Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blog Stroll with Rubbernecker

Stroll along with the Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas. The Stroll starts at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the rules on how to win one of the sets being revealed .
If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG, you should go there now in order not to miss anything! In order to win a set revealed today, you must leave a comment. A random number will be drawn on Friday, 12:00 Noon.

Here is my phrase clue for the PRIZE: INCHIES.

To find the next clue, stroll over to Kittie’s Blog.

Here is what I have done with the new Flower Silhouettes set:
Blooms W Special Joy
I hope you continue to enjoy your stroll! On to Kittie's blog!!

Also, Rubbernecker Stamps is sponsoring this week’s challenge atCharisma Cardz Thursday Craft Challenges. Drop by for a visit . . . they are such a talented group of stampers!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wacky Wednesday-Tag It!

This week the Wacky Wednesday hostess is the talented Shelly!!
It was no surprise to us,  Rubbernecker “Red Hot Mamas”, that she challenged us to use tags. (as she makes some of the COOLEST tags I have ever seen).  This is a challenge for you, too!  Check out the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG for all of the details!!
I made a tag to go on a gift using the new Teddy bear inchies that will be released tomorrow.  (the diameter of this tag is approximately 4.25”)
WW-Teddy Tag
For more inspiration:
I am looking forward to how you use tags on YOUR stamping

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sneak Peek Teddy Bears

Last week my little girl had her last day of Young Fives Kindergarten (Pre-K).  It was a WONDERFUL year for my little girl.  It gave her the time to grow up emotionally while feeding her love of learning (especially her zeal for reading).  She also had the most wonderful teacher and assistant teacher! 
The class was called the Kindercubs, so of course a Teddy bear card was needed for the thank you gift.  This card was designed to be tied to a hanging plant (with a fun gift card tucked inside).
Kindercub Thank You
The stamp set I used was Teddy Bear Inchies (to be released 6-25-09) from Rubbernecker Stamp Company.  The little guys are stamped with Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink and colored with colored pencils.
The DP is from SEI and the cardstock is from Prism.
Come back tomorrow for Wacky Wednesday and the next day for the full set of releases!!! 

There are some AWESOME stamps you don’t want to miss!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Losing my marbles and other news.

This week Starving Artistamps is sponsoring the sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You. Check out the sketch on the site—it is a fun one.

Here is my take:

2s4U-losing marbles

detail shot:2s4U-losing marbles mimo detail

I just love the DoodleFactory Creatures. Some days, I am Yapples, some days mimo. MANY days I am Numnum and Zot!

Today, I am very Mimo-ish!

Want to see more inspiration with the sketch?? Check out the Starving Artistamps Blog for more links OR use the links to the left to see the other DT examples.

In other news:


Starving Artistamps is having another blog hop to celebrate the new releases from The DoodleFactory. The date is July 8th. So come on back then!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Yummy drinks!

Today I have completed a couple of challenges using the brand spankin’ new Coffeetime set from Rubbernecker Stamp Company.

The first challenge was the Clean and Simple Challenge #19  from SplitCoastStampers.  It is a sketch challenge based on a card by my fellow Starving Artistamps Design Team Member, Natasha Trupp.

CAS19 Coffee Speaks


This next card answers a challenge from Sharon and her Stamp Simply Challenge #92.  She has asked us to create a card that we would use to put a summer recipe in or on.

I have chosen to send our family “recipe” for yogurt smoothies to a friend.  I actually don’t follow recipes, but this is how we  make smoothies:

  1. In a blender blend frozen berries (we have found that mixed berries work best) with enough milk to almost cover the fruit.  Blend on med/low till mixture flows freely. (add more milk if it gets *stuck*)
  2. Add vanilla or fruit yogurt (approx. 1 to 1 ratio to the fruit added in step one).  Blend again increasing the speed.
  3. Pour into cups and enjoy.

The card:


To show you the “smoothie-ness”:ssnotime92-Smoothie detail

Smoothies are an inexpensive and healthy snack that my family truly enjoys.  Thanks Sharon for the challenge!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coffee + Soccer = Blog Stroll

Stroll along with the Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas. The Stroll starts at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the rules on how to win one of the sets being revealed.

If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG, you should go there now in order not to miss anything! IF you have come here from Joan’s blog, you are on the right track.
In order to win, you must leave a comment. A random number will be drawn on Friday, 12:00 Noon.

Here is my phrase clue for the GRAND PRIZE: OUT.
To find the next clue, stroll over to Linda's BLOG.

Now for the new releases in action:

strong just in time

You're the best
  • Stamps: Soccer Kids and Soccer Sentiments from Rubbernecker as well as the Outdoor Master from the Kittie Kits;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Various Distress Inks for grass and clouds;
  • Paper: Super Smooth White; SU!-baja breeze; pacific point; sahara sand, old olive and ruby red;
  • Accessories: dew droppy thingies; star and circle punches; pencils; Stickles; MS Word to make arrow shape; sponge;
I hope you are enjoying the stroll. Please continue with!!

I sincerely apologise for having the wrong link earlier today. I screwed up and then lost power--then cable. The links are correct now.

The mistake was MINE, NOT Rubbernecker's nor any one else's.
Please enjoy the stroll!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wacky Wednesday-Get Oval It!

WACKYWEDNESDAYLADIES It is Wacky Wednesday once again!  HRB (Her Royal Badness) Sherry has challenged us to use ovals on our card.   All of the details and prize opportunity are on the RN Blog.

Here is my card—with a sneak of tomorrow’s NEW RELEASES! (Complete with Blog Stroll and Prizes)  I am a coffee girl no doubt, but I do appreciate a steaming hot cup of Earl Grey (of which this color combo from the SCS Color Challenge reminds me).

WW16-Whats brewin

Stamps: Tea Time (457) to be released from Rubbernecker 6-18-09;

Paper: Prism Super Smooth White: Ruby Red and Baja Breeze (SU!), DP: SEI-Poppy;

Ink: Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink; Ruby Red-SU!;

Accessories: Nestabilities; ribbon; ticket corner punch, sponge, colored pencils; Copic marker;

So make something with ovals for us, post a link to the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG, AND come back tomorrow to stroll and look and the FABULOUS new stamp sets!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Your Opinion Needed

My gracious and generous mom would like to get me a new digital camera for my birthday (landmark one—next month).  I would like your opinion on cameras.  Sites like Best Buy have reviews, but they are not usually paper crafters taking sills of cards in a basement.  So I am asking YOU!


  • Less than $400 (way less hopefully)
  • I photograph cards and people (moving people—i.e. kids)
  • size not too important
  • ease of use not too important either—but I do have to be able to teach my dh to use it
  • Not sure if I need a view finder—feel free to ring in on this point, too

I am interested in all of your advice and experiences.  Feel free to ask me questions.  I can edit this post to respond.

Thanks in advance for your opinion.

Hopefully soon I will have some stamping time and something to post!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wacky Wednesday—HAPPY Father’s Day!

It is Wednesday, already.  I am having a marathon week of school and family activities.  If I make it to Monday—it will be nothing short of a MIRACLE!!
Today’s hostess for the Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday Challenge is JOAN!  She has challenged us (and YOU!) to make Father’s Day cards. 
I haven’t had a father in 30 years, so I often forget my poor husband on that day.  So this year, I thought to make a card that is just for him! (note: sentiment is computer generated)
Father's Day
Stamps: Diva Inchies and Abstract Floral Background from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
Paper: Prism: Super Smooth White; 7 Gypsies DP;
Accessories: Photo corners; Copic Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; file folder punch; jewel;
We would love for you to play along in the challenge with us this week! Just upload your card/project to your blog or favorite online gallery and link it to today's post on the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG.  You'll have a chance to win a 40% off coupon for your next purchase! (also check the blog for ALL of the rules)
Check out what the other talented design team members have created today:


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Have a great Wednesday!!  I can wait to see what you can come up with!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Double Blog Challenge

A miracle has happened!  I was able to stamp this weekend! WOO HOO!!!

I was inspired by to challenge blogs: 2 Sketches 4 You and Color Throwdown. (click on the hyper links to seek the sketch and the challenge colors)

2s4u-ctd45-Bloom Happiness

Stamps: Wildflower Set; Abstract Floral Background; Wildflower Background; all from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;

Paper: Prism Super Smooth White; Green Galore, Pink Passion and Chocolate Chip (SU!);

Ink: Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink; Gable Green Classic SU!; Frayed Burlap-Tim Holtz Distress Ink;

Accessories: jewels-Michaels, May Arts Ribbon; Foam tape; Prismacolor Pencils; Martha Stewart border punch;

These colors did frighten me at first, but they grew on me as I used them. Of course I didn’t have any dp that fit—but that is the beauty of background stamps!! 

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!  We are heading out to a picnic tomorrow with some other families tomorrow—so I am glad I got my stamping in while I could!

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: Please learn from my own mistake.  I did not read the fine print on the 2 Sketches 4 You  site and I didn’t follow the contest rules.  While this does not diminish the joy in creating the card, it is frustrating to disqualify myself from the contest. 

Live and learn.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just Like Van Gogh

No, I am not cutting off my ear!

Irene, the genius behind all of the DoodleFactory designs has created a new technique with Copic Markers.

You can learn about it from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.

Here is my card using the technique:

VanGogh Wilderness

Stamps: Camper from the DoodleFactory; Clouds set from Starving Artistamps; (sentiment is computer generated)

You can see more cards using this technique on the Starving Artistamps Company Blog!  There is a contest, too!!!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Wacky Wednesday-Sunflowers in June


The Rubbernecker Stamps Wacky Wednesday Challenge is hosted this week by Broni!  The queen of color has challenged us (yes, you, too!) to a COLOR challenge.

The colors: Prism: Spring Willow Medium, Intense Orange, Intense Yellow (see color samples on the Rubbernecker Stamp Company blog)

Here are my variations on a theme (both cards, again, use “The Inky Thing Bad Sherry Does”):

WW Friends are the flowers

Stamps: Wildflower Silhouettes set and Wildflower set (sentiment) from Rubbernecker;

Paper: 7Gypsies-Gypsy Market-Saige; Prism: Black, Intense Yellow , Spring Willow Medium, Super Smooth White;

Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed;

Accessories: May Arts Ribbon-; jewels; foam tape;



Stamps: Wildflower set  and Screen Background from Rubbernecker;

Paper: Prism: Black, Spring Willow Medium, Super Smooth White;

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutter and Mustard Seed;

Accessories: black pen; Spellbinders Butterfly die; dew droppy thingies; Copic and Prismacolor Markers;


Now, it is your turn!

Check out the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG for prize information and links to the entire team’s creations!

So Honored!

I am so honored to be the :


Click on the badge to see the post on the Color Throwdown Blog and the card.

See you tomorrow for Wacky Wednesday!