Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Fun with Happy Crabby & 2 Cute Rubber Stamps!

Hey y'all! Long time no see! LOL! Sorry I haven't been around much the past week or so; we've had a lot of stuff going on. Let's see, I lost my job of five years, our fur baby has cancer, our cousin is visiting us from out of state for a few weeks, and I just got rid of a wicked eye infection. Ya know, it is kinda hard to scrap without two good eyes! LOL!! But seriously, thanks for your patience and if you want to send a prayer my family's way, we would certainly appreciate it! Anyway, let's get on to the good stuff!

This is probably my very fav stamp from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps! Happy Crabby is so darn cute and he just screams summer to me! I have many more plans for him this summer besides the card I already featured (and will be published next month!!) and this cutie pie altered notebook! So, I had this notebook from Dollar Tree I had picked up awhile back and decide to convert it into something cute to hold some summer memories! Perfect for catching the day to day stuff and the big happenings...especially when it comes to remembering the details for scrapbooking later on!

I started by grabbing some black spray paint from Ace Hardware (this stuff is fantastic!) and coating the front & back cover of my notebook, as well as the binding. I colored my Happy Crabby 2 Cute Rubber Stamp using my Prisma pencils & a couple Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories & Basic Grey, and the cardstock is by The Paper Temptress (absolutely fabulous paper! love it!) & Creative Memories. The ribbon is by SU, the adhesive badge is AC, and the sentiments are stamps from Target's $1 bin! I used Staz On ink for stamping & Stamp Craft ink for distressing. The red & blue ribbons are from my stash, as are the little yellow dew drops!

I hope you like my little card and I hope you take the time to hop on over to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Design Team site! The DT is super talented and there are so many cute projects to give you some great inspiration! Don't forget to check out the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps store too so you can grab your own Happy Crabby! Happy Craftin'!

I am also entering my little notebook into a couple of challenges!

Paper Sundaes - Summer Fun
Pile It On - Quirky (altered a notebook w/spray paint!)
Etsy Inspired Challenge - howbeadyful, #91 (inspired by red & turqoise bobby pins!)
Stampin' Royalty - Photo Inspiration (i used the bright colors & summery feel to inspire me!)
Stamp Something - Digi Stamp
Stampin' for the Weekend - Summer/Travel Themed
Crazy Challenge - Distress It


Shanda Stirk said...

Your card IS "way 2 cute!" I love that little crab - and a great design! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Margreet said...

Wow Crystal........such a stunning card.......glad your eyes are well again.....will think of you all.....
Did you ever received my email concerning your candy of 10th May?
xxx Margreet

shellshearer said...

Sending you & yours huge hugs hun xxx
I really love this image he is a cutie, love what you have done, all that ribbon looks fab
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week!! good luck

Hugs Shell xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow this is fabulous! I would have never thought of using spray paint like that but what a great job it did! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

I love the polka dot button you added to your card! Such an original idea :-)
Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Anna said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

de said...

How adorable! I love this little guy!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

He is so cute!! And I love your creativity with the notebook. What a great idea for jotting down all those summer memories!!

HappyCrafter said...

Ah how cute, I love the summer scene you've created. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Sarah Newman said...

What a cute little crab! I love the beach theme! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one great card loving that little crab he looks so happy to be playing in the sand with his bucket and spade great colours and loving those ribbons.
Lorraine x

Scrappy said...

Very cute card! Love that cute stamp! :)

Thanks for Piling it On with us this week! We hope you'll be back next week! :)

Crystal said...

Wow, I love your little notebook, the colours & layout are amazing & what a great way to record summer fun memories! Thanks for playing along with Paper Sundaes Summer Fun Challenge :)

Nana said...

Adorable notebook, love the image and the colors. Hope things around you get better!
Thank you for playing with us at "PIO". Hope to see you again next week!
hugs Nana

Annika said...

Wonderful, so co-ordinated and beautiful, love the colouring and the embellishing, perfect work! Very cute image, so jealous! I have never in my life altered something like that but you have sure inspired me!!!
Thanks for joining us at SFTW challenges this week, hope you will find time next weeks as well!

Anonymous said...

SOOOOO darn cute Crystal - love it!

Jeannie from said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing you talent with us on Paper Issues!

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