Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #455 - Musical Notes


Hello crafty friends and welcome back!
We have a new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
and if you haven't figured it out by the title, we want to see
your music themed projects!

Here's the card I made:

Pretty CAS for me. A card base, a stamped sentiment, a music note brad,
a couple die cut squares, and there you have it!

I hope that you'll join the SOS Crew for our Musical Notes challenge over
at Shopping Our Stash. Need more musical inspiration? Simply check out
the blogs of my teammates to see what fabulous projects they created!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - BeBoppin
Ink: Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: MISTI; GC; Gina K. - Lg & Sm stitched square dies; Fiskars corner rounder; Oriental Trading Co. - music note brad
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares 

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;  
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