Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #148 - Happy Earth Day!


Good morning peeps! I hope all that celebrated Easter had a very joyous day with their family and friends! 

Today though, we celebrate Earth Day! So this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH we challenge you to make a card or project that uses something that is upcycled or recycled! I'm not gonna lie, I had a hard time trying to figure out what to do with this challenge. But I squeaked my project in just at the 11th hour. For real. ☺ Here, check it:


Here's the inside:

Did you figure out what I used? Yeah, it's tough so I'll tell ya. The flowers are made from coffee filters (clean ones!) and I recycled an old cork coaster to die cut the oval frame. Here's a couple pictures as proof. LOL!

               

I almost didn't have anything made for this challenge, because my first attempt at the roses was an epic failure. But Leslie cheered me on and said "You can do it!" So, after dinner (and a couple glasses of wine), I tried it again, and Wa-lah! I stumbled upon an excellent way to roll the petals: Use a quilling tool! Not only did it come in handy to wind up the flowers nice and tight, but I also used it to roll back all. the. petals. Oh, and see that satin ribbon I used? It's older than my marriage. (23 years next month!) It was left over from the table arrangements I made for the reception hall tables! How about THAT for shopping my stash! LOL! 

So, are you up for this challenge? I double dog dare you! Don't forget to link up your card or project at SHOPPING OUR STASH, and while you're there, check out all the amazing creations that my teammates made! You will be blown away! Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you have a fabulous day! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Lavender
DP: MME - The Sweetest Thing
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Coffee filters; old cork coaster; Grand Calibur; Classic ovals Lg. Nesties; MFT - Rolled Rose Die-Namics; Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves die; Tattered Angels - Spring Violet, Cherub Pink, & Meadow Green Glimmer Mists; MME - Enamel Dots; AC - Thickers; Ribbon from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Helmar 450 glue


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #6 - E is for Embellishment

What up, peeps! To those of you celebrating, I wish you a very Happy Easter tomorrow!

Now, onto the fun stuff! The SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS has a brand new challenge starting today! The next two weeks is brought to you by the letter E, as in Embellishment!


Doesn't Edna look fabulous all decked out in her bits and bobbles?! LOL! 

This challenge is sooooo easy, so there is no excuse for you not to play along! HA! Just use at least 2 embellies. They can be two of the same, different, or a gazillion things! Here's the card I made:


Here's the inside:

Ok, not only did I make a Christmas card, but it's not even snarky - just cute and punny! (Our motto: Snark if necessary, but not necessarily snarky!) So, my embellishments? I've used lace, ribbon, floss, and a jingle bell. Except for the card base, all papers are scraps from the scrap pile. YAY! The stamps are new, but the ribbon, twine, lace and bell are all from my stash. (Love to be able to chip away at the stash!) 

So, if you are making a card or project with embellies on it, why not link it up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers embellishment challenge?! You just might be crowned our Queen or Princesses of Snark! Don't forget to check out what my teammies and our guest designer, Princess Queen Judy, came up with to WOW and inspire you! Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty my friends!

Chris

Challenge hook ups:
Merry Monday #104: use slate, kraft, white or cream.
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - Animal Antics

Supplies:
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Holideer
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa, Gray Flannel; Clear Snap - Frost White
DP: DCWV
CS: Darice (white); scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lacey Ovals, Std. Sm. Ovals, Scalloped Circles, Std. Sm. Circles Nesties; Spectrum Noir - gray marker; Simplicity - lace; May Arts ribbon; DMC floss; Cuttlebug EF; bell from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Recollections - red tape


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!

Chris
Supplies
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!

Chris
Supplies
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

Awesome...

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!

Chris
Supplies
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!

Chris
Supplies
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!

Chris
Supplies:
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