snail mail

Good morning! Today I am sharing a few CAS projects using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Happy Mail. On my first card, I also used the ever popular Nature Silhouettes. Since I kept the images to a minimum, I chose to offset my panels to give it a little interest. I drew the tiny heart with a marker and a simple bow in the corner completed the card.

For my second CAS card, I also combined the Happy Mail set with Bold Birthdays and Birthday Wordfetti. The cute little snail is a little late to the party!

I gave him a sparkly little snail trail.

The last card is super clean & simple. I simply masked the snail and added a few envelopes for him to carry.

And I gave him another snail trail.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Mail, Bold Birthdays and Birthday Wordfetti; paper- white, black,SU! Pear Pizzazz, Jillibean Soup- Blossom Soup; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Kraft, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles, linen thread, Stickles, corner rounder, twine.

recent journaling

Hello! Today I have a few recent bible journaling pages to share. I don’t always share them but with all that’s going on in the world today, I really needed to dig back in and hopefully these pages will brighten your day a bit too.

34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior;
    gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
    and glory in your praise.”
36 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.

Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”

I started this Thanksgiving page at the holiday but never got around to water-coloring it until recently. I think I was a bit intimidated! lol. It wasn’t difficult after all and was really a lot of fun. I do love some cherry pie!  I followed this tutorial by Scribbling Grace with her free printable to create the page and added a red tassel to a paperclip for a tab. I used Kuretake watercolors and the SNSS With Love Alpha.

Ezekiel 11:19

19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

My Christmas page wasn’t done on a Christmas verse in the bible but rather was based on the Grinch having a change of heart and the true meaning of Christmas. Our hearts are truly transformed by the Good News of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. And no matter who we are or what we have done, there is hope for our future.

I used the Grinch stamp set by Gina Marie Designs and hand drew his head, body, and arms. The ornament was stamped again onto white cardstock. I wrote the words on it and colored, cut & layered it on. The popcorn garland is from SNSS Deck the Halls and the sleigh/present is from Warmth of Christmas. I colored with Inktense pencils.

But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”

Yesterday my friend, Lou Ann, shared a memory on Facebook of me “trying to steal” her dessert at one of our giggler dinners. LOL. Our large group of friends all miss getting together for fun crafty days and our monthly dinners so much! It reminded me of this page that I’ve been wanting to do so I finally got it done. I was also inspired by Stephanie Gammon’s page and the following story that you’ve most likely heard:

I found a fork image online, turned and cropped it, and printed it onto a clear sticker sheet. All images were stamped with SU! Going Gray ink and the words with Versafine Black. The cake is from SNSS Make A Wish and the flowers are from Mason Jar Bouquet. I also sponged the gray ink with the Tim Holtz Doily Stencil. The words were done with SNSS Sunshine Girl Alpha, With Love Alpha, Teeny Alpha, and Inspirational Word Art 2. The tiny fork on the tab is from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
    for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

My last page was created because of all the negative political posts lately that are getting many of us down. I used the Art Impressions Sloth-some Set and the SNSS Marker Alpha and Art Deco Alpha. The hat and balloon on the hanging sloth were masked off. The stencil is TCW Gabrielle Pollacco Mini Moving Vines. The grass is from SNSS Happy Camper. Images were colored with Inktense pencils.

Thanks for reading this far and have a great weekend!

decorating envelopes

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy January Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous January release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 20.

For my projects today, I used several new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets and also a few older ones to decorate some envelopes! I love decorating envelopes to match my cards but don’t always take the time to do it. Maybe that should be one of my goals this year…at least to decorate them more often!

For the first envelope, I used Happy Mail, Going Postal, Make A Wish, and Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha. I like to try thinking of creative ways to write the mailing address and here I thought it would be fun to write it in the layers of the cake. The first name on the side is another fun way to use the many SNSS alphabets!

My second envelope was decorated with Going Postal, I Like Big Cups, and Texture Tiles 9. It will be fun writing the name and address inside the cup! Did you notice that I used part of the “cancellation” image to make the steam? The cup was lightly colored with Copics…just be sure to lay scrap paper inside while coloring so the ink won’t bleed through to the back.

My last one for today was stamped with Going Postal and Paw-some Pals. I used a grass stencil to sponge some green and then added texture with an image from the postal set. A few doggie images were stamped and I hand drew the circles. The special delivery words were placed in my MISTI on a curve.

I hope you are inspired to decorate some envelopes. They are fun to create and even more fun to receive. Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Korin Sutherland
Lee Ann Barrett
Lieschen Harshbarger
Lyn Tomlin
Michelle Hale
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy I Like Big Cups, Happy Mail, Going Postal, Make A Wish, Texture Tiles 9, Paw-some Pals, and Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha; paper- envelopes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Kraft, SU! Close to Cocoa, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside stencils.

more big cups

Hello! I have two more cards to share today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. I also used the awesome new Texture Tiles 9. They all coordinate together wonderfully!

As you know, I love to paper piece and I had fun piecing these big cups for a CAS card. How fun would it be to make a slimline card with a whole rainbow of cups?

I used the same sets for my second card but got a whole different look. This cup looks like something you would find in grandma’s china cupboard.

Go check the sets out…it’s a great release! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy I Like Big Cups, Texture Tiles 9, and Coffee Talk 2; paper- white, vanilla, SU! Baked Brown Sugar, Certainly Celery, Bazzill Basics- Vintage Marketplace, Doodlebug- Kraft in Color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery, MFT- Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, foam tape, Sizzix Layered Ovals, SU! Butterfly punch, pearls, lace.

big cups

Good morning! I hope you are having a good start to the new year! Today I am sharing two projects using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called I Like Big Cups. It’s a fun and very versatile set for all your coffee/tea/cocoa lovers!

This past year I sadly fell short in making Christmas cards. I always start in January and hope to make some each month but usually let it drop at some point until later in the year. I’m hoping to stick with it better this year! To get started, I paired a sentiment from Christmas Gnomes with the big to-go cup (paper-pieced of course!). The cup cards are perfect to include a gift card for a local coffee or donut shop.

My second card was made with a simple fold to tuck one of those gift cards into. I scored a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock @ 3 1/2 and 7 3/4. Then I trimmed a little off and punched the edge to get the size of pocket I wanted. And yes, I paper pieced another cup…my fave technique! Here I used another new set for the sentiment, Coffee Talk 2.

The sides of the pocket could be adhered with glue or double sided tape but I simply used two tiny staples.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy I Like Big Cups, Christmas Gnomes, and Coffee Talk 2; paper- white, vanilla, SU! Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, MME- Merry Little Christmas, and Jillibean Soup- Christmas Eve Chowder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, foam tape, SU! Winter Wonder embossing folder, Martha Stewart Looped Snowflake and Cornice Edge punches, glitter enamel dots, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, mini stapler, heart enamel sticker.

2020 wrap up

Hello! Popping in with a second post to wrap up 2020. Some of these are recent projects and some I just never got around to sharing.

This masculine birthday card uses SU! Best Catch and Catch of the Day Thinlits, Old Olive paper and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next is a wintery card with one of the Anita Jeram kittens (Kittens and Mittens) from Colorado Craft Company. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the children’s book, Guess How Much I Love you. Her designs are wonderful! The papers are MME- Merry Little Christmas.

The Fa la la framed art was made for a friend in our stamping group’s gift exchange. I started with a 7 Gypsies Shadow Box Tray. Dies: Spellbinders FaLaLa and Santa’s Parade (birds), Sizzix Endless Love Alpha, and Marianne Design tree- LR0136. Background paper: The Paper Studio- Silver Foiled Snowflake. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch with the bats removed and the wreath is a brad. The beaded snowflake is an old Jolee’s sticker and I added some Aleene’s True Snow around the tiny tree.

I was asked to make a name banner for a newborn baby with pink, gold, and butterflies. Here’s what I came up with. I used Momenta Banner and Alpha dies, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, and an SU! Butterfly punch.

SU! Love of Leaves fall thank you card in non-traditional colors!

A bible journaling page from August in Pop Art style. The printables were created by Diane Noble.

I made a bunch of Rae Dunn style mugs but only got two finished into tags. I guess I have a good start for next year. lol. These were inspired by some I saw on the internet. I typed and printed a skinny font. The tag and mug dies are MFT. The accent images are from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

They’re so cute on a package!

Next, I have two more fall projects. The first one is with a vintage Rubber Stampede Halloween Snoopy stamp and some old Cuttlebug dies.

And last is a CAS masculine thank you card. I used Gina Marie Chevron BKGD cutting plate, Altenew Bold Thanks, and Prima Forest Leaves.

Have a great week!

winter gnomes side fold & atc coin

Hello! Can you believe the end is in sight for this difficult year? Today I have two projects using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Winter Gnomes. On the Side Fold card below I also used Christmas Gnomes.

I participated in an ATC Coin swap a bit ago. Here I also used Encouraging Peonies. I watercolored a background, die cut the circles, and then stamped. The little punched hearts were popped with foam tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Gnomes, Christmas Gnomes, and Encouraging Peonies; paper- white, black, watercolor, SU! Real Red, Cool Caribbean, The Paper Studio- be Jeweled; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Highland Heather; accessories- MISTI, foam tape, SU! heart punch, Copics, twine, EK Success snowflake punch, Stickles, Jane Davenport Bright Watercolor Set, Gina Marie Stitched Circles.


vintage romance

Good morning! I have two cards to share today using the new Vintage Romance stamp set. I also used Texture Tiles 7 on this first card. I am still in love with the macarons image and found some matching paper in my stash! If you like this layout, the middle square is 2″ and the side squares are 1 1/2″.

I used some papers from the same pack for my second card and stamped/layered the vintage bottles. Here, the three top strips are 1×4 and the bottom patterned paper piece is 2 1/4 x 4.

Have a blessed Sunday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Texture Tiles 7 and Vintage Romance; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, Pebbles- Tealightful; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, rhinestones.


much love

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps December Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous December release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, December 23.

For my cards today, I used Much Love, Vintage Romance, and My Punny Valentine. Don’t you just love those Macarons?

I cut away part of the card front on my second card and just left a middle section attached. That cute little typewriter! ♥

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

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Michelle Hale
Sheri Gilson
Korin Sutherland

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Much Love, Vintage Romance, and My Punny Valentine; paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Grapefruit Grove; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, ribbon, Martha Stewart punch- Valentine Lace, rhinestones, Copics, foam tape, sequins.

you are my everything

Hello! Just popping in with two CAS cards to share using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set this month called Texture Tiles 7. I also used the December Stamp of the Month: Much Love on my second card.

While we are still working on Christmas cards, it’s the time of year for stamp companies to look ahead to Valentine’s Day. I kept these simple and wanted the focus on my first card to be on those tiny words. An embossed background seemed to fit well.

I used the full stamp of the words on the second card and over-stamped with words from Much Love. A few hearts from another stamp in Texture Tiles 7 were scattered in the background.

Have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Texture Tiles 7 and Much Love ; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade, scrap d.p.; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Highland Heather; accessories- MISTI, foam tape, SU! heart punch,  Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin- Poppy embossing folder.