Monday, August 29, 2011

A Special Friend

This week at The Friday Mash Up they have a great sketch, and embossing challenge. You can do one or the other, but I went ahead and did both~
I dug out a much neglected stamp set, SU's Bold Blossoms, and had at it! The large flowers are a punch and the sentiment is a digi with the small flower from the set stamped in the center. I love this melon mambo and glorious green color combo~
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes/Fave Color Combo
Creative Belli - Gingham
Freshly  Brewed - Emboss It
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Just Add Ink - Something from your stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your having a great week of creating~
Rubber Hugs,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Little Stained Glass Technique

This week at Come and Get It Challenges, we are challenging everyone to try the Stained Glass Technique. Shell has posted a great tutorial for this technique from Splitcoast Stampers and you can find that HERE. There are others out there, as well, so if you don't want to use this one, just Google will find more!
I did mine on white vellum stamped with White Kraft Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. This for me, was the hardest part...I am NOT a good wet embosser on vellum...LOL!  Then I flipped my image over and colored in the flowers with markers...there is a little shading that isn't very noticeable in the photo unless you enlarge it. Since the edge of the image is colored, I have no problem adhering the image to white cardstock and cutting it out. Then just finished it off with the die cut corners and an embossed sentiment.
Please be sure to stop over at Come and Get It and see what the other girls have created as well! We'd LOVE to have you join us this week~
Along with Come and Get It, I will also submit my card into the following:

Ohh La La - No backing paper
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a FABBY week, and have fun creating!
Rubber Hugs,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Getting Sketchy

Happy Sunday, guys and dolls! This week at Come and Get It, I have posted a wonderful Clean and Simple Sketch for everyone to try! This is the card I have made for the sketch, but also be sure to check out the other Design Team cards, as they are all amazingly different!
I will also enter this card into a few other Challenges this week:

Just Some Lines - Embossing ( there is both dry and wet embossing)
Marks Finest Papers - Emboss It!
CAS-ual Fridays - Clean and Simple with embossing
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Non- Traditional Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will all come play along with the Sketch this week! Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Rubber Hugs,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Black and White and Red, Oh My...

We have a WONDERFUL new Challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges, and I hope you will all come and join us! I originally thought of going Christmas with this color combo, but decided to go just a little bit Asian. I had a blast doing the DP up with VersaMark and SU Irridescent Ice EP! I will be doing this more often, I am sure~
Please be sure to stop by and see what the other Designers have created for this challenge as well!
Thanks so much for stopping by today~ I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!

Rubber Hugs,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Fall Birthday Card

This week at Come and Get It Challenges, Cindy set the challenge to make Fall/Autumn Birthday cards or projects. My first attempt was with this tree, but I failed the layout miserably, so I went another direction. I just LOVED the look of the tree, so I saved it so I could actually create something with it. This is the result. The Big Oak is from SU's Lovely As A Tree set. I stamped it with StazOn and then colored it with SU re-inkers and the aquabrush. The DP is leftover from the previous card posted, and the sentiment is again, SU.  Sure wish I had accomplished this one first...LOL!
I will go ahead and enter this into a couple other challenges out there this week-

Anything Goes Challenge - Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthday
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by today! The next challenge at Come and Get It will be Sunday, and will be a really cool color combo challenge! Please be sure to come check it out! Have a FABBY weekend.....

Rubber Hugs,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Autumn Birthday

Yes, it is 103 degrees out there today, but Autumn is just around the corner, so the challenge today at Come and  Get It Challenges is to create a card or project for an Autumn Birthday.
My Mojo has been shot, so I dug out my All Seasons II paper pack by The Paper Studio, and went to one of my Fave Sketches with it. It is super simple and looks great every time! I took a brown button, some Raffia, and the silk leaves and made the little embellie. The sentiment is from SU Birthday Whimsey. There are a few other Challenges out there this week that this card can enter into:

Birthday Sundaes - Birthday
Corrosive - Earth Tones
Craft Your Days Away - Birthday
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please be sure to come and join us at Come and Get It Challenges this week!