Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #421 - Stuck on You


Greetings & salutations crafty friends!

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

The lovely and talented MIMI is our host this week and our theme is "Stuck on You."

That means we want to see stickers somewhere on your project...yay stickers...we all have loads of those in our stash don't we??? OK well...I do!

I have been on a roll making some winter / Christmas cards with the Simple Stories "Winter Farmhouse" collection using some amazing cards by Jeanne Jachna as my inspiration.


Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock base (Recollections)
  • Winter Farmhouse design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse bits & pieces (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse combo cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse enamel dots (Simple Stories)
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!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles - Part II


I am on a Christmas crafty roll today.

Here is a second card I made for the Wreathed in Christmas Smiles challenge at Christmas Kickstart.

Also made using the Winter Farmhouse collection by Simple Stories.
Design credit to Jeanne Jachna as seen HERE.


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock base (Recollections)
  • Winter Farmhouse design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse bits & pieces (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse combo cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
As noted above, I created this card for the Wreathed in Christmas Smiles challenge at Christmas Kickstart.

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles


Cold & rainy, stuck indoors...seems like a good excuse to get crafty (that and we've been under quarantine, isolation, working remotely or whatever you want to call it for 10 weeks now).

Unlike some of my smarter crafty friends, I am not on top of making Christmas cards all year round...so challenges like Christmas Kickstart remind me get a move on.

I was excited for the theme of the Wreathed in Christmas Smiles challenge as I have a number of Christmas collections that have wreaths in them....YAY!!!

Here's what I made for the challenge using the Winter Farmhouse Collection from Simple Stories:


Credit for the design of this card goes to Jeanne Jachna, I used her cards found HERE as a template for my own.

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock base (Recollections)
  • Winter Farmhouse design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse bits & pieces (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse combo cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Winter Farmhouse chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
As noted above, I created this card for the Wreathed in Christmas Smiles challenge at Christmas Kickstart.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

SoSS #160 - Y is for Yellow


Greetings & salutations snarky pals.

Edna is looking like the "belle" of the ball (see what I did there??)  in yellow.

For me, yellow is one of the toughest crafty colours to work with, it's just not my favourite.

I made a snarky card that is a representation of my COVID self...just more sweatpants and less tutu, but I would totally wear a tutu every day if I had one!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • Yellow design paper (Close to My Heart)
  • Small heart punch (SU)
  • Paper doll (Tim Holtz)
  • Big Talk Snarky sentiment sticker (Tim Holtz)
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 crafty love & comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood.

Stay safe & be well!


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #420 - Oh The Places You'll Go


Greetings & salutations crafty friends!

Hope all is well and safe in your socially isolated corner of the world.

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

Since none of us can really travel right now, let's take a virtual trip together - that's the idea behind out latest challenge "Oh The Places You'll Go."

While socially isolating and working remotely from home, I have been catching up on some of my very neglected scrapbooking.

For this challenge, I made two side by side 8x8 scrapbook pages featuring my son and #1 phew from May 2019. My family rented an amazing cottage in Dorset, Ontario for the long weekend. No such luck this year...maybe in 2021...





Shite I used to make these layouts:
  • Happy Trails design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Happy Trails combo cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Bolds SN@P stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Paper piercer & mat (SU)
As always, we would love for you to play along and join our crew!

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!

Stay safe and be well!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Happy Little Stampers - May ATC Challenge - Rainbow


Greetings & salutations crafty friends!

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

Our theme this month is Rainbow

I had a lot of fun with this one!

I used the Oh Happy Day collection from Simple Stories, the design papers are so bright and there are lots of awesome rainbows, llamas (alpacas??), cacti...it's super fun and colourful!


Shite I used to make this ATC:

  • Cardboard ATC base
  • 2.5" circle punch (SU)
  • Oh Happy Day design paper, chipboard stickers and cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
As always, we would love for you to play along!

You can find all the details for the challenge on the Happy Litttle Stampers Blog.

While you are there, please share some crafty love and comments with the rest of the ATC design team!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

ATC's With Heart #92 - In The Water

Today I learned of a new ATC challenge site (thanks to my lovely crafty sistah HELEN) called ATC's With Heart.

Their new challenge is to make an ATC with an "In The Water" theme.

Two of my favourite things - ATCs and the ocean!

Here are the two ATC's I made for the challenge.


Shite I used to make these ATC's:

  • Cardboard ATC bases
  • Deep Blue Sea design paper and sticker elements (Carta Bella)
  • Blueprint Sketch distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Sentiment sticker (Tim Holtz)
As mentioned above, I'd like to enter these ATC's for the In The Water challenge with ATC's With Heart.

Shopping Our Stash #421 - Stuck on You

Greetings & salutations crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by today to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OU...