Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #333 - Let's Play Tag!


Hello friends!
This week at
we're playing TAG!
That's right, we want to see your tags, either by itself
or on a card/project. Easy huh?

Here's what I came up with:


 And the inside:


My tag is made by sprinkling a couple Magenta Nuance dye powders onto some mixed
media paper and spritzing with water. Once dried, I die cut the tag. then stamped and second generation stamped the pine bough. I went around the edge with a VersaMark pen, and heat embossed using some glitter gold EP. Finished with some red ribbon.
The word die was cut from gold glitter paper, glued to a scrap of black card stock, and fussy cut.
The inside sentiment was heat embossed using the same glitter gold EP.
Super fun card to make!

Now it's your turn! Just crank out a tag and simply link up at Shopping Our Stash!
We'd love to see what you create. For more ideas, please check out what
my teammies created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting!



I'd like to enter this at:





















Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Ranger DI - Evergreen Bough; VersaMark; Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Shimmer
CS: Strathmore - mixed media paper; TE; Bazzill; Recollections
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - ATC Tag Builder dies, Warm Winter Wishes die; Magenta - Nuance powder dyes - Turquoise and Cerulean blue; water mister; Taylored Expressions - Nordic Holiday EF; Cuttlebug - Charles embossing border folder; Stampendous - Jeweled Gold EP; heat gun; MISTI; May Arts ribbon
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Saturday, December 9, 2017

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #99 V is for Vegan


Hey there snarky peeps and welcome!
This fortnight at the
the challenge is V for Vegan,
so that translates (to the Sisters at least, wink!), to
using any animal on your project!

I had an idea for my card but had to 
computer generate my sentiment.
No snark, but gotta love a punny sentiment!


 and the inside:

Now it's your turn to crank out a project using an animal on it. Just link up
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire it. For more
ideas, do yourself a favor and check out what my Sisters in Snark, and
our new Guest Designer, Michelle, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!
(I'll be shoveling. GAH! Snow!)



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Wish List
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Lawn Fawn - Scalloped rectangle dies; computer and printer; Misti
Adhesives: SA by 3L - taper runner, Thin 3D foam squares


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #332 I Like To Move It, Move It!


Hi there crafty peeps!
This week at
it's time to move it move it!
What does that mean?
We want to see your projects featuring anything movable,
like shaker cards, or using wobblers, or slider cards, or googly eyes!
Here's what I created, making a shaker card:


and the inside:

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Just link up at Shopping Our Stash so
we can admire it! For more ideas, please check out the 
blogs of my teammies to see what they created and leave
them some bloggy lovin.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!


I'd like to enter this at Naughty or Nice Challenge #46


Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Suite Seasons
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue
DP:  American Crafts - Jack Frost
CS: Recollections; scraps
Accessories: Making Memories - Slice die cutter & Noel cartridge; Doodlebug - twine; GC; STAMPlorations - Let It Snow die; American Crafts - WOW! Glitter Snowflakes: Cousin Corp/The Craft Outlet - beads; GraphixArts - acetate; WOS pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - Glossy Accents. Multi Medium Matte


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring Sanna Lippert Designs!



Exciting news! 
The STAMPloration girls are celebrating Sanna Lippert's
launch of her very own stencil line with a

Of course, there will be prizes!
Here is some info you need to know:

  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs

Here are a couple cards I made using Sanna's stencils:


I'm so glad that Shery sent me this stencil, as it's my favorite of all Sanna's
stencils. I really wanted to showcase this amazing, intricate stencil, so I made a
very CAS card, letting the design do all the work.
I've used the Evolution Artplorations stencil for my background. I die cut a strip
of vellum using one of the Art Edges CUTplorations dies, and heat embossed
the sentiment from the Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set.

For my second card, I made a whimsical birthday card,
using Sanna's Flowers 2 Artplorations stencil, and the


Yay! You made it to the end! Now for a chance to win some
STAMPlorations goodies, simply leave a comment below!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!



Supplies:
First card:
STAMPlorations - Feathers 2 stamp set
ARTplorations - Evolution stencil by Sanna Lippert
CUTplorations - Art Edges die
Ink: Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp - Lipstick Red
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; TE
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; Recollections - vellum; Dylusions - white ink spray; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Second card:
Stamps: STAMPlorations  - Faerie Door
ARTplorations - Flowers 2 stencil
Ink: Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore - mixed media paper; TE
Accessories: GC; Spectrum Noir markers; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; Tattered Angels - Aquamarine Glimmer Mist; toothbrush; Wink Of Stella pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #331 Snow Much Fun


Hello and welcome friends.
This week at
we want to see your snow related projects!

I created a snowy scene on my card:


and the inside:

The snow scene was die cut from silver foil paper, and very hard to photograph!
The deer is cut from silver glitter paper, and I've added a teeny tiny red rhinestone
for his nose.


To continue that silver vibe, I heat embossed the
sentiments in silver EP.


We hope that you find some time this week to play along with our
snow themed challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
For more ideas, do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my
very clever teammies to see what they came up with.
Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:



















Supplies: 
Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Brilliance - Silver Starlite
DP: Nicole - silver mirror; American Crafts - silver glitter
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Boddington Tree Scape & Regal Deer dies; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; MISTI; Recollections - red rhinestone
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

Saturday, November 25, 2017

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #98 - I is for Industrial


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
I hope those who celebrated had a happy Thanksgiving, and
that those who braved the Black Friday sales
made out with some excellent deals.

Our next challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
is one of my favorites: I is for Industrial 
It's time to get your Steampunk on!! YAY!

I went all mixed media and created this canvas panel:
(grab your favorite beverage, this is gonna be a photo heavy post)


This baby has sooooo much texture!
There were some new to me techniques I tried out, one being how
I created those large cogs. I found some round chipboard frames in my stash
and decided to turn them into cogs using a hole punch!
They originally had a flowery pattern on them, but a couple coats of
gesso fixed that. Then I simply punched around the frames, being sure to
punch off the edge and not make a complete circle.


 I also rediscovered a chipboard album, and used parts from that also. On the cogs and
frame, I used another new to me technique called the Faux Rust Technique by Andy Skinner,
using texture sand paste and DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
Holy crap, I had a blast making rusty cogs! LOL!
The wooden butterfly was a gift from my E.D.M.T., Jessi.
(Evil Double Mint Twin)
I gave it a coat of gesso, then crackle paste, and then painted it.
(air drying between each process, of course)


Ok, so here are a bunch of close ups of the canvas:








 One last view :


I hope that this inspires you to unlock your inner muse and create
something steampunk! We'd love to see it in our gallery at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Need more ideas? Well then, do yourself
a favor and go check out what my Sistahs of Snark, 
and our guest designer, Corrie, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Yay! You made it to the end!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic day!


I'd like to enter this at:

 



Supplies:
substrate: 7" x 9" canvas panel, a gift from my neighbor
various paint brushes
Golden gesso
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
pallet knife
My Favorite Things - brick wall stencil
Maya Road - chipboard keyhole album
Golden matte medium
DCWV - Tattered Time Stack - script paper
X-Acto knife
Colorbok - round chipboard frames
Fiskars hole punch
DecoArt Media - Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints: Paynes Grey, Quinacidone Gold, Primary Yellow, Green Gold,
Phthalo Turquoise
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint - Natural Buff
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Scotch - foam tape
Tim Holtz - sprocket gears, typed tokens
Art-C - gears, key
found sprocket
Wooden butterfly from Jessi
Darice - galvanized wire and wire cutters
Studio G - alpha stamps
Staz On - Jet Black ink
white card stock
Ranger Distress ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #330 Quick Thank You


Hello friends and welcome!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH we are
challenging you to make a quick Thank You card in under 30 minutes!
This was incredibly hard for me, as I tend to
take at least two hours to make a card.
Seriously.
But, I persevered and was able to crank out
this beauty in just over 8 minutes!!
Woo Hoo! 


I'm not sure if you know, but I trim all my card bases. No pre-made
bases for me, thank you very much. My time includes that.
The main panel was die cut then I stuck all those stickers on it,
being sure to stick some over the edge so I could trim off the excess.
(I also used up that sticker sheet, which was 10+ years old)
I die cut the THANKS, adhered and went over it with a
Wink of Stella pen. Done!
Why did this take over 8 minutes to slap some stickers down?
Because they were really sticking to the acetate, and so I had to
peel every. single. petal to make sure I didn't rip them.
I love how these flowers all have some silver foiling on them.


So now it's your turn. Can you create a Thank You card within 30 minutes?
We bet you can, try it! Be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so
we can admire it. Need some more ideas? Then simply stop by the blogs
of my teammies and leave some love while there! We all appreciate
your comments! Thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Pierced Rectangle die; Taylored Expressions - Thanks die;
Stickopotamus - flower stickers; Wink of Stella pen; scissors
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
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