Friday, February 5, 2016

Scraptures - Finally Friday - February 5, 2016

I like when Christa asks me to do the Finally Friday projects for SCRAPTURES because it's anything goes!!

It's an excellent motivation to go back to some older kits to make cards to add to my stash.

This month I am going back to July 2014 to the card kit which featured "We Are Family" by Echo Park.

I made two quick and easy cards this week, both of which I think would work well as Valentines or thinking of you cards






Sorry the pictures are a bit wonky, it was actually dark outside when I took them! 

Shite I used to make these cards:

"We are Family" design paper (Echo Park)
SN@P "Homespun" Insta Squares (Simple Stories)

White cardstock (Fireworx - not in kit)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #237 - Dreaming of Something Warm

Hello again crafty pals!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge.

This week the SOS CREW are Dreaming of Something Warm and we hope you are too!

I live in a small town where there is no Starbucks ***gasp*** can you believe that??? I frequently dream of chai lattes...ya...I make them at home, but it's just NOT the same lol

I must admit I am kinda smitten with my card, that doesn't happen very often! I used a stamp set that's been in my stash for way too long without being inked up AND I tried something new (using a pencil eraser to make my little dots around the latte) AND I am super impressed how well the ink ended up matching the design paper I picked...YAY me!! 


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Fresh Brewed Blueprint stamp set (Tim Holtz)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Fired Brick distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Design paper (SU)
  • Pencil eraser
Please visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG to check out what' keeping the rest of the crew warm this week and as always we would love for you to play along with us!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #236 - Inspired by a book...

Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Tuesday to check out the new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge!

This week CHANA is hosting and her challenge is to make a project inspired by a book. Be sure to tell us what book you picked as your inspiration!

I based my card on "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. It's always been one of my favourite books and some of the wee monstahs in the "Be Different" collection by Fancy Pants remind me of the wild things in the book.

Here's what I made for the challenge:


As a book inspired challenge, I wanted my card to have lots of (maybe too many??) words and a library card on it.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Be Different (Fancy Pants)
    • Design Paper
    • Sticker Fundamentals
    • Ticket Roll
    • Ephemera Pack
Visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there please show the rest of the crew some crafty lovin! As always, we'd love for you to play along with us!! 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

SoSS #51 - T is for Technique


Hello snarky friends! Thanks for stopping by to check out the newest challenge from THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.

This week Edna and the sisters want you to put on your thinking caps and show us a technique, maybe it's something you've never tried before, maybe it's your go to...whatever it is, we want to see it AND we want you to tell us what it is.

I used a few different techniques for my card(s) this time around.

I created my own background, which I like to call Grandma's wallpaper - when my parents moved into their new home in 1989 the living room and hallway had this most awesome blue velvet damask wallpaper, it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen!!

The old pot & pan (my dad) tore it off almost immediately...but even now damask reminds me of that funky wallpaper!



Here's how I made the background:

First I embossed the piece of cardstock with the damask embossing folder, then I brayered ink over top. Then to make it look worn / distressed, I sanded the bejeeeeezuz out of it.

I also inked up another piece of white cardstock in coordinating ink to cut out the word so it would be all matchy matchy.

Then, thanks to my ever-so-smart-friend-Betty I ran the hello through my Xyron sticker maker...ha ha ha I will never have to worry about gluing fiddly words again! Thanks for that tip Betty!!

I was so impressed with my grandma's wallpaper background that I made another one.


Shite I used to make these cards:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Cracked Pistachio distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Smoky Slate ink (SU)
  • Damask embossing folder (ProvoCraft)
  • Sanding block (SU)
  • Xyron creat-a-sticker
  • Scripty Hello die (Lawn Fawn)
  • Fishtail Banner die (Your Next Stamp)
Please visit the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show some crafty lovin' to my snarky sisters and our Guest Designer Maarit.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #235 - 3, 2, 1

Thanks for visiting to check out the new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge.

This week our theme is 3, 2, 1.  We want to see three of something, two of something and one of something on your project (and we'd like you to tell us what your 3, 2, 1 are).

Here's what I came up with:



On my card I have:

Three pieces of washi tape
Two stickers
1 journal card

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • These Are The Days by Megan Hoeppner design paper, journal card and stickers (Webster's Pages)
  • Washi tape (from my stash, no idea who made it)
Check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there please show the rest of the crew some crafty lovin!

As always, we'd love for you to play along with us, you have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Monday January 25 to link up your project at the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG.