Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #300 - Caffeine Fix

Welcome friends!
This week at 
we challenge you to make a coffee/tea themed
card or project.
Simple, eh?
Here's the tag I made:

I started by spritzing Glimmer Mist over a stencil. Just look at the shimmer!:

Some paper piecing, sponging and stamping and this tag came 
together pretty quickly.

Now it's your turn! You know you have coffee or tea themed
crafty goodies. Why not use them and link up at Shopping Our Stash?
We'd love to see what you create!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Good Books & Coffee; Mixed Media Grunge
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
CS: upcycled cardboard
Accessories: ARTplorations - Flower Puzzle stencils; Tattered Angels - Strawberry Cream Glimmer Mist; Spectrum Noir markers - EB1 & BT4; May Arts ribbon; Fray Check; MISTI; Ranger blending tool; Fiskars - hole punch
Adhesives: Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Welcome crafty friends!
Another week, and another card for my GD gig at
This week's sponsor is
DigiStamp Boutique, who is gifting
one lucky winner with a £10 gift certificate!

Here is my take on the sketch:

 Here's the inside:

I used one of the adorable mice from the
Bert Christmas Set. This cute critter is colored with Spectrum Noir markers,
and I've added some Wink of Stella to the hat, scarf, stocking and ground for 
a bit of shimmer.

Ooh! Shimmery!

Ready to play along? Of course you are! We can't wait to see what 
you create with this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday! 
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great day!

Supplies: DigiStamp Boutique - Bert Christmas set; Taylored Expressions - In and Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Wish List
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Wink of Stella pen; MISTI; Fiskars corner rounder; Jolee's - snowflake sticker; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

JUST US GIRLS #390 - Photo Week

Hello friends and welcome!
I'm hosting Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS,
and I've picked this awesome photo for you to be inspired by!
What jumps out at you? The neutral wall with pops of bright colors?
All the fabulous patterns? The mix of gray and colors?
Whatever it is, we hope you join us this week!

Here is what I came up with:

the inside:

I really liked the gray/white paired with the bright splashes of
patterned color, so that's how I came about this design.

I hope that you find some time this week to join us at Just Us Girls! For more
inspiration, please check out what our Guest Designer, Laurie Unger, and
the rest of the JUGS Crew have created.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Gina K - Sweet Thing; Hero Arts - Tweed pattern; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
DP: Graphic 45 - Bohemian Bazaar
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: Fiskars - flower punch; Nicole - rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Friday, April 21, 2017

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge reminder

Hello peeps!
Just giving you a reminder about
that will end on the 30th. But, you still have plenty of time
to link up your card or project!

Here's what I made using just the theme:

 and the inside:

I started with the Bloom Factory ARTplorations stencil, inking it directly
using a few different color ink pads, spritzing with water, then laying my panel down
on top of the inky mess. Once that dried, I used a few of the flower stamps from
the Bloom Factory stamp set, and stamped over about 5 of the stenciled flowers.
I die cut all sides using the postage stamp die from the CUTplorations Art Edges die set.
Both sentiments were from the Fond Expressions stamp set. Once I tied the twine around
the panel, I adhered with foam tape. I stamped and die cut the butterflies from 
I went over the butterflies with a Wink of Stella pen to add some subtle shimmer, and once
dry, adhered with glue dots. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Bloom Factory, Buttercups & Butterflies, Fond Expressions
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Tangelo; Gina K - Kraft
CS: Thunderbolt; TE
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Buttercups & Butterflies, Art Edges; ARTplorations - Bloom Factory stencil; water mister; MISTI; twine; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: Scotch - foam tape; Glue Dots; SA by 3L - tape runner

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring hop reminder

Hello crafty peeps!
I'm popping in to remind you about 
which is in full swing and is ongoing until April 30th!
Come join the fun! Perhaps you'll be one of the
lucky winners of fabulous stamps, dies, or gift certificates!

Here's what I made this time around:

 and the inside of my card:

I had fun getting inky again. I started by inking the Shower of Flutters stencil with 
teal, green, and purple inks, spritzing with water, then laying my panel on top of the stencil
to soak up all that inky goodness. I also splattered the same colors over the panel with watered
down ink and a toothbrush. I stamped over some of the butterflies using images from the
 Trendy Butterflies set, along with some of the sentiments. On the inside, I glued
 the leftover frame from the main panel and stamped a sentiment
from the Faerie Door set. 

Ready to spread your wings and play along? (LOL! Pun totally intended!)
Just link up your winged project at STAMPlorations for a chance at winning
some sweet prizes!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Trendy Butterflies, Faerie Door
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: GC; ARTplorations - Shower of Flutters stencil; water mister; toothbrush; MISTI; Simon Says Stamp - Frames die; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #299 - A Rose By Any Other Name

Hiya crafty friends!
This week at
we want to see specifically, a rose (or roses) on your 
card or project.
Here's what I created:

 and the inside:

NBUS here, it being the roses die, that I bought about a year ago, and this is the 
first time using it. Also, more white space, although I broke it up using various dies, so
I'm not so itchy with this card. LOL!

Now it's your turn to create something using a rose or roses! Be sure to link up
at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it!

Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: GC; SB - Std. Lg Oval & Scalloped Oval Nesties; Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Rectangle
dies; MFT - roses die; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; MISTI; Wink Of Stella pen; Nicole - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Sakura - Quickie Glue pen

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Hello snarky peeps, and welcome to another challenge at the 
For the next two weeks, we'd like to see your
ELEGANT cards and/or projects!
Here is my offering:

 and the inside:

If, like me, you've lost your mojo, simply let the papers do all the work!
I did find a suitable stamp to go with the elegant couple dancing. (wink)

Now it's your turn to get your elegant on and link up at the
For more inspiration, do check out the blogs of my Sisters, and our new
Guest Designer: Josefine Fouarge, and leave them some bloggy love!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Riley & Co.; freebie set from Cardmaking & Paper crafting magazine
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Antique Linen
DP: Graphic 45 - La Romantique
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: GC; SB - Teardrop circle nesties; Lawn Fawn - Scalloped rectangle dies; Want 2 Scrap - rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Sketch Saturday #459

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
I'm back guest designing at
Here is this week's sketch, #459:
This week's sponsor is
Star Stampz, and her Etsy store
has some fabulous digi stamps!

The one I've used for my card is called
Gotta catch 'em all Pokemon:

I've colored this cutie with Spectrum Noir markers, and added a panel of colorful geometric
paper behind the image. The smiley face emoji (which was gifted to me by my
Snarky Sister Donna) seemed to go perfectly with
this anime style character.

The Pokemon ball (is it a ball? I've never watched the cartoon so I'm clueless. LOL!)
and stars were given some Diamond Stickles for sparkle.

This was such a great sketch to work with. I'm sure you'll feel the same way!
I hope that you find some time to play along at Sketch Saturday this week!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Star Stampz - Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon digi; Paper Smooches - Spectrum
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - #Summer
CS: TE; Crafter's Companion; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; computer and printer; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; MISTI;
Smiley face emoji die from Donna
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

JUST US GIRLS #389 Color Week

Good morning to you, friends!
It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS, and Ina has picked three
gorgeous colors for you to play with: Peach, Lemon, and Pink!

I saw this card by Stempelmessi, and knew right away I was going 
to be casing it. (Thank you!!) This is so incredibly CAS for me.
All that white space makes me itchy. LOL! 

So, how would you use these colors? We'd love to see what you do, just
link up at Just Us Girls so we can admire it! For more ideas and
inspiration, do check out what my teammates and our guest
designer, Laurie Unger, have created and leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great Easter weekend!
Stamps: MFT - Essential Sentiments
Ink: Ranger DI - Abandoned Coral
CS: Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: GC; MFT - Zig Zag Stitched square dies; Paper Smooches - Flower die; MISTI; Nicole-
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #298 Momma Said Knock You Out!

Hello and happy Tuesday!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we challenge you to use
punches and/or dies on your projects!

Here is my offering:

 Here's the inside:

I was gifted with these super cute poop emoji dies from my
teammie and snarky sister, Donna, so instead of hoarding them,
as is my M.O., I actually used one!
 Then I went ahead and made another card, using another of the poop emoji dies:

(By now you are either grossed out, or laughing your butt off.)
I hope the latter, but if the former, well, you just never
know what I might post on here. Heh heh.

I hope that you come and join the fun at Shopping Our Stash this week! Need more
inspiration? Then please check out what my teammates created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Paper Issues; STAMPlorations; Stampendous
Ink: Ranger DI - Ground Espresso; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scrap
CS: Thunderbolt paper
Accessories: GC; poop emoji dies gifted to me from Donna; Paper Smooches - Bam Bubble dies; Ranger sponging tool; Nicole - googly eyes; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte; Glue Dots
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