Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #161 - 5 a Day

This week's challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH is "5 a Day" we want you to use fruits or veggies somewhere on your project.

My friend Brandy would be so proud of me for this one...I broke into the Cherry-O papers that I got from her....ohhhhhhh let's see...I think it was 2010?? I love them so much that I have resisted using them...until now.

As of last summer, we now live in the Niagara Region, aka the "Fruit Belt." The area is famous for cherries and peaches. You can get amazingly fresh cherries at the farmers markets and farm stalls around town right now and they are soooooooo good! And it makes good sense to me to buy from  local farmers when you can. 

Hubster's birthday is coming up this week, this past weekend his parents had a family BBQ for his birthday. I made these fun BOX IN A BAG as a little gift for his mom and aunt...what am I going to put in them?? Cherries of course!!

Want to make one for yourself? They are super easy and make such cute little gifts...here's a link to the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers that I always use for these:

Cherry-O paper pack (CTMH)
Red Ribbon - Mini Medley - Tulip (CTMH)
Scalloped border punch (SU)
Tag punch (SU)
Hole punch
Double sided tape

 Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and remember to visit my teammies and show them some crafty love!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Scraptures Finally Friday - July 18, 2014

Time for another Finally Friday at SCRAPTURES.

This week's Finally Friday Flashback cards are made with the June 2013 card kit which featured Pretty Little Studios "Monsieur."

I made over a dozen cards from the kit when I sat down to use the kit - yep got a little carried away - but it feels good to use up stuff in my crafty stash! 

Not to mention that I always struggle to make masculine cards....this kit made that super easy.

Here are three of the cards I made from the kit:

My challenge for you this month is to make projects from kits that you have in your stash...let's see what you can come up with!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Random Snarky Thursday

I've been having fun playing with washi tape and snarky sentiments.

I made a few cards with a fun stamp set from Graphicat Stamps...sadly, I think they are no longer in business, which is really too bad because I LOVE their snarky stamps!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash ~ Challenge #160 ~ I Just Can't Put It Down

This week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge is "I Just Can't Put It Down" ...yes you can sing that to the tune of "I just can't get enough" by Depeche Mode...trust me, I have been all afternoon...and you are welcome for that earworm!!

Back to the challenge...we want you to use something on your project that you are using ALOT recently.

For me this was an easy one...washi  tape and bling, it's like Frank's hot sauce, I put that shite on everything. I blame my current washi obsession on LESLIE as she makes such awesome washi cards I just can't resist (OK that and I have a whole basket full of washi tape!!)

My two favourite Josh's have birthdays in August, I have a hard time making cards for dudes in their 20's...do they even want cards??? I figure I can't go wrong with skulls and a kinda snarky sentiment right???

Anyway, here's what I came up with for the challenge...the sentiment oval is popped up on a wobbler.

White and black cardstock (Recollections)
Skull washi tape (SU)
Black Soot distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Graphicat stamp
Oval punch (Marvy)
 Bling strip (Michaels)
Join in the fun on the SOS BLOG and while you are there be sure to show my crafty sisters some lovin!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Medallion Birthday

I love the SU medallion stamp...love love love it...it's one of those stamps that I don't use very often, but when I do, I think "ya, I really love that stamp." LOL

I need to make a birthday card for one of my crafty friends whose birthday is later in the month, I knew I wanted to do an embossed medallion in two colours with some bling...came out pretty close to what I had envisioned.

Whisper White cardstock (SU)
Medallion stamp (SU)
#hastags stamp set (Tim Holtz)
Dusty Concord & Broken China distress stains (Tim Holtz)
White embossing powder (Michaels)
Versamark ink
Black Soot distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Bling (from my stash)