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January 19, 2017

Hug in a Mug

Hello!  Welcome back to another Creative Knockouts challenge.  Our theme this week is to Finish the Inside!  That's right!  The often neglected inside of the card.  I will admit, I don't finish mine until I am about to use them.  Sometimes that makes things complicated if I can't find the matching paper.  One day I will learn to do it right away, but until that day...

I used Cozy Cocoa from Kenny K for my project.  I absolutely loved this image but she had a Christmas background.  I just fussy cut her so she could stand alone.  The sentiment was a Silhouette cut file that I filled and printed instead of cutting.

This is the inside of my card.  The border is from the Coffee Talk collection from Nitwit Collections.  So is the background paper on the front of the card.  I have been stuck in a coffee theme lately and I love, love, LOVE, this paper!  The decorative elements that come in the collection are awesome too.  I usually hand write my note, so I didn't stamp anything.  I am not sure what I will use the card for in the future.

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K.  There are so many fabulous images in the shop.  Kenny really has his own style when it comes to digital stamps!  You can click the badge below to pop over and see for yourself.  You have a chance to win three image of your choice by playing along.

KennyK Stamps FREEBIE blinkie

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Silhouette Cut File - Coffee Hug in a Mug Phrase by Kolette Hall
Echo Park Stitched Rectangle dies
Cloud 9 Designs metal embellishments
Recollections pearls and adhesive lace
I Am Roses flower

January 18, 2017

Sweet Barista

This week at the Crafty Gals Corner, the theme is to add a heart.  It can be an embellishment, paper, a die... as long as it is a heart.

I chose this sweet image from Polkadoodles for my project this week.  I am stuck on coffee themed projects it would seem!  The Barista from the Work and Play 12 collection was a great image for some fun coffee puns.  I settled on this sentiment from the Silhouette store and printed it instead of cutting it.  I didn't realize until I was putting the card together, that my background paper had hearts on it as well!  Bonus!

We have three fabulous sponsors for you this week.  The badges below are linked to each shop so you can have a look around.

KennyK Stamps FREEBIE blinkie

Prize of 3 digital stamps


Prize of $10 gift certificate


Prize of $15 gift certificate

So what are you waiting for?!  Break out all of those heart shaped goodies and get to work!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Silhouette Cut File - Love You a Whole Latte Phrase by Kolette Hall
Recollections Sophia collection doily heart
Recollections gems
The Paper Studio rhinestone heart
I am Roses flower

January 10, 2017

Snow Fun

Is it snowy in your neck of the woods?  It has gotten pretty cold here in the Florida panhandle/lower Alabama.  By cold I mean upper 20's lower 30's.  Our azalea bushes got very confused and started to bloom.  All of the flowers are gone now, but I have no doubt that they will be back soon.  It is supposed to be in the upper 70's by the middle of the week!

We have a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The challenge is anything goes.  Since there is a wintry feel in the air, I went with a wintry stamp.

I used Sledging With Teddy for my card.  I just thought this duo was super adorable.  I just realized as I was typing this, that I should have added a bit of shadow to the ground!  It looks as if they are floating on the sled.  I also tried to add some shading to the blades and went too dark with my greys.  I did add silver Wink of Stella so they have some sparkle, but they are just too dark!  Lesson learned!

You have a chance to win some awesome Crafty Sentiments products for playing along.  See the badge below for more info.  Plus you can click the badge to pop over to the shop and have a look around.

I hope you will join us.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangle dies
The Paper Studio snowman brad
The Paper Studio lace
Michaels dollar bin flower, gems, and pearls
Ribbon from my stash

January 8, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today is the day for the Rubbernecker's team to provide you with some inspiration!  I have made a birthday card using a set I picked up ages ago from the rubber stamp convention near where I used to live.  I am going to miss that now that I am not living there any longer.

I used Candles for my project and masked them to make a group.  The background stamp is called Heart Panel and the sentiment is from the Floral Silhouette stamp set.  But it looks like after the store revamp, both have been discontinued. =(  The candles were colored with Copic markers with a little clear Wink of Stella on the flame and I used my new die set to cut them out. Love these stitched dies!  Don't forget to pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the other team member's projects.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangles dies
Bead Design In Bloom gems
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
The Ribbon Girl ribbon
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners dies
Flower from my stash

January 6, 2017


Welcome back Rubbernecker fans.  I hope you survived your holidays and you had a wonderful time with friends and family.  Our daughter wasn't able to be with us for Christmas for the first time in her life, but we were able to take advantage of technology and opened presents with her over a video call.  =)

I had a completely different color combo in mind for this.  I was going to go with white on plum, but the embossing powder I bought, labeled snow, was silver when heated!!  I am not sure where that snow is located, but it certainly wasn't what I had in mind.   Luckily, I bought another embossing powder while I was at the store and this color combo came to be.  Wild Garden Frame was wet embossed with champagne embossing powder.  The sentiment came from the Garden Silhouette stamp set.  The one I used has been retired, but you can find another version here.

Rubbernecker Stamps will start doing challenges soon.  Be sure to check back on the blog for more information.  You will have the chance to win Rubbernecker Stamps prizes!  I am sure you will be excited!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Circle dies
LifeStyle Crafts Nested Scallop Circle Dies
Recollections gems
Recollections embossing powder
lace and flower from my stash

Frosty Kisses

Woo Woo!  It is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means!!  It is new release day at Sami Stamps!  You will love the releases for this month!  I just know it!  I don't have a watermarked panel to show you so you will just have to pop over to the blog and see for yourself.  The first Friday also means new challenge and this month our challenge to you is to add some sparkle.  Be sure to use a Sami Stamps image to be eligible to enter.

The release this month is called Snowman Friends and should be available now in the shop.  They are all super cute!  Why not pop over to the blog and check out what my teamies came up with.  Their projects are all so awesome!  This was colored with Copic markers, cut out using the Silhouette and her wings have clear Wink of Stella on them. You might think that I printed the sentiment from my computer, but I actually have a stamp that says "frosty kisses"!  I got it a a rubber stamp expo near my house from Endless Creations.  I forgot about it and was I excited to see it!

You have the chance to win Sami Stamps images for playing along.  First place wins a $12 gift certificate and second place gets $8!  Why not give it a shot?!  I hope to see your sparkly creation!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangle dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
La La Land Crafts Heart Banner Die
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners dies
Jolee's Boutique glitter snowflakes
I Am Roses flower
Michaels dollar bin gems
Ribbon from my stash

January 5, 2017

Warm Hands...

This week at Creative Knockouts we have an anything goes challenge for you.  A great way to get back into the swing of things after the holidays.  When I am chilly, I love to warm my hands on a good cup of coffee! So using Warm Hands Warm Heart by All Dressed Up Stamps makes sense!

I also love using pink and brown together!  This little cutie was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment comes with the stamp.

This week All Dressed Up Stamps is our sponsor and you have a chance to win 2 images from the shop.  Just click on the badge below to start your wish list.

I hope you will come join us!

Card measures approx 5" in diameter
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Doily Circles
Echo Park Stitched Circle dies
Recollections pearls
Flowers and ribbon from my stash