Good Tuesday morning!  Smiley from Boy am I not prepared for today  . . . I was a bit of a slacker yesterday.  I had some necessary chores to take care of in the morning, phone calls needed to be made and then the morning was gone.  Of course, I had to catch up on everyone else’s problems so . . . I tuned into my soaps.  Argh you say  . . .  I know, I Know!  But oh their problems make mine look so tame  . . . by golly, I don’t even have any compared to theirs.  My baby hasn’t been switched; I haven’t been held a hostage or held at gunpoint; I haven’t been through a tornado recently; and as far as I know, I only have one other personality . . . BAD! Smiley from

So needless to say, today is Smiley from Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker and I don’t have a card ready.  Here’s my plan!  I’m going to do today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers and then add the card to this post.  It works for me!  You can, however, find all the necessary info on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog!

What I DO have today is blog candy!  Yes, I’m the lucky RN Designer that gets to give away some Gift Certificates today.  Did you see that, Gift CertificateS, plural . . . I have two $10 Rubbernecker Gift Certificates to give away today and you could be the lucky winner.


During the holidays, I love to watch all the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.  I stay tuned every night so that I don’t miss a one.   So here’s how you can win one of these Gift Certificates — leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite holiday movie is.  For me this is a tough question.  I love them all but my favorites would have to be White Christmas and The Bishop’s Wife.  Even though I love A Christmas Story, I’m just a sucker for the old stuff.

I’ll be picking two winners and post them tomorrow.  I’ll also be back a little later with my card.  In the mean time, have a great day!

As promised, I’m back!  I finished my card up a few minutes ago . . . but can you believe that my battery died while taking the photos!  I suppose I hadn’t charged it since I went to Albuquerque – go figure.  (It certainly has made me giggle this afternoon)

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge today is to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft.  Well the first thing that came to my mind was Santa.  I also happen to have the new BasicGrey Wassail and knew that I would find something to work with those colors.


I colored the image of Santa with Copic Markers and then cut him out, along with the background panel, using Spellbinders Petite Ovals.  I sponged all the edges of the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and in particular the red paper.  It was just too bright and I wanted a more aged look.  I found a chipboard star and misted it with Vintage Photo/Gold Pearlized Distress Mist and then inked the edges with more Vintage Photo.  Two holes were punched in the star to tie ribbon through and then it was mounted on the front of the card with mounting tape.  Instead of sewing today, I felt a little black faux stitching was called for.

Oh and one more thing, Mr. Rubbernecker “Dave” sent me an email earlier and said he had put many of the Stamp Oasis Little Lovin’s and Winter Holiday stamps on sale!

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