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Shopping Our Stash Challenge #149


The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is #149 – May Day.

I may have spent about 30 minutes sitting in front of my laptop, braiding my jute….

Xerox Flecs Cover, American Crafts Jute, Vintage no ID sequins* TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses in Memento Tuxedo Black. Diamond Glaze adhesive.

*I can’t tell you the manufacturer of the sequins but I can tell you they were used by my now 24yo daughter to make a project in Middle School. Once it was graded and brought home, it  was deconstructed so we could reuse the components. Hi, we’re a crafty family.

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #148


The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is #148 – Earth Day – use a recycled element in your project.

I used some paperboard from a Club Crackers box to make tree trunks.

Xerox Flecs Cover, paperboard, DCWV Jewel Cardstock, Shapeabilities Circle dies, TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses in Rich Cocoa.

SOS #146 & ODBD April Challenge


Today’s card is a combination of two challenges.

Challenge 1 is this week’s Shopping Our Stash #146 – Pieces of April – use paper piecing in your design. I pieced the honey in the image.

Challenge 2 is the April Our Daily Bread Design Challenge at Operation Write HomeInsects – include insects in your design. My stamp has tiny flying bees.

Recollections Brown, Xerox Flecs Cover, Colorbok yellow, Fiskars Beary Fun in Memento Tuxedo Black. Stampin’ Up pencils, The Precious.

SOS Challenge #145 – Faux Sure


The challenge last week at Shopping Our Stash was #145 – Faux Sure – use a faux technique on a card.

I made some faux leather hearts for a CAS Love card.

Recollections Black, Xerox Flecs Cover, ANW Bordeau Crocodile, No ID grosgrain ribbon, TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses in Memento Tuxedo Black. The Precious. Sizzix Sizzlit heart.

A Groovy Miss You


Today’s card makes use of a great new stash of paper that I found at Tuesday Morning. Because it was a stash, and it is now mine, I’m also submitting this to the the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #143 Buttons & Bows.

Core-dinations Black, Xerox Flecs Cover, We R Feelin’ Groovy – Groovy & Happy Days, Michaels Button, American Crafts Jute, Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black.

SOS Challenge #138 – Oh, Shiny!


The challenge this week at Shopping is Stash is #138 – Oh Shiny. This is Day 5 of my Rainbow Love challenge. My “shiny” is the silver handmade paper in the center of the heart. it does have a sheen in real life, I swear.

Xerox Flecs Cover, Memory Stor Handmade paper pack. Craft Smart Arrow in Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress Inks Barn Door, Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord.

SOS Challenge #136 – Cabin Fever


The latest challenge is up at Shopping Our Stash#136 – Cabin Fever – have an “outdooors-y” theme.

I was kinda inspired by Leslie’s card and the fact that I’ve had the negative diecut bit of Silhouette trees sitting on my desk since I made a card, oh, way back on December 7.

I knew I wanted a retro sort of colorway with my trees. Fortunately, I learned last week, quite by surprise, that Distress Inks work with heat embossing. I colored and embossed my trunks first, to keep the other colors from becoming muddied. I used 2 diecut circle negatives to create the tree tops. The end result is super simple but totally fun and easy to create.

Core-dinations Brown, Xerox Flecs Cover, Doodlebug sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa. Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feather, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass. Shapeabilities Circles.