Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #400 - Christmas in July


Greetings and salutations crafty pals!!

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

This week Chris is our host with a Barb inspired challenge!

We hope you will join us to celebrate Christmas in July!

Be sure to check out the blog post on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG 

I hear there may be presents!!!

I have had this pink / black / white design paper for ages, I bought it at a yard sale several years ago, so I have no idea who made it, but I love the non traditional Christmas colours!


Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • Christmas design paper
  • Small Talk Occasions stickers (Tim Holtz)

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 love and comments with the rest of the crew!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SoSS #139 - J is for Joke!!



Greetings and salutations snarky pals!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

We are celebrating all things jokey - so we want to see a joke, a pun...something funny on your project.

Here's what I came up with:



Once I know who this is going to I will add a suitably snarky sentiment on the inside.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • Polka dot cardstock (Recollections)
  • "Oh Happy Day" 4x6 elements (Simple Stories)
  • "Oh Happy Day" chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
  • "Oh Happy Day" bits & pieces (Simple Stories)
  • "Oh Happy Day" combo cardstock stickers
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

Whilte you are there, please share some love and comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #399 - The Dreaded ONE LAYER CARD


Greetings & salutations crafty pals!

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

Yours truly is the host this week and for some reason I picked the dreaded  ONE LAYER CARD as our theme

I struggle making one layer cards, but if you check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG you will see exactly how it's done by my crewmates!

So here's what I made:
(warning this post is about to get picture heavy)



Not bad right?

I made the background by inking up a stamp block and spritzing it with water then pressing it on the paper, once, twice, maybe a few more...

Then easy peasy lemon squeezy I added the image and sentiment in black.

I was SO impressed with myself for making a one layer card that I kinda liked, that I made six more   LOL

Here they come:
(this is the pic heavy part of the post)












Shite I used to make these cards:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Clear stamping block (SU)
  • Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry & Black Soot distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • We Totally Click, Green Acres, Slang Gang and Chubby Chums stamp sets (Paper Smooches)
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, June 29, 2019

SoSS #138 - B is for the Birds & the Bees


Uhhhhh ohhhhh....looks like our dear Edna has found herself in a spot of trouble. 

Who knew the old bird had it in her?? (ha ha ha ...sorry bad joke).

I think she must have skipped school on the day they talked about the birds & the bees!

She for sure doesn't want the same to happen to you, so she has dedicated an entire challenge to helping you learn more about the birds & the bees!

Be sure to visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge.

While you are there please share some crafty love and comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Personally, I never did understand how birds & bees made babies...

I did a LOT of masking and fussy cutting for this card, and let me tell ya my masking skills SUCK, so this was my third attempt (effing smudges) LOL

I re - stamped and paper pieced the bird bath and there are three birds and three bees popped up.


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set (Lawn Fawn)
  • Cloud & hexagon stencils
  • Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Lucky Clover and Mustard Seed distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • Black Soot distress marker (Tim Holtz)
  • Mini Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Key Lime, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue and Yellow Blaze markers (Bic - Mark It)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Shopping Our Stash # 398 - You're So Punny


Greetings and salutations crafty friends!

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

Once again, I am your challenge host and for this challenge our theme is "You're So Punny"

That means we want to see a pun, a play on words or a joke of some sort on your project.

I used some punny llama design paper from the "Oh Happy Day" collection by Simple Stories to create my cards.




Shite I used to make these cards:

  • Precut card bases (DCVW)
  • Oh Happy Day design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Oh Happy Day chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Oh Happy Day combo cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Washi tape (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 love and comments with the rest of the crew!!