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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rubbernecker Release & Blog Stroll

We have another exciting release and Blog Stroll for you today. Rubbernecker has just released a gorgeous silhouette floral set with sentiments, a Teddy Bear Inchie set and a cheesecloth background. You will want to start at the Rubbernecker Blog if you happened to come here first. Stroll through the Design Team’s blogs, check out the awesome sampling of cards they have for you today and of course pick up the key word phrases at each stop for a chance to win the set of your choice! My key phrase today is Cheesecloth Be sure to visit Sherry next for more eye candy and the next clue.

My card today features Flower Silhouettes 468. The flower stamp and foliage were colored with Copic markers and misted with Rubbing Alcohol before putting the rubber to paper. I combined colors so they would blend slightly when misted.


The Fern Background is also available from Rubbernecker and one of my favorites. I took a photo of the finished background before the layering so you can see the results. It was created by inking up the background with Adirondack Pigment in Juniper and then sponged with Adirondack Pigment/Terra Cotta. I misted the inked rubber to let the colors meld together before stamping. You won’t want to get it too wet, I use Ranger’s Mini Misters. They are perfect for water, rubbing alcohol, reinkers, perfect pearls……..

P6230011Stamps: Flower Silhouettes 468, Fern Background

Ink: Distress/Black Soot, Tea Dye Adirondack Pigment/ Juniper, Terra cotta

Copic Markers/ E33 Sand, Y28 Lionet Gold, R08 Vermillion, E09 Burnt Sienna. R22 Light Prawn, G24 Willow, BG75 Abyss Green

Paper: Prism Blush Red Medium, Island Mist Medium & Dark, Naturals Ivory

Accessories: Ranger Mini Misters, Rubbing Alcohol, SEI buttons/Poppy collection, Vintage Trim, Linen Thread.

Have a wonderful day, I hope you enjoy strolling with us!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #17 Tags!

I am hosting the Wacky Wednesday challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog and the challenge is Tags!  Incorporate a tag on your card.  It can be a small sentiment tag, the focal point, several tags.....  Paper, metal, formica chip or fragment.  It just needs to be a tag of some sort.   Sound fun?  We would love to see your creations, so be sure to link your card/project to the Rubbernecker Blog for a chance to win a 40% Off Certificate for your entire order at Rubbernecker.


My card today features one of the sets to be released by Rubbernecker tomorrow!  I used 3 of the stamps in the set and I can tell this will be a favorite go to set for me.  Be sure to stop by the Rubbernecker Blog for another blog stroll tomorrow/Thursday to see the sets and the samples the DT has come up with. 

Stamps:  468 Flower Silhouettes

Ink:  Distress Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Black Soot

Paper:  Prism Suede Brown Dark, Tawny Light, 7gypsies 6x6 Paper Pad/nottinghill, Shipping Tag, Mulberry Paper, Mesh Fiber paper/Magenta

Sewing Machine

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rubbernecker Release & Blog Stroll


If you have started here, you may want to buzz on over to the Rubbernecker Blog to see the sets being released today. Then, stroll the design teams blogs for more inspiration with the awesome samples that were created using the new sets.

During the Blog Stroll, Rubbernecker will be giving away 5 of any of our new Releases (since the 1st in April) as BLOG PRIZES. In order to qualify for one of the prizes, you must leave a comment on the Red-Hot Mommas’ blogs. During the Blog Stroll, you will find a phrase word on our individual blogs. If you gather all the words to complete the phrase in the proper order, you will have another chance to win. Email the phrase along with your mailing address to Sherry at with the subject line RNBLOGSTROLLJUNE18.

My phrase word is NEWEST, now stroll over to Sherry’s Blog for the next word.

The Blog Stroll will end at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 19. The individual winners will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog.

Stamps: 470 Soccer Co-Ed, 460 Soccer Sentiments Paper: My Minds Eye DP, Celery, Red, Turquoise, Black and White CS.

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Misc. Ribbons, Staple, 11/4” & 1 3//8” Circle Punches


This card is pretty self explanatory. I cut the bright blue frame using my 12” Fiskars paper cutter. The grass was just created by cutting a strip of cardstock to fit under the frame and is about 3/4” wide. I used my Tim Holtz scissors to finely cut the blades of grass and then ruffled the edges. The soccer Dad looks like he is having a ball, so that is the sentiment I went with. Oh, the net and ball behind him is from the Soccer Kids set.

Stamps: Soccer Sentiments, Soccer Co-Ed

Paper: Prism Classic Yellow/Green, Frosted Teal, Nautical Blue Med., Suede Brown Dk., classic Red

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Square Brad, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz craft scissors to cut grass

I hope you are as excited about the new sets as the DT is and that you enjoy your stroll.

Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #16

The challenge today is to incorporate ovals into your project.  My card ended up with only 1 oval, unless you count the coffee bean background.  Coffee beans are ovals, right?  The coffee cup and sentiment are from a new set to be released by Rubbernecker tomorrow.  Stop back to check out the awesome cards the DT has come up with for the Blog Stroll.  Today’s card:



Coffee Time 458, Flourish Inchies 423, Scratches & Stains 461, Coffee Bean Background

Paper:  Ivory, Prism black & Crabapple Dk.  7gypsies gypsy market Rye 12 x 12

Ink:  Versamagic Chalk ink Jumbo Java, Distress Tea Dye, Black Soot.  Reinkers/ Brushed Corduroy & Tea Dye.

Accessories:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Small Labels.  May Arts Ribbon, Black eyelets, foam dimensional tape.

Today we will be giving away one 40% Off Certificate for your entire order at Rubbernecker.  In order to qualify to win, you must post a link to your card/project on the Rubbernecker Blog Post by June 22.The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 23.  Remember to post a direct link to your card.   

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN TOMORROW?  We’ve got 6 sets being released tomorrow.

We know you LOVE to stroll along with us, so . . . THERE’S ANOTHER STROLL TOMORROW TOO!  There will be 5 prizes awarded . . . your choice of any one new release.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kind, Caring, Dad…………


It’s Wednesday and that means it’s another Wacky Wednesday challenge day.  This week, Joan is challenging us to make a Fathers Day card.  I chose to add a shipping tag to my card using 7gypsies 6x6 gypsy market papers on the top portion with flourishes stamped on the bottom portion.  The man is stamped on acetate and layered over the top.  Actually, the stamp is by KK Originals and is titled Isabelle.  So, I am guessing it is supposed to be a female but I thought it looked like a guy.  The Kind and Caring definitions are cardstock stickers by Pebbles Inc.  I added a spiral clip and a hinge clip by Tim Holtz.  The alpha brads are from an unknown source.  The flourishes stamped on the card base were stamped with Distress Black Soot ink and misted with water to soften them into the cardstock and the wet edges were sponged in black as well.  The tag is raised on foam dimensional tape.   

Stamps:  Flourish Set 463, Isabelle 6607-M KK originals

Paper:  Prism Blush Red Dk, Black.  Medium shipping Tag, 7gypsies 6x6 gypsy market

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Distress Black Soot & Fired Brick

Accessories:  Tim Holtz hinge clip, spiral clip, alpha brads, CS definition stickers, Acetate, Hemp, Fibers.  Foam dimensional tape.

All of the challenge details are on the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG  We hope you will join the Design Team in the challenge and play along!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #14 – a color challenge

P6010002  Broni is hosting the wacky wednesday challenge this week and she chose a color challenge. 

Prism: Spring Willow Medium, Intense Orange, Intense Yellow (SU! Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun)  the combination goes perfectly with 7gypsies Market Paper.  I used 2 different patterns from the 12 x 12 collection. 

All of the details are on the Rubbernecker Stamp Company BLOG  We hope you will join the Design Team in the challenge.

Bev  - Savor the Journey

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land

Joan - Stamping with a Passion!

Jules -  Stampin with Inky Fingers

Kittie -  Kittie Kraft

Linda -  Linda’s Works of Heart

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!

The Faux Metal bamboo layer was created by cutting a lightweight coaster to the desired size, pressing it into an embossing ink pad and then Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  I used a melting pot to heat/melt the powder because the large particles don’t fly all over the place like they do using a heat gun.  3 layers of UTEE were added and then the Bamboo stamp inked with Stazon Jet Black was pressed in to the hot layers.  The stamp will stick to the UTEE.  Just leave it and let the whole thing cool for a few minutes before seperating the rubber from the embossed chipboard.  16583

 Stamps:  KK Originals Solid Bamboo & Life 

Life is a Journey sentiment from Scratches & Stains set

Paper:  Prism Spring Willow Medium, Intense Orange, Intense Yellow, Birchtone Dark.  7gypsies Market 12 x 12 papers

Ink:  Embossing, Stazon Jet Black16591

Accessories:  UTEE Gold, Wired Organdy, Chinese Coin Charm, Foam Dimensional Tape, Melting Pot.

Stamps, papers & supplies available from Rubbernecker Stamps.