Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Hello house's Wednesday!  Are you up for another awesome challenge from The House That Stamps Built????  

It's an Anything Goes challenge and that can create what you want to create.  Yippppeeeee!!!  

I used RI Stamps #4401-O "Dragonfly (lg), #4314-K "Flowering Vine" and #2512-E "Just To Say".  

I stamped the dragonfly and border flowers in VersaMark and then heat embossed it with white ep. I sponged Distress Inks around them and added shadows with Inktense pencils.  The sentiment was stamped on black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed again with white ep.  

Play along with awesome team mates would love to show you what they've done for ATG this week....check out their blogs

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  All the details can be found over at THE HOUSE.  I hope you'll join in, you might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies!!!!

What a busy and exciting month May has been for us!  First, we had the awesome new release of stamps for this month on May 1st, and then last week we rolled out a new line of stamps from Technique Junkies Stamps newest illustrator, Rita Barakat

All stamps from the Technique Junkies stores, as well as the new stamps from both releases can be purchased with a full 10% off discount if you use my personal discount code of TJ10Cheri.  Go for a fun filled shopping trip and get yourself some happy mail.  (My discount can also be used on Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders)  

One of the many fab stamps from the new May 2018 release was City Watercolors .  There are so many ways to create with this stamp and my card shows only one.  

Using a white cardstock panel, I stamped the image in a brown dye ink.  I then sponged around it with Distress Oxide Inks which gave the look of a late afternoon sunset.  I used some Chameleon Colortone Pencils to highlight various objects in the scene and then, with a white gel pen, I went around the outside of the buildings and other structures.  This final step gave it a more sketchy look as well as enhancing the stamped image.  This is truly a fun stamp to have in your collection.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  Here's my discount code one more time and a few reminders.  

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Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello everyone!  

It's my turn to select stamps for my "Pick of the Week" from Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built.  

Since spring and summer are now upon us, so many of us are turning our thoughts to our gardens.  Repeat Impressions has some fabulous floral and gardening stamps and I love playing with the ones that I have.  

I wanted to show you how I build a scene card with a collection of stamps with a garden theme in mind, so here are the stamps I chose and these are my stamp picks for this week:  RI#4317-E "Birdhouse", RI#4311-I, "Birdbath", RI#4312-G "Watering Can", RI#2614-D "Tiny Bird Front", RI#2616-D "Tiny Bird Side", RI#2617 "Tiny Bird Flight", RI#630-H "Iris" and RI#1101-F "Happy Retirement".  

Scene stamping isn't as daunting as many think, but it takes time to set up the scene and complete the process.  I find it fun and challenging.

After selecting my stamps, the first thing I do is make a mask of the stamps I'll be using. I like to use stamping mask paper rather than Post-it Notes, because I save them and sometimes get an extra mask out of it later on.  

The most important thing about scene stamping is to determine which image will be in front of all the other images and stamp that first.  

You then add additional  images in the sequence they should appear in your scene.  

Once you've stamped your collective images, you can add other images you might like in your scene and complete your card as you wish.  

Remember, you can get my Pick of the Week Stamps at 20% off , but for one week only.  

Head on over to the Repeat Impressions Store and shop away!!!  You can get an an additional 10% off all other stamps you might need/want if you use my coupon code RR10CW.  Have fun shopping!!! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hey there, HOUSE friends!!! 

We're here with a new weekly challenge for The House That Stamps Built, and this one is an inspiration challenge.  

From the palette below, I was inspired by the beautiful pastel colors.  One of my favorite Repeat Impressions stamps is RI#1704-P "Great Blue Heron".  I stamped it with VersaMark ink on a white card panel and heat embossed it with white ep.  I then sponged Distress Oxide Inks over the embossed image, creating a resist.  I added darker colors for shadow to areas on the image with Inktense pencils.  After die cutting the image, I layered it against a dry embossed background. I used RI#3902-G "My Heart Sing" for the sentiment.   

Come on over and play along with our challenge - you can find all the details on how to do that at THE HOUSE.  

How about more ideas using this inspiration?  Check out my awesome team mates blogs.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  You might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies Stamps fans!!! 

Today, we are celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps.  Rita Barakat.

We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line and I'm totally in love with each and every one! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.

Shop with my discount TJ10CHERI and get 10% off your entire order on all Technique Junkies Stamps.

If you’ve come from Lee Ann Barrett's blog you are in the right place. If not head on over to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.

Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

Relaxed Fairy is such a lovely stamp.  I envisioned she might be wondering what her future would be like so I paired her with "Trust Your Journey".  I created a mask of her and then sponged a background with Distress Inks.  

Meet "Sassy Sue".  She made me think of a 1950's gal, so I had to give her that look.  I paired her with the fun sentiment "Do Wah Ditty".  The background was created by sponging and using a stencil called "Circles Make Circles"  from A Colorful Life Stencils.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now hop on over to Janelle Stollfus' blog and see all her deliciousness using Rita's awesome Stamps.  And don't forget to use my discount code for a full 10% off your Technique Junkies Stamps order INCLUDING these fabulous new stamps.

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