a monochromatic challenge

Good morning! Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a VIP Stamp-a-thon in their VIP Facebook Group. It’s a perfect day for stamping here where I live because the forecast is snow! There’s several challenges plus Live Videos and I am starting them off with a monochromatic challenge. Here I have 3 cards that I made. The first one uses Sympathy Morning Glories. The whole front panel is popped with a sheet of craft foam.

My second card uses Happy Camper. I stamped and colored directly onto some patterned paper.

And my third card uses Winter Hugs. I normally would have colored all of these images but they are also great in a monochromatic tone!

Have a great day!

 

birthdays and carrots

Hello! Today is another catch up day. These cards were all made at different times last year. The first one was obviously for a 50th birthday party. I used the Altenew Build-A-Flower Chrysanthemum & matching dies. Her favorite colors are royal blue and light blue so I went with that and added the “50” in silver. The background is Crafter’s Companion Eternal Elegance Cut & Emboss folder. The number dies are retired from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

Ink colors used: SU! Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green.

Next is an acetate tent card that I made with the Spellbinders Party Kids die. Love those Spellbinders silhouette dies! You’ll be seeing more cards with those. I also used the SNSS Birthday Greetings and Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Borders dies. The clouds are by Whimsy Stamps.

Since you can’t open the card to sign the inside, I put the sentiment on the back and left space to write a message there. The punch is SU! Decorative Label.

When we visit Rhode Island, we like to stay at a bed & breakfast. The owner there has the largest carrot collection in the world! Last year when we stayed there, she was so kind to give me a rubber stamp from her collection…the sweet carrot I’ve used here to make her a set of monogrammed notecards. (She also does stained glass and I have a perfect stamp set for that…next time!)

The carrot is an old wood mount stamp by Hooks, Lines & Inkers. The alpha letter is SNSS’s Sunshine Girl Alpha.

The last card today is a beautiful swan die from a Spellbinders card kit- Golden Swan. I love it! The paper on the bottom is also from the kit and the sentiment is from SNSS Birthday Greetings.

 Happy Friday!

Lots of Love

Good morning! Today I have some projects with a valentine puppy and kitty from the adorable new Lots of Love stamp set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! First, here’s a card with the puppy. I paper-pieced him a cute sweater and popped a square punched frame around him.

Next I made a Faithdex card with the kitty. Some of our design team gals have been having fun the past few months with these cards which are a spin-off of the Rolodex system.

They can be displayed on a spinner or in a box. Here’s another post from the first one I made with more info. I got this great white box HERE.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Lots of Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, square punch, Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees, foam dimensionals, SU! Scallop border punch, EK Success heart punch, enamel dots, mini stapler, Heidi Swapp Memorydex Oval dies.

Lots of Love Clear Stamp Set

you are my sunshine

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps January Release Hop! There’s another awesome release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re sharing our projects with you today! Hop along to the blogs linked below and leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog on Wednesday, January 22.

AND…Before I get to my card, be sure to check out the SNSS SALE going on!

For today’s hop I used last month’s Vintage Love with the Love Wordfetti set released this month. They pair together well! I kept the whole word set together and taped it to the lid of my MISTI, then inked and stamped the whole set for the background. I stamped the words again onto white cardstock and cut my sentiment to pop up with foam dimensionals.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Love and Love Wordfetti; paper- white, black, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals.

Christmas catch up

Hello! I have several Christmas cards and some scrapbook pages that I didn’t get to share so today I’ll post them all together here. The first two cards were actually made back in July for the Art Impressions new release for the summer trade show. The first card uses the 5193- Woodland Holiday Set. I also used the Hexagon Double Stitched Dies.

On my second card I used those same dies, along with 5192- Penguin Cheer Set. Both sets are so cute! Papers are from Doodlebug- home for the holidays. Sentiment is on Sizzix Ornate Labels.

I love, love, love the Simon Says Stamp Gnome dies! I will definitely be making more cards with those!

Here’s another ATC Coin I made for a swap. The Grinch stamp set is from Gina Marie Designs.

I wanted to add the extra sentiment but it wouldn’t quite fit so I added an extra scored circle to the back. Then I split the sentiment and added it to the inside.

I am not usually a scrapbooker but I made these pages for a friend so I made an extra set for myself!

Love the lantern (another Gina Marie Designs die)!

This starry night sky card was my shoebox project at an event in November. The stars are a Tim Holtz die. This card was CASED but I have no info where it’s from. Love the simplicity!

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get a head start and make a few Christmas cards each month. We’ll see how that goes (I say it every year).

Have a great day!

 

be still ATC coin

A little over a year ago I made my first ATC Coin. They are similar to the ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) which are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ but these are 2 1/2″ circles instead. Here I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Vintage Love, Art Deco Alpha, and Happy Camper. I stamped the typewriter directly onto a patterned paper scrap and added some white paint pen highlights.

I participated in a few trades of these coins and I’ve been on the lookout for a cylindrical container to keep them in. They sort of remind me of a larger version of the Pogs that our kids had years ago! Remember those? Well, I hadn’t seen any containers until one evening on a shopping trip to Walmart when I spied a Pringles can. LOL.

I washed the inside of that empty can and cut some patterned papers to cover it. Then I stamped the alpha on the top section and adhered the papers and some ribbon with Scor-Tape.

Here’s my finished container…

Try the ATC Coins… they are a lot of fun! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Love, Art Deco Alpha, and Happy Camper; paper- white, SU! dsp scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Pringles can, ribbon, MISTI, Wink of Stella.

 

my everything

Good morning and Happy New Year! It has been 5 weeks since I’ve stamped and I’m slowly getting back in the swing of things. Today I have a valentine card with a set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Here I used the new Love Wordfetti set and some patterned paper for a quick and easy card.

The SNSS Wordfetti stamp sets are awesome to get a bunch of mix and match sentiments quickly. Use one alone or maybe three as I’ve done here. I stamped the whole set at once and cut the sentiments in strips to easily grab what I need.

I just added a few punched hearts and pearls to finish my card.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Love Wordfetti; paper- white, red, black, Kaisercraft Love Notes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Martha Stewart Scallop Heart punch, pearls.

peace & joy

Hello! It has been a month since I’ve shared some cards and just as long since I’ve done much crafting. Family comes first. Our new granddaughter spent 16 days in the hospital but is home now and slowly improving. I’m also slowly getting back to finding time for stamping but first I’m trying to get caught up on Christmas. It’s less than a week away!

I don’t have any cards to share with the Sweet ‘n Sassy December release but it’s a fabulous one! Be sure to check out the new sets and all the samples the design team has been making with them. I do, however, have a few things that I didn’t share from previous releases. The Poinsettia Greetings stamp set is great and don’t feel intimidated by coloring it. Both of my cards were stamped with no coloring involved so you can make a bunch of these for your holiday cards. Get a start on next year and make a few each month…you’ll be glad you did!

I stamped the large flower twice on patterned papers and heat embossed them with gold e.p. After cutting them out, I popped the middle pink layer with some foam dots and added some tiny gold rhinestones to the center.

I stamped the flower with red ink onto gray cardstock for the second card. The silver metallic layer with diecut “joy” was leftover from a project last year. It made a perfect layer for this card.

My next two projects use the Trust in the Lord stamp set. I kept this card CAS to let the words stand out.

I also made a Faithdex card and added a paper-pieced hedgie from Fur-ever Friends.

I’ll be back with some more catching up. Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettia Greetings, Trust in the Lord, and Fur-ever Friends; paper- white, metallic red and silver, SU! Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey Bittersweet, love Nicole- season’s greetings; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black, SU! Real Red; accessories- MISTI, gemstones, ribbon, felt snowflake, gold brad, twine, pop dots, paper doily, SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder, Stickles, paperclip, felt, leaf die.

snow much fun

Good morning! Today I have two cards with some more cute snowmen stamps from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! This set is called Snow Much Fun.  And if you haven’t checked out SNSS’s birthday sale yet, it’s not too late! This sale runs all month long. No code needed!

I die cut an oval shape from plain copy paper for my first card and used it as a stencil to sponge on a bit of blue. The I stamped the flakes and sentiment and popped the snowman up. There’s a little Stickles that doesn’t show in the photo.

I also popped up the second snowman…this time in front of a die cut window with patterned paper behind it. If you look closely, there’s some subtle red snowflakes stamped on the red cardstock base.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snow Much Fun; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Gumball Green, and Lemon Lime Twist, doodlebug- home for the holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red and Bashful Blue; accessories- MISTI, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 22, foam dimensionals, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Copics, circle punches.

 

a few thank you cards

I recently made a few quick thank you cards for some companies that donated to our local Stamp & Swap event. Many thanks to them for supporting us! I always like to use each companies’ products when making their thank you card. For Art Impressions, I used the cute 5112- Hedgehogs stamp set. I also used MFT’s Stitched Arch Stax.

Here I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop stamp set and matching dies, along with MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The cute little boat is from Clearly Besotted. The wave dies are Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders.

And for MFT I used the lovely Stitched Blooms dies along with Blueprints 31.

I’ll be back to share my swap projects. Have a great day!