Saturday, October 14, 2017

Zombie Love Brains

     We're celebrating Halloween with Zombies at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Edna has joined the newly undead in their quest for scrumptious brains.

     I used these digital images (except for the brain, which is from Useless Trinkets) from Vera Lane Studios.  Aren't my little zombies adorable? 


     There are just a few rules to follow for this challenge, most importantly that it must be uploaded here by 2355 (11:55 p.m.) EDT on Friday, October 27. Please stop by the Snarky Stampers blog to see what our current Queen of Snark, Michelle, and my fellow Snarky Sisters have made for your inspiration  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's Snarktoberfest!

The best ever blog hop starts today. It's called Snarktoberfest. It's like it was made for me and my Snarky Sisters to join in, and guess what? We were even invited to take part.  We always knew that we had people like us out there! 

  Here is what I made for the Snarky Sisters blog, which is where you should head to if you want to participate in the snarkfest. Or you could start at the beginning of Snarktoberfest 2017 and save the best for last. Go whichever way you choose but there are prizes and rules that must be followed, which you can find on either page.

My rubber stamps were generously contributed by CrackerBox Palace. Here are the links to the stamps that I used.

I love Snarktoberfest!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

True Story

     The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is J is for Jumble. We want you to make us a collage. Get creative, stick some old stash together and see what you can do. I love typography and vintage photos and was inspired by Pinterest. Well, who isn't inspired by Pinterest? If you want to see my inspiration board, click here. I love all the images I pinned, but the colors were a bit blah for me.

     I started with the strips of old books that I picked up at various flohmarkt (flea markets) while I was living in Germany. There are strips of French and German text, but I think I can only see the French in the final piece. After I had the strips, I coated them with Multi Media Matte. Once dry, I applied watered down gesso. I used both Golden Fluid Acrylics and Ken Olliver's powdered watercolors. The lady and globe were found while searching through the creative commons sites. So, who rules the world? Girls! True story. And also the true story of this collage.

     I know that you want to play along with this challenge! You have 15 September at 2355 EST (11:55 p.m.) to enter our J is for Jumble challenge. Please stop by the Sisterhood to see what our current Queen of Snark, Toni, and the Sisters have made for your inspiration.

     Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my project.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wedded Bliss

It's that time agin! It's time to get our snark on!

For this challenge Edna wants you to think of weddings. What do weddings mean to you?
Bridezillas? Wedding toasts containing TMI? Drunken bridesmaids? Your 80 year old grandfather on the dance floor?

Edna wants you to use the saying, "Something old, something new; something borrowed; something blue." I always thought that it was a requirement that the bride had to wear each one of these things during the ceremony. Has something to do with some superstition I think. 

    Here is my take on the wedding theme. I went with a list on Facebook of funny (thanks, Majo!) tweets about marriage/ relationships. I was thoroughly amused by many of the items on the list, and this one made it onto my card. 

    You'd think that Stella and Gus from Bugaboo digital stamps would be my old item, but you'd be wrong. I bought this digi just for this challenge. Thank you, Christmas in July! Gus and Stella are new to me. Gus's shirt is blue. What's old? The patterned paper. It's from the Basic Gray "Skate Shop" collection, which I think I purchased when my son was two. He's turning 16 shortly. And I already told you my borrowed, which was the sentiment. 

    Please join us for this challenge. You can be as snarky, or as sweet as you please. You have until 2355 EST (11:55 p.m.) on September 1st, 2017 to upload your project here. Please visit the snarky blogs of my snarky sisters and our current Queen of Snark, Ike, and let them know how awesome they are.

Snarky Sisters

Thanks for stopping by and having a look around!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All the Furry Things!

Hello Snarky Friends! Edna loves fur so much she is even wearing it in August! Edna wants you to make a project with furry critters for the latest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. I made three different cards with furry critters.

You have August 18 at 11:55 p.m. EST to enter Challenge #90: M is for Mink. Please stop  by the home page to see what my Snarky Sisters and our current Queen of Snark have made for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

What's Under Yer Kilt?

The sisters want to know What's Up yer kilt.

     Edna has been having impure thoughts about guys in kilts. I blame all those episodes of Outlander that she has watched. So she's making us do a challenge for "U is for Up Yer Kilt." While I've never had a chance to check for myself, here is my answer. 

     Now it's your turn to play along with our current challenge. Use plaid, make kilt jokes, use something Scottish, you get the idea. You have until Friday, August 4 at 2355 EST (11:55p.m) to enter this challenge where we could crown you the next Queen of Snark!

For more inspiration please visit my Snarky Sisters to see what they came up for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kids vs. Farts

Two more weeks have flown by and Edna says it's time for us to get back to work. You see all of Edna's kids there? She is always busy working if she has that many kids! Which now brings us to challenge #88 K is for Kids.

My project is a piece of paper that I had laying around.  I think this one was Gelli printed also, or maybe it was brayered, I can't remember which. I added the stencil and the painted rings with the colors that were in the background. The paints and the stencil are both Dylusions, while the people are from Tim Holtz, and the sentiment is computer generated. I just stole the sentiment off the internet because it is too perfect for this challenge.

You have until 2355 (or 11:55 pm) EST on Friday, July 21st to enter the K is for Kids challenge.

Please visit my sarcastic sorority and our current Queen of Snark, Donna, to see what they have made for your inspiration. 

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Art of Art-i-ness

The Sisterhood is getting arty and wants to see your arty techniques. Do you like splatters? Layers? Texture? 

In my stash I found I had a Gelli printed piece of paper.  I cut the paper into 4 (not equal because that would require measuring)pieces.  I added some stamping, then another layer of white Gelli printing with a stencil, followed with some black spatters. The papers seemed to plain, so I added a contrasting lime green paint for liveliness. I took out my rapidly aging sewing machine (the bobbin winder quit working two years ago) to stitch a border around each card; then I added sentiments and Tim Holtz's Found Relatives. Viola! Art themed cards with kids.

You have until 11:55 PM EST on Friday July 7 to upload your ARTY project HERE. Please visit our current Queen of Snark, Queen Toni, and my fellow Snarky Sisters to see what inspiration we have made for you. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at my blog.

The Sisters


Saturday, June 10, 2017

I'm Not Drunk. Yet

 I haven't gotten anything made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers lately. I have been on quite the bender! However I managed to sober up long enough to create a card for a challenge that is close to my heart. Welcome to Challenge #86: D is for Drunk!

Here is my project that I sobered up to make. The image of the not so happy lady I bought from Lisa's Altered Art on Etsy. That little shop has a bunch of fun vintage images for sale. The sentiment stamp is from Riley and Co.

If you would like to join in the drunken revelry, you have until 11:55 PM EST on Friday, June 23rd to upload your project on the Sisterhood's challenge post. Please visit our reigning Queen of Snark, Emily, and my fellow Snarky Sisters to see what that managed to pull themselves together and make for your inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, and CHEERS! Now where did I sit my gin and tonic?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #82: E is For Elegant

E is for Elegant this week at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Look at how well Edna cleans up!

I chose to be elegant and a bit silly for this challenge.  Audrey Hepburn is often thought of as elegant, and by adding the phrase, "Stay Classy," my card isn't too serious. This is a great card to send to a friend.

If you would like to enter this challenge, click HERE. You have until Friday, April 28 at 2355 EST to upload your project.

Please visit our current Queen of Snark, JOSEFINE FOUARGE, and my fellow sisters to see what they have made for your inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look! We hope you play along.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Slap Me and Call Me Silly

We're getting silly at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Everyone, including Edna, has gotten quite goofy. I made this card with my WRMK Precision Press. I may have gotten a bit NUTS!

The stamp reads,"Thank an English teacher! You know the difference between feeling your nuts and feeling you're nuts! 

To play along with Challenge #81: S is for Silly, you have until 2355 on Friday, April 13 to upload your project here. Please visit our current reigning queen,  MARGO and my Snarky Sisters to see what inspiration they have provided. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I'm the Queen

HRH Queen Ednatoria

Challenge #80 is brought to you by the letter "Q". "Q" is for Queen. Make us something queenly, which can be a Mother's Day card, a birthday card for your bestie, or hate mail for your lady boss. Show us something majestically snarky.

I used a bunch of fun toys on my tag. I finally used my new Precision Press stamping tool by WRMK. Those letters are individuals, so this tool was really handy. Also new were the Distress Oxide inks in Broken China and Worn Lipstick. Other supplies: black Staz-On, Inktess Blocks, white embossing powder, my Silhouette, and gold calligraphy ink. Enough about me.

You need to go get busy. You have two weeks, until 2355 EST on Friday, March 31st to upload your project onto the Snarky Sisters blog. Please visit my snarky sisters and our guest designer, Paula, to see what inspiration pieces they have made for "Q" is for Queen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Don't Be Jealous

Challenge #79 is ready to play along with at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! You don't have to be envious of our snark, you can make your own snark too! Use the theme "Green with Envy" for this challenge.  Show us something green or something about envy.

I found this digital gem at Mo'sDigital Pencil. The background is paint and stencil and the image is colored with Copics.

You have until 2355 on Friday, March 17th to enter your project.
Please visit our current Queen of Snark, Josefine, and my fellow Snarky Sisters to see what they have made to fuel your inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Living Off the Edge

Welcome to my "extreme" posting! When we think "extreme," we think of living on the edge.  Since we are crafty ladies, we actually think of the edge as the edge of our cards. You can center and line everything up perfectly, but now the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers want you to go off the edge. 

I am snarkless today, as I could not be doubly edgy. This card is also CAS (clean and simple) for me.  I've only used black and white, but I have mixed dots and stripes.  The star is chip board that I cut with my Big Kick and a Sizzix die, which is so old that it is red. I covered it with polka dotted patterned paper and trimmed it to go off the edge of my card. The sentiment is embossed.  See? Easy and simple. 

Please visit our guest designer, Emily and my fellow sisters to see how they will inspire you for this challenge:

If you feel up to the task, you have until 11:55 pm EST on Friday, March 3rd to upload your project here. You could be our next Queen of Snark!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pussy Grabs Back

Hello! Are you ready for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers? Our newest is #77: O is for Outrageous. I really did try to get Edna to look outrageous.  I don't think tattoos and piercings  are outrageous.  Yes, there are some people that go really far that leave you thinking, "why?" However I do find some body modifications to be outrageous.  Edna has an example here, called the "bagel head," which was a fad in Japan about five years ago.  Why did they do it? Because they could, that's why. I'm adding a picture here to show you proof that I did not make this up on my own.  

I had a bug bite once that made my eye swell closed for three days once. I would hate for all this fluid to go to the wrong spot!

Some of you may be following the news in the U.S. Let's just say I'm not too happy about current events, I could even say that I find them outrageous. One of the first things I did was join the Women's March, and I took my daughter, who will be able to vote in the next elections. A week after the march, I art journaled it.

I drew a girl in her pink pussy hat (which some people found outrageous and offensive, but not offensive enough to NOT vote for the dirt bag who bragged about being able to grab any pussy he wanted and was rich enough to get away with). The girl is holding one of my favorite protest signs.  The upside down flag signals that our country is in distress, while the stars fall off showing the division of political ideals. These stars are falling onto the weeping Statue of Liberty.

I did blur out my journaling as it was not safe for work. I drew the protester, colored her with Copic markers. The stamp is from a Dr Who inspired plate from Viva Las Vegas stamps, colored with Distress Markers. The paints are Dylusions, while the clip art is from pictures I found online, along with the sign my daughter carried. I don't expect anyone to agree with me, but I am still feeling very outraged.  Yes, see how I bent the challenge there :)

If you want to play along and show the Sisterhood something outrageous, you have until 2355 EST (11:55 p.m.) on Friday, February 17, to submit your outrageous offering HERE. Please visit my fellow Snarky Sisters to see how outrageous they have gotten for this challenge:

Our Current Queen of Snark, Queen Michelle

Snarky Sisters

I hope you weren't outraged by my outrageousness!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

What Was I Thinking?

    Hello! I'm still alive. It's been eight months since my last post. Have you missed me? Well, have you at least noticed? OK, never mind, I'm back anyway.

    I have missed playing along with my Snarky Sisters! The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is #76 Y is for Y Did I Buy That? Do you have one of these items floating around your craft room? Did you buy it on sale? Was this item for a particular project that you never got around to and have now completely forgotten about? Perhaps someone slipped it into your shopping cart when you weren't looking?

    I think bought the square card suit stamps when my son was calling himself "Ace." That was eight years ago and I never did anything with these stamps.  I did one scrapbook layout about his temporary identity crisis.  A few (maybe two?) I picked up this sentiment stamp to go with the playing card theme---and then I think one of my Snarky Sisters saw the same sale I did and used this stamp before I could! So I felt I had to wait awhile before I could use this stamp for the Snarky Sisters' blog. 

Please visit the blogs of my Snarky Sisters to see what they have made for the Y Did I Buy That challenge!

    You have until 11:55 p.m. EST on Friday, February 3rd to play along with the "Y did I buy that?" challenge.  Just follow this link to enter the challenge.