Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happily Grateful with Red Rubber Designs


Hello, It's my turn to feature a project on the Red Rubber Designs blog!  I chose the Happily Grateful stamp set to create a mixed media project with lots of white space.  My "Mix" is a technique I read about on a card challenge that my friend, Robin hosted in the fall. While I was at it I used Susie's tip for creating backgrounds on full sheets of paper which will give me quite a few backgrounds for future projects!

I hope you will hop on over to the Red Rubber Designs blog to check out the full project! 

The stamp set I am featuring today can be found at the Red Rubber Designs Online store



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Love You More......


Hello All!  Today I am featuring a card from The Project Bin.  My husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary yesterday and what better way to celebrate than with a handmade bit of love?!

Today's feature is the oh, so yummy, Just Poppin' stamp and die set.  I had so much fun creating this interactive card!

The dies that come with this stamp set make it a snap to create a lot of interest.  I stamped and die cut the popcorn tub then stamped the popcorn and only die cut around the popcorn top cutting the lower portion to fit inside the pocket made with the tub.  

I absolutely adore popcorn so the inside sentiment conveys a perfect message from me to my guy!  


I absolutely love the popcorn kernel trio stamp and die.  The die fits easily around the stamped image with no fussy cutting needed!

My sweet friend Janeen gave me the stitched border die, which was such fun to add to the project!


Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find more inspiration on The Project Bin Blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

XOXO - The Project Bin


Happy Saturday everyone!  It might be a bit chilly outside today but I am staying cozy with X's & O's!  Today's project features the In My Heart stamp and die set from The Project Bin.  With seven sentiments and two dies this set is wonderfully versatile, a great set for Valentines as well as many other occasions! 

 For my design, I was inspired by Case This Sketch #202 .  I  stamped  xoxo down the cardstock, stamping off as I moved to the lower portion for an ombre effect.

For the heart, I first colored it using a brayer and Memento - Love Letter ink (a rather appropriate color name don't you think?).  Next, I die cut the heart, then heat embossed using the polka dot heart stamp.


 Enamel dots and gems finish off the card!


Thanks for stopping by on this chilly winter day!  
For more inspiration check out The Project Bin Blog.
For a list of all the stamps/die sets check out The Project Bin Shop.




Thursday, January 5, 2017

The New Has Come - Red Rubber Designs


Hello, friends!  My first Red Rubber Designs project for 2017 is on the Red Rubber Designs blog today!  I hope you will check it out, it's really pretty if I do say so myself!  LOL 

To start off the new year I am featuring the New Creation rubber stamp today.  This verse is a beautiful encouragement to remember as we head into a new year.  The old has gone, the new has come!!

I am also featuring the Background Stripes Rubber Stamp.   I love the look of the distressed stripes and the stamp is a great size, measuring 6" x 4 1/2".

I hope you will visit  Red Rubber Designs blog and check out my project!

Wishing you many blessings as you leave behind the old and pursue the new in 2017!

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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!