Friday, December 7, 2018

STAMPlorations December Theme & Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back crafty peeps!
It's a new month, the LAST month of the year.
HOW did that happen?!!

Today starts the new Theme & Sketch Challenge




 For my card, this time I've only used the Theme:


I love these Typographia stamps. They do all the work for you. LOL!
I've used the Typographia Christmas-Build a Snowman stamp which
is stamped onto a panel cut from one of the crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies.
I doodled around the edge of the patterned paper and the word 'meadow' with a silver
Gelly Roll pen for a bit of glitz, and finished it with a sparkly snowflake 
sticker from my stash.

I hope you find some time during this busy holiday season to
We'd love to see how you interpret them. You can find all the details on the 
blog, including how to win some prizes!

Need a discount? Simply use my code,
STAMPGIRLCHRIS
for an extra 20% off your order!

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!






Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Typographia Christmas - Build a Snowman
Ink: Color Box/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice
DP: American Crafts - Jack Frost
CS: Neenah
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies; MISTI; Michael's- Creatology foam snowflake sticker; Sakura - silver Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #383 - Happy Birthday Dude!


 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
Donna is your hostess this week at
SHOPPING OUR STASH and she's thrown a curve ball right
in the midst of the Christmas-card-making-frenzy.
This week we want to see your birthday cards for the men in your lives!

 Here's what I came up with:


here's the inside:

 I did have help with my design, as I cased this card while perusing
Pinterest for ideas. (Not sure who made it as the link takes me
to a web store that sells the stamps, not the artist, so thank you
whomever you are!) I've had these tree stamps for at least a couple years, and
I think this may only be the second time using them. Glad I rediscovered
them while searching for something else, because I want to make a
bunch more cards like this now. LOL!

So now it's your turn. Put a brief hold on those holiday cards and
create a birthday card for a guy! Be sure to link up at
Shopping Our Stash so we may admire it! For more fabulous
male-themed cards, please do visit my teammies to see what
they've come up with.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!





I'd like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is for - Birthday




Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous/TH - Tree Line; Simon Says Stamp - Messages for Everyday, Birthday Celebration; Paper Smooches - Surf & Turf (bird)
Ink: Ranger DI - Iced Spruce, Forest Moss; Memento - Rich Cocoa
CS: Neenah; Darice
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Regal Deer die; Taylored Expressions - rolling hills dies; DecoArt - Snow-Tex; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, December 1, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #124 W is for Winter


Hello and happy Saturday crafty peeps!
Today starts the new challenge at the
We want to see your Winter themed projects this time around.

Here's the card I made:



I had a lot of fun with this card. After stamping that little miss and her kitty, I stamped both again on masking paper, fussy cut and covered the images. I die cut a landscape border and used it as a mask
to sponge my sky, then masked off and sponged the ice. Removed the masks and colored the images using my SN markers. I went over the trees and hill with some snow-tex, and also dotted the sky
to add some falling snow. IRL this stuff is pretty glittery, but with my crack photography
skillz, you can't really see that. LOL!

I hope you find some time to join us in our Winter challenge this fortnight 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! In need of some more ideas? Simply
visit the blogs of my Sistahs, and our returning Queen and GD, Donna Mundinger, 
for their takes on the challenge.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see your fabulous creations in the gallery!






I'd like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG 














Supplies:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Mischief Maker: Ice Ice Baby
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; STAMPlorations - Winter Landscape die; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; Inkadinkado - masking paper; DecoArt - glistening Snow-Tex; toothpick; MISTI; WOS pen; Ranger- sponging tools
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #382 - Washi Washi Washi!


Welcome back crafty friends!
This week's challenge at 
SHOPPING OUR STASH is a fun one:
Use Washi tape on your project!

I have a couple dozen tapes that I very rarely use, so
this was the perfect challenge for me to use some of them.
Here's my card:


and the inside:

I simply made rows of a bunch of colorful tapes, then die cut
the tree. I added some gold glitter paper behind the cut out for a 
bit of glitz, and finished off with a die cut sentiment.

Since I had the tree die cut, I made another card:


and the inside:

That green paper behind the tree is some ancient paper I've been hoarding. It is
glossy and has the feel of vinyl rather than paper. Very fun and funky!

Now's your turn to break out those neglected Washi tapes and have some fun
using them! Be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so that we can admire it!
If you're in need of more inspiration, do check out what my fabulous teammies
have created using Washi tape!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!




I'd like to enter my second card at Sunday Stamps #192














Supplies:
Card 1:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Cottage Ivy
DP: DCWV - gold glitter
CS: Neenah; Darice
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - Christmas Tree 1 die and Warm Winter Wishes die; Recollections and mystery mfg - Washi Tape
WOS pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Card 2:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Cottage Ivy
DP: HOTP
CS: Neenah; Darice
Accessories: Recollections and mystery mfg - Washi tape; GC; Darice - Damask Background EF; STAMPlorations - Christmas tree 1 die; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Yum....cake!

Hello and happy Saturday to you!
I'm just popping in with a card I made for a few challenges.


Lots of stash shopping went into this card.
The sentiment is from an American Crafts set dated back in 2008;
the cake is from an MFT set dated 2010! There are a lot of metallic touches on this card:
 the gold embossed sentiment, gold floss on the die cut tag, gold sequins. I even edged 
the tag, white die cut circle and edge of the DP in gold ink! The cake was colored 
with Spectrum Noir markers then I went over the icing with a WOS pen. 
You can see the shimmer a bit more in this pic:


Guess it's time for me to get a move on and start putting up some Christmas decorations.
There should be an icy/rain mix arriving soon to our neck of the woods, so
indoors I shall stay. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!





I'd like to enter this at:
Retro Rubber #100 - Tic Tac Toe - I used the last column: metallics/die cut/cake




Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Lovin from the Oven 2010; American Crafts - Birthday 2008
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
DP: American Crafts - #Summer
CS: Neenah; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - tag die; SB - Lg & Sm Std Circle Nesties; Spectrum Noir markers; hole punch; DMC floss; Stampendous - champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI; Darice - sequins;
K & Co - candle sticker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots; Ranger- Glossy Accents

Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday bells

Hi there and welcome friends!

I hope that all who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had
a wonderful day, filled with family, friends, and food!

I'm popping in with a card I've made for the 
Time Out Challenge #123. We are prompted to use
black, white, and one other color. 


I've gone with gold for my choice:


here's the inside:

I die cut that fabulous Doodled Christmas Bells cover plate in black card stock, 
and filled in the bell with gold glitter paper, using the cuts from this card
(I couldn't let those pieces go to waste!) That's adhered to a white card base, then
 I finished the front off with a simple sentiment that was gold embossed
 onto a strip of black card.

That's all for now. I never brave the Black Friday crazies out on the roads, so 
I'll just have to make more Christmas cards. (wink)
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!






Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bells Medley; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
DP: Recollections - gold glitter
CS: Neenah; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - Doodled Christmas Bells cover plate; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: Stampendous - adhesive sheets; SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #381 - Inspired by a Food or Beverage Label


Hello and welcome back my friends!
This week I'm hosting at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
and I've picked another crazy challenge for you. LOL!
This week, we want you to make something that was 
inspired by a food or beverage label!

For my card, I was inspired by the Harvester wine label:





and the inside:

I used two stamps from the same set, and with the help of
some masking, created my flowery panel.
I gotta say, this was so much fun to make!

Now it's your turn! So many ideas are out there. Be sure to link up
at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire them! For more ideas,
simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see how they
interpreted this challenge! You won't be disappointed! Wow!

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





I'd like to enter this at:





Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Even more Spring flowers; Birthday Celebration
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; Neenah
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - double pierced rectangle dies; MISTI; Inkadinkado - masking paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, November 17, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #123 - H is for Home


Hello and happy Saturday snarky peeps!
Edna stole Dorothy's ruby slippers and clicked them
three times in order to be home for the newest challenge at the
We want to see your home themed projects. Here is the 
card that I came up with:



and the inside:

This is the only thing on my Christmas list, so I'm
hoping Santa comes thru this year. LOL!

We hope that you'll join the fun at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and link up your projects! For more
home-spun ideas, do check out what my Sisters and our
reigning Queen, Donna, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Houses; Stampin' Up! - Suite Seasons
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI- Vintage Photo
DP: MME - Signature Christmas
CS: Thunderbolt; Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Paper Smooches - bracket die; Ranger - blending tool; MISTI; Ranger - crystal Stickles; Computer & printer; LePlumme II markers (pine green & English red)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #380 Tic-Tac-Toe


Hiya crafty friends and welcome back!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, Mimi is your hostess
and she's created this lovely Tic-Tac-Toe board
for you to be inspired by!


For my card, I've used the center column-
Stamps/stash more than 5 yrs old/Happy Birthday:


Yes, I realize that the mug of beer stamp is rather new, but the
sentiment below it comes from a stamp set from 2013.
Also, the papers I've used are from a collection from 2012.
I stamped Happy Birthday on the inside, along
with some tiny word stamps to say
'Holy Sh*t You're 30!'
This was already sent out last week to my nephew who
turned 30 yesterday. OMG! My family members are
getting older! (As for me, I refuse to grow up. *wink*)

So now it's your turn to break out that much loved hoarded paper,
those beloved stamps, that bit of leftover ribbon you've
been holding on to for years to use on a 'special' project. 
We'd love to see it, so be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash
so we can admire it! For more ideas, do check out what my
lovely teammies have come up with for this challenge!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!



Supplies:
Stamps: TH/Stampers Anonymous - beer; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler; Paper Issues -
Aah real birthday sentiments & Oh hell no sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - This & That
CS: Thunderbolt; TE; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Sm & Lg standard circle Nesties; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares
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