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April 2010

Rubbernecker New Release Blog Hop

Please check out my Stamp and Accessory Sale.  I have REDUCED PRICES in hopes of clearing more stuff out my stamp area.

The Red Hot Mommas have another terrific blog hop for you, and I know you will love the variety of the new collections from Rubbernecker Stamps.  You could be the winner of your choice of the latest collections just by leaving a comment here, and on every Red Hot Momma’s blog post along the way.  Two lucky winners will be able to select their favorite new collection from the newly released categories at Rubbernecker Stamps simply by leaving a comment on each participating blog!  You’ll find your category selections and participating Red Hot Mommas Blogs below my projects.

I enjoyed playing this past week with the new Vintage Collection and it gave me an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. 

KC Vintage Sisters

I worked with the new Sister images and they remind me so much of photographs I have of my parents as children. I really enjoyed trying to recreate the look of the old sepia photos that had been lightly hand tinted with color.

KC Vintage Sisters Close

I stamped the image with chocolate Brilliance on watercolor paper and lightly painted with a brush and washed reinker.  I thought the girls would be so lovely in a folded paper frame with scalloped eyelet borders sponged with Old Paper ink.  The gold lock and key seemed to be a perfect vintage embellishment along with the heated and aged organdy multi loop bow. I stamped the main card layer with the Bed of Roses background stamp and sponged over with Old Paper ink.

KC Vintage Sisters 2

My second project is the second of the two Sister images and I used the same painting technique to color them. I went with a much simpler card design by using one cream colored paper and ribbon that would allow the lightly colored image pop.  Aren’t they adorable!! The frame was created with Nestabilities dies and then hand pierced with a needle to match the eyelet border.

KC Vintage Model T

My last project was fast and simple using the Model T car image. I stamped the image with Walnut Stain distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used my craft knife to cut out the window area and cut the remaining image with snips.  I wanted to pop it up for a little dimension.  I used my distressing tool to rough up the edges, sponged with Vintage Photo ink and attached the car over the layer with mounting tape.  The background layer was created using retired SU designer paper. This Model T image is perfect for those guy cards that we need to make and never know what to use.

Now, for even more chances to win your choice of one of the complete collections of Rubbernecker’s newest releases you’re invited to hop along to each of the following blogs and leave a comment!   This would give you a total of 9 chances to be a winner!   The winners will be selected from all comments received by/before midnight, Wednesday night, April 28.  Bev Gerard will post the 2 winners on her Thursday blog post and maybe one of them will be YOU!!!!!

I’m sure you will enjoy checking out all the wonderful creations by the Red Hot Mommas! Have fun! 

Julia Aston
Tammy Hershberger
Joan Ervin
Cathleen Torina
Karen Hunsaker
Juliana Swanson
Charlene Merrick
Bev Gerard

Winners will receive their choice of one of the following new collections:

African-American Figures
Fashion Ladies

Stamping Fun

Please check out my Stamp and Accessory Sale.  I have REDUCED PRICES in hopes of clearing more stuff out my stamp area.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I sure did but it seems the time goes by too quickly. I enjoyed creating several projects that I want to share.

I am counting down the time until our family reunion vacation in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.  The SCS Friday challenge was to create a project that reminds you of a favorite vacation.  Nothing makes me happier than spending a week with my three sisters and their husbands at the beach. My project represents the four of us girls sitting on the beach enjoying lots of good conversation, good laughs and lots of rest.

KC Beach Party 16

I stamped the four beach chairs and sponged the sand, water and sky around them.  I stamped the chair and umbrella images on designer paper and paper pieced them into the scene.  I added sea foam by lightly applying Liquid Appliqué along the water’s edge and dabbing with my finger before heating.  I used a green marker to sketch in a few sea oats.

KC Sarah Kay Gardens Need Many Helpers 

I love the playing with the Stampavie Sarah Kay images.  This little gardener appears to be so determined as he walks out to the vegetable patch.  I stamped the image on plain white cardstock and painted with a brush and reinkers that match the designer paper.  I cut him and popped up over the background scene. I thought the green bow was the perfect embellishment with the white stitching.

KC Tina Wenke Hedgehog with Umbrella

The SCS Saturday Inspiration Challenge site was Green Rainbow and I was inspired by all the circles in this baby blanket. I thought it would be fun to create a project using this circle designer paper. I carried on the circle theme using the Hedgehog with and the round top of the umbrella image and placing him in a round frame.  I stamped the image. painted in bright colors to match the designer paper  and cut out and popped up inside the frame.  My Stampavie teammate, Marga sent me the sweet Daisy Bucket Design Just for You sentiment and I thought it was just perfect to use since the hedgehog is handing out a bouquet of flowers.

Have a great week!!!!!!!

Project 1:  Stamps:  Rubbernecker Kittie Kits   Project 2:  Stamps:  Stampavie Sarah Kay  Gardens Needs Many Helpers    Project 3:  Stampavie Tina Wenke Hedge with Umbrella

Flowers, Frog, Loop Lop and an Apple Orchard

Please check out my Stamp and Accessory Sale.  I have REDUCED PRICES in hopes of clearing more stuff out my stamp area.

I had a fun and relaxing three day weekend and got to enjoy some fun stamping time. I always look forward to having an extra day off from work but somehow the times seems to fly by so quickly that Monday morning rolls around before I know it. As always I enjoyed playing in the SCS challenges and here are some of the projects I came up with.

The Friday Free for All Challenge was to use the out of the box technique.  The challenge was to stamp an image and cut around a portion of it and to use a die to cut to around the image.  The trick was to allow the cut out portion to stick up out of the line.  It took me three times to get this performed correctly.  I am so sad with paper cutting techniques. I used  Helz Loop Lop Gift Box by Stampavie for this challenge.

 KC Helz Loopy Loops Gift Box

The Saturday Inspiration Challenge provided Crate Labels web site for our inspiration.  I was inspired by this Bull Frog label.

KC Frogs
   I turned to this fun Rubbernecker Frog Collection image to play with. I think he is much cuter than the inspiration frog. I stamped, painted and cut out the frog image and set aside.  I created a pond scene on a separate piece of watercolor paper with sponges and using my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master and the cattail images from the Guy Stuff Collection. I popped up the frog in front of the pond scene and added some grosgrain to embellish.  I love how this turned out.

I got to do two projects for the Sunday Featured Stamper Challenge featuring Dara.  She had lots of flower projects and some fun cut out cards. 

KC Floral Silhouettes 5

I used the newly released Rubbernecker Floral Collection for this project. The background images are from the Rubbernecker Background 2009 Collection.

KC Sarah Kay Adele Fresh Apples

This is my favorite project of the weekend.  I used Adele Enjoying Fresh Apples from the Stampavie  Sarah Kay collection. It is a cut out card that allows the front scene to spill over and continue on the inside of the card.  I stamped the girl and masked her to create the scene around here.  I sponged in the green grass area and blue sky and then sketched in the  apple tree trunk and sponged in the tree top.  I filled in all the greenery with my Kittie Kits mini fern from the Outdoor Master.  Using snips, I cut around AdeIe and then used deckle scissors to cut around the top of the apple tree.  I used the same sponging and sketching technique to create a line of apples trees on the inside of the card.  Finally, I used a red marker to add a few apples on the ground and showing in the trees. I think a sentiment will look good embossed in black in the grass area on the inside of the card.

KC Sarah Kay Adele Fresh Apples Open

I sure hope you have a great week. 

Don’t forget to check out the REDUCED PRICES at my Stamp and Accessory Sale.

Rubbernecker Blog Hop Winners

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Red Hot Momma’s Blog Hop.  We are excited to announce our two, randomly drawn winners:

  "Sue D"

"All are absolutely beautiful! A tutorial would be wonderful”

Posted by: Sue D | April 13, 2010 at 09:55 PM "    (as posted on Kittie's blog)



“Great cards. I especially like the first one”

April 13, 2010 11:20 AM "   (as posted on Tammy's blog)

Ladies, please feel free to contact me or Tammy for instructions on how to claim your prize.  Remember you can each choose one of the newly released collections- Weeds, Floral, Fashion Ladies, or Vines.


Check out my Stamp and Accessory Sale

The Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas are having a blog hop to showcase four newly released collections at Rubbernecker Stamps. If you haven’t seen these new images you will want to check them out.   Rubbernecker Dave is going to give two lucky winners a chance to win some blog candy.  Winners may choose any ONE of the following complete collectionsWeeds, Floral, Fashion Ladies, or Vines. All you need to do to be entered for the random prize drawing is visit and comment on the design team blog posts. Posts may be made between 5:00 a.m. EST today thru noon on Thursday the 15th. Winners will be announced on each team member’s blog by 6 p.m. EST Thursday evening. 

Julia Aston   

Tammy Hershberger  

Joan Ervin

Cathleen Torina  

Fran Gumprecht 

Karen Hunsaker  

Juliana Swanson 

Bev Gerard   

I had  fun playing with one of the new Fashion Ladies images.  It reminds me of my mother’s church clothes when I was a little girl.  I used Coco Chanel sentiment from the Fashion Icons set that is so perfectly true. “Fashion fades, only style remains”.

KC Fashion Ladies

I have been really enjoying playing with the new Floral, Weeds and Vine collections. They are so perfect for creating garden and bouquet projects.

KC Floral Silhouettes 5

KC Weeds

I made a few projects that I posted on my blog last week but am going to place them on this post as well so you can how many ways to use these images.

KC Floral Silhouettes 4

KC Floral Silhouettes KC Floral Silhouettes 2

KC Floral Silhouettes 3

If you haven’t been to Rubbernecker in a while you will definitely want to check out the new lower pricing structure Dave has placed on many of the existing images and collections , and the lower pricing structure also applies to the new releases, too! Woo Hoo!!!!!!

By the way……if you would be interested in  a tutorial on how I create these watercolored images using solid stamp images make a note of that in your comment.  Have fun looking at all of my teammate’s projects.