Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #55 - Hearts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the Retro Rubber Challenge!  Today we have a new challenge and it's all about "hearts"!  I hope you will take the time and join our challenge.  To join the challenge, simply use a stamp one year old or older and use the theme picture below for inspiration. It's so much fun to join Retro Rubber's challenges. Don't forget to stop by the blog and see all the other design teams creations.
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Here is my card, I had so much fun coloring this cute little girl.  My stamp set is called "mimi's love" by Penny Black.  This stamp set was released around February 28, 2015.  I colored her with copics. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set "special thoughts" around May 2016.


Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. Leave me a comment to tell me how you liked my card, I love to read them. 


Christmas Card Challenge - Week #5

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with the Christmas Card Challenges and we have a new challenge and it is a all about "snow".  I don't know about where you live, but we have not had any snow and here it is almost the end of January.  The weather has been so beautiful for the last couple of days.


Here is my card:

My card is an A2 card.  I die cut a snow hill and added it to the frame and die cut them both together. I stenciled some snowflakes for my background.  My snowman is from Your Next Stamp called "Snow Much Fun Snowman". I colored him with copics and die cut him out.  I added the sentiment from the same set and finished the card off with some enamel dots.


I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge. You will have two weeks to complete your project. Check out the Christmas Card Challenges blog for more inspiration and to link your project.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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CottageCutz - Cup of Love

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with CottageCutz to share with you another Valentine card. I hope you have stopped over at the Scrapping Cottage to see all the new releases!  If you have not, here is the link to go check them out.  Most of the new releases are on sale, so please go check it out.

I am using the new CottageCutz Cup of Love on my card. I love this die set, there are three cups in the set and you can make them a coffee, tea or hot chocolate cup.....the possibilities are endless and this is a must have in your stash of coffee related dies.  To see all the newly released Valentine dies, click here.

Closer look of my card.

Here is how I put it together:

1.  Card is an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),

2.  All cut all the pieces with the colors I wanted to use on my card,


3.  I inked all the edges,

4.  I used liquid glue to put my pieces together,

5.  I embossed the base of my card,

6.  I then die cut the second to the largest die from the Cottagecutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle set,

7.  I put foam dots on the back of the heart piece,

8.  I added the coffee mugs and all the elements,

9.  I cut two stripes of paper and stamped my image on one piece,

10.  I finished my card off by adding some foam heart dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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Day 4 - Prickley Pear January New Release!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello everyone!

It's Day 4 of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps NEW RELEASE! You do not want to miss out on this one, the design team has been busy creating some beautiful cards to showcase each stamp, so be sure to stop over at the Prickley Pear blog to see what they have created. There are 22 red rubber stamps, plus 3 clear sets. There are Valentine, Easter, and St Patrick themed images to choose from. And the most exciting thing is there is free domestic US shipping all week with the coupon code FREESHIP. Plus, check out the other New Release specials at the bottom of my post.


The two cards I am featuring today is all about faith. Do you enjoy bible journaling?  These stamp sets are perfect.  I am not a bible journaler, so I decided to make cards.  The first card I am using is the Tall Cross and paired it with the Irish Blessing 2.  My next card is the Large Cross and the sentiment from the Spring/Easter clear set.






I hope you have been inspired again today, don't forget to stop over at the Prickley Pear blog to see all the beautiful creations by the design team.  Here are the specials for the new release all week!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration for the new release!

Joy Clair - New Release Dino Love

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with Joy Clair showcasing another newly released stamp set called Dino Love.  To find out how I put this card together, please go over to Joy Clair's blog.  



I hope you have had a chance to check out the other projects on the blog from the other design team members.  They are a talented group and there have been some awesome projects featured. 

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Day 2 - Prickley Pear January New Release

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Hello everyone!

It's Day 2 of  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps NEW RELEASE! The design team has been busy creating beautiful projects so please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see them. If you missed my post yesterday there are 22 red rubber stamps, plus 3 clear sets that Prickley Pear has added into the store. The themes for this release are Valentine, Easter, and St Patric,  and the most exciting thing is there is free domestic US shipping all week with the coupon code FREESHIP. Plus, check out the other New Release specials at the bottom of this post.

Today I have a Valentine themed card, I am using the Love Birds with sentiments from the Love Banner clear set, aren't they adorable!  I had the perfect paper to use with these birds, I colored them with copics and layered them with the circle dies. 


I hope you have been inspired again today,  don't forget to stop over at the Prickley Pear blog to see all the beautiful creations by the design team.  Here are the specials for the new release all week!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration for the new release!

a2z Scrapbooking - Be Mine

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking and the challenge for this month is "Anything Goes".  You can link your project here. Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!

I love challenges that are "anything goes", you can test your imagination! As much as I enjoy making Christmas Cards and Coffee Cards, I love making Valentine Cards. I love the colors of pink, red and black together. Here is my card for inspiration:


Closer look at the image:

I am using the new Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet set.  Here is how I put my card together:
  1.  My card is an A2 card, and the second layer measures 4 x 5 1/4,
  2. I embossed the second layer with the rose embossing folder,
  3. I die cut my hearts using the new Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity dies, I took the second and third largest heart dies and centered them on some black card stock and die cut them out,
  4. I then die cut the third heart again with the light pink paper,
  5. I then stamped the girl and boy image with Hero Arts intense black ink,
  6. I took a green and red marker and colored the rose stamp and placed it in the boy's hand to look like he was giving it to his girlfriend, 
  7. I used my tape runner and added the black and pink hearts to my card,
  8. I then stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut with versamark and used the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it,  
  9. I die cut the sentiment and used foam tape to pop the image on my card,
  10. I finished my card by adding some Hero Arts Sparkle Gem hearts to my card. 
If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code "Donna15" to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! Good luck and please come back again soon!

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