Thursday, September 25, 2014

Inspirational #139 ~ Anything goes

     For Inspirational #139, at Red Rubber Inspirationals, I made this birthday card for my little sister, since the theme this week is anything goes. She's a big shoe lover, so the Darling stamp was perfect for her!

     I took my inspiration from this sketch used for the September Card Challenge @ As soon as I saw the boxes on the left, I thought of a closet full of shoes. I stamped the shoes, colored them with Prismacolor markers, and for shine and dimension, added Glossy Accents.

       The sentiment also comes in the Darling stamp set, and the stitches were done using Running Stitches, which can all be found at Red Rubber Designs.

Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mom's Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs

     Happy Tuesday! Just wanted to share this card that I made for my Mom's birthday last week.

     The lace was sprayed with a couple of mists, and then stitched down with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I masked the chicken wire with some Distress Inks and more mists, but unfortunately I haven't seen my mask since. I remember washing it, but where I put it after that I have no idea. I got my inspiration to use it from sketch #107 @ Cardabilities.

     The colors were inspired by this color combo, used for this month's Card Challenge @ 

     The sentiment was stamped using Sophisticated Sentiments from Red Rubber Designs, which is a must have if you're a card maker. I want to thank my friend Lisa (dancingirish) for the die cuts on here. So thanks Lisa!!

And thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspirational #138 ~ Stamped Metal

     Happy Thursday! Time for another new stamping challenge @ Red Rubber Inspirationals! I'm hosting this week with Inspirational #138, and looking to see some stamped metals, whether it's silver, pewter, gold, bronze, iron, or copper.

     I used some gold, bronze, and iron on this card that I made using my new sewing stamps, which I just LOVE, from Red Rubber Designs!!!

     To make the background, I used an old sewing pattern of mine, which I glued onto kraft cardstock. Then I cut up my tape measure, but the colors were just right, so I really had to. Lol! All of the stamping was embossed, and I made the flowers myself. The dressform, sentiment, needle with thread, and the smaller buttons were stamped with the Sew Thoughtful set. The scissors, other buttons, and sewing machine were stamped using the Sew Thankful set.  The black stitching along the bottom was done using Running Stitches. I used Reinforcers on the muslin tag, which I got from my Dancing Irish friend. Thanks SEW much Lisa!! Here's a closer look at it!

I hope to see your stamped metals!! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stamped Alpha/Text Background Tutorial ~ Red Rubber Designs

     I had so much fun creating this layout for Lynda's Inspirational #137 - Just Text Me, for Red Rubber Inspirationals! I sure miss my son at this age, as he's almost a teen now, and certainly acting like one. Lol!

    Here's a closer look at all the stamping that I did.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the background, please visit the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog.