Tuesday, September 30, 2008

AMYRS39 - Hallowhimsy Candy

Last night I sat down to make a card using Amy's Friday Sketch and this is what I came up with. The main image and patterned paper is from the Imaginisce Hallowhimsy Line. The smaller candy stamp is from the My Favorite Things set Fright Night and the sentiment is from the Lizzie Anne Designs set Celebration Sayings. Let me tell you about an online store I found. It is called embellish IT! Inc. What I love about this store is that you can purchase coordinating Bazzill cardstock for all of their patterned paper. Each package of cardstock contains 20 sheets; 5 sheets of 4 coordinating colors. You can check out the matching cardstock I used for this card here. This is perfect for me, because there have been so many times that I did not have the right color to go with my patterned paper and this store does the matching for you. Okay, back to the card. You can't really see it in the photo, but I added StarDust Stickles to a few of the candies. I used my word window punch to punch out the sentiment and popped up the smaller candies with dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Hallowhimsy Candy (Imaginisce), Fright Night (My Favorite Things), Celebration Sayings (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: Whisper White, Bazzill Parakeet, Bazill Sweet Lacy, Hallowhimsy Patterned Paper

Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Stump, StarDust Stickles, Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Rubber Cafe - Falling Leaves

The Rubber Cafe Design Team was issued a challenge this past weekend. The challenge was to choose any layout from the SCS Sketch Challenges and to use the below picture as inspiration for adding color to our card. I don't know how well I succeeded in the "color" area, but I did use SC125 for this card. I choose a very simple layout, because the patterned paper I used is just too pretty to cover up. It is by Best Creation Inc. and I picked it up at my LSS. Trust me when I tell you that it looks so much better in person. The stamp is called Falling Leaves and it's by The Rubber Cafe. I colored the image in my Prismacolor Pencils (unfortunately I don't own a set of Copic Markers yet; *GASP*) and blended with Gamsol and a stump. I distressed the image and sponged around it with Creamy Caramel ink. The cardstock colors are Ruby Red and Garden Green and I used my corner rounder punch for the bottom of the card. The second card is very similar to the one I posted on Friday, but vertical. The Give Thanks sentiment (also by The Rubber Cafe) is stamped in Bravo Burgundy. I used my new Fiskars Threading Water Punch and some new ribbon from Michael's. That's all for today. Hope everyone has a great evening.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Rubber Cafe - Give Thanks

Today's card uses another stamp from The Rubber Cafe. The Give Thanks sentiment is another one of the featured Fall and Holiday stamps on their website. You can check out all of the featured stamps and new products here. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink, punched it out with my Marvy Uchida mega circle punch, and sponged around it with More Mustard ink. The cardstock colors are Bazzill Old Flame and Bazzill Buttercup and the patterned paper is from the Scribble Scrabble Autumn Afternoon Collection. The brads are by Making Memories and the Chocolate grosgrain ribbon is from Taylored Expressions. The Rubber Cafe DT was issued a challenge for over the weekend, so I will be back on Monday to show you what I came up with. Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Rubber Cafe - Gourds

I made this card using the Gourds stamp from The Rubber Cafe. You can check out all their newest products and their featured Fall and Holiday stamps here. I stamped the image on Whisper White with Palette Noir ink and colored it in with Prismacolor Pencils. Then, I blended with Gamsol and a stump and sponged around the image with Creamy Caramel ink. The cardstock colors are Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and Close to Cocoa. The Garden Green layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and I distressed both Close to Cocoa layers. To finish the card off I added a metal swirl and some ribbon from the Target $1 Spot. Don't forget to check out more samples using stamps from The Rubber Cafe on the other design team member's blogs. Their links are listed on my sidebar. TFL and hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with all of you today. I have been accepted as a Design Team Member for The Rubber Cafe; YAY!!!

This is my first design team experience and I could not be more thrilled. I am anxiously waiting for my stamps to arrive and I'm so exciting to start creating with them. I am honored to work with such talented ladies. I have linked The Rubber Cafe Design Team on my sidebar, so if you have a moment, swing by their blogs and congratulate them. And, huge thanks to Melissa and Diane (owners of The Rubber Cafe) for giving me this opportunity. Don't forget to click on the link above to check out all of their wonderful stamps.