Gnomie, it’s cold outside!

Good morning! Can you believe that December is here already? The cold weather is here too, so today I pulled out one of my favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps images to make a few cards. This month, the theme at SNSS is Anything Goes! Do you love the gnome trend? Me too!

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I used the Winter Gnomes image of the gnome with a mug and some wintery patterned papers. The layout is the same yet they are different. I don’t know which is my favorite.

Be sure to play along and upload your projects…we’d love to see what you’re creating!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Gnomes; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, Copics, foam tape, circle punches, sequins.

Stamp & Swap projects

Today I’m sharing some projects that I made for our recent Stamp & Swap gathering, an all-day stamping event with friends. It’s always a fun time to get together with friends!

The first one is a card I made for my “shoebox”. Everyone prepared supplies for all of the attendees to make their project. I used the Spellbinders Sharyn Sowell Tree Picking die with some Paper Studio Christmas Plaid paper from Hobby Lobby to create a Double Z-Fold card. I also used the Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder and the sentiment is from the retired Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Wondrous Miracle.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 11 and the front strip is 7/8 x 11. Both were scored @ 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. The plaid layers are 2 1/2 x 4 and 4 x 5 1/4. The black is 2 1/2 x 4, and the white embossed piece is 2 3/8 x 3 7/8.

The red die cut was just a bit too long for the card front, so I cut the cat off the end and adhered it under the tree as I saw in another card sample (unknown).

I participated in 2 swaps…the first is the 6×6 recipe swap. For this one I used some old wood mounted Cambell’s kid and soup can stamps (1997 Stamp Affair- J1860, L1867) . The oval in the center was computer generated.

The other swap I participated in is the ATC Coin swap. Here I used Rubber Stampede Charlie Brown XMAS Tree, SNSS Christmas Wordfetti and Cheerful Snowmen (snowflakes).

My last project is a stamped note cube. These are not sticky notes, just a stack of paper glued on one side. I have some of these left from many years ago so I don’t have a source but you can search for blank note cube. The SU! Poinsettia Petals set was used with Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, and Hello Honey inks. Some Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers. When finished, I wrapped it up in a cello bag.

Thanks for looking!

birthday kitty

Hello! This is the last week of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps birthday celebration. There are three new digital sets and two out of the vault die sets! Plus, there’s a 20% off sale on all of the digis and dies!

Here I used the new Birthday Kitty Digital image and the new Diamond Tile Stencil. I also used the Decorative Frames stamp set and Decorative Frames Dies which were just brought back.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Kitty Digital image and Decorative Frames; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Blushing Bride; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Decorative Frames Dies and Diamond Tile Stencil, Copics, foam tape, rhinestones.

Stamp & Swap thank you cards

This past weekend we held our 6th annual Stamp & Swap event. Our friend, Lou Ann, does an awesome job heading it up and keeping us organized! It’s always a great day to spend crafting with friends. Each year we are blessed to have a few companies donate some of their products to our door prizes and “goodie bags”. We are SO grateful and want them to know how much they are appreciated. Here’s five cards that I made to send out to them. (Our friend Lisa also made one for Stampendous).

Art Impressions- I used 5002- Sloth-some Set and 5135- Hexagon Double Stitched Dies. This also fits the current Ai Challenge!

My Favorite Things- Gifts from Santa & Dies, Evergreen Die-Namics and Stitched Basic Edges 2.

Unity Stamp Company- Crafty Girl.

Lawn Fawn- Fairy Friends and Long Distance Hugs.

Clearly Besotted- Look For Rainbows. (The turtle here is on an Art Impressions Action Wobble!)

Many, many thanks to these companies for helping to make our get-together a success!

Bear Hugs

Good morning! I am sharing two more cards today for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps‘ birthday. We’re celebrating all month long with weekly sales and releases. This week the SNSS sale is 20% off all animal stamp sets and stencils!

Today I used the new Bear Hugs stamp set. So cute! On my first card, I also used the new Diamond Tile Stencil. For the layers, I went waaaay back and used the technique of tearing the cardstock. Look closely…there’s eyelets too!

I used some scrap plaid paper on the next card along with some sparkly ribbon. How cute is the bear in a mug?

Have a great day and be sure to check back next week for new sales and releases!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bear Hugs; paper- white, black, SU! Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Real Red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gumball Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Diamond Tile Stencil, Copics, ribbon, eyelets, Gina Marie enamel dots, foam tape, SU! snowflake punch, rhinestones.

script background

Hello! I am sharing two cards today for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. SNSS has a birthday this month and we’re celebrating with weekly sales and releases all month long!

This week there’s 20% off all background stamp sets. For these cards, I used the new Script Background stamp. This adds such a pretty element to your backgrounds! For my first card I also used Heartfelt Thoughts, New Creature Digital image, and the Vintage Doily Stencil. I kept this card monochromatic and added a few pearls.

Along with the Script Background on my second card, I used Spectacular Snowflakes, Heartfelt Thoughts, and Grunge Elements 3. Using a MISTI, I inked parts of the snowflakes with blue, purple, and green ink cubes. The MISTI is great for repeat stamping in the exact same spot so you can clean the stamp between each color.

Have a great day and be sure to check back each week for sales and new releases!

heartfelt thoughts

Good morning! If you haven’t heard, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a birthday and celebrating with weekly sales and releases all month long!

This week, save 20% on all Birthday and Sentiment sets! There are 2 new stamp sets released this week… here I used the Heartfelt Thoughts sentiment set (the November 2021 Stamp of the Month). I also used Pinecone Background and Forest Silhouettes Dies. I kept this card CAS…black & white with a pop of red.

Have a great day and be sure to check back each week for sales and new releases!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Heartfelt Thoughts and Pinecone Background; paper- white, red, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Forest Silhouettes Dies.

letter tiles

Good morning! I have two more projects to share with stamps and dies from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. Here I used the Letter Tiles AlphaWonder of ChristmasChristmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and the re-released Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

The new Letter Tile Alpha is fun to create with and the team has used it to make some great bible journaling pages too! First I stamped some letters on the die cut ornament tags, masked them, and stamped/sponged the background.

Next, I stamped a few letters in a square to say “home”. The Geometric Background was masked and stamped for the roof. I made a tiny heart with a red Copic marker and drew some grass.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wonder of Christmas, Christmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and Letter Tiles Alpha; paper- white, silver; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Garden Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, Copics, rhinestones.

antique ornaments

Hello! Today I am sharing a few cards using the Antique Ornaments set (sold in a bundle and separately). I also used Wonder of Christmas (also sold in a bundle and separately), Pinecone Background, and Spectacular Snowflakes.

There’s just something about antique ornaments that brings back memories and evokes feelings of nostalgia. I instantly remember the bubble lights that accompanied them! My cards today were created with those images and memories in mind. In fact, my first card was colored to resemble an antique Christmas card.

I threw out traditional colors in my second card and went with colorful, old-fashioned ornaments.

My last card started out monochromatic but then I decided to add some green branches to hang it from.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Antique OrnamentsWonder of ChristmasPinecone Background, and Spectacular Snowflakes; paper- white, SU! Gable Green, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue, Dapper Denim; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, 1/8″ hole punch, silver cord, rhinestones, Stickles.

geometric background

Good morning! Today I have a few projects to share with stamps and dies from the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I used the Geometric Background on each, along with Wonder of Christmas (in a bundle and also sold separately), Antique Ornaments (also sold in a bundle and separately), and Christmas Wordfetti.

I quickly realized that the Geometric Background has endless possibilities! First I stamped it tone on tone onto the bottom of a hand cut tag. Then I added some greenery and a skate from Wonder of Christmas. The sentiment is from Christmas Wordfetti.

Next, I stamped the other skate image with light blue ink onto light blue cardstock. This time I colored a heart pattern on the Geometric Background and made the card in a red & blue color combo. The sentiment seemed to fit the heart pattern nicely.

I also wanted to make a colorful card with the background stamp. You can color this SO many different ways! I chose to color hexagons and paired it with one of the images from Antique Ornaments.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Geometric BackgroundWonder of ChristmasAntique Ornaments, and Christmas Wordfetti; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Real Red, Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, circle punch, twine, Stickles, rhinestones.