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Archive for August, 2019

For the Inspiration Challenge (IC716) this week, we’re going to Corning Ware. I had no idea they had so many different patterns. As soon as I saw THIS bowl, I knew I had my inspiration.

The line up of cats reminded me of this fun Group of Cats image. After stamping & die cutting them, I added some pen work in red & black to make them look like the cats on the bowl. The gold frame was a leftover & when I put it around them, it looked to me like a portrait on the wall so I arranged the card around it. The cat w/ the bow tie was die cut along w/ a black shadow, slightly offset & added in front.  I had to use my Resizing Technique to make the white panel narrower than the die originally cuts. The greeting was white embossed on a triangular shape I had left from cutting some borders for another project & I liked how it looked like one side of a bow tie. Some narrow strips of striped dp were added down the sides.

These are the Copics I used. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Group of Cats , Cat w/ Tie, Simply Fabulous
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, gold mirror board, dp (Glitz – Black & White)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: Rubbernecker  Rectangle Stitch,Group of Cats, Cat w/ Tie, Square Stitch Frame dies, Copic markers, white embossing powder

It’s my turn to host the X2!

Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS654), so a big congrats to Donna! She has a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the animal theme & most of the layout, but I used different images & dies & left off the designer paper.

I love this new Rubbernecker image of the dog lineup (it’s actually a 2 part stamp, this one is rear view & the other is the front view). I thought this rear view would work great w/ a fence & then the cats in the tree on the other side. All of the cats & dogs were colored, the cats, fence, & grass were die cut & the dogs were fussy cut around the top. There’s a matching die in the works but it isn’t out yet. I used a new cloud stencil & tumbled glass ink to sponge in the sky bg.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: 3 Cats in Tree , Dogs Front & Back, Burn a few Bridges
Paper:  Staples 110# white, small strips of green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, 3 Cats in Tree, Grass, Grass #2  dies, Clouds Stencil, Copic Sketch Markers

For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC715), we have a Pinterest Board of Mason Jars. I was inspired by THIS set. 

I started out w/ just pumpkins, then thought, a window in the side of a house would look better. So I added the window on top of a white panel I first stamped w/ the Woodfence Bg & soft gray ink. I used a portion of an acrylic paint bg & stenciled it a bit w/ tumbled glass before putting it behind the window. Everything else just sort of grew from there. I added the tree, leaves, basket, grass & all the fruits & veggies. This card measures 5″ square & to get the stitched panel on top, I used my Resizing technique w/ the largest of the stitched rectangle dies. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Wood Fence Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, small pieces of brown, orange & green
Ink: Memories soft gray, Distress inks tumbled glass, ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin, candied apple, scattered straw, rusty hinge, mowed lawn  (all used to sponge color on the fruits & veggies)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Apples Pears Corn, Baskets, Lg Ivy, Pumpkins & Ivy, Grass, Winter Tree, Window 4 Pane, Borders 3  dies, Vertical Lines Stencil