Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year's with Red Rubber Designs

Hello, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I don't know about you but it came and went waaaay too quickly for me.  

With Christmas behind us it's time to ring in a new year, with that in mind I decided to create a New Year's card with stamp sets from Red Rubber Designs

Please head on over to Red Rubber Designs blog and check out what I created with Holiday Wishes  and Lotsa Dotsa

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Denise's Happy Birthday blog hop + stamp giveaway!

Hi friends! Today The Project Bin's design team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps! In honor of Denise's birthday, her design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her wonderful stamps! 

  You will want to start here with my blog,  and finish with The Project Bin blog where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!  For the full blog hop line up, see the list below

And since it's a celebration, we have party gifts! For one lucky winner, a prize package including a brand new The Project Bin stamp set is on one of the stops on the hop!

If you haven't seen the stamps at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone! Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for all your card making needs. In order to win the blog candy giveaway, make sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment. Then, head over to TPB blog and send Denise some birthday love! 

For my card to celebrate Denise, I am featuring a sentiment from the sweet friendship stamp set #bff.

Happy Birthday, Denise, you are a beautiful person inside and out!  

Next up, head on over to Dawn's blog to view her TPB card and don't forgot to leave a comment for your chance to win!

Full Line Up:
Angela Bode.----That's me!
Cheryl Walker (not on our hop today but feel free to visit) 
Chrisi Rogers (not on our hop today but feel free to visit) 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today ~ be sure to stop by TPB blog and wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  Phew!  Did it come faster this year?  I suppose if we asked a young child they would tell us that it's been a long wait but wow, I am sure it was Thanksgiving just  last week!  

I imagine Mary was thinking that the birth of her son was coming a little too fast as she traveled from her home to the city of Bethlehem!  Away from home in the last weeks of her pregnancy, among the last stragglers to arrive in Bethlehem, no rooms available.  I am sure she was thinking this baby can't be born tonight but because he was, today we have beautiful symbols to remember this most cherished event. 

Today I am featuring a verse from the Luke 2 stamp set by The Project Bin.  I pulled out one of the last of my Christmas die cuts that were gifted to me and paired it with the Luke 2:11 stamp.  The bold font of this stamp pairs beautifully with the silhouetted scene. 

This week's F4A357 challenge is to create a night time scene.  For my night sky, I used my favorite background technique.  I stamped ink on my craft mat and spritzed with water then swished the paper through the ink.  I laid down TH Distress ink: Seedless Preserves first and let dry, then Broken China but I wanted a deeper blue so I sprinkled Brushos Ultra Marine on the craft mat and swished again. My daughter thought it was missing something and suggested I add yellow to the lower portion to give the stable light so I added Mustard Seed. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a very
 Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

In my Heart with The Project Bin

Hello, everyone!  Can you believe Christmas is next week??  Yikes.  I am so not ready, are you?  I peeked at my Christmas card stash and I did not create nearly enough this year.  I haven't even addressed an envelope yet!  So what did I do today?  I created a card for a totally different holiday!!!  I couldn't help myself!  The Project Bin has a brand new stamp and die set out and I just HAD to play with it!

The first thing I did was head over to Splitcoaststampers to check out the challenges.  The MIX203 challenge is to create a holiday card, ANY holiday.  For my "mix" I took a previously created "wrinkle free distressed" background and die cut the hearts using the In My Heart stamp and die set.  Then I covered the hearts with Glass Beads texture gel.  This stuff is soooo cool.  I watched a video which said it only took an hour to dry....WRONG...I am guessing the artist lives in the north, down here in the south it took more than 3 hours to dry!  It was worth the wait!

The F4A356 challenge is to create with wood so I used some patterned paper that looks like wood.

The design came together easily with the help of the SC623 sketch!! 

I finished off the card with one of the five sentiments included in the 
In My Heart stamp and die set.  Isn't it cute?  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a mini time out from all things Christmasy, I love you so much I could squish you!!!  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Giraffe in Designer Diamonds - A Red Rubber Designs project

Hello!  Today I am sharing a VERY non-traditional Christmas card featuring several stamp sets from the Red Rubber Designs store. You can read all about it and check out the card I created at Red Rubber Designs Blog!

Find out why I used the
African Giraffe Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set for a Christmas card!  

Thanks so much for stopping byy!

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Clingy Mix for The Project Bin

Hello there!!!  I am still dashing off Christmas cards how about you??
Today I am featuring the Luke 2 stamp set from The Project Bin.  Before I got inky for today's project, I checked out the MIX202 challenge at Splitcoaststampers and learned a new technique using cling wrap!

Lydia posted a fabulous video to show us how to create this sparkling background.  On a bit of cling wrap larger than the watercolor paper, I sprinkled Brushos Color Crystals then spritzed the crystal powder with a shimmer spray. Next, I flipped over the card and scrunched the cling wrap.  Lydia says the next part is "very hard to do but we must let it completely dry naturally" (no heat gun, no lifting off the cling wrap and peeking!) It would have been super hard for me to follow this part of the instructions but it was time to leave the house to meet with my friend to celebrate our birthdays, (we share the same name AND we were born on the same day in December! How fun is that?)  so my project dried naturally!

For the past few weeks, I have been showcasing the beautiful sentiments and verses from the Luke 2 stamp set but there is much more than just Christmas stamps in The Project Bin store!  I hope you will hop on over and check out the fun selection of clear stamps and snappy sentiments including the brand new stamp and die set, "In My Heart"!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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Brand New to the Store:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Blessings with The Project Bin

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I am sharing a bright Christmas card featuring Luke 2 from The Project Bin.  I am having so much fun creating Christmas cards with this set!

The negative pine branch die cut from Monday's project was still sitting on my desk and that gave me the idea to use it as a stencil.  I drew thin lines with my paint brush, then went back over the branches with an Elegant Writer Pen.  I added more greenery to the pine branches with Inktense pencils.  For the background, I sponged Broken China distress ink and moved the ink around with an aqua brush.

  For the finishing touches, I splattered a bit of brown paint on the scene then I stamped the greeting from the Luke 2 stamp set.  I think this sentiment is so striking with the bold cursive font!  A bit of "snow" was splattered with acrylic paint followed by texture paste snow clumps on the pine branches.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!

For inspiration I played along with the following challenges:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas Wreath 3 Times

Hello!!  Today is my day to share my creations on the Red Rubber Designs blog!  I have included just a couple of sneak peeks here to pique your interest now I hope you will hop on over for a full look at my Christmas Cards on Red Rubber Designs blog!

Stamp sets featured in today's post:



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