Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge - December: Happy Holidays

 Hello and welcome!
It's time for the December challenge at
This month's theme is HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
Whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year
is what we'd like to see!
Artist Trading Cards and Coins are both accepted.
We celebrate Christmas, so that's what I went with:

Here are some close ups:

All those fiddly die cuts! But I'm so happy with how these came out.
The background paper edges were swiped with a 
Veramark inkpad, then gold heat embossed. To continue
with the gold accents, all the flower centers were Stickled in gold.

I hope that you will join us in making some holiday ATC's and
link up at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! Need some more eye candy?
Just check out the blogs of my teammies to see their amazing creations.
We will be taking January off but will be back on February 15th
for the next challenge, so stay tuned!

From my home to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

I'd like to enter this at:

Substrate: Neenah - white card stock
DP: Sunny Studio - All Is Bright
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: GC; Sunny Studio - Pristine Poinsettias dies; Poppystamps - Shasta Twigs die; Stampendous - detail gold embossing powder; heat gun; Tim Holtz - Christmas Small Talk stickers; Ranger - Gold Stickles; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, December 11, 2021



Hello snarky peeps and welcome!
We are celebrating our 200th challenge at the
Holy Crap! 200! Of course,
it is S for SNARKY!

To mark this historic event, we even have a sponsor!
LOST COAST DESIGNS has generously supplied
us with $10 for the winner to spend on their site!

You'll see that many of my Sistahs created snarky
Christmas projects, but your creation need not be
holiday specific to play along, just add some snark!

Here's what I came up with:

OMG, I made another CAS card. Who am I!
Love this sentiment paired with Tim's paper dolls.
I even tinted the boy's clothes with ink, but with my
crack photography skillz, you can't really tell.

I hope that you'll join Edna, my Sisters, and our current
reigning Queen, Michelle, and play along in our SNARKY
This is the last challenge of the year, but we will be back
at it on January 8th. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and a safe, healthy, Happy New Year!

Stamps: Picket Fence Studios - Inappropriate Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue; Altenew - Hunter Green
CS: Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; PFS blending brushes; Tim Holtz - Paper Dolls
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #460 - Do You Want to Build a Snowman?


Hello crafty friends and welcome!
It's time for the last challenge of this year over at
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
I'm pretty sure you've figured out that we want to see a 
snowman or more on your projects.
Here's what I came up with:

Here's the inside:

I broke out some ancient snowman stickers from my stash
for this card, along with some beloved Paper Smooches
sentiment stamps. On the front panel, I added a tiny heart
sticker, and when I was burnishing it with my bone folder,
I discovered it wasn't a heart, but a bird! LOL! 

I hope that you'll join us in our Snowman challenge at
Shopping Our Stash! Your projects don't necessarily need to
be holiday themed. Snowmen are around all winter, and people
do have birthdays in winter. Just sayin'. :)

Also, some news. As of this challenge, I'll be stepping down as a
design team member here. It was a hard decision to make,
but sometimes life gets in the way. I've loved the past
8 years being on this team, and will miss all these
wonderful, amazing, creative ladies. 
(But don't worry, I'll still be stalking the blog
and playing along!)

Thanks for visiting. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
and a happy New Year!

Stamps: Paper Smooches -All Yule Need, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Lawn Fawn - Snow Day Remix
CS: Taylored Expressions; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: Cloud 9 Designs - snowmen stickers; GC; Penny Black - Swirly Rectangle die; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares 

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!

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

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