Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stampin Sisterhood Sunday-SS3

This weeks challenge is an inspiration piece:
I drew inspiration from the layout AND from the subject.

Ever since I can remember, one of my favorite things to do is to sneak into the living room after dark, and sit and gaze at the lit Christmas tree, all by myself.  I did it when I was in elementary school, and I still do it today.  Such a peaceful feeling.
Here is my card:

I used the Rubbernecker stamp set: Christmas Tree Set SKU:592
I cropped the white squares first, then using green ink, I stamped each of the trees.

To make decorations on the tree, I got out my acrylic craft paints and my embossing stylus. TA-DA! Ornaments and lights! The red I had looked a little too matte when it was dry, so I added some glue and fine clear glitter.

The dove was punched from some embossed cardstock.  I sanded the edges and the surface .  On that same square, I inked the word "Peace" from the Scroll Peace SKU:1204 SO  stamp.  The bow is just a few inches of bakers twine.

The base of the card is patterned  paper that has had the edges sanded and then mounted on white cardstock.  All of the elements of the card are mounted with foam tape.

  • Stamps: Christmas Tree Set SKU:592; Scroll Peace SKU:1204 SO
  •  Ink: blue and green Chalk Ink from Studio G;
  • Paper: White cardsock; Patterned paper: Memory Box Tinsel;
  • Accessories: Foam tape; Martha Stewart Dove punch; glitter; acrylic paints, sandpaper;
Check out all of the details of how to participate in this challenge and more inspiration on the Stampin Sisterhood Blog!

I hope to see your creation, soon!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Simple Krafty Tags

I was glad for the opportunity for the challenges over at Splitcoast earlier this week!

Holly asked us to try and make simple tags.  Although that may not be a challenge for some, I had to hold myself back from going overboard.  But I loved the chance to use up some scraps that were haunting my work desk.

The colors I used were from this week's color combo challenge: Kraft, White, and Pear Pizzaz;
So here are my tags:

 I made more...but this is a fair representative of the group.  They are all ready to fill out and put on packages.

To do the trees, I stamped the tree with a pigment ink or inked the stamp FIRST with VersaMark THEN with die ink.  I then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder for the green trees, and white for the white trees.   I then covered the image with clear fine glitter, and heated the image from underneath (getting the powder to remelt).  Then I dusted off the excess glitter.
  • Stamps: Christmas Tree Set SKU:592; Scroll Peace SKU:1204 SO ;
  • Ink: Bright/light green-Studio G; White-Adirondack Snow Cap; VersaMark;
  • Paper: Patterned paper-Bo Bunny; white, kraft and lime green cardstock;
  • Accessories: Ribbon, scalloped circle punch, clear and white embossing powder, fine clear glitter, border punch, circle punch;
 Now, I just need to finish shopping and wrap packages!!

Hope and Love

Who doesn't need more hope and love??
The angel was stamped with waterproof ink, colored with colored pencils, blended with baby oil and blending stumps, and cut out. 
The sentiment was stamped on patterned paper; die cut and embossed.  A silver gel pen was used to highlight the sentiment.
A strip of red cardstock was stmped with the Snowflake Pannel stamp, and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Then the strip was layered on to brown cardstock.  A scalloped circle was punched out of vellum.
The base of the card is dark brown cardstock layered with teal swirled patterned paper.  The strip of embossed red cardsock was glued down; then all other elements were layered with foam tape.

Did you participate in the Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge, yet?  There is still time!  Click HERE for more information!

 Thank you, as always, for stopping by, today!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sisterhood Sketch Challenge

Welcome to Sisterhood Sunday!

This week's challenge with the sisterhood is a sketch:

And here is my take on it:

  • Stamp: Santa With Joy Sign SKU:52-01;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black
  • Paper: dp by Bo Bunny and Memory Box; Cardstock: Bazzill;
  • Accessories: glitter (Recollections-Michaels); buttons, Prismacolor pencils, foam tape, Spellbinders dies; Chipboard letter stickers by American Crafts;
The "Santa with Joy Sign" stamp was stamped with waterproof ink on white cardstock.  The image was colored with colored pencils and blended with blending stumps and baby oil.  After die cutting and embossing the image with a circle die, glue and fine clear glitter were applied on the furry parts of Santa's suit.
The image was mounted on a red circle and black scalloped circle.  The base of the card is black cardstock, layered with red cardstock and patterned paper.  To complete the card, the buttons were threaded with paper and mounted; Cardstock stickers were mounted on red strip, and the main image was mounted with foam tape.
Want to play along??   We sure hope you do!
Details can be found on the Stampin Sisterhood Blog!

For more inspiration:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rubbernecker Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello Rubbernecker Sisters!!  HOP day has arrived!!

The Stampin’ Sisterhood has LOTS to share today!!  Thank you SO much for joining us!

We all thought it would be a GREAT idea to share some of our HOLIDAY images!!  SO, sit back and ENJOY!!!  Hey, and if you leave some LOVE at EVERY stop along the way?  You will be entered into a RANDOM drawing for your choice of ONE Rubbernecker Stamps SET!!

Yes, you read right!!  A SET, not a single!!  Now, how AWESOME is that?!  Mr. Rubbernecker wants YOU to be able to choose, so you will LOVE what you get!!  BRILLIANT!! 

OK, we know that you are busy, so you will have until THURSDAY 11/17 to HOP!  Our WINNER will be announced on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG, on FRIDAY 11/18!!

OH, and if you want to join in the sharing?  We have a BIT of exciting news to share!!  We will be starting some AWESOME Rubbernecker challenges on SUNDAY 11/20!!  Hope you will join us for SISTERHOOD  SUNDAYS!!    We are going to have a BLAST!!  Who knows?  You could win a prize on SUNDAYS too!!!

Here is my card:
Other details:
The kraft paper was die cut, first.  I stamped the snowman image on the Kraft paper and then on white paper.  On the Kraft paper, I used the snowflake set and the white pigment ink to stamp snowflakes--overlapping some on the stamped image.  The Kraft paper also got white pigment ink on the edges.  I colored the snowman and bird images on the white paper, cut them out, and placed them on the Kraft paper image, popping out some layers with foam tape.

The scalloped square was layered onto patterned paper that I had sanded the edges to reveal white.  The sentiment was stamped on patterned paper, trimmed it, and mounted on the card with foam tape.

Okay, if you are going in order, hop on over to Karen's Blog!
Here is the complete line up:

Thanks for stopping by, better get HOPPING!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Fashion

Vintage style stamping is one of the styles I most admire...and I am cautious to attempt myself.  Well, I gotta tell you, this frame stamp made it easy peasy!

I stamped the frame stamp (French Script Frame SKU:583 ) with Chalk Ink-Chestnut Roan on some patterned paper, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose).  The main image was inked with Artprint Brown.  I cropped that to fit in the frame and inked that piece as well.  I also used a distress tool to rough up the edges.

The sentiment (Fashion Fades Text SKU:235-07) was also stamped with the chalk ink, then die cut and inked.

My paper roses (Martha Stewart brand) were a bit too bright--so they got a touch of ink, too!

Foam tape, a dark brown mat, and a ribbon bow (May Arts Ribbon) were used to tie this card together.

 I really think you should try this!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooky Birds

Are the "Goblins" around you getting restless??? Thankfully, the littlest goblin at my house has done her "trick or treating" last weekend at the Toledo Zoo!

We have been having some spectacular sunrises and sunsets around here!  They have provided some WONDERFUL inspiration for me!

Like this:
The sky was created by adhering a die cut circle on top of my image with a TEMPORARY adhesive.  I then sponged ink using Ranger's Ink Blending tool around the circle and the edges of the image.  Then I used a diecut scalloped circle to make the clouds (some before and some after the die cut circle was removed.

The technique for the bow is one that I have not used in YEARS!!  I thought it was perfect for this card, though--a little feathery!  It is called "frayed ribbon".  I first became familiar with this technique with the "Technique Lovers Challenge #106".  The originator, Chris Smith, of this has a step by step of this on SplitCoastStampers  and her blog "From My Ink Pad to Yours".

  • Stamp: Birds in Trees SKU:589 by Rubbernecker Stamp Co.;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Broken China, Chipped Sapphire; Dusty Concord, and Milled Lavender; 
  • Paper: white, light plum, and black cardstock
  • Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts Ribbon), Spellbinders dies for masks; Ink Blending Tool, Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts);

Thank you for stopping to look, today!  I hope the little goblins in your area are appeased with candy! ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little spooky...A little late...

We have been having some drama around here.  We were without power for the majority of this past weekend, and now I am just getting caught up!

 One thing that I missed was the Rubbernecker Fall Blog Hop!  The card was 99% ready, when the power went out...and that is where the drama began.   I say drama, because there was no loss of property, no health endangerment, and it was only light raining outside (no snow, hail, tornadoes or freezing rain).

Here is my late contribution to the hop:
What I used:
  • Stamps: Sleepy Hollow Tree SKU:590; and sentiment; all from Rubbernecker;
  • Ink: Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink; Tim Holtz Distress ink (in order from bottom to top) Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door; 
  • Paper: white, brown, dark and light purple cardstocks;
  • Accessories: Spellbinder's dies; ticket corner punch, edge distress tool, Stickles glitter glue;

How I did it: 
I stamped the tree image with the Fluid Chalk Ink (it is waterproof and will not smear; Dark Brown).  I punched a circle from a scrap and applied removable adhesive to the back and placed it on the image.  This will become the moon.  

Using a scalloped circle for a template (experiment with different sizes for different effects)I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top of the image (see product list for colors and order) with an ink blending tool.

I then removed the punched circle.  I added Stickles glitter glue and smeared it to become fog.  I cropped and mounted the image and distressed and inked the edges.  The sentiment was inked and mounted as well.

Want some more inspiration??? Check out my other team members who were able to participate in the hop!
 Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I have a Rubbernecker card for you today:

  • Stamps: All Stamps from Rubbernecker Stamp Company; Sentiment: Garden Tree Set (SKU: 559) and Love Set (SKU: 545)
  • Ink: Color Box Chalk Ink-Dark Brown; Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage; Stampin' Up!-Barely Banana;
  • Paper: Cardstock from Bazzill Prismatics;
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart 3-In-1 Hydrangea punch; Stickles and Liquid Pearls, foam tape, dies from Spellbinders;

Extra techniques: 
  • I dabbed a bit of coordinating ink in the center of each hydrangea punch to add dimension before adding a drop of Liquid Pearls.   
  • Also, I stamped the hear on some leftover release paper (the backing on foam squares, stickers or even EZ Mount), cut out the heart, wiped off any left over ink to create a mask.  I place the mask on the image stamped on the light yellow cardstock and sponged light yellow ink around the edge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Come back soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baby is Brewing

You know you are old when...the baby girl which you used to baby sit, that you used straighten the "RUMPLES" out of her bed, that was a flower girl at your wedding...

What is a girl to do...but design the baby shower invitations!
Her sister (who I also babysat since birth and was in my wedding) came up with the idea of a "tea" for the I came up with this:

  • Stamps: from Papertrey Ink: Tea for Two Additions and Favor It Baby;
  • Paper: Patterned paper: Memory Box Brioche;  Embossed Cardstock: Bazzill;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz distress Ink-Shabby Shutters and Black Soot;
  • Accessories: Scalloped Square die from Spellbinders; 1/2" circle punch; 1/4" circle hand punch; curlicue punch (dollar basket at Michaels); Papertrey Ink Tea cup die; Ribbon;
I think this is going to be fun!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday With Juliana

This week I am the featured team member on the Rubbernecker website!
Check it out!

Tuesdays with the Team (Juliana)

Thanks for stopping by!

Playing along with Hambo

I have been meaning to play along with the Hambo Hoedown  on the Hambo Stamps Blog for quite some time...And now I finally got around to it!

They are generating some cards for the troops with this week's challenge.

Here is my card:

This card uses a freebie image from the Hambo website and I followed the guidelines from the "Operation Write Home" website.
He is colored with Copic and Shin Han markers.  The papers are from Basic Grey.  The letters are from K and Company.  The embellishments are ones that I have had in my stash for many years and a couple of moves.

Thanks, Hambo for the challenge, and for the push to support "Operation Write Home"
Monica, my card should arrive soon! :D

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2 Giant Sales!!

 I just wanted to let you know about some sales this week!
2 Giant Sales 

Great Stuff!  Have fun!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Udderly Great!

Today is a beautiful day in southeast Michigan...almost too beautiful to stamp!   ...ALMOST!

Today I have a birthday card for you:

Who can resist a cow wearing a party hat???  Certainly not me! :D
  • Stamps: Cow(SKU: 569-06); udderly great (SKU: 568-18) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.
  • Paper: BoBunny and Bazzill;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black
  • Accessories: Spellbinders dies; stickles, foam tape, Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils
I hope it is a beautiful day in your neck of the woods...if not outside...then on the inside.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Scooter Kids & Friends Blog Hop TODAY!

Welcome to our little HOP!!   

We are SO happy that you could join us in celebrating some NEW stamps!  

Mr. Rubbernecker released some SUPER cute images, on the down low, a few weeks back and we wanted to share them with you!!  They are SO adorable that we just HAD to show them off!  We have sweet SCOOTER KIDS, some new ANIMALS, and we even got some cute new FRIENDS!!!   

You can find them by visiting RUBBERNECKER STAMPS and clicking on the 2011 NEW RELEASES!!   

BUT, wait, there is MORE!!  We also have something else to CELEBRATE!!!  Our design team has a NEW name!!  We are SO excited!!  I bet you were wondering what was up with that!!  Weren’t you?!  We are NOW the
Cool, huh?  We are going to have SO much to share with you!!  It will TRULY be a SISTERHOOD , for sure!!!  OK now, a HOP would not be a HOP without a little PRIZE!!  Right?  Of course!!  SO, in honor of our news AND our new images, if you visit ALL the participants and leave some LOVE?  You will have the chance to WIN...


WOW, more coolness!!  Our winner will be announced on TUESDAY, so you will have plenty of time to hop!  OK, better get HOPPIN’!!  Thanks SO much for being a part of our excitement!!   

You will find the HOP ROUTE and my creation below!!  Have an BEAUTIFUL day!!!  Here we go:

  • Stamps:  Seth (SKU: 570-01) from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
  • Paper: K & Co.;
  • Accessories: foam tape; felt flower, die cut deckle circle (Sizzix); button, coloring medium: Copic and ShinHan Art markers; (note the button is threaded with cardstock)

  •  Stamp: Matt (SKU: 570-15) from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
  • Paper: Basic Grey, Die Cuts With a View, and 7 Gypsies;
  •  Accessories; chipboard stickers (American Crafts), die (Spellbinders); distressing tool (Tim Holtz) foam tape, coloring medium: Copic and ShinHan Art markers;

  • Stamps:  Max (SKU: 570-06) Skinny girl (SKU: 582-06) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
  • Paper: My Minds Eye, Bazzill, and DCWV;
  • Accessories:  foam tape,  dies (Spellbinders);  foam tape, coloring medium: Copic and ShinHan Art markers;

Please continue on to Kecia's blog!   There is something beautiful to see there, without a doubt!!

(here is the line-up in case you got derailed)
Thanks so much for stopping by, today!
Have a Blessed Sunday!

Saturday, August 13, 2011