Monday, August 15, 2022

A Tiny Craft (ATC) August Challenge - An Ode to Lindsey

 Hello and welcome friends!
As you may have already heard, the crafting community lost a
creative soul the end of last month. Our very own
Lindsey, lost her courageous battle with cancer.
In honor of our friend and teammate, we at
visit Lindsey's blog and create an Artist Trading Card or Coin, 
inspired by a project that Lindsey made.

When looking back over her blog, I immediately knew that
I was going to CASE these artist trading cards that she made back
in February. Here is a photo of Lindsey's ATC's:


Here are the ATC's I created:


I had this cactus plant stamp set that was the perfect size for my ATC's.
Lindsey had a die that she cut the notebook page from, using watercolor paper. 
She then water colored her images. I used a border punch then used a stitched border die
 along the edge. I stamped and colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers,
then die cut them and adhered with foam squares.
I shopped my stash for various bling to finish the cards.
Lindsey was a master at the CAS style (clean and simple), so this was
kind of hard for me to recreate, as I love to throw almost 
everything but the kitchen sink onto my projects.

Here are some close ups:





I do hope that you find some time to peruse Lindsey's blog
and create something that was inspired by one for her
amazing projects. We'd love to see what you create

Thank you for visiting. I hope that you have a good day.



Supplies:
Stamps: Hampton Art - Plant Life
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Soring Stack
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah
Accessories: MISTI; Spectrum Noir markers; EK Success - Binding Edge punch; GC; Sunny Studio - slimline basic border die; mystery flower sticker; MME- Enamel Dots & rhinestones; Recollection - star rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, August 6, 2022

L is for Lindsey - A special tribute at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

 Hello friends and welcome.
This fortnight at the
we come together to celebrate the life of our dear friend and one of our own,
Lindsey, who lost her courageous battle with cancer.
Those who were fortunate to know her knew she was a great lover
of cats, books, Star Trek, Dr. Who, wine and snark. Also, she was an absolute
master of CAS cards!
For this challenge, Edna and my Sisters invite you to create a project
that is inspired by our sister, Lindsey. Whether that be an image of cats,
books, alcohol (because she loved a good cocktail too!), the color purple,
(a favorite of hers!), or perhaps to case one of her many brilliant cards,
we'd love to see how she inspired you and touched your life.

For my card, I went the CAS route (very hard for me, as I love my layers!)
and also featured this adorable kitty sitting in a box full of hearts:



Here's a close up:


The kitty and cardboard box were colored in neutral shades of gray and
brown, respectively, and the hearts in a few shades of both blue and purple.
A blue mat, a purple card base, and since Lindsey loved a good pun,
 a punny sentiment finishes my card.

I am missing my friend. Our private messages, talking about anything and
everything. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person. I actually had
 made plans in January 2020 to drive up to Canada to 
finally meet Lindsey, Donna and Barbara, 
but then Covid took over the world and screwed up those plans.
I still have every intention to make a trip up there.
(Perhaps next year ladies? If the border is open, that is!)

Please join Edna and my sisters to celebrate the life of Lindsey, and
link up your projects at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Hugs,


Joining in at Color Hues #46, who are also celebrating Lindsey.



Supplies:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Meow & Furever; For the Love of Stamps - Purrfect Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Penny Black - Swirly Stitches die; 
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares








Saturday, July 23, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #215 - M is for Masculine

 ETA:
Hello and welcome friends. 
Before we get to the challenge, some devastating news. 
It's with an incredibly heavy heart that I let you know of the
passing of our friend and Sister Lindsey earlier this week.
She was an amazing woman, friend, and one heck of a master
at the CAS card, not to mention having a fabulous snarky sense of humor.
The world lost a great woman, but I know Heaven has gained an
amazing angel. She will be so very missed.

******



Hello snarky peeps and welcome!
This fortnight's challenge at the
is one of those sometimes-difficult themes:
M for MASCULINE.
Luckily for me, I have a few beer mug stamps to create a guy card:


Here's the inside:


Beer and birthdays - always a good choice for a guy card
(21 years and older, of course!)

I hope that you'll join us for our Masculine challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. For more ideas, do check out 
what my Sistahs and our reigning Queen, Gail, 
have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Beer; MFT - Birthday Greetings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Photoplay - Our Friendship thru the Years
CS: Spectrum Noir: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers: MISTI; GC; Hero Arts - Wood Frames, Party Confetti Fancy die; Sunny Studio - Stitched Ovals 2; STAMPlorations - Cheers word die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - MMM








Friday, July 15, 2022

A TINY CRAFT (ATC) JULY CHALLENGE - Dogs or Cats

 Hello and welcome!
The new monthly challenge starts today at
This month's theme is Dogs or Cats.
Artist trading cards or coins are welcome.
Here's what I created:


I had this idea stuck in my head to use these fun Katzelkraft dog stamps
and make them look like they were standing under the mistletoe,
waiting to be kissed. LOL! Since the paper I used was very busy,
I decided to just stamp the dogs and mistletoe and leave uncolored.
I could have sworn I had some small Santa hat stickers in
my stash, but couldn't find them. I did find these fun
winter hats and antler stickers, which were even better!
I just printed out the sentiments, and colored the 
paper with different Spectrum Noir markers before adhering
to my ATC's.
Here are some close ups:




These were so much fun to make! I hope that you'll
join us for our Dogs or Cats challenge this month at
Need some more inspiration? Simply check out what my
teammates created to wow you!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Cheins; Memory Box - Mistletoe Bundle
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Sunny Studio - All is Bright
Accessories: recycled cardboard; MISTI; Jolee's - antler sticker; Craft for Christmas - winter hat stickers; Spectrum Noir markers LG3 & AB2; computer & printer
Adhesives: Elmer's extra strength glue stick; Ranger - MMM; SA by 3L - thin 3D foam squares







Saturday, July 9, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #214 - C is for Christmas (in July)

 



Hello and welcome back!
We have a very popular challenge this fortnight at the
Christmas in July!

Here's what I made:


This little guy is so cute, I just couldn't snark him up. LOL!
I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers using coordinating colors
from the patterned paper. I added shading to his beard and mustache with
a gray Prismacolor pencil.


A simple sentiment finishes the inside:


I hope that you'll join us for our Christmas in July challenge at the
For more ideas, do yourself a favor and check out what my Sisters, and our
reigning Queen, Beverly, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Gnome for the Holidays; Taylored Expressions - Handlettered Holiday 2
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Doodlebug - Let It Snow
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Prismacolor Pencil; MISTI; GC; Penny Black - Elegant Rectangle die; Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
Adhesives: SA  by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares




Saturday, June 25, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #213 - Z is for Zombie

 


Hello snarky peeps and welcome!
We have a fun challenge starting today at the
Z for ZOMBIE!
Here's what I came up with:


Nothing like a gruesome yet comical looking trio of zombies. I added
a snarky sentiment to finish it off. So fun!
Here are some close ups:




I hope that you'll join us for our Zombie challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more fun ideas, do yourself a favor
and check out what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Stephanie, have 
created to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Zombies
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Spectrum Noir; Cardstock Warehouese; Darice
DP: Echo Park - Hocus Pocus
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; MFT - zig zag square die; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun
Adhesives: 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Scor Tape


Friday, June 17, 2022

Demo Day to Go at Photo Scraps!

 

Hi all! Just wanted to pop in to let you know that I will have two
card kits available for purchase tomorrow at Photo Scraps in
Eldersburg, Maryland!
Here are the cards I've made:


The brick layer uses a stencil from My Favorite Things, along
with the showstopper mug of beer. I've used a
DecoArt Snow Writer to create the foam. So fun!
That background paper is custom paper by Tracy. She has created
some amazing papers for sale in the store. Go see for yourself!


Everything is stamped, ink blended, and cut to size. All you
have to do is assemble yourself using your 
choice of adhesives.
This is a very versatile card. You can use it for a birthday,
congratulations, Father's Day. It's all up to you!

Here's my second card:


Just look at that bear! So adorable!


You can color the image however you like, but these are
the Spectrum Noir markers I've used for this card:


If you are in the MD, DC, VA, PA area, why not make a trip to check out
these and all the other amazing kits available for sale at 
Photo Scraps! Help support a local small business!

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



Supplies used on the beer mug card:
Stamps: Avery Elle - Happy Hour (retired)
Ink: Ranger DI - Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge; Versamark
DP: custom beer bottle paper by Tracy Beck
Accessories: MFT - Frosty Beer Mug die, Small Brick Wall stencil; DecoArt - Snow Writer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Supplies used on the wheelie bear card:
Stamps: Sunny Studio - Critters On the Go
DP: Photo Play Snail Mail: Mahalo #SML2865; Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood: Dining Chair #LF1508
Accessories: Sunny Studio - Stitched Semi Circle die; Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Rectangle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge #10 - All Things Tim

 Hello and welcome!
It's time for the June challenge at
I predict this month's theme will be a 
much played one: All Things Tim!
As in Tim Holtz! Use any Tim Holtz products on your
artist trading card or coin.
This month I made some coins:


Things by Tim used on these: burlap stencil, Vintage photo reinker
(Mixed in the crackle paste to tint it), Vintage Photo ink smudged
around the edges, Botanical Layers (butterflies), pen nibs, and
word bands.

Here are some close ups:





I hope that you'll join us for our All Things Tim challenge at
A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge! Need more inspiration? Simply
visit the blogs of my teammates to see the incredible projects they created!

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





Supplies:
recycled corrugated cardboard
DecoArt Media Gesso
Plaid - paintbrush
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint - Blue Haven, Khaki Tan
sponge
Tim Holtz - Burlap stencil
DecoArt Media crackle paste
pallet knife
Ranger Distress re-inker: Vintage Photo
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Picket Fence Studio blending brush
Tim Holtz - Botanical Layers (butterflies), Word Bands, Pen Nibs
E6000 glue
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Staz On - Timber Brown

Saturday, June 11, 2022

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #212 - T is for Tags


 Welcome snarky peeps and happy Saturday to you!
It's time for the new challenge at the 
to start, and this fortnight it's T for TAGS!
Here's my take on it:


Looking for a person image to use, I rediscovered this stamp set from
Totally Stampalicious, back when Bugaboo stamps were made in
rubber and not digital form. I used a STAMPlorations luggage tag, and the
sentiment is from my Hot Mess stamp set.


I hope that you'll join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers in our
tag challenge! We'd love to see what you come up with. Need more ideas?
Simply visit the blogs of my Sistahs and leave some love while there!
Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Hot Mess; Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo - Scarlette I'm So Excited
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
DP: Doodlebug Design - Hey Cupcake
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; CUTplorations - luggage tag nesting dies; Avery Elle - Double Pierced Rectangle dies; Inkadinkadoo - black EP; heat gun; MISTI; mystery ribbon from my stash; Fray Check
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Christmas in...June?

 Hey all, I'm back with my second post today.
I'll make this quick since one of the challenges I want to
join in on is about to end. ;)
Here's a guy card using a new to me technique:


Here's the inside:

The technique is called Triple Time Stamping. First time I've tried this,
and I plan to make more cards using it. I've followed the tutorial 
from this video, just making slight adjustments to the layer dimensions to 
fit my card. I also made it much easier by using one big stamp. Another
bonus was that I already had the sentiment strip embossed and
ready to use. Yay me! 



Got to go enter this now before time's up.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!



I'm entering this card at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Impression Obsession - Winter Scene 2; Taylored Expression - Simple Strips Christmas; Sunny Studio - Petite Poinsettias
Ink: Memento - Northern Pine; Versamark
CS: Thunderbolt; Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: MISTI; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; GC; TE- simple strips die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Scor Tape






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