best. gift. ever.

Good morning! I’m back today with two more Christmas cards, this time in more traditional colors. Here I used the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Best Gift Ever which has some pretty great sentiments!

For my first card, I kept it mostly white and stamped the words in red to try to let them steal the show! The tiny star is from another new set…Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born.

For my second card, I really wanted to use this sentiment. I was going to use an image from Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born since they pair so well but decided to go a different route and piled on a bunch of presents. I think the sentiment here helps bring the focus on what the true gift really is.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Best Gift Ever and Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born; paper- white, black, red, SU! Crumb Cake and Garden Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Cherry Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Momenta Intricate Nested Shapes, 2 1/2″ circle punch, Sizzix Tall Pines embossing folder, ribbon, foam dimensionals, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Presents With Bows, rhinestones.

joyous holiday season

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps September Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, September 30.

For today’s hop I made two cards using the Christmas Text background in two different ways. I also used Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born on the first card and Holiday Greetings on the second one. On the first card I simply stamped the background in red. Then I stamped the silhouette scene in black over the bottom and added some gold washi tape and punched holly leaves.

For the second card, I stamped the background in brown and die cut some trees from it. Then I sponged the trees and added them to my card.

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
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Text background, Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born, and Holiday Greetings; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke, scrap patterned paper; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Real Red, Soft Suede; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, gold washi, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf and Cherish Border punches, Stickles, Marianne Design Tree die, sequins.

vintage van

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using the brand new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Vintage Van. This set is a lot of fun to create with and has many possibilities…I already have several other ideas that I am anxious to try! My first two cards are for Christmas and when it comes to Christmas cards, I am all about making them easy and reproducible! I mail out quite a few! Here I used some non-traditional colors. The first is in mint and a darker green.

I decided to watercolor a rainbow of colors around my second van. Peace + vans just seem to need a rainbow and don’t we all just need a little bit of peace in our lives right now? I think I need to put a unicorn in the driver seat. Ha. This doesn’t quite look like what we expect in a Christmas card but hey…2020. Enough said. lol.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Van; paper- white, black, watercolor, SU! Mint Melody and Green Galore; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Mossy Meadow; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Momenta Intricate Nested Shapes, white pen, Jane Davenport watercolors, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, SU! Epoxy stickers.

virtual stamping 7

Another month has gone by and I have a few more challenge cards to share. Not as many cards this time but here’s what I made. This first card was cased and I added the little kitty and bird. We all don’t like having to make a sympathy card but this one is easy and pretty quick to make when needed. I used SU! Grace’s Garden and Darice With Sympathy embossing folder.

For a sketch and masculine challenge, I used SU! Waterfront.

Next I made masculine and feminine versions of this card using the Paper Smooches Happy Hellos set. This was for keeping lots of white space and using your oldest papers. The papers on the card on the right were actually sticky-back! I wish papers were made like that now. lol.

Here’s a coffee card for a sketch challenge using SNSS Coffee TalkMarker Alpha, and Texture Tiles 5.

The last two cards were made for a sketch and fancy fold. I used the SNSS O Holy Night for both cards. I also used paper from MME-Joyful, a pre-printed card base (diagonal stripe), Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles and Mosaic Triangle Edge Circles, SU! Modern Mosaic e.f., and the Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow punch.

Have a great weekend!

 

dazzling dahlias

Hello! Flowers are blooming everywhere and I finally got a chance to use this beautiful, big bloom! I have been wanting to paper piece the Dazzling Dahlia and here’s the first two cards I made. I used papers from Authentique- Renew.

When I was choosing papers, I saw this text print and decided to do a black & white card. The die cut for the sentiment is from Gina Marie Designs.

I love how patterned papers give an image a whole new look. Give it a try!

Bushel of Blessings

Good morning! Today I have two fall cards to share with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set. This one is called Bushel of Blessings. For both cards I “colored” and created the background using the acrylic block technique (apply ink to the block, spritz with water, and then apply to the paper).

For the second card, I made sure the acrylic block was mostly covered with ink so I would get the wavy shape of it.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bushel of Blessings; paper- white, SU! Hello Honey and Cherry Cobbler, The Paper Studio- Be Jeweled; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Distress- Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade; accessories- MISTI, Mini Mister, acrylic block, Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames, rhinestones.

courage

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, August 19.

I have 3 cards to share today and they are all about courage. I used the new set called The Lord’s Battle for all three cards. The first one also uses God Bless America. I hand drew the pole for the flag.

My next two cards are for cancer awareness using the ribbon image. I also used Marker Alpha and Texture Tiles 5 on the pink breast cancer card.

The lavendar card is for all types of cancer. Here I also used a small flower from Tea For Two.

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

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy The Lord’s Battle, God Bless America, Marker Alpha, Texture Tiles 5 and Tea For Two; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, scrap patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Gina Marie Stained Glass Border, Wonky Stitched Squares, and Scalloped Stitched Circles dies, Copics, rhinestones.

coffee talk

Good morning! Today I have two quick & easy cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used the August Stamp of the Month set… Coffee Talk. The funny thing is that I don’t drink coffee. But I do enjoy making coffee cards for others! They are always perfect, too, for tucking a gift card inside to a local coffee shop.

For my first card I stenciled some morning rays and layered an old die cut window I found in my stash. It was just what I needed to “sit” the coffee cup on.

Next I repeatedly stamped a cup and sentiment for a background. I planned to add a layer with my focal image but I liked the background so much that I didn’t want to cover it up. I decided to make one of the cups my focal image instead. A scrap of patterned paper was used to paper piece the cup.

Grab a cuppa and have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Coffee Talk; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight, scrap of patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, MFT Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, window die cut, twine, rhinestones.

simply the zest

Good morning! I have one more SNSS card to share this month. Here I used the July Stamp of the Month, Summer Fruits… a fun, fruity new set perfect for your summer-time cards!

The dots on the lemons aren’t near as bold as in the picture! My camera really picked up on those. lol. I kinda liked how this card came together. I may use this layout again.

Have a great start to the week and stay cool! It’s supposed to be another hot one!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Summer Fruits; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, foam dimensionals, enamel dots.

virtual stamping 6

Happy Saturday! I’m back with a bunch of cards for various challenges with friends. For my first one I used up some flowers leftover from a previous project. These are from Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. The sentiment is from SU! Peaceful Moments. I also used SU! Coastal Weave embossing folder and Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

The second card uses Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon. This was for a sketch and favorite flower challenges. I’m not sure I really have a favorite flower but I do have fond memories of my grandmother’s snapdragons in her flower beds. I still can’t resist squeezing them!

I combined 4 different challenges for the next one…monochromatic, a sketch, using retired colors (I chose Baroque Burgundy), and using gingham. The flowers are from SU! Bloom With Hope.

The front of this card was for a sketch challenge and the inside was a special fold. The butterflies are SU! Butterfly Gala and the Butterfly Duet punch.

 We were challenged to CASE a card by Jane Daniels from the UK. I loved her use of diamonds! Here’s my slightly different layout/colors/sentiment using SU! Positive Thoughts and the Birch Press Sending Sugar Script die.

Another special fold…this time using SU! Free As A Bird and Botanical Gardens dsp. I also used Sizzix Bold Flora dies.

The next two cards are for a challenge to pull out those old wheels. I chose the SU! Neighborhood Wheel. The sentiments are from a Taylored Expressions printable.

How long has it been since we did punch art? I found these two pieces in my stash from quite a while ago. The first was for punch art and sketch challenges. Remember Care Bears?

The second was for punch art and woven strips challenges. The sentiment is an old wood block by Amuse.

A friend said to dig out an old set…so I dug out SU! 2004 Rhyme Time and paired it with a Darice Numbers embossing folder.

The last card was for another sketch and also using wheels. This time I used the SU! Making Tracks wheel. The motorcycle is from SU! 2003 Born to Ride.

That’s it for this time…Have a great day!