Saturday, October 16, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #196 - E is for Everything Pink

 


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time again for the next challenge at the
we'd like to see your predominately PINK projects.
Here's what I came up with:


and the inside:

The background paper was created with a gel press, a few different
pink acrylic paints, and some bubble wrap. Some die cut flowers, pearls and
a simple sentiment to finish. I did add some Star Dust Stickles to
the center of the daisy. No snark this time, none needed!


I'd love to see what you make for our Everything Pink challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. For more ideas, simply check out
what my Sisters and our reigning Queen, Jane, have created 
for your viewing pleasure! 
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: Gel Press; DecoArt Americana acrylic paints - Cotton Candy, Electric Pink, Dragon 
Fruit; brayer, bubble wrap; GC; Memory Box - Gerber Stems & Daisy Stems dies; Star Dust Stickles; Kaisercraft - pearls
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - MMM

Friday, October 15, 2021

October Demo Day to Go at Photo Scraps!

 Hello crafty friends and welcome!
Just popping in to let you know that
Demo Day to Go is tomorrow at
Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, Maryland and I
will have three card kits available for you!

Card #1: Merry Christmas
Soft blues, silver embossing, and a pop of color with the red sequins.



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Card #2 Meowy Christmas
Fun traditional colors with a cute kitty hanging from the wreath
and a punny sentiment.
If cats aren't your thing, you can leave the image off and I've also
given you another sentiment strip that says Merry Christmas instead!



Spectrum Noir markers used:

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Card #3 Happy Howlidays
An adorable pup wearing an antler hat!


Spectrum Noir markers used;

Demo Day to Go is tomorrow, October 16th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Hope that you'll come out to support a fantastic small business!
You can also call, text or comment on their Facebook page 
to let them know which kits you want. Please note that walk ins
have first dibs on the kits.
Thanks for visiting!



A Tiny Craft October ATC Challenge

Hello and welcome!
It's time for our third challenge at 
As you may have guessed, the theme this month is Halloween! 👻

I created a trio of artist trading cards this time around:
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Here are some close ups:




I recycled some cardboard for my cards. Coated them with gesso and once dry,
painted them with a couple hues of orange paint and let dry. Next I spread embossing paste
through a jack-o-lantern stencil, then sprinkled black embossing
powder over the pattern. I let them dry overnight then heat 
embossed. I thought that the orange was a bit bright so I smudged
black Staz On ink around the edges. (note: next time do this
before stenciling!) I fussy cut images from some Graphic 45 
paper and adhered with foam squares. I could have added more but
I didn't want to completely cover up the jack smiles in the background. LOL!
They are pretty shiny in real life:


Now it's your turn! I hope that you find some time to play along in our
Halloween challenge at A Tiny Craft ATC Challenge!
We'd love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting!



I'd like to enter this at Try It On Tuesday - Halloween



Supplies:
Substrate - recycled cardboard
DecoArt Media gesso
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint 0 Tangerine, Persimmon
Simple Stories - Jack-o-lantern stencil
Dreamweaver - embossing paste
Inks: Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
Inkadinkado - black embossing powder
heat gun
Graphic 45 - Rare Oddities paper
paint brush and pallet knife
SA by 3L - thin 3D foam squares; Scor Tape
Tonic distressing tool

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #456 - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 


Welcome friends and happy Tuesday to you.
The new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH starts
today, and as the title suggests, we are looking for anything
Fall themed.: pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns, Autumn or Halloween,
Thanksgiving, leaves, sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, etc. 
There are lots of ways to interpret that!

Here's the card I created:


...here's the inside:


I used papers and the accompanying stickers that came with the collection kit
for the front, and a simple sentiment stamped on the inside.

I hope that you find some time to join the SOS Crew and play
along in our current challenge at Shopping Our Stash.
Need more idea? Simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see
what wonderful projects they came up with!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Photo Play - Mad For Plaid Fall
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Basic Grey - Persimmon
CS: Thunderbolt
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - doubled pierced rectangle dies; Basic Grey - stickers; My Mind's Eye - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Saturday, October 2, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #195 - B is for Birthday

 


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time again for the next challenge at the
This fortnight is a very easy and popular theme: BIRTHDAYS!
I actually made my card a couple months ago for my eldest 
sister's 60th birthday, and knew that I was going to
use it for this challenge:


Love me some Stella! LOL! The sentiment was computer generated.


Here's the inside:


I hope that you'll join Edna and the Sisters for some Birthday fun
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more birthday ideas, simply
check out what my Sisters and our reigning Queen, Melanie, have
created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Chris

Friday, October 1, 2021

STAMPlorations October Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge

 


(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the STAMPlorations
store links below and place an order, I will receive a small commission at no additional
cost to you.)

Hello crafty friends and welcome! It's October and that means
You can use just the theme, or just the photo prompt, or combine both
for your projects. I've used both, getting inspiration from the photo to
create my sun rays:


I started by stamping this lovely lady image from the
Fierce and Brave stamp set directly onto my card base, then
again on masking paper and trimmed that to size. Underneath I stamped
one of the sentiments from the Shine Bright stamp set. Placing the
mask over the image, I created my sun rays then removed the mask.
I created a frame in black glitter card stock using the 
Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting dies. Before gluing the frame down,
I gave the rays a good coating of Wink of Stella and also added some
DecoArt Media Liquid Glass and let dry.


So shiny!

I hope that you find some time this month to link up your projects at
We'd love to see what you come up with. If you are in the mood
to shop at the STAMPlorations store, feel free to use my
personal discount code:
STAMPGIRLCHRIS
for an additional 20% off your order!



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



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Fierce and Brave, Shine Bright
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
CS: Neenah
DP: Core'Dinations - black glitter
Accessories: MISTI; GC; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies; Hero Arts - rect die; finger dauber; DecoArt Media - Liquid Glass; Wink of Stella pen; Inkadinkado masking paper
Adhesives: Ranger - multi medium matte

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #455 - Musical Notes

 


Hello crafty friends and welcome back!
We have a new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
and if you haven't figured it out by the title, we want to see
your music themed projects!

Here's the card I made:



Pretty CAS for me. A card base, a stamped sentiment, a music note brad,
a couple die cut squares, and there you have it!

I hope that you'll join the SOS Crew for our Musical Notes challenge over
at Shopping Our Stash. Need more musical inspiration? Simply check out
the blogs of my teammates to see what fabulous projects they created!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - BeBoppin
Ink: Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: MISTI; GC; Gina K. - Lg & Sm stitched square dies; Fiskars corner rounder; Oriental Trading Co. - music note brad
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #194 - U is for Ugly

 

 
Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time for a new challenge at the
This fortnight we want to see your gloriously Ugly creations! LOL!
Here's what I came up with:
 
 

 Not feeling glamorous? Simply hide your head in the dirt like
this ostrich! LOL!
I hope that you'll play along in our Ugly challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Need more ugly inspiration?
Simply check out what my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, MK, have
created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!
 
 


Supplies:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - ostrich from bag-o-rubber purchase years ago
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Cardstock Warehouse
DP: Echo Park - Times & Seasons
Accessories: GC; Spellbinder - Std Lg & Sm circle dies; Tim Holtz - snarky small talk sticker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A TINY CRAFT ATC SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

 
Hello and welcome back, crafty peeps!
We are on to our second challenge at 
A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! For this challenge,
we want to see your Fall/Autumn themed 
Artist Trading Cards or Coins.
I went with the coins this time around:



Here are some close ups:






Lots piled onto these coins. Stamped, colored and fussy cut pumpkins,
die cut leaves, sunflower patterned paper, text paper spritzed with
Magenta Nuance powder inks, copper heat embossed border, some of
Tim's Small Talk stickers. Yep, lots!

I hope you find time to play along in our Fall/Autumn theme ATC challenge
at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! For more amazing ideas, please
do visit the blogs of my teammates to check out what they created.
Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!


I'd like to enter this at ATC's mit Herz - Fall Time 





Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve; Gina K - Autumn Wreath Builder
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Versamark
DP: Jen Hadfield - Warm & Cozy; G45 text paper
CS: Thunderbolt; Spectrum Noir; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves dies; Paper Smooches - leaf from Flowers dies: DecoArt Media - matte medium; paintbrush; Stampendous - detail copper EP; heat gun; Tim Holtz - Small Talk Occasions stickers; WOS pen; Magenta Nuance powder inks
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - MMM

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #454 - Back to the Books

 

Hello and welcome, crafty friends!
We have a fun new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH:
Back to the Books! 
Anything related to books, reading, or even using a page from a book
or text design paper on your projects can be used.
I decided to make a few bookmarks, upcycling some old
library checkout cards that were gifted to me by my teammate Mimi!



I stamped flower images on opposite corners, colored them with
Prismacolor pencils, sponged some ink around the edges, and added
glitter glue to the centers of some of the flowers. My neighbor
has a laminating machine and she let me use it to laminate these cards.
Added some ribbon and twine and these babies were done!

Here are some close ups:




I also stamped and colored on the back sides:


I hope that you'll join us for our Back to the Books challenge 
at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, please do check out
what my teammates have created to wow you!

Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Blossoming Buds
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Upcycled library checkout cards gifted by Mimi; Prismacolor pencils; MISTI; Nuvo
white blizzard Glitter Drops; laminating supplies; hole punch; May Arts ribbon; My Mind's Eye twine; Fray Check
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; Glue Dots
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