Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #181 - RED Alert!

Hiya!

Red Alert? What does that mean? Well, this week over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, the challenge is for you to use the color RED in your design. Keep in mind, we don't mean for you to slap a red rhinestone on your project and call it done. NOOOOO, we want to see a lot of red on your creation. Also, with Christmas getting close, this will be a two week challenge! Here's what I came up with:


 Here's the inside:

This was so fast to create. A card base, a bit of DP (the sheet music), and a dimensional Santa sticker. A stamped sentiment on the inside and BOOM! Done! The Santa sticker is all glittery on his beard, white trim and the snowflakes, but for some reason it didn't want to sparkle when I took my pictures. I'm still itching to add something, anything, to this card. It's so CAS! Where are my beloved layers?! GAH! 

Anywhooo, if you are in need of making those last minute Christmas cards, this is the challenge for you! Just link up your card or project at Shopping Our Stash so we can see it. ☺ While there, why not check out what my teammies created and please leave them some bloggy love! I hope you all have a joyous and wonderful Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: G45 - Christmas Emporium
CS: Bazzill
Accessories: K & Co. - Santa sticker; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent


Saturday, December 13, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #23 - N is for ......

Naughty Christmas card or project!

Edna is all set to be merry at the Ugly Sweater party!!

Seriously, this couldn't be a surprise to you, considering it's the Sisterhood, and we just had a profanity challenge. A naughty Christmas card/project was a given! LOL! Here's the card I made. Warning: Sexual content. If you have the kiddies around, you may want to send them away for a bit:

You've been warned:



 Here's the inside....

Yep. that's right. I went there! LOL! And see what I did there? The background paper has stockings on it! Buahahaha! I had the sentiment in my head, but needed the right image to go with it. Luckily, The Stamping Chef came to the rescue! This was so much fun to color. I went over the trim with diamond stickles and added Glossy Accents to the ornament. I think I might add 'Happy Birthday' to the inside and give this to Andy for his birthday card. (He's a Christmas Eve baby!) LOL! 

Ready to play along? Go and let your freak flag fly! Just make sure you link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can see it! Please do check out what my Sistahs and our newest guest designer came up with to make you blush and laugh out loud! You won't be disappointed!

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

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: The Stamping Chef - Define Good digi; Studio G - alpha stamps
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Iced Spruce
DP: American Crafts - Wishlist; DCWV - glitter paper
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Lacey Ovals and Sm & Lg Std. Oval Nesties; Darice - Damask Background EF; Avery - photo corners; Ranger - Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents; Sakura - White Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares



JUST US GIRLS #271 - Trend Week!

Hiya friends! We have a fun new challenge at JUST US GIRLS! Maria is our hostess this week and the trend she picked is mixed media! 


I have to admit, I was a little nervous about this. I love to look at all the incredible mixed media art out there, but it's not something that I would normally get into. But, what's a challenge if it doesn't do just that - challenge you! So here is my lame attempt at mixed media:


 the inside:

I used 3 colors of Distress Inks to create my ombre background, then spritzed water on it. (my water spritzer drips blobs of water rather than spritzes. Might be time to get a new one. ☺) After that dried, I spritzed pearl Glimmer Mist over it. The picture below shows the shimmer a little. (sort of maybe)


Once that was dry, I got out a stencil and embossing paste to make the falling snow. For the rest, I stamped the snowman, fussy cut hills, embossing two of them, and stamped the sentiment on the third one. Went over the edges with DI and adhered with foam squares.

I have to say, this was a lot of fun to make, and I think I'll be making some more mixed media cards soon. ☺

Now it's your turn! Link up your project at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out what my teammies, and our December Guest Designer, Lee Ann Barrett, made for your viewing pleasure! Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our December challenges, you will be in the running for our Guest Designer for the month of February! Cool Beans!

Thanks for hanging out with me. Have a wonderful day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Freezy Fellas, Christmas Sampler, Joyful Greetings
Ink: Memento - Grey Flannel; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: Dreamweaver - Embossing Paste; Tattered Angels - pearl Glimmer Mist; GC; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF; Heidi Swapp - stencil; water spritzer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #180 - Favorite Technique!

Hello and welcome back to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This go around, we want you to create something using your favorite technique! (Don't forget to tell us what it is!) It probably won't be a surprise to know that I went with the chalkboard effect on my card. I can't help it - I LOVE the look of it, and it's so fun to do!


 and the inside:

Now that Thanksgiving is done, I'm in full Christmas-card-making-mode! (You'll be seeing a lot of them for a while! I'm sure I'm not the only one out there! HA!) 

Ready to play along? Sure you are! Link up your card or project at Shopping Our Stash so we can see it. And if you have the time, please check out the fabulous creations my teammates made to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Freezy Fellas, Joyful Greetings
Ink: VersaMark; Clear Snap - Frost White; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP: Creative Imaginations - Winter Woodland
CS: Darice
Accessories: Prismacolor pencil; GC; Labels One Nesties; Stampendous - White EP; heat gun; Colorbok - rhinestones; VersaMark pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares




Saturday, December 6, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #270 - Word Week

Good morning crafty peeps! Sue V. is our hostess this week at JUST US GIRLS, It's Word Week, and she picked one that is perfect for this time of year! And that word is:


Ooooh! Sparkle! I love sparkly things! Especially on cards, so here's what I made:


Here's the inside:

I made the background panel using a stencil and Distress Ink. I took a bit of green glitter paper, cut a curve in it and adhered on top of that. (and used the other piece on the inside! Woot!) Once I stamped the sentiment, I went back over all the swirls with diamond Stickles. Yep. SPARKLY!!

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Be sure to link up your card or project at Just Us Girls! While there, check out the gorgeous creations that my teammates, and our December guest designer, Lee Ann Barrett, have made! WOW! Also, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our challenges in December, you will be in the running as Guest Designer for the month of February! 

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

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Warm Holiday Wishes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mowed Lawn
DP - American Crafts - glitter paper
CS: Darice
Accessories: Plaid - swirl stencil; ranger - diamond Stickles
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanenct



Saturday, November 29, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #22 - V is for Vintage!

Hello Snarky Peeps! We have a new challenge this fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! We are toning it down this go around. I guess. Maybe. Well, you'll see! It's V for Vintage!


Edna has the coolest toys!!! I'd be happy to be her designated driver if I got to drive around in this sleek little number! LOL!

Anyhooo, here is the card I created:


 And the inside:

Nothing screams vintage to me more than G45 papers, and when I saw this card by Robin Shakoor, I knew I had to CASE it! (Thank you Robin!) Inking and distressing the card panels lends to the vintage vibe of my card. And bonus, I used more chipboard pieces! Woot Woot! I found this gorgeous reddish/orange crinkle ribbon in my stash which paired beautifully with the colors in the paper collection. A stamped sentiment completes the inside. No snark this time. I just couldn't go there with this card! LOL! 

So, ready to play along? Sure you are! Don't forget to link up your creation at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Oh, and please leave some bloggy love for my Sistahs, and our newest guest designer, Linda! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Hampton Art/G45 - Christmas Emporium
Ink: Ranger DI - Vintage Photo; Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP & chipboard: G45 - Christmas Emporium
CS: Darice
Accessories: May Arts ribbon; DMC floss; Tonic distressing tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Recollections - red tape



JUST US GIRLS #269 - Wild Card Week

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! Are you all tryptophanned out from all that turkey you consumed?! LOL! We have a new challenge starting today at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is hosting Wild Card week, and she said Anything Goes!


So, of course, I made a Christmas card!


 and the inside:

I just loved this cute little skiing bunny, so I had to use him. I found paper scraps to go with the colors I used and stamped my sentiment on all of them. I used a snowflake EF to add to the snow theme, and finished the inside with that bunny and another sentiment. 

I can't wait to see what you create! Please join us at Just Us Girls for the Wild Card challenge! Be sure to see what our November guest designer, Tajanna, and my teammies created! Don't forget that if you are picked as Chic of the Week in November, you will be in the running for our guest designer for the month of January! Good luck and happy crafting! Have a great day!

Chris

Supplies
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Snow Bunny
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scraps
CS: Bazzill (blue); scraps; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: GC; MFT - Dainty Doily Die-Namic; Darice - snowflake EF; Spectrum Noir markers; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares