Monday, October 16, 2017

Royal Tin

I made this over the course of two days, just kind of tinkering around-- no real plan for the outcome:

Supplies and notes:
  • Tin from the Asian market
  • Tin inked with AI in Ginger and Mushroom
  • Edges of tin painted with DecoArt Metallic in Rich Espresso; side edges were glitzed up a bit with Stickles in Mercury Glass
  • Library card cut to fit the base on both sides
  • Library card on inside of the tin coated with Distress Collage Medium- Crazing, then scribbled with Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon
  • Tim's fluted stars inverted and Tim's baubles placed inside, all adhered with E-6000 glue
  • Crown from Michael's bins hung from some wire (that actually came off of some cute bell xmas trim...); diamond trim that came off of one of my daughter's headbands years ago glued on the crown with E-6000
  • Prima rosary pearl trim added to top; I inked the silver chain part with Ginger AI-- the silver was too bright 
I'd like to share this at the following challenges:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

12 Tags of Xmas, Tag #3

Now, this was a fun one, Linda!

Here's my tag for Tag #3 of The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Xmas:

...inspired by her tag:

I loved everything about Linda's third tag... so purely Christmas with those candy stripes.  I saw this and planned to run with it... but then my card turned directions, as they often do.  Obviously I went with the candy-stripe red, used a tag and some baker's twine, and also some pearly baubles.   Otherwise, I opted for an aged paper versus the bright-white, and added some "greenery" just because it was right on my desk.

Supplies and notes on my take:

  • Library card base daubed with Tim's Distress Embossing Ink through his Stripes stencil then heat-embossed with Stampendous EP in Red Tinsel
  • "Love" tag made out of another library catalog card and stamped with Tim's Christmas alphabet; Tim's Chitchat stickers added along the side; popped up with 3M dimensional adhesive.
  • Scrap baker's twine added to top and some Stickles Xmas Red added to bottom
  • Green seaming binding trim from the latest goodie-bag from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique (thanks!) stitched on with the ol' machine; I added Tim's baubles, inked with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink and adhered with E-6000 glue
  • Tim's paper dolls adhered with Elmer's Craft-Bond
  • The whole tag was kind of inked with Gathered Twigs DI

Thursday, October 12, 2017

World Traveler

Made this for my sis... hope she'll "make trade" someday!  She is currently in Spain, but already hit London, and will make it to France, I believe, before she comes back to The States.

Speaking of "world travelers," the trunk in the background was my MIL's uncle's-- it's got a few really cool old stickers from different cruise lines, etc.  Then, when my MIL went to college at Michigan, she used it.  It's really fabulous.  The trunk was my first scrapbooking storage and I still use it in the shack.  It has drawers, an I am currently using it for hot glue stuff, non-bulk ribbon, library cards, and full-size chipboard sets.

Supplies and notes:
  • ATC cut from heavy packing kraft and coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a The Crafter's Workshop stencil by Rita Palazzari
  • Dried with heat tool and added Distress Paint in Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn
  • Further color added with Distress Crayons in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron, then card wiped with a baby wipe to highlight texture
  • Old compass sticker (almost a decade???) by K & Company (I think...) cut in half and affixed; compass arrow by Tim Holtz added with a brad from my stash
  • Edge of ATC darkened with Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain
  • Tim's Chitchat stickers affixed to an old corrugated cardboard coffee sleeve, snipped to size and affixed to ATC with E-6000 glue
  • Old ticket stamp (no packaging-- I believe this was a dollar-bin find at Michael's) inked with Tim's MM Palette pad in Ground Espresso and stamped at the edge
  • Watered-down Liquitex gesso splattered onto the card.  At first, I couldn't decide if I should use white or black splatter, but I decided on white to bring out the letters of the stickers.  I still think black would have looked good, but for some reason I did not think mixing would look good...
I'd like to share this with the following folks:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SOS: If the shoe fits...

Hi!  I'm the host over at Shopping Our Stash this week, and I chose the theme "If the shoe fits"-- I want to see projects inspired by shoes!

You can you a shoe stamp, shoe paper, our even just use a fave pair of shoes for color inspiration.

I've definitely been guilty of making shoe-contact before eye-contact...

  • Designer Paper by Scribble Scrabble-- it is fabulous, and I only ever had two sheets.  I'm on my last half-sheet now!  
  • Stitched circle die from Autumn, and I sketched the shoe from one of the shoes on the paper using a Micron pen, and wrote the sentiment with it.  The watercoloring was done using a Jane Davenport brush pen with Abandoned Coral DOx, and the glitter is Stickles in Mercury Glass (my fave)
  • The hearts and corner accents were made using a Viva paper pen in Cream
I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous shoe creations!  See you over at Shopping Our Stash!

Meanwhile, Creative With Stamps is hosting a SHOE challenge this month-- whoop-whoop!  Let's all link up double!  Get it?  A pair of shoes... a pair of challenges... <3

Monday, October 9, 2017

From the heart... in fall...

I had just a scrap of Yupo left, and this is what I did with it:

Supplies and notes:

  • Red Pepper, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow Ranger alcohol inks, plus blending solution
  • Oak leaf stamp from Good Stamp, inked with Archival in Jet Black
  • Sentiment from Tim's Quotations sheets in Metallic
  • Whole panel mounted on black cardstock, then adhered to an A2 card
I plan to share this at the Less Is More challenge... though not much open white space.  I'd initially intended to place this on an A7, but when I accidentally grabbed the A2, it just fit. 

12 Tags of Xmas, Tag #2

...and here's my Tag #2 for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Xmas inspiration challenge:

This is Linda's tag for inspiration:

You can see that I was inspired by Linda's palette, the stars, the pearls, the layout (well, in an abstract way...).  I have to say: my card looks relatively plain compared to hers, but IRL it has so much texture-- I'm good with it!  Mine does have a more simple and modern twist for such a distressed feel.  I think the font of those stickers adds to that theme.

Supplies and notes:
  • Library card base coated loosely with Liquitex gesso, then dragged and dipped through some Vintage Photo DOx with water
  • Altered Star stamp by Stamp/Dylusions inked with Versamark Dazzle Watermark pad in Champagne then embossed with Ranger EP in Princess Gold
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal added around, and irregularly around the circle die
  • Circle die (from Autumn, thanks!!! Use these all the time!) stamped with one of Tim Holtz's birds and embossed the same as the stars. Circle then dipped in some Vintage Photo DOx
  • Words are from Tim's Quotations sheets in Metallic. (I just grabbed these at JoAnn's after avoiding them for years [I usually type my own sentiments], and these were not that sticky! I added some Elmer's Craft Bond...)
  • Seam binding from my stash, pinned with one of Tim's three-point pins
  • Studio Calico veneer stars painted with Martha Stewart's liquid guilding in Gold
  • Pearls from Michael's 
  • Die cut star  arch from my friend Pos.  I added Princess Gold EP months ago... Out was just ready for this project!

Grand Adventure

Here's a nice, bright card:


  • Cosmo Cricket watercolor resist paper colored with Color Bursts, cut and ripped them popped up
  • The Paper Studio Brad
  • Gold thread from my stash
  • Tim Holtz quotation stickers in metallic

I will share this at the following challenges:

Bad Mood

These was made using my favorite stamp set:


  • Inexpensive watercolor paper as background for funny sentiment
  • Sentiment written with a Jane Davenport brush pen inked with Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple DOx
  • Fave stamp is the Catrina Paper Dolls by Invoke Arts.  I inked her here with Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Mats are cut from DCWV double sided paper.  I used both sides-- one is just like Candied Apple, and one is more salmon-y...

I'd like to share this at the following two challenges:

  • Frilly & Funkie: "Show us your stamps"-- this is my fave stamp set, and this card is definitely "funkie"-- may be too modern for the running, but I just love playing with you guys :) and want to share this awesome stamp.

Happy {belated} World Cardmaking Day...

I was out of town on World Cardmaking Day, but I knew it was coming, so I set a few minutes aside Friday to craft-- just now finishing and posting! (Click on the pix... The detail is so terrific...):


  • Cosmo Cricket watercolor resist paper inked with Color Bursts 
  • Tim Holtz sentiment dies punched into some kraft
  • The flower on the "Get Well" card is from K & Company

I'd like to share these at the following challenges:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SOS: Give Thanks

Hello! I'm here with Shopping Our Stash again this week, and Donna, as hostess, is encouraging people to create either Thank You cards or a Thanksgiving project.

9 times out of 10, I go with the holiday option, but I saw this old sticker from Echo Park and thought, "Now *that* is stash-shopping!"

Supplies and notes:
  • Background paper by Simple Stories, dated 2015, uncut
  • "Say thank you" and little circle medallion (cut in half) stickers from an Echo Park sticker page from 2011
  • Black matting is from Recollections and DCWV
  • Music paper from, say, 100 years ago... my great grandma taught piano and somehow I was blessed with some of her books. 
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite
  • 3M dimensional adhesive
That's it. I do like the look of it, though I struggled for a day with what to add... decided in the end that it was just a more simple project, and that's OK!  

See you over at SOS for a Thank You or Thanksgiving card!  Or both!  Take advantage of a "thank you" card challenge and stock up!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

12 Tags of Xmas, #1

Woohoo!  It's time for The Funkie Junkie's annual 12 Tags of Xmas inspiration challenge! 

I did them all two years ago, but last year I think I only did a few... hope this year to participate in a all again.

Here's my creation:

Here is Linda's current tag:

I was inspired by Linda's tag in many ways: the least base with the brown trees, Tim's greenery, the scribbly reindeer, and the sentiment itself.  I looked for a metal charm but didn't have an appropriate one for this project.

Supplies and notes:

  • Bingo card base snipped to tag shape; stenciled with Vintage Photo DOx through an old Xmas card; edges also inked with Vintage Photo DOx
  • Reindeer stencil by Martha Stewart inked with Walnut Stain DOx then hatched over with a Sharpie
  • Tim's Mini Greenery pine added; accented with white Liquitex gesso and Martha Stewart Liquid Guilding in Gold
  • Stampemdous Frantage in Shabby White
  • Quote typed on my typewriter, edged with Vintage Photo DOx, then adhered and sealed with Distress Collage Medium in Vintage
  • My fave yarn was used to make this a little hanger... 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SOS: Not your mom's card!

Happy Tuesday, and thanks for visiting for another Shopping Our Stash challenge!  I am the hostess over there this week, and I've selected the theme "Not your momma's card"-- I want to see something that wouldn't go to a proper lady!  (Actually, that might be your momma, but my momma loves off-color humor on a card!)

Here is my card this week:

Supplies and notes:
  • Flo NZ Craft vintage lady stamps inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black then stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Women's hair watercolored with my old college Loew-Cornell watercolors; skin colored with Spectrum Noir FS3; dresses inked with DOx in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron
  • Sweet sentiment written with a Jane Davenport brush pen dipped in some DOx: Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry.
  • Panel mounted onto a Core'dinations cardstock
The stash-supplies I used on this card is mostly about a year old (not too old), but the stashy-part of this project is that the main panels were started in July and just sitting on my desk, shuffled from one part to the other... it is such a good feeling to, like, give something life!

I am looking forward to lots of laughs this week, so please link up at Shopping Our Stash-- loosen up and join the fun!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SOS: Apple of my eye

Wow, another week gone by, and we are already past the middle of September!
This week, Chris is our hostess at Shopping Our Stash, and she chose the theme "Apple of my eye"-- use your apple stash!

Ahem... I, uh, view the world through a different lense sometimes... or maybe I just need new lenses... I added *pine* to the "apple" part of the challenge...

So... get out your apple stash of any sort!

Here are the cards I put together:

I was thinking of the lobby of the Grand Wailea in Maui, which had a very cool, turn-of-the-century Hawaiian feel to it.

Supplies and notes:
  • Pineapple stamp by Stampabilities
  • "Thanks" stamp by Stamp Simply
  • Both stamps inked with Versamark Dazzle Watermark pad in Champagne then embossed with Ranger EP in Princess Gold
  • Liquid Pearls in White Opal
  • DP by DCWV
  • Tim Holtz metallic Kraft-core
  • Burlap (from Autumn, thanks!) by Hobby Lobby
  • 3M dimensional adhesive, Glossy Accents, and Tombow adhesives
I'll see you over at SOS for your apple-licious projects!