Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SOS 442: Here comes Peter Cottontail...

...hopping down the bunny trail!

The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash has to do with spring and bunnies :)  

Here's the card I'll mail to my niece:



  • Paper by Heidi Swapp from 2015 back distressed with a Making Memories distress tool from a decade ago.
  • Letters cut using Tim Holtz dies purchased recently
  • Brad by Basic Gray from 2012--the pack had never been opened.
  • The leaves were cut long ago using a Tim Holtz die ("Laurels")
  • The gold key and fluer-de-lis and the white stickers are from a little diecut pack by EK Success ("Parisian Florals") from 2015
  • That fantastic trim is by K & Co. from at least 10 years ago-- did not realize it has an adhesive backing!!!  It's like pockets in a dress!
  • Nuvo drops in Ivory Seashell
  • Bunny sticker from a sheet from years ago.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a happy spring and Easter if you celebrate it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

SOS 441: The rainbow connection

Awww, I just think of sweet little Kermit singing that song.  This fortnight at Shopping Our Stash, the team is encouraging you to dig into your stash to create a rainbow-inspired feast for the eyes.

Here's my birthday card:


  • Artist's Loft watercolor paper (it's great for stamping because it is inexpensive and therefore thinner and it is also smooth.)
  • Ken Oliver Color Bursts in a rainbow of colors!  I've had these for a few years.
  • Rubbernecker Mini Distressed Squares Background stamp purchased 3 years ago at the Sacramento Stamp Expo.
  • Above-said stamp inked with Ranger Letter It embossing ink and embossed with a pearly EP from a Recollections, both from over three years ago.
  • Thickers from 2015.  I used a ruler taped to my craft mat to have even angles for the words-- I did it just right but in these pictures look not so  
  • Iridescent red gem stickers by DCWV from 2013... never used this pack!
  • Turquoise card cut from some bulk Bazzill paper I need to use up! I cut it to fit a yellow envelope I  have had since I started cardmaking.  I need to do this more often because I think it is fun to send colorful envelopes-- I usually do white or kraft.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a bright week!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

SOS 440: Oh, the places we'll go (after the pandemic!)

Who is ready to GET OUT OF TOWN?  What a crazy year it's been!  The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash focuses on the the future!  Where you wanna go?

I know many people camped this past year, but we just got a new-used trailer and want to go visit places... but not if they are all shut!

Supplies and notes:

  • Photo Play paper from years ago... I love this paper and tried not to cover it up.
  • Stampendous stamps from 2016 inked with Ranger Archival Ink and colored with DI in Chipped Sapphire and Aged Mahogany. I wish this turned out a little more vivid.  I may go over the ink on the trailer with stickles or Nuvo Drops.
  • Viva Pearl Pen in Anthracite from many years ago used for the tire
  • MME enamel dots from 2014

Thanks for virtually visiting!  So curious where everyone else wants to go!

*Okay, I REALLY miss Disneyland... who knows if it will ever open in California again.  What a crying shame.