50th anniversary

Recently a local couple celebrated their 50th anniversary…what an accomplishment! With the pandemic, they weren’t able to celebrate with friends so a surprise card shower was organized for them. Here’s the card I sent. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Rose Banner set and the awesome Number Dies which were recently brought out of retirement! I love those dies and isn’t this stamp set a pretty one?

I kept the card monochromatic and embossed the image in gold, then die cut accessories in gold and white. It’s difficult to see the white embossed background.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rose Banner; paper- white, gold; ink- Versamark; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., SNSS Number Dies, rhinestones, dimensionals, Wow gold embossing powder, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, SU! Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

be a rainbow

Hello! I have a couple of CAS projects today using this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I used the Good Morning and Texture Tiles 10 sets on the first two. I also used Alleluia Lilies on the rooster card. Texture Tiles 10 and Made New with matching Dies were used on the Memory-dex card.

I kept the CAS cards to 2 colors each. The words on the first one were stamped on the right and accented with rhinestones. The rooster on the second card was popped with dimensionals. I added some lines and dots with a black pen.

My third project is a Memory-dex card. The sentiment was printed with my computer…I just love this quote! I made a rainbow of ink with the rainbow stamp and the butterfly is attached in the body so it’s wings can pop up.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Good MorningTexture Tiles 10Alleluia LiliesMade New and matching Dies; paper- white, black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Real Red, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Gemini Jr.Memory-dex card Dies, rhinestones, dimensionals, Copics.

Alleluia

Hello! Yesterday I posted a few cards with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Alleluia Lilies and Alleluia Lilies Dies for the blog hop. If you missed the hop, be sure to check it out. Today I have another card with this pretty set. When I was creating with it, something reminded me of the old Faux Cloisonne Technique I learned many years ago and I set out to try it again. The original technique was to heat emboss the image with gold powder on glossy magazine pages and layer it onto black cardstock. Well, I couldn’t find a magazine page that I liked so I used patterned paper. Then I decided to add some layers on the black…so in the end, it ended up a variation of the technique but I still liked the results. 🙂

To try the FAUX CLOISONNE TECHNIQUE: gather some colorful, glossy magazine pages.  Stamp a detailed image with Versamark ink on both the black cardstock and the magazine pages.  Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Cut out portions of the image on the magazine pages and adhere on top of the image on the black cardstock.

I added a layer of gold paper to accent the gold embossing and some black rhinestones to match the card base. The word was embossed in black. It’s fun to revisit old techniques as well as learn something new. Whether you’ve tried this before or not, I hope it inspires you to create something!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Alleluia LiliesAlleluia Lilies Dies; paper- black, gold, SU! Melon Mambo, K&Co. Que Sera Sera; ink- Versamark; accessories- MISTI, gold and black embossing powder, rhinestones, SU! Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

  

hoppin’ with the lilies

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy February Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous February 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, February 24.

I am hopping today with a couple of cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets Alleluia LiliesAlleluia Lilies Dies, and Easter Innies.

My first card also uses the Delightfully Delicate Stencil. Did you know SNSS now has stencils? They’re wonderful!

When I stamped my second card, the color wasn’t what I anticipated for the card that I had in mind. BUT I loved the color that it turned out so I kept this one CAS and simply added a black sentiment. Bonus…I found sequins in the color I used to perfectly match! This one is super simple but I love it.

My last card today has a bit of stenciled background again. This time I stenciled and sponged inside a die cut oval. I thought the oval reminded me of an Easter egg or maybe the tomb?

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

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Korin Sutherland

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Alleluia LiliesAlleluia Lilies Dies, and Easter Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Barely Banana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Daffodil Delight and Sahara Sand; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Delightfully Delicate Stencil, gold embossing powder, rhinestones & sequins.

   

raspberry macarons

Macaroon…Macaron. What’s the difference? Macaroons are made with coconut, while macarons are made with ground almond and have a cream filling.

So why is the package of raspberry macarons made in Italy spelled Macaroon? hmmm. I have no idea but they are delicious!

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Vintage Romance stamp set to make the card. I also followed the layout from Crafty Al’s February Sheetload of Cards.

These delicious cookies come in different flavors and are fun to color as such!

Have a great week!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Romance; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette and Pool Party, Pebbles- Tealightful; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, corner rounder, rhinestones.

love you big time

Good morning! It’s the beginning of the month, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing two projects using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Good Morning. On this first card, I also used Much Love, Vintage Love, and Lollipop Alpha. I stamped and colored the clock, cut it out and layered it onto a patterned paper background. The clock face was stamped again onto patterned paper and paper pieced. This would be good for Valentine’s Day or any other time that you want to show someone how you feel.

For my second card, I used the clock from Good Morning again. This time I also used the new Texture Tiles 10 plus Make A Wish and Birthday Wordfetti. Since the background was kept simpler, I paper pieced the balloons!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Good MorningMuch Love, Vintage LoveLollipop AlphaTexture Tiles 10, Make A Wish and Birthday Wordfetti; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, SU! Wood Textures, Teresa Collins- Fabrications; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Copics, SU! Classic Label punch.

nature silhouettes sympathy

Good morning! Today I am sharing a CAS card using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets Nature Silhouettes and Encouraging Peonies. Sympathy cards are not my favorite to make and unfortunately I don’t keep many on hand so I went CAS with this card. I always think of blue, purple, and green colors for a sympathy one. This was inspired by some cards my friend, Tina made. I actually messed up the sentiment and didn’t want to throw away the panel after sponging and stamping so I layered the sentiment on top of the oops. I kinda like this better…happy accident!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Nature Silhouettes and Encouraging Peonies; paper- white, black, SU! Tempting Turquoise; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Ovals, sequins.

going postal

Hello! I am just popping in with a card using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called Happy Mail and Going Postal. I knew when I first saw the postal set that I wanted to do a collage. There’s no rhyme or reason, no right or wrong way…it’s just fun to stamp images randomly and see how it comes out. I started with a light watercolor background and stamped over it when dry.

Have a good night!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy MailGoing Postal; paper- watercolor, white, SU! Crushed Curry; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Certainly Celery, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Jane Davenport Bright Watercolors, sequins, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Loopy Rectangles.

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!