Monday, March 31, 2014

The Rubber Cafe's Cherry Blossoms

Hi Everyone! I was with some friends paper crafting and scrapping yesterday - and while I was there finished this clean and simple card! It's sweet and simple but still full of some fun techniques I've been wanting to try or do more with. First of all I wanted to try out my new glass bottle Sizzix die that I bought last weekend at the Anaheim Scapbook expo. Teamed with my simple Blossom stamp, I was on my way!

Here's my card-
Using the Blossom Branch stampset I stamped this on white cardstock - lightly colored in the blossoms with my copic and fussy cut it out. I diecut my glass bottle from some acetate packaging and using my copic marker, colored it to look like green glass. 
To see more - check out my post today over on The Rubber Cafe' blog here! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paper Dolls!

I can't believe it's already been a couple of weeks since my weekend up on Palomar Mountain!  Every year, I get the chance to get -away with wonderful friends to paper craft, laugh, relax, eat and  have fun! 

This year, I made eveyrone nametags for their door, featuring Julie Nutting's Paper doll template.  I have several of Julie's stamps, but I love the flexibility the template gave me. I had so much fun creating, and dressing these little gals to look like my good friends.  I was able to even customize their hair!  Check them out!  Those fun chalkboard stakes I found at a local store Paper Tales!  And I mounted them on tags from Julie's line made by Prima.

Unfortunately I couldn't get anyone to pose with their paper doll 'likeness' so you'll just have to take my word for it that these resemble any of us in any way! :)

I added flowers using Tim Holtz' Tattered Flowers die, and vines and buds that grew up each post. 

I used brads to join and 'joint' the arms, and legs, keeping them very mobile.  However noone was going anywhere once I attached each of them to the tag front!

They went together pretty quick, however I have to say creating their clothes and dressing them took longer than I thought.  I think I was just having too much fun going through all my small 6x6 pads (yes, I have way too many) and finding just the right prints and colors for each of little 'dollies!. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Rubber Cafe' - Embossing Resist technique with latest kit of the month

Hi Everyone! I'm back today to share a pretty yet simple card featuring our latest Creative Cafe' Kit for March. This card would be a pretty card to share with any special friend.

Using my Classic Circles and pretty Tear Drop Circle Spellbinder dies, with the pretty floral print from the paper pad in the kit, helped pull this card together pretty quickly.

First here's a look at my card.

See more details and short tutorial over here on my post today at the Rubber Cafe'!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Shamrock pop-up featuring Creative Cafe' kit of the month for March

Hi Everyone!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you all had a great weekend, I spent mine at a get-away weekend in the mountains! It was perfect weather- and great time with good friends, some paper crafting, food, a little walking (hiking for some) and lots and lots of laughter! This month's kit has a great phrase about Friendship- so seemed appropriate after the wonderful weekend I just had.

Here's my card- it is also special, as it looks like a Shamrock and can be stood up for even more fun.
This project was introduced recently on Splitcoast and I just knew I had to make one of my own!
This card also features a white-wash technique using white ink on Kraft cardstock, made this card extra special I think!  See more over on my post today at The Rubber Cafe' blog here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

You're Beautiful-Featuring Creative Cafe'- kit of the month for March

Today's card is special enough for any occasion that you may want to share with a friend or family member.  All of the stamps, papers, and embellishments are from this month's Creative Cafe' Kit-Friends are the Best Accessories!

Check out the rest of my post today here- on The Rubber Cafe' blog.