Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thanks ...

Good afternoon. First up I'd like to let you know that Rubbernecker Stamps is having a Design Team Call ... head on over to this POST for all the details. Now, back to our regular scheduled programming ... I made a lovely Thank You card to share that features Rubbernecker Stamps.


First is the beautiful Jessica (670-02). I stamped Jessica with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her with my Copic Markers, used a White Gelly Roll Pen for the dots on her dress, and a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen on her gloves. I then fussy cut her out, but you don't have to use scissors to cut her out ... Rubbernecker Stamps offers a coordinating Jessica Die Cut (670-02D) for that purpose. 😊

The background was created with Authentique Be(you)tiful and Faith DP, which I distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Once layered on my cardbase I added the White Swirl Pearls and Beautiful Bling Strip of White Peals and Silver from Want2Scap. The sentiment is one of many from the Best Friends Etc. stamp set (3032). I cut the sentiment apart so that it would line up nicely on the side. Jessica was then added to my design using 3D Foam Squares and a bit of adhesive to keep her feet on the ground.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crafty Calendar July Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - Imagine That July Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #14 is live. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cowboy Ralph ...

Good afternoon. First up I'd like to let you know that Rubbernecker Stamps is having a Design Team Call ... head on over to this POST for all the details. Now, back to our regular scheduled programming ... I'm sharing a monochromatic masculine card today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


Cowboy Ralph (562-03) is such a FUN image to color. I only used 5 Copic Markers to color the image ... E000, E00, E04, E11 and E21. Once colored, I used a large Nestabilities Circle Die to cut it out along with a piece from to lay behind him. Tim Holtz Distress Inks were applied around Ralph and the die cuts. The Authentique Natural DP was distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink to keep the color scheme going, and was centered on my card. Ralph was centered along the bottom edge of my design.

For the Legs Looks Skinny Sentiment (564-11) I cut it out with one of the RN Small Frame Dies (950D), distressed around the edges, and popped above Ralph's head with 3D Foam Squares. To make the sentiment look like a thought bubble I added the Black Rhinestones.

Challenges entered ...
 -The Crafty Addicts Challenge #38 ~ Anything Goes/Something Hilarious
 - WWC128 ~ Masculine Anything Goes

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #14 went live yesterday. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thank you ...

Good afternoon. I'm sharing a Thank You card today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


Today's card features a couple of the butterflies in the Butterflies 1 Stamp Set (3025) along with two of the sentiments from the Best Friends, Etc. Stamp Set (3032), and a Queen & Co. Squares Die.

To start I cut out the Squares Die with white cardstock. Using my Misti I placed the panel on top of my cardbase, held the panel down with the magnets, and proceeded to stamp the butterflies and the sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The butterflies were colored with my Copic Markers. I removed the Squares Die panel and applied Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky around the butterflies. I then applied Tim Holtz Salty Ocean over the entire Squares Die panel, and used 1/4" Scor-Tape to adhere the panel on my card.

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #13 is live. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good afternoon. I'm sharing a masculine birthday card today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


When I saw this classic Corvette (268-01) I could resist playing with the cool image. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used to stamp the image which I colored with my Copic Markers. I also used a silver pen for the fenders and swoosh on top of the car, and a Yellow Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen for the headlights. Once I finished coloring this classic car I fussy cut it out, and used 3D Foam Squares and adhesive on the tires to adhere it to my panel. Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks was applied around the edges, and then I added the panel to my background. I used Authentique Natural DP for the background and applied the same distress ink to each of the pieces. The Birthday Sentiment is one of may from the Best Friends, Etc. Stamp set.

Here's a side view to see how the car is popped up ...


Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #249 ~ CAS
 - Crafty Friends Challenge #61 ~ Man/Boy
 - STAMPlorations June CAS Challenge closed

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #13 went live yesterday. Hop on over for all of the details, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! It's hard to believe that it's July 1st already. The year is going by so quickly! My fellow American's please be safe as you celebrate Independence Day 🎆 4th of July 🎆 this weekend!

Show us projects featuring Die Cuts, 
but remember to have more than One Score. 

This month I made a card that features a variety of dies. I pulled out one of my older dies, a Cherry Lynn Lattice #2 A2 Frame Die. I really love this die and it sparked a lot of ideas for this months challenge.


To make my cardbase I cut two pieces of cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11" ... 1 in the PI Vintage Cream cardstock and 1 in PI Clear Cardstock. I scored each piece at 5-1/2" with my Scor-Pal Eights Board

I cut down two (2) pieces of Scor-Tape 6" x 6" Adhesive Sheet to A2 size and adhered one (1) to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of PI Vintage Cream cardstock. I ran it thru my Big Shot with the A2 Frame Die. I then adhered it to my PI Clear Cardstock. Next I connected the two (2) pieces of cardstock using the 2nd pieces of Adhesive Sheet. Using the Adhesive Sheet made it so much easier to adhere the intricate die to my cardstock, and to connect the cardstock. With the cardbase done, now it's time to decorate it. 

I pulled out my never before used PI Floral Sketches Stamps Set and the coordinating Floral Sketch Dies. I stamped one of each flower using PI Orange Zest Ink, and the leaves with PI New Leaf Ink. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used for the details. Once the stamping was done, I used the coordinating Floral Sketch Dies to cut them out. I then pulled out the PI Fun Frames Die, adhered some Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it out. Before I added it to my card I added the birthday sentiment from PI Offbeat B-Day Stamp Set. To make the sentiment fit on the Fun Frame Die I cut the sentiment apart before stamping it.

Using a combination of Scor-Tape 6" x 6" Adhesive Sheet, 1/4" Scor-Tape, and 3/4" Foam Tape I pulled all of the pieces together to create the design on the front of my card, with a little extra on the inside. 

Here's a picture of the card open. I love how much room I will have on the inside to send off my birthday wishes. 


Here's a picture taken from above ...


I hope you stop by for more information about our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #39 ~ Die Cuts. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Fun ...

Good morning! Today is my last post as a Designer for Great Impressions Stamps. I've had an amazing time being on the Design Team for the past 2-yrs, as a Designer and then the Design Team Coordinator. I've worked with many amazing designers while on the Design Team. Shouting out a BIG Thank You to all of the Designers and the awesome Owner Deone.


Mabel & Vera Beachin' (J118) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored with my Copic Markers. I also used a White Gelly Roll Pen for the swimsuits. Once colored I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and created the sand, water, and sky with a dauber. I then added the Hello Summer Sentiment (C366).

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #151 ~ Summer/Beaches 
 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge #483 ~ Seaside/Beach 
 - DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #207 ~ Summer Fun 
 - Simply Create Too Challenge #128 ~ Summer Fun

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thinking Happy Thoughts ...

Good afternoon! Today I have a butterfly card to share featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


Butterflies are so lovely to look at so today's card features one of the butterflies from the Butterflies 1 Stamp Set (3025). I stamped the butterflies going up the side of my panel, and colored them in with my Copic Markers. I masked off a section with post-it notes, and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to add the blue around the butterflies. Next I fussy cut around the butterflies and layered the panel on navy blue cardstock,and fussy cut around the butterflies again. This combined panel was added to my cardbase, and I add the Happy Thoughts Sentiment (565-11) to the left of the bottom butterfly. To finish off my card I added some navy blue enamel dots.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon. I'm sharing a birthday card today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I pulled out some of my RN Watercolor Paper and stamped the Wildflowers in the Wind (713) using a variety of Gelatos and Distress Ink, and of course water. To add color to the background I took a tissue, added color from my palette and dabbed it all around the image. Once dry I cut the panel down and layered it on two different shades of purple cardstock, and then onto my cardbase. I then used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink to add the Birthday Wishes Sentiment from the Best Friends, Etc. Sentiment Set (3032). To finish off my card I added 3 purple gems around the flowers.

Challenges entered ...
 - AAA Cards CAS Game #91 ~ 3rd Birthday Bash
 - Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 22 ~ Anything Goes
 - Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - The Paper Players Theme Challenge #347 ~ Birthday

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #11 ~ Summer Time went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sailing Away ...

Good morning! I created a masculine card to share with you today featuring Sail Away (E418) from Great Impressions Stamps.



Using Marvey LePlumme II Markers I colored the image with three (3) different colors and stamped it on my panel. I then colored the image again with the same markers, and made each sail a little different. A combination of Distress Inks and Gelatos were used to create the sea and sky, and then applied Copic Opaque White with a brush to create the whitecaps. I then framed the scene with a Scalloped Frame Die, and layered it on my blue card. No sentiment was used, but you can always add it to the inside for any occasion.

Challenges entered ...

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Father's Day ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This month our Theme Challenge is Masculine, and as always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.


I created a CAS card featuring the Bar-B-Que Time (E497) with the Father's Day Sentiment (C380). Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped both the image and sentiment on my panel. I masked off the area above the sentiment with post-it notes, used a dauber to create grass with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, and then added some Tumbled Glass around the image for the sky. I went over the swirls with a Silver PITT Artist Pen from Faber-Castell, then matted my panel and added it to my card base.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #244 ~ Clean & Simple 
 - Art Impressions Challenge #209 ~ White Space 
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #253 ~ Celebrations 
 - DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge #205 ~ Boys/Men
 - STAMPlorations June Challenge ~ CAS 

Until next time ... Enjoy!





 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome Baby Girl ...

Good morning! It's the start of a new month, and that means we have a NEW Challenge over at the Scor-Pal Blog.


The lady who cuts my daughter's hair is pregnant and expecting a baby girl later this month. Here is the Baby Girl Mini Album I created for her based on this Tutorial that I found


I didn't have white 12" x 12" cardstock so I used black, and then used Neenah Classic Natural White cardstock in between the black cardstock and the Bundle of Joy DP by Echo Park. I used 1/4" Scor-Tape, 1/2" Scor-Tape, and Scor-Tape 6' x 6" Sheets for the front and back cover.


I colored my White Seam Binding Ribbon with a Pink Gelato since I made a Baby Girl Album. I also applied Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink around all of my pages.

Here are more pictures of the album opened.






NOTE: While following the tutorial I found an error. If you want your Mini Album to open like an accordion the following section needs to be adjusted ... For the 3 pieces that are 12" x 3-3/4" it says to score at 5-3/4" from one end and 1/2" from the other end. You need to score 1/4" from the other end vs. 1/2".

Make sure you stop by and check out the inspiration provided by the Designers for our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #38 ~ Ribbon/Lace/Trim. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Thank you ...

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day to all of our fellow Americans. I created a Thank You card to share today in honor of the men/women who gave their lives in service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifices and keeping us safe. The stamps used are from Great Impression Stamps.



Today's card features the Cowboy Boots with Flowers (G528). The image was stamped on Kraft cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. A variety of  Faber-Castel Art Grip Pencils, Pastell Pitt Pencils, Silver Pen and a White Gelly Roll Pen were used to color the image. I put lines of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the image, and layered it on red cardstock. Using Vintage Cream cardstock I applied distress ink around the edges and added it to my card. I only used a portion of the Being You Sentiment (D509) which I cut out with a stitched rectangle die, applied distress ink around the edges, and used 3D Foam Squares to add it to my card.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Have a Happy Go Lucky ...

Good afternoon! Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


The Ethel and the Group (562-10) is so cool, and I had an amazing time creating this FUN scene. I stamped the Ethel and the Group twice, coloring them with my Copic Markers. After coloring the two characters in the background, I drew in a floor/stage, used distress ink to color the floor and then added the star background with a stencil and distress ink. After coloring the two men in the foreground, I fussy cut them out and using a variety of adhesive to pop them up. The frame is largest die in the MFT Rectangle Scallop Frame Die Set. Using 1/8" Scor-Tape I added the curtains on each side of the stage, then used 3D Foam Tape to layer it over Ethel and the Group, and added it to my cardbase.


I thought about leaving the card as is, but decided to add the Zippidy Do Dah Sentiment (724-07) that coordinates with the image on the front. I cut the sentiment out with the RN Small Frame Die Set (9500) that I picked up at a recent show, and used the same color as the start to go around the sentiment. The final step was to add Glossy accents to the gangs glasses, and Orchid Liquid Pearls for Ethel's earring.

Challenges entered ...
 - 4 Craft Chicks Challenge #352 ~ Father's Day
 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #417 ~ Father's Day/Male
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You're the Best ...

Good afternoon. I have a fun masculine card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


My husband is an avid golfer, and I couldn't resist picking up Ralph Golfing (78-04 ). Ralph was colored with my trusting Copic Markers, fussy cut out and placed on the side.

I created a fairway and greens for Ralph using green cardstock and distress inks. The ground Ralph is walking on was created with the MFT Snow Drifts Die, Kraft cardstock, and distress inks. The flag was made from a toothpick that I colored silver with a pen, added the flag I cut out from the MFT Mini Pennants Die, and used Glossy Accents to add it to my background. A big white pearl was added next to the flag to represent a golf ball. With the background complete and added to my card, a variety of 3D Foam Squares were used to add Ralph to the scene. The final step was to add my sentiment from the Sentiment from Best Friends, Etc. Stamp Set (3032).

I love these clear stamp sentiments because you can make them go with the curve of your design.

Challenges entered ...
 - Cards und More Challenge #185 ~ Father's Day
 - Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #301 ~ Masculine
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #10 ~ Father's Day went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Monday, May 22, 2017

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! Today's card features Great Impression Stamps. I love the sweet image and truly enjoyed creating this CAS card.


I stamped the Little Girl in Springtime (F466) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used Copic Markers to color her. A White Gelly Roll Pen was used in the center of the flowers, and for the band on the hat. Distress Ink was applied to create ground cover and sky. I chose the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) to go with this lovely girl. I then create the border around the image using a 0.35 Copic Multi-Liner.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to CAS Challenge #111 ~ Code Word: Pink
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #170 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
 - Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #36 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafting w/an Attitude Challenge #27 ~ Anything Goes
 - Star In My Pocket Challenge ~ Make it for Mom/Special Lady

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! Today's card featuring Great Impression Stamps was inspired by the Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes.


I stamped the Dump Truck (E636) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using a 0.8 Copic Multi-Liner I drew in a road for the truck to drive on. Copic Markers were used to color in the truck, along with a Silber 1.5 PITT Faber Castell Artist Pen for the fender and grill. I then added the Happy Birthday Sentiment (C340) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and applied distress ink above and below the road to represent dirt. Glossy Accents was added to the windows of the truck to make them shiny, and White Opal Liquid Pearls was used for the headlights.

Challenges entered ...
 - Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes
 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #350 ~ Kids and Teenage Birthdays

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon, and Happy Mother's Day to all! I hope you have a marvelous day celebrating with your friends and family!

Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Mason Jar Set (727-11) and the coordinating Dies (727-11D) at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The reason I love this set is you can use just about any floral stamp sets to create a lovely scene. I chose the Create a Garden Set 3 (3002) and the coordinating Barrel Garden Die Set (3002D), along with the Leaves Stamp Set (3023). I added the birthday sentiment from the Best Friends, Etc. Stamps (3032) along the bottom, used a ruler and black pen to create the frame around my design, and then added the enamel dots in the corner.

Of course, I messed up a bit as you can see. The jars are not lined up properly. 😦 That's what I get for have more than one thing on my mind while creating, and then not having enough time to recreate my design.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Friendship is ...

Good afternoon. I have a friendship card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Neat & Tangle Hoop Die, and new it was perfect for the lovely Create a Garden Set 3 (3002). Using the friendship sentiment from the set I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a piece of vintage cream cardstock I cut out with a circle die. I cut out the Hoop Die from DCWV Metallics Silver paper, and placed it over the circle panel. I then used one of the flowers from the set and stamped it around the sentiment with Memento Rose Bud Ink. White dots were placed in the center of the flowers with a White Gelly Roll Pen.

Next up was to create the panel for behind my Hoop. Using a Heidi Swapp Stencil I sponged the circles with Rose Bud Ink onto a piece of vintage cream cardstock, and around the edges. I also added a bit of Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The decorated hoop was centered and layered onto the background with 3D Foam Tape, and then I added pink twine thru the hoop and locked it behind my stenciled background. This was then layered onto my Vintage Cream cardbase with 3D Foam Tape.

Here's a closer look at the hoop ...


Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #241 ~ Anything Goes
 - Always FUN Challenge #5 ~ For a Female or Mom
 - Cards und More Challenge #184 ~ Cards for Women
 - Crafting When We Can Challenge #142 ~ CAS
 - Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ It's a Frame Up
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Going Dotty
 - The Craft Addicts Challenge #36 ~ ATG/Add a Sentiment

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #9 ~ Friendship went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations Graduate ...

Good morning! I have two nieces that graduated from college yesterday and made these graduation cards with the Diploma (D309) and Congratulations Graduate Sentiment (E325). The cards are 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" in size, and each have a section to place their graduation money inside. 😃


I pulled the colors from their Graduation Notice and made each card a little different, because they are different ladies. No coloring was required for these cards. I paper-pieced the stars and sponged on some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on the cards with a tissue.


I also made coordinating envelopes to go with the cards.



Until next time ... Enjoy!