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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sisterhood Sundays


This week's Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge is an inspiration photo!
You can find the directions for submitting a card and learn about the prizes
on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog!




I used the bright blue and the Christmas bulbs for my inspiration.
Instead of bulbs, I used blueberries!
I rarely work with bright blue, but when I do, I love it!



Recipe

Rubbernecker Stamps: Bird in Cherry Tree (529_10),
happy birthday corner (565_23)
Paper: GP white, SU brilliant blue cs & dsp (retired)
Ink: SU brilliant blue, garden green, pumpkin pie, cool caribbean
Copic markers: Sky B24, Willow G24
Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 17
Accessories: ribbon, eyelet, SU brads
Technique: sponging





Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sisterhood Sundays


This week's Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge is a sketch!
You can find the directions for submitting a card and learn about the prizes
on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog!



I replaced the circle with a Spellbinders die cut and moved the sentiment.
The flower is popped up with a dimensional. I thought it needed more dimension near the top of the card to balance the bow and pearls. The recipe is below.

Please let me know what you think :)



Recipe:

Rubbernecker Stamps: flourish (530_15). Thank you (25_22)
Paper: SU whisper white, cherry cobbler & lucky limeade
Ink: SU cherry cobbler & lucky limeade
Tools: Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder,
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 17 die cut

Accessories: pearls, SU lucky limeade ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fabulous Favorites & a CAS Card


CAS145 Theme: Christmas or Winter

I love this tree image. It reminds me of Charlie Brown.

Stamps: tree (Impression Obsession), sentiment (Gina K. Designs - Fanciful Tags)
Paper: white, SU real red
Ink: SU real red, close to cocoa, garden green
Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Accessories: gingham ribbon


Here are some fabulous CAS cards I found in the SCS Gallery!



Fabulous Cards from out Current and Alumni Design Team


SCS CAS Winter DT Search 2011

~for our Semi-finalists~

CHALLENGE # 2 - Theme Challenge

Make a CAS card with one or more gifts on it.
The gift doesn't have to be for a holiday.




Stamps: CTMH??? TAC???
Paper: white, SU real red
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Accessories: gingham ribbon, rhinestones



Sunday, November 20, 2011

A New Weekly Challenge


It's November 20! That means it's the first day for 2 new things - It's the Sisterhood's first weekly challenge and it's the first day you can see our new Stampin' Sisterhood blog for Rubbernecker Stamps. It is soooo cool! I totally love it and I'm confident you will, too. If you haven't been there yet, go take a peek. A little birdie told me there's a prize lurking around there somewhere.


Our first challenge is an inspiration challenge. Isn't this photo beautiful?



Rubbernecker Stamps: Stamp Oasis Little Lovins' Reindeer Pals (546 SO)
Paper: white, SU real red & garden green
Ink: Memento black, SU real red, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU scallop edge & label punches
Accessories: rhinestones, Offray ribbon

Fabulous CAS Favorites


Everything you need to know about the DT search is here!
Challenge #1 can be found here!

It's Day #2 of the CAS Winter Design Team Search!
In keeping with the clean & simple style, here are a few more
fabulous cards I found in the SCS gallery.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous CAS Favorites & the 1st DT Challenge


Rubbernecker Stamp: 68_11
Designer Paper: SU and unknown
Ink: SU real red
Accessories: Offray ribbon


Winter Clean & Simple Design Team Search
All Wrapped Up for the Season

Everything you need to know about the DT search is here!
Challenge #1 can be found here!


Here are some fabulous CAS cards I found in the SCS Gallery!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fabulous CAS Favorites

Here are some fabulous CAS cards I found in the SCS Gallery!

I thought it would be fun to add something new this season. In preparation for the new DT search coming this Friday evening @ 8:00 PM (EST), I decided to link a few of my favorite cards from the gallery. There's no chronological order to these cards, just cards I really like. HINT: They may also give you a hint for the styles I'm looking to find for next season.



k dunbrook
LaLatty
elmo98ca

lisa lara
ltecler
hskelly


Here's the link to the Winter DT Search thread!
Please join us tomorrow!

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Snowgirl


Splitcoast's Ways to Use It challenge is a theme: Baby, It's Cold Outside!


Stamps: main image (TAC), sentiments (I think one is from SU and the other from TAC.)
Paper: white, GKD bubblegum pink
Ink: Memento black, SU wild wasabi, Copic markers
Tools: SU wide oval punch, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Cuttlebug snowflake EF
Accessories: SU wild wasabi ribbon, pop-up dots
Size: 5x5

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Favorites & a Sketch Card

SCS Sketch 359

Rubbernecker Stamps: Stamp Oasis Gingerbread Boy (SO550)
Paper: white, creamy caramel, real red
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug houndstooth EF
Accessories: gingham ribbon, pop-up dots



Here are some fabulous CAS cards I found in the SCS Gallery!

I thought it would be fun to add something new this season. In preparation for the new DT search coming this Friday evening, I decided to link a few of my favorite cards from the gallery. There's no chronological order to these cards, just cards I really like. HINT: They may also give you a hint for the styles I'm looking to find for next season.


Tilly
Chupa
Loll Thompson

bon2stamp
kittie747
mepylant

MariaMatter
notimetostamp
dougnat

Arizona Maine
pam124
Clownmom


Fabulous Cards from out Current and Alumni Design Team


ltecler
stamperjen0
hskelly

stagccva
stampingout
ravengirl


I have a lot more to show off, so check back tomorrow for some more fabulous favorites and updates on the DT search news! I have all the dates set,
so the official thread should be posted soon.
I think you will LOVE the challenges I have for you!

Chloe's 1st Christmas


This scrapbook page was posted on the Rubbernecker blog for
"Tuesdays with the Team."




I've taken a break from scrapbooking for too long. It's time to catch up! I love this new cat set. Not only is this set great for cards, but the images are just the right size for page accents. I also used the new snowflake set to match the red designer paper!

Stamps: Cats set (597), Snowflake set (587)
Paper: SU white, black, real red & designer papers
Ink: Memento black, SU real red, unknown black & blue markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 17, Creative Memories heart maker/punch
Accessories: Offray satin ribbon, white gel pen
Size: 12x12


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fabulous Favorites & a CAS Card


This is a card that I made last July during the CAS holiday weekend challenges and never got around to posting here. I picked this one since it matched yesterday's CAS "Party" challenge. The design was inspired by this card.


Stamps: Lazy Days of Summer (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, SU Bermuda Bay
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay & Taken with Teal
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch
Accessories: SU white taffeta ribbon, pop up dots


Here are some fabulous CAS cards I found in the SCS Gallery!

I thought it would be fun to add something new this season. In preparation for the new DT search coming this Friday evening, I decided to link a few of my favorite cards from the gallery. There's no chronological order to these cards, just cards I really like. HINT: They may also give you a hint for the styles I'm looking to find for next season.




stampingout
stagccva
mamamostamps

fionna51
stamperjen0
Biggan


I have a lot more to show off, so check back tomorrow for some more fabulous favorites and updates on the DT search news!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting ready for a DT search!

I thought it would be fun to add something new this season. In preparation for the new DT search coming this Friday evening, I decided to link a few of my favorite cards from the gallery. There's no chronological order to these cards, just cards I really like. HINT: They may also give you a hint for the styles I'm looking to find for next season.

First up is my CAS card for this week. Following it, you'll find the links.



CAS Word Inspiration Challenge: Party

Rubbernecker Stamps: It's a Secret (Stamp Oasis SO1048)
Paper: white, SU real red, pretty in pink, bashful blue & green galore)
Ink: Memento black, SU chocolate chip marker & cool caribbean
Copic markers (E23, E25. E27, B32, YG25, R29 & R43)
Tools & Accessories: CM square maker/punch,
Spellbinders Nestabilities, pop-up dots
Techniques: sponging
Size: 4.25 square




mepylant
Clownmom
Smoatsmom

janellelarson
limedoodle
stampercamper


Fabulous Cards from out Current and Alumni Design Team



I have a lot more to show off, so check back tomorrow for some more fabulous favorites and updates on the DT search news!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop


Hello Rubbernecker Sisters! The Stampin’ Sisterhood has lots to share today! Thank you so much for joining us!

We thought it would be fun to share some of our holiday images! So, sit back and enjoy! And if you leave some love at every stop along the way, you will be entered into a random drawing for your choice of ONE Rubbernecker Stamps SET! Yes, you read right! A SET, not a single! Now, how awesome is that?

We know that you are busy, so you will have until THURSDAY 11/17 to hop! Our winner will be announced on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG, on FRIDAY 11/18!!

We have a bit of exciting news to share! We will be starting weekly Rubbernecker challenges on Sunday 11/20! Hope you will join us for SISTERHOOD SUNDAYS. We're going to have a blast! Who knows? You could win a prize on Sundays, too! Thanks again for stopping by!

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Instead of making a card today, I made a scrapbook page. I am way behind in my scrapbooking! Since it's so difficult for me to capture detail on a 12x12 page, I have included close-up shots, too.

My Favorite Christmas Memory 12 x12 Page

Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Tree set (592) ~ NEW!
Paper: SU real red & designer paper
Ink: SU real red, garden green & chocolate chip
Tools: SU wide oval and word window punches,
Spellbinders Nestabilities - circle die, labels 16 & 17 dies



JOURNAL BOX

I used Stampin' markers to color the stamp.




PAGE ACCENTS




It's always so much fun trying to get all of the grandchildren happy and smiling at the same time!
(The kiddo on the far left belongs to me. The rest are my nieces and nephew.)


HOLIDAY BLOG HOP ROUTE


Sunday, October 30, 2011

CAS Color Challenge


CAS Color Challenge: Ivory, chocolate & red

SCS Hope You Can Cling To challenge: Encouraging Words as the focal point

Rubbernecker Stamps: Trilogy set (480) and sentiment (504_05)
Paper: SU ivory and chocolate chip
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU chocolate chip
and Copic markers (E08 brown & R29 lipstick red)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 14
Accessories: rhinestone stickers, pop-up dots
Techniques: CAS, sponging

SCS Featured Stamper: istamp31


Hope You Can Cling To challenges
for UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas Holiday card with pink.

Featured Stamps: istamp31
I chose this adorable card.


Similar: image, colors, snowflake punch, embossing folders
Added: one more embossing folder, border punch
Different: layout & cardstock instead of dp, rhinestones instead of a brad
Left off: piercing and extra matting

Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Holiday Snowman (594_02)
Paper: white, SU pretty in pink & certainly celery
Ink: Memento black, SU cool caribbean, Copic markers (R85 rose red, Y15 cadmium yellow, YG23 new leaf & B00 frost blue
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 17, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Cuttlebug snowflake & paisley EFs, SU scallop border punch
Accessories: rhinestones ($1 store), pop-up dots
Technique: sponging (sky)



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge Cards & Gallery Favorites


Splitcoast Weekly Sketch



Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Tree set (592), Infinity Panel (520)
SU Paper: white, chocolate chip, cherry cobbler, wild wasabi
SU Ink: old olive, chocolate chip, real red, cherry cobbler
Tools: SU wide pval punch, Spellbinders ribbon tags trio die cut, white gel pen
Accessories: SU taffeta ribbon, brads



Splitcoast F4A88 - A True Free for All Challenge

Rubbernecker Stamps: Stamp Oasis 365_SO - Little Lovin's Trick-or-Treats
Paper: white, black, SU lovely lilac and Halloween dp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Halloween punches
Accessories: ribbon





mom2n2 (CAS DT Alumni)
Here's a collection of holiday and winter cards that are not CAS, but they are so fabulous!

Vintage Inspiration Challenge

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Blue Carrot Shop

(Which is specially named this month for Halloween... the Boo Carrot Shop! Gotta love it!)

It's a great shop with lots of cool vintage items, but it did make me feel a little old! Eek! Now that is scary... a perfect feeling for Halloween, I guess.



I chose these FireKing mugs as my inspiration for my first card.
(And I'm happy to say, I don't recognize them at all!!!)



I also made this "thank you" card for the SCS Hope You Can Cling To challenges for UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Rubbernecker Stamps: wheat bundle (531_07),
Victorian Diamond panel/BG (485), sentiment (25_22)
Paper: SU white, more mustard, early espresso
Ink: SU more mustard, Ranger wild honey distress ink
Accessories: SU ribbon & brads, pop-up dots



I had to make a second card because I couldn't get this inspiration photo out of my head.

This cute popcorn bear image was calling me!



Rubbernecker Stamps: Stamp Oasis Popcorn Bear (1067 SO)
Paper: white, SU real red & brilliant blue
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: SU photo corner punch, Martha Stewart zig-zag border punch
Accessories: Offray ribbon, pop-up dots

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Challenges


SCS Technique Challenge: Stamp the Border

Rubbernecker Stamps: Go Confidently (582_12), Snowflake set (587)
Paper: white, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, kraft
Ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa
Spellbinders Nestabilities: scallop circle, labels 1 and labels 16
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swiss Dots and Forest Branches
Accessories: gingham ribbon and brads



SCS Hope to You Can Cling To challenge 10/24: Thank a Caregiver

Rubbernecker Stamps: Flourish tree (503_14), sentiment (565_18)
Paper: white, chocolate chip, dsp
Ink: various SU
Tools: SU Top Note die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14 die
Accessories: ribbon, paper piercer
Techniques: sponging, faux stitching



Splitcoast CAS Sketch Challenge by Patricia (PH in VA)

Rubbernecker Stamps: Cats set 597
Paper: SU white, black, Halloween dp
Ink: basic black
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: gingham ribbon, pop-up dots

SCS Sketch Challenge

I was very excited with this last week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast. It's based on this card Roxie made a few weeks ago and when I saw it, I PMed to ask her if she could use it as a sketch. And here it is!



Have a Spooktacular Halloween!


Stamps: main image (The Angel Company), sentiment (Rubbernecker)
Paper: white, pumpkin pie, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, SU Lattice EF, SU label punch
Accessories: ribbon, cinnamon Stickles

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cupcake Themed CAS Cards & Gallery Favorites!


CAS Theme Challenge: Cupcakes (140)

Stamps: Unity
Cardstock: GP white, SU rose red
Designer Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento black, SU rose red,
Copic markers (R85 rose red, Y15 cadmium yellow, YG23 new leaf, B00 frost blue)
Tools: SU designer label punch & Scallop border punch
Accessories: SU white taffeta ribbon



July 4th, 2011 Clean & Simple Splitcoast Holiday Challenges

CAS Holiday Challenge #2: Inspiration challenge (American Flag Cupcake Stand)

Stamps: Unity
Paper: white, SU regal rose
Ink: black, Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug swiss dots EF
Size: 4.25 square



July 4th, 2011 Clean & Simple Splitcoast Holiday Challenges

CAS Holiday Challenge #20: In honor of the 4th, let's use 4 of something
(4 buttons, 4 colors, etc...)

CAS Holiday Challenge #14: Make a card with stripes.

Stamps: Gina K. Designs
Paper: white, SU old olive, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie,
apricot appeal, retired dp, tempting turquoise dsp

Ink: old olive
Tools: SU circle punch & modern label punch, MS cupcake punch,
Cuttlebug swiss dots EF

Accessories: brads

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CAS Gallery Favorites



maryrose
mamaxsix
smowteach

elmo98ca (CAS Fall 2011 DT)
stagccva (CAS Fall 2011 DT)
lisa lara (CAS DT Alumni)

TrishG
Benzi
stamperjen0 (CAS DT Alumni)