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August 2011

Hello Birdy

Good Sunday morning! I have a fun summer project to share with you today.  I was inspired by Lydia’s Just a Note project on the Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I love the Stampin’ Up! bird punch and the free birdhouse  templates from Capture the Moment blog. They are so cute and fun when used together. 

KC SU Bird Punch 12  right 
I printed the birdhouse template on yellow cardstock and cut out just the front portion of the house.  I created a scalloped roof and base for the house out of white cardstock for contrast. I love the sweet baby blue designer paper and thought it was perfect for the background.  The white crimped layer looks like a picket fence to me and seems the perfect addition to the base of the card. I love the sweet yellow gingham bird along the floral spray for a  perch and the tiny” Hello” sentiment tag. 

KC SU Bird Punch 12 close 
KC SU Bird Punch 12 left 
Have a great Sunday and I hope you get a chance to get your fingers inky.

Stamps:  SU Tiny Tags    Paper:  SU Designer Paper, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, White    Ink:  Stormy Sky (tag)   Accessories:  Crimper, Birdhouse Template-Capture the Moment Blog, SU Bird Punch, Scalloped Scissors, Martha Stewart Foliage and Pine Branch Punch, Matte Accents, SU Tiny Tag Punch, Fiskars 1/4 “ Flower Punch, 1/8” Circle Punch


Vintage Hannah

Good Saturday morning.  I have a sweet Rubbernecker image to share with you today called Hannah from the new Vintage Collection.  She is so sweet with her garden cart filled with flowers.

KC Vintage Hannah 1 right 
I chose to use muted colors to represent the Vintage theme of the image. I stamped Hannah with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate pigment ink and heat set. I colored her with watered down reinkers to keep the colors light. I went back over the outside lines of the dress, hat and legs with the chocolate pigment ink using a tiny brush to give a little more definition to the image.  I know I have gone totally flower crazy and you are probably sick of them but I couldn’t resist adding tiny flowers and foliage to the cart and to her hat,  I created a triple layer matted frame to add another layer of drama to this darling image.  I thought the scalloped eyelet punched borders were the perfect finish.

KC Vintage Hannah 1 close 
KC Vintage Hannah 1 left 
I hope you enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Vintage Collection Hannah    Paper:  Vanilla, Mauve, Watercolor, Barely Banana, Kiwi,    Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye   Accessories:  Nestabilities, Martha Stewart  Pine and Scalloped Punches, Brush, 1/4" Flower Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch

Toby and Friends

It has been several days since I have been able to stamp and post to my blog.  I got several nice emails from friends telling me I was missed and I appreciated each note very much. 

KC LAurence Collection Toby and Friends 1 right 
I have a sweet group of friends to share with you today.  This is a new released Toby and Friends image by Stampavie from the Laurence Collection. I painted the image with soft  muted colors, cut it out to pop up and paired itwith the bright aqua and white designer paper. I added a touch of punched foliage and punched flowers for interest.  It is hard to see in the photo but all the little flowers are sparkly with Stickles.The sky in the background was sponged with a hand cut cloud template. The tiny flowers are the punched pieces fromthe  Martha Stewart Flower Box Punch Around the Page sets. see picture below

KC LAurence Collection Toby and Friends 1 close 

KC Laurence Collection Toby and Friends 1 left 
Martha Stewart Flower Box Punch Around the Page

I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Stampavie Laurence Collection Toby and Friends
Paper: Retired SU DP, White, Aqua,
Ink: Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Pumice Stone
Accessories: MS Flower Box PATP Set and Pine Branch Punch, Nestabilities, Mounting Tape, Stickles, Matte Accents



Rubbernecker Spellbinder Die Sets and Stamp Sales

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2 Giant Sales

Rubbernecker Stamps

& Spellbinder Die Sets

Spellbinders August 23-25 Rubbernecker August 26-28
Spellbinder Die Sets up to 20% off Rubbernecker Stamps 10-20% off

We will host 2 back to back sales this week.


Spellbinder Die Set Sale

This sale will run from Tuesday 8/23 noon until Thursday 8/25 5 PM. The sale will be limited to stock on hand at our distributor. For best selection, place your orders early. No backorders or rainchecks will be offered. We will place the order for the material on Friday and will advise customers of unavailable merchandise and issue refunds on Friday 8/26 if necessary. Materials will be received by and shipped Saturday 9/3. This sale will not be combined with the stamp sale.

Rubbernecker Stamp Sale

This sale will run from Friday 8/26 noon through Sunday 8/28 5 PM. It will include all items in each of our stamp lines and our free stamp program (Shoppers Rewards) WILL be in effect, so remember to incude your free choices with your order. If you have any questions about the program, rules are posted on the home page of the site. This sale will not be combined with the Spellbinders sale.

Plant Kindness, Gather Love

Good Saturday morning!  It’s been several days since I have been able to post to my blog.  Our house was broken into this past week and not only were we robbed but the house was totally ransacked. I came home from work alone and I am so thankful the robbers were gone. It was a terrible mess and we feel so violated.  Luckily my animals were not harmed, there was no damage to our home and we are safe. ADT is coming this morning to give us an estimate on a security system.  You know the old saying …..”closing the gate after the horse got out”!  LOL!  

KC Plant  Kindness 1  right 
My project today is for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration site is Patina and I was inspired by a kiwi green dishrack. I have said it before but have to repeat how much I love red and green together.  I pulled out Kiwi Kiss and Real Red cardstock to make my cornflowers and foliage.  Check out my Punched Cornflower Tutorial for more information on how I made my flowers.

KC Plant Kindness 1 center 

The Plant kindess, Gather Love sentiment is meaningful to me.  I can't change what other people to do me but I can ontrol how I go about my daily life.
KC Plant Kindness 1 left 
Have a great weekend and do something good for yourself.  I like to think of it as "filling my cup"!

Stamps:  RubberneckerPlant Kindness 25-20    Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, White    Ink:  Fired Brick    Accessories:  MS PATP Set, Cornflower, Hydrangea and Pine Branch Punches, Spellbinders Foliage Die, SU Lattice Embossing Folder, 3/4 Circle Punch, Mate Accents, Stylus, Mouse Pad, 1/4” Fiskars Flower Punch, Nestabilities, Clear Embossing Powder