Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #359 - She's a Craftin' Machine!


Happy Tuesday to you!
We have a fun new challenge starting today at
SHOPPING OUR STASH: She's a Craftin' Machine!
Let's see what you can create with your die cutters, sewing machines, Xyrons, etc!

Here's what I came up with:


I've had that circle cover plate for over a year, and I think this may
be the first time I've used it. NBUS!
Underneath it, I used some ancient Basic Grey paper. The happy birthday 
was die cut three times, twice in white card stock, then the yellow
polka dot paper, stacked and glued.

Now it's your turn to use your machines and create something fun! Don't
forget to link up at Shopping Our Stash so that we can see it!
Need more inspiration? Simply check out what my teammies
created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a great day!





Supplies:
DP: October Afternoon; Basic Grey
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; STAMPlorations - Happy Birthday word dies: SB - Contemporary Circle plate
Adhesives: Ranger - multi medium matte

Saturday, June 16, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #112 - Q is for Quote



Good Saturday morning to you!
It's time for another challenge at the 
This fortnight is brought to you by the letter Q,
as in Q for QUOTE!

I happily found this stamp quote in my stash, and got to work creating this 
somewhat CAS card:

The books were colored then fussy cut. I popped them
onto the card base with foam squares after lightly sponging some ink 
through a stencil in the bottom corner. Stamped
the sentiment, rounded a corner, and called it a day! LOL!

 I hope you get the chance to create something using a quote. We'd love
to see what you created at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Need more ideas? Do check out what my Sistahs and our newest
Guest Designer, Pirjo, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!






Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Good Books & Coffee
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
CS: Crafter's Companion; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; Sakura - gold Gelly Roll pen; STAMPlorations - Gridlocked stencil; blending tool; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #358 - Summer Color Pallet


Hello friends and welcome!
Today starts a new challenge at
Yours truly is hosting, and I've picked
a Summer Color Pallet for you to design with: 


Here's what I came up with:


I thought the colors would work for a male themed birthday card.
For some reason, the dark blue seemed much darker when 
viewed from my laptop (which is in my craft room) than on the PC. 
Oh well. I also found that striped paper that had the orange/rust colors
already on it. Bonus!

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Be sure to link up your
project at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it! For even more
ideas, simply visit the blogs of my teammies to see what they created!
Thanks for visiting!

(Yes, this is a crappy picture of us. I took off my hat and look, hat head! LOL!
If you've ever been to Arches NP, you'll know that it is a HIKE to get to this arch. 
It's sooooo worth it though!)





I'd like to enter this at Sunday Stamps #180











Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - A magical Spring; Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk
DP: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
CS: Crafter's Companion; Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - sm & lg standard oval Nesties; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Thursday, June 7, 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Celebration!


Hi crafty peeps and welcome!
I'm super excited to be participating in
The festivities are over the top, with link up parties, prizes, freebies, flash sales,
and lots of inspiration from the STAMPGirls!!

I'm so grateful to Shery for first allowing me to be a guest designer last
year, then inviting me to be a regular designer on the Theme & Sketch design team!
Your generosity is unparalleled, and you have the kindest, biggest heart!
Big squishy hugs to you!

Today, I'm sharing three of my favorite projects along with a 
new project:


(This one is very special to me as it's the first card I 
made as a guest designer!)





I can't say I have a set style as I love to try different things. LOL!
The closest I can come to is maybe clean and layered.
Speaking of trying different things, here is my new card,
incorporating part of a Gelli print that I made a couple weeks ago.
This print uses the Layered Petals stencil.
 It's die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies from a larger print.
 I've used various stamps from
the Art Marks, Artsy Border Makers, and A Snarky Birthday To You sets.
 



and the inside:

Ah, snark. I loves me some snark! LOL!

Let's see what you can do now! I'd love to see you case one of my cards shown above,
and link it up on The STAMPlorations blog. Don't forget to link up your wishlist and 
comment on the designer's blogs for more chances at winning some great prizes!
Feel the need to shop? How about a discount?
Use STAMPGIRLCHRIS for 20% off!

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


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH # 357 - My Favorite Things


 Hiya and welcome!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
is all about a few of your favorite things. Could be a favorite stamp,
technique, embellishment, papers, holiday, etc.
Show us a few of your favorite things on your projects!

 Here's my card:


and the inside:


My favorite things on this card: 
Halloween - my favorite holiday!
Grumplings stamps by Taylored Expressions
Coloring, this with Prismacolor pencils
And of course, a bit of snark! LOL!

But wait, I have a two-fer:


and the inside:

My favorite things on this card:
Wine!
Coloring, this time with Spectrum Noir markers
CAS cards - I know, they are growing on me
Did I mention wine?

So what are a few of your favorite things to add to your projects? We'd love
to see them. Just link up at Shopping Our Stash so that we can
admire your work! For more great ideas, do check out what my teammies
 have deemed their favorites, and leave some bloggy lovin while there!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!






Supplies:
Halloween card:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Grumplings in Costume; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: G45 - An Eerie Tale
CS: Thunderbolt; Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Faber Castell - black artist Pitt pen; GC: SB - sm and lg standard circle nesties, Oval Bliss nesties; TE - Grumplings in costumes dies; EK Success - Deco Scallop Edger; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Wine card:
Stamps: Dare2BArtzy/Tracey Weinzapfel - Always Wine Time; Avery Elle - Cheers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Crafter's Companion; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; Recollections - washi tape; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, June 2, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #111 Y is for Yummy


Hello snarky ones!
It's time again for a new challenge at the

This fortnight's theme is all things Yummy! Be that cake, burgers, donuts, etc,
we want to see your yummy creations!
Here's my take on it:


 and the inside:


Such a pretty image...and then I went and added a snarky sentiment. (grin!)
I grabbed an ancient paper collection, and that was my inspiration for the colors I
chose to use. Her party dress and bits of the cake are winked by Stella,
but of course, you can't see it in this pic.

Now it's your turn to show us what is yummy to you, make something and link
up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more idea, do yourself a
favor and check out what my Sisters have created!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!






I'd like to enter this at Seize the Birthday - patterened paper



Supplies:
Stamps: Unity - Fashionista Sabrina; Taylored Expressions - Another year older
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; Darice; Crafter's Companion
DP: Teresa Collins - Tell your story (2012)
Accessories - Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle dies; Wink of Stella pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; 3D & thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #356 - Pomp and Circumstance


Hello friends and welcome!
It's time for our next challenge at
Since it's that time of year for students graduating, we want to
see your Graduation cards. But, if you don't need one, as an alternative you
can just create a Congrats card. Options! Yay!
Here's what I came up with: 



 and the inside:

This was pretty simple to make. Using just two card stock colors, an embossing folder
and some ancient stickers from my stash, I created this simple yet
elegant graduation card. The stamped sentiment on the inside finishes it off.

I hope that you'll find some time this week to play along at our challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you create. Looking for more
ideas? Simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see what fabulous designs they made!
Thanks for stopping in. Have a fantastic day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Momenta and Sticko - stickers; GC; Sizzix - Dots EF; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Spotlight Project #2 on the STAMPlorations blog!

Hi crafty peeps!
I just wanted to let you know that I have another
Spotlight Project over on the

Here's a little sneak peek at my card:


I'd love it if you'd visit the STAMPlorations blog to see my
project in full!

Thank you so much!

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Older, yes. Wiser, meh.

Hello crafty peeps!
I needed a male birthday card to send, and of course, didn't have
any readily made.
So, this happened:


and the inside:

This came together relatively quickly. (Heh, see what I just did there?)
I die cut the stitched frame twice, from navy and white card stock, then stamped
Einstein on the white circle center. The sentiment was stamped, trimmed to size then
a navy mat added. Before adhering, I stamped the texture stamp repeatedly on the card base
in grey ink, stamping off once for a more subtle image. The inside sentiment was
stamped, then I used the texture stamp over it to tie in with the front.

That's it for now.
We are having another gorgeous, sunny day today, and I
want to go out and enjoy it!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!






I'm entering this at Just Us Girls #441 



Supplies:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - Einstein; Taylored Expressions - Another year older;
Indigo Blu - Tasty Textures
Ink: Memento - London Fog; Color Box/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice
CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: GC; MFT - Stitched circle frame die; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #355 - April Showers Bring May Flowers


Hi there and happy Tuesday to you!
Today starts a fun new challenge at
we want to see a flower (or flowers) on your projects!
 
I tried out a stencil that I won last year but this was the first time I used it:


I smooshed some Distress Inks onto my craft mat, then mixed embossing paste into the ink.
I applied the green first, then the pink. Once I had covered the stencil, I carefully swiped the
excess paste off, making sure to blend the green into the pink. When you lift up the stencil,
you have a subtle blending of the colors.

I left it to dry overnight, then simply matted it with a scrap of green DP, heat embossed
the sentiment, adhered it all on my card base, and added some sequins for 
a bit of extra bling.

I hope that you get a chance to play along with our flower challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We look forward to seeing what you come up with!
For more ideas, do check out the fabulous creations by my teammies, and
leave them some bloggy love while there.
Thanks for visiting!
















Supplies:
Stamps: So Suzy Stamps
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple
CS: Neenah; scraps
DP: HOTP
Accessories: FABScraps - DS036 stencil; Dreamweaver - Embossing paste; pallet knife; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; Darice - sequins; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
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