Saturday, May 23, 2015

JUST US GIRLS! #294 - Photo Week



Hello and good morning crafty peeps! Lisa is our hostess for Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS! Just look at that gorgeous photo she found to inspire you! Here's my take on it:


 here's the inside:

I drew my inspiration from so much in that photo: the white space, the pops of teal and orange, the wood floor, that cut out design in the window on the right hand side. (I even had an EF similar to the design! Woo Hoo!) My card is based on the now extinct Case this Sketch #122. (Yep, working ahead still and this post was scheduled a while ago!)

I hope you get the chance to play along for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls! I'd love to see what you create! Please be sure to check out what the other gals, and our current GD, Tenia Nelson, have created for your viewing pleasure. ☺ Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of the May challenges, you'll be in the running for Guest Designer for the month of July. Good luck and have fun!


Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Teal Zeal
DP: MME - Dolled Up
CS: Recollections
Accessories: GC; Cuttlebug EF from the James Set; WOW! - white EP; heat gun; flowers and black metal dots from my stash; Hampton Arts - rhinestones; Marvy Uchida - orange marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger Glossy Accents

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #202 - Silver & Gold



Hello all, and welcome to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This is another milestone challenge for us, because May 24th marks our 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Woo Hoo! To celebrate, we'd like you to use both Silver and Gold on your card or project. Here's what I came up with:


 Here's the inside:

As I was stalking Pinterest, I came across this card by Cornelia, and decided I had to CASE it. (Thanks Cornelia for the inspiration!) This is also an almost one layer card - a rarity for me as I LOVE layers on my cards. I die cut the wreath and bow out of silver glitter paper, heat embossed the sentiment in champagne EP and added tiny pearls to the wreath and a larger one to the bow. (In hindsight, I should have cut the bow from gold glitter paper. Duh. Oh well) The inside is stamped in Brilliance Galaxy Gold, then I underlined it with a silver pen (you might be able to see it if you enlarge the picture, but trust me, it's there.) ☺

So, break out your gold and silver embossing powders, your glitter/foil papers, and use them to make a card or project! Be sure to link it up at Shopping Our Stash so we can Ooh and Aah over it! While there, check out what my teammies created and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for hanging out with me, I hope you have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
DP: AC - Silver glitter paper
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Poppy Stamps - Breezy Wreath die; Slice die cutter & Noel cartridge; Creative Charms pearls; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Sakura - silver Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue

Saturday, May 16, 2015

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #34 C is for Cake



Hello snarky peeps! It's time for another challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! The next two weeks are brought to you by the letter C - as in CAKE! We want to see a cake on your card or project. Here's my card - check it:


 and the inside:

The snark has been sadly missing in my creations of late, luckily I found it hiding in the liquor cabinet. LOL! This was a relatively quick card for me to put together. (It helps if the paper collection has journal cards and alpha stickers *wink*) I found some puffy candle stickers hiding in a drawer and thus immediately came up with the sentiment. It really was meant to be. ☺

I hope that you get a chance to play along for our Cake challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! While there, please check out what my Sisters and our newest GD, Smilin Stef, have come up with to amaze you, and leave them some bloggy love! Also, as you read this, I'm in Illinois for a week or so to help out my parents. They don't have a computer (thus no internet) so commenting will be sketchy for me. But I'll do my best to catch up when I get back home! Thanks for stopping by, now go forth and get your craft on!


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP & alpha stickers: Echo Park - Happy Days
CS: Darice
Accessories: K & Co. - candle sticker; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

JUST US GIRLS #293 - Color Week


Hello all! I'm hosting this week at JUST US GIRLS! Just so you know, I'm in Illinois for a week or so to help out my parents. They don't have internet service (since they don't have a computer) so it will be sketchy for me to comment, but I'll do my best to catch up when I'm home!

I'm not sure how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but out where I live we had maybe 2 or 3 weeks of Spring then BAM! Straight to Summer! LOL! That got me thinking (even more so) about the beach and swimming in the ocean. So I found this gorgeous place setting with a beachy/ocean vibe to it for Color Week! I've picked 5 colors to work with (you only need to use a minimum of 3 of them) plus any neutrals. While I was stalking looking on Pinterest, I came across this tag by Wanda Cullen, and I needed to CASE it! LOL! Here's my version:


I was able to use all 5 colors and my scrap pile has been slightly diminished! Yay me! I'm going to use this as a bookmark (when I'm sitting on the beach, with a glass of wine at hand, reading a good book!) 

I hope you get the chance to play along for Color Week at Just Us Girls! I look forward to seeing what you create! Please be sure to check out what the rest of the team, and our GD Tenia Nelson, came up with to inspire you. Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our May challenges, you'll be in the running as our Guest Designer for the month of July! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
CS & DP: scraps
Accessories: GC; Taylored Expressions - Flip Flops dies, Sweet & Simple Alpha Upper dies; Cuttlebug EF from the James Set; May Arts ribbon; MME twine; Michael's sun charm; Fray Check; X-Acto knife; hole punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue; Glue Dots

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #201 - Oldest Washi Tape



Hello and good morning crafty peeps! We have a fun new challenge starting today at SHOPPING OUR STASH! It's all about using your oldest washi tape! But of course, we give you options - you can use actual washi tape, or make your own faux washi tape, or use washi tape stamps! See? Options! I went with using not Washi tape, but painters tape for my card. (I mean seriously, isn't that what washi tape is anyway - designer painters tape?!) I found this tutorial while Googling and thought it was a fun idea, so I tried it:


I love the texture you get from using the tape as a stamp! I used four colors of Distress Inks for my card, plus a stamp I've had for over 3 years (And this is the first time it's seen ink. Yay me - I used my shtuff!) 

Now it's your turn to break out that washi tape (or stamps) that you've been hoarding. We'd love to see what you've made - just link up your card or project at Shopping Our Stash! While there, please check out what my teammies came up with to inspire you, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Unity Stamps - April 2012 KOM
Ink: Ranger DI - Barn Door, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Paper Smooches (red); Crafter's Companion (glossy white)
Accessories: Painters tape; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner

Saturday, May 9, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #292 - Trend Week


Good morning all! Vicki is our hostess this week at JUST US GIRLS, and she's picked Embossing for Trend Week. Either dry or heat, or both, we want to see what you created! Here's the card I made:


and the inside:

I used both on my card: the background is dry embossed, and the Happy Mother's Day is heat embossed. This was a fun card to create! 

I hope that you get the chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out the wonderful creations that my teammates and our May GD - Tenia Nelson, came up with and leave them some bloggy love! Remember that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our May challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of July! Thanks for stopping by!


I'm playing along at STAMPlorations sketch #33


Supplies:
Stamps: Recollections
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scraps
CS: Darice (white); scraps
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Flowers, Clouds, Trees 1, Royal Icons Dies; Stampendous - Black EP; heat gun: Cuttlebug EF from the James Set; Darice - Folder Frames; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #198 - Texture Me



Hello peeps and happy Tuesday to you! We have a fun new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week we challenge you to use your oldest embossing supply! Whether that be an embossing folder, or powder, or even a stylus and brass template, it's up to you. (See? Choices!) I grabbed one of my oldest embossing folders to create this card:


 and the inside:

I did more of a debossing on my background panel. I smeared an ink pad over the design, (not so*) carefully placed the panel inside the folder, and ran it through my Grand Calibur. I also went around the edges with the ink pad. I snipped a little bit of burlap and adhered. I rummaged around and found this pretty purple ribbon that I've had for at least 15 years. (*koff hoarder koff*) There are two rows of it layered on top of the burlap. Stamped the sentiment, adhered, then added the dimensional dragonfly sticker. Another sentiment and sticker finishes the inside. 

So, ready to raid your stash for those neglected embossing folders or powders? Sure you are! We'd love to see your card or project linked up at Shopping Our Stash! Don't forget to check out what my teammies came up with to amaze and inspire you, and please leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

* the panel shifted a bit when I was putting it in the folder, but luckily I liked how it came out, so I used it)


Supplies:
Stamps: Recollections
Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves
CS: Paper Smooches (green); Darice (vanilla)
Accessories: GC; Cuttlebug - Musical Flourish EF; Recollections - burlap; K & Co. & Jolee's - dragonfly stickers; Offray ribbon; Hampton Arts - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Recollections - red tape