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Saturday, December 8, 2012


It's amazing that the Splitcoaststampers' Clean & Simple Challenge is 200 weeks old!
And we're celebrating all weekend.  

CAS 200 Party!
mamamostamps - *CAS200PARTYE*
Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice!
Make a sweet treat the focus of your card.

Stamps: Diet Riley - Riley & Co., Party Time, Bithday Borders - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: white, SU chocolate chip & cranberry crisp
Ink: Black Memento, SU real red, Copic markers: R37, E23, E25, E27
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14
Accessories: pop up dots
Technique: CAS

Double Challenge card for the CAS 200 Party

Miss Boo - * CAS200PARTYJ*
Ribbons & Bows

mocjen - *CAS200PARTYF*
Inspired by a Song

Stamp: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp)
Paper: Very vanilla, riding hood red
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: taffeta ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart fern punch

I couldn't remember the name of this music stamp, so I looked for an older card with the same stamp and found this one that I made in 2009! Wow! How time flies! It started out as a CAS card, but I got a little carried away. This music stamp is from Stamp Camp.

Stamps: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp), sentiment (Unity)
Paper: real red, garden green, white
Ink: dark brown, creamy caramel, real red, garden green
Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, Martha Stewart fern punch, brads, ribbon

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rubbernecker Back to School Themed Challenge & Labor Day Sale!

 Visit our blog for challenge details!

Every summer my son goes to SCAMP. It's a day camp that runs three days a week for five weeks for children, teens and adults with special needs. In addition to the staff, there are a lot of high school volunteers from the school district that runs it. And evey year I make them something for back to school. Usually it's book marks, but this year I went with mini sticky notes. They're easy to keep in a backpack without getting messed up!

Here are a group of four of the many designs I made for the teens to choose from.

Rubbernecker Stamps
Alfie & the fire hydrant (77-02)
Dog in the cover (569-18)
Bill on the skateboard (570-13)
Scooter (641-03)


This are the average sized sticky notes' cover I made for my son last school year.
It features Alex (570-14).

 And what would back to school mean without Labor Day & a sale?
(In Michigan, schools have to start after the holiday for the sake of tourism.)
And Rubbernecker is having a sale on accessories - my favorite being Spellbinders!
In keeping with the school theme, I have this "football" card
that I made for the CAS DT search as a sample..
Isn't that cute dp for the yard lines?
Rubbernecker Stamps: Party Time set (439)
Spellbinders Die: Labels #14
At my son's high school, summer reading is a must. And an essay is due at registration!
I love this sentiment: Good friends, like good books, let you pick up where you left off...
Rubbernecker Stamp:
Good Friends sentiment (642-13)
Poppy Panel Background (519)
Spellbinders Die: Labels #7
Two of the mini sticky note holders above also use a Spellbinders die cut: Labels #9

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sisterhood Sundays - Challenge 19

Beautiful looking inspiration challenge this month! 

Fishbowl Friends

Rubbernecker Stamps: Stamp Oasis - Little Lovin's (1046 SO), Discover Word set (627-13)
Paper: white, peach parfait, bashful blue, wild wasabi, SU dsp
Ink: Memento black, SU chocolate chip & peach parfait, Copic markers (B00, BG01, G07, E55, E57, W-2, W-3, YR16, YR18 & YR 23)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 18, SU punches, paper piercer
Accessories: Liquid Pearls White Opal, pop-up dots
Techniques: faux stitching

Please go to the Rubbernecker Blog to find out about prizes!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Sweet Blog Hop Combination!

If you just came from Angi Barrs' blog, you are in the right place! 

*The COMPLETE list can be found on The Twinery and the Stampin' Sisterhood blogs.*

 Love doesn't make the world go round.  
Love makes the ride worthwhile.

Rubbernecker Stamps: scooter (641-03), Phrase set (626), Flourish (611-01) (All new in 2012)
The Twinery: Cappuccino & Caribbean twine

Cardstock: GP white, SU crumb cake
Designer Paper: SU - colors include soft suede and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU soft suede, Copic markers (BG15, BG23, BG49, E59, E74, E41, E43, & E53)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities: Circles, Tear Drop Circles & Labels 9
Accessories: The Twinery twine , pop-up dots
Size: Tent Card base is 4.25 square and fits in a standard A2 envelope.

 The Twinery will be giving away the 'I Dream in Color' Sampler Pack, retail value of $32!

Rubbernecker Stamps will be giving away a gift certificate worth $25!

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN, we ask that a comment be left on each blog on the hop (both teams).
Deadline to leave comments to win is 11:59pm EDT, Friday, June 8th

Your next blog to hop to is TERI ANDERSON'S where she has something wonderful to show you!

*The COMPLETE list can be found on The Twinery and the Stampin' Sisterhood blogs.*

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Using Alphabet Stamps on Cards

It's that time of year. The seniors have finished their finals. Let the graduation parties begin!

CAS173- Ways to Use It
Individual stamps, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, etc.

Rubbernecker Stamps:
Book Antique (612), Best Wishes set (600)
GKD white, SU garden green
SU garden green
Twinery pea pod twine

I used the same alphabet set on the second card I made for last week's CAS challenge.

CAS Theme Challenge: LOVE

Stamps: Book Antique Alphabet Set#1
SKU:612 (Rubbernecker)
Paper: SU white & real red
Ink: SU real red
Tools: SU hearts & scallop border punches, EK Success corner rounder punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels14
Accessories: Twinery maraschino twine

I was inspired by Kittie747's gorgeous cas card!

Sisterhood Sundays - Challenge 18

Yummy looking inspiration challenge this month!

Kindness is the Sweetest Gift of All

Rubbernecker Stamps: Flourish Panel (580-02), sentiment (627-11)
Paper: SU white, so saffron and bravo burgundy
Ink: bravo burgundy
Accessories: burgundy ribbon, rhinestones
Size: approx. 5.5x3.5

Please go to the Rubbernecker Blog to find out about prizes!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Season for Flowers

I love my roses. I have them in red and white, too, but these are my favorite. They're a nice combination of pink, yellow, peach and even a little orange here and there. I'm sure my SCS friends are probably wondering why they're not all orange! LOL! 

 SCS Sketch Challenge 387
Rubbernecker Stamps: Create a Garden set 2 (513)
Paper: GP white, Retiring SU peach parfait
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Ink: SU markers & ink pads: apricot appeal, cameo coral, so saffron, daffodil delight, wild wasabi, close to cocoa, early espresso
Ink: Copic markers: Y17 golden yellow, E25 caribe cocoa, E23 hazelnut
Tools: paper piercer
Accessories: Twinery - lemon drop twine
Techniques: faux stitching, rock & roll (w/ apricot appeal & cameo coral for the flowers)

The Clean & Simple design team search challenge #1
Rubbernecker Stamps: Star Delight wildflower (610-02), Best Wishes set (600)
Paper: GP white
SU markers: Tangerine Tango & kiwi kiss
Accessories: ribbon (source unknown)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Chic Chicks

CAS169 - Inspired by a word or phrase: CHIC
I was ready with sophisticated ladies and elegant clothes. I considered sophisticated and elegant designs. But I just had to be different. I made a family of "chic" chicks for Mother's Day!

Rubbernecker Stamps: chicks (565_06), sentiment (565_1314) Paper: white, SU certainly celery dsp
Ink: Memento black, certainly celery, Copic markers buttercup yellow & honey
Tools: Friskars grass punch
Accessories: ribbon

I've made a board book to document the Rubbernecker Stamps that I own with their corresponding names and numbers. It makes uploading information so much faster and serves as an inventory to remind me what I have, especially with sentiments. The chicks on are the let page.

The Mother's Day sentiments is on left side.