Friday, May 22, 2015

Wedding season is upon us... I'm working on lots of wedding cards, as you can tell by the blog this week. All of these cards are for the wedding & anniversary challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, and this first one is using the sketch from Leslie at The Crooked Stamper:

Supplies: Mums stamp from PTI; unknown sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Shaded Lilac distress ink; black Wink of Stella pen; purple gems

I traced the cursive writing with the Wink of Stella pen for some extra oomph. 

Supplies: AC sparkle paper; Hero Arts cake stamp; PTI sentiment; Spectrum Noir markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; buttons from stash; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies


Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; doily stamps from Clearly Besotted; sentiment from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Walnut Stain distress ink; Tonic edge distresser; May Arts cream twine; buttons from stash

Here's the graphic for the Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shopping our Stash #202 - Silver & Gold

May 24th is our four year anniversary at Shopping our Stash! And to celebrate we'd like to see your Silver & Gold creations - you've got to use both :) I've made an OMG SPARKLY card:

Supplies: sparkle paper from American Crafts; heart & circle Nesties; sentiment from PTI; versamark & moonstone EP; sparkly silver button from stash; Bow Easy & white floss

So. Much. Sparkle. The button is hidden underneath the bow - it really matches! And I absolutely love that sentiment for a wedding or just an I love you card :)

So how have the gals interpreted the Silver & Gold brief? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,May 25th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #301 - Stitchy Bear!

Good morning! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have Stitchy Bear back as a terrific sponsor - such a huge variety of images they offer! We've also got a fun and funky sketch for you:

Supplies: papers from MME; sentiment from Reverse Confetti; versamark & detail white EP; buttons from stash; emery board to distress the orange panel

After embossing the sentiment I distressed the edges with an emery board - rather than the fuzzy distressed edge I was going for the scratchy look. Check! 

Here's the sketch - I've tilted it on its side:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, May 24 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baby Shower!

I pulled out all sorts of yellow, orange, and green supplies this week, inspired by The Challenge - and then proceeded to use them in all sorts of different combinations. I did make this baby card, which was inspired by the palette but uses more pastel shades:

Supplies: unknown stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Dried Marigold distress ink; papers from American Crafts; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies; buttons from stash; classic small circle Nesties

I'm really excited with how well I've managed to get the stitched corners to turn out - who would've thunk it'd be that hard to pierce a 90 degree angle? Maybe I'm just special, lol


Merry Monday Stencils

I really like how my card for Merry Monday turned out!

Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; tonic edge distresser; Aleene's snow paint; unknown polka dot stencil; May Arts twine; Bow Easy; buttons from stash

Snow paint works really well with stencils - and is easier to wash off as well. I maaaayyy have some embossing paste stuck to the bathroom sink ;)


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - C is for...

Cake! (mmmmmm, cake....)

I am still apparently snark-impaired...lucky snark isn't necessary to enter. The sisters have some awesome snark to make up for it though :) I made a quilled wedding cake:

Supplies: Stampin' Up pearls; Corner Chomper; Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist; quilling paper

I freehanded the cake as I quilled, filling in the layers where needed. The little blooms were fussy as all get out but I love how they turned out!

So what delicious cake offerings have we got to whet your appetite? 

You've got until Friday, May 29th to join in

And don't forget to stop by and leave our guest designer STEPHANIE some love for her project! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shopping our Stash #201 - Oldest Washi Tape

This week at Shopping our Stash we want you to dig out your oldest washi tape! The oldest tape I have is from We R Memory Keepers, and I have several colours - so I pulled them out and waited (and waited, and waited) for inspiration to strike. Last minute to the rescue!

Supplies: light kraft card stock; WRMK washi tapes; sentiment stamps from Reverse Confetti; grungy stamps from PTI; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark & black detail EP; buttons from stash

Since I was going for a grungy look I used my black embossing powder - I think that might be the most frustrating EP to use if you're trying for a clean look. Anti-static products my aunt Fanny. 

So what kind of washi do the SOS gals have in their stash? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,May 18th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #300! Deedee's Digis

Good morning! Can you believe it - the 300th challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches?!  We have the awesome Deedee's Digis back to sponsor again this week. I decided to do something a little different because well, 300 is a big deal! I've made a tag using this week's sketch:

Supplies: tag hand-cut; classic small circle Nesties; banner die from Wplus9; regular & light kraft cardstock; May Arts twine; map stamp from Hero Arts; sentiment  from PTI; Walnut Stain & Gathered Twigs distress inks; button from stash; snippet of patterned paper & vellum

I've been playing around with tags quite a bit lately, working slowly on a little booklet for a friend. The challenge there is where to stop ;)

Here's this week's sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, May 17 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

One last catch-up post from me for today - this is my card for the current challenge at The Kraft Journal, Mother's Day: 

Supplies: light kraft card stock; Sizzix embossing folder; classic small oval Nesties; Spellbinders butterfly die; vellum; Frayed Burlap distress ink; Stampin' Up pearls; vellum; unknown sentiment stamp; buttons from stash

I cut out three butterflies from vellum so that I could fold up the wings for some dimension. The pearls hide the adhesive perfectly. And of course, a button frame - I was binge-watching season five of The Good Wife, so I got all sorts of sewing done on cards  this week :)


So distressing...

...well, paper distressing ;) I've been having a grand time distressing lately - the dog is always covered in teeny bits of paper, and so am I. The current challenge at little red wagon is distressing, so here are a couple cards to share for that challenge:

Supplies: stamps from PTI; Versamark, pirate gold EP, Frantage antique gold enamel; AC glitter paper; Tonic edge distresser; glue pen

To emboss the random dots with enamel I made spots with a glue pen.

Supplies: paper from MME; unknown stencil; Distress Stain Picket Fence; Pumice Stone distress ink; PTI 'mom' stamp; Webster's Pages lace; button & seam binding from stash; Stampin' Up pearls; Tonic edge distresser

After using the Pumice Stone ink & stencil I lightened it by swiping stain over top. I felt very Becca-ish while making this one :) 

Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; Recollections brown burlap; Paper Smooches sentiment; Gathered Twigs distress ink; Tonic edge distresser