Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jane - The Perfect Light Source

When I saw Jane at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I knew I had to have her for a couple of reasons. First, she's a stunningly beautiful stamp, Rubber Romance stamps are a dream to work with, but mainly because I keep running into people who have battled breast cancer. I love that Robin at Rubber Romance donates $1.00 from the sale of each of these stamps to breats cancer research and education. What I also love is that Susana will match that donation for every Jane stamp that she sells through her store. I hope that everyone will take a minute and think about how every dollar adds up and our small amounts that we're able to donate in our own way could be the small difference that tips the scale in favor of preventing this horrific disease.

I'd made Jane into a card as soon as she came in so when Susana wanted to showcase her, I wanted to do something different than another card. Jane became a ray of hope for me and I decided to make her into a candle. We've beenn withot power for over 30 hours so I made the perfect choice for her! What better way to show her as a light of hope than through a flame.

This was the easiest thing I've made! I found it from Jacqui from the Whiff of Joy group at Paper Craft Planet.
These aren't her exact instructions, but this was so easy and how I did it:

White or cream pillar candle
Tissue paper
stamp, ink and coloring preference
baking wax paper, like Cut Rite
Heat Gun

Stamp the image on the tissue paper and color. Cut the image out close to the outline of your stamp.

Place your image on the candle and cover it with the wax paper, making sure there are no creases on you image or the wax paper. Hold the paper tight around the cnadle and use the heat gun over the image until you notice a change in the color of the image. Carefully remove the wax paper from the candle and your image will be transferred! It's like magic!

After I transferred Jane and the sentiment to the candle, I highlighted her necklace, bracelet and earrings with Tiara Stickles. I didn't think she needed anything more. Except to be used often to further a great cause.

Please make sure you stop by Susana's store for her great web candy and Suzanne's blog, Scrap Bitz, for great blog candy! Also, please do a bit of blog hopping and visit the rest of Susana's design teams blogs:

Suzanne's blog listed above
Danni at Danni's Dreams
Lynn at The Queen's Scene
Christine at StampynWife's Space
Anki at Kortfralst

They have wonderful cards featuring Jane.

Go get her and use her often for all of us.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bunnie and Blog and Web Candy!

This is exactly how I feel this morning. "This too shall pass"! Actually, it's the yawn that Bunnie has going on that's describing me! I'm not still in my pj's but I've got my coffee going on! Bunnie is my latest darling from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and she's made by Rubber Romance.

I had so much fun with her because she only takes a few minutes to color and you can make her into a set of note cards, or a regular size card, shrink her for a charm, just about anything! I colored her with copics and then fun flocked her robe. I used Tim Holtz Distresses Stickles in Antique Linen on her coffee cup, Worn Lipstick on her bunny ears, and Broken China on the Imaginese flowers. I even used a dot from the Champagne Glitz Stickles from Suze Weinburg for her belly button ring, but it's really hard to see in the photo. The paper is from Rustic Chic, I think, from TAC. The ribbon is from the stash. The picture corners are from the SU punch and it's hard to tell but I used the mat stack to punch holes around the corners. The sentiment comes from Hanna Stamps and the punch is SU's Word Window. And to keep with the paisley theme of the paper, I embossed the paper with my paisley cuttlebug folder.

You can pick up most of what I used for this card from Susana. She's having some great web candy from Rubber Romance, along with Suzanne at Scrap Bitz! So make sure you check out both places and sign up for the chance to win some great goodies!

Since I can't be Bunnie, I'd better hope that this coffee kicks in so I can be the sassy lady I'm supposed to be at work. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hot Chocolate!

I can't believe that there's a person on the face of the earth that really doesn't like chocolate. If they say they don't, I really think that they're just trying to be different and not follow the crowd. I'd bet that unless they're allergic to it, they are all closet chocolate eaters!

I fell in love with Willow With Hot Chocolate the first time I saw her. You can get this cutie from Summer at Roses on Paper. She has a great selection of Whiff of Joy Stamps and at a great price! Willow reminds me of my girls when they used to come back in from shovelling the driveway or building a snowman after a big snow. I can see them curled up on the couch with their socks sticking out. Oh the memories this image brings back to me.

I colored her with copics and Prismacolor markers and used my Clear Stars Jelly Roller to outline the flowers on her pants. I love the Dasher Paper from Basic Grey and the flowers are from Prima's Christmas collection. The brads and ribbon are from my stash. I love this layout and it's from Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45.

We haven't had a really big snow yet but I'm sure it's right around the bend. And when it comes, I'm one that will proudly say that I have hot chocolate waiting!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Introducing Renee and Blog and Web Candy

I love perfume. I mean the rich, deep, lush fragrances like Knowing from Estee Lauder and Opium, Poision and Calvin by Calvin Klein. I'd like you to meet Renee from Rubber Romance. Susana of Susana's Custom Art and Card Design carries these great stamps and is having some great web candy and Suzanne of Scrap Bitz is offering some sweet blog candy as a promotion for Rubber Romance. They are some of the sassiest stamps around. These ladies have attitude and know themselves and are comfortable in their own skin. I like that about people!

I stamped Renee with Momento Tuxedo Black on Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her with copics. I did the frame around her in my spica Atyou glitter pen and used some Prima flowers and Dew Drops on her. The patterned paper is from the Once Upon a Time line from DCWV and the card stock is from SU. I love how she turned out!

Please do a bit of blog hopping and take a look at the other Design Team member's blogs and see what they've created using Rubber Romance. Here you go:

Suzanne Dean (Design Team Leader)
Lynn Put of The Queen's Scene
Danni Bindel (guest designer) of Danni's Dreams
Christine Riley (guest designer) Stampyn Wife's Space
Anki Bargman of Kortfralst

Make sure you get in on the great blog and web candy being offered. And while you're at it, throw on a little bit of your favorite fragrance. Renee will vouch that it will lift your spirits! I'll be back tomorrow with something else yummy for you to see from Susana and Rubber Romance.

Lots and lots of cards!

Sorry for so many cards at once, but it's been a busy weekend! Too much work and not enough play time. This "The Joy of Giving" is my Nichole if I've ever seen anything! She loves to wrap packages and loves paper! Branden has told her she can't bring another roll of wrapping paper into the house! I'm in love with Sarah Kay Stamps and I got this one from Summer at Roses on Paper. "The Joy of Giving" is such a cutie and I colored her with copics and added a bit of sparkle with my Spica glitter pen. Don't you just love the Wassail paper by Basic Grey? This was from my blog candy from Suzanne!

When I was this Karen Lockhart stamp from Susana's shop, I had to ink it up! This "Snow Tree with Birds" so reminds me of my mom. She has birds all over her yard and only puts birds and poinsettias in her Christmas tree and it's gorgeous! So Mom, this Lockhart is for you! I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and used Martha Stewart glitter on it to make it look like snow. I used my spica gold glitter pen for the star. This paper is from the Making Memories stack that I found at Target for like $5.99! Great price and varitey there.

I love this Tilda with Bells. My good friend, Monica sent this to me and I adore her! I fun flocked the fur trim around her coat and hat, used some Yellow stickles on her bell and a new product called Embossing Puffs on her gloves. Sparklers from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design are on the corners rather than brads. I love them because they aren't bulky. Isn't she festive looking?

Polly Packages from Stamping Bella came to me in a RAK and I love this bright red and green paper I used for her. It's also from the Making Memories stack. Great find! I made her for a RAK from another group I belong to.
I hope you all enjoy these cards. They were so much fun making and presenting them! Have a great week!