Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kid birthday card

I have another card for the Kenny K birthday challenge. This digi is called Cupcake Celebration Stamp. His clothes are all paper pieced but the rest I colored with Copic Markers. I did die cut the image using a Spellbinders die. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and is stamped with Stampin Up ink. The sentiment is by Gina Marie stamps.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Manly Monday Part 2

Here we have Part 2 of Manly Monday which is for the older masculines in our lives. Click on the blog name to be directed to the blogger's card. When you're done check out my brother's card for his birthday which is today.

MaxiBelle Studio

I have a a couple of similar masculine birthday cards to share in this post. The golf bag is a rubber cling stamp by Great Impressions. I stamp it in black by Hero Arts onto Ranger/Tim Holtz watercolor paper. Then I colored it in using distress markers and a water pen. The green cardstock is by Stampin Up, brown by Bazzill, white by Recollections, and kraft by Oriental Trading Co. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and the sentiment is computer generated. 

The only supply different from the first card is the sentiment is a SRM sticker.

Thanks for joining me on this Manly Monday two part series.


Manly Monday Part 1

I made this boy-like card for the challenge at Kenny K's using their Boy Gamer digi stamp. I colored him in with Copic markers and then die cut the image with a Spellbinders die cut. I did paper piece his shirt from a light grey cardstock by Stampin Up. I stamped it with a patterned background stamp by Hero Arts. For the shoes I used a Faber Castell Artist pen to give them a little metallic look. I did distress the edges of the die cut because it looked way to white and clean for a boy image.

The background stamps and sentiment are stamps by Papertrey Ink. I stamped the background with Sahara Sand ink by Stampin Up onto some random kraft cardstock in my paper bin. I heat embossed the sentiment {4 times but who's counting-Ugh!} using white embossing powder by Stamp N Plus, Versa Mark by Tsukineko, and black cardstock by Recollections. The light bulb brad is by Eyelet Outlet.

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I had so many people write me back about their card I had to split it up into two posts and I did so by separating cards for the younger masculine and the older masculine cards. This post has the younger cards but some could go for both. I really enjoy doing these posts featuring your cards and I hope you enjoy reading them and checking out the masculine card inspiration. Please click on the blog title above the little snippet to be directed to the blog post.  Then when you are done please scroll down for my card.

Thanks so much for looking and the older male cards blog post will go live at 6:00 PM


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nautical Birthday and new technique

I have second post for today that I wanted to get out there for a DT call. You can call it a Pre-Manly Monday post because tomorrow there is going to be a lot of great stuff for your masculine card inspiration.

But for tonight I have a nautical card using a painter's tape technique by Kay Kalthoff. Check out the Youtube video for an explanation. I did it a little different with my blues showcasing the different "colors" of the sea/water but really it's the lack of light against the bottom of the body of water that makes the deeper water darker. Anyway, check it out and leave me a link if you do the technique.

The sentiment stamp is part of the by Birthday Words stamp set by Gina Marie Stamps. You can find all her stamp sets and great deals at WholeSaleCraftingSupplies.com.The boat stamp is by Stampin Up stamped in black Hero Arts ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored the image in with distress markers by Ranger Industries as well as the jute in a bow. 

The frame around the ship is a Spellbinders die cut that I cut apart and made it shorter in height  to better fit my image. I trimmed up the edges with some scissors and placed an epoxy sticker over the seams. The border die cut at the bottom is cut out using my Cricut using the Wall Decor and More cartridge. I cut them out from white cardstock and then inked them with Pumice Stone distress ink. They're kind of cool looking. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back on Monday for Manly Monday once at 6 AM and part two at 6 PM {EST}.

http://blog.red-rubber-designs.com/ Stay focused on Stamping-Anything goes

Chalk Ah Lot Poinsettia Card

I made this card for "A Holiday with Chalk" challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. My cardstock both white and red are by Recollections. The sentiment is a rub-on that is very old but the star is a puffy sticker by Martha Stewart, Patterned paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle, and the white ribbon in the center is by Offray.

For my image I applied white embossing paste onto the Large Poinsettia stencil by Dreamweaver Stencils and let it dry completely. The next day I used my first used an old makeup brush to apply Stamp N Plus Silver {Glitzy} powdered chalk to the center of the flower. It was at that point I realized that there was still some blush on the brush. {Ugh-Are you kidding me?} So I applied Stardust powdered chalk to the whole poinsettia with my finger to maybe cover up the blush {yea right} and to give it some major sparkle. Then I took my Zig glue pen and applied glue to the inside of the flower followed by sprinkling white glitter over top. After shaking off the excess glitter, I was really happy with how it looked and applied a little bit more. 

Thanks for looking.


http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes with a twist of red
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas Anything goes

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hello in Yellow Card

My card today uses flower and leaf stamps, patterned paper, and dies by Stampin. Up. I colored the flower with Copic markers on Cryogen paper. The yellow die cut behind the flower is by Spellbinders on yellow cardstock by Recollections. The yellow cardstock at the bottom is by Color-Aid and is dry embossed with a Darice border embossing folder. The yellow ribbon is by Martha Stewart and the orange is by Offray. The sentiment is a sticker by Pebbles. 

That's all for today. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Halloween Shaker Card with Glitter

I created a fun Halloween shaker card and wanted to share it with you. 
The patterned paper is by Bo Bunny and the cardstock by Recollections. The inside of the shaker has orange, white and black glitter. The image inside the shaker is by Inkadinkado stamped with Hero Arts black ink {Best ink Ever!}. The witch on the right is a stamp by Prickley Pear Stamps and is also stamped in hero Arts black ink. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and is stamped in white pigment ink by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking at my card. 

http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.com/2014/09/challenge-time-52-papers-please.html Patterned paper
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes with glitter {I got it right this time:)}
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Halloween Sentiment {Not sure if HH is enough thou? No problem to delete my entry}
http://blog.red-rubber-designs.com/ Stay focused on stamping Anything goes

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Princess card

I made today's card for the challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. This week they challenged us to use a banner on our project. I colored in Holiday Cinderella with Copic markers and used Stickles on the image and the corner die cut. The banner for my card is a stamp by Maya Road and the letter stamps and ink by Stampin Up. The image die cut is by Sizzix.

Thanks for looking.

http://ppinkydollschallenge.blogspot.nl/ Anything goes make it girly

A Deep Red Stamps Gold Wedding Card

Today's card features this Crochet background stamp by Deep Red Stamps. I heat embossed the background stamp with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I did have to stamp it twice, once on the top and again on the bottom of the card base, to cover the card front and because I didn't line them up perfectly. I used some gold cardstock to separate the two halves. I cut a Little Yellow Bicycle doily in half and covered the seam/edge with a Mrs.Grossman's border sticker. The flower sticker is by K and Co and then the word stickers are by Bo Bunny.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Holiday Gift Tag

I have a gift tag to share today.

 My tag today uses a Deep Red Stamp Christmas stamp Called Jingle Bells Tag which you can find at


I heat embossed the tag with silver embossing powder and Versa Mark ink. Then I colored it in with powdered chalks mixed with paint by Stamp N Plus. The cardstock used for my tag is by Recollections, ribbon by Hobby Lobby and stickers by Creative Imaginations. 

Thanks for looking.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Manly Monday Rock Star Card

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I have a bunch of cards to share with you this week and then see mine at the bottom.

My card today features a metal stencil by Dreamweavers. I applied clear embossing paste over the image that I inked with distress ink.  After it dried I cut the image to size and matted it with Coredinations red cardstock. The patterned paper is by Me and My Big Ideas and the black cardstock is by Recollections. I'm not sure about the sentiment.