Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #147: Tax Man (use numbers)

Hello and welcome to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week we want to see what you can create with numbers. (You know, since your taxes are due today, if you live in the US.) Here's what I came up with:

And of course, some snark on the inside!

Yes, I had to use my favorite sentiment stamp on the inside. How could I not?! I actually have a couple types of numbers on my card - the back panel, and also the roman numerals on the clock face. (Yeah, see what I did there? Cuz that's how I roll!) LOL!

I hope you get a chance to play along with this week's challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! Don't forget to check out what my teammies came up with to inspire you! Thanks for hanging out and I hope you enjoy your day! Stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: Unity - from February, April, & July 2012 KOM
Ink: Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP & chipboard clock: Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe 
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Prima - swirly pearls; cord from my stash; Tonic/TH - distressing tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's 70 degrees out and sunny, so what do I do?...

Make a Christmas card. What else?

here's the inside:

I couldn't help it. As soon as I saw the new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #72, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew somewhere in my Christmas stash, I had snowman face rub-ons from ages ago. So after literally dumping out on the floor and riffling through all the embellies, I finally found the rub-ons. This card is about as CAS as I'll ever get. It's basically a one layer card (almost unheard of in my crafty world), if you don't count the snowman heads popped up on foam squares. (let's not go all crazy now.) And with me, it needed something more, so I added the twine. I'm also entering this at Merry Monday #103-use a snowman. (or, in my case, 9)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great rest of your day! Stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Joyful Greetings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Paper Smooches - red from the Ed collection; Darice - white
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Std. Sm. Circle Nesties; Lara's Crafts - snowman rub-ons; twine
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares; Glue Dots

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike! Guess what day it is?! Hump Daaaay!! Ok, I know, the commercial is getting old and very irritating, but I just couldn't help myself! Now, on to what I really wanted to blog about! Got a card to share that uses the current Mojo Monday #340 sketch, and since I used SOG stamps, I'll be linking this to their April Linky Party.

Here is the inside:

and  the sketch:

I used my SN markers to color Hipster Kody (My comment to win about him singing Smelly Cat won me this set! Who knew? LOL!) So I put Glossy Accents on his glasses to make them shiny. Then after I was done it occurred to me that I never added the white highlights to his eyes first. DOH! What I did was try adding them on top of the dried Glossy Accents with a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. It worked, people!! The beauty of it is that even holding the card 5" in front of my face and looking at it, you can't tell I did that! Bonus! 

So that's my story and I'm sticking with it. I hope you get a chance to enter either of these challenges. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty rest of the day!

Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Hipster Kody, Balloon Kaylee
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - This & That Charming
CS: Bazzill (brown); Recollections (kraft); Copic - X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Spellbinder's Grand Calibur, Octagon Nesties; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen; Ranger - Glossy Accents; twine from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #146: Pieces of April (Paper Piecing)

Hello friends and happy Tuesday to you all! We have a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH, which is paper piecing! Here is my card:

Here is the inside:

I'm so proud of myself. Except for the card base, all the papers I used were from the scrap bin! Yay me! My little bunny is paper pieced with two different pink papers and white cs. I even found the streamer that I had stamped/die cut a couple months ago in the "die-cuts-to-be-used-in-the-future" pile. (You have one of those piles, right?) I just manipulated the sentiment to follow the curve of the streamer then stamped it in green ink. After I finished the card, I kept looking at the bunny and thinking it needed more. (of course.) So I added the googly eyes. Much better! This bunny image should have a disclaimer on it that says that whenever used, it is mandatory to have googly eyes! LOL! Hey look at that, Paper Smooches is having another Sparks - Anything Goes challenge. (wink!)

So now it's your turn to get your paper piecing party on, (Try saying that three times fast. HA!), and link your project up at Shopping Our Stash! Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations that my teammates came up with for your viewing pleasure! Now go forth and get crafty!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - A Little Lovin, A Magical Spring, Eco Friendly
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
DP: scraps
CS: Paper Smooches - turquoise from the Lily Collection; scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Streamers & Chains dies; Jolee's By You - grass; Nicole - googly eyes; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue; Elmer's extra strength glue stick; Helmar 450 glue

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Be Merry

Pssst! For my Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers post, click here, or just keep scrolling. Thanks!

This will be a quick post, as a couple of the challenges this is for are just about to end. (Procrastinate? Me? Nooooo!)

Here is the inside:

I'm entering this for the following challenges:

Merry Monday #102 - use mistletoe
PS Sparks - Anything Goes
Deconstructed Sketch #145

Check me out! I finally figured out how to add the challenge photos side by side instead of on top of each other! Yay me! LOL! (I'm so computer illiterate and such a dork!)

Thanks for hanging out! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Freezy Fellas, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
DP: Heidi Grace - Jolly & Bright (from 2007!); MME - Everyday Tango
CS: Bazzill (red); Recollections (kraft, black, cream)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lacey Circles & Std. Circles Sm. Nesties; MFT - Layered Heart border Die-Namics; Marvy Uchida markers; Darice - brick wall EF; Recollections - rhinestones; buttons and string from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Glue Dots

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #5 - Q is for Queen

Good morning peeps! We have a new alphabet soup challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! For the next two weeks, the challenge is Q for Queen!

Here's what I came up with:

And the inside

I did a little altering on the cow stamp. I masked out the mouth then drew in the frown. I also gave her eyelids. She really doesn't look amused a-MOO-sed at all! LOL! I used the crown stamp and stamped it on the back of the gold glitter paper, then fussy cut and adhered to the dairy Queen. The sentiments are computer generated.

I'm also going to enter this in the PS Sparks - Anything Goes challenge.

So, ready to play along with the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS? Of course you are! Make sure you link your project up so that we can drool over it! LOL! Also, please check out what my Sistahs created for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Green Acres, Royal Cuteness
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Simply Autumn; AC - gold glitter 
CS: The Paper Co. (purple); Darice (white); Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Classic Scalloped Circle Nestie; Spectrum Noir markers; Michael's - ribbon; Recollections - rhinestones; Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen; sentiments printed from MS Word
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joyful - DDWS#14, MM#101

Hello and happy Tuesday! I made this card Sunday evening, but of course missed the Merry Monday #101 cut off. Oh well, at least I have another Christmas card made. ☺ I used DD Wanna Sketch #14 for this card also:

Here's the inside:

Lately it seems I've been trying my hand at new (to me) things. On my card, I tried the die cut inlay technique-y thing. I gotta say, I really like how that turned out! The hardest part was trying not to sneeze after die cutting out the word, so those itty bitty innards wouldn't scatter everywhere! LOL! Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking with it! 

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

Stamps: Paper Smooches - All Yule Need
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Lipstick Red
DP: Echo Park - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes; Basic Grey - Wassail
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Christmas words die; Darice - snowflake EF; Fiskars - tree punch & corner rounder; Martha Stewart - holly punch; Provo Craft - scalloped edge scissors (for the small corner rounds); washi tape
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares