Saturday, August 19, 2017


Welcome snarky peeps!
Doesn't Edna look ravishing in her Victorian wedding gown? That 
bouquet of blue flowers is gorgeous. And, wait -
is that a ball and chain?!! 
This fortnight at the
we'd like to see your Wedding/Wedding Anniversary projects!
But wait, there's a catch to our challenge:
You know the old saying,
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"?
We challenge you to create your project with that in mind!!
(and don't forget to tell us what those items are, if it's not obvious. wink!)
Here is the card I made:

and the inside:

Here is what I used for my prompts:
Old: DP and glitter paper, number stickers, blue ink pad, banner stamp, EF
New*: flower heart die, gold ink pad, white cardstock
Borrowed: I cased (borrowed) this card by Di Barnes. Thank You! I also found
the inside sentiment on the Google. 
Blue: blue cardstock, blue ink, the inside sentiment was printed in blue.
*New-ish - these items I've had for under a year. 

So, you think you can handle this challenge? Of course you can! Just be
sure to link up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can see it!
Need more inspiration? Then do check out what my Sisters, and our
newest Guest Designer - Ike, have made for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for popping by! I hope that you have an excellent day!

Stamps - Paper Issues - Freakin Sentiments; Lawn Fawn - Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; VersaMark; Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Shimmer
DP: AC - glitter paper; Carta Bella - Well Played
CS: TE; scraps
Accessories: GC; Simon Says Stamp - Heart of Roses die; Cuttlebug EF; K & Co. - gold number stickers; Wow! - clear EP; heat gun; MISTI; computer and printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #316 - Chillaxin and Relaxin

Hello and welcome crafty peeps!
We hope that we didn't scare you away with
last week's Spice Girls challenge at
(Come on, you know that was a fun challenge!)
So for this week's challenge, we are Challaxin' and Relaxin'!
Yep, today is National Relaxation Day, so we want you
to create something that reflects what is relaxing to you.
For me, a day (or more) at the beach is my kind of relaxation!

Sun, sand, and a drink in my hand. Can't get better than that!
Now it's your turn! Just create something that shows us what 
you think of as relaxing to you and link it up at Shopping Our Stash!
Be sure to visit the blogs of my teammies to see what they consider
relaxing to them, and leave some love!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass
CS: TE, scrap
Accessories: paint brush; Tattered Angels - Pearl Glimmer Mist; Taylored Expressions - flip flop die; Nicole - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #315 - Spice Up Your Life

Hello and welcome crafty friends!
we are challenging you to make a project
based off of one of the Spice Girls!

Baby Spice (could be a baby card, or something cute), 
Ginger Spice could be orange or food inspired),
 Sporty Spice (sports theme or color of your favorite team), 
Posh Spice (something elegant maybe?) or 
Scary Spice (skulls, bats, Halloween)

How's THAT for a challenge?!!

As for me, I've gone with Scary Spice, and made a Halloween card:

and the inside:

I hope YOU won't be scared of this challenge! We'd love to see your take on it!
Simply link up your project at Shopping Our Stash so we can check it out.
Need more inspiration? Then please do check out what my teammies 
created for this fun challenge!
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Stampendous - Dance Macabre; Hampton Arts - Beware
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - vintage Photo
DP: HOTP (2005)
CS: TE; Recollections
Accessories: MISTI; Tonic/TH distress tool; Ranger blending tool; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch foam tape

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Hello snarky peeps!
For the next two weeks,
challenge you to create something that has a furry animal on it!
Any furry critter will do.
You'd think with being a dog owner I'd have gone with that animal, but no:

That face! That is THE perfect image of a cat if I ever saw one! LOL!
And of course, I went with a snarky sentiment.
But wait, I couldn't stop at one, so I made another card:

I know this cat could have been singing, but I saw him as lamenting the stupidity of humans.
(Like the current dumb ass sitting in the White House, for example.)

So now it's your turn to create something with a furry critter on it. Just link up at 
the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we may admire it! For more ideas, please
do visit my Sisters in Snark, and our newest Queen of Snark: Mimi,  
and leave them some bloggy lovin. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Katzelkraft - les Chats Russe; Dylusions - Say it how it is
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Fired Brick, Barn Door
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; TE; Recollections
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MFT - Sm brick wall stencil; Ranger - blending tool; MISTI;
Inkadinkado - masking paper
Adhesives: SA  by 3L - tape runner

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Celebrating National Coloring Book Day with STAMPlorations!

Welcome crafty peeps, and
Happy National Coloring Book Day!!

I'm coloring along with the STAMPloration Girls at
using a couple pages from Shery's second
coloring book,

coloring pages for creative cardmakers and crafters!
This new coloring book is available NOW in the store!

Here's a little sneaky peeky of a couple of the pages in this book:

I've colored my pages using Prisma Color Pencils.
Check back later this month to see what I've created with these!

Want a chance to win this new coloring book? All you need to do is
go to the STAMPlorations blog, download the BLOOMTANGLED sampler,
print it out, color it, and link it up for chance to win!
What better way to celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

Have fun, and I hope you get the chance today to do some coloring!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #314 - Countdown to Christmas

Hiya crafty friends!
This week at
we want to see your Christmas creations!
Here's the card I made:

and the inside:

Oh Holy Night, did I shop my stash for this card! LOL!
The paper collection I used is dated 2011, and most of the stickers I've had at least
 7+ years. See those poinsettias? They are iron on appliques! (I just glued them on. LOL!)

Now it's your turn! Just make a Christmas project and link up at Shopping Our Stash!
I can't wait to see what you come up with. For more ideas, please do visit the blogs
of my teammies and leave some lovin while there!
Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Taylored Expressions - In & Out Christmas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: My Mind's Eye - Signature Christmas (2011), scraps
CS: Thunderbolt
Accessories: K & Co - Santa sticker; Hirschberg Schultz - poinsettia applique; Cloud 9 - epoxy Merry Christmas sticker; GC; SB - Lg Std Circle Nestie; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tropical birthday wishes

Hiya crafty friends and welcome.
Today I figured it's about time I blogged about a card I made a few weeks ago. A card that
got my crafty mojo working again.
And I'm only blogging about it now. Sigh.
Here it is:

 and the inside:

Seriously, I don't know why it took me this long to share this card. Because it's 
very mixed media, and I love how it turned out.
The background was made using Magenta Nuance dye powders. I stenciled over it with 
embossing paste using that awesome flower stencil.
I die cut, colored and added Stickles and Wink of Stella to the pineapple and the
hibiscus flower. Love the subtle shimmer to the images!

Oooh! Shimmery!

The Happy Birthday was embossed in gold using the Digits set. 

Well, that's it for now. Guess I should get my behind in gear and do something
about dinner. LOL! Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at: 
Seize the Birthday  - no topping this time


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Pineapple Crush, Get Outta Town, Digits, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
DP: scrap
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; Bazzill
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance dye powders: Bright Yellow, Grass Green, Turquoise; 
STAMPlorations - Bold  Florals stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; heat gun; water mister; 
Spectrum Noir markers; Paper Smooches - Pineapple Crush dies; Stampendous - Champagne EP; 
Martha Stewart - Arch Lattice punch; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; Wink of Stella pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Recollections - tacky tape  

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hiya snarky peeps and welcome!
Looks like Edna is the creamy center of a Scottish oreo! LOL!

Which brings us to our new challenge at the
we want to see plaid on your projects!

Here's my card:

and the inside:

Now it's your turn to break out that plaid and put it to use! We'd love to
see what you make at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
For more ideas, check out what my Sisters and our Guest
Designer, Melissa, have created for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens; For The Love of Stamps - Pampered Paws Purrfect Sentiments;
Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - This and That
CS: Crafter's Companion; TE
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; MFT - single stitch frame dies
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #312 - You Light Up My Life

Hello crafty friends!
This week at
we want to see some type of light fixture on your projects.
This is the card I made:

and the inside:

I hope you can join us at Shopping Our Stash this week. For more
ideas, please check out what my teammies came up with and
leave some bloggy lovin!
Thanks for visiting,

I'd like to enter this card at Happy Little Stampers July CAS challenge

Stamps: Unity December 2012 KOM; Technique Tuesday - Umpteenth Birthday
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Strathmore mixed media; TE
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance powder dyes: Bright Yellow & Old Yellow; Stampendous - black EP;
heat gun; GC; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rect. dies

Friday, July 14, 2017

Another Bad Ass Art Journal page - Sisters

Hello crafty friends.
I'm popping in before the next line of thunderstorms hit, and knock out my
cable service again.

I'm very slowly working on my Bad Ass Art Journal classes.
I'm on week 6 now. Check it:

 I used Magenta Nuance powder dyes to water color my background. For the next layer I 
used white ink and a few stencils for a subtle pattern. (I'm not sure if it was that 
particular ink pad, or stenciling onto the first layer, but that ink took
3 DAYS to finally dry! Even hitting it many times with
my heat gun! Holy crow!)
You can see some of the patterns in the next couple of pics:

My people bodies were made using spray inks.
 (Don't do what I did and use water reactive sprays for this, as they are, well,
reactivated with any liquid. Or if you lean your hand on them whilst painting the heads.
Ask me how I know)
I painted the head and shoulders. In the class, these were left as is, but
I felt compelled to add hair to mine. Personal choice)

Stamped some grungy thatched marks, and went over them with the edge of an old credit card
and black paint where the stamp didn't touch the paper. Also stamped and fussy cut the flower.
Some scribbling and doodling, and it was all finished!

I did spray this (carefully) outside with a sealer, in the hopes
that it won't smear, if someone were to touch it. LOL!

Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Golden Gesso;
Magenta Nuance powder dyes - Hot Pink, Orange, Bright Yellow; 
Colorbox/Susan K. Weckesser - Snow ink pad; 
STAMPlorations - Dragonfly Waltz, Delicate Lines, Dots All Over stencils; 
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge, Big Bloom Factory stamps; 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White, Carbon Black, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream; 
Dylusions Spray Inks - London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise
Maya Road - Eggplant Purple spray ink;
DecoArt Americana Acrylics - Warm Beige, Dark Chocolate, Natural Buff;
General's - multi pastel pencils - Van Dyke Brown, Black;
Faber Castell - Sm black artist PITT pen;
Sakura - Gelly Roll pens - white & silver;
StazOn - Jet Black ink; VersaMark ink; Stampendous - black embossing powder; 
heat gun; baby wipes
DecoArt Americana sealer
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