Saturday, January 25, 2020

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #152 - A is for Anti-Valentine

Hello hello snarky peeps!
It's time once again for our new challenge at the
This fortnight is brought to you by the letter A, as in

That's right, we want to see how un-mushy you can be
on your projects. LOL!
Here's what I came up with:

Originally, this was only supposed to have just the heart on it. But then I
remembered that Sister Donna gifted me some of these poop emoji die cuts.
It was as if the planets aligned! LOL!

We would love to see your Anti-Valentine creations in the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers gallery!
For more inspiration, do yourself a favor and check out what my 
Sistahs, and our reigning Queen Michelle have created for
your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - like a fart
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Ground Espresso
DP: DCWV - The Green Stack
CS: Bazzill, scraps
Accessories: MISTI; Gemini; SB - Std. scalloped heart Nesties: poop emoji die cut from Donna; Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

STAMPlorations Hey Love Hop & Linky Party!

Hello crafty friends and welcome!
Shery knocked it out of the park again with two new fabulous
love themed digital stamps!! You can color them up and link up and 
link up to the linky party for a chance at some great prizes!

I couldn't choose which digi to use, so I made cards using both. LOL!
Here's the first one:

For this card, I printed out two images. The first one I colored, fussy cut,
 added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the letters and let dry.
The second one I just colored around the edges of the flowers/leaves and
outlined around the image with a gray marker. The fussy cut image was
adhered over that with foam squares. It looks really cool IRL!

For my second card, I again printed the image twice, randomly
coloring one with pink/purple/teal markers, leaving some areas uncolored.
I colored the big heart on the second print then stamped the sentiment from
the Funny Kinda Love stamp set. I traced around it onto black card stock.
slightly larger, to create a matte for it. That was adhered with
foam squares also.

Now it's your turn! Just link up and/or leave a comment on all the
participating blogs for a chance at winning some great prizes!
Details are all on the STAMPlorations blog.

What's a blog hop without a sale?! From January 22 thru February 10,
products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 20% off -- no coupon needed...the discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can also get an extra
20% off if you use my personal discount code:

 Now off you go, to continue your hop! Thanks for visiting.
Have a great day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Love Doodled A2 card front digis; Funny Kinda Love
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: SN; SSS; Neenah; Darice
Accessories: computer & printer; Spectrum Noir markers; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard; WOS pen; MISTI; Faber Castell - bold black Artist PITT pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

SHOPPING OUR STASH #412 - Winter Blues

 Good morning and welcome back, crafty friends!
Today starts the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!
For the next two weeks, we want to see your
You can make something Winter related and/or use the color blue
predominately on your projects.
My card doesn't seem to have a whole lot of blue on it, but it does. 
I didn't have any dye inks in my stash that seemed to go together well.
(trust me, I tried all the combinations. Nothing looked good to me)
I wound up using second generation stamping for the flower outline, then stamped
the stippled layers in first generation. To give them more of a blue tinge, I used
a very light blue Spectrum Noir marker to add even more color. The 
leaves were done kind of opposite: I stamped normally the outlines, then triple
stamped the stippled layer in the same ink. Again using a very light gray marker
to add more detail. The matte and oval frame are blue card stock IRL, but with
my crack photography skillz, they look black.  

Here's what the inside looks like:

A detail shot: 
(pay no attention to the fact that I couldn't line up the layer stamps
correctly to save my life)

Now it's your turn! What does Winter blues mean to you? Show us
by linking up to the Shopping Our Stash gallery!
For more inspiration, do yourself a favor and check out what my
teammies created. Soooo fantastic!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Gina K. - Stippled Flower; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Gray Flannel
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: MISTI; Gemini; Gina K - Stippled Flower dies; MFT - Stitched Oval frame die; Cuttlebug - Oxford EF; GC; Darice oval folder frame; Bazzill - rhinestones; SN markers: TB1, IG2 & TB6 (to color rhinestones); WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Happy Birthday deer...

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
Popping in with a very CAS card for me. (You know
how I love my layers!)

This is even, almost, a one layer card. Who am I?!!

I masked off the top and bottom of the card, then sponged a couple green inks
through the tree stencil. I bought this stencil about a year ago, (I looked it up),
 and I can't believe this is the first time using it. (I checked my blog. Yep, first time!) 
Before I removed the masking tape, I lined the top and bottom with a copper marker, 
using the edge as a guide. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the deer and adhered
 with foam squares. Finished with a simple sentiment. A very CAS guy card!

Well, the breakfast dishes are calling. and the maid needs to get off
her butt and wash them. (Yeah. I'm the maid. sigh)

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:
CAS Stencil challenge - use a new, or new to you, stencil
TGIF Challenge #247 

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Woodland Friends, Sketched - Simple Gift
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine
CS: SN; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers & Aged Copper Metallic marker; ARTplorations - Christmas Tree 1 stencil; Picket Fence Studio blending brushes; MISTI; Post-It masking tape
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

STAMPlorations January Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge reminder

Hi all! Just popping in with a reminder about the January
I went with just the theme for this card, keeping it mostly CAS.

I started by splattering a few different colors of Glimmer Mist onto
the main panel. Using the big heart stamp from the Romantic Expressions 2
stamp set, I heat embossed three of them along the edge with some
glittery red embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set.

So sparkly!

I finished the inside using the other heart stamp in the set, and a
sentiment from the Funny Kinda Love set.

There's so much more inspiration from my fellow design teammies
on the STAMPlorations blog! And of course, if you link up there's
a chance at winning some fabulous prizes!

If you shop at the STAMPlorations store, 
feel free to use my personal discount code,
for an extra 20% off! 

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'm entering this at Time Out Challenge #152

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Romantic Expressions 2, Funny Kinda Love
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; Neenah; Darice
Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - candy apple, cherub pink, strawberry cream;  MISTI; toothbrush; Whispers - red glitter EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Monday, January 13, 2020

Easy water coloring...

Hey there, it's a two-fer Monday posting!
Earlier last week, I watched this video by Bonnie and was inspired
to try my hand at water coloring again.
I used a hydrangea stamp from a set that I've had for at least
five years. I've never used this flower from the set before so 
I challenged myself to use it.
I had the added task of making a mask for the hydrangea as the leaves
are a separate stamp. Other than that, I pretty much followed
along with Bonnie's tutorial, and Holy Crow, it worked!!

Here's the inside:

I have Marvy LePlume II markers (it's been so long using these 
that many are dried out. I haz a sad.) In hindsight, I should have
used the medium green to stamp the leaves. I used the lightest color and
the details disappeared when I colored them, so I restamped them
with the medium green after it was dry. I used a scrap of black card stock
and die cut a rectangle matte that has a pierced border around it. I just
snipped both the long sides and adhered to the back side of the main
panel, then trimmed before adhering to my card base. If you enlarge the photo, 
you may be able to see the detail. (crossing fingers) 
A simple stamped sentiment and this card was finished.

Well, that's it for today. The laundry isn't going to wash itself and
the maid hasn't showed up. Wait, I'm the maid. Sigh...

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addie's Garden; Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; scraps
Accessories: Marvy Uchida LePlume II markers; MISTI; Plaid paint brush; Gemini; Avery Elle - Pierced rectangle die; Inkadinkado masking paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Limit yourself to only one drink...???

Hello and welcome crafty friends!
Popping in with a fun birthday card I made over the weekend:

Here's the inside:
(this card did not want to lay flat for picture taking, so, there
are my fingers holding it down. LOL!)

The main panel and strip behind it have these super thin mattes of black card stock,
but I love how that makes them pop.
And here is the first birthday card of the new year made. Yay!

My husband and I spent Saturday rearranging furniture in the three bedrooms,
the smallest room is my craft room. It no longer has a non-functioning
treadmill in it, and was replaced with the Ikea shelving unit meant for that space, which
was in the guest bedroom. The treadmill we put in our room, and the extra
dresser in there is now in the guest bedroom, where my shelf was. 
All that make sense? Of course, we had to move other items of furniture
first to get those pieces moved around. And you know everything had to
be emptied/cleared off first. LOTS of stuff! So glad that's done. 
Did some purging too. I now have more craft stuff to donate, 
threw out things I have no idea why I was holding onto, and recycled
a mess of other things. It. Felt. GOOD!
All three rooms received a very good polishing and vacuuming. I'm
sore in places that I didn't know could be sore but
my goal to organize more is off to a great start!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Twistoon - Glass of Wine digi; Avery Elle - Happy Hour
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
CS: SN; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; computer & printer; MISTI; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
Our first challenge of the year is H for Headache.
So, I had some fun with my paints and stencils and made an art journal page:

I found a meme with this sentiment and built my page around it.
(Note to self: find a less wordy meme in future!) Why? Because I
used an alphabet stamp set to stamp. every. letter. to. form. my. words. UGH!
Grab your beverage of choice. Here come some process pics:

One last look:

I hope that you get a chance to play along in our Headache challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take on it. For more
inspiration, do check out what my Sisters, and our first Queen of the new year,
Julie, have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Strathmore Art Journal
DecoArt Media Gesso & Matte Medium
Loew-Cornell paint brushes
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Dragon Fruit, Bright Orange, White, Black
toothbrush & water mister
Stencils: Stencil Girl; Dylusions; Dina Wakely
Imagine ink blushers
Stamps: Dylusions - Cat/Dog, Shattered Bits, Clearly Under the Sea; Paper Smooches - Mini Monograms
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir markers
Spectrum Noir paper
copy paper
Faber Castell black Artist PITT pen
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'.