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Treasure Hunt Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and that means there's a Treasure Hunt.  It’s Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker! To find the first clue on the treasure map (and all the other details), you must travel to the Rubbernecker Home Page and from there follow the clue! While on your journey please stop by Sherry , Broni, Candy, Linda, Shelly and Tami, for a visit and see what they’ve been up to. You never knows what prizes or treasure you will find along the way!

Sherry has some extra for you today.  Go to her blog and you will have a chance to win some Rubbernecker Bucks.


Card Positioning System Sketch Of The Week

Rubbernecker is sponsoring the CPS Sketch of the Week. I found this to be an exciting layout and would have never thought to do a one sided border in this fashion.  I love how my project turned out and know I will use this sketch again. 

Sketch of the week








KC Outdoors 2a

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit a 3" frame and stamped my images with Archival Black.I watercolored the image with reinkers and a watercolor brush and then filled in between the sunflower stems with a small foliage stamp to add some softness and interest. I lightly sponged yellow around the flowers and stems to highlight them and make them pop and then sponged in blue for the sky area.  I used a small 1/4" sponge dauber to lightly apply yellow around the birdhouses and it makes them really pop out of the sky area. I cut frames with Nestabilities. dies and attached them together over the scene and attached to the card base. I created the scalloped border with the new SU scalloped punch and attached to the side layer panel. I pierced the scallops with a large needle for a delicate touch to this country scene. My finishing touch was the twill bow. I used no background stamps on the cardstock as I love the clean and simple look of this card.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker-Kittie Kits In My Garden and Outdoors Master

Paper:  Kiwi Kiss (my new personal favorite green), Not Quite Navy, Vanilla, Watercolor

Ink:  Archival Black, Kiwi Kiss, Distress Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Adirondack Butterscotch, Lemonade, Sky Blue

Accessories:  Twill, Scalloped Punch, Nestabilities

Lots of Fun

Splitcoaststampers celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Fan Club all last week with a group of Dare To Get Dirty Challenges. There were several challenges each day hosted by the current and past Dirty Dozen Design Team members. I got to host a challenge of my own on Saturday called "Make a Scene" and I was thrilled with the projects created by all of the talented Fan Club members.  SCS is bursting with talent.  I had so much fun playing that I failed to do my blog post for a couple of days.  I thought I would do one big upload and show off my remaining unposted challenge projects for the week. If you are a Fan Club member you can directly to my galleryto get the detailed descriptions of how I made these cards.  I'm sure it is no surprise to you that I tried to incorporate scenes into most of my challenge projects because...well....I am most happy when I'm doing them. And to me stamping is all about being happy and having fun.

If you are a Fan Club member you can click on the challenge links to see the challenge details, forum posts and galleries. If you are not a Fan Club member you need to join today.  The benefits are fantastic and only costs 7 cents a day.


KC Faux Stitch Pink BLack Neutral

Stamps:  Gina K- Melanie Muenchinger- Cuddles & Hugs

Challenge:  DTGD08Lindsey

KC Good Dog Whipper SNapper

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper-Anna Wight-Good Dog

Challenge:  DTGD08Kittie

KC Penguin Pants

Stamps:  Penguin Pants-Around the Farm and Chicken Feet

Challenge:  DTGD08Rose Ann 

KDC Window Dressing Stamps: Stampin Up-Window Dressing and Kittie Kits Outdoors Master

Challenge: DTGD08Natasha

Distress card

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper- Anna Wight-Potting Plants

Challenge:  DTGD08Laura

Cupcakes and Sunflowers

Taylor's challenge on SCS's Dare To Get Dirty Challenge today is to make a card with a cupcake theme.  I think Baking Riley is the perfect image to use but I think it looks more like Riley's mom serving up yummy cupcakes.

KC Baking Riley

I stamped the image with Archival Black ink and watercolored with reinkers.  I framed the image using layers cut with Nestabilities dies.  I frosted the cupcakes with Liquid Applique and heated.  I used glitter glue to add sparkle to the tray and oven mitts.  Isn't this the cutest image ever?

Stamps:  Baking Riley

Paper: Papertrey Chocolate, Watercolor, Regal Rose, Vanilla, The Glitter Mat Stack

Accessories:  Martha Stewart Brown Twill, Glitter Glue, Liquid Applique, Nestabilities

I may get to do another challenge card today and will come back and post it to this article.

If you would like to see the whole week full of the Dare To Get Dirty gallery click here.

I got to play in Joan's Silhouette Challenge this evening.  I pulled out Serene Sunflowers and tried my hand at creating a silhouette project and distrssed the project as well. I love the look of this card and how the flowers seem to be popping out of the scene.

KC Serene Sunflower

Stamps:  Serene Sunflowers, Sanded

Paper:  Papertrey Chocolate, Watercolor

Ink:  Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Mustard, Banana, Butterscotch, Distress Vintage Photo

Accessories:  Grosgrain, Distressing Tool, Brads, Sponges

Stamping Simply

Splitcoaststampers is holding it's Dare To Get Dirty Challenge event this week.  What fun it is.  All of the fan club members are invited to play in a whole week of fun challenges hosted by the Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni members. Each hostess is presenting a challenge that represents her unique style of stamping, embellishing, etc. I am hosting my challenge tomorrow (Saturday) so please come and play along. Can you imagine what my challenge may be. Guess 

I played in both Sharon's-Stamp Simply challenge and Holly's-Sketch challenge yesterday and combined both the technique and sketch into one project. Stamp Simply is not the easiest thing for me to do. Sharon (aka notimetostamp) is known on SCS for creating purely elegant and simple projects without going over the top or over doing. Her work is crisp with gorgeous images and her added embellishments are always the perfect touch. I, on the other hand am always looking for ways to add something to the image to create a complete scene of some kind. Holly (aka Toy) is known on SCS for fabulous sketches and creating wonderfully creative cards with layers and layer and layers.  Each of her projects are a true representation of her wonderful style. I, on the other hand (again) don't do too well with sketches that have lots of little layers or sections as I am always looking for full card fronts so I can have as much room as possible to create a scene. It was totally a blast for me to move out of my scene box and combine these challenges to create my project.

KC Blooming with Love

 I had promised Sharon that she would not see one blade of grass, fence or tree in my project and that I would do my best to honor the simplicity of the image. I did have to to add a few brush strokes of green sprigs to the topiary but  that was it. I loved working with the oval frame found in Holly's sketch and I think it created the most lovely layer to work with this adorable image.

Please be sure and come over to SCS and check out the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges and possibly becoming a Fan Club member.

Stamps:  Blooming with Love

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Watercolor, BasicGrey Sultry DP

Ink:  Black Brilliance, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Barely Banana

Accessories:  Grosgrain, Nestabilities

Treasure Hunt Blog Candy Winner

I have a winner for my Treasure Hunt Blog Candy. Congratulations!!! Kathy Herig. Kathy's entry was post number 9,  Contact me and I will give you the key to unlock the treasure chest.

                    What an awesome card Kittie!!!

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