Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SOS159 - Open Seas in Red & White

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  This week's theme is Wooden Ships, and we'd like you to use wood or wood veneer on your card, OR you can use a sailing/boating theme, OR you can combine them.
Since I couldn't find anything wooden in my stash I went with the sailing:

I used The Open Sea stamp set and some of the new Typeset specialty paper

Lexi's Creation - Black, white + one other color
Paper Players - let's go to the beach
4 Crafty Chicks - Nautical

Friday, June 6, 2014

2014-15 Annual Catalog Designer Paper Shares

2014-15 Annual Catalog Shares

Do you want all of the great new papers in the 2014-15 Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $27 

There are 10 new paper packs with 6 different designs in each pack plus two new Paper Stacks.  You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design (for a total of 66 sheets of 6×6 paper) from the following DSP packs:
  • Typeset (2 of each)
  • Gold Soiree
  • Flowerpot
  • Flashback
  • Sweet Taffy
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Park Lane
  • Maritime
  • Lullaby
  • Back to Black
You will also receive one 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” sheet of each design from the Moonlight and All Abloom DSP Stacks (for a total of 24 sheets of 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” paper).

I'm in Niagara Falls, ON - so if you would like your share to be mailed, shipping would be $8 for ON, QC, $10 for the rest of Canada.

There is also a LOT of fabulous new ribbon and I'll be happy to make a ribbon share too - just let me know if you are interested.

If you’d like to join, please email the following information to
  • Your first and last name
  • Your full mailing address
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account.  I can also accept Interac e-transfers.
Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, June 8 at 8:00 PM EST.  Payments must be received before I can order your shares.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Watercolored Bloom

I took an online class called Watercoloring for Card Makers where I learned about faux hand painting.. and here is my first attempt:

since it's FAUX hand painting I used a stamp - from the new catalogue coming out TOMORROW!!!
I colored it water based inks and water brush on watercolor paper. The leaves were painted freehand.
Sentiment is from the same set as the flower - Bloom with Hope (one of the new hostess sets)

Cupcake Inspiration - beautiful cupcakes with large flowers
My Time To Craft - no designer paper
Just Add Ink - Watercolor
Jo's Scrap Shack - Happy Birthday

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SOS152 - Birthday Bloom

Good Morning! It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. It's our 3rd anniversary this week, so the challenge is to make a Birthday or Anniversary card. Easy, right?
I used my very new SU sneak-peak purchases to create this card:

The flower was colored with my new Blendabilities and the CS and ribbon are from the new in-colors too. The only old thing is the dotted background paper :)

A Little Bit Crafty - Flower Power
Stamploration - stamps & flowers
Open Minded Crafting - use some ribbon
Seize the Birthday - Birthday with flowers
Charisma Cardz - May Flowers

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SOS150 - Clockworks

It's Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week it's an inspiration:
I was inspired by the clock and the colors and here is what I made:
I used a retiring SU set called Clockworks.
  • Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Stamps: Clockworks, Itty Bitty Banners, En Francais
  • Ink:  Pacific Point, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky
  • Tools: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, circle punches, banner framelit, distress tool
Challenges :
Lexi's Creation - for a man/boy in your life
Crafts 4 Eternity - stamp it
4 Krafty Girlz - anything goes
Seize The Birthday - anything birthday

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SOS141 - Summer Silhouettes & 3-2-1

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called 3-2-1. We ask you to use 3 of something, 2 of something else, and 1 of something else.
for my card I used 3 patterned papers, 2 flowers and 1 ribbon
  • Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla CS, SU designer paper
  • Stamps: Summer Silhouettes,
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate,  Pool Party, Basic Black
  • Accessories:  Vanilla Seam Binding colored blue with Pool Party reinker
  • Tools:  Pearls, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, scallop circle punch, circle punch

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Summer Silhouettes in gray and blue

I finally pulled out my Summer Silhouettes stamp set and you'll be seeing couple of different cards made with it in next few days.
and a detail
I used Pool Party and Smoky Slate as my main colors
  • Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party CS
  • Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, En Francais, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate,  Pool Party, Wild wasabi
  • Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Chevron Embossing Folder. White Tafetta Ribbon
  • Tools:  Pearls, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Bitty BannersThinlits Die, big shot
Challenges:Great Impressions - Floral Images
ABC Challenges - F is for Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - stack it up
Stampin for the Weekend - Flower Power