Saturday, April 30, 2016

SoSS #58 - Q is for Quilts

Edna has been expanding her crafty horizons and has been trying her hand at quilting. Now, she'd like you to do the same.

Q is for quilting, you can make a quilt themed project or use paper piecing.

I paper pieced a quilt pattern. Please admire this card. It was so EFFING fiddly I will never ever ever never make another one.

I started with 8 1" squares, cut them in halves to make the star quilt pattern. Layered that on a piece of cardstock and ran the whole thing through the cuttlebug to get a quilt-like pattern.

Took WAY longer than it should have, but I am pleased with the result.


  • Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock (SU)
  • Design paper (SU - retired)
  • Paper piercer and template (SU)
  • Walnut Stain distress marker (Tim Holtz)
  • Gathered Twigs distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Mini ink blender tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Lattice embossing folder (SU)
  • Fishtail Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
  • Plane and Simple stamp set (SU)
Check out the details for the challenge on the SoSS BLOG and while you are there show the rest of the sisterhood some crafty love.

As always, we'd love for you to play along with us, you have until 11:55 pm (EDT) on Friday May 13th to upload your project to the SoSS BLOG.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #249 - Think Ink

Thanks for popping by today to check out the newest SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge.

This week the crew would like you to "Think Ink"

We want to see lots of ink on your project, but no colouring!!

I rarely need an excuse to make an inky mess in my crafting, so I loved this challenge!

I used an acrylic block and overlapped four different distress inks to make my colour block background. Then another distress ink to stamp the trees and sentiment.

I also inked up the edges of the layer and the sentiment to match the trees.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Acrylic block (SU)
  • Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • Lovely as a Tree stamp set (SU)
  • Happy Everything stamp set (Lawn Fawn)
  • Mini ink blender tool (Tim Holtz)
As always, we would love for you to play along with us!

Check out all the details on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG and while you are there please share some crafty lovin' with the rest of the crew!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Scraptures Finally Friday - April 22, 2016

Last week's Finally Friday was a layout of Joel and I at the Garth Brooks concert last month.

This week's layout is Kevin and I from January 27 of this year. We went to see Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies in St. Catherine's

Poor Kevin, he is very patient with all my selfie requests

My lovely in-laws gave me the tickets as a Christmas gift - lucky girl huh??

I may have seen Alan Doyle once, twice or twenty times...his live shows are awesome and we had great seats in the front row of the balcony!

And yes, that is an Alan Doyle guitar pic you see in the corner!

Friends of ours who were also at the show (who are teeny tiny in front of the stage in the picture) snagged it for me!! Thanks Charlene and Alex!!!

Shite I used to make this layout:

  • Max "Shark Attack" design paper (Bella Blvd)
  • Be Different Sticker Fundamentals (Fancy Pants Designs)
  • Be Different Ticket Roll (Fancy Pants Designs)
  • Washi tape