Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop!!

Happy Halloween everyone! So excited for this fun blog hop with Gourmet Rubber Stamps! Halloween isn't just for the kiddos. We have a treat for you today.
First up is my card! Stamped with Hallows Eve stick chick, I paper pieced the pumpkin and popped it up. I also paper pieced the dress and tombstone. Then I sponged black ink all around to make it a dark night.
So here is the treat: two stamps, Putting up the Lights and Star on Tree Stick Chick cling stamps. Wonderful rubber stamps on cling foam that cling to any acrylic block. To win all you have to do is post a comment on my blog!

Now head on over to the rest of the GRS Design Team for more chances of treats!
Tricia Ulberg

Comments will be open until November 2nd and winners will be announced on November 3rd.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I hope.

Happy Friday! Welcome FWFers.  To visit all blogs participating in FWF make sure to go to Unity's Blog. As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness and SCS is having Hope You Can Cling To challenges. This card is for the HYCCT1110 and also combines the VLV Week 4 sketch. I just love how this card came together!

Paper is Hambly
Stamp is Unity
Rub On swirl with gems is Basic Grey

Ribbon and pin were in my stash

Thursday, October 27, 2011

California Academy of Sciences

Last week we went to San Francisco to the California Academy of Sciences. We had lots of fun. We saw penguins, albino alligator, starfish, butterflies, macaws, fish, sharks, eels, snakes and lots more! The kids loved it. Rebecca loved touching the starfish, Nina wouldn't put her hand in.

Be True

Made this last night. Super hapy how it turned out. Simple and easy and using my stash of rub-ons.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saw this, cased it, love it!

washi tape from etsy
You Rock! stamp by Unity
ink by Marvy Markers
gems by MME Lush

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

I am so excited! My first official post for Gourmet Rubber Stamps design team! Woo hoo! Today we are showing off the November Diner's Club Set called Season's Greetings. There are some lovely stamps in this set! Click here to find out more about the Diner's Club.
First up this card has two of the stamps featured on it. I love the holly sprig; it is so pretty! I stamped the holly in Peeled Paint distress ink and then add dimensional pearls for the berries. Some glitter, some distress ink, a dry emboss and wa-lah! (feel free to click to enlarge the picture.)
paper is by Making Memories
ink is StazOn Jet Black and Distress inks: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint
Studio G Glitter Glue
Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Cranberry

Next up...I had so much fun with this card. When I saw the snowglobe image...I just knew I wanted to make a shaker card with it! I stamped the image twice on to white cardstock. I colored one and added glitter where the snow is. The second one I colored the base and then cut out the inside with an exacto knife. To find out more about make a shaker card click here. For the background I knew I wanted to do this distress glittered edge I saw here.

Paper is by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ribbon is Basic Grey
Studio G Glitter Glue
Studio112 Trinket Tags
Making MemoriesShimmer Flourish Chipboard Piece

Now go check out the other GRS design team to see the lovliness that they created with this new Diner's Club set!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Swimming in TX

We went swimming everyday while we were in Texas. My parents would heat the pool up just a little to keep a comfortable temperature. The kids loved it!

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the Gourmet Rubber Stamps November Diner's Club Preview!

Also on Halloween, GRS will be having a Trick or Treat with some great Treats to win, so come back for something sweet!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dallas Arboretum

While in Texas we went to the Dallas Arboretum. They were having a fairy tale castle thing going on. First up here is Little Mermaid throne we are sitting in.

Then the Cinderella village with pumpkin houses and her carriage and face painting!

This is Rapunzel's Castle

This was an African fairytale that I hadn't heard before.  We had so much fun!

Friday, October 21, 2011

FWF! Woo Hoo! Grateful for You!

Thanks for joining me here for FWF! Don't forget to stop by Unity's blog to see the other participants!
Today's card I made with cardstock, Unity stamps, and Distress ink. Plus I added a ribbon and some glitter glue. I made the back ground by stamping in Versamark and embossing with clear ep before adding the distress ink (brick red and walnut stain). Then I stamped a few more leaves in Walnut Stain. I used Antique Linen distress ink around the sentiment. TFL!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Missing You VLV

I've been missing doing the Viva La Verve challenges while in TX. But finished up this card the other night.

Paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline Garden Party
Sentiment is a rub-on by Crate Paper
Heidi Swapp Ghost flower with
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Lemonade

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Texas State Fair

Big Tex, cotton candy, fried bubblegum and family. What could be better?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

so excited and I just can't hide it...

Did you notice something on the right of my blog?

Oh yes, I got accepted to the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Design Team! Woo hoo!
And yesterday I received a lovely box full of rubber! So stay tuned for some fun projects with Gourmet Rubber Stamps as the star!


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #24 is to make a Halloween card with no orange on it. I don't have many Halloween stamps. I have a small $1 set with this bat that I really like and then I have some rub-ons. Using my limited resources, this was my reult.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Best of Luck Pink Card

I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to do a ribbon loop.

The stamps are by Unity and the ink is Lipstick Pink Distress Ink and StazOn Black. The ribbon is by American Crafts.