Friday, February 27, 2009

SALE at Rubbernecker!!!

This sale is for all Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis and KK Original stamps and sets.
Starts 12pm noon PST Today 2/27, ends 9pm PST Sunday March 1st.
BUY 2 stamps GET 1 stamp FREE
Free stamps will be of equal or lesser value. We will refund the purchase amount on the 3rd highest priced stamp and the 6th and so on.

Shipping is based on the original purchase price and so is the Shoppers Reward Program which will apply during the Sale.

What could be better!?!


Tee Hee!!!

Yes it is (in my little mind)!  I remember many summer nights camping in the back yard in a little green tent.  Like a mini adventure.

This weeks color challenge was just so summery to me.  (not that I am obsessed with dreaming of warmer weather--or anything like that, mind you)

CC207-Happy Summer


  • Stamps: Fern Leaf Tooled Leather, Tropic Sentiment (collection #1), tent (DoodleFactory: the Great Outdoors);
  • Paper: GP-white, Bazzill-kiwi-ish, MME-dotted dp;
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart Memento Ink
  • Accessories: buttons, Prismacolor markers and pencils, Copic markers, glitter (Martha Stewart Ultra fine);

I am not quite ready to pitch a tent in my back yard but, I am looking forward to the day I can send the kids out!!  It is their turn for adventure!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Birds Are Singing

Not outside, but on the card...

It is snowing here....AGAIN!!

And sadly, I know it is not the last snow of the season--far from it.  I live considerably south of where I did this time last year--and I think somewhere I got it into my head that there would be less snow.  An in a way there is...but not the "less" that I had envisioned.

So, though I shiver while stamping...I can still pretend that flowers, blooming and birds are laying eggs, and that those eggs are hatching with cute little birds:

You make my heart sing

I bought this set last year as a Mother's Day gift to myself.  I haven't used it much--as it had to be packed up shortly afterward.

The birds are first shaded a bit with alcohol markers (Copic and Prismacolor) and then colored with colored pencils.

The sky was sponged with Antique Linen and Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The bird tracks were stamped with Frayed Burlap.

The card base is watercolor paper--and the ribbon is May Arts ribbon.  The images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento on Georgia Pacific white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home and Spring

I am getting hungry for spring and sunshine so....

welcome spring

Stamp: Branch from Starving Artistamps;

Accessories: Flower Soft;


Home is where the heart is

Stamps: Country House and Hearts by DoodleFactory, and Country Sentiment: all from Starving Artistamps;

If spring won't come to me outside--at least I can make it spring INSIDE!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Prism Papers at Rubbernecker Stamp Company!!!!

Prism logo

Prism Paper are now available at Rubbernecker!!

Rubbernecker is pleased to offer paper in 12" x 12" individual sheets from Prism Paper, Basic Grey (coming soon), 7 Gypsies, and Scrapperdashery.  AND Prismatic packs!

Individual sheet paper must be purchased in 20 sheet lots.  Quantities may be combined between the Prismatic and Scrapperdashery lines.  There will be no backorders for paper and package sets and/or pads will not apply to the 20 sheet minimum.

For the May Arts ribbon lovers out there, Rubbernecker will be adding May Arts to our store in the very near future.

Cool, Eh!?!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sock monkey?? and CPS Sponsor

When I first saw Malbec from DoodleFactory not only did I think it was just the CUTEST monkey, but I also thought it was a sock monkey.  I think I may have been alone in this opinion, because none of my design teammates NOR Irene, the genius behind the DoodleFactory images, seem to see him this way.

I would like to tell  you that this is the first time I have ever seen something differently than others, but ....

CPS102-Sock it to me

This card uses this week's CPS sketch!  AND Starving Artistamps is one of the sponsors this week!!!


The Deets:

  • Stamps: Malbec by DoodleFactory and plaque set;
  • Paper: DP from Cosmo Cricket and Daisy Bucket; colored cardstock from Bazzill and SU!;
  • Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa;
  • Accessories: Scalloped scissors, buttons, ribbon, brad, foam tape and edge punch
  • Coloring Medium: Prismacolor pencils; Copic and Prismacolor markers;

It is a great sketch!!! (THANKS TAMI!!)  I hope you can participate, too!!


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Just words...

Friday's Limited Supply Challenge, hosted by Miss Boo, was to limit the stamps to only sentiment stamps.  Not so easy for use stampers!!!

So I pulled out this great "Be My Valentine" sentiment by Stamp Oasis by Rubbernecker Stamp Company.

LSC206-My Valentine jms

I love how it coordinates with this fun/funky paper by "Me and My Big Ideas."  It is an interesting mix of colors that if put together any other way--would tend to make me go "EEW."  But somehow here, it works.

Other Deets:

Paper: colored cardstock from Bazzill and DCWV, white from Georgia Pacific, dp by MAMBI

Ink: Aged Mahogany Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Accessories: Grungeboard Mini's, stickles, brad, buttons, flower, dew droppy thingies, punched flower

Have you visited the Rubbernecker Stamp Company home page lately??  There is information on how to get free stamps with purchase.  ALSO, there is a SALE section!!  (I love sales!)

Also--if you need some AWESOME inspiration, check out the blogs of my fellow design team members:

Bev  - Savor the Journey

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land

Joan - Stamping with a Passion!

Kittie -  Kittie Kraft

Linda -  Linda’s Works of Heart

Pam - Iris Garden

Shelly -  Stamp with Shelly

Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!

Have a great day!!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

DoodleFactory Blog Hop!

Let's hear it for the new DoodleFactory Set the Scene Backdrops!!!!
Here is the Tropical Backdrop in action:
Paradise Found-BG
  • Stamps: Tropical Backdrop, Yapples, and Moki (grass skirt) from the DoodleFactory; and a Tropical Sentiment collection 2;
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento; Concord grape and tea dye ink for sponging; coloring with Prismacolor pencils and markers and Copic markers;
  • Colored Cardstock from Bazzill
  • Flowers by Prima

AND now the Countryside Backdrop:
The Great Outdoors

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Check out Lisa Somerville for the next stop in our blog hop.
You're going to want to visit all the other blogs because one of us has some great blog candy to give away!

Just in case you need it here is the complete line-up:

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Save the date!!!!!!

I would like to invite you to visit with Starving Artistamps on February 7 for the first ever DoodleFactory new release blog hop!


What’s this all about?!?

 Irene, the genius behind the DoodleFactory illustrations, thought it would be fun to put the design team to work creating some super cool brand new projects with our brand new release!  And since this release is a whole lot different than what we have done in the past we thought we should do something to mark its arrival into the stamp world! We are so excited to see what you think of it and we really CAN’T WAIT to show it to you.

So what you need to do is go to the Starving Artistamps Blog on February 7 and you will find a list of our designers blogs.  Start at the first name on the list and visit her blog to see her fun new release project(s) she will give you the link to the next designer’s blog and you can pop in over there to see the next great project and so on and so forth down the list it will go!

You are going to want to visit all the blogs because one of them will be giving you some information on some delicious blog candy.

What is it?!?!.......Well… you will just have to wait and see!  So mark your calendar, save the date, stick up a post it, or write it on your hand but do whatever you have to do to be here on February 7th for our first new release BLOG HOP!!


The other extreme...

My last post was a clean and simple card...and today I am going to the other direction.  This card is "Colorful and Busy" (now known as CAB, *wink*).


The irony is that after a conversation with a couple of friends, I have decided that my *style* is actually "Middle of the Road" (MotR--Pronounced as motor--vrmm-vrmmm!!).  But I had all of these pretty papers out.......... and the cupcake image is so bold.........well, I guess I just got carried away (for me anyway).

This image and sentiment are from Starving Artistamps:

(and can be 10% off using the code button on the right)

Who knows what tomorrow will bring????


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hey Cupcake!

Last Friday's Limited Supply Challenge was to make a CAS (Clean And Simple) card.  This is not a style that I am comfortable with.  It usually involves stamping on the base layer of the card--and I find that nerve racking.  It usually ends up fine, but like many fears, mine is not rational.

Can I just tell you that I love coloring THESE cupcakes and treats!!!  My head is spinning with different *flavors* to try!!  I also love that it is an *all purpose* cupcake, not a birthday cupcake.  Because, lets face it, some days just NEED cupcakes!!

Hey Cupcake CAS


  • Stamps: Lg Cupcake with Cherry by DoodleFactory, Simple Sweet Sayings by Starving Artistamps
  • Paper: DCWV-base card, ki memories dp; white-GP
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Accessories: felt flower (THANKS SHELLY!) Fuzzy brad, Nestabilities, Stickles, Prismacolor Markers, Glossy Accents;

Need some calorie-free sweets?  Don't forget my discount button for Starving Artistamps and DoodleFactory Stamps at the right!

I hope your day doesn't REQUIRE cupcakes, but if it does, I've got you covered!