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Saturday, September 20, 2014

SoSS 17 - D is for Distressing


Poor old Edna certainly does seem to look somewhat distressed this week! I can share her pain...I have just discovered the number 3 key and the CAPS LOCK button on my laptop no longer work...WTF?? Talk about distressing...oh well...I digress...back to the challenge...

This week the Edna and the sisterhood would like to see some distressing on your project...this was an easy one for me. There is nothing I love more than sitting over my recycle bin in the craft room with a pair of scissors shredding up the edges of paper...yes...I know I lead an exciting life...LOL

Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show my sisters some crafty lovin'.

Here's what I made for the challenge


I used my scissors to distress the edges of all the layers including the little photo and inked them up with frayed burlap distress ink on my ink blending tool. I also frayed the edges of the burlap paper strip to make it look distressed as well.

I used the leftover ink on the blending tool on the design paper and bingo card to try and make them look more antique-y.

The cool bingo card came from some papers SISTER CHRIS sent me in a care package.

Shite I used to make this card:


  • Kraft cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ladies &Gents and Trendsetter design paper (Websters' Pages Petite Papers)
  • Vintage Finds Bingo (Teresa Collins)
  • Salvage Stickers (Tim Holtz)
  • Frayed Burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Burlap paper (DCWV)
Want to join the sisterhood?? You have until 11:55 pm EDT on Friday October 3rd to link up your project on the SoSS BLOG...maybe you will be our next Queen or Princess of Snark!!!

My card also fits the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge for this week, Who's Who so I am going to enter the card there as well (even though I am on their design team...lol...still fun to add another project).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #169 - Who's Who


This week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge is "Who's Who." This time around the SOS crew would like you to use a photograph or a stamped image of a person.

Here's what I came up with using the "Make Your Own" stamp by Hero Arts and some retro looking design paper. I had fun with my distress markers and water brush water colouring the vintage ladies.


Shite I used to make this card:
  • Very vanilla cardstock (SU)
  • Watercolour paper (Canson)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Make Your Own stamp (Hero Arts)
  • Ladies &Gents and Trendsetter design paper (Websters' Pages Petite Papers)
  • Walnut Stain, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet and Spiced Marmalade distress markers (Tim Holtz)
  • Water pen (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blender tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Filmstrip ribbon (Tim Holtz)
  • Chit Chat stickers (Tim Holtz)
  • Water spritzer (SU)
  • Three flower punch (SU)
  • Silver brads (SU)
Be sure to visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there be sure to show the rest of the SOS crew some crafty lovin!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Create Avenue - Challenge #89 - Anything Goes

Just Us Girls - Challenge #258 - Trend Week - Watercolouring






Friday, September 12, 2014

YOU ARE SO FABULOUS

This month the crafty group I belong to on Facebook had a "Fancy Folds" swap.

I made a centre fold card using this SPLITCOAST STAMPERS TUTORIAL

My card is going to our friend Terri...I hope she likes it!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock (SU)
  • Candy button epoxy stickers (Basics)
  • Hey Kid Kr8v design paper, ephemera die cuts, chipboard stickers & letters
  • Bling (from my stash)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #168 - Chicken


Did you know that September is Chicken Month??? According to to Holiday Insights it is!!! 

In honour of chicken month, this week the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH would like you to use a chicken OR any bird on your project. 

I think Leslie had me (and my LOVE of birds....NOT) in mind when she created this challenge...at first I thought....SHITE...I got rid of my one and only bird set!! Turns out I have not only one but TWO Paper Smooches stamp sets that have chickens in them! LOL

I got a really cool card in the mail from my crafty friend Jenn Tinline that just also happened to feature a bird...I loved the layout of the card, the card base is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock (the pink on Jenn's card) then there is a smaller 10 1/4 x 4" piece that folds in half on top of the base...what a cute and frugal way to use coloured cardstock!!

Here's Jenn's card:


Jenn Tinline

And here's what I came up with in honour (??) of chicken month:



And here's the inside of my card (ya I did something on the inside since that's where the chicken is), so there you can see the white part open on the yellow base...cool huh??



Shite I used to make this card:

  • Daffodil delight cardstock (SU)
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Chubby Chums & Slang Gang stamp sets (Paper Smooches)
  • Spiced Marmalade distress marker (Tim Holtz)
  • Squeezed Lemonade distress stain (Tim Holtz)
  • Water brush (Tim Holtz)
  • 1 3/4" circle punch (SU), 2" circle punch (Marvy Uchida)
Want to join the fun?? Link up your project on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG and while you are there show my SOS Crew some crafty love!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

SoSS #16 - O is for One


This week Edna and the Snarky Sisters have been making monochromatic cards...that's right...cards that feature ONE predominant colour...for this challenge "O is for One"

Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there, show my snarky sisters some crafty lovin!

I made my card for this challenge on the Labour Day weekend, still loving making Christmas cards when it's 30 degrees (Celsius) out...ha ha ha...I know that weather won't last for long now that we're into September.


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
  • Snowflake punch (SU)
  • Happy EWverything stamp set (Lawn Fawn)
  • Peacock Feathers distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Blue bling (from my stash)
  • Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
Want to get in on the fun?? Join the sisterhood! You have until 11:55 pm (EDT) on Friday September 19th to upload your monochromatic project to the SOSS BLOG.