Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

Wendy loves ATC's, so we've changed things up - instead of cards, we all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC's for Wendy. It's been a long time since I've made ATC's (Artist Trading Card 2.5" x 3.5"), but they were so much fun to create.
For this first one I used RI's 632-H, Posies & Happy Birthday sentiment 1113-D, Birthday. The sentiment is actually in vertical form. I just used my stamp-a-ma-jig and colored the Happy with a marker and stamped and then the Birthday, to make it a horizontal sentiment.

I stamped the floral image onto a book page and colored the background with the light blue watercolor marker. This helped the image pop a little bit, making it easier to color in the flowers and bow.

For my second ATC, I used images from the Cupcakes Cling Set and paper-pieced the images.

Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!

Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!


  1. What fun these are! Love them both! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  3. Hi Debbie!!! Your ATCs are fabulous! The bg with the book page is a wonderfully creative idea. Loved seeing these in person!

  4. Your ATC's are gorgeous Debbie! Yummy Cupcake and Beautifully colored flowers!

  5. Fun ATCs! I am sure Wendy loved them!

  6. Great ATC’s, Debbie! Love your trick for getting the image to pop on the book paper. Wonderful job on the paper piecing too! Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes. You rock!!
    Repeat Impressions

  7. Debbie - love the mixed media look of your ATC's. You are a flower girl through and through. Looks really pretty and I'm sure Wendy really loved them all!

  8. Debbie you ATC's are so pretty!

  9. Pretty and feminine ATCs. I really like how you stamped on the printed one. Great job!