Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas in Blue

My card on the left in BLUE is a case of Vicki's wonderful Christmas card.  She is our Featured stamper today, and has so many lovely cards in her gallery.

I changed the colors and embossing folder, punched out the ornament, and kept a monochromatic theme for the holidays.  I hope you (and she) likes what I have done.

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Triple Layer

This is the first triple layer card I have ever made.....and it's EASY!!  I made this card to honor my friend Peggy, who was the QFTD on SCS when I was unaable to stamp.

It's also for the Inspiration Challenge today.  I love blue and RED birds, so this was a no-brainer!

We still are hacking and coughing, and the rain is still with us.  DH is bailing out the basement and garage as usual!  Guess how happy he is!!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

CCEE1239 Make Your Own

Our September hostess, Sabrina Friel, challenged us to make our own designer paper today.

I used Rubbernecker stamps from the set 480 Fall Trilogy.  Those in the bg for the dp are done in Sepia, and then run through the cb to add texture.  The leaves on the cb'd leaf are colored with Pumpkin Kaleidacolor.  I edged with sepia, punched out a couple of leaves, and made the veins with Suede.  I finished off the card by adding ribbon.

Please join us HERE, linking your card so we can enjoy it too.  See you again next week for new challenges. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Scene

I'm almost done catching up on the QFTD challenges I've missed.  This card is a case of one done by YLM (Cindy) at SCS.

I used the Sketch Challenge for today, and replaced her image with the gravestone.  I really like the way the sppoky clouds came out.  I hope Cindy likes what I did.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CHF10 - Twine/Hemp/Linen thread

Our hostess this week, Holly, asked us to use twine, hemp, linen thread, baker's twine, whatever.  I couldn't resist this beautiful lion (#939), stamped on cork, layered with black, and on a really African dp.  The Twine was a perfect addition, I think.

Please join us HERE, and link your card.  Be sure to check out the entries of the DT, and look for another challenge in two weeks.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Just catching up!

Today I am doing some catching up on the QFTD I have missed. This one is in honor of Barbie P., who was our Queen#125.

Below is the card for Marie-alice, our Queen #126.  Her card was called "Smiles, and had a dog and pawprints.

This last card is for the combined challenges at SCS today.......... the Technique (dots) and Clean and Simple (sketch).

Now I have only three more to honor.  I hope to have them ready by the end of the week!

We all have awful colds, Mom still has Bronchitis!!  Wish us well!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time for Sue

I figured out how to put three images in a picture. Yay!

My card is on the left, in case you wondered. I cased Sue (bensarmom), our QFTD 124 (I'm catching up!), and her card is in the upper right. Belated congrats Sue!

The lower left shows the inspiration that produced my card from the Bella Soleil website. This clock was called "Rustic Iron Wall Clock".

Friday, September 21, 2012

For Queen Joanne

Joanne (jojot) Grzelak is our newly named Queen For The Day.  she is not only a talented stamper (who does fabulous layouts with piercing), but one of the nicest gals I know!

This card is a poor case of hers.  I will never be able to pierce the way she does!!

Congratulations Girlfriend.  Enjoy the cards made in your honor today!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CCEE1238 Food or Drink

Sabrina Friel, our hostess for the month of September, challenged us to make a card with a food or drink theme.

I used Rubbernecker images:
639-01 Martini Glass
639-06 Garnish Set
640-04 Wine a Little

I just LOVE this saying!!

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and join us again next week!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oh, Frankie!

I am so far behind on my Halloween cards!  The sketch challenge on SCS today was a fun and easy one, so I have added to my meager stash.

Isn't this designer paper just the nuts??  Instead of using an image, I cut out one of Frankie.  The only stamping is the sentiment.

The bg is the embossing folder called Spider Web.

All of us are sick.  Head colds, except for Mom.  She has Bronchitis.  Not fun.  We are all hacking and coughing and blowing.  Not much sleep for any of us.  YUCK!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christmas Poinsettia

This card is for the color challenge today, and is a case of a card made by Kittie Carricolo (kittie747).

The challenge dessert was to make it a Christmas card, and I think this fits the bill.

We are all sick.  DH started with a "throat", now I have the "throat", DH has an awful cough, and Mom has it now.  Stay away from us!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A card in honor of yellowrose46

This card celebrates the work of Ina (yellowrose46).  I even put in a yellow rose!  She was our QFTD122, and I missed making a card in her honor while I was having hand surgery.

This is also for the CAS and TLC today.

The images are from Rubbernecker:
480-2010 Fall Sets - Fall Trilogy

I colored the rubber with markers, and added rolled roses with dewdrops and punched aspen leaves.  I hope  you like it.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Owl case of Sophie

This Halloween card is a case of Sophie LaFontaine at SCS.  She was named our Queen for the Day while I was unable to stamp.  I cased an adorable card of an owl in a tree wearing a cowboy hat.
I changed only the sentiment and colors of the owl to make it a card for October 31st. And of course, the hat.

The sentiment is Rubbernecker:475-01 Halloween  Dragon Boy.

It also is for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS today.  Wild Dresses is an Etsy shop selling little girl's dresses.  I chose to be inspired by a dress with an orange owl on the front.

Summer must be over.  #2 son, Paul, is here helping DH close the pool.  Ah well.  Have a great day, and thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fern - Just For You

Today I combined 3 challenges, two of which are in celebration of the artistry of Loll Thompson.

I cased her card that had two leaves.  Mine is the same except for using only one, and moving the sentiment.  I rounded the corner, and made it square.

You can see her card in my gallery at SCS, and if you have time, let her know how much beauty she creates!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

CCEE1237 Waterfall or pop-up

Our Hostess, Sabrina Friel, gave us our challenge again, to make a waterfall card or a free-standing pop-up Card.

I hadn't done this in AGES, so of course I made a ton of mistakes, and had to virtually start all over again.  When you glue the squares to the wrong side, they end up upside down......and not a pretty picture!

Below there are pics of what the underlying squares look like.  I used two Rubbernecker sets:

597 - Halloween Cats
473 - Halloween Set

Here are the two other views of the waterfall.  Aren't these cats just the cutest??

If I had been more careful the sentiment would have been straighter, but all I can do is blame the recent surgery I had.........By this time my hand was so sore, I just couldn't do it again!!

I hope you will want to join us this week.  Using old techniques can get the old MOJO sometimes working!!

If you make a card and would like for us to see it, please link your project

Sabrina has another fun challenge for us next week.  See you then!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Here's some RED!

Finally, here's some RED!

This is for the sketch challenge at SCS today.
I used Rubbernecker Stamps:

496-08 2010 Wildflowers
600 Phrase Set - Best Wishes

The cardstock is RED, black, and Recollections from Michael's.  I added dimensionals under the flower image after cb'd with the Wonky Rectangle from Spellbinders, and a ribbon. Black ink.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CHF09 - Shaped Card

Our challenge today is to make a shaped card.  I used one of my Nestabilities for the smaller and the larger one, and traced one for the middle and cut it out.

The set is Haute Couture from Cornish Heritage Farms, and the sentiment is a digi from the same place.

Thanks for joining me here again this week, and there'll be another one next Tuesday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm back!!!!!!!! and a Fun Card for DGS!

I had my LAST visit to my surgeon and OT this morning.  I got the okay to do some VERY light stamping.  Hooray!  I can't tell you how much I have missed it!!  My hand is still very sore, hurts to do much, but I am back.

This card is for the CAS colorblocking challenge at SCS.  The image is Rubbernecker:
609-01 2012 Wildflowers - Flower #4.

Very simple stamping on a paintchip, with corner rounder and ribbons.  I added an MFP charm.

Today is also #2 son's birthday.  If you know Paul, wish him a Happy!

.........and here's a fun Twisted Fold card that will be sent off this morning to our grandson Nathan, who is starting his Freshman year at college.

The inside says...." a reminder to do your laundry".  I tucked in a $5.00 bill.  I'm sure his roommates will appreciate his washing his socks!!

The image and words on the front are from Rubbernecker stamps:
82-18 2012 Laundry Days - Washing Machine.  The rest of the sentiment inside was computer generated.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

49 years today!

Today Jay and I celebrate our 49th anniversary.  Little did we think when we eloped the night before we went back to college...........that we would get here so soon!!  Happy Anniversary to my best friend and lifetime love!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CCEE1236 Music/birds

Sabrina is our hostess for the month of September.

This week she has challenged us to make a card with music and birds.  The music I chose is the sentiment.

Be sure to join us HERE, linking your card so we can share it!!   And, of course, join us again next week!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge #21

The Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge for September can be found HERE.

1. Share our challenge with a link on ANY media site.
2. Send us an email at to let us know where you have shared!
3. We will draw ONE winner to receive a stamp set of their choice!!

Winner Details:
1. The FIRST Sunday of EACH month, one Rubbernecker friend will be chosen, from the PREVIOUS months' entries, to be our Sunday Sister

2. One friend will be chosen as our BONUS WINNER, from the PREVIOUS MONTH too, as our MEDIA winner.

3. EACH winner will receive a RUBBERNECKER STAMP SET OF THEIR CHOICE and our "SUNDAY SISTER''will also receive a badge to display on their blogs!

Let's see your creations!!