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September 2008

Hanna Stamps Anniversary

What's better than chocolate mousse???? New Riley's of course!!!!

In celebration of Hanna Stamps first year in business, Kristi has lots of giveaways for you!!!!!

Visit our talented Design Team Blogs between now and wednesday to see exciting sneak peeks and for the chance to win a never seen before Riley/Sophie Moose Image.

Leaving a comment on each blog, will increase your chances of winning. One new stamp per Design Team member blog will be given out. Winners will be announced at the Hanna Stamps Release Party on Thursday October 2nd at 9:00 p.m. So pop into the party for challenges, prizes, chatter, more prizes and to see what the amazing Design Team has in store for you.

Starting today, we will have a challenge each day leading up to the release on Thursday! You will have until 7 p.m. on Thursday the 2nd of October to post in the Hanna Forumon SCS. Winners will be announced that evening at the Hanna Release Party!

Hanna Stamps Team

Adela - Creations by AR

Amanda - Inkspirations

Beth - Freckled and Fun

Bev - Savor the Journey

Cambria - Stamp a Little Love Baby

Candice - Rubber Soul

Cindy - Cindy Haffners’s Corner

Frances - Stamp Owl’s Studio

Janette - Stampin with Style

Jeanne  -Inky Paws

Judy - Rock is Dead

Kittie - Kittie Kraft

Niki - My Paper Creations

Pam - Iris Garden

Patti - Design {U}

Shannon - Live, Love, Laugh & Stamp

Vicki - DT Coordinator Queen - Summerthyme Studio

Kristi - Owner/Keeper of the Foot Medicine - Kreations By Krissy

Today’s challenge (Hosted by Kristi) is Get Inspired at Home.

Take a picture of something in your house that would inspire you to make a card.

I will post my challenge card later on today when I get home from work.  Please come and play and leave a comment so you can increase your chances to win Kristi's wonderful gift.

 


Blog Candy Winner and Snowy Lady

We have a winner for the Treasure Hunt Tuesday blog candy.  Linda C made the 29th comment:

WOW! All of your artwork looks FANTASTIC! Of course I wouldn't expect anything less! I make more Christmas cards than fall.


Blog Candy and a Week Full of Projects

 Today is Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker . You should stop on over and see what treasure is available.  I am offering  $10 blog candy treasure today  Smiley from millan.net and all you have to do to qualify is leave a comment telling me which is your favorite....making cards Fall cards or Christmas cards. Winner will be announced Wednesday morning.

A Week of Projects 

I have been so busy at work and by the time I get home I turn to stamping projects as a stress release.  I haven't been able to post to my blog as regularly as I would like but thought I would upload some of the fun projects I worked on.

 KC Evergreen 2 

 This was for a SCS challengeo use silhouette images. I used an evergreen tree form Rubbernecker stamping over and over to create a monochromatic forest scene with falling snow. I thought it was such a peaceful scene and the Peace on Earth sentiment fit it perfectly.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamp Oasis Winter Holiday Collection- Tree Set




 KC Fur Trimmed Coat 

This card for for the SCS limited supply challenge to only one image on the project and to only add one color to the exising white paper and black ink.  The Fur Trimmed Coat from Rubbernecker was the perfect choice.  I love this image and it reminds me of the song "Santa Baby"

Stamp:  Rubbernecker Fur Trimmed Coat






KC Maurice 

This project was for the DD/DDA monthly challenge. This month the challenge was to create a one layer card. I chose to use Rubbernecker KK Original's Maurice snowman and Starlight Treasure trees and masked off with a circle cut with my Nestabilities die.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker KK Original's Maurice and Starlight Treasure





KC Scarcrow 

This is a second projec that I did for DD/DDA single layer card and I combined with with the SCS Inspiration challenge.  The inspiration piece was full of brown, olive, aqua and mustard.  I thought this Scarecrow image from Rubbernecker was perfect.  Does he not look like he just popped of the screen of the Wizard of Oz?

Stamps:  Rubbernecker-Scarecrow




KC Midnight and JAck


This is Midnight and Jack from Rubbernecker. I didn't have a challenge for this card but just thought it would be fun to create a fun scene with it.  It is actually one image and I stamped twice to cut out the bow and pumpkin to pop up.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Midnight and Jack





KC Witch on Broom Riley  

Who doesn't love Riley from Hanna Stamps?  It seems that each image is cuter than the last.  I combined Riley with the Rubbernecker Spooky Tree to create a fun scene.

Stamps:  Hanna Witch Riley, Rubbernecker Spooky Tree






KC Riley with Books


The next two photos are of the same bookmark project.  TheTechnique Lover's challenge on SCS yesterday was to create a different type of bookmark.  This fits over the corner of your page to mark your spot. I thought School Riley was the perfect image for a bookmark and I added some of my Kittie Kit outdoor images and a little school house, all from Rubbernecker to create a perfect little scene.

Stamps:  Hanna School Riley, Rubbernecker Kittie Kits and Neighborhood

This second photo is showing the bookmark slipped over the page to hold the spot.

Please forgive any misspelled word in my post. The Typepad spell check was not working this morning.

                                              

KC Riley with Books 2


Introducing the Rubbernecker Stamp Company Blog, Treasure Hunt Tuesday and a Glittery Wendy Witch

Rubbernecker Stamp Company Blog

Rubbernecker Stamps is proud to introduce it's brand new Rubbernecker Stamp Company Blog. This is the place to go and check out the current company product sales and announcements.  You will also find a gallery for each design team member filled with hundreds of Rubbernecker projects. There will be ongoing educational articles and tutorials to present each design team member's favorite techniques. Please take a few minutes to go and subscribe to the new blog so you can keep up to date on "what's happening" at Rubbernecker.

 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 you are on the home page you will want to check out the special sale on Spellbinder Nestabilities

Every one of our Rubbernecker Design Team members are so very talented and have so much to share. Please go check out their blogs today to see what they've been up to.

Bev - Savor the Journey , Broni - Splashes of Watercolor,  Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart, Sherry- Walkin on the Bad Side, Shelly -  Stamp with Shelly , Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side

 Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers (Blog Candy) 

           Candy - Candy's Land (Blog Candy)   

Glittery Wendy WitchKC Wendy Witch 

The Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS Monday was to use glitter to create a fun background on our project.  Needless to say I took the glitter use a little further than the background.

I stamped the Trick or Treat background image with versa on the grey layer, poured heat and stick powder on it and heated to create the heat bond for my glitter.  I then quickly poured on a heavy layer of glitter, dusted off the extra and heated again to create the bond.

I stamped Wendy Witch with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the cat with black pigment ink and then painted black pigment ink within the lines of the cat and embossed with black embossing powder.

I used a watercolor brush and reinkers to paint Wendy using fun Halloween colors, purple, grey, black, and orange. After completing the painting I used a versa marker to fill in her hat, orange spots on dress, treat bag, socks and used the heat and stick powder and heat gun to create the bond for adding glitter.  I also ran a versa pad around the background layer for Wendy and created a glittery border.  Whew...this project is full of sparkle. If a little glitter is good then lots of it must be wonderful. I wish I could tell you how much glitter I had on my face and hands when I got finished.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker-Wendy With, Trick or Treat Background, Black Cat

Paper:  Grey, Purple, Watercolor

Ink:  Black Pigment, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Grey, Black

Accessories:  Glitter, Versa, Heat and Stick Powder, Eyelets, Clear and Black Embossing Powder

 


Treasure Hunt Tuesday and Find Your Path

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 you are on the home page you will want to check out the special sale on Spellbinder Nestabilities

Every one of our Rubbernecker Design Team members are so very talented and have so much to share. Please go check out their blogs today to see what they've been up to.

Bev - Savor the Journey , Broni - Splashes of Watercolor, Candy - Candys Land, Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers, Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart, Sherry- Walkin on the Bad Side

 Shelly -  Stamp with Shelly (Blog Candy) 

           Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side (Blog Candy)    

Find Your Path

KC The Moose Is Loose 3

I love the cabin image in Rubbernecker's Kittie Kits-The Moose is Loose set and love combining it with the evergreens in the set to create winter scenes. You can also find these images in a larger size on Rubbernecker Stamp Oasis Winter Holiday Collection-Tree Set and Rubbernecker Moose Collection.

I stamped the tree images on parchment paper with green ink, masked the trees and then stamped the cabin with brown ink. I used a blender pen to lightly color the cabin so I wouldn't make the lines run since I had used a water based ink.  I didn't want this to have the full dark lines of using Stazon or Black Brilliance but wanted a more subtle look.  I painted white craft ink on the roof, ground and trees and then embossed with white embossing powder. I tore out the image and distressed the edges with a distressing tool, sponged on distress ink and then crumpled up the paper some and ran it across the top of the pad to add some defined aged lines.  I used the SU retired Weathered background stamp to create the layer behind the image and the main card layer is Papertrey new Designer Paper-Chocolate Remix. I used an Inkssentials blending tool and foam to sponge on dark ink to all layers to age. I cut the tabs off of two pieces of SU Hodgepodge hardware to create the simple appearance of hinges on the top of the image layer, colored them with a dark brown Copic marker and attached. I used Martha Stewart dark brown twill as an embellishment across the top of the card and for a knot tie for the Rubbernecker Stamp Oasis -Petite Sentiment.

I love the north woods feel to this card and wish I could take a long winter hike on a path to this cabin for rest, relaxation and reflection.   I have been struggling lately with my work schedule, energy level and my ability to blog daily. I really love posting to my blog, uploading to my SCS gallery and sharing my ideas and creativity. Blogging has begun to feel like work at times when I am too tired and I find myself feeling guilty if I don't upload a post.  My friend, Candy (cwilliams) shared a great link with me to a site that gave me one of those "ta-da" moments. I want to share my discovery with you.     I started stamping several years ago and it is not only a fantastic hobby, a creative outlet but also a stress reliever that far exceeds drugs , alcohol and yes.....even chocolate. I stamp for my own enjoyment and personal fulfillment and share freely anything I learn as I go. I have given myself permission to have fun, post "if and when I can" and let it go at that. Making this mind set change has already given me more freedom and a new and empowered burst of creativity. I am sure that even though I may be uploading less often the level of creativity on the projects that I do upload will be far more significant and meaningful to me and in turn more interesting to you as well. I invite you to give this subject some thought and reflection yourself and figure out exactly why you stamp and/or blog. I hope you all have a wonderful week.