Saturday, May 19, 2018


Hello and happy Saturday, snarky peeps!
Looks like Edna had a bit of fun with her reinkers! LOL!
Which brings us to our new challenge at the
I is for Inky! 
Let's see what you can do with your inks, be it stamping, sponging, using as
water color, whatever you can dream up.
I broke out some inks, stencils and stamps for my card: 

I sponged green ink through a stencil on my card base, on the blue panel I stamped
the tweed pattern. On the main panel I sponged the same green ink on white card stock then
used another stencil to add the blue dots. All that was left was to add my sentiment
and a border stamp.

I hope that you'll join the inky fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
For for inky ideas, do check out what my Sisters and our newest Guest Designer,
Mimi, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: So Suzy Stamps/Crackerbox Palace - More Fingers; Hero Arts - Tweed pattern; STAMPlorations - Artsy Border Makers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal; Ranger DI - Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Neenah, Darice
Accessories: Dylusions - triangle stencil; STAMPlorations - Dots All Over stencil; ink blenders; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Friday, May 18, 2018

STAMPlorations May Theme & Sketch Challenge Reminder

Hi there crafty friends!
Just popping in with a reminder about the
(No sketch this month, but the theme is anything with wings!)
I've made another birthday card, because, we all need them! LOL!

Here's the finished inside:

I started with a grey card base and used one of the stamps from the
Mixed Media Elements set to stamp the stripes along the one edge. I cut
a piece of DP a bit shorter than the card base and stamped the Happy Birthday
sentiment from the Balloons and Banners set using my MISTI.
I cut a banner from a scrap of DP and stamped another mixed media image around
 the edges then adhered. I had some gelli prints needing some use,
 so I used one of them to cut my dragonflies from.
The larger dragonfly was die cut using the solid die from the Dragonfly Layering Dies set
and I doodled the shape with a black PITT pen. The smaller dragonfly was stamped
from the Winged Things stamp set and fussy cut. I added some shimmer to both
with a Wink of Stella pen.

Ooh! Shimmery!

The inside uses a couple more stamps from the same stamp sets.

There's still plenty of time to link up your winged thing projects at the
to seeing what you come up with!

If any of these products cause you to go on a shopping spree at the
STAMPlorations store, feel free to use my discount code:


for 20% off your purchase!

 Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a great day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Winged Things, Balloons and Banners, Mixed Media Elements
Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal; Staz On - Jet Black
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
CS: Taylored Expressions; Neenah; Recollections
Accessories: Gelli printed paper; GC; STAMPlorations - dragonfly layering dies; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tap runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #354 - For the Kids

Happy Tuesday and welcome!
We have a fun new challenge starting today at

For the Kids!!

Let's see your projects for the kids in your life.
Here's what I made:

and the inside:

I decided to use primary colors for my little dude card.
I had stamped a few of these cute penguins last year, and only used one
of them, so I colored another one. I thought at the time I'd fussy cut them but
this one needed a frame. Since I stamped the images pretty close together, I had
to cut this out in wonky angles. Turns out, I love how it came out!

I'm linking this up at:

But wait, there's more!
I also made a card for a little miss:

and the inside:

Yet another image I stamped a couple years ago, and never colored until now.

I'd like to enter this at:

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Just be sure to link up your
kid themed creations at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire them!
For even more amazing ideas, please do check out what the rest of
the ladies created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for popping in, and I hope you have a great day!

Supplies for the boy card:
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo - Birthday penguin cake & gift; Paper Smooches - Hullabaloo; Hero Arts - Good Things Message
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scraps (I think HOTP)
CS: TE; Bazzill; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Supplies for the girl card:
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo - Ava Flower Patch; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Studio Calico - Snippets; DCWV - The Spring Mix Stack
CS: Crafter's Companion; Neenah; Darice; DCWV (glitter card stock)
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Labels One Nesties; MISTI; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; EK Success - scallop edger punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Thin 3D foam squares

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I have a Spotlight Project featured at STAMPlorations!

Hi crafty peeps!
Just wanted to give you a heads up that I have my very first
Spotlight Project feature over on the 

Here's a little sneaky peeky!

I'd be thrilled if you'd pop over to the  STAMPlorations blog to
check out what I made!

I hope you like it.


And now for a little subversive cross stitching...

Hello crafty friends!
I broke out my neglected embroidery floss to
work on an idea for a card I had rolling around in my head.
I've been working on this card for a couple days,
and I'm finally finished with it.
Check it out:

and the inside:
I used some ancient floss for this project. I think I've had this floss for at least 20 years,
from back when I was doing a lot of cross stitching projects.
I have a booklet of different cross stitch alphabets and I picked 
this one to use, mostly because it fit. LOL!
I used the stitched circle die along with the embroidery hoop die. The embroidery 
hoop was cut 4 times, stacked, and glued.
The patterned papers I used are from the same collection. (2012)
I cut flowers and leaves from the flower dies set (2015) and added them to the hoop.
My sentiment is stamped on the inside using the Happy Birthday set (2014).

I gotta say, this is probably one of my favorite cards to date. I'm sure
happy that my family shares the same sarcastic sense of humor I have because
some lucky member will get this in the future. LOL!

That's all I have for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday (2014)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing (2012)
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches dies - embroidery hoop, stitched circle, flowers (2015); DMC floss; needle; STAMPlorations - Art Edges die; MISTI; Goodnatured Girls - Alphabet Order cross stitch pattern booklet
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #353 - Chanson Papillon

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
It's Tuesday and so a new challenge starts at
This week, we want to see butterflies on your projects!

Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I love it when the paper does all the work! LOL!
The only thing I added was some sponging around all the paper edges,
and I fussy cut another butterfly to pop onto my sentiment banner.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I hope you can join us this week for our Butterfly challenge at
Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your creations in the gallery!
For even more stunning ideas, do check out what my lovely design team ladies
have come up with to wow you!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Seize the Birthday - ATG

Stamps: Gina K - Sweet Thing; Stampendous - Sending Wishes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: DCWV - the Mariposa Stack
CS: Thunderbolt
Accessories: blending tool; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A courageous art journal page

Hello peeps! Happy Sunday!
Just popping in with another art journal page
from my One Badass Art Journal.

This is week 5, (yes, I know we are on week 13 now. I work at my
own pace. Snail pace.), taught by Kara Bullock. I've got to say,
this is my favorite page so far. LOVED doing the collage on this!
Here, check it out:

Here are a few process pictures:

The finished page again:

And that, my friends, is my Queen of Courage.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

various scraps of paper
butterfly- DCWV Mariposa stack
lady image - G45 Hollywood Vogue
castle, sentiments, clock, crown/bee - printed from computer
DecoArt Media - matte medium
various paint brushes
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints - Napa Red, Warm Beige, Lamp Black, Marigold
DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paint - Titanium White
Sakura Gelly Roll pens - white, gold
Faber Castell Artist PITT pens - small black
Stabilo All black pencil
VLVS - eye stamp
Staz On ink - Timber Brown, Pacific Blue
sponge tool

Saturday, May 5, 2018

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #109 - E is for Engineering

Hello and welcome back snarky peeps!
It's time again for one of our favorite challenges at the

E is for Engineering! 
(otherwise known as our STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE!)
I made not one, but 4 Steampunk Halloween cards: 

It's pretty easy to make multiple cards if you use designer paper that mostly 
does all the work for you. (Like this paper from Graphic 45)
Here are the individual cards:

They all look the same on the inside:

I could have made these a lot quicker by using the people cut outs as they were printed, but I wanted 
to pop them up for some dimension. That meant I fussy cut them out, die cut the beige panels (sponging vintage photo DI on them then stamping a grungy stamp for more interest. You can
see this better on the inside panel), and die cutting the smaller panel and rounding out the corners.
Yeah, could have made this easier, but why would I do that?! LOL!
I cut 4 panels from black card and used a couple embossing folders (cogs and pocket watches), and
even used some Halloween sticker sentiments (I sponged over them also with the vintage photo DI)

I hope you find some time to join in on our Engineering (Steampunk) challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! You know we love to see what fabulous creations you
come up with. For more inspiration, do check out what my Sisters created along with our
newest Guest Designer, Sharon, and leave some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for popping in! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Simone Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Time Out

Stamps: IndigoBlu - Tasty Textures; Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve
Ink: Ranger DI - Vintage Photo; Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells
CS: TE; Nicole
Accessories: GC; Tim Holtz/Sizzix - Steampunk & Pocket Watches EF; Tim Holtz - small talk stickers; blending tool; MFT - zig zag stitched sq dies; Lifestyle Crafts - inverted scallops sq dies;
Fiskars - corner rounder; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; American Crafts - tacky tape


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