Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Thankful Mini Album

Hi Everyone!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving a fun shopping day on Friday!!

Today - I have a project to share, that I will sharing with you in two parts! I have a 'Thankful' mini album I've been working on, and while I'm still fine tuning the inside, today I really wanted to share with you the cover!

This fun album is about things I'm thankful for and features paper from Farm House called "Sugar Hill".  Be sure to check out more of today's post here over on The Rubber Cafe' Blog.
Be sure to join us Monday for our Cyber Monday Sale ! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Holiday Card and Gift Blitz

Hi Everyone- today's project was for the Holiday Card and Gift Blitz going on at The Rubber Cafe'!

For my project I starteed with a plain wood plaque in the shape of a Bird or Cardinal.  It came with a wire branch and simple holly leaves.  I painted it white and distressed it with Ranger Distress Inks, Antique Linen and Tea Dye. 

I made some Pinecones in this grouping using our Fence die!  I cut 2 lengths of fence from chipboard, and rolled them.  I used Scrap Happy Glue and dipped them in Diamond Clear You're So Fine Glitter to give them an icy look. 

I accented with aother pine cones and berries, and finished iwth a nice Twill Red/White stripe bow! 
The really fun part about this project is the center - I masked off a circle and first sponged in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Than I stamped the Pine Bough stamp in Staz-on Timber brown, I accented the pine leaves with my Distress Markers in Peeled paint, and took my White Gel Signo Pen to add some highlights to the Pine Cones.  To soften the edge of the circle I 'doodle' drew lines around the edge with my Black Pen.   Finally I took the phrase 'Merry Christams' from my Christmas Tidings set and 'curved' in my block before stamping in black around the curve of my circle.  It came out a bit stark at first so I took my distress sponge from lil Inkerz kit and pounced some more cream die ink on it and all over my cardinal.  The beak needed a bit of attention so I tore a piece of Bazzill tissue weight paper, and applied it with Scrap Happy Glue.  Another cluster of smaller pine cones, berries and skinny stripped ribbon finishes the top!
That's it- be sure to check back on The Rubber Cafe' blog here- to see what else we have! 
Thanks and have a good week!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Pine Bough, Christmas Tidings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Sta-zon Timber brown, Ranger Distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Antinque Linen, Tea Dye, Distress Marker, Peeled Paint, White cloud paint Dauber, Clear snap Cream cat eye
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Misc pulled apart greenery, wired leaves, berries, pinecones, and jingle bells Ribbon, You're so Fine, Diamond Clear Glitter
Tools and Dies:  Spellbinders - Fence die! for The Rubber Cafe', Lil Inkerz

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Christmas Cheer!

Hi - I have a quick post today -Over at the Rubber Cafe' - we're getting ready for our Holiday Blitz we are hosting here on Sunday, and came upon the Acetate piece that had been embossed with the snowflake design. So I decided to make it the focal point of today's card.
   Here it is

In the front flap - I've sandwiched the acetate piece, while stamping and coloring directly to the card on the inside with the Carolers from the Christmas Cheer set.

Here's those sweet images found in the inside of my card.

That's really it for now. Be sure to check back in here tomorrow, for the Holiday Card and Gift Blitz!
We will have several fun Cards, and projects to share for the holidays with you!

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

An Update on Liberty !

Hi Everyone!! -  I have just a quick post-today, I wanted to share some new photos to share of Liberty - she's about 4 months old now - and today at her check-up she weighed in at 4 lbs 8 oz!  She's growing way too fast!!


Here she was when I first got her.   Only about 8 weeks old, and 2 lbs 3 oz.

These I took just last week!  

It's hard to get her quiet, to take pictures, this was on my craft table, so  I happened to have my camera handy.  You can see she's always in the middle of whatever I'm doing!

Look at the size of those feet ! She has the longest legs..

Here's she's 'helping' me with my photos and blog post! :)
have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - More Burnished Velvet

Hi There! 
Today's post over on the Rubber Cafe' - I've made another card using the Burnished Velvet techique

This time with my Your So Fine Glitter- Bronze Medal, I used the Distress Embossing Powder, Black Soot. I really love the contrast this gave me!

Get more info here on my post with the Rubber Cafe!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Burnished Velet and Tutorials

My post today over at the Rubber Cafe' blog is featuring a tutorial and background technique, commonly referred to as Burnished Velvet. The twist here, is that instead of both colors being glitter - I combined it with Rangers Distress powder (Vintage Photo) I've seen this technique before but always with glitter! So really wanted to try this out!
This is just a sneak peek the rest of the story is on The Rubber Cafe' -blog HERE !