Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Fall, Ya'll

Well, it has been a while since I have created, but I HAD to do something today! I was getting antsy, to say the least!
I have been home all week, trying to get this leg to heal! is better, and I AM going back to work Monday. I need my life back!
Anyhoooo- This card was made for the Digital Tuesday Challenge, which was to use falling leaves. The Sponsor this week is McMahon5Designs, but I couldn't wait to see if I won this digi-stamp, so I went and bought it...LOL! I also was able to fit this into the Dare U-2 Digi Challenge, using dies or punches. Lastly, this card qualifies for the All Sorts Challenge to be inspired by Autumn! I got a new set of Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils for my birthday, so I used them to color the image. I couldn't find any PP I liked, so I made the Polished Stone to match the color scheme. It sure felt good to make something....
I have a couple other things I am working on, so I will be back later! Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT DAY!

Rubber Hugs,


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tilda Time

I had this little Tilda colored up, so I thought I would make her into a card. I loved the sketch at Sketch Saturday last week, so I decided to use it. My Mojo has had the week off, so I needed something to give it a boost. I just adore my Tildas, and even though I only have a few, I tend to use them alot! I promise, this weekend, I will use something OTHER than Tildas...LOL!
It is past my bedtime, but I wanted to post something since I haven't for so long! I hope everyone is doing great and has a wonderful Friday! See you tomorrow~ Thanks for stopping by!
Rubber Hugs,

Friday, September 11, 2009



I went to and put in 1-44 ( there were a couple of duplicates) and got #41 as the lucky winner! That would be HazelQ~ Hazel please send me your mailing information to so I can get your goodies in the mail!

Thanks so much to everyone for making my first year blogging SO MUCH FUN!! I hope to see you all again soon in Blogland!

Rubber Hugs,

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Yup, one year ago today, I delved into Blogland! It has been so much fun, and I have "met" so many wonderful, talented people! I am gonna give away some blog candy...nothing special, but hopefully, you will all think they are goodies! I have tried to include a few cool things ...Stampin' Up Stamps, TAC Stamps, ribbon, chipboard....and will also throw in some stamped Magnolia images on quarter sheets. EDITED: I took another picture, but we have storms today( yes, I am home sick with the flu this week...arrgh!) so I hope you can see the goods better!

All you need to do is link my candy on your blog, if you have one, ( if you don't, no problem, just let others know to come join!), become a follower, and leave me a comment! Easy Peasy! My Birthday is next month, but I am not that patient, so I will close the candy on Sept. 10 and draw on Sept. 11-my parent's 44th Anniversary. I will try to keep this post at the top until the 10th...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all join...I will ship to anywhere!

Rubber Hugs,


Frosty Wonderland

A friend introduced me to a new challenge blog a couple days ago, Winter Wonderland. The challenge this week is to make a card with a Snowman...I love snowmen so this was SIMPLE!

I used one of Dustin Pike's Snowmen-he is just so cute and happy! He is colored with watercolors and cute with Nesties. I cut the Snowflakes with the Silhouette, and I just LOVE them! I covered them with glitter...I hope you all like them, as you are gonna see alot of them on my Christmas cards this year...LOL! The sentiment I just wrote....WOW that Nestie is SMALL. This started as the sketch on the blog, but kinda morphed into what it is now. The sketch wasn't mandatory, whew! Well, chalk it up to one more Christmas card made for 2009...YAY! Thanks to all for stopping by, and have a FABBY FRIDAY!!
Rubber Hugs,

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

C & S Sympathy

Happy Hump Day! Yup, I am home again today...this time with an infection in my leg! I am getting sick and tired of being sick, lemme tell ya! Doc told me to take the rest of the week off, but I am only taking today...I gotta make the money to buy the goodies, right?
I needed a quickie Sympathy card, yet wanted it to be feminine. I used SU Thoughts and Prayers set. Colored it with markers and stamped it on plain white cardstock. Matted that on Old Olive and added the rhinestones. VERY quick card that, in my opinion turned out pretty. Did the same on one corner of the envelope, and was done. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make~but this SU set is just so perfect, and makes it much easier.
I can't move too much, as my leg is wrapped and elevated, and I am taking Vicodin for the pain. I have been coloring some images that need to be made into cards, so I will hopefully have something else here in the near future. Thank you all for stopping by and have a great Day!
Rubber Hugs,

Monday, September 7, 2009

44 Years....

My parents celebrate their 44th Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 11th ( the day I draw my Blog Candy!), and I wanted something "different" for their card. I think this is definately different....for me at least! I LOVE the look of black and white cards, but rarely do them, but when I saw the Mojo Monday Challenge, I just had to go that way!
I got this DCWV Black & White Mat Stack a while back, and have only dug it out one other time. There are some wonderful designs and, needless to say, they all coordinate! I matted all the layers with black, and cut the computer generated Sentiment and mat with Lables 4 Nesties. There is a little CB embossing at the bottom, just below the bow. A little BLING and it is finished...
Thanks again for stopping by. Have a wonderful week and please be sure to sign up for my Blog Candy Giveaway that will be drawn on Friday afternoon!
Rubber Hugs,

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Tilda...

My Best Friend of 36 years has a birthday on the 15th, and I wanted a cute card for her this year. Her birthday is 1 week before mine, so for years I get to tease her about being as old as I am for 1 whole week....then she gets to retaliate with I am older for 51 weeks....NOT FAIR! This has been going on since we hit 30....I hope it goes on for at least another 30 years!
I wanted to use one of my newest Tilda's, so I used the Just Magnolia sketch challenge for this week. I colored Tilda with watercolors, as usual. I seem to have a hard time picking PP for some reason, but I finally decided on these from Basic Grey's Lemonade Paper Pad. The flowers I had in my stash.
I have another card I did today to show you tomorrow, so I will be back in the morning. Have a WONDERFUL Labor Day, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Rubber Hugs,

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Tilda

I got some new Magnolias the last week, and was dying to get them inked. I needed a Get Well card, so I thought this little gal and her bird would be a cutie patootie.
This was a simple card...just colored Tilda with Watercolors, layered her and the sentiment, and added ribbon. I can't believe all the green I have been using lately, as I am NOT a fan of green! I must be getting more diverse with age...LOL!
I have a couple more to do today, so I am off to look for some good challenges. Have a GREAT Saturday, and I will see you soon. Thanks so much for coming by...
Rubber Hugs,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Monkey

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a better day than I did...I will not drone on about that one...LOL!
I needed a quickie Birthday card, and this is what I came up with. Isn't Mr. Monkey just too cute? He is one of Dustin Pike's Designs, and he is so much fun to color in! I colored him with Watercolor Crayons and glitter pens. The Cherry is covered with Crystal Effects to make it shiney. The scalloped circle is cut with my Nesties, and I just added the buttons and ribbon for more color. The scallops qualify this card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #22: Scallop Mania. They have some great challenges every Sunday!
Well, I am off to bed. Work is killing me this year...LOL. I haven't gone to bed before 10 pm since I was 12! LOL Hmmmm, maybe it isn't work, could I just be getting OLD?? I am gonna go with the work~
Thanks to everyone for stopping by, and I hope your day is great!
Rubber Hugs,