Saturday, January 28, 2012

Clean and Simple Saturday

It is a small miracle that I got to stamp on a Saturday!  So I decided to get a few "Clean and Simple" cards made.
Here they are:

These two cards use the Rubbernecker stamp: Flourish 30-15;
I colored the stamp with markers, misted the stamp with water, then stamped it on the watercolor paper, then the plain white cardstock. One inking--two stamped images.

 Both Sentiments come from the Friends section of the 2011 Rubbernecker Releases on the Rubbernecker Stamp Company site. 

 This card also used the "Flourish 30-35 stamp and the Friendship sentiments from Rubbernecker.
The tag is from a package from the "Fun Finds" area at Michaels.

 This last card uses the stamp: Floral Ornament SKU:552, from Rubbernecker.
I stamped it in white--I really like how white ink looks on Kraft paper.
On all four cards, I used ColorBox's Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.  This is one of my favorite inks.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, today! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sisterhood Sunday (SS7)

Welcome to Sisterhood Sundays!
This week's challenge is an is an inspiration photo:
Here is my card:
  • Stamps: Child w Bouquet SKU:532-09; Love Set SKU:545
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen (for sponging) and Frayed Burlap (for the stamped accents);
  • Papers: Memory Box: Pixie; Light pink, Kraft and off white cardstock;
  • Accessories: Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foam; Martha Stewart garden trellis deep edge punch and baker's twine; Copic Markers; Flower Soft;  buttons; ribbon and trim; foam tape;
As always there are more details on the Stampin Sisterhood Blog, such as challenge details, prize details, and links to other creations!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kittie Kit Blog Hop

Hello Sister Friends!!  How are you?  Thank you for joining in on the KITTIE KIT HOP fun!!  We are SO excited to share with you!  In case you didn’t know, Rubbernecker Stamps has a line of stamps called KITTIE KITS and they include a  variety of images; these images can be used together in MANY different ways to create MANY different things!!   Just wait, you will see what I mean! The Stampin’ Sisterhood has come together to share some of the ways that THEY use them!  There is a HOP ROUTE for you to follow below!  You will find it along with MY creation!   AND?  So you won’t get lost, EACH Sister will have this list for you, to help you on your journey!!   Make sure to leave some LOVE at every stop, for you will want to be eligible for our PRIZE!!   What fun would it be without a PRIZE!! 

You could WIN 
Your choice of one AWESOME KITTIE KIT stamp set
The winner will be announced
So you all have time to HOP!!

How cool is that?  OK, better get HOPPIN’, there is LOTS to see!!   Be on the look out for our NEXT HOP coming IN FEBRUARY!!  We look forward to bringing you MORE sharing and prizes!!  Until then, be sure to check out the daily posts on the STAMPIN’ SISTERHOOD blog!!  There is LOTS of inspiration to be found!  Thanks again for joining us today and ENJOY!!

Here is my card:

A detail shot of the sentiment:

  • Stamps: Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Out Door Master (SKU:KKCS M001); All from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Inks: StazOn: Jet Black; Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass;
  • Papers: Cream, Black and Kraft cardstock; Memory Box Pixie Papers;
  • Accessories: Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foam; Prismacolor colored pencils (to fill in the bark); Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die (For making the sky); Martha Stewart doily lace trim deep edge punch; Canson photo corners; Buttons; foam tape;
I basically followed the steps Kittie has on her tutorials on her blog. Kittie Kraft.

Now go and see what my Stampin' Sisters have created--I know it will be fabulous!
If you are going in order HOP on over to Karen's blog: 
Karen's Kreative Kreations!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

A good book...

In the Swanson family, it is pretty typical to find one or more of us with a nose in a book.  So the Bo Bunny "Learning Curve" papers and the Scooter Kid: Evan stamp were easy sells for me.


I have a couple of tidbits of news for you, too:

This hop is Saturday, January 21st!  The hop will feature the awesome stamp kits designed by the amazing Kittie Caracciolo!!  Think she is the only one who can make beautiful scenes and cards with these!?!  Let me tell you, if I can do it--you can, too!  AND IT IS FUN!

Also in the news:
The deadline is Saturday, January 21st!!!!!  Click HERE for more info!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Stampin Sisterhood Sunday-SS5

Welcome to Stampin' Sisterhood Sunday!

For this week's challenge we have a sketch!! Check it out, along with some SISTERHOOD inspiration!! Hope you can play along!!

 As always there are more details on the Stampin Sisterhood Blog, such as challenge details, prize details, and links to other creations!

Here is the sketch:

 And here is my take on it:

The image (Toby SKU:594-01) was stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap.  I colored the image with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

The "love" (Love Set SKU:545) was stamped on a die cut heart (also with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap).

The card parts are layered on Bo Bunny Beautiful as a Butterfly papers and Memory Box Pixie papers.  I sanded the edges for a distressed snowy effect.

The embellishments were Christmas gifts from my mom.

Though I didn't follow the sketch perfectly, I hope you see where the inspiration came from. 

I look forward to seeing your creation!!
Don't forget to check back on the Stampin Sisterhood Blog!