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

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