Sunday, January 25, 2009


Well - I guess you can call it that. A few weeks ago I posted a card I made using a Calla Lily from I sent a photo of it to the company email along with a note telling them how impressed I was with the quality of the stamp and the artwork of the designer. It is truly a GORGEOUS design. Last night when I pulled up my email - there was a note from Mr. Rubbernecker himself - Dave Miller - asking for permission to showcase my card next to the stamp set on his website! I was so excited - it's not quite like being published in a magazine - but I think it still counts. Oh - and of course I told him yes! The card is not posted yet but probably will be in the next day or so. He contacted me again this morning asking for me to resend the image for posting. I may be making a big deal of it - but I am so honored! You can see it at this link once it is posted:

Okay- so enough about that. Yesterday I told you to stop back today for a gift idea for the guitar players in your life. This is a altered guitar string box. Mine is empty but what a cool Valetine's gift to get. My son re-strung his guitar the other day and started to throw this little jem away! What!!!! There are endless possibilites for little tin cases - they should NEVER end up in the garbage.!!!!! I have also been told that empty cases like these are available online or at Scrapbook Stores (e.g. Archivers). So even if you don't know anyone that plays guitar you can still cover the tin and fill it with bling, candies, etc. or make a "Scrapbook in a Tin".

I originally placed these little Michael's gemstone in this one - but removed them to give as a doorprize drawing at my workshop yesterday. The tin was also given (empty) as a doorprize drawing.

I covered the top with a piece of Stampin'Up Afternoon Tea Designer Paper (retired) and stamped hearts from the new Sale-a-bration "Polka Dot Punches" set using Basic Brown ink onto So Saffron & Pretty in Pink cardstock. Because I don't yet own the heart punch, I cut-out each of the hearts and added coordinating button tied with twine. The bottom of the tin was covered in Close to Cocoa and stamped with my "handstamped for you" stamp.

Now that I have given the tin away and posted the photo here I wish I had made the twine from the center button hang further down onto the tin. Oh well - maybe next time!

Thanks for visiting and letting me share my exciting news.



Karolyn Loncon said...

Congratulations, Jill! That is truly exciting!! I know exactly how you feel - to actually be acknowledged by someone (other than your family) else that what you do is as beautiful as you think it is. You are very talented, so I'm not surprised that Dave liked your card. I hope this feeling keeps you creating more fun goodies for us to oooh and ahhhhh at. Have a great day!!

LeAnne said...

Congratulations! Awesome news!

Gloria said...

I am so proud and you should be jumping for joy!
Your cards and creativity should be recgonized!
I am so happy for you!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Congrats! Your card is truly looks beautiful showcased by the stamps! Love your guitar box! Very cute...I often regret giving things away, but only momentarily...then I'm happy they've found a home that's not mine LOL!

JEANNE said...

You did a terrific job on the card that was posted next to the stamp. Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I looked up your card on Rubbernecker and it is so elegant! I love it. Only you can create such a beautiful card. Your artistic talent is quite a gift.
Barb Blackwood

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

ACCKKK!!! Wowzer!! How amazing is that!!! Good for you Jill!!!! :)