Saturday, April 17, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #183 - M is for Monochromatic

 

 

 

 Hello and happy Saturday to you!
We have a Monochromatic challenge starting today
 
 I made a card with a bit of profanity on it, so heads up in case
you have the little ones around. You've been warned:
 


 

 


 Anyone else take advantage of the 40% off sale recently at VLVS? I did!
This is a mix of NBUS stamps and an older one.
I adore the images from the ATC plate I purchased, and this one I felt
was made to go perfectly with my sentiment.
She's holding up her hand and I can just hear her saying, "Bitch, please." LOL!
 
I used beige card stock and Vintage Photo DI to make my card.
Very monochromatic....and snarky!
 
 I hope that you find some time to play along in our monochromatic challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Looking for more ideas? Do check out
what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Carole, have made to inspire you!

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

 

Supplies:
Stamps: VLVS - I have no more..., lady image from plate #1282 ATC Photos; STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge
Ink: Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
CS: Nicole
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Frayed Edge die; MISTI; PFS blending brush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

STAMPlorations April Theme & Photo Prompt challenge reminder

 

Hello and welcome!
Just popping in with a reminder about the
 
(This post contains affiliate links. If 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.)
 
For my second project, I painted a few of the
CRAFTplorations Butterflies using the colors in the photo:

 
The raspberry butterfly is stenciled in white paint using the
 Make Marks #3 ARTplorations stencil. Once the paint dried,
I placed the stencil back on and traced around the design 
with a blue marker, to give it a fun, whimsical look:
 

On the green butterfly, I used a white Gelly Roll pen to trace the
design using the Swirly Blooms ARTplorations stencil. I dotted the 
centers of the flowers with the raspberry paint:

On the blue butterfly, I started with one wing and using the white
Gelly Roll pen, traced the design from the Christmas Wreaths
ARTplorations stencil. Then I flipped the stencil over onto the
other wing, trying to line up the design as close as possible to get
a mirror image, and traced the design. I color filled the leaves and
berries with the same green and raspberry paints:
 


Once the sealer was dry, I added rhinestones to the bodies for
some sparkle! I haven't decided yet if I want to add these to
a wreath, or to make them into ornaments. Decisions, decisions! 😀

You still have plenty of time to link up your projects at
I hope you play along!

In case you feel compelled to shop at STAMPlorations,
don't forget to use my discount code for an
extra 20% off and a freebie!


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


Supplies:
CRAFTplorations - Butterflies
ARTplorations - Christmas Wreaths, Make Marks #3, Swirly Blooms
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Dragon Fruit, Ultra Blue Deep, Sour Apple, Titanium White
DecoArt DuraClear gloss Varnish
sponge wedge, paint brush
Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Faber-Castell blue Artist PITT pen
David Tutera - rhinestones

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #443 - Plant Life

 

Happy Tuesday and welcome crafty friends!
We have a new challenge starting today at SHOPPING OUR STASH:
Plant Life. We are looking for all things leafy!
I uncovered a die that I bought last year, and it's the first time using it:
 

My leafy panel was created by sprinkling three colors of Magenta Nuance
powder dyes onto mixed media paper that I taped down. Then I just
spritzed water over it, letting the colors blend and do their thing.
It looks like a hot mess, but once you die cut it, it becomes 
this gorgeous green border!

Before gluing it down, I placed it onto my card base, and lined up
the sentiment stamp inside my MISTI, removed the border, stamped
and heat embossed the sentiment in gold, then adhered the border.
Super simple! The hardest part was leaving the inked panel alone to dry naturally. LOL!

I hope you'll join the SOS Crew and link up your leafy project at
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you come up with.
Need more ideas? Simply check out the blogs of my teammies to
see what they created!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Written in Watercolor; Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings Birthday
Ink: Versamark; Cottage Ivy
CS: Strathmore mixed media paper; Cardstock Warehouse; scrap
Accessories: Magenta Nuance powder dyes - Green Grass, Jade, Turquoise; water mister; GC; MFT - Lots of Leaves border die; Stampendous - detail gold EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; SA by 3L - tape runner

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sticker Monday at STAMPlorations (part 2!)

 

Hey crafty friends, welcome!
I'm up on the STAMPlorations blog with my second Sticker Monday post!
Today, I'm using stickers from the Inspirational #5 sticker pack.

(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.) 

I had an idea to use some of the cover plate dies as a stencil to create a second
set of cards. Let me show you what I mean. 
For my first card, I've used the Dragonfly cover plate die:

After die cutting, I placed another piece of white card stock under it and 
carefully pounced various Distress Inks over it, making sure that I got ink
in the cut out areas.
 

Here's the finished card using the die cut panel:


For my second card, I used the Butterfly cover plate die in the same way
but using different Distress Inks:
 


On my last card, I've used the Bloomtangled #1 cover plate die. 
This time, I pounced Distress Oxides, to change it up. LOL!


The finished card using the die cut:

On these three cards, I've added sequins from the Color Confetti ShakerBlends.
So, what about those "stenciled" panels? Here are the cards I've
created, using stickers from the Inspirational #4 package:




These are just a couple of fun ways to add stickers to your projects.
 
I'd love to hear what you think. Don't forget to leave a comment below and
on the STAMPlorations Sticker Monday post for a chance at a $15 prize code.
Every month, they randomly draw 7 winners from all the posts published during 
the month. So the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win!
 
I hope that you have a great day, thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
Ink: Ranger DI - Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover (dragonfly), Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass (butterfly), Ranger DO - Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean (bloomtangle)
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Dragonfly, Butterfly, Bloomtangled #1 cover plates; Inspirational #4 & #5 Clear Stickers, Color Confetti ShakerBlends; blending daubers
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party

 

Good morning and welcome!
We are celebrating once again all things with wings
over at STAMPlorations! Leave comments and link up
your winged thing projects for a chance at winning
one of several prizes. Here is what I came up with:
 
(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the
STAMPlorations links below and place an order, I will
receive a small commission at no cost to you.)

The background panel was die cut using the
Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate. Using a light teal card stock,
I die cut the Flutter Zen 1 Layering die. I sponged Mermaid Lagoon DI
around the outer edge of the top layer, and sponged the center of the bottom
layer. When you glue them together, it creates this really fun look!
 

The sentiment is from the Balloons and Banners stamp set,
heat embossed in white onto black card stock.
Once everything was assembled, I decided to carefully go
over the top layer of the butterfly with Wink of Stella, but of course, 
with my crack photography skills, you can't see the shimmer. LOL!

I hope you'll join the STAMPgirls and link up your project
 
We'd love to see what you create!
Oh, and don't forget:
 

Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Balloons and Banners
Ink: Versamark; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Circles all over texture cover plate, Zen Butterfly 1 layering dies; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; MISTI; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #182 - D is for Distress

 

 


 Good morning and welcome, snarky peeps!
It's time once again for the next challenge at the
This time around, we are getting all distressed!
Whether that be using Distress Inks/Oxides, distressing your
your paper, or just being anxious about the world at large,
it's all up to you how you want to interpret that.
 
For me? I've used Distress inks and I've also distressed the papers
 I've used on my card:
 
 

I used the technique where you add ink directly from your ink pad
to the stencil, spritz with water, then flip the stencil over onto card stock.
(and soaking up excess ink with a paper towel) I've used the same
inks on both panels but used different stencils on each. 
(of course, I covered up most of the smaller panel, and you can
hardly see the dots on it. LOL!)

The inside has a simple sentiment to finish:


Because I had fun with my DI's, I made a second card:


I hope that you'll play along in our Distress challenge over at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more great ideas, do check out
what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Tristan, have created
for your viewing pleasure! 
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at Inspire.Create. Challenge #87
 

 


Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Really High Five
Ink: Ranger DI: (guy) Hickory Smoke, Rustic Wilderness, Walnut Stain (gal) Festive Berries, Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed, (both) Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Dots and Dashes, Dots All Over, Dream Flower, & Delicate Links stencils; water mister; Tim Holtz - Paper Dolls, Big & Small Talk Snarky stickers, distressing tool; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; TE- foam sticky strips

Thursday, April 1, 2021

STAMPlorations April Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

 

Hello crafty friends, and welcome. Wow, it's already April! 
I love this time of year, with all the flowers blooming and the
trees leafing out. Love this warmer weather!
Since it's the first of the month, it's time for the new
I used the photo as inspiration and used the
colors on my card: 
 
(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 cost to you.)


For the background panel, I blended a few Distress inks over the
Burst Slimline Stencil. Using one of the stickers in the
Birthday Word Art clear stickers, I stuck it onto a piece of white
card stock, then used a few coordinating Spectrum Noir markers
to color it. (Yes! You can color the stickers!) I trimmed it up and added
a black matte under it before adhering to the card base.
Super fun and easy!
 
 I hope that you'll link up a project at 
to seeing how you interpret them!

If you have an urge to purchase anything at the STAMPlorations store,
feel free to use my discount code for an extra 20% off and
a free item of your choice!


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


Supplies:
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: ARTplorations - Burst Slimline Stencil; PFS - blending brushes; CRAFTplorations - Birthday Word Art Clear Stickers; Spectrum Noir markers - AG3, TB5, BP6; 
Ink: Ranger DI - Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #442 - Here Comes Peter Cottontail

 

Hello and welcome crafty friends!

It's time for the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!

This fortnight, we want to see projects with a bunny(s), or

a Passover or Easter theme.

Here's what I made:

I love this image of a bunny eating a chocolate bunny! LOL!

Something simple finishes the inside:

You know how bunnies are, they keep multiplying...

...and multiplying!


I hope that you find some time to play along in our Peter Cottontail challenge

at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, do check out what my

teammies created to wow you!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!


Supplies:

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Chubby Bunny, A Good Egg; Simon Says Stamp - Oh Bunny

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers

CS: Spectrum Noir; Cardstock Warehouse; scraps

DP: Lawn Fawn; Doodlebug Designs; Sandylion; freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine

Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; SB - std oval die; MFT - stitched oval frame die;  PFS - blending brush; Sakura - white Gelly Roll marker

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, March 20, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #181 - L is for Layers

 

Welcome and happy first day of Spring!!!

This fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS,

we are looking for projects with lots of layers on them. Of course,

some of my Sistahs thought outside the box on this one, which

is so brilliant! Here's what I came up with:


 
 Lots of layers here, especially that cake die. Each piece is a die cut!
You'd think this was a very fancy, swanky card, with the elegant
black and white theme and that white glitter paper behind the cake....


 ...but then there's the inside:

I hope that you'll find some time to join us in our Layers challenge over

at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. For more ideas, please do 

visit the blogs of my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen (and forever Sistah), Jane,

to see the genius things they came up with!

Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at Color Hues #14


 Supplies:

Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments; Paper Issues - Aah Real Birthday Sentiments

Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black

CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions; Nicole

DP: Pebbles Garden Party; mystery white glitter paper

Accessories: GC; SB - Oval Bliss die; Love Nicole - layer cake die; Stampendous - white EP; Heat gun; MISTI; Ranger - Diamond Stickles

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares: Ranger - MMM

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