Sunday, June 22, 2014

Red Rubber Designs Huge Paper Sale

Red Rubber Designs Paper Sale!

12"x12" Bulk Designer Patterned Cardstock
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  2. Cardstock mini-album kits (full kits included, not partials - 100# premium)
  3. Coordinating patterned die-cut cardstock tags & embellishments
  4. Coordinating small cardstock alphabet stickers
  5. Coordinating large cardstock alphabet stickers
  6. White die-cut cardstock tags, pockets & embellishments
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Birthday Blooms

    As soon as  I saw this month's mood board at Scrap Around the World, I knew immediately that I wanted to scrap this photo of the flowers that my Sister sent me for my last birthday.

    Here's the bright and summery mood board, where all my inspiration started. I used black and white twine around the middle of the doily, which was an old coaster that I got from my Grandma, to mimic the striped straws. All of the colors and flowers were also inspired by these images.

    The design inspiration came from this awesome sketch from Page Drafts.

     I recycled an old clear gift bag with yellow daises on it to create the background, which I cut into 3" strips. I used some gesso, Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray, and the Texturized Stencil from The Crafters Workshop, to go over the strips, and then hand-stitched the zigzags in between them. I stamped the grey strip, Birthday, the striped border around the banner pieces, and embossed the two black and white flowers, coloring the centers yellow with Prismacolor Markers.

    For the June Four Categories Challenge @, I added some cardboard for Category 1 behind the photo. For the twist I sprayed the white cardboard with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray (Yellow Rose of Texas), and went over it with a glossy black paint. The butterflies were printed years ago from Swiryldoos. Of course I had to add the little happy face card that came with the flowers.

    Here's what I wrote on the inside.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Inspirational #125 ~ Emboss It!

    I'm hosting this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals, with Inspirational #125 ~ to emboss your stamping! I did a lot of that on this vintage layout that I made of my late, Great Grandmother.

I took my inspiration from this beautiful Page Drafts sketch, with a focus on blooms and foliage. 

I was also inspired by this fabulous mood board that Denise came up with at Flying Unicorn for the Mood Board Challenge. 

    I used Palette Ink (Burnt Sienna) to stamp the Victorian Vines Background onto the banners, which I misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays onto white cardstock. I used the same ink to stamp the date using Mini-Bet. The title was embossed with Distress Embossing Powder (Walnut Stain) using Distressed Typewriter Bet

    For the small flowers I used white embossing powder using Pressed Flowers. The rest of the embossing was done with Distress Embossing Powder (Vintage Photo) to emboss the tag with Reinforcers,  the sunflowers using Nothing is Better, and for the flourishes which were embossed onto light blue vellum using Bold Flourishes. I also embossed the brads on the small flowers, and the eyelets using Distress Embossing Powder ( Broken China).

    I used rope inked with Palette Ink (Burnt Sienna) to lace up the eyelets. I finished it up with some machine stitching. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Herbs and Honey Happy Father's Day Card ~ FotoBella DT

    Happy Father's Day! I just wanted to pop in real quick to share this card that I made for my wonderful Dad using Basic Grey's Herbs and Honey I want it all bundle from FotoBella. I also used this versatile bundle on my Mom's Mother's Day card. The pears on the paper that I cut out were just perfect for my Dad, since I've always called him Mon Pere, which means my father in French. I used the French phrase for Happy Father's Day using the mini alpha stickers.

    I took my inspiration from this sketch used for the June Card Challenge at

    I used The Crafter's Workshop Well Rounded stencil to mask the circles with a golden yellow gesso. The Printed Kraft Bags were, once again, the perfect size to hold money or a gift card! I wrapped some brown sheer ribbon around it, which I had in my stash, along with the yellow rick rack.The small screws and wood stake came in the Die Cuts and Transparencies. I finished it up with machine stitching in three different colors. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Market Street ~ Ashbury Heights Altered Tea Box Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

    Instead of throwing out my Celestial Tea box, I decided to alter it with the new, beautiful, I want it all bundle by My Mind's Eye, Market Street ~Ashbury Heights, from FotoBella.  The best part is that it smells great too, like cinnamon spice!


Other Supplies and Tools:

Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
Gold Ink


1. Measure your box and then, cut, and score fold lines accordingly. I used almost a whole sheet of the Garden's paper, and glued it all around the box, including the bottom. 

2. Apply the gold decorative tape all around the box, about an inch and a quarter from the top.

3. Using the Martha Stewart punch, punch a strip about an inch wide from the striped paper, score your fold lines, and ink the edges with gold ink. Now you can thread your ribbon through the punched holes and start gluing it a little above the gold tape, starting in the back, but leaving the front to glue later. 

4. Using another sheet of the Garden's paper, I cut out the same white flower, as the one on the front of the box, curled the petals up, and glued right over it, to give it some dimension.

5. Now you can glue the rest of your striped strip to the front of the box, and add a brad to the center of the flower. 

6. I added the doily, teacup, and gold flourish from the Mixed Foiled Bag on the top of the box. 

    This is my entry for Flying Unicorn's What's the purpose Challenge, to make something pretty from something you'd normally throw away. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Together Today ~ FotoBella DT

    I've been waiting for just the papers to scrap this photo of my late Grandma and Uncle, (her son), and I knew right away that My Mind's Eye Market Street ~ Ashbury Heights collection from FotoBella, was just what I wanted. The colors were just perfect for it! Not to mention the title (together today) from the Chipboard Elements, since I know they're with each other now, both looking over me.

I added the teal and pink pieces behind the title, and the floral piece on the photo from the Foiled Mixed Bag. After tearing and distressing the middle of the wreath, I added some of my own green fiber around it. For the stitched circles I used a Prima stamp, and added the Flair Pin and Decorative Button to finish it up. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Inspirational #123 Red Rubber Designs DT

    Father's Day is right around the corner and this weeks Inspirational #123, hosted by Kendra, is the perfect opportunity to get your Father's Day cards made! If you haven't had a chance to play yet, come check our Red Rubber Inspirationals, a weekly stamping challenge. I made this card for my husband.

    I stamped the Ancient Map Background onto kraft cardstock using  Burnt Umber Palette Ink. Then I spritzed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Treasure Island Aqua and Clam Bake Beige), and Perfect Pearls Mist (Turquoise). Then I used some Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy) to give it some more depth. I used the same colors, along with Gathered Twigs to mask the circles on the top left using the Well Rounded stencil from The Crafters Workshop. I also masked the compass on top of the grid that I stamped using Vintage Background.

   The rest of the stamping was embossed using Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder (Midnight Copper), which I also used on the brad and coin, which started out gold. I used Contemporary Greetings for the sentiment, So Splattered for the splatters, and Background Soup for the edges of the card.

Thanks for looking!