Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #23 N is for Naughty Christmas!


Hi Everyone!

Edna is excited to announce Challenge #23: N is for Naughty Christmas at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  She even dressed up for the occasion.  Don't you love Edna's delightful Christmas sweater...she told me her sister made it for her, well at least that's the story.  Edna thinks it's really BEA-U-TI-FUL and especially loves her poinsettia corsage!


Santa is pretty upset with his situation and is saying a few choice words.  I think it would be best if we all followed the advice for next year.  Besides it is much more fun to be naughty, isn't it?  

Both stamps are from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamps.  They are Santa in Chimney and Save Santa a Trip.  They are embossed in black.

The frame and holly are from Fun Stampers Journey.  These dies come in a pack and include decoration and words for Christmas, Valentines. Fall, and Halloween.  It is called Snapshot Frames Die Template and can be ordered on my site at funstampersjourney.com/karens

The snow is Liquid Pearls with Distress Rock Candy Stickle Glitter.  A white Uni-ball pen was used to make the snowflakes in the background.

Challenge #23 ends on Friday, December 26th at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up 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 Guest Designer.  Check out their awesome N is for Naughty Christmas creations!!!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls Challenge #271-Mixed Media  12/18  Markers, Uni-ball white pen, Liquid Pearls,
   Distress glitter, die cuts, embossing, dry embossing
Naughty or Nice Challenges-Winter Holidays  12/25


Thanks for visiting!

Karen
















Saturday, November 29, 2014

SoSS Challenge #22 ~ V is for Vintage


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our V is for Vintage Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Edna's going back to her childhood.  She's on "cloud 9" because this time she gets to drive the family car!  The car is "like crazy; like wow"!  Edna's definitely a "hep" "chick" who's going to "pop the clutch" and "punch it"!  Too bad it's a "tank" and not "souped up". 

Although Edna looks like she's visiting the late 40's - early 50's, my football card is highlighting an earlier era.


I made my card with the ultimate vintage card stock ~ Graphic 45.  The collection I used is Good Ol' Sports...I won it at a scrapbook convention!  No need for any stamping on the front of the card. 

I forgot to take a photo of the inside before I gave it to a friend who wants it for her husband.  Here's what she asked for the sentiment:  "Too bad you can't make touchdowns anymore, you old fart!  Have a Happy Birthday anyway!"

Since my vintage card is about football, I added some photos of my dad's older cousin, Al Beitzinger.  He played for the Marquette University Football Team in the late 1930's.





Make sure to visit our "radioactive" Design Team.  We're a "tight group and not at all "square".  Hope you're all "cranked" about our V is for Vintage Challenge.

Challenge #22 ends on Friday, December 13th at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up 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
"unreal" V is for Vintage Creations!!!


Barb
Chris
Donna
Jessi
Lee
Lindsey
Lynne
Michelle
Karen That's me!

Thanks for visiting! 
Karen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SOSS #21 P is for Profanity: Swear if You Dare


Hi, and welcome to the 21st Challenge of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  Well since we're all grown up at 21, maybe you'll hear a few swear words out of us during this challenge.

Did you notice Edna?  She's trying to be good...but it's pretty difficult for her to hold back so that's where the duct tape comes into play.

Stella likes duct tape too...especially when she wraps it around Gus!  Gus isn't too happy, in fact he's thinking WTF!  Since he can't talk, I decided to write it for him.  I don't think it's going to help, Stella's pretty set on keeping Gus wrapped up.  A digi stamp (from Bugaboo) about duct tape deserves to be placed on a roll of duct tape.  A great gift and card together!

Make sure you visit all the other sisters and check out if they dared to swear in our Challenge #21~P is for Profanity.  You have until Friday, November 28th to link up your artwork!  Do you dare to swear?

BTW, when you spill water on your keyboard, your computer doesn't work the same.  With all caps, no delete, no return, no letter P, and who knows what else I couldn't finish my post there.  Do you know the view in iPad doesn't let you scroll down all the way and add stuff past a certain point!  I did swear, a bit.  This morning, hopeful everything dried out I turned on my computer.  It's now in Safe Boot mode and wants my password...no problem.....NOT!  The password is case sensitive...S. H. I. T.
A tad bit more profanity was used.  I won't bother sharing, I think you can guess what else was said!



Challenge #21 ends on Friday, November 29 at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up 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 P is for Profanity...Swear if You Dare creations!!!


Thanks for visiting!

Karen



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey-Day of the Dead ATC










Hello All!

This ATC was made with products from Fun Stampers Journey, Copics, and some very old lime green rhinestones!

The stamps are from The Day of the Dead ~ #SS-0146.  The CS I used was Black Licorice, Whip Cream, Catalina Splash, and Tangerine Fusion.  Inks were Black Licorice and Catalina Splash.  I fussy cut and sprayed the skull with a 1/1 mixture of Journey Glaze and water.  I then sprinkled Journey Sparkle Dust all over it, making it look like a real Sugar Skull.





I'm entering this ATC in the following challenges:
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 129~Day of the Dead
Shopping Our Stash #174~Halloween


You can order Fun Stampers Journey products at my website: funstampersjourney.com/karens

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen










Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey Card for Jingle Belles Pink Christmas #4



Hi All!

Today is the last day for the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas Challenge to support the Susan G. Komen foundation.  I decided to make a fourth card. 



The products I used are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used the Snow Burst and Ornament Party stamp sets.  The ink used is Whip Cream and Black Licorice;  the CS is Watermelon Fusion, Black Licorice, Bubblegum Pink, and Kiwi Slice.  I cut out the ornaments using the Journey Circles Die.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these items you can find them at my FSJ site.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Karen
 







Fun Stampers Journey Card for Jingle Belles Pink Christmas #3



Welcome!

I made this card for the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas Challenge.  Here's what they had to say about this challenge: 

"We're pretty sure everyone who's ever played along at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ saw this one coming, but that doesn't make it any less exciting! Yes, once again, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are celebrating ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥! What does that mean? Well, we'd like to see holiday cards with a noticeable bit of pink on them, and for every card you guys link up, Stephanie and Lauren are each donating $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!"  Pretty cool!  
This is the last of three cards I made.  The products I used are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used the Snow Burst stamp set and the Frosty Fun ATS (Artist Trading Stamp).  The ink is Whip Cream; the CS is Watermelon Fusion, Black Licorice, and Blue Lagoon.  I colored Frosty with Copics and accented him with Journey Sparkle Dust and Journey Glaze.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these items you can find them at my FSJ site.
Thanks for stopping by,
Karen
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Send a Smile 4 Kids: Celebration Cards 4 Kids

Fun Stampers Journey Card for Jingle Belles Pink Christmas #2


 
Hello Everyone!
I made this card for the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas Challenge.  Here's what they had to say about this challenge: 

"We're pretty sure everyone who's ever played along at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ saw this one coming, but that doesn't make it any less exciting! Yes, once again, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are celebrating ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥! What does that mean? Well, we'd like to see holiday cards with a noticeable bit of pink on them, and for every card you guys link up, Stephanie and Lauren are each donating $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!"  Pretty cool!  
 
This is the second of three cards I made.  All products I used are from Fun Stampers Journey.  It's a CAS card this time using the Journey Circles die and the Snow Burst stamp set. The ink is Whip Cream; the CS is Watermelon Fusion, Black Licorice, and Blue Lagoon.  I stamped the snowflake using Whip Cream ink on the Watermelon Fusion CS and centered it in the Journey Circle die.  I embellished it with a Sparkle Dot.  I cut out a piece of CS to look like the top of an ornament, and covered it with Journey Sparkle Dust.  A Paper Clip Element (they are so small and cute) was added behind the top and Black Gingham Ribbon was added.
 
If you're interested in purchasing any of these items you can find them at my FSJ site
 
 

Thanks for visiting!
Karen






Fun Stampers Journey Card for Jingle Belles Pink Christmas #1


Hi All!
I made this card for the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas Challenge.  Here's what they had to say about this challenge: 

"We're pretty sure everyone who's ever played along at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ saw this one coming, but that doesn't make it any less exciting! Yes, once again, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are celebrating ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥! What does that mean? Well, we'd like to see holiday cards with a noticeable bit of pink on them, and for every card you guys link up, Stephanie and Lauren are each donating $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!"  Pretty cool!  
This is the first of three cards I made.  All products I used, with the exception of the tulle, are Fun Stampers Journey products.  They're pretty cool too!  I used the Tag Pocket die, the Snow Burst and Ornament Party stamp sets.  The ink is Watermelon Fusion; the CS is Watermelon Fusion and Kiwi Slice.  If you're interested in purchasing any of these items you can find them at my FSJ site



Thanks for visiting my blog...I love it when you stop by!
Karen

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #19: Hopeful Halloween (pink)


Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge #19:  H is for Hopeful Halloween!   Card #2


Edna would like you to make a pink Hopeful card, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or a pink Halloween card 


I did both so you'll find two posts...make sure to check out the other one too.





This card was made from Fun Stampers Journey products.  The jar was covered and the skull's eyes were popped out with Journey Glaze.

FSJ Stamps used: Cats Meow, Rough Texture background and Trick or Treat.
FSJ Ink and Cardstock: Black Licorice and Watermelon Fusion.
FSJ Ribbon: black Gingham
FSJ Accessories: Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust


Challenge #19 ends on Friday, October 31st at 11:55 pm EDT...Spook!   
We'd love to see what you create so link-up 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 H is for Hopeful Halloween creations!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Celebrate Cards 4 Kids
Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #194: Ghostly Goings On

Thanks for visiting!

Karen

Karen Schroeder
funstampersjourney.com/karens    


Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge #19: H is for Hopeful Halloween! #1



Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge #19:  H is for Hopeful Halloween!   Card #1


Edna would like you to make a pink Hopeful card, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or a pink Halloween card.  

I did both,  so you'll find two posts...make sure to check out the other one too.



This Hope card uses Fun Stampers Journey products.  The stamp set, Be Brave, was made in honor of cousin of the co-founder, Richard Garay.  Fun Stampers Journey is donating $2 for each set sold to Breast Cancer Angels.

FSJ Die: Note Pocket
FSJ Cardstock:  Black Licorice, Pink Bubblegum, Whip Cream
FSJ Ink: Black Licorice, Pink Bubblegum
FSJ Accessories: Silver Silk

A little off topic, but when I hear Pink Ink I think of Dr Seuss!  Do you?


Challenge #19 ends on Friday, October 31st at 11:55 pm EDT...Spook!   
Take out your Pink Ink Yink Drink, create and link-up 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 H is for Hopeful Halloween Creations!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Karen

Karen Schroeder
funstampersjourney.com/karens