Tuesday, February 20, 2024

ATSM #462 - Christmas


At this fortnight's Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge we ask that you create Christmas/holiday projects. 


I created a series of holiday cards using Concord & 9th Winter Wonderland nutcrackers I worked up last year but didn't get around to using.  They were too cute to give away last Christmas but needs must.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.
  • Concord & 9th Winter Wonderland (SBC
  • Concord & 9th Winter Wonderland Dies (SBC)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (SBC | ACOT | Sizzix)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Machine (SBC | ACOT)

  • Lawn Fawn Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop (SBC)
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Doodlebug Design Sugar-Coated Cardstock (SBC)
  • Versamark (SBC | SBP)
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder (SBC | ACOT | Ranger)
  • WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool (SBC)
  • upcycled cookie packaging (the polka dot part of the snowglobe)

  • Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words (SBC | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words Dies (SBC | SBP)
  • Taylored Expressions Foil It - Beautiful Blizzards
  • Versamark (SBC | SBP)
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder (SBC | ACOT | Ranger)
  • Hero Arts White Puff Embossing Powder

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Flurry of Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder (SPA | SBC | SBP)
  • Pinkfresh Studio 2022 Create & Connect Holiday Kit
  • Doodlebug Design Sugar-Coated Cardstock (SBC)
  • Versamark (SBC | SBP)
  • Ranger Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder

Concord and 9th - Christmas - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Winter Wonderland Concord and 9th - Christmas - Dies - Winter WonderlandLawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Winter Big Scripty WordsLawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Winter Big Scripty WordsLawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot BackdropLawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Slimline Stitched Hillside BordersSpellbinders - Christmas Collection - 3D Embossing Folder - Flurry Of SnowflakesDoodlebug Design - Sugar Coated - 12 x 12 Paper Assortment - Pastel

Tsukineko - VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad - Large - ClearRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - WhiteSizzix - Big Shot Switch Plus Machine - Starter Kit - Cherry BlossomSizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray - With Exclusive Ocean Cutting PadsWOW! - Heat Tool - Dual Speed

Saturday, February 17, 2024

ATCAS #252 - Geometric


The latest Addicted to CAS Challenge code word is "geometric." I'm trying to make as many holiday cards as possible throughout the year so it's not so crazy in November and December.  Wish me luck!


The geometric element of my card is obviously the honeycomb hexagons on the background. I particularly like how the Whimsy Hexagon Die which I used to impress around the scene turned out.


I love the Clearly Besotted Bee Merry set so welcomed the opportunity to combine that with the Whimsy die and stencil I made from the Lawn Fawn Honeycomb Background die.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.
  • Clearly Besotted Bee Merry
  • Lawn Fawn Honeycomb Background
  • Whimsy Stamps Nested Hexagon Dies
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seed
  • Versamark
  • Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Copics: BG10, BG32, N1, N3, N5, N7, R20, R24, R27, R39, Y11, Y15, Y38

Friday, February 16, 2024

CAS on Friday #277 - Masculine


This round at the CAS on Friday Challenge we're asking for masculine cards.  This is always a tough one for me; masculine cards are just so masculine. LOL.

I used a couple of stencils and neutral colors with the Julie Hickey Designs Essentially Christmas #2 stamp set to create a one layer holiday card. Masculine but not too.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

  • Julie Hickey Designs Essentially Christmas #2
  • Penny Black Snowflake Season
  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Winter Friends (snowflakes)
  • AALL & Create Lotza Squares Stencil
  • AALL & Create Wood Pile Stencil
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Hero Arts Green Ombre Ink
  • Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey & Icing on the Cake

Crackerbox Stamps - Cupid


I'm up on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today with a Galentine card with a snarky finish on the interior of the card.  No surprise there!

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Crackerbox Stamps Cupid
  • Crackerbox Stamps Weird Stalker
  • Mama Elephant Stiallop Diagonal
  • Waltzing Mouse Scalloped Circle Die
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Crackerbox Stamps - Sweet Galentine Card


I'm up on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today. The interior hides a snarky surprise.  Head on over to check it out.

I'm entering this in Inkspirational #309 Hearts.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Crackerbox Stamps 100% Sweet
  • Crackerbox Stamps Lady Stella Laughing
  • Sizzix Mark Making Hearts Embossing Folder & Coordinating Stencils
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar
  • Catherine Pooler Cotton Candy, Be Mine and Flirty Fuschia
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

ATSM #461- Make Your Mark


It's time for the Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark Challenge, my personal favorite.


I had gotten the Spellbinders BetterPress Season's Greetings Evergreens at my local shop, Urban Papercrafter in Edmonds, and played around with color.


I used a variety of bright Catherine Pooler inks which worked beautifully with the BetterPress system, don't you think?


After "pressing" (?) all the trees and sentiments, I glammed up the cards using hot foil for the falling snow.  So simple to make multiples and each still unique.  Love!


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.




  • Spellbinders BetterPress Season's Greetings Evergreens
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Winter Village
  • Spellbinders Prism Glimmer Hot Foil
  • Catherine Pooler Inks:  Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Suede Shoes, Flirty Fuschia, Grape Crush, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Limoncello, Juniper Mist, Rockin' Red, Orange Twist
  • Versamark
  • Gina K Red Hot Embossing Powder

Saturday, February 3, 2024

SOSS #247 - W for Winter


It's cold and the season of cooties so what better way to "celebrate" than to have winter be the focus of the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge.


I colored up one of the ultra cute Whimsy Get Well Dragons and added a Lawn Fawn scarf.


Doesn't the dragon look ultra cold and doing poorly?  Thanks to the ever so helpful Google search, turns out it's a bitch.  LOL.  I printed that on my computer using Courier font.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

 


  • Whimsy Get Well Dragons
  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Winter Friends (snowflakes)
  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snowman
  • MFT Party Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Speckled Egg & Salvaged Patina
  • Copics: B91, BV23, C2, G02, G03, G05, G28, R05, R08, R22, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

ATCAS #251 - Heart


We're asking for hearts at the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge.  It's the season for love and always the season for cuteness so I created a Valentine using some new Lawn Fawn.  I use Catherine Pooler inks which are so bright and blend so easily. Love them!


I'm really pushing the definition of CAS on this card; there's less white space than I normally have for my CAS cards but I couldn't resist using the heart stencil.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Lawn Fawn Porcu-pine for You
  • Lawn Fawn Porcu-pine for You Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Heart Wreath Stencil
  • Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey, Flirty Fuschia, and Cotton Candy
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copics:  E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R20