Saturday, June 12, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #187 - T is for Texture

 


 

 Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's time once again for the new challenge at the
This fortnight is brought to you by the letter T:
as in TEXTURE!
 I dug out the only 3D embossing folder I own to make
this very pretty, non snarky card:
 
 

 (Yes, Jennifer McGuire had a major influence on this! Thank you!)
I used some teal mirror paper with the EF for the background. The
solid die cut of the butterfly received a thin coating of crackle paste, the 
intricate die cut was cut from black card stock then coated with White
Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops, which picked up the teal card
brilliantly IRL! I used a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker for the sentiment.

I did manage to stamp a sentiment on the inside and added a
snippet of the teal paper to finish it off.

See? Snark isn't mandatory at the Sisterhood,
(but you know we LOVE it!)

I hope that you find some time to play along in our Texture challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more inspiration, do check out what
my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, Tristan, have created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting!


 
Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Bazzill - teal foil paper; Best Creations - brushed silver
CS: Neenah; Nicole
Accessories: Gemini; Crafter's Companion - Ornate Lace EF; Memory Box - Vivienne & Darla butterfly dies; DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste; pallet knife; Tim Holtz - Small Talk Occasions sticker; Nuvo - white blizzard Glitter Drops
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares
 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #447 - Fur Babies

 


Hello crafty friends!
We have a fun new challenge this fortnight at
Fur Babies!

Dogs, cats, ferrets, if you have any type of fur baby, let's see it!
Here's my card:

and the inside:

Since I'm a staff member for my dog, Colby, I felt compelled to
create a card using doggie stamps and paper.
 
I hope that you find some time to play along in our Fur Baby challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your take on it.
 
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!
 
 Chris
 
 


Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Woof Pack; Sunny Studios - Party Pups
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Antique Linen; Versamark
DP: DCWV - Playful Pets
CS: Neenah; Spectrum Noir; Nicole
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; MFT - coordinating dies; SB - Std Lg & Sm circle Nesties, SB - Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles; Doodlebug twine; Stampendous - detail gold EP; heat gun; PageMaps April 2021 sketch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

STAMPlorations June Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

 

 
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Hello and welcome friends!
Happy June 1st to you all! 
I look forward to seeing how you interpret it!

For my card, I've used only the theme this time:


I started by blending green ink through the larger of the Christmas Wreaths stencil.
After rounding the corners, I felt it needed a bit more, so I stamped one of
the streamer images from the Christmas Bell Medley stamp set in the corners.
For the 'berries', I used sequins from the Blue Shimmer ShakerBlends.
I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Christmas Baubles stamp set
to finish the front of my card.
 
I hope that you can join in and link up your project at
If you're interested in any of the STAMPlorations items I've used, or any
other of their products, please feel free to use my 
discount code for and extra 20% off, plus
a *freebie of your choice!


Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley, Christmas Baubles
Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Nautical Blue; Versamark
CS: Nicole; TE; Bazzill
Accessories: ARTplorations - Christmas Wreaths stencil; CRAFTplorations - Blue Shimmer ShakerBlends; PFS blending brush; MISTI; Fiskars - corner rounder; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, May 29, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #186 - K is for Krafty

 


Hello and welcome, snarky peeps!
It's time once again for another fun challenge at the
This fortnight, we'd like you to create something that
features Kraft card stock.

I unearthed yet another NBUS background stamp I've been hoarding and set
about actually using it. I took it a step further and did the
eclipse technique with it:
 

 and the inside:


Had to have some snark on this card using one of my
all time favorite stamps. LOL!
 
I hope that you'll link up your krafty projects at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. In need of more inspiration?
Do check out what my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, Samantha, have
created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Starry Nights Brushstroke Bold Prints; Lawn Fawn - Year Two; Unity - from February 2012 KOTM
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; Versamark
CS: Thunderbolt; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Sweet and Simple Upper alpha dies; Stampendous - detail Gold EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - MMM

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #446 - Gnome Doubt About It

 

Good morning and welcome!
We have a fun new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH:
Gnome Doubt About It! We want to see a gnome, or any other 
magical creature on your projects!

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I love it when the paper does all the work! LOL! A vampire gnome?!
SOOOOO awesome! All I added was a few spider stickers
and this card was done. 😄

I hope that you'll join the SOS Crew and link up your gnome or
magical creature project at Shopping Our Stash! Need more ideas? Simply
check out what my teammates created to wow and inspire you!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Hampton Arts - Beware
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: PhotoPlay - Gnome for the Holidays: Halloween; scrap
CS: Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Frayed Edge dies; Recollections - spider stickers; Tonic/TH distressing tool; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Have you played yet at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge?

 

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Hi there friends and welcome!
I'm just popping in with a reminder about this month's

I again used both theme & photo to make a mini slimline card:

I started with a light aqua patterned paper, and stamped one of the images
from Mixed Media Elements randomly in a few places, then added the
bit of sheet music paper. I stamped two of the butterfly images from
Trendy Butterflies 2, fussy cut and added tiny rhinestones to their bodies. Then I adhered 
them with foam squares. The sentiment is from
 A Snarky Birthday to You, and also adhered with foam squares.

There's still plenty of time to play along at
I hope that you get a chance to play along.
 
Also, if you like any of the items I've used from the STAMPlorations store,
feel free to use my personal discount code for an extra 20% off and perhaps 
a freebie of your choice! 

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Trendy Butterflies 2, Mixed Media Elements, A Snarky Birthday to You
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: 49 & Market - Sky; American Crafts - sheet music
CS: Neenah; Nicole
Accessories: MISTI; Recollections - rhinestones; PFS - blending brush; Tuesday Morning Sketch #601
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares


SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #185 - A is for Animal

 


Hello and welcome snarky friends!
Edna and the Sisters are back with a new challenge at the
are looking for any animal on your projects.

I broke out a new to me stamp set that I've had since it was
released but hadn't inked it up until now. 
* cough hoarder cough *


and the inside:


Not much snark, except a bit on the inside, but the punny
sentiment I think makes up for it. LOL!

I hope that you find some time to play along in our Animal Challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more fun ideas, do check out what
my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, Rachel, have created for your
viewing pleasure. Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Mythical Grumplings, Another Year Older
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
DP: American Crafts - Jack Frost
CS: Neenah; Spectrum Noir; Nicole
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; TE - Mythical Grumplings dies, Snowfall EF; Darice - EF Frames; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #445 - Here, Fishy Fishy!

 

 


 Hello crafty friends and welcome! Things are looking pretty fishy
over at SHOPPING OUR STASH! We would love to see anything
fish related on your projects. 
 
 Here's the card I made:

Over the Christmas break, I did some reorganizing in my craft room, and
imagine my surprise at uncovering this fishy background stamp purchased last year.
NBUS! I blended some DI's on a white card stock panel, spritzed with water and blotted,
 then stamped the swirling fish in Nautical Blue ink. I stamped the sentiment 
and three additional fish on a white strip, colored with Spectrum Noir markers,
and added a matte before adhering to the card.

Ready to play along? Sure you are! You know you have to have some sort of
fish supplies in your crafty arsenal. Fish, fishing poles, scales. It's all good!
I hope you get a chance to link up at Shopping Our Stash!
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day. (and keep on swimming!) 🐟🐠🐟



Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - School of Fish bold print; Mama Elephant - Marine Friends
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue, Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; PFS - blending brushes; water mister
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sticker Monday at STAMPlorations (Part 3)

 

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Hello crafty friends and welcome!
I'm back on the STAMPlorations blog with my final
Sticker Monday post. I've created three different cards, ranging from CAS to very
labor intensive. The first two cards use stickers from the Happiness Here clear stickers,
and the last card features the Bits of Washi 2 clear stickers.

First up is the CAS card:

I started by die cutting a panel using the Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate and matting it on green card stock. I added one of the stickers from the Happiness Here clear stickers to the bottom right corner. When making the shaker element, I didn't want foam adhesive to show around the
outline of the heart shaker balloon, so I die cut it 9 times, along with the solid acetate piece, stacked
and glued together. Another solid shape was die cut from a very light green card stock
for the base, then added sequins from the Sparkly Greens ShakerBlends before gluing the
stacked outline to the base.


My second card is what I like to call Clean and Layered:

This card is loosely based on Mojo Monday sketch #558. Some pretty paper,
and a yummy looking ice cream cone from the Sweet Cravings stamps and dies 
colored with Spectrum Noir markers then coated with Wink of Stella, because
who doesn't love a shimmery ice cream cone?!

To finish the card front, I stamped a sentiment from the Balloons and Banners stamp set.



My last card is a labor of love:

That herringbone background panel was created using just over two
sheets of the Bits of Washi 2 sticker pack. Yes, call me crazy, but I really
wanted to use as many stickers as possible on my card, and this is
the design I came up with. 😁

I trimmed it to size, matted it on some black card stock and adhered to the card base.
For the final touch, I die cut the Birthday Wishes phrase die and glued it on top
of the design, then added a few sequins from the Black and Silver Chic ShakerBlends.

I hope that you enjoyed the projects I've made using stickers and hope that
you try them out for yourself. They are super fun to use!
I'd love to hear what you think. Be sure to leave a comment below and
on the STAMPlorations Sticker Monday post for a chance at a $15 prize code. 
Every month they randomly draw 7 winners from all the posts published during the
month. So the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win!
 
  Thanks for visiting. I hope that you have a great day!






Saturday, May 1, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #184 - O is for Outdoors

 

Who knew Edna had an affinity for trash pandas?!
 Hope she's wearing some sturdy hiking boots, because we are 
celebrating the Great Outdoors this fortnight at the
 
Here's the card I made:


 My inspiration, of course, was a meme I found online.
For my hiking scene, I scribbled some Spectrum Noir markers
onto white card stock, then stamped the hiker silhouette a few times to
get really dark coverage. Trimmed up and matted to a craft die cut square.

I hope that you can play along in our Outdoors challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Need more ideas? Simply check out
what my Sisters, and our guest designer and reigning Queen, Robyn, have
created for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Wanderlust Hipster Icons
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; Thunderbolt; Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Darice - wood grain EF; Paper Rose - stitched square die; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

STAMPlorations May Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

 

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the STAMPloration store
 links below and place an order, I will receive a small commission at no 
additional cost to you)
 
Hello and happy May 1st!
It's a new month and that means a new
starts today at STAMPlorations!
The theme is stamps & wings, and just look at that
gorgeous inspiration photo. Love it!
 
  I combined both theme and photo prompt for my card:

I found the perfect wood grain and sheet music paper in my stash to use for my card.
Once I had them adhered to my card base, I stamped and fussy cut one of the bird
images from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set, which was popped up on foam squares.
I used one of the stickers from the Shine Bright clear sticker pack for my sentiment.
On the inside of my card, I stamped a sentiment from the
Celebrate Big stamp set.


I hope that you are inspired to play along this month at
do check out what my teammies created to wow you!

If you happen to order from the STAMPlorations store, feel free to use my
personal discount code for an extra 20% off, and perhaps a freebie too!


Thanks for visiting. I hope that you have a wonderful day!


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Trendy Birds 2, Celebrate Big
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: Kaisercraft - Pawfect collection - wood grain; American Crafts - sheet music 
CS: Thunderbolt; TE; scrap
Accessories: CRAFTplorations - Shine Bright clear stickers; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

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