Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shopping our Stash #198 - Texture Me!

This week at Shopping our Stash we've got a pretty easy challenge for you - we want you to use your oldest embossing supply! Your oldest folder, powder, even those old texture boards that you need to use a stylus with...whatever your oldest supply is. And tell us about it - we love a good crafty story :)

My oldest embossing supply (that I still own) is this Cuttlebug folder - I bought my Cuttlebug used via Splitcoaststampers about ten years ago, and this folder was one of the supplies the seller sent along with the machine. It's seen a lot of use & I still love it. 

Supplies: image from Digital Pencil Too; Spectrum Noir markers; Cuttlebug folder; computer-generated sentiment; Nesties labels die; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; hot pink rhinestones from Dollarama

As you can see in the closeup there is some shimmer on the embossing...I must not have done such a great job cleaning it the last time I played with spray mists. Oops. I meant to do that ;)

So what have my teammates embossed? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,April 27th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #297 - DRS Designs!

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have the fab DRS Designs back as a sponsor - they have some seriously funny stamps!

Supplies: Glow Worm and Glow Worm Greeting from DRS Designs; edge punch from Stampin' Up; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen; papers from Bo Bunny

My best friend, way back in high school, first introduced me to this little poem, and I think of her every time I see it :)

Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, April 26 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!



Monday, April 20, 2015

CSSC #3 - Happy Mother's Day!

It took me a while to get my idea in gear for this sketch!

Supplies: unknown stamps & stencil; buttons from stash; Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Broken China

I began by cutting a circle from a piece of copy paper to use as a reverse mask to sponge the blue circle, then stamped the sentiments & banner, and then stenciled the hearts and sponged the edges of the panel. The final step was binge-watching season 6 of Sons of Anarchy & sewing on the buttons (and yes, I have a few stitching cards to share coming up because of that, lol)



Jingle Belles & Open-Minded Crafting Fun are both hosting recycling challenges this fortnight, so I combined the two & made this:

Supplies: flair from American Crafts; label Nesties die; ...unknown paper scraps, recycled Christmas card image, cardboard scrap

I have a few people who save pretty Christmas cards for me to recycle - I especially love the bird images. To go with the recycling theme I decided to use scraps of designer paper, and then a piece of cardboard I've peeled the paper backing from to expose the corrugated inside. 

Jingle Belles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother's Day two-fer

I've got two cards to share in this post - the first I'm entering in the 'Take Your Pick' challenge at The Kraft Journal. The second was my first attempt at that challenge, and eventually the kraft paper just didn't work on it...so I used most of the same supplies & made another.

Supplies: kraft card stock embossed with Cuttlebug folder; patterned paper from Simple Stories; sentiment from PTI; Walnut Stain distress ink; lace, seam binding, and button from stash

The lace is attached to the back of the patterned paper with double-sided tape, and the seam binding bow is sewn on with the button. I've chosen lace, bow, and embossed as my three:

Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; PTI sentiment; Walnut Stain distress ink; Hero Arts lace

I love the lush vintage colours in this paper pack! This card is so similar that I figured I'd pop it in the same post just because :)


The Challenge #30

My first time colouring up this sweet image from Tiddly Inks - and once I coloured the groom's tux I thought ohhhh perfect for the colour challenge at The Challenge this week!

Supplies: Tiddly Inks image; Spectrum Noir markers; classic small oval & circle & lacy oval Nesties; papers from Pebbles

I futzed around with some embellishments and decided that this was just right as it is. I just love how their heads are nestled together :)


Vintage Snowman

Do not mistake the sentiment on this card for a request, Mother Nature! Although the snow is melting nicely, I still have a 6-foot bank on one side of the yard (and about a foot covering the yard) so no thanks, we're good :)

Supplies: papers from Simple Stories; May Arts twine; buttons from stash

One of those cards that just came together - love the little clip art pages in those Simple Stories paper packs! 

Kraft is definitely one of my go-to colours for vintage - entering at Merry Monday!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Q is for...

Quick! Go ahead and start having palpitations, because the Snarky Sisters have a real challenge for you this time around:


Oh now come on, it'll be ok. You can figure out what you're doing first, and gather your supplies. I'm a super show off so I have two cards...because patterned paper makes this ridiculously easy:

Supplies: paper from Simple Stories; unknown sentiment & doily stamps; Walnut Stain distress ink; Spectrum Noir marker (for edging); Corner Chomper

Supplies: paper from MME; Memento Gray Flannel ink; unknown sentiment stamps; pearls from Stampin Up; Corner Chomper

Even better, the sympathy card? I muffed up edging the rounded corner with marker, so grabbed the doily stamp that was already out & wah-la. *whew*

C'mon, have a little panicky fun with us!

You've got until Friday, May 1st to join in

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

Love You Mom!

I've got a card for the current SPARKS inspiration challenge - those big pom poms reminded me of Pretty Momma which hadn't yet seen ink. 

Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps - Pretty Momma and  StreamersStreamers Dies; circle & label Nesties; watercolour paper; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters; pink vellum

I stamped the roses, brushed over them with water, and added some Shabby Shutters ink for the leaves & background. After the panel was dry I re-stamped the roses in the same inks.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shopping our Stash #197 - Lost & Found!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see you use something "lost & found" - either something you actually misplaced (oh like it doesn't happen at your desk!) or something you've rediscovered that you forgot you had. Make sure to tell us what it is! 
With all my crafty space restructuring I could have used about a kajillion items for this - but of course I re-sorted them and now don't quite know where everything is again. However, while sorting through my stickers, I found this lovely fairy image from a decoupage sheet I purchased on eBay years ago. Score!

Supplies: fairy decoupage sheet; doily; patterned paper from MME; sentiment stamp from Flourishes; Stormy Sky distress ink; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; vellum; pearls

Having the sentiment tab wasn't my original plan, but the sentiment stamped directly onto the plaid just didn't stand out enough. 

So what have my teammates lost & found? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,April 20th to come play!