Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quilts aren't Paper!

Q is for Quilting 

Challenge 58, Q is for Quilts, encourages you to use paper piecing or a quilt theme on your project. I did a bit a paper piecing on a card for my example. I found this idea of using circles to make flowers, so here is my version.  The PP is from Kaisercraft's Jubilee collection. 

My card did not have snark, and I couldn't disappoint anyone that came here looking for snark, so I have decided to continue with another altered playing card.  It has some "paper pieces" so it fits the challenge theme, right?


If you want to play along in our paper piecing challenge, you have until 11:55 pm EDT on Friday May 13 to upload your project. Please visit our reigning Queen of Snark, Abzappel, and my fellow Snarky Sisters to see what they have made for you with their paper piecing skills!  We have adopted two new sisters, so say hello to Majo and Dotty Jo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #349

Hello again!  I've got my new project from Tuesday Morning Sketches to share with you!  Meet Sketch # 349.  

Instead of making a card this week, I have made a tag. When I used the sketch, I rotated it vertically and  replaced the circle elements with flowers made out of cash register receipts.  The tag is G45 packaging, and was painted with white gesso and craft paints, stenciled with modeling paste, stamped,  and then embellished.  

If you want to play along you have through Sunday, May 1 to enter this week's  challenge.  Melissa is giving away a Freckled Fawn embellishment pouch as this week's prize!  Please visit my fellow teammates to see what they have made for you this week!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look!  I would like to enter the challenge below:

Frilly and Funkie: It's not easy being green, for up-cycling packaging and receipts.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sketch #348 at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello friends!  I hope you have all had a lovely week.  My kids just had spring break and they are getting back to school now, which means that I have a house that needs cleaning.  But first, I must do arts and crafts things... I have my priorities!
This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches our sketch this week is by Debbie, and we have a prize offered by Patti.  

Here is my take on the sketch:

If you want to win that really cute stamp set from Patti, all you have to do is follow the sketch.  Enter your card at Tuesday Morning Sketches by the end of Sunday, April 24.  Here are the links to my teammates so you can see what they have done with this weeks sketch. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Embrace the Embossabilities

It's time to play along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers again!  Our latest and greatest challenge is E is for Embossing.  You can emboss your favorite way, with a folder,  or with a heat tool and  embossing powder. To join in all you need to do is include embossing (if you can serve your embossing up with a side of snark, even better)!

I went with heat embossing on my altered playing card.  First I used clear gesso on the card, heat embossed and finally painted the card and rubbed the paint off from the embossed areas. I also added a bit of ink to tone down the bright blues.  The background paper was first painted, then embossed, then painted in black.

My gentleman is from Tumble Fish Studios and the brilliant words are from Lisa's Altered Art.

Wanna play along and join the Sisterhood?? Of course you do...
You have until 11:55 pm EDT on Friday April 29 to upload your project on the Sisterhood homepage.   Please take a look at what my Snarky Sisters and our guest designer, Jane, have made for you this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

I really liked my card and thought I would enter these challenges:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #347 Featuring Lacy Sunshine

Hello again!  I've had a great week.  Spring break has started for my kids and they get the rest of this week off school. We just got back from an overnight trip and I think we might take more just to keep the kids busy.  My daughter is interested in art journaling, so we have been working on some techniques together.  This week instead of making a card to follow the latest Tuesday Morning Sketch, I have an art journal page for you.

We also have Lacy Sunshine Stamps as our sponsor this week.  They have so many fun images!

I have used Mermella Steampunk Siren from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  I was drawn to this image of the mermaid with the mechanical octopus because it reminds me of some of my favorite books.  I like steampunk and paranormal books.  One of my favorite series is steampunk paranormal.  Although the books does not have any mermaids, they do have werewolves, vampires and ghosts, as well as an "Order of the Octopus" and a mechanical octopus called an "octomaton."

Mermella does have a fishing net, but I didn't include it when I fussy cut her to go into my art journal.


You have through Sunday, April 17 to play along with this sketch.  Please visit my fellow Tuesday Morning Sketches Teammates to see what they have made to inspire you this week!

I'd like to enter my art journal into Crafting With an Attitude Challenge #14 and to Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes Biweekly challenge.  I just saw that they have some of the cutest gnomes.  I told you that I like fantasy creatures!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #346

Welcome back to my post for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week Melissa has made us  the sketch. I think that this sketch was cute and perfect for my image.  My image is from A Day for Daisies, who is our sponsor this week. This site has some awesome images, and they are willing to give this week's winner a $12.00 voucher!

I stuck to the sketch again this week.  The image I used is Bunny Hot Air Balloon. Thank you again, A Day for Daisies!  I did add the "happy birthday" into the balloon with my computer.

The papers are all from the "Classique" collection from Authentique.  I printed the image onto blue card stock and marker paper.  I only used the balloon from the image I printed on the marker paper.  There was no way I was going to be able to cut out those dainty balloon lines.  The bunny is colored with the white Signo pen. I did paint the bottom layer of card stock to look like clouds, using white gesso and Broken China Distress Paint.

Enough about me!  Please visit Tuesday Morning Sketches and the blogs of my talented Tuesday teammates:

You have through Sunday, April 10 to play along with this week's sketch.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  :)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Knock Knock

Has everyone survived April Fools Day without too much uninvited trauma?  My family doesn't participate in elaborate pranks, so I didn't eat mayonnaise frosted cupcakes.  Edna looks like she doesn't enjoy this kind of foolery, so I gently settled for a joke.  Welcome to the newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: J is for Joke!

I went through my stamps and didn't find anything suitable for this challenge.  I wound up using a clean joke generator online and decided to make my own digi stamp for this card.

I colored her up, mounted her on patterned paper, and added stamped chipboard shapes, and, viola!  A card is born.


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If you would like to enter this challenge at the Sisterhood, you have until 11:55 pm on April 15. Please visit the blogs of my Snarky Sisters and our current guest designer, Irit, to see what they have made to make you laugh!   Thanks for stopping by for a look!