I have to share a secret with you - this sketch had me stumped.  Some sketches, you look at and you know exactly what you want to create - you can just 'see' it.  This one really challenged me for some reason.  I'm sure it wasn't really the sketch - its an awesome sketch, as always - the juices just weren't flowing for me for some reason. I lost my mojo for a moment.  Must be the cold weather. 

Here's the sketch - it really is awesome.


After much playing around and trying different things, this is what I came up with.  I really am pleased with the end result.

Once I tipped the sketch on end, things seemed to come together much more easily. I used 2 Repeat Impression's images to creat this card.  For the banners in the back ground, I used image 6006-M Forest Positive - I stamped it with Stazon and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then, for the verse in the focal point, I used 3109-F My Heart..... 

Here's the close up - you can see the embossing on the banners here.

So.....how is your mojo flowing today?  Are you ready to show us your 'take' on this sketch?   I hope so!!!  If you get a chance, play along with us.  Link your card here on the Repeat Impressions blog and you will be entered in a random drawing to win an awesome prize - a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store. 

Please note - I am also entering this card in the following challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes - w/Kraft - ends 1/27

    Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, January 18, 2013

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids

It's time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids (S.A.S4K) - Yeah!  The weather is still cool here so its a great time to snuggle in and make some cards......okay, anytime is a great time to make cards.  The great thing is the new challenge is "Anything Goes 4 Kids".   It doesn't have to Valentine's or winter or anything cold, it just needs to be a card that would brighten the day of a sick kiddo.  Oh, it does get even better - there are great prizes too.  Just link your card here - on the S.A.S.4K's blog and you have a chance these awesome prizes.
Those are awesome prizes - what great sponsors!!!  The best prize of all - you can donate kid friendly card(s) here and they will go to brighten the day of kids who are in children's hospitals.  You definitely get more than you give.   Won't you help this amazing cause?

Here are my cards.....

The awesome image on this first card is from Dollar Graphics Depot - digital image created by designer Alice Smith.  Love it!!! You can't get a whole lot more kid friendly than that.

The image on my second card is from Delicious Doodles - It's called Fae.  Isn't she gorgeous? I love the whimsical butterflies fluttering around her so I made a point of extending them further off the image.  That is one huge perk of using digital images - you can make them whatever size you need.  I printed this same image a couple of times, each one just a little bit bigger to create the affect I was looking for.

and a close up to give you a better look

Be sure to go to the S.A.S.4K blog to get inspiration from the rest of the design team.  They have such amazing cards to share - you must see them.

Don't forget to link your card and please consider sending some cards in for this great cause.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Card 1 - Pink girl in the snow card

Card 2 - blue girl with butterflies
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Stay warm

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DCC - Slider Card

Fellow Repeat Impressions Rock Star Christy has selected our DCC challenge for this week. Its an awesome challenge - to create a slider card.  What I like best about this challenge is that there are several different versions of a 'slider' card.  In looking at the other Rock Stars cards, it looks like everyone chose a different version of the term slider. You can see them here.

Here is my definition of a slider card. Actually, I have 2 versions of this same card.  I completed the card as seen in the photo here.  I know someone who's expecting a baby, so when I saw this adorable row of ducks, 1612-G Ducks on a String, I knew that's the image I wanted to use for my slider.  I love how the little chain of ducks slide across the card, however, it just seemed like something was missing.  The upper half of the card just needed something.  

After trying a few different ideas, I finally decided to add this little little whale tale accent to the upper left corner of the card.  

I think that's just what the card needed to balance it out.....plus now you can see how the slider moves across the card.   

Here is a close up.

So now its your chance to show us your definition of a 'slider' card - I'd love to see it.  Create your own card, link it here on the Repeat Impressions blog, and you'll be entered in a random drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.  That's an amazing prize!!! 

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks much for stopping by and I hope you'll play along

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #149 - Thinking of You

It's very, very cold here in Central WI (11 degrees - feels like 7) - its one of those 'stay in where its warm' kinda days.  Since I don't have to work today, I have the option of doing that.  I have the slow cooker going so the house smells cozy and between household tasks I'm getting some cards done.  Who could ask for more :)

Best of all - I had the chance to make a card for the latest Sassy Cheryl Challenge.  Yippy!!   Sassy Cheryl posted her latest challenge today and I am all over it.  Okay, I confess.  I cheated a little.  One other cold day I colored up several Sassy Cheryl images.  The stack was sitting on my work table just waiting to be put on a card.  When I saw what the challenge is - Thinking of You!! - this image was sitting on the top of the stack.  No Brainer! that this would be the image I would use.  I love this adorable little boy - Healing Hands Boy. This has got to be one of my favorite Sassy Cheryl's - it just warms my heart!!  The perfect "thinking of you" image along with all the flu and yuck that has been going around.  Yet another good reason to stay home where its cozy.

Here's my card.  Isn't he a cutie?  The vertical sentiment is from my LSS - The Stamp Shoppe.  Heidi has tons of sentiments, many of them unique and many verticals.

Here's a close up............

and something I don't do often - I even dec'd out the inside of the card....

Since I still have time left to this chilly day, I'm going to make some valentines for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  
What a great way to brighten the day of a child who is in the hospital.  

Thanks much for stopping in

Sunday, January 13, 2013

SOTW - A Moosage From Me

It's Monday again.  How did that happen?  Wow, these last couple of weeks went fast.  So much for things slowing down after the holidays.  Yikes!!

Its time to get back on track with the Stamp of the Week (SOTW).  As always, Repeat Impressions is featuring a great stamp - 1930-I A Moosage From Me.  This awesome stamp is 50% off this week - go here to see how you can snag this image at this super price. 

moose face/a moosage from me

I love wildlife and outdoor stamps, so this image is just plain fun for me to play with.  Here's my card....

And the close up.....

You too can have this super image in your collection.  What better time to pick it up than when its 50% off.  Go here and snag it while you can. 

I am also submitting this card in the following challenges:
Thanks much for stopping by,

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What If? Wednesday - Sketch J913

It's the new year - a time for new beginings.  That couldn't be more true for my family this year.  Our son has a new co-op, a new apartment, in a new town.  I also have a new job - well, I've worked there for a few months now but it started out at something temperary but has now turned into a permanent position for me.  What a great way to start out the new year. 

It's also a great time for a new What If? Wednesday sketch challenge.  Here is the new sketch for this week.....


Here is my card.....  I used 2 amazing Repeat Impressions image.  This adorable kitty image is 8204-H Kitten and this awesome vertical verse is 8213-E I Love Cats.   I love vertical verses and Repeat Impressions has several great ones.   You can see them here

Oh and did I mention that you can play along?  Create your own card based on this sketch, link it on the Repeat Impressions blog and you'll be entered to win an awesome prize - a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impessions store.  See the full rules here.  I hope you'll play along. 

Please note that I am also submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for coming back - I hope you'll return many times in this new year.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Valentines 4 Kids

After taking a break for the holidays, its time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this challenge is well worth the wait - Valentines 4 Kids. 

We have 3 great sponsors for this fun challange:
     Scrapping Memories will be awarding 10 files of the winners choice.
     Saturated Canary will be giving 2 digi images of the winners choice.
     Joan's Gardens will giving a prize of a $25 gift certificate to their store.

I had fun making 2 cards to inspire you.  This super cute puppy image is from Scrapping Memories.  It makes the perfect valentine to bring a smile to a kiddo's face. 

My second card has a super cute digi image for Saturated Canary. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I have been trying to participate in the monthly guest design team challenge at MFT.  This is a big challenge and quite out of my league but sometimes its fun to run with the big dogs even if I don't have any chance of winning.   This is not a random drawing challenge but completely based on talent.  The prize is huge ($200 worth of merchandise & you get to particpate as a guest design team member for that next month), the honor is even more huge (only the best get chosen) and best of all, MFT is one of my favorite brands out there.  Between the stamps and the dies, I am totally addicted.  There are some amazing cards already posted out there.

Here is this months sketch.....

Here is my entry into this challenge.....

This image is the MFT Pure Innocence - Mud Buddies.  Such a cutie!!

Here's a close up.... 

I always have fun participating in these MFT monthly guest designer challenges.  I never fail to learn something new and I am totally amazed by the other entries - many get pinned onto my Pinterest board for future inspiration.

I can't wait to see what the challenge will be for next month. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stamp - MFT Pure Innocence - Mud Buddies
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper - October Afternoon
Tools & Accessories - Copic markers, Die-namics-Dainty Lace Border die, Glitter gems

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

DCC Challenge Wednesday

Happy New Year!

What better way to ring in the new year than to have a Designers Choice Challenge (DCC) at Repeat Impressions.   This weeks challenge was selected by Repeat Impressions Rock Star Joy and its a great one - snow

Here is my card.....

For this challenge I used 2 Repeat Impressions images - 8805-K Snowflakes & 4601-H Snowmen.  They work perfectly together to create this snow card.  I stamped both images with versa mark and then embossed them with white embossing powder.  The white looks amazing on the dark blue paper.  It doesn't show up in the photo nearly as sharp as it looks in real time. 

Now, don't forget, you can create your own 'snow' card.  Just link it here and you will be entered in a random drawing for a wonderful prize - a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impresssions store.  Go here to see the official rules. 

Please note that I am also entering this card in the following challenges:'
Thanks so much for stopping by in this new year!!