Saturday, April 4, 2015

SoSS Challenge #31 ~ J is for Just Kidding (Make a Funny Card)

Hi Everyone!

Edna has this Mona Lisa thing going on.  Is she or isn't she smiling?  Well,  I don't think she is smiling or at least not enough.  We want to see a big smile on Edna.  Now, a wide smile while spitting out her coffee and peeing her pants...well that's what we'd really like to see!!!   Join us in the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #31 ~ J is for Just Kidding (Make a Funny Card).  Will you be able to add one of those smiles to Edna's face?  We hope you will, for if you can you could be our Queen of Snark and that is phenomenally spectacular!


I went a little retro with my card.  There are so many cool retro ads online.  I looked at those for the 50's or 60's refrigerators.  This one caught my eye.  The refrigerator was made in 1952 by International Harvester.  "1952  International Harvester, an agricultural machinery company, releases a line of fabric-covered refrigerators with patterns to match custom window curtains."  Curtains to match your refrigerator!  HA!  Can you imagine dirty fingerprints on a fabric-covered door?  I found this fun info in a article called "Defrosting the History of the Frig" 


The sentiment stamp is In the Freezer from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamp.  I just had to have it!  I rounded the top corners of the card to mimic the refrigerators of the fifties.

 I have to show you a picture of the type of refrigerator we had while I was growing up.  It was the best refrigerator ever!  You just wanted to play in it forever and ever!  We loved the three bottom shelves!  More fun than a Lazy Susan.  You didn't lose your food in the back of the refrigerator, which is why I wish I had one now!  Unlike the photo below, ours was white...you never wanted to pay extra for the color...right, dad.  It finally gave up the ghost in 1972...my dad was not happy.

1954  GE releases a revolving shelf similar to a lazy Susan. Condiment jars fly out of the fridge as bored kids repeatedly push the button that rotates the shelves. A few years later the shelves are modified to fan out like a deck of cards when the door is opened.

Although my brother, sister, and I were in high school, (my mom had the three of us in three years...we're each a year and a half apart) we still missed the revolving shelves.  :-(   I don't know how my mom did it.  It's probably because her oldest was such a wonderful, helpful, brilliant, quiet child who never bothered her...Yup, that was me.

We didn't keep food in the frig for very long.  My brother, we could call him Mark, liked to raid the refrigerator, and ate almost anything at all!  He had to eat everything cold because there weren't microwaves.  If Mark had tried to heat it up in a pan, not only would my mom smell it, he'd have to wash the pan too!  He found what to him looked like some leftover hash in a can.  Mark took a big bite and promptly realized it was dog food, but didn't spit it out.  Gross!  He complained to my mom, but she just said it served him right!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little explanations of two refrigerators of the 1950's.


Don't miss your chance to win the title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    

If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their J is for Just Kidding creations!!!


Im entering this card in the following challenge:

Color Throwdown Challenge # 336. http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com. 4/6

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Friday, April 3, 2015

Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!




Welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! This hop organized by two moms of children with autism, Veronica & Tenia. Visit both of their blogs to find the blog hop list and the awesome sponsors. 


As a former special needs teacher, I have worked with quite a few children on the autism spectrum throughout my career.  Not only is there an extremely wide range of involvement, but every child is so very unique.


I have friends raising children with autism.  I admire your devotion, strength, and also your perseverance in making sure your child is able to access the best services during and after they finish school.  I applaud you!


This card was made with Fun Stampers Journey products.

Stamps: AT-0025~Rose Garden, SS-0137~Ampersand Notes
Cardstock: CS-0040~Whip Cream, CS-0003~Black Licorice
Patterned Paper:  PP-0003~Journey Basics -- On Retiring Product list-on sale now!
Ink: IP-0009~Whip Cream
Accessories: AC-0096~Black Licorice Gingham Ribbon, AC-0084~Journey Foam Squares-Small

I attaching the Retiring Products list below...Great sales, get your items before they are gone......

Thank you for joining me along the hop!  I will be giving away one of the retiring ATS (Artist Trading Stamp) to a lucky follower through Bloglovin' or email.  Comment and let me know which ATS you would like.

Enjoy the Hop,
Karen
You can order on my site

You can order on my site



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #30 ~ E is for Easter



Oops!  Well, I guess this is really late.  It was supposed to post March 21st.  I was gone and not able to access the Internet.  Luckily it's before the last day to link up your project.

Edna's is hoppy it's so close to Easter!  She can't wait to find all the yummy chocolate bunnies in her Easter basket!  What about you?  Do you have a favorite Easter candy?  For me, it's the Reese's Peanut Butter Egg.  Well, before I run out to the store to pick some up, I'd better tell you the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #30...E is for Easter!  All you have to do is link a card or project that is Easter related, with or without snark by Friday, April 3rd.


No snark for me this time.  I just didn't think this life-like bunny was snarky...she just seems happy she's not chocolate!

All materials are from Fun Stampers Journey
Stamps ~ AT-0053-Easter Bunny, SS-0038-Flower Party
Dies ~ DI-0001-Tagged Pocket, DI-0013: Flower Party Die Set
Cardstock ~ CS-0099-Bubble Gum, CS-0013-Hazelnut Blend, CS-0006-Buttercream
Ink ~ IP-0012-Hazelnut Blend
Accessories ~ AC-0087-Cocoa Powder Crimp Ribbon, AC-0022-Sparkle Drops

Here's your chance to win the wee title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    

If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their E is for Easter creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen
Fun Stampers Journey Coach #55

Saturday, March 7, 2015

SoSS Challenge #29 ~ L is for Leprechaun




Wee Little Edna Leprechaun is reminding us St Patrick's Day is around the corner!  She wants you to create a card or project for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #29 ~ L is for Leprechaun.



Edna Leprechaun has started celebrating a wee bit early and is hiding inside the pint of yummy green beer.  I wouldn't disturb her if I was you. 

My card was created using these Fun Stampers Journey products:

Stamp: AT-0070~Happy Day
Ink: IP-0024~Kiwi Slice
Cardstock: CS-0016~Kiwi Slice, CS-0020~Limeade Splash, CS-0040~Whip Cream
Patterned Paper: PP-0002~Black and White
Die: DI-0041~Journey Rectangles
Other: AC-0013~Journey Sparkle Dust, AD-0003~Journey Glaze, AC-0084~Journey Foam 
         Squares (Small), AC-0022~Sparkle Dots colored with Kiwi Slice ink


Challenge #29 ends on Friday, March 20th at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the wee title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their L is for Leprechaun creations!!!


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

The Order of Opus Gluei  Challenge #204
Naughty or Nice Challenges # 13: It Ain't Easy Being Green
Unruly Paper Arts  March's Reader Art Quest


Thanks for stopping by,
Karen


Saturday, February 21, 2015

SoSS Challenge #28 A is for Accident



Edna had an accident this week and got a concussion and quite a shiner.  Riding her bike in the middle of a blizzard was probably not the smartest thing to do, but you know Edna...she loves to take risks!  It's your turn to make a Get Well card for Edna or someone else.



The stamps I used are from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamps. Spot the Dog, Heard Accident, and Hope Rub Your Nose.  I also used the Small Silver Eyes they sell.  I like them better than googly eyes.


Challenge #28 ends on Friday, March 3rd at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the awesome title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their G is for Gray creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Saturday, February 7, 2015

SoSS Challenge # 27 ~ G is for Gray



Edna's strutting her gray look, but I'm noticing the tie.  I think she went with the 50 Shades of Grey, rather than the color gray.  Luckily for you, the challenge works either way.  Find your inner shade of gray...how dare will you go?

I might have gone with Mr. Grey, but I can't get rid of the image of Jamie Dornan playing a serial killer in a TV series, The Fall.  Naughty is one thing, but being a killer, I think not.  More likely than not, I'll probably change my mind after seeing the movie.

I decided to go with another actor/character.  Although I'm not one of the Cumberbitches, I really like Benedict Cumberbach in the different roles he's played.  My favorite is Sherlock!  I love that series!!!


The card stock is River Stone: CS-0094 and Rock Candy: CS-0031 from Fun Stampers Journey.  So is the background stamp, Geometric Genius: SS-0118.  You can find these on my site: funstampersjourney.com/karens




Challenge #27 ends on Friday, February 20 at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the awesome title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their G is for Gray creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen




Saturday, January 24, 2015

SoSS: Challenge #26-Snarker's Choice (We're One Year Old!)


Edna is one year old!  Well, Edna is obviously older than one...a lot, lot older than one!  It's the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers...we're celebrating our 1st Birthday!   We want you to get into the fun!  We've had 25 challenges in our first year and you get to pick the one you like for your entry!  Challenge #26 is Snarker's Choice.  Check out Sister Lee's special post with all the previous challenges.
My card actually fits two challenges, #20 - T is for Thanks and #14 - Z is for Zoo. 


I've seen this saying before and knew I had to find a picture for it.  I searched Google images for Octopus on Face and this was the one I had to have.  It was perfect!  It's Kelly R's photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfkelly/28515380/   Check the inside for the rest of the saying and my added sentiment.  I used the free font - LD Farfetched.


I embossed the black cardstock with a Darice folder - Basketweave Background.  The glitter paper behind the saying is all I could let go of this fun paper from DCWV.  I tend to hoard my Designer paper a bit.  I've had this paper for well over a year...I truly have a problem.


We're celebrating so lets have some Blog Candy!  I'm offering everyone three chances.  Please comment for each.  
1. Follow of my blog.  2. Comment on the post...you could tell me your favorite octopus story (or leave some love).  3. Enter a card in Challenge #26 -  Snarker's Choice.  Ooooooh, I'll give you another chance.  4. Display the snarky SoSS blog badge on your blog and link it back to me.

You have until Friday February 6th to enter.  I will pick the winner and announce it the week of the 8th.

Edna says she'll pick a random winner the old fashioned way...names on scratch paper, put in a box.  Of course, she'll make me write all the names.  I'm going to try to convince her to just writing the numbers, but you know Edna (or maybe you don't),  she can be quite persnickety!   She hasn't even decided on the blog candy, but I'll make sure she does.

Challenge #26 ends on Friday, February 6 at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the one and only 1st Birthday title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their Snarker's Choice creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ornament Christmas Card


 Hi All!

I'm trying to make my Christmas cards a bit at a time this year.   This year they were done so late I felt embarrassed to send them.  Now I just hope I don't lose the cards I make early...It definitely could and probably will happen!  Let's just say my organization is very creative and makes great sense at the time.  Later...not so much.


I made this card using Fun Stampers Journey products.  I stamped the ornament in Green Olive on Oatmeal Cookie CS and fussy cut it. The sentiment was stamped in Butter Cream.  You can order any of these products on my site: funstampersjourney.com/karens 

Ornament stamp~Ornament Party: SS-0143
Sentiment~Merry Tag ATS: AT-0105
Journey Holiday Elements Sequins: AC-0116
Paper~Oatmeal Cookie: CS-0023   Green Olive: CS-0113
Ink~Green Olive: IP-0072 and  Butter Cream: IP-0031 True Color Fusion Ink
Patterned paper~sold out
Thanks for visiting,
Karen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge~Ornaments
ABC Christmas Challenge~A is for Anything Christmas



Saturday, January 10, 2015

SoSS Challenge #25 W is for WOW, It's Cold!


Hi Everybody!

Edna (Nanook of the North) is here with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #25-W is for Wow, It's Cold!   She definitely is dressed for the frigid, snowy weather many of us have been dealing with.   Since it's been so cold, I should have had a lot of winter snarkiness, but no.  My snarkiness mojo seems to be missing right now.  I'm already frustrated with winter...and winter in Wisconsin has a long, long way to go.


My candy holder was made for a friend and filled with chocolates.   I love the snowman...he is so cute.  Everything used is from Fun Stampers Journey.  The holder is two Tagged Pockets with part of the bottoms cut off and attached.



Challenge #25 ends on Friday, January 24th at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the auspicious title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
You know you want to win it.  If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their wild W is for Wow, It's Cold creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

You can get any of the products listed below through my site

Fun Stampers Journey Products:
Snowman Frosty Fun~AT-0106 
Tagged Pocket die~DI-0001
Snowburst border stamp ~SS-0144
Snowflakes~Merry Tag AT-0105
Ribbon-Black Gingham~AC-0096
White Liner Tape~ AD-0001

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 24~Y is for Yuck!



Hi All!

I hope your holidays have been joyous and peaceful!    

Edna's back again with another challenge at the 

You can make card/project about something that's yucky...check Sister Jessi and our Fantastic Guest Designer, Sister Veerle artwork, that's what they did.  Another way is to use some product you think is yucky.

Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what's yucky to one is often beautiful to others.  Therefore, tell us why you feel something in your creation is yucky...because between drinking, baking, drinking, wrapping presents, drinking, sitting on Santa's lap, drinking, handling the holidays, drinking, eating, drinking, and being quite crazy anyway, we Sisters might miss the yuckiness.  But if you enter the challenge after the new year the Sisters might be doing a little less drinking, but I can't promise it will apply to everyone.



First, my Yuck part...the paper.  I didn't buy it...it was given out at a crop I attended recently.  I don't like the colors or the design.  There is no real red or blue, just weird shades of them.  And what's with the notebook paper and and flowery doily part, both pretending to be layered...I mean what were they thinking.  ;-)   It's hard to tell in the photo, but the colors are just so strange it doesn't look patriotic,  even with the fireworks.  Also who takes a piece of notebook paper to the fireworks...are they planning to write down the ones they liked the best?  I started think maybe it could be used for a graduation or school award card...you know, the notepaper.  So that's what I turned it into by adding "You're a Star!" on the inside.  Making something nice out of, in my opinion, some yucky paper.  Ooooh, maybe that means I don't have to purge my paper collection after all!  :-)


I do just love how the star turned out.  Layering the pattern paper with the corrugated cardboard took away most of the yuckiness of the paper.  The stars were cut with Fun Stampers Journey's Stardom Die~DI-0052.


Challenge #24 ends on Friday, January 10th at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    

Here's your chance to win the auspicious title of Queen or Princess of Snark!    
You know you want to win it.  If you're our Queen, you can be our Guest Designer Sister.
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their awesome Y is for Yuck creations!!!

Thanks for visiting!  I truly appreciate your comments.
Have a Very, Very Happy New Year!

Karen