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"



Supplies:
  • 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!)

Supplies:
  • 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!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SOS 406: Pumpkin Spice Season!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Pumpkin Spice Season!

We are celebrating over here at SOS! The challenge is to make anything fall-related.

I had a lot of stash to choose from, and this is a super-stashy creation!  Details below pictures, as always:





I keep cut dies in CD cases...

Supplies:

  • Black card made from 110# cardstock from JoAnn's, already cut and creased... found it on my desk.
  • The pumpkin die was bought last year at the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo from the Elizabeth Craft Design booth.  I've never been a huge die-cut girl but I thought this was the cutest thing!  I inked it with a little Rusty Hinge DI.
  • I use flowers that I had already cut from scraps many moons ago. These are Tim's Wildfowers from sets 1 and 2.
  • I added some speckles with LuminArts Twinkling Waters that Autumn (sewpaperpaint) sent a couple years ago.  Yummy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SOS 405: Dream the EMBOSSIBLE dream

You guessed it: we are EMBOSSING at Shopping Our Stash these next two weeks!

This is a card for a coworker's birthday:

Supplies:

  • Floral paper from a Heidi Swapp/ American Crafts pad from a couple years back (released in 2015), already cut in my stash box
  • Gold heart vellum is from a couple years back-- don't know the maker :( sorry, maker!
  • "Beautiful Day" stamps from Kelly Purkey's lettering line, bought on sale at JoAnne's earlier this summer inked with Tim Holtz Distress embossing ink and heat embossed with Recollections powder in black.
  • The "Happy Birthday" is from the iconic Tim Holtz set... had it for years and it still gets use on a regular basis.  I popped it up.  
  • The black paper was also pre-cut from my stash!
Thanks for visiting! Please visit my radical teammates at Shopping Our Stash!  


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SOS 404: DOG Days of Summer

This challenge we are asking you to create something with a DOG on it.

I thought this would be easy... but I discovered I did NOT have much dog stuff!  How weird!  I am a huge dog-lover!  But I dug deep!




Supplies:
  • Focal image by Graphic 45 (I think... these were cut from a 12x12" years ago)
  • Tim Holtz Quotations from 2017
  • Inkadinkado Stamping Gear stamps included with DOx in Antique Linen and Black Soot
  • Crystal Stickers Mosaic sticker-gems by Mark Richards from years ago.  
  • Darice embossing folder gifted from Autumn years ago
That's kind of it!  Very stashy cards, and I had fun making them.  

Join us at SOS, won't you? 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

SOS 403: It's a CHARMED life

This two-week challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use a charm (in case you couldn't guess by the title...)

I've been thinning my stash for a couple months now and had only a few options for charms.  I saw the keys and thought "haunted house."





Details:

  • Both the focal paper and background paper is by BoBunny from years ago
  • The glittery black mat is also from at least 5 years ago from a thin pad I got from Walmart... don't ask why I remember that!
  • The bat brads are from Eyelet Outlet, bought last October when the stamp expo was in Sacramento 
  • The keys were from a generic brand, packaging long-gone. They were originally black but I brushed them with a messy coating of gesso.
  • The grey wool twine is vintage-- from my grandma's sewing box
  • I added loads of Stickles from a Halloween set that I've had for at least 2 years. 
  • The greeting was cut from some old Halloween DP... at least 5 years old.  

Thanks for visiting! You have 2 weeks to join up and use your stash!