Sunday, May 29, 2016

woo freakin hoo

Hello and good Sunday morning crafty peeps. I'm popping in with a quick card I'd like to share. Ready?

 And the inside:

I broke down and decided to purchase a couple of the Grumplings sets from Taylored Expressions. I love these little animals with their sour puss expressions! LOL! And it doesn't hurt that the sentiments lean toward the sarcastic side. ☺ The circle underneath this grumpy bear is popped up with foam squares, as is he.  

Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you all enjoy your day!

I'd like to enter this card at:
Just Add Ink #313 'B' (Birthday and Bear)

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Party Grumplings; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Ground Espresso
DP: Echo Park - This & That
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion; scrap
Accessories: GC; SB - Std Sm Circle Nesties; Taylored Expressions - Party Grumplings dies; Spectrum Noir markers; MME - Enamel Dots
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Anything but a card?! Oh crap! That's not my strength! LOL! That's right snarky peeps, that is our newest challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! Lucky for me, I purchased this cool pinwheel box die that was on clearance at Spellbinders at the end of last year (or was it the beginning of this year?), and promptly stored it away and forgot about it. Until now. Shew! Here, check it out:

I couldn't decide which picture to go with, so I used both. This is a tiny thang. Like, the size of your palm. But it was fun to put together. Even came with the tag die! (I just traced around the edge onto some black card stock and fussy cut so it had a frame) I picked images of mostly potion and bottle labels from some G45 papers. (quinine pills, there's one that says death, Witch hazel jelly, a couple creepy heads, oh yeah, good stuff!) And of course, I went with a totally cutesy, heartfelt sentiment on the tag.... (wink wink nudge nudge)

So now it's your turn to crank out something amazing that's not a card, and link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more awesome inspiration, please do check out what my Sistahs of Snark created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day to those celebrating!

Stamps: Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday & Oh Hell No Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Black Soot
DP: G45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe
CS: Bazzill
Accessories: GC; SB - Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box Grand Template; Doodlebug twine; hole punch
Adhesives: Elmer's glue stick

JUST US GIRLS #345 - Photo Week!

Good morning and welcome! This time around at JUST US GIRLS is Photo Week. Lisa is your hostess and she's found this fabulous photo for you to be inspired by! Here's how I interpreted it:

 Here's the inside:

I was inspired by that sunny yellow wall paper, the subtle pops of pink and green around the desk, the shape of the lamp, the flowers, the yellow hanging bins, and the splash of black on the chair legs. Ok, pretty much everything in this photo spoke to me! LOL!

Now it's your turn! How does this picture inspire you? We'd love to see how you interpreted it in the Just Us Girls gallery! For more inspiration, please check out what my teammies and our May GD, Aileen, have created, and leave them some bloggy love! Sadly, this is Aileen's last post with us as our Guest Designer. Thank you so much for joining us this month! You are enormously talented, and I hope to continue seeing your amazing creations in our gallery! 

Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our May challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of July! Thanks for visiting, and for those who are celebrating, Happy Memorial Day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Vogue Abode; PTI - Studio Style
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versa Mark
DP: MME - The Sweetest Thing
CS: Crafter's Companion; Core' Dinations; Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC: Simon Say Stamp - Frames die; Paper Smooches - Frames 3 die; Spectrum Noir markers; Inkadinkado - Black EP; heat gun; Martha Stewart - butterfly punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch scrapbooker's glue; Glue Dots

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #253 Square Roots

Hello and good morning! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we challenge you to go back to when you first started out crafting: decoupage, cross stitching, scrapbook layouts, altering found things, etc. You get my drift, right? We challenge you to make anything BUT a card!

For my project, I used some recycled cardboard and made a bookmark:

I trimmed a piece from the board, punched a hole in one side, then stenciled it with a couple different inks. I dumped out a bunch of sequins from my bag-o-sequins, and dug out the silver ones, then glued 'em on. Found some ribbon that I won years ago, but don't think I've ever used, and finally did use it! My bookmark needed a little something more, so I stamped the 'hi' outline stamp, then filled it in with a silver pen. Worked for me!

I do hope you play along with our Square Roots challenge at Shopping Our Stash! For more amazing projects, please do check out what my teammies created, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at CAS Colours & Sketches #174

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Big Greetings
Ink: Memento - Elderberry, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: recycled cardboard; Dylusions stencil; Darice - sequins; May Arts - ribbon; Sakura - Silver Gelly Roll pen; hole punch
Adhesives: Ranger - Glossy Accents

Saturday, May 21, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #344 - Color Week!

Good morning and welcome friends! It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS! Sue is your hostess this week, and she's picked PLUM, OLIVE and IVORY. (Neutrals are also welcome for this challenge) Here's my card:

 And the inside:

If you visit the JUGS blog, you'll see that most of the creations by my teammies have flowers on them. Me? I saw these colors and thought Christmas! LOL! (I'm way behind making Christmas cards, so I'm trying to catch up some) Super simple card. Well, mostly. The rhinestones started out clear, but I used a couple Spectrum Noir markers to color them. That took the longest. LOL!

We hope that you have some time to join us for color week at Just Us Girls! Do yourself a favor and please check out what the design team and our May Guest Designer, Aileen, have created. Such incredible projects! Remember, if you are picked at Chic of the Week for any of our May challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of July! Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at Freshly Made Sketches #237

Stamps: Inkadinkado - Holiday Words; MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: SSS - Olive; Memento - Elderberry
CS: WRMK; Bazzill
Accessories: Nicole - rhinestones; Spectrum Noir markers PL5, LV3
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

You Can Dance....

Hi all. Just a quick post about a card I just made. Trying to compose this post and watch NCIS. Oh, Dinoso! I. Can't. Take. It!

 Here's the inside:

You know, after painstakingly picking out the two shades of green sequins in the big-bag-o-sequins, it occurred to me after I sealed the shaker that a silver sequin snuck in there. Sigh. Oh well. I still like how this shaker card came out. ☺

And now, I will continue to mourn Tony Dinoso leaving NCIS. Sniffle.

I'd like to enter this at CAS#173

Stamps: Avery Elle - Happy Hour
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: mystery papers
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Margarita Shaker die; Crafter's Companion - acetate; Spectrum Noir marker - IG1; Darice - sequins
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Recollections - foam strips; Ranger - Glossy Accents

SHOPPING OUR STASH #252 - Sounds of the Sea

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we want to see some type of ocean/beach/fishy/seaside scene on your projects! Simple, right? Here's what I came up with:

 Here's the inside:

Yep, that's right. Santa is on a tropical island, preparing to catch some of those tasty waves on his surfboard! LOL! After lightly sponging around the main panel with Tumbled Glass DI, I added the wave sticker, trimming to where I needed it to be and also carefully peeling up the glittery wave froth and repositioning them to fit the panel. I fussy cut a bit of kraft paper for the sandy island, edged with Walnut Stain DI and scribbled little bumps with a sepia marker.I even tore a bit of kraft paper inked the edges and adhered over the bottom of the surfboard, so it looked like it was stuck in the sand and not just hovering. After coloring everything with Spectrum Noir markers, the lights on the palm trees and Santa's hat have Crystal Stickles added for a bit of sparkle, and the shades have Glossy Accents applied to them for shine. 

Close up of sparkle and shine

I hope that you get a chance to join us at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge! While there, please do check out the amazeballs creations that my teammies came up with and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Warm Christmas Wishes; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain
CS: Crafter's Companion; Core'dinations; Darice
Accessories: GC; SSS - Warm Christmas Wishes dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Jolee's - wave sticker; Ranger - Glossy Accents & Crystal Stickles; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Marvy Uchida - Sepia marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue; Glue Dots

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