August 11, 2013

A Blog Post!

Can someone remind me how to create a blog post, please?  JK....but it has been a long time!   The creative juices were not really flowing this summer.  And the demise of Google Reader still has me in a tailspin as far as visiting all my friends.   Anyone else feeling that?
I have been working, ever so slowly, on this set of seasonal tags.  A children's dictionary I found in a thrift store was the inspiration.  I liked the print size and fun pictures that came along with the definitions.  So here are a few -- well, most of the tags I created.
Hope to be better about visiting everyone and maybe even creating and posting.



April 24, 2013

ABC Book

Well, it seems it's been almost a month since I last posted.  Although not busy with DT work this month, I have had a ton of other things keeping me busy.   I did, however, find time to work on this little book.  Not quite sure what to call it -- a glue book maybe?  It's not really an altered book. 
It started with a darling dessert book by Susan Branch I picked up at the thrift store.  I've always loved Susan Branch, so this little book was just calling out to me.  I thought her recipe pages would make a good backdrop for some vintage photos and other embellishments to go along with some of my favorite words, starting with A and going through Z.
Here are a few of the pages:



March 27, 2013

Always Fabulous

Well, this is my last post as a DT member for Red Rubber Designs.  It's been a fun year and I have loved working with Pam, Sarah and all of the DT gals.
My last card uses the Always Fabulous set which was released this month.  I'm appreciating the sentiment on this card more and more each day!
I'll be taking a little breather here and then stay tuned for what I'll be turning my attention to next -- creatively speaking that is!

March 22, 2013

Simple Cards

And yet so hard to make!  Because it took all the control I could muster not to embellish these in one way or another.    Leaving alot of white space is not easy.  But I thought these new Circle & Sentiment stamps from Red Rubber Designs
 would make very clean, simple cards, so I challenged myself to do so.   

March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Red Rubber Designs!

I can't believe that Red Rubber Designs is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week!  Congratulations to Pam, who has been working very hard this past year to getting her new baby off  the ground.  And thanks to the whole Design Team that I have worked with this past year.
In commemoration of this special day I've chosen to show a few of the projects I have made as a Design Team member over the past year.  Enjoy!
We'll start with the first project the whole Design Team made with the Life of the Party Stamp!


And I will finish with this last card which was published in the lastest issue of Stampington's Take Ten!

March 7, 2013

Egg Banner -- Red Rubber Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to Red Rubber Design's March blog hop! 
Our spotlight stamp this month is Easter Chicks.
I spotted some egg-shaped doilies at the dollar store which I thought would make a cute banner with this set especially since the stamps have sort of a progression of  an Easter basket, an egg and then the little chick popping out of the egg.


This month's contest entails guessing how many Easter candies are in this candy dish.

 Guess correctly and you'll win the spotlight stamp set Easter Chicks. Send your guess to  See the Red Rubber Designs blog for more contest details.

Make sure to visit the rest our Design Team blogs to see more artwork created with this new stamp set:

February 26, 2013

Kidz Scrapbook Page

Red Rubber Designs has been featuring stamps with children all month, and today's post shows the last of these stamps I'll be using called Girlz and Boyz.  I thought this set would make a perfect background for a scrapbook page.  The little "kidz" are so cute and the words that come with this set made a great border around my page.

The "Memories" I stamped on my tag and the "Place Photo Here" are great scrapbooking stamps from the Memories set.  I also used my favorite speckled stamp to add some background color.  My patterned paper is from the Catelynne collection.
By the way, all patterned papers are 30 percent off until the end of this month!

February 17, 2013

Butterfly Tag

This sweet stamp set, "Happiness Is" is one of my favorite of the new releases from Red Rubber Designs this month.  I love butterflies and Mason jars and this set has them both.
I created a tag card and used a piece of ephemera for my "and" which brings the front and inside of the card together. 

February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Treat Tins

This darling set from Red Rubber Designs -- appropriately called Little Darlins -- is the perfect set for Valentine's Day goodie containers, cards, gift tags, etc.   I used the set (shown below) to create some candy-filled tins.