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Welcome to my blog! I am a paper crafter that loves to share new tips and techniques. Feel free to case (copy and share everything) any of my projects. I am honored when my work is duplicated. I only ask that you provide a link to my blog if you are uploading to the internet anywhere, giving credit where credit is due. . Please do not submit my projects for contests or magazine submissions. Content within this blog are shared for personal/non-commercial use and for inspiration only. From time to time some of the products used on my blog have been provided by the vendors mentioned in my posts. Let me reassure you , I will always be completely honest with you whether I truly believe a product is fabulous or not.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Blog Award

I had a lovely surprise today when I was given a blog award, from 

Shirley of    Paper Creations by  Shirley.

 I'd like to say a big thank you to Shirley, this is very kind and 

 sweet!  Be sure and pop over to Shirley's Blog and check out her 

creativity! She makes the most inspiring backgrounds, I am very inspired by her!!










Now I have to do a few things, which are:


Pass on the award to five other people, who's blogs have inspired me, It also needs to be someone who has less than 200 followers.



Put a comment on their blog, so that they know about it.


Link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them.


Post the award on my blog.


I thought I would give this award to my Sisters from  The Stampin' Sisterhood Blog , since I am inspired daily by their creativity!!



Jacquie at Javablustamper


Jen at Designs by Boo

Karen at Karen's Kreative Kreations 

Kecia at Stamping Deets 

Charlene at Where M Ms Gather 


Thanks Shirley for the award and your sweet visits  and comments on my blog, and of course your inspiring blog!!

Be sure and check out all the links of my Sister's too!!


Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is as joyful as mine!!

Ellen




Direct to Paper Technique






Direct to Paper is a QUICK and super easy technique!!

You can do this on regular cards stock but I wanted a glossy look 

so I started with photo paper that I bought at the dollar store.  

~Simply drag your ink pad directly across your paper. Ink takes 

longer to dry on glossy paper so I  heat set in between  colors. 

I simply started at the bottom with Ranger's Burlap Ink, dragging it across the paper- Heat set.


~Drag Ranger's Peeled Paint across the paper, heat set.


~Drag Ranger's Stormy Sky across the paper, heat set. 

~Stamp Rubbernecker's -Dapper on Bike SKU:535-04  and 

  Rubbernecker's Thinking of You SKU:565-10


with Jet Black Stazon Ink. 

Quick and Easy Peasy!!


Thanks for stopping by!!
Ellen



Stamps by Rubbernecker

Dapper on bike
Dapper on bike
SKU:535-04



thinking of you
thinking of you
SKU:565-10



Brayered Rubbernecker Dandelions



Here is a super quick card today!!  

1~ Brayer  Memento Cantaloupe ink two thirds of the way up, starting from the bottom.

2~Brayer Memento Tangelo  ink starting from the bottom, leaving some Cantaloupe visible.

3~Brayer  Memento Angel Pink ink starting from the top, blending the edge of the Cantaloupe ink.

4~Brayer Memento Rose Bud ink starting from the top, leaving some Angel Pink visible.

5~Stamp Rubbernecker's Dandelion Garden Border SKU: 540-02   with Rangers Black Soot Distress Ink and emboss with clear embossing power.

6~ Stamp one of the butterflies twice from Rubbernecker's Butterfly Inchies Sku:427 on some scrap paper that has been brayered with some Rose Bud ink and cut them out.  

7~ Add some rhinestones to the Dandelions and some pearls to the butterflies.

I mounted the image on black card stock and them on a piece of card stock that has been Dry embossed with Tim Holtz Swirls Sizzix Embossing Folder.

 Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!!

Ellen

Butterfly Inchies
Butterfly Inchies
SKU:427

Dandelion Garden Border
Dandelion Garden Border
SKU:540-02
Dimensions:5 x 3.5

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Rubbernecker's Sisterhood Sunday Challenge~ SS12




Happy Sunday Everyone!!


It's Sunday and that means it's time for another Rubbernecker's Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge!!




 Each and every Sunday the Rubbernecker's Stampin' Sisterhood hosts a challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge for you to play along with.



Mr. Rubbernecker is giving a prize away, so pop on over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog and get all the details and check the challenge rules for a chance to win.  We would love it if you played along with us!!!  While you are there check out what my Sister's have created for you and leave them some love too!

I took a few liberties with the sketch ,  I put my horizontal strip of paper behind the circle so I could journal on the circle. 

More often than not I like to use rubber stamps to create my scrapbook pages.  I lent my circle cutter to a friend so I had to use a dinner plate to trace my circle onto the light green paper.  Yes, necessity is the mother of invention~LOL.  I slightly distressed the edges with my fingernail.  I clear embossed Rubbernecker's Flourish 30-01 SKU:530-01 around the outside of the circle.  I find it easiest to make the stamping look even by using the clock system when stamping around a circle. I stamp at the 12 o'clock, then 6 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. Then just stamp the inbetween spaces. I sponged Memento's New Sprout and Bamboo leaves around the edges of the circle. I wove some light green Twill through some gorgeous black ribbon that I got on one of my visits to Seattle.

These gorgeous butterflies are from the Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free Set SKU: 538.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto some designer paper and cut them out. Then pressed a Versamark pad directly into the butterflies and clear embossed them twice.  I added a single rhinestone to each butterfly.

I stamped one of the the sentiments from the  Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free Set SKU: 538  on a tag from an office supply store, sponged the edges and added a scrap of black lace to it. 


This is a picture of one of my favourite students giving me a quilt that she and her mother made for me at the end of last years Musical Theater.   This is just one of those moments for me, that really need to be captured in a scrapbook page.  I will miss this child when she moves on to the Junior High School next year!!


Don't forget to stop by the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog , the Stampin' Sisterhood to see what my Sister's have created and play along with us in the challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by and have the most terrific day ever!


Ellen


Supplies~
Stamps- All by Rubbernecker....


 Rubbernecker's Flourish 30-01 SKU:530-01

 
Rubbernecker's Butterflies are Free Set SKU: 538

Paper~
Tim Holtz Adironack Collection, Close to My Heart( DP), Bazzil and Stampin Up!
Ink~Memento-Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves.
Accessories~ Random Ribbon, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, 3D Dots