Thursday, June 22, 2017

How To Receive A Copy Rubber Stamp Madness


I absolutely LOVE this magazine and I'm sure you will too. To receive a free copy of RubberStampMadness's Summer issue, send an email to rsm@rsmadness.com and mention this blogsite. The first 100 responders will receive a copy. Here's information about the issue: ATCs are the main focus, with six-pages inside, an ATC-filled cover. Down on the Farm stamp art incorporates cows, chickens, barns and over-sized potatoes in pastoral scenes. Judy and Bobby Duke of B & J's Art Stamps share the story of their home-grown business and samples of Judy's fabulous artwork. A how-to feature explains steps for making Simple "Step Cards," perfect for sharing through the mail. Three terrific tags are showcased in The Tag Shoppe. An album of "Not-Feeling-So-Blue" artwork and more are in this issue.   Here's the issue you'll receive.  


Remember ONLY the first 100 responders will receive the free issue.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Winner Winner!




Hi everyone!!  Just found out I was a winner for the Bugaboo Stamps June Theme challenge.  Yay me!!  Here's the card that won:



Now I get to go shopping for some more fun images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Teddy Bear And Love


Hello and welcome.  After all of the tragic news lately, I thought I would make something to cheer somebody up.  So that's what I'm sharing with you today - happy mail!

I pulled out and dusted off some of my old and long retired Stampin Up! stamp sets and got to work.  After stamping the bear, wagon, and honey pot (from Bear Necessities and Favorite Teddy Bear) in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock, I pulled out both my prismacolor and copic markers.  Once the coloring was finished, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before adding brushed corduroy distress ink to the bottom of the main image panel for the "ground".  I then lightly stippled some Tim Holtz old paper distress ink over the image panel to "soften" it up and "age" the panel a bit before layering and adding brads.  I then stamped a teddy bear border for the middle of the card using the Teddy and Friends stamp set in walnut stain distress ink before adding the layered image panel to the card.  I then stamped three envelopes from Favorite Teddy Bear in memento tuxedo black on scrap white card stock, colored, then cut out before sliding "into" the wagon making sure they were adhered using micro glue dots.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash #307 - Happy Mail

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1724 - Anything Goes

CardsTV Mailbox Smiles - Anything Goes Challenge #4

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a fantastic weekend.


Stamps: Stampin Up! Favorite Teddy Bear, Bear Necessities, Teddy and Friends
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Old Paper Distress Inks
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Fiskars Xacto Knife, Brads, Stipple Brushes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heat and Toasters


Hello and welcome to my sweltering corner of the world.  Ugh!  It's going to be triple digits for the next week and that's after being in the 60's with thunderstorms two days ago (Sunday to be exact).  Mother Nature you're drunk!!

Speaking of heat, I'd like to share a card with you that took me a few days to make thanks to migraines.  Of course, I'm using another favorite Bugaboo Digital Stamp.  This one is called Margaret Live In A Toaster which pretty much sums up the temperatures for the next week.  It's also perfect for the weekly challenge over at the Bugaboo Stamps blog.  I am not one to get out of bed quickly anymore.  Especially dealing with chronic migraines and pain.  So a bit about my card now.

After I printed off Margaret and colored her using both prismacolor and copic markers, I filled in the white areas inside the frame using some Stampin Up chalk and an eye shadow applicator before layering.  Once all the layering was finished, and brads added, I stamped the card using a gear background stamp from MFP Stamp Shop (now temporarily closed) before stippling some CTMH Dutch Blue dye ink around the edges.  My only embellishments are some Recollections paper flowers with brad centers.

Challenges entered:

Catch The Bug - Fast & Furious

Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1724 - Anything Goes

Not Just Cards - #45 Summer Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Bugaboo Margaret Live In A Toaster, MFP Stamp Shop Gear Up
Ink: CTMH Dutch Blue
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Brads, Chalk, Eye Shadow Applicator, Recollections Paper Flowers, Glue Dots

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sending You Sunshine


Hello and welcome.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a friends grandfather using the Frame It - You Are My Sunshine digi from Bugaboo.  I don't see it in the new store so it must be retired now.

Once I printed it off and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz broken china distress ink around the edges of the frame before layering.  Once that was done, I secured the layers using some Recollections cloud brads, added a cloud die cut border stippled with broken china ink, and then added the image panel.  My final touches were sponging some Tim Holtz wild honey ink around the edges of the card before adding a floral spray using Martha Stewart punches then highlighting using ice stickles.

Challenges entered:

Catch The Bug Color Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!

Stamps: Bugaboo You Are My Sunshine (retired)
Ink: Tim Holtz Broken China, Wild Honey
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Sponge, Martha Stewart Punches, Brads, TCP Cloud Border Die, Big Shot, Ice Stickles.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Star Wars and Duct Tape


Hi there and welcome.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Stella Says Sketch #510 over at Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I took a bit of creative liberty with the sketch by putting a dew drops where the saying was supposed to be since my saying is part of the stamp.  Here's the sketch.



I started off by printing one of my favorite images from Bugaboo called Frame it - Stella and Gus - Duct Tape onto white card stock and then coloring it using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once the coloring was finished and the image layered, I added some baby brads then stamped a background on the card using the retired Stampin Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds in basic grey ink.  Instead of adding a ribbon or border for the middle, I pulled out my husband's roll of black duct tape and used that instead. Instead of ribbon at the top, I used some black twine instead.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stella And Gus - Duct tape, Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Background
Ink: Stampin Up! Basic Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Printer, Laptop, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Black Twine, Baby Brads

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Forever In Poodle Skirts


Hi there and welcome.  Today I am sharing another card I've made for the new release over at Angel's Hearts & Memories.  Today's image just reminds me of my mom so much when she was younger and cancer free. You are so missed mom.  I love you.

After I printed off Poodle Skirt Cristina and colored her using both prismacolor and copic markers, I sponged some Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay dye ink around her before layering then adding some white brads and prima flowers.  I created my card using some white pre-folded white card stock from Michael's and added a panel of  (NBUS - never before used stuff) "Mom's Diner" designer paper from my stash (think I bought from Michael's years ago).  The "Mom's Diner" designer paper was an impulse buy at one time and has sat waiting for the perfect image to pair it to.  Once the designer paper was adhered to the card, I sponged some more Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay ink around the edges before adding a matching "star" border using my Fiskars star punch, then added some aquamarine ribbon then my image panel.  The final touch was adding a forever charm clip then coloring the poodle on Cristina's skirt using a white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a safe Memorial Day weekend here in the States.

Stamps: Angel's Hearts & Memories Poodle Skirt Cristina
Ink: Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Mom's Diner Designer Paper, Recollections Pre-Folded White Card Stock
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Sponge, Fiskars Star Punch, Brads, White Gel Pen, Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Forever Charm Clip, Ribbon