Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Joan Ervin - you are here
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thanks for visiting....have a wonderful craft filled day!!!
My card today features the elegant chandelier from Rubbrnecker's new Clowns and Crowns set #528. It was stamped on the white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and brown rhinestones were added for the chain. The sentiment is from RN's Party Time set...it was also stamped with Rich Cocoa and framed with a Maya Road frame colored with a copic. The paper is from Basic Grey's Porcelain and the rhinestone flourish finishes it off.
Thanks for visiting today....Be sure to stop by the Rubbernecker Blog to see which designers will be previewing today!!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
I made this fun card for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast...we were to be inspired by the sun. The temp was in the 80's here yesterday so I was ready to get out the summer stamps!! The sweet image from Penny Black's Beach Day set from Stamper's Dream was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, embossed with clear ep, and watercolored with Tombow Markers. The sun, sentiment, and shells at the bottom are from the same set. My poor little girl is all sunburned...I guess she forgot to use sunscreen!!!
Stamps Beach Day by Penny Black
Papers: Watercolor paper, Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pure Luxury Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vivid Tuscan
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Clear Embossing Powder
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Pals Paper Arts - embossing
2. Pixie Dust Studio - Lets go to the Movies (Gidget goes Hawaiian)
3. My Time to Craft Challenge - Ladies Day
4. Incy Wincy - embossing
5. Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - use green somewhere on your project
Thanks for dropping in ...hope you have a great Friday!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
3 days of extra free stamps!!
Good morning everyone...I had a chance to stamp a little this morning which puts me in a really good mood...LOL!!! I inked up the sweet little Bird in Grapevine stamp from Rubbernecker and colored it with copics. The bird was popped up on foam dots. I wanted to add a pearl flourish but all I had was a navy one soooo..... I colored it with a black copic and tadaa...it worked!!!
A little sewing, wrinkled seam binding, button, and baker's twine finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Bird in Grapevine
Paper: White, Black, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Flourish, Sewing Machine, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Baker's Twine, Nestabilities
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The awesome inspiration sketch created by Sankari Wegman was used for my card today....I flipped it to accomodate the flowers. The flowers and one of the mushrooms from the Garden Party Blooms set were stamped on various October afternoon pattern papers, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The same papers were used on all the layers....the sun was stamped with Summer Sun, the leaves were stamped with Old Olive, and the larger mushroom was stamped with Vivid Aqua. The sentiment from the Sweet Spring set, buttons, and twine finish it off.
Stamps: Sweet Spring, Garden Party Blooms
Paper: Real red, Vanilla, White, Bella Blvd dp, October Afternoon's Cherry Hill, Seaside, Modern Homemaker
Ink: Real Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Vivid Aqua
Accessories: Buttons, Twine
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The leaf stamp from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set was stamped on newspaper with Old Olive and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Several round scalloped pieces were punched from the newspaper, sponged with Vintage Photo, crumpled up, and layered together with a brad to form the flower. The sentiment was cutout of the newspaper and the bird is a wood piece from KaiserCraft. The birdcage stamp is called Sweet ZZZ's from Unity...it was paper pieced with 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market dp and sewing around the background paper finishes it off.
I really like the look of the newsprint and think next time I will stamp silhouettes on newsprint...I just have to find something in the newspaper except articles about war, death, or crimes!!
Stamps: Unity, Studio 490
Paper: Old Olive, Kraft, 7 Gypsies dp, Newspaper
Ink: Old Olive, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Brad, Wood Bird, Sewing Machine
Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a wonderful day!!!!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon's Fly a Kite and Cherry Hilldp, Bella Blvd dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Die-namics scallop die, Twill, Button, Twine, Large Oval scallop Nestabilities, Copics
I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #109 and a few other challenges:
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I made this card yesterday (before the Grands got up) for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to make something that reminded us of gardens and Springtime.
I went to Lowes a couple of days ago and they had some of the prettiest roses...got me in the mood to color this Rubbernecker rose. The image was embossed with gold ep and water colored with Tombow Markers. The background paper is called Annalee from Prima and the rhinestones and ribbon with the button finished it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Rose #529-02
Paper: Watercolor paper, White, Annalee dp from Prima
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Lace, Egyptian Gold EP by JudiKins
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This card is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I used the Color Throwdown colors this week; Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Early Expresso.
The tree trunk, leaves, and sentiment from Waltzingmouse's Asian Garden set were stamped with Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip, cut out, and attached with foam dots. Brown twine was wrapped around the the trunk and lavender pearls were added to the leaves and butterflies. A Stampin Up! scalloped border punch was used to create the scallops around the edge.
This is kind of a stretch for me but I love to try new things....what new things did you try this week???
Gotta go fix popcorn for tonight's movie...they want to watch Harry Potter...oh boy!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This is also for the Cityscapes Are On the Rise Challenge in the Moxie Fab World challenge and a few others:
Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge - use buttons
Ooh La La Creations - it's a man thing
I Did It Challenge - masking
Paper Sundae's Challenge - keep it simple
Pile it On - use green and orange
One Stop Craft Challenge - clean and simple
My card today is a masculine design...the background was created by first, masking off half of the image and brayering Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress inks on the sky. Then the masking was reversed to mask off the sky and Broken China and Pine Needles were brayered on the opposit end to create the water. Rubbernecker's Skyline stamp was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black at the horizon line and the black twine, button, and rub-on sentiment finish it off.
Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you today....you will find lots of awesome inspiration!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC113 in the keywords section.
Robin ParkerChris Olsen
Thanks for stopping by...hope you can do something super special today!!!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE for Rubbernecker Stamps!!
How is that for a PRIZE?!! We will announce the winner THURSDAY! So, you have until then, to HOP! The official BLOG HOP ROUTE is listed below, in case you should get lost!! Thanks for joining in our excitement and BEST OF LUCK!!
My card today features the beautiful Butterflies are Free set....the butterfly was stamped on Basic Grey's Curio dp, cut out and attached to the background which is also BG's Curio. The sentiment was sponged while it was still in the Nestabilities die and the string of buttons finishes it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free
Paper: Vanilla, Basic Grey's Curip dp
Ink: Blush Blossom, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine
Now, take a stroll throught the all the DT's blogs for some awesome inspiration!!! If you came from Jacquie's you are on the right track!!! Up next is Julia !!!
Joan Ervin - you are here
Kittie Caracciolo - DT Coordinator
(If the link does not allow for a comment, you may leave one on the RN blog!) THANKS!!
Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Today's card features the Butterflies are Free set #538 and the Ivy Frame #557. The Ivy frame was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment from the Butterflies are Free set was stamped in the center. The butterfly was colored with Copics, cutout, and attached with a foam dot. Sewing was done around the background patterned paper layer and the silk ribbon finishes it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free #538 and Ivy Frame #557
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey's Kioshi dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Sewing Machine
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of the creations, and GOOD LUCK!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
1. Cut out an opening in a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with a die (Labels 11 used here and it was run through the Cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder).
2. Cut 12 - 1/8" x 5" strips
3. Line the backside of the opening with double sided tape and attach six of the strips on a diagonal from left to right (I layed it on my score pal and used the lines as a guide).
4. Attach the remaining six strips from right to left, weaving the strips over and under the first set.
5. Trim excess and attach backing (Graphic 45's Loves Labyrith pattern paper used here)
6. Optional: Create a frame for the front. I used the largest Labels 11 die and the next largest size, taped them on white cardstock so they wouldn't move one inside the other, and ran them through the Cuttlebug.
The Sentiment from Verve's Blessings set, Primas, gold cording, and the leaves stamped from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set (my most favorite leaf stamp!!) finish it off.
You can make your trellis anyway you want....you don't have to use the Nestabilities....just score a trellis or use a trellis punch...use what ever you have as long as you have fun!!!
Stamps: Verve Blessings, Studio 490 Ticket to Art
Paper: White, Blush Blossom, Basic Grey's Curio for the leaves, Graphic 45 Loves Labyrinth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Primas, Gold Cording, Nestabilities Labels 11
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!
My first card features the beautiful Silhouette Flourish #530-15. It was stamped on Basic Grey's Curio dp, cutout with oval Nestabilities, and adhered to the Webster's Pages Life's Portriat dp. Sewing was done around the layers and pearls, lace, seam binding ribbon, a pearl brad, and a metal round frame finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Silhouette Flourish #530-15
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Webster's Pages dp, Basic Grey's Curio dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pearls, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearl Brad, Metal Framem Sewing Machine
Thanks for visiting.....I will have more previews for you tomorrow!!
Friday, March 11, 2011
You won't believe I actually got up early this morning and went to help my Dad rake leaves and clean out his flower bed. I am all invirgorated, now, since I got a dose of the fresh morning air...hope my body doesn't go into shock...LOL!!!! Anyway...I'm back home safe in my craft room getting inky. I made a card for the Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog...aren't the colors pretty!!!...and today's Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast to decorate the edges of our cards.