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December 9, 2016


Wow!  I can't believe it is my turn to host the Rubbernecker blog again!  Where does the time go?!  I am so not ready for Christmas!  I do have a fun winter card to share with you though.

This is the same expression I have when the weather turns cold and snowy!  Penguin was colored with Copic markers.  The white embellishments are actually push pins that I found on clearance at Target.  I just popped them off of the pin and then they were a flat-backed embellie!  I always try to watch for things that will work on a card if you just use a little creativity.  The sentiment was computer generated and truly expresses how I feel about winter!  We now live just across the border from the Florida panhandle.  It still gets chilly here, but nowhere near as cold as we have dealt with in the past!

If you haven't been yet, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the team created this week.  You will love it!  I promise!

Card measures 4.25": x 5.5"
Spellbinders Labels 34
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 34
The Paper Studio ribbon
Threshold push pins
Buttons Galore buttons
Favorite Findings snowflake buttons
Recollections pearl (white)
Michaels dollar bin pear (red)
Flower from my stash

December 8, 2016

Let's Snuggle

This week at Creative Knockouts, the theme is Snow Much Fun.  We want to see your projects with a snowy theme!  What's more fun when it is cold outside than snuggling?!

This is Benson and Betty from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  They certainly are keeping one another warm!  They were colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the background using the Silhouette and the sentiment is a Silhouette cut file that I filled and printed.  The machine got a workout on this card!

This week you have a chance to win 3 images from the Crafty Sentiments Designs digital line.  You can click the badge below to pop over and check them out.

Are you ready to make it snow?!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Silhoutte cut file - Snowflake Holey Cardstock by Samantha Walker
Silhouette cut file - Let's Snuggle by Felicity Jane
Recollections Sophia Collection doily heart
La La Land Crafts Heart Banner die
Favorite Findings snowflake button
Spritz adhexive gems
Flower from my stash

December 3, 2016

Bring It On!

It is time for our new challenge over at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our challenges are always anything goes, so it is so easy to play along.  We have a long list of awesome sponsors, so why not play along for a chance to win!

For this challenge I used Snowman - Bring It On from The Stamping Boutique.  He and his little bird friend are ready for winter!  They were colored With Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  The shovels, hat buckles and buttons all have silver Wink of Stella.  The snowflakes and blobs of snow have some clear Wink of Stella for some snowy sparkle.

We have three fabulous sponsors this week.  You can click each badge and shop to your heart's content.

Fred She Said

Prize of a $10 gift certificate


Prize of 2 images or 3 if you have used an image
from The Stamping Boutique or Glitterbabe

It's anything goes, so let's see your projects!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
A Muse Studio Landscape dies
Creatology snowflake

December 2, 2016

Peace on Earth

It is time for the new release at Sami Stamps.  Do you remember that nativity release we had a bit ago?  Well  we have the rest of it for you this week!

Aren't they awesome!  I bet you can all come up with some wonderful Christmas projects with all of these!

I opted to use the Angel for my project.  I cut a background using my Silhouette and a cut file that I modified just a bit in order to make it fit my project.  It is backed with some silver metallic paper so the stars have lots of shimmer!  My sentiment is also a Silhouette cut file that I printed instead of cutting.  I love how you can fill the cut lines and print!  The angel was colored with copic markers and I used the Silhouette to cut him out.  The Silhouette got a workout on this card!

Since this is the first release of the month, it also means that we have a new challenge for you.  The challenge this month is to use stripes.  You have a chance to win some Sami Stamps images, but be sure to use a Sami Stamps image on your project, otherwise you will not be eligible to enter.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file - Stars & Dots 4x6 Life Card by Loni Stevens
Silhouette cut file - Peace on Earth Handwritten by Loni Harris
The Paper Studio glitter stripe gems
Stampin' Up! Decorative Label punch
Ribbon from my stash

Glittery Goodness

This month at the Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog, the theme is to add glitter.  I struggle with glitter.  I always seem to find it days...weeks...months after I have used it.  But use it I did!

This month I used Fairytale Unicorn.  It was colored with Copic Markers and cut out with the Silhouette.  I cut a doily die from a piece of white glitter cardstock.  Yeah...I am going to find that for days!  It flaked off, but it is so gorgeous in real life.  I used some additional glitter paper to create the little banners.  That paper was encapsulated though.  Love when paper companies do that!  All the gorgeous with none of the mess!

You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes for playing along.  You have all month, so why not give it a try.  You don't have anything to lose, but you may end up wearing glitter!  If you use a Fabrika Fantasy image, you have a chance to win 3 digital stamps from the store.  A second winner will be chosen from those that haven't used a Fabrika Fantasy image and that winner received one image.  There is also a top 3 chosen by the design team and you will receive a blog badge.  How awesome is that?!

I hope you will pop in and play along!

Card mesures 5.5" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Doily Die
Stampin; Up! Bitty Banners Framelits
Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder
Live & Love Crafts lace
Michaels dollar bin gems and tag
Flower from my stash

November 30, 2016

Whole Latte Love

I don't know about you, but I love coffee!  If it weren't for coffee, no one would speak to me in the morning!  This week at Crafty Gals Corner we have an anything goes with any Crafty Gals Corner sponsor so I reached for a coffee image.

I have had Ava Latte from Bugaboo for ages and I thought this was the perfect chance to use her.  I colored Ava with Copic markers, but I pieced the coffee mug.  The paper for the mug and the background are from the Coffee Talk collection at Nitwit Collections.  The sentiment stamp is from Endless Creations & Everyday Cards.  They came to the stamp convention that was held every year where I used to live.  I loved their booth!

Since we do not have a specific sponsor this week, the prize is to be determined.  But Samantha will come up with something wonderful I am sure!

I hope you will come play along!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners Framelits
Stampin' Up! Banners Framelits
Recollections pearls
Lace, ribbon, and flower from my stash

November 29, 2016

Sending Smiles

This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs our challenge is to add glitter.  I have a love hat relationship with glitter.  I love the sparkle but I had the mess and finding glitter on my face weeks after I have used it.  I try to use papers that have glitter encapsulated so it won't flake off.  Unfortunately...the paper I used today was not that kind!  But it fit my project so well that I decided to use it anyway!

This is Special Delivery.  He was colored using Copic markers and I pieced the balloons using some fun matching patterned paper.  I fussy cut him and popped him up for some dimension.  The sentiment is from DeNami Design and is one of my favorites to use.  You can see the glitter on the paper and I also used some silver Wink of Stella on his buttons, bag hardware, and the band on his hat.  Last but not least, I cut the legs off of a glitter heart brad and added it to the sentiment.  Whew!  That's enough glitter for me!

As always, you have the chance to win some Crafty Sentiments digital stamps for playing along.  The prizes are listed below.  If you use a Crafty Sentiments image, you can win even more!

Dig out that glitter and play along.  Just be prepared to find it again weeks from now!  If you will excuse me, I think I see some glitter I need to clean up!

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Simplicity Lace
Recollections heart brad
Ribbon from my stash