Monday 28 August 2017


How appropriate is it that it's Monday and this is my card for today's Rubbernecker Team 1 kick off?? I wish this to all my coffee drinkers out there:

May Your Coffee
I used an espresso coloured pigment ink and heat embossed the sentiment with some clear Stampendous embossing powder, along with the coffee bean background stamp, which I stamped on some kraft paper. The flower paper is from Kaisercraft and the vanilla paper is from SU. I picked up the burplap from the dollar store (score!!!). The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I was on vacation for our last rotation. We took a trip to Sturgis for the annual motorcycle rally they have there, and my MIL watched our kids so we were really able to relax and enjoy oursleves. It was a nice break but I'm ready to get back to crafting. School is just around the corner (we start after Labour Day) and I will have some peace and quiet for 3 hours a day because the twins start Kindergarten this year. Yay!! 

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Below are links to the stamps I used on this card:

Monday 7 August 2017

Elements Challenge at Aurora Wings

Welcome to a new challenge at Aurora Wings. The challenge theme is Elements (earth, fire, water, air). I chose water as my element and used this cute image
 Sea Turtle Kiss (full version) for my card. 

I coloured the image with Copics. I went for a two tone purple and gold tail, using a very light pink (RV10) to blend the purple and yellow. My paper is from the Stampin' Up collection Cupcakes & Carousels. 

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s) and visit the other ├╝ber-talented DT ladies. They have created some beautiful inspiration pieces for you. You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until August 20.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Sunday 6 August 2017

Christmas in July

It's Sweet Sunday Team Inspiration Day at Rubbernecker Stamps and its Team 1's time to shine. I'm in a Christmas mood this week so I got busy making a Christmas card with this adorable little "Penguin with Bowtie". 

I also used the "Season of Gladness" and "Merry Christmas frame" stamps, as well as the "Nested Square Stitch Dies". This is a cute and easy card to make so if you have a lot of cards to make, this is one you could do a lot of pretty quickly. And I have to say, I've used these square stitch dies several times and I just LOVE them! They are so versatile and they cut nice and clean. 

Check out our newest blog challenge for your chance to win either a $25 or $15 gift certificate to the store. JUST CLICK HERE. Our new challenge team will be going live for our next challenge so keep your eyes open for that!