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!

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,

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,
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