Good morning!  Smiley from This was going to be the day that I would being the videos.  What I’m thinking is actually babbling in a video.  Then I will have my card and the necessary deets.  That way for people who truly aren’t interested they can skip the video.  This has been in the works for a month or so now but I have yet to get it done.  I didn’t write about this project last night when I finished, well because  . . . I wanted to do the video.  Alas, I got out of bed this morning with a headache and today is probably not the day to start.  I did promise a reader however, that I would do a video tutorial on the fragment tag I used on my Wacky Wednesday card.  It will be coming real soon!

A number of months ago, I truly can’t remember how long . . . maybe 4 or 5, I was at Target shopping.  I found in the Dollar Spot a package of 3 unfinished wood frames that some how jumped into my cart.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them, but unfortunately time has not been on my side.

You know that project I was talking about yesterday?  The one I had to let dry, blah blah blah?  Well, it is one of these frames.  It’s funny how I was working on a frame and then yesterday’s Splitcoast Ways to Use It Challenge was for frames.  Smiley from I just had to finish the frame last night.

The frame is fairly close to what I had imagined.  This one is a practice piece, as I have an idea for my mother and her colors are definitely NOT green, orange and blue.  This one will hang in my studio which does have blue and green accents.  Now that I have general premise down, I can move on to the one for my mother.


The unfinished frame was painted with acrylic paint and once that was dry, a layer of Distress Crackle Paint was applied over the acrylic paint.  After the Crackle Paint had dried, the edges and various places on the frame were sanded to appear worm and handled.  The flower embellishment is made with Grunge Paper.  The leaves were stamped, inked and then cut out.  The layers for the flower were die cut with Spellbinders Daisy Heads Shapeabilities, inked and then over stamped with Rubbernecker’s Loose Weave Background.  For the panel inside the frame, that “Inky Thing I Do” was done with Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China.  Those colors were used because the flowers were inked with Spiced Marmalade and Broken China.  The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Archival Coffee.

If the photo looks funny, I took the picture with the frame upside down (didn’t want to mess up those grunge paper leaves and flower) and then rotated it in Paint Shop.

I hope each of you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

I must leave you with this:  Smiley from I just saw it and it made me giggle. I just can’t help myself some times!

Hey y’all happy Thursday!  You know, I was thinking the other night how I often open my blog posts; it seems to be Hey y’all or you guys.  Now having been raised in Kentucky, where they call you by your first and middle name, it was always y’all.  Of course I was called Sherry Lynn or the shortened version, SherLynn, all my life.  I still have relatives that would know me by no other name.  I went to college in the middle east of Indiana.  There I had friends from all across the county with all different types of accents.  For instance, I had one friend from Jersey who couldn’t say purse (it always came out puss) so it was always a pocketbook with her.  I met Mr. Stodgy in college (well actually on Ft. Myers Beach during spring break).  We lived in the same group of dorms.  I brought him home one weekend and we went shopping.  The cashier said, “can I help y’all.”  Mr. Stodgy looks at me and asks “why is she asking us about a truck?”  I laughed so hard that I almost peed my pants.  You see, Mr. Stodgy is from Northwest Indiana, affectionately called the Region by most Hoosiers.  We got married and moved to the Region.  The first time I met Mr. Stodgy’s grandmother, Grace, she was going to town and asked if I wanted to go with.  I was waiting for her to finish . . . go with?  Go with where?  Go with whom?  Another term I picked up while in the Region.  We moved back to Kentucky in 1983.  I’ve picked up my local southern twang once again but every once in awhile little snippets of other phrases slip out.  My point?  I truly don’t have one . . . I was just thinking about all the different accents and phrases I have picked up during my life.  I truly can’t help myself.

Have you had enough of my babbling?  I know I have!  But truly if you have, then skip down to the next paragraph.  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA read then skip.

Yesterday while browsing through the forums on Splitcoaststampers I decided to look at the Sketch Challenge.  After I did some picking up in the studio and had started another project that needed to dry, I started on the Sketch Challenge.  Needless to say, I didn’t finish last night but this morning instead.  I’m still working off and on with the other project.


This time, I decided to watercolor with crayons.  I’m off on that tangent of painting with different mediums and having fun with it.  I used my new favorite toy, my Koi Water Brushes and Stampin’ UP! Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  My gosh I haven’t used those crayons in ages.  They actually look practically new!  Anyhoo, I needed a card for a friend and I thought this would be perfect to let her know I was thinking about her.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Happy Smiley from  I hope y’all had a great day yesterday and it wasn’t gloomy and rainy where you are.  I am soooooooooo ready for warm weather and sun . . . I just can’t stand it!  I want golfing and gardening weather . . . .   Hopefully soon.  The Kentucky Derby Festivities start this weekend with Thunder Over Louisville, and I for one know that I will be watching on television.  Not gonna trust the Ohio Valley weather right now.  Actually, I get somewhat tired of the Derby coverage and by the second week in, I’m ready to leave town.  Maybe somewhere warm and sunny . . . . Smiley from

So we know that it’s Wednesday and time for another Rubbernecker Stamps  WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge.  I must confess that when I saw what Jules had for us this week, I was taken aback.  It’s an inspiration challenge and this is what she has given us.

contemporary-abstract-textile-art-kiss-kiss -in-situ

Now I’ve thought about this for a few days now.  I can see fragments, UTEE squares, some of my favorite colors and of course, those X’s.  Since I’m not taken by the X’s, and I just did an inchie card last week, I decided to go for my favorite colors . . . purple, green and blues.

WW6FloralSilhouettes  Of course, I did that “Inky Thing I Do” for the background, using Broken China, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  The image tag was done the same way, but with Broken China and Antique Linen. The image stamp was colored with markers, misted lightly with water and then stamped on the tag (one of my favorite techniques).  The purple background was run through the Wizard with the Spellbinders Petite 5 1/2” Scalloped Borderabilities, embossed and then sponged.  Since I had originally thought of fragments, I had to add one to the card.  Using alcohol inks, I inked up the fragment.  Instead of stamping in black ink and wiping off the image, I decided to stamp with Alcohol Blending Solution.  You have to be careful not to move or shake the stamp . . . ask me why I know this!  Even though it took me like FOREVER to get this card done, I must say it was really a fun one to make!

I hope you decide to join us for this week’s WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge.  The prize this week is one Discount Coupon good for 40% off your entire Rubbernecker order.  You also get to take advantage of all other specials and discounts on the Rubbernecker Stamps home page.

Thanks for stopping by the BAD SIDE! and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Happy Tuesday!  I took the day off yesterday and did some organizing in the studio.  I let my mother, aunt and sister go through all my extra cards Sunday and I had a few left over that I wanted to organize into categories and keep.  I also got energetic and labeled all my Copic markers.

Now that my studio is clean and little better organized, I really wanted to stamp this morning.  I thought that one of the images from There She Goes would be fun today and that’s were I headed . . . right to the potty humor!


The image was colored with markers and Koi water brushes.  I also haven’t used my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders for quite awhile and decided I needed to that as well.  Not much more to tell here, except that I truly needed something fun today!

  • Stamps:  Tastes Like Chicken from There She Goes
  • Paper:  Canson Watercolor; SU Basic Black; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories:  Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls Embossing Folder; Koi Water Brush; Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque Pen and Glossy Accents; Venture Foam Tape; Scallop Border and Small and Large Oval Punches; Brads; Ribbon

Thanks for spending a little time on the BAD Side and I hope you are having a fabulous day!

Happy Saturday!  The Rubbernecker release and Blog Stroll was so much fun and very exciting.  Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners!

Now that the dust from the past couple of days have settled, I thought it would be fun to check in on the Saturday Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Today’s inspiration comes from the Grandin Road online store.  I looked at the samples shown in the thread but ended up going online and finding this one:

grandin road inspiration

The minute I saw this piece of wall art I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Here’s my take:

IC175 Wildflower Inchies

The first thing I did was make the background the inchies are mounted on.  I stamped and embossed the new Abstract Floral Background from Rubbernecker and then sponged the entire panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I then stamped the image panel, cut the panel into 1” squares and mounted the squares on 1” squares made from Chipboard Coasters.  The background behind all this, is the Abstract Floral Background stamped in Antique Linen on white.  At the last minute I decided to distress the edges of the backgrounds and sponge everything with Antique Linen.  To finish off the card and even though you can’t see it very well in the photo, I tied an old button from my stash onto melted ribbon.

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