Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shopping our Stash #209 - Gingham Style!

This week the Shopping our Stash team want you to show off your Gingham Style (and please tell me I'm not the only one with Gangnam Style going through my head? kthx) We want you to feature that classic picnic pattern - or checkered - or squares (not just one square panel, you know what we mean). I used several checkered patterns from an MME pad:

Supplies: papers from MME; stamps unknown; Festive Berries distress ink; Gray Flannel Memento ink

The light gray panel is checkered also. I stamped it with stars with the gray ink, stamping each twice to get the different shades. The 'starburst' is stamped off once on scrap paper so that it matched the red paper better.

Check out how the SOS crew played with their gingham style:


Tuesday Morning Sketches #308 - Stitchy Bear!

Good morning sketchers! It's been a quiet week on my blog - my husband's family had a reunion on the weekend, and so last week was full of cooking and prep for that. It was a blast :) Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch - and this week we have Stitchy Bear returning as a sponsor. They offer such a huge variety of images, from cute to elegant to...the ones you didn't know you needed, like the one I chose!

Supplies: Up Yours digital stamp from Stitchy Bear; Spectrum Noir markers; computer-generated sentiment; button and washi tape from stash

When trying to choose what to use for the horizontal elements on the pink strip, I saw the bird washi tape and giggled to myself thinking hehehe, she's flipping the bird, that's perfect. 

Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, July 12 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shopping our Stash #208 - Buttons, Baubles, and Bows!

Ooooooh I love this week's Shopping our Stash challenge! Of course I went with 'buttons' out of those options - you've been here before, right?  By baubles we mean those great big fancy schmancy embellishments you've been hoarding - the DT has some perfect examples of them. Me, I went with what I'm beginning to think of as my signature button frame:

Supplies: Flourishes stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bo Bunny papers; Basic Grey brad; classic small circle Nesties; buttons from stash

I even paper-pieced the pinwheel - the purple layers are popped up. 

Check out how the SOS crew played with their pretties:


Tuesday Morning Sketches #307 - All Dressed Up!

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a favourite sponsor returning - All Dressed Up! The winner gets two images of their choice - woohoo :)

Supplies: Stamps from CTMH; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Echo Park papers; Tumbled Glass distress ink; Diamond Stickles; classic small oval Nesties; Wplus9 banner die; button from stash

Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, July 5 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 



Saturday, June 27, 2015

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

....oh, surely you can guess!

Wine and I don't tend to be friends, because wine likes to fool me into thinking I haven't had *that* much to drink...until the next morning. However, that doesn't make it any less magical! So come and celebrate the drink of the goddesses with the Snarky Sisters - you could even work in another occasion, like I did:

Supplies: image & sentiment from From the Heart stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; Antique Linen distress ink; MME paper; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

It's been extremely humid here (above 90% most of the week) and it took forrrrrevvvverrr for the gloss to dry - hard to get a pic but the entire wine bottle & glass are covered. 

Fill your wine glass (or just get the bottle, we won't judge!) and check out what the sistahs made:

Karen (off this week)

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shopping our Stash #207 - For the Boys!

Now that we're all fresh off the Father's Day crafting spree, let's use that bounty of masculine inspiration and create some more cards for guys! That's what the Shopping our Stash team was up to, and wouldn't you like to join us?  My card was inspired by one I made as a special request, to make a father's day card from the dog. I used many of the same elements but changed the sentiment, and ta-da:

Supplies: Stamps from Paper Smooches - Paws for a Cause,  Sentiment Sampler, the coordinating dog sentiments to Paws for a Cause, can't find them on the website; Basic Grey papers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ripe Persimmon distress ink; unknown speech bubble die

Check out how the SOS crew interpreted the Dreaded Man Cards (lol): 

And you have until Monday,June 29th to come play!

I'm also popping in at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:


Tuesday Morning Sketches #306 - SVG Attic!

Happy Tuesday! SVG Attic is our sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and the design team played with Give a Hoot. I don't have an electric cutter BUT I was inspired by the adorable owls!

Supplies: K&Co owl sticker; MME paper; Reverse Confetti sentiment; Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink; unknown scallop edge die, twine, button

I ended up keeping Debbie's sketch CAS, but it's a great one that you can embellish with too!

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, June 27 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 



Monday, June 22, 2015

One Last Dad card

One last Father's Day card to show you - I just love how  the watercolouring turned out and couldn't resist sharing :)

Supplies: unknown bird stamp; PTI sentiment; Palette Noir ink; Distress inks for watercolouring; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies

At first I was unhappy with how the inks bled, but once the panel dried....love it. Some stitching on the corners for a little somethin' without too much dimension or frilliness, and tada!  Popping in over at little red wagon for the stitching challenge. 


Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Kid cards! Some of my very favourites to make. 

Supplies: Owl stickers from K& Co; Hoot Hoot sentiment from Reverse Confetti; celebrate & balloon dies from Lil Inkers; Picked Raspberry distress ink; classic small circle Nesties; unknown banner die

I did end up being frustrated with my attempt to tie a bow with embroidery floss (single strands? WHAT WAS I THINKING?) but I persevered and I do love how it turned out. Probably won't do it again though ;)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shopping our Stash #206 - Out on a Limb!

As the title suggests, at Shopping our Stash this week we want to see trees! Conveniently I'm currently addicted to them, so this was super easy for me.

Supplies: stamps from PTI; papers from Studio Calico; classic small oval Nesties; Distress inks in Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain

This is one of the few multi-step stamping sets I've been able to use successfully - even clear sets generally confound my ability to line things up just so, and I knowwww there's products to help with that but no, I wanna spend my money on fun stuff :) lol

You gotta see all the lovely trees! Check out the SOS crew: