Sharing my love of rubber stamping, one card at a time.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

My Display Board Share

My upline, Linda Heller, asked me to create a display board using the new Sale-A-Bration set called What I Love.  Of course, I agreed!  But I really didn't know what I was going to do.  Turns out, the card ideas just kept coming.  As soon as I would make one, I'd get an idea for another.  I used the SAB Designer Paper called Wildflower Fields in order to make the board have a cohesive feeling.  So most of my cards are Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon.  Here is a picture of me with my board:
So I thought I would show three of the display cards here for you.  The first uses the sentiment from "You're So Lovely" from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, "Trust me, you're lovely".  I'm not sure when I would ever put that on a card to a friend, but I used it for this one!  The background is also stamped with one of the stamps from Timeless Textures, another new favorite.

The next card is color-blocked with the Wildflower Fields DSP.  I added the little cross stitch marks by hand with a black marker.  The sentiment on this one comes from Birthday Blooms, another Occasions set. 
And finally, here is the third card that I will share today.  It is a notecard size (3" x 5") and definitely one of my favorites!  I used the flower and leaves from What I Love and combined it with a background stamp from Timeless Textures. 
So that's it for today.  Tomorrow I will share some cards that I have been working on using the Botanical Gardens suite from the Occasions catalog.  They are so colorful you may need your sunglasses!




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Fun!



I am going to use these cute Paper Pumpkin pinwheels to say thank you to a couple of friends who ordered with me through Stampin' Up!  Aren't they adorable?  These were so easy to make, too.  Stampin' Up sends everything you need in one easy kit to make 24 of these adorable pinwheels.  You get 24 pre-cut pieces of double sided designer paper (8 each of 3 different patterns), 24 straws, 24 brads and even the cute flags are included!  I stamped mine with a saying from one of the demonstrator stamp sets, but this Paper Pumpkin kit comes with 3 photopolymer stamps:  "party", "celebrate" and a row of 5 stars.  You also get a package of glue dots, a hank of Basic Gray baker's twine, 24 cellophane bags, 24 silver clips.  In case you were thinking, "what would I do with 24 pinwheels?", let me just assure you that you could use the materials in this kit to make some very cute cards, gift bags with bows or pinwheels or even use these things to adorn your scrapbook pages.  Interested in having some Paper Pumpkin cuteness delivered to your door?  Check it out at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and if you decide to join, be sure to select me as your demonstrator!

I hope you like My Paper Pumpkin as much as I do!  Connie Hobbs

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Timeless Hello



I made these fun cards for a Sketch Swap in one of my Yahoo groups.  I was very pleased with how these came out using the Etcetera DSP, Night of Navy card stock and Timeless Talk stamp set.  The ribbon is Calyso Coral chevron ribbon.  And I added two Candy dots at the hub of the wheels at the last minute.  Hope you like my card.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pssst...



                         

Here is a card that I made for my upline's monthly meeting swap.  I had to make 15 of these and I'm very happy with how they turned out.  The flower is from Happy Watercolor, a new set in the 2014 Occasions catalog.  I stamped it onto a 4 x 4 piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP and cut it out with snips.  Then I ran the remaining piece of DSP through the Decorative Dots embossing folder before adhering it to my card front.  When you cover that with the top layer, you'd never know there was a flower-shaped hole in it!  Here is the inside in case you were interested:

I hope you like my card!  Connie

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hello



I signed up for a swap that was based on Sketch SC469 on Splitcoast stampers.  The sketch begged for a doily in place of the large circle. I used several new products on this card including the Fresh Prints DSP stack for the background, Simple Stems stamp set for my flowers and Simply Celebrate for the sentiment.  I used the Framelits from the Secret Garden to cut out my flowers and leaves and the paper for the leaves is from the Quatrafancy DSP.  I hope you like my card.  Connie

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Make A Wish


This card is a catalog case, or actually a SAB flyer case.  On page 15 of the 2014 SAB flyer, there is a card that looks remarkably similar except the stamp used is different.  The DSP and card stock colors are the same.  I used the same embossing folder and edgelit.  However, I used a stamp from the Perfect Pennants stamp set for my card.  I'll be needing to build up my birthday card stash for the new year and this is a good start!  I hope you like my card.
Connie

Coastal Christmas



This card is based on the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 71(PCCCS071).  I wanted to use my new Fresh Prints paper from the 2014 Occasions catalog, but I'm also still thinking Christmas.  I decided to make this card for my husband using the 3.5 x 5 note cards. The sentiment comes from Christmas Messages, one of the best sentiment stamp sets I've ever seen.  The tag is left over from the Holiday Catalog's Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit.  I don't own the Chevron Border Punch, but it only took a few clips with my snips to turn that Coastal Cabana card stock into a fun adornment.  Three Coastal Cabana Boutique Details finish the sketch.  I hope you like my card.