Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bunches of Flowers

Good afternoon.
I adore the Echo Park papers that blend so well with the flowers in the stamp sets this month.
This Creative Cafe KOTM - Farm Fresh is bound to be an all time favorite of mine.  I love the daintiness of the details and patters.

I love the newspaper wrapped flower bundles. 
 They remind me of a flower market from in a big city.
I white heat embossed the floral stamp on the green paper, creating a more detailed pattern.  I centered each (openly displayed) flower with the gold pearls from Queen & Company.

Look at the stamping crispness and details.  

I like to loosely place my sentiment across the bottom, having it raise slightly in the center.  It gives the card dimension but can easily be flattened for mailing.

Thank you stopping in today.  See you in September!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Farm Fresh
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Echo Park Home Grown paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Colored markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam Squares, glue dots
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Queen and Co. pearls, twine

Welcome Guest Designer -Kathy Skou

Please help me welcome this month's Guest Designer, Kathy Skou 

It is so perfect that Kathy joins us this month, along with her love of color among her many accolades she is currently on Doodlebug's Design Team, which should make her feel right at home working with our Creative Cafe' kit this month!   Primarily a scrapbooker, her clean and simple style, is sure to inspire all of you where ever your paper crafting interests lie.  I'm excited to have Kathy with us this month and can't wait to see what she does with our current kit from The Rubber CafĂ©!  
now here's Kathy...

Hi!!  My name is Kathy Skou.  I live in Medway, MA with my husband Ed, and our 17 year old daughter Caroline.  I also have one fur baby, my kitty Rosie.  I started scrapping about 12 years ago when I fled corporate America to stay at home with my daughter.  My friend dragged me to a home party... she swore I would just love scrapbooking...she was right (she will never let me forget this...)!  I'm currently designing for Doodlebug Design, Paper Issues and Lori Whitlock.  My style is clean and playful, and I LOVE bright colors!  I also love to add a little humor to my projects... I have been known to throw in a pun here or there...  Joking aside, I'm thrilled to be playing along with The Rubber Cafe DT this month!
Kathy shared some of her favorite projects with me, and I'd love to share them with all of you! 
You can also visit Kathy's blog, My Happy Place - but in the meantime here's a sneak peek of what we have to look forward to from Kathy this month.  

So be sure to check back in often this month to see what Kathy and the rest of the Design Team have up their sleeves!  I know you won't be disappointed! 


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

plant a garden

It is time for the gardens here in New England to plentiful.  My favorite vegetables are cucumbers, beets and carrots!  So, I thought I would plant a garden on a card for you using the Creative Cafe August Kit - Farm Fresh.
Using the carrot stamp, a sentiment, a circle die and the beautiful papers from Echo Park, 
I came up with this...

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Farm Fresh and the add on set, Farm Fresh
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Echo Park Home Grown paper pack, Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Brown ink, Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Foam Tape

Announcing our September Release for the Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month

It's time again for our next new Creative Cafe kit of the month!  For September we leave summer behind and jump straight into fall - as this month's kit is all about getting your 'spook' on! That's right we're getting you ready for Halloween.  We've filled this kit with all kinds of Halloween treats, including Doodlebug's 6x6 paper pad called October 31st, and their coordinating Halloween assortment of bouquet trims and jewels.  And as if that's not enough we've "sweetened" the kit with epoxy dots and assorted buttons from Queen & Co!  This month's kit is called Monster Bash, and as always we've created an exclusive coordinated stamp set, Spooky Feet and an add-on set you won't want to miss called Monster Lab both sets come with enough images to give you endless creative options for all your Halloween needs!

Let's take a look at everything you'll get this month ....

Our own exclusive compatible Stamp set -"Spooky Feet"
the add-on set "Monster Lab"
Here's a closer look at more of the contents and embellishments included in this month's kit!

Trims, gems, enamel dots, and buttons...

 coordinating solid and dotted swiss colored cardstock

 all goes perfectly with all the patterns and prints from Doodle Bug's - October 31st!

 As always with each kit you'll receive an Inspiration Sheet filled with project ideas made by our talented Design Team. So don't miss out on this grand adventure, if you haven't done this already use the Subscribe link below to get one of our latest kit for your very own NOW!
Remember those of you already subscribing we'll start shipping this week!!  

Monday, August 31, 2015

I'm So Jelly....

Oh, I had a bit of fun with this card for The Rubber Cafe featuring the Farm Fresh Creative Cafe Kit.  I combined the girl image with the bouquet is a great way to stretch the images in your stamp sets by combining them!
For this card, I stamped the row of jelly jars 3 times:  once on acetate, once on white cardstock and once on the blue designer paper.  I glittered the backside of all of the jars with the the red glitter included in the kit as well as Lilac Purple, Purple Rocks, Copper and Canadian Blue and let them dry.  I colored the the jar labels and lids with a coordinating combination of Copic Markers and a silver gel pen.  I cut out the jar lids and labels and attached them to the dried glittered jars as shown.
Finally, I attached the glittered jars to the 3 7/8 x 1 inch strip of blue cardstock.

In this close up you can see how I cut around the girl image so that she can hold the flowers instead of the veggie box.  I layered her onto a 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 inch piece of linen designer paper.  I sanded the edge of the paper before layering it on a 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 inch piece of cardstock.  I added a Chip Candi Dot as an embellishment.

The sentiment is stamped on a 3 7/8 x 3/8 strip of white cardstock.  I banner cut the ends and then layered it on a slightly larger strip of cardstock.
Stamps, Paper, Cardstock, Glitter: Farm Fresh Creative Cafe Kit
Copic Markers
You're So Fine Glitter
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Detailer Kit