Tuesday, June 9, 2020

SOS 422: UFOs

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week is to use UFOs... not like spaceships... but...

UFOs... get it?!

I have plenty.  Like, an embarrassing amount of UFOs.

Here are the three cards produced by using UFOs from a few months ago:

This is what I started with (my UFOs):


  • The mermaid is a Jane Davenport stamp... one of the last stamp sets I purchased.  Now that I carve stamps, I don't buy as much... but I couldn't resist her.
  • I colored her with Jane Davenport aquapastels.  They are not soft and smooth like oil pastels-- they are more like a hard chalk stick, but they blend beautifully with water.  I bought these probably a year or two ago.
  • Glossy Accents by Ranger added as water droplets.
  • Patterend paper by who-knows.  I've had it for a few years.  I want to say Graphic 45, but not sure.  My teammate Chana may know-- she loves Graphic 45.
  • I added Teresa Collins modelling paste through a Hero Arts stencil.  I blended the modeling paste with Tiffanylou's Blue Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals for the cool color.  The paste I bought years ago, the Magicals are also from years ago, and the stencil is from around 2 years ago.  It was one of my most recent stencil purchases.
  • The blue background paper was from a bulk purchase in 2019.
  • I used Tim Holtz Mini Greenery dies for the seaweed, cut in the past from Tim Holtz metallic kraft-core.
  • The pearls were from the Michael's dollar bins in 2016
  • The flowers are by Prima from like 5 years ago.  I rubbed them with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush. (I love that stuff-- highly recommend picking some up if you like to add some cool vintage accents to your pieces.  FYI, I keep a folded up baby wipe in my can of it to keep it from firming up too much.)
  • I used silver Stickles on the kraft-based card
  • Tim Holtz metallic quotations (the white/silver)
  • Gold quotations from the dollar store about two years ago
Thanks for visiting.  Go see my teammates for further inspiration!

XO Stay safe and keep it real.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

SOS 421: Stuck on you!

This challenge at Shopping Our Stash is hosted by yours truly... I just have a stash of stickers that I can't seem to part with,  yet I don't use them! It's time!!!

My creation:

  • Amy Tangerine stickers from 2017
  • Rhinestones from a Michael's bin back in 2013
  • Jane Davenport watercolors for the red sentiment on the front.
Tons of stickers used up! Woohoo!

Go visit my homies at Shopping Our Stash and see their sticker-stash usage!  Then link up your own project!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SOS 420: Oh, the places you'll go!


Oh, the places you'll go!

This fortnight's theme, brought to you by Donna, can be interpreted multiple ways,  and I took it literally... Maryland!  (I was born in Maryland and have lots of family there... would love to be quarantined on my aunt and uncle's vineyard right about now!)

Here is my card for your viewing pleasure:

Supplies and notes:

  • Maryland paper from Echo Park 2016
  • Yellow and red and black cardstock from my stash... years old
  • Checkered paper from Creative Imaginations... has to be at least 5 years old
  • Ranger Princess Gold embossing Powder used with a Ranger Perfect Medium brush pen that I've had for a few years-- I don't usually use it, though, because the brush tip is hard to control.
  • Rhinestones from Michael's dollar bins from at least 3 years ago.
  • Pumice Stone DI dabbed around my cut heart.  It didn't show up super well so I added the ink and used a double layer of 3M dimensional tape.

Thank you for visiting! We look forward to seeing what y'all come up with!  Link up over at SOS and visit with my teammates!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

SOS 418: Happy Spring

Happy Spring, everyone (at least in the northern hemisphere!)!

Here is my creation for the current challenge celebrating spring, Easter, or seasonal love:

  • Rainbow from a diecut set by American Crafts put out in 2017 
  • Scrap of typewriter paper for cloud using a Jane Davenport Mermaid Marker that is officially out of ink: mt Byron Bay turquoise marker
  • Spectrum Noir pens from years ago used to accent the cloud (IG1, IG2)
  • The floral background paper was from my scrap bin and I do not know who made it.  My guess is Authentique because of the good quality of the paper but I am not sure.
  • Teresa Collins modeling paste over the background paper through a Tim Holtz Roses stencil... both long since used,  I added some Distress Glitter Dust to the wet paste.
  • The turquoise paper was bought in bulk over the past couple years.  Unknown brand.
  • Liquid pearls from 2010 in Petal Pink... from the first pack I got, I believe.
Thanks for visiting, and please visit my teammates at Shopping Our Stash, where we love when you use your stashy stuff!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SOS 417: Under the sun, moon, and stars

Wow, been a while!

This fortnight, I am the host for our Shopping Our Stash challenge and I've selected the theme "Under the sun, moon, and stars."  Just include any or all of these astronomical things on your creation and share it at the SOS page!

These are my creations:

Supplies and notes:
  • Tags made by sprinkling Color Burst powders through a Martha Stewart stencil from 2012, then spritzing, and then with the inky stencil I pressed it onto another sheet of watercolor paper.
  • I splattered some watered-down Liquitex gesso across the page to add more "stars"
  • The transparency is by Teresa Collins from 2010
  • The fiber is from Andrea Ockey-Parr from years ago
  • Tim Holtz found relatives from a couple years ago
  • The snarky Small Talk by Tim Holtz is probably my newest stash item, bought within the past 6 months
  • The Found Relatives were accented with Star Dust Stickles

Stay healthy and safe out there... and stay creative!   

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SOS 409: Thankful

I'm thankful for the Shopping Our Stash Team!  This week we are recognizing gratitude.  This is my little creation:
In case you can't see from the picture, this says "Thankful"

  • Echo Park paper from 2013... called Acorn Forest... cut into 4x3" pieces
  • Tim Holtz leaf dies from years ago, and in fact were die-cut last year or the year before.
  • Mica flakes from Recollections.  Been in my stash for at  least 3 years.  Used old Mod Podge gently brushed to add the flakes
  • Liquitex gesso used for the letters... have had this bottle for a couple years
  •  The metallic hemp was (I believe) from the first time I ever went to a Hobby Lobby.  
Visit my friends at Shopping Our Stash!  Hope we inspire you to craft and meditate on what you are thankful for!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

SOS 408: Here comes Suzy Snowflake

This fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use a snowflake (or snowflakes) on your creation!

This is my project:

(As you know if you are a craft blogger... so dang hard to photograph sparkly things!)

  • Card from a sale-buy last summer.  I had a bunch of this green left.
  • Stamp carved using Speedball Speedy-carve using Speedball and Flexcut tools.  That shape is the lake my town is on: Lake Almanor.  A stack of these will go to the local bookstore. 
  • Here's the stashy part: the embossing ink and powder used was from a purchase 2 or 3 years ago.   I believe the ink and powder came in a Ranger Letter-It set that was on sale at Michael's in Reno. Fabulous glittering stuff!
Thanks for visiting.  Visit my SOS cohorts for much more inspiration!