Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers # 244


It's time once again for another Sisterhood Saturday where we bring you lighthearted prompts for your card making inspiration.  Today's theme is Xanadu and I must admit that I was stumped and had to look up the definition for help. "blush"

According to the Oxford dictionary Xanadu is defined as ....  

  1. an idealized place of great or idyllic magnificence and beauty.

I don't know about you all but, when my time comes, a Happy Hour in the afterlife with two of my closest ghost friends sure sounds like a great place of magnificence and beauty.  :-)  

I created a black and silver alcohol backdrop for my personal Xanadu and chose a ragged edge die to cut the panel.  (I also die cut two panels from white cardstock to serve as a mat.  The black got a bit lost on the dark red card base.)  I stamped, colored and fussy cut out the trio, adhering them directly to the inked panel.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a red banner.  

Art Impressions - Fright Night stamp set
Penny Black - Antique Frames die set
Ranger - alcohol inks 

I invite you to visit our blog for more some hilarious inspiration from my fellow Sistahs.  I hope you're inspired to play along!

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Thursday, September 28, 2023

Seize the Birthday #270

Welcome to another fabulous round of the Seize the Birthday challenges!!!  Our fearless leader Nancy is our hostess and she has chosen a very fun Topping with lots of versatility.  Any guesses? 

Did you guess correctly?

It's time to pick a die and use it on repeat.  If the Topping is not to your liking, any birthday card works.  

I've made several cocktail type cards recently so I decided it was time to sober up a bit and create a coffee card.  *wink*  The creation of this was made simple with the use of designer paper which I used for both the background and the little ledge.  The travel cups were die cut using the familiar colors of Starbucks.  I adhered three in a horizontal row and stamped the sentiment below.  I added in more green with the hearts as well as the narrow mat.  I think this would make a wonderful gender neutral card that's perfect for a gift card.  

MFT - Die Cuts and Scraps die set
MFT - Coffee Order stamp set
Honeybee Stamps - Freshed Brewed 6x6 pattern paper pack

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.  

And as always, thanks so much for visiting me on my blog.


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #227


I'm popping in with a last minute entry into the current Tic Tac Toe challenge.  Many of the board elements are fall/Halloween related but I took my card in a different direction.  My apologies for the sub-par photo.  It's been cloudy all day and it's the best I could achieve last minute.

I chose the middle row of 
to create a holiday card.

I hot foiled and die cut my sentiment.  The tree ornaments were die cut, embossed and then edged with ink.  I also embossed the background panel and lightly edged it with a very light blue ink before adding it to the card base.  I used some gold pearls to finish it off.

Birch Press Designs - Classic Ornament dies
Spellbinders - Merry Glimmer sentiment set
Stampin Up - Painted Texture embossing folder

Thank you so much for visiting!!!  Your time is much appreciated.


Color Throwdown Challenge #762 - Featured Stamper

It is my pleasure to have been chosen as this week's Featured Stamper over at the Color Throwdown challenge blog!  I appreciate the shout out and wonderful comments I received with my sunbathing shark card.  (Sharks are my jam. *wink*)  Today I'm showcasing my card created with this week's color quartet.

This color collection is far more muted and earthier in hue than my usual go to colors which did prove to be challenging at first.  After some thought I gathered up Distress Oxide colors, die cut a bunch of autumnal elements from white cardstock and got to work with blending.  I decided on a two over two design (mimicking the quilt theme) with a stamped greeting onto a panel of rustic cream cardstock.  I popped the panel up and within a frame of kraft postage stamp die cut.  I continued the rustic cream by using it as my card base.  In the end I'm very happy with this "not so me" card.  Now bring on Florida Fall!  

Pink and Main - Fall Wreath Decor dies
Spellbinders - Envelope of Wonder dies
Spellbinders - Autumn Wonder dies
Spellbinders - DOTM Aug 2018 (birds)
Avery Elle - Postage die set
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Fall Y'All stamp set

Thanks so much to the Color Throwdown team for this wonderful opportunity to play with you all.  And thanks so much to my blog readers.  Your visits are always appreciated.


Monday, September 25, 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #299


Today's card was created with the new Inkspirational Challenge in mind.  This fortnight they are asking for Clean and Simple with a Movie Twist.  I sure didn't have to look far....


I did some simple masking in order to stamp the boat behind the shark.  The sentiment was stamped directly below it.  The images were colored with Copics.  This was a very simple card to make and I'm excited to add another shark card to my stash.  

Create it with Joy - 2023 Shark Week kit

Thanks so much for visiting!!!  I appreciate your time and comments.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Color Throwdown Challenge #761


Good morning Crafty Friends!  I am here today with a very quick CAS card that I created for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  

 I am in love with this mood board!

I love the colors and the graphics and knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use.  I lined them all up in my Misti, stamping the outlines in crisp pigment ink followed by the interiors with dye inks.  I just love the kitschy feel to these images and these retro colors are perfect.  Super simple card to recreate.

MFT - Coffee Date stamp set
MFT - Coffee Order stamp set

Thanks so much for visiting!  Oh!!!  Before I forget, my sun bathing shark card won the Color Throwdown challenge last week so you'll see a new card of mine featured on their blog next week.  I hope you'll stop by and check it out.


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Just Us Girls #697

I have been having so much fun with my autumn supplies, both new and old.  I think it's because we don't experience a fall season here in Florida so I'm manufacturing my own in the way of autumnal cards.  Today I'm playing with my friends over at the Just Us Girls Challenge where they have a Fall Mood board this week.


I did something a bit different for me in that I die cut my elements from designer papers rather than my usual method of cardstock blending.  I also chose a designer paper background as my feature panel so this one came together quickly.

Spellbinders - Large DOTM 10/2019
Spellbinders - Autumn Wonder dies
Spellbinders - Envelope of Wonder dies
Honeybee Stamps - Mix of 6x6 papers

Thanks for stopping by!!!