Saturday, May 17, 2014

SoSS #8 - C is for CRAP

Happy Saturday!!! Here in Southern Ontario it's a loooooongggggg weekend!! YAY!!! Happy Victoria Day!!

This week the sisterhood is backatchya with another fun challenge....C is for CRAP!! We want to see what you have in your stash that makes you think (or say out loud) "WTF??? Why did I buy that??"

For me this was an easy one...I have one particular stamp set that I have owned for some time now and hasn't seen ink until this challenge...nor will it likely ever again! I am sure I was at a class or something, made something cute and then thought "I must buy that."

It's no secret to anyone that knows me that I don't like birds. I don't like birds and birds don't like me, it's a mutual relationship of mistrust and why then did I buy this BIRD stamp set???

To be fair, I do like owls, I like real owls, I like owl stamps...I think they are adorable...the rest of bird nation...not so much.

On the inside of this card I think I will write "may the poop of a thousand birds bring you much luck"

My other C is for CRAP on this card are this years in colours from SU, I bought papers and all the ink pads...and I don't really like the colours...this is the first time I have used the inks (other than Early Espresso which I love)

Brown and green cardstock (American Crafts)
Whisper White cardstock (SU)
Blue Skies design paper (American Crafts)
Blue Skies ribbon (American Crafts)
Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana ink (SU)
Aviary stamp set (SU)

Want to get in on the fun?? Visit the SNARKY STAMPERS BLOG and show us your best C is for CRAP project. You have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Friday May 30th to upload your project...and while you are there be sure to visit the blogs of my teammies and show them some snarky crafty love.



JD/ Jill said...

You made a pretty card with that stamp set...but if you don't like birds...I can see why you may wonder why you ever bought the stamp set...but then I have done the same kind of thing...(we probably all

Katie Melhus said...

You did your crap proud! :) Love this challenge!

Shari Trumbull said...

Donna, This is the cutest Crap I have ever seen!! LOL ;) I hear you--I've done the same...I have frilly, girly stamps that I bought from SU 10+ years ago that I have NEVER EVER used! LOL! But really, Great use of the stuff you don't like--you did it justice! XOXO-Shari

Carol L said...

For someone who doesn't care much for birds, this turned out pretty cute! I love that dsp, and the bird cages. I too have bought SU! IN colors and never used them. Can you say summer starfruit? (bleck!)
Thanks for having me as a GT on the SOSS! It's been fun wearing the crown for a while :)

Lindsey said...

And look! You have bird patterned paper as well! Funny how once you bring out one piece of crap, using other crap just falls into place. And yet you still ended up with this awesome card!

Chris D. said...

Yeah, what Lindsey said: you even found bird DP to go with your crappy bird stamps! LOL! Way to use your crap, Donna! This card is all kinds of awesome!

Bananastamper said...

lol, well your "crappy" stash sure helped you churn out a cute and fun card!!!
Thanks for visiting - thought I would come by and comment since we did actually have flakes of snow in the air for a short time on Friday! - it was originally forecasting 1-3 cm but thankfully that changed! I am in Thunder Bay and it was a really long winter!
Happy May long!
Shanna :)

Asha said...

Can't tell from this card that you enjoy a special relationship with birds! LOVE the layers. I notice that the feathered fiends are safely caged up! The greeting you have planned for the inside... worth its weight in gold. Cuddles for Ruby and Gordon. (We are following you now :D)

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I love owls too and empty old fashioned birdcages. Great job with c is for crap.

Violent Kittie said...

How can you not like birds? They sing to wake you up at 5 a.m, they poop on your freshly washed car, and they don't deal well with jet engines. For not liking birds you have made a very cute bird card...of course they are in jail, which may be purely symbolic..

Jessi Fogan said...

I have this stamp set too - gifted to me - and it's never seen ink. I might have to dig it out now! And seriously, if you don't put that sentiment on the inside well, I don't even want to know you ;)
I have to say I kind of like birds - mainly because now that we're in a little place, we get fun birds to watch like chickadees & woodpeckers. Growing up with just pigeons, crows, and seagulls (or shithawks, lol) has me enjoying them. Not so much the eleventy billion starlings nesting in the carport, but hey.