Saturday, April 15, 2023


This morning marks my sixth time as Guest Designer at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Do you think that makes me "officially" snarky? And this two-week challenge is #232 "Z is for Zodiac". 


I chose as my zodiac topic "Mercury retrograde". Mercury is the planet of communication and when Mercury goes retrograde a couple of times a year (that is, appears from the earth to reverse its direction), all bets are off! We're told not to start new projects or sign any important documents - everything related to communication just goes sideways, so it's best to just slow down and re-center. The next time this occurs is starting next week - April 22- May 15th. Buckle up!

I definitely do not have any zodiacal supplies, so improvisation was the word of the day. I found an illustration online with Mercury prominent in a partial astrological chart and printed it out onto heavy paper, trimmed it, matted it with red cardstock, and mounted both layers to a black card base. I made up the sentiment and printed it on gray card stock. The final layer was a stamped and fussy cut image from Riley & Company (FBP-019) that I adhered with some dimensional foam. I added a couple of tiny rhinestones to her ear and wrist.

So, starting next Saturday (April 22), when your days start to descend into chaos fix a cup of tea and take a deep breath! It would probably be a good time to take out your crafting supplies and join us at SOSS.


  1. Utterly brilliant, Fran! Always love it when you are our Queen, Jo x

  2. Look at you being resourceful! This is terrific Fran and the sentiment is fun!

  3. Sixth crowning!! Woot woot congrats!
    We always love having you as our reigning Queen of Snark (one of of of us
    You rocked the zodiac challenge!

  4. Dang woman!!! You took this to the next level and beyond. We love all of your support and this is fabulous!