Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #250

If you are looking my my Shopping Our Stash - Triple Threat post, please click HERE

TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES has a super cute sketch this week created by the super awesome crafty JESSI

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card with one of the super fab kits I bought at VICKY BOUTIN'S yard sale this past weekend.

You don't think PINK works for Christmas cards??? I beg to differ, look how stinkin' cute that little elf is in her glittery wee hat!!

I can see many more adorable (possibly pink) Christmas cards being made with this kit.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Twine (The Twinery)
  • Boutique Buttons - Happy Holidays Assortment (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Boutique Brads - Happy Holidays Assortment (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Santa's Workshop cardstock stickers (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Santa's Workshop assorted cut-outs (Doodelbug Designs)
 I am (obviously) entering this into TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES #250

Shopping Our Stash #162 - Triple Threat

Happy Tuesday! This week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge is "Triple Threat."

We'd like you to use at least three of these:  Ribbon, flowers, lace, pearls, sprays/mists,  punched elements or die cut elements, rhinestones, doilies (stamped will work too), dry embossing or scoring OR use three of one type of embellishment.

Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show my crafty teamies some lovin'!!

I call my tag for this challenge "THANKS JESSI!" as a LOT of the stuff on my card was a gift from Jessi at one time or another...sharin' the crafty lovin'!!

Here's what I came up with for the challenge using ribbon, flowers, punched elements and rhinestones:

The tag was a comedy of errors, I thought I was heat embossing with white embossing powder, nope, it was heat & stick powder...then grabbed the pewter by mistake...I guess it's not TOO bad with the rhinestones and other silver accents...and can you even tell I covered the whole tag with Squeezed Lemonade distress stain??? Didn't think so...

I also wasn't 100% (ok not even 1%) sure what to do with the gauze strip, so I laid it out on my Ranger craft sheet (just got one, best thing EVAH!!!) and stained it with the Peeled Paint distress stain...pretty awesome right?? LOL

Shite I used to make this card:
  • Kraft tag (Recollections)
  • Peeled Paint & Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain (Tim Holtz)
  • Idea-ology Word Bands (Tim Holtz)
  • Yellow seam binding ribbon (Thanks Jessi!)
  • Gauze strip (Thanks Jessi!)
  • Flower and leaves (Thanks Jessi!)
  • Baker's twine (from Lunch Bags lunch order)
  • Library clip (SU)
  • Elegant Butterfly punch (SU)
  • Rhinestones (SU)
  • Stapler and staples
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock (SU)
  • Water spritzer (SU)
  • Pewter emboss powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Hexagon stencil

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SoSS Challenge #13 - L is for Layer

Not sure who that stalker is creeping up on Flat Edna through the flowers there, but he better watch it, she's a sassy dame!!

This week's Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is "L is for Layer." The sisters would like you to make a one layer card (card base + a layer is OK, but no more layers than that).

Visit the SOSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show my snarky sisters some lovin!!

I recently purchased the "F Bomb" stamp set from the lovely EMILY and couldn't wait to get it inky...here's what I came up with for this challenge:

I can never work directly on a card base when making a one layer card...I always bugger something up, so I chose to do one layer on my card base. I shredded and inked up the edges of the layer with my fancy dancy new ink blending tool, chose some bright colours for my profanity and Bob's yer uncle!

Shite I used to make this card:
  • Whisper White cardstock (SU)
  • F Bomb stamp set (Kelly Purkey)
  • Dude, You're Welcome stamp set (SU)
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (SU)
  • Frayed Burlap, Red Brick, Mowed Lawn and Broken China distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • 1 1/2 inch circle punch (not sure who makes it, but it's crappy and doesn't cut properly)

Want to play along with the Sisterhood??? Of course you do!!! You have until 11:55 pm EDT on Friday August 8th to upload your project to the SOSS BLOG

Until next time...stay crafty my friends!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scraptures Finally Friday - July 25, 2104

For this week's flashback Finally Friday on SCRAPTURES I pulled out my January 2014 card kit which feaured Little Yellow Bicycle "Winter Twig."

I have to admit I had WAY too much fun making winter themed cards in the heat of July!

See that haze around the edges of some of the pictures??? That's humidity steaming up the lens of my camera quicker than I could take pictures!! It's kinda hot right now here in Southern Ontario!

As one of those people who complained about the cold this past winter, I refuse to complain about the heat...but I will say that I am super grateful we moved into a house with central air conditioning :)

Here are the cards I made with the January 2014 card kit:

Shite I used to make these cards:
  • Woodland winter paper pack (Bo Bunny)
  • Kraft cardstock (Hollo's)
  • Winter Twig cardstock sticker borders (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Winter Twig cardstock sticker labels (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Winter Twig cardstock stickers "Fresh Verse" (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Felt snowflakes
  • Let It Snow tag (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Frayed Burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blending tool (Ranger)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Kevinator!!!

Today is the Kevinator's birthday.

If you know me at all I am not really a touchy feely romance kinda chick...so I find it kinda tough to make lovey dovey cards...cards with the profanity...no problem...but not ALWAYS appropriate.

Anyway, I was cruising Pinterest (as one does) and found THIS CARD using the "Dude, You're Welcome" and "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

I think it's kinda funky and romance-y all at once no?

Hopefully the Kevinator will think so....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Shite I used to make this card:
  • Kraft, red and white cardstock (Recollections)
  • Frayed Burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Ink blending tool (Ranger)
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (SU)
  • Dude, You're Welcome stamp set (SU)
  • Small heart punch (SU)
  • Bling (SU)
Here's a picture of the Kevinator and I in June of this year at a fundraiser for my work. (Photo credit - Cyndi Ingle)