SNSS hops with My Sweet Petunia!

Good morning! Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is joining with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome blog hop and giveaway! There’s a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you’ll join us and hop along! To be eligible for the drawing, leave a comment at each stop along the hop.

I made my card for the hop today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises stamp set which is the August Stamp of the Month (free with your order of $75 or more). Love those birds!

I combined several techniques on this card… Repeat Stamping, Multi Color Inking/Selective Inking and Dye Ink Bleed. It was very easy with the aid of the MISTI!

First I placed a piece of watercolor paper in the corner of the MISTI. I like the lighter weight of this watercolor paper for cards. The magnet holds your paper in place. Then I positioned my stamp where I wanted it and closed the lid to pick up the stamp. (The MISTI is great for placing your images exactly where you want to stamp them!)

I inked sections of the bird image with three different colors. Using a smaller ink pad such as the cubes or dewdrops makes this easier. I started with the turquoise color and inked the body, then stamped it. Then I inked and stamped the head, back, and tail feathers with blue. Finally, I inked the feet and branch with brown. I cleaned the stamp between colors but it really isn’t necessary. (With a MISTI you can repeatedly stamp an image in the exact same place with perfectly aligned results!)

Here is my tri-color bird. 🙂 But I’m not done!

Instead of coloring it in, I gave it a watercolor look. I misted the image with water so the ink would bleed and then dried it with a heat tool.

When completely dry, repeat the stamping process again…starting with turquoise, then blue and brown. (By placing your paper back in the same corner of the MISTI it will stamp in the exact same place again!)

I lightly splattered some of the blue ink over the image with a Clear Wink of Stella pen and die cut a scalloped edge below the bird. Here I positioned and stamped the sentiment.

I repeated the same inking, stamping, and spritzing process with the flower image to add to my card as an accent.

I finished my card with a piece of pattern paper, some linen thread, and a few gold rhinestones to match the yellow in the paper.

I hope you try this fun technique! Now go visit Gayle for some more crafty inspiration with SNSS and the MISTI!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises; paper- Northwoods watercolor paper, navy, MME-Hattie; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso; accessories- MISTI, Clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges and Basic Edges 2, linen thread, foam dimensionals.

Back to School

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a card and project with the Back to School stamp set from the new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Don’t forget that SNSS also has a great sale going on NOW on all alpha stamps! Be sure to check it out!

I made a fun collage card with many of the images and sentiments to wish my daughter (who is a teacher) a great year.

I also made her class a pile of pencils to start the year off. Here’s a sample of them. The smaller sentiments on the bottom were stamped with Stazon ink using Sentimental Wordfetti. The larger sentiments on the top are obviously too large to easily stamp on the pencils so I stamped them on scraps of clear sticker labels and stuck them on.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Back to School and Sentimental Wordfetti; paper- white, black, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Stickles, C.C. Designs Quad Collage die, clear labels, pencils.

Tea for Two

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release Hop! There’s another fabulous 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 for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration. Just 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, Wednesday, August 21.

SNSS also has a great sale going on NOW on all alpha stamps! Check it out!

I have two cards to share today using the sweet Tea for Two stamp set. I paired my first one with a quilted background die for a dainty friendship card.

I used a collage background die for my second card to use several images together and bring attention to each sweet piece that was added.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!

Now go check out Jane’s blog!


stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Tea for Twopaper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette, Pebbles- garden party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics. Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die, Stickles, Die-Namics Photo Corners, rhinestones, C.C. Designs Quad Collage die.

from my he(art)

Good morning… it’s August already! That means there’s a fun new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing 2 cards with the In His Image stamp set. This artsy set is great for bible journaling. I think it’s fun for cards too! On the first card, I also used words from Freedom in Christ and Women of Praise. I hand drew the little brackets around (art). 🙂

The second card is fitting for all your crafty friends. Here I masked the “d” off “created” to make the word “create”. I’m thinking a good sentiment to write on the inside would be “Today’s Forecast: Crafting with a chance of Chocolate!” or “Happy birthday to my crafty & fabulous friend!”

Have a great day and go check out all the awesome new stamps in this month’s fun new release!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy In His Image, Freedom in Christ and Women of Praisepaper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics.


Altenew July Challenge

Hello! My card today is for the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge. I needed a birthday card early last week for a special stamping friend and I wanted to use some of the Altenew stamps I purchased. Love their flowers!

I decided to use the pretty Build-A-Flower Cattleya & matching Dies. I also used the fun Watercolor Stripes Cover Die.

Have a great day!

stamps- Altenew Build-A-Flower Cattleya; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow; accessories- MISTI, Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die, Gina Marie Sequins, Stickles.

doodle florals

Hello! Here’s a quick card with some Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I made a similar card earlier this year and had some scraps of patterned paper and ribbon left over so I used them on today’s card. Here I used Doodle Florals, Sentimental Wordfetti. and Texture Tiles 1.

Half of the card front was cut away and turned 90° to be the layer behind the main image panel. A fun variation to a normal A2 card.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Doodle Florals, Sentimental Wordfetti. and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery; accessories- MISTI, ribbon, gem stickers.

joy, joy, joy, joy

Good morning! Did you ever start a project and then get distracted by another…and another? This page I’m sharing today was started LAST July. LOL. This very day last year to be exact! I finally colored it and sponged a background in June to finish it.

Here I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Choose Faith, Life in Jesus, and Outline Alpha from the Creative Worship stamp sets. I also used the following sets that are now retired: Words of Life – Collection 1, Good Shepherd, and Amazing God. SNSS has many stamps sets and alphas to substitute though.

The rest I hand wrote and drew with an Illustrated Faith pen. The stencil is from The Crafter’s Workshop- Mini Swirly Garden. I colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.

Have a blessed day!


by the sea

Good morning! Today I have 3 cards to share using the Sweet ‘n Sassy By The Sea stamp set from the new release. I also used the July Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti. My first card is pretty simple. I lightly “swiped” an ink cube across the panel for some texture, then stamped the image over top. The umbrella was paper pieced.

I stamped/masked the shells and starfish to coordinate with my sentiment on the second card!

And I masked the shells again on my last card to create a Christmas card. I tore a piece of paper and repeatedly sponged the edge for the background.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy By The Sea and Sentimental Wordfetti; paper- white, black, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Confetti Cream, Echo Park- Petticoats & Pinstripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Pool Party, MFT Kraft, Gina K. Cherry Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics, rhinestones, pearls, Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders, sponge, Clear Wink of Stella.

Fin-tastic Friends

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy July Release Hop! Hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration and a chance to win! Just leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop.

SNSS has another sweet mermaid set this month, Fin-tastic Friends, which coordinates with the previously released Mer-mazing! I made 2 cards with it for today’s hop. The background behind the turtle on the first one is the acrylic block technique. I put some Crystal Effects on the bubbles.

Isn’t the puffer fish on the second card just the cutest? I found some foiled kraft paper in my stash for the background layer that I thought resembled the ocean waves. It really shines!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!

Now go check out Jane’s blog!


stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fin-tastic Friendspaper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, DCWV- Touch of Foil Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics. rhinestones, Die-Namics Square Peek-a-Boo Window and Blueprints 31, foam dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Stickles.

go. fish.

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I shared a bible journaling page! Here’s one I did a few days ago. While reading a daily devotional toward the end of June, one page was focusing on this verse. As I was reading, this image of the Art Impressions fishing buddies came to mind and I knew I wanted to use it in my bible. I also wanted the main words to be short and to the point. Here’s what I came up with.

The men in the boat, the fish, and the words on the tab are all from the Ai 4900- Reel Great Guys Set. The word “O-FISH-ALLY” is also from the set and was masked from one of the sentiments. I used the birds image (to cover up a little smudge!) from the Ai 5069- My Fortress Set. The letters for “go. fish.” were stamped with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha stamps.

I masked and sponged the sun first (with a 1″ circle punched from cardstock), then the skyline. Then I sponged the bottom, changing from the yellow/orange colors to blue/green. The men & boat were stamped onto the page and again onto white cardstock. The cardstock was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. Then the image was cut out (minus the fishing poles and water) and layered on top of the one on the page.

I hope you are inspired to give it a try and glorify Him with your creativity!

Have a blessed day!