Saturday, October 30, 2021

SOSS #197 - R for Rude

Come join us for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #197 R for Rude challenge.  Or don't.  I don't fucking care, you bitches.  ;-P

  • Viva Las Vegas Doctor with Needle
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin
  • Distress Ink Black Soot
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Whimsy Halloween Creatures Stencil
  • TCW Cells Stencil
  • Echo Park Spiderweb Stencil
  • Tim Idea-ology Snarky Small Talk

Friday, October 29, 2021

Slow Down for Christmas

I hope you're sitting down because I'm using a Stamptember set the SAME YEAR as when I bought it! I paired it up with other Lawn Fawn tropical goodies to create a tropical holiday because why not. 

I used neon bright tropicali colors to brighten up someone's holiday; could that someone be my niece who LOVES sloths?  Mayyyyybe.


Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Tropical Leaves Backdrop Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Tropical Vine Borders Sunny Studio Stamps - Christmas - 6 x 6 Paper Pack - Holiday Cheer

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Grateful Mistletoe

I tried out another color combo with the TE Mistletoe layering stencils. Is there no occasion these stencils can't be used for?!

I’m entering this Color Throwdown #666.


Spellbinders - Effortless Greetings Collection - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Plate - Sweeping Grateful Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Copper Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System  Honey Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Sweet Stacks - Rectangles 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Banner & Bough Holiday

I will be the first to admit there're plenty of things in my stash I've not used yet, an embarassing amount really.  That was the case with the The Greetery Banner & Bough stamps and layering stencils.  I had tested it out last November-ish and that's as far as I got.

This year I used it production style by setting up my regular size MISTI to use the stencils in one corner and the coordinating stamps on the lid.  LOVE the results.

I'm usually all about the bright and pink but the muted version is my favorite of the lot.  Check me for fever!


Monday, October 25, 2021

DB - Avery Elle Christmas Critters

Come join me over on the Doodlebugs WA blog to learn more about these holiday cards that are perfect for make 'n' takes (or take 'n' makes given COVID).

Saturday, October 23, 2021

ATCAS #209 - Purple

Time for the next Addicted to CAS Challenge #209 Purple. Come join in the fun!

I challenged myself by using only colored pencils on my card. Ack!  I usually like to accent my watercolor or Copic coloring with pencils so this was definitely stretching my comfort levels.


Friday, October 22, 2021

SOSS #196 - E for Everything Pink Reminder

Are you ready to get your pink on for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  Normally we have pink Halloween but this year expanded it to Everything Pink.  Come join us!


Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Bold Frights
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Picked Raspberry Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Festive Berries Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Wilted Violet Ranger Ink - Dylusions Shimmer Spray - Black Marble

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


I was really intrigued by the Taylored Expressions Create in Quads Mistletoe Layering Stencils which are about 8.5x11 with the 4 quadrants serving as a layering stencil.  What a clever idea!  And they worked a treat.  I did need to mask a bit on one edge but no big. 

Card 3: Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Versafine Vintage Sepia (sentiment)

Card 2: Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac, Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday Hot Foil Plate, Spellbinders Teal Glimmer Hot Foil

I'm entering the pink mistletoe card on the left in Jingle Belles Think Pink.


Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Hot Foil Plate - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Dies - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Teal
Honey Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Sweet Stacks - Circles Honey Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Sweet Stacks - Rectangles Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Moonstone

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Infinite Potential

I have been working on this card for a few weeks.  Seriously.  It was because I was waiting for the Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath die to come in. And so glad I did!

While waiting for the wreath die I got the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Hot Foil Plate and used it here--Spellbinders Glimmer Opal Hot Foil on pink.  So pretty!  I love how it changes color in the light.

I colored up the image with Zigs, as always amazed by how a few colors turns into a million colors.

I used Ranger Watering Can embossing powder with the PinkFresh Studio Infinite Blooms sentiment on vellum.

I added vellum leaves around the edges too.  Like a lot. The contrast between the vellum and the opal hot foil shine is amazing! Love, love, love!


  • Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Hot Foil Plate
  • Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath Hot Foil Plate
  • Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath Die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Infinite Blooms
  • Memory Box Fresh Foliage die
  • Spellbinders Gold and Opal Glimmer Hot Foil
  • Zig 027, 033, 044, 052
  • Pretty Pink Posh and Doodlebug Design sequins
  • Gina K Connect Glue
  • PTI Vellum
  • Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder
  • Versamark

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Waffle Flower Shaped Shaker Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be guest designing for the Shaped Shaker challenge over at Waffle Flower Crafts!  I find shaped cards to be quite the challenge but I'm all about flat shakers so was happy to jump into the creative fray. There are so many fun possibilities.  I hope you'll join us!

I used the largest of the Nesting Tags Dies, cutting it in both a heavy white cardstock as well as Christmas Half Half Lines Paper for each tag. The built-in lines are perfect for writing a little note for the recipient. The reverse of the paper also works well with sponging Distress Oxides.

To create the aperture for the shaker element of the first tag, I used a Nesting Circles Die. I then stamped the tag with Galina's Snowflakes in Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. I spattered a bit of DO Vintage Photo and Black for more interest.

I used the Wonderful Christmas & Dies, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, for the sentiment. Hint: I've hidden a tiny foam dot behind the sentiment to give a slight dome effect and allow the shaker bits to merrily shake away.

I colored up the Poinsettia Blooms and Hamster Family images as well as the Holiday Lights diecut with Copics.

For the second tag, I used an A2 Layers Die to create a rectangular aperture. I sponged the tag base with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and spattered it with water. I stamped some of the smaller Galina's Snowflakes with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink onto the background and used Salvaged Patina to stamp some on the white portion of the tag.

Btw, the hidden piece of foam is behind the Christmas tree on this one. I'm so sneaky!

I hope to see you playing along with the challenge.  Have a great rest of your day!