Sunday, April 30, 2023

And now for an interactive card

 Hello crafty friends and welcome!
I wanted to share an interactive card
using a new-to-me die from Lawn Fawn,
called the Peekaboo Pop Up die:

I pretty much cased a card made by Jennifer McGuire
using what I had in my stash. And yes, this was the first card
of this kind I made. (Hey, go big or go home! LOL!)
Using the ingenious die, when you pull on both sides
of the card, a fun thing happens:

Here's a little video of it in action:

I was so excited that I got this to actually work, that I
forgot to take a picture of the back of the card,
where I added an additional sentiment. LOL!
I used a mouse from a Christmas set to make it look
like it was throwing the ball over the dog's head. 😁

I made this for one of my grand nephews, who just 
turned 5 years old! Happy Birthday (again) Luca! 💕

That's all for now. There's a certain doggie
in our household that is in need of a brushing,
and so I'm off to do that.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day today!

I'd like to enter this at Shopping Our Stash #495 - Fold It Up

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Critters at the Dog Park, Blue Skies, Offset Sayings Birthday, Snowball Fight, You Autumn Know; Hero Arts - Starry Night Brushstroke bold prints
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers
CS: Taylored Expressions; Neenah; Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Lawn Fawn - Peekaboo Pop Up die; Paper Smooches - Borders 1; MISTI; Grafix - acetate; Jennifer McGuire tutorial
Adhesives: Ranger Multi Medium Matte; SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, April 29, 2023



Hello and welcome, snarky peeps!
It's time once again for the new challenge at the
This fortnight is all about flowers!
Pretty self explanatory, I think. Here's what I
came up with:

This card was too pretty to snark up. I die cut the pansy pieces out of
white card stock, then used different inks to blend the colors.
To bring out the fine lines of the petals and leaves, I used
Prismacolor pencils to trace over them.

Here's the inside:

I actually made this the beginning of last month, as this 
is the card I sent to my Sistah Barbara for her birthday.
(I'm so glad that you liked it! 💖)

So now it's your turn! Create a project that features a flower
 or more and link it up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.
For more inspiration, please do check out the blogs
of my sisters and our reigning Queen, Stephanie,
to see what amazing creations they made!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at AAA Birthday Challenge #48 - Layer it up

Stamps - Honey Bee - Inside Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion; Simon Says Stamp - Lavender; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass
CS: Neenah
Accessories: GC; Honey Bee - Lovely Layers Pansy dies; STAMPlorations - Gridlocked stencil; Sakura - silver Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: Ranger - Multi medium matte; SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Cheers, Chick!

 Hello crafty friends and welcome!
I made a card that combines a few challenges
and I'd like to share it:

It looks rather CAS for me, but there's actually 5 layers on this, not
including the card base. I've used DP from a collection that
looks like alcohol ink blends. I cut a strip for the diagonal element,
as well as using more to fussy cut the wine in the glass. I used
a red marker to darken the 'surface' of the wine. The
tiny bunch of grapes came with the same stamp set as the 
wine glass, and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.

I didn't want to hide that gorgeous strip of paper, so I cut
the circle element from vellum.
A couple stamped sentiments and a bit more of 
the same DP on the inside finishes my card.

That's it for now. We've had a nice run of beautiful days, and
so I'm going out to enjoy the day.
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Dare2BArtzy/Totally Tracy - Always Wine Time; MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Girls Night Out
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Craft Consortium - Ink Drops Vivid; Bazzill - Vellum
CS: Thunderbolt; Spectrum Noir; Bazzill
Accessories: MISIT; Spectrum Noir markers; Prismacolor pencils; GC; Sunny Studio - Stitched Circle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger multi medium matte

Saturday, April 15, 2023



Hello and welcome back, snarky peeps!
are back with another challenge. Possibly even a tough one:
Z is for Zodiac!
I'm not gonna lie, this one was a difficult one, but I did
what I usually do when stumped on a challenge:
Look up funny memes for inspiration!
I created a water colored panel to add to my art journal:

When I saw the meme, first I thought it was funny, but then I was like,
did we gain another zodiac sign and I never noticed??
So I did some research. Lots of articles about whether 
Ophiuchus is or isn't.
Anyhoo, I decided to make a water colored galaxy panel to
add to my art journal. I cut a piece of water color paper and
used four colors of Derwent Inktense Blocks.
I scribbled them onto the paper, then used a paintbrush
with water to move and blend the colors.
I did this three more times, making sure the paper was
dry between layers before starting the next.
Here are some process photos:

I mixed a bit of water to some gesso and splattered over the
panel to create my 'stars'.

Once that was dry, I trimmed the panel and glued it to my art journal.
Then I looked up what the supposed new zodiac sign of Ophiuchus
 looked like, and drew it onto my page. Of course, I used 
the first picture I came across, then only after I added it,
 discovered there's more to the sign. (Insert facepalm here)
Well, this is an "artist's interpretation" then. LOL!

I hope that you'll join us in our Zodiac
If you visit the blogs of my Sistahs and our newest reigning
Queen, Fran, you'll see just how clever they were
with their projects!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Strathmore art journal
Derwent Inktense Blocks
water and paintbrush
DecoArt Media Gesso
Computer and printer
white cardstock
Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Scor Tape

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Thinking of you

 Hello and welcome!
I'm popping in to share a card
I made for my SIL, who
recently had heart surgery.
She's doing great and we are very happy about that!

Close up of the floral spray, using
die cuts in kraft and vellum:

A simple sentiment finishes the inside:

That's it for now. It's a gorgeous day out, so I'm
getting off my computer and am going to enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Fiskars
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: Photo Scraps custom paper - peach gingham; Bazill - vellum
CS: Thunderbolt; Neenah; WRMK
Accessories: GC; Spellbinders - std. sm. round and classic scalloped dies; Gina K - small square die; Penny Black - Bountiful Berries die; Memory Box - Lavender stems, Daisy stems, Wildflower stems; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Bearly Art glue

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Bunnies and a basket

 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
I have a card to share using some adorable bunnies:

I've had this stamp set for a few years, and these images
have only just been inked and colored for the first time.
What was I thinking?! LOL!
Once everything was colored, I gave the eggs and the bow
a bit of sparkle with some Nuvo glitter drops.
To ground the bunnies, I stamped the sentiment onto 
green card stock to give the illusion of grass.

These bunnies are just so cute!!
That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by!
I hope that you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Freshly Made Sketches #579

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Chubby Bunny, A Good Egg
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Carta Bella - Flora #5
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scrap
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Sunny Studio - Stitched Oval #1 & Scalloped Oval mat #2; Nuvo white blizzard Glitter Drops; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, April 1, 2023



Well hubba hubba Edna! LOL!
Thank you, Sister Lee, for yet another fabulous graphic!

Hello and welcome snarky peeps! Yes, it's time for the
new challenge at the
This fortnight, we want to see a bunny or more on
your projects! Here's my offering:

I've had this stamp for at least 3 years and I think I've only used
it once, so I felt compelled to break it out again. 😁
I found the perfect paper to use as my background,
just covered in bunnies. (Well, you know what they
say about bunnies! LOL!)

What did one chocolate bunny say to the other?

I hope that you find some time to play along in our bunny challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more ideas, please do yourself
a favor and visit the blogs of my sisters and our reigning Queen,
Darnell, to see what fabulous projects they came up with!

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

I'd like to enter this at Shopping Our Stash #493 - sketch

Stamps: Crackerbox Stamps - Bunny butt and ears; Paper Smooches - A magical spring
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Playful Pets (2017); My Mind's Eye - Oh La La (2009)
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: GC; Sunny Studio - Frilly Frames Herringbone; EK Success - Deco Scalloped punch; MISTI; SN MB3 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

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