Thursday, May 16, 2013

This card was created for my lovely granddaughter Ashley. She loves this color and BLING, so I think she will be very happy with it. 

Rubbernecker Happy Birthday Set Large 625
Flowers and Rhinestones Kaiser Scrapbook
Paper Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic
Ink Evergreen Bough

Friday, May 10, 2013


I created this card for someone that has a great trait - she can laugh at herself! I think that is a great gift and one I truly admire.

Do you know anyone with this gift? Tell me about it!

Thanks for looking! 
Stamps: Rubbernecker senetiment
Papers: Authentique Uncommon bundle, Basic Gray
Accessories: Spellbinders dies, brads, butterfly punch, distressing tool

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The main image is Rubbernecker's Rosebud stamp, stamped with Basic Gray and clear embossed then cut/embossed using Spellbinders Decorative Labels One. I used the smaller ones from that die set to cut/emboss the Blushing Bride card stock for the other pink layers. The sentiment is stamped using Basic Gray ink onto Pink Pirouette and matted withe Blushing Bride. The Basic Gray layer is stamped and clear embossed using Antique Lace background stamp. I added a pink organdy bow with a sparkly brad and there you have it.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Happy Birthday Set 624 for the sentiment, Rosebud 729-04, Antique Lace background 767
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray
Ink: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Versamark
Accessories: Clear ep, Spellbinders Decorative Labels One, organdy ribbon, pink glitter brad

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

For a wedding

I needed a wedding card for this weekend, so I created this one. 

Stamps: Best Wishes Set 600
Ink Pumice Stone
Papers: The Paper Studio – Pearls, Primrose Petals, Glitz
French Kiss
Accessories: Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs, Textile Textures embossing folder

Friday, April 26, 2013

Backyard beauty!

Pink Rose
What is eating the leaves?
Sweeping up all the fallen petals! Beautiful potpourri!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Not stamping - Bunco!

April was my turn to host Bunco and I think I may have gone a little overboard, but I had so much fun preparing for everyone to come to my home.

I started out with the theme, "Springtime in Paris". I think that was because the first gift I chose was this big ol' clock. Who doesn't love a big ol' clock? Especially if it has the Eiffel tower on it!
Then the craziness began. I found some fabric with French/Paris images on it and of course some polka dots to accent it. I do love polka dots too.  
A lovely necklace.
A box with Paris images on it.
Another cute Paris box with goodies inside.
A burlap table runner with candles wrapped with more of the burlap.
Okay, those are the big prizes. Then for the last six, I made envelopes out of more of the burlap (lined of course) and included a set of cards (shown below) which I made with matching envelopes. 

Okay, and now for the overboard part, as if that wasn't enough. I saw cute little candy jars on pinterest, so I created some and then went on the hunt to find pink candy to fit in with my theme. Found it! I had Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Bellies, Cinnamon Taffy and Mints. I created labels for the jars (old pickles jars and things like that which are adhered to candle holders, the lids drilled and I added Paris knobs). So cute! I made candied popcorn too, with Raspberry M&M's added since they were pink.  

That wasn't enough, was it? So I made tulle puffs to hang around.

I printed a menu giving French names to the food I prepared even though it was less than French. ha ha ha Don't you love the little thingy holding it? I do. It was a Bunco gift from last month's hostess, Carolina. I served French Dip Sandwiches, Potato chips with French Onion Dip, Crudités (veggie tray) and eclair cake. Oh yum! I think everyone loved the food.

Yes, there is more. I told you I got carried away.
I printed some clip art and framed it with pictures of my family in the entry.
And last but not least, I made myself a vest with another cute Paris print fabric. Yes, I think I got carried away and went way over the top, but I had such fun doing it. Don't you wish you were in my Bunco group? 

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cheerful Daisies

We all need some cheer these days, don't we? Such horrible tragedies in the world. My prayers are being said for all those that have suffered such loss that they will be healed physically and emotionally and strengthened to bear the burdens that have been put upon them.
I love this sentiment and it is so pertinent right now. It says, "May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead." The daisy image was inked with markers before being stamped onto the white. It is matted with a deeper green and popped up on the card front. The sentiment is stamped with Peeled Paint ink onto Certainly Celery cardstock and cut into the banner shape and matted with yellow to match the daisies. The celery card front is embossed with TPS Quatrefoil folder and added to the darker green card front. The finishing touch - the yellow gingham ribbon. Don't daisies just demand gingham ribbon? 
Stamps: Sketch daisies 727-06, Days Ahead 742-03

I didn't do a traditional rainbow for my card, but did use all the colors of one. The blue card front is embossed with Sizzix Texture Fades Bookcover Set and mounted onto the white card front. The daisy background stamp is inked with Distress markers before stamping onto the white and then cutting/embossing with Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles. The sentiment was inked with the same color markers and cut/embossed with another of the rectangles from the set and popped up. I added the yellow gingham ribbon for a little more cheer. I hope it brightens your day and the recipient too.

Have a beautiful day!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Daisy Bouquet background stamp 714, Get Well - Sunshine to your day 652-08

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dual Rose

Oooo, what pretty colors! It is kind of a romantic combo, don't you think? I chose to use them on this wonderful dual rose stamp from Rubbernecker. I inked the stamp with markers before stamping onto the white. I added the Mambo Melon layer which is punched with Arch Lattice punch and that is backed with the Elegant Eggplant before adhering to the River Rock card front. The sentiment (from Sketch Poppies Set) is stamped onto white card stock with Elegant Eggplant ink then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Floral Tags. I added just a touch of ribbon and there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Summer Window

I want a window like this in my home. Luckily I had a window die in my room of goodies for today's challenge on SCS. I cut the window from the white card front and then airbrushed it yellow. Inside the card is bashful blue card stock with the flowers stamped onto it. I added some glitz with an AtYou pen and then punched a few butterflies to add as well. The clouds were embossed with the D'vine Swirl folder and added above the flowers. The sentiment is stamped onto white card stock using Worn Lipstick distress ink and then that is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Ironworks Motif. 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Poppy Field Set 712, Flowers in Field 727-10
Accessories: ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs Window A, Clouds & Raindrops by Sweet n Sassy, D'vine Swirl embossing folder, Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Did you think I had disappeared from the face of the earth? Well, no, I did not. I don't have a good excuse, but I'm back to creating now, so keep on visiting.

This card was created today for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge using Black, Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze. This is a new image by Rubbernecker. Isn't it fine? The sentiment is included in the set which is called Poppy Field. 

And this one. Isn't it a great summery card? I love that red bicycle. Do the stripes maybe make you think of the Good Humor man?

I hope you like these two cards and will come visit often to see what else I've been up to. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Look, look! Rubbernecker is having another fabulous sale!  If you click on the small picture like this on the right, it will take you to their site!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Collection

Just in time for all those great Christmas cards and gifts for friends and loved ones.  Through Sunday we are pleased to offer the Tim Holtz Sizzix line at 30% off the retail price.  These items are timeless and will be great additions to your card making and scrapbook belights this year and for years to come and right now you can get them at an incredibly low price.

Tim Holtz District Market

Fantastic new District Market Colletion from Tim Holtz is available through Sunday at 30% off the retail price.  Tim has created a collection that fits ino everyone's create scheme and has limitless possibilities.  If these were on your list, there is no better time than now to take advantage of this amazing design collection at special low pricing.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sale Sale Sale

I know you love Tim Holtz products, so I wanted to let you know that Rubbernecker is having a sale on his Idealogy products this week. 30% off! Wooooohooooo! That is a great savings. Click here to get right to the Tim Holtz products.

Next week will be Tim Holtz Sizzix alterations products and the following week will be Tattered Angels products. All of these sales will be 30% off sales. You can click on the picture at the top of the right side bar to get right to the terrific products.

Here is a card I would like to share with you too. The challenge on Splitcoast was to use the negative, so that is what I did.

I just got this new background stamp from Rubbernecker It is the poem, 'Twas the night before Christmas. I love it!

I inked it with Festive Berries distress ink and stamped it onto white card stock, embossing with clear so it would stand out a bit more. The red paper is cut using a nested pine tree die I then added the silver trim as if it is trimming the tree. The red panel is popped up over the background. I added the silver domes to the corners for just a bit more shine.

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking.

Stamps: 'Twas the night  SKU 653

Accessories: Spellbinders nested pine trees, Anna Griffin Holiday Traditions paper

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thinking Happy Thoughts

For this card I used a chrysanthemum image from Rubbernecker. I inked the stamp with versamark and then rich razzleberry, stamped it onto the So Saffron square and embossed with clear ep before adding a bit of the more mustard and rich razzleberry inks with a little water. That is die cut/embossed. The card front is Rich Razzleberry. Since I didn't have chevrons, I substituted panels embossed with a zig zag pattern above and below the main panel. Not quite the same, but . . . it is what I had. I added a More Mustard panel to the center of the card with Midnight Muse punched panels added to it. The sentiment was stamped with the midnight muse ink onto the More Mustard card stock and cut/embossed with an oval. I added some Midnight Muse accents.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Chrysanthemum 340-10, Happy Thoughts 565-11
Accessories: Spellbinders ovals, Parisian Accents, Decorative Labels 1, Medallion Chain EK Success punch

Monday, October 8, 2012

Celebrating 40 years!

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary this weekend. Sheesh, that is a long time! I can hardly  believe we are this old! The time has flown by. I made it mostly purple as that is my husband's favorite color. The 40th anniversary is ruby, so I added a few ruby rhinestones to the image panel as well.
There is lots of dimension on this card. The purple background layer has traits I love in my husband. It is computer generated, then I embossed it with Spellbinders M-bossabilities Mystic folder. I then added the Lacy Squares cut from Elegant Eggplant card stock. The Fancy Label panel is cut from glossy white card stock with the number 40 computer generated. The butterflies are stamped onto white glossy card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder before being punched out with an SU! punch. I added rhinestones and pearls to the bodies and then popped them up with foam tape, lifting the wings for more dimension.

I hope you like it! My husband did. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The date says it is Autumn but . . .

it is still over 100 degrees here in the desert. I keep watching tv and seeing fall clothing and such and keep expecting it to be cool when I step outside. It isn't. Maybe if I decorate and create fall cards it will cool down. Well, it's a thought anyway.

Here is a card I created with a fall theme. 

I stamped the image onto the Pumpkin Pie card stock. I then stamped the sentiment over it using Vintage Photo ink and then embossed with gold. It is very hard to read, but it is there. It reads "Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference". The rust card stock is cut with Spellbinders Nested Maple Leaves and popped up over the stamped leaves. I then stamped the word nature in the lower right corner and embossed it with gold. The whole thing was embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Lattice. It looks quilted and has just the warmth a card of this type needs. I then added the small leaf detail.

Stamps: Fall Trilogy Set 480

Monday, September 24, 2012

Medallion Chain

This card was created for the Color Challenge of Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand. The Sahara Sand card is backed with Not Quite Navy Cardstock. I punched the black card stock with the Medallion Chain punch, backed it with the different colors and then added it to the card front. The sentiment is inked with Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy ink before stamping onto the bottom right of the card front. 

Stamps: Rubbernecker You are Fabulous 629-08

Friday, September 21, 2012

Spiders, bats and a ghostly brew

Oooooo! The eyes have it. I used googlie eyes on the spider as well as just kind of floating in the background for an eerie feel. The green panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder and then I added some sparkle with ATYou shimmer pens. The spider and webs are stamped using black ink onto the purple panel, the I added the eyes and went over the webs with an AtYou pen to glisten. The sentiment was stamped onto purple card stock and then just the three words cut out, outlined with the AtYou gel pen and glued into place.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Hang in There 1703 SO, Halloween Wish 361 SO

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

As long as I had these lovely colors out on my desk, I created another card. I sponged the three colors onto a piece of white card stock then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles. I then stamped over that background with the dandelion image inked with versamark and heat embossed with white. The pink pirouette card has panels of dp added to the bottom and sides. The bottom panel is punched/embossed with a Fiskar's punch. I added another piece just like the bottom panel to the inside of the card. The same image and the sentiment are stamped above it using the Primrose Petals ink. 
Stamps: Rubbernecker Wild Garden Corner 01 539-04, Wishes & Prayers 627-09
Ink and paper: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade and dp by Kaisercraft The Lake House pack, versamark

Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm pinking of a green Christmas.

Hmmmm, what do you think of a pink and green color combo for a Christmas card. Certainly non-traditional, but I like it. What do you think?

This card is a 5” square. I inked the tree with Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals inks before stamping onto white card stock. That was cut/embossed using Spellbinders circle die. The panel beneath it is white card stock cut/embossed using Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs die and stenciled by leaving the die in place and applying ink with a sponge dauber. I then removed it from the die and added the Lucky Limeade ink to the edges. The pink panel behind that is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Lacey Squares and then cutting the corners using Spellbinders Pop Up Wings and Petals. I used Primrose Petals on the popped up petals and stickles was added to the centers. That is mounted onto Lucky Limeade card stock (corners rounded) and then onto a rounded square of Primrose Petals card stock. A double bow of organdy ribbon was added to the bottom of the tree circle.

I created this little baby card for my niece Kelly's baby shower. She had twins several months ago, but they had to stay in the hospital a long time. Now they are home and healthy. I made the card to coordinate with the gift bag. 

 After stamping the sentiment upside down on the card front!!!! Arrrggghhhhh, I saved it by cutting and embossing the sentiment out of the card front using a Spellbinders Labels Ten die. I used my marker to just go around the edge to give it a little pop. I embossed a piece of the yellow card stock with Swiss Dots folder on the inside to back it and popped it up with foam squares. I also cut/embossed a duck and added the negative side to the inside as well to have the backside of the embossing showing through. I also used markers to color the seam binding before wetting and scrunching it. The bottom border is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Baby and backed with purple to show off the teddy bears before adhering it to the card front. I used these colors to coordinate with a gift bag. Isn't this perfect for the twins????

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Smallest Wonders 156

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall is in the air. That's hard to believe when it is nearly 100 degrees, but it sure is better than 118! lol I keep thinking that if I decorate and think fall it will happen. Well, maybe. 

This set can be used to create cards for all seasons. I’ve created beautiful spring cards with it before, and now I’ve chosen a fall theme with these colors. I stamped the leaves with Fired Brick distress ink onto vanilla card stock and then cut/embossed it with Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles matting with a navy card front. I then punched tiny flowers from Cajun Craze, Navy and Pumpkin Pie card stock and adhered them to the stamped image. I added a dot of liquid pearls to the center of each flower. The sentiment is stamped onto vanilla card stock with Chipped Sapphire ink and then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and popped it up onto the card front.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Garden Shrub Set 560, Best Wishes Set 600
Paper: Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Navy
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick distress ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Lattice Rectangles

Monday, September 3, 2012

Life is uncertain, so I’m starting with dessert. I created my own patterned background paper by stamping a background stamp onto the chocolate chip card stock. The gumball green was used for the borders, top and bottom. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto strips of gray card stock and created the bow. To soften it, I ran it over the edge of my table several times so it would easily bend into shape. Foam squares are under the ties to give them a little more dimension. I inked the same background stamp with the gumball green ink and stamped onto printer paper. I punched a circle of it and glued it onto a button, then added glossy glaze before adhering it to the center of the bow.  The same Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped on the inside using the Gumball Green ink.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Set LG 15636, Abstract Floral Bkgd 450

Friday, August 31, 2012


Woooo hooooo! A sale!!!!! Take a look at all the goodies on sale over at Rubbernecker by clicking HERE! Here are two cards I made this week using Rubbernecker images and sentiments. Don't you want them? hee hee hee, yep, I'm an enabler!

I stamped the image onto white card stock using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I then sponged on the three different inks. This was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels 8. I colored the embossed edge with a red marker. That is popped up over the twine which is wrapped around the card front. The sentiment is inked with Barn Door and stamped onto the bottom right corner.

Rubbernecker Phrase Set 626, Floral Set 3 645-03

Cats! They do have a mind of their own, don't they? lol This sentiment makes me laugh. How about you?  I stamped the cat image on the pink card stock using Black Soot distress ink and clear embossed before cutting/embossing with Spellbinders Labels Four. I inked the outer border with a black AtYou pen to pop the image before adhering to the yellow strip of designer paper. I added a double bow of narrow black ribbon. I then stamped the sentiment onto the same pink card stock and matted with black, punching just the top corners. 

Stamps: Cat Set 15621 by Rubbernecker

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hope Your Day Blooms With Special Joy!

I have lots of birthdays to remember lately. How about you? This card will surely convey my special thoughts for one of my friends. 

I used a designer paper for the circles which were adhered to the Lucky Limeade card front which is embossed with the Spellbinders folder. I then cut/embossed the flower and tag from Daffodil Delight card stock and I used chalks for the centers and the leaves on the tag. The sentiment is stamped using Lucky Limeade ink. In case you can't read it, it says, "Hope Your Day blooms with Special Joy." I used foam dots to pop up some of the petals of the larger blossom. I added just a knot of organdy ribbon to the tag.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Phrase Set 626

Fold over bookmark

Are you a crazy reader? I love reading, so this is a great little fold over bookmark created with a 2" X 11" piece of card stock, folded over. I used a deep pink card stock for the base, added black to the top and bottom, and a dazzling diamonds band with tape. I used Black Soot distress ink on my stamps for the background. I then over stamped it with the Eiffel Tower image which was inked with versamark and embossed with silver and iridescent ice powders. I added lots of different ribbons and a bit of tulle. Ahhhhh, a romantic book mark for all those romantic novels.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Moulin Rouge Set, Clowns and Crowns Set, Travel Frame all by Rubbernecker

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Into every life

Such a true sentiment! Even though the rain comes (which is very welcome during this drought), life's raindrops are sometimes difficult. I sparkled these up by using dazzling diamonds glitter on them. The clouds are cut/embossed from a designer paper using dies and adhered to the blue card front. The beautiful sentiment is stamped onto the card base using Faded Jeans distress ink. The bottom panel is a designer paper cut/embossed using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die. I added a pink ribbon to cover the seam and add a bit more cheer to the card.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Every Life 642-03
Accessories: Clouds and raindrops die seet by Sweet 'n Sassy, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die, pink ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wildflower window

The light blue panel is stamped with the wildflower image inked with Chipped Sapphire distress ink. I then added the white window and embossed the whole thing with Textile Texture. I added a ribbon just below the panel. The navy behind the sentiment oval is cut/embossed with Spellbinders Iron Motif. The sentiment is just part of a stamp which I inked with a marker to just get the word prayers.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Wishes and Prayers 627-09, floral #1 608-01