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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Retro Birthday Cards

Looking for my Shopping Our Stash post for this week?? Please click HERE

I've been having some fun this week with one of my SCRAPTURES card kits making some retro birthday cards featuring the It's a Celebration Collection Kit by Carta Bella.

Here are two cards I made using a piece of the DP that had these cool retro / vintage images on them.

I was born in the 70's so for some reason these images really appealed to me, especially the bottom one...we had such awesome birthday parties as kids...everyone would get dressed up in our fancy party frocks LOL

Shite I used to make these cards:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • It's a Celebration Collection Kit (Carta Bella)
  • Chevron washi tape (We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SOS 171 - Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

This week's challenge on SHOPPING OUR STASH is "Sunshine on a Cloudy Day" the lyrics from MY GIRL by The Temptations.

For this week's challenge the SOS crew would like you to use either sun or clouds on your project.

Here's what I came up with for the challenge:

This card was super quick and easy to make. Start with a 9" x 4.25" piece of cardstock, score at 2.5", 3.5", 5.5" and 6.5"...fold...decorate and voila...easy peasy lemon squeasy!

Here's another picture from the top that shows the fold better:

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • We Are Family design paper (Lori Whitlock for Echo Park)
  • Arrow clips (SU)
  • Red buttons (from my stash, maybe SU??)
  • Cloud dies (gift from my SOS teammie JESSI)
  • Twine (The Twinery)
Be sure to visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and show the SOS crew some crafty lovin' while you are there.

Friday, September 26, 2014



We snarky sisters effin' love two things - snarkiness and acronyms!

To save you the migraine you will get trying to figure out what exactly SoSS FASSSOBH is....I will spell it out for ya...yeah...I am nice that here we go...

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers First Annual Spectacular September Snark Off Blog Hop

How effin' FUN is that???? Yep - the sisters have teamed up with Rubber Dance to bring you a super spectacular snarky blog hop!! We'll all the working with the Sarcasm Superpower stamp set.

Participate in the blog and you have a chance to win this awesome prize too!! Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the blog and how you can win this fantastic stamp set from Rubber Dance.

The blog hog will run from September 26th - 28th and will feature sisters from the SoSS and Rubber Dance design teams!! Be sure to visit all the blogs to see all the snarky goodness! I've listed them for you below.

Here's what I made for the challenge:

I wanted my card base to look less stark black, so I rubbed chalk all over it then wiped off the excess. Then redid it to remove my effin' fingerprints LOL

I don't deal well with empty space on cards so I added some black and gold sequins to up the bling factor. That awesome pink flower and the cool blue lacey ribbon were pressies from SISTER CHRIS. Care packages from crafty friends are the bestest!!

Shite I used to make this card:

  • Sarcasm Superpower stamp set (Rubber Dance)
  • Basic Black cardstock (SU)
  • Black and gold sequins (Joann's)
  • Versamark & black embossing powder
  • Ladies &Gents and Trendsetter design paper (Websters' Pages Petite Papers)
  • (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Blue ribbon & pink flower (pressies from SISTER CHRIS)
  • Stapler & staples
  • White chalk
Here are the blog participants, if you started here...go back to Sister Lee's blog and start from the beginning! You won't be disappointed!!

SISTER DONNA (that's me - you're already here!!)

Representing Rubber Dance we have:

Here are the hop rules. 
1 - Leave a comment on each blog, beginning with Lee, and ending with Bibi

2 - Complete your hopping by Sunday Sept 28 at 11:55pm EST
3 - Enjoy! (or else!!!!)

We will use some sort of free computer tool to pick a random winner and announce it on Wednesday, Oct 1. The winner will receive their very own Sarcasm Superpower set!

Don't worry....if you get lost along the way, go to the SoSS BLOG - we have a list there for you too.

Happy blog hopping and stay snarky my friends!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shopping Our Stash 170 - Shower Time

Scrub-a-Dub Tuesday!! It's Shower Time!! That's this week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge theme.

This week we'd like you to use your shower curtain as inspiration for your project. If you don't have a shower curtain (or one that you'd like to use) you can use the shower curtains of any member of the SOS crew.

Check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details of the challenge, to see our shower curtains (that sounds kinda stalker-ish) and while you are there show my SOS crewmates some crafty lovin'

So here's what my shower curtain looks like, we have an "under the sea" theme going on...

And here's the card I made based on my shower curtain (my card is based on a fab card I received from my crafty friend Deb in a card swap):

I wanted to pick up the orange from the star fish as an accent colour. I used my marker spritzer to add some orange spritzes all over the card, distressed the edges and inked those up in the orange as well.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (SU)
  • Hashtags stamp set (Tim Holtz)
  • Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Pumpkin Pie marker (SU)
  • Marker spritzer (SU)
  • Silver sequins (Joanns)
Hope you'll play along with the SOS crew this week, let's see your shower curtain and how it inspires you to get crafty!

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 fun to add another project).