Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #343 - Stencils

Hello crafty friends and welcome!
Time for a new challenge at

Speaking of new, check out our new banner and side bar
badge that the uber talented Lauren created!
You are da bomb!!

This week's challenge is super easy: dust off those neglected
stencils you've been hoarding and create something with them!
Here's may card:

 Here's the inside:
I bought this stencil sometime last year and, of course,
never used it until now. I applied embossing paste over it and once dry
carefully tapped my VersaMark ink pad over the raised design and
heat embossed in gold EP. I did have to retrace a few spots with the 
VersaMark pen and repeat but it turned out pretty awesome IMHO.

 Ooh! Shiny!

I thought the snarky sentiment went so well for a birthday card because
aging = C.R.S. (Can't Remember Sh*t)
(Well, at least it does for me. *wink*)

We hope to see your fabulous projects in our gallery this
week at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration do check
out what my teammies created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps; Dylusions - Quote Bubble; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
CS: Crafter's Companion; Neenah; Recollections
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; DecoArt - stencil; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun;
Dylusions ink spray; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Twofer challenge #2

Hello crafty friends!
I'm popping in at pretty much the last minute
because I told myself that I needed to play
along at the Twofer #2 challenge this month.
(since I didn't last month)
And me having the superpower of procrastination,
today is the last day to link up.
Here are the two cards I've made using the same die cut:

The first, a sympathy card.
(These are the absolute worst cards to make)
 the inside:

Using the little heart pieces from the first card,
I made a Valentine's Day card:
 and the inside:

That's it for now.
If you're looking for my Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers card,
just click here for it.
Thanks for popping in, and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Care and Comfort; Paper Smooches - I Heart Art; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk, Elderberry; Gray Flannel
CS: Neenah classic crest
Accessories: GC; MFT - heart border die; MISTI; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
First off, I want to say that Sister Lynne has made the difficult decision to step down from
the Sisterhood in order to concentrate on her art career. We wish you all the best and will miss you Lynne,
but you know you are welcome back whenever you want. I will still stalk your blog!
Secondly, that being said, we wish to welcome
 to the Sisterhood! Woo Hoo! Toni has been a regular player in
our challenges and we are thrilled to have her on board!
You'll be seeing her amazing creations starting in March!

We have a fun challenge starting today at the
T is for Tissue!
 That's right, we challenge you to use tissue paper in some way
on your project. You can also use a paper napkin for your 
tissue element, as I've done here:

I've had these cocktail napkins for years, and I only just took off the packaging
to make this card. But it gave me the idea for this card I made for our
snarky card swap 4 years ago!

I first separated the design part from the other layer, and adhered it
to some card stock. I carefully brushed clear gesso over that and let it dry.
I used my finger to smudge black ink around the edges, matted it onto some
black card stock, and used foam squares to adhere to my card base.

I had so much fun with using napkins that I made 4 more cards using
one napkin! I had another package of pretty cocktail napkins and decided to 
quarter it and make four more cards:

OK, so now it's your turn to use tissue (or a paper napkin) in some way
on your project and link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
We'd love to see what you come up with. For more ideas, just check out what
my Sisters and our newest Guest Designer, Karola, have created to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #342 - Home Sweet Home

Hello and welcome back crafty peeps!
This week at 
we'd like to see a house of some kind on your projects.
Here's my take on the challenge using the now ended
Freshly Made Sketch #324:

I let my inner 5 year old out and let her color the house image. LOL!
(This is ART people!)
Now it's your turn. Link up your house themed card at Shopping Our Stash 
so that we can admire your work! For more amazing ideas,
do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my teammies to
see what they came up with!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Just Us Girls #428

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Houses; Lawn Fawn - Home Sweet Home
Ink: Gina K - Kraft; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass
CS: Thunderbolt; Crafter's Companion; Recollections
Accessories: GC; SB - Std Sm circles & Scalloped circle nesties; Avery Elle - Pierced rectangle dies; Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Sunday, February 18, 2018

You stamped with what? Part 2

Hello there!
I'm just popping in to show you the other 3 cards I made using
the background I created from this post.

 the inside:

 and the inside:

 the inside:

You still have time to play along at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our
"You Stamped With What?" challenge! Let's see what you got!
Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: see original post for all basic supplies used
Card 1:
Stamps: Riley & Co. - Mary & Marty; Unity - Birthday Bitch; Winnie & Walter - Big Bold & Extras

Card 2:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - A snarky birthday to you
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; water brush; Wink of Stella pen; Ranger Glossy Accents

Card 3:
Stamps: Riley & Co. - Mary & Marty; Verses Rubber Stamps - Ever have...; Avery Elle - Cheers

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #341 - You Stamped With What??

Hello and happy Tuesday crafty peeps!
This week at
we challenge you to use something that isn't a stamp,
AS a stamp, on your project!

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I created a master board by stamping four different inks
using the inside cap from my deodorant!

If you happen to use Sure deodorant, you'll know what I'm talking about. LOL!

I just die cut four pierced rectangles from the master board to use
as background panels. (Now all I have to do is use the 
rest of them!) 

Now it's your turn! Use your imagination and look at items lying around with new eyes. 
Have some lace or doilies sitting unused? How about
some bottle caps? Feathers? Even a wadded up piece of cling wrap could work!
The possibilities are endless! Be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so
we can admire your genius! (And possibly case it too! LOL!)
For more amazing ideas, do check out what my teammies
have come up with to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at
Seize the Birthday - No topper this time
Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Feb. Challenge 

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - Beethoven; Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Paris Dusk; VersaMark
CS: Bazzill; Recollections
Accessories: cap from my deodorant; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle die; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Welcome and happy Saturday to you!

We have an out of this world challenge starting today at the


Galaxy backgrounds are a major trend right now, so we challenge
you to try your hand at making one! There are a 
bunch of tutorials on YouTube that you can watch,
like this one, or even this one. These are just a couple.
Perhaps making your own inked background isn't your thing. No problem,
just use some designer paper and save yourself the inky fingers! LOL!

Here's my take on the challenge:

 of course, snark on the inside!

I can't take credit for this. I found this meme and had to use it:

Memes are a never ending source of ideas!
I used my computer to print my sentiment and adhered to my card.
The poop emoji die cut was gifted to me by Sister Donna.
I thought it was the perfect embellisment on the inside. LOL!

Now it's your turn to create your own galaxy and link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
We'd love to see what you come up with! For more fabulous ideas,
do yourself a favor and check out what my Sisters and our Guest Designer,
Helen, have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting!

Inks: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black
DP: HOTP - holographic circle paper
CS: TE; Strathmore water color paper; scraps
Accessories: blending tools; DecoArt Americana - Titanium White acrylic paint; toothbrush; computer and printer; poop emoji die cut from Sistah Donna
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #340 - The Olympics!

Hello and welcome back my friends!
This week at
we are getting geared up for the Olympics,
so we want to see your projects with
a sports theme!

I went a bit out of the box and created a dart themed card:

 and the inside:

Darts is a sport, I'm sure. They have tournaments
being aired on BBC America, so it must be. LOL!

I hope that you find time to play along with our sports themed challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you come up with. Need more
ideas? Then simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see their 
fabulous creations!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at The Male Room #78 - Inspired by TV

Stamps: Carta Bella - Work hard play hard; Paper Smooches - Hullabaloo
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
DP: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
CS: Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; SB - sm & lg standard circle Nesties; Carta Bella stickers; EK Success - notebook border punch; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Monday, February 5, 2018

STAMPlorations Challenge - Paint It Red

To give Shery some much needed time to adjust to being a new Mom to two little girls,
they've combined challenges into one monthly one for a few months.

I decided to use red in my card:

 and the inside:

I started by die cutting the frame in glitter paper 
using the two smallest dies from the
Next I stamped the rose from the
Blossom Overture stamp set and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The butterfly came from the
Trendy Butterflies 2 set. After heat embossing
it with red glitter embossing powder, I fussy cut both of the images.
I adhered the frame on an angle, then using my MISTI,
stamped the sentiment, also from the Blossom Overture set. 
The flower and butterfly were adhered with foam squares.
On the inside, I cut another rectangle die cut and stamped
a sentiment from the Trendy Feathers 2 set.

I love all the sparkle in the butterfly!

Challenge rules:
*Create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows our theme
*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it
*Enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
*Display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
*Comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love
*For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month
*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries
*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month
Shery is offering a generous 10% off (no coupon code needed) all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April. Retiring products are excluded. We hope you'll find time to play with us and we look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.

We'd love to see what you come up with!
I hope to see your entry in the STAMPlorations February challenge gallery!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at the Butterfly Challenge #94 - butterfly/crimson/corners


Stamps: STAMPlorations - Blossom Overture, Trendy Butterflies 2, Trendy Feathers 2
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; VersaMark
DP: Recollections - silver glitter paper
CS: Neenah; Crafter's Companion; scraps
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Whispers - Red Tinsel EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares
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