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.

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.


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

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

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