Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rubbernecker Stamps Garden Blog Hop

It's time for another Rubbernecker Stamps Stampin' Sisterhood Blog Hop and we've got some new surprises for you this month!  If you've arrived here from Bev's blog, you're in the right place.

Ok, there's ALOT of new info so I'll list them all the details:

1.  You have until Friday, May 25th to hop so you don't have to rush. Winners will be announced on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog on Saturday, May 26th so be sure to pop in to see if you're a winner.

2.   We've got a fun game for you to play as well as a Shopping Code for 15% off your ENTIRE Rubbernecker Stamp order.  Here's what to do to qualify for the code:

  • Stop in at all the participating Sister blogs and leave them a comment
  • Each Sister will have a secret GARDEN RELATED WORD hidden (not too carefully!) in their blog post.  Write down each word you find as you hop.
  • Make the Stampin' Sisterhood blog your final stop.  Leave a comment with the words you've collected.
  • Each participant will be emailed a code for 15% off their entire purchase from Rubbernecker Stamps!
3.  One lucky participant will be chosen to receive 25% off their entire purchase and one participant will be chosen "Media Winner" for posting the blog hop info on their Facebook or other social media page.
If the Sisters have new posts during the week, just click the Garden Hop Badge on their sidebar to find the hop.
Here are my cards for the hop.  I've used two of the NEW 2012 Wildflower Stamps

For this card I used the direct ink to rubber technique to color my stamp, misted with a tiny spray of water then stamped onto Neenah Cream cardstock for a soft watercolor look.  The stamp I used is Floral #3 (608-03).  I love the way the flowers SPROUT happily from the leaves.

This card is way out of my comfort zone!  I used the fun Floral #2.  It's stamped with 3 colors of ink to match the "Fireworks" spray by Tsukineko. I had a coupon for 40% off so couldn't resist.  You know I hate "messy" crafts but once I got the hang of it, this was fun.  It's slightly shimmery and dries super fast.  I bought a 3 color pack with red, orange, and yellow.  My only complaint is that the red really isn't red but guess what?  It matches my May Arts Ribbon perfectly! 

I masked off half the card, spritzed on my Fireworks, stamped the Wildflower image, the added that gorgeous May Arts Ribbon. Easy, peasy.

Ok.. your next stop on the hop is the uber talented sister, Charlene Merrick.  Here's a hop list in case you need to come back later.

Thanks for hopping with us and be sure to watch for June's Hop.  More fun and more surprises!

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Judy Rozema said...

Very pretty cards, Charlene! I love that bright ribbon on the second one and the misting looks cool!

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Whoa! Two garden beauties, and a bounty of yummy color too! Love these, Charlene!


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Ooooooo! These are both sooooo colorful and pretty, Charlene! I love the yellow gingham backing for your pretty flowers on your first card, and that bold and bright ribbon on your second card really bring the image to life. I never heard of the Fireworks spray before....just make have to check that fun item out!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

thanks for the lovely welcome, Ms. Cookiebaker! Your cards are so soft looking with the light touch! Beautiful color combinations for these fab new images!

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous cards Charlene! I especially like the way you used the Fireworks spray and seperated it with the ribbon. Awesome work!

Juliana said...

Charlene, these are HOTT CARDS!!
I love the bright colors!
Both are so bright and pretty!!

Kecia said...

What great colors on BOTH of these cards, Charlene! You have definitely showcased the new wildflower stamps so very well.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen said...

Charlene, both of your cards are great. Beautiful garden cards. I love that splatter on the bottom one. What a fun look.

April said...

Very pretty cards! I love the colors. You did a wonderful job!

Joan Ervin said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Charlene!!!!! The colors are sooo beautiful and I love the pretty stamps you used!!!!!

Kittie said...

Charlene, both cards are s lovely! I hope you have a great tie with your grandbaby!

Celeste said...

I love both of your cards. The gingham is so clean looking on the first one and I love the ribbon on the second one. The misting really makes it pop. Celeste

Crafting Vicky said...

Just love the wonderful cas cards! beautiful

Tina said...

Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the orange gingham.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the misting on the second card Charlene and your color combos are great!

Basslady said...

your cards are very lovely and adorable!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so pretty, Charlene! I love the yellows and oranges of the first one and that watercolor technique is so fun!

Pam D said...

Love the whimsical flower spray and the orange, yellow and red, nice job, TFS!

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