Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Shopping Our Stash #373 - Smooshing Technique


Greetings crafty friends!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH

CHRIS is our host this week and she has picked the Smooshing Technique as our theme for the week

I had no idea what the Smooshing Technique was all about until this challenge, I looked at a few samples, watched a few tutorials...and I really really like it!!

Some ink, a piece of acetate, some sprinkles of water and Bob's yer uncle!

Here is one of the tutorial's that I watched on YOUTUBE

I will be honest, this is my second attempt, I used WAY too much ink and WAY too much water on my first try, but it was super fun to experiment.

I also got to ink up my new Concord & 9th Bitty Burst turnabout stamp set which I picked up this summer on my visit to Winnipeg...it is super awesome to have friends in other provinces who work in crafty stores!!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Pixie Pink cardstock (SU)
  • Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp set (Condord & 9th)
  • Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Acetate
  • Water spritzer (SU)
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along.

You can find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG.

While you are there, please share some crafty loves and comments with the rest of the crew!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

SoSS #119 - M is for Monster


Greetings and salutations snarky pals!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit with EDNA & THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!!

With Halloween quickly approaching (YAY!!) our next few challenges will have spooky themes, starting with M is for Monster.

In an ongoing effort to use some of the many accumulated card kits I have, I went back to a May 2014 kit (yep really) for this one.

Super happy I was able to use up some scraps from the kit design paper using punches and dies. I knew I kept all those little pieces for a reason (UGH).



Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Be Different design paper, ephemera pack & ticket roll (Fancy Pants)
  • Polariod die (Paper Smooches)
  • Fishtail & Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
  • Large & small heart punches (SU)
  • 1 3/4 circle & 1 1/4 circle punches

As always, we would love for you to join the sisterhood and play along.

You can find all the details for the challenge on the SoSS BLOG.

While you are there, please share some love and comments with our reigning queen of snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shopping Our Stash # 372 - Welcome Home


Greetings crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH

This week our host is Mimi with a theme compliment of Deena

Our theme this week is Welcome Home...that means we want to see something on your project using items that represent where you live (or maybe where you come from).

I live in wine country in Southern Ontario, however, not only do I NOT drink wine...I also have zero wine themed crafting supplies, so I went with a broader theme of being Canadian.

My parents left England in 1967, right after they got married, mum was 19 and dad was 21. They came to Canada with nearly nothing...and never left. I can't even imagine leaving my home, leaving everyone and everything I knew behind. It's amazing to me and I am ever so grateful that they did!



Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Red cardstock (Recollections)
  • Maple leaf punch (EK Success)
  • Healthy Vibes stamp set (Paper Smooches)
  • Sentiment stamps (Studio G)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along!

You can find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG

While you are there, please share some love and comments with the rest of the crew.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SoSS #118 - L is for Leaves



Greetings snarky pals!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out this week's challenge from Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Looks like Edna has had her fill of hot summer days and is ready for the cooler days and falling leaves of fall.

We want to see leaves somewhere on your project this time around.

I picked up a super cute Canada themed die cut pack on my recent visit to Winnipeg, I was stuck for leaves, then remembered the pack must have a maple leaf or two in it somewhere...YEP...good to go for a leaf challenge!!



 Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Kraft cardstock (Recollections)
  • O Canada cardstock die cuts (Photoplay)
As always, we would love for you to join the sisterhood and play along.

You will find all the details for the challenge on the SoSS BLOG.

While you are there, please share some loves and comments with the our reigning queen and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Shopping Our Stash #370 - Crazy for Colouring



Greetings crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out this week's challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH

This week CHRIS is our host and our theme is Crazy for Colouring.

As you may know, I am actually NOT crazy for colouring because my colouring skills are horrendous...(I blame it on my shite eyesight lol)...so I looked for a small image with minimal required colouring and lo and behold...I am quite pleased with it!! Cute little cactus!




 Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Prickly Pear stamp and die set (Close to My Heart)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Chalk Classic design paper (Multicraft)
  • Washi tape (Michaels)
  • Sunset Orange, Key Lime, Hot Aqua and Rambunctious Red markers (Bic)

As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along.

You will find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OURSTASH BLOG.

While you are there, please share some loves and comments with the rest of the crew!