Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Social Isolation Crafting

For me, it's day 10 of social isolation and working remotely.

I always wanted to be able to spend more time at home, but this is a bit more than I bargained for.

I am incredibly grateful for so many things in these very strange times.

I have a home, I have a job that continues to pay me and permits me to work from the safety of my own home. I have a husband who works in a grocery store, so we haven't experienced the difficulties getting some of the things that have been tricky to come by (toilet paper!!).

My home office has been built within my craft room....so that allows for some crafty time when I am either not working or taking a break from conference calls (so many conference calls) or emails.

So far this week I have made 12 cards and 4 scrapbook layouts...I am even on top of my design team projects (can you believe THAT??!!).

Today I pulled out my Oh Happy Day kit from Simple Stories and made a few cards to keep in my stash....thinking if we are confined to home for weeks to come, I might need to start sending out some happy mail to friends and family.






Shite I used to make these cards:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Mounting tape (Dollar Tree)
  • Oh Happy Day! (Simple Stories)
    • Design paper
    • Ephemera Bits & Pieces
    • Combo Cardstock Stickers
Stay safe & be well friends!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

SoSS #156 - K is for Kids



Greetings & salutations snarky pals!

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

Edna is all about the rugrats and ankle biters, so this challenge is dedicated to the kids.

The young, the young at heart, those that just won't grow up...

I wanted this to be a one layer card, but...alas, I didn't like the way the sentiment stamped, so I heat embossed it, cut it out and layered it on top...it's a "mostly" one layer card.

As a bonus, I think I "almost" have the knack of turning the turnabout stamp and NOT getting all the dots in the same place!! Yay me!!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers & Mustard Seed distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • Versamark
  • Black embossing powder (Recollections)
  • Bitty Burst turnabout stamp set (Concord & (9th)
  • Say What You Mean stamp set (Dyan Reaveley)
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 crafty comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Shopping Our Stash # 416 - Happy Birthday!!


Greetings & salutations crafty pals!

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

Yours truly is the host this time around and we are celebrating birthdays...cause who doesn't need more birthday cards in their stash right???

I always need more dude birthday cards, so that's what I made for the challenge (I may have also needed a dinosaur specific dude birthday card for a certain favourite just turned 4 year old).


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Paper piercer (SU)
  • Fine tip Sharpie
  • Pop dots (Michaels)
  • It's Your Birthday (Echo Park)
    • birthday boy fun  design paper
    • 3x4 journalling cards
    • element stickers
    • ephmermera
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, March 7, 2020

SoSS #155 - B is for Booze


I don't know about you, but after the E is for Evil challenge, I think I could use a DRINK!!!

Edna is (naturally) on board and ready to serve up the B is for Booze bevvies!

Join us at the bar won't you??

I am a fan of "sneaky" booze, i.e. in my tea...seriously, I like brandy in my tea...shhhhhhhhhh

But now that I think of it, if I added valium....the days would be so much smilier...maybe I would be able to keep my snarky comments to myself....nah probably not!!!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Everyday Flair 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye)
  • Perfect Blend stamp set (SU)
  • Funny Bones sentiment (Riley & Co)
  • Ground Espresso distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Tim Horton's cup
  • Dimensional foam tape (Dollar Tree)
As always, we would love for you to mosey up to the bar and join the sisterhood.

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

While you are there, please share some love and comments with the rest of the sisterhood including our spanking new sisters HELEN and JULES

Friday, March 6, 2020

Happy Little Stampers March ATC Challenge - Critters


Greetings & salutations crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the latest challenge from the Happy Little Stampers ATC team!

This month our theme is critters...a bunny is a critter right?? I think??

I love the soft pretty colours in the I Love Spring collection from Echo Park...gives me some degree of hope that the snow, freezing rain and cold of winter won't last much longer here in Southern Ontario (wishful thinking).

I used the Springtime Plaid washi tape over a piece of white cardstock to create the background.

I wanted to give the base a pop of dimension, so I ran it through the cuttlebug in the swiss dots embossing folder.


Shite I used to create this ATC:
  • Cardboard ATC base
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Swiss Dots emobossing folder (ProvoCraft)
  • I Love Spring collection by Echo Park
    • design paper
    • element stickers
    • chipboard accents
    • washi tape
    • enamel dots
As always, we would love for you to play along with us!

You can find all the details for the challenge on the HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS BLOG.

While you are there, please share some love and comments with my ATC teammates.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #415 - Is It Summer Yet?


Greetings and salutations crafty pals!!

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

Are you over being in the throes of winter?? Then we have just the challenge for you!

Our theme is "Is It Summer Yet?"

That means we want to see something summer related or bright colours or something that will make us feel all lovely and warm like we are soaking up the rays of the sun!

What could be more summery than a big ole flamingo and some pineapple??

Not sure I would use bakers twine for stitching again, it was a bit bulky to work with and I was worried it was going to tear the paper...but it didn't...phew!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Let's Travel design paper and chipboard elements (Carta Bella)
  • Yellow / white bakers twine (The Twinery)
  • Paper piercer and mat (SU)
  • Foam tape (Dollar Tree)
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 craft love & comments with the rest of the crew.


Christmas Kickstart Challenge #29 - Christmas Cheer


Greetings and salutations crafty pals!!

Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers are super excited to be partnering up with our sister Jo for a crossover challenge with her challenge blog: Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

The theme for the challenge is Christmas Cheer (you know the sisterhood are always down for a boozy invite!!!)

I dug almost to the very deep and dark bottom of my stash for this card, the stickers are from a way old SU Christmas kit that is so old I can't even find the name of it!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Paper Dolls (Tim Holtz)
  • December Documented design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Christmas Words stamp set (dylusions)
  • Border & holly sticker (SU)
As always, we would love for you to play along!

You can find all the details for the challenge on the CHRISTMAS KICKSTART CHALLENGE BLOG.

Social Isolation Crafting

For me, it's day 10 of social isolation and working remotely. I always wanted to be able to spend more time at home, but this is a bi...