Wednesday, March 4, 2015

They call it Love- featuring Brenda Smith and February's kit of the month

Hello everyone!  I am back to share the last two projects with the February's Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!   I really had a ball making these cards and I hope I have inspired you all in the process.  

First up is the "kitty" card.  These little cats are just too cute for words.  Once again I just grabbed some pretty papers and laid them next to each other to see what looked best.  These three were so much fun and just needed to be used together.

After I made my 4 cards, there was still so much left to play with I just had to make one more thing. This tiny little mini will soon be filled with images of my husband for me to carry in my purse. Honestly I will have to sneak photos of him because he won't let me take any nice ones.  Better than nothing I suppose.  
Here's a look at my front cover-

This little book was super easy to make.  Begin by cutting your cardstock into 3x6 strips, including as many as you want pages, fold them in half to make a 3x3 book.  
To hold them together, you can do a quick stitch or staple down the center fold,  

here's a look at each page ....

Have a lovely day!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Live, Love, Bark and add on set "Love is a Four-legged Word"

Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Doodlebug "Love Bugs"
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Doodlebug Designs Heart Pearl; Mini Doodle Pops Stickers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Introducing our Guest Designer for March- Ashley Horton!

Today, I'm very pleased to welcome this month's Guest Designer, Ashley Horton!   Although new to the The Rubber Cafe',  Ashley is kept quite busy pursuing her craft not only has she created her own Etsy Shop, The Cut Shoppe, she is on several Design Teams, like American Crafts, and Simple Stories to name a few!  An avid scrapbooker, paper crafter and digital design artist Ashley comes to us with a wide array of talent, so I am very excited to see what she will create with our latest Creative Cafe' release for March.  Be sure to check back this month to see what Ashley has created as she shares her projects made with our latest kit!

Now here's Ashley !

Hi! My name is Ashley Horton, and I live in the Southern US with my husband and our three children. I have been a work at home mom for over 6 years, and currently teach home school for our two daughters and son. I discovered scrapbooking, when our first daughter was born, and I've been hooked ever since! I love to create traditional layouts, but also do cards and projects here and there. My favorite go to products are patterned paper, wood veneers, and my Silhouette Cameo. Most of my layouts document our children and family photos, and we love doing family activities together.  I am currently designing for American Crafts, Simple Stories, Hip Kit Club and A Flair for Buttons.  I also own an Etsy shop called The Cut Shoppe, that sells Digital Cut Files. I spend most of my free time scrapbooking, but I also enjoy cooking (I am a Food Network junkie) and reading.

And here's a look at some her work!


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Live, Love, Bark!

Ooh, I couldn't let one more flocking idea get away on me...for this cute card I flocked the  pup's footprints!  I stamped them with brown ink and then I used the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Detailer Kit to add glue to each paw before flocking.  Once the glue dried, I did cut it out.  I had thought about just stamping on the designer paper, but decided that on white paper the paws would pop just a bit more.  They are quick and easy to cut if you remember to turn the paper and not your scissors when you cut.

I used the heart from a prior card and distressed the edges.  My other elements are cut from the desginer paper included in the kit...such a happy little collection!

The images are colored with Copic Markers and then popped up on foam tape for dimension.

stamps, paper, cardstock: Love The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit
Funky Flock
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Detailer Kit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March's Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month, Spring is Here- Sneak Peek!

Hi Everyone! It's sneak peek time again here at The Rubber Cafe' !

Sign up for our Creative Cafe' Kits packed with inspiration today!

Well "Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's kit for March!  This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month!  I just know once you get this delivered to your doorstep you're going to want to "spring" into action and get busy creating!

 So click now to receive your kit! Yes I want to sign up .

Here's a quick sneak peek look at the 6x6 paper pad; Sunny Days Ahead included in this month's kit!

How 'special' is this coordinating stamp set!  Take a look at  "Egg-stra Special !"

...and don't forget to add to your cart, this month's add-on stamp set "Wishing You Well"

 As always, shipping for subscribers begins March 1, 2015

So don't delay... treat yourself today and order your kits now!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Printed on My Heart

Hi there everyone!  Are you enjoying the February Creative Cafe' kit?  So much fun inspiration this month!

I've got a pawsitively sweet card for you today:

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" black cardstock

First Layer:  5&1/2" by 1&1/2" piece of white pearl cardstock, layer with 5&1/2" by 1&1/4" piece of light pink pearl cardstock, and layer 5&1/2" by 1" piece of heart doodle pattern paper.  Glue all strips together using Scrap Happy Glue and glue to left side of card (leaving a small strip of black card showing).

Center Panel: 3&3/4" by 3&1/4" piece of light pink pearl cardstock matted on a 4" by 3&1/2" piece of dark pink pearl cardstock.  Add a 3&3/4" by 1" piece of  love script pattern paper, matted on a 3&3/4" by 1&1/4" piece of white pearl cardstock to the left side after tying a bow of red seam binding around it.

Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo ink, and cut into banner shape (approx 1&1/2" by 2&3/4") and mat on dark pink pearl cardstock.  Glue under bow on card.

Stamp pawprints using Black Tuxedo ink, and fussy cut out.  Stamp pawprint ring and fussy cut out also--brush edges with Black Soot Distress Ink if desired.  Then stamp puppy, color using markers.

To finish, punch out 1&1/2" circle of red pearl cardstock, glue to pawprint ring, then foam tape puppy to this piece and foam tape to bottom right corner of center panel.  Add random pawprints and pearl hearts.

Thanks for stopping by the cafe' today.....and come back soon for more ideas with this fantastic kit!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM:
Love the Most Wonderful Feeling Live Love Bark
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-
Ink:  Distress Ink-Black Soot; Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Copic Markers-R27, E21, E35, Y17
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Love the Most Wonderful Feeling
Doodlebug Heart Pearls, seam binding
Tools: 1&1/2" circle punch