Saturday, September 22, 2018

SOSS #119 - M is for Monster


Time to get your monster on over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  Cute monster, scary monster, snarky, not snarky, it's all good!

My card started out with the sentiment which I had picked up for part of my personal exploration journal. I was thinking of what parts of myself that I like and then thought of old zipper face. LOL.  This image is so cute and I love him paired with the sentiment. So true that we're not perfect, but everyone has some awesome.

The Details:  Brutus Monroe Halloween 2017 Kit, IndigoBlu Steampunkesque, Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Borders, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TFS - Embossed Wands


I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today with Harry Potter wands using Rita Bakarat Emerald Creek Magical Mysteries Dragon's Egg embossing powder. So fun!

The Details:  Rita Bakarat Emerald Creek Magical Mysteries Dragon's Egg, Dowel rod or chopsticks, glue gun and glue, Versamark, Lawn Fawn Glow in the Dark embossing powder, Ranger Embossing powders

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cards in Envy Feels Like Fall


Does it feel like fall to you?  It does over at Cards in Envy--come join us!

My card started with a leftover panel from a project I had done last year involving a copper frame.  This was buried deeeeep in the "use this someday" pile, that's for sure.  I sponged it with Distress Oxides then light burnished the copper with a dry paper towel. I love the way the copper looks with the Oxides.

I die cut the leaves and struggled with the card base color. Kraft? White? Yellow? Black? Black obviously won out but I did add more interest that impressing the leaves into the black panel so the veins would show. Very cool. I positioned the die cut leaves so they stuck out over the edge of the panel. Again very cool that their points are mimicked by the points of the panel.

The Details:  PaperArtsy Autumn Edition EAB04, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves, Gina Marie Designs Inner Scalloped Frame, Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black, Copper Conductive Tape

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Studio Bright


I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a bright and happy card that just makes my day!

The Details:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Flower Art 8Visible Image Choose Happiness, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Memory Box Dancing Butterflies

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SOSS #118 - L is for Leaves


It's time for the next Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #118 Leaves!  In my case I used both plant leaves and a "leave me the hell alone" sentiment. LOL.  I especially love the depth of the tree limbs as I used a stencil as the first layer then a diecut tree and leaves above that. I should keep this in mind for the future.


The Details:  YNS Scratch Pad, CDD Blooming Tree Stencil, Ranger Dylusions People . . . Not a Fan, Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait Die, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron, Copics, Copic Multiliner 0.3, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Friday, September 7, 2018

Guesting at Inkspirational


I'm so pleased!  I was invited to guest at Inkspirational after being one of the top picks in April.  Woo hoo! This round we'd like you to use a doily in some fashion on your card.

I happened to have paper doilies that I had kept with a someday experiment in mind which I finally put into action--thanks Inspirational for the kick in the butt--LOL.

I used a square doily as a mask with my Copic airbrush and vintage/autumnal colors. I then stenciled some words randomly on the background before stamping the fairy. Now I hadn't intended to add actual doily to the card but I have butter fingers so dropped the inkpad on the far right side. I used the same doily I had used to mask to cover up that boo boo.  Cool effect, huh?  And double duty!


The Details:  Lavinia Josie, TCW stencil, doily, Copics and Copic airbrush, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Katzelkraft Accessories

I'm over on the Topflight Stamp Blog with a couple of super fun and funny cards using the exclusive Katzelkraft-Topflight Stamps collaborative stamps sets.  They are amazing and you definitely need to check them out!


The Details:  Katzelkraft Pilgrim Holiday AccessoriesKatzelkraft Funny AccessoriesKatzelkraft The Fat Cats 6, Impression Obsession Pumpkins, Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Borders, Penny Black Chat Bubbles, Copics, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac



The Details:  Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday AccessoriesKatzelkraft Funny AccessoriesKatzelkraft Russian Cats, Lil' Inker Make a Santa, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Opaque White

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cards in Envy Fruits


Ready to get your fruits on at Cards in Envy? I know you are!

I knew I wanted to use the CB Feeling Fruity set but had no idea it would become a bunch of mice grapes. Whew!  That was a lot of masking. But they're so cute I didn't mind! I prefer green grapes although in a pinch any will do.  You?

The Details:  Clearly Besotted Feeling Fruity, Memory Box Grove Branch, Mystery Washis, Copics G20, 21 and 24, E50 & 5, E02, E33 and 34, E77; Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Inkadinkado Masking Paper

Saturday, August 25, 2018

SOSS #117 - A is for Apple


Are you ready for another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  This time the keyword is "apple."  Just perfect for this time of year and, of course, your card need not be snarky although we love it when it is!


For my card I started with sponging the background. My usual Twisted Citron at the bottom but an unusual combo of Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint as I wanted the area behind the apple tree to appear ominous. Check!  The tree is sponged in Vintage Photo and whatever greens were left on my applicators.

The snake I found online. I love his facial expression. And that sentiment! I told you I would get lots of use out of those new alpha block stampsssss.

The Details:  Taylored Expressions Alpha Blocks, Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait, Spellbinders Happy Fall, Distress Oxides, snake found online and edited, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hey, Girlfriend


I recently discovered the little diecut images by Tim Holtz and am obsessed with them.  The moment I saw this little guy I was reminded of all my favorite gay friends; I miss being a fag hag! LOL.  Just look at that sentiment--that is totally what my friends would say!

I sponged the HA window die with Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, and Fossilized Amber then went lightly over it with DO Vintage Photo to cut the color a bit. I spattered both plain water and DI Vintage Photo--love how this turned out. I used my Copic airbrush to color a pale blue-gray window.

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #306 Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Food or Drink

The Details:  Hero Arts August 2018 Window Die, Penny Black Chat Bubbles, Tim Holtz Ideaology Paper Dolls, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic B91 & Multiliner, Distress Ink Vintage Photo