Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rudolph Silhouette

Good morning and hello crafty peeps!
Popping in with a quick card I made
for the current
Just Us Girls challenge - Silhouettes.
Check it:

and the inside:

Oh my gosh, I made a QACAS card!
I think I might make more of these, it's a fun
design, especially with the added 'Rudolf nose'!

That's it for me. Thanks for popping in!
I hope you have a great day!

I'm entering this at:
 Just Us Girls #419 (just in the nick of time *wink*)

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey - Oh Dear; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Shimmer
CS: Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Fiskars corner rounder; Darice rhinestone;
Spectrum Noir DR7 marker; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual GIVING THANKS Blog Hop & Linky Party!!

Hello crafty friends!
I'm so excited to be a part of the blog hop going on at STAMPlorations today:

There are 35 participating designers in all (8 of which are amazing
designers representing different challenge blogs), plus a linky party
that you can share your "thankful" cards and projects.
Oh, and there are prizes too!!

For my first card, I've used the Typografia- Thankful People stamp. This just
needed to be made into a chalkboard panel! After I heat embossed the 
sentiment in white, I dry brushed white ink around the panel, then doodled above
and below it with a white PrismaColor pencil.
My background was die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die.

Here's a close up:

I used sentiments from the Blossom Overture stamp set to finish the inside.

On my second card,
stamped onto a Luggage Tag Nesting die. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die for my background again. Some burlap ribbon, twine, and enamel dots finish my card.

Oh, and I did mention there were going to be prizes:

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store

Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags

Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)

Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)

    Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific

    Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.

    You'll find the links to all of the designers below.

    Don't forget about the big Thanksgiving sale!:

    Thanks so much for visiting!
    I hope that you have a fantastic day!

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017


    Hello crafty friends!
    I was in the ol' craft room and was making panels
    using the smooshing technique. Here's a 
    card I made with one of them:

     and the inside:

     That Wink of Stella pen on the stacked thanks die looks soooo shimmery
     on black card stock. I'm also digging this color combo. I need
    to use it more often. (grin!)

    Well, that's it for now.
    Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

    I'd like to enter this at:
    Just Add Ink #384 (oops. Already ended. Time zones really mix me up! LOL!)


    Stamps: STAMPlorations - Bloom Factory, Fond Expressions
    Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Tuxedo Black
    CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; scraps
    Accessories: GC: Lawn Fawn - scalloped Rectangle dies; STAMPlorations - thanks word die; 
    Faber Castell - sm black Artist PITT pen; MISTI; Wink of Stella pen; Nicole - rhinestones
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger- Multi Medium Matte; Glue Dots

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    SHOPPING OUR STASH #328 - Autumn Color Palette

    Hello crafty peeps!
    This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
    we have a color challenge for you!
    Check it:

    For my card, I tried to match as close as possible the colors. For some reason,
    that buttery color looked more like kraft when viewed on my laptop,
    and that's what I used for my card base. Sigh.
    Anyhoo, here's my card:

     Here's the inside:

    I look forward to seeing how you use the colors of our challenge. Be sure
    to link up your project at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it!
    For for inspiration, please do yourself a favor and check out what my
    amazing teammies created, and leave them some bloggy love!
    Thanks for visiting!

    Stamps: Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
    Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
    CS: Thunderbolt, scraps
    Accessories: GC; SB - wreath die; Nicole - rhinestones; MISTI; F-C Artist Pitt pen
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Mixed Media HBD tag card

    Hiya crafty peeps!
    I was making colorful water color panels using Magenta Nuance powder dyes,
    and would like to share one of the outcomes:

     Here's the inside:

    I combined Nuance powder dyes in Old Yellow, Scarlet, and Raspberry. Once dry, over that
    I stenciled confetti circles in neon green ink. Next I stamped a few images using three different
    inks for each image. My card base is stenciled using Walnut Stain DI, and I also edged the tag
    with it too. The sentiment was gold embossed onto dark brown card stock. Some 
    brown twine and another stamped sentiment finishes the inside. 

    So much fun to make!
    Well, that's all for now. Thanks for visiting,
    and I hope you have a great day!

    I'd like to enter this at:



    Stamps: STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge, Artsy Border Makers, A Snarky Birthday to you
    Ink: Ranger DI - Walnut Stain; VersaMark; Memento - Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal, Lady Bug; Hero Art's - Neon Green
    CS: Thunderbolt kraft; Strathmore mixed media paper; scraps
    Accessories: Magenta Nuance powder dyes - Old Yellow, Scarlet, Raspberry; STAMPlorations - 
    Confetti Circles & Dots All Over stencils; STAMPlorations - Luggage Tag dies; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; GC; Ranger blending tools; Doodlebug twine
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    SHOPPING OUR STASH #327 - Halloween!

    Hello friends and welcome back!
    This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
    in honor of today being my most favorite holiday of the year,
    we want to see your Halloween creations!
    (Plus you now will have a head start for next year! Bonus!)
    Here's the card I made:

     and the inside:

    This card makes me so happy, as I went back to my love of lots of layers. I was stalking
    Pinterest, and found this card by Ginny Nemchak, and knew at once I was
    going to case it into a Halloween card. Thank you for the inspiration Ginny!
    I found some awesome stash that I forgot I had as I was going through my
    Halloween stuff: those spiderweb photo corners, the Petaloo flowers, 
    and those green felt flourishes.
    This is a fairly large card 5" x 7", because the image I used for the main panel is 3" x 4".
    Now all I have to do is make an envelope that has some depth to it so I can
    mail it out to a lucky family member next year. LOL!

    Still have the itch to make more Halloween cards or projects? Well then,
    simply link them up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire your work!
    Need more ideas? Then do yourself a favor and check out what my
    teammies created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them
    some bloggy lovin!
    Thanks for visiting!

    Stamps: Hampton Art - Beware
    Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Black Soot
    DP: Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale, Happy Haunting
    CS: TE, Recollections
    Accessories: Petaloo - flowers; mystery felt flourishes from my stash; GC; SB - Labels 40 Nesties; Martha Stewart - photo corners & spider sticker; MISTI; Ranger blending tool
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Beacon 3 in 1 glue

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #96 - C is for Chipboard

    Hiya crafty peeps and welcome to another challenge at the
    This fortnight's challenge is to use Chipboard on your projects.


    We have a sponsor!!!
    Woo Hoo!

    Make it Crafty

    Not only do they have digi and rubber stamps, but they also
    carry some amazing chipboard pieces!
    Do yourself a favor and check them out!

    The lucky winner who is crowned our Queen for the
    Chipboard Challenge will also be gifted
    a $10.00 voucher to Make It Crafty!
    How cool is that?!!

    And so, on to my card:

     and the inside:

    No snark this time around. And go me, I made another Christmas card!
    My chipboard item is the JOY word, which came from a MAMBI Christmas
    collection from 2010 (I think). I dug deep into my stash for this card.

    Now it's your turn to create something with chipboard, and link it up at the
    Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more inspiration, visit the blogs of my
    Sisters, and our Guest Designer, Echo, and leave some lovin.
    Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

    I'd like to enter this at:


    Stamps: Taylored Expressions - In and Out Christmas
    Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
    DP: Recollections - Believe
    CS: TE; scraps
    Accessories: GC; Darice - snowflake EF; MAMBI - Joy chipboard; MISTI; twine from stash
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    SHOPPING OUR STASH #326 - That's Sketchy

    Hello crafty friends!
    I think we scared most of you away with our last challenge.
    So this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH,
    we have a really easy one this week:
    Can't get much easier than that. LOL!
    Here's my card:

     here's the inside:

    I've used the current challenge at The Paper Players #367, which is a sketch.
    After I was done making my card, I realized I followed the sketch almost too well,
    with my choice of paper for the banner and my flower shape. LOL!

    Now it's your turn! Just use a sketch, any sketch, for your project and link
    up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it. Need more ideas?
    Simply check out the awesome creations that my teammies came up with.
    Thanks for visiting!

    I'm also linking up at:


    Ink: Ranger DI - Festive Berries; Memento - Tuxedo Black
    DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
    CS: TE; scraps
    Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Natural Beauties dies, Flag Tags dies; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; MISTI; Hampton Arts - rhinestones
    Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

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