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March 2009

Rubber, Ribbon and Paper

Could you hear the squeals of excitement from the Rubbernecker DT yesterday?  There was a Texas size pile of new rubber and paper put in front of each of us along with yards and yards of May Arts ribbon. 

Sherry 3

Can you see the delight in Sherry’s eyes looking over that pile of rubber?  You guys are going to enjoy all the new Rubbernecker trend setting releases coming over the next couple of months. We can hardly contain our excitement.

Prism 2

Prism? Rubbernecker is now carrying individual sheets of Prism paper on the site.  I have never seen such a huge selection of colors in my life and I am very excited about the brand new line of  “Simply Smooth” white and ivory paper. You will be, too. The Copic queens on our team gave it two thumbs up and I think it works well with my brush and reinkers.  S.E.I. designer paper will be available on the store site soon.May Arts

Sherry and Shelly were measuring out yards and yards of May Arts ribbon for each of us to take home.  Rubbernecker will  have a wonderful assortment of gorgeous ribbon for purchase on the site Monday, April 6th. Woo Hoo!!!!Sherry Ribbon 2

There was no way to hold the team members back from trying out all of the new rubber and product. Keep an eye out on the Rubbernecker blog and store site for upcoming filmed tutorials by all of the talented women on this team. I am in such awe.

Joan 

Joan always stamps standing up.  I don’t know how she does it as I have to sit. She is a tiny little thing, though.

Juliana

Juliana concentrates on her project with tons of commotion around her.

Broni, Linda 

Broni and Linda trying to figure out what to play with.

Pat, Broni

Pat was enjoying all the commotion.

Linda

Yes…..those are Stampin’ Up! markers in front of Linda, but only for a little while.  She pulled out Bev’s Copic markers to film her tutorial.

Several of our gang is leaving today and Sherry and I will fly out  tomorrow. I know poor Bev and Ron will be thrilled to have a quiet house again.


More Texas Fun

Day two in Texas was lots of fun.  Mr. Rubbernecker, the chef, has kept the great meals coming.  We are all  envious of Pat having a guy at home that loves to cook.  Dave swore to us that he cooks every night at home but Pat’s rolling eyes told the “real” story.

Dave Cooking 

Cheesecake

Pat and Dave

We had a fun trip to Hobby Lobby. What a wonderful store.  All we have in Orlando is Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s and there is no comparison.

Shopping 2

                                            Broni, Pat, Sherry, Joan, Shelly

Bev, Joan, Shelly Shopping

                                                          Bev, Joan, Shelly

Waiting to Pay

                                           Broni, Juliana, Shelly, Pat

I took this shot as we were waiting in line to pay.  I just love the adorable and angelic expression on Juliana’s face.

I’ll be back with more tomorrow.  We are going to video tutorials today and I’m sure it is going to be a hoot.


Rubbernecker Design Team Gathering

 

I am in Texas!  Yee Haw!  The Rubbernecker Design Team has gathered in Dallas, Texas.  Bev Gerard is hosting this our crazy gang and what fun we are having.  Bev and Rubbernecker Dave ran a shuttle service to and from the airport all day Thursday and the squealing began and hasn’t stopped yet.  To top it all off, Jenn Balcer, Sharon Harnist and Lori Craig popped in to surprise all of us.  What a thrill it was to see everyone.  Broni was the last one to get here last night and she isn’t in the photo below.  Our beloved Candy and Tami were not able to come and we really miss having them.

The Gang

L to R:  Sherry, Bev, Kittie, Julaina, Joan, Jenn, Sharon, Linda,Jessica, Lori and Shelly. 

We were all gushing over how adorable Jenn, Sharon and Lori’s little girls are.  They had on their brand new Splitcoaststamper’s “The Pixie Generation” shirts and were as cute as can be.

SCS Pixie Generation

Rubbernecker Dave, alias Mr. Chef, piled in a truckload of groceries (literally) and luckily Bev has two refrigerators. Even at that we could barely get all the perishables put away. Dave cooked a huge pot of chili for us and had a huge pan of hot brownies to snack on. I’m sitting here in the kitchen this morning and he is cooking bacon and veggies to make quiche and omelets for breakfast.  Yum!  He also brought a coffee pot that will make sixty cups at a time.

Bad Sherry

            Bad Sherry is showing her badness.

More Looking at Goodies

      Rubbernecker Dave showing all of our goodies.

More coming tomorrow!!!  I’m sure I’ll have more fun photos.


Wacky Wednesday #4

Wacky Wednesday Button Broni is hosting the Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday challenge this week. Her challenge for us is to make an Easter card for a child.  I hope you will click on the link and see how you can win a 25% off coupon to use on your next Rubbernecker purchase. 

 

I got a little side tracked on this challenge and thought it would be fun for my project to create a cute basket for a child. We all know that kids love candy, especially at Easter time.  I stopped on my way home last night and got a bag of the pastel M&M peanuts that look like little eggs. I knew they would be the perfect size for the mini basket.

KC Hopping Chick This little basket is very easy to make. I printed out the base template on pink cardstock and the liner template on regular white printer paper.  I cut and scored both pieces and put together. I left all four edges on the liner about a ½ inch larger than the template pattern so there would be a large enough room to punch the eyelet border and still have plenty of liner showing over the side of the basket. I stamped and painted my little Hopping Chick from the Rubbernecker Spring Pals collection and cut out with snips to attach to the side of the basket. I didn’t think a ribbon or any other embellishment was necessary with this project with the grass and eggs. Claire Brennan shared this template on SCS and you can find it here.

Don’t forget to check out what the other DT members have created for this challenge.

 

Bev  - Savor the Journey

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land 

Joan - Stamping with a Passion!

Jules -  Stampin with Inky Fingers

Linda -  Linda’s Works of Heart

Shelly -  Stamp with Shelly

Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side

 

 

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Spring Pals Collection- Hopping Chick

Paper:  Pink, White

Ink:  Brilliance Black, Peeled Paint, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana

Accessories:  Basket Template, Cuttlebug, Snips, Grass, M&M’s, MS Eyelet Border Punch

 

Catching Up!

I love taking part in the daily challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  Here are a few of the projects from last night and over the weekend.  I have felt a little uncreative for the last little while so none of these projects are anything to write home about but I did have lots of fun.

KC EVerything Coming Up Carrots The template for this mini Easter basket was given in Monday's challenge and I thought it was so sweet.  Since my husband and I are trying to watch our weight I decided to make my basket themed for a little healthier choice than chocolate. Stamps:  Rubbernecker Easter Collection- Everything's Coming Up Carrots. Link to challenge and basket template


KC Pun Fun 3 Our Beloved Beate was the featured artist for Sunday's challenge and I had fun checking out her gorgeous gallery and picking a card for inspiration. Beate used a wonderful color combination of Olive and Soft Sky so I used it as well and used the cat from the SU set Pun Fun to replace Beate's whale.  The scene was stamped and painted on watercolor paper.




 

KC Floral Basket with Bow The Limited Supply challenge on Friday was to use spring colors and florals.  I loved this basket of flowers in Rubbernecker Brush Floral collection. It was perfect for the challenge.  Too bad my coloring was not so hot.  I did love the little eyelet and scalloped borders and layout of the card.