Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #2 - U is for Unused

Good morning peeps! It's time for another alphabet soup challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! For the next two weeks, your challenge is to use something, well, unused! LOL!

The Sisters want you to create a card/ATC/layout/etc. with an item or items that you've never used, and/or something you have in your stash that's been severely neglected. If you're like me, you have a boat load of stamps that have never seen ink (GASP!), or stickers/bling/do-dads, maybe a tool you bought a few years ago because you just HAD to have it, then only used it once, if at all! Get those bad boys out and USE them! LOL! If you happen to add some snark to your project - FANTABULOUS! Our motto is, "Not necessarily snarky, but snark if necessary"! (I know, Lindsey came up with that gem the other day! Hey, it's a new challenge blog - we are still trying to figure sh*t out! LOL!)

Anyhoooo, I didn't necessarily go the snark route, but instead went the punny and cute route:

Here's the inside:

So, the unused items? Mostly stamps that have never seen ink: the gnome, the alpha stamps, the woodgrain stamp on the speech bubble (second generation stamped). And - that grass DP was trimmed from a 12" x 12" sheet that I've had 4-Eh-Ver! No, for reals. Look at the back - it's from 2005!!!

Oh, one other thing I've used. Diane sent me an Action Wobble in her Christmas card to me, and I've been hoarding it, not wanting to use it. But, finally, I felt it was time to put it to use. On the gnome. Or, under it. (*koff*) I took a bitty video of it, and, as soon as I figure out how to add said video to my post, I will add it. So far, no such luck. (I'm computer illiterate, dontchaknow?!) LOL!

ETA: This may or may not work. Sorry if it doesn't!

So, ready to rock this challenge? You know you are! Just make sure you link up your project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can Ooh and Aah over your brilliance! And please check out what my Sistahs created for your viewing pleasure!  Now, go forth and get your craft on!

Oh, and I'm entering this card over at the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge - Anything Goes

Stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Forest Whimsy, Mini Monograms, Kissables 2, Slang Gang (Sup), He Said She Said
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
DP: Frances Meyer (grass); DCWV (brown)
CS: Recollections (kraft, white), Bazzill (brown); Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Action Wobble from Diane; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Barbara Godden said...

super cute card, love the background, I`m still hoarding my little wobble might use it on the great grandson`s card. Love the whole card. Fabulous job!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

So funny, I was all set to say super cute and Barbara beat me to it. But it is adorable and the video worked. Have to laugh. I think I've got some of that grass paper as well. thanks for clearing up the "snark" part. May manage to do both since I lean towards snark on a daily basis. LOL xxD

Lynne Mizera said...

What a Great Card! and the Video....OMGEEEE! I'm still laughing! (and wiping coffee off my screen)... it WAS SO CUTE... but it was when you reached out that weee finger to wobble him for the second time that I BURST out Laughing... because your finger had PERSONALITY, looking almost guilty but NEEDING to do it again.. GRIN it was just soooo cute... I LOVE that stamp set and I bet you could sell a LOT of those cards... TFS!

Lindsey said...

I'm still hoarding my action wobble! I need something as perfect as this to use it on. ;) Love the wobbly gnome, and seriously love that you finally cut into that archaic paper. (Funny, so few of the sisters seem to have unused SNARKY stamps. :D)

Lynn's Place said...

Love that little guy wiggles and all, how cute...tfs

Chris Dring said...

I was so concerned about keeping the camera steady and not getting the card out of frame, that I was almost too timid to flick the gnome so he would move! LOL!

Donna said...

Hee hee I love this card for soooooo many reasons! I am all about gnomes and like Lindsey I am still hoarding my action wobble. That grass paper is perfect!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the "Stay crafty, my friends" salutation on your post. Okay, I know this is supposed to be about the card, but I had to say it. I love the card. I have unused gnomes as well but I didn't want to come across as a copy cat. The video worked just fine and we got to see the nifty wibbly wobbly thing in action. Very cool!

Katie Gehring said...

Chris, this card just makes me smile and I am so glad that so many items from your stash got to see some action in its creation! Now you can go buy more, right? LOL! Anyway, I just love your lawn gnome!! I am so glad that you shared this card with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! Thanks for playing along! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, haha...I remember that paper!! How perfect it is here with your adorable gnome! This is adorable, Chris! Way to rock those unused goodies...and my new motto....Craft Hoarders unite!

Leigh Penner said...

This totally made me smile! Great card!

Jessi Fogan said...

THAT VIDEO! Seriously, it's like your finger is sneaking up on the gnome. LOL! And omg, I also had to laugh that we're still figuring sh** out - just KEEPING IT REAL! :D You, my evil doublemint twin, are a genius :)
(BTW, Connor keeps asking me how you are my twin when we don't look the same...caracks me up every time!)

Carol L said...

Too funny :) I never saw a jiggling gnomie before, but this is really a fun card! Gotta love that green grass.........haven't seen grass around here for a few months now!

Vee Cassidy said...

Fun card I wish I could find my springy thingies. I used one ages ago and cannot find the rest! Vee xx

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