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!

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

STAMPlorations 6th Birthday Celebration!

Hello friends and welcome!
We are on day five of the
Today I'm helping to showcase the Zen Doodled Birthday Gifts cover plate!
I'm also using the Celebrate Big word die  on my cards. Here's 
the first one:

I die cut the cover plate from some festively colored DP and adhered onto
a black card base to make it pop. The word die was cut 3 times in the purple, stacked and
glued together, and then I added Stardust Stickles over it. I die cut it again in
white card, and adhered it offset under the stacked sentiment.

For my second card, I die cut the cover plate in white card, and spritzed it with
some Dylusions sprays. This time I die cut the sentiment, cut off the 'big', and added
a stamped sentiment from the Smile stamp set.

I had the forethought to put some white card stock under the die cut cover plate
before spritzing, hoping to use it as a stencil. It worked! I was able
to use the negative on another card:

For this card, I simply added a sentiment sticker from the Happy Happy Clear Stickers set.
(I think this one is my favorite of the three cards!)

I hope that you'll participate in our birthday celebration. As always,
there will be prizes to be won! Please
visit the STAMPlorations blog for all the details.

If you are in the mood to shop the STAMPlorations store,
feel free to use my discount code,
for an extra 20% off your order!

Thanks for visiting. Have a fantastic day!

1st card:
CS: TE; Darice
DP: Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Zen Doodled Birthday Gifts cover plate, Celebrate Big word die; Ranger - stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM

2nd & 3rd cards:
Stamps: Smile
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Zen Doodled Birthday Gifts cover plate, Celebrate Big word die;
STAMPlorations - Happy Happy clear stickers; Dylusions ink sprays - Fresh Lime & Vibrant Turquoise; MISTI
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; Recollections tacky tape

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #407 - Halloween!

Hi there and welcome crafty friends!
Today starts the new challenge at
Donna is your hostess this fortnight, and she's picked
HALLOWEEN as the challenge!
(my favorite holiday. YAY!)

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

The main panel uses a Stencil Girl birch tree stencil along with different
colors of Distress Inks. Before I removed the stencil, I splattered some watered
down white acrylic paint, then immediately washed the stencil.
While that dried, I colored and fussy cut the mummy dog, sentiment and bats.
I die cut the grass border to ground him and adhered everything with
foam adhesives. I stamped more images and another sentiment
for the inside from the same stamp set.

I hope that you'll join in the Halloween fun at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love
to see what you create. Need more ideas? Simply check out what fabulous
 projects my teammies made!
Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Trick or Treat (2014)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Stencil Girl - Birch Forest stencil; Picket Fence Studio - blending brushes; MISTI; DecoArt Americana white acrylic paint; water mister; old toothbrush; GC; TE - grass border die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, October 19, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #146 - P is for Pink Halloween!

Hello and happy Saturday!
Today starts our annual
Why pink Halloween? Because it's a fun holiday, plus Edna and
the Sisters want to remind you that it's
So check your ta-tas, or better yet, have your
significant other check for you!  (Wink!)
The challenge is pretty simple: create a Halloween themed project using
the color pink predominately on it. Here's my card:

and the inside:

Creepy cute zombies? Yes please! 

And, because I wanted to, I made another card:

here's the inside:

I've had this digi stamp for a few years and only got around to coloring it
up now. It's hard to tell in the picture, but all the eyes got a coating of
Nuvo glitter drops for some sparkle.

Now it's your turn. We'd love to see your Pink Halloween creations linked up
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more Halloween goodness,
do check out what my Sisters and our reigning Queen, Laura, have 
created for your pleasure. Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter the first card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Halloween

Supplies for first card:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Zombies
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
CS: SN; TE; Darice
DP: scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; TE - Zombie dies; Pink & Main - reverse scallop rectangle die; TE - tangles web EF; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Supplies for second card:
Stamps: Dilly Beans - skull squares; TE - Zombies
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: SN; TE; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Nuvo - white blizzard glitter drops; MISTI; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

JUST US GIRLS #510 - Color Week

 Hello crafty friends and welcome back!
It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS!
Look at these gorgeous colors to work with: PURPLE, NAVY, and GREEN!
I used my wreath builder template to create this pretty birthday card:

It's always a bonus when you find an ink pad that matches the card stock you want
to use as your base. LOL! The main panel was matted with navy card stock. I stamped
the sentiment, die cut it, and adhered with foam squares. I've added a tiny amount
of Nuvo glitter drops to the centers of the purple flowers for a bit of sparkle.

I hope that you find some time to play along in the color challenge at
Just Us Girls! For more gorgeous creations, do check out what the amazing
design team have made! Thanks for visiting!


Stamps: Gina K. - Autumn Wreath Builder, Mini Wreath Builder, You Make Me Happy
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: MISTI; Gina K. - Wreath Builder Template; GC; SB - Std. Sm. Circle Nesties; Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Friday, October 18, 2019

It's Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Hey crafty peeps!
Just a heads up that I'll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow
from 11 AM - 4 PM for Demo Day!
That's right, I do most of the work, and you
put the cards together. All you need to bring is your
adhesives of choice!
(but don't worry, if you forget, you can purchase
some at the store!)

Here are the cards that I'm demo-ing:

Yep, all the cutting is done for you. (You still have to color the image,
but they are super easy to do! Markers will be supplied.) For both of these cards, you'll
need a tape runner and dimensional adhesives.

These are just $2 each! Score! Also, if you complete 6 demos, you'll receive 10%
off your regular priced purchases for the day. (not including special orders,
Demo Day tickets, gift certificates or other sale special offers)

 I hope that I see you tomorrow at Photo Scraps!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

And now for another Christmas card...

Hi there and welcome!
It seems it's been ages since I've posted something that wasn't scheduled in advance.
Not today my friends. Not today.
and here's my take on it:

and the inside:

The image was stamped twice, on the main panel, then on a bit of scrap. The grass
was colored on main panel, the deer on the scrap. Then I fussy cut the deer, and adhered
it over top with foam squares for a bit of a 3D effect.

I love how this turned out. I might be crossed eyed from the fussy
cutting, but it was worth it. LOL!

We are finally getting some much needed rain here in my neck of the woods.
 We've been in a drought since August, and everyone's
lawns are all brown. Hope this bit of overdue rain will help
bring it back for at least a little while. (Although the brown grass lends to
the cemetery I have in my front yard. LOL! Halloween!!) 

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

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. - All is Calm All is Bright; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message, color layering Christmas tree
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
CS: Thunderbolt; Bazzill
DP: Kaisercraft - Mountain Air
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; GC; Avery Elle - double pierced rectangle die; WOS pen; MISTI; Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt reminder

Hello and welcome crafty friends!
Just popping in with a reminder about the 
Using both the theme and photo as inspiration,
I've created this card:

I stamped around the edges of the panel in three ink colors, using
In the center, I used a sentiment sticker from the
Happy Happy clear sticker pack. A few sequins and rhinestones
finish the card.

I hope you'll join in fun and link up your project at the
We'd love to see your take on it. There are prizes to be won, so
please check out the details over on the main blog.

P.S. If you are interested in purchasing items from the store,
you can use my personal discount code:


for an extra 20% off! Woo Hoo!
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Bloom Factory, Big Bloom Factory
Ink: Memento - Lilac Posies, New Sprout; Ranger Adirondack - Butterscotch
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: Happy Happy clear stickers; MISTI; Darice - sequins; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, October 12, 2019

JUST US GIRLS #509 Trend Week

Hello and welcome crafty peeps! It's the second week of my GD gig at
For Trend Week, we want to see you frame it!

I used a die from a new to me company on my card:

and the inside:

I've had this image colored for a while now, just waiting for the perfect time
to be used. That time was now. I die cut the scalloped frame twice from white CS, and
once from the pink polka dotted paper. Stacked and glued together.
I love how the pink really stands out from the pretty blue paper in the background!

Some Wink of Stella on the stars and ground, and some rhinestones added for
a bit more sparkle finishes my card!

I hope that you find some time to play along for the frame challenge at
Just Us Girls! We'd love to see what you come up with! Thanks for
visiting, and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique - Bert Christmas set; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Carta Bella - A Very Merry Christmas; scrap
CS: Neenah; Spectrum Noir; Darice
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; GC; Pink & Main - Reverse Scallop Rectangle die; Avery Elle - Pierced rectangle die; Nicole - rhinestones; MISTI; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte

Saturday, October 5, 2019

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #145 - Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox

Good morning and welcome back snarky peeps!
I'm hosting this fortnight at the
and we've gone all space-y! LOL!
Not everyone will understand the title of this theme, or
even the Edna graphic (fantabulous, BTW, Lee!).
But if you happen to be a Sci-Fi geek like many of
the Sisters, it pays homage to the book series and movie,
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams.
 But just because we've focused on this specific book/movie,
we wanted to make sure the challenge could be played by
the non Sci-Fi lovers. So, basically, we want to see anything
to do with space, a galaxy, aliens, or spaceships!

I knew exactly want I wanted to do for this challenge - an art journal page.
I've referenced the book/movie for my page.
Don't worry if you have no idea what this means. Just
enjoy the bizarreness that is Douglas Adams! LOL!

I'm not going to go into detail about the process, but here are a
few process pics. I'll add my materials list at the bottom
of this post as soon as I remember where I put it. *grin*

I hope that you will join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and
play along with our space themed challenge! We'd love to see what
you create! For more inspiration, do check out what my Sistahs and
our reigning Queen, Lisa, have made for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for popping by!

I'm guest designing with the ladies at JUST US GIRLS!!

I'm thrilled to be the guest designer this month over at
Kind of a homecoming for me as I was once a
design team member for this fabulous challenge blog!
Thank you ladies for letting me hang out with you this month!
This week is Word Week, and the word, or should I say words, are

I think I went a bit crazy with my DP, but I love how this card turned out:

even used some on the inside:

Love these sassy Grumplings from Taylored Expressions, and I've paired
this little witch with Halloween papers from the same company.

Now it's your turn to break out those neglected designer papers and use
them on your projects! I hope you'll link up at Just Us Girls!
Wait until you see what the JUGS team have created to inspire you!
Thanks again ladies for having me along this month!

Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Grumplings in Costume, Mini Strips Halloween
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Thunderbolt
DP: Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene Halloween
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; GC; TE - Grumplings dies & mini strips dies; SB - Lg & Sm Standard Circle Nesties; Ranger blending tool; MISTI; Recollections - border sticker & bat stickers; Mojo Monday sketch #523
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It's time for the October STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

 Hello crafty friends! Can you believe it's October now?!!
Where did the year go?!
The great news about it being October is that the new challenges start
up again at STAMPlorations!
Shery has done some reorganizing over the summer break, and the
theme and sketch challenge is now the
THEME & PHOTO PROMPT challenge.You can use the
theme, the photo, or both as your inspiration!
You can find all the details over on the main blog.

For my card, I've used the theme along with the photo prompt:

Stamping onto black card stock would probably be much easier using
Distress Oxides, but I haven't any of them. (I know, what am I waiting for. I still
don't have the complete set of the DI's yet. LOL!)
What I do have are the Color Box cat eye pigment inks. I started by inking
each flower from the Trendy Spring Blooms set, first in Frost White,
then in each of the three colors I chose. (When stamping onto dark card stock,
stamping first in white will let the colors show much better instead of
just disappearing into the dark card.) A stamping platform like a MISTI
will be your best friend when doing this! After I let the panel dry (using
my heat tool, because I'm impatient), I stamped the outline stamps
in versamark ink and heat embossed in gold.
I filled in some of the open space using the two tiny flowers from the
Faerie Door set. A simple sentiment from the Balloons and Banners set
was added onto the panel using foam squares.

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Plus, there are crafty goodies
to be had to some lucky winners. Woo Hoo!
Again, for all the details, please visit the STAMPlorations blog!

In the mood to shop? You can use my discount code:


for 20% off your next order!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Stamps: Trendy Spring Blooms, Faerie Door, Balloons & Banners
Ink: Color Box - Frost White, Canary, Merlot, Celadon; Versamark
CS: Neenah; TE; Darice; Stampendous - champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3d foam squares
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