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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Trying out an Altenew stamp set

My friend, Angie, challenged me to try out the layering stamps from Altenew.  I have only one set and it had not seen ink yet.  Challenge accepted!  Now, I don't have any of the Altenew inks.  Altenew sells their inks in groupings of 4 colors from light to dark, which are made specifically for these layering stamps.  I have Stampin' Up! inks.  So I first tried some blues:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Pretty Peacock.  The flower ended up looking like a blue/green cabbage!  Then I tried yellows:  So Saffron, Pineapple Punch, Daffodil Delight, and Crushed Curry.  At least that one looked like a flower!  My pink try actually made it onto a card!  Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and 2 layers of Rococo Rose.  Yay!!  I love it!  The stamp set is called Just For You.  I used Mossy Meadow for my cardstock and the pink layer is from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I used an Avery Elle wonky die to cut the pink layer and the banner.  The word YOU is from a My Favorite Things die called Miss You.  Hope you like my card!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Cape Cod Hydrangeas

I recently returned from a trip to New England.  Everywhere you looked, the hydrangeas were in full bloom and such gorgeous colors of blue/purple.  I had to try to capture that memory with my new stamp set, Beautiful Friendship, by Stampin' Up!  I stamped the flowers in Seaside Spray and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  A simple "thanks" done in Memento black is from the set called Here's A Card.  A little bit of hand doodling finished it off.  Hope you like my card!

Monday, January 22, 2018

You’re Amazing

I made this card for my oldest granddaughter who is receiving an award at school for being "Responsible".  I am unable to go to the award ceremony, but her mom will make sure the card gets to her on that day.  I am so proud of her!!
Stamp Set from My Favorite Things called You're Super!
Party Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack
Colored with Copic Markers

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 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



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