Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SoSS Crossover Challenge with SOS: Show Us Your Snark!





Hi All!

The Shopping Our Stash Design Team Challenge this week is Show Us Your Snark!  Shopping Our Stash decided we should along! Who would the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers be if we didn't!  Edna got into the mix through her great job of photo-bombing.  Edna doesn't ever want to miss out!

Visit the Shopping Our Stash to see how you can play along over there!  Our projects, along with theirs can be found on each of our blogs...check them all out! 





I used Crackerbox Palace's awesome sentiment stamp, Floor Tiles and copied a photo of for the background.  The ladies are from Viva Las Vegas stamps.  

Don't forget to check out all the awesome creations of both our Design Teams, Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Shopping Our Stash!

You can upload your project at the Sisterhood of Snarky and/or the Shopping Our Stash Blog! You have until 11:55 PM (EDT) on Monday August 10th to upload your project. Don't forget!



Saturday, July 25, 2015

SoSS Challenge # 39: S is for Shaker



Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 39: S is for Shaker!  This one was a real challenge for me.  I had never made a shaker card before and wasn't sure what I was doing.  It might have been easier if I found the foam tape I bought years ago when shaker cards were first popular.  I made this shaker by die-cutting and stacking a lot of hearts.  Gluing each layer was one thing, lining up the ampersand cardstock another, but gluing the acetate was insane.  I kept getting glue on the acetate...five tries before I didn't mess it up too much.  But after all of this, I'm betting once I find my foam tape, I'll try making a shaker card again.


I made this card for a friend's wedding based on her colors of pink, green and silver.  I decided to made the heart green so it would pop.  All of the products are from Fun Stampers Journey and you can get them on my site:

Dies: Heart-Felt die ~ DI-0033
Stamps: Ampersand Notes ~ SS-0137
Cardstock: Watermelon Fusion, Bubble Gum, and Kiwi Slice
Vellum: Designer Vellum Prints ~ PP-0008
Accessories: Journey Sequins: Pink World ~ AC-0112, Silver Silk ~ IP-0090
Ink: Watermelon Fusion ~ IP-0027

Challenge #39 ends on Friday, August 7th, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your S is for Shaker project 
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 S is for Shaker creations!!!

Our Guest Designer~Michelle
Karen That's me! 

Thanks for visiting!
Karen


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Watch Templeton Fly!! SoSS Challenge # 38 ~ R is for Rude



Hello All!
It's a new challenge for us, over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~ Challenge #38: R is for Rude or AKA, The New Profanity Challenge.  

Check out Edna...her mouth is closed, but look what she's thinking!  If you don't use profanity, here's your chance to share some of the thoughts you'd might like to scream at times.  Your creation can be just rude to allover profane...you choose!  

I had a little trouble with this challenge...there was this perfect stamp I had and I just couldn't find it!  #$$@@##$%%@$%&$#&@#$#$!!!!   

While digging through my bazillion stamps I came upon this one, by Gary Patterson, from a long, long, time ago.   I feel it works when I add a little narration.  The free font I used is Junior and Stinky.





Watch Templeton Fly 
Poor old Templeton, all he can say is WTF!!!!



Challenge #38 ends on Friday, July 24th, at 11:55 pm EDT 
Show us your creations by linking-up your R is for Rude project 
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.
Visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and Guest Designer.  
Check out their R is for Rude creations!!!


Thanks  for visiting!
Karen

Saturday, June 13, 2015

SoSS Challenge # 36 D is for Dudes!


Hi all, and welcome to Challenge #36 of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~ D is for Dudes!  So get out out your dudeish ( is that a word? ) stamps and supplies and go for it.  Father's Day is around the corner and you need to create a card or gift for someone.  I created a gift card holder.  My father has passed, so I made this gift card holder for a masculine thank you.




Dies: Note Pocket~DI-0025
Stamps: Rough Texture~SS-0068, Mr. Fix It~AT-0041, Enjoy Coffee~SS-0034
Ink: Black Licorice~IP-0041
Card stock: Whip Cream~CS-0040, Black Licorice~CS-0003, Oatmeal Cookie~CS-0023
Embellishments: Paper Clip Elements~AC-0102, Journey Twine~AC-0005



Challenge #36 ends on Friday, June 19th, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your  D is for Dude project 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  
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 D is for Dude creations!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Karen


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #35: V is for Vellum



Edna looks a little blurry today.  Maybe she needs new glasses...or they could just need cleaning.  Well although that still could be true, she's actually sporting vellum today.  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #35 is V is for Vellum!  Well after searching throughout a paper store (the one in my spare bedroom) I didn't find any vellum.  So I went to my local stamp store, Crackerbox Palace, and found a variety...thanks Vicky!  I should have just gone to you first!




I disassembled a tiny paper bag and used it to cut and score the green polka dot vellum.  I used a stamp I bought a long time ago.  It's Rocks from River City Rubber Works.  I had to have it being the rock hound I am.  The bag is filled with rocks...I had to strengthen the bottom of the bag!  These are only a few rocks in my ever-growing collection.  I have always collected rocks...everyone should collect some.  There is a great children's book called Everybody Needs a Rock.  It doesn't talk about collecting rocks, but about you finding your perfect rock.  Check it out!



Challenge #35 ends on Friday, June 4th, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your V is for Vellum project 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  
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 V is for Vellum creations!!!

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #34 ~ C is for Cake!

Hi All!

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #34 ~ C is for Cake!  Look at all the cute Edna candles...such a fun cake for her.  I think everyone loves cake, except me.   The only cake I love is cheesecake...I know, I'm weird.  Well, you don't see many stamps of cheesecakes so I decided to use this yummy-looking cake.  If I liked cake, I would be thrilled with this one.  Now get going and bake make a cake project for Edna and link it to the SoSS site!


Other than using my Copics, all the products are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I fussy cut the cake and popped it out, partially overhanging the curve of the Note Pocket.  I stamped Whoo Hoo! on the insert because I think this might be said when the gift card attached to the back is seen!  The flower was stamped and die cut.  Then I curved the petals, adding dimension. and a Sparkle Dot.  I covered the heart and dotted the stars with Journey Glaze and the sprinkled Journey Sparkle Dust over them.

You can find the following products used on my Fun Stampers Journey site.

Stamps: SS-0083~To You,  SS-0043~Greet & Shout, SS-0038~Flower Party
Cardstock: CS-0034~Sweet Berry, CS-0054~Grape Fusion, CS-0042~Whip Cream, CS-0044~Black
                  Licorice
Inks: IP-0029~Sweet Berry, Deep Lilac~IP-0055, IP-0009~Whip Cream, IP-0041~Black Licorice
Dies: DI-0025~Note Pocket, DI-0013~Flower Party
Fun Extras:AC-0022~Sparkle Dots, AC-0013~Journey Sparkle Dust, AD-0003~Journey Glaze

Challenge #34 ends on Friday, May 29th, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your C is for Cake project 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.    
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 C is for Cake creations!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
AAA Game #39~1st Birthday Extravaganza


Thanks for visiting!
Karen

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #33 ~ M is for Monochromatic Mama

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #33 ~ M is for Monochromatic Mama.  We're looking for Monochromatic Mother's Day cards or projects.  I used a number of shades of orange to create my card. 

I decided to use the "You mean the world to me" stamp on the front of my card, rather than"Happy Mother's Day".  I use this stamp often...I really like the thought.  All products are from Fun Stampers Journey.

You can order any of these items on my Fun Stampers Journey site:

Stamps: AT-0025~Rose Garden, SS-0137~Ampersand Notes
Patterned Paper: PP-0003~Journey Basics (Retiring~On sale for $12.50)
Cardstock: CS-0036~Tangerine Fusion
Ink: IP-0048~Citrus Cooler
Accessories: AC-0090~Tangerine Fusion Crimp Ribbon

Challenge #33 ends on Friday, May 15th, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your M is for Monochromatic Mama project 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.    
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 M is for Monochromatic Mama creations!!!

Thanks for visiting!
Karen

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #32~Q is for Quick (Make a 10MInute Card)




Hi All!

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #32~Q is for Quick (Make a Card in 10 Minutes.  That's it....just make a 10 minute card!


Although this card has a number of steps I was able to put it together quickly due to a number of things.  #1 ~ I've used this design before,  #2 ~ I keep 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of cardstock for backgrounds and pre-folded bases, and #3~I cleaned off my card-making area....a miracle!  The trouble is it won't stay that way.

I stamped the light house image first in Buttercream ink.  Since this is a fast-drying True Color Fusion Ink, I only needed to set it aside for a few minutes while I completed the other parts.  I stamped the background on the pre-cut cardstock, then stamped Happy Birthday.  I cut the ribbon to be able to fit around the background panel.  I then used the circle and pierced circle die cut.  All I had to do was attach all the pieces. 

Anyone who knows me, knows I take a long, long time to come up with a card design.  I also have a difficult time following sketches.  This just happened to be a design I have used before and like, so I was able to make a quick card.

All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey:

Stamps: SS-0060~Nautical View, SS-0068~Rough Texture, SS-0043~Greet & Shout
Cardstock: CS-0006~Buttercream, CS-0023~Oatmeal Cookie, CS-0013~Hazelnut Blend
True Color Fusion Inks: IP-0031~Buttercream, IP-0011~Oatmeal Cookie, IP-0012~Hazelnut BlendDie Cuts: DI-0039~Journey Circles
Accessories: AC-0087~Cocoa Powder Crimp Ribbon

Now it's time for you to break out your supplies and create a card in 10 minutes!  If I can do it, so can you!

Challenge #32 ends on Friday, May 1st, at 11:55 pm EDT
We'd love to see what you create so link-up your project at SoSS.    
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 Q is for Quick creations!!!

Thanks for visiting!
Karen



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
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