Sunday, September 27, 2009

2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge 29


This week's 2RedBananas Banana Split Challenge is to make a bag, box or wrapping of some kind. There will be a Pink Paislee goodie bag given to one random participant, so be sure to go to 2RB's blog to enter your project and see the samples by the DT members.

I have had a cute wooden box that looked like a purse for a while and this was just the encouragement I needed to finally do something with it.
I spray painted the "purse" black and covered it with DP from the Boo to You collection by My Mind's Eye using Mod Podge. I also adhered some of the coordinating die cuts. I tied a variety of ribbon on one side of the handle.

The image on the tag is Jack-O-Lantern Penny from 2RedBananas. She was stamped with StazOn and colored with watercolor pencils.

This project came together really quickly, which had me asking myself why I hadn't done it sooner. I have another box like this that might need to be covered with Christmas paper... I hope you'll join the Bananas in this week's 2RB challenge. You'll be surprised how easy it is to use your scrapping and stamping supplies to make the perfect wrapping or box for that special gift.

Stamps: Jack-O-Lantern Penny - 2RedBananas
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn
Paper: Boo to You Collection - My Mind's Eye
Other: Purse box - Oriental Trading, Ribbon - ?, Mod Podge, Black spray paint - Krylon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2RedBananas DT Texture Challenge

The top Banana has issued another challenge to the 2RedBananas Design Team. We have all been sent a set of products (which are all available at to be used on a project.

Our supplies included paper from October Afternoon's Daydream Collection, Pink Paislee Glitter, Dew Drops and May Arts ribbon.

I used my supplies to make a layout for my daughter's Year of Firsts album.
The base is CS with a block of Rain Boots DP that was edged with pinking shears and a small strip of Patio Umbrella DP. I used the turquoise ric rac along the right side and the pink velvet ribbon between the DP and journaling block, with a button on top.

I used two stamps from 2RedBananas' August/September Journaling Spot stamp set. The flower and flourish were both stamped with a Glue Pad and glittered with the Bubble Gum Pixie Stix. The flower was punched with a circle punch and mounted on a scalloped circle punched from the reverse side of the Patio Umbrella DP, with a Dew Drop in the center of the flower. There are also three Dew Drops along the bottom left side.

These supplies were fun to use. The glitter is so easy to use with a Glue Pad, and hardly any mess, so I don't know why I don't use it more often. You can get all of these products at

Stamps: August/September Journaling Spot - 2RedBananas
Paper: Rain Boots and Patio Umbrella - October Afternoon, CS - Bazzil
Other: Bubblegum Pixie Stix - Pink Paislee, Turquoise Grosgrain Ric Rac - May Arts, Pink Velvet/Woven ribbon - May Arts, Mardi Gras Metallic Dew Drops - the Robin's Nest, Button - Foof A La

Sunday, September 20, 2009

2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge 29

EASY AS 1, 2, 3...

This week's Banana Split Sunday Challenge from 2RedBananas is to use 1 piece of ribbon, 2 stamps and 3 dew drops or gems on your project. Go to 2RB's blog for more information and to see the samples by our fabulous Design Team.
This card was made with a black CS base and a block of K&Co.'s Halloween Glitter Pack from last year (these papers are so awesome you almost don't need to add anything else, I hated to cover it up). I used 1 piece of purple ric rac. The 2 stamps I used were Pumpkin Penny by 2RedBananas - just the pumpkins along the bottom of the image - and 2RB's Jack-O-Lantern Penny - just the pumpkin and the witch hat. I stamped them on some Bo Bunny DP. Then I put 3 pieces of purple metal decor from Hero Arts along the bottom.

See, it really was easy as 1, 2, 3. I hope you'll play along with us this week. Be sure to go to the 2RB blog to particpate.

Stamps: Pumpkin Penny - 2RedBananas, Jack-O-Lantern Penny - 2RedBananas
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn
Paper: CS - Recollections, Halloween Glitter Paper - K & Company, orange and green DP - Bo Bunny Press
Other: Metal Decor - Hero Arts

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge 28

This week's 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge is... wait for it... a sketch challenge! Yay! Love the sketches. Go to 2RB's blog to participate in the challenge and see the DT member's samples. But that's not all... there will also be a new 2RB stamp set awarded to one random participant. Even more incentive to join the Bananas this week, right?
The card base is black CS. The spider images are stamped on white CS and matted on green DP, with a strip of orange DP across them.

The main image is Jack-O-Lantern Penny - one of 2RB's new stamps - and it's colored with watercolor pencils. The pumpkin was stamped on the orange DP and her witchy hat was stamped on the green DP, then cut out and paper pieced.

Don't forget to join 2RB this week. What's better than a sketch? How about a shot at a great prize!

Be sure to go to 2RedBananas on Monday to see all of the new stamps.

Stamps: Jack-O-Lantern Penny - 2RedBananas, Spider & Web - Recollections
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn, Black - Versa
Paper: green DP - BoBunny Press, orange DP - BoBunny Press, black CS - Recollections
Other: Ribbon - Michaels, Purple Metal Decor - Hero Arts

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2RB Peek - Jack-O-Lantern Penny

Welcome back as we continue with 2RedBananas' Week of Peeks. Today's peek will be of 2RedBananas' new stamp called Jack-O-Lantern Penny by Mindy Baxter. Love it!
I have always been a really big fan of Halloween. I love to go all out decorating my house, giving out candy and dressing the kids up. So, of course, I am really excited to get a Halloween stamp featuring the adorable Penny!

The card base is black CS with a block of Tangerine Posie by Chatter Box on top. There are two blocks of Making Memories Halloween Embellishment Paper called web and icon. The "lace" along the top of the ribbon is paper punched with EK Success' bat border punch. The three bats are cut from some ribbon I got at Michaels. The rest of the ribbon is also from Michaels.

The Penny image is stamped with StazOn and colored with watercolor pencils and Stardust ink. I used the Nesties Label 1 die to cut it out.

So, what do you think so far of 2RB's newest stamps? Aren't they cute? Be sure to stop here and at 2RB's blog all week to see even more. And, don't forget to visit the store on September 14th when all the sets will be released.

Stamps: Jack-O-Lantern Penny - 2RedBananas
Ink: JetBlack - StazOn, Stardust - Sakura
Paper: web and icon - Making Memories, Tangerine Posie - Chatter Box, CS - Bazzill
Other: Ribbon and bats - Michaels, Nesties Label 1 - Spellbinders

Friday, September 11, 2009

2RB Sneak Peeks - Quotes III

For my sneak peek of 2RedBananas' new stamp sets I used the Quotes III set today. This set has a love/friendship theme.

The card base is a brown card by Garner with a block of K&Co. DP on it. I punched the bottom edge of the card with an EK Success border punch. The quote and mat were cut with the Nesties Label 4 die. All of the papers and flowers were inked with brown inks.

I'm enjoying the chance to use my Fall papers and colors on these peeks. It's a nice change from summer stuff. To see more peeks come back here tomorrow, or go to 2RB's blog.

Stamps: Quotes III - 2RedBananas
Ink: Timber Brown - StazOn, Creamy Brown & Chestnut Roan - Chalk Ink
Paper: Brown card base - Garner, CS - Bazzil, DP - K & Company
Other: Flower - Prima, Flower ribbon - ?, Nesties Label 4 die - Spellbinders, Border punch - EK Success

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2RB Sneak Peeks - Fuzzy Bears

Today's sneak peek for 2RedBananas' new stamp sets is of the set called Fuzzy Bears, illustrated by Mindy Baxter. These are cute, Fall-themed stamps.
I did two cards using this set. The large one has a brown pre-folded card base with a block of Autumn Splendor DP. The image is colored with watercolor pencils. There is some eyelet lace, velvet ribbon and printed ribbon, along some leaves and pumpkin and brown rhinestones.

The smaller card is a photo mat from the Autumn Splendor collection, which is folded in half. The image is colored with watercolor pencils. I added some burlap ribbon with small twill threaded through it, and a rhinestone flower brad.

This set has some cute images along with a number of sentiments. Come by again tomorrow for another peek, and go to 2RB's blog to see some samples by the rest of the DT members. Don't forget to visit on Monday, September 14th to see the new stamp sets in their entirety.

Stamps: Fuzzy Bears - 2RedBananas
Paper: Autumn Splendor collection - Making Memories, Card base - Garner, CS - Bazzil
Other: Burlap Ribbon - May Arts, Twill - ?, "Fall" ribbon - Target, Eyelet Lace - ?, Velvet ribbon - May Arts, Rhinestone Flower Brad - Hobby Lobby, Rhinestones - Michaels, Leaves and Pumpkin - Target

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2RB Sneak Peek - Skater Jack

Today's 2RedBananas sneak peek is of the stamp Skater Jack, illustrated by Mindy Baxter. He is such a little cutie! It's nice to have a boy stamp in my large collection of girly things.
The card base is white CS with a block of grey CS. The image is colored with watercolor pencils and Stardust pens. The letters were cut out of black and maroon CS with my Cricut.

I had fun using this masculine stamp, it was actually kind of a challenge for me. Very outside of my box. I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see another peek of 2RedBananas' new stamps, or go to 2RB's blog to see even more peeks by the DT members.

Stamps: Skater Jack - 2RedBananas
Ink: Stardust - Sakura
Paper: CS - Bazzil
Other: White mini brads - Basic Grey, Metal Decor - Hero Arts, Screw Brads - ?, Makin' the Grade - Cricut

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2RB Peek - Pumpkin Penny

Here is another Sneak Peek of a new stamp set called Pumpkin Penny. I just love this character, she's so adorable! Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see more peeks.
The card base is a brown pre-folded card from Garner. I trimmed the edge with a Fiskar's scalloped border punch. The patterned papers are from Making Memories.

The Penny image is stamped with StazOn and colored with watercolor pencils.

Come back again to see more, and check 2RB's blog to see the peeks by all of our awesome Design Team.

Stamps: Pumpkin Penny - 2RedBananas
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn
Paper: Autumn Splendor - Making Memories, CS - Bazzil, Card base - Garner
Other: Ric rac - ?, Felt Pumpkin - Target, Scalloped Border Punch - Fiskars, Corner Rounder - Creative Memories

Monday, September 7, 2009

2RedBananas Week of Peeks

That's right! You guessed it! This week the 2RedBananas team will be showing sneak peeks of all the new 2RB stamps to be released on September 14th. Be sure to stop by here and 2RB's blog all week long to see the wonderful samples prepared by the 2RB design team. There are some really cute stamps coming out, and you won't want to miss them.


This card was made using the 2RB stamp called Birthday Penny illustrated by the very talented Mindy Baxter. Isn't she fun? Pssst... you may be seeing more of her this week.

The card base is black CS with some K&Co. paper from the Daydreams collection. I used the clear Stardust pen to accent some hearts and the word "magical" on the the paper.

The image was colored with watercolor pencils and some more Stardust ink. I love these pens - they are really easy to use and add a little something extra to your stamped images, DP, paper flowers, etc. Check them out at 2RedBananas. The sentiment is from CC Design's Birthday Sentiment set.

I love this stamp, and I am sure I will get plenty of use out of it. Especially since my family seems to have a surplus of little girls having birthdays.

Be sure to check out the new stamps all this week here and at 2RB's blog!

Stamps: Birthday Penny - 2RedBananas, Birthday Sentiments - C.C. Designs
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn, Stardust - Sakura
Paper: Daydreams - K and Company, CS - Bazzil
Other: Black rhinestones - Kaiser Crafts, pink rhinestones - Michaels, ric rac - ?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

2RB Banana Split Challenge 27


The 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge for this week is to use both stripes and dots on your project. Go to 2RB's blog to participate in the challenge and to see the Design Teams' samples.
This card has a white CS base with a block of polka dot paper and a smaller block of striped paper from the Baby Boy Collection by Sharon Ann.

The image and sentiment are from 2RedBananas' stamp set Caring Critters. It's stamped on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils and Stardust pens. I cut it out using the Nesties Label 4 die. I also added some sage velvet ric rac and faux suede leaves.

Don't forget to go to 2RB's blog to participate in this week's challenge. Also, check back Monday because 2RedBananas will be having it's Week of Peeks, where the DT members show samples using the soon-to-be-released stamp sets, which will be available on 2RB beginning September 14th.

Stamps: Caring Critters - 2RedBananas
Ink: Jet Black - StazOn, Stardust - Sakura
Paper: CS - ?, Baby Boy Collection - Sharon Ann
Other: Faux Suede Leaves Ribbon - May Arts, Sage Velvet Ric Rac - May Arts, Mini Brads - Basic Grey, Nestabilities Label 4 - Spellbinders,