Wednesday, December 1, 2021

STAMPlorations December Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge


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Hello and welcome crafty friends!
It's December 1st! HOW is it December 1st already?!
I'm pretty sure it was just August yesterday. 😉
Well, since it's a new month that means it's the start of a
This month's theme is stamps and candles.
As always, you can use just the theme, just the photo, or
combine both on your projects. My card uses mostly the
theme, but it does use colors from the photo:


I started by stamping the Christmas Candles large image onto
my panel and coloring with Spectrum Noir markers. I added
a thin frame around it using black glitter card stock.
I stamped one of the sentiments from the Christmas Bell Medley set in the
corner then adhered to a green card base. On the inside I
stamped a sentiment from the Yuletide Deer stamp set.


It's hard to tell but the flames and poinsettia centers received a 
healthy dose of diamond Stickles, and the candles were winked
by Stella.



I hope that you'll join us and link up your project at
We'd love to see how you interpret the challenge. 
Just a reminder, if you feel the uncontrollable need to shop
the STAMPlorations store, you can use my discount code


 for an extra 20% off plus a free product of 
your choice (up to a $7 dollar value, after discounts and
before shipping):


Do visit the blogs of my teammates and see some amazing
creations to inspire you.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps :STAMPlorations - Christmas Candles Large, Christmas Bell Medley, Yuletide Deer
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Spectrum Noir; Nicole
DP: DCWV - black glitter
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Hero Arts - rectangle nesting dies; Sakura - Gold Gelly Roll pen; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - MMM



Saturday, November 27, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #199 - Y is for Yuletide

 

Hello and welcome back, snarky peeps!
I hope all who celebrated Thursday had a fun and
food filled happy Thanksgiving!
Since we are now past that holiday, we can
really start to get into the Christmas spirit.
(Actually, some people in my neighborhood have
had their Christmas decorations up outside for at least
three weeks now. Along with Autumnal decorations.
....and Halloween decorations. <<< slackers)
Anyway, Edna and the Sisters are getting into the
Yuletide spirit with this fortnight's challenge at the
Here is my offering:


and the inside:


I think this is an accurate sentiment. (Goodish. HAHAHA!)
I hope that you find some time to join the fun with my
Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Justene, over at the
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Picket Fence Studios - Holly Jolly Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - A Lumberjack Christmas
CS: Spectrum Noir; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; PFS - Holly Jolly Christmas die; WOS pen;          Smooch - Sundance ink; Penny Black - Elegant Stitching die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #459 - Triple Threat

 

Hello and good morning to you all.
It's time for the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!
This fortnight, it's a Triple Threat challenge: just add three of
something on your project.
Here's what I came up with:


Here's the inside:


Like many of us, I'm in Christmas card making mode.
Yes, I do make them throughout the year, but not nearly
as many as I wind up sending out. I've started mass 
producing and that helps considerably.
Obviously, I went with three tree images.
They all received a heathy dose of glitter glue,
plus the center tree's star was heat embossed in gold glitter.


I hope that you'll join in our Triple Threat challenge at
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see how you interpret it.
For more ideas, please do check out what my teammies
created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black - Oh Deer; Picket Fence Studios - Inside Quotes Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocas; Altenew - Hunter Green; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold; Versamark
CS: Neenah; scrap
Accessories: MISTI; GC; Penny Black - Elegant Stitching die; Stampendous - Jeweled Gold EP; heat gun; Nuvo - white blizzard Glitter Drops
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares


Monday, November 15, 2021

A Tiny Craft November ATC challenge - We Remember

 Hello and welcome!
Time for the new challenge to start at
This month's theme is We Remember.
Think Remembrance day/Veteran's Day/the color red/poppies/military, etc.
You can make an ATC card or coin.
Here's what I came up with:


I lucked out as I had these poppies already stamped. They were
leftovers from another project I made a couple months ago.
I printed out the sentiment and matted it in the same
blue card stock I used as the base.

I hope that you'll join our We Remember challenge at
Need more ideas? Just check out what my teammies, and our
guest designer, Laura-Lee, created for this challenge.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at ATC's mit Herz challenge #110 - ATG



Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Poppy Fields
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Photo Scraps custom paper
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: MISTI; computer and printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; 3D foam squares; Ringer - MMM





Saturday, November 13, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #198 - N is for Naughty

 

Hello and happy Saturday, snarky peeps!
It's time for the new challenge starting at the
This is one of our all time favorite challenges:
N is for Naughty!
I actually went rather PG on my card. Unbelievable, I know!


...and the inside:


It is one of the hardest questions to answer at this time of year. LOL!
I hope that you'll join us in our Naughty challenge at the
For more inspiration, do visit the blogs of my Sisters and our
current reigning Queen, Tristan, to see what naughty projects
they made!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at Atlantic Hearts #446



Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Candy Cane Kisses
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Sunny Studio - All is Bright
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; Nicole
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Sunny Studio - stitched Oval 2 & Scalloped Oval Mat 1 dies: WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; thin 3D foam squares










Tuesday, November 9, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #458 - Tic/Tac/Toe

 

Good morning and welcome crafty friends!
It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!
Yours truly is hosting and I came up with a 
Tic/Tac/Toe board for you to create from:


For my card, I've used the center column:
Embossing Folders/ Stamps over 3 yrs old/ Slimline card.


I don't know if there is such a thing as a slimline sized embossing folder,
but I got around that using a standard sized one by simply adding
a bit of designer paper on top of the panel that didn't get embossed.
The packaging that the snowman and snowflakes came from is dated
2011. The sentiment packaging is dated 2013. On the inside,
that stamp set is from 2013:


I added a bit of snowy dimension to ground the snowman:


I hope that you'll play along in our Tic/Tac/Toe challenge 
this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash! Just be sure to let us know
which row, column, or diagonal you used because it may not
be easily recognizable. For more amazing creations, simply 
check out what my teammates made to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Chill Out (2011); Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey - Tis the Season (2013); Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message (2013)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers
DP: My Mind's Eye - Collectables (2013)
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Darice - snowflakes background EF; Gina K - Lg & Sm stitched square dies; Sunny Studio - slimline scalloped frames dies; MISTI; Pinkfresh Studio blending brush; DecoArt - Glistening Snow-Tex; pallet knife
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Fall colors birthday card

 Hello there and welcome!
It seems that I've finally recovered some mojo as I've
not been very busy making cards lately, other than DT duties.
(And I have soooo much to make: birthday cards, pretty much
depleted my stash. Christmas cards. I have some made,
but not nearly enough needed.) Ugh.
So here is a birthday card I came up with yesterday:


Here's the inside:


For the focal point, I used a NBUS die, Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris Fall Leaves add on.
I die cut one from kraft and one from white card stock. On the white one,
I smooshed Spiced Marmalade and Crackling Campfire DI's on it. I also 
used the same on all the single maple leaf dies, and flowers. For the
rest of the single leaves, I smooshed them in Ground Espresso DI.
Once dry, I realized that there was too much orange, so I blended
the Ground Espresso DI over the maple leaves and also edged the flowers
with it. I used a shiplap stamp on the background panel, stamping in
brown ink, matted with brown card stock, on an orange card base. The kraft die cut was 
adhered, along with the stamped sentiment insert. The inked die cut and the rest of the 
leaves and flowers were glued down. I added Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard
on all the 'berry' bits and the flower centers for some sparkle. I finished
the inside with another sentiment and the last inked maple leaf.
I love how this turned out!


That's all for now. I appreciate you stopping by!



I'd like to enter this at:
Color Hues #29 - Orange & Brown




Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Offset Sayings Birthday; Taylored Expressions - Shiplap background
Ink: Ranger DI - Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire, Ground Espresso; Memento - Rich Cocoa
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - Magic Iris Fall Leaves add on; MISTI; Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard; water mister; heat gun; Ranger blending tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Sunset scene

 Hello and welcome!
I'm popping in with a card I made over the weekend.


There's a bit of snark on the inside:


I blended various DOX inks for my sunset background, then
simply die cut the woodland oval die and the deer die in black
card stock. After adhering, I stamped the sentiment, then adhered
to a black card stock base with foam squares.
I'm digging the dramatic look of this card. 😊
Thanks for visiting! I hope that you have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at:
Seize the Birthday #226 - Make a sunset scene
Memory Box Challenge - Circles and Ovals
AAA Birthday #31 - Animals




Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Wish Big peek-a-boo parts
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DOX - Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: GC; Memory Box - Woodland Oval die; Poppy Stamps - Regal Deer die; MISTI; TE- blending brushes
Adhesives: Scor Tape; SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares




Monday, November 1, 2021

STAMPlorations November Theme & Photo Prompt challenge

 

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cost to you.)

Hello crafty friends and welcome!
It's the start of a new month, (how are we already in November?!).
and so the start of this month's Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge at STAMPlorations!
Shery has picked a very gorgeous photo to inspire you, as well as
a great theme, especially for this time of year.
You can use just the theme or the photo, or combine both,
as I've done:


I started by blending various inks through the Leaf Prints stencil
onto a white card stock panel. Then I die cut the panel using the
Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Plate. I stamped one of the bird images
from the For the Birds stamp set and fussy cut. On a strip of orange
card stock I stamped a sentiment from the same set. Everything was
adhered onto a brown card base.


I hope you'll join us this month and link up your project at the
We'd love to see your take on it. 😊
If you have a notion to shop the STAMPlorations store, feel free to
use my discount code for an extra 20% off plus a
free in stock item of your choice (Minimum order of $15 dollars
after discounts and before shipping)


Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - For the Birds
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tangerine, Cantaloupe, Potter's Clay; Altenew - Hunter Green, Crimson
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: ARTplorations - Leaf Prints stencil; CUTplorations - Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Cover plate; TE blending brushes; Tattered Angels - Pearl Glimmer Mist; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Saturday, October 30, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #197 - R is for Rude

 





Hello and welcome snarky peeps! It's time again for
another challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!
This fortnight we encourage you to say what you really want to say,
and be rude! LOL!
Here's what I came up with:


I utilized another gel print I made a few years back for this card.
I thought this Banksy gas mask girl went perfectly
with my sentiment. LOL!


Now it's your turn. Tell us how you really feel, we won't mind!
I hope that you'll play along in our Rude challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more ideas, simply check
out what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Jen have come
up with to inspire you.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl, I'm not rude (#20544)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
CS: Card Stock Warehouse; Neenah
DP: Gel print I made a few years ago
Accessories: DecoArt Americana acrylic paints; Gel Press; brayer; Stencils - ARTplorations & Dylusions; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares
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