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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inspirational #117 - Postage Due


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirational!

We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques o inspire and enable you to create art!

Today's Inspirational is #117: Postage Due
Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM U.S. Central Time

This is Mary Anne, your hostess this week.  Our theme is Postage Due.  We want you to create a stamped card or project that uses something to do with mail.  This could mean postage canceled stamps, postage stamps, postcard wording, or envelopes.   For complete details for entering our Inspirationals go HERE

As an example I crated this card featuring True Beauty Rubber Stamp Set and the Fanciful Vintage Rubber Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs.  I chose a pale turquoise design paper and then cut it into the shape of an envelope.  After this I over stamped the top and bottom flaps with the word "postcard" from the Fanciful Vintage set and on the two side flaps I stamped a cancelled postage mark also from the Fanciful Vintage set.  For the collage on top I used three of the four butterfly stamps from the True Beauty set and colored them with colored pencils.  I cut them out and popped them onto bits of card stock that I cut with a postage edged scissors.  



Paula-Kay created this beautiful inspirational using a purple and teal color scheme.  She also using the Fanciful Vintage Stamp Set and the Fly Fairy Stamp Set

Andrea Slee has this lovely Congratulations card and she used quite a few stamp sets; Fanciful Vintage, Vintage Background, Savvy Sayings, Alpha Hip, I Heart You, Vintage Script, Beauty of a Woman, and Background Soup



Lynda created this project using the Butterfly Postage set:


I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post before the deadline.

Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration projects - After each Inspirational the Inspiration Team will choose three projects on their blog from those submitted via the link-up tool (below) which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Challenge #115 Masculine Birthday


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #115 - Masculine Birthday.
Such beautiful projects everyone!  We had a great participation level for this challenge with 16 entries for the theme!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants. These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational.

Congratulations to the creators of our Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #115!

#7 Jackie C. of Get the JC look


This color combo and wonderful dog image really steals the show on this card that would be great for any masculine birthday; young or just young at heart would love this greeting!

#13 Rachel of All things purple and sparkly


Fantastic color combination and use of this adorable image.  Wonderful coloring on the stamped image.  This card has such a wonderful balance to the design.

#6 Julye of Julye B's


Super cute image and great colors on this card.  Love how the stamped image really is the star of the card.  Fun card for any masculine birthday that you are celebrating!

Fantastic projects and congratulations on being selected as our Inspirational projects for this challenge!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an e-mail to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for. 

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #116 Back to Nature  hosted by Andrea. Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, April 23rd.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, April 24th!

Have a lovely day!!  Lynda




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspirational #116: Back to Nature



Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!

We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #116:  Back to Nature

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, April 23 at 11:59 PM US Central time.

Drea here hosting another fun challenge! This week is all about getting back to nature. With the weather so nice right now, it's perfect for a hike, getting dirty in your garden, or just smelling the roses. 

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Use any type of stamp found in nature!

I came up with this card that I made with lots of water distressing, inking, misting, layering, and of course stamping. I stamped the background trees onto kraft cardstock using Tree Silhouettes and Mountain Scenery with Palette Inks (Jardin Moss and Burnt Sienna).


 Then I used the same Burnt Sienna ink to stamp the bear image using Something Marvelous. I colored it in with Distress inks and water color pencils.



Paula-Kay created this gorgeous card using Be fabulous and For Everything stamp sets. Such beautiful color and detail!


I can't wait to see how you get back to nature! Happy Stamping!

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline! We look forward to seeing what you create!! 


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Are you an inspiration? 

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspirational Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!



Monday, April 14, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #114 - Spring


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #114: Spring!
Such beautiful projects from everyone!!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants.  These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #114!

#1 Michelle
A beautiful spring collage of flowers!  Love the sentiment as well!  Especially since this winter was way too long!  Great bright, cheery colors!



#10 Karen P.
Such a lovely spring tag!  Love the use of the flower soft on the grass and flowers!!  The added butterfly adds the perfect touch!



#13 Irit
Such a beautiful spring card!  Lovely choice of colors!  As well as stamps and embellishments used!



Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #115: Masculine Birthday hosted by Lynda.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, April 16th.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, April 17th!!


Have a lovely day!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspirational #115: Masculine Birthday


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #115 - Masculine Birthday

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, April 16 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is all about creating a Masculine Birthday project using your stamps!  Time to celebrate the men in your life with a birthday themed project showcasing your stamps.  For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Using your stamps create a Masculine birthday project!

For my project I first stamped the Ship collage image onto white cardstock.  I then colored the image using my Copics and chalk.  I then mounted the image onto coordinating cardstock.  I then mounted the colored image onto my card that I covered with this wonderful pattern paper, a strip of a coordinating cardstock, strip of burlap paper, and a few button.


for the card inside I stamped the sentiment from the Label lingo Friends set onto white cardstock.  It then mounted it onto coordinating colored cardstock and more burlap paper.


Here's some more inspiration for you:
Kendra created this wonderful card using images from the Sophisticated Sentiments and the Tree Silhouettes set.


Mary Anne created this fabulous beauty using the Mountain Scenery stamp set.


Paula-Kay created this wonderful project featuring images from the Eyes to See and Masterpiece stamp sets.


Paula-Kay also created this wonderful card using the Hey Life and Always be Fabulous stamp sets.



Let's see what masculine birthday projects you can create!
Happy Stamping!

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!