Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #410 - Happy Holidays!


 Hello and welcome friends!
It's time for another challenge at
This is an easy one, as the title suggests, we want to see what you
celebrate this time of year on your project. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,
whatever it is!

Here's my card:


and the inside:
 


Some papers, a couple stickers, a stamped sentiment on the inside and
this card was done! Ok, so I may have added some subtle stenciling on the Kraft
circle using some Kraft ink, but really, super easy!

This will be our last challenge of the year at Shopping Our Stash, so that
the SOS Crew can spend more time relaxing with their loved ones.
I want to thank everyone who have played along this year, and look forward
to seeing your wonderful creations in our gallery next year!
Merry Everything and Happy Always!






I'd like to enter this at Try Stampin on Tuesday #436














Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Ho Ho Holidays
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Gina K. - Kraft
DP: Echo Park - Warm & Cozy
CS: Thunderbolt; scrap
Accessories: Echo Park - sled sticker from the Warm & Cozy kit; Tim Holtz - Occasions Stickers;
GC; SB - Lg standard circle Nestie; Carta Bella - snowflake swirl stencil; Picket Fence Studios - blending brush; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares

Sunday, December 1, 2019

STAMPlorations December Theme & Photo Challenge!


Hello and good morning crafty peeps!
It's December 1st and time for the new 
For my card, I just went with the theme this time around:


and the inside:


The main panel is die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle nesting dies.
I stamped the snowman from the Holiday Expressions Yuletide Cheer stamp set and colored.
The sentiment is one of the stickers from the Tis the Season clear sticker pack.
A little twine and then the panel was popped up with foam squares on my card base.
The sentiment on the inside is part of the set with my snowman.

I hope that you find some time during this month to play along in the
Of course, Shery has some fabulous prizes up for grabs to some lucky 
participants, so why not play along!

Also, if you feel the need to do some shopping at the STAMPlorations store,
you can use my discount code,

STAMPGIRLCHRIS

for an extra 20% off!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!





Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Holiday Expressions Yuletide Cheer
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Recollections - Believe
CS: SN; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch nesting rectangle dies; Tis The Season clear stickers; MISTI; DMC floss; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; glue dots; Recollections tacky tape

Saturday, November 30, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #149 - Y is for Yummy


Good morning and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time again for the new challenge at the
Y is for Yummy!
I hope that those who celebrated had a very happy Thanksgiving, and those who
 participated had a very successful Black Friday/Small Business Saturday haul!

Speaking of hauls, just look at all the yummy goodness orbiting Edna.
Even Chris Hemsworth made an appearance! (or is that Jason Momoa.
Either way, Edna has excellent taste in beefcake!)

 So for my card, I've colored up a double decker sandwich, and just
a few french fries...




...and of course, a wee bit of snark. ☺

We hope that you'll join us this fortnight in our yummy challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take on it.
Looking for more inspiration? Simply visit the blogs of my Sisters and our
newest Queen and GD, Helen, for some scrumptious ideas.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Think Fast, Shadows
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Grey Flannel
DP: Echo Park - Dots & Stripes
CS: SN; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; computer & printer for sentiment
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #409 - So Thankful


Good morning and happy Tuesday to you.
It's time for the next challenge at
and we are looking for your thankful projects, which could be
a thank you project, or something to do with the upcoming
 Thanksgiving holiday.
I went with the latter for my card:


I was playing with the Gina K. wreath builder template again and created this
fun Autumn wreath. (Pay no attention to the fact that I stamped the 
sentiment a bit off from the circle, even using my MISTI. Sigh.)
I used ink colors that corresponded with the plaid paper.

I hope that you have a chance to play along this fortnight at
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your take on the
challenge in our gallery. Looking for more inspiration? Do check out
the fabulous creations that my teammies made!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K. - Autumn Wreath Builder, Mini Wreath Builder
Ink: Memento - Rich cocoa, Cottage Ivy, Potter's Clay, Tangelo, Lady Bug
DP: Jen Hatfield - Warm & Cozy
CS: TE; Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; Gina K - wreath builder template; GC; SB - Std lg & sm circle Nesties
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3d foam squares

Saturday, November 16, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #148 - Q is for Quip


Hello and welcome!
It's time again for the next challenge at the
 This time around it's Q is for Quip!
According to the dictionary, a quip is a clever or witty remark or comment.
Could this challenge BE more perfect for the Sisterhood?!! LOL!

 Here's what I came up with:


...and the zinger on the inside:
 

When you visit the main blog, you'll notice that a few of the Sisters
used similar stamps on their cards, me among them.
Sister Donna loaded her card first. Apparently Sister Barbara had plans to
use the same stamps, so she commented that she guessed she wouldn't be
using it. Donna came back to say to go ahead and use it. I piped in saying it
would be funny if we all used the same stamps. Donna gave a big thumbs up,
so....challenge accepted! LOL!

Since I had enough paper for a second card, I made another one:


Now it's your turn to break out those witty, sarcastic sentiment stamps and
create something with them! We'd love to see what you made linked up
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog. For more cheeky projects,
do check out what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Lauren, have made
for your viewing pleasure. You may not want to be drinking or eating
whilst reading them, just sayin!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a wonderful day!






I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Riley & Co - Jack, Walter; Crackerbox/So Suzy Stamps - Birthday Tip
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Jen Hatfield - Warm & Cozy
CS: Thunderbolt; Darice
Accessories: GC; SB - standard Lg & Sm Circle Nesties; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3d foam squares

Friday, November 15, 2019

Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Hi all!
Just popping in to say that I'll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow from
11 AM - 4 PM for this month's Demo Day!

These are the cards I've created for you:




I've done all the cutting, stamping, and stenciling, all you need to
do is glue everything together! Just bring your favorite tape runner and
some foam adhesives for these cards. 
I hope to see you there tomorrow!






Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studios - Petite Poinsettias; Taylored Expressions - shipboard background
Ink: Memento - lady bug, rhubarb stalk, pear tart, cottage ivy, cantaloupe, rich cocoa; Gina K - kraft; Simon Says Stamp - lipstick red; Versamark
CS: Bazzill - kraft, dark brown
Accessories: MISTI; Stampendous - gold EP; heat gun; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Ho Ho Holidays
Ink: Memento - nautical blue
CS: Bazzill - red, light blue
Accessories: Carta Bella - snowflake swirl stencil; Picket Fence Studios - blending brush; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die; MISTI; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner




STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge reminder


Hello and good morning crafty friends!
Just popping in with a reminder post for the

For my card, I've used both theme and photo for my inspiration:


I love the chalkboard technique and I will occasionally make a card using it.
I stamped the In Bloom Classic Calla Lilies  in white ink onto a black
card stock panel, then colored with Prismacolor pencils. Even though
the flowers are 'round-ish', I also used the doodled circle stamp from
the Artsy Border Maker set. The sentiment is from the
Birthday Bash set, and is heat embossed in white. I gently sponged
more white ink around the edges to create the chalkboard effect.

You still have plenty of time to link up your project for this month's
Also, if you feel the urge to shop at the STAMPstore,  
feel free to use my discount code,

STAMPGIRLCHRIS

for an extra 20% off your order! 
Thanks for visiting!





Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - In Bloom Classic Calla Lilies, Artsy Border Makers, Birthday Bash
Ink: Staz On - Cotton White; Versamark; Ranger DI - Picket Fence
CS: TE
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; MISTI; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; sponge douber
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #408 - Here Come Suzy Snowflake


 Hello and happy Tuesday all!
I'm hosting this fortnight's challenge at 
SHOPPING OUR STASH, and as the title suggests,
lets see some snowflakes on your projects!
Here's the super CAS card I made:


and the inside:

I have a bunch of these foam snowflake stickers in my stash,
and thought it would be a good idea to stop hoarding them and
use them. (grin!) A couple Christmas sentiments and this 
card was done!

Now it's your turn to break out those neglected snowflake papers/dies/stickers, etc,. and
create a project with them! We'd love to see what you come up with.
For more ideas, simple visit the blogs of my teammies to see
their fabulous projects!
Thanks for visiting!






I'd like to enter this at:



Supplies:
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Creatology by Michael's - foam snowflake stickers; Tim Holtz - small talk occasions 
stickers; Fiskars corner rounder; Freshly Made Sketch #407
Adhesives: SA 7 3D - foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, November 2, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #147 - T is for Tea





Hello and happy Saturday to you.
Today starts the new challenge at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, and it happens to be
about my second favorite drink of choice,
T is for TEA!

As I'm wont to do, I've used a meme as my inspiration for this
art journal page:


I'm usually on the ball and take step by step pictures as my tutorial,
but I got into the painty, crakle paste, messy part and totally forgot 
about taking pictures from the beginning. So, here are
a few that I remembered to take along the way:

I was thinking soft colors paired with a stencil that sort of looked
like a lace tablecloth.


I couldn't find a teacup stamp large enough for what I needed so 
free clip art to the rescue! Note that I went over most of all the
gold parts on the teacup and saucer with a gold Gelly Roll pen:


To add to the 'vintage' vibe I wanted, I used crackle paste with the stencil:


The sentiment was typed and printed from my computer.
(Sometimes you just have to make your own sentiment. Instant digi stamp!)

One more look at the finished page:



I hope that you find some time to play along in our Tea challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take on it.
Need more ideas? Simply check out what my Sisters, and our 
returning Queen and GD, Laura, have made for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for hanging out. Have a great day!









Supplies:
Strathmore - Art Journal
DecoArt Media - Gesso
various paint brushes: Plaid; Loew Cornell
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: bleached sand, cotton candy, blue haven, lilac meadow
water mister
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
pallet knife
STAMPlorations - Trendy Spring Blooms & Bloom Factory stamps
Ink: Staz On - Iris, Blue Hawaii; Memento - Rose Bud
card stock: scraps
Computer and printer: teacup image is free clip art; sentiment was typed and printed
Sakura gold Gelly Roll pen
Stabilo All pencil
Faber Castell - Artist PITT pens: purple violet, pink carmine, phthalo blue
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

Friday, November 1, 2019

STAMPlorations November Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!


 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
It's November 1st (Where is this year going?!), and time for
As shown above in the graphic, Shery has provided this lovely 
image as your inspiration, and the theme is stamps & circles.
For my card, I've used just the theme this time:


Here's the inside:

The background panel was made by sponging a couple ink colors using the
The cupcake image, from the A Snarky Birthday To You stamp set was
colored with Spectrum Noir markers, cut out in a circle die, as was the matte
behind it, and the flame was given a bit of Crystal Stickles for some sparkle.
While that dried, I added the Happy Birthday sticker from the 
Just Everyday Greetings clear sticker pack to a bit of card stock, trimmed,
and adhered the cupcake and sentiment with foam squares.
I used a sentiment from the Birthday Bash set on the inside of my card.
Who doesn't love cupcakes and confetti?!! LOL!

I hope that you get a chance to play along this month at the
There are, of course, plenty of chances to win some crafty goodness
if you link up! Simply check out the main blog
for all the details.
Also, if you find the uncontrollable urge to do some shopping,
you can use my personal discount code,

STAMPGIRLCHRIS

for an extra 20% off your order! Score!
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a fantastic day!






Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - A Snarky Birthday To You, Birthday Bash
Ink: Memento - Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Tuxedo Black
CS: SN; TE
Accessories: ARTplorations - Dots All Over and Confetti Circles stencils; STAMPlorations - Just Everyday Greetings clear stickers; Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Standard Sm & Lg Circle Nesties; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; Sakura - Silver Gelly Roll pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D & 3D foam squares



Saturday, October 26, 2019

JUST US GIRLS #511 - Photo Week


It's time for the next challenge at JUST US GIRLS!
Bobby is your hostess for Photo Week and she's chosen this
gorgeous picture as your inspiration!
Here's my take on it:


and the inside:

The main panel was created with a leaf stencil and various colors of
Distress Inks. I searched my stash and found the pumpkin and rosette stickers
which went perfectly with the theme. A stamped sentiment and a couple
more stickers finish the inside.

I want to thank all the ladies at Just Us Girls for letting me
guest design with you this month! I had such a blast!
Hugs to you all!







Supplies:
Stamps Gina K. - Autumn Wreath Builder
Ink: Ranger DI - fosilized amber, aged mahogany, rusty hinge, peeled paint, gathered twigs, ripe persimmon, walnut stain; Memento - rich cocoa
CS: TE; Thunderbolt
Accessories: ARTplorations - Autumn Falling stencil; Picket Fence Studios blending brushes; American Crafts - stickers; Prima - rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares
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