Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shopping our Stash #250 - Pink (gah!) UFOs

Can you believe it's our 250th challenge at Shopping our Stash? The team decided to host another tribute to Leslie by including one of her favourite things (using up UFOs, those "unfinished objects" we've all got cluttering our desks) and one of her favourite things to hate - PINK (gah!)

I have two UFOs on my project - the pink oval and the mother's day sentiment. That oval has definitely been kicking around for a few months! I decided to also include stitching & buttons on my card because Leslie used to always comment that it would drive her crazy to do it - and I think of her every time I sew on a button frame.


Supplies: Flourishes image; PTI sentiment; Reverse Confetti die & polka dot frame; distress inks for watercolouring; Palette Noir & Memento Gray Flannel inks; Tim Holtz design ruler; embroidery supplies

We love you & we miss you, Leslie. 

Check out what the rest of my awesome teammates made!

Donna (off this week)
Chris (off this week)
Chana (off this week)


And you have until Monday May 9 to come play!

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday Morning Sketches #350 - Digital Delights!

HOLY MOLY it's our 350th challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches - congratulations to all of you who play along with us & keep us going! This week our sponsor is  Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and just by playing along you could win your choice of digis. 


Supplies: Stampendous grad chick; Unity background stamp; Spectrum Noir markers; Doodlebug crushed velvet flock in yellow; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; MFT stars die; Studio G sentiment; Diamond stickles; Sakura Stardust glittter pen



Not only is this chickie fuzzy, but GOOGLY EYES! I used scraps of black glitter paper, traced the sentiment, and highlighted some of the background stamp with Diamond Stickles for some sparkle.

Here's the sketch:


This challenge will be open until next Sunday, May 8 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 


xoxo,
Jessi


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Q is for...


Quilts! (Also known as Jessi cheating to find something for the letter Q, and intending that you actually do paper piecing on your project, not make a quilt lol) The Sisterhood has some awesome stuff to share with you once again - here's my uber-simple take:



Supplies: Sentiment from From the Heart; cat stamp from Paper Smooches; scraps of cardstock; googly eyes

I'd printed out this sentiment rather larger than I'd intended, and that limited what I could do with it. Finally after a couple months lingering in my UFO pile I got around to an idea. 

Check out the amazing Sisterhood's creations - and extend a warm welcome to our three newly adopted designers:
 



And this week's guest designer, ABZAPPEL!


xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shopping our Stash #249 - Think Ink!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see you stretch your creativity by using LOTS of ink - but no colouring. I thought this challenge was perfect for using a dipped ink background (like I need encouragement for that, lol)


Supplies: Distress inks in Spiced Marmalade & Ripe Persimmon; Versamark & clear EP; stamps from Waltzingmouse; buttons from stash

On top of the dipped background I used Ripe Persimmon & Versamark to emboss the big beautiful sentiment, and then accented with buttons well, because I could :)

Check out what the rest of my awesome teammates made!



And you have until Monday May 2 to come play!

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday Morning Sketches #349 - Our own Melissa!

Good morning! I'm the sketcher this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and right away I knew I wanted to make a cheery birthday card! Melissa is our sponsor this week, and an embellishment pouch from Freckled Fawn is up for grabs :)


Supplies: Precoloured image from Doodle Pantry; Doodlebug papers; classic small circle Nesties & paper punches; Liquid Applique, microbeads, googly eyes


Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, May 1 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 


xoxo,
Jessi

Monday, April 25, 2016

Last minute rainbows!

For whatever reason, I could NOT come up with a naughty rainbow card for the challenge & DT call at Naughty or Nice - they kept turning out nice. Pffft! Since I'm just about out of time, here's what I came up with :)


Supplies: All stamps from Paper Smooches; Palette Noir ink; Distress inks for watercolouring; Diamond Stickles; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies





Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps; Palette Noir ink; distress inks for watercolouring; Lil Inkers rectangle die; transparency sheet & rainbow sequins

The challenge and DT call ends today, so if you've been meaning to post you should probably get crackin' ;)
xoxo
Jessi

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shopping our Stash #248 - Chip Off the Old Block

This week at Shopping our Stash we'd like you to dust off that chipboard you've been hoarding (c'mon, we're ALL guilty of that!) and use it!


Supplies: Wellll....the papers are scraps from MME. Everything else is dusty stash!

I do love the sense of HA I get when I finally use something I've been hoarding :)

Check out what the rest of my awesome teammates made!



And you have until Monday April 25 to come play!

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday Morning Sketches #348 - Our own Patti!

Once again we have a great sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches - Debbie is our sketch artist this week, and our teammate Patti is our sponsor with a super cute stamp set for a random player!



Supplies: stamps from PTI; Palette Noir ink; Distress inks for watercolouring & dipping; Craft Concepts embossing folder; trims and bling from stash

Here's our fun sketch:


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


xoxo,
Jessi


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - E is for....


One of everybody's favourite techniques (want to impress someone? lol so punny - show them heat embossing. AMIRITE???) The Sistahs want to see you play with embossing techniques this time around! I decided to play with an old favourite - faux faux patina.  


Oooooh, shiny!


Supplies: Unity stamp; Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade distress inks; Versamark, Clear, Kaleidoscope, and Pirate Gold EP; Cuttlebug embossing folder; bling from stash

Check out the amazing Sisterhood's creations: 



And this week's guest designer, JANE!


xoxo,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shopping our Stash #247 - You stamped with WHAAAA?

This is a super fun and unique challenge this week at Shopping our Stash - stamp with something not intended for stamping :) I tried a number of things - felt flower, sea urchin, bottom of a banana, cd case...and finally went with the lid of a nail polish bottle!


Supplies: Lil INkers sentiment and sun/cloud dies; Memory Box 'splat' die; distress inks; Versamark, clear EP, Palette Noir ink

I stamped the background onto watercolour paper and then lightly brushed with my water brush so as not to eliminate the double circles from stamping. 

So what other crazy things did we stamp with? Check out what the rest of my awesome teammates made!



And you have until Monday April 18 to come play!

xoxo,
Jessi