Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring Sanna Lippert Designs!

Exciting news! 
The STAMPloration girls are celebrating Sanna Lippert's
launch of her very own stencil line with a

Of course, there will be prizes!
Here is some info you need to know:

  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs

Here are a couple cards I made using Sanna's stencils:

I'm so glad that Shery sent me this stencil, as it's my favorite of all Sanna's
stencils. I really wanted to showcase this amazing, intricate stencil, so I made a
very CAS card, letting the design do all the work.
I've used the Evolution Artplorations stencil for my background. I die cut a strip
of vellum using one of the Art Edges CUTplorations dies, and heat embossed
the sentiment from the Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set.

For my second card, I made a whimsical birthday card,
using Sanna's Flowers 2 Artplorations stencil, and the

Yay! You made it to the end! Now for a chance to win some
STAMPlorations goodies, simply leave a comment below!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!

First card:
STAMPlorations - Feathers 2 stamp set
ARTplorations - Evolution stencil by Sanna Lippert
CUTplorations - Art Edges die
Ink: Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp - Lipstick Red
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; TE
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; Recollections - vellum; Dylusions - white ink spray; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Second card:
Stamps: STAMPlorations  - Faerie Door
ARTplorations - Flowers 2 stencil
Ink: Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore - mixed media paper; TE
Accessories: GC; Spectrum Noir markers; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; Tattered Angels - Aquamarine Glimmer Mist; toothbrush; Wink Of Stella pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Hello and welcome friends.
This week at
we want to see your snow related projects!

I created a snowy scene on my card:

and the inside:

The snow scene was die cut from silver foil paper, and very hard to photograph!
The deer is cut from silver glitter paper, and I've added a teeny tiny red rhinestone
for his nose.

To continue that silver vibe, I heat embossed the
sentiments in silver EP.

We hope that you find some time this week to play along with our
snow themed challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
For more ideas, do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my
very clever teammies to see what they came up with.
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Brilliance - Silver Starlite
DP: Nicole - silver mirror; American Crafts - silver glitter
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Boddington Tree Scape & Regal Deer dies; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; MISTI; Recollections - red rhinestone
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
I hope those who celebrated had a happy Thanksgiving, and
that those who braved the Black Friday sales
made out with some excellent deals.

Our next challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
is one of my favorites: I is for Industrial 
It's time to get your Steampunk on!! YAY!

I went all mixed media and created this canvas panel:
(grab your favorite beverage, this is gonna be a photo heavy post)

This baby has sooooo much texture!
There were some new to me techniques I tried out, one being how
I created those large cogs. I found some round chipboard frames in my stash
and decided to turn them into cogs using a hole punch!
They originally had a flowery pattern on them, but a couple coats of
gesso fixed that. Then I simply punched around the frames, being sure to
punch off the edge and not make a complete circle.

 I also rediscovered a chipboard album, and used parts from that also. On the cogs and
frame, I used another new to me technique called the Faux Rust Technique by Andy Skinner,
using texture sand paste and DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
Holy crap, I had a blast making rusty cogs! LOL!
The wooden butterfly was a gift from my E.D.M.T., Jessi.
(Evil Double Mint Twin)
I gave it a coat of gesso, then crackle paste, and then painted it.
(air drying between each process, of course)

Ok, so here are a bunch of close ups of the canvas:

 One last view :

I hope that this inspires you to unlock your inner muse and create
something steampunk! We'd love to see it in our gallery at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Need more ideas? Well then, do yourself
a favor and go check out what my Sistahs of Snark, 
and our guest designer, Corrie, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Yay! You made it to the end!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at:


substrate: 7" x 9" canvas panel, a gift from my neighbor
various paint brushes
Golden gesso
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
pallet knife
My Favorite Things - brick wall stencil
Maya Road - chipboard keyhole album
Golden matte medium
DCWV - Tattered Time Stack - script paper
X-Acto knife
Colorbok - round chipboard frames
Fiskars hole punch
DecoArt Media - Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints: Paynes Grey, Quinacidone Gold, Primary Yellow, Green Gold,
Phthalo Turquoise
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint - Natural Buff
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Scotch - foam tape
Tim Holtz - sprocket gears, typed tokens
Art-C - gears, key
found sprocket
Wooden butterfly from Jessi
Darice - galvanized wire and wire cutters
Studio G - alpha stamps
Staz On - Jet Black ink
white card stock
Ranger Distress ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #330 Quick Thank You

Hello friends and welcome!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH we are
challenging you to make a quick Thank You card in under 30 minutes!
This was incredibly hard for me, as I tend to
take at least two hours to make a card.
But, I persevered and was able to crank out
this beauty in just over 8 minutes!!
Woo Hoo! 

I'm not sure if you know, but I trim all my card bases. No pre-made
bases for me, thank you very much. My time includes that.
The main panel was die cut then I stuck all those stickers on it,
being sure to stick some over the edge so I could trim off the excess.
(I also used up that sticker sheet, which was 10+ years old)
I die cut the THANKS, adhered and went over it with a
Wink of Stella pen. Done!
Why did this take over 8 minutes to slap some stickers down?
Because they were really sticking to the acetate, and so I had to
peel every. single. petal to make sure I didn't rip them.
I love how these flowers all have some silver foiling on them.

So now it's your turn. Can you create a Thank You card within 30 minutes?
We bet you can, try it! Be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so
we can admire it. Need some more ideas? Then simply stop by the blogs
of my teammies and leave some love while there! We all appreciate
your comments! Thanks for visiting!

CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Pierced Rectangle die; Taylored Expressions - Thanks die;
Stickopotamus - flower stickers; Wink of Stella pen; scissors
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rudolph Silhouette

Good morning and hello crafty peeps!
Popping in with a quick card I made
for the current
Just Us Girls challenge - Silhouettes.
Check it:

and the inside:

Oh my gosh, I made a QACAS card!
I think I might make more of these, it's a fun
design, especially with the added 'Rudolf nose'!

That's it for me. Thanks for popping in!
I hope you have a great day!

I'm entering this at:
 Just Us Girls #419 (just in the nick of time *wink*)

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey - Oh Dear; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Shimmer
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Fiskars corner rounder; Darice rhinestone;
Spectrum Noir DR7 marker; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual GIVING THANKS Blog Hop & Linky Party!!

Hello crafty friends!
I'm so excited to be a part of the blog hop going on at STAMPlorations today:

There are 35 participating designers in all (8 of which are amazing
designers representing different challenge blogs), plus a linky party
that you can share your "thankful" cards and projects.
Oh, and there are prizes too!!

For my first card, I've used the Typografia- Thankful People stamp. This just
needed to be made into a chalkboard panel! After I heat embossed the 
sentiment in white, I dry brushed white ink around the panel, then doodled above
and below it with a white PrismaColor pencil.
My background was die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die.

Here's a close up:

I used sentiments from the Blossom Overture stamp set to finish the inside.

On my second card,
stamped onto a Luggage Tag Nesting die. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die for my background again. Some burlap ribbon, twine, and enamel dots finish my card.

Oh, and I did mention there were going to be prizes:

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store

Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags

Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)

Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)

    Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific

    Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.

    You'll find the links to all of the designers below.

    Don't forget about the big Thanksgiving sale!:

    Thanks so much for visiting!
    I hope that you have a fantastic day!

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017


    Hello crafty friends!
    I was in the ol' craft room and was making panels
    using the smooshing technique. Here's a 
    card I made with one of them:

     and the inside:

     That Wink of Stella pen on the stacked thanks die looks soooo shimmery
     on black card stock. I'm also digging this color combo. I need
    to use it more often. (grin!)

    Well, that's it for now.
    Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

    I'd like to enter this at:
    Just Add Ink #384 (oops. Already ended. Time zones really mix me up! LOL!)


    Stamps: STAMPlorations - Bloom Factory, Fond Expressions
    Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Tuxedo Black
    CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; scraps
    Accessories: GC: Lawn Fawn - scalloped Rectangle dies; STAMPlorations - thanks word die; 
    Faber Castell - sm black Artist PITT pen; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen; Nicole - rhinestones
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger- Multi Medium Matte; Glue Dots
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