Thursday, April 29, 2010

Let the trumpets chorus! I have “winners” to announce!

The Rubbernecker April Release Blog Hop Winners are:

from MY blog:

Holly said…

“How soft and pretty - love this sweet pink card! That ribbon treatment is awesome! “


from Julia’s blog:

Leslie said…

“I am always amazed at the beauty and creativity of your cards. I am going to give this card a try….it is simple but lovely. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing”

CONGRATULATIONS to Holly and to Leslie! You have each won your choice of one of the collections from Rubbernecker Stamps! Please send your email addy & mailing information along with your choice of new collections (as posted in the blog hop post) to Bev at texasgrammyx2 at yahoo dot com!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to my post for the Rubbernecker April Blog Hop.

I've used two of the new releases on my card: Victorian Damask Background SKU-498 and Sisters SKU-002 from the new vintage line.

I inked the stamp with one of the new Ranger Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet and oooh is it pretty! I added a bit more of that ink around the edges with an ink blender. That is mounted onto a white mat cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant which was also lighlty inked with the ink blending tool. The background of the light pink cardstock is stamped with the Victorian Damask background stamp and again I added more ink around the edges. The word Friend is from the Fall Trilogy Set and punched out and popped up on the Spellbinders Fancy Tags shape. I added three KaiserScrapbook rhinestones. On the right edge, the border is white cardstock cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fair Isle border. The ribbon wove beautifully through the holes and really showcases the whole image, don't you think?

I hope you like the results. Now be sure to leave a comment and visit all the other designer's blogs and leave comments so you will be eligible to win some of the new release stamps!

Julia Aston
Tammy Hershberger
Joan Ervin
Kittie Caracciolo
Cathleen Torina
Karen Hunsaker - that's ME! You're already here! ;-)
Juliana Swanson
Charlene Merrick
Bev Gerard

PRIZES: Each of two prize winners will get to choose one free 'collection' of stamps from the following:

'African-American Figures'

'Fashion Ladies'





You have until Wednesday, April 28th midnight EST to leave comments and be eligible to win. The winner will be announced Thurday April 29th on Bev's blog.

I hope you've had a good time hopping amongst our blogs! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Too many ways to go!

This is my beautiful new pressure cooker. It's a Kuhn Rikon one. Isn't it beautiful?I can't wait to try it out!

So many different things are looking so interesting to me lately. I'm being pulled so many ways. I want to sew. I want to crochet. I want to learn to cook with a pressure cooker. I want to can meat, butter and lots of other good things. I want to continue on my weight loss quest (it's going great, btw!). And, and, and! So many interests and so little time. Do you ever feel that way? AND I still want to create with ink, stamps and paper! Isn't life fun and interesting?

If you have a wonderful pressure cooker recipe, please leave it here for me.

I got some wonderful new stamps from Rubbernecker and I am excitedly creating using them. I can't show you what yet, I'm saving them for another blog hop which will happen Tuesday, April 27th. Be sure to come on back and check out my creation and the ones from the rest of the design team. AND there will be prizes awarded. FREE STAMPS! That is so much fun!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good morning!

Wow, I just haven't had much desire to create anything from paper later. I have been creating with fabric and trying my hand at crochet a little bit. I've had a good time!

Today, I actually did some papercrafting! Wooo hooo! It helps that I got Rubbernecker's NEW vintage stamps in the mail yesterday. First ink!!!! Wooo hoooo!

I really like the vintage look, and for my first creation I chose the vintage Model-T. Masculine cards can be challenging for me, but not with this great stamp. And I love this sentiment. "Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Isn't that perfect with this card? I distressed edges and then used vintage photo ink on them as well.

How do you like it?

Thanks for stopping by! Now go and have a GREAT day!!!! I'm off to make gingerbread!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Winners! We have winners!

Our two, randomly drawn winners are: "Sue D", and "craftymom205"

"All are absolutely beautiful! A tutorial would be wonderful.

Posted by: Sue D | April 13, 2010 at 09:55 PM " (as posted on Kittie's blog)


"craftymom205 said...

Great cards. I especially like the first one.

April 13, 2010 11:20 AM " (as posted on Tammy's blog)

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your new stamps!!!!!

Well Hellooooooooo!

I want to share a card with you today that features a sentiment made just for me. I tell ya, I think of the dates way ahead of time and then they seem to fly right by me. Anyone else have that problem? In fact, I still have my 2008 Christmas cards to send out! Luckily they don't have the year on them. Maybe I should address them in July and then ... forget to send them - AGAIN!

This card is featuring two of the stamps from the new Rubbernecker Floral collection. I took the colors from this fun paper called Sorbet - Mint Fudge by Kaisercraft. Yum, that is my favorite flavor!!!!! So, I stamped the sentiment onto the light pink cardstock with brown ink and cut/embossed/mounted it using Spellbinders Small Deckled Mega Rectangles. That always makes me giggle. It's kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? lol Sorry, back to the program. The leaves were stamped onto the flecked natural cardstock with Gable Green ink. It's been a long time since I've used that color, but it went so well with the paper, I couldn't resist. Next I colored the flower stamp with markers before stamping right over those lovely leaves. I even hit the tops of the flowers with the pink marker again to give them a little more dimension. Only one corner is rounded on this panel. Kind of a fun look, don't you think? I added the pink gingham ribbon to the one corner for a little more pizzazz and voila! There you have my late (as usual) birthday card!

I hope this brings you a smile today! Have a great, great day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcome to the Red Hot Mommas' Rubbernecker - Fashions, Florals, Vines and Weeds Blog Hop!


Two random winners will be chosen from comments left on all participating Red Hot Mommas' blog projects featured during the Rubbernecker Blog Hop. Winners may choose any ONE of the following complete collections:

Fashion Ladies

New Release Vines

New Release Weeds

New Release Florals

Here are all the amazingly talented Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas participating in the hop today! Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment to be eligible to win a prize!

Julia Aston
Tammy Hershberger
Joan Ervin
Kittie Caracciolo
Cathleen Torina
Fran Gumprecht
Karen Hunsaker - that's me and you are here!
Juliana Swanson
Bev Gerard

Here is the first card I would like to share with you today.

I stamped the image of the flower using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then applied detail clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then cut/embossed it using Spellbinders Classic Oval die and airbrushed it before removing it from the die. The oval is popped up with foam squares and mounted onto the designer paper wihc was cut/embossed using Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals die. The yellow card front is stamped with the same shade of yellow ink using the same flower stamp. It is a very subtle background, but oh so nice. The bottom of the card is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Lattice die, then I cut a small piece of the designer paper and adhered it over the bottom of the border, and covered the seam with brown ribbon.

The sentiment (from Rubbernecker's petite word set) is stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels Eleven and airbrushed before removing from the die. I added a little rhinestone and popped it up with another foam square.

Here is one more!

For this one I stamped the floral image onto the yellow panel three times using pink ink to match the designer paper. I used that as a mat for the Rubbernecker sentiment. I added a bit of Stickles on the edges of the wings of the butterfly to add some sparkle.

Now go to Rubbernecker and buy some stamps. The stamp prices have recently be lowered including all these new releases! Lower prices = more fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I sure appreciate your visits and comments. Please come back soon!

Good luck! I hope you win a prize!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcoming baby girls.

I created two cards for baby showers I have coming up using the same papers and image, but switching things up - just a little. The paper certainly isnt the traditional baby patterns, but I really like this paper and thought it would be great. Especially for my niece that is using brown and pink for her baby. Isn't this pacifier image darling? It's by Rubbernecker. I colored it with Copic markers.

If you have any questions about how anything is done, just ask. I'm always happy to share what I know.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a Rubbernecker Blog Hop. There are prizes available! I used the same paper on the two cards I will be sharing with you tomorrow. You won't want to miss it.


Friday, April 9, 2010

In a rush!

I am in a rush this morning, but wanted to join in my friend Wendy's challenge - to create a paper quilt. So, I grabbed some papers from my scrap drawer and literally threw this together in a flash. I shouldn't have taken the time, but I'm surprisingly pretty happy with the result. If you click on the photo, you can even see the embossed zig zag stitching. So fun!

Gotta run for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fashion Lady

This card is not the typical size, it is 6-1/4 X 3 1/4. I had to shake things up a little. Actually it was to fit this image in this long oval.

The image is stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers, then cut/embossed using Spellbinders Mega Large oval. Before removing it from the die, I airbrushed just a little. On the larger oval mat, I cut the charm from the Lattice Pendant set using the designer paper and glued it into place (on the back) in the green oval, top and bottom. The dp is matted with just a teeny tiny border of the Soft Suede cs and then onto the Certainly Celery card. I added a bow of grosgrain ribbon.

I love vintage. Maybe you've noticed? lol

Here is another card using the same colors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Feeling happy!

I went shopping yesterday and found this cute new purse! I love it. I found it first in a kind of gold color (not my favorite) but kept digging around until I found - ta dah! the purse I liked in purple. Yeah, that's right - PURPLE! It makes me happy. I love the little ruffles on it. AND - I had a coupon so I got it for 20% off! Oh what a happy shopping day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's time

to show you another cute card. Well, I like it. I hope you do too.

The image on this is a cotton scrap by Craft Secrets. I mounted it onto the cardstock and stitched (messily) around the edges, then distressed the edges of the cardstocks. I wanted to use some real lace behind it but didn't have anything that was just right, so I made my own with a Spellbinders Eyelet borderabilities and a Martha Stewart punch. Isn't it pretty? The card front is embossed with the Textile Textures Cuttlebug folder. I used my Xyron to hold the cotton scrap to the card stock. Added a cute little vintage looking button with a bit of embroidery floss through it and a lovely bow to the top.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why wait?

Here are the other three cards I created for my card ensemble. Now you can see the entire ensemble. I hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by!