Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOS 174 - Halloween


It's Tuesday!! Time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge!!! This week we'd like you to make a Halloween project using the holiday as your theme -- OR -- use Halloween colours: orange, black, green, purple.

I decided to do a bit of both, I made a Halloween themed ATC using black and purple as my main colours.



My super awesome crafty SOS teammie CHRIS recently sent me a care package with some Graphic 45 design papers in it from the Magic of Oz collection and some super cool purple bling...perfect for the challenge right???

Shite I used to make this ATC:

  • Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • The Magic of Oz design paper (Graphic 45)
  • Black and white polka dot washi tape
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Purple bling strip
  • Happy Halloween stamp (Graphicat Designs)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Versamark ink
Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there share some crafty love with my SOS teammies!!

I'd like to enter this ATC into the Halloween challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SoSS 19 - Hopeful Halloween


Edna is up to her old tricks (and treats) this week!! Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halloween is approaching, she wanted to give us some options for this week's SoSS challenge.

Either make a project to support Breast Cancer Awareness or make a Halloween project...but there's a catch...if you go with a Halloween project, it has to be predominantly PINK

Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show the sisters and our Guest Designer PAMELLIA some crafty love!!

So here's my predominantly PINK Halloween card:


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White and pink cardstock (Recollections)
  • Black Halloween design paper (SU retired)
  • Pink velvety design paper (in my stash for so long I have no idea where I got it)
  • Pixie Pink and Basic Black markers (SU)
  • Marker spritzer (SU)
  • Trick or Treat stamp set (Inkadinkado)
  • Versamark ink
  • Black embossing powder
  • Black sequins (Joanns)
  • Spider web embossing folder (Tim Holtz)
  • Cotton ball
I did make another card for the challenge as well...


WARNING...IMPENDING PROFANITY...DO NOT SCROLL PAST HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE IT!!! DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!

OK...you scrolled past the warning, so here it is:


Shite I used to make this card:
  • White & pink cardstock (Recollections)
  • Paper piercer and mat
  • Pixie Pink marker (SU)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness stickers (Michaels)
  • Thickers (American Crafts)
Want to play along with the Sisterhood?? You have until 11:55 pm (EDT) on Friday October 31 (Halloween!!!) to link up your project on the SoSS BLOG

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scraptures - WCW October 15, 2014

Here's this week's SCRAPTURES Wild Card Wednesday project featuring "Harvest Lane" by Simple Stories.

I don't usually make cards this "cluttered" but I saw this one online and really liked the look of it. Here's a link to the original card (I like to give credit where credit is due):

http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/2012/07/harvest-lane.html

And here is my version:



Shite I used to make this card:

  • Core'dinations cardstock (Tim Holtz)
  • Harvest Lane Expressions Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane Funadmentals Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane 4x12 Title Strip Elements (Simple Stories)
  • Brass brads
  • Rhinestones (Queen & Co.)


  • Crumb Cake cardstock (SU - not from the kit)
  • Sanding block (SU - not from the kit)
  • Paper piercer & piercing template  (SU - not from the kit)
  • Black Sharpie (not from the kit)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOS 173 - Hello Sweetie!


The 3rd Saturday in October is Sweetest Day in the US. That's the theme for this week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge.

The SOS crew would like you to a "sweet" theme...and be sure to tell us how you interpreted the challenge (something sweet, something for your sweetie etc.)

Just about the sweetest thing in my life is this adorable little missy...she just turned one on September 30. Miss Charlie London is the daughter of my cousin (more like little sister) Alley.


Can you believe looking at that face that Charlie was a preemie and weighed less than 5 lbs when she was born? I remember going to see her in the ICU and she was so very tiny, we weren't allowed to take her out of the incubator. We were kinda worried about her at the beginning, but only because we didn't know then what a trooper she is!

Here's the card I made for her 1st birthday...my sweet little monkey princess.


Shite I used to make this card:

  • Purple cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ella Giraffes design paper (Animal Crackers, Making Memories)
  • Baby Girl Miniatures (Bella Blvd)
  • Baby Girl Alpha + Bits (Bella Blvd)
  • Pink & white twine (The Twinery)
  • Pink sequins

Be sure to visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show my teammies some crafty lovin'!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The lovely ladies over at Jingle Belles LAUREN and STEPHANIE are hosting a PINK CHRISTMAS challenge from October 10 - 22nd.

For every card linked up these awesome ladies donate $2 each to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

You can enter as many times as you like, every card posted to the Jingle Belles Blog counts!! So what are you waiting for???

I love PINKand I adore Christmas...putting the two together was SOOOOOOOO much fun!!! Here's what I made for the challenge:



Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Pink polka dot washi tape
  • Santa's Workshop Sugar Coated Stickers (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Happy Holidays Boutique Brads (Doodlebug Designs)
Breast cancer awareness is a cause close to my heart, one of my dear crafty friends had breast cancer this past year as did a partner of a former co-worker.

Hoping you'll join in the challenge...spread the news and play along!!