Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's rockin'!

Guess who is joining the Rubbernecker Design Team! I'll give you a few hints:
1) She loves teapots
2) She loves polka dots
3) She snorts when she laughs! And she laughs a lot!

Yes, you got it! The new team member is ***** Cindy Motherway ****** Mothermark to those of you familiar with her on SCS. She is a fabulous stamper and oh so much fun! Be sure to check out her SCS gallery and her blog (which she endearing calls her glob!) SNORT!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

A great tip!

I had a friend ask me how to find creations made with a certain SPELLBINDERS™ die template! Guess what! There is a way to find all the creations on the SPELLBINDERS™ site. Just go to the search box on the home page and type in the name of the die template. Wooo hooo! Lots of art using that specific one will pop up to inspire you! Go take a look!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I got back to Arizona late last night, but didn't get home until later this evening. I'm kind of worn out! Standing for that many hours every day is tough on the feet and legs. It was a lot of fun though! I really enjoyed sharing all the new Spellbinders products - lots of wonderful new die templates and the big reveal of the *********** PRESTO PUNCH***************!!!!!! If you don't know what I am talking about, be sure to visit the Spellbinders blog to get all the information.

I personally can't wait to get all the new dies! They are awesome!

I am too tired to upload much right now, but hopefully tomorrow I can share more and do the tutorial on the hinge ice cream cone card. That is - IF anyone wants to see it. Leave a comment if you want me to do the tutorial!

I'm going to have some blog candy coming really soon too! Keep your eyes pealed!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sorry I've been MIA. I am getting ready to leave for Anaheim, California to work in the Spellbinders booth at CHA-W. I've never been before, so I am so excited! Today I bought an umbrella and a rain poncho! I hope California hasn't floated away before I get there on Saturday!

If you are going to be there, please come by and say hello! I'd love to meet you!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Wasn't the Spellbinders™ Surprise party fun? The new dies are awesome and the art created by the Design Team was outstanding!

Today I am sharing a card I created using a Spellbinders™ die and an image from Rubbernecker. Aren't these roses beautiful? I inked the image with markers before stamping onto vanilla cardstock and clear embossing. I then colored over the flowers with a Copic marker. I also stamped the image onto pretty in pink cardstock and cut/embossed it with Spellbinders™ Labels 5. I cut the vanilla cardstock roses out and popped some of them up. The chocolate chip mat was cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Labels 5 as well. I added some ribbon and rhinestones for the bling!

I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spellbinders Surprise Party!



January 7- 13, 2010

Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Directions on how to enter are in the Blog Post and Official Rules at Spellbinders™ Surprise Party Rules. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Welcome to the sixth day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!

Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 13, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the rules at Spellbinders Surprise Party Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!

To see previous Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:

January 7

Debbie Olson

Julie Overby

Lesa Rapp

January 8

Becca Feeken

Janine Blackwelder

Debbie Seyer

January 9

Heidi Blankenship

Karen Taylor

Beth Pingry and Cathy Chlebana

January 10,

Linda Duke

Jennifer Davis

Terre Fry

January 11

Keri Lee Sereika

Kazan Clark

Mary Pfaff

January 12

Karen Hunsaker

Christy Farneth Kerr

Holly Simoni

January 13

Sherry Cheever

Kimberly Crawford

Sharon Johnson

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at Spellbinders Surprise Party. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.

Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly entering the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00. The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010, on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!

I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...


These are the Spellbinders™ Die Templates I used for this project:

S4-275 Nested Ice Cream Cone (Center)


I also used Spellbinders™ S4-235 Fancy Tags and S3-148 Tags Trio die templates.

The papers are from The Paper Company, Studio Celebration line: Green Mini Dot, Bright Stripe Glitter, Dotted Circle Paper, Glittered Striped. I also used embellishments from the Celebration line: Celebration Dome Stickers and Celebration Bouncy Party Icon Stickers.

Let’s get started. Begin by cutting the Green Mini Dot cardstock to 4 ¼x 11”. Score at 5½” and fold with the blue on the inside of the card.


Cut Glittered Striped cardstock 5 ¼ x 4”.

Cut/emboss S4-275 Nested Ice Cream Cone, Cone #3 (with #1 being the smallest) from Celebration Bright Stripe Glitter paper and attach to Glittered Striped cardstock. Cut Scoop #3 from red side of Dotted Circle paper and attach at top of cone onto the Glittered Striped cardstock.


Position S4-275 Nested Ice Cream Cone, Scoop #2 die template onto the red scoop die cut, secure with low tack tape, and feed into Wizard to cut through all layered of paper.

Glue onto card front, reposition Scoop #2 die template and cut through card front. To avoid cutting through card back, fold the back under the Spacer Plate in your sandwich.


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Place both dies back into place and emboss. Carefully add red atyou Spica glitter pen to outside embossed edge of scoop and clear atyou Spica glitter pen to inside embossed edge of scoop.


Next, create the text for the invitation on the computer. I used Accent Dot Writer as the font and chose brown because it looks like chocolate. Yum!

To get it to line up, I created a MS Word document and printed it on regular paper. Keep testing by placing the card over the text until it is lined up just right, having the bottom edges even. Mark the edge of the card on the test paper, then open the card up and use a repositionable adhesive to adhere it to the test paper with the edge lined up with the mark you made. It should be aligned exactly where it needs to print. Run it through the printer. Remove your card from the test paper.

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Print text for tag onto green side of cardstock using my positioning video tutorial here to align it perfectly, and cut/emboss with S3-148 #2.

Tie ribbon through ice cream scoop window and add your S3-148 Tags Trio tag, being sure the word Celebration on the ribbon is right side up on front of card and on inside of card. Adhere tag to front of card.

Cut/emboss S4-235 Fancy Tag from Celebration Bright Stripe cardstock and attach on inside of card near the top. Adhere candle bouncy sticker onto S4-235 Fancy Tag. Add the two dome stickers near invitation information.


Here is the new Spellbinders™ die template I have revealed today!


S4-275 Nested Ice Cream Cone


This is a Limited Edition, Summer Collection die template, only available through May 30, 2010.

The measurements of these dies are:

Cone SM 1 5/16 x 1”

Cone MD 2 x 1 9/16”

Cone LG 2 7/8 x 2 3/16”

Ice Cream SM 1 3/16 x 1 5/16”

Ice Cream MD 1 13/16 x 2 1/16”

Ice Cream LG 2 9/16 x 2 15/16”

Here is another fun card I created using the new Spellbinders™ S4-275 Nested Ice Cream Cone die templates. This card is a hinge card, so the ice cream scoops actually swing away to show the information on the inside of the card. The cherry chips on the bottom scoop are brads with one of them utilized as the hinge.

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If you would like a tutorial on this card, come back in about a week and I will have it ready for you!


For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules go to .


1) Send your email entry to:

2) Type the name of the die being revealed on my blog in the “subject” line of the email.

3) Click send!

If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to:

Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Here is the kick off of my Rubbernecker tenure.

I stamped this Rubbernecker inchie butterfly using Elegant Eggplant in on Very Vanilla Cardstock before cutting/embossing with Spellbinders Classic Circle. I then cut/embossed a Spellbinders Blossom from Perfect Plum paper to mount it on. The dp's are from my stash, and I don't know from where. I added the vanilla ribbon and the sentiment from the Rubbernecker Fashion Icon set stamped on the striped dp with Elegant Eggplant ink. A fairly simple card and easily mailed.

Thanks for dropping by. Come again soon. I have blog candy coming up very soon. You won't want to miss it.



Friday, January 8, 2010

Dangling Love!

I created this card for today's LSC challenge on SCS and Sharon's stamp simply challenge. My dear friend Wendy posted the challenge, and in honor of her, I used a dangle on my card. She's famous for dangling! I used different papers for the kick on this card. I cut/embossed the scalloped hearts from a rose petal paper and black to help it stand out on the music dp. I stamped love with black memento ink and then clear embossed on the petal paper. The front of the card is covered with the music paper and then I added the ribbon dangle and popped up the hearts. I also put a panel of the rose petal paper on the inside.

Don't forget to check out the Spellbinders Surprise Party postings today. New dies revealed. Awesome!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It has begun!

The Spellbinders Surprise Party has officially begun. Be sure to follow along and possibly win some of the new dies for FREE! What an awesome opportunity. Debbie, Julie and Lesa have fabulous projects to inspire you. Be sure to go take a look! I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!

Have a super fabulous day!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spellbinders™ Surprise Birthday Party!!

Spellbinders™ Surprise Birthday Party!!

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It starts tomorrow!!!!!! Get ready, it's going to be great!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More fun!

Here is my big news: I have joined the Rubbernecker Design Team for the year 2010! How cool is that? I'm so excited to be joining a wonderful group of extremely talented designers! I will get links to their work on the right side of the blog a little later, so check back! I'm so grateful for the opportunities that are coming my way!

Here is a card I would like to share with you today that I created to use the colors of the SCS color challenge: Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter and Bermuda Bay and a touch of pink for dessert. I stamped the image with Memento Black and then clear embossed before coloring with an SU! marker as well as Copics. The background of the card is stamped with Handsome Hunter ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and stay warm since most of the country is FREEZING!


Monday, January 4, 2010


Happy New Year my friends!!!!!

I have been missing in action for a while as I was preparing for my beautiful daughter's wedding January 2. Whew, we made it and all went so well. She was a stunning bride, of course.

I've got some big news for you too! It's time for a
Spellbinders Surprise Party!!!!!

There will be dies given away and lots of inspirational creations showing you the new dies being debuted at CHA later this month!!! Click on the link above to take you to the Spellbinders blog for more information and to let you know who will be revealing the new dies and which day! Mine will be January 12, so I hope you will be back to see my reveal.