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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #147 - Tax Man (Numbers)

It's Tuesday!!1That means it's time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge! Hope you are ready to play along!! This week we're featuring the Tax we wanna see lots of numbers on your project for this challenge.

My brother, mum and dad all have birthdays within the next week or so. I made this card for my brother who will be 42 on April 17th. I think on the inside I will write "ya ya ya I know, you will never be as old as me." We are only 14 months apart in age!

LOTS of stash items in this card including the Old Olive, Pacific Point and Real Red cardstock (SU), the white cardstock is from a supply given to me by my crafty friend Georgina. I tried to match the bakers twine (The Twinery) to the cardstock, it's close enough, but not exact. The design paper is also SU as is the Pacific Point Ink.

So with all those stash items I also felt pretty good about using a never before inked Just Sayin' stamp set and Word Bubble framelits dies (also SU).


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #146 - Pieces of April

Happy Happy Tuesday!!! Here's hoping the weather is warming up where you are, here in Southern Ontario...not so much...but I am ever hopeful!!  This week's Shopping Our Stash challenge is "Pieces of April" we want to see you break out your mad paper piecing skills for this one.

I don't do paper piecing nearly as much as I's soooooooo much fun and a super good way to use up scraps in the craft room! All the paper on this card are miscellaneous scraps that I have been hoarding for some reason (I knew I would use them eventually!!!) and the clouds were a gift from my crafty friend Jessi.

Kraft, pink, white & yellow cardstock scraps from my stash
Cloud cutouts from Jessi
Birthday Buddies stamp set (Paper Smooches)
Weather Report stamp set (Technique Tuesday)
Black Stazon ink
Tumbled Glass distress stain (Tim Holtz)
Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection (Tim Holtz)
Design paper scraps for the sun, hat, banner and groundhog (SU)
Transparent blue button

Visit the Shopping Our Stash blog to upload your project and be sure to visit my SOS teammies to show them some crafty love!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SoSS Challenge #5 - Q is for Queen

Happy Saturday!! Royal subjects are we ready for another SoSS challenge??? I thought we might let's get to it!! This week's challenge is Q if for Queen so break out your tiara, sit down with a cuppa and let's see what you come up with!

Be sure to visit the SoSS blog for all the details on this challenge and to show the Snarky Sisters some crafty love.

I am sure I am going to hear about it from my English parents for defacing a picture of the Queen with such random abandon...but you know...that's how I roll...

I started with a random picture of HRH that I found online, fiddled with the colour of it a bit, printed and layered it on cardstock then cut it out. I am particularly proud of myself for using a stamp set that has been in my possession for only a few days!! YAY ME!!!

Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso cardstock (SU)
Early Espresso ink (SU)
Royal Charm design paper (Collage Press)
Say It How It Is stamp set (dylusions by Dyan Reavelrey)
Bling strip (Michaels)

Want to join the snarky sisterhood?? You have until 11:55 PM (EST) on Friday April 18th to upload your project to the SoSS blog. Maybe YOU will be our next Queen of Snark!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #144 - Oldest Tree Stamp

Happy Happy Tuesday! Hope spring has sprung where you in Southern Ontario we are still waiting patiently. Tuesday means it's time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge. This week we want you to break out your oldest treet stamp. Be sure to visit the blog for all the details on the challenge and to show my SOS teammies some crafty love.

For me the stamp choice for this challenge was an easy one, "Lovely as a Tree" was one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought...and I still use it quite a bit.

Both my dad and brother have birthdays in April and I always struggle with masculine cards, so I thought I would use that as motivation for this challenge and try to make a "manly" birthday card. I think this one will be for my dad (the old pot & pan) will probably get something snarky :D

I used a square punch to make a mask for the rectangle shape (does that make sense???) the interesting pattern in the rectangle comes from not being able to locate any of my stamping sponges and using a kitchen sponge instead...I kinda like it! I used the SU chalk marker on the tips of the branches (not sure if you can see it in the picture).

Whisper White, Basic Black & Smoky Slate cardstock (SU)
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (SU)
Smoky Slate ink (SU)
Black Stazon ink
Chalk marker (SU)
Square punch
Kitchen sponge

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SoSS Challenge #4 - F is for Fancy Fold

And I bet you were thinking that F would be fore something else weren't you?? Naughty, naughty!! This week F is for Fancy Fold. The Snarky Sisters want you to break out some fancy folding techniques.

Be sure to visit the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS BLOG for all the details on this challenge and to see what the sisters have created. be sure to visit their blogs and show them some crafty love, we do so love your comments!!

My card this week isn't particularly snarky, but it sure was fun to make. I used BEATE'S SIDE STEP CARD TUTORIAL which I always have up on my computer screen when I am making one of these cards.

I tend to go pretty plain and simple on most of my cards, this time I wanted it to be a bit more over the top. I had a certain young fella in mind (my 11 year old son) when I made this card and he is busy busy busy, so I wanted to use lots of different elements. The silver clips and bling are a bit of an inside joke, I bug him about being easily distracted by shiny things.

Most of the supplies used on the card came from this month's SCRAPTURES card kit. 

Design paper - Carta Bella "Max" 
Carta Bella "Max" Candid Cards
Kraft, Marmalade and Asparagus cardstock
Silver bling strip - Michaels
Shaped clips - SU