Good Friday morning!  There’s a few things going on today that already have me hopping.  The first thing, Rubbernecker Stamp Company has joined Paper Craft Planet.  Yes, Shelly and I have been working for the last few days setting up a Rubbernecker Group and getting organized.  I was having a few technical difficulties and if it wasn’t for Shelly, I would still be pulling out what little hair I have left.

Anyhoo, if you are a fan of Rubbernecker and want to discuss ideas, techniques or just generally chat with the Design Team, head on over to Paper Craft Planet and join the Rubbenecker Group.  We would LOVE to have you!!!!

Today is also my turn to post another Friday Focus on the Rubbernecker Blog.  Today’s Focus is Reverse Masking and below is my completed card for the project.  You can find all the info for the technique on the Rubbernecker Blog.

Friday Focus Reverse Masking Card

Once I had the front of the card finished, I pierced holes around the masked oval shape and then along the sides of my card front.  The top panel is mounted on foam tape.

I hope you have a great day and a good weekend!

Happy Thursday!  I’ve had such a productive morning and I sure hope it keeps me going the rest of the day.  My new coffee pot (my sister gave me a Bunn for my birthday) was not flowing well this morning.  This darn hard water here had already caused some problems.  I found the little tool to clean the coffee maker, and went to it . . . works like a charm now.  I did learn that you should always check the sprayhead first, little bits of calcium build up in there clogging the water flow and that truly was the whole problem.

While I was waiting for the coffee maker to cool down, I did check in on today’s Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge.  It’s a fun one today – use pearls (any type of pearls, i.e., Pearl Ex, Perfect Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Pearl stickers, Pearl brads).  Well, I have every color of Ranger Liquid Pearls – WOO HOO!

I received a few days ago some new stamps from my friends over at Our Craft Lounge and have been wanting all week to work with them.  Today is my chance!


I used the cupcake from Life is Sweet and colored it with Copic Markers.  I used Circle Nestabilities for the background for the cupcake and used the Scalloped Long Rectangle to cut the scalloped edge along the bottom of the cross piece.  For my pearls, I decorated all the scallops with a drop of White Opal Liquid Pearls.

  • Stamps: Life is Sweet from Our Craft Lounge
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Basic Black, Pink Pirouette and Berry Bliss
  • Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Archival Jet Black; SU Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Classic Circles and Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestabilities; Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls; Small Oval Punch; SU Pink Pirouette Ribbon; Venture Foam Tape

I’m heading back down to the studio since I feel so creative today.  Hope you enjoy your day and you feel creative as well!

Well, it’s taken all day but I finally got a card made.  I did start this morning on a very bright and cheery card . . . but, something happened and it just flew right into the trash can.  So, I decided to take a break then.  I hate it when I have an idea in my head and it doesn’t materialize.  Maybe because it was a bright and cheery card – duh!

Anyhoo, while mildly dozing on the couch an idea struck me and I trotted down to the studio.  Here it is, for better or for worse, my card for today’s Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge.  Shelly is the hostess for the blog challenge today, and she has challenged us to add some sparkle, glimmer or shine to our projects.


I stamped and embossed the poinsettias in Queen’s Gold EP.  They were then colored with Twinkling H20s and then painted a thin layer of Crystal Stickles over them.  I decided I wanted to cut the image out with some of the blooms hanging out, so using one of the Rectangle Nestabilities as a frame, I traced around it with a pencil.  This gave me the cutting lines that I needed.  I sponged the edges of the image and the background paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink, to age it just a little.  It pays to be a pack rat sometime . . . the ribbon is from a box of Ghiradelli Chocolates that I bought some time ago to use with another project.

I hope you had a great day!

Smiley from millan.netGood Wednesday morning, and YES I said we have winners.  Two winners to be exact of the Rubbernecker Gift Certificates!

I ran the numbers (1-43) through the Sequence Generator at and this is what I got:

Random Sequence Generator

 Here is your sequence:



Timestamp: 2008-11-19 15:25:33 UTC


Post No. 15 was from Sherry D:

… favorite Christmas movie of all time is … It’s a Wonderful Life! Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Christmas Cartoons, the Grinch, Frosty, Peanuts etc.. and I don’t know about you but I simply cannot make it through without watching Home Alone with my Grandkids.. we LOVE that movie! Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas Story are up there as my FAVS as well… I sing Farararara … rararaRAAAAA for days after!! What a hoot! I just lovelovelove this time of year!!

Thanks for the chance at some yummy blog candy!!

Post No. 11 was from Gigi:

Selecting a favorite Christmas movie is easy, but it also gives away my age…ha ha! “It’s a Wonderful World” with Jimmy Stewart; that movie brings tears to my eyes each and everytime I see it. And, for the younger generation movie favorite, it’s “A Christmas Story.” Who can’t help laughing with that one? Thanks for giving away the “bucks”; sure hope I win because there are some neat-looking stamps I have an eye on ;-)

Smiley from LADIES!  I’ve emailed you both but if you see this and haven’t seen my email . . . well then, send me one to find out what you need to do to claim your Gift Certificate!

I’m heading down to the studio now and will be back a little later with a card today.  I still need to make my card for the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge.

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