Monday, December 17, 2018

Merry and Bright

Hello friends and happy 8-days-til-Christmas to you!

I'm still without a car (since Halloween). My hubby hit a deer on
his way to work that day, and his car has been in the shop since then. He's
been using my car all this time. I only get out on the weekend.
I have gifts to send but I'm not stressing about getting
them out in time for Christmas. I'll send them when I'm able to, and
I'll be extending the holiday for the recipients! LOL!
Going to the post office on Saturday is not happening.
I went there last Saturday just to drop off my pile of cards and
the line to mail packages was practically out the door. Nope. No thanks.
I'll wait to go there on a weekday, not so crazy then.

Ok, enough about that. What I really came here for is to show
you a card I've made, and it happens to fit a few challenges. Bonus!

and the inside:

These adorable ornaments were colored with my Spectrum Noir markers,
then heavily hit with both diamond Stickles and a Wink of Stella pen.
I've tried to get a close up of all the shimmer and sparkle:

It's so hard to capture all the shimmer on the ornaments in a photo. 
These twinkle soooo much in real life!

And now I have a head start on my Christmas cards for next year!
That's all for now. I hope that you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Magenta - three ornaments; Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey - Oh Deer; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
DP: Cloud 9 Design; scrap
CS: Crafter's Companion; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle die; MISTI; WOS pen; Ranger - Diamond Stickles
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, December 15, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #125 - R is for Rude Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Yep, that's right, it's time for our annual
RUDE CHRISTMAS challenge at the

So make sure you all read the challenge correctly!
We want to see your off color, risque', downright naughty
Christmas cards! No cutesy, heartfelt cards, LOL!
Here's my offering:

and the inside:

Who better to drop the F bomb than Stella herself?! She's just finished her
shopping. Good thing too, since it looks like she's had it with the
crazy assholes going nuts over trying to get that one gift everyone wants.
(whatever the hell that is this year. LOL!)

So, need a last minute raunchy Christmas card? Here's the perfect challenge
for you to create it for! Just be sure to link up your masterpiece at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire it..and possibly case it! (grin!)
And if you need more inspiration, or heck, just a good laugh, be sure
to check out what my Sistahs, and our guest designer Lisa, have created
for your viewing pleasure. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
This is our last challenge this year. Edna and the Sisters are taking a 
much needed break for the holidays to spend with their family and friends.
We'll be back all bright eyed and bushy tailed on January 12th!

Thank you for visiting, and from my house to yours, I wish you all
a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!

Stamps: Bugaboo/Totally Stampalicious - Stella Christmas Psycho; TE - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
DP: Carta Bella - A Very Merry Christmas
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - lg & sm standard oval Nesties; MFT - vertical greetings 2 die; sequin trim from stash; Ranger - glossy accents; Wink of Stella pen; MISTI; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #384 - Tis the Season

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
our challenge is to make a project that shows us what
holiday you celebrate this time of year, whether that is
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday!

Here's the card I've made:

and the inside:

Yep, one more last minute Christmas card done! Yay! The flower
I used had been sitting on my desk since making this card and I really
wanted to use it. A pretty wreath, some stamping and another Christmas card done!

This is the last challenge this year at Shopping Our Stash so that
the design team can take a break over the holidays to be with family and friends.
We will be back on January 8th next year!
From my house to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a healthy & happy New Year!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Unity - poinsettia from August 2012 KOM; Avery Elle - Merriest
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Taylored Expressions; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Poppy Stamps - Peppini Wreath die; WOS pen; MISTI;
Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - thin 3d foam squares, adhesive sheet

Friday, December 7, 2018

STAMPlorations December Theme & Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back crafty peeps!
It's a new month, the LAST month of the year.
HOW did that happen?!!

Today starts the new Theme & Sketch Challenge

 For my card, this time I've only used the Theme:

I love these Typographia stamps. They do all the work for you. LOL!
I've used the Typographia Christmas-Build a Snowman stamp which
is stamped onto a panel cut from one of the crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies.
I doodled around the edge of the patterned paper and the word 'meadow' with a silver
Gelly Roll pen for a bit of glitz, and finished it with a sparkly snowflake 
sticker from my stash.

I hope you find some time during this busy holiday season to
We'd love to see how you interpret them. You can find all the details on the 
blog, including how to win some prizes!

Need a discount? Simply use my code,
for an extra 20% off your order!

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Typographia Christmas - Build a Snowman
Ink: Color Box/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice
DP: American Crafts - Jack Frost
CS: Neenah
Accessories: GC; STAMPlorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies; MISTI; Michael's- Creatology foam snowflake sticker; Sakura - silver Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #383 - Happy Birthday Dude!

 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
Donna is your hostess this week at
SHOPPING OUR STASH and she's thrown a curve ball right
in the midst of the Christmas-card-making-frenzy.
This week we want to see your birthday cards for the men in your lives!

 Here's what I came up with:

here's the inside:

 I did have help with my design, as I cased this card while perusing
Pinterest for ideas. (Not sure who made it as the link takes me
to a web store that sells the stamps, not the artist, so thank you
whomever you are!) I've had these tree stamps for at least a couple years, and
I think this may only be the second time using them. Glad I rediscovered
them while searching for something else, because I want to make a
bunch more cards like this now. LOL!

So now it's your turn. Put a brief hold on those holiday cards and
create a birthday card for a guy! Be sure to link up at
Shopping Our Stash so we may admire it! For more fabulous
male-themed cards, please do visit my teammies to see what
they've come up with.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is for - Birthday

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous/TH - Tree Line; Simon Says Stamp - Messages for Everyday, Birthday Celebration; Paper Smooches - Surf & Turf (bird)
Ink: Ranger DI - Iced Spruce, Forest Moss; Memento - Rich Cocoa
CS: Neenah; Darice
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Regal Deer die; Taylored Expressions - rolling hills dies; DecoArt - Snow-Tex; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Hello and happy Saturday crafty peeps!
Today starts the new challenge at the
We want to see your Winter themed projects this time around.

Here's the card I made:

I had a lot of fun with this card. After stamping that little miss and her kitty, I stamped both again on masking paper, fussy cut and covered the images. I die cut a landscape border and used it as a mask
to sponge my sky, then masked off and sponged the ice. Removed the masks and colored the images using my SN markers. I went over the trees and hill with some snow-tex, and also dotted the sky
to add some falling snow. IRL this stuff is pretty glittery, but with my crack photography
skillz, you can't really see that. LOL!

I hope you find some time to join us in our Winter challenge this fortnight 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! In need of some more ideas? Simply
visit the blogs of my Sistahs, and our returning Queen and GD, Donna Mundinger, 
for their takes on the challenge.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see your fabulous creations in the gallery!

I'd like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG 

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Mischief Maker: Ice Ice Baby
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; STAMPlorations - Winter Landscape die; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; Inkadinkado - masking paper; DecoArt - glistening Snow-Tex; toothpick; MISTI; WOS pen; Ranger- sponging tools
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
adding pinterest script 3. Changing the Position of the Pin it! button The cool thing about this code is that you have some freedom over where the Pinterest button for Blogger will go over the image. Take a look at the code that you just copied and pasted into the HTML for the word 'center'.