Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #378 - Witching Hour

Hey peeps, happy Tuesday to you!
We are still are going strong with Halloween at
This week, you can get your last minute Halloween projects
done with our Witching Hour challenge: anything
with a witch, or spooky, or Halloween is good!

Although the Bride of Frankenstein isn't technically a witch,
she is rather creepy, so I went with it. LOL!

Here's the inside:

My background was created using orange and grey Dylusions ink sprays on white
card stock, inking the edges in Black Soot DI, stamping the sentiment, and running
it through the spider web EF. She's stamped onto more white card and sponged over
in Antique Linen DI. I cut 3 frames, stacked and glued together for some dimension.
Before gluing the 'picture frame', I carefully went over the spider web with Black Soot
DI to bring it out more.

I do think this may be the last Halloween project I make before
switching to 'Christmas card mode'. LOL! I hope you
will join us for our Witching Hour challenge at 
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your projects in our gallery!
For more inspiration, do check out what my teammies have
created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - from plates 1476 & 1503
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Black Soot, Antique Linen
CS: Neenah; TE; scrap
Accessories: Dylusions ink sprays - Pure Sunshine, Slate Grey; GC; MFT - stitched frame rectangle die; Taylored Expressions - Tangled Webs EF; MISTI; water mister; Ranger - sponging tools
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte

Monday, October 29, 2018

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
We are showcasing the new Christmas release at 
STAMPlorations with a mini blog hop!
Leave a comment here and with my teammies participating for
a chance at winning either (1) cover plate and (1) word die featured
in the hop, OR a $15 gift code to the store!

I've used the absolutely gorgeous Doodled Christmas Bells cover plate
in gold glitter paper and the Oh Holy Night phrase die in black
card stock, then went over it with my WOS pen for even more shimmer.
I did fussy cut the word die a bit because I really didn't want to
cover up those pretty bells in the cover plate.

Also, starting today until November 12, dies in the Christmas dies section, here, 
are 10% off - no coupon needed! Plus, you can use my
discount code: STAMPGIRLCHRIS for an additional 20% off
your entire order! Woo hoo!

Thanks for hopping along! 

CS: Neenah; Bazzill
DP: Recollections - gold glitter paper
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - Doodled Christmas Bells cover plate; Oh Holy Night phrase die; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - adhesive sheets; Ranger - multi medium matte


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I Ain't Got No...Body

Hello peeps and happy Wednesday to you!
I was working on a mixed media canvas the last few days
and finally finished it.
Still in the Halloween mood, of course,
as it's my favorite holiday. Take a look:

 Here are a few process pics. I prepped the canvas with gesso, and once dry
added the music sheet paper with matte medium. I got into playing and forgot
to take pics of that first. LOL!
Next layer was the skull stencil with crackle paste and the snakeskin stecil
with modeling paste. I added some texture sand paste randomly around the
edges once the stencil layer was dry.

 Added a wash of Paynes Grey around skull.

 Then Primary Yellow and more Paynes Grey over that.

Next I went over the entire canvas with Quinacridrone Gold,
 blotting some back with a baby wipe, especially on the skull.
I wanted it to look aged, but not too orange.
I swiped a Jet Black Staz On ink pad over the snakeskin stencil to bring
the texture out more, and also around the canvas edges.

The sentiment? Well that was what inspired this canvas.
And it was my husband's idea!
We have this big skull sitting on the stair landing, and he 
just started singing "I ain't got no body." After laughing
our asses off, I said that was brilliant and I needed to
make a punny skull project! 

I used alpha stamps to stamp the sentiment on white card stock,
then aged it with tan and brown sponged ink. Also stamped some
texture using gray ink.
That was applied with matte medium. Once dry I sealed it with 
matte varnish.
I added the flowers to ground my skull and that was it!

You made it to the end of my post! Yay!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Substrate: Premiere by Nicole 8" x 10" canvas
Loew- Cornell & Plaid paintbrushes
DecoArt Media: Gesso, crackle paste, modeling paste, texture sand paste, matte medium
American Crafts; music sheet paper
pallet knife
Plaid Folkart: skull stencil
Andy Skinner: snakeskin stencil
DecoArt Media Acrylic paints: Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow, Quinacridrone Gold
Staz On - Jet Black ink
Memento - Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, London Fog inks
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly - Alphas; Dare 2B Artzy - Textures
Flowers: Recollections; Nicole
white card stock: Core'Dinations
E-6000 glue
DecoArt Americana Dura Clean matte varnish

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #377 - Shaped Cards

Hello and happy Tuesday friends!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH we are looking for
shaped cards!
* Just keep in mind that square, rectangle, circle and oval cards
are NOT allowed! * 
Yep, we want you to think
outside the, well, box, and create something outside your comfort zone.
(This IS a challenge blog, after all. LOL!)
I searched 'shaped card templates' on the Google and found so
many cute ideas! I was looking for something relatively easy so I went
with this mitten card:

Here's the inside:

I really shopped my stash for this card. The DP I used I've had for
at least 6 years, along with that cute snowflake sticker and rhinestone.
Even the stamps have been in my stash for a couple years.

I hope you can join us this week for our shaped card challenge at
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you come up with. Need 
more ideas? Simply check out the amazing creations by my teammies!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
CS: Neenah
DP: Provo Craft (red); mystery embossed paper
Accessories: mitten template; MISTI; felt snowflake stickers; Darice - rhinestone: WOS pen
Adhesives: Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Hello peeps!
This fortnight at the
it's all about skulls! Yes, one more challenge for you to get those
last minute Halloween cards made before the holiday arrives!
Or, you could do what I did and make a birthday card. LOL!

and here's the inside:

My sugar skull is a stencil that I traced then colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
I added some colored stamped roses and some bling to frame it.
Then of course, some snark on the inside. LOL!

Now it's your turn! Just create something with a skull on it and link up at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more ideas, check out what my Sistahs, and 
our newest Queen & GD, Tammy, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at Craft Stamper Magazine: TIMI October

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big The Bold & Extras; Stampendous - Birthday Wish, Look Fabulous
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Lady Bug
CS: TE; Core'Dinations
Accessories: Plaid Folkart - skull stencil; FC - Artist PITT pen; Spectrum Noir markers; WOS pen; Recollections - rhinestone swirls; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A tribute for Melissa Lane

Good morning crafty friends.
Today, the design team at STAMPlorations is paying tribute
to one of our own, Melissa Lane, of Honey Bee Lane who passed away
on October 2nd. She was an incredibly talented mixed media artist,
card maker, gardener, and follower of Jesus.
Admittedly, I didn't know her too well, and am sorry that I won't have
the chance to. She had one of the biggest hearts and I will
miss seeing her amazing creations.
She loved butterflies, rainbows, and the color red was her favorite. 

Here is the card I made:

If you would like to help in celebrating her life,
we welcome you to create a butterfly card in her memory, and link it up
on this post at STAMPlorations.

Sending continued prayers and comforting thoughts to
Melissa's husband Chris, and their family.


Stamps: STAMPlorations - Trendy Butterflies 2
Ink: Memento - tuxedo black, lady bug, dandelion, bahama blue
CS: TE; Strathmore water color paper; Darice
DP: American Crafts - glitter paper; Recollections - vellum
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - Flutter Zen 1 dies; MISTI; Darice - sequins; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots; Ranger - Glossy Accents

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Another page done!

Hi there and welcome!
Lately I've been feeling artistically in a funk.
Ever get that way? You know, when a card
that should take no more than 10 minutes to make
turns out to take over 2 hours?
 Also, I felt like I was neglecting my art journals and paints,
so I picked up the One Badass Art Journal that I started
last year (*cough*), and finished another page in it. YAY!
This was week 11, and our teacher is the fabulous Robin Mead!
Here's how my finger painted Wild Garden turned out:

It's amazing that it first looked like this, the first of many layers:

A total hot mess, right?
Layers and doodling. Who knew that's what I needed?

So glad I returned to my art journal, because now I'm working on
a mixed media canvas. The idea came from my Hubby, and I hope to
finish it soon, as it's Halloween themed. (Of course!)

Well, until tomorrow, that's all for now.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great evening!

One Badass Art Journal 2017
Strathmore 140 lb water color paper
DecoArt American Acrylic paints: Electric Pink, Scorching Yellow, Electric Blue, Purple Pizzazz, True Red, Bright Orange, Sapphire, Indian Turquoise, Irish Moss, Kelly Green
Loew-Cornell: #2 round paint brush
water mister
Sakura: white Gelly Roll pen
Faber-Castell: black Artist PITT pens - medium & bold
Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #376 - Pink is the new Orange

Hi there and welcome back!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we are helping
to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
but also getting in the mood for Halloween. So, as our
challenge title, Pink is the new Orange, suggests, we'd like to see
pink and orange on your projects. Also, because we are all about choices,
you can skip the Halloween theme and just go with a friendship card,
especially if you know of someone who was or is still fighting breast cancer.
Save the Ta-Ta's! PLEASE get a mammogram every year!

Ok, so here's my card:

Most of what I used on my card is over 3 years old, the Nuance powder dyes may just
be a year old. (I experimented in the Spring with using them on designer paper,
then never used it, until now. LOL!) My orange pumpkins are die cut from this paper.
I used another mystery scrap of DP for my pink pumpkin. This one I stamped
the face then doodled the lines and added shading with a Prismacolor pencil.
I rummaged in my Big-Bag-Of-Halloween-Supplies and found these cool spider stickers.

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Break out your pink and orange supplies
and make something fun! Be sure to link it up in the Shopping Our Stash gallery
so we can admire it! Still stumped on what to do? Simply visit the blogs of
my teammies to see how they interpreted the challenge. They made some
amazing creations which are sure to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Hampton Arts
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Antique Linen
CS: TE; Bazzill
DP: G45; mystery paper
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle double pierced rectangle die; Hampton Arts - pumpkin die; Magenta Nuance powder dyes; Faber Castell - black Artist PITT pen; MISTI; Prismacolor pencil; Recollections - spider stickers
Adhesives: 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Monday, October 15, 2018

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring Sanna Lippert Designs!

Happy Monday and welcome friends!
Today starts part 2 of the

My first card features the Dots 'n Beans ARTploations stencil, along
After sponging a rainbow of inks over the stencil, I added crystal
Stickles to all the dots for some sparkle. I even went over the
word rainbow with my Wink of Stella pen, but with my crack
photography skillz, you can't see that. LOL!

For my second card, I've used the
Barley ARTplorations stencil. I added embossing paste over the stencil
then after removing and cleaning the stencil, I sprinkled on copper
embossing powder and let the paste dry for a few hours. Once dry I heat
embossed the copper powder and sponged some Vintage Photo DI around
the edges and adhered to my card base.
stamp in gold and adhered using foam squares.

Oh, and did I mention that there will be prizes for some
special blog hoppers out there?! Full details are on the
STAMPlorations blog, but for the Cliff Notes version:

For this 2-part hop, you'll see the STAMPlorations girls unleash their creative stencil mojo. And what's a blog hop without prizes for those of you who hop along? Here are the deets:
Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers' blogs.
Ready to hop? Simply leave a comment on the STAMPlorations posts and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Sunday, October 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific for a chance to win. Only one comment per blog, please. We'll announce the winners on November 10 in the October Winners post. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

What's more, from October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. 

Wait, there's more! You can also get an extra 20% off on top of that if you use my discount code:

I hope that you'll hop along with my teammates to celebrate these
amazing new stencils by Sanna Lippert! 
 Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

1st card:
Stamps: Look for Rainbows - Typographia Motivate
Ink: Memento - tuxedo black, lady bug, dandelion, tangelo, bamboo leaves, Paris dusk, grape jelly
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Dots 'N Beans stencil, Crazy double running stitch nesting rectangle die; blending tools; GC; MISTI; Ranger - crystal Stickles; WOS pen
Adhesives: 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

2nd card:
Stamps: Beautiful Place to get Lost - Typographia Wanderlust
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Barley stencil; Dreamweaver - embossing paste; pallet knife; Stampendous - Copper and Champagne EP; heat gun; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Jingle Belles Pink Christmas part 2

Hello and welcome back.
Here is the second card I made for the

and the inside:

I rediscovered some neglected chippies in my stash and created this adorable card!
The back panel is embossed with snowflakes, then I dabbed pink ink over them
to show them off more. Love how this turned out!

Remember, Lauren and Stephanie are donating $2 each for every card
entered to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so help them
donate a bunch of money by entering as many pink saturated Christmas
cards as you can to the gallery!

Until tomorrow, have a great evening!

Stamps: freebie from Card Making & Papercrafting magazine
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: MAMBI - chipboard; GC; Darice - snowflake EF; q-tip; MISTI; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle dies; Spectrum Noir - PP1 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte


It's Pink Christmastime at Jingle Belles!

Hi all.
Popping in with the first card I've made specifically
for the current Jingle Belles challenge - Christmas for the Cure!

This is an annual challenge that Lauren and Stephanie
do to raise money for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These
fabulous ladies will donate $2 each for every card that's linked up.
So come on everyone! Make a predominately pink Christmas card
and help them raise a boat load of money for the Ta-Ta's!!

Here is my first card:

and the inside of my card:

My card is based off the current Freshly Made Sketches #358.
I'll be back in a bit to enter my second card.
Stay tuned! LOL!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Stamps & DP: freebies from Card Making & Papercrafting magazine 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Thunderbolt; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Wreath die; Darice - snowflake EF; Ranger - stardust Stickles; Michael's - snowflake stickers; Nicole - rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH # 375 - Giving Thanks

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!
we are giving thanks, either to celebrate Thanksgiving, or 
as a simple Thank You, your choice!

Here's what I came up with:

I used a few powder dyes spritzed with water on some mixed media
paper for a water color look. Once dry, I spritzed it again, this time with gold Glimmer Mist.
This was die cut using a leaf cover plate.
I tried to get a close up picture of all the gorgeous shimmer, but you
know it's super hard to achieve.

The single leaf on my sentiment panel is actually a 3D foam leaf from Scrapbook Adhesives.
I won a package of them many years ago, and recently came across them, the package
never opened until now. I dipped one of the sides in embossing powder and heat embossed it.
Looks really cool so now I may have to try this technique again.

We'd love to see what you create in the Shopping Our Stash gallery, and hope
you'll join us this week! For more amazing ideas, simply visit my teammies blogs to
see what they came up with!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Avery Elle - Merriest
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; VersaMark
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: Magenta- Nuance powder dyes - red, orange, grass green; water mister; GC; SB - Leaves a Fallin' die; MFT - zig zag stitched square die; Stampendous - champagne and carnelian pearl EP; heat gun; MISTI; Tattered Angels - gold Glimmer Mist; Michael's - burlap ribbon
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Thin 3D foam squares, 3D foam leaves; Recollections - tacky tape
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