Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #179 - Free is Good!

Hello and good morning! It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! We want you to use your freebies! Did a good friend send you some craft supplies? Did you win something from a manufacturer? Did you place an order and you received something extra as a thank you? We want to see you use it! Also, since those of us in the States are about to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday, this challenge will be open for two weeks! (Got to allow for those of you who are travelling and also for the tryptophan to wear off. HA!) Here's the card I made:


 and the inside:

The freebies on my card are: 1) the journal card - I received a little pack of them as a thank you in a Unity Stamp order. 2) the paper collection - I won the Sew Lovely collection from Carta Bella. 3) Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tool - This was a comment-to-win prize from Card's Magazine blog.

Now it's your turn to dig out those freebies you've been hoarding and use them on a card or project! Be sure to link it up at Shopping Our Stash! We want to see it! While there please be sure to check out what my teammates created and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating later this week! Have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
CS: Darice
Accessories: Fiskars - corner rounder; DMC floss; Making Memories - alpha stickers; SRM - birthday stickers; paper piercer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents


Saturday, November 22, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #268 - Photo Week

Hello crafty peeps! We have a new challenge at JUST US GIRLS! Cheryl is our hostess this week and she found this gorgeous photo as our inspiration:


To me, this had a Norman Rockwell type of vibe to it, so that's what I went with:


 Here's the inside:

I love it when the paper collection does all the work for you! LOL! I think what took the longest putting this card together was inking all the panel edges! ☺ 

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to visit my teammates and our November GD, Tajanna, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: MME - Lost & Found Christmas
Ink: Ranger DI - Vintage Photo, Barn Door; Memento - Bamboo Leaves
DP & chipboard ticket: Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Marvelous Squares Nesties; Recollections - ribbon
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #178 - Thanks!


Good morning! It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! It's all about being thankful, whether it be a thank you/I'm grateful card, or a Thanksgiving card or project, with that holiday fast approaching in the States, we want to see it! Here's what I came up with:


 Here's the inside:

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch #162, which ended yesterday. (I'm always late to the party!) All the papers are from the same collection. I used this gold paper that has a subtle shimmer on it for the main panel and the inside. (That paper was really hard to photograph. It looks more like kraft, plus you can't really see the shimmer. But trust me, it's there!) I embossed it, which kind of distressed it in the process, but I liked how it looked so used it. (Like I meant to do that! LOL!) I broke off the shank on the flower button before gluing it down. I also went around the edges of the large panels with a gold pen. A simple sentiment finished the inside.

You can always use more thank you/thanksgiving cards. Why not link your new project up at Shopping Our Stash? While there, check out the amazing cards my teammies created and leave them some bloggy love.Thanks for hanging out with me! Have a great day!

Chris

I'm adding this to Some Odd Girl's November Linky party!

Supplies
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Curly Kaylee digi; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Basic Grey - Persimmon
CS: Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Darice - Fall Leaves EF; MME twine; Sakura white and gold Gelly Roll pens; button from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger- Glossy Accents; Recollections - red tape

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #21: P is for Profanity!


Yep, you read that correctly. This week's challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is all about letting loose and swearing up a storm.....if you dare! You know my Sisters and I are all over this! LOL! Here's my PG rated card:


 and the inside:

Pretty self explanatory. My card is based off of Stella Says Sketch #218. When I upload my pic to our DT page, one of my Sistahs *cough, Jessi* made the crack that I didn't dare enough. Sooooooo:



and the inside:

My favorite swear word. ☺ It streams out my mouth at least 15 times a day. Jessi, I hope I have redeemed myself with this second card. LOL!

So, do you dare to swear? If you do, we want to see it! Just link up your card or project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! While there, check out what my Sisters, and our newest guest designer, Lauren, have created to turn your ears pink! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

Supplies - Santa card:
Stamps: Bugaboo - Gus Kiss My; Gus Going to town
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug
DP: MME - Winter Wonderland
CS: Darice; Bazzill; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Labels 14 Nesties; Maya Road - ric rac; EK Success - Deco Scallop Edger; Ranger - Diamond Stickles & Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents

Fuck card:
DP: October Afternoon
CS: Darice
Accessories: American Crafts - Thickers; Making Memories - alpha stickers; Paper Smooches - Bam Bubble dies; GC; Darice - Swirl background EF



JUST US GIRLS #267 - Color Week

Hello and good morning peeps! It's COLOR Week at JUST US GIRLS! Sharyn is our hostess this week and wow! Did she pick some fabulous colors to play with!


I just love this inspiration picture she found. Here's the card I made:


 and the inside:
(Pay no attention to the fact that I stamped it crooked)

I think I must be the only paper crafter on the planet that doesn't own any square and rectangle Nesties. I cut all my panels with a trimmer. That poloroid shape is no exception, but it's easy to make: First I cut the rectangle then on the back I traced a square shape. Using an X-Acto knife, I cut an X in the square, then took scissors to cut out the square. The red paper is really bright, so I smudged the edges and random spots with gold chalk ink. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in champagne EP. (Note to self: Make sure the chalk ink is completely dry before heat embossing over it. The EP stuck to all the gold smudged places! GAH!!) After taking what seemed like for-ev-er to clean up that mess, I added the border punched trees and the blue DP on the back of the frame. Once the snowflake panel and the poloroid were adhered, I randomly dotted some of the flakes with gold Stickles, because - shiny! 

Ready to play along? Sure you are, so don't forget to link up your project at Just Us Girls! While there, check out what my teammates, and our November GD, Tajanna, have made for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: TAWS - Chill Our; SOG - Holideer
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Gold
DP: scraps
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Darice - snowflake EF & folder frame; Ranger - diamond & gold Stickles; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Fiskars - tree punch; X-Acto knife
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #177 - NOT Ready for Christmas


Hello peeps! We have a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH that's all about NOT being ready for Christmas! What's that mean? Well, we want you to get out one of your gazillion Christmas stamp sets, and use a stamp from it to create something NON-Christmas. How's THAT for a challenge! LOL! Here's what I came up with:


 Here's the inside:

Using one of the ornament stamps from Paper Smooches All Yule Need set, I made a banner! The DP were all scraps. After stamping and fussy cutting, I punched holes in the tops then strung baker's twine through them. They are adhered with foam squares. Both sentiments are stamped in Peacock Feathers DI, then clear embossed. It's about as CAS as I get. ☺

I hope you get a chance to play along with this challenge. Just be sure to link up your project at Shopping Our Stash so we can be dazzled! Please check out what my teammates created for your viewing pleasure while there! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - All Yule Need; Happy Birthday
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scraps
CS: Darice (white); Paper Smooches (Aqua)
Accessories: Doodlebug twine; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; Westcott hole punch; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape


Saturday, November 8, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #266 - Trend Week

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! Today is my turn as hostess at JUST US GIRLS! It's trend week, and I've picked the chalkboard effect as this weeks challenge!


This trend is still very hot in the paper crafting world, and I just love the look of it! Here's what I made:


Here's the inside of my card:


I carefully inked VersaMark over one of my embossing folders and 'stamped' it on a black card stock panel. Did the same with the sentiment then embossed it all with white EP. Pretty cool, huh?! I saw this done somewhere, sorry can't remember who, but knew I was going to try it! I took a cotton ball and dabbed it onto my frost white ink pad and randomly smeared it over the panel. Using white and maroon Prismacolor pencils, I doodled around the frame and filled in some of the design. I took a couple clear rhinestones and custom colored them to match with Spectrum Noir markers. Another sentiment finished the inside. My ode to vino! (I'm a wine drinker, and this stamp set SPOKE to me!! LOL!

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! Please check out the incredible projects that my teammates, and our November guest designer, Tajanna, have created! Remember that if you win Chic of the Week for any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be our guest designer for the month of January! 

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

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: LOL by Hampton Art - Wine On
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Frost White
CS: Darice
Accessories: Darice - Scrolls EF; Stampendous - White EP; heat gun; Prismacolor pencils; Hampton Art - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent