Saturday, May 27, 2017

JUST US GIRLS #395 - Photo Week


Hello friends!
It's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS!
Nancy is hosting and she's picked out this
gorgeous photo for you to play with.
Here's my take on it:


 and the inside:

Lots of layers and die cuts on this one. I just love it!

I hope that you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls this week. We'd
love to see how you interpret this photo!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,


Supplies;
Stamps: MFT - Together Forever
Ink: Brilliance - Starlite Silver
DP: American Crafts - silver glitter paper
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Hearts of Roses die; Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Rect die; Darice - EF; MISTI; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue, foam tape; Recollections - tacky tape

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #304 - Music Notes


Hi there and welcome!
This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
we want to see musical themed items on your projects.

Here is my card:


 and the inside:

Ok, so I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 last week, and that may have given 
me the idea for my card. LOL! I stamped and fussy cut a rainbow mix of 
cassette tapes, writing 'Awesome Mix 1 or 2' on them. Added some music note brads
that I've had in my stash forever, and finished the inside.

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash! We'd
love to see your take on our musical themed challenge!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - BeBoppin, Hullabaloo
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Crazy double running stitch rect nesting die; MISTI; OTC- music
note brads; Faber Castell - black Artist PITT pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape

Saturday, May 20, 2017

JUST US GIRLS #394 - Color Week


Good morning friends!
It's Color Week at JUST US GIRLS!
Judy is hosting and she's picked Lime Green, Turquoise, and Navy
for your color pallet.
Here's my card:


These colors just said ocean scene to me, so that's what I made. ☺

I hope that you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls!
For more ideas, check out what my teammates and our Guest Designer,
Kathie Durgan have created. 
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers
CS: TE, scraps
Accessories: Slice die cutter & Under the Sea cartridge; MISTI; Simon Says Stamp - Waves stencil; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - Thin foam squares

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #303 - Project Runway


Hello and good morning crafty peeps!
This week at 
we want you to create something using 
FABRIC!
It could be actual fabric, fabric tape, or fabric embellishments.
I dug into my ancient stash of fabric and use some on my card:


I took a small piece of water color paper, covered it with matte medium and added 
the scrap of fabric onto it, smoothing it out as much as possible.
After it was completely dried, I cut it to size using pinking shears,
matted it onto some red card stock, wrapped some twine around it and
adhered it to my card base with foam squares.

I hope you get some time this week to play along at Shopping Our Stash!
We'd love to see your take on our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,


I'd like to enter this at Case This Sketch #221














Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark
CS: TE; Bazzill; Strathmore water color paper
Accessories: Fabric from my stash; Golden - Matte Medium; Fiskars - pinking shears; Stampendous -
Champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI; Doodlebug - twine
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, May 13, 2017

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS # 84 H is for Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching

(Sister Lee is absolutely brilliant with her graphics!!)

Hello snarky friends.
For the next two weeks at the
SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS,
we want to see your baby cards (hatching), wedding cards (matching),
or your sympathy cards (dispatching).
Clever, huh? And: choices!!

Here's my card:


I needed another pet sympathy card, and I found this card on Pinterest. Thank you!
Another fur baby in my family has crossed the rainbow bridge. This time
my other sister's dog, Max. He was a shih tzu who lived to the ripe old age of 16!


Miss you Max. But I know you are having fun playing with Sonny and Sabrina.
Much hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Paws for a Cause, Good Gab
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Slice die cutter & Paws and Claws cartridge; GC; SB - Scalloped Heart Nesties; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

JUST US GIRLS #393 Trend Week

Hello crafty friends!
Sue is hosting Trend Week at
and she wants you to create a background using any type of ink
you have, be that Distress Inks or Oxides, or any dye inks or sprays.

Here's my card:

 and the inside:


I haven't jumped onto the Distress Oxide bandwagon yet, as I still have plenty of
the Distress Inks to play with, and that's what I used, doing the smooshing technique.
After it was completely dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the image and sentiment multiple
times to get a dark coverage.* I still felt it needed something, so I tinted some crackle embossing
paste with dark chocolate acrylic paint and applied it to opposite corners. 
Once that dried, the panel was framed with dark brown cs and adhered 
to the card base with foam tape. 

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Simply link up at Just Us Girls
so we can admire it! If you need more ideas, please check out the amazing
creations that my teammates and our Guest Designer, Kathie Durgan
have made, and leave them some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
* Pay no attention to the fact that I forgot to ground the image with a shadow. Ugh!


I'd like to enter this at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #36 - put a stamp on it











Supplies:
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - hippo racer; Unity Stamps - sentiments
Ink: Ranger DI - Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs; 
Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rect. die; MISTI; Dreamweaver - Crackle Embossing
Paste; Deco Art - Americana Dark Chocolate Acrylic paint; water mister; paintbrush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #302 - Put a Button On It


Hello crafty peeps!
This week at
we want to see buttons on your cards or projects.
Pretty simple, huh?
Here's my take on the challenge:


and the inside:

Ok, so I only put one button on my card. But, it came from the collection of 
buttons that my Mom gave to me years ago. And she got the collection from
my Grandmother. Back in the day, they would salvage any buttons
that they could from coats/hats/pants/shirts/etc. So I find it nice to think that
this particular button came from a coat that my Aunt Jo 
had from when she was 13 years old. 
It's a comforting thought. ☺

Now it's your turn to break out those buttons and use them! Just link up to
Shopping Our Stash so we can admire your creations! For more
ideas, be sure to visit the blogs of my teammies and while there, leave
them some love! Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Hugs,

I'd like to enter this at:
Jingle Belles - My True Love Gave To Me - A partridge in a pear tree (well, no tree, but
there is a pear!)

 



Supplies:
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Partridge; Lawn Fawn - And a Partridge; Stampin Up - Suite Seasons (From Stephanie!)
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy; VersaMark
DP: Francis Meyer - Balsam and Pine (2006!)
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; GC; Std. Lg Circle Nesties; Darice - Sheet Music EF; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; MISTI; button and twine from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots

Saturday, May 6, 2017

JUST US GIRLS! #392 - Word Week


Hello friends and welcome!
It's Trend Week at JUST US GIRLS!
Maria is hosting this week and she wants to see
your creations to honor Mom! Perfect timing
as Mother's Day is approaching. 
Here's what I made:


 Here's the inside:


I used a stencil on the card base going with a tone on tone look in aqua. After I adhered 
the frame die cut, I found some much neglected pink suede flowers and glued them on. I die cut
a flower die, snipped off the leaves and tucked them behind the flowers. Found the
perfect sized Thickers to spell out MOM. A stamped sentiment finishes the inside.

I hope you find some time to play along this week at Just Us Girls! For more
inspiration, please check out what my teammies came up with and leave them some
bloggy lovin. I'd also like to welcome our 
May Guest Designer, Kathie Durgan! 
I'm looking forward to crafting with you this month!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

I'd like to enter this at:

 











Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Happy Mom's Day
Ink: Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice; Simon Says Stamp - Lavender; Memento - Angel Pink
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: GC; MFT - Stitched cover up diagonal Die-Namic; Poppystamps - Susanna Blossom die; Maya Road flowers; AC - Thickers; STAMPlorations - Dots All Over stencil
Adhesives: Ranger - Multi Medium Matte, Glossy Accents; SA by 3L - tape runner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #301 Back to Basics


Welcome friends!
This week at
we are getting back to basics. Time to
put those dies away and do some
FUSSY CUTTING!

Here's the card I made:


 and the inside:

I started by stamping the image onto a white panel, coloring the face, hands, feet, ground and outline around the doll. I stamped the doll again on bits of orange, blue, and gray scrap paper, fussy cut, and adhered. (I did add shading to the hair with a marker first.)


In keeping with the 'no dies' challenge. I broke out a much neglected decorative scissors to cut 
the black frames. (Thus the reason they look like crap.)

Now it's your turn to show us your mad fussy cutting skillz! Just be sure to 
link up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it!
Need more ideas? Simply visit the blogs of my teammies and while there, leave them
some love!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Knick Knacks, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Faded Jeans
DP: scraps from MME and DCWV
CS: TE, Crafter's Companion, scraps
Accessories: MISTI; Spectrum Noir markers; X-Acto Knife; Provo Craft decorative scissors
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #83 - Y is for Yippee


Yippee!!
It's time to celebrate with the
What does that mean? Well, we want to see your
CONGRATULATIONS CARDS OR PROJECTS!

Here's what I came up with:


 and the inside:

I got inky again using my Magenta dye powders in turquoise and royal blue.
After heat embossing the image and sentiment in white, I sprinkled on the powders,
spritzed with a water mister, and watched the magic happen!

Here's a close up of the yumminess:

On the inside, I heat embossed the congrats in silver EP.
I know what you're thinking: Where's the snark?

Well, if you made something as pretty as this (IMHO), would
you ruin it with snark? I didn't think so either. LOL!

Now it's your turn to make a congrats themed card or project. It's graduation season. 
What better way to crank out a card or six? Just be sure to link up at the 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire it!
Need more ideas? Then check out what my Sisters, and our
have created for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for popping by. Have a fantastic day!
Hugs,

I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: So Suzy Stamps - Congrats, Always & Forever, Bride and Groom
Ink: VersaMark
DP: American Crafts - silver glitter paper
CS: Strathmore - Mixed Media paper with vellum; TE; Darice
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance powder dyes; Stampendous - white EP; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; water mister; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Sketch Saturday #461

Hello and welcome friends!
Today is my last week as Guest Designer at
I really enjoyed crafting along with the sketches and 
wonderful design team.
Thank you again, Kelli, for inviting me!

For this week's challenge,
we are letting you pick any sketch
from #215 thru #460.
Our sponsor this week is
If you are the lucky winner, you will receive
three digi stamps from the store!

For my card, I am using sketch #265 and



Now it's your turn to pick one of the many fabulous sketches from 
Sketch Saturday and make something fun!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

Supplies:
Stamps: Lemon Shortbread - Rainy Days with Umbrella digi; Paper Smooches - Cosmos
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: Crafter's Companion; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; computer & printer; MISTI; Cloud 9 Designs - raindrops stickers; Fiskars corner rounder; clear WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

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