Saturday, April 21, 2012

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood's  Father's Day blog hop!  I'm glad you are able to join us because the design team has some pretty cool Father's Day cards to show you.  

Please note that Blogger has been causing problems for some of our designers all week long so you may come across a few blogs that do not appear updated with today's blog hop post. If that happens, please refer to the hop order at the end of my post or on The Stampin' Sisterhood Blog to continue.  However, make sure you plan to check back on the other blogs because you'll need to leave a comment on each blog in order to win our BIG PRIZE!

Also, before I move onto my card, I would like to remind you that the Stampin' Sisterhood  has a very active blog with daily postings by the design team members, Sisterhood Sunday challenges that we'd love to have you participate in, as well as a monthly blog hop!  Also, watch out for something NEW coming your way next month!  

For my card, I used the Grandpa with fishing pole image.  I stamped him with Versafine Onyx Black ink and water colored with various inks (see my supply list at the end of my post).  After I water colored his shirt, I rubbed a little Tea Dye Distress Ink into parts of his shirt to grunge it up a bit.  I used a deckled rectangle Nestability to die cut the image and then I distressed the edges with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the designer paper behind the image, I  distressed the edges of the paper with the same inks.  I then crumpled and pressed open the paper for more of a distressed look.  My hubby generously donated one of his fishing flies that I added to the hemp cord (yes, this card will be very carefully handed to my father!)

Now, here's some important blog hop information:

If you complete the entire blog hop route, leaving a comment at every blog, as well as the Stampin' Sisterhood blog where you let us know that you have hopped the entire route, you will be eligible to win a Rubbernecker stamp set of your choice!!!  The winner will be announced on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog on April 28!!

Oh, and another thing....as a BONUS ENTRY, we will draw an EXTRA winner for a stamp set of your choice just for sharing our hop on your Facebook page or blog!!  Just be sure to include that in your comment on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog.

Here's your hop route.

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Grandpa with Fishing Pole by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Very Vanilla and unknown designer paper
Ink:  Versafine Onxy Black; Ranger Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  deckled rectangle Nestability, chocolate brown brads, hemp cord, fishing fly, blender tool, dimensionals

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cindy Haffner challenged the CCEE Stampers to make a project using only pink, black, and white.

I stamped my Verve flower with Versafine Black ink, using both the small and large flowers in the set, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals.  I wound pink embroidery thread around a punch 1/2" circle for three of the houndstooth panels.  I used a MOJO225 sketch.

If you'd like to play along with us, as well as see the designs of my CCEE sisters, please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog!

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Petals & Stems by Verve
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Black, White, houndstooth designer paper
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  square Nestabilities, pink embroidery thread, Scor Tape, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday's Worktable

I made this clean and simple masculine card for my Wednesday's Worktable posting on the Rubbernecker Stampin' Sisterhood blog.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday's Worktable Sneak Peek

Please visit the Stampin' Sisterhood blog for a full view of my sneak peek. Thanks, and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Guest Designer

I am so excited to have been asked by Bonnie, at Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR), to be their guest designer today!  You can see the post at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog which shows two other projects I made.  I've also created a third card  to show you here on my blog.

I love it when a card comes together quickly for me!  Typically, I labor over my cards a long time.  For this one, I die cut two pieces of white card stock with the Big Scalloped Square Nestabilities.  I then scored 1/4" from the top for the back panel so it will stand up easily when I adhere the front and back together. I wanted a silhouette image, so I used this Weeds image.  Can you see the bee (brad) hovering over the weed?  I love this pretty Spring yellow ribbon from the Welcome Spring collection from RRR and ruffled it up with Scor Tape.  Isn't it a striking contrast against the black and white?

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Weeds and Sentiment by Rubbernecker
Paper:  White, Black, and houndstooth designer paper
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Big Scalloped Square Nestabilities, bee brad, RRR yellow ribbon, Scor Tape.

Thanks for visiting today!  Again, you can see my other two projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

CCEE1214 - Embossing Folders

Cindy Haffner is our April CCEE challenge hostess and she challenged us to use our embossing folders today! 

I first stamped my Bubble Vine image, using Soft Suede ink, onto my Hot Off the Press designer paper and then embossed the paper with a floral/leaf embossing folder.  My ribbon wreath was made following the instructions from this tutorial.  I saw a beautiful wreath that Cathleen Torina had made, so I wanted to give it a try, too!  I topped the wreath off with a small flower I made using my boho blossoms punch out of the same designer paper.  I adhered the wreath to my paper with pop-up glue dots, but you could also use Scor Tape.

Please check out the creations my team mates did on our CCEE Stampers' blog and play along with us, if you can!

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Bubble Vine and partial sentiment (I used the words Happy Birthday from the larger sentiment Birthday Wishes from all your fabulous friends with a marker) by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Hot Off the Press designer paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  pink grosgrain ribbon, boho blossoms punch, Nestability tag die, pink brad, pop-up glue dots, Scor Tape, floral/leaf embossing folder, corner rounder


Sunday, April 1, 2012

SS16 Sisterhood Sunday!

Welcome to another Sisterhood Sunday!

 We have a terrific sketch challenge for you today!

I chose to use this adorable elephant image from the Animals collection for my creation today.  My friend, Charlene Driggs, recently sent me some cool designer papers, and I knew immediately that I wanted to use this pretty pink, black, and cream striped and polka dotted dp (I paper pieced the elephant's body with the polka dotted dp.)  I colored his head with Copic markers.  I actually stamped the image twice, cuttingt it out, and popping it up for dimension.

Now, if you'd like to play along with us, you can get all the details on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog.  We'll be choosing one winner who will be dubbed our SUNDAY SISTER and will also receive a Rubbernecker stamp set of her choice!  You can check out the images on the Rubbernecker blog.

Have a terrific day!

.Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Animals by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Black, Making Memories Sabrina designer paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  pink buttons, word window punch, circle and lacy circle Nestabilities, dimensionals