Friday, September 26, 2014

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper's First Annual Spectacular September Snark Off Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers First Annual Spectacular September Snark Off Blog Hop


"We have found our people!

There is a one woman company, Rubber Dance Art Stamps, in far off Norway that speaks our language. I don't mean English. I mean SNARK! She makes a whole rubber plate of snark! This divine product of snarkitude must be shared, and we have accepted that challenge.

The plate is called "Sarcasm Superpowers" and it is obviously perfect for our Sisterhood. We want to share this awesomeness with you, so we our hosting our first blog hop, the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers First Annual Spectacular September Snark Off Blog Hop!"  Sister Lee


Here's a little bio about Rubber Dance Art Stamps:

"Rubber Dance is a home based stamp company in the beautiful south-east of Norway, and is run by yours truly - Bibi Lindahl. I have my own vulcanizer, the machine one uses to press rubber stamps (at some 150+ Celsius/300+ F and 2 tons pressure), which means I will never run out of stock (yay!), and I will always know that the stamps I ship out are flawless (hurray!). The raw rubber I use is of the highest quality red rubber, imported from a manufacturer in USA that is very popular among stamp makers, and my stamps are of course deeply engraved to ensure good and clean impressions when you stamp."

Here are the Blog Hop rules: 
Leave a comment on each blog, beginning with Lee, and ending with Bibi.
You have until Sept. 28th at 1155pm PST to complete the hop.  Enjoy!!!

We will use some sort of free computer tool to pick a random winner and announce it on Wednesday, Oct 1. 

You should have arrived here from Lynne's Blog.   

Here is my creation using the "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys" Sarcasm Superpowers" stamp. 


The Clowns are a freebie from Freubels Freebies.  I found the monkeys on a search of "scary monkey" images.  The yellow CS was embossed with the Crackle folder by Darice.  I used Black Versafine ink on the "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys" Sarcasm Superpowers" stamp.  The pointing finger hands are freebies from The Graphics Fairy.



Your next step on the blog hop is Donna's blog.  
Here's the list of blogs from both of the Design Teams, in case you get lost along the way.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.  I truly appreciate it!
Karen

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SoSS Challenge # 17: D is for Distressing

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 17 - D is for Distressing 
 

Edna seems a bit distressed with this challenge.  Don't be Edna and Scream!  Whether you do a lot of distressing. or just a little you can enter our challenge. 

I embossed some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Cardstock and distressed it with sandpaper over the entire surface and edges.  I added more distressing with direct to paper inking. I cut a slit in the cardstock to insert the The Hand from Crackerbox Palace Stamps.  I did not use the entire stamp, just the hand. I found some playing card images online and printed them in three sizes, two for the front and one for the inside top (printed at 60% opacity).  I distressed both the cards and the hand with Distress Ink.  I used a label die to frame the saying, printed using the free Distress font.

Challenge #17 ends on Friday, October 3rd at 11:55 pm EDT   Don't be distressed, just enter your project at SoSS.    

You'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and check out their awesome D is for Distressing Creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wine: Doctor's Orders


Hi All!

I don't always follow my doctor's orders, but this is an easy one!  I just need to find a glass that big!  The image is Glass of Wine a Day from Bugaboo and was colored with Copics.  The sentiment was printed in the free font, Smilage and it's background was created in Pages.  The embossing folder is Fabric Weave from the Celebra'tions line at Spellbinders.  I just love this embossing folder...it looks so rich!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Quirky Craft Challenge #18 : Red, Red Wine

Thanks for visiting!
Karen

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SoSS Challenge #16 - O is for One: One Color

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #16: O is for One-One Color


I think the subtleness of this card is due to working with only one color.  The beautiful sentiment is Love, Memory, Treasure from Crackerbox Palace Stamps.  The cardstock, background paper, ribbon, and brads are from my stash.  The ink is Peeled Paint Distress Ink.


Challenge #16 ends on Friday, September 19th, at 11:55 pm EDT   Link your project at SoSS 

You'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and check out their awesome O is for One Color Creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Cats - SoSS Challenge # 15 : K is for Kraft!

 Hi All!

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #15 -K is for Kraft!  Let's get krafty...all you have to do is use some kraft paper!




Don't you just love that Cats Meow stamp!  The kitten on top of the cat's tail is a hoot!   The kraft card is made with Fun Stampers Journey Oatmeal CS and their brand new Pocket Card die!  It is so cool!  The cat was stamped with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  Happy Birthday was stamped in Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink.  Black Licorice and Whipped Cream CS was also used.  The Pennants Die accented the cat insert!  Everything but the Washi tape and the pearls are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You need to check out the True Color Fusion Inks; so different than other inks!  The inks were what sold me on becoming a Journey Coach!




Challenge #15 ends on Friday, September 5th, at 11:55 pm EDT   Link your project at SoSS 

You'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and check out their awesome K is for Kraft Creations!!!

I'm entering the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday Challenge  8/26
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #206  "B" Unique  Birthday, banner, brown (kraft is a shade of brown, isn't it?)
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week #226 CAS
Send a Smile 4 Kids: Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge 9/5
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #84 Monochromatic  8/31

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #14 - Z is for Zoo!



Hi All!

Welcome to the The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #14 - Z is for Zoo!  All you need to do is make a project featuring animals or animal prints! 



No stamping this time.  I found this awesome photo* of a baby giraffe!  For some reason I think his name is Gerard...Gerard Giraffe.    I felt Gerard seemed to be blowing a (tongue between the teeth) raspberry.  His tongue is not showing but, from this angle, his upper lip looks like one.   “TTTTHPBT!” and the inside sentiment was typed in a free font - Distress.  I used the Tim Holtz Burlap Texture Fade and embossed an Um Wow chipboard branch.  All the cardstock is from Club Scrap.



The challenge ends on Friday, August 22nd, at 11:55 pm EDT   Link your project at SoSSYou'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the other talented Snarky Sisters and check out their awesome Z is for Zoo creations!!!


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges    #65 - Monochromatic  8/15  voting after the 15th
Paper Wings Productions August Challenge - Anything Goes 8/29
Eclectic Paperie August Challenge - Embossing  8/31
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - Feature Creature  8/18
2 Cute Ink Challenge #112 - Animals 8/16


Thanks so much for visiting!
Karen

* There was no copyright on the photo so I felt I could use it.  If someone finds a copyright, please let me know, although I do not plan on selling this card.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Butterfly Card for SoSS Challenge #13-L is for Layer : One Layer

Hi All! 
Well, I'm a week late, drat!  I do procrastinate, but this is really bad!  I had no card making mojo going, especially for a one layer card.  I decided to post this card late since I wanted to share my photos of Flat Edna!

I'll tell you about the card after you check out Flat Edna!


Flat Edna visited our local grocery stores-Woodman's.  Their headquarters in in Janesville.  Edna and I did not do grocery shopping, get gas, or go through their car wash, but we perused the selections of another area of the store!  Let's just say, before we became the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers we were part of the design team of Drunken Stampers!  Does that give you a little clue?

Flat Edna & I had a blast checking out two Wisconsin wines along with other uniquely named ones.  Like the SoSS, Edna enjoys her libations!  It took quite awhile to make it through all the wines...their selection is huge!!!  My favorite is Prairie Fume' from Wollersheim Winery. 
The manager recommended 19 Crimes; I haven't opened it yet...I'm not sure I want to "Uncork a Criminal".  But, what the heck, I'll try it tonight!  :-)  It's named for the 19 Crimes that could get you sent to Australia.
One more wine and after that a few of the many Wisconsin Craft beers!  Spotted Cow from the New Glarus Brewing Co. is one of my favorites!  Another beer is made where Snarky Sister, Lee, used to live. 


Back to the card:

I spritzed the card base using the Distress Marker Spritzer.  Then I stamped the sentiment and Swallowtail Butterfly from Stampin' Up with Versamark.  The Aqua Opaque embossing powder I used was Zing!'s.  After I poured the EP off I noticed that the spritzes were still wet enough for the EP to adhere.  I edged the card with VersaMagic in Turquoise Gem.

Have fun, create, and enter Challenge #13 for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers~L is for Layer-One Layer!   We'd love to see what you come up with!

You have until Friday, August 8th, at 11:55 pm EDT to enter at SoSSYou'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the other talented Snarky Sisters and check out their awesome L is for Layer creations...Theirs were in on time!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Karen





Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #12: B is for Brads and/or Buttons!

Hi All!
Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #12: B is for Brads or Buttons!
I really like our Brads; they're pretty awesome!  I didn't feel I had to add any buttons because one of my Brads already was a button...Benjamin Button.  I think that just might be serendipity or very good planning!   ;-)



No snarky card this time.  The butterfly stamp, from Close to My Heart, was stamped twice using Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I fussy cut one image and attached it over the other one.  I  recycled some cardboard by pulling off the top layer and rubbing the same ink over it.  The wooden element is from Um Wow Studio and was covered with Walnut Stain ink.

Have fun, create, and enter Challenge #12 for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers~B is for Brads or Buttons!   We'd love to see what you come up with!

You have until Friday, July 25th, at 11:55 pm EDT to enter at SoSSYou'll have a 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!
Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the other talented Snarky Sisters and check out their phenomenal B is for Brads or Buttons creations!



I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Shopping our Stash Challenge #159-Wooden Ships - Use wood or wood veneer  7/16

Thanks for visiting!
Karen

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper's Challenge #11: S is for Steampunk!

Hello All!


Challenge #11: S is for Steampunk!  


Edna is the Steampunkiest, isn't she?

I decided to alter a composition notebook for our Steampunk Challenge.  I bought quite a few of these after Target clearanced out their Back To School items.  My daughter tells me I'll have to get rid of them if I don't use them soon.  Did I forget to tell you I bought them about four years ago.  She says I ought to use them or not buy them!  Now she wants me donate them....obviously, she is not a crafter!  Shhhh, don't tell her that the Graphic 45 paper and the eyelets are at least that old too!






I attached the Graphic 45 Communique paper to the notebook by spreading a quick dry tacky glue in an extremely thin layer over the entire cover (ModPodge works also).  Most glues contain too much water making your papers wrinkle.  After I trimmed the little bit paper overhang so it was flush with edges of the notebook, I sanded and distressed the edges with Vintage photo ink.


I used Kraft-Core Notalgic Core'dinations cardstock with the Tim Holtz Texture Fades-(Blueprints and Pocket Watches) and sanded them to bring out the kraft colored core.  All of the elements, except the man stamp were sanded on their edges and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The Tim Holtz Time Travelers man was stamped on some map DP I had in my stash.

All other images are from the Graphics Fairy.  They have tons of free vintage images to use!  I fussy cut the cat and the hand.  I used pop dots on the cat and fingers of the hand.  Glossy Accents were used to accent the bulb and cat eyes.  The free font I used for the snarky Steampunk saying is Ornatique.
 


Have fun, create a Steampunk project, and enter Challenge #11 for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers~S is for Steampunk!   We'd love to see what you come up with!

You have until Friday, July 11th, at 11:55 pm EDT to enter at SoSSYou'll have a 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!

Don't forget to visit the blogs of the all the other talented Snarky Sisters and check out their phenomenal Steampunk creations!




I am entering this notebook in the following challenges:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Change to the Fairy Challenge at Quirky Crafts!



Change to Quirky Crafts Challenge #12 - now you only need a fairy and one item from the fairy ring!    
  We think we have made this challenge a little too hard for you all this time, so there is a last minute change to the rules!

Now you only need to pick one item from the fairy ring and use a fairy, I hope you will all be able to join in the fun!

Here is the Fairy Ring again to remind you:



To enter the challenge link your project HERE.



You could win a fantastic prize from our sponsor,


1st Prize is 4 digital images of your choice Crackerbox Palace
2nd Prize is 3 digital images of your choice from Crackerbox Palace
3rd Prize is 2 digital images of your choice from Crackerbox Palace

You can just choose from the rubber stamps and 
they will be made into digital images for you.
In addition to the prizes - every person who enters can have 10% off anything from the Crackerbox Palace website, just contact Cazzy (at the Quirky Crafts blog )via the email link in the sidebar, or comment to say you would like 10% off.