Brains Over Beauty

Today we are being challenged with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers with 
Challenge #70 D is for Day of the Dead. 
I bring you some old time digi stamps from a very talented artist Guy Gondron who is still currently fighting for his life with cancer. So check out his etsy shop as he has many works for sale. 

Here is my card for the challenge #70! 
check out the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to see what my fellow sisters are up to and enter the challenge yourself with the inlinks on their page. 
The papers used today are from Sabor. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 




Happy Pink Halloween!

Today on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers we are going pink for halloween for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Here's a shout out to all my fellow cancer survivors. 
This is a pink pumpkin card.  I printed a coloring page onto vellum and colored the image with my copic markers. The added sentiment "Happy National Eat Your Kid's Candy After They Go To Bed Day!"  I backed that up with patterned paper and a card base. 

Check out my fellow sisters HERE. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Join our challenge and link up with you're own take on Challenge #69 over on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog


Adore Birthday Card

  Another brand new week! Happy Monday to all! 
 Today I bring you my Adore Birthday Card 
Last week I used my Cut'N'Boss with my embossing folders to create some fabulous metal words using foil tape.  I used Teresa Collins "Beautiful Words" folder.  I backed my tape on some heavy cardstock and ran it though my Cut'N'Boss.  Then I sprayed it in random spots with alcohol pens (blue) using my eBrush by Craftwell USA. Next I sanded down the tops of the raised words so only the background was colored and the metal was still visible.   

I took some Vellum paper and another Teresa Collins embossing A6 folder called "Stars" and ran that through the Cut'N'Boss effortlessly with a push of a button.  
I sprayed the vellum paper after embossing with alcohol markers in a similar blue/teal color.

Next I used my eBrush to spray the flowers and ribbon in the same blue color.  I was really surprised to see the shade of blue that came out on the flowers as they have an iridescent quality to them .. purple and blue/pink. Then it was time to layer all my pieces together to create my final project. 
 I chose a shiny embossed patterned background paper to mount my vellum and embellishments on. 
 I glued all my pieces down to create this fabulous birthday card. 

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial And I hope you have a chance to check out my fellow DT members this week as we show you more of these great products. 
Have a great week!!



Arrrrr Special Treasures I leave for the doggy

 Welcome to  "Talk Like a Pirate" Day! Arrrrr my little pirate today is Mama she was me first cat
as an adult and she lived to be 22yrs old.  Today she is sporting a pirates eye patch and focusing on where she buries her treasure... lol

 Arrrr Special treasures left just for the doggy.. hahaha

Have a great week everyone! 
Don't forget to check out my Sisters out at Sisterhood of Snarrrky Stampers. 


Altered Art Gifts

Good Monday Morning My Friends!! 
Today I would like to share with you an altered bottle and matching card for a friend. 

Altered Bottle
Black Cardstock and Patterned Paper

Below I have used some cardstock covered in metal tape to run through my Cut N Boss with a Teresa Collins embossing folder called "Beautiful Words".
 I cut up the words so I could use them separately.
Next I sprayed the words I chose with my eBrush by Craftwell and some alcohol markers.  I sprayed spots on my metal so I could still see the silver metal in some spots.  Then I took a sanding block and rubbed the ink off the tops of the letters. 

 Then I glued my metal words to the bottle. I call this a HOPE bottle. I hope we get a cure for cancer soon. I am giving this to a special person who touched my life.  I covered this bottle with paper, lace, ribbon, jewelery and embellishments.

 I also created a matching card with black cardstock, Teresa Collins embossing folder "Stars" and words from "Beautiful Words". I embossed my black cardstock with my Cut N Boss.  I glued it onto my card base.  This is my result:

I hope you have a great week!!


Caffine Challenge with my Sista's

Good Saturday Morning to ALL!! Today I would like to share with you a challange going on with my Snarky Sisters over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog.  Come out and take a look at our sisters posts and then try your hand at our challenge #67 and post it on their blog.

I still think it needs.... something... TWINE.. it needs some hemp twine on the side.. maybe
more shtuff.. lol
Now what was that about borrowing the car for a date tonight?? .. pfttt yea.. when pigs fly!.. haha snort snort..

Have a great weekend everyone!! Check out my girls snarky posts here: http://snarkystampers.blogspot.ca/


Ginger Jar upcycled to Decor

Happy Monday Morning to all!!
In keeping with this month's  Reuse and Recycle I went to the second hand store and found this. 
My find was apparently a ginger jar estimated $40.00 (that I found out later) lol 
I painted this jar originally with chalk paint To my dismay this left A lot of streaks. 
I sanded, rubbed and finally it came to me this must be spray painted.  
I am smart.. just not quick.. haha

Finally I took out my eBrush by Craftwell and sprayed over my streaky mess. I chose chalk paint from Americana DecoArt a color called Refreshing.  I used Debi Tullers video as my lead and watered it down a bit so it would work with my syphon.  
Lastly I used some sticky lace stencils with some white acrylic paint to try to draw attention away from my now bumpy surface.  This was a bit of a trial and error project but I thought I would share anyway.  My end result was not terrible but I certainly would have done it much differently and used my eBrush to begin with. 

 I have to admit I did not clean my equipment good enough the last time I used it and when I went to use my syphon it was clogged. I used a very thin wire for jewelry making to help me unclog it but lesson learned. When I was finished spraying this time I got some water and sprayed until it ran clear.  We had a bit of fun with this as it was so hot we were spraying our faces, it was very refreshing!



Howl-oWeen Challenge #66 Hounds

H is for Hound is the challenge #66 over at the Sisterhood of Barky Stampers
So, I thought I would get a jump on a Howl-oWeen card since our theme is Hounds. 
I used my gelatos and some distress inks and of course colored my hound with my copics.
The inside sentiment reads:  GONE TRICK OR TREATING be back when my bag is FULL!
Come down and join us for our challenge and join in the fun! Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
Have a great weekend!


1920's Box Camera Graphic45

Hello and Welcome! 
Today I would love to show you my design and take on a 1920's Box Camera.
This box can hold coasters as pictured or a mini album. 
The construction is made entirely out of black chipboard/cardstock and
Graphic 45 Communique Collection. 12x12 papers 

The footprint is 7"w x 10"L x 71/2"h
coasters or a mini album measures 5 1/2 x 7"