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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Candy Kisses

Stamps: Swirl background, Sentiment, Lady and snowman from Candy Kisses half-plate

Rogue Redhead Designs Candy Kisses stamp plate
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink, Summer Sun and Whisper White cardstocks
Blue textured cardstock unknown
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Basic Black and Ballet Blue markers
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink and Basic Black ink pads
Stampin' Up pewter hodgepodge hardware and ribbon
Stampin' Up Curly Label punch
Adhesive and pop dots

This card has a special window for this special couple.  I stamped the swirl background all over the front of the card and cut out a window to the left. I cut a piece of summer sun cardstock and pixie pink, stamping the swirl background on the pink and sentiment on the yellow, and rounded all the corners. I punched out the curly label in the blue and then added all of the hardware. I stamped pieces of the lady and snowman image on 3 1" pieces of pixie pink, poked brads through the middle and popped up along the bottom. As a sneak peak of the Fabulous image inside the window. I finished by coloring the lady and snowman image on white cardstock, centered the image in the window and adhered the card closed except for the window :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Barbara Washington: Warm Wishes

It's a beautiful day today and I was inspired to create something with the beach in mind. I immediately decided that RRD Beach Babes was the perfect stamp set to work with. I chose papers to represent the beautiful waters of the tropical oceans. The circles on the background panel were made by first stamping the sand background stamp and then diecutting the circles. I then stamped the sailboat, colored it with distress markers, and diecut it using the outside the circle technique from technique junkies. I then stamped the anchor, cut it using a circle die and inserted it in the top of the card as a tent topper. The basic card is 4 1/2" square. With the topper the card is 5 1/2" tall, so it fits into a regular envelope. Sending warm wishes for happy sailing!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trisha Too: a tiny tale

Well, not exactly a tale, but it is a tiny book--another in my series 
of books, each about 2 1/2 by 2 1/3 inch squareish, each 
containing a proverb or other words of wisdom.

you can see more pages HERE.
All of the images and quotes are from the Relish Reading plate,
including that wordy stamped background that isn't the ephemera,
except for the corner bracket--that's from Getting Grizzly.

Have you entered the RRD Distressed Greens challenge yet?
There's still time--and with the summer sale going on at RRD,
that prize voucher will go a long way! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Repeat Rogue Terry Caught Again!

Terry's been caught redhead-handed using her Relish Reading set to create a beautiful tag!

Starting with a stunning background, Terry has focused on the swinging children from the Relish Reading plate and surrounded them with delightful sentiments and creative embellishments!

To see more of Terry's fabulous art, check out her blog - Terry's.

Want to get caught?  Just use your RRD stamps and post your creation to your blog or email us a picture at

Monday, July 23, 2012

"triangle square" card by Joanne Wardle

I saw the idea for this shape of card on the create and craft channel ( I think it was Debbie Moore) and thought I'd like to give it a try. I like the way the whole card is made out of just the front piece.

I actually made this with really thin card as a trial and was surprised by how well it stood up, so thought it would be useful as a quick notelet.

I wanted the square part to stand out from the border when standing, so I masked off the border and inked with tattered rose distress ink. I added the splashy background by using the background stamp from the beach babes plate. I used it unmounted and rolled it up so I could just "roll" the pattern onto the areas I wanted.

The flower is from the floriculture plate and the words are from the bits and pieces set.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Beary Holidays

He just looks like he's daring you to ring his bell LOL :)

Stamps: Crawling bear from Getting Grizzly stamp plate, Swirl background and sentiment from Candy Kisses stamp plate.

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly full-size stamp plate and Candy Kisses half-size stamp plate
Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstocks
Stampin' Up Basic Black and Marina Mist classic ink pads
Creative Memories oval cutting system
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and 6mm mini Jingle Bells
Stampin' Up Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die and Curly Label punch
Close to my Heart Clear Sparkles and White waxy flax
Adhesive, pop dots, glue dots and paper piercing kit

I love how the swirl background stamp from Candy Kisses gave this little bear the arctic feel I was going for. I masked the crawling bear from Getting Grizzly before stamping the swirls so you'd get the feel that he was on an arctic cliff enjoying the view. Inking up the edges of every layer made each one stand out.

Both of these Stamp Plates are for sale now at Rogue Redhead Designs!
And don't forget to join in this month's Rebel Challenge: Distressing Green

Friday, July 20, 2012

Laura Liddell: Garden Tag

I had a thought that the Relish Reading images would work well with these vintage tags from Crafty Individuals. I am hoping that our weather will improve so this may be me over the weekend reading in the garden.

I created the background card by the smooshing method of Distress Inks onto the craft mat and picking up with the card. Stamping with Black Archival Ink and cutting round.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Debi Ryan: Relishing Twinches

For my post today I'm sharing with you this trio of twinches, I love twinches, and I'm always amazed how much detail you can actually fit on these 2 x 2 inch squares.

Traditionally you start with a base of some chipboard or similar, which is what I've done here. I've then covered them with tissue tape, then used various inks and stains to add colour. I then stamped my chosen images from the Relish Reading Stamp Set. Added some Thick Gold Utee and a sentiment and they are all done.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We've Caught Zoe

We caught Zoe using her Milliner Misses mini with this delightful card full of 3s!  She definitely went all Rogue with this Clean and Simple card!

Zoe used 3 colors to bring these lovely ladies to life and repeated those colors in her simple but elegant border!

To see more of Zoe's beautiful art, check out her blog - This Little Place!

Want to be caught redhead-handed?  Just use your Rogue Redhead Designs stamps and let us know at

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Distressed Divas

This month's Rebel Challenge is Distressed Greens ... to create a green card & use distressing.

I dressed up my Milliner Misses in green using this week's Deconstructed Sketch.  I added lots of distressing and sponging on the distressed edges, as well as a jaunty flower for her hat.  The sentiment is from Bits & Pieces (I trimmed it apart to fit inside the circle element of the sketch).

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Monday, July 16, 2012

Barbara Washington: Love Your Style

Today I combined this beautiful image and sentiment from Milliner Misses with a lovely Cheery Lynn frame cut in silver and gold for the image panel on my card. The background is in green patchwork. The lighter sections have been stamped with the fern stamp from Floriculture using distress forest moss ink.
Don't forget to check out the RRD Sunsational Sale going on now. All of our individual stamp plates are on sale until August 31, 2012.
 ntil August 31, 2012!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sharon Briss: A Little Stamping Goes a Long Way

Sometimes, you only need a little stamping to complete a project. That was true of this project. I had painted the canvas with a variety of greens, blues and purples but it still needed a little something. 

I decided to ground the colors by stamping the honeycomb background from Getting Grizzly in black on the corners of painted surface which accomplished two goals - providing visual texture and a contrast color and setting up a bridge between the background and the text pages that I had chosen as part of my collage.  It also picked up the black in the birds and butterfly.  To give it more of a rustic feel, I dd not fully ink the stamp before applying it the canvas.

While I loved the energy of this canvas and all the great vintage images, I need something to tie the components together so I chose a quote from Floriculture, shaped the cardstock into a tag and distressed it to match the feel of the rest of the canvas.   Here color was important again.  I chose this light green to pick up the fragments of green in the background and in the images.  By distressing it with tea dye ink, I was able to get a closer match to what was on my canvas.

Finally, I added a couple of sentiments from Floriculture stamped directly onto the canvas - Le Jardin and Fleur.  Along with the garden/flowers theme, I added a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the corner.  I again used the fresh green to bring everything into nice harmony.

So take a look at some of your stamps and see if they would add that little je ne sais quoi to your canvas creations.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rebel Challenge #13: Distressed Greens

We are all loving all the great vibrant greens of Summer, so we've incorporated all those dazzling hues from moss to forest to lime into our newest challenge!  Of course, we don't want to make it too easy so we're also asking you to use some form of distressing - distress inks, sanding, distressed/torn edges or any other form of distressing you like!

Distressed Greens


We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must be use green for your color palette and use some form of distressing.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with  only up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store. This challenge will end on August 5, 2012. The winner will be announced on August 8, 2012 and will have until September 8, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!   Highlight a special sentiment, celebrate your favorite holiday or concentrate on the wonders of the natural world!  Let your imagination soar!

Artwork bu Sharon Briss
using Floriculture

Artwork by Colleen Oxford
using Getting Grizzly

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using Floriculture

Artwork by Debi Ryan
using Snow Hugs

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more distressed greens. 

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jean Franks Beck: Beach Vacation Bookmarks

We've recently taken a vacation to our favorite spot on the North Carolina shore - Topsail Island - and I've once again taken tons of pictures!  One of my favorite things to do is sit on the balcony of our rented beach house with some iced tea and a good book.  I decided it would be fun to combine my photos with my love of stamping and reading....  and make some bookmarks using my own personal photos from the shore.

I started by cropping some of my favorite scenery photos to 2.5 x 6 inches, then printed them out on heavy cardstock.  Next, I stamped images from the Beach Babes set where I wanted them to appear on the photos.  I don't color this version in - it's just to capture some details (like the handles on the girl's sand bucket and shovel above) that I don't want to attempt to cut out.
Next, I stamped each image onto some white cardstock and colored them with Copics.  I cut them out and pasted them exactly over the top of the image I had stamped on the photo bookmarks.

To finish them up, I stamped a few little extra images, like the birds on the one above, added some trim, some distress inks around the edges, and some ribbon to stick out the top of the book.  Very simple, and a great way to save those vacation memories! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Winner - Rebel Challenge #12: Tilt It, Baby!

Whoa!  I almost forgot to announce the winner of the last Rebel Challenge!  We had a lot of great entries for this sketch challenge! You all did some amazing inking!

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC012 is.....

Congratulations go to Dawn of Time To Create with her delightful Relish Reading card!

Dawn, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until August 11, 2012 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

  Croms, CG and Michele- you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Croms

Artwork by CG
Artwork by Michele

Each challenge we pick a Ravishing Rogues from among the entries which  featured RRD stamps.

The RC012 Ravishing Rogue is Cathy!

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #13!

Helene is Caught Redhead-Handed at the Beach

Helene has celebrated summer with her Beach Babes stamps!

First she takes us to the beach with this adorable duo.  Notice how she has mimicked an ocean wave in her embossed border!

From the ocean edge, Helene takes us to a beautiful beach house! Check out all these great texture details!

To see more of Helene's fabulous creations, check out her blog - LOTSA SCRAP.

Want to get caught on RRD? Just use your Rogue Redhead images and show your creations off on your blog!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Lacoste Cutie Bear

I dressed my little bear up in the latest styles ... drawing inspiration from Lacoste Couture at the Runway Inspired Challenge.  I inked the honeycomb background in Faded Jeans Distress ink, and then used a paper towel to dab away some of the ink from the stamp before adding Fired Brick Red Distress ink to get a similar feel as the fabric in the Lacoste outfit.

I combined the *Hi* sentiment from Bits & Pieces with the *Cutie* from Getting Grizzly.  I finished with lots of bumble bees looking for that pot of honey.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sharon Briss: Loving Couple

These two always crack me up but at the same time I think they are very sweet!  For this card, I combined a rich raspberry and dusky olive for my color scheme. 

This card features the older couple from Just Sayin' and the Love You from Snow Hugs paired with the simple star from Carnival Dreams

Aren't they cute together?  Why not bring together a few of your RRD sets and show us what you can create!
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