Saturday, February 6, 2016

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #52 K is for Kiss....


Welcome welcome! It's time for another fun challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! K is for KISS: whether you finish that with 'Me" or "My A$$" is entirely up to you! LOL! I actually went the sweet route this time around. (Shocking, I know. My apologies for making you fall out of your chair. Now sit back in it. *wink*) I think I redeemed myself with googly eyes. I hope. Here, check it:


 Here's the inside:

I own exactly one stamp that says Happy V-day, so you'll be seeing this often on my cards this time of year. The back panel was made by inking up an embossing folder with Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick DI, spritzed with water, and then the die cut panel layed down in the mess. It came out pretty cool, I think. My frog prince is paper pieced, and I used some Spectrum Noir markers to add shading on his body and crown, as well as coloring the mouth. The crown has Diamond Stickles on it, but again with my crack photography skillz, it doesn't show up. And there they are, the googly eyes. I stamped the hearts with Spun Sugar DI, then doodled around them so they showed up better. 

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Just link up your card or project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire your genius! While there, please do check out what my Sistahs, and our newest Guest Designer - Dotty Jo - have created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting. Now go forth and get your craft on!


I'd like to enter this at:
Just Add Ink #297
Happy Little Stampers Feb. 2016 CAS challenge - embossing folder stamping
Paper Smooches Feb 2016 challenge - Fun & Cute

 

 


Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Royal Cuteness, A Little Lovin; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
DP: scrap (I think MME)
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Flag Tag die; Simon Says Stamp - Frames die; Cuttlebug - Oxford EF; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Spectrum Noir markers; Bel-Tree Corp - googly eyes
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Elmer's glue stick; Ranger - Glossy Accents

JUST US GIRLS #329 - Word Week


Hello and welcome! Vicki is your hostess for Word Week at JUST US GIRLS, and with February 14th just around the corner, she's picked VALENTINE as your word prompt. Here's the card I made:


 and the inside:

I'm using some older papers and new to me stamps & die for this card. My thinking for this was to make the center into a pink heart, by taking a snippet of one of the left over dark gray pieces and gluing it to the top of the center square. Sort of a quilt-y looking heart. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. LOL! 

Anyhooo, I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! It's a new month and we have a new Guest Designer: Pamellia Johnson. Welcome Pamellia! The ladies and I look forward to crafting with you this month! 

Just a reminder that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our February challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of April. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this card at:

 

Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Let's Get Cozy; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
DP: MME - Lucky in Love
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; MFT - Diagonal Quilt Cover Up die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #237 - Dreaming of something Warm


Hello friends and welcome! We have a fun (we think!) challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH: Dreaming of something Warm! Whether it be the beach, a steaming cup of tea or coffee, the sun, and with Valentine's Day approaching, warm hugs, we challenge you to create something with a warm theme. I, of course, went with a beach scene. Here's the card I made:


 Here is the inside:

I've discovered that I'm sort of a perfectionist when coloring images. Because of that, I think it took me at least 6 hours to color this one. Sheesh! I swear I used half of my SN markers. LOL! I'm still not happy with the purple bathing suit, but after I re-did it the second time, I told myself to just let it be. (We are our own worst critics)  I added Glossy Accents to the sun glasses and drink glasses, plus Diamond Stickles to the earrings and flower centers. You can see that a bit better in this next pic:



Ready to play along? Of course you are! Simple create a project that has a warm theme to it and link it up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it! While there, please do check out the amazing creations of the other ladies, and leave them some bloggy love. Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:
CAS: Colours & Sketches #158
Let's Color Linky Party #3 - ATG with something colored














Supplies:
Stamps: AI - Beach Babes; Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday, Streamers; Avery Elle - Cheers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: #Summer
CS: Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; Paper Smooches - Streamers die; Ranger - Diamond Stickles & Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Monday, February 1, 2016

Down to the wire

This is going to be short and sweet, as I forgot to post this last night, and the challenges are about to end. (wink) Here is a masculine card I'd like to share:



 Here's the inside:


Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:
The Color Throwdown #377
Tuesday Morning Sketches #336 - bummer, I missed the deadline.
Mod Squad Challenge - masculine

 














Supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous/TH - Tree Line; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke
DP: MME - Dolled Up
CS: Darice, DCWV
Accessories: GC; Deckled Rectangle Nesties; Taylored Expressions - Birch Tree Accessories dies; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, January 30, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #328 - Wild Card Week


Hello and welcome crafty peeps! I'm hosting this week at JUST US GIRLS, and I thought a Tic Tac Toe challenge was in order for Wild Card Week! Just let us know which column or row you picked!

For my card, I chose the middle column: Die cuts/stamps/flowers:


 Here is the inside. I made this a birthday card:


I'm so sick of seeing piles of snow, I needed to make something beachy! I die cut the frame, and then a slightly smaller piece of glossy card stock to fit behind it. I stamped the palm trees, and again onto a scrap of typing paper, fussy cut, and adhered with repositional tape to mask the original trees. I cut a hill from some more scrap paper, and using both sides, one at a time, sponged the sky, the hill, and the ocean using Distress Inks.


After coloring the palm trees, I die cut the sun and a strip from the same patterned paper, adhered them, then glued the frame over it. I stamped the bird, and added white caps to the ocean by first using a white gel pen, then going over the lines with Diamond Stickles. Then it was just a matter of adhering the frame to my card and sticking the flowers on. You can't tell in the photo above, but the flowers also came with sparkle already on them. Bonus!

I hope you find time to play along this week for our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Just Us Girls! Since this is the last Saturday of the month, it's our Guest Designer's, Vicki and Deepti's last challenge. I'd like to thank them so much for designing with us! You are both so amazingly talented and I hope to see you playing along in our future challenges! 

Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our January challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of March! Good luck and happy crafting! Thanks for visiting!



I'd like to enter this at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes














Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Get Outta Town; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
DP: American Crafts - #Summer; HOTP
CS: Darice; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Hello Sunshine frame dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Sandylion - dimensional flower stickers; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Ranger - Diamond Stickles
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - Scrapbooker's glue

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #236 - Inspired by a Book


Hello crafty peeps. I hope all who were effected by Blizzard Jonas have survived and are, at least, partially dug out. As I type this, it's 3:15 pm on January 25th, and our street has yet to be plowed. UGH. So, that means hubby will be working from home again. I don't mind. He's been a great help to us and our neighbors as a shoveling machine! LOL! Me, not so much. I'm out there, but not nearly as much as he was. Carpel tunnel in both wrists + shoveling = short sessions outside.

Ok, enough with the griping, and on with the show. This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we challenge you to create a card or project that is inspired by a book. A challenge like this leaves it wide open for interpretation. I was inspired by the book "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Here's the card I made:


Here's the inside:

 Here's a close up of the quote:



I searched for a silhouette on the Google and found this, which I adore. (I followed it to the original site, but I couldn't find it anywhere there, sorry, but thank you!) Then I Googled quotes from the movie and printed it out with the silhouette onto a die cut oval. I framed it with a scalloped oval and added pearls and some flowers.

I hope that you find some time to play along at Shopping Our Stash in our "Inspired by a Book" challenge. We'd love to see what you came up with! Just remember to let us know what book you were inspired by. Before I sign off, let me leave you with a few pictures of our weekend:





Did I mention that I live in the Baltimore, MD area? Yeah, it really sucked living here this past weekend. LOL! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!





Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - Lucky in Love
CS: Darice; WRMK
Accessories: Computer and printer; Clip art and sentiment computer generated; GC; Std. Ovals & Scalloped Oval Nesties: Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; Offray - flowers; Recollections - pearls
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares




Saturday, January 23, 2016

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #51 - T is for Technique



Good (?) morning snarky peeps! I say that with a question mark, because I live in the Baltimore, MD area, which is being slammed by Jonas the Blizzard right now. He sucks. Just sayin. (Or should that say he blows...)

This fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, we want you to add some sort of technique to your card or project. Whether it's a new to you technique, or one that is your favorite, we want to see it! Here's my card, then I'll essplain:

Oh, and one thing before you look. I added a very nasty (and my favorite one, BTW) swear word on the inside, so you may want to shoo the kiddies away before you start scrolling:






 I did warn you:


For my card, I tried the Acetate Effects technique, in which you take two pieces of acetate, squeeze Crystal Effects onto one, and add drops of Stampin Up reinker ink, then smoosh the two pieces together. I do not own any Stampin Up products. (I believe I'm the only stamper on the planet that doesn't) But that's OK. I used Ranger Glossy Accents and a couple of my Spectrum Noir reinkers. Worked like a charm! And bonus, you get two pieces to work with when you pull them apart and it's all dried. I used paper, stamps, and ephemera from the same collection. I did stamp the 'have a' and 'birthday' onto that 'great' ephemera before adhering it. I even rooted through my much neglected collection of brads and found a gear. One more of a gazillion used! Yay me! Of course, I had to add some snark on the inside. Had to.

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Just link up your card or project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can be all impressed and shit. While there, please check out what my Sistahs, and our Guest Designer - Maarit - have created to awe and inspire you, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting, and if you are on the east coast, stay safe and warm!


I'd like to enter this at:
Mojo Monday #431













Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Issues - Freaking Sentiments, Ahh Real Birthday Sentiments, Oh Hell No Sentiments; Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Ground Espresso
DP: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
CS: Darice
Accessories: Carta Bella - ephemera; Crafter's Companion - acetate; Ranger - glossy accents; Spectrum Noir reinkers in CG4 & IB2; Oriental Trading Company - gear brad
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots