Monday, August 22, 2016

Teacher Thank You ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Teacher Thank You card featuring Great Impressions Stamps.


I pulled out the Being You Sentiment, and inked up just the "Thank You" part of the sentiment for today's card. I made an apple using the Papertry Ink Apple Prints Dies, added some googly eyes and twine to add a smiley face to my apple. I layered the "Thank You" on my Bazzill Candy Apple Red cardbase which features AMS school-lined cardstock, and used 3D foam tape to add the apple. To finish my card off I added 3 cherry enamel dots to the upper right hand corner.


Until next week ... Enjoy!










Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bouquet of Flowers ...

Good morning! I'm back today with two (2) cards that were created using Ken Oliver Color Burst Brights and stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

This is my first time using Ken Oliver Color Burst, so there was a lot of trial and error type of creating to make my cards. I watched several Videos over on the Rubbernecker Stamps Store to learn how to use the Color Burst. After many tries, I finally got it right.


Using Rubbernecker Stamps Watercolor Paper for my cardstock, I stamped the Bouquet 919 on my paper, and then stamped it again because there was still ink on the stamp. There are 2-stamps in the Bouquet 919. One for the background which I used the Color Burst on, and one for the outline. The outline was stamped with Versa Mark Watermark Ink, and embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

Once the stamps were dry, I cut each of the Bouquets images into panels so that I could make my cards.


The first card features paper created with Ken Oliver Color Burst (shown above). I added the Color Burst to the Watercolor Paper and then sprayed water on it with a Mini Mister. Once the paper was dry I used my MFT Hz Stitched Strips to cut the panels for my background, layered everything on my cardbase and then added my border and sentiment from the Freehand Border Phrase Set 900. Final step was to add enamel dots to 3 corners. 

Here is the second card I created using the same stamp sets.


Challenges entered ...
 - Allsorts Challenge #377 ~ Fabulous Florals

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!









Products not listed above:
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink White, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP (Pink/Green), AMS Petite Polka Dots Buttercup
 - Other: Nestabilities Circle Dies, Scor-Tape, 3D Foam Tape

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wildflowers in the Wind ...

Good morning! I'm back today with a lovely friendship card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps!


The lovely Wildflowers in the Wind stamp is truly awesome to work with. Each section of the stamp is it's own piece, and make it so easy to change up the colors. I stamped the Wildflowers in the Wind stamp with A Muse Pigment Ink, cut it out with my MFT Pierced Square Stax Die, and then cut another piece out using green cardstock to layer it on.  The sentiment and border is one of many in the Freehand Border Phrase Stamp Set, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it out and added two (2) Pierced Square Stax Dies behind it. The ribbon is White Seam Binding that I died with the same ink that was used for the grass part of the Wildflowers in the Wind stamp.

Once the Seam Binding dried, I pulled it all together on my cherry card with Graphic 45 DP in the background.

Challenges entered ...
 - Creative Corner Challenge ~ 3 Layer Card
 - The Crafty Attic Challenge #22 ~ Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!









Products not listed above:
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink Cintage Cream, CutCardStock Pop Tones Wild Cherry & Sour Apple, Graphic 45 Bontanical Tea DP
 - Ink: AMS Grass, Cherry, Bubblegum & Blackberry

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pink Flamingo ...

Good morning ! Today I'm sharing a FUN Summer card featuring Great Impressions Stamps


I couldn't resist getting the new adorable Floating Flamingo to play with. I stamped this beauty with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her up with my Copic Markers, used my Copic Airbrush around the image and cut her out with my Pierced Square Die. 

Once done I pulled out some FUN Summer DP to create my background, adding the State of Mind Sentiment to the bottom panel which I Airbrushed to match my Floating Flamingo panel. Final step was to layer the Floating Flamingo panel with 3D Foam Tape to my card design.

Until next week ... Enjoy!










Products not listed above:
 - CutCardstock Basis White Cardstock, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine DP

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baby Girl Photo Album ...

Good morning! Recently I saw several videos over on the Mini Album Swaps and More FB Page on creating a Baby Album, and decided to give it a try.

This is the first time I've ever made an album like this, and now that the Baby Shower is over and the mommy to be received her gift I can share it with all of you. There are a LOT of photos to share, and I will link the video's at the end of my post.






The Easel below can be taken out of the front cover, 
and can be used as a Stand-A-Lone on your table.







There are 3 videos I watched by Tammy to create this album. 

If you are a Newbie, like I am, to making albums I recommend that you watch the videos completely before attempting to start creating one. While watching I took meticulous notes of the different sizes cardstock that was needed to create my album.

This Baby Album was a labor of love, and the mommy to be really LOVED it!









Monday, August 8, 2016

Baby Shower Gifts ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing some Baby Shower Gifts I made featuring several Great Impressions Stamps


Whenever I am invited to a Shower, Baby or Bridal, I always give A1 Thank You cards as one of my gifts. As we all know, Thank You cards are a necessity for any of these events.


I mass produced a set of 30 Thank You cards for a baby girl. I cut 30 pieces of Classic Natural White cardstock into panels, stamped the lovely Baby Bassinet and part of the Being You Sentiment, which I cut up, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored only the ribbon on each Baby Bassinet and then layered the panel on Pink cards that I cut to size for A1 cards (3-1/2" x 5"). I made coordinating envelopes for each card by stamping a portion of the Baby Bassinet on Natural White Envelopes, once again coloring only the ribbon on each.

Next up is the Bookmark I made to attach to the Diaper Raffle. Why a bookmark you ask? The recipient wanted books to read to her baby instead of receiving a card with each gift. 


I continued the design for the Bookmark using the Baby Bassinet, and adding the New Little Baby Sentiment under the image. 

You may be wondering what I meant about cutting the Being You Sentiment.  Since the stamps are cushioned red rubber stamps they are very easy to cut apart, and then line them back up to use as they are designed. Here is what the original stamp looks like, without the background effects. 


A NEW Great Impressions Challenge went live Sunday. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Challenges entered ...
 - Crafting Musketeers Challenge #40 ~ Anything but a Card (bookmark)
 - Cute as a Button Challenge #25 ~ Anything Goes
 - Paper Creator's Challenge #50 ~ Keep it Simple

Until next week ... Enjoy!










Products not listed above:
 - CutCardStock Classic Linen-Classic Natural White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock A-1 Cougar Natural Envelopes

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Frog Fishing ...

Good morning again! I'm back today with a lovely card perfect for that someone special in your life featuring Rubbernecker Stamps!


This lovely is called Frog Fishing. Isn't she adorable!!! I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her up with my Copic Markers. I made the grass separating the water from the sky with my Copic Markers, and used Distress Inks and a dauber to color in the water and sky. After layering the image on my panel, and embossed background I added some Glossy Accents to the water. I match her up with the Caught You Sentiment.

Here's a closer look at Frog Fishing ...

Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25 & YG67 (frog)W00, W1, W3, W5 & W7 (rock);
Y21, Y23, Y26 & Y28 (pussy willow); G03, G05, G09 & G29 (leaves)
YG17, G17 & YG95 (grass); E81, E84, E87 & E89 (fishing rod) 

Challenges entered ...
 - Alphabet Challenge ~ "L" is for Love
 - Crafting with an Attitude Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #305 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe
    (Die-Cut, Marker, Embossing)

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!









Products not listed above:
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, CutCardStock Basis Green, Bazzill
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ice Spruce & Salty Ocean (water)
Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky (sky)
 - Other: Nestabilities Small Circle Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 
3D Foam Tape

Great Impressions Challenge ~ When It Rains ...

Good morning! It's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog.


This months Challenge is Anything Goes with an Inspiration Photo, and there is an awesome Great Impressions Stamps Prize for the Winner.


I pulled the color from the Inspiration Photo to create today's note card featuring the When It Rains stamp. I love when you get a stamp that has an image and sentiment together. 

After stamping the image I colored in the boots with my Copic Markers, paper pieced the middle boot to match the card base, and cut it out with my pierced die. Once the pieces were layered together I added Glossy Accents to the boots to make them shine, add the butterfly in the corner along with the enamel dots.

I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and play along. If you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Until next time ... Enjoy!







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill Scraps
 - Other: MFT Rectangular Pierced Dies, G45 Enamel Dots, Butterfly from Swap

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fabulous Darling ...

Good morning! I'm back today with a lovely card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps!


When I saw the lovely Delana in the store I knew I needed her in my craft room. She is so classy and elegant!

I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and pulled out my sadly neglected Copic Markers to color her up. I will admit it was a bit of a challenge (LOL), but I enjoyed getting my color on with them. Once Delana was colored I cut her out with my Nestabilities Oval Dies, and added her to my background. I could have left her alone on the page, but chose to add the awesome Simply Fabulous Sentiment to my design.

Here is a closer look at Delana ...

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11 & E21 (skin)
R24, R21, BV20, BV23 & BV25 (make-up);
 E13, E15, E17 & E18 (hair); R24, R27 & R29 (headband) 

Challenges entered ...
 - Art by Miran Challenge #64 ~ Anything Goes
 - Colour Craft Wk 19 Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - CCEE Stampers Challenge #1631 ~ Sister's Day
 - Star Stampz Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment
 - Southern Girls Challenge ~ Anything Goes 

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!









Products not listed above:
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink White, MFT Very Cherry, MME Lost & Found Blush DP
 - Other: Nestabilities Small/Large Oval Dies, YNS Cherry Enamel Dots, Glossy Accents, 3D Foam Tape

Monday, August 1, 2016

Golf What Else is There ...

Good morning again! Today I'm sharing a masculine card that was inspired by Sunday Stamps Challenge #132 featuring Great Impressions Stamps


I started out by stamping the Vintage Golf Bag three times. One I cut out with my Nestabilities Circle Die, colored the other two with my Copic Markers, did a bit of fussy cutting and layered the image together to add a bit of dimension. I layered the panel on my background and added a red pearl to the pocket on the bag. I then stamped the What Else is There Sentiment, layered it on navy cardstock, and added it to the card with 3D Foam Square. The final step was to add some Glossy Accents to the golf ball and clubs.

A NEW Great Impressions Challenge goes live this coming Sunday. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery.

Challenges entered ...
 - Sunday Stamps Challenge #132 ~ Let's Get Sketchy (shown below)
 - Scrappy Hands Challenge #70 ~ Sports
 - My Sheri Crafts Challenge #187 ~ The Olympics are Coming (sports)
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #160 ~ Anything Goes + a Sentiment

Until next week ... Enjoy!











Thank you ...

Good morning! It's the first of the month, and that means a New Challenge over at the House of Cards starts today. This month we have a Theme/Color Challenge for you ... use Twine and/or the Colors in our Inspiration Photo to create your project this month. 


I went with Twine for my project this month ... 


I pulled out my new Papertry Ink Friendship Jar Flowers Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies for this lovely. After cutting the dies out on white cardstock I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to stamp the leaves and Papertry Ink Autumn Rose Ink to stamp the roses. I tied some Twinery Sorbet Twine around the stems, then used 3D Foam Squares to attach the flower bouquet to my panel. I added the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and layered the panel on the card I made with CutCardStock Basis Pink.

Make sure you hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog for all of the details for entering our Monthly Challenge. I can't wait to see what inspires you this month!

Challenges entered ...
 - CAS on Sunday Challenge #88 ~ Thank You
 - JUGS Challenge #354 (Wild Card Week) ~ Let's Hear it for the Girls
 - Alphabet Challenge ~ K for Kindness
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #209 ~ Anything Goes
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #204 ~ CAS

Until Next time ... Enjoy!