Saturday, February 28, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #282 - Photo Week!

Good morning crafty peeps! It's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is your hostess this week and she picked out this gorgeous picture - oh the possibilities! Here's the card I made:

So, I got all glittery with this one. Plus I used some stamps that have never seen ink before. Yay me! Those pennants are actually shaped foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I simply sprinkled glitter over them and burnished with my finger. For the striped panel, I covered it in double sided tape, then peeling off every other strip, sprinkled one color of glitter over it. After burnishing with my finger, I tapped off the excess glitter and put it back into it's container. I repeated this for the second glitter color. The jar was from a set that I've never opened up until now, the coin was also inked for the first time (NBUS!) The sentiment was first stamped with VersaMark, then Mowed Lawn and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. 

Look at all the shiny and sparkly!! 

With St. Paddy's Day approaching, why not make a card or project inspired by this picture and join us at Just Us Girls?! While there, please check out the amazing creations that my teammates, and our February Guest Designer, Stephanie, have made. It's Stephanie's last challenge with us and we really enjoyed having her as our GD. Thanks Stephanie! Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our February challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of April! Thanks for stopping in!

Challenges I'd like to enter this in:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #289
Addicted to Stamps #133 - Holiday

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Summertime Charm; Paper Smooches - A Magical Spring
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Mowed Lawn
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Lacey Ovals Nesties; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF; SA by 3L - Foam Pennants; Stampendous - Halo Gold Mix Glitter & Champagne EP; mystery green glitter from stash; vellum; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots; AC - double sided tape

Friday, February 27, 2015

I'm seeing stars....

Hello and happy Friday!! I have a card to share using a (new to me) technique: Bokeh! Check it:

 Here is the inside of the card:

I started with a white cs panel, and sponged three colors of Distress Ink randomly over it. Then I found a (NBUS!) star stamp and loading it with Frost White chalk ink, randomly stamped that over the panel. There's second generation stamping in there also, and wa-la: Bokeh! At this point I went over it with my heat gun as I knew I was going to heat emboss the sentiment. It's framed in kraft then mounted onto a blue card base. I found some gold star shaped sequins in my stash and added those as a final touch. I. Really. Love. How. This. Turned. Out! 

Well, I'm off to walk the fur baby. I hope you have a great day and weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'm entering this in:
Merry Monday #147 - Stars
The Male Room #4 - make your own background paper

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Circle of Honor (star), All Yule Need, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Ranger DI - Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord; Clear Snap - Frost White; VersaMark; Memento - Paris Dusk
CS: Darice
Accessories: Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; American Crafts - sequins
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger Glossy Accents

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #190 - From a Jar

Hello and welcome to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! As that catchy title suggests, we'd like you to A.) use anything that came from a jar (flower soft, glitter, perfect pearls, embossing powder, etc.), or B.) use a jar image, or C.) decorate a jar! The choice is yours. I chose to use a jar image on my card:

I saw a card that Heidi Van Laar made (her blog is no longer there so I can't link it, but Google her name and check out her Pinterest cards. It's there) and that I felt compelled to case...with my own spin on it. I took a scrap of felt, dabbed it on the Frost White ink pad and smeared it on my blue panel. I stamped the jar over that. I did some second generation stamping with one of the shadows and stamped that onto the strip of checkered paper, then stamped the jar again onto to that. (as if it's sitting on a picnic table!) I stamped the firefly a couple times. The last one I did some stamp kissing so I could get a mirrored image. Using Prismacolor pencils, I colored in the firefly's butts ☺ and did some shading/highlighting on the jar. Even added some Stickles to the wings because glitter! A couple sentiments and I was done. Oh, I forgot to get a picture of the inside, but there's a Happy Birthday sentiment on it.

I hope you get the chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you created! Please take a moment to check out what my teammates came up with to inspire you - they are awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear, Shadows, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap - Frost White
DP: WRMK - Family Keepsake
CS: Darice
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Fiskars - corner rounder; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; scrap of felt
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Good morning all! We have a new challenge this fortnight at THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! It's inspired by Edna, poor bird. She was out at the pub and may have imbibed a few too many Jagerbombs, as she started dancing on the tabletops, lost her balance and fell. Just look at that shiner she's sporting!  Our new challenge is simple: make a get well card. Here's mine:

 and the inside:

There is no reasoning as to why I decided to die cut all those hexilongs. I just wanted to do this! Plus, googly eyed dinosaur! She just looks like she's yelling the sentiment. LOL!

We all need get well cards from time to time. Our new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is a great excuse to crank one (or more) out! Be sure to link it up so we can see it, and while there, check out what my teammies, and our newest Guest Designer, Michelle, have come up with to dazzle you! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are staying warm! (Winter bites - I'm sooooo ready for Spring!)


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Cutasaurus; Crackerbox Palace - B.S.; Hero Arts: Everyday Sayings
Ink: Memento - Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - The Sweetest Thing
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Hexilongs & Cutasaurus icons dies; Nicole - googly eye
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Scotch - Scrapbooker's Glue

JUST US GIRLS #281 - Color Week!

Good morning crafty peeps! It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS, and Lisa is your Hostess this time around. She's come up with a gorgeous color pallet to inspire you:

I know, right?!! Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I put my card together using the sketch from Mojo Monday #385. I'm not too thrilled about how this came out, maybe too many patterns? (Aren't we our own worst critics?!) ☺ 

You should play along (because I'm positive you can do better than I did. LOL!) I'd love to see what you come up with, just link up your card or project at Just Us Girls! While there, please check out what my teammates and our February Guest Designer, Stephanie, have created to inspire you! Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our February challenges, you'll be in the running for our April Guest Designer! Have fun!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Chatterbox; Stampendous - Party Invite
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
DP & flower sticker: Carta Bella - Sew Lovely
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Cuttlebug - Leafy Branch & Modern Wallpaper EF; MME - brad; rhinestones from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #189 - Inspired by a Movie!

Good morning crafty peeps! We have a fun new challenge starting today at SHOPPING OUR STASH - make a card or project that is inspired by a movie! Well, this was a no brainer for me, as I had quite a few ideas in mind. But this idea I kept coming back to, so I just had to go with it:

 Here's the inside:

Yep, I was inspired by the Star Wars movies. I'm such a total sci fi geek! I may have taken Yoda's words and changed them a bit to serve my needs, but hey, it's all good! I found this digi image (and it's a free image, BTW!) here.  I sized it up then printed it out on 5 different pieces of scrap card stock. Then I got to work fussy cutting and paper piecing. I used a couple different SN green markers for shading the ears, and coloring the nails and eyes. Then I created my sentiment using some tiny type alpha stickers that I've had for at least a few years. LOVE how this turned out! 

So, have a brilliant idea for a card or project based on a movie? We'd like to see it! Just link it up at Shopping Our Stash! While there, please check out the amazing creations that my teammies came up with! Thanks for hanging out here, and I hope you have a fantabulous day!

Stamps: Free Yoda digi -
CS: Darice scraps
Accessories: SN markers; Cosmo Cricket - tiny type alpha stickers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Monday, February 16, 2015

White space makes me all itchy....

I made this very CAS card, that has a lot of white space on it. It's practically making me break out in hives. Luckily, I have my beloved layers to save me. Check it:

 and the inside:

I'm joining the fun at Jingle Belles - Here We Come a Washi-ing. I used some green and blue washi, a dimensional snowman sticker (that I've had for 5 years) and a couple simple sentiments finish the card. Lots. Of. White. Space! ACK! 

I just noticed that the last few cards I've made have blue or green predominately on them. Guess I was really sick of all the red/pink/purple/Valentine's theme stuff! LOL! 

Have a great day!

Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Snow Bunny, Holideer
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue
CS: Darice
Accessories: Recollections - washi tape; Jolee's - snowman/snowflake stickers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner