Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Guest Designer for Retro Rubber Challenge #134

Wow! This is really exciting for me! This is my first post ever as a guest designer. I'm so grateful to
Jane and everyone over at Retro Rubber for giving me this honor.

The theme for this challenge couldn't be more perfect for me; it's Spring Flowers! And since flowers are literally my favorite thing to stamp, this was a perfect challenge to start with!

So for Challenge #134 I created this card using the following items:

-Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips (2017-2018 catalog)
-Sentiment from Simply Stamps "Pastor Appreciation"
-SU! Flirty Flamingo Ink
-SU! Poppy Parade Ink
-SU! Pineapple Punch Ink
-SU! Gorgeous Grape Ink
-SU! Wild Wasabi Ribbon
-SU! Granny Apple Green Ink and Card Stock
-Patterned Paper from Doodlebug Dot/Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints

And putting it all together, I started with a white card stock base and was able to come up with this Spring Flowers Card:

It was so much fun being a guest designer over at Retro Rubber! Thank you again for that opportunity!


Barb ❤️

Friday, April 10, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge 132-Be There or Be Square

The coronavirus quarantine seems to have a lot of people cleaning out their closets, and that's how I got this stamp set. A friend gave me not only this, but a ton of other old stamp sets. I'm so thankful to have a new-to-me stash to play with.

This is a Stampin' Up! set called "Feathered Hope" from 1998! That's longer than I've even been stamping. What I notice about older sets is how much detail there is in them. It took a lot of time and attention to color all those little spaces, but it was fun.

Since I had this set on my work table I went over to Retro Rubber to check out their latest challenge. At first I didn't think I could do it. It didn't seem like the "squares" theme fit this set, but I made it work. I had to use a 5 x 7 card base to get a good amount of images on there. I filled in with some rectangles using Stampin' Up!'s "Hardwood" background stamp, which I believe is about 5 years old.

The sentiment is newer. It's from Stamp Simply and it's titled "Pastor Appreciation."

I also used Copic Markers and cream card stock (from Michaels) on this project.

My thanks to everyone over at Retro Rubber for another fun challenge! And thanks for stopping by my little blog today!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge #130 (Get Sketchy)

Today's card was made for Sketch Challenge over at Retro Rubber.

The set called "The Sweet Life" is one of my very old favorites from Fiskars. I know I've had this set for at least 5 years, and it's probably older than that. I love how easy it is to color and cut these cute images.

In order to find out the name of the set I had to Google it and found out that they still have one left at Amazon for only $10.00. The set also contains an adorable tea pot, tea cups and a few more drinks. So cute!

Anyway, the rest of my materials are:

-White Card Stock

-Yellow Neocolor Crayon

- Copic Markers

-Black Embossing Powder

It's a pretty simple card but was a lot of fun to make. Thanks so much to everyone over at Retro
Rubber for another fun challenge!



Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday Stamps Bright & Bold Challenge Card

So today's card is a challenge from Sunday Stamps SSC225. One thing I love about challenges is they force me to make something that I normally never would have made. And today is no exception.

It was only after studying the colors and coming up with this card that I realized the theme was titled "Bright & Bold." Unfortunately I could have done a better job choosing bolder stamps for this challenge, but I've learned my lesson.

I was able to use all the colors (and even added one more darker yellow. So all things considered I'm happy with this one.

Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set
White Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Cottage Ivy Ink
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Cantaloupe Ink
Memento Peanut Brittle Ink
Memento Grape Jelly Ink
Stampin' Up! Mini Pearls

Thanks to everyone over at Sunday Stamps for another great challenge. And thanks for stopping by my blog today! Blessings!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Freebie Digital Stamp Valentine's Day Card

I needed a quick card for my Wednesday night craft class at church tomorrow night, so I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and was so excited to find this adorable Valentine's Day jar. It was so fun and quick to color, cut and glue down. I think the whole thing took no more than 15 minutes. So if you have a lot of them to do it will go quickly.

Here's my supply list:

Image from Pinterest (resized to fit 4 up on card stock)
60# White Card Stock from Michaels
Variouis Copic Markers
Printed Card Stock from Paper Lane (Joann Fabrics)

I know you'll enjoy making these cute cards if you give them a try. I'm so grateful to the illustrator of this cute jar!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Neat & Tangled's "Hooray" Die Cut Card

I just ordered these blending brushes from Amazon and they arrived today. I love them! They feel like velvet and finally I'm able to truly blend. After mixing the colors on the front of a piece of card stock I added the words "Hooray, It's Your Day" from the Neat & Tangled set of the same name.

The one thing I love, love, love about this die set from Neat & Tangled is the two layer effect. For this card, I cut the skinny word "hooray" directly out of the front of the card stock that I blended. Then I used the larger "Hooray" die and cut it out with black card stock.

*Note: I had to salvage a piece of the blended card stock (the piece right under the letters "ray" to complete the look. Otherwise it would have been a big black space there.

Here's my supply list:

-Blending Brushes from Amazon
-Neat & Tangled "Hooray"Stamp Set
-Neat & Tangled "Hooray" Die Set
-Stampin' Up! Whisper White Card Stock
-Michael's Black Card Stock
-Hobby Lobby Black Enamels
-Ranger Distress Oxide in Abandoned Coral
-Ranger Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade
-Ranger Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful Card & Envelope

Today's card is from my very favorite stamp set from Stampin' Up! called "So Very Grateful." I just love stamping these flowers and sitting down and coloring them. It's so relaxing. You can use such different colors to create so many different moods with this set. Plus the smaller flowers are perfect for the back of a pointed envelope.

Here's my supply list:

-SU! So Very Grateful Stamp Set
-Michaels Sentiment
-Copic Markers
-Patterned Paper from Joann's
-SU! Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
-Misc. Clear Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!