Friday, March 30, 2012

Good News!

Good news, indeed!!  The Stampin' Sisterhood (Rubbernecker) Mother's Day blog hop has been  EXTENDED until midnight tonight!!  Don't miss out on your chance to win a free Rubbernecker stamp set!  All the glorious details are hereMy Mother's Day blog posting is just past my CCEE post, if you'd like to see my creation.

Also, you won't want to miss out on the new challenge we have for you this coming Sunday!

Good luck!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CCEE1213 New Home

Another Thursday presents itself, which means it's time for another CCEE Stampers' challenge! Joanne challenged the team to make a New Home/Apartment card.

My card is a case of hskelley's from SCS. Harriet was the featured stamper one of the Sundays while I was on vacation a couple weeks ago, and I promised her that I would case one of her cards when I returned. So, this is for you, Harriet!

I cased Harriet's CUUUUUTE clean and simple New Home card seen here. I fell in love with her felt homes!  We are required to change one or two things so that it is not an exact case of the artist's original card. As you can see, I used stamps for my houses, which are popped up on dimensionals, and I used different colors, going with a monochromatic theme thanks to my Copic markers.  I also added trees.

If you'd like to see the cards the other CCEE Stampers made and/or play along with us, you can get all the details on our CCEE Stampers blog!

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up's Good Neighbors and Well Scripted
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Copic markers, Baker's Twine from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, dimensionals

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stampin' Sisterhood Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood Mother's Day Blog hop!  Yes, Mother's Day will be here before we know it, so we wanted to share some of our favorite Rubbernecker images we love to use for our Mother's Day cards.  My mother loves butterflies, so I used the Butterflies stamp set.

I used Vintage Violet ink to stamp the sentiment and the butterfly images.  I colored the yellow part of the butterfly with Stampin' Up markers and water colored the violet with Vintage Violet reinker.  I added silver glitter glue to part of the butterfly and then Glossy Accent to the rest of it.  Here's a closer view of the butterfly:

Now, here's your hop route!  Be sure to leave some love with your comment at each stop and then finish up with the Stampin' Sisterhood blog to let us know you have hopped!  You will be entered for your chance to win a free Rubbernecker stamp set!  AND, as an added BONUS,  we will draw an EXTRA winner  for a STAMP SET of your choice, just for sharing our HOP on your Facebook page or Blog!! -After you have shared, just go back to the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog and let us know where you have shared our hop!!  The winner will be announced on our blog on March 30th!

Supplies I used:
Stamps: Butterflies
Paper: White, Vintage Violet, designer
Ink: Vintage Violet
Accessories: Stampin’ Up markers and reinkers, watercolor brush, silver stickles, Glossy Accents, petite oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities, Fleur de lis Motif, Vintage Violet ribbon

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CCEE1212 Sentiment Focus

I'm back from my two-week vacation, and it felt good to get back to my stamping table!! 

Joanne has challenged the CCEE Stampers to make a card/project with the sentiment as the focus.  I used this circular Happy Birthday sentiment by Rubbernecker, which reads Hugs and Kisses Happy Birthday Wishes.  I did an inverted telescoping with my circle Nestabilities and dimensionals to draw the eye into the center.  I stamped the sentiment using a colorful Spectrum ink pad.  I kept the card very simple and somewhat masculine as it is for my great-nephew's birthday.  I love to use bright colors for the little ones, using Brilliant Blue and Gable Green for this card.

Be sure to stop by the CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the rest of the team came up with this week.  Perhaps you'd like to play along with us!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is it Spring Yet?

We've had a very mild winter (knock on wood) this year, yet still I long for Spring to be here! I was happy that Joanne wanted us to create a Spring card for our CCEE Stampers challenge this week! Actually, JoJo specifically said we were to make a Spring scene.  I didn't quite create a "scene" per se', but tulips happen to be my favorite flower and they scream "SPRING!" to me.  Imagine a whole garden of these beauties!

I water colored my tulip and then added a touch of lavender glue glitter to the bulb.  I separated the oval panels with dimensionals for depth.

Supplies I used:
Stamps: Tulips
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Lavender Lace, Dusty Concord
Accessories: oval Nestabilities, tulips embossed frame folder, sponge dauber, ribbon, glitter glue, dimensionals

Be sure to swing by the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the team has created.  Perhaps you'd like to join us in our challenge!