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June 9, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge - Rub-ons

Happy Wednesday! How did Wed arrive so quickly???

Today I have a fabulous Belli Challenge to share with you! It's all about using up your embellishment stash!! So for the next two weeks we are digging out our rub-ons! I really hope you'll play along, especially if you have some laying around!!!

Did you know rub-ons have a shelf life??? I didn't until this challenge was presented to the team. So let's use them now!!!


I was going for a vintage look here. When I cut down the book page I had a nice edge left over so I pleated it over the bottom of my yellow cs. The stitching is of course faux and I found a button that matched PERFECTLY!!! This was a fun card to put together!

Check out what my Belli sisters created...

Chris Dickinson
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Ceal Pritchett
Joan Ervin
Joy Hadden
Liz Williams
Robin Kirkpatrick
Melisa Waldorf
Darsie Bruno
Dani Marcus
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt

I used some of my favorite MS punches! And I wanted to let you know of a special going on this week...

Martha Stewart Punches 20% off
Use code MARTHA612
Offer good until June 12th, 2010
www.abctoysandcrafts.net


I hope you'll dig out your Rub-ons and play along with us!!!

Here are the challenges...

Creative Belli Challenge
~use rub-ons somewhere on your creation.
The Crazy Challenge
~distressing
Challenge Up Your Life~recycle
Sentimental Sunday~neglected stash...that would be my rub-ons
Create 4 Fun chall~colors
C.R.A.F.T~newsprint
Speedy the Cat's chall~button/bow
Crazy 4 Chall~pleats...I pleated my paper
Aly's Sun. Chall~sewing


Enjoy your day, they go by so fast! :)
Blessings!!

41 comments:

Janis said...

How pretty! I have never used rub-ons. Mmmm, maybe I should give them a try? Love the yellow with the black and white / cream. Pretty.

Patti J said...

Arrrggghhh...I think when I purged last, I got rid of rub-ons....you know what they say - as soon as you pitch it, you'll need it! lol... Love your card, sweetie! That stitching looks SO real! You aced the vintage look, and the button just tops it all off perfectly. Well done, my friend!

Laurie Wilson said...

Gorgeous design! all of the elements are so complimentary of each other!

Holly said...

Very pretty card maria! Did you ever get the older rub ons to work or did you have to throw them out?

jdmommy said...

Maria, this is just beautiful!! I love the page, the colors, the ribbon and punching!!

Liz Williams said...

Maria, this is a wonderful card. I love the newsprint and the stitching.

joy said...

Maria, this is one of my favorite of all times card! The yellow and black, the old world print, the organdy ribbon, the stitching - oh, you did a beautiful, beautiful job!

Crystal said...

Maria WOW this is GORGEOUS,I LOVE the bg paper!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Maria...your vintage creation is FABULOUS!!!! The colors and papers are sooo pretty and I love how you used the rub-ons!!!!

Holly said...

This is so gorgeously vintage! Love this color combo, and I never think to use pages from an old book. Beautiful!!

BonnieRose said...

such a beautiful card. tks for playing along at Sentimental Sundays! hugs

Marlene said...

This is so pretty! I love the black and yellow together.

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Maria, wonderful colour combo!
Clairexx

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning! I love the rub ons and the sweet way you stitched and the pleated paper. Simply elegant, stunning and vintage all in one!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is gorgeous my friend ... thanks for inspiring me to pull those rub-ons out of the drawer and create with them! Awesome!
(Miss You!)

Allison said...

LOVE it Maria
AllisonX

Deb Neerman said...

Love, love, love this! You really hit a home run with this beautiful card, Maria! I really love that text paper bg, too.

Yeah, I'd always heard that about rub-ons but in all honesty, it's never proved true with MY stash. Mine have worked fine for years ... and years. Wonder if it's an urban-craftin' legend ... started by rub-on manufacturers?!?

'Course now I've just jinxed my stash ...

Sending hugs!

Trimgym said...

Lovely card Maria, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

andrea said...

gorgeous card,love all the detail thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t.
andrea

Hope Jacare said...

It's great to see just what can be created with newspaper! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.f.T. this week. Wonderful card - lovely!Cheers Claire x

Thebug415 said...

WOW...very pretty...and so much detail!

melissac said...

Beautiful work!! I just love admiring your talent!! Blessings and Hugs!

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Peggie said...

Neat card, Love the pearl button on the ribbon. I didn't know rub-ons had a shelf life. Learn something new all the time. Thanks for sharing.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card Maria, I love the vintage look to it. Great job with the challenge

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria hope you are well. Loving this beauty what gorgeous colours love the pleating and punched border this is very classy I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Liz Williams said...

Maria, it's me again. I'm so glad you included Speedy's Friends' challenge and added to our linky. This is a beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well done! Love the book bg~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love everything you have done here- the paper BG is awesome, the pleating and great use of a rub.

shellshearer said...

Gorgeous, love your colour combo its yummy...not one for rub ons but might have to dig mine out now lol
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week!! good luck

Hugs Shell xx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Lovel card, Maria! Very nice use of your rub-ons!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Great work on the the Speedy's Friends challenge! I hope to see you next week!

Donna said...

Wow Maria, this is stunning...I love the design papers and the gorgeous addition of yellow to this card...fab stitching too :) Donna x

Joanne Travis said...

I love everything about your beautiful design. SO pretty!
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge!

Joanne Travis said...

I love everything about your beautiful design. SO pretty!
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!)

Chrissy D said...

Stunning Maria - I love the words behind the image and the elegant feel of this! TFS!

Markie's Mom said...

Beautifully done!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the look of this card. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Good luck!

maxine said...

wow this really is beautiful Maria, I love it. I hope you have a lovely weekend hugs Maxine x