Saturday, February 13, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #330 - Trend Week


Good morning and welcome! It's Trend Week at JUST US GIRLS! Ina is your hostess this week and she's picked a trend that is still going strong: TAGS! She is challenging you to add a tag to your card or project. Here is my card:


 And the inside:

I was in need of a sympathy card, and so this came about. The tags are actually a frame die, but I trimmed one side then rounded the corners. (because I like to do things the hard way.) Speaking of the hard way, the sentiment is also masked a few times. The stamp says 'sorry for your loss' all on one line. I wanted it to be two lines plus add the word so. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings, tail feathers and flower after I had everything adhered in place. 

Ready to play along? Sure you are! Just link up your card or project at Just Us Girls so we can admire it! While there, please leave some bloggy love for my teammates and our Guest Designer, Pamellia. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!



I'd like to enter my card at:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #338
A Blog Named Hero - A bit of Sparkle

 








Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings, Happy Mom's Day; Inkadinkado #96059
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Summer Magic Stack
CS: Darice, Simon Says Stamp, Crafter's Companion
Accessories: GC; MFT - vertical Greetings Die-Namics; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Fiskars - corner rounder; Wescott - hole punch; Wrights - ribbon; bakers twine from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #238 - Bent Out of Shape


Good morning crafty peeps! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we challenge you to make a shaped card! I'll admit I was a little nervous about this one. I don't usually do shaped cards, maybe a round card once or twice a year, but nothing major. Luckily, thanks to Pinterest, I found a relatively simple shaped card to CASE, and bonus, even a template to print out! Check it:


 Here's the inside:

Ok, I realize that an apron isn't that much of a stretch for a shaped card. Baby steps, people. There's a lot packed into this card: coloring, fussy cutting, decorative punches and scissors, and that frilly gingham ribbon! Love! 

Ready to play along? Sure you are! Whether you make a simple shaped card like mine, or something elaborate, we want to see it! Just link up at Shopping Our Stash, and while there, please check out what my teammies came up with and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Green Thumb; Hero Arts - Happy Mom's Day
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: Simon Says Stamp, scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; template via Pinterest; American Crafts & May Arts - ribbon; hole punch; Faber Castell - black Artist Pitt pen; EK Success - Deco Scallop punch; Provo Craft - scallop scissors; Fray Check
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares: Recollections - red tape

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #52 K is for Kiss....


Welcome welcome! It's time for another fun challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! K is for KISS: whether you finish that with 'Me" or "My A$$" is entirely up to you! LOL! I actually went the sweet route this time around. (Shocking, I know. My apologies for making you fall out of your chair. Now sit back in it. *wink*) I think I redeemed myself with googly eyes. I hope. Here, check it:


 Here's the inside:

I own exactly one stamp that says Happy V-day, so you'll be seeing this often on my cards this time of year. The back panel was made by inking up an embossing folder with Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick DI, spritzed with water, and then the die cut panel layed down in the mess. It came out pretty cool, I think. My frog prince is paper pieced, and I used some Spectrum Noir markers to add shading on his body and crown, as well as coloring the mouth. The crown has Diamond Stickles on it, but again with my crack photography skillz, it doesn't show up. And there they are, the googly eyes. I stamped the hearts with Spun Sugar DI, then doodled around them so they showed up better. 

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Just link up your card or project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire your genius! While there, please do check out what my Sistahs, and our newest Guest Designer - Dotty Jo - have created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting. Now go forth and get your craft on!


I'd like to enter this at:
Just Add Ink #297
Happy Little Stampers Feb. 2016 CAS challenge - embossing folder stamping
Paper Smooches Feb 2016 challenge - Fun & Cute

 

 


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Royal Cuteness, A Little Lovin; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
DP: scrap (I think MME)
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Flag Tag die; Simon Says Stamp - Frames die; Cuttlebug - Oxford EF; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Spectrum Noir markers; Bel-Tree Corp - googly eyes
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Elmer's glue stick; Ranger - Glossy Accents

JUST US GIRLS #329 - Word Week


Hello and welcome! Vicki is your hostess for Word Week at JUST US GIRLS, and with February 14th just around the corner, she's picked VALENTINE as your word prompt. Here's the card I made:


 and the inside:

I'm using some older papers and new to me stamps & die for this card. My thinking for this was to make the center into a pink heart, by taking a snippet of one of the left over dark gray pieces and gluing it to the top of the center square. Sort of a quilt-y looking heart. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. LOL! 

Anyhooo, I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! It's a new month and we have a new Guest Designer: Pamellia Johnson. Welcome Pamellia! The ladies and I look forward to crafting with you this month! 

Just a reminder that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our February challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of April. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this card at:

 

Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Let's Get Cozy; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
DP: MME - Lucky in Love
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; MFT - Diagonal Quilt Cover Up die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #237 - Dreaming of something Warm


Hello friends and welcome! We have a fun (we think!) challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH: Dreaming of something Warm! Whether it be the beach, a steaming cup of tea or coffee, the sun, and with Valentine's Day approaching, warm hugs, we challenge you to create something with a warm theme. I, of course, went with a beach scene. Here's the card I made:


 Here is the inside:

I've discovered that I'm sort of a perfectionist when coloring images. Because of that, I think it took me at least 6 hours to color this one. Sheesh! I swear I used half of my SN markers. LOL! I'm still not happy with the purple bathing suit, but after I re-did it the second time, I told myself to just let it be. (We are our own worst critics)  I added Glossy Accents to the sun glasses and drink glasses, plus Diamond Stickles to the earrings and flower centers. You can see that a bit better in this next pic:



Ready to play along? Of course you are! Simple create a project that has a warm theme to it and link it up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it! While there, please do check out the amazing creations of the other ladies, and leave them some bloggy love. Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:
CAS: Colours & Sketches #158
Let's Color Linky Party #3 - ATG with something colored














Supplies:
Stamps: AI - Beach Babes; Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday, Streamers; Avery Elle - Cheers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: #Summer
CS: Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; Paper Smooches - Streamers die; Ranger - Diamond Stickles & Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Monday, February 1, 2016

Down to the wire

This is going to be short and sweet, as I forgot to post this last night, and the challenges are about to end. (wink) Here is a masculine card I'd like to share:



 Here's the inside:


Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:
The Color Throwdown #377
Tuesday Morning Sketches #336 - bummer, I missed the deadline.
Mod Squad Challenge - masculine

 














Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous/TH - Tree Line; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke
DP: MME - Dolled Up
CS: Darice, DCWV
Accessories: GC; Deckled Rectangle Nesties; Taylored Expressions - Birch Tree Accessories dies; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, January 30, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #328 - Wild Card Week


Hello and welcome crafty peeps! I'm hosting this week at JUST US GIRLS, and I thought a Tic Tac Toe challenge was in order for Wild Card Week! Just let us know which column or row you picked!

For my card, I chose the middle column: Die cuts/stamps/flowers:


 Here is the inside. I made this a birthday card:


I'm so sick of seeing piles of snow, I needed to make something beachy! I die cut the frame, and then a slightly smaller piece of glossy card stock to fit behind it. I stamped the palm trees, and again onto a scrap of typing paper, fussy cut, and adhered with repositional tape to mask the original trees. I cut a hill from some more scrap paper, and using both sides, one at a time, sponged the sky, the hill, and the ocean using Distress Inks.


After coloring the palm trees, I die cut the sun and a strip from the same patterned paper, adhered them, then glued the frame over it. I stamped the bird, and added white caps to the ocean by first using a white gel pen, then going over the lines with Diamond Stickles. Then it was just a matter of adhering the frame to my card and sticking the flowers on. You can't tell in the photo above, but the flowers also came with sparkle already on them. Bonus!

I hope you find time to play along this week for our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Just Us Girls! Since this is the last Saturday of the month, it's our Guest Designer's, Vicki and Deepti's last challenge. I'd like to thank them so much for designing with us! You are both so amazingly talented and I hope to see you playing along in our future challenges! 

Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our January challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of March! Good luck and happy crafting! Thanks for visiting!



I'd like to enter this at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes














Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Get Outta Town; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
DP: American Crafts - #Summer; HOTP
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Hello Sunshine frame dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Sandylion - dimensional flower stickers; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Ranger - Diamond Stickles
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue