Monday, May 27, 2024

You Rock

 Hello and welcome friends!
As I mentioned on this post, I needed to create
another card using the other drum set I die cut.
Ta-Da! Here it is:


For some reason, I felt compelled to use orange on this card.
Gotta say, I'm digging it! LOL!


Since I still had the stamp out, I used the same one on the inside:


I'm happy to have yet another dude card ready. 😊
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!



I'd like to enter this at The Paper Players #691



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Knick Knacks; Picket Fence Studios - My man my friend
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Reminisce - Got Ink?/ Bazzill - gold & silver mirror
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Pink & Main - Zig Zag circle die; Sunny Studio - stitched circle die; My Favorite Things - Keep On Rockin' dies; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM






Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cactus birthday wishes

 Hi there and welcome!
I'm back with another card that
I made this week:


I combined a couple challenges for this card, and I love
how it came out! Shades of coral and teal paired 
with this fun sketch!


A simple sentiment finishes the inside:


Well, back to work. My birthday card stash is, as always,
seriously depleted. Got to make some more! LOL!

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day!



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Hampton Art - Plant Life (& dies); Honey Bee Stamps - Birthday Wishes (& dies)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Altenew - Lagoon, Coral Bliss
DP: PhotoScraps
CS: Thunderbolt; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Sunny Studio - Wonky Windows die; MISTI
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives- tape runner, 3D foam squares






Saturday, May 25, 2024

Hope your day rocks

 Hello and welcome friends!
I've been rather MIA lately.
Between a vacation, yard work, getting my veggie
garden going, planting flowers, and mostly
just not having any desire to craft,
it's been rather a ghost town here on my blog.
Well, I finally discovered some crafty mojo this
week, and here's one of the cards I made:


This drum set die was picked out of my NBUS pile. I purchased it earlier
this year, and as usual, I'm only getting around to using it now.
It's cut from both gold and silver mirror paper. 
The idea for the background was to make a dark stage with
stage lights pointing down on the drums.
You get it, right??
I used a Tim Holtz rays stencil with Mustard Seed DOX sponged
onto the black panel. I then matted that with more gold mirror paper.
The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.
Mirror paper is SOOOO hard to photograph!


Another sentiment finishes the inside:


Yay, I have another dude card made! Now I just have to
make another card with the other drum set. 😊😊

That's it for now. Thank you for taking time to visit.
It's much appreciated!
Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - BeBoppin; Picket Fence Studios - My Man, My Friend
Ink: Ranger DOX - Mustard Seed; Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Bazzill - gold and silver mirror
CS: Cardstock Warehouse; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Stampers Anonymous/TH - Rays stencil; MFT - Keep On Rockin' dies; Taylored Expressions - Frayed Edge die; Whispers - Silver EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner; Ranger - MMM





Saturday, May 4, 2024

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #250 - O is for Outdoors

 

Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
Isn't this graphic absolutely amazing?! Cudos to Sister Lee
for yet another outstanding creation!

This month at the
we'd like to see your outdoor-sy creations.
Here's what I came up with:


I came across this video by Gina K and Jennifer McGuire
creating different techniques using embossing folders.
I liked it so much I created the above panel.
I may have also made 5 more:


I've been challenging myself to use items from my
NBUS stash. These lure dies are so fun to
piece together, and the color combos are endless.
I was going to use actual fishing line to tie the lures,
but it wouldn't have showed up as well, so silver
floss was used instead. Here's a glimpse into my
madness: I Googled how to tie the fishing line
and these are legit tied correctly. 😜
Another sentiment finishes the inside:


I hope that you'll play along this month in our Outdoors challenge
For more inspiration, please do check out what my Sisters, and
our reigning Queen, Cornelia, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Hooked On You & dies
Ink: Ranger DI - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse; Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: Darice - Woodgrain EF; Honey Bee Stamps - Lovely Layers: Lures dies; Martha Stewart - score board; Stampendous - gold EP; heat gun; MISTI; Faber Castell - black Artist PITT pen; DMC - silver floss
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, foam squares; Ranger - MMM





Saturday, April 6, 2024

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #249 F is for Fold It (Fancy Fold)

 

Hello and welcome!
It's time again for a new challenge at the 
This month, we'd like to see your FANCY FOLD creations!
I tried making a shutter card for the first time:








Wow, this was definitely a labor of love. I bought this shutter card die 
set a few years ago from Crafter's Companion, 
and it's the first time using it. Lots of die cutting, coloring, and gluing
later, and this is how it turned out!

I hope that you'll find time this month to play along in our fancy fold
challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! If you need more 
ideas, do yourself a favor and check out what my sisters,
 and our reigning Queen, Fran, have created.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:






Supplies:
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Just Beecause & dies; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa; Taylored Expressions - Cilantro, Jalapeno
DP: My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart
CS: Spectrum Noir; Thunderbolt; Recollections
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; free beehive clip art; Computer & printer; MISTI; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard; Die'Sire by Crafter's Companion - Shutter Card dies; Paper Smooches/Queen & Co. - Forest dies
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Thursday, April 4, 2024

A Springy Happy Birthday

 Hello crafty peeps and welcome!
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything.
My husband gave me a series of books
for Christmas, and I've only started reading them
the end of February. They are so good, I can't put them down!
(The Cormoran Strike series of books by Robert Galbraith,
a.k.a J.K. Rowling)
But, I have made myself get into the craft room and
do some more card making. I've used a NBUS stamp/stencil combo
that I've had for a couple months now. Thought it
was time to break it in. LOL!


The stamp is actually the negative areas, and the stencils
are for the leaves, berries, and centers of the daisy flowers.
It's rather brilliant, and the color combos are endless!
Both the outside and inside sentiments are also NBUS,
(Never Before Used Stuff)
I die cut a few daisy flowers and colored in the centers to match
the background, and used foam squares to adhere them
and the sentiment on the front.


Here is the finished inside:


I laughed out loud when I first read this, because
it's starting to happen to me. LOL!

That's it for now. I hope that you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:






Supplies: 
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Flower Fields stamp/stencil combo, The Inside Scoop - Birthday & Snarky Birthday
Ink: Memento - Lulu Lavender, Nautical Blue, Gray Flannel, Elderberry; Taylored Expressions - Guava; Versamark
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: TE - blending brushes; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard; MISTI; STAMPlorations - Trendy Spring Blooms dies; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, foam squares








Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Lettuce Celebrate!

 Hello friends, and welcome!
Here's a cute, punny card using
a new stamp/die set I recently purchased:


Adorable mouse wearing overalls? Yes please!!
I'm actually a bit jealous of this wee mouse, because I'm
just itching to get my vegetable garden started, but I know
it's still too soon to do so. LOL!


I chose green cardstock as my "ground" for this little
gardening scene. The yellow/orange die cut circle I like to
think of as the sun. 🌞
Another sentiment from the set is used on the inside:


Well, that's it for now. I really need to get my butt in
gear and make some Easter cards now. No pressure! LOL!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Veggie Happy & dies
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid; Sunny Studio - Polka Dot Parade
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Sunny Studio - stitched circle dies; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares






Sunday, March 10, 2024

Irish you a Hoppy Birthday

 Hello and welcome!
Anybody else dragging from losing an hour of sleep? 😴
It probably didn't help that I stayed up late reading a book. LOL!
Anyway, I'm here to share a card I made for 
a few challenges.


Gotta love a beer themed punny sentiment!
Here's the inside:


I have a friend whose birthday is March 17th, so I challenge
myself to send her a card that gives a nod to that holiday.
That's it for now. Have a great day and thanks for visiting!



I'd like to enter this at:







Supplies:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Hoppy Days & dies; Simon Says Stamp - Wooly Lucky
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe; Staz On - White Cotton
CS: Taylored Expressions; Neenah; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Nicole - scalloped square die; Paper Rose - stitched square die; Spellbinders - standard & scalloped circle dies; DecoArt - Snow Writer; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares



Saturday, March 2, 2024

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #248 - S is for Snarky

 
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and also, shameless self-promotion)

Hey there snarky peeps!
The latest challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
starts today, and the theme is one near and dear to our hearts: SNARK!
Let your freak flag fly and show us your sarcastic creations!
Here's what I created:


My design is based off of The Paper Players sketch #678.
(And because I didn't pay attention, the challenge ended yesterday. DOH!)
I stamped and colored the coffee lady with Prismacolor pencils, then
stamped the sentiment from my very own stamp set: Hot Mess


I hope that you'll find some time this month to play along in our
snarky challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
For more amazing snarkiness, please do yourself a favor and
visit the blogs of my Sisters and our reigning Queen, Karen, and leave
some bloggy love!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations/Chris Dring Designs - Hot Mess; Riley & Co. - Coffee Lady
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares





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