Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #327 - Halloween!

Hello friends and welcome back!
in honor of today being my most favorite holiday of the year,
we want to see your Halloween creations!
(Plus you now will have a head start for next year! Bonus!)
Here's the card I made:

 and the inside:

This card makes me so happy, as I went back to my love of lots of layers. I was stalking
Pinterest, and found this card by Ginny Nemchak, and knew at once I was
going to case it into a Halloween card. Thank you for the inspiration Ginny!
I found some awesome stash that I forgot I had as I was going through my
Halloween stuff: those spiderweb photo corners, the Petaloo flowers, 
and those green felt flourishes.
This is a fairly large card 5" x 7", because the image I used for the main panel is 3" x 4".
Now all I have to do is make an envelope that has some depth to it so I can
mail it out to a lucky family member next year. LOL!

Still have the itch to make more Halloween cards or projects? Well then,
simply link them up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire your work!
Need more ideas? Then do yourself a favor and check out what my
teammies created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them
some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Hampton Art - Beware
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Black Soot
DP: Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale, Happy Haunting
CS: TE, Recollections
Accessories: Petaloo - flowers; mystery felt flourishes from my stash; GC; SB - Labels 40 Nesties; Martha Stewart - photo corners & spider sticker; MISTI; Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Beacon 3 in 1 glue

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Hiya crafty peeps and welcome to another challenge at the
This fortnight's challenge is to use Chipboard on your projects.


We have a sponsor!!!
Woo Hoo!

Make it Crafty

Not only do they have digi and rubber stamps, but they also
carry some amazing chipboard pieces!
Do yourself a favor and check them out!

The lucky winner who is crowned our Queen for the
Chipboard Challenge will also be gifted
a $10.00 voucher to Make It Crafty!
How cool is that?!!

And so, on to my card:

 and the inside:

No snark this time around. And go me, I made another Christmas card!
My chipboard item is the JOY word, which came from a MAMBI Christmas
collection from 2010 (I think). I dug deep into my stash for this card.

Now it's your turn to create something with chipboard, and link it up at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more inspiration, visit the blogs of my
Sisters, and our Guest Designer, Echo, and leave some lovin.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Taylored Expressions - In and Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Recollections - Believe
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: GC; Darice - snowflake EF; MAMBI - Joy chipboard; MISTI; twine from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #326 - That's Sketchy

Hello crafty friends!
I think we scared most of you away with our last challenge.
So this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
we have a really easy one this week:
Can't get much easier than that. LOL!
Here's my card:

 here's the inside:

I've used the current challenge at The Paper Players #367, which is a sketch.
After I was done making my card, I realized I followed the sketch almost too well,
with my choice of paper for the banner and my flower shape. LOL!

Now it's your turn! Just use a sketch, any sketch, for your project and link
up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it. Need more ideas?
Simply check out the awesome creations that my teammies came up with.
Thanks for visiting!

I'm also linking up at:


Ink: Ranger DI - Festive Berries; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Natural Beauties dies, Flag Tags dies; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; MISTI; Hampton Arts - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, October 21, 2017

And now, a guy card

Hello crafty friends.
I want to share a card I just made.
A guy card.
You know, the kind that are really hard to make?
Yeah, those.
Check it:

 Oh look, snark on the inside:

 Here's a much better picture to show the shininess of the heat embossing:

So this is the crazy thing I did for this card: I first embossed the main panel using the 
timepiece embossing folder. Then I carefully (but not even remotely so) inked the raised
image with Versamark ink, and heat embossed in copper. 
BUT FIRST, I had to take a teeny tiny paintbrush and painstakingly brush out
all the powder that covered most of every place else. And yes I used an embossing bag first.
 Did I mention painstaking?
I think I was brushing off powder for at least 30 to 40 minutes before I was able
to finally heat emboss it. And I didn't get every. single. bit., but it looks
a heck of a lot better from it's original appearance.
The things we do for our craft.
(Oh, and if you thought that was crazy, may I just add that I made two panels!)
That will be a card for another post, though.
Anyhoo, I found some copper colored card stock that matched pretty well so I cut it
to the sizes I needed, stamped my sentiments, adhered the panels and called this card done.
Now, it's time for me to go and make more stuff in my craft room.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great rest of the day!

I'd like to enter this card at:


Stamps: Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday Sentiments, Freaking Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Cosmic Copper
CS: Taylored Expressions; scrap
Accessories: GC; Sizzix/TH - Pocket Watch EF; Stampendous - Detail Copper EP; heat gun;
tiny bristled paintbrush; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Thin 3D foam squares

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pink Christmas

Hello crafty friends!
I'm popping in today with a card made for a few challenges,
but most importantly for the

Lauren and Stephanie are at it again, raising money
to donate to the

They will both donate two dollars for every Christmas/holiday/winter card or project
linked up between October 13 thru 25!
The only catch? Your card or project must feature the 
color pink predominately on it.
Easy peasy (pink)lemon(ade) squeezy!
Here's my card:

 and the inside:

I love the combination of pink/gray/white/silver.
My ornament was stamped and heat embossed in silver EP, then fussy cut.
I punched a hole in the hanger and added some dark pink floss.
To continue the silver shininess, I edged a white card stock panel with versamark, sprinkled
more silver EP on it and heat set it. It made for a great matte for the pink DP I found
in my paper stash!

Ooh! Shiny!

If you haven't played along before, now's a great time to participate!
It's for such an important cause.
Now, I want to go and make some more pink colored Christmas cards,
and I hope you will too!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd also like to enter this at:


Stamps: Inkadinkado; Hero Arts
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Gray Flannel; Brilliance - Starlite Silver
DP: Teresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon
CS: Taylored Expressions; Recollections
Accessories: GC: MFT - dainty doilies duo die; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; MISTI; EK Success - deco scallop edger punch; WRMK - floss; Wescott - hole punch
Adhesives - SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Matte Medium

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #325 - The Walking Dead

Hiya crafty peeps!
This week at
we challenge you to embrace your inner zombie!
That's right, we want to see your zombie creations.
Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

My image is colored with SN markers, then I masked my zombie and bat balloon to stencil over the background in orange ink. I smudged black paint around the edges. The card base was stenciled in orange ink then I added the BOO alpha stickers. I added Glossy Accents to the zombie and bat eyes.
This guy is too cute to spook, wouldn't ya say?

Now it's your turn! Let's see those zombies! Just link up at Shopping Our Stash 
so we can admire your work! Need more inspiration? Then do check out what
my teammies came up with. You will be blown away!
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Dilly Beans digi; Inkadinkado - All Hallows Eve
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tangerine; Range DI - Black Soot
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Computer & printer; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Martha Stewart - alpha stickers; Andy Skinner snake's web stencil; Tim Holtz - burlap stencil; MISTI; Deco Art Media fluid acrylic paint - carbon black; Dylusions - white paint pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

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

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