Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #389 - Make Your Mark

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!
I'm hosting the new challenge at
and as the title suggests, we'd like you to color anything you want
using markers on your project!

Here's my card:

and the inside:

I think this is one of the first stamps I bought when I began scrapbooking
over 10 years ago. Glad I rediscovered it and colored it up with
my Spectrum Noir markers. This is pretty CAS for me. I just couldn't
leave the card base blank, so I sponged some gray ink through a stencil
to break up all that white space. ☺

Just a reminder, our challenges are running every two weeks now. Plenty
of time to color something using markers for a project and link
up at Shopping Our Stash!  I look forward to seeing what you create!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Craft Smart/Michael's - chick w/bunny ears; Paper Smooches - Critter Card Puns, Spring Fling
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, Rich Cocoa
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; MFT - zig zag square die; STAMPlorations - Flourishes stencil; MISTI; WOS pen; sponge dauber
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, February 9, 2019


Hello snarky peeps!
It's time for the new challenge at the
The next two weeks are brought to you by the letter K.
As in K for Kitties!

Here's my offering:

I saw a t-shirt that said this and I knew I had to make it into a card!
Love the fact that this kitty looks anything but humored by 
the humerus bone. LOL!

So now it's your turn to break out your kitty stash and make a project
that proudly displays them. Be sure to link up at the 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire it!
For more ideas, do check out what my Sisters, and our reigning
Queen, Lisa, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chats Russe
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; computer & printer; free clip art of humerus bone; GC; Avery Elle - double pierced rectangle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Friday, February 1, 2019

STAMPlorations February Theme & Sketch Challenge!

Hello and happy Friday to you!
It's time for the February

Below is the sketch, and your theme this month is Stamps & Hearts,
just in time for Valentine's Day!

 I've used just the theme this time around for my card:

I started by cutting my panel from the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die.
I then placed the Zen Hearts stencil over it and sponged some pink and purple
inks through it. The panel was dry embossed using a folder frame to leave the center of the 
panel flat. Using the Say It Big-Do What You Love stamp, I stamped in black ink then
over it with versamark, and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I found some
much neglected metal heart stickers in my stash that matched perfectly with my 
color scheme. Woo Hoo! Bonus!

I hope you get a chance this month to make a project and link up at 
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge! We'd love to see what you create.

Just in case you haven't heard, there's a sale going on at the

Even if you're not a premium stamp club subscriber, you can use 
my special discount code:
for an extra 20% off your order!

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

Stamps: STAMPlorations- Say It Big-Do What You Love
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies; Versamark
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle nesting die; Zen Hearts stencil; GC; Darice - multi sized dots EF & oval folder frame; Colorbok - heart stickers; MISTI; Wow! - clear EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hey Love Hop and Linky Party at STAMPlorations

The STAMPgirls are still having fun coloring up these free digi images for the
To get these images, please visit the main blog for details.
I've colored up the Framed Love Always free digi stamp using Prismacolor pencils.

These are some amazingly stunning images! Wow!
Now it's your turn to get coloring. Oh, and if you link up, you'll be
in the running to win some awesome prizes. For all the details,
head over to the STAMPlorations blog.
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: STAMPlorations Framed Love Always digi
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; BP6 Spectrum Noir marker; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; Wink of Stella pen; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #388 - Ode to Jessi

Hello crafty friends and welcome!
This fortnight at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we are
paying tribute to one of our own teammates, Jessi Fogan,
who lost her long battle with gastroparesis in December.

For this challenge, we'd like for you to visit Jessi's blog, and make
a project inspired by something Jessi made. Please do include a link
back to her blog so that we can see the project that inspired you.

As you may know, Jessi was such a creative soul, and she loved incorporating
different forms of art in her projects. One of them was quilling. She made
the most amazing quilled projects! For my card, I was inspired by
this gorgeous card she made. I did my utmost best to case it as close as I could.
From the smooshed panel, the quilled flowers, to the hand dyed ribbon and 
beaded pins.

Here's another angle:

I hope that you'll join us in honoring Jessi's memory by creating
something of hers that inspires you, and link up at Shopping Our Stash.
Also, with this challenge, we are changing from a weekly format
to every two weeks, so as to give you more time to play along.
We look forward to seeing what you create in our gallery.
Please be sure to visit my teammies to see all their gorgeous
creations inspired by Jessi!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Ink: Ranger DI - Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet
CS: Strathmore mixed media paper; Neenah; Darice
Accessories: 3 Birds Studio - quill board & Quill Ease tool; GC; Cuttlebug - EF from the James set; water mister; Nicole - rhinestones; Recollections - pearls; Momenta - round dimensional stickers; Ranger - crinkle ribbon; pins & various beads from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte; Aleene's tacky glue

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Aww, Edna is in the mood for love. (Yeah right. LOL!)
This fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS is,
you guessed it, V for Valentine.

As always, snark is not mandatory, but you know I couldn't resist...

I used Nuance powder dyes to start my panel.
I even made my own stencil specifically to create a Bokeh effect background.
Once the white ink was heat set, I stamped my sweet sentiment and image in
black ink, stamped over it again in Versamark, and heat set in clear EP.
It was only after I finished my card that I realized the two challenges I was going
to enter this at ended two days ago.GRRRR!
Oh well, maybe next month. LOL!

Since V-Day is upon us, I hope you'll join my Sisters and our
newest Queen & GD Kylie, as we celebrate the holiday at the
visiting, and I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Funny Kinda Love
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Memento Luxe - Wedding Dress
CS: Strathmore mixed media paper; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Magenta - Red Nuance Powder Dye; home made stencil; MISTI; WOW! - clear EP;
heat gun; sponge dauber; water mister
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Petunia Sprite Birthday Wish

Hello and happy Thursday to you.
I've been kind of silent here in the blogiverse, but trust me,
I've been creating schtuff...ya just can't see it yet. ☺

But this one you can. Over the Christmas break I wasn't so
much creating cards, but I did spend some time coloring various images.
This adorable Petunia Sprite was one of them:

Anyone else ready for Spring? Yep, me too!
This sweetie is colored up using Prismacolor pencils. She also was winked by Stella,
but with my amazing photography skillz, you can't see that. LOL!

Welp, guess it's time to go clean something, or dust something, or something.
Thanks for visiting. Have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Aurora Wings - Petunia Sprite digi; Spellbinders Celebrations - Just Because
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Spring Mix
CS: Neenah; Crafter's Companion; scrap
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; GC; MFT - jumbo squiggles border die; Poppystamps - pine twig die; MISTI; Fiskars - corner rounder; computer & printer; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #387 - Inspired by Quilting

Good morning crafty peeps and welcome!
Did any of you get to see the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' last night?
The lunar eclipse was pretty awesome to see.
I actually stayed up and tried to take pictures, but
all my pics came out blurry, as the high winds kept me from being steady
with my camera. (Plus it was -1 outside, so I wasn't out long.)
Oh well, it still was gorgeous to see!

This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, Mimi is your hostess with the mostess,
and she picked the theme quilts as your inspiration!
Here's my take on the challenge:

and the inside:

I used a much neglected quilt die and cut from four different patterned papers and four
times in white card stock. After gluing the white frames to the card bases, I arranged my
designs and glued. all. of. those. pieces. back. in. place.

Then, since I still had the frames from the DP and white bits, I pieced
four more cards! 

On two of these cards, I first arranged the bits on some scrap paper and spritzed
them with a couple colors of Glimmer Mists, to break up some of the whiteness.
After I assembled these, I felt they still needed something, so I broke out a
butterfly punch and, using another scrap of paper from the collection, 
added some butterflies. Much better!

That's 8 cards! All painstakingly paper pieced! Gah!
I don't think I'll be attempting that again any time soon.
My eyes still haven't refocused yet. LOL!

So now it's your turn to create something inspired by a quilt, and link up
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your take on the challenge.
Need more ideas? Simply check out what the other DT ladies 
have created to awe and inspire you!
Thanks for visiting. Stay warm!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: MFT - Let's Get Cozy; Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday and Oh Hell No sentiments;
Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: Neenah; TE; Bazzill; Darice
Accessories: GC; MFT - Diagonal Quilt Square cover plate; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; MISTI; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Cherub Pink & Sun Light; Martha Stewart- butterfly punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte; Sakura - Quickie Glue pen

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
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