Saturday, October 18, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #19 - H is for Hopeful Halloween

For my Just Us Girls post, click here.


How did Edna get my hat?!!!!

Hello crafty peeps! As you may know, October is an important month. It's Breast Cancer Awareness month. Also, Halloween, my favorite holiday, is at the end of the month. So the Sisters decided to combine both of these for a Hopeful Halloween challenge! (Never before attempted, I'm sure!) We would like you to make a Halloween card/project, OR a pink card/project for BCA, OR go all crazy-like and make a pink Halloween card/project!!! Your choice! Of course, I went the crazy-like route - check it:


Here is the inside:

I knew I was going to go with Glinda for my card. (A witch that rocks a fluffy pink sparkly gown? Oh yes!) The dress was a bit too orangey, so I went over it with pink Spectrum Noir markers. (still orangey, but not as bad now!) I distressed and inked the edges with antique linen DI, then dotted the dress, crown and staff with diamond Stickles. As I was looking at Authentique's Thrilling collection, it had a page of labels in it, and the Glenda's Witch's Brew was part of it. Score!! (I'm guessing they changed the 'i' to an 'e' for copyright reasons. Wink!) The paper was more of a stone color, so again I used my SN markers to age it, and also distressed the edges. I added some pink tulle and ribbon under the panels. That tulle started out as white, but I smeared Worn Lipstick DI over it, and blotted off the excess. Cutting a small strip with pinking shears, I gathered it up and stapled it to secure, then glued it on the main panel. I should have waited a while to do that, since the DI didn't dry. At all. And I wound up with blood red fingertips! LOL! The background papers I dug out of the scrap folders. I printed out the inside sentiment and finished the panel with a spider web punch. I based my design from the now ended DS #172

So, now it's your turn. Up for this challenge? Of course you are! Just link up your card/project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for a chance to be our next Queen of Snark or Princess! Be sure to check out what my teammates and our GD, Pamellia, created for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for stopping by, now go get your craft on! ☺

Chris

Supplies
DP: G45 - The Magic of Oz; Authentique - Thrilling; scraps
CS: WRMK (pink); Darice (black, cream)
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Antique Linen DI & diamond Stickles; Doodlebug twine; May Arts ribbon; inside sentiment computer generated; MS - web punch; tulle from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape; Glue Dots; stapler 



JUST US GIRLS #263 - Color week!

For my Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers post, click here.


Hello and good morning all! It's a color week at JUST US GIRLS!, and what fabulous colors they are:


I have no masculine birthday cards in my stash, so I thought the colors would be perfect for that. Here's what I came up with:


 (Here's the inside)

If you follow me, I almost always finish the inside of my cards. (To me, it's just not complete otherwise) ☺ Also, I tend to have some sort of snarky/punny/witty sentiment on the inside. (It's how I roll!) This card is no exception. I needed a belated birthday card. (I know, a card maker who doesn't send out cards on time - OH THE HORROR!) This card came together pretty quickly for me, which is a miracle itself. I used the sketch from the now closed The Male Room #20. I used scraps from the scrap bin (Woo Hoo!), a couple stamps and a sticker pack that were used for the first time. I actually used my stash - I felt so accomplished! LOL!

I hope you get the chance to play along for this week's color challenge at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out my teammates and our GD, Wanda Cullen, have created to inspire you! Thanks for hanging out, and I hope you have a crafty day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Crackerbox Palace - Belated; Unity Stamps - Past due from FWF winnings
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk
DP: Echo Park - This & That Charming
CS: Darice (kraft); scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lg & Sm Std Circle Nesties: SRM - Birthday Stickers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pink Christmas! ♥

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! I have a card I want to share with you that I've made for a most important challenge: JINGLE BELLES! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lauren and Stephanie will donate $2 each for every Christmas card entered. The catch? Your new card has to have some notable pink on it!



The "Pink Christmas" prompt will run at JINGLE BELLES from 12am on Friday, October 10th to 6pm on Wednesday, October 22nd; as in previous years, Stephanie and Lauren pledge to donate $4 per linked-up card to The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The only requirement is that all link-ups be NEW holiday cards with some noticeable pink on them... so in other words, not just Rudolph's NOSE, lol!

Participants may use sketches, combine challenges, and include any other colors in addition to pink; you can showcase however many cards you'd like in one post, don't worry, we'll still count every single one of them towards the total!


Thank you very much for your support!
♥♥♥


Can't say it any better than that! Ok, so on to my card:


 Here is the inside:

I die cut three of the poinsettia backgrounds (2 vanilla cs, 1 green scrap dp), and 2 of the outlines in the same pink background paper). After gluing the outlines on the backgrounds, I went over it with diamond Stickles. While that was drying, I distressed the green leaves and inked the edges with antique linen DI. I did the same for the pink panel. I heat embossed both sentiments in Champagne EP. Before gluing down the poinsettia, I dug in a box of rarely used goodies, and found some of this gold netting to pop out from under it. Score! The flower is finished with a pink rhinestone. I love the shabby chic look to this card!

Now, it's time for you to make a pink Christmas card! (or as many as you want!) It's for a great cause! Stephanie and Lauren are hoping to reach $500, so let's make that goal happen! WE CAN DO IT!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Antique Linen
DP: MME - Collectable; green scrap
CS; Darice
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Poppy Stamps - Luxe Poinsettia outline & background dies; Stampendous - champagne EP; Webster's Pages - gold netting; heat gun; Tonic - distressing tool; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; rhinestone from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue; Glue Dots

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #173 - Hello Sweetie!

Good Morning! It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge starts at SHOPPING OUR STASH!



In honor of Sweetest Day, which is October 18th, we'd like you to make a card or project that features a 'sweet theme' on it. (Ex: candy, ice cream, cookies, something for your sweetie, etc.) Here's what I came up with: Oh, and spoiler alert - put whatever beverage you are drinking down now. (wink!)


Here's the inside of my card:

You're welcome for that spoiler alert. Nothing like a bit of snark on the inside of my card! LOL! I've had this paper collection for at least a couple of years and had a bunch of bits and pieces that I refused to throw out. So, I challenged myself to use them up! (Thus the very strange colors/patterns picked! LOL!) My design is based on Sweet Sunday Sketch #240.

Ready to play along? You know you have candy/ice cream/cookie stamps in your crafty arsenal waiting to be inked up! Go for it, and link up at Shopping Our Stash! Please check out what my teammies, and Ira, our guest designer, have created to ooh and aah you! Thanks for stopping by, now go forth and get your craft on!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Crackerbox Palace - Chocolate Candies, Chocolate Farts; MFT - ALM Dip me in chocolate
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - Happy Days
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Lg & Sm Standard Circle Nesties; Spectrum Noir markers; MME - Enamel Dots
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NOT a Halloween card. Wait. WHAAA????

Yep. You heard right. (Sorta been on Halloween card making kick lately.) So, today, I give you a Christmas card. (wink!) 



(glittery words on the inside)

I'm playing along with 'Tis The Season #27 (sketch) and also Merry Monday #129 (neon colors).

 

ETA: Since I have some (I know, not a lot) pink on my card, I'm also going to enter this at Jingle Belles, where, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lauren and Stephanie will be donating $2 each for each card that has pink in it. So, start making those pink Christmas cards and enter as many as you want!



I had fun die cutting different Nesties in neon card stock to use as ornaments, and stamping them using neon ink. (I know, it's hard to see, but if you enlarge the photo, you should hopefully be able to see the designs better.) I even used a bit of neon cord that I've had for at least a couple of years, and never used until now! Score! Of course, I had to have a black background panel to make those bright colors pop! I die cut the sentiments from silver glitter paper, because, shiny! The cord was stapled to the black panel before I adhered it to the card base. I also drew strings for the ornaments with a silver pen.

Well, as usual, I'm getting this entered under the wire. (Procrastination is my super power, ya know!) Thanks for hanging out with me, and I hope that you have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Borderlicious; The Alley Way Stamps: Background Check
Ink: Hero Arts - Neon ink cubes
DP: American Crafts - silver glitter
CS: Darice (white, black); scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lacey Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Classic Ovals Lg, Lg Octagons Nesties; Paper Smooches - Christmas Words Dies; Michael's - neon cord; stapler; Sakura - silver Gelly Roll pen; Fray Check
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Scotch - Scrapbooker's Glue


Saturday, October 11, 2014

JUST US GIRLS! #262 - Trend Week!

Hello and good morning, crafty peeps! This week is a trend week at JUST US GIRLS! And the trend is OMBRE!


Ombre has been around a while in our paper crafting world, but it's still a very hot trend right now. Here's what I came up with:


 Here's the inside of my card:

I used shades of blue ink to make my background. Stamping the bramble image first, I made a mask for the moon (Ok, the name of this stamp is Bramble Sunrise, but I made it a moon rise, cuz that's how I roll! LOL!), then inked up the moon with squeezed lemonade and wild honey DI. Then I masked over the moon and inked up the background using tumbled glass & broken china DIs, and Memento Paris dusk. I inked just a smidgen of black soot DI in the top corners. I like how it turned out, but in hindsight, I should have used card stock instead of water color paper, like I did on the inside. (Insert sad trombone sound here) On both web images, I traced over them with diamond Stickles.

 Ooh! Shiny!

Now it's your turn to make a card using ombre! Don't forget to link it up at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out what my teammies created to inspire you, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Memory Box - Bramble Sunrise; Cloud 9 Designs - Halloween; Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Black Soot; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Darice
Accessories: Ranger - Diamond Stickles; painters tape; Faber-Castell - black PITT Artist pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #172: It's The Most Colorful Time Of The Year!

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! It's officially Autumn, and with the leaves starting to turn, we want you to create a card or project using fall colors: red, orange, rust, yellow, brown, gold, etc. Here's my take on this challenge:

(Oops, forgot to take a pic of the inside. It says Happy Thanksgiving.)


I was lucky enough to win this entire collection a couple years ago, and I still think it's one of my favorites to date. (because I hoard it, and rarely use it!) I used just a bit of dp, and some of the dimensional stickers. So quick and easy to do! My card is based off of CTS#95.

 Now it's your turn! Just link your card or project up at Shopping Our Stash! Don't forget to check out what my teammies created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black
DP & stickers:  American Crafts - Night Fall collection
CS: Recollections (kraft); Bazzill (orange)
Accessories: Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by eL - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares