Monday, October 16, 2017

Butterfly wishes

Hello and welcome friends!
Just popping in with a quick card that I made for a few challenges:

 and the inside:

 Trying to capture the shimmer on the butterfly:

I'm hoping that the purples I chose were close to the damson color and of course my vertical
element was the pearls with the butterfly! The butterfly and sentiments were stamped using
Elderberry ink by Memento. (sometimes purple on purple shows up as more black. Just sayin)

Well, that's it for now. Come back tomorrow for my Shopping Our Stash post!
You won't want to miss it! Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this card at:



Stamps: STAMPlorations - Trendy Butterflies 1 & 2, A snarky Birthday to you
Ink: Memento - Elderberry
DP: American Crafts - glitter paper
CS: Recollections; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Prima pearl swirl; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam square

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Hello and good morning snarky peeps!
Edna sure looks a little worse for wear. Damn zombies!
And that's our newest challenge at the
Z is for Zombies!

We want to see your zombie creations. You haven't any zombie stamps?
Just color a people or animal image green and/or grey and bingo!
Instant walking dead! LOL!
Here's what I came up with:

 and the inside:

I found a zombie meme on Mr. Google and had to run with it. LOL!
I lurves me a punny sentiment!

Now it's your turn to get your zombie on! We can't wait to see what 
you come up with, just add your link at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire your work!
For more ideas, please check out what my Sistahs, and our
Guest Designer, Michelle, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for popping by!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Dilly Beans digi stamp
Ink: Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice; Ranger DI - Black Soot
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; Dylusions stencil; Ranger- Glossy Accents; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; computer & printer; sentiment computer generated
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape

Friday, October 13, 2017

POE boy

Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
I wanted to share a canvas panel that I just created for fun.

Thank you, Queen, for my paraphrasing. LOL!

Here are some process pics:

 Only after the crackle paste dried did I think to add some
text to the panel.

 I painted over the crackle paste and text with acrylic paints.

Close up of the crackle.

 Using alpha stamps, I created my sentiment.

 The main images were stamped onto tissue paper.

I added some more interest with stencils and paint.

Poe and the the bats were stamped onto tissue paper. Note: I actually tried to
iron the tissue paper as it was really wrinkly! This is the best I was able to
achieve. Has anyone else tried ironing tissue paper for the craft?
I stamped the bat first on one side, then using my MISTI, flipped the paper
and stamped on the other side. I wasn't sure if this would work, but 
thankfully my idea worked!
I did touch up the tissue paper by adding paint around the edges to blend better. 
Next I used a couple stencils and paint to add some interest to my panel.
I added a stamped image of dots here and there for a bit more grunge.
I stamped, cut out, and adhered the sentiment with matte medium.
After everything was dried, I sealed the panel with varnish, which
really makes the colors pop!

One more look:

Thanks for holding out until the end of my post! You did it! LOL!
And thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it!


I'd like to enter this at:


US Art Supply - 5" x 7" Artist canvas panel
Golden - Gesso and Matte Medium
Dreamweaver - Crackle paste
torn book page pieces
Plaid - various paint brushes
Viva Las Vegas Stamps - plate 1476 
Studio G - alpha stamps
Staz On - Jet Black ink
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic paints - Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Quinacidrone Gold, 
Deco Art Americana Acrylic paint - Graphite
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge stamps
Staz On - Timber Brown
tissue paper
Faber-Castell - sm black artist PITT pen
TCW/Kasia - grunge stencil
Staedtler - alpha stencil
General's - black pastel chalk pencil
Fantastix blender
Deco Art Americana DuraClear satin varnish
foam brush

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

One Bad Ass Art Journal Week 8

Hello friends and welcome!
Today I'm sharing my journal page using the awesome
tutorial by Susanne Rose!
This was yet another messy painty totally fun page!

Lots of layers. And layers. And layers!

Such an amazing lesson! Thanks again Susanne! You rock!

That's it for now. I've been working in the flower beds the last couple of
days, pulling weeds, cutting down plants, and mulching along with my
next door neighbor's daughter. Between the two of us, we've gotten both front and 
back yards ready for fall. (And even more important, now we can start
decorating our yards for Halloween!!) Woo Hoo!

But first, I've been neglecting my craft room, so off I go!

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

I'd like to enter this at:

Golden Gesso, Matte Medium
heat gun, various paint brushes
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints - Tangerine, Green Tree, Brilliant Purple, Sapphire, Electric Pink, Napa Red, Desert Turquoise
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints - Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Carbon Black
Paper Smooches stamps - Graffiti
Staz On ink - Timber Brown, Jet Black
DecoArt Media - Modeling Paste
pallet knife
STAMPlorations - Tribal Swirls & Dots All Over stencils
TCW/Kasia - Mixed Media stencil
baby wipes
So Suzy Stamps - Fairy & Sentiment
tissue paper
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge stamps
General's - Pastel Chalk pencils black and pink
Sakura - white and gold Gelly Roll pens
Faber-Castell Sm black Artist PITT pen
Ranger - Crystal Stickles

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #323 - Give Thanks

Hello and happy Tuesday to you!
we are looking for your thankful creations, either as a thank you
to someone, or for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!

I got an idea in my head and so this is what
came of it:

 and a bit of snark on the inside:

And since I have two brothers and two sisters...

I couldn't get the sentiment out of my head so I ran with it. I found a nice
big acorn image to paper piece. For something completely different,
I used my P-Touch label maker to print out my sentiments.

So now it's your turn to create something thankful/Thanksgiving related. Be 
sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so that we can admire it!
Need more inspiration? Well then, you need to visit the blogs of my
talented teammies, and while there, leave them some love!

Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:
TGIF Challenge #127 - die cut (leaves)/designer paper/paper piecing


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Falling For You, Fanciful Fall, Natural Beauties; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Night Fall
CS: Recollections; scraps
Accessories: Brother - P-Touch label machine; MISTI; UFO's - die cut leaves from Paper Smooches that have been sitting on my desk for over a month.
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick; Glue Dots

Monday, October 2, 2017


Hello snarky peeps and welcome!
I'm super excited to let you all know that the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
was invited to take part in


The blog hop has some amazing sponsors and fabulous prizes so you'll
want to hop along and leave your comments for a chance
at scoring some crafty swag!

For my card, I've used the Awesome Memes stamp set by Strawberry Jude Stamps.
And yes, it IS an awesome stamp set!

I just love these elegant ladies, sipping tea and being their snarky,
sarcastic selves. LOL!

If you've happened upon my blog post, and wish to start at the beginning of the hop,
a list of the participants is on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog.

A big shout out to our generous sponsors:

And a huge shout out to
the mastermind behind Snarktoberfest!

So what are you waiting for? Go and comment on those
blogs so you have a chance to win some crafty swag!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Strawberry Jude stamps - Awesome Memes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Teresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon; HOTP - black velvet paper
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen; Ranger - gold Stickles; Hampton Arts - rhinestone
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, September 30, 2017

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #94 - P is for Pink Halloween

Hello and happy Saturday snarky peeps!
Today starts one of our most favorite challenges at the

P is for Pink Halloween!!

We've been doing this challenge for the last 4 years, to acknowledge
both Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
So create anything Halloween themed, but the color 
pink must be the predominant color on it! 
(You can use other colors)

Here's card #1:

 and the inside:

My background was made using Magenta Nuance Powder Dyes in Hot Pink and Grey.
I used a grungy, painty stamp on all corners (NBUS), and had to ink up this 
fabulous skeleton family. (Also NBUS. Look closely at that
little one in the bottom corner! LOL!)

For my second card, my background is made using
Strawberry Cream Glimmer Mist. I die cut that awesome haunted house, colored and die cut 
the Grumpling Kitty. (All NBUS)

 and the inside:

 Look at all the shimmer!!

So now it's your turn to create your pink colored Halloween masterpieces! Be sure
to link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so that we can admire it!
For more inspiration, please do yourself a favor by visiting the blogs of my
Sisters in Snark, and also our newest Guest Designer, Gina!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter both of these cards at Darnell's NBUS challenge

Supplies Card #1:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - skeleton family; Rubber Dance - Sarcasm Superpower; Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eave; Stampdendous - Brush Strokes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Range DI - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo; Hero Arts - Neon Pink
DP: mystery polka dot scrap
CS: TE; Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance Powder Dyes; water mister; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Card #2:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Grumplings in Costume; Stampendous - Tricky Words
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Platinum Planet
DP: mystery polka dot scrap
CS: TE; Thunderbolt Kraft; Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Accessories: Prisma Color pencils; GC; TE - Grumplings in Costume die, 13 Dead End Drive die, grass die; Tattered Angels - Strawberry Cream & Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist; Magenta Nuance hot pink powder dye; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen; Faber Castell black sm. Artist PITT pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte; Recollections - tacky tape; scotch tape

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