Thursday, May 31, 2012

CCEE Paper Piercing

Can you believe it's the last day of May already? Whew! This month sure did fly by fast.

Today's CCEE Stampers' challenge is my last one as the May challenge hostess. I challenged the team---and YOU---to make paper piercing the focus of their card/project. I used an Ecstasy Crafts piercing template for my design around the outer frame, as well as around the sentiment panel.

Here's a closer view of the pierced design.

I stamped Rubbernecker's 2012 Collage-floral set 1 image in a soft shade of pink and then stamped this awesome friendship sentiment--2012 Sentiments #1-little things--in Versafine black over the flowers.

Please visit the CCEE Stampers' blog to see the creations my team mates made and get the simple details for joining us in our challenge!

Here's a photo of the Rubbernecker images I used with a complete list of supplies following.

Supplies I used: 
Stamps: 2012 Sentiments – little things (#629-07) and 2012 Collage Floral Set 1 (#645-01) by Rubbernecker
Paper: White, designer, Taken with Teal
Ink: Versafine Black; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky, Taken with Teal
Accessories: paper piercing template, sponge daubers, pink ribbon


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fluttering By

I post weekly on Wednesdays at the Stampin Sisterhood blog. I used Rubbernecker's Side Butterfly image (see first photo below) and a sentiment from the Butterflies Are Free set (second photo) for my design today.

 If you'd like to see what I created with these images, please swing by the Stampin' Sisterhood blog and let me know what you think!  Thanks, and have a great day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CCEE Color Challenge

As the May CCEE challenge hostess, I gave the design team members a color challenge this week to use Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry Cobbler in their creations. While these are Stampin' Up colors, I realize not everyone may have these, so colors from other ink companies that closely resemble these Stampin' Up colors are allowed.

(click on photo for a larger view)

I water colored my image with my Stampin' Up and Adirondack reinkers and a water color brush.  I like to use the Versafine Black ink when I water color since it doesn't bleed.

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Kate (SKU #03-02 KK) and Box Word Set (SKU #622) by Rubbernecker
Paper:  White, Pacific Point, Cricut Doodlecharms designer paper
Ink:  Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Adirondack Butterscotch, Denim, and Cranberry; Versafine Black
Accessories:  Pea Pod twine from The Twinery, MFT banner Die-namics, large polkadotted embossing folder, corner rounder, oval Nestabilities, dimensional, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Bow Easy

 Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see the creations the team made.  Perhaps you'd like to join in our challenge, too!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I made this card for my weekly Wednesday's Worktable posting on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog using Rubbernecker stamps. 

We also have a Garden hop that is active until this Friday.  Click on the Garden Hop badge at the top of my blog (on the right) to take you there.  Here's some of the cool stuff you can win:

-EVERY hopper who follows the HOP INFO, will receive an email with  a....

-ONE winner will be drawn to win a.....
-ONE hopper who shares our hop SOMEWHERE out there in MEDIA land will receive......


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garden Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood Garden Blog hop! I'm so glad you are able to join us today.  If you arrived from Charlene Driggs' blog, you're in the right place!

I came up with a very clean and simple design today as I was in the mood to water color my garden, and I wanted that to be the focus of my card.

After marking the rectangular shape on my water color paper where I wanted my garden scene, I stamped the image four times with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I used a mixture of Adirondack and Stampin' Up reinkers and a water color brush to color my entire scene.  I framed my scene with deckled rectangle Nestabilities, stamped my sentiment and was done!

Here are the supplies I used to make my CAS card:
Stamps:  Wildflower Set
Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Lettuce; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and Marigold Morning
Accessories:  Versamark, black embossing powder, heat tool, deckled Nestabilities 

Now, here's some important hop information you need to know....

**You have until Friday, May 25 to hop.  
**The WINNERS will be announced Saturday, May 26, in the evening!

How do you become a winner?  Each hopper, who does the following will receive a Shopping Code for 15% off their order (the code will be emailed to you):

**Leave some love at EVERY stop along the way. 
**Collect our word search WORDS as you go.
**Leave a comment on the Sisterhood Blog, along with the words you collected, and your email address.
**ONE winner will be chosen to receive 25% off!!
**There will also be ONE winner chosen as our MEDIA winner for a STAMP SET of their choice, just for sharing our HOP on their Facebook page or Blog or some other media page!!  You just have to let us know where you shared it and include your link.

...SOIL is the word you need from my blog.....

We will also have another terrific hop in June, so stay tuned with information on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog.  There's something exciting coming for June's hop!

Also, did you know that we have weekly postings and challenges on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog for your inspiration?  We sure do!  I don't know about you, but I love it when I go to a stamp company's blog and see examples of how the design team members' use the company's images.  And that's what we do!!

Here's your hop route.  Ellen Taylor is next on the route from my blog.

      Thursday, May 17, 2012

      CCEE Vellum Butterfly

      It's Thursday and time for another CCEE Stampers' challenge! Our challenge this week is to use dry or heat embossing on vellum.

      For my design, I stamped this beautiful butterfly image onto vellum card stock with Versamark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I colored the butterfly with Copic markers on both sides of the vellum. I cut it out and adhered it to my lemon yellow paper flower.  I added dots of white acrylic paint.  I stamped the sentiment with Daffodil Delight ink.  The sentiment reads "cherished sister" and is part of a new 100+ words Box Word set by Rubbernecker.  The one-word stamps allow you to create your own sentiment/phrase!!!  I lined mine up with my stamp-a-ma-jig.

      Here's a closer view of the butterfly:

      If you'd like to play along in our challenge and/or see the creations the rest of the design team members made, please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog!

      Supplies I used:
      Stamps:  Butterflies & Dragonflies-Butterfly Side (SKU #812 SO) and Box Word Set (SKU #622) by Rubbernecker
      Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Garden Green, Vellum
      Ink:  Daffodil Delight
      Accessories:  Copic markers, brown felt brad, white acrylic paint, lacy square Nestabilities, dimensionals, Scor Pal tape, Spellbinder's Rose Creations (for leaves), stamp-a-ma-jig

      Thanks, and have a fabulous day!


      Thursday, May 10, 2012

      CCEE 1219 - Designer Brads and/or Buttons

      Sorry I haven't been around much lately. There have been several things claiming my attention elsewhere lately, one of which was a trip to beautiful Tennessee with my husband, sister-and-brother-in-law, and good friend. We had a blast! I got to pet a penguin and see a black bear in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains!!! Both were awesome experiences! I will have photos to share soon.

      In the meantime, it is time for another CCEE Stampers' challenge. I am the May challenge hostess, challenging the team members (and you) to create a card/project making your own designer buttons and/or brads. I made designer buttons with this pretty designer papers for my flower centers.

      I was also able to do some shopping in Tennessee at this magnificent scrapbook outlet store where everything is 50% off! One of the items I purchased was a 180 sheet pack of My Mind's Eye designer paper (Wild Asparagus). It may be paper from 2008, but it is still beautiful and useful to me!! I used this particular sheet of designer paper for my designer buttons (the flower centers), as well as the Spellbinder's Labels 23 Nestabilities shape over the white.

      I made the flowers from some pretty pale yellow mulberry paper that I also purchased at the scrapbook outlet store. I used my Classic Circle Nestabilities in four layers to make my pretty yellow flowers. After I die cut the mulberry paper, I wadded it up, opened back up and arranged for my flowers.  Here's a closer view of the flowers and button centers:

      Please stop by our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the team came up with for this challenge, as well as check out the details for playing along with us!

      Here's a list of all the supplies I used today:
      Stamps: Mother's Day sentiment by Inkadinkadoo
      Paper: Soft Sky, White, My Mind's Eye designer paper, pale yellow Mulberry
      Ink: Versafine Black 
      Accessories: Spellbinder's Classic Circles and Labels 23 Nestabilities, Sizzix button die, Verve A Cut Above sentiment die by Verve, sponge dauber


      Thursday, May 3, 2012

      CCEE Gingham Challenge

      I am the CCEE challenge hostess for the month of May. For this first Thursday, I challenged the team use gingham in their design. I used this pretty pink May Arts gingham ribbon, adhering it to my card stock with Scor Pal tape and then layering black grosgrain ribbon on top of it.  I colored my rose with Copic markers and doodled around the outside of the circle Nestability.

      If you'd like to join us in our challenge and/or see the designs of my team mates, please visit our CCEE Stampers blog. Thanks, and have a great day!

      Supplies I used:
      Stamps:  Single Leaf Rose and Happy Birthday Phrase set by Rubbernecker
      Paper:  White, Black
      Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
      Accessories:  Copic markers, black marker, circle Nestability, May Arts gingham ribbon, Stampin' Up black grosgrain ribbon, ScorPal tape