Saturday, January 21, 2023

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #226 G is for Glitter

 

Hello snarky pals and happy Saturday to you all!
It's time for the new challenge at the
This fortnight, we want to see GLITTER on your projects!
I went the safe route and used Glitz Glitter Gel through a stencil:





Lots of NBUS (never before used stuff) on this card: that stencil,
the Let it snow die, and also that adorable snowman die. No
snark this time. This was just too cute to add snark. LOL! A 
simple sentiment finishes the inside:


I hope that you'll join us in our glitter challenge at the
For more inspiration, do check out what my sisters and our
reigning Queen, Michelle, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:
NBUS Challenge #46




Supplies:
Stamps: Picket Fence Studios - Inside Quotes Christmas
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal
CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - Build a Snowman dies; Memory Box - Let it snow dies; Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene rolling hills die; Echo Park - Seasonal Swirl stencil; Gina K. - Turquoise Glitz Glitter Gel; palette knife; MISTI; Recollections - vellum
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scor Tape; Ranger - MMM






Friday, January 13, 2023

Birthday balloons

 
Hello and happy Friday!
I have a card to share with you, using
the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.



and the inside:


Broke out a cute balloon die and paired it
with some fun confetti paper. I did a bit of shading
on the balloons to give them a little depth. With
my crack photography skills, it's hard to see. LOL!

I hope that you have a great rest of your day. Thanks
for visiting!





Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Digits, Happy Birthday
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Balloon die; MISTI; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares






Thursday, January 12, 2023

A wintery birthday

 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
I'm popping in with a card I made last night
and am finally getting around to blogging about it.



Here's the inside:




I shopped my stash for this birch tree die cut. No new items
used. We just moved and right now I'm spending money on
the house. It was soooo hard not to take advantage of all
the end of year sales like I usually do. LOL!

I sponged a couple shades of blue Distress Inks for my background,
then misted it with white shimmer spray. I inked a scrap of white card stock
with the lighter ink pad, directly to the paper, then stamped my
birthday sentiment. I really like the simplicity of the design.

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy
the rest of your day!



I'm entering this at Just Us Girls #661



Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Let's Celebrate
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal; Ranger DI - Broken China, Faded Jeans
CS: Neenah
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Birch Collage die; DecoArt Media - white Shimmer Mister; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Taylored Expressions - foam sticky strips; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


Saturday, January 7, 2023

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #225 R is for Reindeer





Hello and Happy New Year!
I hope that you had a fun and relaxing holiday break.
It's time for our first challenge of the year at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! 
This fortnight, we'd like to see a reindeer or more on your creations.
Here's what I came up with:


I'm actually revisiting a card idea that I came up with here. And again,
you won't hear this Christmas song in quite the same way.  LOL!


Here's the inside:


I hope that you find some time to join us for our reindeer challenge
I look forward to seeing what you create.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stampes: Lawn Fawn - Ho Ho Holidays; Paper Smooches - Great Chemistry
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
DP: American Crafts - Jack Frost
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Lawn Fawn - Ho Ho Holidays dies; Pink Fresh - Braided Ovals die; computer and printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares








Saturday, December 10, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #224 - N is for Naughty or Nice

 

Hello and welcome back snarky peeps!
It's the last challenge of the year at the
and one of our favorite themes: Naughty or Nice!
Bet you can't guess which option I went with. LOL!




I wish someone made teeny Action Wobbles, because I so would have
attached that holly sprig with one! Buahahahaha!!

Here's the finished inside:


I hope that you'll join my Sisters and our newest Queen, Sara,
in our Naughty or Nice challenge at the 
We will be back at it starting January 7th for more fun challenges.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



Supplies:
Stamps: Avery Elle - Nutcrackers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug
DP: Simple Stories - Hearth & Holiday
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Avery Elle - Nutcrackers dies; MISTI; GC; Sunny Studio - Christmas Garland Frame die; Ranger - Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM






Saturday, November 26, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #223 - Q is for Queen



Hello snarky peeps and welcome back! It's time for the next challenge
This fortnight, it's all about Her Royal Highness, the Queen!
Here's what I came up with:


I love a bit of play on words! Yes, Her Majesty is
wearing a teacup. LOL!


I hope that you find some time to play along in our Queen challenge
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!




 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS - #222 - J is for Juvenile

 

Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time for the new challenge at the
This fortnight's challenge is J for Juvenile.
I found the perfect stamp that I'm sure many of us
 sang at Halloween when we were kids. LOL!




Here's the finished inside of my card:


I hope that you find some time to join my Sisters and I, and our
newly crowned Queen, Tristan, for our J for Juvenile challenge

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Stampendous - Tricky Words
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Photo Play - Gnome for the holidays Halloween; DCWV - black glitter
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Tangled Webs EF; brayer; CR3 Spectrum Noir marker; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner





Friday, November 4, 2022

Christmas Kickstart #68 - Trees, trees, trees - with the Snarky Sisters helping out!

 Hello and welcome friends!
I'm back, don't fall off your chairs. LOL!
I took a bit of a break because we bought a house and are
taking our time moving in. Slowly. Really slow.

That being said, I'm here to join (belatedly) with my
Snarky Sisters in the current challenge at
Christmas Kickstart. The theme is TREES.

Here's my take on the challenge:


I used some ancient glittery tree stickers and framed them using
green mirror paper. A simple gold embossed sentiment finishes the front.


Here's the finished inside:

Looking for more inspiration? Simply visit the
Christmas Kickstart blog for all the details, and
while you're there, leave some bloggy love for my teammies!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Christmas, In and Out Christmas
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Bazzill - green mirror
CS: Bazzill; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Frames die; Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips dies; Creatology by Michael's - tree stickers; Stampendous - gold EP; Heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - MMM; Taylored Expressions - foam strips





Monday, August 15, 2022

A Tiny Craft (ATC) August Challenge - An Ode to Lindsey

 Hello and welcome friends!
As you may have already heard, the crafting community lost a
creative soul the end of last month. Our very own
Lindsey, lost her courageous battle with cancer.
In honor of our friend and teammate, we at
visit Lindsey's blog and create an Artist Trading Card or Coin, 
inspired by a project that Lindsey made.

When looking back over her blog, I immediately knew that
I was going to CASE these artist trading cards that she made back
in February. Here is a photo of Lindsey's ATC's:


Here are the ATC's I created:


I had this cactus plant stamp set that was the perfect size for my ATC's.
Lindsey had a die that she cut the notebook page from, using watercolor paper. 
She then water colored her images. I used a border punch then used a stitched border die
 along the edge. I stamped and colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers,
then die cut them and adhered with foam squares.
I shopped my stash for various bling to finish the cards.
Lindsey was a master at the CAS style (clean and simple), so this was
kind of hard for me to recreate, as I love to throw almost 
everything but the kitchen sink onto my projects.

Here are some close ups:





I do hope that you find some time to peruse Lindsey's blog
and create something that was inspired by one for her
amazing projects. We'd love to see what you create

Thank you for visiting. I hope that you have a good day.



Supplies:
Stamps: Hampton Art - Plant Life
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Soring Stack
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; Spectrum Noir markers; EK Success - Binding Edge punch; GC; Sunny Studio - slimline basic border die; mystery flower sticker; MME- Enamel Dots & rhinestones; Recollection - star rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, August 6, 2022

L is for Lindsey - A special tribute at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

 Hello friends and welcome.
This fortnight at the
we come together to celebrate the life of our dear friend and one of our own,
Lindsey, who lost her courageous battle with cancer.
Those who were fortunate to know her knew she was a great lover
of cats, books, Star Trek, Dr. Who, wine and snark. Also, she was an absolute
master of CAS cards!
For this challenge, Edna and my Sisters invite you to create a project
that is inspired by our sister, Lindsey. Whether that be an image of cats,
books, alcohol (because she loved a good cocktail too!), the color purple,
(a favorite of hers!), or perhaps to case one of her many brilliant cards,
we'd love to see how she inspired you and touched your life.

For my card, I went the CAS route (very hard for me, as I love my layers!)
and also featured this adorable kitty sitting in a box full of hearts:



Here's a close up:


The kitty and cardboard box were colored in neutral shades of gray and
brown, respectively, and the hearts in a few shades of both blue and purple.
A blue mat, a purple card base, and since Lindsey loved a good pun,
 a punny sentiment finishes my card.

I am missing my friend. Our private messages, talking about anything and
everything. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person. I actually had
 made plans in January 2020 to drive up to Canada to 
finally meet Lindsey, Donna and Barbara, 
but then Covid took over the world and screwed up those plans.
I still have every intention to make a trip up there.
(Perhaps next year ladies? If the border is open, that is!)

Please join Edna and my sisters to celebrate the life of Lindsey, and
link up your projects at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Hugs,


Joining in at Color Hues #46, who are also celebrating Lindsey.



Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Meow & Furever; For the Love of Stamps - Purrfect Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Penny Black - Swirly Stitches die; 
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares








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