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

Saturday, August 7, 2021



Hello and good morning snarky peeps!
It's time for the new challenge at the 
This one is near and dear to my heart, as its
F for F WORDS!! 
If you know me, then you know I love to drop
an F-bomb around...a lot!
This is no exception, so be warned before you scroll any further. 

And because I felt like making another one:

There it is, my favorite F word. LOL!
I hope that you'll join my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Beverly,
for this fabulous, fun challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Not all my teammies 
have a foul mouth like me, so do check out all the 
different ways they interpreted this one!

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - finger and fuck head; So Suzy Stamps - More Fingers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Nicole; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: MISTI; GC; TE - diagonal stitch rectangle stacklets
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Friday, August 6, 2021

STAMPlorations Retro People ATC paper goods!

 Hi crafty friends!
I'm back sharing a few cards I've made using the new
There's 6 images, three each per package, so lots
of opportunities to use these. 😊
I again was compelled to add some snark to
my cards. LOL! I colored the images using bright,
vibrant Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted to have a
very neutral background on each card, so I made
a master board using various stamps from
Mixed Media Grunge stamp sets.

I used 4 of the images, making two A2 sized cards, and a 5" x 7" card:

These are so much fun to play with, and just a sampling of
what can be created with them! Be sure to visit the STAMPlorations blog
for more information about these awesome new paper goods! 

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Retro Fashionistas ATC Paper Goods at STAMPlorations

 Hi there crafty friends!
Popping in with a few cards I've created using the new
There are six different designs, three each, in the pack.
 As soon as I saw these very posh, elegant ladies, I
knew a little snark was in order to pair them with:


I used two each of the ATC cards, coloring just the ladies then fussy cutting them, and
coloring just the background on the other ones, and popped up the ladies
with foam squares. Also used on my cards are the Clustered Hearts,
Swirly Blooms, and Make Marks 4 stencils for the backgrounds.

Check out the STAMPlorations blog for more information
on these exciting new paper goods!
Thanks for visiting!

SHOPPING OUR STASH #451 - Let's Get Sketchy


Good morning and welcome crafty friends!
Happy August to you, (can you believe it's August already?!).
We have a fun new challenge starting over at 
Donna is your Hostess this fortnight, and she's found a
link to some free sketches from Craft With Sarah. There are four
sketches to choose from, so have fun and I hope you play along!
I've chosen to use the first sketch for my card:

I tweaked the measurements some to fit an A2 sized card,
but I followed the sketch pretty closely otherwise:

Here's the inside:

Boy did I shop my paper stash for this. Most of the papers used are 
15 plus years old! The paper flowers were a score last
year at Tuesday Morning, (before they sadly went out
of business). so you know they are even older than a year.
I hope you can join us this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash,
and create a card using one of the four sketches.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Jingle Belles - Red and Green all over

Stamps: Picket Fence Studios - Inside Quotes Christmas (July 2020)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: HOTP; Ki Memories; Echo Park
CS: Thunderbolt; Nicole
Accessories: GC; SB - Standard Lg & Sm Circle Nesties; MISTI; Little Birdie - Poinsettia flowers; Love Nicole - rhinestones; DR7 Spectrum Noir marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots
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