Monthly Archives: September 2008

Candy Canes and Bears!

Well, I’ve regrouped, had a few more errands this morning (darn kids), and did get some new rubbah in the mail this morning!  WOO HOO!  New stuff — oh yeah!  New Stamp Oasis Holiday images from Rubbernecker Stamp Company!  I’ll be using these images over the couple of days to make samples for the Show Booth.  Here’s the first one that I’ve done.

Candy Cane Bear

The image is colored with Copic Markers.  I decided to put some puffy paint on the hat, and stickles adorn the candy cane.  The image fits perfectly in the Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities.  To keep my scallops the same, I cut the edge of the ribbon panel using the Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestie.

  • Stamps:  Stamp Oasis Little Lovins’ Christmas Collection:  Christmas mini #3 SKU:518 521 528 531 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Riding Hood Red; BasicGrey Figgy
  • Ink:  Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Copic Markers;  Spellbinders Petite Oval and Long Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; Ranger Crystal Stickles and Inkssentials White Opaque Pen; Venture Foam Tape; Tulip White Puffy Paint; Sewing Machine; Ribbon

Don’t forget about the Treasure Hunt today!  There are some really cute images for the prize today!  Check it all out on the Rubbernecker Home Page!

It’s Treasure Hunt Tuesday!

Well, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s Treasure Hunt Day at Rubbernecker.  I’m going to lead you over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog for all your info today.  You’ll be able to find out what Design Team Members are offering Blog Candy as well as find the link to your first clue.

I don’t have a card right now!   Now before you gasp, I was a tad busy yesterday.  You know I am leaving for York, PA on Wednesday and had to have things caught up here.  Which reminds me!  If you are going to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Expo this coming weekend, please stop by the Rubbernecker Booth and say hello!  Anyhoo, I did all my household chores and errands yesterday.  When I finished paying the bills last night it was 9:00 p.m. and I was rather energetic!  The problem . . . I went to the  studio to work and hated everything I did.  They are in the garbage!  I think I had something in my head that I couldn’t quite get down on paper . . . go ahead and laugh, I am!

So here’s what I’m going to do.  I’m gonna regroup and I’ll be back with some stamping later.  Who knows what it will be  . . .  maybe I’ll get those new stamps early this morning!

New Stamps!

It’s me again!  I don’t normally do more than one post in a day, but it was in the stars today I guess.  I did tell you before that I was playing catch up from being lazy (well actually laying around with a heating pad on my back) all weekend.

High Hopes Rubber Stamps released some fabulous new images yesterday.  Yes, I’m a day late (and maybe even a dollar short – I haven’t paid the bills yet) but the image was colored.  I just needed to finish the card!  To see all the new releases, all you need to do, is go to the High Hopes Home Page and type HOTP in the search box!

Fairy Merry Christmas

The image was colored with Copic Markers and the wings were highlighted with a Stardust pen.  The bells, ribbon and belt buckle were highlighted with a Gold Spica Pen and to highlight the boots, I added Tulip Puffy Paint to the fur.  I couldn’t resist pulling out my favorite holiday paper, BasicGrey Figgy.   The background is made with scraps of Figgy that were sewn to a panel of Always Artichoke.

So I guess this is all for me today.  Now I need to finish up the household stuff!

Batik or Faux Bleach?

Good morning!  I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I myself, did nothing – absolutely nothing.  I sat on the couch in my pajamas, took naps and watched movies . . .  Bliss I tell you, pure bliss!  Of course, I have to pay for those two days today.  I have errands to run, finish up some cards I should have done over the weekend – and post today, and begin preparations to go out of town.  This I what happens when you are lazy . . . too much crap to catch up on!

I did want to do a little fun stamping this morning, and checked in on the Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoast.  I have to say that since Lynn has taken over (no offense Beth), but the challenges really do test me!  Today’s challenge, Batik – The Colorwash Way, is actually the very same thing I’ve been doing, only calling it Faux Bleach.  The difference with today’s challenge is, however, that Lynn used watercolor paper.  Interesting!  I had to try it!  AND, it does give a different effect because the color wash soaks into the paper leaving a darker background.

Anyhoo, chores beckon, so here’s my card!

TLC188

I stamped the silhouette on watercolor paper and clear embossed.  Using Ranger Color Wash, I misted the image and then placed it between two pieces of printer paper.  With my iron set on cotton, no steam, I ironed the paper to remove the embossing.  To finish my card, I stamped Flannel Plaid (because it just goes with everything) on my background panels.

  • Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy and Flannel Plaid
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper; SU Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing; SU Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
  • Accessories: Ranger Clear EP; and Red Pepper, Stream and Butterscotch Color Wash; SU Scallop Punch and Ribbon; Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities; Venture Foam Tape

Enjoy your day!

Tags and More!

Today was play day in the studio.  All week long I’ve stamped for a purpose – meeting deadlines and design team requirements.  I decided this morning that today was my day to experiment and just to have fun with my stamping.

When I moved the studio downstairs, I purchased some of those Rubbermaid cloth cubes for storage.  In order to know what was in them, I wrote on shipping tags and tied them to the handles.  I’ve been wanting to make new tags, something more creative and colorful.  Well guess what?  Today I did!  There are still a few more tags to make, but at least I have started them.

This one is for the storage cube I keep my Ranger/Tim Holtz products in.

Ranger

Last week I became the lucky recipient of some 7 Gypsies products to play around with.  I know that all the products will fill one storage cube, so I had to have one for that product.

7GYPSIES

In my closet I have two cubes full of alterable items.  These cubes will be moved out to the stamping area so that I don’t forget I have them.  Some of the lesser used items will be moved to the closet.   I’m really very pleased with this tag, imagining the possibilities of what could be made with these items.

Alterables

I hope you’ve had a great week and enjoy your weekend.  I’ll be playing in the studio over the weekend, making sure I’m ready to leave for York, PA next week.  Which reminds me – I will be working in the Rubbernecker booth at the York, PA show October 4th and 5th.  We still need one more demonstrator, so if you are local to the show and interested, send me an email.

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