Friday, October 9, 2015

You Are Awesome!

I've been working on cards for the Hop to Stop all week, but have been slow getting them photographed and blogged (what can I say, it's more fun to MAKE the stuff!) Check out Becca's blog for all the nitty gritty details!

Supplies: Dusty Concord distress ink; Versamark & white detail EP; stamps from Neat & Tangled, PTI, and unknown

I just used the one purple ink, using generational stamping to create the different tones. 

C'mon and play!! You've got until the 14th to link up :)


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shopping our Stash #222 - Birthday!

We've got an 'oldest supply' challenge for you at Shopping our Stash this week - we want you to dig out your oldest birthday stash, use it, and tell us about it!

Now, to be 100% honest, I may have older birthday stamps somewhere in the basement, but I had no intention of mounting that kind of search (mounting! stamps! not enough coffee yet! lol). This adorable stamp is definitely the oldest stamp I have in my crafty space. Even washing it with the trusty dish soap won't restore this baby's cling mount. I gave it a new twist by watercolouring it:

Supplies: flying piggy stamp from The Greeting Farm; Palette Noir ink; Distress inks for watercolouring; sentiment from Stamplorations; Paper Smooches cloud dies

I hadn't used this guy in a while because I was really out of ideas to make him different - but I love how this turned out! 

So what's your oldest birthday schtuff??


Tuesday Morning Sketches #321 - Digital Delights!

Happy Tuesday! I couldn't resist a little Halloween fun for this week's sketch at TMS -  don't forget to check out the adorableness at our fab sponsor, Digital Delights by Looby Lou!

Supplies: stanps from Reverse Confetti; papers from We R Memory Keepers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Citrus Adirondack ink; labels Nesties dies; sparkle cardstock, twine, and button from stash

oooooh witchy!

Our sketch this week was designed by the lovely Debbie:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, October 11 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - B is for...

Boooooobs :) Everybody loves boobs in October! The Snarky Sisters want to see your boobs (wait, that came out wrong) Your card featuring boobs. 

Supplies: Vampire from The Stamping Chef; Spectrum Noir markers; Doodlebug papers; Pink Paislee letters; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; classic small oval nesties

Sparkly boobs even!

Ready to play? Get some more boobspiration from the sisterhood:

You've got until Friday, October 16 to join in

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Hop to Stop.

I am so honoured to be participating in The Hop to Stop, an incredible show of support, awareness, and information spearheaded by the one & only Becca Cruger, The Damsel of Distressed.  I shared my own experience with domestic violence last October, and besides the support from the blogging community (you guys are awesome) I also learned more about my friends' stories. 

For the hop, we're all creating with purple - the awareness colour for domestic violence. The theme is your choice - as long as you feature purple. I decided with my first card to also celebrate love.

Supplies: stamps from PTI; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark; clear detail EP; Moonstone EP; Sakura clear glitter pen; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire; Spectrum Noir markers

I stamped & embossed the sentiment first, and then the moon. Before embossing I tapped off the clear powder & resprinkled it with moonstone powder to get the sort of pocky moonscape look. Then I stamped & coloured the rocket, coated it with Dimensional Magic, sponged the inky background, and finally clear-embossed the stars. *whew* Lots of steps for a single layer! 

Becca's blog has all the information you need to participate in the hop - and I hope you will! Link up before October 14 to join us.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shopping our Stash #221 - Wooden it be Nice

Guess what we want to see at Shopping our Stash this week?  All kinds of wood! This is another of those challenges where I was spoiled for choice by what's in my stash, and I finally went with these adorable kitty veneers that Lindsey sent me :) 

Supplies: Stamps from Paper Smooches; Basic Grey paper; Wplus9 banner die; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; googly eyes

See that? A perfect little lineup of kitties :)

So what kind of wood is in your stash?


Tuesday Morning Sketches #320 - Debbie Foster :)

Happy Tuesday! We have a fun frilly sketch for you this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and our own Debbie is our sponsor with a $10 certificate for Doodle Pantry - awesome! I took advantage of the embellishment opportunities in this sketch, big time:

Supplies: Papers & pink lace from MME; Prima flowers & leaves; May Arts twine; Corner Chomper; Basic Grey buttons; American Crafts fabric thickers; pins & turquoise lace from stash

This was a dear friend's birthday card & she loved it :)

Here's the sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, October 4 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

Melissa (off this week)


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - P is for...

Since I was late *koff* I figured I'd post today as a kind of halfway reminder post :) 

Supplies: image from TSC (discontinued); Spectrum Noir markers; DCWV paper; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

And yes, these are missing the Snarky Sisterhood watermark because I discovered this morning that in cleaning the computer up my husband deleted my photo software.


You've got until Friday, October 2 to join in


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Shopping our Stash #220 - Show us your Smile!!

This week at Shopping  our Stash we want everybody to say Cheese and smile big!! Use an image with a big ol' smile, or the word smile, or "smiley words" like grin, laugh, and so on. 

Supplies: paper from GCD Studios; sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps; Mowed Lawn distress ink; Sakura stardust glitter pen; various gems; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies

Ooooooh, shiny!

C'mon, a smile always makes you feel better!


Tuesday Morning Sketches #319 - Sami Stamps!

We have a lovely simple sketch by Debbie this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and returning is a wonderful sponsor - Sami Stamps! You'll love her whimsical designs - and the design team was fortunate enough to get to play with them!

Supplies: Sunflower Kitty from Sami Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; sentiment from MFT; Brushed Corduroy distress ink; MME papers; Nesties label die

Here's the sketch:

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