Saturday, September 18, 2021



Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time for a new challenge at the
This fortnight we want to see your gloriously Ugly creations! LOL!
Here's what I came up with:

 Not feeling glamorous? Simply hide your head in the dirt like
this ostrich! LOL!
I hope that you'll play along in our Ugly challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Need more ugly inspiration?
Simply check out what my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, MK, have
created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - ostrich from bag-o-rubber purchase years ago
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Cardstock Warehouse
DP: Echo Park - Times & Seasons
Accessories: GC; Spellbinder - Std Lg & Sm circle dies; Tim Holtz - snarky small talk sticker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Hello and welcome back, crafty peeps!
We are on to our second challenge at 
A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! For this challenge,
we want to see your Fall/Autumn themed 
Artist Trading Cards or Coins.
I went with the coins this time around:

Here are some close ups:

Lots piled onto these coins. Stamped, colored and fussy cut pumpkins,
die cut leaves, sunflower patterned paper, text paper spritzed with
Magenta Nuance powder inks, copper heat embossed border, some of
Tim's Small Talk stickers. Yep, lots!

I hope you find time to play along in our Fall/Autumn theme ATC challenge
at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! For more amazing ideas, please
do visit the blogs of my teammates to check out what they created.
Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!

I'd like to enter this at ATC's mit Herz - Fall Time 

Stamps: Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve; Gina K - Autumn Wreath Builder
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Versamark
DP: Jen Hadfield - Warm & Cozy; G45 text paper
CS: Thunderbolt; Spectrum Noir; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves dies; Paper Smooches - leaf from Flowers dies: DecoArt Media - matte medium; paintbrush; Stampendous - detail copper EP; heat gun; Tim Holtz - Small Talk Occasions stickers; WOS pen; Magenta Nuance powder inks
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - MMM

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #454 - Back to the Books


Hello and welcome, crafty friends!
We have a fun new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH:
Back to the Books! 
Anything related to books, reading, or even using a page from a book
or text design paper on your projects can be used.
I decided to make a few bookmarks, upcycling some old
library checkout cards that were gifted to me by my teammate Mimi!

I stamped flower images on opposite corners, colored them with
Prismacolor pencils, sponged some ink around the edges, and added
glitter glue to the centers of some of the flowers. My neighbor
has a laminating machine and she let me use it to laminate these cards.
Added some ribbon and twine and these babies were done!

Here are some close ups:

I also stamped and colored on the back sides:

I hope that you'll join us for our Back to the Books challenge 
at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, please do check out
what my teammates have created to wow you!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Blossoming Buds
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Upcycled library checkout cards gifted by Mimi; Prismacolor pencils; MISTI; Nuvo
white blizzard Glitter Drops; laminating supplies; hole punch; May Arts ribbon; My Mind's Eye twine; Fray Check
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; Glue Dots

Saturday, September 4, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #193 - P is for Paper Piecing


 Hello snarky peeps! It's time once again for a new challenge
This fortnight is brought to you by the letter P - for PAPER PIECING!
Apparently, some of my Sistahs thought, like me, that using stamps
from Art Impressions was the ticket. 😄
Here's what I came up with:

 I figured the paper piecing might be hard to make out, so
here's the cut apart pieces I used: both pants, both shirts, and
the cardigan were all paper pieced.

 After all the glue dried, I went over the paper pieced clothes with
various Spectrum Noir markers to add some shading.

 I used sketch 434 from Atlantic Hearts challenge, which was
the current challenge when I made this card. (I was working ahead)
Of course, a snarky sentiment is always a great finishing touch
whenever possible! LOL!

I hope that you get a chance to play along in our Paper Piecing challenge 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Need more idea? Simply check out
what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Rachel, have created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Art Impressions
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Lawn Fawn; Sandylion
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Penny Black - Elegant Rectangle dies;  

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #453 - Summer Lovin'


Hello and good Tuesday morning, crafty friends!
The new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH has
started, and the SOS Crew are looking for all the things you
love about summer!

Here's my take on the challenge:

I shopped my stash and discovered this square block cutting plate by
Taylored Expressions I purchased at least two years ago, and yes,
it's the first time using it. Better late than never.
It even comes with those smaller wavy die cuts for each of the larger blocks!
I cut the die from white heavy weight card stock. I colored the frame with a blue marker.
On two of them, I used some ancient vellum stickers, (the sentiments). 
On the others, I sponged a couple DI's onto the panels,
 then splattered them with white paint. I die cut
the flip flops and sun from scraps of card stock, assembled and adhered to
the block frame. I found some flamingo Washi tape in my stash that
fit perfectly over the one skinny long strip. As a final touch, I added some
insanely tiny sequins to the flip flops and another onto the center of the sun.

I hope that you'll join us in our Summer Lovin' challenge at 
Shopping Our Stash! For more ideas, please do check out
what my teammies have created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

CS: Thunderbolt; Neenah; scraps
Ink: Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Square Block Cutting Plate, Flip Flops die; Simon Says Stamp - Hello Sunshine die (sun); Nicole - flamingo Washi tape; American Traditional Designs - vellum stickers; DecoArt Americana white acrylic paint; paint brush; Spectrum Noir markers - GT1 & TB8; STAMPlorations - Color Confetti ShakerBlends
Adhesives: SA by 3L - thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM; Sakura - Quickie pen

Saturday, August 21, 2021



Hello and welcome back snarky peeps!
We have a fun new challenge starting today at the
That's right, own those hot flashes like a boss and
get all HORMONAL!

I wanted to use colors that portrayed what it's like to get hot flashes,
 mood swings, and all the other not so fabulous changes our bodies go through
during menopause. Oranges and reds - all the wonderful hot, fiery colors!
I dug in my stash of gel prints and found this one to use:

 and made this:

That sentiment pretty much says it all. LOL!
I hope you can join us in our glorious hormonal rages this fortnight
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more funny ideas, do yourself
a favor and check out what my Sistahs and our current reigning Queen,
Tristan, have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this at Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda #128 - Face On

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - plate #1282 ATC Photos; #734 Middle Age
Ink: Memento - London Fog, Tuxedo Black
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; Nicole
Accessories: pre-made gelli print from a few years ago; GC; Lifestyle Crafts - Inverted Scallop die; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Friday, August 20, 2021

August Demo Day to Go at Photo Scraps!

 Hey there crafty friends!
Just popping in to tell you that I'll have two card kits
available for purchase tomorrow for 
Demo Day to Go at Photo Scraps!
From 10 am to 4 pm you can stop in and pick these up along
with at least 18+ other kits by other demonstrators. 😁
 Here's the first card:

I use Spectrum Noir markers and chose colors to match that fun
background paper, but feel free to color the image however you want:

Tip: a grid mat is your friend when placing the half circle pieces, but
not necessary. Just so long as they are no less than 1/4" in from the edges, 
you'll be good to go.

*** Here's the second card ***

Spectrum Noir colors used:

I hope that you can stop by. You can also call the shop or let
them know on their Facebook page which card kits you'd like.
(Keep in mind that those who come in to the shop have first
choice of the kits available) Help support a
terrific small business!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #452 - Wood You Believe?


Good Tuesday morning to you, crafty friends, and welcome!
Today starts the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!
This fortnight, as the title prompt indicates, we are looking for your
projects that have some type of wood items on it. It could be
designer paper, wood grain embossing folders or stencils, wooden
chipboard items, anything like that.
Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

On my card, I used a wood grain EF then took a gray ink pad directly to
the raised design to bring it out. Over that, a piece of weathered wood DP.
I thought a nice frosty mug of beer would be the perfect
addition to this masculine card, not to mention a fun sentiment.

I hope that you find some time to play along in our wood challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your take on it.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at TGIF Challenge #329
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Beer (2018); Simon Says Stamp - Adult Beverages Sayings (2013); MFT - A Toast To You (2019)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Gray Flannel
DP: Jen Hadfield - Warm & Cozy (2016); scrap
CS: Thunderbolt; Nicole; Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Darice - wood grain EF; SB- Standard Sm & Lg circle Nesties; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Sunday, August 15, 2021

A Tiny Craft August ATC challenge

 Hey crafty peeps!
Guess what? There's a brand spanking new ATC challenge starting
Guess what else? I'm on the Design Team!
ATC's, or Artist Trading Cards/Coins are ever popular.
The cool thing about them is that if you don't trade 'em,
you can use them on an actual card!
Here are a couple examples here and here.)
This month's theme is super easy: Anything Goes.
For my inaugural ATC's, I went with a colorful background,
and llamas!  


 Here are some close ups:

I hope that you have some time to play along in the
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

Substrate: cardboard
DecoArt Media - Gesso and Modelling Paste
Plaid paint brushes
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: tangerine, coral blush, sour apple, citron green, bluegrass green, snow
pallet knife
Stamps: Stampendous - Music Score; Sunny Studio - Lovable Llama
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Staz On - Jet Black
Spectrum Noir markers: BG1, 5, 7, 9, MB1,3,4, EB8,TN1,2,3,4
Stencil Girl: ATC Mixup Evans
CS: spectrum noir; cardstock warehouse
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