Monday, August 30, 2010

Shoes and Drama!

I am still having fun with the stamps from Rubbernecker.

Here is a clean and simple card (the squares were even punched with a 1-1/4” square punch):

try on shoes

Doesn’t the sentiment say it all!?!

The stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks for the backgrounds and the squares.  The paper is from We R Memory Keepers.


And now for a little drama:

thanks with drama

I have to say, this card was SERIOUSLY fun to do.  I used the "Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool & Foam" to do the background.  I started with the lighter colors and worked darker toward the edges.  This is one of the reasons I LOVE to use the Tim Holtz Distress Inks!  They blend sooo beautifully! The moon was masked (simply a circle punched from scrap and a removable glue dot on the back.

STAMPS: Garden Phrase Set; Garden Border #1; Butterfly inchies; all from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.

I hope your day was filled with more shoes than drama! *wink*

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cat’s Pajamas Customer Blog hop

I am giving the Cat’s Pajamas Customer Blog hop a shot.

Information on the hop can be found here.

I used the Puppy Love set to create a back to school set for my daughter.  She starts 1st grade the day after Labor Day so I wanted to create something a little more grown up for her.

whole set

I paired the stamps with Cosmo Cricket “Boyfriend” papers. Images are stamped with Fluid Chalk Ink (Dark Brown), colored with colored pencils, and highlighted with Stickles.


pencil box eraser


And of course I had to make a card to go with it:


Thanks for stopping by!  I am sure there are a TON of stops on this hop and MEGA beautiful creations!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

In the mood to just stamp!

Do you ever have stamping “moods”?  Sometimes I am the mood for color, sometimes I want to do techniques (and get a little inky), and sometimes I like to just stamp.

That is what I like about this set I picked up from Mr. Rubbernecker at the Rubbernecker Stamp Company booth at the stamp show.  You just stamp.

thanks garden wreath ro

Now, I confess, on this particular card, I did use a bit of a technique— “Rock n’ Roll”.  I hadn’t done that one in AGES!!!

It was a bit freeing to just stamp and have the color there!

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to stamp the wreath.  The touch of sparkle comes from some Stickles.  The die cut leaves are from Spellbinders’ rose die.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!

Birthdays and Color!

I thought I would play along with the Color Throwdown (#106)today!!

swatch 106

In lieu of the Stampin’ Up colors I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: (in order of substitution) Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap and Shabby Shutters.

Here is my card:

Birthday CTD

The stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamp Company, and I was introduced to them at the stamp show in Novi, MI a little over a week ago.  Charlene demonstrated these flower stamps with cute little baskets and pots (she made them look so cool that Mr. Rubbernecker nearly ran out of the stamp pads she used!!)  I thought they would work for a wreath, and I am please with the way it turned out!!(is that okay to say?)

Thanks CTD team for picking another batch of GREAT colors!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog, today!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Giggle Bears

Last week I carved out some stamping time and stamped a few more cards using the “Giggle Bears, Birds and Bees” set.

go 4 it

home is where you are

youre cool

Youre tweet

This time around all images were watercolored on watercolor paper.  Most of the designer paper is Cosmo Cricket (thanks Debi!!) with a smidge of Making Memories, Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye.

I am truly enjoying this set!

Thanks for stopping to take peek!!