Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #341 - You Stamped With What??


Hello and happy Tuesday crafty peeps!
This week at
we challenge you to use something that isn't a stamp,
AS a stamp, on your project!

Here's what I came up with:


and the inside:

I created a master board by stamping four different inks
using the inside cap from my deodorant!


If you happen to use Sure deodorant, you'll know what I'm talking about. LOL!


I just die cut four pierced rectangles from the master board to use
as background panels. (Now all I have to do is use the 
rest of them!) 

Now it's your turn! Use your imagination and look at items lying around with new eyes. 
Have some lace or doilies sitting unused? How about
some bottle caps? Feathers? Even a wadded up piece of cling wrap could work!
The possibilities are endless! Be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so
we can admire your genius! (And possibly case it too! LOL!)
For more amazing ideas, do check out what my teammies
have come up with to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!





I'd like to enter this at
Seize the Birthday - No topper this time
Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Feb. Challenge 






Supplies:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - Beethoven; Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Paris Dusk; VersaMark
CS: Bazzill; Recollections
Accessories: cap from my deodorant; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle die; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, February 10, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #103 - G is for Galaxy



Welcome and happy Saturday to you!

We have an out of this world challenge starting today at the

G IS FOR GALAXY!

Galaxy backgrounds are a major trend right now, so we challenge
you to try your hand at making one! There are a 
bunch of tutorials on YouTube that you can watch,
like this one, or even this one. These are just a couple.
Perhaps making your own inked background isn't your thing. No problem,
just use some designer paper and save yourself the inky fingers! LOL!

Here's my take on the challenge:


 of course, snark on the inside!

I can't take credit for this. I found this meme and had to use it:


Memes are a never ending source of ideas!
I used my computer to print my sentiment and adhered to my card.
The poop emoji die cut was gifted to me by Sister Donna.
I thought it was the perfect embellisment on the inside. LOL!

Now it's your turn to create your own galaxy and link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
We'd love to see what you come up with! For more fabulous ideas,
do yourself a favor and check out what my Sisters and our Guest Designer,
Helen, have created for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting!



Supplies:
Inks: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black
DP: HOTP - holographic circle paper
CS: TE; Strathmore water color paper; scraps
Accessories: blending tools; DecoArt Americana - Titanium White acrylic paint; toothbrush; computer and printer; poop emoji die cut from Sistah Donna
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares 



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #340 - The Olympics!


Hello and welcome back my friends!
This week at
we are getting geared up for the Olympics,
so we want to see your projects with
a sports theme!

I went a bit out of the box and created a dart themed card:

 and the inside:

Darts is a sport, I'm sure. They have tournaments
being aired on BBC America, so it must be. LOL!

I hope that you find time to play along with our sports themed challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see what you come up with. Need more
ideas? Then simply visit the blogs of my teammates to see their 
fabulous creations!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at The Male Room #78 - Inspired by TV



Supplies:
Stamps: Carta Bella - Work hard play hard; Paper Smooches - Hullabaloo
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
DP: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
CS: Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; SB - sm & lg standard circle Nesties; Carta Bella stickers; EK Success - notebook border punch; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Monday, February 5, 2018

STAMPlorations Challenge - Paint It Red



To give Shery some much needed time to adjust to being a new Mom to two little girls,
they've combined challenges into one monthly one for a few months.

I decided to use red in my card:


 and the inside:

I started by die cutting the frame in glitter paper 
using the two smallest dies from the
Next I stamped the rose from the
Blossom Overture stamp set and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The butterfly came from the
Trendy Butterflies 2 set. After heat embossing
it with red glitter embossing powder, I fussy cut both of the images.
I adhered the frame on an angle, then using my MISTI,
stamped the sentiment, also from the Blossom Overture set. 
The flower and butterfly were adhered with foam squares.
On the inside, I cut another rectangle die cut and stamped
a sentiment from the Trendy Feathers 2 set.

I love all the sparkle in the butterfly!


Challenge rules:
*Create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows our theme
*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it
*Enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
*Display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
*Comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love
*For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month
Prizes:
*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries
*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month
Shery is offering a generous 10% off (no coupon code needed) all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April. Retiring products are excluded. We hope you'll find time to play with us and we look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.

We'd love to see what you come up with!
I hope to see your entry in the STAMPlorations February challenge gallery!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at the Butterfly Challenge #94 - butterfly/crimson/corners

 








Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Blossom Overture, Trendy Butterflies 2, Trendy Feathers 2
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; VersaMark
DP: Recollections - silver glitter paper
CS: Neenah; Crafter's Companion; scraps
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Whispers - Red Tinsel EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #339 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Part 2!

Hello crafty friends!
I'm popping in with part 2
of my Valentine's Day cards
for the new challenge that started today at

You can see my first card here.
Since I had the leftover pieces from die cutting,
I whipped up another card,
but, not so lovey dovey this time.
Perhaps even a bit disturbing...


 and to continue the snark on the inside:

Ugh, don't you hate it when you use your MISTI to stamp, and you
STILL wind up stamping crooked?! Oh well, I'm just going to 
own it and say I totally meant to do that! LOL!

I just received that chloroform stamp as part of my winnings at VLVS.
I thought it went perfectly with the stamp from So Suzy Stamps.!

I just looked back at what I posted for January, and I've only really used
snark once at the very beginning of the month.
I had to fix that!!
LOL!

I hope that you'll join us this week at Shopping Our Stash 
for our Valentine's Day challenge!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: So Suzy Stamps - Weird Stalker; VLVS - from October 2017 winnings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Black Currant, Summer Magic Stacks
CS: TE; Recollections
Accessories: GC; Poppystamps - Heart String die; STAMPlorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting die; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

SHOPPING OUR STASH #339 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not


Hello and welcome back crafty peeps!
This week at
we are getting all lovey dovey!
Yep, in case you weren't sick of Valentine's Day yet,
we are jumping on the band wagon 
and challenge you
to make a Valentine's Day card or project!

 Here is my card:

 Here's the inside:

Did a little die cut inlay for this.
The papers I used on the front either are shimmery or have foil accents,
thus the reason for the weird photos.
(Soooo hard to photograph those types of papers!)

Here you can see the shimmer of the bottom part and
the foil dots in the hearts. 

The heart die I just bought a month ago (year end sales ROCK!), but 
the stamps and papers are probably at least 8 years old.

I hope you find some time to crank out a V-Day card or project
and link up with us at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see
what you made! For more ideas, simply visits the blogs of
the SOS CREW and leave some love while there!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

















Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - You Make My Day; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Elderberry
DP: DCWV - Black Currant
CS: Neenah; Recollections
Accessories: GC; Poppystamps - Heart String die; STAMPlorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting die; Stampendous - detail White EP; heat gun; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Bark-Day

Hello there!
I'm gonna make this super quick as this is
a very last minute entry at Seize the Birthday - Topping: OLC

And here it is:


Some stamping, masking, blending, coloring.
It's all there!

Ok, got to get this entered!
LOL!
Thanks for popping in!



I'd also like to enter this at Paper Smooches - January 2018 ATG

 

 



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies; Hulabaloo
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky
CS: Neenah classic crest
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Inkadinkado masking paper; MISTI; blending tool; Faber-Castell medium black Artist PITT pen

Saturday, January 27, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #102 - F is for Farm Life

Sister Lee has come up with yet another fantastic graphic!

Well hello there!
Have you herd? There's a new challenge starting today at the

F is for FARM LIFE
That's right, we want to see a farm animal or animals on your projects!

Here's my card:


 and the inside:

In searching through my oft forgotten stash of stamps,
I came across this farm set from My Cute Stamps,
a company sadly no longer in existence.
The date on the set says it's from 2008.
I've only used the sheep from this set, so I challenged
myself to use most, if not all the rest of the stamps.
The only one I wound up not using was the sun image. Not too bad.
I also broke out my neglected Slice die cutter and the hardly used Farm Life cartridge.
That's where the barn came from. I cut it twice, in red and white cardstock,
then inlayed them back together. What a bitch that was. (But first I stamped a 
woodgrain stamp over it!) My sentiment is computer generated. 
Once everything was adhered, it needed something more, so I die cut
 a couple wee clouds and added. Much better.

Not very snarky, but it's punny, and punny is good too!
I hope that you find some time to join our Farm Life challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see what you
came up with. For more fabulous ideas, please do check out what my
Sistahs and our newest Guest Designer, Lisa, have made for
your viewing pleasure. (and while there, leave some bloggy love!)
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!



Supplies:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps - eieio; Paper Smooches - Kassables 2; Hero Arts - Good Things message
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE; Bazzill; scraps
Accessories: Slice die cutter & Farm Life cartridge; Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Paper Smooches - cloud dies; computer & printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #338 - Birthday


Good morning friends and welcome!
This week at
we have an easy challenge for you:
BIRTHDAYS!

Here's the card I made:

The infamous One Layer Card.
My Kryptonite!
(But it wound up coming out the way I had hoped it would, so there's that.) ☺

I started by stamping then masking the fish. Then blended on a couple Distress Inks,
lightly midway up the card and slowly getting darker towards the bottom corner,
for an ombre effect.
I then covered it with a wave stencil and used a baby wipe to blot out the
ink. LOVE how that turned out!
Once that dried, I removed the masks and colored the fishes,
and stamped the sentiment.
I did leave this under a big stack of books overnight because the baby wipe 
really warped the card stock.

So there you have it, a punny birthday card!
Now it's your turn to create a birthday card (you know you always
need them) and be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so we
can admire your card! For more ideas, do check out the
fabulous creations my teammies made!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at:

 

 





Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies, Briny Blue, Hulabaloo
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue; Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Neenah classic crest
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Simon Says Stamp - waves stencil; baby wipe; Inkadinkado - masking paper; MISTI; blending tools

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