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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #148 - Happy Earth Day!!

Happy Earth Day to you and Happy Birthday to my momma!!!

This week's Shopping Our Stash challenge is an ode to Earth Day - we want you to upcycle or recycle something...take something old, work your magic and turn it into something new!
Visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog for all the details on this challenge and to show my teammies some earthy crafty love!!!

For this challenge I started with this mini egg tube - which was obviously empty because those little pieces of chocolate heaven are my favourite!!!!

And I turned it into this skull and bat piggy bank.

Pretty cool huh??? Let's see what you can recycle or upcycle for this challenge!

Everything on this project came from my stash:
  • Bat design paper (can you even see it under the washi tape??)
  • Halloween washi tape (SU)
  • Skull die
  • Bat punch (SU)
  • Glittery skull and crossbones (Michaels)
  • Basic Black cardstock (SU)

Monday, April 21, 2014

I stenciled!!!

I have been accumulating a LOT of stencils...I see other people do really cool things with them, I **think** that I should be able to do really cool things with them...then I sit down and go "what the hell am I supposed to do with this thing???"

So...I had noticed that a few of my crafty friends, as I am blog-stalking them (yeah I think that's a thing)...have done a STENCILED class with ONLINE CARD CLASSES

Turns out there are all kinds of cool online classes you can do, but I thought I would start with stencils since I have never used any of the ones in my stash (shame shame shame).

So I signed up, easy peasy lemon squeezy, watched the video on inking stencils and made two cards!! YAY me!!!

Here's the first one I tried:

I used Whisper White cardstock (SU), Mowed Lawn distress ink (Tim Holtz), blending tool and felts (Tim Holtz), Mini Chicken Wire stencil (My Favourite Things), 2" circle punch (SU),  a piece of vellum for the sentiment, versamark, white embossing powder, white twine, green bling and The Right Words stamp set (dylusions by Dyan Reaveley).

Here's the second one I made:

I used Whisper White cardstock (SU), Dusty Concord distress ink (Tim Holtz), blending tool and felts (Tim Holtz), hexagon stencil (Heidi Swapp), a piece of vellum for the sentiment, versamark, white embossing powder, purple bling and Messages for Mom stamp set (SU).

Can't wait to watch more of the videos and learn more cool stuff!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

If you are looking for my SoSS "E is for Embellishment" post, please CLICK HERE or scroll down.

Just a quick post this afternoon to show you a few Easter cards I made this weekend. I made 4 of this first one (for my parents, in laws and a few others).

Then I made this one for my brother and nephew...

Ha Ha Ha Ha...that's it for today! Hope you have a lovely Easter :)

SoSS Challenge #6 - E is for Embellishment

Happy Saturday and Happy Easter snarky sisters!!! Hoping the Easter Bunny brought you lots of yummy treats!!!

This week's SoSS challenge is....E is for Embellishment...ya, I bet you thought we were gonna say E is for Easter didn't ya...well that would kind of make sense, but that's just NOT how we roll.

Visit the SoSS Blog for all the details on this challenge and to visit the blogs of the sisterhood to show them some crafty love!!

My project started out as a card and ended up as an 8x8 layout...not sure how that happened but I am pretty pleased (if I do say so myself) with how it came out.

Most of the supplies for my project are from the May card kit from SCRAPTURES which features Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is." This is probably one of the most embellished projects I have ever made!!

Kraft cardstock (Worldwin)
"Words" design paper, stickers, laser cut wood shapes, tags and die cuts from "Hello My Name Is" (Teresa Collins)
Black polka dot washi tape
Stone chevron washi tape (We R Memory Keepers)
On Film framelits dies (SU)
Cherry Cobbler twine (SU)
Black and white twine (The Twinery)
Bling (Stamping Bella)

Want to join the sisterhood?? You have until 11:55 pm (EST) to upload your project to the SoSS Blog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #147 - Tax Man (Numbers)

It's Tuesday!!1That means it's time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge! Hope you are ready to play along!! This week we're featuring the Tax we wanna see lots of numbers on your project for this challenge.

My brother, mum and dad all have birthdays within the next week or so. I made this card for my brother who will be 42 on April 17th. I think on the inside I will write "ya ya ya I know, you will never be as old as me." We are only 14 months apart in age!

LOTS of stash items in this card including the Old Olive, Pacific Point and Real Red cardstock (SU), the white cardstock is from a supply given to me by my crafty friend Georgina. I tried to match the bakers twine (The Twinery) to the cardstock, it's close enough, but not exact. The design paper is also SU as is the Pacific Point Ink.

So with all those stash items I also felt pretty good about using a never before inked Just Sayin' stamp set and Word Bubble framelits dies (also SU).