Tuesday, June 18, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #398 - You're So Punny


 Hello and happy Tuesday crafty friends!
It's time for the new challenge at
and as the title suggests, we'd like to see your punny projects!
Here's what I've made:
 

and the finished inside:

Nothing says birthday party like a worm with googly eyes
 wearing a party hat! LOL!

I hope that you find some time to play along in our punny challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a great day!






I'd like to enter this at Seize the Birthday #167 - ATG



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Versamark
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle dies; WOW! - clear EP;
heat gun; STAMPlorations - Leaves 1 stencil; sponge dauber; Nicole - googly eyes; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

Saturday, June 15, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #137 - M is for Menopause



Good Saturday morning to you snarky peeps!
Is it hot in here or just my hot flashes gearing up? LOL!
And that brings us to this fortnight's challenge at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS:
M is for MENOPAUSE!

I had the perfect stamp set for this challenge, which I've have for years, and unbelievably,
this was the first time using it. (cough *hoarder* cough)
Totally Stampalicious used to sell Bugaboo stamps in clear rubber,
(I know, right?!!), before sadly closing their shop 6 years ago. Luckily for the world,
Bugaboo sells in digi format still! Anyhoo, here's what I've
created for your viewing pleasure: 


Since I couldn't decide which fabulously snarky sentiment to use,
I went ahead and made a two-fer!


I hope that you find some time to join in our Menopause challenge
and link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! I cannot wait to see
what you all come up with! LOL! If you need more inspiration, simply
visit the blogs of my Sisters and our reigning Queen of Snark, Lisa D, for
their takes on the challenge! Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo - Stella Tidbits: Caution; Paper Smooches - Streamers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle dies; Paper Smooches - Streamers die; MISTI; Ranger - Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Friday, June 7, 2019

STAMPlorations June Theme & Sketch Challenge!

Good morning crafty friends and welcome!
It's time for the new Theme & Sketch Challenge

Here's what we are looking for this month:






I've used both theme and sketch, but of course, put
my own spin on it. Check it:


and the inside:

The main panel was created by layering both the 
in various scraps of green card stock.
I heat embossed in gold the frame and sentiment from the
Blossom Overture stamp set then used my favorite
stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set around the edges.
On the inside of my card I used a sentiment from the 
Celebrate Big stamp set, then again used the same stamp around
the edges as I did on the front.

I hope that you find some time this month to join the
 the fun and play along with the

In case any of the items I've used prompts you
to go shopping at STAMPlorations, you can use my personal discount code

STAMPGIRLCHRIS

for an extra 20% off your order!
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great day!





Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Blossom Overture, Mixed Media Grunge, Celebrate Big
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Northern Pine; Versamark
CS: Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Stitched Spring & Winter Landscape dies; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #397 - Stencil Me This


Hello and welcome crafty friends!
Donna is hosting this fortnight's challenge at
and she's picked stencils as your muse! 

For my card, I've used a stencil that I bought at least a year ago and,
of course, this is the first time using it. (cough *hoarder* cough)
 

here's the inside:

I blended three colors of green ink into the tread stencil for an ombre' look.
Then stamped the motorcycle and sentiment, matted it, and popped it
on with foam squares. Another simple sentiment finishes the inside,
and now I have another guy card ready to be sent! Yay!

I hope that you find some time to play along with our stencil
challenge at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see
what you create in our gallery. Thanks for 
dropping by, and I hope that you have a great day!





I'd like to enter this at CAS Mix Up June challenge - Ombre' Ombre' + stamping + sponging + stenciling





Supplies:
Stamps: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard; Taylored Expressions - Party Grumplings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pine
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: Andy Skinner - Tread Carefully stencil; sponge dauber; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, June 1, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #136 - F is for Family




Hello and welcome snarky friends!
The new challenge at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
is all about the F word.
No, not that F word! I mean FAMILY!
I decided to use one of the few remaining Wild Cards I've been
hoarding from October Afternoon. Even used an older We Art Memory Keepers
paper collection called Family Keepsake to tie it all together.
Here's my card:


...and of course some snark on the inside.

The inside was printed out on my computer. I thought it a perfect
pairing to that Wild Card. LOL!

Now it's your turn to show us what family means to you and link up
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! If you need more
inspiration, simply check out the blogs of my Sisters and our
reigning Queen and GD, Michelle, to see what fabulous family
formulations they've fabricated!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

ETA: Sorry for the delay in posting. This was drafted ahead of time and I 
forgot to hit the publish button before leaving last week on vacation.
Sadly, we have left the beach behind and are now back to reality. Sigh...



Supplies:
DP: WRMK - Family Keepsake
CS: Neenah; Darice
Accessories: October Afternoon- Modern Homemaker Wild Card; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; Fiskars - corner rounder; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #396 - Get Your Drink On


Hey there and welcome!
It's time for a new challenge at 
I'm your hostess this fortnight and as the title suggests,
we'd like to see what you make using your favorite beverage of choice.
No surprise here, I went with a wine themed card:


and the inside:


I used a designer paper made and purchased at my LSS, Photo Scraps, and paired it
with an ancient Jolee's Boutique wine bottle sticker. My card design
follows the now ended Freshly Made Sketch #386. (But I
was working ahead, and really liked the sketch!) 

Whether you prefer an alcoholic beverage, tea, lemonade, or coffee, etc., why not join the
We'd love to see your projects in our gallery. Need more ideas? Simply
check out what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Avery Elle - Happy Hour
Ink: Versamark; Staz On - Claret
DP: created at Photo Scraps
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Jolee's Boutique - wine bottle sticker; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #135 - I is for Ironmongery



Hello snarky peeps and welcome!
It's time again (see what I did there?) for
our annual Steampunk challenge at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!
This year it's I for Ironmongery!
(Yep, we are getting all fancy up in here! LOL!)
Here's the card I've made:


I couldn't resist a bit of snark on the inside.
There must be a LOT of candles on that cake!


I hope that you find some time to play
along this fortnight at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take
on the challenge in our gallery. Need more ideas? Simply
visit the blogs of my Sisters and our newest Queen and guest
designer, Tristan Dawes. Thanks for popping by, and I
hope that you have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: DCWV - Tattered Time
CS: TE
Accessories: Tim Holtz/Tonic - distressing tool; Ranger blending tool; MISTI; Oriental Trading Co - gear brads; piercing tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #395 - May Flowers


Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
It's time for another challenge at
and as the subtitle suggests, we'd like to see
flowers on your projects.

Here's my offering:


and the inside:

I've mentioned in earlier posts that I spent the holiday season
coloring up a lot of images. This is one of them. I miraculously
found some card stock that matched perfectly with the purple pencils
I colored with. Score! I broke out a much neglected corner punch
to add a bit of detail to one corner. A few rhinestones for sparkle
finishes my card. I hope you find some time this 
fortnight to join in our flower challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
Looking for more ideas? Simply visit the blogs of my
talented teammies to see what flowery works of art they've
created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!






I'd like to enter this at:










Supplies:
Stamps: Aurora Wings - Pansy Corner 2 digi stamp; So Suzy Stamps - Happy Birthday, Enjoying you
Ink: Memento - Elderberry
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; Darice
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Spectrum Noir GT1 marker; computer & printer; MISTI; Fiskars - corner rounder; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Christmas Kickstart with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Hello crafty peeps!
The new challenge is up at
Guest Elves! This challenge, fittingly, is
called Snarky Christmas!




Here's what I came up with:


I had so much fun making this, that I made a second card:


The inside of both cards look like this:


I apparently have been living under a rock, since I've only just discovered
a stamp company called The Ink Road. There are some pretty 
amazing snarky stamps sets there. LOL! I've paired this fun sentiment
with a couple of paper dolls. (Kinda reminds me of Ralphie)

Come join the fun at the Christmas Kickstart challenge and 
make a snarky Christmas card! You know you want to! LOL!
Thanks for popping by!






Supplies:
Stamps: The Ink Road - Happy Holla Days; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: Colorbok - Retro Snowflake
CS: Thunderbolt; TE; Nicole
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; Tim Holtz - Christmas paper dolls; MISTI;
Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, May 4, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #134 - W is for WTF!


Hey snarky peeps, welcome back!
It's time for the new challenge at the
This time around, the letter du jour is
W for WTF!

Whether you interpret that to mean using 'WTF' on your project, or
making something that makes you think: WTF?!, we want to see it!

I went with the latter for my art journal spread:




Once again, a meme that I saw on the internet was my spark of inspiration.
Here's some pics on how I created this:
Brayer various pink, red, and orange paints.


Add same paints plus white through various stencils.


Doodle around stenciled images with various markers.


Stamp, fussy cut and glue the faces onto flowers with matte medium.



I found the perfect horse image in a NatGeo magazine.
(unbelievably, it only took looking through five of them to find it)
I drew the horn, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut.
Stamped, colored and fussy cut the lady image, then glued them down
using matte medium. I swiped a green ink pad
along the edges.
 

Smudged a black pencil around the unicorn and lady.
I used some gelli print leftovers to die cut the grass border a gazillion times,
then glued them down with matte medium. Once it dried, I trimmed 
around the edges.


I used an alphabet stamp set to stamp the sentiment on typing paper,
fussy cut and glued down. Once dry I doodled around the words
with a couple markers.



One more time:


So now it's your turn to show us your WTF creations! We'd love
to see them in the SOSS gallery. Need more ideas? Simply check out
what my Sistahs, and our newest Queen and GD Granne, 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:
Strathmore Art Journal
DecoArt Media gesso
paint brushes - Loew-Cornell; Plaid
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: Tangerine, Dragon Fruit, Electric Pink, True Red, White
DecoArt Media Acrylic paint: vermilion
Imagine Crafts - craft sponges
StencilGirl stencils: ATC Mixup-Dailey, ATC Mixup-Dube, ATC Mixup-Evans
Faber-Castell: Artist PITT pens - black, green olive, pink carmine
Sakura - white and silver Gelly Roll pens
Stamps: VLVS - plate 1503; Dylusions - black diamonds; Studio G - alphas
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly; Staz On - Emerald City
CS: Darice
typing paper
Spectrum Noir markers
DecoArt Media - Matte Medium
horse picture from a National Geographic magazine
Generals - pastel chalk pencils - black, grass green
Ranger - Diamond Stickles (on horn)
scraps of gelli prints
Grand Calibur
Taylored Expressions - grass border die
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