Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Hello house friends!  

It's inspiration challenge time at The House That Stamps Built.   I think you're going to love this, it's bold, it's bright and screams happiness.  

To create my card, I used the beautiful stamp RI#1320-M "Spring Blossoms".  The flowers were colored with Copic markers and die cut in an oval stictched frame.  The sentiment is RI#3910-G "Miracle of Spring".  I layered the ovals agains a deep purple layer where I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

Here is the inspiration board.  Please join us in the challenge and 
let's see what you can create and how this inspires you.  

The details on how to get in the challenge and what you could win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Here are the blogs of my incredible team mates.  They will blow you away with their interpretations of this inspiration.  

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Hello house friends!  

It's Wednesday and a new challenge is ready for you at The House That Stamps Built.  It's a Tic, Tac, Toe challenge and I think you know the drill, but just in case you don't, you create a card or project from three elements on the graphic in either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction.  It's easy and it's fu.  For me, it's usually a great way to use up some scraps.  

This card formed from that pink scalloped die cut that was sitting in my box of paper scraps.  I stamped RI#2605-P "Ode to Spring" in a light pink dye ink one white card stock and colored it with my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  I then cut it out using the next smallest scalloped die from the same set as the one I started with.  I have had the CuddleBug "swiss dots" embossing folder for eons and thought it would make a nice background layer.  The sentiment is a combination of RI#3906-H "Easter Blessings" and RI#1304-J "Beauty of Springtime".    Finally, I added some tiny dots with Ranger's enamel accents in white around the pink scalloped oval. 

From the tic, tac, toe chart, I selected the three elements right across the top of the chart; gems/pearls, bunnies and pink.  

Come on over to THE HOUSE and join in on the challenge. You can find all the details on how to enter and what you might win there.    

For more inspiration and some incredible creations from my team mates, please check out their blogs.

Thank you for stopping by!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


 Hello Technique Junkies Stamps fans, 

My brother and sister-in-law recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary and I made them a card using a stamp set from the February 2018 release called "Faith, Hope and Love".   

What an incredibly versatile set this is and you can get it, and all other Technique Junkie Stamps that you'd like, with my personal 10% off discount, TJ10Cheri.  Just add that in the "discount code" area at check out.  Also, add some Ken Oliver Colorbursts to your order.  The discount applies to them as well.  

I used Copic markers to color the images and backgrounds.  The creation of this card was a process.  By that, I mean I started with only the plan to stamp the roses around the perimeter of the card.  I did that and colored them.  Then, I saw this space in the middle and drew line with a pencil to form an open "pool" in the center.  Then, to add more detail, I drew another line, close to the first one and doodled it.  The sentiment stamps were added and I dropped tiny drops of enamel accents in back between them.  I then went on to add more dots and detail around the roses and the background. 

There's so much creativity going on using Technique Junkies Stamps as well as our FaceBook Page.  There's also a Technique Junkies YouTube Channel, hosted by our creator, Pat Huntoon where she demonstrates lots of techniques for card makers.  Check them all out. 

We also have a monthly challenge. (This month it's an adorable sketch)  In order to win this challenge you must use Technique Junkies Stamps in your creation.  You say you don't have any TJ stamps?  Well....don't forget...I have that10% discount code  which will let you get 10% off every and/or any stamps you want in the store.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Hello house friends!!!! 

Yippee!  It's my turn to host a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built.    

The subject of my challenge is "All Creatures Great and Small".  Repeat Impressions store is loaded with absolutely fabulous critter and creature stamps.  

I used to enjoy reading the books by James Harriot, a British veterinarian and author, about his tales of visiting country farms and all the animals he treated and connected with throughout his career.  Seeing all Wendy's critter stamps reminded me of these books, so I used the title of one of them for this challenge. 

The process to create this card was stamping, masking, sponging and coloring.  The stamps I used on this card are RI#8101- "Bulldog", RI#2604-I "Cat with Ribbon", RI#5124-C "Rabbit Sil (sm)", RI#2617-D "Tiny Bird (flight)", RI#1326-A "Ladybug" and RI#5125 "Dragonfly Sil (sm)".  Also used on this card is RI#1507-J "Grass Border" and RI#9717-C "Happy Hello".  

I hope you'll join me and my Rock Star team mates and play along with this challenge.  The details on how to enter and how you can win Repeat Impressions Stamps can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Here are the blogs of the Rock Stars for incredible inspiration for you.  

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Here's a James Harriot quote I thought you might like "If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies Stamps fans!!! 

We had a fabulous hop for the new April release on Sunday.  If you missed it, you can catch it HERE.  Loads of inspiration at each stop on this hop of all 15 new stamps....and all those stamps are on sale at 15% off the retail price until April 8.  

While you're browsing the Technique Junkies Stamps store, if you find other stamps and products you'd like to purchase here's a 10% discount on your entire order of anything else you'd like, just type TJ10Cheri in the discount code area at check out. 

I love the stamps from this new release and one of my absolute favorites is "Poppy Bouquet".   There are so many ways to use it. You can color this image, doodle on it, or stamp it over a background created with Ken Oliver pigment powders.  The list is endless.  I colored my image on kraft with my Chameleon Colortone Pencils.  The sentiment is "Life is Beautiful" which was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Don't forget this stamp and all other stamps in the April 2018 release are available for 15% off until April 8.  All other stamps you might want can be purchased with a 10% discount by using my discount code.  

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