Thursday, February 27, 2014

Inspirational #109 Heartfelt Thanks

Mary Anne hosts the Red Rubber Inspirational #109 this week with a theme of Heartfelt Thanks.  I decided to do a flip card with Thank You on the front and the message on the flip side.  I've used Tree Silhouettes in a Versamark resist on glossy cardstock for the flip-it part.  The sentiment is from I Heart You.  Both are Red Rubber Designs stamp sets.

Tree Silhouettes by Red Rubber Designs
I Heart You by Red Rubber Designs
Glossy cardstock
Willoughby Patterned cardstock
Bazzill green cardstock
Kaleidacolor Creole Spice ink pad
Versamark ink pad
Speedball roller
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cream cardstock
ribbon jewels
Sizzix Flip Card die
Sizzix Embossing folder

Crafting for All Seasons - Sentiment as Focus
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Imagine by Pickled Potpourri

Today I'm featuring one of the vintage collage images from Pickled Potpourri, Imagine.  This is from a by-gone era, but I love the pretty dress and the mirror.  I colored the image with Copic markers and put a frame of florals around her.  The background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I thought it looked similar to the bricks in the image.  

Come on over to Pickled Potpourri and see the wonderful digital images available. 

Imagine by Pickled Potpourri
cream cardstock
Bazzill Purple Pizzaz cardstock
Copic XPress-it cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Sizzix embossing folder
Copic markers - E01, E13, R21, E31, E34, E35, V12, V15, V17, C1, C5
purple jewels

Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Grown up Card
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Fashionista
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Inspirational #108 Get Extra Inky

Get Extra Inky is the Red Rubber Inspirational #108 theme hosted by Drea.  The idea is to use two or more inks on the rubber stamp.  I decided to stamp some of the Pressed Flowers by Red Rubber Designs with multiple colors of inks on the stamps.  For the flowers I used Yellow, Orange, and Red from Marvy Matchables.  For the leaves I used Jungle Green and Pine Green from Marvy Matchables.  I inked up the stamp with the lighter colors first and then touched the edges with the darker colors.

 Here is another angle looking at the card.

Pressed Flowers by Red Rubber Designs
Friendship Blocks (sentiment) by Red Rubber Designs
Marvy Matchables Ink Pads - Yellow, Orange, Red, Jungle Green, Pine Green
white cardstock
Bazzill Goldenrod cardstock
orange stick-on jewels
(Green cardstock is actually white cardstock colored with the green ink pads)
Sizzix flower embossing folder

Divas by Design - Rubber Stamps Only
Inklings and Yarns - Always Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Lots of Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin - Spring is Here

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Love Hearts Anniversary card

Yes, Valentine's Day is passed, but this cute FREE digi image called Love Hearts from Pickled Potpourri makes a stunning anniversary card.  Maybe you would like to visit the Pickled Potpourri store and get this FREE image and see what you can create with it.  

Ornate Hearts die by Our Daily Bread Designs
white cardstock
red cardstock
Bazzill onyx cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
 red gingham ribbon

Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love is All Around
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Spinner 2 Stamp by The Stamps of Life

The February stamp of the month for The Stamps of Life is Spinner2Stamp.  It comes with birthday sayings.  And there are also framelit dies to match.  I made several cards to show you.

Card #1

Card #2

This next card is a stand up card.  Here is the front with it closed.
Card #3

 Opened, with the top flipped over.

 The inside of the card.

Card #1 -Spinner2Stamp by The Stamps of Life
Spinner framelit dies
Cream cardstock
Palette Beaux Arts Blue ink
DCWV The Citrus Matstack cardstock
White organza ribbon colored with Copic BG57

Card #2 - Spinner2Stamp by The Stamps of Life
Spinner framelit dies
Eat Cake Glitter Cardstock by Paper Studio
Palette L'More Red Ink
Brads2Love by The Stamps of Life
Foam mounting tape

Card #3 -Spinner2Stamp by The Stamps of Life
Spinner framelit dies
Birthday Extravanga cardstock by Paper Studio
Cream cardstock
Palette Bordeaux ink
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Brads2Love by The Stamps of Life
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Inspirational #107 Dreaming of Spring Flowers

Lynda is leading Red Rubber Inspirationals in #107 Dreaming of Spring Flowers this week.  I've been wanting to try a "card in a box" that I saw on Pinterest.  I used Red Rubber Designs' Place in the Heart for this project.  The instructions for the box can be found in a tutorial here on Tina Weller's blog, The Serene Stamper.

This was a fun project, and I am sure I will try it again for other seasons and occasions.

Place in the Heart by Red Rubber Designs
Marvy Matchables Brilliant Yellow ink pad
Marvy Matchables Pine Green ink pad
Peacock patterned paper by Creative Memories
Decorative trim from Hobby Lobby

Challenges entered:
Decorate to Celebrate - Valentine or birthday boxes
Miriam's Crafting Blog - Flowers
Mod Squad Challenge - Flowers
Stampavie and More - Lots of Flowers
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Cupido by Pickled Potpourri

Cupido is a vintage collage digital image from Pickled Potpourri.  It makes an elegant Valentine when colored with Copic markers and layered on a lace doilie.

Cupido digi image by Pickled Potpourri
Elegant Greetings by Pickled Potpourri
Smitten by Authentique (background paper)
Copic XPress It Blending card
paper doilie
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Lg.
Adhesive pearls by Recollections
stick pin by Maya Road
Red organza ribbon'Red and white polka dot ribbon
Copic markers (skin: E00, E01, E13, BV000; clothing/wings: V22, V25, V28; heart: R89, R81; hair: E35, E39; ribbon: R24, R29, R59; heart in background: R81, R20, R00, R000)
Clear Wink of Stella pen on clothing/wings

Challenges entered:
Catered Crop - Heart of the Matter
Electic Ellapu - From the Heart
KennyK's Krafy Krew - Anything Goes - Twist:Love
Lacey Sunshine - Use a Sentiment
The Craft Place - Valentine, Love
Corrosive 192 - Feel the Love
The Squirrel and the Fox - Love

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Inspirational #106 Stamped Hearts

The Red Rubber Inspirational #106 for this week is Stamped Hearts, led by Kendra.  My card begins with a stamped background of heart swirls called Swirly Heart Background. The hearts border and other hearts on the card are from I Heart You.  I chose to do the card in blue rather than red or pink this time. 

In the close-up photo below maybe you can see the glittery hearts with the Wink of Stella pen on them.

Swirly Heart Background by Red Rubber Designs
I Heart You by Red Rubber Designs
white cardstock
Palette Starry Night ink
Copic markers B23, B24, B29
Clear Wink of Stella pen (on blue hearts)
Blue ribbon

Challenges entered:
Red Rubber Inspirational #106 - Stamped Hearts
A Creative Romance - Show us some Love
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - February - Love, Love, Love
Brown Sugar - Valentines
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Valentine/Love
Crafty Catz - Love is in the Air
Delicious Doodles - Love (Good or Bad)
Fun With Shapes - Valentine
Fussy and Fancy- Be My Valentine
Get Inky - Valentines Love
Jellypark Friends - Lots of Love
QKR Stampede - Hearts and Kissses
Scrapping 4 Fun challenges - Valentine
Stamping with the Dragon - Love is in the Air
Sweep Pea Stampers - Valentines Day/Love
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #106 Stamped Hearts

It is heart month, and the Red Rubber Inspirational #106 challenge this week is Stamped Hearts, hosted by Kendra.  I've used Jackson and Amelia, one of my favorite stamp sets, from Red Rubber Designs to make a sweet Valentine.  The sentiment and stamped heart borders at top and bottom are from the set called I Heart You.

Jackson and Amelia by Red Rubber Designs
I Heart You by Red Rubber Designs
Printed paper - Smitten by Authentique
Palette Claret Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad
heart doilies
XPress It Blending card
Coluzzle circle cutter
heart accent stick-on
Copic markers - R81, R83, R85, R89, E00, E01, E13, E25, E27, YG03, T2, T3, T7, B93, B97, B91, R21

Challenges entered:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Elphinie House - Lots of Layers
Inklings and Yarns - Always Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Something Special
Mod Squad Challenge - Valentine plus Glitter
Nutcrackers - A Little Bit of Love
Paper Pretties Wednesday - Valentine/Love
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Heart
Stampavie and More - Valentine's Day
Word Art Wednesdays -Anything Goes

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Alighted Butterfly by Pickled Potpourri

Here is a beautiful digital image from Pickled Potpourri called Alighted Butterfly.  It is a collage that makes a card almost on its own.  It just needs to be colored.  I used Copic markers to color.

Here's a close-up of the image.

Alighted Butterfly digital stamp by Pickled Potpourri
XPress Blending Card
Patterned Papper - Peacock collection by Creative Memories
Green Bazzill cardstock
Stick-on Pearls
Copic Markers (Y21, Y32, Y35, Y38, Y000, YG93, YG95, YG97, R14, R17, R11)

Great Impressions - Floral Images
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Ribbon with Paper
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Wings, Fantasy, and Fiction
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use Embellishments
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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