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


Tuesday Morning Sketches #347 -Lacy Sunshine Stamps!

We've got a great new sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches - Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  This company is new to me but I know I'll be drooling over their choices again. I chose to work with Mermella Steampunk Siren for my card.


Supplies: Mermella Steampunk Siren from Lacy Sunshine Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Cuttlebug embossing folder; classic small circle Nesties; scraps & bits and bobs

Here's our great sketch by Debbie:


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


xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Shopping our Stash #246 - April Fools!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want you to fool us - a little ;) Use a faux technique, or include a hidden element on your card. I went with my favourite faux technique, faux tiles:



Supplies: Stamp from Hero Arts; Palette Noir ink; Distress inks for watercolouring; UTEE and Versamark; trims from stash


I used 3 layers of UTEE to get nice thick tiles, and then crackled them just a little bit before adhering them to the card. 


Check out what the rest of my awesome teammates made!



And you have until Monday April 11 to come play!

xoxo,
Jessi