Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tropical birthday wishes

Hiya crafty friends and welcome.
Today I figured it's about time I blogged about a card I made a few weeks ago. A card that
got my crafty mojo working again.
And I'm only blogging about it now. Sigh.
Here it is:

 and the inside:

Seriously, I don't know why it took me this long to share this card. Because it's 
very mixed media, and I love how it turned out.
The background was made using Magenta Nuance dye powders. I stenciled over it with 
embossing paste using that awesome flower stencil.
I die cut, colored and added Stickles and Wink of Stella to the pineapple and the
hibiscus flower. Love the subtle shimmer to the images!

Oooh! Shimmery!

The Happy Birthday was embossed in gold using the Digits set. 

Well, that's it for now. Guess I should get my behind in gear and do something
about dinner. LOL! Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at: 
Seize the Birthday  - no topping this time


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Pineapple Crush, Get Outta Town, Digits, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
DP: scrap
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; Bazzill
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance dye powders: Bright Yellow, Grass Green, Turquoise; 
STAMPlorations - Bold  Florals stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; heat gun; water mister; 
Spectrum Noir markers; Paper Smooches - Pineapple Crush dies; Stampendous - Champagne EP; 
Martha Stewart - Arch Lattice punch; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Recollections - tacky tape  

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hiya snarky peeps and welcome!
Looks like Edna is the creamy center of a Scottish oreo! LOL!

Which brings us to our new challenge at the
we want to see plaid on your projects!

Here's my card:

and the inside:

Now it's your turn to break out that plaid and put it to use! We'd love to
see what you make at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
For more ideas, check out what my Sisters and our Guest
Designer, Melissa, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens; For The Love of Stamps - Pampered Paws Purrfect Sentiments;
Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - This and That
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; MFT - single stitch frame dies
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #312 - You Light Up My Life

Hello crafty friends!
This week at
we want to see some type of light fixture on your projects.
This is the card I made:

and the inside:

I hope you can join us at Shopping Our Stash this week. For more
ideas, please check out what my teammies came up with and
leave some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for visiting,

I'd like to enter this card at Happy Little Stampers July CAS challenge

Stamps: Unity December 2012 KOM; Technique Tuesday - Umpteenth Birthday
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore mixed media; TE
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance powder dyes: Bright Yellow & Old Yellow; Stampendous - black EP;
heat gun; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rect. dies

Friday, July 14, 2017

Another Bad Ass Art Journal page - Sisters

Hello crafty friends.
I'm popping in before the next line of thunderstorms hit, and knock out my
cable service again.

I'm very slowly working on my Bad Ass Art Journal classes.
I'm on week 6 now. Check it:

 I used Magenta Nuance powder dyes to water color my background. For the next layer I 
used white ink and a few stencils for a subtle pattern. (I'm not sure if it was that 
particular ink pad, or stenciling onto the first layer, but that ink took
3 DAYS to finally dry! Even hitting it many times with
my heat gun! Holy crow!)
You can see some of the patterns in the next couple of pics:

My people bodies were made using spray inks.
 (Don't do what I did and use water reactive sprays for this, as they are, well,
reactivated with any liquid. Or if you lean your hand on them whilst painting the heads.
Ask me how I know)
I painted the head and shoulders. In the class, these were left as is, but
I felt compelled to add hair to mine. Personal choice)

Stamped some grungy thatched marks, and went over them with the edge of an old credit card
and black paint where the stamp didn't touch the paper. Also stamped and fussy cut the flower.
Some scribbling and doodling, and it was all finished!

I did spray this (carefully) outside with a sealer, in the hopes
that it won't smear, if someone were to touch it. LOL!

Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Golden Gesso;
Magenta Nuance powder dyes - Hot Pink, Orange, Bright Yellow; 
Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Snow ink pad; 
STAMPlorations - Dragonfly Waltz, Delicate Lines, Dots All Over stencils; 
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge, Big Bloom Factory stamps; 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White, Carbon Black, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream; 
Dylusions Spray Inks - London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise
Maya Road - Eggplant Purple spray ink;
DecoArt Americana Acrylics - Warm Beige, Dark Chocolate, Natural Buff;
General's - multi pastel pencils - Van Dyke Brown, Black;
Faber Castell - Sm black artist PITT pen;
Sakura - Gelly Roll pens - white & silver;
StazOn - Jet Black ink; VersaMark ink; Stampendous - black embossing powder; 
heat gun; baby wipes
DecoArt Americana sealer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #311 - CAS for National Simplicity Day

Hello crafty peeps and welcome!
So for the new challenge at
we want to see your CAS cards!
 In the spirit of NSD, you can also include
something recycled or upcycled on your CAS project, but it's not mandatory.

For my card, I recycled a bit of cardboard from a box:

 and the inside:

Also in the spirit of NSD, I've recycled a birthday age. (wink!)

The pineapple and festive drink was die cut, colored, then I covered both
with a layer of Wink of Stella for some subtle shimmer.

 Now it's your turn to create a CAS card! (you know you want to!) Just link up at
Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it! For more ideas, please visit the blogs
of my teammates and leave some lovin while there!
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Pineapple Crush, Getta Outta Town, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tangelo
CS: TE, Crafter's Companion
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Merry Go Round stencil; Recycled cardboard from a box; MISTI; Spectrum Noir markers; Wink of Stella pen; blending tool
Adhesives: Recollections - red tape; Ranger Multi Matte Medium

Saturday, July 8, 2017


Good morning peeps and welcome!

Our new challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
is all about KIDS!
Whether you make a card specifically for a little one, or make something
about a child but not necessarily for one,
or just use an image of a kid on your card, we want to see it!

Here is my offering:

 and the inside:

My mojo has slowly been making a come back in my craft room.
(And it's about f%$#ing time)
I took a mixed media paper panel and sponged first with Tumbled Glass DI, then
using a brick wall stencil, sponged over randomly in Mermaid Lagoon DI. I stamped the typewriter key stamp a few times on the panel, stamping off first. The edges are sponged with Vintage Photo DI.
I spritzed some Aquamarine Glimmer Mist onto the panel also, because I could.
The gas mask girl was stamped, fussy cut, edged with Vintage Photo DI and adhered with
foam squares. I found a tiny pink flower sticker in my stash and added it to the image. I used alpha stamps for the sentiment, and drew the hashtag, cut out and
edged again in Vintage Photo DI.
A very heartfelt sentiment finishes the inside.

I hope that you can find some time to play along at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! 
For more ideas, do check out what my Sisters and our Guest Designer, Donna Mundinger, have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for popping in!

I'd like to enter this card at:
Viva Las Vegas Stamps July challenge - I was inspired by the colors, the main image barely colored, and the hashtag stamp.


Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl, Typewriter keyboard from Plate 1487; Studio G - alpha stamps; Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday
Ink: Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black; StazOn - Timber Brown
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; TE; scraps
Accessories: MFT - brick wall stencil; Tattered Angels - Aquamarine Glimmer Mist; Sandylion - flower sticker; Faber Castell - Sm & Bold Artist PITT pens; Spectrum Noir IG2 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Hello crafty friends and happy 4th of July to you!
With Canada Day just passed and Independence Day today,
we want you to use the colors of your flag in your design! 

Here's my card:

I let the embossing folder do most of the work.
I even 'painted' over the embossed image with my
Wink of Stella pen!
Oooh! Shimmery!

Now it's your turn! Regardless of what country you live in, we want
to see your creations using the colors of your flag. (Bonus points for
showing an image of your flag in your post!)
Can't wait to see what you create in the Shopping Our Stash gallery!

I'd like to enter this at:
Less Is More #335 - Country flag colors
Just Add Ink #366 - A for AMERICA! (ok, maybe I'm stretching that...)


Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: VersaMark
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: GC; Darice - fireworks EF; Wink of Stella pen; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; Recollections - star rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares
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