Thursday, February 27, 2014

Peace

Hello peeps! I'm back with another card, this was made following Merry Monday #97 - use white, aqua, and silver on your card. Here's what I came up with:


Here is the finished inside:

Oooh! Shimmery and shiny! I custom made that aqua panel using Jessi Fogan's Faux Faux Patina tutorial. This is my second attempt at it, and I must say, it's quite addictive! The panel is adhered to a slightly larger piece of silver glitter paper then adhered to the card base with foam squares. The sentiment was stamped in Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I thought it needed a little something more, so I traced over it with a versamarker and heat embossed it with clear EP. (Although it's really hard to see it. Trust me. It's embossed!) Another strip of the panel and another stamp finishes the inside.

(one more view!)


If you want to have fun with ink, glimmer mists and embossing powder, then you NEED to try this faux faux patina! You won't be disappointed!


Ok, that's it for now. Perhaps I should get some housework done. My house looks like a tornado went through it! LOL! Thanks for stopping by! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Inkadinkado - O Holy Night
Ink: Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
DP: American Crafts - glitter paper
CS: Darice
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Darice - snowflakes EF; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Aquamarine, pearl, graphite; Stampendous - Clear EP; Whispers - Metallic silver EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares

Very GRRRRR!

Good morning and hello! I have a card that I'd like to share with you. ☺ This is based on Mojo Monday #334:


Here's the finished inside:

My homage to Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery! LOL! My card measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/2", and I let the round element hang over the side a bit.


I had a retro vibe going on all over this card! I used DP dated 2008 for the vertical paper panel. (big groovy flowers!) For the horizontal stripes, I used the Retro Squares Die-Namics in three shades of purple. Once those were adhered to my base, I realized I didn't want to cover the squares up with the round element. Then I had an epiphany: use vellum! I made a round frame using a scalloped and circle dies. I printed my sentiment out on the computer, cut it out using another circle die, and glued it on from the underside of the frame. After coloring my image, I fussy cut and adhered her with foam squares. Another printed sentiment and retro square border finishes the inside. I had so much fun putting this card together!

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for hanging out a while with me, and I hope you get the chance to make something crafty today! Enjoy your day!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - 60's Mod Mae digi
DP: KI Memories (flowers from 2008!); Echo Park - Happy Days (aqua)
CS: Recollections; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lg & Sm Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles Nesties; Spectrum Noir markers; Recollections - vellum; MFT - Retro Squares Die-Namics; Sentiments printed from Microsoft Office; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thinking of you....

I am over the top excited to be the guest star stamper this week for Color Throwdown #281! A first for me - it's a big deal! (Still having to pinch myself from time to time!) ☺ Ok, I know, enough with the gushing. (wink!) This week, the colors are Black, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango. As always, if you don't have the exact colors, no problem, just use whatever you have that's close. The CTD team are really layed back that way!



Isn't that a gorgeous sunset? I wouldn't mind being on that beach right about now. I've had enough of winter! LOL! Here is what I did for the challenge:


I tried the iris folding technique, for the first time ever! (Why did I wait so long to try this out? It looks so hard to do, yet it's incredibly easy. Facepalm!) I used two different patterned papers each for the saffron and tangerine colors. I die cut the butterfly on the main panel and trimmed the outer edges slightly smaller than the black card base. I colored the edge of the butterfly with a black marker, stamped the sentiment, then got to work on the paper folding. Drew the antennae and added black rhinestones at the tips, then doubled up the foam squares to attach the main panel to the card base. I just love how this turned out!

I hope that you get a chance to play along this week at the Color Throwdown! Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you have a fantastic day! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - Everyday Tango (tangerine's); Colorbok; HOTP
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Making Memories - Slice die cutting machine & Basics 2 cartridge; American Crafts - black Slick Writer marker; Recollections - rhinestones; iris folding pattern printed from internet
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; American Crafts - foam dots

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #140 - Heavy Metal

Hello and welcome peeps! It's time for the next challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week, we want you to dig through your hoarded metal items, bought or made, whether it be brads, charms, pins, an embossing folder with a diamond plate design, etc. You get what we mean! For my card, I used a square shiny silver brad and a charm:


Here is the inside:

The brad and charm I've had for quite a while. I actually found the charm whilst rummaging through a drawer for something else. Score! With a little help using the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch #139 I put my card together.(I did take some liberties with the design as I switched the banner elements to the other side of the card. Hope that's ok!) The sentiment was heat embossed before the panel was adhered. The digi image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut and adhered with foam squares over the circle element. I even added Glossy Accents to her glasses and the glass she's holding for some extra shine!

I hope you get the chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash! Please be sure to check out what my teammates created for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Cheers Kaylee Digi; Paper Smooches - Free Spirits, Birthday Sampler, Digits
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; VersaMark
DP: DCWV - Summer Magic stack
CS: Recollections; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug - EF from the James set; Darice - Flower Frenzy EF; Spectrum Noir markers; Std. Circles Lg & Sm Nesties; Michael's - flip flop charm; Inkadinkado - black EP; Doodlebug twine; Ranger - Glossy Accents; brad from stash; heat gun; Fiskars corner rounder; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares, Crafty Power Tape; Glue Dots


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!


video



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!

Chris
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


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #139 - Embellish Me!

Good morning peeps! It's time for another excellent challenge at Shopping Our Stash! This week we want you to make an embellishment! How cool is that?! Me? I made a flower:


Here is the inside:

I couldn't decide what colors to use...so I used them all! LOL! Using the current sketch at Cardabilities, I die cut ten 1" circles and one 1-1/2" circle from double sided DP. Folded the 1" circles into a 'V' shape, making sure the sides are all folded the same. (For my flower, I folded the left side first, then the right side) Then I adhered all the 'petals' onto the 1-1/2" circle, adding an aqua flower and a brad from my stash to finish it off. I shopped my stash for more flowers and brads, and even a doilie! The doilie was white, but I took Peacock Feathers DI and colored it with the blending tool. I also took a scrap of vellum, and scribbled over it with a SN marker. When it was dry, I die cut the leaves. Once I assembled the front, I finished the inside and was done.  I love how bright and cheery the colors in this card are. Makes me think Spring is almost here! (As I type this, I'm looking out my window at the big piles of snow still covering everything. Sigh.) Come on Spring - you can't get here soon enough!! :)

So, are you ready to make your own embellishment for your card or project? Well then, be sure to link up to Shopping Our Stash! Before you do that, please visit my teammates to see their gorgeous creations! Thanks for stopping by! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers
DP: DCWV - The Spring Mix Stack
CS: Darice (white); The Paper Co. (red)
Accessories: Grand Calibur;  Std. Circle Lg Nesties; Scalloped Edgeabilities border; Martha Stewart - doilie; Recollections - vellum; Spectrum Noir CG3 marker; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF;   flowers and brads from my stash; Doodlebug - twine; Paper Smooches - Reflections Leaves die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Helmar 450 adhesive; Glue Dots; Recollections red tape



Monday, February 17, 2014

Snarky Sisters snarky card swap

Good morning all and happy Presidents Day to my American peeps! The company my hubby works for is closed for the holiday, so he's home again today. (A five day weekend for him, because of the major dumpage of snow we got Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Although he worked from home Thursday and Friday.) And he's working from home again today. The life of a programmer. His company is sooooo lucky to have Andy working for them. Seriously, if he wasn't there to take care of any server issues they have, I swear a rip would form in the space/time continuum. And we can't be having that! LOL!

So anyway, my Sisters of Snark decided to have a snarky card swap between the group of us. This was a no holds barred kind of swap. Lynne was randomly picked to be the recipient of my card. (Ok, before you go any farther, put down your soda/coffee/alcoholic beverage and make sure your Depends are firmly strapped on)

I'll wait.....



Ready?


Ok. Meet Tess. She's at one of Gatsby's epic parties, sitting at the bar, sipping her dirty martini. As her eyes roam around the massive expanse of the mansion, looking at all the scantily clad women dancing up a storm, drinking like horses, and throwing themselves at all the willing men, she thinks to herself.....


Yep, made that story up all by myself. LOL!! But I must give credit where credit is due. I've had this stamp since last summer but this was the first time it saw ink. I had no idea how to color it. Totally stumped. So I checked out the Crafter's Companion store to see if there was a sample colored. Halleluiah! There was! So basically, I cased it. (It doesn't say who made the sample, otherwise I'd give her/his name) Also, I have cocktail napkins that have this sentiment on it, which was the inspiration of my card! LOL! (A gift from my sister! Thanks Sandy!)

Here is the inside:


To add a bit of glitz, I used Diamond Stickles on her head scarf and Glossy Accents on the martini glass.


Ok, so that's it. Just a little peek into the inner workings of my demented mind! Muahahahaha!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies:
Stamps: Crafter's Companion/Frou Frou  - Never too early; MFT - Girl's Night Out
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: G45 - Curtain Call; glitter paper scrap
CS: Bazzill; X-Press It 
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug - Stripes EF from the James Set; Spellbinder's - Fleur De Lis border; Ranger - Diamond Stickles & Glossy Accents; Spectrum Noir markers; sentiment printed from Microsoft Office
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick
 

Friday, February 14, 2014

2.14 - Be Jolly

Hello again! This is my second post today. Woot Woot! I had some technical difficulties with my laptop. Mainly, it wasn't letting me upload pictures to my blog posts. And me, being computer illiterate, had no idea what to do. Fortunately, my programmer husband is working from home again today. I sent him an email stating my problem, and finishing with 'Help me Obi Wan. You're my only hope!' He came up to my craft cave and fixed the problem! YAY!! Basically, whatever thingy my laptop was on wasn't compatible with something so he switched that thingy to the Firefox thingy and now it's all good! Make sense? Good! LOL! Here's my next card:


and the inside:

I love everything about this card....except for the sentiment placement. I was trying to stay true to the sketch for CTS#64







I first tried to heat emboss onto a transparency sheet, with disastrous results. So I stamped over the buck. Oh, well. I will make another of these but will place the sentiment centered under it instead. Since I used an animal and made a Christmas card, I'll also be entering this for Merry Monday #95





I'm on a roll, but I will take the fur baby out for a walk before composing another post again. Thanks for putting up with me and hope to see you soon! LOL!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey - Oh Dear: Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler
Ink: Versamark;  Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - Winter Wonderland
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Stampendous  - PearLustre Champagne EP; heat gun; Jolee's by You - light bulb string
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Helmar  450 adhesive
 

2.14 - Deep Sympathy

So, we were 'blessed' with at least 14" of snow Wednesday night and into Thursday. Then it changed to rain. Then to freezing rain. Then back to snow. Then we had a few hours of zero precipitation before getting another couple of inches of snow last night. My muscles and carpal tunnel are protesting today from shoveling yesterday and again today. Oh, yeah, and we are getting another 2" to 4" inches again tonight. Is anyone else SICK of WINTER?!!!! Ugh!!

Ok, I'm done ranting. For now. ;) Onto my card. I had to make another sympathy card. I found out that my best friend's grandfather passed earlier this week, so I wanted to get a card out to them.


Here is the inside:

This is pretty self explanatory. The pink DP was first cut in a rectangle then cut on a diagonal. I used the left over piece on the inside to mimic the front. The colors were based on Color Throwdown #279






and the design based on Retro Sketches #101





Well, I have more blog posts, so hopefully I'll see you back soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: MFT - Essential Sentiments; Inkadinkado - inside sentiment
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
DP: Teresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon
CS: Darice (white); scrap
Accessories: Martha Stewart - border punch; JoAnn Crafts - flower brad; MME - twine; Recollections - red rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik  permanent, 3D foam squares; Glossy Accents
 






Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #138: Oh, Shiny!!

Good morning and welcome back to another challenge at Shopping Our Stash! This week, your challenge is to use items from your stash that are shiny, shimmery, and/or sparkly! Who doesn't love some sparkly goodness! HA! Here is my card:


the finished inside:

My picture taking and photo editing skillz fail to capture just how incredibly shimmery this card is. That back panel was custom made by me using Jessi's Faux faux patina tutorial. (There's a lot of steps and items needed to make it, so I'll just have her explain the process herself!) Trust me when I tell you, it sparkles, shimmers, and shines! The mermaid was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, then I went all technical again and used the Fran*tage' encrusted jewel technique for the sand. More sparkle! I found a piece of this mesh ribbon that I was going to use on something last year but never did, so I added that under the main panel. Oh, and don't pay any attention to the top right corner of the card, where there's a bit of paper missing from the background panel. As I was trimming the last edge, the paper snagged and the trimmer ripped it off. SONOFA! After I had the card assembled I thought about Fran*taging that corner, then said, Naaaa! (in other words, that was me being lazy.)

Anyhooooo, I hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge this week! Don't forget to check out what my teammies created! You won't be disappointed! If you make something with sparkle, shine, or shimmer, be sure to add it to our linky! Thanks for hanging out with me this morning. Now, go get your craft on, my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Stampendous - Mermaid; Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Wild Honey
DP: MME - Ooh La La
CS: Bazzill (black); Darice (white); Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug EF - Heritage set; Spectrum Noir markers; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Yellow Daisy, Aquamarine, Pearl; Stampendous PearLustre EP - Champagne & Garnet/Champagne Glass Glitter/Tea Stained Mica chips; May Arts ribbon; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Helmar 450 adhesive

Monday, February 10, 2014

2.10 Ruff Day?

Don't freak out or anything. Put the coffee/soda/alcoholic beverage down first. Ok? I made a layout yesterday. I know, right?! It's been months since I've made one, and making pretty things on a larger scale than an A2 sized card has been calling to me. I caved. And I'm glad! Here's what I did:


My fur baby, Colby. He's a rescue dog: he rescued Andy and me! I swear I don't know how we survived so long without him! This was taken not too long after he adopted us. He had a play date with some of the neighbor's fur babies, and got himself all tuckered out. The boy sure can take up the entire couch! LOL!

I'm participating at DCWV's February Stack-a-holic challenge, using this sketch:


I broke out the Tattered Time Stack for this layout. Love the old world vibe to this stack! (Plus all the colors in my accent pillows are represented in this stack - Sweet! LOL!) I like this sketch a lot because you get to focus on just one picture. And I love this picture! I hope you get the chance to play along also.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
DP: DCWV - Tattered Time Stack
CS: DCWV (rust); scraps
Accessories: Jolee's By You - paw print stickers; Studio Calico - photo frame; Clear Snap - dark brown ink; American Crafts - Thickers, black Slick Writer pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2.8 Birthday Wishes

* Click here if you're looking for my Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers post, or simply keep scrolling down. :)


Hello there! I want to pop in real quick to share a card I made for my Mom's upcoming birthday. Ta-da!:


Here's the inside:

This card was assembled rather quickly, except for having to color the heart rhinestones to match. (Tip: To get all matchy-matchy, use your alcohol markers to color clear rhinestones.) I think that actually took the longest to do! I received happy mail today from Paper Smooches, so I used the new stamps and dies I got.

I got lucky and thought ahead to combine challenges. (It doesn't happen often with me.) The sketch is Dahlhouse Designs Wanna Sketch #12:


Colors are based on Colour Me #6 - Monochromatic using wisteria and white:


Since I used Paper Smooches stamps and dies, I'll also enter this in the soon to be not current Sparks Challenge - Anything Goes:


I love it when a plan comes together. Or rather, challenges. HA! Thanks for stopping by! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Darice (white); Bazzill (wisteria)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Flowers dies; Recollections - rhinestones; Spectrum Noir HB3 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots


Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is IN THE HOUSE!!!!

Good morning peeps! Today is a monumental day! It marks the start of our new blog challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Do you have a quirky, sarcastic, snarky, dare I say, risque' sense of humor and need an outlet to show it off? Well , you have found your home here with the Sisterhood! LOL! This term, our theme for our challenge site is Alphabet Soup. We picked the letter 'A' to start off. Our first challenge is all about Valentine's Day....sort of....maybe not. (wink!) We challenge you to make an Anti-Valentine's Day card!


Yep, that's right. An Anti-Valentine's Day card! All sorts of snarky sentiments came to mind for me, but this one I just HAD to use:


And the inside:

I've had this lady stamp for at least a year and finally inked her up. Her skin and hair is colored with SN markers and her dress is stamped and fussy cut from some scrap DP, then adhered. I die cut the red frame, and adhered that and the checkered panel off kilter. The sentiment was printed from my computer, cut out, doodled, and adhered on foam squares. I used alpha stamps for the inside.

So, want to play along? I KNOW you do! Don't forget to link your card to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog, and please, please, please make sure you check out the cards my Sisters have created for your viewing pleasure!

Now, go get your craft on, my friends!

ETA, I'm also going to enter this card at Naughty or Nice challenge #1.

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - lady H5604; Studio G - alphas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - Happy Days; MME - Ooh La La scrap
CS: Darice (white); Bazzill (red); Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Chains die; Spectrum Noir markers; American Crafts - black Slick Writer pen; Sentiment printed from Microsoft Word
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2.6.14 - Believe in the Magic

Hi there! I finished the card I started last night so I felt compelled to share! LOL!


Here's the inside:

Hey look at that. It's a Christmas card. With stockings. Hmm, looks like I'll be able to enter this for Merry Monday #94 - use a stocking or stockings.


And that design looks familiar. Yep. It's the sketch from Mojo Monday #331:


I'm very happy with how this came out. Mostly because I found stockings in abundance in one of the Christmas collections I have. I used the stickers that came with the paper. I stuck them on scrap paper then fussy cut around them to make them sturdier. Of course, I thought it needed something more, (because there isn't nearly enough layers on this bad boy), so I added a few rhinestones in the corner. Yep. That's much better.

There's still time to play along with both of these challenges, so if you haven't already done so, what are you waiting for? (wink)

I hope that you have a great evening! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Joyful Greetings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP & stickers: Creative Imaginations - Winter Woodland
CS: Recollections
Accessories: American Crafts - ribbon; Recollections - wood snowflake; Tattered Angels Granite Glimmer Mist; rhinestones from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections red tape; Glue Dots; Helmar 450 adhesive

2.6.14 A sympathy card...

We all make them. We all need them. But that doesn't mean we have to like it. Yes, I'm talking about the dreaded sympathy card. We just found out that one of Andy's Aunts passed away after years of health issues. (Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise?) So, there I was, up in the craft cave making a card.


Here's the inside. I love this sentiment.

I had half a sheet of white card stock sitting on my desk, so I decided to get out the Distress Inks again and do some blending. After that I spritzed water on top of the colors to blend them a bit more. I die cut the main panel and stamped the sentiment and leaves. I dug into my box-o-bling and found some borders to adhere under it, along with some rhinestones from my stash. Went digging in another drawer and found my twine and tied that around the main panel. The inside is more of the paper I made finished with another sentiment.

This card is based on Retro Sketches #100:


Thanks for hanging out. I hope you get the chance to play along with this challenge. It's their 100th sketch and there's goodies to be had! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Good Gab, Botanicals 2; Inkadinkadoo - inside sentiment
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Broken China, Peeled Paint; Dusty Concord; Antique Linen; Shaded Lilac
DP: ??? I have no clue
CS: Recollections (white, black); Bazzill (green)
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Labels One Nesties: K&Co. - adhesive borders; Doodlebug twine; rhinestones from my stash; water bottle spritzer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Like the Phoenix......

So, you may or may not have heard that as of yesterday, the Drunken Stampers are no more. I was heartbroken to say the least to hear the news, but I am so grateful to Spike and Peggy to give me my first design team gig. I've met and worked with the best bunch of wild, funny, amazingly talented ladies and I love them to pieces.

But...

We didn't want to throw in the towel just yet. We've had so much fun and laughs together that we've decided to create a new challenge blog. We give you the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! (SoSS for short!)


A big MUAH to Sister Lee for her mad graphic arts skillz! Her artistry has no bounds!

Our first challenge will be this Saturday, so be sure you put your sassy pants on and join us then! ☺

Chris

Shopping Our Stash #137: Love Me Tender

Good Morning and welcome to another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash! Since we know you still feel compelled to make Valentine's Day cards or projects, this week's challenge is to make something with a theme of Love or Valentine's Day. ☺ My hubby and I do not celebrate Valentine's Day. We always felt that it was a 'Hallmark Holiday'. That being said, here is my take on this challenge:


and the inside of my card: why does the white card base look pink?!

I was actually going to give this to him, but he came into the craft cave while I was making it and, well, there went that idea. :P All of the stamps used I've had for at least a year. Plus this was the first time they all saw ink. (A goal of mine was to start using more of the gazillion stamps I've accrued over the years. That's easy to do when you subscribed to a stamp kit of the month club. Or two. Like I was.  I nailed it with this card. Yay me!) Did some fussy cutting also, with all those hearts. There's navy blue in the paper collection I used, so the main panel is framed in navy card stock, from the scrap pile no less. (although it looks black, it's navy. Trust me)

Well. If you are completely bedazzled by my card making prowess, (LOL! Just kidding!), why not make a card or project with a love or V-Day theme to it and link it up at Shopping Our Stash? Come on, you know you want to! And don't forget to check out the amazing cards my teammates made for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for hanging out with me. I hope you have a great day! Stay crafty, my friends!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Unity Stamps - January 2013 KOM; Paper Smooches - Quick Qwips (heart); MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Glitz Design - Love You Madly
CS: Darice (white); Bazzill (blue)
Accessories: Fiskars corner rounder; Marvy Uchida pink & aqua markers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam Squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick

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