Tuesday, November 29th

My 2011 December Daily album is ready to go!!
Check out the FULL cover and details on the
{Rubbernecker blog}.
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Thursday, November 24th

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!!
I actually have a Thanksgiving card to share with you today 
BUT
this is how lame I am....it's from LAST YEAR!!
I made it for someone who needed a few Thanksgiving cards and then never got around to showing it.  It's been sitting on my computer for a whole year just waiting for today to be seen.
I made the Happy Thanksgiving part on my computer and printed it onto cardstock.  The pumpkins are from a Verve set called {Tall Oaks}.  It's an oldie but goodie clear back from when I was a guest designer.  I colored the pumpkins with copics and fussy cut them.
Hope everyone here in the states is having a Happy Thankgiving!!
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Thursday, November 17th

Have you been following the happenings on {Two Peas} with some of the Unity DT girls??
You should!!
There have been some really cool projects and specials...check them out {HERE}.
Some really great holiday ideas are being shown.  Unity has the BEST stamps for the holidays...just sayin :)
I have a card today using the stamps:
and
Now head on over to see the FABULOUS Robyn :)
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And MAKE SURE you check out the Unity happenings this weekend...BIG SALES are headed your way and you WON'T want to miss out :)
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Tuesday, November 15th

 Today kicks off the {November Challenge} on the Unity blog.
This month's theme is SNOW...so dig out those wintery images and come play along.
THE PRIZE:
100 random stamps
AND
a free kit of your choice valued at $45 or under!
I created another snowman card using the set {Winter Greetings}.
There is more DT inspiration on the blog...go check them out and then get to creating.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Monday, November 14th

The {November Kit of the Month} is officially my FAVORITE...
 ...at least until December's shows up but that means it has 16 more days to be my number one set ;)
I'm SUPER DUPER HEAD OVER HEELS in LOVE with this guy:
He's ADORABLE and super fun to color.  I'm always on the lookout for fantastic snowmen images for the holiday's because I'm not a HUGE fan of Santa. 
Hope he didn't hear me say that ;)
Snowmen are just so much cuter and I always get stuck coloring Santa's the way they are "supposed" to be colored.  Not a lot of room for creativity.
This snowman's brother (well that's who I think he is) was used on this card and it's still one of my faves because of the color combo.
This is {ROLY POLY Winter JOY} and it's an itty bitty MUST HAVE!!
Come back tomorrow for ANOTHER snowman card ;)
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Sunday, November 13th

Hello Rubbernecker Sisters...HOP day has arrived!!
The Stampin’ Sisterhood has LOTS to share today!! Thank you SO much for joining us! We all thought it would be a GREAT idea to share some of our HOLIDAY images!! SO, sit back and ENJOY!!!
And if you leave some LOVE at EVERY stop along the way? You will be entered into a RANDOM drawing for your choice of ONE Rubbernecker Stamps SET!! Yes, you read right!! A SET, not a single!! Now, how AWESOME is that?! Mr. Rubbernecker wants YOU to be able to choose, so you will LOVE what you get!! BRILLIANT!! OK, we know that you are busy, so you will have until THURSDAY 11/17 to HOP! Our WINNER will be announced on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG, on FRIDAY 11/18!!


Also, we have a BIT of exciting news to share!! We will be starting some AWESOME Rubbernecker challenges on SUNDAY 11/20!! Hope you will join us for SISTERHOOD SUNDAYS!! We are going to have a BLAST!! Who knows? You could win a prize on SUNDAYS too!!!

I couldn't decide which image to use to make a card today...so you are in luck...I made TWO :)

 {Stamp: St. Nick}
Obviously I was DEFINATELY feeling the layers the day I made these...hehe.
Now make sure you keep on hopping...here is the order:
Charlene Driggs
Charlene Merrick
Frances Gumprecht
Holly McMillen
Jacquie Peifer
Jen Charboneau
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Joan Ervin
Judy Rozema
Julia Aston
Juliana Swanson
Karen Hunsaker
Kecia Waters
Kittie Caracciolo
Maria Gurnsey {YOU ARE HERE}
Rubbernecker Stamps

      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Thursday, November 10th

Back today with another {Rubbernecker} layout.  Today's is NOTHING like {yesterday's}.  Yesterday was vintage and messy and today's is clean and cute.
 My style varies between the two and I'm okay with that.  I really like elements of both layouts and like that they look so different.  I HAD to go cute and fun for easter and the {Chick w/chicklettes} stamp was PERFECT for this layout.
 I paper pieced the big one so that she would stand out...added some felt clouds using my {Taylored Cloud Duo die} and a few buttons filled up the space just fine.
A thickers title and I was all done.  This layout was much quicker than the first one two since I wasn't stumped with all the layers.  Not that there aren't plenty of layers on this one too...but these are clean and simple.  Straight lines are easier for me.
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Wednesday, November 9th

I've been in a scrapbooking mood lately!!
 I used LOTS of {Rubbernecker} on this layout.
I just love the {Butterflies are Free set} and couldn't resist using a few.  My other favorite stamp is the {Rustic Cheesecloth background}.  It adds such great texture to ANYTHING!!
Here are a few details shots:


I really LOVE the grouping here.  I had a hard time trying to get things all layered just right but finally was really happy with the way things ended up.  I still need to journal but honestly that is ALWAYS the hardest part for me.  Don't tell...but sometimes I just skip it all together :)
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Saturday, November 5th

I LOVE {ippity} release days!!!!!
This months releases are seriously FANTASTIC!
I have both sets available for sale on my {SALES BLOG}....wanna see?!?!
Here is a sample with Pain and Pride:
That penguin is so CUTE!!!
I also extended my {ippity} OVERSTOCK PARTY so make sure you check those out!!!
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Friday, November 4th

I've been doing lots of cleaning lately...both my computer and craft room got some much needed love.  Turns out I had a few cards photographed that I've never shown on my blog.  I thought I would share this one using the {ippity} set {That's Creepy} for today's {Friends with Flair}
I'm not that into Halloween but I made this card for a publication call earlier this year.  Obviously it wasn't picked up...and I even really liked this one...like LOTS!!  I hate that...apparently I took it personal and shoved it away never to be seen again...jk!  Anyway...I discovered it on my computer while I was organizing pics and thought I would share.  It would have been PERFECT if I had found this like a week ago because I'm sure you are all dying to see Halloween cards in November right?!?
Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Come back tomorrow for my card using the
Have you seen them?!?!
The peeks are {HERE} and they are available for pre-order today and the full sets will be revealed tomorrow!!!
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey

Thursday, November 3rd

Welcome to this week's Hip Hop.
I'm busting out the Christmas cards lately...maybe it's the two snowstorms we've had here but I'm really looking forward to the holidays this year....already!!!
I used the NEW {Echo Park co-brand stamps} for today's card.
I LOVE these number banners and can see them on so many projects...the wheels are turning.  This was a really simple layout and would be so quick and easy to reproduce for the bulk cards.  I LOVE this Merry Christmas paper I get from Hobby Lobby...it's nice not to have to stamp a sentiment...saves lots of time.
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Now make sure you keep hopping...up next is Robyn.
      
Thanks for stopping by...Maria Gurnsey