Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thank You, Roxie!

Just a short post today....

Here's a peek of what I've posted on the Rubbernecker Stampin' Sisterhood blog today!

 I hope you had a terrific Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes to You

I don't have a card to share today, rather this beautiful photo, quote and my wishes that you have a

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. - Augusta E. Rundel

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sisterhood Sunday - Silver Bells

It's time for another Rubbernecker Sisterhood Sunday challenge!  You, too, can participate in our challenge and enter a chance to become a Sunday Sister, as well as win a prize.  Get all the details on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog.

This week we were given this beautiful photo as our inspiration.

I absolutely love the vibrant blue and silver combo and, therefore, labeled my card Silver Bells (I love the song Silver Bells, too)!  Here's how I was inspired for my card design.

I stamped the Bells with Holly image with Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  The bells, bow, and berries were colored with Copic markers; the holly with Silver Smooch.  I painted glitter over the bow

Here's a complete list of the supplies I used:

Stamps:  Bells with Holley (#209-08)
Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Accessories:  Copic markers, Versamark, silver embossing powder, heat tool, Silver Smooch, glitter, silver brads, Classic and Lacey Squares Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Snowflake Punch

Again, please visit our Stampin' Sisterhood blog for the challenge details, as well as to see the designs of my Rubbernecker Sisters!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

3D Ornaments and Looking Out the Window

For the CCEE Stampers' challenge this week, Frances challenged us to use an ornament in our design.  I used Stampin' Up's ornament punch to create my 3D ornaments.

I punched four of the ornaments from Debbie Mumm Christmas paper, folded them in half and glued them together for my 3D ornaments.  Easy peasy!  The ornament also lays flat for ease of mailing.

If you'd like to see what my friends Shirley, Joanne, Frances, and Cindy created and/or play along with us, please check out our CCEE Stampers blog!

I made this card for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers to case a card of someone's card we have in our Favorites gallery.  I love this beautiful window card by jaydekay.  Here's my version:

I used these artsy trees from Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set for the view outside the window.  I used Purely Pomegranate and white cardstock; Purely Pomegranate and Pesto inks.  The window and holly diecuts were sent to me by a friend.  I believe the window die is by Spellbinders.  The bird is a Stampin' Up punch.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chillin Out

When I saw these adorable penguins building a snowman image, I knew I needed to add them to my collection of stamps! 

Three of my penguins were stamped twice, cut out, and popped up. I added liquid applique to the falling snow. For the snow beneath the penguins, I sprinkled dazzling diamonds onto the wet liquid applique and then heat set it. Added the falling snowflakes from MS Punch Around The Page snowflake punch. Did some doodling and called it good!

Here's a closer view of the popped-up penguins and the liquid applique snow.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Metallics and Glitter!

Hello, stamping friends!  It's Thursday, and today I have not one, but three, designs to share with you.

First up, is our Dolce Stamps and Cards challenge.  Fellow design team member, Tara, challenged us to use metallics in our design, and owner, Sandra, indicated she'd like to see some glitter used.

I stamped the poinsettia image with metallic silver ink and then heat set it with silver embossing powder. I watercolored the poinsettias with Razzleberry Twinkling H20 which are a metallic, shiny color.  The leaves and pines were colored with green Copic markers.   I used a small poinsettia die to die cut the center of the Sookwang ornament and covered that with Elizabeth Crafts Purple Highlights glitter.  I centered the poinsettia with a Robin’s Nest purple bead.  I used Elizabeth Crafts Lavender glitter for the rest of the ornament.

Please check out the Dolce Stamps and Cards blog to see what my Dolce sisters have designed, as well as to get all the challenge details so you can play along with us and be entered for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dolce Stamps and Cards store!

Next up is my CCEE Stampers card.  Hostess Cindy challenged us to use chipboard in our design. 

 I used a round circle piece of chipboard and covered it with this beautiful rich, deep green Christmas designer paper by Bo Bunny.  The Santa image in the center is a Heartwarming Vintage cut by Crafty Secrets.  I used my Sizzix die for the brushed gold flourish behind the image; I used my lacey circle Nestability for the brushed gold background paper.  I know my cardstock LOOKS like kraft in this photo, but it is brushed gold by Stampin' Up.  I tied a piece of gold cord at the top to hang this as an ornament on my tree for now.

Swing by our CCEE Stampers blog to see what Joanne, Shirley, Frances, Cindy, and Tosha have designed and to get the details to play along with us!

Finally, I made this card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge to put on the ritz in our design.  I used lots of glitter cardstock for mine.  I used all Stampin' Up products.  The star is their small star punch.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Getting the Tree

Please visit the Rubbernecker Stampin' Sisterhood blog for the complete details on my card!  Thank you! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sisterhood Sunday - A Sketch Challenge

Yes, it's time for another Rubbernecker Sisterhood Sunday!  Today's challenge is a sketch challenge.

I pulled out sexy "Carrie" for my holiday card today.  I watercolored her dress and wrap with Stampin' Up reinkers using Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  I colored her skin, hair, and shoes with Copic markers.  The polkadotted designer paper is from Stampin' Up's designer series pack - Regals Collection.

Please visit our Stampin' Sisterhood blog to see what my sisters Julia, Frances, and Jen created and the challenge details to see how you can join us with an opportunity to win a prize!

I'm also submitting my card to this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge to use Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.

My supplies:
Stamps:  Carrie (Fashion Ladies 2010 - SKU #494-05);
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Stampin' Up Regals Designer Series Collection
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Long Classic and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Classic Circle Nestability, Candi gold brads, large polkadotted embossing folder, corner rounder, Copic markers, reinkers, oval punch, green organdy ribbon, marker, dimensionals

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Yesterday I took pictures of the snowfall we had (you can scroll down to see them in my post from yesterday, if you're interested) and today I have some more snowflakes to show you!  Joanne (aka JoJot) is the CCEE Stampers challenge hostess this week; Jo challenged us---and you---to design something with snowflakes and bling.

While I was working on putting my design together, I decided not to make a card but rather something for this pretty white shabby chic photo frame.

Here's a close up of the smaller snowflakes at the top.  I punched snowflakes out of Bordering Blue for the bottom.  The white snowflakes on top are brads covered with glitter.  I centered them with blue gemstones for Jo's bling requirement.

Here's a closer view of the larger snowflake so you can see the glitter a little better.  The large snowflake is a Sizzix die, the Bordering Blue and white snowflakes are from punches.

Why not pop on over to our CCEE Stampers blog to see what Joanne, Shirley, Tosha, Frances, and Cindy made, as well as get all the details to play along with us?