Thursday, August 30, 2018

Library Card set of 6

I made these fun cards a couple weeks ago, and just saw them in my "drafts" file!  Uh oh.  They are too cool to keep to myself, though, if I do say so myself.

Well, so I didn't add glitter.


  • Library card bases
  • Dylusions sprays (including the White Linen which has pigment requiring some shaking...)
  • The gals were all cut from some old crochet catalog for hats
  • The quotes were from my snippet tin from old books
  • Tim Holtz stencils used including Clockwork, Plus, Floral, and Diamonds.
That's all there is to this.  I'll share these at the following challenges:

Oriental Sympathy Card

I made this


  • Paper is by GCD from 2008!!! Yes, 10 years old.  Never been cut.
  • I have been looking for a sympathy stamp I like for months now... and continue to strike out, so I freaking carved one!  It is rudimentary, but I do like the rough carved look with the rough edges.  I inked it with Tim Holtz Mixed Media ink in Vintage Photo. 
  • Cardstock from Recollections Earth pack.
I'll share this with the House That Stamps Built current AG.  I haven't played over there in a while.

CAS notecards

Made these this week one afternoon... I am still getting used to being back at work, and so the afternoons have found me in the shack, just kind of decompressing from all of the "peopling"!

I decided I would make some notecards with stamps that I had carved.  It was the extent of what my brain could process!  Haha!  I was like, "Make cards with homemade stamps.  Add simple sentiments." DONE!  And I think it was a successful session.

Supplies and notes:
  • Hand carved stamps all inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black (the dog [Millie] was one of the first stamps I ever carved... maybe 3 years ago?  The butterfly was carved in April of 2017, and the heart was carved this March.)
  • Sentiments all written with Tim Holtz Distress Crayon on my mat with water and brushed on
  • The paper is all from a mixed stack from Tuesday morning. (I actually bought another identical pack-- great random colors and good quality.)
I'll share these at the following challenges:

Bugs bugs bugs...

Made these to play along with the current challenge at SOS... of which I am a proud member of the DT, but I also love the spirit of SOS... Love to shop my stash when I have time.

  • The bug paper is by Echo Park, and just came out last year, so it's not that stashy...
  • Black cardstock was scraps
  • The sentiments are stash! They are by Heidi Swapp from a few years back
  • Enamel dots (pink) are also from a few years ago
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Cream are from an old tube
  • Papers on the background were scraps of Cardstock from the Recollections Earth pack, given by a friend
I'll share this with SOS, of course, and also at the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sorry for what I said...

This is the third of three cards made playing with single-line drawing and limited colors:

Supplies and notes:
  • Faber Castell Pitt pen 
  • Jane Davenport watercolors in Dove, Cocoa, and Ink
  • Sentiment written with a Distress Crayon in Black Soot and Walnut Stain scribbled on my mat with water and brushed on you the neutral (taupe-grey) card base
I'll share this with the following challenge:

Petting other people's pets

Here's the second of three cards made in one sitting while playing with single-line drawing:

Supplies and notes:
  • Faber Castell Pitt pen 
  • Jane Davenport watercolors in Dove and Cocoa for the dog, Buff and Frida for the human, Ink for the dog collar, and Blueberry for the sky
  • Sentiment written with a Distress Crayon in Black Soot scribbled on my mat with water and brushed on you the neutral (grey) card base
I'll share this one with the following challenge:


This was the first in a set of three cards made in one sitting while playing with single-line drawing and limited colors:

Supplies and notes:

  • Faber Castell Pitt pen 
  • Jane Davenport watercolors in Dove, Cocoa, and Ink
  • Sentiment written with a Distress Crayon in Black Soot scribbled on my mat with water and brushed on you the neutral (light grey) card base
  • A scrap of kraft used to mount the watercolor panel
I'll share this with the following challenge:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SOS 369: Quit buggin' me!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, Donna is our hostess and she is asking us to quit buggin' her!  Wait, no, she wants you to bug her!  Make a project featuring an insect or insects this week!

Here is the card I came up with:

I have to be honest: I have lots of buggy routes I could have taken: I found some Basic Grey paper from 2012 that has bugs all over it, I have tons of butterfly stuff, some ladybug stuff, some cool golden bee stickers... but I wasn't feeling any of it.  So I kind of went with my he{art} and this is what I ended up with. 

Supplies and notes:

  • The main panel was painted by yours truly using the first Jane Davenport watercolor set I purchased (Brights) on some pre-cut cheap watercolor paper
  • Tim Holtz stitch stamp from Tim's Patchwork Pieces used at the edge.  I haven't used this set in a while. 
  • The teal background paper was in my solid-colored paper stash, but it is not cardstock... it is thin and it must have come from the same place that last week's matting paper came from, maybe it was some of the stuff that came from the kid's stash that I thinned last winter.
  • Sentiment written with the same Jane Davenport set.
Hope you can join us over at SOS!  I know you have buggy stuff!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SOS: Hot, hot, hot!!!

Welcome, crafters!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, Chana selected the theme Hot, hot, hot!  How will you interpret it?  Food? Fire? I even have these cute stickers that look like pin-up girls of the 40s/50s-- they could be hot as in sexy! But alas I am not that fun and I went with hot weather!


  • The focal image on this card is the gal by Artistic Impressions stamped with Ranger Atrchival Ink in Jet Black.  She was colored with a combination of DOx's and Spectrum Noir markers.  She was accented with Finetec metallic watercolors.
  • The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The brads are probably almost 10 years old.
  • The sun is also from the set, 
  • The three background panels were scraps from some postcards I made.  I inked them with Carved Pumpkin DOx and then stamped them with Seth Apter's circles inked with Picked Raspberry DOx and spritzed.
  • The "beach sand" was a scrap of monoprinted paper in my pile, and the "water" was also a scrap of background papers made in the past.
  • I mounted all of this onto a scrap of pink paper-- it's not even cardstock.  Just thin paper, almost like origami paper or something.
I hope this bright card makes you have all the warm feels of summer. I miss it already, and it's still hot where I live (but I LOVE it).

Join in the fun with us at Shopping Our Stash!  What will you come up with?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lifetime Friendship tag

I'll mail this to my bestie.

  • Library card base smeared around the edges with Forest Moss DOx directly
  • Center inked with Antique Linen DOx, but it wasn't as bold so I used an Antique Linen Distress Crayon.
  • Next wiped the card with a baby wipe
  • Added white Liquitex gesso to the center for even more contrast
  • I tried to ink Distress Embossing Ink through Tim's Florals stencil but my pad needs re-inking (or straight-up replacement). The Ranger Princess Gold only stuck hardly, and, further, when I first went to emboss it, I meant to grab the Potting Soil EP anyway.  Huh. Funny how things with out... or don't.
  • Used an old letterpress-type plate from an antique shop to stamp the background-- it's a diagram of something mechanical but I have no idea what. I inked it with a freshly re-inked Ranger Archival Jet Black pad and then heat embossed with old clear EP 
  • Black Soot DI added to edges and spritzed for some water drops
  • Tim's Cargo stencil used to add letters with Antique Linen DOx
  • Tim's wildflower (cut and inked a few moons ago) added
  • A feather glued by wildflower
  • Shred of Tim's fabric from a scrap jar tied around tag
  • Corners of tag snipped with a Fiskars punch
  • Tim's Chitchat stickers added and accented with Frayed Burlap Distress Crayon
I think that's it!  This reminds me of when Tim used to have his monthly challenges... That was so fun.  Miss them.

I'd like to share this at the following challenges:
  • Frilly and Funkie: Back to nature (feather)
  • Stamps and Stencils: Grungy/Industrial (I think this is both, though I just re-read the challenge and thus has no real metal... hope you don't mind my adding anyhow)

Too old... tag

I've used this saying before and I'll use it again-- I guess this is where the bulk of my friends are at this point in life!

  • Tag base made from a scrap of regular 65 lb. cardstock 
  • a ripped piece of paper served as a mask across the middle as I blended some Carved Pumpkin DOx across the tag
  • Heidi Swapp woodgrain stamp inked with Candied Apple DOx and spritzed then stamped across tag
  • Edged blended with DI in Black Soot
  • Saying stamped with an Amy Tangerine set and a small Target set in Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Yarns and twines from my scrap jar
  • The metal studs are stickers by Recollections, I believe, though the packaging is long gone
This tag went on a bottle of rum for our neighbor whose birthday we celebrated two nights ago.

I'll share this tag at Watercooler Wednesday:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall is the best

I made this while just goofing around the other day:

  • Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and a Jane Davenport waterbrush (the"goofing around" party had to do with extra ink)
  • Orange Stickles and Mercury Glass Stickles
  • Teal scrap of paper to match words
I'll share this with my crew at Shopping Our Stash: Leaf! it to me!!  I'd say the stashiest items were the papers-- the main panel was a scrap of white letterpress paper and the teal was a scrap as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SOS: Leaf it to me...

This week at Shopping Our Stash we are being encouraged to use a leaf  (or more) on our creations!

This is what I came up with:

Have to admit that this was tough in the way that I have lots of leafy stash and was not sure which direction I'd go...


  • Background made on scrap white cardstock
  • Inkadinkado leaf stamp inked with Tim Holtz embossing ink and heat embossed with Ranger Letter It in Copper Tinsel (I think I've only used it once before)
  • Colorbursts in fall colors used on the background
  • Sentiment written with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers on a scrap of Canson Mix Media paper
  • The wooden bird was from Michael's a couple years ago. I coated it with crackle Distress paint many moons ago and decided it was time to use it here.
That's it!  Hope you like it.  For more inspiration, go visit my friends at Shopping Our Stash and join us!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Another snippet tin

My snippets have been outgrowing their Altoid tin, and slowly occupying other tins.  This cigarillo tin had been home to some for a while. It was high-time I decorated it!


  • Cigarillo tin from my dad (well, my dad smokes them and my mom saves the tins for me! I have more if anyone wants one!)
  • Bird egg tape from Andrea a couple years ago, thanks!
  • The watercolor-looking tape is from a Jane Davenport set
  • The pink and gold tape was from a set from Hobby Lobby
  • The snippets were glued with Distress Collage Medium in matte
  • The rose stamp was carved by yours truly, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black then colored in with Jane Davenport's cream pastels. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Junk Journal: Call It Courage

I think this is the first junk journal I've completed:

  • Kraft cardstock as the cover
  • Miscellaneous old papers: old French dictionary, old Hardy Boys pages, old library cards, etc.
  • Birds fussy cut from a guide Andrea (thanks, friend) sent me a year or two ago
  • Dina Wakley Media tape
  • Distress Collage Medium in matte
  • I carved a tiny stamp just for this... supposed to look like tail feathers. Can you find where I stamped it?

I'll share this at the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

SOS: Silhouette


This week at Shopping Our Stash, our hostess Alica would like us to create a project using a silhouette!

This is my first card:


  • The bingo card had already been textured, inked, and cut.  It looks like I laid a thin coat of Teresa Collins modeling paste over it and I think the ink is mopped-up Color Bursts... but I really don't know!
  • The Flamingos were inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black and heat embossed using black Recollections EP.  I thought I had never used the flamingos from a Stampabilities set before, but I can tell that I have...don't recall that either!
  • The sentiment is by Inspired By Stamping, and I am pretty sure I've used it just once.

But then I also made this one, which I like better:


  • The background was made a couple weeks back using a Ranger gelli-plate with various Distress paints and a Balzer feather stencil from years ago. 
  • The bird, branch, and leaf stamps are from a Hero Arts set that I haven't used in quite some time, inked in Ranger Archival in Jet Black.
  • The sentiment is from Hampton Arts Laerying Roses set, also not used in quite some time.

Hope you can join in on the silhouette-fun this week. For inspiration, head on over to Shopping Our Stash and check out what my talented teammates created!