Saturday, December 9, 2017

Guest Designer at SoSS!

The challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is-

and to make a card that features an animal! Several ways you can interpret that, and here is mine-

I have a sister who is Vegan, who I would give this to-but not my friend who raises cattle! A very simple card, the sentiment is by A Muse Studio, the cow a Cricut cut, and some OLD paper that is in the unknown pile. I need to think something up that's snarky for the inside, like "Since cows are vegan, and I eat cows, I'm a vegan too!". Or something like that.

Now I know you all can do a lot better than I did-so get busy and join the challenge!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kitty Bee Spotlight-December

Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-

This is the Santa Kal-Bee Digital Christmas Cow, and isn't he just the cutest little guy? I colored him with my Copics, and added Amplify by Neon for the "fur" (it's a liquid that "puffs" up when hit with a heat gun). The image was cut with a Little B die, and the Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Stamps (& dies) are the perfect sentiment. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Brown Paper Bag Christmas stack. The red ink on the sentiment is Candied Apple Distress Oxide.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Industrial Tree

  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers always have great and unusual challenges, and I'm playing along this week because I struggle with Steampunk!


SoSS #98 - I is for Industrial

Here is my project-

This card came together pretty quickly because it's a hodge podge of items that I made while learning new techniques. The background paper was done with Distress Inks and Deco foil over a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and I sure hope I kept the tutorial on it! The gears on the tree are paper clay that I used in a silicone mold (Mod Podge-I got it at Michaels) and spray painted gold. The clock is a Spellbinders die, and computer generated sentiment.

What can improve my Steampunkiness/Industrial vibe? Please let me know!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Challenge #109 Aloha Fridays-Anything Goes/ Optional Twist: Christmas

Welcome to Aloha Fridays Challenge #109-Anything Goes/ Optional Twist: Christmas! You can make anything you want, with the option of making something to do with Christmas.

And our two sponsors for this challenge are-

Kadoodle Bug Designs

Here is my project-

Did you know that Kaboodle Bug Designs has SVG files? Me neither! This cute & adorable Christmas Cow is so darn easy to make! I have a friend who raises Murray Grey cattle, and I always try to find or make a Christmas cow card. This cut file made it easy to leave off the spots, because Murray Greys are either solid black, dun, or silver.  Besides the cow cut file, here are other components of this card-
  1. Cardstock: green, red, holly (Michaels Recollection 2016), pink, vellum from my stash.
  2. Stamps: Winter Big Scripty Words (& matching dies-Lawn Fawn), Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink.
  3. Other: 3mm white foam.
Check out Kaboodle Bugs fun designs!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

SoSS Challenge-Remember!

At Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (I am a huge fan), the challenge is to make a card about remembering, and here is my project-

  1. Graphic 45 Bathing Beauties paper
  2. BG paper K & Co Vintage
  3. Solid rust cardstock, Kraft cardstock
  4. Brown sheer ribbon
  5. Roses cut with Artiste Cricut cartridge, paper of my choosing
  6. Computer generated sentiments
The inside says " You do? You don't look that old! Happy Birthday!"

This is being entered at SoSS Remember challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Kitty Bee Design Spotlight-November

Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-

I love playing with my Copic compresser and learned a few things I would do different. The sentiment turned out the way I wanted it, but the main image didn't. So, if I could do it over again-I would trim the mask close to the big images only. I would cut off the thread and pins in order to get more color closer to the cat and pincushion. I also learned that if you take a matching colored pencil and LIGHTLY color the white areas, you can seamlessly blend the Copic spray and the pencil. But, you live and learn! Here are the materials I used for this card-
  1. Image: Sewing Kit (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Labels One, Labels One Small, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders)
  3. Paper: patterned, dark green, white (unknown).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (magazine gift), Versafine Onyx ink.
Thank you for visiting!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs Color Challenge #107

Welcome to Aloha Fridays Challenge #107-a color challenge! Just use at least two of the colors on your creation!

And our two sponsors for this challenge are-


Here is my project-

Isn't this Fairy Kitty from My Besties too cute?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SoSS-Z is for Zombies!

Well, hello!

Today I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for their next challenge-

Z is for Zombies!

Wow, Edna goes all out for Halloween, doesn't she?

Here is my project-


Better view of the inside snarky sentiment-

This card is going to my niece who is scared of Zombies-like they really exist! Our valley has a Halloween 5k fun run, and you sign up to be a human or a Zombie. It's pretty wild. And she freaks out every time!

Here is the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Scene It- Mummy Scene (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics
  2. Paper: patterned paper (Best Creations), black, lime green, orange (Michaels Recollections).
  3. Stamp: sentiment on front (Unity Stamp Co.), sentiment inside (My Two Lips), Versafine Onyx ink.
  4. Die Cuts: cobweb, spider, happy halloween (Cricut-Artfully Sent).
Thanks for visiting!