Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #222 - Birthday

Good morning and welcome! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH we'd like to see you dig up your oldest birthday themed items and make a project with them. (Paper, stamps, stickers. Whatever is the oldest in your stash) Here's the card I made:

 Here's the inside:

I've used stamps from a couple kits from 2012. The paper and alpha stickers, while not technically birthday themed, also date back to 2012. (I don't own any birthday themed paper) Plus, I used more of my stash of stickers. Yay me!

I know you have friends and family with birthdays coming up. Why not make a card or five and link it up at Shopping Our Stash?  Just be sure to use your oldest birthday supplies. ☺ Also, please check out what the other gals have created and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for hanging out with me.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. - February and July 2012 KOM
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - This & That: Charming
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Pierced Rectangle dies; Provo Craft, Recollections, Echo Park - Alpha Stickers; Fiskars - corner rounder; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Faber Castell - black Pitt artist pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Saturday, October 3, 2015


(Look at Edna's Ta-Ta's! Who Knew!!!)

That's right crafty peeps, this fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS. we are celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so of course we had to do a challenge that focuses on boobs! I actually had no clue what to make until the other day, and only after stalking Pinterest for ideas. (Pinterest saves the day, yet again!) I found this template and wound up having a lot of fun putting my card together. Ok. Enough blathering. On to my card:

Here's the inside:

I did give my card some implants, as I thought the bra should be filled out more. *snicker* The lace started out white, but after I swirled it in a Dixie cup that had some drops of black re-inker added in, wah-la: black lace! I even found a bag of those tiny roses, hidden in a long neglected shoe-box-o-embellies! The inside sentiment, while not snarky, is a bit punny. And that's just fine by me. ☺

So, ready to make a boob themed card or project? Do you even need a reason to?! Just make sure you link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, because you know we want to see it! Please be sure to stop by the blogs of my Sistahs in Snark, and our newest Guest Designer, Emily Leiphart, and leave them some love! Thanks for stopping by, now go get your craft on!

I'd like to enter this at the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge

CS: Darice
Ink: Ranger DI - Brushed Corduroy; Staz On - Jet Black re-inker
Accessories: GC; Darice - Damask Background EF; SB - Lg Std Circle Nesties; May Arts lace; Offray ribbon; flower from my stash; sentiment is computer generated
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Recollections - red tape; Glue Dots; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue

JUST US GIRLS #313 - Word Week

Hello and good morning all! It's Word Week at JUST US GIRLS. Sue is your hostess, and she's picked the word SYMPATHY. It's always difficult to make sympathy cards, at least it is for me. I don't like that I need to make them, but we all do, from time to time. That being said, I persevered and came up with this card:

 Here is the inside:

This was the result of experimenting with my water based markers. I cut a thin panel from water color paper, then took stamps and colored directly onto them with different colors of markers, stamping onto the panel as I colored the stamps. Then I took my water mister and gave the panel a light misting so the colors would bleed. Once dried, I backed it with black card stock before adhering it to my card base. I stamped the sentiment and added a row of rhinestones underneath it. 

I hope you find some time to make a sympathy card or project, and link it up at Just Us Girls. We'd love to see what you create! While there, please check out how the ladies interpreted this challenge. Oh, and since it's a new month, I'd also like to welcome Julie Gearinger as our October Guest Designer! 

For our October Chic of the Week winners, we will be doing something a bit different this year. The gals decided that we will take a short break in December for the holidays. And since we didn't want to short change our October winner, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our October and November challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designers for the month of January. That's right, two Guest Designers for January! (I'm not good with my words, so I hope I didn't completely confuse you! LOL!) I hope to see your entry linked up! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge.

Stamps: Paper Smooches: Botanicals 1 & 2, Reflections; MFT - Essential Sentiments; Inkadinkado - May you find...
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Bazzill; Strathmore Water Color Paper; scraps
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; water mister; Nicole - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Thursday, October 1, 2015


My blog friend, Becca Cruger, of the DAMSEL OF DISTRESSED blog, is the creative genius who has spearheaded The Hop To Stop! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To quote Becca, "the hop is designed to help raise awareness of domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 3 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence."

If you'd like to find out more information, and the resources that are available, please check out the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

A bit about the blog hop: The link up starts today and will close on October 14th. If you'd like to participate, you can make anything you want, (card, layout, mix media project, etc.) as long as it features the color PURPLE. (Domestic Violence Awareness color) The link up is at THE DAMSEL OF DISTRESSED blog. Winners will be announced on October 17th.


Whaaaa?????!!!! Winners? There are prizes?

Why yes, there ARE prizes! Becca, in her rockstardominess, (is that a word? It is now!), has accrued a boat load of sponsors that have generously donated prizes!! 

Get a load of them apples!!! Holy Cow! All you need to do is make a new project (no back linking), display the sponsor graphic, and comment on the three entries before yours. (Spread the bloggy love!) Now, on to my card:

I found that dreamy patterned paper in my stash and pulled different shades of purple from it.Except for the stamps and die cut, everything used on this card has been in my stash for at least a year. Yay me! LOL! My card is based on the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #320

Thank you, Becca, for inviting me to participate in this amazing hop! You Rock!!!

I'm off to check out the amazing creations of everyone! Have a great day all!!

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold, & Party
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Memento LUXE - Wedding Dress
CS: Bazzill, scraps
Accessories: GC; SB- Marvelous Squares Nesties; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & Party Cutaways; Petaloo/Offray - flowers; Simplicity/Offray - lace and ribbon; Nicole - rhinestones; Spectrum Noir PL5 marker (to color the rhinestones)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Glue Dots; Recollections - red tape

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #221 - Wooden It Be Nice

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we'd like to see some type of wooden element on your project. (Ex: wooden letters/shapes, paper, patterned paper, veneer, etc.) I was feeling nostalgic, so I broke out my Slice die cutter (that I've had since perhaps 2010, probably longer), and made some ornaments. Check it:

...and the inside:

In certain lighting, the color of the wooden peace word and the darker blue card stock I used actually match. Not so much in this photo. Oh well. After I die cut all the parts-is-parts* of the ornaments, I thought they needed a little somethin' somethin'. So I embossed some of the pieces. There, that's better. The peace word was painted then when dry, I gave it a spritz of pearl Glimmer Mist for some subtle shimmer. Of course, you can't see it in the above picture. But it's there. Trust me. ☺ I added some silver floss so that the ornaments wouldn't be magically hovering by themselves.

Now it's your turn. Got any wooden butterflies or arrows? Patterned paper with a wooden design on it? Why not make something with it and link it up at Shopping Our Stash? We'd love to see it! Please do check out what the other ladies came up with to wow you, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get creative today!

* Thank you, Leslie, for making me remember that Wendy's commercial. I used to use this term a lot when it first came out, then it faded from my mind, replaced with other catch phrases. LOL!



Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: GC; Cuttlebug & Darice EF; Slice die cutter and Noel cartridge; Michael's - wooden peace word; DMC - floss; Fiskars - corner rounder; Ranger - Adirondack Stream acrylic paint dauber; Tattered Angels - pearl Glimmer Mist
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Glue Dots

Monday, September 28, 2015

Beware! Monstahs ahead!

Hey all! I have a cute Halloween card to share:

 Here's the inside:

I've been playing with my Slice die cutter for this card. As long as I've had it, I only just bought the Toils & Trouble cartridge a couple months ago. OMG! Just LOOK at that awesome monstah!! I cut him first to fit within the yellow circle, but changed my mind and cut him a bit bigger. I stacked and glued two of the monstahs together, then covered him with Glossy Accents. After he dried, I stuck him on with foam squares, then added a googly eye.

Ooooh! Shiny monstah!!!

The sentiment was another die cut from the same cartridge. I just loved the font! This little guy is so cute, but don't let that cuteness fool you: he's sitting on top of a pile of skulls! LOL!

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great day!

I'm entering this card at:

Stamps: Stampendous - Tricky Words
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Haunted
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: Slice die cutter and Toil & Trouble cartridge; GC; Cuttlebug EF; Quickutz - Inverted square die; SB- Std. Sm Circle Nesties; Nicole - googly eye; Ranger - Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents

Saturday, September 26, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #312 - Photo Week

Good morning and welcome! It's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is your hostess this week and she's found this fabulous photo to draw inspiration from! Here's how I interpreted it:

 And the finished inside:

The background was homework from the Online Card Class: Watercolor - Exploring Mediums, day 2. I used a couple Distress Inks and, as Laura Bassen said, made this dreamy watercolor-y background. The birthday, flower, and leaf dies are NBUS, finally put to use. Yay me! The birthday die was cut 3 times and stacked for some dimension. I'm also digging that it extends off both sides of the card a tad. That striped background I had to MacGyver by cutting strips of black card stock and adhering to the card base. I can't believe I have no black and white striped DP! Well, I do, sort of, but it's all aged and distressed, and not white. I'll have to remedy that.

So, what jumps out at you when you look at this picture? The stripes? The yellow flowers? The polka dots? Why not make a project and link it up at Just Us Girls! We'd love to see it! While there, be sure to check out what the other gals, and our September GD, Melissa Dawn Lane, have come up with. 

Remember, 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! Now go forth and get your craft on! LOL! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Paper Issues - Freakin Sentiments; Stampendous - Birthday Wishes
Ink: Ranger DI - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Darice; scraps
Accessories: GC; Winnie & Walter - The Big the bold Party Cutaways, In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways; Nicole - Rhinestones; paintbrush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - foam tape, scrapbooker's glue