Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #386 - Hearts on Fire

Hello and welcome crafty friends!
I'm your hostess this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
and the challenge is to use a heart or hearts on your project!

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I've definitely shopped my stash for this card, as the stamps and DP used are
both from 2013! I colored up that cute tea cup with my Spectrum Noir markers, and
Winked the heart and steam for a bit of shimmery goodness.
I went all out with the hearts and sponged grey ink over a heart stencil for the
top layer. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a navy strip which
matches the card base. Love me some layers on a card! LOL!

So now it's your turn to grab your heart supplies and create something
with them. We would love to see your link at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it!
For even more fabulous ideas, do check out what the other DT ladies have
come up with to wow you! 
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at TGIF Challenge #194

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - January 2013 KOM
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Gray Flannel
DP: Glitz Design - Love You Madly
CS: TE; Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: GC; SB - std lg circle die & lacey circle die; Spectrum Noir markers; STAMPlorations - Hearts All Over stencil; sponge dauber; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; MME - twine; WOS pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - foam tape; Ranger - multi medium matte; Recollections - tacky tape

Saturday, January 12, 2019


 Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
holiday break, and raring to go this year!
The first challenge of 2019 is something near and dear to my heart:
B is for Books!
For my card, I used a new (to me) die from Lawn Fawn called Double Slider Surprise.
You pull the tab and.... 


If you watch the how-to video, you'll discover that the item used to make
the slider mechanism work is a poop bag! Once it was assembled
 I attached it to a standard A2 card base, and stamped
another book related sentiment on the inside.

I hope that you find some time to join in our Book challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take on it. Need
more ideas? Do yourself a favor and check out what my Sistahs, and
our newest Queen and GD - Cornelia, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Something New
Craft Stamper TIMI January Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - ATG with dies

Stamps: Unity - books from the December 2012 KOM; STAMPlorations - Good Books & Coffee; Hero Arts - tweed pattern
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
CS: Neenah; Crafter's Companion; TE
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - Double Slider Surprise die; Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; Inkadinkado - masking paper; Computer & printer; Sakura - gold Gelly Roll pen; poop bag
Adhesives: Score Tape; SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #385 - Winter Blues

Hey there and hello!
It's the first challenge of the new year at
The SOS crew is feeling the Winter Blues 
and that just happens to be our challenge this week.
We'd like to see either see Winter themed or predominately blue colored
projects. I managed to create a one. layer. card!
(I know, right? Don't faint!) 

Here's the inside:

 I hadn't planned on adding the stamped border around the edges, but
I managed (twice! this was my second attempt!) to leave a smudge. Again.
I was determined not to scrap yet another card, so I covered my
oops with the border stamp to hide it.
After I thought I finished my card, I decided to add some
Crystal Stickles randomly on the trees, because, why not?

OLC's are my kryptonite, but I managed to make this work. LOL!
Now it's your turn. We'd love to see your take on our 
Winter Blues challenge at Shopping Our Stash. Looking for more inspiration?
Simply check out what my teammies created and leave some bloggy
lovin' while visiting! 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Something New -new (to me) Katzelkraft stamp

Stamps: Katzelkraft - Winter Scene; STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge; Bo Bunny - Holiday Wishes; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; Brilliance - Starlite Silver
CS: Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; Ranger - Crystal Stickles

Friday, January 4, 2019

It's time for STAMPlorations January Theme & Sketch Challenge!

Welcome and Happy 2019 to you, my friends!
I hope that your holidays were happy and relaxing.
It's a new year, a new month, and a new

I've combined both the theme and sketch for my card:

here's the inside:

I started with a panel die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die
and stamped around the edges using an image from the Mixed Media Grunge set.
I stamped the postage stamp image twice, on kraft and white card stock, from the
Gone Postal set. On the white image, I sponged a light green ink over it then stenciled
the Leaves 1 ARTplorations stencil in a darker green. The inside of the stamped
image was fussy cut along with the image in kraft. Setting those aside, I stamped,
colored and fussy cut the deer from the Woodland Friends set.
I stamped the Say It Big - Choose Happy sentiment, along with the postmark from
the Gone Postal set, arranged the postage stamp and deer and adhered using
foam tape. The inside sentiment is one from the Woodland Friends set.

Ready to play along? Of course you are! 

  • Players can link up to 6 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as there is stamping. 
  • Projects must be based on the theme, sketch, or both. 
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

Feeling in need of some new stamp supplies? Why
not get in some retail therapy at STAMPlorations! You can use my special code:
for an extra 20% off!

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

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Say It Big-Choose Happy, Woodland Friends, Gone Postal, 
Mixed Media Grunge
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; STAMPlorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting die, Leaves 1 stencil; MISTI; blending tools
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3d foam squares

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