Today Rubbernecker Stamps releases 5 new sets!  To celebrate this release, we invite you to Blog Stroll along with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas.  The Stroll begins at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the guidelines on how to win one of the four sets being given away during this release.  If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Blog, you should go there as soon as possible. That’s where you’ll find the first clue to begin your Stroll and where the key words for the phrase actually starts.  I’ve noticed that some of you don’t start at the Rubbernecker Blog and then leave out part of the words in the phrase you submit.   Sorry y’all but I can’t count those in the drawing for prizes.

I’m very excited about these images and find that they are so versatile.  They can stand alone or be combined to make scenes, collages . . . really, anything you desire to make!  Remember this card?


I used the Butterfly and Flourish Inchies being released today, along with the large Flourish and Floral Silhouettes released earlier.  Pretty sneaky huh?

For today’s card I’m using the new Diva Inchies.  If you like shoes, purses or hats, you’re gonna LOVE this set!  There’s a little BAD humor in today’s card . . . . let’s see if you can put it all together!  Actually, let’s put it together with today’s Blog Stroll.  When you leave your comment to be considered for one of the 4 free stamp sets today, tell me what you would call this card.  I won’t tell you yet what I had in mind  . . . I want to know if you can see it and/or guess it.


This card actually started out as a card for this week’s WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge, but then I had another brainstorm (yes, you know it hurt) and had to move on to that idea.  The images were stamped, die cut and embossed to be Inchies, and then they were placed on a layer of pink cardstock.  The pink layer was die cut with the Spellbinders rectangle that I die cut out the middle of the black cardstock.  It fit together beautifully and made its own frame.  The background panel was stamped with Rubbernecker’s new Flourish set.  I found the sentiment in among my Rubbernecker stamps, but because it was rather large for what I wanted, I generated it with the computer to fit my Spellbinders tag.

  • Stamps:  422 Diva Inchies and 463 Flourish Set from Rubbernecker Stamps
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Pink Pirouette and Basic Black
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Square and Long Classic/Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, and Tags 5 Shapeabilities; Copic Markers;  Ranger Matte Accents; Doodlebug Designs Lily White Jewels; May Arts Ribbon; Computer; Venture Foam Tape

The Blog Stroll ends with me and my clue in the phrase is:  Inchies Along!  I hope you’ve started at the Rubbernecker Blog, followed the instructions for the hop – visited all the other blogs, left comments, and have found all the phrase clues.

To win one of the newly released sets (or any of the other new releases since April 1), all you have to do is leave me a comment, and then email the phrase (with the correct subject line and your mailing address) that you found on the stroll to me at [email protected].   The Blog Stroll will end at 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 28, and the winners will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog!

I hope you enjoyed the stroll and thanks for stopping at the BAD Side for awhile.

Good morning!  Smiley from Man has it been hectic the last couple of days.  First, the SCS Blogs were moved to a new server and there was a slight problem that wasn’t fixed until late this afternoon.  Second, I finally broke down and went to the hand surgeon today for this trigger finger of mine.  The thumb on my left hand had started to hurt and it was getting hard to open jars, etc.  I thought I might have truly damaged my thumb.  As it turned out, the thumb was part of the trigger finger issue.  So I got two cortisone shots today, one in my thumb and one in my middle finger.  I’m crossing all 9 toes that this helps for a while!

This week for the Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday Challenge, Candy has challenged all of us to use inchies on our card or project.  You can get all the details and learn how you can win a 40% off coupon from Rubbernecker Stamps at the Rubbernecker Blog.  You can also visit the Red-Hot Mommas blogs to see other examples!

Now I don’t want you to or anything, but I didn’t distress, sponge, use brads or sand on my card today!  I had to ask my family if I felt warm . . . I truly thought I might have had a fever.


The little chick was colored with Copic Markers and then die cut (along with all the layers behind the inchie) with Spellbinders Square Nestabilities.  The background was embossed with the new Spellbinders Paisley Impressabilities . . . isn’t that just the coolest look?  I know you think those are brads in the corners but they are actually Fiskars Dew Drops that I found buried in some junk I had.  I tell ya, there’s absolutely no way in hell that I can remember what I have and where to find it.  I also have to tell you, that this card took me just as long to make as it would for one that I distressed from top to bottom.

I hope y’all have a great day and thanks for dropping in.  I’ve got another dentist appointment today . . . yucky!  This time it’s to see what molars I need root canal on.Smiley from

Happy Smiley from  I hope y’all had a great day yesterday and it wasn’t gloomy and rainy where you are.  I am soooooooooo ready for warm weather and sun . . . I just can’t stand it!  I want golfing and gardening weather . . . .   Hopefully soon.  The Kentucky Derby Festivities start this weekend with Thunder Over Louisville, and I for one know that I will be watching on television.  Not gonna trust the Ohio Valley weather right now.  Actually, I get somewhat tired of the Derby coverage and by the second week in, I’m ready to leave town.  Maybe somewhere warm and sunny . . . . Smiley from

So we know that it’s Wednesday and time for another Rubbernecker Stamps  WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge.  I must confess that when I saw what Jules had for us this week, I was taken aback.  It’s an inspiration challenge and this is what she has given us.

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Now I’ve thought about this for a few days now.  I can see fragments, UTEE squares, some of my favorite colors and of course, those X’s.  Since I’m not taken by the X’s, and I just did an inchie card last week, I decided to go for my favorite colors . . . purple, green and blues.

WW6FloralSilhouettes  Of course, I did that “Inky Thing I Do” for the background, using Broken China, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  The image tag was done the same way, but with Broken China and Antique Linen. The image stamp was colored with markers, misted lightly with water and then stamped on the tag (one of my favorite techniques).  The purple background was run through the Wizard with the Spellbinders Petite 5 1/2” Scalloped Borderabilities, embossed and then sponged.  Since I had originally thought of fragments, I had to add one to the card.  Using alcohol inks, I inked up the fragment.  Instead of stamping in black ink and wiping off the image, I decided to stamp with Alcohol Blending Solution.  You have to be careful not to move or shake the stamp . . . ask me why I know this!  Even though it took me like FOREVER to get this card done, I must say it was really a fun one to make!

I hope you decide to join us for this week’s WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge.  The prize this week is one Discount Coupon good for 40% off your entire Rubbernecker order.  You also get to take advantage of all other specials and discounts on the Rubbernecker Stamps home page.

Thanks for stopping by the BAD SIDE! and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Good morning!  How many of you have been checking out Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas?  He never ceases to amaze and inspire me! I used yesterday’s alcohol ink technique on my card today.  I guess you could say this is my take of Tag #2, with a little bit of inspiration from Wendy Vecchi thrown in.

This card is also for today’s Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, Nix the Ribbon.  This week’s challenge is hosted by Bev Gerard, and you can find all the info and deets on the Rubbernecker Blog.


I made the background using Eggplant, Stream and Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks.  I smeared them on my Ranger Craft Sheet, added some Alcohol Blending Solution and then swirled and swiped white glossy cardstock through the mixture.  I loved the results so much, and it actually reminded me of snow, ice and northern lights.  Here’s where I decided to add a Grunge Board tree, inspired by the Grunge Board flowers made by Wendy Vecchi.  I stamped the tree image three separate times on a piece of plain Grunge Board.  I cut them out, each time leaving off one layer of the tree.  Each individual piece was inked with Pine Needles Distress Ink and then Gold Stickles were added to the exposed areas for each layer.  It’s hard to see in this picture, but the ends of each layer are curled up to add some fun dimension.

Instead of using Grunge Board for my sentiment, I die cut a piece of light weight chipboard with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trios, applied my ink and then embossed the sentiment.  Since we were to use no ribbon in today’s challenge, I went digging through my button collection for some old buttons, and tied them on using gold cord.

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Winter Holiday – Tree With Snow set SKU:52-0206; Stamp Oasis Graphics – Music Background SKU:543 SO and Winter Holiday – Season’s Sentiments SKU:153 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: White Glossy; SU Elegant Eggplant and Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Embossing, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress; Stream, Eggplant and Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities; Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Gold Stickles, Queen’s Gold EP, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool; Tim Holtz idea-ology Plain Grunge Board; Venture Foam Tape; Gold Cord, Old Buttons; Light Weight Chipboard

Have a great day and remember

Take the path less traveled – there’s always an adventure waiting for you!

Happy Thursday!  Smiley from I have Stamp Club here Saturday afternoon, and I’m trying to come up with ideas.  Because my mother is attending this month, and bringing a friend, I feel the pressure to make club special.  Now my mother is NOT a stamper!  I’ve tried to get her interested over the years and feel it is something she would enjoy.  She’s quite artistic and has an excellent eye.  Her friend she is bringing, IS a stamper.  She normally attends a stamp club somewhere else.  After seeing some of my cards that I’ve given mom, she has decided she wants to learn some of the things that I do.  No pressure there . . . . Smiley from

I have had one idea in mind, and then when I saw the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast this morning, I knew exactly what one of my projects would be.  The challenge today is to use watercolor paper.  Now if you know me, and have followed my stamping for a while, you know that one of my favorite techniques is stamping on wet watercolor paper.  I may have bit off a bit more than I (or they) can chew, but hey . . . they are experienced stampers (well, except Mom).

Anyhoo, here’s the card that I will use as a sample for their project.  I will give them some leeway, like the sewing and maybe the initial background.  Those items will be their option.


Starting with my watercolor paper, craft sheet and Distress Inks, I created a background for the stamping.  I swiped a line of Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed down my craft sheet, misted the ink with water, and then laid my paper into the ink mixture.  To dry the first layer of color I used my craft iron and ironed over the watercolor paper.  I continued this process until I had the desired color I wanted for the background.  Because I would be using more water, SU En Francais was stamped in Ranger Archival Coffee.  The stamps from Inspired by Nature were then inked, misted with water and stamped on of everything else.  I misted the grass a tiny bit to make it appear more in the background before I stamped the flowers.  For the finishing touch to this layer, I scored 1″ lines on the back of the panel and then highlighted the score lines and the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The sentiment was stamped on watercolor paper that I had inked with Broken China Distress Ink.  The sentiment was then die cut using Petite Oval Nestabilities (the detail of the embossing on the watercolor paper is amazing).  A Tim Holtz Trinket Pin was slipped through the sentiment to hold my bow.

  • Stamps: En Francais and Inspired by Nature from Stampin’ UP!
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; Prism Vibrant Teal; SU Old Olive
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, and Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo Distress; SU Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine; Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities; Scor-Pal; Ranger Mini Mister, Craft Sheet, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz idea-ology Long Fasteners and Trinket Pin; SU Corner Punch, Stampin’ Write Markers and Riding Hood Red Ribbon; Clover Craft Iron; Venture Foam Tape

I suppose that’s all I have today.  Actually, the mailman just came and delivered this huge box of alterables that I ordered from eclectic Paperie . . . Oh My BADness . . . stamp club projects are going to have to wait just a bit longer!  Goodies galore!!!!! Smiley from

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