Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #271 - Apple for Teacher



Hello and welcome crafty peeps! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we want you to make a Teacher Appreciation card, OR use fruits or veggies on your card or project. Because, that's how we roll! LOL! Here's the card I came up with:


here's the inside:

I knew I was going to use that sentiment, but needed a bunch of grapes to complete the image I had in my head for my card. Enter free clip art on the Google! That grape bunch is free clip art that I printed on the kraft panel, then colored using Prisma Color pencils. I used a white Gelly Roll pen for the highlights. I stamped the sentiment then doodled around it and the grapes. I know it looks wonky. but I wasn't going to re-do it, and, that's how I roll! LOL!

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, please visit my teammies and our Guest Designer, Jennifer, and leave them some bloggy love! Just a reminder, if you are interested in being our guest designer for October, simply leave a "DT" after your name when you link up. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Riley & Co. - RWD-223; Avery Elle - cheers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: Prisma Color pencils; free grapes clip art; computer & printer; black Sharpie fine tip marker; MISTI; GC; Simon Says Stamp - Frames dies
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue


Saturday, September 24, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #362 Photo Week



Hello crafty friends and welcome! It's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS! Bobby is your hostess this week and she picked this gorgeous fall themed photo for you to be inspired by. Here's the card I came up with:


I've been challenging myself to use stamps I've had for ages, and never inked up. These pumpkins are one of a gajillion I've yet to color. I used Prisma Color pencils to color these cute pumpkins, and framed them with some punched vines. 

I hope you get a chance to play along with our Photo challenge at Just Us Girls! For more inspiration, check out what my teammies, and our guest designer, Kathy, have created, and leave them some bloggy lovin. 

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Unity Stamps - August 2012 KOM; Paper Smooches - Jive Turkey
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Gathered Twigs
CS: Taylored Expressions; Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: Prisma Color pencils; GC; STAMPlorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch  rectangle dies; EK Success - vine punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Matte Medium

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #270 - Fairies and Angels



Hello all, and welcome! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we challenge you to use fairies or angels on your card or project. Since I have a slew of fairy images, that's what I went with:


 here is the inside:

I've had this digi for a while, but it's the first I've colored her. I had everything colored except her dress, and was trying to decide what color to go with. Either red or green would be too overpowering, I thought. I considered gold. Then my hubby came into my craft room and suggested sapphire. (face palm) Sometimes the hubby is sooooo brilliant! LOL! Here's a close up, showing the Stickles on the wings, the flower centers, and the berries on the arm band.



Now it's your turn to play along at Shopping Our Stash! It's couldn't be easier: use a fairy or angel image and link it up! For more inspiration, check out what my teammates, and our September Guest Designer, Jennifer, have created for your viewing pleasure! Don't forget to leave them some bloggy lovin! Remember, we are looking for a Guest Designer for October. If you wish to be considered, simply add a "DT" after your name when you link up! Easy peasy!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at Spectrum Noir September challenge - Use Kraft

Spectrum Noir markers used:
skin: FS2, FS3, TN2
hair: BG2-4-7-9
eyes: IB1-2-3
lips: PP3-4
poinsettias: PP3, DR4, DR6, LG2, LG5, JG5, LT3, GB7
armband: LG3,LG5, JG5, PP3, DR4, DR6
wings: IB1-2, blender
dress: TB3, TB8, TB7, CT3, GB7
outline: BGR1

Supplies:
Stamps: Ching Chou Kuik - Poinsettia Fairy; Hampton Arts/G45 - Christmas Emporium
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Color Box - Evergreen
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - diamond Stickles; Martha Stewart - holly punch; Sakura - gold Gelly roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, September 17, 2016

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #68 A is for ARGGGGH!



I'm LOVING the graphics that Sister Lee creates for the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! Since International Talk Like A Pirate Day happens on the 19th, (yeah, it's a thing!), we challenge you to make a card or project featuring a pirate on it! Here's the card I created:


 When you unwind the string that's wrapped around the X shaped brad (yep, see what I
did there?), you get the ending of my sentiment:

My card is based on the now ended CAS - Colours & Sketches #190. All my cards for the next week or so have been made and scheduled in advance, as we are on the road as you read this, headed to the beach for vacation. I. Can't. Wait. To. Get. There!!!! 

Anyhooo, we hope that you get a chance to play sometime this fortnight at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For even more fun inspiration, please check out what my Sisters of Snark, and our newest Guest Designer, Marina, have made for your viewing enjoyment, and please leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
Stamps: CC Designs - Pirate Frankie digi
Ink: Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion
DP: Gartner (ancient paper!)
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Prisma color pencils; Sentiment computer generated; X brad and string from my stash; hole punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

JUST US GIRLS #361 Color Week



Hello and welcome! It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS, and Nancy is your hostess. She's picked the colors BLACK, RED, and YELLOW for you to play with! Here's the card I made:

I'll admit that I was kind of stumped with these colors, until I saw the second card that Shery Russ made on her post here. (Thanks for the inspiration Shery!) I used an older set of leaf stamps and did the rock and roll technique using red and yellow ink pads. I used my MISTI to get good coverage with the leaves I stamped in black ink, then fussy cut them. I wanted the sentiment to stand out more, so I added a panel of yellow behind it. 


Here's the inside:


I hope you get a chance to play along for this week's color challenge at Just Us Girls! We'd love to see what you create with these colors. For more inspiration, please visit the blogs of my teammates, and our Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth, and leave some bloggy lovin! 

Just a reminder, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our September challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November! Good luck and have fun! Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: Cloud 9 Designs - Leaves; Winnie & Walter - Big Bold & Party
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Dandelion; Versa Mark
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle dies; Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday dies; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Matte Medium


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #269 - Cut and Paste



Hello crafty friends! It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week, we want you to make a card or project using stencils and dies - no stamps allowed!  It's a lot easier than you might think! Here's what I came up with:


 Here is the inside:

I started by sponging white ink onto black cardstock using a paisley stencil. Once I heat set the ink, I hand drew all the eye sockets. Instant ghosts! I cut my panel to size and matted it onto purple foil cardstock, and adhered to my card base. I broke out my Slice die cutter for the die cut sentiment and larger ghost. Once I adhered them, I decided to carefully add some Stickles to the Boo. On the inside, I found a sticker in my stash to use. 

So now it's your turn! Have some fun using those hoarded stencils and dies, and link up your project at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, check out what my teammies, and our Guest Designer, Jennifer, have made, and leave them some bloggy lovin!

Just a reminder, if you wish to be considered for our Guest Designer for October, simply add a 'DT' after your name when you link up! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!


Supplies:
Ink: Color Box - Frost White
CS: Bazzill, Darice
DP: DCWV - Foiled Cardstock Stack
Accessories: MFT - Bold Paisley stencil; Slice die cutter, Words and Expressions Holiday/Toil & Trouble cartridges; Ranger - Star Dust Stickles; black Sharpie marker; American Crafts - sticker from Night Fall collection
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - foam tape; Elmer's - extra strength glue stick

Saturday, September 10, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #360 Trend Week


Hello crafty friends and welcome! It's Trend Week at JUST US GIRLS! Lisa is your hostess and she's picked a trend that has no intention of going out of style anytime soon: SEQUINS! Here's my take on this fun challenge:


I have a grand niece and nephew who are twins, and they have their 4th birthday coming up later this month. What better way to celebrate than with a shaker card for each of them with a cute hippo on it!


 here's the inside:




 the inside:

I made them pretty much the same, except for the colors, the type font I used to print the front sentiments, and just a couple things added for individuality. Sean's card has a googly eye on the hippo, and on Samantha's card, I added a few rhinestones. Of course, the shaker parts are bunches of sequins in various colors to correspond with the designer paper I used.

I hope you find some time to play along with us this week at Just Us Girls! For more inspiration, please visit the blogs of my teammates, and our Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth, and leave them some bloggy lovin! 

Just a reminder, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our September challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November! Good luck and have fun crafting! Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Zoo Crew; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Stack 4
CS: Darice, Bazzill
Accessories: GC; SB - Std Sm Circle Nesties; Darice - sequins; rhinestones and googly eye from my stash; sentiments computer generated
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch - foam tape; Recollections - foam strips; Ranger - Glossy Accents

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #268 - Mary Had a Little Lamb



Hello crafty peeps and welcome! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we'd like to see farm animals on your cards or projects! Here's my card:



and the inside:

In another attempt to use my NBUS, I unearthed a stamp that I won at Kraftin Kimmie stamps in 2013, and yes, this is the first time it's been inked. (Can I tell you that coloring pig tails is very hard to do? This image was my 3rd attempt.) Here's a tip: if you screw up coloring an image, keep it, and use it to practice on for future color combos. 

Ok, so it's your turn. Just create a card or project using a farm animal and link it up at Shopping Our Stash!  For more inspiration, please check out what the Design Team have created for your viewing pleasure, and please leave them some bloggy lovin! And 'hay'! We have a Guest Designer joining us this month! Please also welcome Jennifer Fahnestock and check out the adorable card she made!

Remember that we are looking for Guest Designers now! If you wish to be considered as GD for October, simply add "DT" after your name when linking up! 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at:

 

Supplies:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie - Down on the Farm 2013; Stampendous - Birthday Wish 2012
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Spring Mix stack
CS: Crafter's Companion; Darice; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Deckled Rectangle die; Martha Stewart - loop punch; Rhinestones - a gift two years ago from my Snarky Sister Barbara Godden; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Saturday, September 3, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #359 - Word Week


Good morning crafty friends. I apologize for not having my post ready when it was supposed to. Let's just say life got crazy the last few days, and it was all I could do to get a card made, let alone blog about it. I had finally finished it yesterday in the early evening, took pictures, and then crazy time happened. After things settled down, I completely forgot to do my post, and went outside for some much needed time by the fire pit. UGH!!!

So, it's a new month, which means it's Word Week at JUST US GIRLS! Ina is your hostess, and she's picked the word TRAVEL as your inspiration. Here is how I interpreted it:


 and the inside:

Oh my goodness, it's another almost one layered card again. I must be possessed! LOL! Last week I received happy mail from my Snarky Sister, Lynne, and in it were these really cute circular map stickers. It couldn't have showed up at a better time, as I really don't own much in the way of travel schtuff. I die cut two sizes of circles: one slightly larger than the stickers in the same color, the other slightly larger than the first in scraps of colorful card stock. Each are popped up on thin foam squares. After stamping the sentiments, I rounded one of the corners. 

I hope you get a chance to play along with our travel themed Word Week at Just Us Girls! As it's a new month, we have a new Guest Designer joining us! Please welcome Kathy Schweinfurth of Stamps at Play. Hello Kathy! Glad that you are joining us this month! For more inspiration, please do check out what my teammies created for this challenge, and leave them some bloggy lovin!

Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our September challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November! Have fun playing along!



Supplies:
Stamps: Technique Tuesday - All Aboard
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: Map stickers sent to me by the amazingly talented Lynne Mizera; GC; Std Sm & Lg Circle Nesties; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - Thin 3D foam squares

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #67 C is for Caffeine



Hello snarky peeps and good morning to you all! We have a new challenge starting today at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, and it's all about caffeine! Coffee, tea, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy drinks - if it has caffeine in it, we want to see it! Here's my contribution:


 and the inside:

I used a recycled thank you note for my card. The 'I have issues' card is, I think, one of those Project Life cards. There's a thank you note on the back side from Cassie, the owner of Paper Issues stamps. I saved this because I knew it would find a home on a card eventually. It did. 

I stamped the coffee rings on the card base then added the smaller panels all wonky like. I am not a coffee drinker, but a tea drinker. But I love the fact that the sentiment has the word wine in it, something that I definitely drink, and well, there ya go. The gal and the sentiment are NBUS items that I've bought earlier this year, and am just now inking them up. Sad, I know. Darnell's bowl of NBUS has nothing on the amount of craft supplies I own that have never been used. Again, so so sad. 

Ready to get your caffeine high on and play along? Sure you are! Just link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can see what your caffeine high made you create! While there, please do check out the blogs of my Sistahs and our newest Guest Designer, Michelle, and leave some bloggy lovin. Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:

 


Supplies:
Stamps: Riley & Co.; Paper Smooches
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: MISTI; GC; SB - Modern Stationary Nesties; recycled card
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares
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