New Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Hello folks,

You are going to be so in love with this month’s new Gourmet Rubber Stamps appetizer release .. are you ready??

Introducing Bubble Sentiments:

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Here is what I did with this WAY COOL set:

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I used papers from Lawn Fawn and Bella Blvd, inks are from Tsukineko, those index card dies are from Memory Box and the washi tape at the bottom is brand new from October Afternoon.

Incidentally, this is also our project of the month…don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to get directions on how to make this card.

And there is more … one more Appetizer release – Queen Bee:

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See how my other team mates have used this set on their projects:

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Crafter’s Companion Love Is In The Air Challenge

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends,

I hope you are crafting coz it’s the day to do what you love! I did and I have a card to show for:

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This gorgeous butterfly image is one of Crafter’s Companion recently CHA released Stamp It Imagine Range – Birds and Butterflies. I just randomly inked up the background with a brayer and some distressed ink. If you are inspired to make a “love” card – even if you are just loving life like I am, feel free to enter it in this month’s “Love Is In The Air” challenge.

It always thrills me to recognize one of my blog reader’s name in those challenges. I hope to see your card there!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp Feburary Sketch

Hello all,

Welcome to this month’s Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge. This one is a simple one today and definately lends itself to a CAS card … right up my alley:

GRS Feb sketch

Strangely, I just noticed I like horizontal layouts so I always flip my sketches … here’s my take:

GRS Feb 10 sketch

This truffle set – Music -  is one of my favorite! Those little banner is actually from Jenni Bowlin chipboard banners and I covered them with washi tape. Check out what the other girls on the team did with this sketch and which stamp sets they used:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry

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Sheena Floral by Crafter’s Companion

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to showcase another new Crafter’s Companion stamp collection released TODAY!! An elegantly beautiful set of florals by Sheena Douglass!

Here is one of them:

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Colored with Spectrum Noir markers CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, GB6.

Don’t forget to check the Crafter’s Companion blog for more Sheena Floral inspiration! They make excellent Valentine’s/Wedding/Anniversary & all kinds of love cards that will give you entry to this month’s “Love is in the air” challenge.

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Angelica and Friends comes to Crafter’s Companion with a bang and a hop!

Hello folks,

I am totally excited to announce that Crafter’s Companion has a fabulous new release this week – nine new stamp sets and a coordinating CD-ROM. We are celebrating this fun launch with an international blog hop with both the US and UK design teams!

Here’s a sneak peak of one of the fabulous image:

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This little cutie was colored with Spectrum Noir markers:

- HB1, HB2, HB3 (dress)
- LV1, LV2, LV3 (shoes and present)
- FS2, FS3, PP1 (skin)
- GB8, GB1, EB1, EB8 (hair)
- IG1 (shadow)
- EB2, EB6, GB9 (box)
- IB1 (tag)

Wanna see the rest of the Angelica and Friends collection, hop on along to the rest of the design team’s blog:

Ali Watson
Taylor Usry (US)
Rachel Brown
Chrissie Tobas (US)
Louise Welsh
Mary Dawn Quirindongo (US)
Tracy Watkiss
♥♥♥ Stephanie Lee (US) – you are here ♥♥♥
Bianca Shervington
Kendra Wietstock (US)
Caroline Weir
Stacy Harper-Watson (US)
Elaine Burnett
Stephanie Severin (US)
Edna Taylor
Trena Brannon (US)
Margaret Brown
Christiana Reuling (US)
Debbie Clough
Denise Coulter (US)
Donna Mosley
Khristen Foss (US)
Carol Van Der Westhuizen
Roxanne O’Brien (US)

Last but definately not least, we will pick one random WINNER  on a US team members blog to win these 4 EZ Mount Angelica and Friends sets of our choice worth $40!!

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US prize is open to US residents only; participants have until Wed, Feb 6 at 9:00 PM PST to enter; winner will be announced on Crafter’s Companion USA blog on Thursday. Leave me a comment to be eligible and Happy Hopping!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp welcomes …

Hey there,

Gourmet Rubber Stamps welcomes Febuary, Valentine’s Day, a new Design Team Coordinator – Kendra Wietstock, a new design team member – Melissa Cash, a new appetizer set coming out middle of the month and lots of exciting new things that comes with it … Here’s a new card to start.

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Using the brand new Truffles set – Elegant Valentine.

Check out other exciting new things my team is announcing …

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry

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Two-fer: Color and sketch challenge

Hello everyone,

Is anyone trying to multi-task, kill two birds with one stone, crunched for time, etc etc etc? Here is a two-fer challenge for ya!

Make a card or a project with this sketch in mind:

PCP sketch Jan 25

and in this color scheme:

GRS Jan 25 Color challenge

Now that is a very simple sketch and a very gorgeous color scheme … and here is my simple card with a sweet sweet color theme, using the BRAND NEW Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles set called Thinking of You. Patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye and inks generously provided by Tsukineko.

GRS Jan 25 color & PCP sketch Jan 25

Come play with us – you can upload your card to Paper Craft Planet gallery (tag your card “SK012513″ so we can find it) and Gourmet Rubber Stamps facebook page.

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge

Hello my friends,

Well, I’m sad I’m not at CHA this year. But for those of you who are not there now, let’s have some fun at home with this sketch:

GRS Jan 10 Sketch challenge

I didn’t follow the sketch too closely – the vertical and horizontal panel were what caught my eye and I needed to go with the flow … it’s the rebel in me and since I’m don’t get to go to CHA this year, I’m unleashing my inner rebel! and I even left the image uncolored ..take that!

GRS Jan 10 Sketch

The stamp set I used is an oldie but one of my favorite – Clothesline Greetings. Perfect for an every day greeting and there is also another image on that set for a new baby! Check out how my other team mates interpreted the sketch – it’s an inspiration I tell ya!

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Taylor Usry

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New Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles

Hello everyone!

Happy 2013! So surreal that I’m typing 2013 – I have been in such a post holiday funk for such a long time .. from having too much to do, too much to eat, too much to clean …

However, I had to dig myself out of my rut because I am BEYOND excited to announce a whole new Truffles release from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. These truffle sets are just a 2-stamps set: image + matching sentiment = a whole lot of fun! Here is just 1 set that I used:

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Check out some of the other Truffles set used by the rest of the talented design team:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee

Taylor Usry

Watch for an entire Truffle collection coming out this CHA!

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My Favorite Crafter’s Companion post

Hey there!

There are so many adorable and “must-haves” things when I scroll through the Crafter’s Companion website – stamps, Spectrum Noir markers, The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion, adhesives, the list just goes on. Seriously, it takes me WAY too long to pick out the things Crafter’s Companion sends me every month. This week, we are focusing on our favorite things (imagine how hard it was for me to pick 1 favorite). But I have finally decided it has got to be this Paintbox Poppets stamp set (I’m showing this now in case I change my mind by the next sentence):

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If I had picked out one of the SWALK, Humphrey, Mulberry Wood or Torread stamp sets, we would be here all year! But this is my favorite because I love how even the little sentiment stamps in the set of gorgeous image stamp can create one of my favorite cards and I reach for those tickets again and again (the tickets are blank in the set – I stamped the words in, and they are also part of the set). Really versatile set!

Oh and how can I pick and favorite and not give it away!! Head on over to the Crafter’s Companion blog to win my favorite stamp set!

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Happy New Year

Hello my friends,

I hope your Christmas went well. Every year, I toy about the idea of not sending Christmas cards but send New Years cards instead. Well, I sent Christmas cards this year to some of my friends but I have a handful I send New Years cards too .. maybe that’s my way to make a transition … in drips and draps. Here’s a New Year card I made to a dear friend:

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It’s full of the colors I love and the products I love and the most appropriate image for my BFF. Best wishes for the New Year to you!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps December Color challenge

Greetings!

It’s no secret I don’t like the cold, even if I live in MN – but I do like these wintery colors:

And my wintery colored card full of loving warmth:

The hearts were actually a Gourmet Rubber Stamp Cookie Cutter stencil and the sentiment is from the Happy Heart Day set. I like that it conveys a love sentiment without being too frou frou – perfect for my guy!

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Christmas Poinsettia

Hello my friends,

The light at the end of my crazy busy tunnel is coming clearer for me .. this is my last X’mas card for the season and I’m done with my X’mas mailings for this year! Thank goodness – 5 days to X’mas! DS’s birthday is tomorrow – so let me get through that 1st before I wish you all Merry Christmas! But Happy Birthday to my dear Shawn!

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Well – this card has some of my favorite things on it – stickers and die cuts! All from Flower Soft and they all just pop out of the paper crafting kit (well the sticker was from a sticker sheet) and I was able to assemble it in no time at all. Check out how my team works with the other fun stuff that Flower Soft carries.

Jennifer Buck

Cibele Glazer

Dawn Lusk

Deb Felts

Jeanne Streiff

Krista Riley

Linda Beeson

Noreen McKie

Stephanie Lee (this is me)

Vicki Harper

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Santa Hop with Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Hello folks,

Welcome to our Gourmet Rubber Stamps Santa Hop! You know why it’s called Santa hop don’t you – leave me a comment and Santa (me) will pick a winner and send you a free stamp set – the one I used on my card. (I’d love for you to follow my blog too but it’s not necessary to win)

Here is my card:

 

I used Let’s Celebrate stamp set – check out the link to see the entire set! It’s full of amazing images for all kinds of celebratory events – b’day boy and girl, new year, friendship, cheer up and so much more.

Our entire team are playing Santa too – giving away the set they used on their cards … so hop along and don’t miss a thing:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Taylor Usry

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Mulberry Wood Christmas

Hello friends,

I have another non stamped card to share today. They really make easy Christmas cards if you are running short on time – really if you are sending handmade Christmas cards, always remember that for every bow or stamped images you are coloring, you have to take into account coloring or tying a bow another 20, 30 or more times!

These paper crafting CD from Crafter’s Companion is truly my life saver. Everything you need you just print out. The one I used on my card is from the Christmas in Mulberry Wood CD. There are 12 different designs in 6 colors, background papers, alphabet and verses sections – almost 3600 printed files that I’m pretty sure none of the Christmas cards you send out from this CD would look the same at all! Best of all, they all look so complete to me that all I did was to die cut 2 stars and adhere it to the card by the spine only to give it dimension and matted the image before attaching it to the card.

One and a half more week till Christmas! Are you ready yet?

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Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Welcome to Paper Craft Planet Friday’s Sketch Challenge! Here is a simple sketch for a CAS Christmas card!PCP Sketch

Where are you in your Christmas card making this year? Are you one of the organized ones who already have your cards made and sent or are you still plowing through it as I am. Well, I have about 50 more to go and I’m all for keeping it simple so 50 will go faster.

Here is my simple CAS Christmas card:

PCP & CAS stampendous

This gorgeous snowy postcard stamp is from Stampendous. I hope you’ll join me and play along… and guess what, I’m all for doubling it up coz there is only 11 days to Christmas.

You can also enter your CAS Christmas card to Stampendous December challenge right here.

 

 

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Magical Trees by Flower Soft

Hey all,

How have you been? I’m still digging myself out of 12 inches of snow this past weekend, birthday invitation cards/thank you cards for my 2 kiddos birthday and lots of Christmas cards. Present? Not even started shopping yet! But I do have a beautiful and peaceful card for ya today – hopefully, it’ll allay my panic and anxiety attacks every holiday season!

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Tree sticker and sentiment stamps are from Flower Soft. Love calming and beautiful cards that I can do in 10 minutes or less! Hope your holiday season is less stressful than mine is.

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge

Hello folks,

Welcome again to Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge this month!  Here is the sketch we are working with:

Not my traditional style but I totally enjoyed creating the card:

 

Incidentally, now that we are buried under an entire foot of snow, I feel so happy to see my single Happy Heart Day flower peeking up!

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Winter Wishes & Christmas Kisses

Hello my friends,

I have to say that one of best thing I like about being a part of the Crafter’s Companion design team is that, I get to play with tons of products and not just stamps! Today’s card that I am sharing has images and paper from the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD collection.

I love my stamps and ink but let’s face it, the busy holiday season sometimes gets in the way of happy crafting time. This CD contains thousands of printable element from background papers, borders, tags, toppers and so much more that I can make this card in 10 minutes or less. All I did was print out a topper, stamped on the sentiment – from Popcorn the Bear Winter Wishes, added some textural “snow” – from Flower Soft and from Stampendous, slapped on a twine bow and add it to a patterned paper card base. Card making has never been easier until now!

I hope you have all your Christmas cards made or almost done and have a warm holiday season!
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You Deserve a Treat

Hello my online friends,

Crafting is an extension of me – I make cards that reflect my state of mind. This time of the year for me is filled with family, reunions, food and party not just from the holiday celebrations but also with 3 birthdays thrown in as well (both my kids and my own). I’m totally exhausted at this time too needless to say. So when my family ask me what I want for my birthday in 3 weeks, I usually just want down time. My cards reflect that:

These 2 cuties are from Strawberry Kisses collection – Friends. Colored with my trusty Spectrum Noir markers – GB3, GB5, GB7 (dog); BG3, BG5, BG6 (cat) and PP3, PP4, IG4 (cushion). Sentiment is from the SWALK collection – Deserve a Treat stamp set. Ribbons are from May Arts and paper is from Basic Grey.

I hope you get a well deserved treat amidst this holiday season.

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