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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #209 - Country Gingham

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This week, at Shopping Our Stash, we want you to
 show us your GINGHAM STYLE!  
Create the project of your choice, we only ask that you follow two simple rules:

1.  Use items from your stash and let us know what those items are.
2.   Use checkers/checks or squares. 

Here is my "Country" Gingham Style
Last year, I took advantage of Crafty Steals "Bundle Sales."  One of my favorite 6"x6" pads was WRMK's Country Livin', I think the designs are super cute.  I have been hoarding this pad, but this challenge was the perfect vehicle for these fabulous papers. The sentiment image is from one of the cut-apart pages which have a lot of ephemera.  (If you like these designs, Crafty Steals has the pads for $2.99.) 

  I give most of my cards to my SIL for her church,  so I usually leave the inside blank.
Although, I think, I may keep this one for my stash.  Selfish me!

Supply List:
We R Memory Keepers -  Country Livin' 6"x6" Paper Pad (36 Sheets- 2 of each design)
Neenah Linen Card Stock - Natural White
Burnt Sienna Cardstock - From my stash (I think I ordered it from Cards and Pockets)
Gingham Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage
Pearls - Want2Scrap
Clock Charm - Want2Scrap
Misc.: Double-sided foam tape, Elmer's School Glue, Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see an entry from you in the challenge!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Earth Safe Finishes - Chalk Paint on Glass

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
I'm here with a new technique for me, painting on glass with chalk.   This Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set was a father's day gift to my Chef Hubby!  

Today,  I noticed they were missing from the counter and he told me that he put them in the kitchen breakfront because they were too nice to "use."

The tutorial for the project can be found at the Earth Safe Finishes' Artist's Blog.   Please take time to check out the line of Earth Safe Finishes Paints and Sealants.  These earth friendly, chemical free paints, varnishes, and sealers are great to use and will increase the fun of each project.

I was inspired by the home decor products of The McKenzie-Childs company.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your visit to

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shopping Our Stash-Challenge #207-For The Boys

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Welcome to another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash!   

Masculine cards are not really my forte, but I had all the pieces for this one just lying on my crafting table. Whew, this entire project was made using leftovers from my stash.  The background paper and small banner are both from Graphic 45's French Country Collection. 
The Navy and Ivory Ticking paper and corrugated cardboard papers are from Canvas Corp.  
The stamp is a Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty Stamp!

 I used this old Mojo Monday Sketch, but did not make my card tall and skinny!

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your entries in our new challenge!

Chana Malkah