Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hi everyone!! Today is the last day for the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks. All the stamps will be available on Saturday, November 1. Today I am showcasing the Snowman Wishes set. It has six sentiments, five snowman images, two trees, and a sweet little bird...what a wonderful stamp set!!
I used the challenge sketch for the long card using Imaginisce dp for the background. The images were stamped with Memento Black and colored with copics. The smaller snowmen were stamped on a separate piece of white cs, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The sky was sponged with Blue Bayou and the It's Snowing wheel was used to stamp the snowflakes with Blue Bayou. The trees were stamped with Memento Brown and Dazzling Diamonds was added to the snow. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Black and the layers were cut out with Nesties. Punched snowflakes, rhinestones, lace trim, and the satin ribbon finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Snowman Wishes, It's Snowing Wheel
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Imaginisce dp
Ink: Memento Black and Brown, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Copic Markers, Snowflake Punch, Rhinestones, Lace Trim, Corner Rounder Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals
I just can't get enough of these cute little snowmen!!! The It's Snowing Wheel was used to stamp the background snowflakes with Bashful Blue onto Vanilla Shimmery cs. The trees were stamped with Memento Brown and colored with a copic marker. The snowmen and the little bird were stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black twice...one set was cut out, colored with copics, glittered up, and attached to the scene with dimensionals. The snow is a scrap of torn designer paper glued to the cardstock and distressed a little with Close to Cocoa. The image layer and the matting layers were distressed with a distressing tool and the edges were sponged with Close to Cocoa, also. The sentiment layer was stamped like the main image with the It's Snowing Wheel, the tree was stamped with Memento Brown turned on it's side to look like a branch, and the little bird was stamped with Memento Black. The clip was from We R Memory Keepers and the background oval layers were cutout with the large oval Nesties. The Basic Grey Figgy Pudding background paper was sewed around the edges for a little texture and interest, the corners were punched with the Tag Corner Punch from SU!, and the fiber came from my stamping buddy, Teresa.
Recipe: Stamps: Snowman Wishes, It's Snowing Wheel
Paper: Vanilla Shimmery, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Ink: Memento Brown and Black, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Nestabilities, Scalloped Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Hardware Clip, Gingham Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Fiber, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine
The last project I have for you is a gift box that I made to showcase the It's Snowing wheel. The Bashful Blue cardstock was stamped with the wheel and Night of Navy ink. The scallops were made with the slit punch and attached to the inside of the lid. Ribbon, punched flourishes, snowflakes, and rhinestones complete the project. All the punched items were attached with glue dots. This is really simple but makes a real fun and dramatic gift box.
Recipe: Stamps: It's Snowing Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Kraft, Night of Navy,
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Flourishes Punch, Snowflake Punch, Silk Snowflake from Inaginisce, Kraft and Bashful Ribbon, Slit Punch
This is day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks and today I will be showcasing the Holly Builder set. This set consists of leaves, berries, a branch, three sentiments, and will be available on November 1.
The holly leaves were stamped in a circle on Whisper White with Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, and Always Artichoke. Several leaves were stamped with the same colors, cutout, and attached with glue dots. Some were highlighted with a Real Red marker. The berries were stamped with Real Red, covered with Crystal Efeects, dusted with Dazzling Diamonds, cutout, and attached with glue dots. The sentiment was stamped in the center with Real Red, the ribbon was attached with a glue dot, and the rhinestones added to the corners.
Recipe: Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Holly Builder
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Stampin Up! dp, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects
The topnote was trimmed along the perforated edge and then it was used as a pattern to cut the under layer. It wasn't cut very perfect so don't look too close!! The sentiment was stamped with Ruby Red craft and embossed with clear ep. The sentiment layers were cutout with Nestabilities and attached to the topnote layer with dimensionals. The holly leaves were stamped with Old Olive, the berries were stamped with Ruby Red and they all were attached with glue dots. The ribbon and tiny pearls in the corners from Flourishes, LLC finish it off.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Hi, everyone!! This is day 2 of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks. Today I am showcasing the darling little mice called Marvin and Marcy Mouse and Cheese Wedge stamps. The mice are sold together and the cheese wedge is an individual stamp.
The background mouse hole was created by drawing floor boards with a Close to Cocoa marker and sponging over the lines. The background *wallpaper* is dp from Papertrey Ink. The half circle was cutout of a scrap piece of dp using a coluzzle and attached with dimensionals.
Marvin and Marcy were stamped twice with Memento Brown, once on the background and once on a piece of white cs. The images stamped on the white cs were colored with copics, cutout, and attached over the background stamped images with dimensionals. The sentiment from the Snowman Wishes set was stamped with Memento Brown and cutout with Nestabilities. The bottom sentiment layer is a scrap piece of Papertrey Ink dp. The PTI ribbon finishes it off.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper, Kiwi Kiss, White, PTI
Ink: Memento Brown, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Dimensionals. PTI Ribbon, Nestabilities, Copics
This adorable Tom Turkey from the Eat More Ham set cracks me up...too cute!!! He was stamped with Brown Stazon and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The sky was sponged with Bashful Blue and a home made cloud template. Lots of colors in the grass for depth and texture. The paper is Basic Grey's Mellow and sewing was done around the background layers. The kite was made from a piece of vanilla cs and lots of sponging. Prima, leaf brad, ferns from a Martha Stewart punch, ribbon, and silver cording finish the design. This is such a fun set....I just had to make another one!!
Recipe: Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Eat More Ham
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White, Vanilla, Basic Grey Mellow
Ink: Brown Stazon, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, More Mustard
Accessories: Silver Cording, Brad, Sewing Machine, Orange Ribbon, Prima, Leaf Brad, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals
Laurie Wilson, DT Coordinator, challenged the DT to create our own designer paper. I chose to use the stamps from the Eat More Ham set. The images were stamped on glossy paper with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Ruby Red. The paper was then sponges with more Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and Ruby Red. Mr. Tom Turkey was stamped with Memento Brown twice, once on the background and once on white cs. The image stamped on the cs was colored with copics, cutout, and attached over the other image with dimensionals. The sky was sponged with Bashful Blue and a home made cloud template. The grass was sponged and stippled with Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, and Always Artichoke. The leaves were all stamped with Memento Brown, colored with copics, cutout and attached with dimensionals. Some swirly piercing was done behind the turkey to add a little interest. The sentiment was also stamped with Memento Brown, sponged with clouds, cutout with Nestabilities, and attached with dimensionals. Ribbon, brads, and scallops along the right side of the image finish off the card.
Recipe: Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Eat More Ham
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White Glossy, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Brown, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss. Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, More Mustard
Accessories: Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Copics, Ribbon, Beads, Slit Punch, Corner Punch
Thanks sooo much for visiting!! Come back tomorrow for day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, Belli Challenge #40, and Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday Challenge
The Rubbernecker Bloggers Challenge is a sketch brought to you by Tami Mayberry. You can check it out on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog. I decided to make this a Thanksgiving card for the Belli #40 Challenge found on Chris' (chrissyd723) blog, and Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday challenge to also make a "Give thanks" card or one with fall colors.
I flipped the sketch to accommodate the beautiful Rubbernecker cornocopia stamp which was stamped with Memento Brown and colored with Copics. The sentiment, also a Rubbernecker Stamp was stamped with Memento Brown and the edges of the vanilla cs were sponged with Ranger Distress Ink Linen. All the edges were distressed and piercing was done on the bottom layer. The Martha Stewart Fern Punch was used for the foliage and hemp was threaded through the buttons and knotted for a little texture. Primas, a big brad, dew drops, and ribbon finish it off. Be sure to visit the other Rubbernecker DT Members blogs for a little inspiration...I should say a LOT of inspiration!!!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Vanilla Shimmery, Basic Grey Mellow, K&Co.
Ink: Memento Brown
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Leaves, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Brad, Dew Drops, Buttons, Hemp, Primas, Piercing Tools, Distressing Tool
Rubbernecker Design Team
Broni Holcombe- Splashes of Watercolor
Juliana Swanson - Stampin with Inky Fingers
Shelly Kuck- Stamp with Shelly
Candy Williams- Candy's Land
Tami Mayberry- A Walk on the Mild Side
Bev Gerard- Savor the Journey
Sherry Cheever, Design Team Coordinator- Walkin' on the Bad Side!
Rubbernecker Stamp Company
Linda Duke- Linda's Works of Heart
Guest Designer Pam Hooton- Iris Garden
Kittie Caracciolo- KittieKraft
This is what you need to do to play along with the DT. Make anything relating to Thanksgiving, post you item to your blog or in your SCS gallery. If you do post to SCS galleries, please use keywords CBC40. Leave a message over at Chrissy D's blog with the link to you item. You will then be entered to win a pack of Designer Series paper.
Visit the other Belli Design Team members to see their Belli creations!
Shelly Koskinen - Shelly's Stamping Blogspot
Danita Hollander - Danita's Daily Dish
Holly Brown - Glitter, Stamps, and Ink (Oh My...)
Rochelle Wick - Impressions
Sarah Anderson - Scrampin' Mama
Chris Dickinson - Creating with Chrissy
Courtney Fowler - Created By Courtney
Lorie Ames - Live-Love-Laugh-Create
Ceal Pritchett - Simply Beautiful
Jennifer Greco - Glitter In My Hair
Christi Thorsen - Story About A Girl
Debby McGivillary - Debby's Stampin' Heaven
Laurie Serino - Stamping for God's Glory
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!! I will have more Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks later tomorrow!! I may even tackle the sketch challenge on Splitcoast!!
For the next four days I will be showing sneak peeks of the November 1 releases of some AWESOME and ADORABLE Clear Dollar Stamps. Today I will showcase Charlie Snowhorse. Isn't he just the cutest snowhorse ever!!! The set comes with Charlie, the tree image, two ornaments, a snow stamp, and two sentiments, too!!
The It's Snowing wheel was stamped on glossy paper using Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. The background sky was then sponged with Ranger Broken China Distress Ink and the trees were stamped with the same ink. The snow was made from torn white paper and distressed with the Broken China ink. A glue pen was used to apply glue over the inked edges and then Dazzling Diamonds was sprinkled over the area. Charlie Snowhorse was stamped with Black Memento Black and colored with copics. I used the same glue pen to add the glue to Charlie's body and then added the Dazzling Diamonds. He was cutout and attached with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Brown, the background was lightly stamped with the It's Snowing wheel and Bashful Blue ink, a thin ring of glitter was added around the edge, and then the layers were cutout with Nestabilities and attached with dimensionals. I sewed around the background layer and the ribbon was added just because I can't seem to make a card without it!!!
Recipe: Stampe: Charlie Snowhorse, It's Snowing Wheel
Paper: White Glossy, Green Galore, Real Red, Designer Paper
Ink: Ranger Broken China , Memento Black, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Nestabilities, White ep, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Copics
Here's Charlie Snowhorse again, stamped with Memento Brown, colored with Copics, glittered up, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The background was stamped with Blue Bayou and the It's Snowing wheel and then sponged with the same ink. The snow is a cotton ball spread out and glammed up with a little glitter. All the layers were cutout with Nestabilities and the sentiment was stamped with the Memento Brown. I sewed around the Memory Box paper in the background and added the Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi ribbon.....I still love those retired SU colors!!! The tree slide and the punched snowflakes finish it off...thanks for visiting today and I will see you tomorrow with more sneak peeks!!!
Stamps: Charlie Snowhorse, It's Snowing Wheel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Memory Box dp, White
Ink: Memento Browm, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Ribbon, Tree Slide, Dimensionals, Nestabilies, Snowflake Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Cotton Ball, Sewing Machine, Copics
It's Treasure Hunt Tuesday! Arrrr ye mateys, it's Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker. Be sure to visit the team members blogs to find those designers that have blog candy today! You will also find the first link in today's treasure hunt!!
Rubbernecker Stamp Company Blog
I decided to make a Summer card today simply because it's 34 degrees out this morning...yikes!!! The image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold ep. It was then colored with ink pads and an aqua painter, cutout with Nesties, and mounted on the Kiwi Kiss and Cool Caribbean. The designer paper came from my scrap drawer...I can't remember who made it but thought it went perfect with the stamp!! The sentiment, also from Rubbernecker, was stamped with Glorious Green and cutout with Nesties. Kiwi Kiss ribbon and Primas finish it off. Thanks for visiting and I will have another post later this morning!! Remember to check back tomorrow for the next Blogger Challenge!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I stamped this adorable Penny Black stamp with Memento Black and colored with copics. The sentiment is from a Sparkle Clear Hero Arts set called Merry Always. The set came with red and green rhinestones...such a deal!!!
I kept the same basic layout and the red and white color combo. I added the blue, changed the theme, and added the ribbon.
I better go get ready for church...thanks for stopping by! Later today I will upload the project I made at my DD Holly's yesterday.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Our challenge this week was to use PAPER PIECEING on a project. I decided to combine this challenge with the sketch challenge on Splitcoast. We were to use pink, also, to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Rubbernecker Poinsettia stamp was stamped twice, once on the SU dp with Riding Hood Red and embossed with clear ep, and once on Riding Hood Red. They were both cutout, the pink layer was attached to the bottom RHR layer, and then attached with dimensionals. This is the lazy woman's form of paper piecing!!! The botton layer was pierced along the bottom edge and brads were added....hope I got them straight!! I also added piercing to the upper corner and the ribbon from Flourishes, LLC.
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Today's color challenge colors on Splitcoast are Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip. I used this beautiful Rubbernecker Stamp called Fruit Wreath. I stamped the image in Memento Brown and colored it with ink pads and an aqua pen. The bow was stamped twice, the top one was colored with Pink Pirouette, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds, and attached with a dimensional. The sentiment, also from Rubbernecker, was stamped with Memento Brown and a Rubbernecker snowflakes stamp was used to add snowflakes in Pink Pirouette. I added glue to the wreath with a glue pen and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds, also. The Sentiment layers were cut out with Nestabilities and the pink rhinestones are from Flourishes, LLC. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you tomorrow!!
Paper, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Rusty Pickle dp
Ink: Memento Brown, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Ribbon, Rhinestones
Arrrr ye mateys, it's Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker. If you haven't visited lately, you'll find that we are now offering your choice of one of two images for the treasure. In order to claim your treasure, place your image choice in your cart, and then purchase only one other item.
Be sure to visit the team members blogs to find those designers that have blog candy today!
Bev - Savor the Journey
Broni - Splashes of Watercolor
Candy - Candys Land
Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers
Kittie - Kittie Kraft
Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart
Pam - Iris Garden
Shelly - Stamp with Shelly
Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side
Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!
Monday, October 20, 2008
We set up the booth on Friday....it took over 8 hours!! Sherry (BadSherry) was the ring leader and Bev (TexasGrammy), Sharon (stampscout), and I were the worker bees.
It's 4:00 on Sunday and the party is over. We are all a little punchy...such goofy girls!!!
Sherry is soooo bad!!! See what happens when she doesn't have anything to do!!
I have been pooped today.....I even took a nap this afternoon. Maybe I can get a little stamping done this evening. I can't fix supper (oh, darn!!) because my DH broke a pipe in the garage remodel so he is off to Lowes. Hummmm, I think pizza is in order for tonight!! Thanks for visiting and I will see you tomorrow!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sharon is busy with an embossing technique.
Pat was also working with embossing and the
Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A week ago or so Melanie Muenchinger, Illustrator and Senior Design Team Member for Gina K. Designs, sent me some stamped images from her new stamp set, A Year of Flowers. The flower images are sooo gorgeous and wonderful to color!! I used Twinkling H2O's......really wanted to add a little sparkle but was afraid it would hide the the intensity of the color. The designer paper is from Webster's Pages called Your Life. Beautiful. I wanted a shabby chic vintage look so I sewed around the dp and distressed the paper and added the ribbon. I still have some images left so I will make another card when I return from San Antonio. Tursday I am going to the San Antonio Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo with Sherry Cheever (BadSherry), Bev Gerard (TexasGrammy), and the crew from Rubbernecker Stamps to work in their booth at the Expo. I am sooo excited.....y'all need to come to San Antonio so we can meet in person!!!
Now didn't I tell ya I would have something special today...I am a woman of my word (well, most of the time, anyway!!) Thanks for visiting and I will have an update on the craft room project later today!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Stamps: Sassafras, Inkadinkado
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Black, White, Glittery Black Tree dp
Ink: Ranger Black Soot
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Punches
Monday, October 13, 2008
I sealed a 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" envelope, cut it in half, and crimped one of the halves. This is the pocket that you slip the hot chocolate into. Decorate the other half any way you want. Make sure the cut side is facing down so the crimped layer can be slipped into the top layer. I used the I Like It a Latte set, stamped the image with Chocolate Chip onto Pink Pirouette cs. The cup was paper pieced with the same Paper Studio dp I used on the background. The foam was stamped on white with the CC ink, covered with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, cutout and attached with a dimensional. The mint sticks were also stamped with CC, colored with a Regal Rose marker and attached under the foam with glue dots. The main image layer and the sentiment were attached with dimensionals. Now just slip the crimped layer into the cut side of the envelope and tadaa...a quick little gift for someone who likes cocoa!! You can also decorate the front with a Christmas image and use these for stocking stuffers.
Be sure to crimp the envelope from the top to the bottom. That way the crimped pocket with the hot chocolate will fit into the other half...it kinda smushes it with style!!
Thanks for visiting...have a good night!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Clear ep, Nestabilities, MS Punchs, Stampin Up! Ribbon, Prima, Brad, Dew Drops