Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #389 - Make Your Mark


Greetings and salutations crafty friends!

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

This week CHRIS is our host and our theme is "Make Your Mark"
That means you must use markers on your project.

Here's what I made for the challenge using possibly the oldest stamp set and design paper in my stash.

I think this will be a Valentine for my teenager this week.

I used markers to colour in the bananas and the arms, legs, butt and head of the sock monkey.

Soooooooooooooo much fussy cutting for the bananas and monkey!!!!




Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Kraft cardstock (Recollections)
  • Sock Monkey stamp set (SU)
  • Alphabet stamp set (Studio G)
  • Black Soot ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Monkey Face design paper (Reminisce)
  • Forest Green, Lemon Bliss and Yellow Blaze markers (Bic)
As always we would love for you to join the 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, February 9, 2019

SoSS #128 - K is for Kitties


Greetings snarky pals!!

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

This week Sister Majo is our host and our theme challenge is K for Kitties

Well, anytime we have a cat related challenge, I only have one choice lol I only have one cat stamp...although it is a super cute one.

My go to stamp set for all things feline is Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches.

The problem with only having one cat stamp, is finding new ways to use it (thank you Google), I found some kitty inspiration in THIS CARD

I tried out a tip from the video, inking up the stamp with Versamark before the coloured ink, not really sure if it made much of a difference or not.

Here is my version:


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (SU)
  • Chubby Chums stamp set (Paper Smooches)
  • Black Soot, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • Versamark
This card has already gone off in the mail to a special wee fella.
In early January we welcomed a new member of the family...and not only is he purrr-fect...his parents are super cat people!

Can you believe he is less than an hour old in this picture????
TOOOOOOOO much cuteness!!!


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, January 29, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #388 - Ode to Jessi


Greetings crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today for the newest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH

Our theme this week is an "Ode to Jessi"

Our teammie and friend Jessi Fogan lost her most courageous battle last month.

We want to honour her in the best way we know how, through her art.

Our challenge to you this week it to visit Jessi's blog and make something inspired by one of her projects. Be sure to link back to her blog so we can check out the project that inspired you.

Here is a link to Jessi's blog:

http://onecraftymama-onecraftymama.blogspot.com

I love Jessi's use of paper smooch stamps and of course googly eyes.

I picked this card of Jessi's:



Which you can find on her blog HERE

This is my take on her super cute card:



Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Cut & Paste design paper (My Memories Eye)
  • Life in Color design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Summer Red Raspberry Soup design paper (Jillibean Soup)
  • Chubby Chums stamp set (Paper Smooches)
  • Sunset Orange and Yellow Blaze markers (Bic)
  • Dear Lizzy enamel dots (American Crafts)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Word Bubbles framelits (SU)
  • Googly eyes
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along.
You can find all the details on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG
Help us honour Jessi for the amazing artist that she was.
Keep her friends and family in your hearts and in your thoughts.

Love and miss ya sistah 💔


Saturday, January 26, 2019

SoSS #127 - V is for Valentine


Greetings snarky pals!!

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

Edna's wee heart is all a-flutter. Must be all the chocolate in stores this time of the year!

To celebrate love (and chocolate) our new challenge is V is for Valentine and our host is the ever lovely Sister Toni.

My immediate family (other than my mum)  is composed entirely of dudes (even my dog!!!) so I am always in need of dude suitable card...including Valentines.

This one will likely be for the Kevinator (suitable as his birthday is July 24 - 24/7 right!!??)



Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • 24/Seven design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Chalkboard tape (Dollar Tree)
  • Washi tape
  • Small heart punch (SU)
  • Small Talk Occasions 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 and comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #387 - Inspired by Quilting


Greetings friends!!

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

This week, Mimi is our host and in honour of visit your local quilt shop day on January 26, our theme this week is "Inspired by Quilting"

To get a quilted look, I assembled my squares on a piece of backing paper, then ran it through the cuttlebug in the Square Lattice embossing folder.

I did the same with the sentiment, butterfly and banner.


Shite I used to make this card:

  • Very Vanilla cardstock (SU)
  • Design paper (gift from one of my crafty pals)
  • Square Lattice embossing folder (SU)
  • Elegant Butterfly punch (SU)
  • Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
  • Sentiment Sampler stamp set (Paper Smooches)
  • 1 3/8 square punch (SU)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Ruler
  • Fine Tip Sharpie
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!