Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a great weekend and that you had nice weather to get out and enjoy.  We sure did here in my little neck of the woods.  Saturday was a hectic day, but Sunday was nice and relaxing.  I ventured into the studio shortly after the race started and worked until it was over.  I had an idea for a specific project, but the minute I sat at my work table I knew what I had to do . . . . Max was sitting on my table, enjoying his martini!

My mother has been asking me for some “Max” cards for some time now.  Surely you know Max . . .  the frog in the martini glass from Sparkle and Sprinkle.  I gave her one I made a couple of years ago and I think she sent it this year.  I did two for her yesterday . . . one green and one pink.  Someone had sent me a Max card one year and Max was pink and way too adorable.  So . . . . one pink Max.

Green Martini Frog

Here’s the story with the above card.  A couple of years ago I was out on the river with some girlfriends.  We went down the creek to a package store and they had mango martinis in a box.  WOO HOO . . . . the box was great.  We could take the bag out, toss the box and the bag could be put in a cooler on the boat.  We went across river, pulled up in mom’s docks, and urged her to come out with us.  Of course, we treated her to mangotini’s.

Pink Martini Frog

Here is mom’s pink Max.  I don’t know what type of martini it is in the glass, but I know it is good!  There is no bad martini!

Both cards are pretty much the same with the exception of the colors, so I’m lumping all the deets together.

  • Stamps:  Max from Sparkle and Sprinkle; Simple Math from The Cats Pajamas
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Prism Desert Coral Light, Medium and Dark; SU Basic Black and Pink Pirouette
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories:  Copic Markers; Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen; Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Wizard; Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque Pen; Venture Foam Tape; Ribbon; Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Good Friday morning!   Smiley from millan.net   First things first.  The Rubbernecker Blog Stroll goes until noon today.  If you haven’t taken the stroll and celebrated with the Red-Hot Mommas you still have time!  It has been such a joy working with Kittie’s new releases, Kittie Kits “Cause a Scene” – Country Life!  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Country Life Scenes and seeing what the other Red-Hot Mommas have done with them.  Quite frankly, they have outdone themselves!  Way to go girls!! Smiley from millan.net

I was so busy yesterday behind the scenes, that I wasn’t going to stamp last night and just relax.  THEN, after dinner an amazing thing happened  . . . I had a brainstorm!  You don’t even have to ask, YES it hurt!

Before I tell you my idea, I will warn you  . . . Smiley from millan.net alert.

There I was lolling on the couch getting ready to watch Survivor when it hit me!  I could take the rooster from the Chicken Coop Scene and make a birthday card.  Not just any birthday card, but one that you could add a little humor too.  Are you ready?

KKitsRoosterHappyBirthday

Now here’s where it gets tricky . . . on the inside you could write:  Shake Your Tail Feathers, Strut your Stuff, You’re still Cock of the Walk, Cluck You, COCK-a-doodle-doo, You old Cock, Cluck Off  . . . well, I’m sure you get the idea!  Anything you can imagine will work!

Here’s what was used in the making of this card:

  • Stamps:  Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Chicken Coop SKU:KKCS S007 and Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Out Door Master SKU:KKCS M001; and Happy Birthday, USA Sentiment; all from Rubbernecker Stamps
  • Paper:  Prism Tawny Medium and Crabapple Dark; 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market; Strathmore Watercolor
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Small and Large Deckled Edged Rectangles and Large Petite Oval Nestabilities; Ranger Glossy Accents; Venture Foam Tape, Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Koi Water Brushes; May Arts Ribbon; Vintage Button, Brads

I suppose that’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Good morning and welcome to another Rubbernecker Blog Stroll!  Today Rubbernecker Stamps releases two new Kittie Kits – “Cause a Scene” Sets.  I showed you the Chicken Coop Scene yesterday, and today I’m going to show you the Farm Scene. I can’t believe that it was close to 2 years ago that Kittie, Jeanne and I sat around Kittie’s patio table brainstorming scene kits!  Since Kittie released her first sets, there have been others to come along, but none like our Kittie’s hand drawn images and style!  That is exactly what Kittie Kits – Cause a Scene are all about  . . . being able to replicate Kittie’s style in our own way!

To celebrate this release, we invite you to Blog Stroll along with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas.  The Stroll begins at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the guidelines on how to win one of the sets being revealed or even possibly the GRAND PRIZE. If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Blog, you should go there as soon as possible. That’s where you’ll find the first clue to begin your Stroll (and yes, this time there is a clue on the RN Blog).

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I water colored the image with Ranger Distress Inks and my fave new toy, Koi Water Brushes.  I absolutely love the outhouse in this set and just had to use it.  Do you remember visiting family members who had outhouses?  I sure do!  They also had water pumps in the kitchen and cooked on wood burning stoves.  I loved visiting the relatives in the country with my grandparents.  It was an every weekend (or at least every other weekend) occurrence.  You didn’t call to say you were coming by, you just got in the car and went.  When you got there, you visited everyone in the family, going from house to house!  Ahhhh, good times!

The Blog Stroll ends with me, and my word in the phrase is STAMPS! I hope you’ve visited all the other blogs, left comments, and have found all the phrase clues.  If you have, now is the time to email me, scheever@insightbb.com, with the subject line BLOG STROLL – KITTIEKITSAPRIL23, and the completed phrase. 

The Blog Stroll will end at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 24, and the individual winners and GRAND PRIZE Winner will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog Friday afternoon!

I hope you enjoyed the stroll and thanks for coming to the BAD Side for awhile.

Good Wednesday mornin’!  Smiley from millan.net I’m sure you’re all thinking, what the hell as the BAD one done now?  Well, I did get out yesterday (now don’t faint or anything) but I actually put a few miles on my car.  I think it might be the first time I’ve driven in just about 3 weeks . . . I’ve become such a homebody!  Me getting out on the open road caused enough of a scene, however . . . .

This being Wednesday, it is Rubbernecker WACKY WEDNESDAY, and Candy has challenged us to make a card/project using chipboard or a button, or both.  This week, Rubbernecker will be awarding one winner, 40% off their entire order.  All the deets for this week’s challenge and how to participate are on the RN Blog.

What did I do to Cause a Scene?  Well, today you will see on the blogs’ of the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas, previews/sneak peeks of new Kittie Kits – Cause a Scene Sets that will be released tomorrow!  During the release tomorrow, there will be a Blog Stroll celebrating Kittie’s new releases.  Just like the first Blog Stroll, there will be prizes and lots of fun!  You’ll need to start at the RN Blog tomorrow and follow the clues along the way.  You won’t be sorry!

Oh the scene thing . . . . I stamped with the new Chicken Coop Kittie Kit!

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I don’t often create little scenes (only big ones) like this one, but I must admit that I got totally lost in the coloring!  I can see why Kittie thinks of her scenes as therapeutic.  Once I had the scene water colored, I sanded the edges down to leave just a hint of white.  The background paper was misted with water, scrunched up to cause wrinkles, ironed dry and then sanded to show wear and tear.  For the challenge, I used a vintage button that I found in all the buttons that my aunt gave me.  I also need to add that the color of the hen and chicks were inspired by all the photos that Anna has been showing on her blog recently.

  • Stamps:  Kittie Kits – Cause a Scene Outdoor Master #1 and Chicken Coop Scene #7 from Rubbernecker Stamps 
  • Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor; Prism Crabapple Dark and Spring Willow Dark; Core-dinations Vintage Collection Reminisce
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Scattered Straw Distress
  • Accessories:  Ranger Mini Mister; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; Koi Water Brushes; Sanding Tools; Vintage Button; Ribbon; Twine; Scallop Border Punch; Brads

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out the WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge and please come back for the Blog Stroll tomorrow . . . who knows, you might win some new Kittie Kits!

Good Tuesday morning!  You should have here over the last few days . . . I was finally getting my Spellbinders Nesties organized and sorting all the Prism paper that I received in Texas.  I can walk in the studio now and not have to walk over a box.  Such a nice feeling!  I’ll get pictures later of how I organized my Spellbinders.  I based my system on what Shelly posted here.

On another note, and the reason for today’s card, is that my mother, aunt and sister all went through my piles of cards on Easter Sunday.  I had so many that I needed to make some space and they hadn’t gone through my cards in a long time.  I brought them all up the dining room table and let them all a free-for-all.  Once they were done, I took what was left, sorted them into categories and put them in zip lock baggies.  Much to my surprise I had tons of Christmas cards that I could have sent out last year . . . duh!  However, I had very few thank you cards.  So . . . . last night I decided to make a thank you card that could be used for a more subdued occasion.

Of course, I had to add my own quirky twist, even though it’s a pretty simple card!

ThinkOfYou ThankYou April09

The background panel was debossed with the Spellbinders Paisley Impressabilities and the image and borders were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Label Three Nestabilities.  On the inside

ThinkOfYou ThankYou April09 inside

I simply stamped Thank You.  However this could easily be a sympathy and/or thinking of you card.  My quirky touch . . . the button truly does not go with this design, a bow would have been better, but I wanted something a little different.

  • Stamps:  Thinking of You and Many Sentiments from Flourishes
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Baja Breeze and Basic Black
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and SU Baja Breeze
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Three Nestabilities and Paisley Impressabilities; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; SU Baja Breeze Ribbon; Button; Black Hemp Twine

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  By the way, if you like to “Cause a Scene,” you’ll really want to be here tomorrow!

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