Saturday, January 24, 2015

SoSS 26 - Snarker's Choice

Happy Birthday to you (and us), Happy Birthday to you (and us), Happy Birthday dear Edna (and my snarky sisters), Happy Birthday to you (and us)!!!

Can you believe it's been a year already since the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers was born??? We had our very first challenge, "A is for Anti Valentine" on February 8,'s been a year of fun, laughs and LOTS of snark!

We've had some awesome Guest Designers, Queens and Princesses of Snark join us along the way (thank you ALL!!!).

We were all so very sad when Drunken Stampers was coming to an end and the sisters decided we just couldn't bear to let our friendships fade away into the crafty SoSS was born and I couldn't be happier that I've had the privilege of continuing to work with my amazing sisters


Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the "SNARKER'S CHOICE" challenge and be sure to share some crafty lovin' with my sisters won't you??

Here's what I made for the challenge, using the "V is for Vintage" challenge as my inspiration:

I recently bought some awesome vintage / retro (and snarky to boot!) stamps from Riley & Company and had so much fun making this card...I made a bunch more to go with it!!

Would you believe I only used one 12x12 piece of design paper to make all of these one more because I had a piece left over.

Shite I used to make these cards:
  • White cardstock (Firefox)
  • "Family Floral" design paper (We are Family by Lori Whitlock, Echo Park Paper Co.)
  • Stamps and sentiments (Riley and Company)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
Want to play along with us at SoSS?? Of course you do!!

You have until 11:55 pm (EDT) on Friday February 6 to upload your project to the SoSS BLOG

Maybe you will be our next Queen or Princess of Snark!!

Our wonderful Sister Lee has made the challenge even easier for you...she has set up a page on her blog with a list of ALL of the 2014 SoSS challenges. Click HERE to check them out!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scraptures WCW - January 21, 2015

Greetings crafty peeps! We're going back to the Enchanted Garden for this week's SCRAPTURES Wild Card Wednesday project.

I really liked the fairy cards that came in the ephemera pack and thought a centre step card would feature one of the pretty fairies nicely.

Here's a link to the SCS tutorial I always have handy when making a centre step card:

SCS Centre Step Card Tutorial

And here's what I made this week for Wild Card Wednesday:

Kit shite I used to make this card:

  • Plum and white cardstock (Bazzill)
  • Enchanted Garden Ephemera
Non kit shite I used to make this card:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Elegant Butterfly punch (SU)
  • Three flower punch (SU)
  • Frayed Burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Mini wooden clothespins (Dollarama)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Shopping Our Stash 185 - Not Your Normal Paper

Happy Happy Tuesday!! Who's ready for a new challenge??

You're in luck, the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew are here with Not Your Normal Paper.

This week we want to to use a specialty paper you had to have...glitter paper, foil paper, honeycomb paper, corrugated paper, canvas, cork, etc.

Visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and to show my teammates some crafty lovin'.

I know I have LOADS of "had to have it" paper in my stash that I have never this red metallic paper..."ohhhhhhhh that'll be great for Valentine's cards" I thought to myself...ya, it probably would be if it wasn't cardboard on the back and almost NO adhesive sticks to it LOL...don't worry I used three different adhesives on my card, there's no way that stuff is movin'!!

So here's what I made for the challenge with my "had to have it" red metallic cardboard backed paper (that's what I get for buying paper at the dollar store right???).

I'm pretty sure if you look closely enough, you can see my reflection in the metallic paper LOL

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Red metallic cardstock (Dollarama)
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder (ProvoCraft / Cuttlebug)
  • Heart punch (SU)
  • Scripty Hello die (Lawn Fawn)
  • Glossy Accents (to adhere the Hello)
OK, confession time...this is NOT the original card I made for this challenge. First I made this one:

And hated I made the Hello card above. I figure if the DH says..."hmmmmm ya, that's OK" as opposed to his usual "wow...that's awesome" the card is not very good.

But for the sake of honest crafting (LOL) I thought I would share it anyway. I am not totally hating it anymore...but I still like the other one better.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Red metallic cardstock (Dollarama)
  • Heart punches (SU)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Word Up stamp set (Paper Smooches)
Lastly, here's a quick peek at my ever present picture taking companion, Gordon. This fella LOVES winter...seriously, if I wasn't afraid his belly would freeze to the patio he'd love to lay out there ALL day long!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Scraptures WCW - January 14, 2015

I adore the super cute "Gnome Sweet Gnome" stamp set by Lawn Fawn that came with this month's kit.

For this week's Wild Card Wednesday I wanted to make a CAS (clean and simple) card.

I stamped 9 bees on cardstock + an extra one which I coloured and popped up. Add some layers of cardstock, a sentiment and some bling...easy peasy lemon squeezy your CAS card is all done.

Kit shite I used to make this card:

  • Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set (Lawn Fawn)
  • Enchanted Garden ephemera (Bo Bunny)
Non kit shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Crushed Curry cardstock and marker (SU)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  •  Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shopping Our Stash 184 - Hide and Seek

Greetings and Happy Tuesday to you! Thanks for visiting today! Are you ready for a new challenge from the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew?? 

This week, our challenge for you is Hide and Seek. We'd like you to use a hidden element on your project, or perhaps a picture of someone playing hide and seek.

Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there please show my teammies some crafty lovin!

Here's what I made for the challenge:

And here's my Hide and Seek tag that is tucked inside the wee envelope:

Shite I used to make this card:

  • Krafty cardstock (Coredinations)
  • Picked Raspberry distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Be Loved small decorative tags (Fancy Pants)
  • Be Loved ephemera (Fancy Pants)
  • Be Loved 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants)
  • Mini kraft envelope
  • Kraft twine
  • Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
Want to join in on the fun?? Upload your Hide and Seek project to the SOS BLOG