Saturday, August 22, 2015

If you have nothing nice to say...

I have nothing to say...on the outside.  It's not allowed for this challenge because it is for an Image Only project.  Yes, I know Edna still has words, but I had to provide the information somehow.

Most of my favorite cards are Image Only.  I like the two step approach to snark.  You have a card and look at the picture and you think, "what's this about?"  Then you open the card and get your punch line.  Yup, I think I like that second of ........................delay.

The front of my card is done with Dina Wakely paints, a Dylusions stencil and black spray; a Stampendous stamp, and Posca Pens.  The inside is computer generated and I would print it out if my wifi would work in my work space!

Please visit the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for challenge #41: Image Only to see what our guest designers and my snarky sisters have made.  If you want to play along you have until 4 September at 11:55 p.m. EDT to enter!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Swim Around

I entered my mermaid art journal spread into the Dylusions Facebook Challenge.  The colors purple and yellow were required, as well as the use of diamonds.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

U is Ugly!

It's that time again!  Edna challenges you to use up that UGLY paper in your stash.  I'm sure you have some.  It could be the patterned paper that you liked 10 years ago.  It could be the paper that came as part of a pack.  Or could it be that you couldn't resist a great sale?  

I found my ugly paper.  I was surprised how much ugly paper that I do have.  My daughter had to help me select the ugliest of them all.  

The ugly paper is the background floral paper.  I don't think that it looks too bad here, however as a 12x12" sheet it was frighteningly eye breaking.  I even added the printed ribbon, which I find at times ugly, but I just knew I was going to be able to use somewhere!

I hope I don't have to make another ugly card for the rest of the year.  It's hard to get motivated when you have to work with something you are not excited about.  I didn't even bother to add snark! This challenge did make me rethink the amount of paper that I have hoarded. I think it's now ok to let some go, especially after it was so hard to choose the ugliest. Those papers are not going back into my stash!

Please visit our Guest Designer,  our current Queen of Snark, Stephanie and the other Sisters of Snarky Stampers for ugly paper inspiration. It's time to go through that ugly paper and let it go!

To play along with the sisterhood you have until 11:55 pm (EDT) on Friday August 21st to upload your project. Maybe YOU will be crowned Queen or Princess of Snark and win one of our awesome badges to display proudly on your blog!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Because I'm Snarky Like That

The folks at Shopping our Stash have invited us to play along for their "Show Us Your Snark Challenge".  It's the only time that anyone invites us anywhere.  

I couldn't resist adding Edna to their challenge badge.
I made two cards for this challenge.  The first one was quick, well, as quick as it can be when you use the Silhouette to cut out circles and rectangles. I stamped the larger shapes, inked their edges, created a smudge, smudged up the rest of the card, then attached the shapes.  

The second "card" was created using Dylusions paints and stamps.  This one took me longer to find color combinations and patterns that I liked. I love playing with Dylusions!

For further snark, please click "here" for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "Show Us Your Snark" Bonus Challenge.  Or click "HERE" for the crew of Shopping Our Stash that invited us out to play in their snarky challenge.