Thursday, June 7, 2012

RRD June Blog Hop: Happily Grateful

It's the First Thursday of the month, so we have a blog hop and new releases at Red Rubber Designs.  Today, the design team is featuring the June spotlight stamp set Happily Grateful.  This set is on sale all thru June! 

June is also all about scrapbooking at Red Rubber Designs.   All month the design team will be sharing scrapbook ideas like layouts, mini albums, art journals, embellishments using the newly released June stamp sets.

This is "I Heart You" one of the new releases:
My page - we went to Tennessee the last weekend in April to visit family.  These pictures are of a Tulip Tree in Diane's backyard.  I had never seen a Tulip Tree before.  

When I got home, I googled "tulip tree" and found they are also called Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar trees. They are closely related to Magnolias, another beautiful tree that doesn't grow in the North.  The trees grow extremely tall, they can exceed 100 ft and the leaves are just massive.   

We had missed the trees in full bloom, but I managed to find a beautiful one.  The blooms are truly amazing.    
The patterned cardstock I used is Cha Cha.  The eyelet is Cha Cha Hardware.  The leaves are stamped with embossing ink to create a watermark.  The butterfly was stamped with Memento black ink, so I could add some color with Copic Marker.  Copic Colors: R24, R29, YG13, Y35.

Supplies -- 

Blog Hop Contest:
We have another contest this month.  Are you ready for a scavenger hunt?  Each design team member will have a different question about Red Rubber Designs.  The answers can be found in the RRD Store.

So at each stop on the hop, leave a lovely comment and collect the scavenger hunt question, after you have all 7 questions head over to RRD and search for the answers.  

E-mail your list of answers with your name and e-mail address to  If your answers are correct your name will be entered into a drawing for the June spotlight stamp set "Happily Grateful".  One winner will be chosen at random.  Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

Contest ends Sunday, June 10th at Midnight (US-CT).

Scavenger Hunt Question #7:  
What is your favorite RRD image/stamp set?

Blog Hop Order:
Red Rubber Designs (Contest Details)

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Oh wow! This layout is wonderful with it's pop of fun colors and pictures! I loved reading about the tulip tree... I can just imagine how beautiful it must be in full bloom!

  2. I love the bright colors and the stitching! So pretty, Debra.

  3. Beautiful layout, Deb, and I love the story of the tulips and your trip to Tennessee.

  4. WOW!! These colors just make me happy! This is beautiful!!

  5. The colors are amazing. The page is stunning! I am feeling inspired now.

  6. Love your colors, what pop! Great layout, I need to get busy and get back to scrapping.

  7. Wow! Fantastic use of color and a gorgeous layout!

  8. Beautiful page! Love the bold colors which coordinate beautifully with the lush trees.


  9. Love that you scrapbooked what you saw on your trip. the butterfly just seems so natural there. Very pretty!

  10. Beautiful Debra! I love the pictures and the incredible butterfly!

  11. Beautiful Debra! I love the pictures and the incredible butterfly!

  12. So pretty! I love Tulip trees. The ones in the Dallas, TX area are pink. I've not see the yellow ones. Thanks!

  13. Such a beautiful layout Debra! I love the beautiful colours :)

  14. Your page is so bright and cheery! The pictures look like their blooming right off the page! Beautifully done.

  15. Really eye popping layout with those colors! Gorgeous!

  16. I think this paper is my MOST favorite! And you page is most eye-catching!! Love how you showed both the flower and the full tree! Great page!

  17. Your page is absolutely gorgeous.

  18. Great layout! Love the bright colors! Happily Grateful is an awesome set... still one of my favorites!